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Bresson, Monkstown, Dublin

Bresson

4.5
4.5
1019 reviews
€51 and over
European
Bresson brings a new fine dining option to Monkstown in a casual, comfortable and friendly ambience. Now serving brunch alongside our set lunch every weekend.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    €51 and over
  • Cuisines
    European, French, Irish
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–2:45 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 284 4286
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Temple Garner
  • Private party facilities
    Did you know Bresson offers an elegant first-floor private dining room which holds up to 44 diners.It is our pleasure to offer you this exquisite space for private events. Our private dining room is perfect for intimate weddings, birthdays and occasions, ensuring an intimate and exclusive atmosphere for you and friends.
  • Area
    Monkstown
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Dart- Salthill/Monkstown stopDublin Bus stops Monkstown Crescent & Grosvenor Terrace7, 7A, 7D
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 1,019 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    European

  • South County Dublin

    Best Overall

  • South County Dublin

    Best Food

  • South County Dublin

    Best Service

  • South County Dublin

    Best Ambience

  • South County Dublin

    Best Value

  • South County Dublin

    Healthy

  • South County Dublin

    Neighbourhood gem

  • South County Dublin

    Good for special occasions

  • South County Dublin

    Most Booked

1,019 Reviews
  1. OrianeL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for my mother’s birthday. She came from France to see us. We had an amazing time. Food was in incredible and the service impeccable. Such a nice atmosphere. We’re hoping to be coming back very soon.

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  2. JacquelineF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's certain on the pricier end if you don't get the early bird, but absolutely wonderful food and service last night

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  3. taylatzi

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, varied menu, kids menu (!), and amazing staff! Also, loved the Bloody Mary.

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  4. Timothy33

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and wines. The choice of half bottles of wine could be greater

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  5. Patrick

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and great service. Would definitly recommend.

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  6. Anon

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I was very disappointed with our dinner last night. It was very evident that the staff were stretched. Food took a long time to arrive and it wasn’t its usual standard (Bresson is one of our favourite restaurants). Plates were cold, chips weren’t fully cooked, steak was over done, sorbet was melted and desserts just weren’t tasty. I probably sound over the top but when the bill is nearly €300 (included bottle of wine and 2 glasses of champagne) you expect more.

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  7. DJCR

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was slow, took over an hour and a half after our starts for mains to arrive. We were always served food without cutlery & on 3 occasions we asked for a wine menu with nothing brought.

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  8. Caoimhin

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, served in good time and very good value

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  9. weifang

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place to have valentines day dinner, good food and drinks

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely evening in Bresson and the food was very good. BE WARNED the menu is a set menu only which caught us by surprise. €75 for three courses. We were asked if they could offer a la carte and first we were told they could do two courses at €60. Then by a different staff member we were told they would do one course at a very steep €45. Truly very expensive for a mid week meal out. It was not clear when I was booking that they only offered set menu.

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  11. Floret

    N. Ireland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant lunch. Lovely comfortable dining space. We were very nicely received and made to feel welcome. The food was very tasty and the lunch menu offers very tasty options. Dessert was super. Given the quality of food and ambience we will return

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  12. HarryK

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been to the restaurant a number of times before and found the ambience good with the food good but nothing spectacular. We took friends on this occasion as a thank you dinner. Ambience was good for a Saturday evening. We were served and well looked after for the evening by a super waitress. The food was a disaster with 4/4 saying the main course was awful - one dish was returned to the kitchen it was so bad. Staff handled the situation very professionally but the issue is in the kitchen.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was one of the best dining experiences i have had in a long time. All the dishes were amazing from start to finish . The staff were very attentive without been intrusive. The atmosphere was amazing if there was an overall 6 stars i would have given it . We will return.

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  14. JudyO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place to dine, service very good, food great.

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  15. MaryQ

    Exclusive

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious meal and Wine as always. Fabulous staff Mary

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  16. Patsy26

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The Manager was excellent , professional, attentive without being intrusive. However the food was average bistro - not deserving of the set menu price .. Two wine choices are not available but the Manager was very accommodating with a third option at an adjusted price .

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  17. JonathanS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly service. The table D'hote menu was very good Nice Rioja wine accompaniment.

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  18. Susanw

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was a return visit, based on previous experience of dining there. Could not have been more disappointed. Limited venue and the quality of the food was v disappointing.

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  19. carolc

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A good value set lunch with a great choice of dishes

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a very nice dining experience. The lady who hosted us was very friendly and considerate. The food is tasty as well:)

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  21. DLCouple

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely, romantic dinner here. They were also very accommodating for gluten free options!

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  22. NHAL

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, great value, this is my 3rd visit in 2 months and it is consistently good.

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  23. Flo87638293

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot, good affordable French quality food and great service

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  24. PaulM

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm always happy to give a rating but, you know, any review ia usually full of cliches etc etc . So, in a word excellent and would go again

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  25. Derry

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, food, ambience, early bird menu is good value given the quality

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Servicio muy amable. Muy buena comida. El ambiente es perfecto. La calidad precio es muy recomendable. Lo recomiendo altamente.

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  27. John

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice food. Every thing on the menu is really excellent.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All courses beautifully cooked and presented. Service was really friendly and professional.

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  29. LornaC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was generally excellent. however the venison was quite tough. The sticky toffee pudding was a big disappointment, it was dry in the middle, and chewy as if it had been left in the microwave for too long. However the scallops were magnificent, and the crab brulee amazing. Service was good, ambience was pleasantly busy without being overwhelming. Would definitely go again.

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  30. Xavier

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent menu choices. Early Bird and lunch menus outstanding value for the quality of choice and cuisine

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  31. JMMor

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Early bird is excellent value. Great food and ambience. Excellent service as always.

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  32. JohnR

    Dublin

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top quality dining experience in the suburbs. A lot of effort has gone into this restaurants Offering and it shows. Highly recommended.

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  33. DylanO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding, fantastic food, great atmosphere, incredibly attentive and friendly staff. Really had a great dinner!

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  34. DCliff

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m a relatively unique/complex diner as I have food allergies, as does my daughter. Yesterday at Bresson I had the worst handling of an allergy in my life. My main was served (my third choice as the kitchen advised me to have nothing else from the mains selection) with no sauce as the sauce had nuts in it. Suffice it to say the dish needed a sauce so that in itself was odd that chefs of that calibre couldn’t create a sauce on the fly that was nut free. But when it came to dessert the restaurant bizarrely refused to serve myself and my daughter any dessert for fear of cross contamination in their kitchen. I ordered a crumble so fair enough as they can contain nuts but my daughter was getting a bowl of vanilla ice cream and any kitchen should be able to do a few scoops of ice cream without dropping nuts into it. So weird. And what’s worse is there was nothing offered to make up for this experience. I had been to Bresson a few times before and it was always lovely so it’s a shame to have had this experience and honestly it would put me off going back.

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  35. RonanB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was Average, the only high for me was the quality of the steak but that I would expect at those sort of prices!

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  36. BrendanL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful experience. Great staff. One suggestion would be to offer a veg with the meals. Great chef. Like the way they do their own petit fours. Will be back. Definitely.

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  37. MarcF

    Dublin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Christamas lunch. Every course was excellent and then a lovely little shot of soup and a sorbet as an unexpected bonus. Staff totally on the ball. Pricey but totally worth it.

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  38. EveC

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ambience upstairs not as buzzy as downstairs but lovely food and service as always.

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  39. KJMC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm not a foodie but I have no trouble recognising great service and amazing food. Bresson has both and its why we love going there. Their Christmas menu is fantastic too. Easily the best restaurant in South Dublin and that's against some fierce competition.

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  40. GaryO

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Starters were very good. Soup & salad Mains were simple but beautiful. Stake & my Wife got fish. Desert was ice cream & wife got cheese cake. Fab tast from the food, only had tap water as we were having a few drinks after dinner. Would defo go again.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Bresson is rated 4.5 stars by 1019 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 6 times today
Google Map for Bresson

4a Monkstown Cresent, Monkstown, Dublin A94 VK30

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Monkstown
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–2:45 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    €51 and over
  • Cuisines
    European, French, Irish
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Dart- Salthill/Monkstown stopDublin Bus stops Monkstown Crescent & Grosvenor Terrace7, 7A, 7D
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Temple Garner
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Phone number
    (01) 284 4286
  • Private party facilities
    Did you know Bresson offers an elegant first-floor private dining room which holds up to 44 diners.It is our pleasure to offer you this exquisite space for private events. Our private dining room is perfect for intimate weddings, birthdays and occasions, ensuring an intimate and exclusive atmosphere for you and friends.
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