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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

4.0

Service

4.2

Ambience

4.4

Value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Vibrant Bar Scene (96)
Good for a Date (86)
Good for Birthdays (73)
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Casual (43)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Brunch (40)
Romance (39)
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Scenic View (36)
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Food5
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Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic atmosphere and even better food

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·Dined 7 days ago

Super restaurant, we were well looked after, even though it was v busy

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 (London)·Dined on 6 December 2017

Overall good, not amazing food. Service average. Will try again

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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·Dined on 4 December 2017

Really nice dinner and drinks at Roberta's. Food was delicious, great drinks menu and the service was perfect. Stayed after dinner for a few more drinks in their bar area which was really enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
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Food4
Ambience4
Service1
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

First time in Robertas. The restaurant and bar layout is lovely. But I think the service is lacking. We were 40 mins at the table before our food order was taken. And again when ordering drinks during the meal I was 10 mins waiting for drinks to arrive. The food itself is lovely and our waiter was very friendly when we saw him.

The service at the bar itself was again very slow. We were actually waiting so long for a drink we decided to move on.

Overall, Robertas is a lovely setting. Food is top notch but service needs to be improved on.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Fun
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Food5
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·Dined on 29 November 2017

Outstanding food and wine choices. The quality and knowledge of the waiting staff was exceptional. The particular waitress who served our table was outstanding and I would highly commend her. Wine list was varied and good value. I would recomnend the Montepuliacno. Main Courses were very tasty and good value. If I had a gripe it would be that the starters were too fish orientated and thus I didn't have a great choice. Overall a very pleasant dining experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on 26 November 2017

Great food and service
Good vegetarian options
Really nice vibe :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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Food4
Ambience5
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 (London)·Dined on 26 November 2017

loved it great atmosphere really responsive to phonecalls, drinks brilliant loved it

Tags: Great for Lunch
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Food3
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

Very over priced food and wine.
Nice dining room and decor but very cold where we were sitting and even after asking our waiter if a door could be closed behind our table, it was still left open.
Rushed off our table at short notice despite not being told a specific time the table was needed back at the start of our meal. Told we could then finish our drinks at the bar but no seats available there so we had to sit outside in the terrace where there weren't even any functioning heaters.
I will not be returning to Robertas.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 20 November 2017

Great ambience, very well refurbished. Staff friendly and professional. Great food, wine list a bit pricey but worth it.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 19 November 2017

It was amazing I expected nothing less as I am a massive fan of its sister restaurants

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·Dined on 18 November 2017

We had a 6.30 p.m. booking, the service was very bad, our food arrived at 8 p.m.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 17 November 2017

Excellent meal. Quick service. I really like the menu here but I was disappointed that my two first choices were both unavailable. We were in a late sitting (9:30) but if you're going to take late sittings you need to have enough prep done. Especially as the excellent menu is not vast. I also think Roberta's has the best smoking area in Dublin.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Excellent spot with a great energy and, the customer service was very good. The food I ordered was good, but the menu lacked any decent vegetarian options - perhaps this is a teething problem and will most likely be resolved down the line as the place is not long open.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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Food3
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Got a pizza. Which had gone cold by time id finished my first slice. My friend also got a pizza and found the same.

Tags: Casual
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Food3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 9 November 2017

Food okay but atmosphere was great!

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·Dined on 9 November 2017

On arrival, the employees at the desk were fighting and extremely passive aggressive to one another. Our waitress was extremely pleasant. Very poor vegetarian options...there was one!

Tags: Bar Seating
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Food4
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·Dined on 8 November 2017

Booked our table waited longer that I liked to be seated, good food , small menu.
Nice atmosphere, busy too.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun
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Food2
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·Dined on 8 November 2017

I booked for a group for my birthday. Service was excellent , layout of seats and decor was cosy, Comfortable and sociable. The only downside was my maIn couare. It was essentially roast chicken with bland watery gravy, and not like what was described on menu. It was edible but disappointing.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 8 November 2017

Trendy stylish bar with delicious cocktails. Service was pretty good. My food selections were overall very disappointing. Would probably order pizza or salad next time as my cod (main) was tasteless and my iberico ham ( starter) lacked flavour. I wouldn’t recommend for dinner or any special occasion.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on 5 November 2017

I've been here before on business in the evening and had no issues but this time on a Sunday lunchtime it was different. Firstly, my wife found out that she'd sat on chewing gum on a bar chair and this was met with something akin to 'oh well it happens, send us the dry cleaning bill'. The drinks order at the bar was wrongly delivered and after we sat down, I found the waiters quite aloof, impatient and intolerant when taking orders. The food took longer than usual which was surprising as it wasn't that busy and was only the brunch menu. The food and surroundings were as good as ever though.

Tags: Business Meals
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Food4
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·Dined on 5 November 2017

Great food & ambience but disappointed that we could only have our table for 1.5 hours for Sunday Brunch which is supposed to be a relaxed dining experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Scenic View
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Food1
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Lovely restaurant and it could have been so much better and the meat and diary ingredients weren't listed on the menu

Tags: Vegan
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Food5
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

The food was great but the experience not so good. I get that restaurants want to turn around tables fast but 2 hour slots for meals do not make for a relaxing experience. We wanted to have a drink after we had finished dinner as we normally would in a restaurant. Not a whole session just a drink. But we were moved off the table and could not get seats in the bar. We asked staff if we could sit back down as our table was still empty but they said no. We then asked could we have to space at the bar vacated by the next occupiers of our table, the staff said we could but then disappeared not to be seen again. It seems you actually have to reserve space at the bar.... We stood to finish our drinks and then left. So while we enjoyed dinner the after dinner experience spoiled that for us.

Tags: Comfort Food
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Food5
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Loved Roberta's. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I was with friends for dinner and we arrived early. We ordered drinks at the bar and went to our table when it was available. The food was excellent. There were 3 vegetarians and we each got what we wanted! The only thing I would say (it's not a complaint) the menu could use another veggie starter option but the one available was delicious. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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Food5
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·Dined on 4 November 2017

Delicious food in a beautiful restaurant and at a very reasonable price. All the staff were incredibly nice. Will definitely be back

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy, Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 4 November 2017

My husband and I went for brunch to celebrate our anniversary. I had informed the staff previously and they really looked after us. Lovely table, great food, attentive staff and a Happy Anniversary plate to finish it all off! Will be back for sure.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, People Watching, Good for a Date
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Food2
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Maybe the dinner menu is better but we felt the brunch menu was very limited. My 2 friends ordered the avocado toast with a side of smoked salmon but the salmon was served on top and 'cooked' the salmon which they found unappetising. The bread underneath was also soggy. I had no complaints with my sausage muffins. We were disappointed that the waitress didn't ask was everything ok when she cleared away 2 nearly full plates of food. Loved the atmosphere but wouldn't come back for brunch.

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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Service was particularly good. Girl who served was above and beyond.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

Unreal design and look, great staff and atmosphere. Best i have been in years

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 26 October 2017

I've been to Roberta's for drinks but this was my first time eating there. I only had pizza but it was very tasty. Overall it was a good night and I will definitely go back to try some other items on the menu. You need to book in advance to get in, just a tip!

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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·Dined on 26 October 2017

Lovely place, the décor was so nice and I loved our table sitting looking out over the river. Great selection of wine and the food was good although the red peppers in my dish (that days special the sea bass) tasted like the ones out of a jar!! Could be wrong though...

But really nice and I look forward to returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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Food3
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·Dined on 24 October 2017

I've been to Robertas 3 times now and sadly it will probably be my last! It's a great venue, staff are good and atmosphere is great too...... the food lets it down. I was sorely disappointed by brunch but gave the dinner menu a go.... it was fine! If I go back again it'll be for drinks only.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot
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Food5
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·Dined on 17 October 2017

Amazing food, nice atmosphere/ambiance and great service!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fun
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·Dined on 15 October 2017

We had a delightful girls brunch here at the weekend. The setting is fab and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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Food3
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Venue looks great and has a good vibe but the food and menu options are not up to the same quality.

Waiting staff could also be friendlier. Waitress unwilling to substitute one form of potato for another with the main course - "we can take away but not substitute" - which seemed strange for a new place and was unwilling to check with chef.

Main course of seabass was very dry and lacking.

Food also presented a way too quickly after ordering, as if pre-prepared (possibly prompting the 'no-substitution' rule'!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Beautiful venue in a well located spot. Food was delicious. Loved the duck heart starter. Dessert was a little bit disappointing in comparison to the starter and main. Service was excellent and special word of thanks goes to Rafa for looking after us so well. Will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 14 October 2017

Booked in for brunch with a friend and we were very impressed. Best pancake I’ve had in Dublin and the house potatoes were amazing - could’ve eaten them all day! Passionfruit Bellini was also lovely. I’ll definitely be back for brunch (and dinner) soon!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 13 October 2017

I was really impressed with this restaurant. Plenty of staff but not in your face. Lovely atmosphere. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 10 October 2017

Very poor vegetarian selection and not very hot when it came to the table. Didn't complain as we were headed to the 3ARENA and needed to be on our way. TBH it was expensive for what we got. Would not eat here again. The decor and the location are gorgeous

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