Host

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€30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Mediterranean small plates, fresh pasta and quality cuts of meat where sharing is encouraged and the menu is concise and constantly changing.
What 440 People Are Saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service. Everything we had on the menu was so tasteful and presented so well

HB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely as always..a real treat for Saturday night- food stunning and service is topclass

AC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and very nice ambience.
Good wine list at OK prices - we chose the Pinot Gris from Meinklang (Orange).
However I didn’t really find the food to be anything surprising for the price. Would definitely recommend their beef ragu on tagliatelle though - probably the best dish we had from the chef’s menu!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love the amazing seasonal delicious food and the friendly professional service. Second visit and we will return!

TT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Host is one of my favourite restaurants to go to. We return time and time again for different occasions as well as to celebrate the end of a long week on a Friday evening! We tend to opt for the Chefs menu which provides you with a variety of taste sensations! The wine list is incredible and the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and create a warm and welcome atmosphere. An all round excellent restaurant!!

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite Dublin restaurant - we’ve been 5 times and will keep coming back!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, service and atmosphere were all amazing. The food is a unique twist on what I felt was sort of Irish tapas. So delicious!The staff are also brilliantly trained and extremely knowledgeable about all their food and wines!

DF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Not mad about the high tables as it was hard to hear my friends sitting opposite me.

d
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect! My party and I chose Chef's menu for the day and we were enjoying our food and the ambiance of the restaurant very much. The wine list was amazing, and thanks to our server of the day I think I've discovered my favorite red wine. Would love to see a bit more of a creative spin on the main courses. We had grilled Rib Eye and Hake with garden peas, which we thought were a little underwhelming compared to the rest of the dishes they served on Chef's menu. The garden peas could be cooked a few seconds more, and on average all the dishes were a little bit too salty to my taste.

MS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great food, we got the chef's menu - which is great but a bit overpriced I believe

AJ
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff and fantastic food. Stylish but easy atmosphere. New favourite

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sean and the team are exemplary. Best wine list in Ireland and the food was phenomenal. Sorry I live in NY. Would go back weekly.

MM
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just excelled in every expectation. A true gem of a place

LC
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Again a user meal in Host, has to be one of the best in Ranelagh and indeed Dublin

SL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meal, brilliant staff. Couldn’t fault it.

KK
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food and fantastic service! Also an interesting selection of wines.

NR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My Favourite Restaurant in Dublin, everything about it is fantastic!!

PM
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the city, modern dishes and great staff

D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Let me start by saying that the service was absolutely wonderful. Yes, they were a little bit rushed due to how busy it was, but they were friendly, they were attentive, and they made you feel at ease. The staff really lived up to the name of the restaurant, they were great hosts.

The food was delicious, a bit more varied than your usual fare. I had the rib eye and I have to say it was cooked to perfection. Add to that a substantial but not overwhelming wine list and you're guaranteed to find something to satisfy you.

As good as all that is, I do have two small issues. The first is the acoustics. The high ceilings made the place so echoey and loud that I could barely hear what my partner had to say. A few noise muffling steps could be taken to mitigate this but it really put a bit of a damper on what could otherwise be a really intimate setting.

Secondly, I think the concept needs a bit of refinement. I'm certainly not going to complain about a seasonal menu based on variation in a fast casual setting. However, I can't count the amount of times I walked past Host and didn't go in because I didn't understand what they were offering. I think that they would become an even more popular destination in the competitive food market of Ranelagh if they were to somehow communicate the unique experience they are offering in a clearer way.

All in all I had a nice meal and some of the best service I've seen in Dublin despite a couple of very minor issues, so I can definitely recommend.

DP
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, excellent service and a real buzz of atmosphere.

AS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great tasting food in decent portions. The chef's menu is highly recommended for taste and creativity.

MM
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food, chefs menu is super tasty. very enjoyable evening

LC
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Yet another great meal in host. Food is amazing and staff very good and knowledgeable.

f
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed the chef menu option and it was fantastic! Great veggie options and the halibut main was delicious! The service was excellent. Would definitely come back!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant because food is so good . Last night a fantastic pork chop with salsa verde with their amazing potato fries and a stunning radish radicchio and anchovy salad. It’s all served in a friendly no fuss and relaxed way. Love it

N
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Staff are super friendly and helpful. They were very knowledgeable about the wine list. We ordered the chefs selection which included 4 starters, a main, 2 sides and a desert. That cost us 37 per person but was totally worth it if you’re looking to splash out for dinner because every bite was sensational. They were also very accommodating and offered us a pescatarian option even though it wasn’t on the menu. For the price the atmosphere is a bit causal, some people are sitting on benches, it’s quite tight and loud. But overall very worth it for the food experience.

R
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

As one of our guests said ‘ the best meal he has had in 25 years

m
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent good and service as usual

TB
Dublin
12 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in Dublin

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l
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, top quality, best restaurant in Dublin. Very unique.

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NP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. Chef Manuel all delicious but maybe too much food for me. Loved every dish however just couldn’t finish it.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brought my 10 year old daughter and she absolutely loved the steak.

OT
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great without being too pretentious. Nice venue and friendly staff. A bit pricey but that's what happening again in Dublin in this Celtic tiger 2.0 we are now. Cheapest wine for ~€40 when the same one cost half price or less in Spain or Italy. The wine excise in Ireland is a rip-off.

SM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyable evening, had the chef tasting menu every course of which was very tasty. Really good wine and great service too.

WW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Wow, thrilled by the yummy and intimate outing at Host...our first outing but certainly not the last! Thoroughly enjoyed the shared tasting menu...damn those peaches and burrata were the talk of the weekend!

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always a treat to savor .. has never disappointed

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely spot. Nice food. Great service.

JC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Chef menu excellent value. Highly recommend!

H
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing and the staff were incredibly attentive and polite. I would really recommend Host

MB
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday with family and friends.
Great evening gorgeous food . We are always so well looked after by staff & chefs in Host .
Top restaurant in Ranelagh

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