Host

4.8
233 reviews
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€30 and under
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
Mediterranean small plates, fresh pasta and quality cuts of meat where sharing is encouraged and the menu is concise and constantly changing.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday: 17:30 - 21:30

Friday - Saturday: 17:00 - 22:30

Sunday: 17:00 - 21:00
Lunch:

Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00
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Phone number
(01) 561 2617
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 233 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every time I go to host it gets better and better even when you think it can’t improve any more.
Favorite restaurant, has it all.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bookclub Christmas evening
We enjoyed a wonderful evening at Host. Food was SUPERB - top quality and such delicious flavors. Service was excellent and so friendly - no sense of Christmas rush! This restaurant just gets better and better.. can’t wait to return.

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A
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Girls Christmas night out and we could not have loved it more!!!! Absolutely amazing in every way!! 👌

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MM
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing. Best meal we’ve had. The flavours were stunning. A real find.

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GS
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my first time visiting your restaurant and it was fantastic. We cleaned out plates. We will be back asap

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food - inventive and full of taste surprises

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CW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went there for a family dinner for four and we all thought it was excellent. We had the tasting menu which was cooked beautifully. The service was friendly and timed to perfection. Also it has to be said a very relaxed vibe in the restaurant. I shall return.

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TB
7 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience to eat at Host- food, wine and people are all 5 star!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food! Lovely staff. I’ve been twice and I’m already planning my next visit

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AG
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great atmosphere and the food was good! Don't like how you only get a 2 hour time slot. Because we arrived 15 minutes late they wouldn't let us do the tasting menu with 1h45 min left. They also didn't let us order dessert. This new 2 hour time slot system in Dublin is ruining the overall dining experience.

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NB
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great. The staff were brilliant, very friendly and accommodating. Background music taste was also class.
Highly recommend!

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J
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Also enjoy going to Host for a night out with my boyfriend. Tasty good food, great value and nice atmosphere always made feel welcome. Highly recommend :)

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Another delicious meal at Host. I just love it here. We dined early so the restaurant was quite empty but the food was once again stellar.

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S
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food great service. Group of 6 girls and we loved it

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UV
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Second time at Host, just as great as the first time. Had the Chef's menu, which means you get 2 starters, 2 pasta dishes, 2 sides and one main course and one dessert to share for 2 people. That gives you a lot of different, well prepared, seasonal dishes to try. My favourites were the mozzarella with candied beetroot and the pasta. All great value at 35 per person, and we felt well taken care of by the staff. Menu changes daily, so we will have to come back. Great for dates - how someone deals with food sharing is the real relationship test. By the time we got dessert, I was full enough to handle dessert sharing, so all's good!

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c
5 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food- beautifully presented and smallish wine list but very well selected wines. Lovely service from people who really care.

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KB
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Host! Fabulous food, fantastic atmosphere, perfect service, a total 10 out of 10! Can't wait to go back!

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J
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was great. The chef did a great job providing a vegan option. Definitely coming back

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RM
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant, second time at Host and it was as good as the first, I think this is now at the top of my list for Dublin restaurants due to the quality and the value. My entire party were extremely happy with the food and staff. I would really recommend the lamb chops, burrata and any of the pasta dishes. I'll be back :D

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SB
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Host was fabulous!! The food was of a very high standard! The rib eye was really excellent! There was a great atmosphere!
We will be back

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AZ
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Really enjoyed my first visit to Host. I had a catch up with my friend over a glass of wine and some pasta. The atmosphere of the place was extremely pleasant and comfortable. The food was delicious - I will definitely be back to try some dishes from the lunch menu. I feel like it can be a good place for reading a book over a cup of coffee in the afternoon or for a date in the evening.

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N
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The venue creates a really nice atmosphere as soon as you enter. The perfect size and love the way the tables are set up. The host was so welcoming and the entire team was so attentive. The food was unbelievable, personal favourite was the pasta. Will definitely be back. Thanks for a fantastic night.

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KT
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely casual dining in a modern convenient setting. There’s always something delicious to look forward to here.

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TS
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed every minute of it. Atmosphere really pleasant .Staff really helpful and both portion size and food quality excellent. Wine selection interesting but good. Veg selection a little disappointing but nothing to quibble about. Will be back

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RM
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Everything was amazing but the noise level is very high - the only downside - apart from that everything was perfect !!

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DC
7 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brought a friend for their first visit - they fell in love and immediately booked a dinner event. Great food and service - always get a sense of super team work from the kitchen through to front of house - friendly, buzzing and with quality food - highly recommended

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SC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn’t have been better in terms of food and service.

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CY
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent quality food in a lovely relaxed environment

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BA
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Friendly, nice styling and intimate space wise. We found the music a bit loud. Kind of meant folk were shouting but maybe that’s the vibe. We ordered too much with the sharing menu and an extra main for three people but it was all tasty and looked great, the started are great. I always find Dublin overpriced and this was similar but it’s a good place with good food.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As a total foodie I can be pretty picky and having eaten here on many occasions I'm always happy to return. Wine List is always growing and very well thought out. They are outstanding when it comes to the pasta dishes which is always easy on the wallet and lets you splurge on the wines.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great meal in one of my favourite restaurants. Lovely god and service

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T
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Another really enjoyable experience at Host, great food, wine and staff!

Top tip .... if you are booking in the winter request a table away from the door as you get a full blast of cold EVERY time the door opens! Other than that it is great!

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food really impressed with the tasting menu

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S
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely! Would recommend and will return. Had the chefs menu which seemed to be most popular.

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BP
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing! Great and varied menu. We had Veggies in our group and they had loads of choice.

Service was great too, our waiter knew alot about the menu and wines

We have been a few times to Host now and will keep coming back

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AO
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food options, impeccable service. Have been a few times and it never disappoints. Will definitely be back again.

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J
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding, as always. The taster menu for two is ideal to try out a variety of options on the menu. Every single item was 10/10

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ED
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and staff were excellent, very accommodating to the two kids in the group.

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H
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and small plates. Really enjoyed the food and the staff were friendly and professional

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SB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and extremely attentive, friendly service.

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