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About The Riddler
Providing Bia Bhaile, our chefs pride themselves on producing innovative modern Irish dishes utilising seasonal ingredients. Ireland's landscape gives us much to play with. We are modern Irish, playing on our childhood memories. With the majority of our liquors distilled in Ireland, our coffee beans locally-roasted by the independent shop Two Spots, and numerous mentions and nods to Irish traditions, media, and culture throughout the interior landscape, The Riddler is not just about Irish food, but about connecting or reconnecting with our roots.
Dublin, Co. Dublin Dublin 8
Hours of operation:
Monday - Wednesday: 7:00 - 11:30 and 12:00 - 15:00
Thursday - Friday: 7:00 - 11:30 and 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:30 - 21:00
Saturday: 10:00-11.30 and 12.00 - 15:00 and 17:30 - 21:00
Sunday: 10.00-12.00 and brunch 12.30-18.00
€30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
(01) 907 3266
We are located off of High Street and Lamb's Alley. Street parking is available off of Lamb's Alley.
Dublin Buses - 13, 14, 123 all drop off near The Riddler. Francis Street and High Street are the two nearest stops to the restaurant!
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Riddler Ratings and Reviews
We were going to Vicar Street and wanted a bite to eat beforehand. There aren’t a lot of options around that area and we found The Riddler by searching google maps. The menu looked good but we didn’t have high expectations - we really were not aware of the treat that was in store for us! There were four of us and each one of us thought the food was truly excellent.
It took almost an hour to receive out main course. We didn’t order starters. Bread was served to all other tables around bar us. When asked about our main course after about 40mins there was no apology just told it was on it’s way. To wait another 10-15mins. When received chips were under cooked, greasy and soggy, veg was tasteless. We had to rush eating food as we were on our way to a gig which is never a pleasant dining experience.
Everything was great! The only negative is that when we arrived they thought the booking was only for 2! But after we explained we had booked for 4, the staff were very accommodating and sitted us at a nice table for 4! Food was great! Great find! Would definitely be recommending to friend and family in the future!
Picked this restaurant from others' reviews and proximity to our rental. Was quiet the weeknight we attended but it was also past 8. The gentleman who attended to us was very warm and helpful. Food was delicious and well priced. Menu was short but everyone in our group of four found something they liked. The Riddles were fun to ponder and debate too.
The food was well presented but no veg or accompanying food with the dish I ordered (hake) that's all that was on the plate. 4 options for each dinner course so very limited choice. Charged for a bottle of wine we didn't get although we spotted it. Although food was delicious I wouldn't go back for dinner as not good value for money.
Nice friendly waiter who was very helpful with the menu. Quirky surroundings with riddles everywhere. We spent a while when we went in trying to solve some of them. Lovely food. Nice bread served while we were choosing. I had the goats cheese followed by the hake from the early bird menu. Top class presentation. The only fault was with the side of sautéed potatoes which were a bit oily. I would definately recommend The Riddler and as I will be back.
I've been here twice and, apart from the Old Dublin on Francis St in the '80s, there hasn't been anywhere like it. The first time I wandered in for lunch and I suppose, old fashionedly, waited for service. Happily, the man I imagine is either the owner or manager, recognised this, greeted me and brought me to a table, gave me menus and offered me water. I ordered a glass of red wine and the confit duck wrap and it was tasty, duck and wine.
My second visit was for the Sunday brunch menu and this time I brought a friend. She had the goat's cheese salad and I had the seafood chowder. We both had glasses of Swallow's Tail Chenin blanc. She loved the salad and its unobtrusive vinaigrette. I found the chowder brimming with chunks of fish, white and smoked, plenty of cubed vegetables and a sauce that was neither cloying or heavy but flavoursome and appetising.
Of course, no brunch is worth its sea salt without a brace of alcohol, a hair of the dog cocktail like a Bloody Mary but,regretfully, as loving as it was prepared, it lacked the Tabasco bite I like and asked for, the one cloud on an otherwise sunny day. Will I return? Absolutely. They've started doing evening meals and I'm going to be a regular.
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