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Forbes Street by Gareth Mullins, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Forbes Street by Gareth Mullins

4.1
4.1
111 reviews
€31 to €50
Irish
Executive Head Chef, Gareth Mullins is known for artistically crafting all menu design and food preparation in the hotel’s restaurants and bars. With over 20 years’ experience cooking in five-star hotels in Ireland and Australia, Gareth leads a talented team. His passion for sourcing local Irish produce is found in each recipe he creates. This passion is reflected in Gareth’s Commissioner General of Eurotoques Ireland which consists of 200 of the country’s best-known chefs, producers and educators with an aim to protect our Irish culinary heritage and inspire future generations.


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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Irish, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu, Fri 12:30 pm–2:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 687 5100
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Gareth Mullins

What 111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

111 Reviews
  1. ColmM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the pre theatre menu at 5:30. Very nice food and friendly service. However, a long wait between the starter and main course. So much so, that we passed on dessert, as we weren’t sure if we’d be on time for the theatre which started at 19:30.

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  2. KeelinV

    Dubai

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting home from Africa to see my daughter in Dublin, this was a lovely location for a special occasion, pre-theatre dinner. Hosting hospitality was excellent, supported by a helpful sommelier. Nice interior location with a surprisingly warm ambiance. Overall, we will definitely return in the future. Any issues or questions were dealt with immediately and the helpful nature of the staff was superb. Look forward to our next visit...

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  3. ThomasMcgrath

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food , service , wine and atmosphere. Would recommend

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  4. bernardl

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    50 mins wait for meal. Waitress not familiar with menu. Got raw smoked trout and thought we were getting cooked trout. But manager didn’t charge us for one meal. Too expensive.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was very poor, we changed it for something else which was also awful.
    Forbes Street by Gareth MullinsResponded on 13 February 2024
    Dear Madam, dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment following your visit at Forbes Street Restaurant . I am truly sorry to read about what happened and fully understand your disappointment. Please be assured that your comments have been shared with the entire team. At the same time, I invite you to contact me directly, to organize your next visit and to repair our mistakes. I hope that we will have the opportunity to offer you an experience that reflects the values of our establishment during your next visit. Sincerely, Mathieu Paston.

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  6. LyndsayM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A raise for Sebastian please - he gave us such a lovely evening! Lovely food, swiftly sent dessert to get us to theatre on time. Lovely food - my dessert looked like a UFO! Well done all.

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  7. Cloneyesque

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely mean and wine, staff were most attentive and helpful. Food was delicious and a beautiful setting. Not the cheapest but it all added to the experience of going to the concert.

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  8. ciaral

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The service was wonderful,food flavourful and ambience lovely. Thank you

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  9. LaurenceB

    Dundalk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent quality of food & presentation. Wonderful & knowledgeable service. Great Ambience. Would have got 5 stars except the toilets are poorly lit & signage was difficult to read for my Partner. She got disorientated on the way out of the toilets. The dimly lit toilet area might be stylish but for those with various health conditions & infrequent diners attending shows it’s not clear enough. An enjoyable experience apart from this issue.

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  10. DebbieN

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly the best steak I have ever had will definitely be back

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  11. MacT

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Dreadful experience. Definitely not 5 star. Lukewarm food which was undercooked and a lack lustre service. Extremely disappointed.

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  12. Paul

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service and advice on wine choice, slightly disappointed my bill wasn’t accurate and had to ask twice to get it fixed.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and great service. Little pricey so best for special occasions.

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  14. Rosyalan

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a pre theatre dinner...menu was short but there was still a nice choice of dishes We especially enjoyed the mackerel starter. The restaurant had a nice cozy feel on a winters evening & we thought it was good value for what we paid. The restaurant is very convenient if you are attending a show in the Bord Gais Theatre

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  15. JosephD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A delightful dining experience, was enjoyed at Forbes Street, on Saturday evening - far more than a good meal.. The staff provided exceptional service, the kitchen provided exquisite food, making for a very nice experience. Thank you.

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  16. Megan

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous pre-theatre menu. Very helpful sommelier and top notch service.

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  17. Shay

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful setting, food was delicious and service by Sebastian was excellent. Wonderful experience.

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  18. AndrewW

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very difficult to fault. We went for a bite to eat before a show in the Grand Canal Theatre. The food was excellent and the service was well paced. The staff while attentive weren't intrusive and were friendly and good humoured. The meal was reasonably priced and the restaurant only a few metres away from the theatre entrance, which is always nice on a full stomach! Nice evening and would do again.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service as always was great. Food was lovely. But options are limited on pre theatre menu so we went for a la carte.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Ordered fillet steak salad and chips for 3 people and the meat was very average in quality and was cooked just warm as were the chips … hadn’t got time to mention this as we were going to a show but thought how hard is it to make this dish … pity !!!

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  21. NicoleB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best New Year’s Eve I have ever had. Would definitely recommend this and book again

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  22. LouiseO

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food, we had the pre theatre menu, very limited selection but what we had was delicious and we were served by great staff, 👍🏻

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  23. lukemos

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyed our food in Forbes street, but overall the experience was let down by poor service.

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  24. JoeO

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good and the recommended wine was excellent. Service was also excellent.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    El mejor T-bone de mucho tiempo. Todo perrfecto El personal muy profesional

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A truly special restaurant. The food was delicious, attractively presented by an attentive staff. There was even a sommelier who honored our request for a good wine at reasonable price. The restaurant space itself was modern and soaring with an open kitchen. The only negative were unruly load children which was distracting and other diners using their phones on speaker for group conversions. I would recommend the restaurant suggest diners step out for long loud conversations in their phones.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    En tant que Français nous recommandons vivement cet établissement: des trés beaux et bons plats et une trés belle carte des vins. Merci â Mathieu et Maxim. A tester

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had cocktails in the hotel bar to start and then went to the restaurant. We ordered a bottle of with and our food and we were left waiting for the wine. After we ate our staters the waiter was reminded about the wine and said they hadn’t it in stock but were searching for it. Later the manager came to the table with an alternative bottle which we didn’t take as we were going to the theatre and hadn’t time. We were given a glass of wine each on the house. When my steak came it did not have fries, which I discovered had to be ordered separately and we had not been told this .. all I had was a steak on a plate. I told the staff that the whole experience was not good and it was meant to be a special Christmas treat.

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  29. JaneF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely birthday dinner for my mother in Forbes Street last night. I had advised the staff that my mum is hard or hearing and hence that we'd appreciate a spot that was quiet. They delivered perfectly on every detail, were so friendly, accommodating, and the food was delicious. I love that there are 3 vegetarian main options! This is quite unique.

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  30. MaryW

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good but service a bit slow. My granddaughter received her meal about 10 mins ahead of the rest of us. Her chips were so good though I asked for an extra portion for the table. Instead of the delicious hand cut ones, we got something like generic oven chips. Sent them back and eventually got the nice ones. Had to ask twice for a wine refill. The staff were nice, but a bit inattentive.

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  31. EricaS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner. The Christmas Pudding was outstanding.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice food but expensive. For a family - cheaper menu .

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  33. Anna

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had both Al a carte and pre theatre menu. Both were limited surprised in Winter no soup option available on either menu. Food was cooked well however dessert only 3 options xmas pudding served cold with a ramkin of brandy cream. For the price I would of expected better. Staff doing their best but busy during pre theatre time so they were doing the best they could had to chase drinks and cuterly dor dessert and tea. I frequent a lot as its nearest for shows but will be looking around next time.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was lovely but service was very poor Had to ask for drinks twice and ask for wine menu Given price I would expect much better service

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  35. LovelyneM

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I had made reservations for the 25th of November 2023 for 6pm as I was heading to the Opera that evening. When I arrived, I was taken to my table which happened to be beside the toilet. At first I wasn’t aware that this was the case as I only realised this when I saw people going in and out. I requested to be moved tables to which the Manager was hesitant, despite there being empty tables. At this point, I had been served bread and my glass of red wine. Despite being hesitant, the manager did move me to the top of the restaurant, said that she would bring my wine and bread. I waited approximately 15 minutes for the wine and bread to be brought, nothing happened. I had to stand up and go speak with one of the guys who was the assistant manager. Nothing was resolved. I kept looking around, being ignored. 30minutes into the ordeal, my wine was brought, was left with additional cutlery on the table. When I called the assistant manager to inquire about my food, he said that it had been left on the table beside the toilet. He brought it to me but it was half the order that I had placed. The manager did come to me towards the end- she realised what had happened and it didn’t look good to be honest. They did offer dessert and tea and didn’t charge me for the meal. To be honest, what was meant to be a great evening for me, turned out to be a horrible night.

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  36. Sonny

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faultless evening for supper pre opera. Excellent range and choice on menu, superb staff and a calm environment. Ideal and I’ll be back, maybe for a longer dinner with more time, wine etc to fully appreciate it all. Thank you.

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  37. KarenL

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was just ok. Food was not hot enough. Service was overly attentive, so had that rushed element to it. We shared a dessert and didn't finish it. Not bad, not great.

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  38. MaureenC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent venue for pre theatre. We would definitely go again

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  39. Rohdo

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I highly recommend the Pre-Theatre dinner menu at Forbes Street by Gareth Mullins.

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  40. Kitty

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food. We didn’t have a starter but mains were delicious & the cinnamon pannacotta was stunning!!

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Forbes Street by Gareth Mullins is rated 4.1 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Forbes Street by Gareth Mullins

Grand Canal Square, Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 CK38

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    South City Centre
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu, Fri 12:30 pm–2:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Irish, International
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Gareth Mullins
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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