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Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden Hotel

4.5
4.5
226 reviews
€31 to €50
Irish

Elle’s kitchen utilises the freshest local ingredients, blending a traditional bistro menu with seasonal Irish produce. The library is a cosy space, perfect for a cocktail or a quick bite, while the main room is perfect for more formal dining.

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Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Afternoon Tea, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:45 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:00 pm–6:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 568 5500

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Fergal Meehan

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    €42.00 per person

    Prepaid

    15 Jan - 31 Mar 2022
    Enjoy a fabulous Afternoon Tea a stroll from Grafton Street

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Soups

  • Homemade Soup of the Day€6.50

    Artisan bread. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Celery, Sesame

    • Seafood Chowder€9.75

      Irish soda bread, smoked Achill sea salt. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Crustaceans (Prawns), Fish, Milk, Celery, Mollusks (Clams, Mussels)

      Salads

      • Superfood Salad€11.50

        Quinoa, long stem broccoli, avocado, beetroot, blueberries, sunflower seeds, feta, watermelon, gogi berries, toasted almonds, edamame beans, walnut dressing. Allergens: Milk, Nuts (Almonds, Walnuts)

        • Caesar Salad€10.50

          Bacon lardons, soft boiled egg, croutons, cos lettuce, aged Parmesan. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Eggs, Fish, Milk, Mustard

          • Asian Pork Salad€15.00

            Crispy pork belly, mixed peppers, cucumber, bean sprouts, red onion, coriander, sweet chili, ume plum sesame seeds. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Sesame, Soybeans

            • Cauliflower Tempura€11.50

              Mixed peppers, cucumber, bean sprouts, red onion, coriander, sweet chili, ume plum sesame seeds. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Nuts (Cashew), Sesame, Soybeans

              Elle's Classics

              • Louisiana Hot Chicken Wings€10.50

                Celery sticks, blue cheese dip. Allergens: Eggs, Milk, Mustard

                • Large Portion€14.50
              • Fish & Chips€16.50

                Battered fish of the day, skinny fries, basil pea puree, tartar sauce. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Eggs, Fish, Milk, Mustard

                • 8oz Hereford Beef Burger€16.95

                  Brioche bun, tomato, lettuce, Ballymaloe relish, Dubliner cheese, pickle, skinny fries. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Eggs, Milk, Mustard. Gluten free bun available

                  • Chicken Sriracha€16.50

                    Marinated & grilled chicken breast, brioche bun, crushed avocado, beetroot slaw, tomato, baby gem, skinny fries. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Eggs, Milk, Mustard. Gluten free bun available

                    Mains

                    • Vermicelli Noodle€17.95

                      Asian broth, peppers, water chestnut, green vegetables. Served with a choice of: pork, chicken or prawn. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Crustaceans (Prawns)

                      • Catch of the Day€18.95

                        Please ask your server. Pan-fried fillet of the day, potato mousseline, tomato, red onion, pineapple, edamame beans, salsa, stem broccoli. Allergens: Fish, Milk

                        • Chicken€17.95

                          Irish chicken supreme, mashes potato, carrots, peas, lettuce, bacon white wine cream. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Milk, Sulphur dioxide

                          • 8oz Sirloin Steak€26.00

                            Steaks are 21-day aged Black Angus, served with Portobello mushrooms, duck fat chips, grilled tomato and your choice of sauce; Bearnaise, peppercorn, garlic butter. Allergens: Eggs, Fish, Milk, Sulphur dioxide

                            • Thai Green Curry€17.95

                              Chickpea, spinach, Mediterranean vegetables, coconut cream. Allergens: Celery

                              • Seaweed Tagliatelle€19.50

                                Clams, mussels, prawns, rocket, chili, lime, cherry vine tomatoes. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Milk, Mollusks (Clams), (Mussels), Crustaceans (Shrimps)

                                • Spelt€19.50

                                  Grilled baby artichokes, Kalamata olives, sun-dried tomato sauce, basil, parmesan cheese. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Celery

                                  To Share

                                  • Iveagh House Platter€24.00

                                    Mini beef sliders, prawns in filo pastry, spicy chicken wings, sweet potato fries. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Crustaceans (Prawns), Eggs, Milk, Celery, Mustard

                                    • Charcuterie Board€24.00

                                      Italian cured meats, Irish cheeses, Kalamata black olives, sun-dried tomatoes, sourdough bread, artisan crackers, grapes, walnuts. Allergens: Gluten (Wheat), Milk

                                      Sides

                                      €4.50 each

                                      • Mixed Leaf Salad

                                        Mixed Leaf Salad, sun-dried tomato, aged Parmesan. Allergens: Milk, Mustard

                                        • Wilted Greens

                                          Allergen: Milk

                                          • Skinny Fries, Garlic Mayo

                                            Allergens: Eggs, Milk, Mustard

                                            • Sweet Potato Fries with Sweet Chili Aioli

                                              Allergens: Eggs, Milk, Mustard

                                              Last updated: 6 August 2021

                                              What 226 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                              4.5
                                              4.5 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.4Food
                                              • 4.4Service
                                              • 4.6Ambience
                                              • 4.2Value

                                              NoiseModerate

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                                              1. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dublin

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall2food4service1ambience1

                                                I booked our table for 12 noon. Upon arrival I was told they don’t open until 12:30. So we were asked did we want coffee which we didn’t particularly want and we had to pay for. Our table was then ready at 12:30 to which we had to call the woman over to take our order. When we were finished our drinks we weren’t asked did we want another so we left come 1pm. The woman serving was rude and did not apologize for the incompetency of being able to book a table for 12 noon but not be seated until a half hour later because seemingly they ‘weren’t open?’ Why have it listed as a booking time on open table then?? The chairs we sat on were covered in toast from the breakfast obviously. There were two cleaners cleaning still and hovered for the first ten minutes of our sit down. Not great service and would not recommend. My friends birthday was not enjoyable here and we had to go elsewhere as she was so disappointed in the place.

                                              2. DM

                                                DerekM

                                                Dublin

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 4 January 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                Food was very good and serve was very efficient. All covid precautions were in place

                                              3. JO

                                                JordanO

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 1 January 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lovely ambiance and gorgeous decor, the garden area is absolutely amazing. Very quick getting food which was excellent and the staff were incredibly present, very hospitable, and terribly nice. All and all perfect anniversary dinner

                                              4. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dublin

                                                6 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on 1 January 2022

                                                overall2food3service1ambience5

                                                Bad service, we were forgotten. Had to ask for water three times. Coke spilled on my boyfriend. Fish was over cooked and rubbery in the chowder. Overall I would not return due to the service. Very bad management.

                                              5. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 1 January 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                We went on New year's for Brunch. Outdoor seating wasn't crowded. Staff were predominantly inside and had to call them every single time. But when they arrived, they responded pretty well. Food was great.

                                              6. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dublin

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 31 December 2021

                                                overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                Terrible service. Very slow. No one seems to be attentive. Portions were meagre for that price. Chicken was dry. Apple Crumble was disappointingly tough and sticky. Booked a standard table, but they gave us a high table instead

                                              7. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dublin

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 27 December 2021

                                                overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                The way the garden looks is really nice, lovely lighting, well covered but also well ventilated. Unfortunately the heater above us didn’t work properly so it was too cold.. the food is nice, nothing overly special. Unfortunately the service is very very slow. It took ages to even order a drink, but I’d try again. It could be down to less staff at xmas or maybe covid.. the garden is definitely a nice place to meet up and feel safe.

                                              8. AY

                                                AoifeY

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 27 December 2021

                                                overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                Lovely setting for lunch and drinks on the outside terrace of Elles bar.

                                              9. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dublin

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 23 December 2021

                                                overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                Family and friends get together for Christmas. Food was average, Catch of the day was small piece of salmon with mash and raw pieces of pepper, most meals came with chips but portion size was tiny, had to order more as sides, when ordered as a side the portion is much bigger. Baby bowl was provided but was hard to eat as veg was too hard for baby - brocolli stalks etc. Decor was beautiful, staff were pleasant but we had to ask to order, some items forgotten etc.

                                              10. B

                                                Bronwyn

                                                Dublin

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 22 December 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fantastic atmosphere. The staff were so kind and attentive. Food was amazing. Will definitely be back. 10/10!

                                              11. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dublin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 22 December 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing food Amazing service Staff were so lovely Ambiance was beautiful Would definitely go again!

                                              12. IC

                                                IanC

                                                Dublin

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on 19 December 2021

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Food was good. Service was great. Cocktails were brilliant. Bar has all the spirits you could wish for. Xmas ambience was very good with a good selection of music. Would defo go back again. White choc cheesecake was stunning.

                                              13. RO

                                                RayO

                                                Dublin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 19 December 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This was our 2nd visit to Elles bar for food and drinks. The staff our amazing! So friendly and attentive without being annoying. The good was fantastic, I hit the seafood tagliatelle again and I think it was even nicer than the last time if that was possible! Christmas decorations and music were tasteful and created a lovely ambience. Already looking forward to our next visit in 2022!!

                                              14. m

                                                markw

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 19 December 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                Lovely place. Outdoor seating excellent. Would go again

                                              15. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dublin

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 18 December 2021

                                                overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                Food was great,

                                              16. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dublin

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 18 December 2021

                                                overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                We enjoyed our time at Ellie’s and the cocktails were great. However we asked for the bill at the end of the evening and paid it. We left about 5 minutes after that. One of my group went to the bathroom and I was waiting outside when I received a very abrupt phone call saying we hadn’t paid all of our bill. I was confused because we had asked for our bill well after our last drinks. I went back in to see what happened and was told that someone forgot to put the last drinks on our bill. I had no problem going back to pay the remainder of the bill, but the tone of the phone call was not appropriate and felt like I was being accused of walking out with paying anything. I understand mistakes happen, however our enjoyable night ended with me and the others in my group feeling very embarrassed and insulted.

                                              17. A

                                                Anonymous

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 18 December 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Christmas lunch

                                              18. FP

                                                FearghalP

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 17 December 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent restaurant, very good and friendly service in a beautiful location and decor. Food was excellent too. Highly recommend!!

                                              19. R

                                                Reggi

                                                London

                                                13 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                13 reviews

                                                Dined on 11 December 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                The service we received at Elle's was outstanding, none of us had ever been before and they looked after us so well. Food was great too and the Christmas Decor was gorgeous.

                                              20. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 6 December 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Very good, staff were super friendly!

                                              21. AO

                                                AilishO

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 1 December 2021

                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                Food and drinks in the restaurant were soooo tasty! Pornstar martinis were delicious! . Would definitely be back again!

                                              22. AM

                                                AnnM

                                                Dublin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 27 November 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Staff very attentive, food delicious and very obvious Covid implementations in place. Was asked for digital cert twice. Thank you

                                              23. GF

                                                GillianF

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 27 November 2021

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Really lovely and food was very high standard. Definitely be back.

                                              24. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dublin

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 21 November 2021

                                                overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                Food was absolutely gorgeous!!

                                              25. MQ

                                                MarieQ

                                                N. Ireland

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 14 November 2021

                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                Lovely food and drink, amazing decor. Would have given five stars but for one disappointing thing. We were staying at the hotel for my daughters birthday and I had approached a member of staff in the restaurant a few hours before our reservation to ask if my daughters birthday could be acknowledged in some small way, i.e a candle in her dessert or a small bun etc with a candle. I even offered to pay for this. The member of staff said the birthday was marked on the reservation and she would ask her manager. Meal took place, desserts and cocktails ordered and no mentions of her birthday at all, just the bill handed to us at the end. Very disappointed as it spoiled what was otherwise a great meal experience. I have never had a restaurant not acknowledge a special occasion before if requested.

                                              26. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dublin

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 7 November 2021

                                                overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                Burger was basic for €17 salad was wilted just very plain & uninspiring, chips yellow & under cooked

                                              27. BC

                                                BabsC

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 2 November 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had a lovely meal at Elle's Bar & Bistro last night. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful and the seating is well spaced out, so you don't feel like you're sitting on top of people. There's also the option to sit outside which is hatted and nice and cosy. The staff were so pleasant and our food and drinks arrived with no hassle. The food was delicious and really good value for money. All in all it was a really nice, hassle free experience. I'll definitely go back for more!

                                              28. BR

                                                BRIGIDM

                                                Dublin

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The place very nice. Helpful staff. The food was excellent, will be back.

                                              29. AL

                                                AnnL

                                                Dublin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 24 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food lovely staff really nice experience. Would definitely go back

                                              30. s

                                                sreid43

                                                Dublin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 18 October 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Gorgeous food, lovely location and wonderful staff

                                              31. LB

                                                LindaB

                                                Connacht

                                                5 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on 14 October 2021

                                                overall3food1service4ambience2

                                                Food was not great. Ceasar salad was tiny in a large bowl, the croutons were soggy not crispy lacked in ceasar dressing got chicken with mine and it was a whole breast just put on top of the salad it wasn’t even chopped up. Never seen it like that before. The fish and chips was average and also small. The chips were skinny could have gone to a fast food for them. The staff were friendly and attentive. Gita was very helpful. Place looks gorgeous but lacked atmosphere. Maybe it was the time we were there. Expensive meal for average food. I had great expectations. Wouldn’t recommend.

                                              32. P

                                                Paula

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Outdoor terrace was really lovely and a great alternative to sitting inside. Roof cover, heaters and blankets provided. Food was very good, especially the seaweed pasta dish. Desserts were very nice too, especially the ice cream. Excellent service. Thank you.

                                              33. JM

                                                JeanneM

                                                Dublin

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on 27 September 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Nice Monday night quiet meal in safe and pleasant covered garden area.

                                              34. E

                                                Eamonn

                                                Dublin

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on 13 September 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Went there for lunch, food and service was excellent, the chicken burger in particular is unreal. Great setting also, will be back.

                                              35. S

                                                Sydney

                                                Dublin

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 12 September 2021

                                                overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                I felt over rated. No vibe, food average and particularly slow waitress!

                                              36. EM

                                                ElaineM

                                                London

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 12 September 2021

                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                Lovely setting. Very friendly staff. Really enjoyed the food.

                                              37. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dublin

                                                3 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on 10 September 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                Love this place and my friends were very impressed

                                              38. AM

                                                AnnM

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 5 September 2021

                                                overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                Bit disappointed in my meal. My guests said they were happy.

                                              39. S

                                                Schnattchen

                                                Dublin

                                                9 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on 30 August 2021

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                It was lovely to meet with friends in a save environment. Food was lovely as well

                                              40. CF

                                                CleoF

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on 29 August 2021

                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                Really nice place to have dinner. The garden area is really cosy. Service is really great! Will back for sure!

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                                              Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 226 OpenTable diners.

                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                                              Booked 2 times today
                                              Experiences are available.
                                              Google Map for Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden Hotel

                                              72-74 Harcourt Street Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 Y282

                                              • Cross Street

                                                Stable Lane

                                              • Area

                                                South City Centre

                                              • Hours of Operation

                                                Lunch
                                                Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:45 pm
                                                Dinner
                                                Daily 4:00 pm–6:45 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Irish, Afternoon Tea, Vegetarian / Vegan

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Elegant

                                              • Dress Code

                                                Smart Casual

                                              • Parking Details

                                                None

                                              • Public Transit

                                                Green Luas Line Stop to Harcourt Street.

                                              • Payment Options

                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive Chef

                                                Fergal Meehan

                                              • Additional

                                                Gluten-free Options

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