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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.

La Rochelle
High Street
Dublin, Co. Dublin Dublin 8
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Irish

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

Cross street:
Lamb's Alley

Dress code:
Business Casual

Price range:
€30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 907 3266

Website:
http://www.theriddler.ie/

Parking Details:
We are located off of High Street and Lamb's Alley. Street parking is available off of Lamb's Alley.

Public Transport:
Dublin Buses - 13, 14, 123 all drop off near The Riddler. Francis Street and High Street are the two nearest stops to the restaurant!

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Riddler Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Good for a Date (8)
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Comfort Food (4)
Cosy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Business Meals (4)
Lunch (4)
Neighbourhood Gem (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Romance (3)
Special Occasions (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Authentic (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Child Friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Brunch (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and service. Very pleasant staff and overall a really nice place to eat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 17 November 2017

Excellent food, staff were very friendly. Excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 12 November 2017

Excellent service from a very friendly staff. Food was fresh, the fish was beautifully prepared and not overcooked, the salad was tasty, the presentation is very good and it is great value too. We enjoyed it and will return.

Tags: Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on 11 November 2017

My partner and I went for a date night at the Riddler last Saturday, we enjoyed every minute of it and the food was outstanding, would highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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Food4
Ambience3
Service1
Value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 9 November 2017

The food is excellent but the service is horrible. Couple sat down next to us and was served way before us. Not cool

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 9 November 2017

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.

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Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on 9 November 2017

It was a chance find when we were looking for a restaurant near Vicar Street but we were very impressed with the food and the menu. Would definitely go back again

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 21 October 2017

A wonderful dining experience food was fab. Service first rate

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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 20 October 2017

Booked on the off chance as we were going to see Dara O' Briain at Vicar Street, just down the road and had a lovely meal, staff were friendly and helpful, steak was excellent and cooked perfectly. Plus we enjoyed working out all the riddles bar one.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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Food2
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on 18 October 2017

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.

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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 22 September 2017

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!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 20 September 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on 2 September 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 30 August 2017

Incredible risotto, very nice atmosfere and service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 22 August 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (London)·Dined on 4 August 2017

Fantastic service and food. So good we returned 2 nights in a row.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 15 July 2017

Fantastic food. Great service

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 30 June 2017

Lovely evening. From greeting at the door to the service, the food all was great. Balieys Creme Brûlée was delish! Thanks to Ziggy and all the staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 16 June 2017

We had a very good starter salad with duck, and a great steak, which was cooked exactly to our order. Also the fish was very good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Casual
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 19 March 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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