Host

4.8
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515 reviews
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€30 and under
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Mediterranean
Mediterranean small plates, fresh pasta and quality cuts of meat where sharing is encouraged and the menu is concise and constantly changing.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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R
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Never disappointing, a lovely treat . Fabulous plates with quality ingredients and outstanding cooking.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I agreed that this was the best meal we have had in many months

TS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food great service from stat to finish staff very friendly definitely will be back

EK
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Really enjoyed our meal. Waiter helpfully suggested we share the beef (400g) which was a great idea. Sides and main course all delicious. Will be back. Only criticism acoustics in restaurant not good so noise levels a bit too loud.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Second time to eat in Host. At last visit it was excellent but the room was cold ( lady beside us sat with her coat on ! ). This time no such issue. The food is fantastic. Looking forward to going back.

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been dying to try Host as I had heard so many amazing reviews! Well it certainly didn’t disappoint. The moment we arrived, it was warm and inviting. The staff are super friendly and helpful and the food is absolutely delicious. I am just about to book it again for a girls night. Highly recommend. Thank you for such a gorgeous evening ☺️

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints, host really lives up to its name with its relaxed atmosphere and engaging staff, not to mention some truly amazing dishes that bring simple dishes to the next level

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place and especially the chef's sharing menu.

J
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again the food and service was excellent. Highly recommend host to friends and family great value for money. Will be back soon :)

EC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service. Buzzy atmosphere too

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very Good meal and good value

SO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were wonderful, and value for money. The only quibble is the noise level - had same experience last time, and it’s offputting. We found ourselves shouting at each other to be heard.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Host is just the best! Amazing food with service to match!

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place

RR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service & food was 10/10.

Sean, our waiter, could not have been more helpful & he was brilliant craic.

Such a relaxed vibe, greet food & great wine!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience4

Disappointed to be seated at the high table by the door. My husband & myself have eaten there loads of times & really enjoyed it, the food is super. On this occasion we brought friends who had not been before so it was embarrassing that they were frozen for the evening (door is opening constantly) & one of our friends had to put back on their coat! Staff said there was nothing they could do.

SM
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and really nice atmosphere, staff are always friendly and service is great!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

Beat dining experience I’ve had in a long time. Recommend the chef’s menu. Food is unreal, staff are amazing.

RC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have tried to get a reservation here many times and could not. I can see why. Excellent food. Would definitely return.

DG
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I can not recommend this beautiful little restaurant enough. Myself and my partner had dinner here on Tuesday evening. From start to finish the staff are an example of how you should be treated in a Dublin restaurant. The place was rammed but yet all three floor staff were smiling, happy and beyond helpful.
We will most definitely be coming back for dinner again.

SC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, atmosphere and staff. Did the tasting menu and every plate was delicious. Can’t fault anything about the restaurant! Can’t wait to go back!

MM
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am a big foodie who travels all over the world to visit my favourite dining experience spots. But this restaurant is by far my favourite. It is relaxed with an ambience created by staff that make you feel at home. Beautiful interior. The best service. And never has let me down with flavour. My favourite Dublin restaurant!

DC
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Host - introduced a friend to the restaurant and they loved it - warm welcome, no fuss service and really good food - deserves to be as popular as it is - booked again with another visitor so will be back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

It was absolutely freezing where we were sitting. It was 6 degrees outside and the door

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food - amongst best in dublin . Flavour, flavour flavour. Brilliant friendly service from all the staff. Gave 4 stars for value for money as it ends up not being cheap for a casual place but the food is just so much better and more delicious than so many places with more formal service . We had good wine which does bring the bill up and I think what drives prices higher is the location in Ranelagh . Love Host.

AG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easily becoming one of my favourite Dublin restaurants... Best price-quality value I've seen, wonderful service, and you'll think about the food for days! Highly recommend.

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service, can’t wait to go back

m
London
37 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner - best chips in Dublin

SM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening. Lovely food and wine in a relaxed and friendly environment.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Birthday dinner- overall everything the buzz is and more but there was a bit of a lapse in service and we had about a 25 minute wait for our main

MA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

High quality food, served by professional, polite and welcoming staff. A very pleasant evening.

TE
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great meal & evening at Host, we have yet to be disappointed, can't for our next visit!

EM
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently great. Never had a bad meal here. We eat here for birthdays, anniversaries and special occasional. Always a winner

L
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing chefs menu...food is delicious and brilliant value

EK
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredible food, great atmosphere, super service. Only minor complaint would be that it’s really cold at the tables next to the door so if possible request to be seated away from the door.

LH
Spain
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a gorgeous meal here and would highly recommend it. Went for the chefs menu which provides a great selection of the menu. The outstanding dish for me was the burrata...so creamy and the pistachio really added another level of flavour and texture to the cheese and tomatos.
The pasta dishes were excellent and loved the texture of the pasta, perfectly coo ked.
My only issue was our rib eye was slightly overcooked.
Overall food was great and the waitress recommended a lovely bottle of red.
Also found it to be great value for money.
Slight issue with the restaurant in itself that it got quite cold as the evening went on.
Host will be high on the list for a return visit

L
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Excellent food good value. Like many restaurants very pushy with water & wine (filling half full glassses ...) which is annoying. Need to hang something on walls to absorb noise. Despite this great experience.

P
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, great friendly service but a very noisy room.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, wine and ambiance. Menu changes regularly, with something for everyone. Could not recommend HOST more.