Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Ireland, Republic of
  3. Dublin
  4. Dublin 4
  5. Ballsbridge
Roly's Terrace - new to Roly's - July 2021 - Roly’s Terrace Restaurant & Bar, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Roly’s Terrace Restaurant & Bar

3.9
3.9
446 reviews
€30 and under
International
Roly’s Bar & Terrace Restaurant
FULLY ENCLOSED HEATED TERRACE RESTAURANT | WINE BAR | COCKTAIL BAR

- Roly's stunning new fully enclosed heated terrace dining, cocktail & wine bar. The Terrace opens daily from 8:00am (Weekends 9.00am).

This is our new fully enclosed heated terrace - a casual dining alternative to the restaurant. The Terrace is open for breakfast, weekend-brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Our approach is based on producing casual food to the highest standards, whether a simple sandwich or a full dinner. Fresh bread, cakes and desserts are available all day.


Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Irish, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:30 am Sat, Sun 9:00 am–11:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 668 2611
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Paul Cartwright, Chef de Cuisine
  • Catering
    Rolys at Home caters for events of all sizes from 5 to 500. Call Rolys on 353 1 668 2611 or email to events@rolysbistro.ie
  • Private party facilities
    Roly's has a Private Room for 25 to 50 persons. Call Roly's on +353 1 668 2611 or email to events@rolysbistro.ie
  • Area
    Ballsbridge
  • Cross Street
    7, Ballsbridge Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin D04 DT78
  • Parking Details
    Street parking in the immediate area and along Herbert Park Road.
  • Public Transit
    Nearest bus stops Elgin Road, Merrion Road
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 446 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 4

    Great for brunch

  • Dublin 4

    Healthy

  • Dublin 4

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Dublin 4

    Great for fine wines

  • Dublin 4

    Lively

  • Dublin 4

    Most Booked

446 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very slow, staff seemed grumpy. Aside from this we had a nice lunch

    Is this helpful?

  2. MauraO

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant.booked online for a table upstairs but we were seated on the downstairs area…told it was too busy upstairs. Ordered wine but wrong bottle delivered and drinks orders mixed up. Staff very pleasant and food nice. I had the hake which was over cooked but ok. Veg very nice. Desert portions very generous. Supplements very steep. Limited GF choice but the chef did accommodate my needs with the fish dish.

    Is this helpful?

  3. GerryT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked very late on Holy Thursday was pleasantly surprised to get a table. It was quiet but the food and service lived up to Rolys usual high standard.

    Is this helpful?

  4. GeorgeJ

    London

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great place to eat. Good food and good service, nice atmosphere. I have been coming to Roly’s for over 30 years and it is still one of the best restaurants in Dublin. Totally recommend.

    Is this helpful?

  5. StephenV

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favourite of mine when I visit Dublin. We had a great meal and some fine wine. Good choice on the menu and their high standards were maintained even on this really busy day. I brought some guests, they will all be back. Well done.

    Is this helpful?

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went on Mother’s Day and didn’t had a choice to pick at the ala carte menu, stuck on the set menu. Otherwise food and service are good

    Is this helpful?

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great lunch at Rolys. The food was really good and the service was professional but also friendly.

    Is this helpful?

  8. JackieB

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Just not good value …. Serving vegetables in kidney like dishes ?!!!! Back to the seventies !!! Food just thrown on the plate. Need to step up Roly’s …. Was quite excited to visit after many years. It will be many years if ever I will return.

    Is this helpful?

  9. RogerB

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there with a group of friends. Really good food and service. The big winner was the Fish & Chips and the Grilled Hake. All excellent and mouth watering. We will be back!

    Is this helpful?

  10. CrinaB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful main course and desert. Small selection of wine by glass, which was quite expensive at 12-14 euro each. Lovely cocktails. Will try lunch next time.

    Is this helpful?

  11. bredac

    Dublin

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Service while very friendly was a bit haphazard.

    Is this helpful?

  12. TracyK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was just OK, though it was expensive for what it was

    Is this helpful?

  13. SineadC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    2nd time dining there, we will certainly return, the only issue we had we were over charged, which resolved quickly.

    Is this helpful?

  14. BarryD

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was awful in Rolys terrace restaurant. Staff Not very welcoming.The servers made you feel you were in the way very abrupt clearing plates afterwards. Food was mostly below average. Im sure the "Hand cut chips" were frozen chips, have gotten better in cafes. Whole experience was bad especially for a family birthday. Would not recommend.

    Is this helpful?

  15. FionaL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Roly never fails to impress, the food is always beautiful from lunchtime rolls to 3 course dinners and its very reasonable for a Dublin 4 eatery.

    Is this helpful?

  16. Wonderfulworld

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    A bit disappointing. We came early in hopes of a great experience. Our server did not seem particularly happy to be there or to be serving us. At one point when clearing the table, she leaned over the guests and without looking, grabbed the place and the silverware clattered down upon us. Considering we were one of only 3 table when we arrived, food took awhile to arrive.

    Is this helpful?

  17. Fionnualah

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great local restaurant with varied menu to suit all. Lovely glass terrace room. Food was excellent

    Is this helpful?

  18. BrianA

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all round. The wonderful food and very accommodating, friendly staff made the evening a delight.

    Is this helpful?

  19. RachelP

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were left waiting a while to be seated. Not a great start .Since a change in menu its not great. We had to ask to give our order waitresses were v busy . The menu is more sandwiches omelette. We had soup and fish cake for starters it was ok not a great selection of starters. We both got the Sunday roast which was delicious no complaints. Dessert was just ok. It was a mediocar menu. Service was just ok. Room was cold left my jacket on. So overall would I go back unsure

    Is this helpful?

  20. nickf

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bit of a production line, starters arrived immediately, sides for main courses were very poor Bara staff downstairs were abrupt and a tad rude

    Is this helpful?

  21. GaryB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You know what to expect when you go to Roly's. It doesn't disappoint. Always top class. Anytime we go to Dublin from Galway we try to get to Roly's.

    Is this helpful?

  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great starters - fish cakes & deep fried Brie. Great - mains - Asian salmon & Monkfish Korma. Lovely dessert. Great coffee too. Also liked the choice of wine by the glass. Draught Guinness was very good. Perfect night. Friendly staff. Great service.

    Is this helpful?

  23. MariaT

    Limerick

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our food, had soup.. Leek & potatoes & prawn bisque as starter & fish cakes & garlic/chilli prawns & rice for mains. Food was very tasty.

    Is this helpful?

  24. KevinC

    Munster

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything cooked well, I just wasn't blown away by the food and that can happen sometimes

    Is this helpful?

  25. DeclanC

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Average experience. Food was fine. Excellent Rib Eye steak, good prawns, decent scampi and tasty pasta dish. Soups were ok. The best description of the service was transactional/functional. Desert menus with food stains on them was perhaps indicative also of a lack of attention to detail Everyone in our group of 7 afterwards felt a bit underwhelmed. Overall the welcome/warmth was poor and we did not feel particularly valued. It was new years eve and allowing for the fact that its understandable that the workers on NYE would prefer not to be working, it was still a disappointing experience. Appreciating that the atmospheric and service aspects of an evening out are personally subjective, there was a clear consensus that we could have had a better experience elsewhere.

    Is this helpful?

  26. MauraO

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant and service. No GF choice without supplement and no effort to accommodate us sadly. No manager visited our table to check on our meals and we observed this happening at other tables. Waiting staff very attentive and excellent. Food lovely and fresh bread with great variety a lovely addition. Set menu for Sunday lunch good value but the supplements for main course Roast Beef and Prawns very steep. I was offered roast beef without Yorkshire pud for GF option…still had to pay supplement though….good wine list. Should have checked online menu for options.

    Is this helpful?

  27. Crissy

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My friend arrived 8 mins early and was told by manager she wouldn't be seated til I arrived, even though there were many empty tables. I arrived 3 mins early and manager reluctantly waved at a couple of tables and told us we could sit but wouldn't be served until 12 noon (our booked time). After that, service was dismissive and disorganised and the food was average. Very disappointing.

    Is this helpful?

  28. OpenTable Diner

    N. Ireland

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Little disappointed by family meal, will try Bistro if back again in area.

    Is this helpful?

  29. ValerieM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly a wonderful experience for us, our baby and three guests. The ambience, food, service, wait staff, manager were all excellent. The best experience to date.

    Is this helpful?

  30. MichelleO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, food and service excellent 👌 love the ambience.. .

    Is this helpful?

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food not good. Cooked a long time before it was Served. First course (fish cakes) was cold. Sent back. Main course: one was congealed on plate. one very over cooked. Tiny portion of veg. Service was very hit and miss. Everyone was serving us and no one was. Got tired of flagging people down or being asked the same thing x 4 different people. Prices up. significantly with a marked deterioration in quality of food. New room is lovely but noisy. Overall just poor from a long standing favourite restaurant that has built its reputation on doing standard fare well. Give it a miss. Not good.

    Is this helpful?

  32. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service not great here. Had two girls serving our table one was very nice however the other girl just seemed like we bothered her. Had to call to get waitress attention to give cutlery for my father's main course and had also asked for ketchup. She had forgotten it and when asked again for it she just left them on the edge of the table and walked off. We just got the general vibe as if we bothered her but to be honest we shouldn't really be having to ask and then remind staff for such things. Food was very nice but this place is just let down by the service

    Is this helpful?

  33. DavidA

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff so welcoming, attentive and helpful. Food delicious. Wine choices were just so good. We’ll be back here, often.

    Is this helpful?

  34. JackP

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely brilliant experience and will definitely be back!

    Is this helpful?

  35. ThomasB

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good welcome, and seated immediately . Good table by the window as requested. We had lunch for 2 people and the whole experience was most enjoyable. I would certainly recommend The Terrace Restaurant.

    Is this helpful?

  36. MauraO

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were put outside the main dining room my food was bad value but the other guest’s wasn’t one of the male waiters had bad English

    Is this helpful?

  37. MartinB

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Our arrival at Roly’s was very poorly handled. We had arrived 15minutes early for our booking. The entrance and reception desk was extremely busy with other diners waiting for attention. When we were eventually acknowledged they had us down for a different arrival time (15 minutes later). Even though I showed their email confirmation of our booking they insisted on disputing this. It was not a good start to our evening. We waited almost 45 minutes to be seated and were required to stand around a very busy, but very small bar with only 4 stools, which were occupied by other waiting guests. The food was very good but the atmosphere was awful and we always felt “hurried” throughout our meal. We won’t be booking again and we wouldn’t recommend Roly’s as a comfortable or enjoyable experience.
    Roly’s Terrace Restaurant & BarResponded on 20 December 2023
    Good afternoon from Roly's MartinB, Quite simply that is unacceptable. Please accept our most genuine apologies. Please do contact me directly at events@rolysbistro.ie - be certain we will investigate in full and act on the failings. Once we hear from you we will make amends. Paul Cartwright, Director, Roly's

    Is this helpful?

  38. NigelK

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was very good as usual except for the level of noise which is understandable at this time of year.

    Is this helpful?

  39. MarieM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent - great service- always a pleasure to dine in this classic restaurant

    Is this helpful?

  40. JackG

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was poor not having the table set correctly missing one placing, when asked for some mayo and ketchup for a table of four the girl brought two tiny jar so had to ask for more, my wife had a hair in her food and the club sandwich was very dry, the tomato soup has too much sugar in it. We waited nearly twenty minutes to order dessert I had to get up to go looking for someone despite the restaurant not being that busy and finally they tried to charge for the food which had the hair in it and was sent back which I refused to pay. Very disappointed, overrated, very expensive restaurant which needs bringing into the 21st century!

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Roly’s Terrace Restaurant & Bar using the Order Online button. Roly’s Terrace Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 668 2611.

Roly’s Terrace Restaurant & Bar is rated 3.9 stars by 446 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Roly’s Terrace Restaurant & Bar

7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin, Co. Dublin D04 DT78

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    7, Ballsbridge Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin D04 DT78
  • Area
    Ballsbridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:30 am Sat, Sun 9:00 am–11:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    International, Irish, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street parking in the immediate area and along Herbert Park Road.
  • Public Transit
    Nearest bus stops Elgin Road, Merrion Road
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Paul Cartwright, Chef de Cuisine
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Phone number
    (01) 668 2611
  • Catering
    Rolys at Home caters for events of all sizes from 5 to 500. Call Rolys on 353 1 668 2611 or email to events@rolysbistro.ie
  • Private party facilities
    Roly's has a Private Room for 25 to 50 persons. Call Roly's on +353 1 668 2611 or email to events@rolysbistro.ie
  • Privacy policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Impressum
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo