Pichet

4.5
338 reviews
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€30 and under
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Contemporary European
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Described as “a modern take on a classic bistro”, Pichet launched in July 2009 and is an award winning restaurant and holder of a Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand

Split into three unique areas, the front room is airy and spacious; the main dining room offers guests a front row seat to the theatrical displays provided by Pichet’s team of chefs and the quaint conservatory presenting guests with an intimate dining experience.

Indulge your palate with the freshest cuisine prepared by Head Chef, Stephen Gibson, or savor a handcrafted specialty cocktail in Pichet.

This chic eatery, located in the heart of Dublin city on Trinity Street, offers quality dining in a relaxed and informal surroundings with exquisite service provided to all those who walk through Pichet's door.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, European, Irish
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 22:00

Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 22:30

Sunday: 17:00 - 21:00
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Phone number
(01) 677 1060
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Parking Details
Trinity Street Car Park is situated just behind the restaurant.
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Public Transit
Multiple bus stops on adjacent Dame Street.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
What 338 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food & service is exceptional.

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1.0Dined 7 days ago

Poor service, to start we were given wrong menu — not kid friendly - had our 6 year old with us and they have no children’s menu. Would not go back. Expensive for what you get - high prices, much nicer around the city for same money and less.

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3.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Food is excellent in Pichet and our waiter was excellent at explaining menu. However the front of house service was appalling. I arrived on my own to confirm the table would be ready. I eventually got the ladies attention and she swiftly told me it was just ready. I went back to my friends in the Bankers and we arrived within 3-5 minutes. The hostess didn’t even remember me. We sat our table for at least five minutes befor menus were presented. I was treating my friends for my birthday so was not impressed with initial service There was a wait for our meal but understandable. Also the service charge was over €70. Which I think is wrong too. As I say food excellent bit initial service not good for such a fine dining restaurant

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

From the cocktail to begin right through to the starters, cote de boeuf for two and dessert, the food was outstanding. Our waiter was also really great - good humoured, made us feel welcome, made good food and wine suggestions and had some good personal banter. Really comfortable chairs and nice ambience also. Will be back again!

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4.0Dined on 16 June 2018

enjoyed the meal. waiter was informed and informative. i thought the table setup was not great.

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5.0Dined on 16 June 2018

This was our first visit to Pichet. We had received a voucher as a present. We were extremely impressed with the whole experience particularly the member of staff a guy who served us.
He had full knowledge of the food menu and wine list. He recommended wines to suit our food. I had Lobster which was gorgeous. Would not hesitate to return.

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4.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Good food and ambience. Could benefit from more innovative vegetarian options.

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

We went there twice --once at the beginning of the trip and then on the way back out of Dublin. Highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Last night in Ireland

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Overall good experience, we had to wait a bit longer for starters to be cleared but it was very busy at the moment, service was great with some slips which where due to busy time, food needs a bit of twitching.

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4.0Dined on 12 June 2018

The staff were so friendly and professional, the bar man was very polite and made the most amazing cocktails and the food was fantastic especially the lobster never disappoints

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4.0Dined on 12 June 2018

The food was very good, well composed dishes presented well and every component tasted good. Also it didn’t feel like the kitchen were trying too hard by putting unnecessary extra items on the plate. Unfortunately the waiter we had wasn’t trying too hard either. He didn’t explain anything on the menu, rushed us to order and spent most of his time joking with other tables. The disparity in service was highlighted by the table next door being offered a secret tasting menu and very obsequious service.

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4.0Dined on 12 June 2018

The food was really wonderful!!
The service was a little slow. We were parked behind a pillar, so I wonder if that is why. It was hard to catch the eye of the waiter for simple things like more water, a dessert, the bill etc
The short rib was amazing!!
Great selection of wines to choose from.

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5.0Dined on 11 June 2018

Outstanding food, drink, service, ambience and location.

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5.0Dined on 11 June 2018

The lack of ambience was unsurprising; as we booked pre-theatre on a Monday we were the only diners in there! I'm sure there is a great buzz when it's full. Our waitress - the staff in general - were all lovely and a credit to the restaurant, but perhaps a little overbearing at times in making sure everything was OK. A good complaint to have! Food was fresh, tasty and portioned perfectly. Handmade cocktail was a reflection of the friendly barman's skills. All in all, I would not hesitate to recommend Pichet to a friend. Well done!

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4.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Such deliciousness was a welcomed Sunday treat as well as the stellar wine selection

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

While on vacation from the USA, my husband and I had a wonderful dinner here. Some favorites were the mussels, short ribs, and lobster with mushrooms. The culinary highlight of our 10-day trip in Ireland!

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5.0Dined on 7 June 2018

We had made reservations weeks ago but the first table offered was undesirable (by the service area). To their credit, when we asked for a quieter table they complied without hesitation. Our reservation was for ninety minutes after opening, but they were sold out of the lobster special that had been described to us just five minutes earlier. Cocktails took a long time to come. BUT, other than the first bumps, everything else was perfect. We ordered 9 different items between the three of us and tried each other’s. We all thought everything was unique, delicious and beautifully presented. The waiter was excellent and made perfect recommendations for wine. We’ve eaten at many lovely restaurants in Europe and this is among them. Great atmosphere and location, too.

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4.0Dined on 6 June 2018

Nice place and so central. I ordered the pre theatre option of Salmon with chickpea chorizo. Great dish but they didn't seem to integrated with each other and salmon was just placed on top. I would have liked some bread with the dish too as it's perfect for mopping up that great sauce! I hate asking for bread in restaurants for this purpose!

They also completely ignored my birthday note in my booking message.

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Absolutely fantastic restaurant! I highly recommend the tartare. Exquisite food, fairly high prices, very good service, and a tad too loud. But on the whole one of my best dining experiences in super gourmet Dublin

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4.0Dined on 29 May 2018

nice food, and good service with reasonable space between courses. Not noisy- our hearing is not the best, and so we could carry on conversation without discomfort. Attentive waiter service

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Great celebration of anniversary. Our waiter and staff went above and beyond. Adjacent table ordered champagne for us. Food was outstanding. Highly recommend

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4.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Very pleasant evening. Service was a little spotty - in fairness we had a waiter who was on his second night and he was still learning the ropes - but he was very pleasant. The food was very nice, although I thought the portions were noticibly on the small side. Its not that we were looking for mountains of food, but I did think the portions were too small.

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Great service and food. Exciting new items on the menu. The duck is delicious.

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Six close friends on our 1st trip to Dublin ate here. All six agreed--this is one of the best meals we've had anywhere. To begin, the cocktails are excellent and the wine list, though not extensive is well-selected and very nice. Every dish, from appetizers like Dooncastle Oysters, Cod Beignets, Heirloom tomatoes to the main dishes including halibut, sea bream and gnocchi were superb. The fish was perfetly prepared and those who had the halibut said it was the best they'd ever tasted. Deserts were also great. Beyon the food, the service was perfect and the overall friendly, welcoming vibe made for a truly enjoyable evening. This would be the 1st place I would go on my next trip to Dublin.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

The food was - as ever - perfect! The staff were attentive and made a fuss of my 9-year-old daughter for her birthday!!
And we didn’t feel remotely rushed - there was plenty of time between the courses, while finishing well within our two hours.

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4.0Dined on 18 May 2018

I have eaten at Pichet on two occasions, as parties of two and of six. The service has been consistently excellent and adaptive. The food is very good - on our last visit, we really enjoyed the duck. The wine list is well-priced. We’ll be returning.

As a small point, when you enter the restaurant, there is a bar, and a small desk to the left where your reservation is checked. The desk has been unoccupied both times we came in, so the bartender has asked us if we were there for dinner or drinks, and we did this funny dance of calling out our reservation details multiple times to him, refusing a bar seat, waiting for someone to arrive at the desk to check our reservation, calling out our details again, then again refusing a seat at the bar, and eventually being led to the restaurant room at the back. Not exactly a smooth landing, but I’m sure everyone seated in the bar area on both evenings had a good grasp on our reservation details by the time we were seated.

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4.0Dined on 18 May 2018

My husband and I had a lovely evening. Food, service and ambience all very good. Would recommend to a friend.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Excellent food in great location .
Hope to return again very soon.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Great meal at Pichet. Service was very good, cocktails were amazing and every plate of food that came out was delicious. Can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Well deserved Bib Gourmand! Enjoyed every single bite. Great laid back yet impeccable service. Highly recommended, best PQR I have come across in a while

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5.0Dined on 8 May 2018

Amazing. Cocktails a little pricey wasn't overwhelmed. But the food was spectacular and our waitress was excellent. Cost about €130 for two people, three courses each from the a la carte menu, 2 glasses of wine, a cocktail and two bottles of sparkling water.

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5.0Dined on 6 May 2018

Received a phone call earlier in the day to confirm my booking which I think is always a good sign. We arrived a little early for our table and there was a nice area to sit and enjoy a drink first. The staff attending our table were friendly and efficient. Mistakenly we were given the wrong wine, but had already drunk some of it before the waiter realized. He apologised and promptly replaced with the correct wine without questioning that we had already drunk some of the first. We were given complimentary desert / cheeseboard as a gesture of goodwill which I felt was more than adequate compensation. Would recommend Pichet and will be back ourselves.

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4.0Dined on 5 May 2018

The food is full of flavour and we were lucky enought to be seated by the window at an angle that we could see both the majority of the restaurant as well as a view of outside.

Service was very aware, friendly and professional. We were left waiting an hour for our main dish but it was clearly an oversight and the staff were very apologetic and provided dessert on the house for both myself and my partner. What was impressive was that we barely noticed the wait ourselves and did not ask for compensation. That, to me, is the extra mile. The dessert, the chocolate fondant, of course, was velvet.

We will definitely go back again soon.

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3.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Food very good, ambience not great, very loud group beside us and music too loud. I would request a table in the front of house if I was going back.
Desserts overpriced, I had strawberries and ice cream, and I got about 2-3 strawberries chopped up with the ice cream.
I do like Pichet, and am making these comments because I WANT to go back.
Fergal

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Had an amazing experience in Pichet, after so many great recommendations I finally decided to try it and it did not disappoint. Food and drinks were delicious, great quality ingredients, presentation, portions and value for money. Our waitress (didn’t catch her name but she had long red hair) was amazing, so attentive and friendly and she even surprised my boyfriend with a desert and candles for his birthday! Will 100% be back here!

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

I decided to choose from the pre theatre menu which is very good value. I had pork for mains and rhubarb crumble for dessert. Both were delicious.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

We have been to pichet a few times now. Each time we have never had a bad course. The staff are friendly attentive and knowledgeable about the food and wine. Has a great cocktail menu and very well made and great presentation. I cannot say enough good things about this place.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

I come to Dublin every few months from New York and my experience on Saturday was easily some of the best service I’ve received. Food was delicious and my servers’ recommendations of wine were brilliant. I will definitely be back. I even purchased a gift voucher for a friend at the end of my meal based on the experience.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Modern French cooking with an Irish twist. Great food, service and ambiance. Always reliable. One of the coolest restaurant decors in Dublin. Lunch is good value. Elegant and fun.

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