The Ivy Dawson Street

4.2
1078 reviews
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€30 and under
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
One of the world’s most famous restaurants, The Ivy, West Street, has welcomed guests to enjoy its contemporary cuisine and unparalleled service for over a century.
The Ivy Collection has crossed the Irish Sea to open its first international brasserie in the heart of Dublin at the new landmark building of One Molesworth, Dawson Street.

The Ivy Dawson Street brings a touch of Ivy magic to Ireland, offering effortless glamour and a varied mix of classics and locally inspired dishes including Dublin Bay prawns and Dungarvan oysters.
With 200 seats and a beautiful private dining room, The Ivy Dawson Street caters for every occasion from breakfast and weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and beyond, with a beautiful bar serving cocktails and drinks until late.
Open seven days a week from dawn until dusk, the brasserie is accessible to all, welcoming local residents, businesses and visitors alike.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 7am - 12.30am
(Last food order 10.30pm)
Friday: 7am - 1.30am
(Last food order 11.00pm)
Saturday: 9am - 1.30am
(Last food order 11.00pm)
Sundays & Bank holiday: 9am - 12.30am
(Last food order 10.30pm)
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Phone number
(01) 695 0744
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Sean Burbidge
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Private Party Facilities
The Jonathan Swift Room at The Ivy Dawson Street seats 32 guests on two long tables or across four rounds. The room is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as drinks and canapé receptions for up to 50 guests.

The room’s interiors will include colourful artwork and a striking landscape image of Dublin’s horizon as seen from Phoenix Park and St Stephens Green in 1800, whilst the ceiling itself will feature an image of fictional hero Leopold Bloom alongside a host of multicoloured, exotic flying birds.

With a selection of menus available, specially created by our Executive Chef, Sean Burbidge, The Jonathan Swift Room is equally suited to private parties as it is for corporate breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Complimentary menu cards and place cards are provided for each event and each table is decorated with seasonal flowers and tea lights.
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1078 People Are Saying
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4.5
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

I’ve been to other Ivy Brasseries in UK, this restaurant is large & spacious I didn’t feel we were sitting on top of other diners. The service was good & I couldn’t really fault it especially as they were busy. Food was great & I feel worth the money. Steak, eggs & chips the best!!

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V
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fun buzzy place, service a bit slow but pleasant helpful staff.

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VD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great family celebration to begin the Christmas celebrations. We were not disappointed. Travelled especially to enjoy the ambiance of the ivy restaurant. Delicious tasty food. Deserts a must especially the chocolate bomb. Already booked a table for next planned visit to Dublin. The ivy has the whole package for a perfect dining experience.

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H
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Having been to The Ivy in Harrogate we were thrilled to be able to secure a reservation on a Saturday night, pretty last minute in Dublin.
Same great look, atmosphere, quality and a lovely chap called Ryan served us.
Our appetisers were smoked salmon and crab x 2 and i had the duck salad which was delicious.
Lobster fish pie for my main meal (the best fish pie ive ever had ) shepards pie for one of the ladies ( which actually was luke warm and had to be re made ) and salmon for the other, a few side dishes, all good.

The only downside was the floor manager called Carmen, we found her rude, did not smile, did not make conversation, and as she was the one taking payment, didnt leave the best of feelings leaving. This should be addressed.

Thankyou though to the rest of the team. Lovely evening.

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DK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I was in The Ivy on Saturday night - table booked for 8.15. I was there before for lunch which was very enjoyable however at night time the only fault was that it was too noisy. It is very hard to hold a conversation with the loud music in the background. Don't want to put anyone out of a job but the loud music is a bit of a turn off, i enjoy music but that is not suitable for when you are eating. Food lovely and our waiter was lovely also .

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RW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Hi, Had a lovely evening at The Ivy however, I had requested a candle in dessert for my friend's 40th birthday and it didn't arrive. We did receive a complimentary glass of processo, but as the couple got it also beside us, I presumed this was complimentary for all guests.

Also, my friends sister rang the restaurant and bought a bottle of Champagne for our table as a present and we didn't receive it which was highly disappointing.

Otherwise, I thought the Ivy was great.

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TB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fab venue - great food and service - highly recommend and would return

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AM
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

All round a very good experience. Dinner before theatre in Bord Gáis. Food was prompt bu not rushed. Tasty.

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MB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is a busy time of year, so a little delayed getting the table, but the bar staff were wonderful keeping us topped up. The staff who looked after us from start to finish were fantastic. Every request was catered to. The food was great , the atmosphere was fantastic. The service was great and especially as the staff were run off their feet they still delivered. I will most definitely be back. We had a great lunch.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Really nice lunch with family and friends. Wonderful ambiance and delicious food and drink that was great value for money.

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SW
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Met a friend for lunch last Saturday, great atmosphere, already booked for return visit

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SR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Food & atmosphere fine service terrible. Greeting when arrived less than amicable and table service was poor. Not friendly or inviting.

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EC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Service and food was brilliant but there were some stains on our couch

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VH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful decor and really delicious breakfast menu and reasonably priced for such an elegant setting. The beautiful ladies rooms must be seen to be believed and spotlessly clean👏👏

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j
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fabulous food and service . our waiter was so friendly and fun.
will be back.!

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JN
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed our girls night out in the Ivy, was concerned after soon reviews but food was good service excellent, pricey but an enjoyable treat.

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CE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful food and great service.

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SR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

Food terrible service just alright would definitely not go there again

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, friendly staff and delicious food

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A
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food not good. €4.50 for hard chips, €4.50 for cold mash, more for undercooked sweet potato side, my boyfriend said his butternut squash main was very bland. Only good item was the chocolate bomb dessert.
The service was good and the atmospher was great. I would not come back due to the food. Not worth it at €90 for 2 people with substandard food.

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GM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous location, utterly beautiful place combining the iconic Ivy-style splendour and luxury with the relaxed yet sophisticated dining experience in the heart of Dublin city! The food was amazing, the cocktails delicious and the staff (Alex, Laszlo, Leo) was very friendly and attentive! Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Was very disappointed service was very bad food not good I expected a lot more

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OR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

There was no warm welcome, we were brought to out table, I asked a question to the gentleman taking us to our table and a female waitress/ manager butted in with an answer as she passed us. No idea why she felt the need to get involved without introduction. Wine waitress did not know how to poor wines, a fly in my glass of champagne so she took the glass away from me, I had to ask for a replacement glass and we never got a glass of champagne in place of the full glass lost, though charged. While enjoying out bottle of bubbles another waiter came to the table and informed us we would probably not have wine so could he have the wine glasses. Food was very well presented and had beautiful flavours. Though for a €400 bill for 4 people I expect much better waiter service and for those waiters to be trained to a certain standard.

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F
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Really fun bar and atmosphere. We all thought the quality of food was excellent and enjoyed every course. A nice wine list and good cocktails. Highly recommend

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CJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Second time at the Ivy since it opened - great atmosphere and decor, unfortunately the food and service do not match the atmosphere . I had the lamb main and asked for it pink - it arrived well done with not a hint of pink. It was served on a bed of mash with steamed vegetables which were undercooked and crunchy. All in all a very disappointing main - a poor carvery lamb dish. From a service perspective, the side for my main dish never arrived and by the time I was able to get the attention of a waiter to make them aware I was almost finished my main so there was no point -there was not much of an apology forthcoming either which was disappointing. Having eaten in the original Ivy and the new offshoots in London over the past few years, of unfortunately this benchmarks poorly from a service perspective

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ML
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

On my fourth visit to The Ivy and I still love it. Fantastic buzz and even more so no approaching Christmas.
Due back there again 19 th Dec for dinner. Can't wait

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MH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Really enjoy our visit everything very good.my complaint would be only shown a la carte menu and found out after paying bill that there was also a set lunch menu. Both should have been offered

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P
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food. Good portion size. Nice atmosphere. Good service. Reasonable pricing.

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OD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had a lunch booking for 7 people but we were kicked off table after 2 and half hours! Email said 3hrs for meal!! Very rushed.

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CF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Our food was very good and we had a very friendly waitress however the evening spoilt a little by hassle paying bill because we wished to leave a tip. We asked at the start if we put tip on card would the server get it and were advised yes, half way through we were advised company would get the tip, not handled very well. In addition very unfriendly reception area and wine prices are expensive.

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LX
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Very disappointing, starter salmon, looked just taken out of package, no other presentation nor imagination in it. Stake not cooked to requested liking. Desert, chocolate bomb sauce burned. As soon as the desert was finished, bill was presented on the table without it being requested. We had to leave whether we were ready or not. Lovely decor and ambiance.

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G
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is my third visit since The Ivy opened so it's obvious that I do like the place. Maybe it's a seasonal thing but the menu on the internet is not the same as the menu on site. When drinks are added it makes for a very expensive treat. Watch out for overcharging as we were being changed 78 euro for a bottle of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc!!!

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AG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were early but welcomed and escorted to the bar where we had a delicious cocktail. Lunch was delicious- two of our party were vegetarians and both were delighted with the dishes they choose, especially the fried courgette. Staff were wonderful and unobtrusive, and knowledgeable about the dishes.

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A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

All good at the Ivy, good location, good food.
Excellent staff, very friendly
Thank you

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MW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff, food, and overall experience my family and I had in The Ivy was outstanding. I have never had such an enjoyable meal. The staff catered to our every needs and we never had to ask for anything. Our glasses were always kept full! The food was out of this world, especially the chicken! The atmosphere and the layout of the restaurant was truly unique. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. If I could give this place 12/10, I would! My family and I will definitely be coming back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very enjoyable birthday

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VH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a really lovely enjoyable experience at the Ivy. Food was delicious, early bird menu was excellent value. Service was outstanding! I will recommend the Ivy to all my friends and look forward to enjoying another gorgeous evening there again soon!

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J
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon tea with excellent table service from Neil - lovely selection and beautifully presented - our only negative comment would be that the scones were really very hard and not good, but as we had so many other delicious treats we did not feel hard done by but perhaps the kitchen could take note of that. It was a second visit, the first was for dinner in October with a party of 4 and everyone had a superb meal.

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MK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Poor service. Bottle of wine not kept on table & had to call someone each time to have it brought over to be refilled. Food - tiny portions. Cod gougons (2 only) mainly batter. Chips overdone. Under pressure to watch clock to leave within the 2 hour slot.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and delicious food food combined to make this a great night. It was a celebration, and after discreetly enquiring the occasion, the wonderful waitress brought an unexpected cake at dessert time for celebrate my fiancé’s graduation. It was a lovely gesture, and really summed up the service we received- unexpectedly excellent. Well done!

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