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Welcome to our new decorated Roly's Bistro - Roly's Bistro, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Roly's Bistro

4.3
4.3
1248 reviews
€31 to €50
Seafood
Roly's Bistro first opened its doors in 1992 and has served traditional European cuisine ever since. Lunch is served in the Bistro on Wednesday to Sunday with Monday and Tuesday lunch being served in The Terrace Restaurant. Dinner is served in the Bistro seven evenings a week. The menu caters for most palates with a Goat's cheese and vegetable tart and a selection of meat dishes from Roly's butcher block, such as sirloin steak and rib of prime Irish steak. Roly's Bistro is famous for it's fresh Dublin Bay Prawns Scampi & Chips, Fresh Dublin Bay Prawns with Garlic, Chilli & Ginger Butter and Dublin Bay Prawn Cocktail.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 668 2611
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Paul Cartwright

What 1,248 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 4

    Great for brunch

  • Dublin 4

    Good for business meals

  • Dublin 4

    Good for business meals

  • Dublin 4

    Good for groups

  • Dublin 4

    Healthy

  • Dublin 4

    Great for fine wines

  • Dublin 4

    Good for special occasions

  • Dublin 4

    Most Booked

1,248 Reviews
  1. Declan

    Jacksonville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    |We all had something different, and it was all amazing. Prawns, |Lamb Rack, Filet Mignon and Monkfish, all cooked perfectly presented beautifully, and served hot with a wonderful selection of fresh steaming veggies. The Scallops, and the Smoked Salmon and Crab appetizers, were a treat. A nice wine selection provided us with a Ribero del Duerro that was the perfect accompaniment, all combined with seamless service made it the best night.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Able to accommodate reservation in short notice. Food tasted good. Staff were friendly.

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  3. Unknown

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambience is nice but restaurant feels a bit dated. Nice atmosphere to get dressed up for but the interior could do with being modernised. We went mid week and the place was full of corporate meetings so not great for an intimate date. Waiter wasn’t especially friendly or helpful and chicken was a bit dry so all in all it was fine but wouldn’t go back.

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  4. RyanS

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, but nothing very special. Service and ambience also good, but prices are outrageous.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us had lunch , and were served by different people . Most were very nice one really didn’t want to be there ! Food was ok , nothing special here anymore . We had 2 courses and 3 tiny veg dishes came to accompany our main meal ( they would be enough for 2 people just about ) we had to ask for more veg . Not a great selection on the lunchtime menu and €11 supplement for roast beef ! Wouldn’t rush back !

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  6. ThomasT

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food with very good selection. Good location to eat when attending a match.

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  7. Petara

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and atmosphere. Staff excellent and friendly

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  8. TomB

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb experience My go to place now. Hits all the buttons.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always an enjoyable experience and excellent food and service as usual ..will be back again soon .

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  10. Amanda

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time at Roly’s for my mums 70th celebration. The staff were amazing, especially with the kids. The food was so delicious and the overall experience very enjoyable. We will definitely be back and I would highly recommend.

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  11. DermotM

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    So disappointing... Staff attitude was dreadful. Won't be back

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  12. AntonyP

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is the best place to experience the true value and quality of Rolys.

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  13. RobertB

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food..very friendly and attentive staff and good value

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  14. AnnaH

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a booking for 6 people. When we arrived there was a lot of confusion over the booking, but eventually they found it. One member of our party was a bit late and when she arrived, more confusion over the booking and she was kept waiting 10 minutes until the manager eventually realised that the rest of us were already upstairs! No apologies! Not a great start. Service was very slow, but when the food arrived, it was excellent. We all had steaks and they were really good. The noise level was quite loud, so it was uncomfortable at times. Overall, the food was top notch, but the poor service let Roly’s down

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Starters were pretty average- mains were more exciting

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  16. DawoodG

    Dubai

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Its an institution. Could work on improving as its not exactly the cheapest! But familiarity sells!

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  17. GeoffreyC

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Second time at Roly's.....first time was in the Terrace, second time in the Bistro....preferred the Terrace ambience and menu. Will be back again.

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  18. Arranwon

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor service let down VG food. We had to continually re-ask for various items and waiter was non existent

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  19. MaryR

    Dublin

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time! My two dinner companions really enjoyed all three courses. The hake was delicious as was the ice cream for dessert. We will definitely be back!

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  20. DeclanK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our meal. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommended

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  21. Scothen

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual- did not disappoint. Roly’s knows how to tick all the boxes. Friendly and welcoming, wonderful service and excellent food. No wonder it is so popular and has so many regulars. It’s a firm favourite with us every trip to Dublin.

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  22. Emmac

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    They didn’t have our OpenTable booking. Had to go looking for service as no one came to our table once we sat down!!. Nice food. Very noisy due to all glass room with no soundproofing. Not that clean. And expensive €70 for two / one course one glass wine one espresso each.

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  23. John

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Been to Roly's a few time now and it never disappoints.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    25 years since we had been to Rolys and found nothing had changed - Dated and overpriced , food was mediocre and service very slow and disorganized. We won’t be back
    Roly's BistroResponded on 8 February 2024
    That is entirely unacceptable - please do contact me on paul@rolysbistro.ie - we will take action on these poor failings and make amends. Sincerest apologies. Paul Cartwright, Director, Roly's

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  25. HelenaO

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice food, good service. However, we were presented with menus that had different pricing than the ones sent to us by ‘open table’ the night before our reservation, and from the lunch menu on Roly’s bistro website! Did the price increase overnight? So overall disappointing.

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  26. NoelL

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Unpretentious, delicious. Good service. Lovely athmosphere.

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  27. Graduate

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Expensive for the quality and quantity of food received

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  28. DebbieS

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting . Great food and fab service . Really enjoyed our meal here .

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  29. West

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Asked for a quiet table on arrival - was ignored - no welcome given - given table in between others-fish overcooked - waitress was attentive

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an enjoyable experience. Comforting tasty food, excellent service & atmosphere!

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  31. Teresa

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent great menu pleasant efficient staff nice ambience

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  32. AnneS

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have a lovely Sunday lunch in Rolys bistro. We were three generations and the menu offered the perfect selection for everyone . We will be back soon

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  33. CoffeeAndABun

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked for the 3-course lunch, and the hearty classic fare (fried brie, prawn bisque, lamb pie, roast chicken and potatoes, generous sides) was particularly warming as Storm Isha raged outside. The staff were charming and efficient. An unchanged classic.

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  34. MEBU

    Dublin

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Repeat venue for us. Booking mishap readily solved and a table assigned, which was appreciated. Portions just right for lunch, good choice on menu and gluten free accommodated. Full house for lunch, but not noisy - very pleasant ambiance.

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  35. Gene

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The waiter never checked in to see if we needed anything. The first glass of wine was poured but nobody came by to refill the glasses. We had to do that ourselves. Overall, however, I would strongly recommend the restaurant. It is not overpriced, as Dublin prices go.

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  36. Frank

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, great food and all round excellent experience enjoyed by all us.

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  37. ColinM

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always perfect for dining out, both in terms of the food quality and the ambience.

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  38. LynnO

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My fish was over cooked & came with very little sauce, not asked how our food was & had to remind the waitress twice that we asked for bread!

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  39. LovelyneM

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience- great food and service despite the delays on serving the ordered wine. This was rectified promptly but all good service.

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  40. MarieO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just always a fabulous Experience at Rolys. Never Disappointed when ever I dine there. Food always Top Quality & Delicious, Staff so welcoming & professional , Looking forward to my next visit very soon. ❤️

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FAQs

Roly's Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 668 2611.

Roly's Bistro is rated 4.3 stars by 1248 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

20:30


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Roly's Bistro

7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin, Co. Dublin D04 DT78

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    7, Ballsbridge Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin D04 DT78
  • Area
    Ballsbridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    On street parking, particularly on the adjacent Herbert Park Road.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Paul Cartwright
  • Additional
    Takeout
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