Layla's

3.9
157 reviews
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€31 to €50
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American
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Brunch
Flooded with light and surrounded by windows to make the most of the views, Layla’s is vibrant, friendly and delicious. The perfect spot for dining with friends, a hot date, a family celebration – or just because. Layla’s serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner, with brunch every weekend and bank holiday Monday. Head out to the beautiful and spacious terrace for a new perspective of Ranelagh.
What 157 People Are Saying
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3.8
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4.2
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3.5
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

It was a quiet night so the waiter we had could have been a bit more attentive.

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s
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Nice interiors but layout very similar to Sophies which was a little disappointing as expected something a little different. Food reasonable but not amazing.

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R
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Two of main courses had run out - apart from that I’d have given a 5 star rating. The lamb dish was one of those that had run out - duck was offered as a replacement but we felt the dish didn’t work with duck

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The place is beautiful, very stylish. The food is just ok, nothing special tbh, so it's a bit pricey if you ask me now. Staff was very nice but too much at times. We had to wait way too long even though it wasn't full.

Overall it was good because this chain has very beautiful places in Dublin but not for the food itself.

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WM
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Service was excellent. Pizza not as good as on previous visits and despite having a cocktail bar downstairs, bar was unable to provide any garnish for a gin and tonic ie Monkey 47 with fever tree tonic. We asked for a strawberry and on checking we were told there were non available.
Very noisy table beside us as well.
Layla’s was great when opened first but we have noticed pizza has disimproved recently.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Generally v good. Just slow to get a prosecco on arrival, had to ask a couple of times. Wine list expensive

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M
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Easy ambience and good menu and nice wine list

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C
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Enjoyable evening with friends. Lovely setting and Food was excellent. Good variety on the menu. Will definitely be back.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Extremely slow service & constantly trying to catch eye of waiter for service - tedious

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K
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Service was slow and quite inattentive. The food was pretty average, wouldn’t complain about it but could have cooked it myself!
Cocktails we good though and there was a great buzz in the restaurant so it was a very enjoyable evening. I’m not sure I’d go as far as to recommend but I’ll probably be back again at some stage!

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B
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Would recommend purely for experience and wonderful views. Restaurant is a tad chilly due to breeze from terrace.

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SP
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the ambience was very good, the staff, the people, even though they didnt have the dessert that i wanted the food overall was delicious and it was so nice of them to do a complimentary drink for International Women's day. Also loved the swing :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Lovely setting and atmosphere. Decent food, unfortunately service was long. Would still recommend.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyable experience but overpriced for what you get

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NT
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Really nice space. We had to ask to be moved as sitting anywhere near the door is incredibly draughty.
Food is good, bit cold coming out.
Views fabulous and pretty good value for money. Nice cocktails.

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T
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Service very poor. Waiter was under trained and nobody obviously guiding him.

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L
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Great cocktails. Fab venue for all occasions

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O
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, even nicer cocktails, beautiful setting and service was spot on. Lovely spot for an afternoon lunch!

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MN
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good ambience, outside area is nice for sundowners (should the weather allow). Food is good value for money.

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S
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Food was excellent and venue is elegant with a stunning view however service was shockingly bad with no ownership over our table and unhelpful and rude staff

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CT
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Yes I would recommend food was good, we all had Pizzas as nothing on the main appealed to us. The sides were lovely also.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We went for lunch on Sunday to find the menu was different than was advertised on your site , it was more brunch less lunch

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L
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Breakfast tasted good and good value as portion size was perfect. I had booked a it in advance with a request of having window seats. When we arrived there were many window seats vacant but staff member said there were none available for two people. I could understand that.....had they been expecting people to fill these seats. When we were leaving, these empty seats were still empty. Another customer approached me and said the exact same thing had happened them. I fully understand if it was booked up but wasnt the case. Also staff could've been more attentive on the day. Water ran out, I had to request more. Then the next time they stopped it up was after I'd paid the bill and was about to leave!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible dining experience, service was first class, food & drink amazing, loved the decor and the terrace was the best part! Will definitely be back.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Staff were really lovely and food was of very high standard for great price

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LT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

All is exceptional, including service. However, it lacks on vegan options! Overall, good environment and drinks!

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HC
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Four of us had a first class meal, ambiance and wine. Brilliant.

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R
13 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

88th mothers birthday lunch, waiter and staff very helpful and fun!! Food tasty,cocktails good but very little wine available by the glass!

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SW
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Staff were amazing! Two new mum's with babies in tow and they couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. Thank you!

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E
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food and service just ok, tofu starter and vegetarian main were both quite tasteless. Beef taco starter was nice and beef was cooked nicely.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The reason I’m giving overall 3 isn’t because the experience was negative, it just wasn’t very new. The brand is absolutely there so if you like the likes of Sophie’s, Angelina’s, Roberta’s then you’ll like this. I think the value for money leans more toward their efforts to the upholding of the brand rather than the food being spectacular. It’s an ‘overall’ value for money experience which means that whether you have a pizza or a main course with drinks the price will lean a little higher than you might have wanted to pay for casual dining. I guess it’s casual dining with a view, flair, a brand that’s on the cusp of saturation, a price tag and if all goes well the making of an occasion. Overall recommended. And nice to see Ranelagh stretch itself past a suburban dining hub to something more central feeling (if that makes sense)!

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DS
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great experience our waitress Emily was exceptional, so friendly and helpful with everything. We couldn’t have asked for more.

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LB
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and great service. Great for the kids too.

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N
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Really enjoyed our evening. Maybe the best Pizza in Dublin? Can’t wait to come back again!

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CA
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Myself and my girlfriend went there for dinner the other night. Our waitress Aimee took great care of us and made us feel most welcome. Great night overall with great food.

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JM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely relaxed atmosphere, food was lovely, but portions a little small, staff and service very good

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OK
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

The food was delicious. The service was awful. Only for the manager who did notice what was going on and helped a bit we would have walked out. I have never seen staff to be so uninterested in helping. It was embarrassing as I had picked the restaurant for some friends. Such a shame cause the food was amazing.

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MK
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We (party of 3) enjoyed a lovely midweek evening in LAYLA's this week. Service was excellent and the
food delicious ( maybe a little on the pricey side). Will definitely return. Many thanks to all.

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G
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Loved everything about Layla’s except that we were sitting so close to the couple beside us I felt I had to introduce ourselves as we sat down! After all we would be spending the next few hours together! Top Tip...Ask for a booth.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

Lovely venue but we all had the salad which wasn’t great. Supposed to be pickled pear tasted fresh to me. Blue cheese was sparse. Almost no dressing but more was asked for and received. Overall I’ve had much better versions. Lacking flavour and bite which I would expect from black pudding and blue cheese.

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