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Hen's Teeth, Dublin 8, Co. DUBLIN

Hen's Teeth

4.4
4.4
87 reviews
€31 to €50
Modern European
**Irish Times Top 100 Great Places to Eat in Ireland, November 2020 & November 2021**

**Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants, 2022**

**Irish Independent 2021 Food Awards - Best Outdoor Dining**

Sharing plates, bar snacks, cocktails and wines from the Hen's Teeth crew.

We take lunch bookings Weds-Sun and dinner bookings on Fridays & Saturdays.

We do buzzy events on Wednesdays & Thursdays (peep our events calendar for more) and have DJs in on the weekends for a vibe.

Lunch menu changes weekly. Peep our Instagram for the latest.

OPENING HOURS

Weds-Thurs: 8am-5pm
Fri: 8am-12am
Sat: 10:30am-12am
Sun: 12-6pm
Lunch served 12-4pm
Dinner served 6-11pm on Fridays & Saturdays
Closed Monday & Tuesday.

Ping us a message for group bookings.

Head Chef: Kev Milsom



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2 people

21:30


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Café, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 8:00 am–5:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 561 3036

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Kev Milsom

  • Catering

    We offer a full catering and events management service for off-site events.

  • Private party facilities

    We host private dinners, launches, weddings and other events. Contact us at diner@hensteethstudio.com to chat through your event and menu.

  • Area

    The Coombe

  • Parking Details

    There is plenty of on-street parking on Blackpitts and Newmarket Square. It's free after 6pm every evening and on weekends.

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 87 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Modern European

  • Dublin 8

    Most Booked

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  1. AE

    AmyE

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    It took 1.5 hours for our main courses to come to the table. I asked for the music to be turned down and they did, but shortly turned it back up. When the mains eventually came out the cod was dried up, like it had been sitting under a heat lamp. The rest of the food was good, but it took too long. The staff were nice and apologetic. Also the mains are very expensive as you have to order the main and a side to get a full plate.

    Hen's TeethResponded 1 day agoHello Amy, Thank you for your recent visit to Hen's Teeth. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Sorry to hear it wasn't to your liking. 1.5 hours is certainly off the pace and we will review service from that day! I have passed your feedback regarding the cod back to the kitchen. Kev and his team produce amazing food and will be disappointed to hear this wasn't to their standard. Please ask for me directly if you ever feel you would like to return. all the best, David

  2. I

    Iesha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely phenomenal, can’t wait to go back!!!!!!

    Hen's TeethResponded 1 day agoHello Lesha, Thank you so much for popping into Hen's Teeth Friday! Phenomenal is an adjective we are more than happy to be painted with. Delighted you had such a good time and we cannot wait to welcome you back! All the Best, David

  3. CO

    ConorO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great food in a terrific space with a relaxed atmosphere

    Hen's TeethResponded 6 days agoConor, how are you? Thank you so much for your review. Your continued support means the world. We work hard to deliver a well rounded offering. Glad it's hit the mark with you! Take care and see you very soon, David

  4. CL

    CiaraL

    Leinster

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved it. Staff could not have been nicer. Food was incredible.. very creative and so so tasty!! Great cocktails. Will be back for sure!!

    Hen's TeethResponded 6 days agoHello Ciara! Thank you so much for your recent review of Hens Teeth. I'm delighted to read your amazing feedback regarding staff, food and and cocktails. I'll pass it all on to the team. We look forward to your next visit. David

  5. m

    mangioilcibo

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious. There was an album launch so it was loud, but no idea if it’s always like that. Staff are nice, but seem stretched too thin, very difficult to get service after placing initial orders. Will definitely go back, but not if I have somewhere else to be after.

    Hen's TeethResponded 6 days agoHello there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We were very lucky to host the amazing Sorcha Richardson for Culture Night. Sorry that you felt the impact of the busy service. those extra events are exciting but certainly leave us with things we can develop. Your feedback helps us to fine tune, and we greatly appreciate that. We very much look forward to welcoming you back at some stage in the near future. I will pass your praise back to the team. All the best, David

  6. L

    Lollie

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and eclectic cool interior - great staff - 5 stars
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 lunch , gorgeous flatbread and bruschetta. Whole experience made even better by wonderful staff David , Grma !

    Hen's TeethResponded 6 days agoHello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent trip to Hens Teeth. 10/10 is the type of review we love to read. We are delighted to hear you had a good experience. It was my pleasure to serve you and I look forward to the next time. Tá fáilte romhat, David

  8. EL

    ELIZ

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    The music was too loud to hear each other. We asked for it to be turned down and it took a bit of time but eventually they did turn it down. We were 2 friends. My friend had the BBQ Seasonal Veg - €17. The portion was very small - more suitable as a starter and the taste was not good. I had the Ribeye. I wasn't asked whether I would like it rare or well done but it was good. I asked for a side salad without a dressing. I was served a salad with a dressing mixed in. When I complained, I was served a bowl of shredded lettuce that was past it's best. Some of it was discoloured. The restaurant wasn't busy. The waiting staff were very pleasant and helpful.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely delicious, especially Arancini!
  10. CN

    CN50

    Dublin

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Food good but service terrible. Almost as if because you pay in advance they couldn't be bothered with you after that.
  11. C

    Cob1

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Bizarre serving set up, the staff gave our table away when we went to order. Unsteady tables on the patio and benches felt like they were about to give way with more than one person on them. Staff forgot about milk on two occasions when we asked for it for our coffee and weren’t overly pleasant or helpful at any stage
  12. TC

    TreasaC

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was very tasty and we really enjoyed the music. A relaxed vibe although the staff were working very hard.
  13. JL

    JimL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    There’s a ton to love about Hen’s Teeth. Somehow it has always managed to retain some of the most lovely staff. The environment is amazing - being a hybrid gallery, shop, bar, and restaurant always full of interesting things, great music, and a come-what-may vibe. The food is uniformly gorgeous. I’ve decided however that the value for money factor is a bit off - main portions are a bit on the pricey side and a few greens on the side really wouldn’t go astray. The music is also a little on the loud side. I will be back, it’s a gem, but Hen’s Teeth, if you’re reading, don’t lose sight of the value for money factor which for most of us has become a much bigger consideration these last few months.
  14. S

    Sophie

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious but waited almost an hour for a sandwich. Luckily I wasn’t in a rush but that was the only negative. Quality of food, price and atmosphere all excellent
  15. A

    Alieats

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really fabulous evening with the amazing food and drinks-. Super, efficient and friendly service. Thank you!
  16. A

    Aggie

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very cool space and nice atmosphere, good service. We were dining of Kai Galway menu which was delicious but I would like to have a little bit more choice.
  17. RN

    RichieN

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Sorry don’t think I have ever given a bad review here but sometimes you have to, nice place nice people but they have last the run of themselves with prices and what constitutes good food. I will make 2 points and leave it at that. Mortadella is fancy deli meat 5 slices with dill pickle for €12 is both extortion and is more a child’s opinion (I choose it because I was allergic to the other option) the zucchini flowers with cheese had no zucchini flowers so it was a small piece of cheese with honey for €16 cost of living crisis aside give me a break. To finish on a high note the loaded fries were nice but honestly that’s it. I have lived in Dublin 8 for a long time love all the food culture around but cannot recommend here .

    Hen's TeethResponded on 5 July 2022Hi Richie, I'm very sorry about your experience with us. We were doing a pop-up with Kai restaurant from Galway on the night you dined with us - they are a Michelin Green Star restaurant and are renowned for the provenance of their ingredients and sustainability. This does impact the price unfortunately. I understand if you didn't know you were booking in for that event that that might have impacted your opinion. Hopefully you'll give us another try on our regular menu. All the best, Rosie

  18. EL

    EnderL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately my experience wasn't good as we waited for about 35 minutes and started seeing they were serving people who arrived after us, when we asked the waitress she only said sorry, came back with olives and almonds and said we were the next order coming out, we then waited for 10 more minutes and they kept serving new people so we had to get up and leave as our hour lunch was mostly gone waiting for them to serve us. Place seemed really cool, I hope this was only a one time mistake.
  19. LF

    LidiaF

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very expensive for the overall ingredients/ food
  20. KC

    KeithC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, staff and interior. Lovely non-alcoholic cocktail (for our driver). Only quibble is that the small plates took a long time to be served.
  21. IF

    InternationalFoodie

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    The food is excellent and that is why I keep going back. The service however is terrible. Like actually awful - I had my food for nearly 10 minutes before everyone else at the table which was awkward because I didn’t want to eat by myself so it got cold in the process. Drinks took 35 min to come out we kept having to remind them. Seems very disorganized and wait staff are a bit clueless
  22. e

    eleanorm

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Having felt bereaved at the withdrawal of the superb Tasting Menu, I hoped Kevin Milsom's new a la carte menu wouldn't lower the bar. Anything but, it was superb. Some of the old favourites still available... Padrons etc....no seaweed butter though, shock horror. Oysters and the sea bream ceviche were really fantastic bursts of flavour, but the highlight was the pressed pork with sauerkraut and a boudin noir to die for, best I've ever had. Easily enough veggie options here too to keep everyone happy, we were in a carnivorous mood. Excellently charred asparagus; the cauliflower with ras al hanout looked superb, I look forward to trying it all.
  23. RM

    RosieM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Food was nice. Wheelchair accessible bathroom was broken and I was given no indication of this, even though I mentioned it in my open table booking, or when we arrived. It wasn’t until I enquired after the meal. It’s an unfair oversight that can cause significant inconvenience and shows Hens Teeth gives little consideration regards the exclusion of people with disabilities.
  24. P

    Pavol

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We did tasting menu which was really good and I would love to come back and try it again.
  25. CR

    CamillaR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    What a strange experience! I'd been looking forward to coming to Hens' Teeth, and the food, when it arrived, was mostly tasty (apart from the bizarre cauliflower). But dear god, the service was terrible. We waited a loooong, long time for everything, from ordering to drinks to the little bites of food. The menu really was just bits of nibbles, smaller than starters even, and despite ordering most dishes on the menu, there was not enough to make a dinner from (we should have gotten the chicken, that seemed to be the only actual "meal"). The ceviche, though delicious, was the tiniest little morsel of fish i've seen served on a plate - like a tapa - but €15!!!! The wine list was surprisingly limited (only one actual white wine, the rest were semi-sparkling). Overall, Hen's Teeth seems to be trading off its hip reputation. The chef is clearly talented, but we won't be back.
  26. J

    Jill

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, atmosphere and service. Very innovative yet accessible menu and the space is really unique. Will be returning.
  27. CO

    ConorO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday lunch as it should be: Beautifully cooked beef, chicken and pork belly, flavourful sides, and sauces on the side that tied the lunch together wonderfully. Wines on tap are terrific value too.
  28. CM

    ClareM

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The food is exceptionally good. We got the “feed me” menu and it was delight after delight. The service on the other hand left a lot to be desired. Very unattentive staff to the point we were frustrated and it really took away from the experience.
  29. e

    eleanorm

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb value, the tasting menu is n absolute joy.Veggie and non veggie both.
  30. HL

    HowardL

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Please bring back the veggie cheese pasty and gravy!
  31. LF

    LidiaF

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant experience will come back. Staff very nice
  32. K

    Kevin

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Great food Great space The service wasn't great. The waitresses just plonked the food down in front of us without telling us what we were eating.
  33. RC

    RachC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Great pop-up by Bahay. Food was amazing, a few dishes did arrive slightly cold and took a long time to be dropped. Forgot our main courses and no dishes were explained. Service was definitely very slow.
  34. DK

    DaithiK

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely brilliant menu by Bahay Dublin in their pop-up. All of the flavours and great cookery.
  35. PV

    PatrickV

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    After a slow start - it took about 20 minutes to get the drinks we'd ordered and a jug of water - things took off. Very pleasant service, friendly and efficient, and delicious food. We both had the tasting menu which was varied , generous and never put a foot wrong. I will certainly be back. I would probably choose to sit outside in future....the music was a bit loud for my elderly ears!!
  36. MT

    MairinT

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely Sunday roast menu. We had the lamb which was very tender. The accompanying sides were tasty and vegetables were slightly aldente,as we like them Mint and caper sauce, full of flavour. The strawberry sponge dessert was not too sweet and the cheese selection was well thought out.
  37. JP

    JulieP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new €55 tasting menu was outstanding. We loved every bite
  38. EC

    EoinC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a really wonderful meal. Every dish was top notch but the nduja mussels and steak were the stand outs for me. The only tiny thing I would call out is that a couple of bits like the potatoes and cabbage were under seasoned for my taste, but it didn't take away from the meal at all. Anyone that's been to Hen's Teeth before knows that the space is also wonderful and I always enjoy simply being there. Amazing as always!
  39. GM

    GinaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best food I have eaten in Dublin for a long, long time and it is a steal at the price. The chef is extraordinary and a lovely, humble fella. I have been recommending Hen's Teeth and this fantastic menu to everyone ever since. About to book a return visit.
  40. MG

    MelissaG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Complements to the chef Cillian Walsh, the Sunday roast was the nicest roast I have ever had!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Hen's Teeth offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 561 3036.

Hen's Teeth is rated 4.4 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

21:30


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Hen's Teeth

Hen's Teeth, Blackpitts, Dublin 8, Co. DUBLIN D08 A9FD

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    The Coombe

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 8:00 am–5:00 pm Sat 10:30 am–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, Café, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    There is plenty of on-street parking on Blackpitts and Newmarket Square. It's free after 6pm every evening and on weekends.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Kev Milsom

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (01) 561 3036

  • Catering

    We offer a full catering and events management service for off-site events.

  • Private party facilities

    We host private dinners, launches, weddings and other events. Contact us at diner@hensteethstudio.com to chat through your event and menu.

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