Host

4.8
285 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.
What 285 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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k
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is definitely the best restaurant in Dublin at the moment. The food is absolutely incredible and excellent value for money. I would recommend it to anyone.

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

The food here is really super. The staff are friendly and attentive. Wine list nice and I realise that space is at a premium but the high seating provided is poor Why not high stools with backs to give some back support. This aspect disappointing

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

Best food in Dublin, tasting menu for sharing full of surprise: delicious dishes you don’t want to miss!

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

A very special fun restaurant with an amazing ambience. The quality, flavours & textures of the food were devine.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Picked this restaurant for a friends get together. Disappointed in the wait staff who brought celebration Prosecco to the table without all guests present. The gesture was ruined and the guest was confused... additionally where are the Prosecco glasses! Food was very good, ambience was very good.

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JH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful place to eat with a great vibe, friendly staff and excellent fodder.

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E
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful Iberian cuisine with fresh Irish ingredients. Incredible ever changing wine list, and a very good value chefs menu where if you are indecisive you just get a smaller amount of everything! Great relaxed atmosphere & wonderfully friendly service. My favorite restaurant in Dublin

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

it was Great!

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D
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and great food. Will definitely be back

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SC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a little noisy and difficult to chat
I wonder could the high top tables be separated a bit?
Apart from that. Good as ever. We did miss Chloe though!
Sarah CHAMBERLAIN

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MJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have enjoyed every visit to Host. The food is incredible, so full of flavour and so interesting. Keep it up guys.

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D
11 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was fantastic (as it has been on all of my three visits), service is friendly and attentive. Some of the best value for money in Dublin.

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RR
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Ok food but way to expensive for what I got. Table facing window with back to restaurant felt very uncomfortable. Will not be returning ever.

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KM
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent experience

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KM
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food & really friendly staff. 10/10 would recommend again and already looking forward to my next visit

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r
13 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great small restaurant with bold simple food. Loved every selection we had and will return.

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F
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food. Loved the sharing plates. Tried food I wouldn’t normally order and all was delicious

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a
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We tried the Chef’s tasting menu. Everything was extremely delicious!! Great ambiance and very friendly service- always with a smile. Definitely recommend Host.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food in interesting combinations and with small plates never too much but somehow you end up leaving nice and full. One of those menus where whatever you pick it’s grest but I guess the highlight was piri piri chicken if only because it’s miles better than what you’ll get anywhere else. A real gem of a restaurant

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JP
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding! Loved the food and the atmosphere is super. Great buzz

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing little spot loved it great food and amazing service definitely be back perfect for lunch with a small grope before the rugby thanks for having me host Restraunt 🤙🤙🍺🍺

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TH
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really friendly and lovely staff, Chloe and the rest of the staff looked after us brilliantly. Every bite of food was heaven and the wine recommended went perfectly with each dish.

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DC
7 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure to return to Host - warm friendly welcome and first class food and service - a class act from start to finish

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BB
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve run out of superlatives to describe this ridiculously fantastic restaurant.

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

Best restaurant we have been to in a long long time. Food was outstanding and service was top notch. Best place for my husband’s birthday we could have chosen / finally got a booking. We have tried to go here for ages and it was booked out and now I understand why.. food was incredible and such good value for the delicious plates we were served off the incredible chefs menu..

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SK
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I have heard a lot about Host. Only good things too. This is a restaurant with an excellent reputation.
I really like what they are doing with the menu offering.
The choice with a small table d’hôte menu or plates is very clever. The food is excellent l.
My only feeling around half way through was the distinct lack of guest interaction with us on the night.
At no stage we’re we asked how our food was. For any course!
When we finished our main course someone did comment on how clean our plates were!
I guess this shows only two things.
- Sheer confidence in each plate
or
- Just no interest in sparking and conversation that might hint st a little hospitality!
Our clean mains plates waited in front of us for some time before being removed l.
All in all it was not bad but for over €150 for the two of us I’m hoping for just a tiny bit more than “to be served”!

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S
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was fantastic and the chefs menu was divine! Such good value for a tasting menu. We will definitely be back!

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AR
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really lovely meaty menu. Veggies and sides additional (simple and yum). Love the simple menu and dying to return after dry January for that wine list. No baby changing facilities that we could see - not overall a place for kids (more grown up vibes and food) but as a baby happend to join our party this was a bit of a pity. Best staff we all agreed. As with most reataurants though the acoustics were not great for a conversation.

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m
29 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely creative dishes, we particularly enjoyed the duck ragu tagliatelle. The rib eye was excellent, with fantastic chips. Already looking forward to a return trip.

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L
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Overpriced and very average food. I will not be going back notwithstanding how close it is to home.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Tried out Host this week and thought it was fairly nice, I would have no problem in going again.
However I did think it was expensive overall for the amount we ordered - our bill was approx €100 for a €32 bottle of wine, 2 starters, 2 starter pasta dished 1 side and 1 dessert. It was extremely busy for a January night and was already thronging with most tables full at 6.30pm.
The food was pleasant, nice but not amazing.
Dublin is increasingly becoming an extremely expensive place to eat out and this is aside from the recent VAT hike…...

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LB
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and very friendly, attentive and efficient team.

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KS
24 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food in a lovely setting. The chocolate pot was to die for!

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time to Host and very impressed .Superb service, helpful waitress who offered a taste of their wines before we decided on one , excellent food and great atmosphere
What’s not to like

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb meal, from start to finish in a beautiful room, with brilliant friendly service. We’ll be back as soon as we can.

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DD
6 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, food, wine and atmosphere! We'll be back again and again and again.

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CO
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meal with great service. Would highly recommend

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SK
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food was very tasty and staff were friendly. Only things I didn’t like was the stool seating and the courses seemed a bit rushed.
But overall enjoyed the meal.

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M
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. It was a total pleasure - everything was delicious. We were perfectly full. Great Aperol spritz. Will return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent value and service

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