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Host, Ranelagh, Co. Dublin

Host

4.9
4.9
1544 reviews
€31 to €50
Mediterranean
We currently take bookings for tables for the next 62 days.

Mediterranean small plates, fresh pasta and quality cuts of meat where sharing is encouraged. The menu is concise and constantly changing.

Please note all tables of 6 or more will be required to eat off our Chefs Sharing Menu.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 46 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 561 2617
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 1,544 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Best Overall

  • Dublin

    Best Food

  • Dublin

    Best Service

  • Dublin

    Best Ambience

  • Dublin 6

    Best Overall

  • Dublin 6

    Best Food

  • Dublin 6

    Best Service

  • Dublin 6

    Best Ambience

  • Dublin 6

    Best Value

  • Dublin 6

    Hot spot

  • Dublin 6

    Great for fine wines

  • Dublin 6

    Romantic

  • Dublin 6

    Good for special occasions

  • Dublin 6

    Most Booked

1,544 Reviews
  1. Masb

    N. Ireland

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food... and service very good. Good ambiance

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  2. KieronP

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, food is really high quality and the service can’t do enough for you. We love dining at Host, it’s a relaxed and unpretentious dining experience. We will be back again soon!

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  3. HelenaF

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food in a lovely happy atmosphere. Wonderful staff.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal restaurant, third visit in a year. Great, fresh food matched with friendly and prompt service.

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  5. HannaghG

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing from start to finish!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Westmeath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal chefs menu was to die for! Music was quite loud at first but it was a lovely atmosphere some of the tables are tightly packed.

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  7. Stephen

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sometimes a review of a restaurant is simple, and Host is a simple review. The best food I have had in Dublin, amazing Pasta, chargrilled to perfection steaks and German wine. Wow.

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  8. AnnO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to Host after hearing only the best things about the restaurant! Everyone was 100% right, it was more than we expected. Such lovely waiting staff, never intrusive but very attentive. The food was just delicious from beginning to end and we will definitely be back. Hats off to owner/chef and staff for a great experience.

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  9. Acheson

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I felt under pressure to order quickly as the kitchen was closing, upon ordering our first three dishes the order could not be put through until we ordered all six dishes together. My booking was for two of us at 9.30 we arrived at 9.15 which I feel left plenty time to order. If the kitchen is closing please do not take late reservations.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Fenomenal food. Crab tostadas with Mexican salsa the best!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and staff were very friendly and attentive. Sean the waiter was amazing.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got the chefs menu and loved it all, fab flavours!! Will defo be back

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always it was amazing, great food and excellent service. Looking forward to my next visit.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, lovely staff and great ambiance. Dying to go again!

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  15. MatthewC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just sublime quality. The best of ingredients, dishes and service. Not to be missed!

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  16. DamodarS

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    You would expect some leeway if you spend over €200 for a couple that you wouldn’t be rushed out especially on a Saturday afternoon

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  17. KellieD

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic we had the chefs menu and it was just delicious.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is outstanding, service is way too rushed tho, understand it’s a small restaurant but really makes it hard to enjoy especially if your having a chefs menu it’s way too much food to have in such a short space of time. Wine glasses removed when empty on main course not offered top up, that’s not enjoyable

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  19. JonathanD

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I strongly recommend this restaurant, the food was outstanding and the service was excellent, the only problem is that it’s pretty hard to get a reservation, but it’s definitely worth it.

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  20. JessieH

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really enjoyable meal. We sat at the counter. The food was superb, the service excellent & the atmosphere great. We’re planning another visit soon!

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  21. Barry

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as always!!! You cannot go wrong with the chefs menu every dish was perfection. The lamb ragu was and always is the star of the show!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, amazing service! 10/10 for the overall experience

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food service and wine, sat at the bar and had an amazing experience.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, staff are amazing, great ambience

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  25. Gwen

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is good. Service was friendly. Seats were quite uncomfortable though.

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  26. MargaretL

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic flavours in a low key friendly environment

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  27. LeeD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service and delicious food. Would recommend

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  28. FoteiniK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant and staff! See you next year :)!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, delicious food and very friendly staff. We will defenitely come back :)

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  30. TonyC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food but you must be willing to share as no individual main courses.

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  31. dotman

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only restaurant we bother going to now. It’s a treat and a wonderful experience every time. Five stars for Host and their wonderful team.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A very nice restaurant. Excellent service. Amazing food. Really enjoyed our night out.

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  33. BarryG

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food in Dublin.Staff excellent.Great good and wine.Always a treat.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food. I think I could eat that lamb shoulder ragu for 100 days straight

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure visiting Host, probably my fifth or sixth time and it never fails to impress me!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience and experience were perfect. I would visit again. Food wise we loveddd the pumpkin veg pasta and tiramisu. The crab pasta was not great. Loved the wine suggested , our ‘host’ and the vibe of the place.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Myself and 4 others went to host for dinner last night and had a great meal! The staff were brilliant and were very accommodating with the chefs menu considering there was 5 of us! Always a great experience in host

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  38. KateM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chefs menu, 5 stars! Every piece of food, down to the olive oil was delicious. Can’t wait to go back!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always such a treat, not easy to get a reservation although it's always worth the wait. Food and service are second to none. Thank you

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  40. Richie

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible, food, fantastic front of house, highly recommend.

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FAQs

Host is rated 4.9 stars by 1544 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 46 times today
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13 Ranelagh, Ranelagh, Co. Dublin D06 V0C1

Additional information

  • Area
    Ranelagh
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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