The Ivy Dawson Street

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€30 and under
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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.
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OT
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

One of the few restaurants I've ever seen in Dublin with a service charge.

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r
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Waiter knocked my glass of procecco over, didn't automatically replace it so we had to ask for another and when the bill came the replacement glass of procecco had been charged and nothing said about it.

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

Had a lovely evening in the Ivy on Saturday night. food/service all great ..lovely restaurant and definitely will be back

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S
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

This is the sixth Ivy that we have visited and by far the bottom of our list. The waiter and all staff were very friendly and efficient. However the experience overall did not feel special at all compared to other Ivys. The standards were not up to expectations and were considerably less than the others. The Ivy G &T which we always have was not served with a shaker, the cucumber was just curled up in the centre and they had obviously run out of the edible flowers as one of them had a big green leaf in it! Rum BaBa was not on the menu so we decided on the Creme Brûlée which was served stone cold. One of the party had the roast chicken which was extremely dry. The staff didn’t look as polished as usual. All in all not up to Ivy standards!

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EO
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely lunch with my friend at The Ivy. Very busy and lively had a lovely buzz about it. Really enjoyed it. One small criticism - a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc in the wine list for less than 49 euro must be possible! Also would like to see wine left at your table so you can refresh as you wish without having to trouble the waiter.

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MH
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Our table was not well attended to at all ok any way

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ED
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Great welcoming. Very polite staff. Food and ambience excellent. Did not remove large plates before last course ... aqward!! Inattentive to get back to us for the bill. Very friendly/professional otherwise!

Looking forward to brunch there soon.

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JR
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone at the Ivy Dublin were lovely and very welcoming. I took my friend from London for her birthday and they catered very well to all my requests. The venue has been designed beautifully! Really nice experience

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J
Dublin
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous as always!

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

Lovely ambiance and buzz about the place. Not sure about seating around bar area as a lady who had been smoking outside became quite aggressive as she maintained I was sitting in her seat!!

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

This place is beautiful in an over the top showy way. The service was fine although the fact that they have cards printed out for ordering drinks at the bar suggests they are always running late. The food was tasty and I enjoyed everything especially the duck salad and zucchini fries. I think it is reasonably priced for the location. The pace of service was good and we never felt hurried. Overall a very nice place.

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CA
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

I was disappointed at the level of the service charge. Some of the dishes on offer should have included either rice or a potato dish in the price.The atmosphere was good and decor was interesting.The staff on reception and the floor staff appeared quite stressed.

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

Very poor chips with the steak. Over cooked and almost burnt oil taste

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

The food and atmosphere in the restaurant was superb. The service we were provided by our server Hazel was outstanding and we could not compliment her enough.

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C
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely meal and decor but with the tables so close together it makes for a very loud dining experience

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JN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food was very nice but extremely small portions. The same could be said for the cocktails too, quite tasty but again, very small. Service was good, but then again service charge is added to your bill. It is also added to your drink that you get at the bar, that should not be so, there is not much service in getting a cocktail from the bar to your bar seat.... not sure if I'll be back.

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

Pre concert meal

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

Had a lovely meal which was good value only complaint was I got my starter long before my husband’s but they did apologize

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

My napkin had lipstick on it.
Our white wine was warm.
Asked the waitress if she has a vegetarian menu and she just said 'Yes' but didn't register I actually wanted to see it and didn't bring it.
Staff were poorly trained and quite indifferent
Toilets were not in a good state and only one tap worked ( very ineffectually)
Asked for milk with my pot of coffee and the waiter said 'It said cream on the menu so why didn't you ask for milk!'

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H
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

Very slow service, my mains arrived without sides which we pointed out and they arrived later, been here before and wasn’t impressed. Gave it a second chance and still not impressed.

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

Lovely food in great surroundings. The staff were attentive and efficient. My partner and I both enjoyed the whole dining experience and will definitely return when next in Dublin.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We paid €200, including service, for 4 of us - 4 mains, 3 desserts, 6 wine, 2 Prosecco and 3 coffees. None of us could find a fault. The food was delicious, the service excellent and the place was buzzing. The bathrooms are an experience. One of the group is heard of hearing and she has some issues. Apart from that, it was perfect.

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

Overall a lovely experience. We did wait almost 50 minutes before order taken and another 25-35 minutes then for food. This was a Wednesday lunchtime and the place was not busy! At very minimum there should have been bread selection offered / on table with olive oil etc.

Also the consierege seemed very hassled and people waiting in very small lobby space to get brought to tables, for coats and taxis and to be even spoken too - much slicker process needed!!

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JL
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top quality food with very original infusion of flavours.

Friendly and helpful service.

Very good service timing

Bill was about 10% less than I expected it to be

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

The food was lovely. However, when we asked for coffee we were told we were over the 2 hours allowed for table so we cudn't have it. We feel they could have moved us or served us the coffee as there were free tables. Bad end to lunch.

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

I love this room, it is just such an easy bright and glamorous space. The colour and the pattern just lift it above many other offerings in the city. The Linen and the placemats all with their little Ivy motif and the menu is broad ranging, caters well for vegetarians and carnivores and I think that it is exceptional value. I come here often and I hope that I will continue to do so. Lovely.

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

Very nice venue, good selection of food and excellent service.

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

Am amazing building and a joy to eat in! Service was very good throughout. The food was also good without being amazing..... probably a four star rating. There was some live music playing and it was lovely and not intrusive. Overall, a great experience and I'm looking forward to a return visit.

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

I use the Ivy in London a lot and Dublin compares very well. The staff are both attentivive and curious which is most helpful when I have guests.

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BH
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service, food and ambiance was perfect.
Thank you

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EC
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was excellent , atmosphere very good , we didn't catch the name of the young waitress who served us but she was excellent.
The only negative was with the temperature of the wine that we had - the male waiter recommended we put the 2 glasses of wine in the fridge to lower the temperature !
We will certainly revisit.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fab atmosphere. Great food too

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t
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Fun place. Good food. Best for a group of friends

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TK
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I arrived earlier then the rest of my party, and was given a card and seat at the bar, never felt like the fact I was early was an inconvenience, and it was much nicer to sit at the bar rather then at a table by myself.

Once my friends arrived we were shown to our table and really well looked after throughout the night.

Though one of my favorite cocktail's (French 75) was not on the cocktail list it was not a problem having it made.

I would definitely recommend The Ivy, for either food or just drinks.

The décor is very extravagant more then it is fussy, there is plenty of room between tables and very clean.

Look forward to my next visit. - Thank you

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super spot. Food excelent staff very attentive and very friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, good food ....great night!!!!

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GL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Recommend but wouldn’t be in a hurry back. Three times was brought meals which were not ours. Once was a happy anniversary which was for next table.

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CC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We were disappointed when we left the restaurant and found disgruntled employees protesting outside about unfair wages. We would not have booked lunch here if we were aware of these issues.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food was excellent and very relaxing.
Was a catch up lunch with an old friend and this was the perfect spot.
There was a little mix up at the end, I ordered tea and my order was taken. Then the guy came back and said sorry we have a booking for your table. I said oh then I will have to skip the tea. Then a waitress arrived with the pot of tea so I and my friend felt rushed at the end. Would not have expected this over tea, our bill was over 70euros so the stress with the tea at the end was a bit unnecessary and I had travelled from Kerry for the lunch so really needed a tea.
Otherwise mains and desert was lovely and we will definitely be back.

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IC
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first visit to The Ivy and my experience was everything I expected it to be. In a word exceptional.

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