The Ivy Dawson Street

4.2
690 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 690 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely evening in the Ivy celebrating our anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The staff were so friendly and welcoming.

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

Service very good, food enjoyable. Reasonably priced. A little noisy so not sure it would work if you were in a group.

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

Lovely restaurant, great staff. We were seated 15 mins early and had a drink while we waited for remainder of our party. Food was delicious. And very reasonable. Cocktails were so good! Place is just lovely. Looking forward to going back already!

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

The chocolate bomb was delicious but the main courses were mediocre. I've had far better meals. Expensive for what you get!

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RF
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

While I indicated we had a coeliac at first there was little regard for this and I had to ask to speak with the manager. The manager never arrived but decided on behind the scenes. No collaboration and this was a negative.
Otherwise it was fine. nothing outstanding.

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

An enjoyable afternoon spent with business colleagues. Looking forward to returning for lunch and a few tipples with the girls

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

Had a really enjoyable experience at the Ivy recently for lunch. Would really recommend a visit

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BB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

I was disappointed by my Ceaser Salad, which had cooked ( not crisp) bits of parmesan-rather than the whole salad being dressed with it, small amounts of over cooked chicken. Fish cake was ok if garnish very sparse. Crème Brûlée was as it should be. I was most disappointed by having to wait 10 minutes to be seated, despite having a reservation, as both staff members were busy taking customer reservations from walk ins! No one offered to hang our coats up, no one refilled our wine glasses. Decor good, service poor. Young German waitress Annika nice but overworked whilst other staff ‘floated’! I lived in London for 12 years and this is nothing like the London Ivy. The menu looks interesting but I wouldn’t hurry back based on that lunch.

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

Beautiful place, loved the decor, great food choices, and impressive bar. The only draw back for me was that I had asked for a nice table as it was lunch for my mums birthday, this didn’t happen and there was absolutely no mention or recognition that it was someone’s birthday which was disappointing. Front of house is poor and the service just in my opinion to begin with wasn’t great & therefore is not on par with the Ivy in London. In saying that though I would certainly try it again

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

Going to the ivy was like going back in time, the decor was unbelievable, seating comfy, food lovely and quite reasonable too. I found some of the waiting staff to be a bit abrupt which kind of annoyed me but apart from that enjoyed the experience

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

Gorgeous decor. Lovely food and our waitress (Daisy - I think!) could not have been more pleasant and helpful.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Lovely place, friendly staff, unfortunately the food wasn't as good as we had hoped with some items unavailable (on a Sunday)

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

Visit on Sunday 14th Oct. Food good. Very poor beer list. No Draft beer at all. Only 2 bottled beers available. Guinness tap not working. This is normal I was told by another customer. No Cab Sov red that I ordered not available. Out of stock. Lovely restaurant but need to up game on drinks available as decor and food good but you need to supply full package as other restaurant do.

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

Very disappointed
Service poor and no attention To detail

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

Significant improvement since my last visit in early August. Food was delicious, service superb and the bill was correct.

Richie our waiter was excellent and a great asset to The Ivy

One area that needs improvement is bar staff who are run off their feet and as a result avoid eye contact when one is trying to order drinks

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

The restaurant is beautiful, the food is perfect - Ordered salmon slightly pink, still charred on the outside, really good quality food at a reasonable price- Two mains, two cocktails, bottle of wine - Less than €90
Could not fault the place. Going back again in a couple of weeks and we can not wait. They do late sittings so it is absolutely perfect for a night owl

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

Had dinner for 2 here on Sat night 2nd seating. Cocktails were disappointing. Champagne was nice.
Table was late and the overall service was poor.
The starter and main course food was good. We had different fish / seafood starters followed by monkfish prawn curry / steak for mains. Pepper sauce never turned up. The service was slow. Curry was not mild - definite kick from chili in there, which took from the Monkfish. The menu is extensive - perhaps too many options.
The dessert menu options were limited. There was long delay. The apple tart had an additional 15 minute wait on enquiring after a long initial wait.
The wine menu was ok. Pricey for a mid range red. House Malbec was very light. Provence Rose was nice.
The decor was lovely, but I went for the food and wine.
Overall, my expectations were a lot higher, but this was not a fine dining experience. It was not worth the wait list. I think this restaurant is best suited to large groups. I didn’t get any impression that repeat business was important.

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

Our waiter was a bit precious. Food was average but the decor was fun. The drinks waitress from Mexico was lovely. But the Eastern European waiter was not.

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

It was my first time in The Ivy Dublin having wanted to go for a while and it didn't dissapoint. The food was fab and the drinks flowed all night. Service was great and our waitress was attentive and very efficient. The decor is fab and atmosphere is great. My only gripe is when we arrived at our allocated time, our table wasn't ready, which is fine. We were directed to the bar to get a drink while we waited but due to those sitting at the bar for drinks, it was very difficult to get served and I noticed a number of people have the same problem. It might be an idea to have a section with no bar chairs so that people can easily access the bar. However, i will certainly be back. A lovely place with lovely, reasonably priced food.

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

Had a great pre Theatre meal at The Ivy. Food, atmosphere, decor, drinks choice were all 5 star. Reservation system was great could just change number of people for dinner with one click. Staff were amazing. Very warm and welcoming even when another person joined us in the middle of dinner. Really has that London vibe. We will definitely be back.

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

We decided to try The Ivy for dinner and we were not disappointed, the staff are lovely and the food is really good. There is a great buzz in the place and the decor is fab!

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

The atmosphere was very good and the service was excellent. The desserts were delicious.

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

Delicious Afternoon Tea, great value and excellent staff

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

Fab lunch in the Ivy, really tasty food and super service from staff!

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

Food was disappointing I had a burger and it was dry and lacked flavour. Thought server was awlful very rude. We were asked to leave in 10 mins after we had just finished dessert

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

Our server was unbelievably attentive and the decor was stunning.

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W
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Waiter never told me his name. Quit rude. Didn't talk at all. The place itself was lovely. Went to get a drink before meal had to wait ages to be served or to get anybody's attention to order. Food was nice but a bit over priced with what they served.

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

The service was exceptional. The food was tasty hot and a very good standard. The only minor problem was the music volume. The music was upbeat and modern but just a tad too loud.
Well done to a great team

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D
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food didn’t met our expectation. It was very morning dale of the road.

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

Went here for a meal for both our birthdays. Food was lovely and very reasonable. Wasnt actually that busy a few empty tables around us but still had to wait 2 months for a booking. Had put a note on our booking that we were celebrating our birthdays but no acknowledgement from staff.

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MC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

The service is extremely poor. Basically the cicktail waiters believe that they are a cut above all the customers ....very poor I can think of much betterpkaces to spend my hard earned cash. Ivy Dublin has alit to learn. NIT FOR ME

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DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

We were 2 hours waiting for our starter..then told our time was up before we were given desert and coffees.manager David ..would give his surname was extremely rude...terrible experience..

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RM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Lovely interior but very big and busy so better suited to groups or business meals, rather than couples or friends. Average food.

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T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Service was terrible ! Side order didn’t arrive, no apology and then they had it on the bill! 2nd time there, service equally as bad both times, won’t be back !!

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

Overall a very good experience. The 2 ladies working the reception could lighten up a bit. Server was very efficient and friendly and did a good job. We had the 3 course offer which was good value for well presented food. Fish cakes had a lovely consistency of flaky fish. Salmon portion was adequate with good side options if interested. Great buzzy spot with really. nice food offering.

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

Amazing experience at The Ivy Dublin for breakfast. First visit and from the time we arrived, it was just lovely. Great food, fantastic service (and love complimentary coffee refills). Will definitely be back. The place is stunning.

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MM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really enjoyed the night. Service was top class.

Thanks

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AT
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good food choice, great location & wonderful atmosphere

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PW
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening here with friends. Our table wasn’t ready and there was no room to sit at bar and to compensate we were given a lovely quiet corner table. Our food was lovely and staff and service very good. Lovely atmosphere.

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S
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

In short:

Two of us arrived and our table wasn't ready so asked to wait at bar - that was fine
No seats at the bar so we stood waiting for 15 minutes without being served (5 staff behind the bar and not busy)

Eventually I ordered and after another 10 minutes another we asked about our drinks - he had forgotten our order. He came to ask it again by which time the third member of our party arrived so we ordered again and she added a glass of Merlot to the order.

The first two drinks arrived. After another few minutes we asked about the Merlot, He replied 'Oh yes, it is coming'. He then returned to tell us they didn't do Merlot by the glass but that she could order a bottle...

The hostess came to seat us and our waiter was pleasant and seemed genuine.

A floor staff member kept scaring us by popping up randomly, making us jump asking how things were.

The food itself was just middle of the road which was fine, I would not have written a bad review over the food alone.

What really ruined our night was the Maitre D'. He was so rude. We had not seen this gentleman all evening until he approached our table at the end of the meal. He came to the table and said 'how was everything?' and then without evening waiting for a reply he said 'I need the table back in 10 minutes so I am going to need you to pay your bill' and he proceeded to drop the bill on the table. He then left and returned less than 60 seconds later with the card machine and seemed irritated that we weren't sitting ready to offer our cards over to him. He then came back again another after 60 seconds. It was ridiculous and so unbelievably rude.

I totally understand that they have an allocated dining time and have no issue at being asked to settle up, but we had received no prior warning that they needed the table back. His lack of tact and general approach to the situation left all three of us so mad leaving the restaurant.

The decor is stunning but the service DOES NOT match it!

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