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About Roberta's

Roberta’s Restaurant and Rooftop Bar is a beautifully designed space, with contemporary cuisine served to you beneath a bespoke glass ceiling! Nestled between 1 East Essex St and Wellington Quay, this spacious eatery is open for dinner 7 days a week with brunch served at the weekend.

Head Chef, Troy Watson, has put together a brand-new menu, packed with flavour and tasty fare. Aside from a nice variety of gorgeous mains, you can also try out the beautiful, fresh wood fired pizzas from the pizza oven!

Roberta’s is filled with volumes of natural light pouring through the fantastic windows on either side of the building – and through one of the key focal points, the breath-taking glass atrium style ceiling. The sky stretches out above you as you grab a comfortable booth, sink into a cosy chair with a frothy beer or a crafted cocktail on the courtyard style terrace, or pull up a stool at the bar.

1 East Essex Street
Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 KF77
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
International

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
€30 and under

Payment options:

Phone number:
(01) 616 9612

Website:
http://www.robertas.ie/

Entertainment:
From 11pm on Friday's and Saturday's the resident DJ’s will be turning up the tunes and turning down the lights, so if dancing under the stars is your thing, it’s ready for you!

Executive Chef:
Troy Watson

Roberta's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.5

noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Manchester)·Dined 3 days ago

Unfortunately this was a very poor experience. Menu direction is all over the place and descriptions are rather odd : a popsicle turned out to be a filled pasta dish! Duck pizza was very under baked, so much so that it wasn't charged for.
It will be some time before I or my host will be back, indeed I havery declined an invitation to meet others there next week. A bright buzzy place, OK service, but needs to find its feet in terms of its food offer.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was lovely (slightly small portions) and staff were very friendly & attentive, would definitely return & recommend to others

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined on 15 August 2017

Great spot. Would highly recommend thus restaurant . A hidden gem

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 13 August 2017

I have been to Roberta's a couple of times. I love the venue, the openness, the space, the way it is laid out, the interior design and the way an old building has been brought to life. The food is very good without being amazing. I had the jamon iberico starter which was beautifully presented and all tasted great. Had the pizza with parma ham and soft Italian cheese which was also very good. The menu is short and a bit quirky and there quite a few things which I would not eat which is unusual for me. We had excellent service - very attentive, professional, friendly and efficient. We dined on a Sunday evening when there were very few eating but loads hanging around the bar and so it was very noisy which made easy conversation a bit difficult.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 13 August 2017

Really nice New York vibe, with a small but tasty menu and attentive staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on 13 August 2017

Cracking spot for brunch! Food and drinks all on point. Definitely worth checking out.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 12 August 2017

Very good service and food was exceptional . I have recommended it to my friends family and co-workers !

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 12 August 2017

Really impressed by this spot. Felt like we could have been in new York ! Loved the decor, the atmosphere&the vibe. Food was great! Blueberry pancakes very good. Service was good, non intrusive but efficient. Would love to go back (when not pregnant) for cocktails!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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·Dined on 11 August 2017

Great food and a really great server- went above and beyond and very attentive staff all round! Worth a visit

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 11 August 2017

Great atmosphere, scenary, food and amazing service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on 10 August 2017

Poor service, half an hour waiting for table. Bar man didn't open of pour wine, food wasn't delicious which is what you hope for!

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·Dined on 6 August 2017

Food presentation was unexpectedly bland and difficult to eat from the basket. Processed cheese was very dry and the dish was tasteless.
We'll go back with friend but will scrutinize the menu first.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

The food was nothing special, portions are too small yet everything is still over priced. My €8 chocolate dessert was the silliest plate of food I have ever been served. It looked like half of it was missing.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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·Dined on 4 August 2017

Loved location surrounding great atmosphere fab. Bar fine. Cocktails good. No showmanship. Food - Jamon does not need cheese all over it to enhance taste it will do it naturally does not need cheese on top . In general food ok acceptable pizza under cooked in parts should be chared all over for sourdough effect. filet steak over cooked leeks over cooked mushrooms not necessary expensive with no accompaniments . Sirloin over cooked same for side accompaniments . Dump mush and leeks vibe.... give a good side order of choice to accompany instead eg chips mash or. .....Something else.... Dessert was miserable. Espresso martini en pointe. Loved everything else will return but will point our bad bits to friend family. Keep going. Will be back and hope slight changes made.

Paula David

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 4 August 2017

Really enjoyable evening. Loved the decor and great atmosphere. Food was delicious as were the cocktails. We will definitely go back again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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·Dined on 31 July 2017

Great new spot in Dublin! Fancy drinks and average food in nice ambiente

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 30 July 2017

I went with friends for dinner. The starter and cocktails took nearly an hour to arrive. The waiter forgot to order one of our starters so we received it with our main dish. The food was average, but the service was incredibly slow (slow water refills, took a while to bring the bill and the credit card machine, accidentally charged us for an additional dish we didn't get, forgot to put one of the orders in). Has potential to be a lovely place with the ambience and location, but wasn't a great experience.

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 (London)·Dined on 30 July 2017

The menu is very limited. Food was inconsistent with lovely decor and location. Perhaps we went too soon and need to allow some time until the menu is expanded and the offer has improved.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

Very good food, however very limited as a vegetarian. Could be a little mute inventive. My husband thought his meal was incredible.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, People Watching
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·Dined on 29 July 2017

Our waiter was fantastic and the food/atmosphere was very enjoyable. The hostess was unnecessarily curt when I arrived - it was off-putting and a bad start to my first experience at the restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on 28 July 2017

Cracking place, will be back quote a lot, we need more of these restaurants in Dublin.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on 28 July 2017

Being seated in the worst table at the kitchen door was not a good start . I noticed many empty tables that were never filled so putting us there made no sense . Pizzas were adaequate and Parmesan fries looked nicer than they tasted as they were very dry. It's a nice space and perhaps a table on the Liffey side would have been nicer . Disappointing as it's close to where I live and I'd hoped to be a regular .

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·Dined on 28 July 2017

Food arrived cold and wasn't great for the cost! Overall was very expensive for what we had wouldn't return for food.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on 28 July 2017

Had a great dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the night. Good food, friendly staff and nice ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, People Watching
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·Dined on 28 July 2017

Had a really lovely meal in Roberta's over the weekend. Really cool venue. We both just had a pizza each (The Chorizo & The Parma Ham) along with the parmesan fries and everything was really delicious. Only fault was the espresso martini wasn't very good. It was a bit watery. Aside from that everything was positive.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Fun
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·Dined on 27 July 2017

Excellent, loved it all and can't wait to return ❤️

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Waterfront, Hot Spot
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 24 July 2017

Fabulous new restaurant & bar with lovely decor and an even better menu! Service was a bit slow at first but it I think they weren't expecting it to be so busy on a Monday night.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 23 July 2017

Excellent addition to the Dublin eatery scene. Great location, good food with a real soho loft feel.

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 22 July 2017

Tedious and absent table service. Complaint emailed. Willing to listen and try again depending on response. Bar service atrocious.

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·Dined on 21 July 2017

I've been to Robert's three times now and it's just getting better, the service and the food... I've only been for dinner and have brunch booked for next month. It's a gem!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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·Dined on 20 July 2017

Lovely building great views over the river but the food was very average !

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 15 July 2017

The venue decor is nice, the atmosphere is lively and the food is good/average for a city centre restaurant.
They are the only good things that I can say about it.
The service is mediocre, at best.
The wine list is average/poor and seriously over-priced.
My friend and I could hardly hear each other talk, thanks to a combination of the DJ starting up and two very drunk tables close to us.
The restaurant was also uncomfortably warm.
Overall, it was a poor experience and I will not return.

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·Dined on 15 July 2017

Really nice decor, similar to Angelina's (same owner). Very nice staff. Great vibe, gorgeous bar. When I went I was disappointed by the lack of vegetarian or pescatarian options but the next week they added a vegetarian menu so I will absolutely go back and try it ! Really nice for a date night or a night out with friends in a beautiful location. Very well situated right in temple bar neighbourhood.
The food was very good : the focaccia was amazing, the pizza was slightly too wet/soggy but the taste was spot on and the ingredients were extremely fresh and tasty so I blame the "sogginess" on the fact that the kitchens were overly busy and maybe the pizza needed a slightly hotter oven or just a bit more time in the oven.
The stratciatella was divine too. Highly recommend it as a starter.
Pasta dish my partner had (pork orrechiette) was apparently very tasty and perfectly al dente.
A bit disappointed by the ice-cream Sundae but overall a very nice evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 14 July 2017

I had a dinner in the place - the food served was very poor ,poor quality of some of the starters and small portions , main dish lamb was like a chewing gum - overall a bad experience and a pricey one (>100 euro without dessert or bottle of wine just 2 cups)

The place itself very noisy and not suitable for evening dinner but more for pizza and cocktails in a vibrant environment - bottom line i can not recommend the place for a dinner maybe for a pizza and cocktails it is better

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 14 July 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our night here. Girls get together. Rafa our waiter was very attentive. Loved it!

Tags: Fun
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 14 July 2017

The staff were all lovely and so friendly. The food is really tasty and their espresso martini is one of the best I've had!

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 13 July 2017

Good food, service & ambience...we will be back:-)

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 (London)·Dined on 13 July 2017

Great new spot in the heart of Temple Bar. Great buzz especially if you sit where you have a view of the open pizza oven and the bar. Service friendly. Good value. Food still a little uneven in these early stages but give it time. I will certainly go back.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 8 July 2017

Lovely room, very attentive and friendly service. Bar in centre of room with DJ doesn't lend I them self to an intimate dining experience. Some issues with food, very creamy lunguine dish not really outlined as such on menu, however, manager very graciously discounted bill. Delicious dumplings and lovely "Iberico Secreto" slices of rare pork with a fennel salad.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 8 July 2017

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