The Ivy Dawson Street

4.3
194 reviews
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€30 and under
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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 10.30pm)
Saturday: 9am - 1.30am
(Last food order 10.30pm)
Sundays & Bank holiday: 9am - 12.30am
(Last food order 9.30pm)
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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 194 People Are Saying
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4.2
Food
4.1
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We had a lovely breakfast which was very reasonably priced. The atmosphere was perfect. Overall it was very enjoyable and I would highly recommend it.

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1.0Dined 2 days ago

Unfortunately I won't be going back top the Ivy. I went for breakfast with my wife which was fine . The next morning I arrived at 7.30on my own knowing that it opens at 7.00. I hadn't made a reservation as the morning before there was only 1/2 dozen people there.
I was told by a member of staff and a manager that "We don't take walk-ins until 8.00" The restaurant had 1 costumes inside.
I asked are you not open until 8.00? And I was told once more "We don't take walk-ins until 8.00"
Im not a sensitive sort but it was embarrassing to have to around and leave.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

The wine list is very disappointing it’s completely over priced we had the Spanish Alberino & paid dearly for it the next day the food is fine but the wines let down the experience, overall its agreat place decor etc fabulous and our waiter Mark was excellent

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous food and great service! Not as expensive as I thought it would be, great value for money 👍🏻

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was lovely but not enough of it. Service was extremely slow and waiting over 20 mins for our drinks. 5 star food with 2 star service, not good enough really.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Not a patch on any of the other Ivy restaurants
Went here for a birthday dinner at the weekend and was put off going again. Firstly tables are way too close together, you should not be able to hear conversation from two tables down. Initially the girl serving us had a major chip on her shoulder and everything seemed like a big ask. We both ordered fillet steaks for main and there was such flourish in serving the food it was a disappointment that they mixed up our plates, easily done I know but still annoying given what you’re paying for. When I mentioned the steak to the server she was very apologetic. Overall, the food was good and presentation was nice we had prawns and duck salad for starters and fillet steaks for main. I don’t think the restaurant lives up to the Ivy name in any way. I know this is meant to be more casual but there is no target market at all. People in football jerseys, buggies parked inside the door, very noisy. It’s still early days but it’ll be quite a while before I return

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We were on holiday in Dublin and brought our two younger children. Not only was the food amazing - but the overall service and friendliness of the staff to our family. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a great meal and atmosphere

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

To be honest it was a little disappointing. Service was very slow. Our wine ( which was good) took 30 mins to come to table. Our pre lunch nibbles ( courgette frites) arrived cold and after our starter. Otherwise the food was generally quite good ( crispy duck salad and roasted salmon). Good coffee. Great location but overall we were underwhelmed

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Our trip to The Ivy was very much looked forward too and upon arrival we were not disappointed. The atmosphere, staff at the door and bar were stunning. The cocktails are a must and were delicious, unfortunately that was all the highlights for us as the food was just ok and our waitress did not crack a smile once until we were paying the bill and then was very friendly. Bit of a shame as the surroundings and reception is stunning.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

amazing food amazing place and amazing drinks. I couldn't fault anything about here at all. Food was amazing and so tasty. The Waiter was so attentive didn't feel rushed and loads time. Brunch menu has a huge selection. Being a fussy eater I still had loads of choice on the menu. The desserts there is no words for the Chocolate Bombe.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Super breakfast on a rainy Sunday morning. Had a wonderful time catching up with friends

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Very bad breakfast. Pancakes worst in Dublin no butter on bread & coffee strongest ever...disappointing for such a lovely place decor wise

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous decor, amazing food and lovely staff! The pancakes are AMAZING and the coffee is delicious!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing - that's all you need to hear - go as soon as you can

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My husband and myself went for dinner to The Ivy, Dawson Street last Saturday night for my birthday, I was looking forward to it and was not disappointed in any way.
Firstly it is beautifully decorated and laid out. Our food was lovely and the presentation was amazing.
Staff friendly and attentive without being overly so. All in all it was a lovely experience and I most definiately will be back and would recommend it highly.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great place but very quick to close up which is not done in Dublin

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Enjoyed the food and it was not too expensive. Will go again.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

My first experience of this Restaurant was excellent although I would just like to make a few comments about the music which was not as expected Loud and too much heavy beat the floor does not absorb much sound. The music in the Loos was more suitable, the Second point was the Starter was placed on our table although two of my guests had gone to the Ladies room and went cool.Staff were very courteous and we really enjoyed ourselves

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Our aperitifs arrived before our starters. The starters were bland, the prawns didn’t taste fresh and the Arancini were over cooked and therefor dry. The mashed potatoes were swimming in olive oil and the steak with pepper sauce arrived without the pepper sauce - it took a further 15 minutes for the sauce to arrive. As for the chocolate bomb for dessert it was in fact a caramel dessert by the time the waitress finished with it. My wife is in fact a lovely lady however it was not necessary for the waitress to refer to her as such for the evening. At the start of the night we were lamenting the two hour limit for dining - in the end we ate three courses and beat that time by more than 30 minutes - a truly miserable experience.

This is in fact the first time we have ever felt strongly enough to post a negative review for anything.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Have to say we passed a very enjoyable evening at the Ivy recently. The food is fine, nothing to get excited about, our steaks were overdone but we didn’t complain. Starters and dessert were tasty. You really go to this restaurant for the atmosphere, cocktails and people watching. We’ll be back.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I booked for my partner birthday. Table of 4. Meet and greet and service was excellent. But the prices didn't meet the standard of food. Very pricey for what you get. We all felt that it's very much aimed towards corporate dining as prices so high.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

I was happy with my experience but the service needs a bit more work. It is still a new restaurant so it’s to be expected.
The team of people were all very nice but didn’t seem to be communicating with each other to the highest level; in my opinion we should have had only the one server so they knew what was going on with our table but we had several.
A group of people walked out without paying by accident but no one noticed only they came back and told one of the servers. This is an example of the communication between each other that I witnessed on this occasion.
Other than this I wouldn’t have anything bad to say

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I booked into the restaurant last Thursday and was welcomed by a fantastic male waiter from Hungary who gave us a lot of information about the Ivy and the restaurant menu.

We also had a fantastic Italian Waitress who is an asset to your restaurant. Extremely pleasant and fantastic skills.

I will be recommending the Ivy to many people and will book again very soon.

Lastly, as my sister is a vegetarian, it was fantastic to see a veg/Vegan menu with great choice. The food is fantastic, I had the salmon dish.


Kind Regards,

Gwen Prizeman
0867827833

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The atmosphere is good. If you want a fun place to go this is definitely a good option. The decor is interesting particularly in the bathroom. We had a very nice waiter, however two other staff members made the experience very unpleasant. A pint of Guinness is served in a cocktail glass...no other glasses are available. We asked a passing waiter if we could have the glass changed "No, this is the way we do it here".
The fried courgette fritters are delicious. The prawn cocktail is very tasteless, which is strange as the Ivy in London built its reputation on doing classics as best as they can be done. The tuna was ok. The chocolate bomb is interesting - good for a large table to taste. The cheese on the cheese plate is not in perfect condition and comes cold from the fridge. I think if you really like good food La Maison or Peploe's would be a better option. If you want a fun experience and you are not too worried about the food then The Ivy is for you. Unfortunately we tried to address the issue of the Guinness when paying and got an exceptionally rude response which ruined the whole experience and left a very bitter taste (not in a cocktail glass)!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic lunch with friends. I am familiar with The Ivy in London and Dubai. The Dublin venue did not disappoint. The buzz was great, the decor superb, the food and drinks fab. You could not be but in great form after spending a few hours in The Ivy. Well done to The Ivy Team.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

First visit to The Ivy and was not disappointed. Good value on food and drink considering quality of service and food. Not just for special occasions would recommend.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Interior is amazing. I have been to a few Ivys in the US and London but I have to say the food was not up to the Ivy standard I am used to. I went for brunch and the eggs were over done. Apart from that the drinks were great and the service was good. Just a bit of tweaking needed. I will be back!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We will be back for sure !!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

My friend and I had breakfast here on a Saturday morning. We asked for still water, twice before we got it and it was sparkling in a still marked bottle.

I opted for pancakes which were nice, but not amazing. There was Greek yogurt between each one and lots on top so they weren't pancake-like, which is pointless to me when ordering pancakes. The fruit was nice, as was the strawberry sauce but I really could have done with 60% less yogurt. My cappuccino was horrible, it tasted like overcooked microwaved milk and the server at the end took it off the bill.

My friend ordered the gluten free apple granola with ginger and cinnamon. The apple was sparse, and the pieces were tiny, she also mentioned the lack of ginger or cinnamon flavour. Her latte wasn't wonderful either.

Perhaps a savoury breakfast would have been a better choice but for me, the breakfast was lacklustre.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Loved it
Well done Ivy Dublin
Will return again soon

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great dining experience made all the better by excellent service and attention from Emily.
She even got in our photo.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Was excited to try the Ivy in Dublin and it didn’t disappoint. Wide selection of food options to suit almost all tastes and budgets. Atmosphere on a Friday evening was buzzing! Service was slow and not very attentive once we’d placed our order, we had to ask for additional drinks, however our waiter was pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful- would put I down to initial teething problems on a very busy Friday. Would recommend and come again!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

First time to The Ivy and won’t be the last. Fantastic service, extremely friendly staff who provided lovely chat in between meals. Food was excellent. Decor is fab!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The location is perfect, the room is very special. Every square inch of the restaurant was given due consideration and filled with beautiful things. The challenge is staying focused on your company because there is so much to take in and if you enjoy people watching you will love The Ivy.

I was expecting an attitude to be honest having visited the Ivy in London and watched the sitcom Extras but was really pleasantly surprised that all of the staff were so friendly and made every effort to ensure that we had a great time (more of that later).

We had a gorgeous afternoon, the food and drinks were really good we were not rushed and can strongly recommend the Ivy.

What was very unusual was the following: On arrival we ordered cocktails, and drinks for our starter and then a bottle of wine to be opened and then served with our mains. The Ivy have elected to keep the wine away from the table and serve as our glasses emptied. We were out "out" and so perhaps we were getting through ours quicker than most. Anyway, there was a little confusion by our lovely waitress as to who owned which bottle and as a result our bottle was served elsewhere and we were left without wine for approx 20 minutes. Our main course was also delayed by about 20 minutes. We didn't mention this to our waitress as the inconvenience was so minor but our waitress noticed and came over as did a manager to apologise. Then ...they comped the whole meal including drinks.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent venue. Excellent staff and Carol Byrne was so helpful and of course stunning. Great experience and would highly recommend

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Second visit, this time Lunch, first visit breakfast. Again can not fault food, service or value. A complication locating our booking was resolved within minutes, handled competently. Chose from al la carte menu - starters, mains & dessert were wonderful. Apple Tart professionally executed. Ivy Special G+T fab. Lots of conversation at tables adding to the atmosphere. Highly recommend. Looking forward to our next booking for Afternoon Tea which we caught a glimpse of, impressive.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to the Ivy-staff were particularly attentive -will certainly be back

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

- very poor value- being charged extra for bearnaise sauce with a steak, and extra again for chips is like the business Ryanair model, rather than a plush place that the Ivy is aiming for
- placed too close to next table, despite there being lots of empty tables after about 30 mins of us arriving
- 3 different people waiting on us as shifts ended
- very disappointed with it
- there are far better places to go in Dublin for value and atmosphere

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed our first experience - dinner with two best friends. Table was beside a service point so my friend was a bit uncomfortable with all the employees over & back to it. Menu and food great. Lovely decor and great buzz in the restaurant. Only issue was the state of the ladies toilets - on my visit, the bin in my cubicle was full and there were empty toilet rollsying around. When my friend visited there was so toilet roll in any of the toilets. This would prevent me from giving 5*. Will go back though!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Myself and my husband went for our date night and had a fabulous time. Our server Sarah D was fantastic very knowledgeable helpful and friendly. And had a great sense of humor. The food was amazing even though in my opinion it was overpriced. The decor is beautiful. We had a drink at the bar afterwards and enjoyed our whole night. We will return but I think only for special occasions.

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