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The Schoolhouse Dublin, Dublin 4, Co. DUBLIN

The Schoolhouse Dublin

4.4
4.4
206 reviews
€30 and under
Contemporary European
The Gastrobar & Garden Terrace at the Schoolhouse is located in one of Dublin’s trendiest and most vibrant neighbourhoods. Our head chef Francois Grelet is passionate about fresh local produce and this is carried into the food he prepares on a daily basis. With lots of dining options available from our newly refurbished Gastrobar , our very popular garden terrace or the new addition Dine At The Dome a Unique Dining Experience In The Heart of D4.
We have lots of dining options and more importantly lot’s & lots of space.

For bookings of 4 people or more credit card details are required. €20 per person fee will apply for those who fail to show up or break the booking terms.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 667 5014

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Francois Grelet

What 206 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 4

    Best Overall

  • Dublin 4

    Best Food

  • Dublin 4

    Best Ambience

  • Dublin 4

    Best Value

  • Dublin 4

    Healthy

  • Dublin 4

    Lunch

  • Dublin 4

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Dublin 4

    Romance

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  1. JC

    JoCo

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Concert night, poor staff were finding hard too cope..a drink order never made the table but we were charged for it and only 2 ladies toilets
  2. G

    Geraldine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience was fabulous. Good spaces between tables, so didn't feel claustrophobic. Although it was busy it didn't feel packed. Best cocktails I have tasted in years. Very authentic. Staff were so friendly and professional, the perfect balance . We will definitely visit again 😍😍😍😍
  3. DT

    DianaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Limited lunch menu. Would have preferred evening one as we going to a concert. Staff very friendly and helpful but very busy because of the concert Would like to try it for dinner sometime.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, great friendly service
  5. FP

    FionaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was there for a graduation lunch and it did not disappoint, I could not fault it
  6. M

    Marty

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous. The waiter was friendly, helpful and efficient. I would recommend making reservations due its popularity. Headed for dinner again tonight.
  7. M

    Mags

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive staff. Lovely atmosphere. Will be back.
  8. p

    phil1960

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and a wonderful meal. Scotch egg starter is definitely worth a try. The rack of lamb special was fantastic too. Definitely worth a visit.
  9. DR

    DamienR

    Greece

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely work meeting over lunch. Nice atmosphere - will be back in a personal capacity soon!
  10. J

    Jboy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A very well managed restaurant, efficient and friendly staff, very good food made what was a very enjoyable experience all around…. Looking forward to my next visit.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Lots of waiters and waitresses at our table but they struggled to get everything just right. We waited an hour for our food. Wine order was messed up and never did get a salad we ordered. We split the bill in half once we asked to removed the salad we had to go have them split the bill again. 10% gratuity added automatically
  12. D

    David

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Charming building with catedral ceilings and exposed beams. Large bar and ample loft table space. Decent wine and beer selection. The staff was friendly but like the kitchen, were overwhelmed by the large number of customers sitting in outside seating. It took over an hour and 15 minutes to get our dinner. Fortunately the food was excellent.
  13. H

    maryH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor area, great food and service and reasonably priced.
  14. E

    Elaine

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The staff were really slow even though the restaurant was empty. We had about 4 different servers and I think that’s what caused the mix up with our order. Food took forever. When asked for dessert menu we were left waiting 30 mins. They brought wrong order and the bill had extras on it that we didn’t have. Waited another 20 minutes for drinks. Food was amazing and the restaurant itself is beautiful. Pity about the really slow service and clueless staff.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Pre match food! Great location and service. Would definitely come here again.
  16. A

    Aidan

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Before a Leinster match we met in the garden -nd a snack. The staff were busy if a little confused about the drinks orders. It was busy, so there was an excuse! Food is always really nice, great and simple menu. Keep it up!
  17. A

    Angelgirl100

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    Went for lunch with 2 friends. Lovely atmosphere and excellent staff. Order
  18. CM

    ClareM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fresh food full of flavour good size portions great choice fish , meat and vegan the best sole on the bone I had in many years
  19. E

    Endaman

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Efficient and friendly service. Good value quality lunches on offer - something for every palate. Good place for a pre-match lunch.
  20. BJ

    BruceJ

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Friendly lunch time atmosphere before rugby semi final.
  21. MF

    MarcyF

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated early Food was great as was the service Ambience excellent
  22. C

    Ciarab

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    we sat out on terrace, service was good but food disappointing , I had the vegetarian flatbread which had hardly any vegetables on it...the others in our group had burgers which seemed as if they had been sitting around for a while..
  23. TM

    TMul

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Got the ceaser salad and it was the driest salad I have eaten
  24. BM

    BarbaraM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location and atmosphere. We both had burgers which were delicious. Accompanied by crisp chips and a great local beer.
  25. a

    adventurer4food

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good wine list. A cozy setting with seating in various places in the old school house. I suggested this place when we arrived in Dublin and we went back after our 10 day tour of all of Ireland. It just was great both times!!
  26. CG

    CarolG

    Tahoe

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Family get together had a lovely meal and staff were attentive. Definitely recommend

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 4 May 2022Hi CarolG, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review . We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Schoolhouse Kind regards, The Schoolhouse Team

  27. DL

    DeanL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Great atmosphere in the gastro pub. I would hight recommend it

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 4 May 2022Hi DeanL, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Delighted you enjoyed your visist to the Schoolhouse Kind regards, The Schoolhouse Team

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good overall. The sticky toffee pudding was served cold, which was unexpected - didn’t send it back as we had already waited a while for dessert. Service was relaxed shall we say!

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 4 May 2022Hi Anonymous, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate all feedback which we have shared with our team. Kind regards, The Schoolhouse Team

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Sunday afternoon hotspot
  30. DD

    DublinDiner

    Dublin

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. Everything perfect. Food excellent.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 26 April 2022Hi DublinDiner, Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it! Kind regards, The Schoolhouse Team.

  31. DS

    DonS

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were chilled after playing golf so the table in front of the fireplace was perfect

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 21 April 2022Hi Don, Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Schoolhouse Gastrobar. Kind Regards, The Schoolhouse team

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the place! Was very quite and the staff were helpful and delicate! Good food too! Thanks

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 21 April 2022Hi, Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted to know you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon, Kind regards, The Schoolhouse team

  33. EG

    EllieG

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the school House yesterday for lunch !we ate outside The food was yummy and hot. The service was quick the waiter was very professional and very attentive . Went inside to go to bathroom and they were very clean ! We will definitely be back very soon !

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 21 April 2022Hi Ellie, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Schoolhouse Gastrobar. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse team

  34. AM

    AMFrance

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good place, very nice and food with good taste and quality.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 21 April 2022Hi AMFrance, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Schoolhouse Gastrobar. Kind Regards, The Schoolhouse team

  35. JG

    JeanetteG

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Staff were very efficient and friendly and made good recommendations about food and wine. Great value.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 21 April 2022Hi Janette, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Schoolhouse Gastrobar. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse team

  36. A

    Aidan

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was good, the table was ok. The food was excellent. A great place for meet up.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 21 April 2022Hi Aidan, We appreciate you for taking the time to post your review, thank you. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Schoolhouse Gastrobar. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse team

  37. FO

    FionaO

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere. would definitely go back

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 21 April 2022Hi Fiona, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Schoolhouse Gastrobar. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind Regards, The Schoolhouse team

  38. KL

    KevinL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Quality food, served with friendly manner in a good ambiance

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 21 April 2022Hi Kevin, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Schoolhouse Gastrobar. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse team

  39. WW

    WendyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been twice this week-excellent both times! Would highly recommend!

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 13 April 2022Hi WendyW, Thank you for very much for your very kind review & for your custom. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  40. MQ

    MauriceQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food in comfortable surroundings, what more could you ask for?

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 13 April 2022Hi MauriceQ, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Schoolhouse Gastrobar. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse team

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

The Schoolhouse Dublin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 667 5014.

The Schoolhouse Dublin is rated 4.4 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Schoolhouse Dublin

The Schoolhouse Hotel 2-8 Northumberland Road Dublin 4, Co. DUBLIN D04 P5W8

Additional information

  • Area

    Ballsbridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Small car park on a first come, first served basis.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Francois Grelet

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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