Layla's

4.5
701 reviews
€31 to €50
Italian
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.

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What 701 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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LeeOD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Ordered two pastas both lacking any flavour at all - for the price of the meals would have expected far better. Side of fried potatoes were only flavoursome dish we got.

Waiters not paying attention most of the time e.g. bottle of wine put in ice bucket at end of table but we ended up getting up to pour it ourselves every time - again would be absolutely fine with this is a reasonably priced place but for the price of the overall meal would expect attentive servers.

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vipJudie2000
Dublin
56 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was fabulous and our waiter Angel was an absolute joy!

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vipSC25
London
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great meal with excellent service

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FionaL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were welcoming and attentive. Dishes ordered were as we imagined they would be so no one was disappointed with their order. View over the city was wonderful as it was a bright, sunny, dry November afternoon. We were lucky too as we got parking right outside the restaurant. Thank you lovely Layla staff for making our time in your restaurant memorable!

Layla's
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Fiona, It was an absolute pleasure having you all in with us! hank you so much for taking your time to leave us this lovely review also. Best, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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SandraT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Well looked after

Layla's
Responded 5 days ago

Hiya Sandra, It was a pleasure having you with us last night! We look forward to seeing you in again soon! Best, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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Ciara13
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The ravioli starter was fantastic! For main course we had Steak and the calzone - both were great. Overall fantastic food in a lovely venue ☺️

Layla's
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Ciara, Thank you so much for taking time to give us such a nice review! Its much appreciated! Best, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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MandyL
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely evening at Layla’s, the waiter was from Greece and had only started working there. He was very friendly and very pleasant. Great dinner and great atmosphere

Layla's
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Mandy, That's so nice of you to say. I passed this along to your lovely waiter and he was delighted. We hope to see you again soon! Aoife, Layla's AGM

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Graduation. Staff looked after us so well. Thank you

Layla's
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Anonymous, It was a pleasure having you and the family in with us last night! Hopefully we see you bcak in soon! Best, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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NicoleF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere in the restaurant is really nice. The food is great and the waiters are very attentive as well .
Would definitely recommend to go there for dinner.

Layla's
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Nicole, Thank you for the lovely review! It's much appreciated! See you soon we hope. Aoife, Layla's AGM

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, friendly staff, lovely rooftop terrace would be beautiful at night!! Will definitely be coming back

Layla's
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Anonymous, We appreciate the kind review! You are right in that the view is great in the evening! Hopefully we get you bcak in for a dinner soon. Best, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food, location and value for money.

Layla's
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Anonymous, I am delighted to heard you enjoyed your visit with us!We look forward to hosting you again soon! Best, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

We had a lovely table on the terrace ...food was tasty and good value and the staff were attentive without bothering us too much as we were having a good chat. We were no hurried to leave so all in all a very pleasant afternoon

Layla's
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Mary, Thank you so for the nice words! We look forward to having you back again soon! Best, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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LindaB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely evening in Layla's, food and service was excellent, wasn't too noisy and seating was very comfortable. Only complaint was that the pasta portions were a bit small, would have loved a little bit more. Evening topped off with a big Happy Birthday plate with ice cream for my daughter who was delighted. Will definitely be back.

Layla's
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Linda, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us here at Layla's the other night. Come back any time and i'll put a word in with the chef to give you an extra nice portion of pasta. 😉 Best, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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Michael
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Location is great, the decor is great and the front of house service team are really good (capable, empathetic, experienced, good communicators, welcoming) BUT, the food was as bad as I have ever experienced (cold eggs , soggy based pizza, turned avacado.....)

Layla's
Responded on 22 November 2021

Dear Michael, I'm sorry to hear your experience with the food was unpleasant! Our standards are usually kept pretty high so I am very disappointed that this incident happened. I would love to invite you back for another brunch, lunch or dinner, so that we can prove to you that was a once off occasion. Email me directly at aoife@laylas.ie so I can arrange your reservation and make sure we take care of you. Sincere regards, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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CathalS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and Aoife looked after us from start to finish. Overall we had a wonderful experience.

Layla's
Responded on 21 November 2021

Dear Cathal, Aoife here, It was such a pleasure chatting with you guys and I'd love to see you back soon! Thank you for the lovely compliments! Best, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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JohnG
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good meal and great service. Steak was excellent.

Layla's
Responded on 21 November 2021

Dear John, Thank you so much for taking your time to review us! I am delighted to see you enjoyed your time here with us at Layla's. Best, Aoife, Layla,s AGM

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EdelF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delightful and both waiters on the night were really friendly and helpful. The setting is absolutely beautiful and although seated outside (which was our preference) we were very comfortable with blankets provided and effective out door heating. The rooftop view of the lights of Dublin is so nice. I will certainly be back there. Thank you.

Layla's
Responded on 21 November 2021

Hello Edel, Thank you so so much for the lovely compliments! You are welcome back any time to enjoy the food and views! Best, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
10 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Laylas is a fantastic place for brunch. The menu has something for everyone and the staff are so lovely. Will definitely be back

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Pilar
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to go for brunch!

Amazing service, food quality and price according to the market.

Layla's
Responded on 15 November 2021

Good afternoon Pilar, Thank you for taking the time to leave us the lovely review! We look forward to having you in for some more brunch soon! =] Aoife, Layla's AGM

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice food, great atmosphere, very welcoming staff in particular Panos who looked after us, he was very kind. Looking forward to returning

Layla's
Responded on 15 November 2021

Dear Anonymous, Thank you so much for taking your time to review us. Panos is indeed a magnificent waiter so make sure we sit you in his section again next time! Best, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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AngusC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, friendly service but a little busy. Will definitely be back and would strongly recommend.

Layla's
Responded on 15 November 2021

Good afternoon Angus, Thank you for taking your time to review us. I'm happy to see you were treated well and enjoyed the meal. We hope to see you back in soon! Aoife, Layla's AGM

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GiuliaG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Stunning location and excellent Italian food. Highly recommended.

Layla's
Responded on 15 November 2021

Hello Giulia, Thank you so so much for the lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed the food and the company here at Layla's. Best, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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DiegoGF
Serbia
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super friendly and proactive staff, great food and excellent set up in the outdoor space. All in all, a very pleasant experience.

Layla's
Responded on 15 November 2021

Hello Diego, I am so delighted you had a god time with us at Layla's. It was a pleasure having you guys, and the fluffy teddy too. Come back soon, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Superb setting on a clear and bright sunny day with a beautiful view.
Private dining experience and tasty brunch options 🤩

Layla's
Responded on 8 November 2021

Hello Anonymous, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are delighted you had a great time with us and enjoyed the stunning views. Aoife, Layla's AGM

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Belinda
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service! We really enjoyed our meal. Everything worked great. Only little issue is that it can be noisy on a Sat night!

Layla's
Responded on 8 November 2021

Good day Belinda, Thank you so much for taking your time to review us. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us here at Layla's on your last visit! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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RogerJ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

This is a really great location and a great vibe on a dark evening, overlooking the lights of Dublin. The staff were friendly and attentive. Some of our food was good, but a couple of the dishes weren't so good. In particular, the stuffed pork with Brussels sprouts, salsa verde and pancetta didnt have any stuffing, salas verde or pancetta!!! The mushroom ravioli looked great but had no seasoning so it wasnt as tasty as it looked. The rib eye steak was great however. All in all, a great place, we will def be back, but the food fell a bit short on this occasion

Layla's
Responded on 8 November 2021

Dear Roger , Sorry to hear the food was not 100% satisfactory on your last visit! We would love to have you back in with us to show you that your exepriance was a once off. Best, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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Losch
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Great atmosphere as usual. I ordered the cessar salad with chicken and

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GitanjaliL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall1Food4Service3Ambience1

Disappointing experience. I booked a table for 2 at Layla's to celebrate my husband's birthday. I did select the 'celebrating special occasion' option. I also emailed Layla's to request a nice table for a birthday celebration. They even emailed me back to say they'd made a note of my request. But when we landed up on the night, there was absolutely no acknowledgement of my request or the occasion. They seated us in the middle of the restaurant right next to a large group - their table was so close that a staff member had to hover over our table to take a picture of that group!! That's not my idea of a nice table - and the restaurant was full. We tried to enjoy our meal anyway but even that was slightly spoiled by the fact that we had to order everything at once because the kitchen closes at 10 pm (our reservation was for 9.30 pm). I can't fault the food - the dishes we ordered were superb. I did email Layla's afterwards to point out that I had made a request which was not met, but it's been a week and I haven't received any response. Not sure why I'm being ignored. They kind of spoiled my night - I was really looking forward to bringing my husband here. Won't be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5

It was good. The pancakes were burnt but otherwise it was good.

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JeanC
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and the staff were really attentive. Great advice on the wine choice too. Will definitely be back!

Layla's
Responded on 4 November 2021

Dear Jean, Thank you for the kind words. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us here at Layla's. Best, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Quick service, very accommodating

Layla's
Responded on 4 November 2021

Dear Anonymous, Thank you so much for the review. We always welcome feedback especially when it's positive! Hopefully we get to host you again soon here at Layla's. Aoife, Layla's AGM

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Beautiful option for outdoor dining in Dublin. Service was great with strong menu knowledge and recommendations. Food was very good quality.

Layla's
Responded on 1 November 2021

Dear Anonymous, Thank you so much for the kind words. We are delighted to hear you had a great time with us here at Layla's. We look forward to hosting you again soon in the future. Aoife, Layla's AGM

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My party and I had a great time at Layla’s. Good atmosphere, great food. I would highly recommend.

Layla's
Responded on 1 November 2021

Dear Anonymous, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We appreciate all feedback, especially the positive kind. We look forward to hosting you again soon in the future. Aoife, Layla's AGM

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salipsir
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All were perfect

Layla's
Responded on 8 November 2021

Dear Salipsir, Thank you for the lovely review! We appreciate the great feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Aoife, Layla's AGM

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

French toast is really gorgeous. Good service and great views!

Layla's
Responded on 1 November 2021

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to review us. So nice to hear you enjoyed both the view and the service here at Layla's. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Aoife, Layla's AGM

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Its a great spot for many different reasons. The food is well presented, ample portions are served with aplomb. I would recommend the chicken hash, ceaser salad and the diavola pizza. We will be back for sure.

Layla's
Responded on 25 October 2021

Hello Anonymous, Thank you so much for the great review!! We always love to hear this kind fo feedback. I'm delighted we were able to provide you with a good time and great food! Aoife, Layla's AGM

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NicolaM
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

BRUNCH. The food was soooo good and the portion sizes were great. Coffee was delicious. Outdoor dining area is sheltered with heaters. Amazing- will return. I'd imagine it is fab at night also.

Layla's
Responded on 1 November 2021

Dear Nicola, I am so delighted to hear you had a wonderful time at Layla's with us! We look forward to hosting you again soon for another brunch, or possibly dinner! 😎 Thank you so much for the stellar review. We always welcome feedback especially when it's positive! Aoife, Layla's AGM

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LisaK
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing brunch in Laylas. My 2nd time here and would definitely go again. Service was super quick and the views from the restaurant are stunning. The pancakes were amazing!

Layla's
Responded on 22 October 2021

Hello Lisa, I'm so happy to hear you had a great time with us!! I can't wait to get you in on a third date with us! 😊 See you soon, Aoife, Layla's AGM

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SusanC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot and we were a large group (8) and cannot fault the service, they really looked after us. Would definitely go again but its a little expensive but a nice treat!

Layla's
Responded on 22 October 2021

Hello Susan, You are too kind. We really appreciate you leaving us some feedback and are delighted we could help facilitate the family get together. You're welcome back any time! Aoife, Layla's AGM

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Morro
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

fish was overcooked, too much bread on steak sandwich, pasta good noise level was too high, would not go back. better options available.

FAQs

Layla's does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat.

Layla's is rated 4.5 stars by 701 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.