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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.0

Service

4.2

Ambience

4.4

Value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Vibrant Bar Scene (75)
Good for a Date (72)
Good for Birthdays (59)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined 4 days ago

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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Service2
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·Dined 5 days ago

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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Food4
Ambience5
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·Dined 5 days ago

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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Food5
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Service5
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·Dined 5 days ago

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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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined 6 days ago

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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Food1
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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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Food2
Ambience5
Service5
Value1

 
·Dined on 9 October 2017

Very expensive. Starter was nice. Pizza was tasteless. Bottle of water was €5. Overall over priced but lovely setting and very friendly staff.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 9 October 2017

All very good except the house wine and the fact that the riverview part was closed. Latter very disappointing. Staff and food terrific though and decor is lovely.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

Lovely dining experience in a beautiful restaurant, excellent service and delicious steak!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food2
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Service1
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

Really poor experience over all. Very disappointing. I’ve been numerous times since opening, Now it’s clear that they are just providing a generic experience, with a take it or leave it attitude. Service was lack lustre with attitude. Food over priced & mediocre
Not worthy of your precious night out

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 (Dublin)·Dined on 7 October 2017

The service, drinks, atmosphere is great. The food doesn't live up to the standard of all the above.

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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Food2
Ambience4
Service4
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·Dined on 6 October 2017

Great bar. Food ok, fancied pizza and no huge vegetarian options so went with reliable but boring Margherita. Pizza went cold very quick and therefore wasn’t very enjoyable. Service very friendly. I would say that once your 2 hour allocated time for eating is up you are completely left to your own devices. Not a lot of seats for after dinner drinks. We were lucky and eventually nabbed two but if you want people to stay and spend the money then there needs to be a level of comfort. Great cocktails !

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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Food4
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Service2
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·Dined on 6 October 2017

I like it a lot in terms of the food and the restaurant setting but was not that impressed with the service and it all felt a bit rushed unfortunately :-(

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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Food4
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Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 3 October 2017

Service and food was very good. Finding evening experience better than lunchtime!

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Food3
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

The place is amazing.
A good music playing in the backgrounds would be perfect. Music is essential.

Tags: Happy Hour
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Food4
Ambience4
Service3
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

Very expensive tables very close togetherange not for a date requested a booth never got wanting a table of four instead for that's dublin for u the now money money lack of customerservice

Tags: Cozy
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 29 September 2017

Amazing experience! Staff very friendly and efficient and catered for our Vegan needs even though no options on the menu. Fantastic wine list too! Would definitely go back & highly recommend to friends & family!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food3
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 (Chicago)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Great ambiance. Excellent cocktails! The food was fine. I would recommend going, especially for cocktails.

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·Dined on 29 September 2017

We had a great evening apart for the fact that it was quite nosy, other thank that: great food, great view, great location, beautiful setting. Very nice!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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Food1
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·Dined on 29 September 2017

The food was incredibly disappointing. The price did not reflect the quality of fare served. Otherwise, the venue is great with a buzzy atmosphere, pleasant staff and an appealing interior. Unfortunately due to the standard of food, I would not recommend Roberta's for dinner. One could always pop in for happy hour/late night drinks. Improve the food and this place could be a real gem!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Amazing food, can't wait to go back. Service is friendly and excellent!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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Food5
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 (Dublin)·Dined on 27 September 2017

We absolutely loved Roberta's and I will definitely be back again. There were people in from our Global team and they all thrilled with the evening. The food, service and ambiance are top class!!! Couldn't recommend it enough

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on 27 September 2017

Steak was over cooked. Ordered medium rare.....steak was cooked medium well. We advised waitress but we didn't have the time to wait for a new steak to arrive.

Overall, a really nice place

Tags: Good for Groups
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 23 September 2017

Must say our waiter Fergal was an absolute gem. We were celebrating a joint birthday and he surprised us with ice cream.

Absolutely lovely meal and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 23 September 2017

Loved it here, as did all of my party. Great atmosphere and the place is very chic New York style with some cool Art Deco styles dotted around. Food was great...everyone enjoyed everything!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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Food3
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Value1

 
·Dined on 23 September 2017

The staff were extremely attentive. I loved the ambiance of the place however the food was just average, really nothing special for the price. The restaurant and Decoration are really nice.

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·Dined on 19 September 2017

The place is really nice and staff is very pleasant, however the ambience is not as expected. Very loud with ecco everywhere, too dark and food was not tasty at all. Price vs value was not as expected at all. We had a pizza that was taffy, a salad that was OK, not very tasty for its price and very small and a chicken with carrots that was small and chicken without any flavor at all.

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Food4
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·Dined on 16 September 2017

A lovely evening with friends. The staff were very friendly and the food was very nice. I thought it was good value for money & had a great buzz- I will definitely recommend to friends. The manager Baguio was extremely nice & professional thank you!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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Food3
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Value2

 
 (London)·Dined on 16 September 2017

This place looks amazing. It is super stylish and luxurious. The staff on the other hand were dressed in very casual clothes and runners which seemed strange. The food was nice but really nothing special for the price. The chicken was very expensive for a smallish piece of chicken on a few carrots and some gravy. The duck pizza was pretty good though. We had an ice cream sundae each afterwards and again was small and nothing special. Our waitress was excellent and attentive but we were sitting by the wall of windows and it was so cold. We would loved to have stayed longer to have some drinks but we were just too cold!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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Food4
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Value5

 
·Dined on 15 September 2017

Venue fantastic except for the draft down the chimney along side our table which made some of our party feel rather cold so much so we asked to move table after our meal

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
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Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on 13 September 2017

Overall we had a fantastic experience in Robertas.

The only negative is that towards the end the service was quite slow - we were given a desert menu, but about 15 minutes or so had passed by the time our server came back, we then decided to not go for desert and head home.

Food & cocktails were gorgeous. We were recommended by fellow colleagues to book Robertas, I'll definitely be passing on the recommendation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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Food5
Ambience4
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·Dined on 10 September 2017

Delish brunch - yummy Eggs Benedict & great coffee - a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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·Dined on 10 September 2017

I loved the ambiance of the place however the food was just average. I thought the brunch menu was over priced, 16 euro for eggs with salmon and salmon was just a tiny piece. We ordered latte but there was no sugar on the table, no salt. The latte was spilled on the way and was still served regardless. There s so much hype about the place however we didn't really get the value for money and the service was just average. The place has a potential but I found it a little disappointing as we were looking forward to the experience.

Tags: Casual
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Food4
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Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 9 September 2017

A fabulous space with a vibrant and cosmopolitan vibe.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Waterfront
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Food5
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Value5

 
·Dined on 8 September 2017

Really enjoyed it. Food and service was amazing. Highly recommended!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 5 September 2017

The atmosphere was good, especially as it got darker outside. The lady who served us was great.

The food though was very disappointing, it seemed like quantity was emphasised over quality. It was too expensive for what was served.
The serving of cod for the main course was very large, tasteless and not cooked through, raw in the centre. My husband's steak went cold very fast and as a result was not enjoyable beyond the first couple of bites. Our daughters had pasta and pizza and were happy with their food.
Given the cost of the main course it was not good to be asked to spend another €10 per person for potatoes and vegetables.

It was our daughter's birthday so we did not want to make a fuss over the food but I would not be recommending Roberta's to anyone for food. Our experience was that we were charged a lot for very poor food.
Just also to note that the absence of a vegetarian option for the main course was unusual.

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Food5
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Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 3 September 2017

Gorgeous restaurant and bar area which was very fitting for a special occasion meal. We all enjoyed the food (the King Prawn Linguine special was notably good) and the cocktails were amazing. Very friendly and fast service - would certainly recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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Food5
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·Dined on 2 September 2017

We were visiting Dublin from Liverpool for a group 30th celebration and wanted somewhere a bit special that could accommodate a group of 7. We were given a lovely big plush booth which meant the whole group could easily chit chat without having to shout from opposite ends of a table and we enjoyed some cocktails and food. The menu isn't huge but there's something for everyone and it was all delicious. Would recommend the parmesan fries too, yum! It feels really luxury inside and we loved the olive tree behind our booth.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 2 September 2017

Very cool interior, great atmosphere, super service & good food!

Tags: Great Beer, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on 1 September 2017

Roberta's was great. They have a good variety of food and drinks. The service was excellent. I had the linguine, my husband had the pork, a friend had the steak and everything was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun
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