The Schoolhouse Dublin

4.5
82 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 82 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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StephenE
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food . Lovely ambience. Friendly , helpful staff . Especially Isabella .

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded 5 hours ago

Hi Stephen, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this nice review. I'm delighted to hear that you had a excellent experience with us, especially that Isabella was able to provide such helpful service. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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Mauro
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening and the food was great! Will definitely come back.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded 5 hours ago

Hi Mauro, Thank you for leaving us this lovely review. I'm happy to hear you had a lovely evening at the Schoolhouse. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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MaryH
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent friendly service and delicious burgers. Very good outdoor dining facilities- lighting and sound system in the tent could be better.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded 5 hours ago

Hi Mary, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this nice review. I'm delighted to see you enjoyed your evening and food. Thank you for your feedback regarding our lighting and sound system, I will pass this along to our team here. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience2

Service and food great, however the smoking section is located right beside the outdoor dining area which ruined the experience

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 20 September 2021

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your food and service during your time with us. Unfortunately as we are a small space, we accommodate our smokers in the car park as far as possible from service areas. I'm sorry this had an impact on your evening. I hope that you will join us again soon and that we can accommodate you in another area of the garden or bar. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was our second visit and enjoyed a delicious meal! Keep up the great job with your staff too, they are so friendly and professional.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there! Thank you for your lovely review! We're always delighted to hear great feedback, especially from repeat customers! I'll pass your comments onto our team here. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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Annecorc
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant service in a lovely outdoor Covid compliant setting .

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 20 September 2021

Hi Annecorc, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this nice review. We really appreciate all the incredible feedback we have been receiving. I'm delighted to hear that you had a very pleasant evening with us and we hope that we see you again soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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Anouar
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food quality was outstanding! But the outdoor space is not very good.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 20 September 2021

Hi Anouar, Thank you for your feedback, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the food. As for our outdoor space, we have had some wonderful feedback on this over the last few months. It is a temporary fixture to help with restrictions that are in place. I hope the next time you return we can accommodate you in another area so that you can have a more enjoyable evening. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My friends and I had a good time. The ambience was great, service was exceptional and the food was very tasty as well. Would definitely go back again. ❤️👏

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 16 September 2021

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. I'm delighted to read such great feedback from our customers. We can't wait to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was lovely, ambience inside nice and quiet, garden seemed lovely and lively in a good way. Food was nice, arrived quite quickly after ordering. Slow to get the cheque but I suppose that they didn’t want to rush us out either. Positive experience :)

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 13 September 2021

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review. We really appreciate the feedback from our customers. We're delighted to see you have positive experience with us and we hope that you'll come visit us again soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty food. Great atmosphere. Excellent service, incredible staff team. I highly recommend it.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 9 September 2021

Hi there! Such a kind review. Thank you for taking the time to write it. We're delighted to see you had a great experience with us at the Schoolhouse. We hope you'll stop by again soon for more tasty food and soak up the great atmosphere! Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was superb , the food was delicious and waiters where very accommodating. Will be back

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 13 September 2021

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. We really appreciate it. I'm glad to hear you had a superb time and that you'll be visiting us again. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I loved the service and meal.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 9 September 2021

Hi, Thank you for your kind words. I'm delighted to see that you had a nice meal with us! We hope to see you and your husband again soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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Georgette
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Recommend this restaurant. Good food. Nice atmosphere! Good service!

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 9 September 2021

Hi Georgette, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this nice review. We really appreciate it. We hope that you'll join us again soon for some more good food, service, and cocktails!! Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Really enjoyed the experience but felt portions were a little small.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 2 September 2021

Hi PeterC, Thank you for your comments. I will pass them along to our team here at the Schoolhouse. I hope that you will come visit us soon for another enjoyable experience. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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LeaB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The Schoolhouse is a staple of elegance and warmth, I highly recommend going there for drinks with friends, family or even business.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 2 September 2021

Hi LeaB, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. I am over the moon to see such kind words coming from one of our customers. We really want our customers to feel like they're having an exceptional experience and we hope that we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Tasty food. Vegetarian option was delicious as was the pornstar martini. Blankets and fire outside was appreciated

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 2 September 2021

Hi, Thank you for your lovely comments. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your food, and more importantly the cocktails! I hope that we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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MatthewM
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food with fantastic, friendly service.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 2 September 2021

Hi MatthewM, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this nice review. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your Schoolhouse experience. We hope that we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was very welcoming efficient and knowledgeable. Mad us fell at home, very attentive.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 2 September 2021

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. I am very happy to hear your waitress provided such a welcoming experience for you. We hope that we'll see you again soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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GrahamD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch with my mom. Diana was outstanding. Very sweet and attentive. Will be back next time to try the breakfast.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 2 September 2021

Hi GrahamD, We're delighted to hear that you had such a nice experience at the Schoolhouse. I will pass your lovely comments onto Diana. We can't wait to welcome you back for breakfast. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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AidanM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress we had was amazing! Food was very nice, service was great and atmosphere was really exceptional!

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 2 September 2021

Hi AidanM, We're over the moon to hear you had such a nice experience at the Schoolhouse. We will pass your compliments onto your waitress. She will be delighted to hear such kind feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wee spot. Food very good. Not a huge menu but plenty to choose from. Highly recommended 10/10

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 2 September 2021

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. We will be launching our updated menu soon so we hope you'll join us again to try some of our new dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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john
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

The service was very poor - the salt and pepper shaker broke over my food and the waiter laughed, didn't offer any replacement and the whole experience was terrible. I oftenly went to the Schoolhouse and really enjoyed it before but this last experience has really put me off ever going back there

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 2 September 2021

Hi John, Thank you for your review. We appreciate you bringing the issues during your visit to us to our attention. Rest assured that we will ensure that the necessary retraining with the team will be undertaken immediately. As you mentioned, we normally provide a more enjoyable experience, & I hope you will treat this as an off day. If you wish to join us again I would be more than happy to facilitate your booking and ensure a more favorable experience. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always go to Schoolhouse, and I choose this place because it's always well served, best restaurant ever

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 18 August 2021

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. we're delighted to hear we're the best EVER! We can't wait to welcome you back soon! Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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RachelC
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was fantastic the two girls serving us were so friendly and attentive

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 11 August 2021

Hi RachelC, Thank you for leaving us this nice review. I'll pass your remarks onto the girls, they'll be delighted to hear this! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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PhilB
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and great staff! Great set up for outdoor dining also!

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 10 August 2021

Hi PhilB, Thanks for stopping by! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your Schoolhouse experience. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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H0K1
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and very friendly service. We went for a family lunch to celebrate a birthday and really enjoyed the experience.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 9 August 2021

Hi H0K1, Thank your for taking the time to write this lovely review. I'm delighted to hear that you had a enjoyable time at the Schoolhouse during your family celebration. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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MauraO
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Nice table and warm greeting. Very limited menu and service slow.pricy for what we got. Fig salad nice. No cheerio on exit. Wouldn’t be in a hurry back.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 4 August 2021

Hi MauraO, Sorry to hear you won't be hurrying back. I do hope that you get a chance to visit us again. I'll pass your comments onto the team as I'm sure it was not their intention to make you feel like this on your departure. Warmest regards, The Schoolhouse Team

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JulianaT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience3

It was my first time there. Nothing special. I thought the menu had a lot of potencial but lacked a bit flavour and I had to wait too long for the food.
With that said, I would go back for the expresso martini.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 3 August 2021

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. I will pass your comments onto the kitchen and hopefully next time you join us you'll thoroughly enjoy your experience. Kind regards, The Schoolhouse Team

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AnnieL
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you so much, guys. The service, hotel, food and hospitality was absolutely amazing.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 3 August 2021

Hi AnnieL, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you'll join us again soon. Kind regards, The Schoolhouse Team

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SDowling
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Ideal location for a lunchtime outdoor dining date. Great little seating area, tasty food, good service and zero stress of crowds or queues. Hope they keep this outdoor option going in the post-COVID world!

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 4 August 2021

Hi SDowling, Thank you for leaving us this lovely review. We really appreciate that you took the time to send this to us. I'm sure our outdoor option will be with us for some time to come. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Schoolhouse Team

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Dubliner53
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked outside for myself and husband, but it was so beautiful inside we asked for a table indoors and the staff were so helpful and nice to facilitate us.. food was so good and flavours were gorgeous.. very clean and safe we will definitely go back... there were friends, couples and families dining...

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 3 August 2021

Hi Dubliner53, Thank you for your kind words. It really does help boost staff morale to see they're hard work is appreciated. I'm delighted we were able to facilitate you and we can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, The Schoolhouse Team

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DavidR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely safe set up with good service, quality and atmosphere

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 3 August 2021

Hi DavidR, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this nice review. We hope you enjoyed your evening with us and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Schoolhouse Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and nice garden atmosphere

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 29 July 2021

Hi, Thank you for your kind words. We really appreciate it. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Schoolhouse Team

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SharonF
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and lovely surroundings very nice staff will definitely be back 😊

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 29 July 2021

Hi SharonF, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review. We really appreciate it, and even more so at the moment as it really does boost staff morale. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Schoolhouse Team

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Hannah
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, attentive service, excellent cocktails, and a gorgeous setting. Also really appreciate how accommodating their menu is of gluten intolerant patrons. Recommended!

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 29 July 2021

Hi Hannah, Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, The Schoolhouse Team

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Portnason
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Schoolhouse Dublin is a gem given the comfort and privacy of its outdoor service in this exceptionally warm and sunny weather

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 22 July 2021

Hi Portnason, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a nice review. It really does help during these trying times. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Schoolhouse Team

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RebeccaO
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Attended for evening meal for 3 people (first out of lock down for us) and for a birthday. Crab brulee starter was amaaaaazing! Could have eaten that all day! Bit disappointed with seafood linguini which mentions smoked salmon but had no smoked salmon at all. Still tasty none the less.
I was happy to eat it as it was but mentioned it to waiter who apologised. Starters finished but unfortunately empty plates left waiting on table for over half hour before having to eventually signal waiter that plates could go. No checkbacks at all which was disappointing. Nevertheless food was very tasty, staff very friendly but service was rather slow. Possibly due to lower staffing levels and/or serving inside and outside.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 22 July 2021

Hi RebeccaO, Firstly, thank you for your kind words. We do hope you enjoyed your meal, although it seems that the linguini did come without smoked salmon. I will let the kitchen know of this incident. Secondly, I apologies for the slow service you received. Our staff are under severe pressure and I hope that this will not turn you off from visiting us again. We hope to be back in full swing soon. Kind regards, The Schoolhouse Team

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Eltee
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

No vegan options on the menu but if you ask they will make a vegan dish for you.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 20 July 2021

Hi Eltee, Thank you for nice review. I will pass your comments onto the kitchen. We will to take this into consideration to improve our visitors experience for those with dietary needs. The kitchen will be as accommodating as possible and delighted they were able to provide you with a vegan option. We hope that you will visit us again soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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LizaR
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The terrace outside the Schoolhouse has been revamped & is now fully covered with the mature trees providing the perfect amount of shade on a hot day.

The menu is short, but has enough choice to appeal to a wide audience.

The seafood linguine was as delicious as always & the hake was beautifully cooked with a flavoursome sauce on the side.

Staff were attentive & friendly

The Schoolhouse is one of my favourite places for dinner. The food is always cooked to perfection with authentic French flair. This visit was as great as expected.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 20 July 2021

Hi LizaR, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. Comments like these are so helpful at such a stressful time. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. I will pass your lovely words onto our staff as it does boost morale during such a difficult time. I am also delighted to hear that we're on your list of favourite dinner spots. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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IreneH
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was gorgeous lovely and outdoor area was fab. Leah our server was really friendly and helpful!

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 20 July 2021

Hi IreneH, Thank you for your kind words. I will pass your comments along to Leah, and we're delighted to hear you had a great experience with us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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FAQs

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

The Schoolhouse Dublin is rated 4.5 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.