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Bon Appetit, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Bon Appetit

4.2
4.2
183 reviews
€31 to €50
Modern European
Bon Appetit is a friendly, bustling neighbourhood restaurant set in a stunning Georgian House in Malahide. We focus on creative cooking, incorporating local produce with new and exciting ingredients from around the world. Now in our 16th year, we take great pride as a community restaurant that is constantly setting the standards for suburban restaurants nationwide.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 845 0314
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Oliver Dunne

What 183 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

183 Reviews
  1. ClaireC

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice midweek meal here. Monkfish was the star for me. Friendly staff and nice ambience in beautiful Malahide

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  2. Lauren

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was incredible and a fabulous offered menu on a Monday with special deals.

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  3. Ronnie

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and ambience very good ..look forward to returning soon

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  4. Cathal

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The courses were great, albeit a bit under-inspired for the reputation of the establishment. We were there for Valentine's night. But they were all cooked close to perfection. The side, which on paper sounded marvelous, was bland and could have been made so much nicer at no extra cost, so we left that where it was. The desserts were altogether disappointing.

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  5. Clarkie

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The room is a bit sparse, food and service was excellent

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  6. Gary

    Frankfurt

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The main seating seems to be upstairs which I did not check in advance as one person needed accessibility, but we managed. We (2) shared a starter and dessert. It would be nice to have some bread or a welcome amuse at the beginning. Our duck starter was tasty perhaps a bit too salty. Main course was hake and chicken. But very well presented. The carrots did have an acidy/vinegar after taste. Nevertheless delicious meals. The Rosabelle Rose worked well with both meals. Nicely finished off with cheesecake and coffee! Ambiente and Service were top notch. We recommend and would return again. Thank you for a lovely dining experience!

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  7. CarmelD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, staff were lovely, choice of seating , no rushing , very relaxed , highly recommend Bon Appetit

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  8. Lisbeg

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very busy Friday night, delay with table. Staff very professional and kept us updated on waiting time. Drinks and bread with dips supplied while we waited. Food was with the wait, so tasty. Will definitely be back.

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  9. AndrewM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive - staff were lovely and the food was amazing.

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  10. EddieW

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Plain and simply awful. Food was terrible and beyond noisy. Dined there several years ago and it was delightful and was really looking forward to it on our return to Ireland.

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  11. Fingallian

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice environment, solid service, decent menu well executed priced in line with surrounding area. No hesitation recommending or going again!

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  12. PaulP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bon Appetit delivered an excellent meal, prepared with panache, in an elegant setting, with attentive but not cloying service, at a very fair price.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food! Lovely environment to have food

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  14. Tromberes

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, not a good selection of wines by the glass, service good, very noisy. Will return, thanks

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very slow service on this Friday evening, very difficult to get a drink with our meals. Starter was very dry, main was very small, I got a ribeye but it was very small and a lot of it was pure fat, partner got the mushroom risotto which wasn’t good at all. Expect a lot more after spending a lot of money. Wasn’t even asked by the manager how the food was at the end because he knew it wasn’t good. Very disappointed, been here a few times but put me off coming back.

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  16. Johnr

    Houston

    174 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    174 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The service in the beginning was very good but as time went on it slowed up. Reordering drinks was very slow. Now for the good part, the food was very good, each person enjoyed their appetizers and main courses. The wine list was limited but good and reasonably priced. I found it hard to hear, it gets loud as the building has a lot of hard surfaces so voices escalate. The parking is street only. However, it is worth a visit for sure.

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  17. TBBsr

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place in a renovated row house. The room we were in was a parlor type room with very high ceilings, fireplace, etc. The food was excellent , and was paced well. On Monday they offered a meal deal that was 40 % off if you ordered main and appetizer. This really turned out to be the same price as the main by itself so you really got the appetizer for free,

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  18. Paulk

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Overpriced and one they forgot one dish for one of the guests

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  19. CatherineM

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous Early Bird Menu great value and variety. Food looked and tasted amazing. Staff were excellent efficient and polite. So worth a visit.

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  20. BreegeM

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were disappointed with the food. The fish and chips looked like they were reheated.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We have dined here a couple of times and have always found the food to be delicious. The food wasn’t as good this time around and what we ordered was dry

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  22. BMoyles15

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great value early bird with delicious food, great menu choice and great selection of wines. Would definite revisit!

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  23. MichaelM

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely staff, excellent food, great value, will come again

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The team in Bon Appetit are outstanding and the food is great.

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  25. Patrick156

    Kerry

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Pretyy ordinary nice a little pricey for a bistro

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  26. MaryD

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing from the Confit of Duck & mushroom arancini, Goats cheese bruschetta to the Hake, delicious Risotto and superb Venison burger. Last but not least we were had a divine brownie dessert with chocolate ice cream. It was a special occasion which we hadn’t shared in advance with the restaurant. When dessert was been served the Master of ceremonies of the evening surprised us with a candle in the dessert & sang Happy Birthday to our 18 year old daughter who graduated from secondary school & celebrated her birthday.

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  27. EamonnR

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Starters of pork belly and asparagus with chorizo were very good but mains of Rib eye and Hake were underwhelming. I doubt ribeye was 10 oz and had to send 1st steak back as it was over cooked - I ordered med-rare. Cut of meat was disappointingly thin… so by the time it was seared the middle was overly done. Certainly not value at 34€. Waiter did his best and took away all the food while they cooked a fresh steak. Triffle dessert was so-so. Service was good overall and waiter did try make up for the messed up mains by having a free coffee and extra dessert. Overall was disappointed with the food and won’t be rushing back. Waiter and waitress were both pleasant and efficient.

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  28. Siog

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect choice of restaurant, everything was perfect. Thanks again.

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  29. NicolaM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and lovely service - highly recommend!

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  30. CathyK

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Some day shes were really good others not so much. So inconsistent. Service was good . I will try it once more to see if it’s was what I ordered .

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable diner on Saturday evening. Lamb was not available replaced with venison which was a little tough.

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  32. PamelaF

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and the food was out of this world delicious. Will definitely be going back soon.

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  33. Susan

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Other than the initial problem of booking a table in Dublin, Ireland, rather than Dunedin, Florida, everything was great! I had not read the confirmation entirely so I didn’t notice the location of the restaurant at the bottom of the page. The manager was very gracious and accommodating and found us a table immediately. I was very impressed with the restaurant and staff and will go back soon.

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  34. TomG

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely room. Great food. Really enjoyed the experience. I would recommend without hesitation.

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  35. DermotO

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Decent food, but feels like it’s missing an identity. Doesn’t feel authentic or exciting. Wine list was also uninspired and expensive.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was 10/10. The atmosphere was very cosy and date night vibes

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  37. DanH

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    super all round

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  38. Catdog

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely amazing… highly recommend. Staff and service were also excellent and with the early bird menu it was extremely good value for money.

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  39. Lisbeg

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st time dining here. Called to change number of people dining and restaurant was very accommodating. Warm reception on arrival. Staff very friendly and professional. Explained all our food queries very well. Presentation of food excellent and tasted amazing. Large portion size in both starter and main. Could manage a dessert. Loved the interior and warm ambiance. Would definitely dine here again.

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  40. RosemaryH

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best meal we had in Ireland & the service was top notch. Highly recommend.

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Bon Appetit is rated 4.2 stars by 183 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Bon Appetit

9 James's Terrace, Malahide, Dublin, Co. Dublin K36 KR66

Additional information

  • Area
    Malahide
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Afternoon Tea Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Modern European, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Oliver Dunne
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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