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Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden Hotel, Dublin, Co. Dublin
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Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden Hotel

4.3
4.3
335 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Afternoon Tea, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 568 5500

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Fergal Meehan

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day- A night of Romance

    €75.00 per person

    14 Feb 2023 only
    Book in for a night of romance with the person you love this Valentine's Day at The Iveagh Garden Hotel. Enjoy a delicious 5-Course set menu with a glass of prosecco on arrival.

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What 335 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Good for special occasions

  • Dublin 2

    Good for special occasions

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  1. R

    Rache

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
  2. AD

    ADRIENNEB

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    I have been a regular client at this venue and had booked it for a few girlfriends who had never been. Embarrassingly the service was very poor. We were advised when we complained that the hotel was overbooked and they were exceptionally busy. We waited 50 minutes for our first drink to arrive to our table. We asked after 30 minutes if our cocktails were coming. 20 mins later 4 Pornstar martinis arrived. Part of the cocktail consists of a Shot of Prosecco. When cocktails were brought to the table we were advised the shots of Prosecco were ‘coming’ - they were waiting for Shot glasses. Another ten minutes and two requests later the shot’s arrived. We could now have our first drink. By then our main course arrived - almost together with our ‘pre dinner’ drink. We then waited 25 mins, and 3 requests later, for a bottle of Heineken to be served. There might be an excuse for 4 cocktails to take time but one bottle of Heineken 🤨 Fish and chips were Devine, Asian Piek salad was very good but Thai green curry disappointing - too much onion with not enough sauce. All in all our experience could not have been any more disappointing. When I asked to speak to a manager I was advised that he was not available- in-spite of his presence almost all of the time we were there- for me his absence said a lot about the management of the venue. Customer feedback should be welcomed as it provides an opportunity to improve customer experience for everyone. To be fair to the young lady who tried to rescue, what was a disaster, she was very apologetic and drinks on the house were presented but the experience was beyond redemption. Sadly I could not recommend this venue again.
  3. CK

    CiaraK

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was good, service was fine but a special occasion (engagement) wasn't acknowledged which is disappointing.

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded 4 days agoHi, I am delighted to hear that the food was good, however I am sorry that your special occasion was overlooked. This is not something that usually happens and I am sorry. I will have a word with the staff on this. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. Kind Regards, James Hayde Director of Sales

  4. CM

    CatrionaM

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place to eat with excellent service so close to Grafton Street.

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded on 23 January 2023Hi Catriona, Thanks for your review and delighted that you had a great meal. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. All the best James Hayde Director of Sales

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service - every member of staff went above and beyond!

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded on 23 January 2023Thanks a mill, the staff are fantastic and great to hear that they looked after you so well. I'll be sure to bring this up with them. All the best, James Hayde, Director of Sales

  6. P

    Polly

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff very friendly. Very efficient service. Food very good. Good value for money and super cocktails
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the staff was very attentive and helpful. The restaurant is gorgeous and the prices are really good. I hope I could give 10 stars

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded on 23 January 2023Thanks for your review. We will be sure to pass on your comments to the team and delighted to hear this. The Team are fantastic and great to hear that you have experienced this. Look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, James Hayde Director of Sales

  8. JJ

    JoJoC

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve set menu
  9. AK

    AdamK

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Nice venue for drinks, food is wildly overpriced and poor.
  10. LC

    LukeC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, excellent food and top class service all round
  11. A

    Aoife

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting for a Christmas dinner. The staff were lovely and were there when needed. The food was amazing, and such great potion size! Would highly recommend
  12. CS

    CarolS

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very friendly and very helpful staff, thanks
  13. BH

    BH94

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely meal, lovely staff, great ambiance and lovely evening.
  14. SJ

    ShelleyJ

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, superb cocktails and delicious food. Initially I wasn’t sure how a hotel restaurant would be but this was excellent.
  15. AS

    AilbheS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Very poor menu selection, slow service, small portions, chips were raw, had to order more sides, they didn’t come until we were finished our meal, cutlery was taken away and not replaced for sides.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was average, cocktails were great the screaming children slightly ruined the ambience of the night in the outside patio area. Music was only playing for part of the night unfortunately and the overhead heaters kept switching off every 20-30 minutes. The service was great otherwise.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Great food and great staff. Service was very slow
  18. LG

    LGPG

    Coastal Georgia

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The fish chowder and super salad was so salty we couldn't eat them . We left after talking to the waiter and all we got was I'm sorry.
  19. O

    Orlat

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I love the relaxed feel of this place. I definitely would return to try more dishes. We were there for a birthday dinner and they had brought a complementary glass of processco for the persons who’s birthday it was. The table was split on the fish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Service was well-timed and friendly the girl who served us was amazing really kind and helpful never got her name but she was lovely. The drinks were also really nice! Would definitely return.
  20. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Menu a bit limited. Staff a bit too keen to take food away when some people not finished but otherwise good. Food is good but nothing amazing. Overall a pleasant experience and would probably go there again for a light lunch rather than dinner.
  21. A

    Anonymous

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great energy great music great vibes really enjoyed
  22. JM

    JMcG

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Elle's is a lovely venue. It was quiet at lunch time mid week also good. Staff where friendly & attentive. Menu has moved more to a bigger bites as in dinners rather than smaller plates like it used too. Slightly disappointing when you're not in the humour for a full dinner. Otherwise good lunch.
  23. A

    Ally

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent everyone in my party of four enjoyed their meal from start to finish
  24. AM

    AoifeM

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great outdoor area for cocktails/drinks. The decor is very pretty. The service was also great. We also appreciated the complimentary prosecco for our anniversary
  25. CM

    CatrionaM

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Have been for lunch many times and this restaurant has never failed.
  26. HO

    HannahO

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t believe I wasn’t here before last weekend! I’ve been to hundreds of restaurants around Dublin & I was looking for somewhere I hadn’t been & Elle’s did not disappoint! From the moment we stepped in the door all the staff were smiling and friendly & came straight up to greet us without us having to wonder where to go. We were seated and promptly offered drinks & we had plenty of time to look at the menu before we were asked to order food. The interior is stunning, comfortable & I loved how spacious it was so we didn’t feel on top of other people although it was busy. The cocktails were delicious & the food was so tasty. We were checked on numerous times & the value was amazing. I will definitely be returning with family / friends in the near future. Thank you so much for such an enjoyable evening.
  27. M

    Mossy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Look, my twenties are well behind me in life's rear view mirror. Whilst most of the people here at 6.45pm seemed to be that age it was mixed with some of those in their 30's, 40's and 50's like ourselves. Despite this being a very well decorated art deco themed hotel there was loud dance/techno type music blasted everywhere. My wife actually said it looked like this was the staging point for heading to Copper-faced Jacks across the road. A glass of average white wine was an eye watering 12 euro my lager was 6.50. My wife's salad was large but not very tasty while my chicken main was tasty but small- more like a starter but still 18.50! Much better value and atmosphere to be had near here!

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded on 21 October 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback and are disappointed to hear your recent experience did not meet your expectations. I have forwarded your comments to the relevant departments to ensure this is improved upon. Kind regards, Elle's Bar and Bistro

  28. OC

    OCTOBER

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food very good, Service excellent. Special note to our two servers, Ilaria and Abi, Thank you. You are both a valuable asset to the restaurant.

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded on 17 October 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent experience and we look forward to warmly welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Elle's Bar and Bistro

  29. RP

    RandyP

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Made a last minute reservation for a large international group. The staff was incredibly accommodating. Outstanding service. Thank you!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Good atmosphere. Service was erratic and the food (while nice) was nothing special. Reasonable value for money

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded on 17 October 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are deeply saddened to hear your recent experience did not meet your expectations. We have forwarded your comments to our food and beverage manager to ensure this is improved upon. We hope to have you return so we may ensure everything is as it should be. Kind regards, Elle's Bar and Bistro

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was really good, drinks were good. Service was slacking. No member of staff came over to us for 45 minutes, even though we had empty drinks. I was just looking to pay my bill, but the staff were more interested in having a pint of water and chatting amongst themselves than coming over to our table. I had to go up to the bar to pay the bill because we received no attention. Probably won't return

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded on 17 October 2022Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are deeply saddened to hear your recent experience did not meet your expectations. We have forwarded your comments to our food and beverage manager to ensure this is improved upon. We hope to have you return so we may ensure everything is as it should be. Kind regards, Elle's Bar and Bistro

  32. DS

    DermotS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food as always and service was excellent. Will be back

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded on 17 October 2022Dear Dermot, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to warmly welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Elle's Bar and Bistro

  33. M

    Mark

    New England

    124 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Nice looking restaurant, especially the outdoor space. We came in when it wasn’t very busy. The server was pleasant although not very attentive after taking our order. Our drafts sat on the bar until I pointed them out to her. Very much appreciated a manager who came by and checked in with us. She was gracious and welcoming. The fish chowder was excellent. It was a good place to catch a meal while around the Saint Stephen’s Green Park area.

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded on 17 October 2022Dear Mark, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry for your recent experience. We have forwarded your comments to our food and beverage manager to ensure this is improved for future visits. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Elle's Bar and Bistro The Iveagh Garden Hotel

  34. NF

    NiamhF

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food and service

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded on 22 September 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Niamh. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to warmly welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Elle's Bar and Bistro

  35. A

    Anonymous

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I attended on Sunday for brunch, the place is beautiful, good service, fast, food quality very good and the dishes were great presented.

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded on 22 September 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to warmly welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Elle's Bar and Bistro

  36. OO

    OliviaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect night had great food lovely ambiance great drinks selection and fab staff

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded on 22 September 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Olivia. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to warmly welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Elle's Bar and Bistro

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Asked for dessert menus and was told the kitchen had already closed. The drinks waiter took our order on a napkin. Food was really good and staff quite helpful.

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded on 12 September 2022Dear Sir/Madame, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I have forwarded your comments to the relevant department to ensure this is improved upon. Kind regards, Elle's Bar and Bistro

  38. E

    Eimear

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable evening with friends and the food was delicious..I would go back again no problem

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded on 12 September 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Eimear. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to warmly welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Elle's Bar and Bistro

  39. K

    Karen

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, we had a wonderful brunch. Highly recommend. Great service.

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded on 12 September 2022Dear Karen, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are beyond thrilled to hear you have enjoyed your experience at Elle's Bar & Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Many thanks, Elle's Bar and Bistro

  40. NN

    NiallN

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Really nice meal, great service, friendly staff. A little noisy - at table of 6 it was hard to hear conversations clearly

    Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden HotelResponded on 12 September 2022Dear Niall, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are beyond thrilled to hear you have enjoyed your experience at Elle's Bar & Bistro. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Many thanks, Elle's Bar and Bistro

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
  • Protective equipment

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

FAQs

Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 335 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


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

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Stable Lane

  • Area

    South City Centre

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 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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