l'Gueuleton

4.2
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220 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Bistro
It is difficult to define exactly what l’Gueuleton means but the words, feast, food, family, friends and of course wine help us to understand a concept that is inherently French. Since 2004 l’Gueuleton has served French Bistro cuisine at it’s finest. Combining quality Irish produce with French flair, l’Gueuleton offers a fantastic menu, matched with a perfectly balanced selection of old world wines.



Situated on the ground floor of the old Fade Street Tenements l’Gueuleton is a combination of exposed red brick walls, industrial beams, copper ceilings and wood floors. Candle light and music thats far from background help create our interpretation on the french bistro.



The l'Gueuleton bar & terrace which opened in 2016 serves everything from classic cocktails and wine to a selection of 55 local and international Gin's. With resident DJs Cian Murphy and Robbie Kitt playing a mix of disco, house and garage every Friday, Saturday a
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4.2
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SM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food excellent as always, and service random as always! Come for the food, stay for the eccentric wait staff and haphazard service :)

JR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service , excellent food. Will 100% go back!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff. Great food. Perfect location.

SC
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

I commend there on Thursday at a table near the bar. A glass fell from the bar smashed and some landed on our table. Not even an apology or offered to be moved elsewhere. When the table cleared we found a huge lump of glass on the table. We both work in financial services and were considering it for a department night out but when there are so many nicer Venu that don't stick broken glass on our table why would I bother. I was so very disappointed

AF
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed our visit to L’gueuleton. Found the noise level very high so quite difficult to have conversation with friends. Nice vibe though. Food was beautiful although my husband ordered the beef and found it quite grizzly.

OD
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff super helpful and friendly. The menu didnt match the one online which threw our vegan diner. As did the "no substitutions or deletions" I'd recommend either including a vegan option onto the menu or stating substitutions may be made within reason.

Otherwise, super!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a family weekend brunch here, all ages were happy with the venue. Music was a bit loud at the start but was lowered as we got our food and the place filled up. Food was fantastic, service was friendly and everyone had a great time.

m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the service is good and staff are friendly. The food was amazing and the bottle of wine we had was reasonably priced.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab service, fab food = perfect 😎

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Food was excellent, couldn't fault it. Beef bourgignin was superb and the French onion soup. Staff were friendly but a little inattentive, had to ask for water and nobody asked how we found the food or if everything was OK, after each course and were slow to get the bill. Chair are a little uncomfortable and could use a cushion. Other than that it's a nice restaurant, little pricey but the food quality is excellent.

Y
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

They no longer do an early bird. The food is a lot more expensive than it used to be at almost €30 for each main. Starters are €13/14 which is very pricey.
We had 2 mains and suddenly the bill was put on the table, when I booked it stated 2 hours for 2 people, we arrived at 5.30. The bill arrived at 6.45 without us asking for it. Thought this was rude. Food was very nice

KK
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, service was incredible and the staff were so nice

J
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good but could do with more vegetarian options.

DS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were greeted immensely we arrived and given a choice of tables. Staff were friendly and efficient. Our lunch was lovely and served quickly, which is important at lunch time. It has been awhile since we were there but won’t be leaving it as long TIL we visit again

JR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant staff atmosphere and food were amazing.

CR
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

nice waiting staff, but the food was average, one starter nice, the other lacking taste, the steak mains was grizzly, while the other partridge mains was left under the heat lamp for a few minutes too long unfortunately..overall it was overpriced - without coffees or desserts, the bill came to nearly €200.. there's much better value and much better food to be had elsewhere in dublin these days, and not too far away.. sorry! criostoir..

SM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely lunch with friends. They could not be more accommodating as our party size was increased by 2 on the day. Gorgeous food too. Definitely recommend l'Gueuleton

c
London
107 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Got recommended this place from Work colleagues so was keen to book this for a work event.
Disappointed that we got give then set menu even thought there were only 8 of us.

Staff were ok, not the friendliest, and rushed us out. Not ideal. Food was tasty and a great selection of drinks

PH
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this place, really nice atmosphere, the food is just delicious and the staff are great fun, but best of all, try and book a late sitting because at the end of the night they clear out the tables and a DJ starts banging out classic dance tunes

NB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was really good but unfortunately the service was not on par. We order our food, wine and water together. Their was a delay with the water and wine and we just thought they were busy so there was a bit of a delay but 15 minutes passed and still no sign. Our starters actually arrived and we still had no drinks. The person who bought our starters ended up having to get our wine and water, not our waiter. Our waiter clearly forgot. The same happened with the coffees we ordered with dessert. We could see them on the counter, our desserts had been dropped, so we actually reminded the waiter. He continued to pour water for other tables he was looking after instead of getting our coffees. We had to eyeball him as a reminder. We decided to go elsewhere for drinks so asked for the bill. We paid in cash and there was change due. We saw it being cashed off but no sign of the change coming back. We were waiting for 20 minutes for the change to come back and through repeated glancing. It was being kept as an assumed tip which should be our decision. We were really disappointed. The food was so good and the service use to be the same. L'Gueuleton's waiting staff are definitely letting the kitchen staff down here. I would be reluctant to go back. Shame

NM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really nice night in restaurant.
Food and staff were lovely. Tables a bit to close for comfort

OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Spent all day here and was fantastic. Once night game was booted out the second they could

CC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lovely food everything on the plate was beautifully made

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous meal and wine. Truly delicious. The panacotta was amazing. Staff really warm with good service. highly recommend if visiting Dublin

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Really good food x

OT
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was outstanding, our meal was not just a thing of beauty but tasted amazing and the atmosphere was fantastic, I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fantastic meal in a relaxed environment

MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as per usual! Food is just so good in l’Gueuleton!

JC
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

For us the main question in any review would be "will you return" and in this case the answer is a definite no. French Onion soup was what I considered salty and watery but the best of what we had to eat. We each ordered the ribeye steaks at 31 euro each about 10oz weight. (Retail cost in my local butcher 21 euro per kilo). Both steaks came undercooked one to the point of being inedible. Whilst we were not charged for that we would have preferred to have a meal we could enjoy and happy to pay for it. After all a steak has to be one of the easiest things to cook and so if they can't get that right then what hope. Really disappointed especially as it was recommended by a friend but sadly typical of what we now experience on Dublin restaurants. The good times don't always mean good things.

B
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Hi
The overall was okay, the food was nice and great ambiance but the service was very poor to be honest.

MB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We have been to L'Gueuleton a number of time over the years and have always enjoyed the experience however we were extremely disappointed on out last visit. When we arrived the waiter pointed in the direction of where we were to be seated instead of showing us to the table. The service was really poor, the waiter again seemed very disinterested and didn't communicate very much at all with us, we didn't get everything we ordered. The quality of food we did get was below standard for which we mentioned to one of the other waiters (they deducted it from our bill but I would have rather got decent food and paid for it) When we went to the count to pay our bill the lady who took the payment never made any commented on whether or not we enjoyed the food, thank you, etc.
Will we return?....I think not.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was really incredible. It was very busy so the service took a bit too long. I will go back though.

FL
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very pleasant evening with lovely food and helpful, friendly staff. My only quibble was that my Eton Mess was deconstructed and when I asked that it be mashed up I had to do it myself!

NM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Second time to try for brunch. Food is really great but service is shocking. Both times found staff arrogant and like they couldn't be bothered if we were there or not. Pity as food was good but won't be back.

MB
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, fantastic food and outside space (peaceful but still great for people watching). Extra gold star for not seeing one Instagram obsessed dinner (although the food and the location were worthy). Will be back for sure!

DB
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, friendly and helpful staff and great atmosphere. Looking forward to my next trip back already!

JR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Disappointing food compared to last visit .
Service was very good but obviously Sunday evening is the real chefs night off !

L
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely, casual restaurant. Had the ribeye – so tasty. Also, enormous! Lady who waited on our table was warm, friendly and chilled. Definitely recommend, for two or for large groups.

a
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service etc all perfect. Nothing on the menu to dislike - making it rather tricky to decide! Looking forward to visiting again soon

UD
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I always find l'Gueuleton a very pleasant option when we are in Dublin for a day. While I might only eat here once a year, twice at most, the memory of the beautiful meal brings me back again. This time we opted for the mini dessert with coffee. Am inclined to think I will revert to full dessert next time. Perhaps that is due to taste of goat's cheese on cheesecake. Service very attentive and was delighted to be seated in the brightness of the window area. A most pleasant two hours.

KM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a slightly fancier than normal lunch, dinner, drink. The food is great and the staff are fantastic, so friendly and capable.