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Loft Restaurant, Dundrum, Dublin

Loft Restaurant

4.0
4
38 reviews
€30 and under
Irish
Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Menu served all day Monday to Wednesday

Dinner served Thursday to Sunday from 5pm

Treat yourself to brunch, lunch, dinner or cocktails at Loft above Donnybrook Fair. Dundrum’s newest restaurant is led by Executive head chef Chris Allen, who has worked as a senior chef in London’s most exclusive restaurants; The Ivy, Le Caprice and Harrods. Chris also boasts being the personal head chef to Mohamed Al-Fayed.

Loft offers fresh, locally sourced food and an extensive drinks menu in a relaxed setting, the space is the perfect place to unwind before or after shopping or the theatre.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 8:00 am–6:00 pm Thu–Sat 8:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 524 1819

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Chris Allen

What 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Lunch

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  1. T

    Tommy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Very disappointed. Food fine, staff pleasant but need some training. Real problem was acoustics and lack of atmosphere. Cold atmosphere. Felt like eating in a work canteen.
  2. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High-quality casual dining at competitive prices with a nice setting, would highly recommend.
  3. SD

    SandraD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Had late lunch for four. Excellent service and atmosphere.
  4. FD

    FifiDublin

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good burgers and hot fries. Friendly service. Hard to find on Donnybrook fair website but booked thru open table.
  5. GD

    GaryD

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Ordered the hash which was advertised on the menu as being served with poached eggs. It came with one egg. My daughter ordered sweet potato fritter dish. It wasn't a fritter but more of a patty. It came with avocado which was half an avocado which wasn't even sliced or mashed,it was just dropped on plate. Terrible presentation
  6. LM

    LindaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience4
    Lovely food but the waitress was on her own could have done with someone else. She was run of her feet but doing a great job
  7. NP

    NorahP

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was nice enough. Had butter chicken and felt it was slightly over cooked. My daughter gad fish cakes and really enjoyed them.
  8. CM

    ClaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Service absolutely dreadful. Sat for 25 minutes before our order even taken. 2 waiting staff one that had only started that day and not trained. Felt very sorry for him. More and more diners were being sat with no one getting in service at all. . Chefs looked completely fed up. When food finally arrived it was good.
  9. HH

    HelenH

    Tipperary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful meal, the staff could not have been nicer. Really good wine.
  10. J

    Jackie

    Limerick

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    I don't like leaving negative reviews and had I not received this request to complete this review I wouldn't have bothered. Overall the experience was fine but it could be so much better. The service was really slow and we kept having to ask for basic things like milk. Our coffee was very slow to come and the food was even slower despite the place not being too packed. In fact there seemed to be plenty staff but things did not run smoothly. I have been several times for brunch and I have to say I have always found the staff to be inefficient and bordering on rude. I honestly believe some additional training could resolve this or perhaps a review of hiring policies to ensure the right staff are employed. The venue is lovely so it would be a shame for the place to get a bad name for the above.
  11. SM

    SallyM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely spot, tasty good value lunch nice decor and friendly staff.
  12. HD

    HDon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Under no circumstances would I recommend Loft to friends for at least another six months-the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. I felt for the chefs as they were working hard but the waiter got the order wrong despite us advising him to write our order down which led to rework for the chef and delayed dining for us bearing in mind we had two kids under 5. I won’t be returning until I hear that things have picked up. It has all of the ingredients to be a potential succcess-nice setting nice clientele. Best of luck to the Loft Manager.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wicklow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was great as always. Service was very poor. There was one waitress working by herself which was a busy period even though it was early enough in the morning. We decided to get the freshly squeezed orange juice even though it’s pricey. My daughter whilst waiting for drinks to come said ‘I hate when you get the food before the drinks. ‘ and that is exactly what happened. The food came out first and no sign of the drinks. We had to ask twice more before we got them. When they did come out we were nearly finished our food so we didn’t enjoy them just rushed to finish them before leaving.
  14. GB

    GordonB

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    One dish wasn't cooked properly but was replaced free of charge. Helpful staff.
  15. G

    Gilly

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovely experience to eat & catch up with friends here. Never disappoints.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Loft has a limited menu, which might no suit some people. However what they do, they do well. The tables are decently spread apart so there is plenty of circulation space. The high ceiling height lends itself to the sense of spaciousness. Previously I was there for brunch with a large family group of 7, including a baby. Their brunch is excellent. The service was friendly and efficient without being too formal. I’ll be back
  17. CO

    CathyO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Disappointed there was so few diners ,need to advertise it more. Beautiful restaurant and good value
  18. SS

    SandraS

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Nice menu. Nice food. Service leaves alot to be desired.
  19. L

    Leahg

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Didn’t meet expectations. We were still eating and our server came over asking were we finished and did we want the bill. Bill was brought over we said we would like to finish our food/drinks so give us a few minutes. 2 minutes later came back and insisted we pay.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed visiting the Loft above Donnybrook Fair in Dundrum. Had a great brunch here and looking forward to trying it for dinner, looks very fine dining!
  21. E

    Evergreen

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    They were short staffed and the guy working made no secret of how much pressure he felt he was under even though there was only ourselves and another four dining. Rushing around, setting tables and looking very much under pressure by the time he decided to take our order. Would try it again as the setting is nice and the food was nicely presented.
  22. BM

    BarryM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic venue, fantastic food, highly recommended
  23. JF

    JessF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had brunch there with my son whose birthday it was. LOVE no cut off time for Brunch. Food was delicious. Staff made a big fuss of my son with cake, candles, and offering to take photos of the two or us. Left with very happy bellies and a great big smile on both our faces. Will be back as soon as I can.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely leisurely evening meal. The food was very tasty! The mussels were gorgeous and a generous serving, the rock lobster was nice, but on the small side, if you were particularly hungry. Baj our waiter was very friendly and attentive. Will go again!
  25. e

    eibhlinc

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Lovely space, architecture . Beautiful renovation. Food for as very ordinary. Nothing special about any of the main courses. Pedestrian. The shop needs to be screened off by night it detracts from the ambience.
  26. D

    janeD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The owner (or manager of loft) is a very pleasant man goid on service and looking after you, our waiter was Amie and she was lovely
  27. TH

    TrionaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time there and as far as we are concerned we had a lovely evening. from the time you arrived and leave you couldn't have got better service. The food was excellent. Looking forward to our next visit.
  28. k

    kdnd

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Although the food was nice it was definitely not worth the prices. Unfortunately we were incredibly rushed despite not being in the restaurant for long - this did seem to be a case of the staff being under pressure but did mean we couldn't relax and enjoy our time.
  29. AS

    AnnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic restaurant.Perfect location,delicious food and professional and attentive service.Will definitely come back.Anna
  30. IA

    IvanA

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Been here many times and one or two of the staff just don’t have basic training - they dump the food and just walk away without the necessary 5 second glance to see if everyone has what they need .. so basic but so essential The lady who took our order was excellent so it’s just about basics
  31. JO

    JillO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    First time visiting. Lovely menu. I had brunch menu and my friend had lunch menu. Delicious food and very good service. Will definitely return
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish fabulous, two minor things no finger bowl for cleaning fingers and empty bowl for shells. Also my friend had ordered fries but they didn’t arrive with her food but did a couple of minutes later. Didn’t change our opinion about the restaurant
  33. LM

    LucyM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Changed our table inside as,too cold. Attentive but not pushy.. loved everything
  34. JU

    JeanetteU

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely surroundings, food was good and served hot! Would be nice if the menu had a gluten free beer option, Wicklow Wolf was on the menu and they do a gluten free one as well!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for a special day. Delicious food, fair price, friendly and professional staff. Joao prepared a special caribean drink for our birthday guest. I strongly recommend.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good was amazing, menu was different but simple. Full cocktail bar which was great for a cheeky drink with brunch. Service was good but a little stiff. Ambience was also good but restaurant was quite, I’m sure when it’s full the atmosphere is electric.
  37. JH

    JessicaH

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good service and a lovely atmosphere. We have been before and we will be back!
  38. SM

    StephenM

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Food average . Staff telling you to wait in a rude fashion when having asked them twice for the bill was unsatisfactory. Won't be returning anytime soon.

FAQs

Loft Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Loft Restaurant

Town Centre, 1-5 Ashgrove Terrace, Sandyford Rd, Dundrum, Dublin D16 KD93

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Sandyford Road/Main street

  • Area

    Dundrum

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 8:00 am–6:00 pm Thu–Sat 8:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Irish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chris Allen

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

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