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ALT at Wren Urban Nest, Dublin, County Dublin

ALT at Wren Urban Nest

4.3
4.3
57 reviews
€31 to €50
Contemporary European
A charming oasis in the middle of Dublin city, ALT at Wren Urban Nest is a haven for sustainable, creative food, handcrafted cocktails and impeccable coffee, all in a dreamily stylish space.

With a casual menu of light bites and heartier dishes, the food in ALT is packed with fresh, vibrant ingredients that are impeccably sourced from a contact list of local, ethical producers. When food is made with passion, you can taste it in every bite. Our South African Head Chef Ronato, is as passionate, talented, and creates expertly crafted dishes that resemble works of art and are positively bursting with flavour.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 223 4555
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    €29.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy Bottomless Brunch every Saturday and Sunday between 12 pm & 4 pm in ALT at Wren Urban Nest. Tuck into a delicious organic buffet breakfast of artisanal Irish cheeses, smoked salmon, cold cuts, fresh fruit and cakes plus one freshly prepared dish from our brunch favourites with mimosas for 90 minutes.
    Bottomless Brunch photo

What 57 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Great for brunch

  • Dublin 2

    Great for brunch

  • Dublin 2

    Innovative

  • Dublin 2

    Contemporary European

57 Reviews
  1. RoisinM

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really thrilled with this place - went for brunch with a couple of friends and had relatively low expectations as often find with bottomless brunch options the food is average at best and had mistakenly expected the same from here - I was wrong! Menu is limited but what they do have is fantastic quality; they were also really helpful with dietary accommodations (x1 vegetarian and x1 gluten free in our group); staff were wonderfully helpful and attentive and the buffet element to the breakfast was a really nice touch. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend this oasis in the middle of the city.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was well presented and very tasty. We booked in for a Christmas dinner. TIt was a nice surprise to see really beautifully decorated table with Christmas crackers.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious main, I ordered their veg option. Not filling enough though. Coffee and Croissant was good. Lacking crackers/ bread to eat with the cheese/ cold cuts.

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  4. Theda

    Munich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely place with great food and service. We booked the brunch with a Group of 10 Teenagers and it was perfect, best egg benedict and the beef burger were outstanding. Lovely service.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience and beautiful place for dinner. Definitely recommend it

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  6. DeeN

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant’s aesthetics is to die for. Looks beautiful. For a bottomless brunch, they were really slow on drinks. Loved the food. Aside from the slow flow of drinks, we had a great time.

    ALT at Wren Urban NestResponded on 8 November 2023

    Hi Deen, We're glad you enjoyed your bottomless brunch at ALT! I am sorry to hear the the drink service was slow on the day, this is not the standard that we try to uphold here at Wren. I hope that we can welcome you back again soon to change your mind on this! Kind regards, Andrew Fenlon Food and Beverage Manager

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  7. Cara

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a lovely trip, the food was gorgeous and the service was great

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  8. BaltimoreFoodie

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Innovative and delicious food in a contemporary setting.

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  9. KanellosP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place. Tasty food. I would hope the buffet was a little bit bigger.

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  10. SantanaH

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and really nice setting. Lovely place to go for a celebration 🎉

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  11. Christine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was friendly and helpful! The food was delicious and fresh!

    ALT at Wren Urban NestResponded on 7 September 2023

    Hi Christine, Thank you for your lovely review and kind words about Shannon! We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Andrew Fenlon Food and Beverage Manager

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  12. DoloresK

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food snd service very good but the restaurant was very empty which resulted in poor ambience

    ALT at Wren Urban NestResponded on 7 September 2023

    Hi Dolores, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad that you enjoyed the food and were happy with the service. I agree that it is unfortunate that the restaurant was empty at the time of your dining. This does not represent the ambiance that we try to create at ALT. We would love to welcome you back again some time, generally a Saturday for brunch can be quite busy and create the ambiance that I feel you desire. Look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Andrew Fenlon Food and Beverage Manager

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  13. JotiC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were waiting for our room at the hotel and decided to take part in their bottomless brunch offer. We were able to enjoy their buffet, order 1 main each, and have bottomless mimosas. The food was delicious! Our group had the eggs Benny and chicken sandwiches and we left feeling soo stuffed. Service was excellent with all the staff being kind and friendly. They also demonstrated quick efficient service. Highly recommend.

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  14. Karl

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my friends booked for the bottomless brunch. It was our first visit to the restaurant and we were not disappointed. Food was on point and selection was good. The atmosphere was great for a chill sunday and the staff are super friendly and accommodating. Will be back soon.

    ALT at Wren Urban NestResponded on 7 September 2023

    Hi Karl, We appreciate you taking the time to leave a great review! We would be more than happy to welcome you back anytime. Kind regards, Andrew Fenlon Food and Beverage Manager

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  15. Juliep

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We went for the Bottomless brunch and it was ok but a bit disappointing considering the other options in the city. The mimosa were very slow coming and very much fruit juice. The buffet selection of cold meats and cheese was very limited and there is no bread. The main dishes were nice but the offering was different from the details on the website. All in all it was disappointing and i wouldn't recommend brunch here

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  16. JenniferB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a group of 4 girl's, was our first time to try here for bottomless brunch and it did not disappoint. Food was lovely, staff were very friendly and efficient and the location is perfect . Would definitely recommend, in fact I have already booked to go back again soon.

    ALT at Wren Urban NestResponded on 15 June 2023

    Hi Jennifer, It's great to hear you enjoyed our bottomless brunch! Thank you for your kind words about our wonderful staff & location. Absolutely delighted that you will be joining us again! Many Thanks, Shannon Assistant Food & Beverage Manager Wren Urban Nest

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  17. PepperPin

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best breakfast in Dublin - always great food and great ambience

    ALT at Wren Urban NestResponded on 4 June 2023

    Hi PepperPin, Thank you for the lovely 5 star review from your dining experience in ALT Bar & Restaurant @ Wren Urban Nest! I am delighted to read that you had the best breakfast in Dublin and that you enjoyed the great ambience! :) Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Best wishes, Darren Operations Manager Wren Urban Nest

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  18. LouiseM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food and service were really great, and it was all pretty good value too. However the place was empty; for much of our meal we were the only people there. Yet when I booked it the only time available was 7pm! 7.30pm came, 8pm came and yet NO-ONE else arrived! the random people who did arrive in dribs and drabs were clearly tourists staying in the hotel. No groups of Bank Holiday revellers, no beautiful young things out on the town - pretty much no-one else, and yet I could only get a 7pm table giving me the impression it would be full and atmospheric - it wasn't. Feeling a bit hoodwinked tbh.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointed in this low quality brunch. The buffet is made of 1 cheese and 2 charcuterie and no cheese (« it doesn’t come with bread but we can ask the chef if there is extra bread you can have »). Very little selection of fruits (nothing like the pictures seen on Instagram) and viennoiseries (no croissant). The « fresh » orange juice doesn’t seem fresh at all. However, the guitarist is good and I believe if you go for the bottomless mimosas it can be ok

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  20. Fion

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed the experience at Alt last Saturday. The service was good, food and mimosas as well. I wish we had more places like this in Dublin. Definetely worth trying. I will be back!

    ALT at Wren Urban NestResponded on 4 June 2023

    Hi Fion, Thank you for the lovely 4 star review from your dining experience in ALT Bar & Restaurant @ Wren Urban Nest! I am delighted that you loved the bottomless mimosas. Looking forward to seeing you back at Brunch again! :) Best wishes, Darren Operations Manager Wren Urban Nest

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had brunch at ALT Restaurant, the place is clean, cozy and welcoming, staff are very friendly and helpful, food is ok, i had the ALT Clubber on Sourdough, serving is big, it is a bit spicy but was delicious it makes you want to eat more 😄 my friend had the french toast at looks divine. I would recommend it 👍

    ALT at Wren Urban NestResponded on 4 June 2023

    Hi there, Thank you for the lovely 5 star review from your dining experience in ALT Bar & Restaurant @ Wren Urban Nest! I am delighted to read that you both had a great Bottomless Brunch experience with us and that the team really looked after you both! :) Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Best wishes, Darren Operations Manager Wren Urban Nest

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the bottomless brunch. This spot is a real oasis in the city and I’ll be back. My only small quibble would be with the cheesy pop at a considerable volume. Would have appreciated something a little mellower on a Sunday.

    ALT at Wren Urban NestResponded on 4 June 2023

    Hi, Thank you for the lovely 5 star review from your dining experience in ALT Bar & Restaurant @ Wren Urban Nest! I'm delighted to read that you had a great Bottomless Brunch experience with us! Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Best wishes, Darren Operations Manager Wren Urban Nest

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value, lovely food and drinks. Will absolutely be going again

    ALT at Wren Urban NestResponded on 4 June 2023

    Hi, Thank you for the lovely 5 star review from your dining experience in ALT Bar & Restaurant @ Wren Urban Nest! Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Best wishes, Darren Operations Manager Wren Urban Nest

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Been craving buffet style

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  25. EileenD

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and very warm welcome

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked this place for a girls dinner with my friends. The decor and the atmosphere is simply beautiful! Loved every single detail of it. The staff is very friendly and attentive as well! Good job! The drinks are very good and they offer a wide range of choices. On the other hand, for the food I liked that they have only few dishes, which means they do it best but wasn’t very impressed with the options. Neither were my friends Will give it another try soon as we went back in December and they had the Holiday/Christmas menu for food, so I would want to see what they normally have.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Completely over priced

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  28. LORRAINEF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambiance is great. Kept expecting a gang to arrive stomping snow off their boots & storing their ski gear. Christmas menu for group, so pared down offerings. Starters weren't to taste but we tried the turkey & ham main and the salmon, both delicious. For dessert we were split between truffle and mince pies, triffle wasn't such a hit but the 3 small mince pies were yum, if a little too filling (2 would have been sufficient). Service was good until the end when it all went to pot, but not the only restaurant where staff slow down a little too early. One major issue was the dried foliage hanging over our table, one of our party had to make a hefty retreat as her allergies worsened. All in all lovely night but could have been great with a few tweaks. Will be back in 2023.

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  29. none

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a very pleasant Christmas meal with a small group of friends at Alt - the food was only ok, but maybe because it was a group menu for the season. The staff and ambience were lovely, we were not rushed at all and no request was an issue. I recommend a visit!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The setting was beautiful. Style over substance though; our mains looked fantastic but we’re dried out and overcooked. The sever was very apologetic but the kitchen was unable to serve our courses in sync so our party ended up eating separately to avoid our food going cold. Our sides arrived eventually but only after everyone had finished eating their disjointed mains.

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  31. CatB

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely style and very enjoyable atmosphere. A little expensive for what you get.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous gem of a restaurant just off Dame Street. Beautifully laid out in Scandinavian style, with very clean lines and really good spacing between tables. Staff are super. From the moment we arrived, we were really well looked after on both occasions. Nothing is too much trouble. They really go the extra mile to please customers. Food here on both occasions that we visited was amazing. Really well cooked with great attention to detail and plenty of it. Definitely nothing stingy about the portion sizes. Starter, mains and desserts were fabulous. I would recommend the Malaysian Fish Curry. It’s glorious, as is the Beef Cheek. Triple chocolate brownie is stunning. I’d say it’s one of the best I’ve had for quite a while. We had cocktails of Negroni and Mojito and were very happy with our experience at Wren Urban Nest. I’m look forward to my next visit here.

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  33. Kate

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m from Dublin and we just popped in for breakfast ok a weekday morning. Wow, what a gorgeous experience. Exceptional interiors, excellent service and a relaxed european vibe. A really welcome addition to the Dublin dining and hotel scene.

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  34. mary123

    Dublin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great staff, second time there and will return

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  35. SnorkelerShell

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was really good. Liked the ambience and all of the books. Fish was extremely salty and just didn’t taste good in general.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The only issue was the place was a bit chilly and there was only one toilet for gents. Service and food was great.

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  37. Fran

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing customer service from Juss and Alan, and the entire staff. They made sure we were catered for the entire evening. The food and cocktails were sensational!! The ambiance was great and the entire evening was splendid. I would definitely frequent this restaurant and would recommend to others.

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  38. Alex

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot for a chill dinner with live music on Wednesday eve. Great service and good food.

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  39. Jack

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but limited menu, only one dessert, Service wasn’t great, however it was a Thursday night and I would expect more staff on at the weekends or busier nights, decor is really cute and cozy, two courses two drinks, a side and a tip came to €100 which is fine but nothing extraordinary for the price you’re paying

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Can't fault the staff, they were lovely. Food wasn't up to much however. The falafels were fine, but my mains of beef cheek was far, far too salty (inedible for most I would gather) and mashed potatoes should not be lumpy nor have skin in it!! My partner asked for steak medium rare but it was overdone. For a main that cost €37 it really should have been cooked to perfection. They did enjoy it though. Overall far too pricy for what it was. Surroundings were beautiful, but it was terribly cold. It really has a lot of potential, but for now I think they need to iron out their teething problems.

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FAQs

ALT at Wren Urban Nest is rated 4.3 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for ALT at Wren Urban Nest

9-17 SAINT ANDREW'S LANE, Dublin, County Dublin D02 P9K0

Additional information

  • Area
    South William Street
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary European, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Vegan
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