The Schoolhouse Dublin

4.5
107 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.

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 107 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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GarethW
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Dropped in same day for a steak and glass of wine. Lovely cosy Christmas setting, soft lighting and comfortable chairs. Great staff, just the right balance of attentiveness and letting you get on with it. Steaks were cooked to perfection and peppercorn sauce was delicious. A wonderful meal!

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Myro
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've always enjoyed eating at the schoolhouse but due to covid had only been once in the last couple of years. I went for dinner on Friday evening and it was fantastic. The service was great and the food was delicious. I love the schoolhouse burger but this time there was a venison burger on the menu. It was one of the tastiest burgers I have ever had. And I got the chocolate moose for dessert. So light and so yummy. I want to go back fro more!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous as always

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded 14 hours ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this fabulous review! We really appreciate it! We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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SusieS
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

We got a bit forgotten about tbh and had to keep finding staff to get things - nobody brought us water or took a drinks order for example.
But when we did deal with staff they were v nice. It was just v quiet so unsure why it was so hard to come to us

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 16 November 2021

Hi Susie, Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear of your experience at the Schoolhouse. The team is usually very efficient. I will pass your comments onto the rest of the team and I hope that your next experience with us is a more enjoyable one. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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vipJudie2000
Dublin
56 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was absolutely amazing. Beautiful hotel, very efficient staff & excellent food. I highly recommend The Schoolhouse.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 16 November 2021

Hi Judie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. I'm delighted to hear that you had a excellent experience at the Schoolhouse. I'll pass your comments onto the rest of the team and we look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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Hoogle
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

All tables trying to get staffs attention for about 40 minutes to get orders in. As poor a service as I have seen. Granted it was very busy pre Ireland game. Double the staff required waiting tables.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 16 November 2021

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear of your experience with us and hope that due to the fact it was a busy game day that you wont let it hinder on visiting us again. I will pass your comments onto the team and hope that your future experience with us is a more enjoyable one. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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squeeky
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

The service started strong and fizzled very quickly. We were in a corner out the way (which we didn't mind too much), but easy to be forgotten about and maybe we got less service as we were not drinking alcohol as we were driving. Mad flickering light bulb above us that we thought could blow at any time. Unimpressed they cleared away our water glasses and jug, saying nothing and then ignored us with an empty table. Burgers were grand as were the brulee, one of our party got the duck special and we were all underwhelmed with the portion size for c. €25. The sticky toffee pudding was also a let down as the pudding and sauce were both cold. I'd rate higher for lunch or just drinks.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 8 November 2021

Hi, I'm sorry to hear of your experience at the Schoolhouse. We pride ourselves on our good service and food and I am disappointed that we were unable to provide that experience for you. I will pass your feedback onto our staff. I sincerely hope that you will visit us again and that we can provide our usual high standard of service for you. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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JohnD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

Very cold !Very cold !Very cold !Very cold !Very cold !

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 8 November 2021

Hi John, I'm very sorry to hear that it was cold at the Schoolhouse during your visit. Usually it is nice and cosy with all the fires lit. We hope that on your next visit you will feel warm and toasty inside our gastrobar. I appreciate your feedback and will pass it along to the team. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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PM274
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good and the staff were brilliant. The restaurant is beautiful! Definitely will be back.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 8 November 2021

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate our customers feedback. I'll pass your kind comments onto our staff. We cant wait for your to visit us again! Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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YuliaK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great special of the day - sole fish 👍🏻
Creme brulee was also very tasty.
Even though the place was full and it was Friday night, it was not too noisy and the atmosphere was very pleasant.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 1 November 2021

Hi YuliaK, thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and that you had a very pleasant evening. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regard, Schoolhouse Team

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JudiS
Inverness
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gina took care to make our special birthday night extra special seating us next to the fire and chilling the champagne perfectly. Wishing her well in her new post. Historic ambience and comfortable surroundings. Meal was excellent we hopped off to bed happy bunnies.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 1 November 2021

Hi JudiS, I'm very happy to hear that Gina was able to provide such a special birthday experience. We really hope that you will come visit us again for another excellent meal. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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JenniferF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service from all the staff whom were very friendly and helpful. Chicken wing portion tiny for the price however delicious. Seafood linguine fab, burger ok, crab cakes yum

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 1 November 2021

Hi JenniferF, Thank you for your feedback. I will certainly pass your comments along to the staff. I hope that you'll join us again soon for some more delicious food and drinks. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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Fiona
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great set up with great food and sound staff.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 26 October 2021

Good morning Fiona, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that your table was not next to our heaters. Unfortunately when you book online it will automatically assign a table for you. I hope for your next visit we will be able to accommodate you either closer to a heater or inside where it is nice and cozy. If you would like to visit us again please call us direct and we will whatever we can to accommodate a warm table for you. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Hotel

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GraceD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food lovely staff perfect for lunch during the working day

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 26 October 2021

Hi GraceD, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this nice review. I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us and we look forward to your next visit with us. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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Another
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time out in over a year. Nice to go back to an old favourite and see it running so well. Good adherence to Covid measures, very happy to be there.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 18 October 2021

Hi, Welcome back! We're so very happy to hear your first outing was to the Schoolhouse and that you had a very happy experience with us. We look forward to many more visits in the future. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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SarahM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good was excellent and the staff were very accommodating

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 15 October 2021

Hi Sarah, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this nice review. We really appreciate such nice feedback from our customers. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 11 October 2021

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this nice review. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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PaulL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food at this venue and the service was excellent

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 8 October 2021

Hi Paul, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such lovely feedback. We're delighted that we were able to accommodate any specific needs you had on the evening. We hope that you will come and visit us again soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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Ciaran
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gina made our night truly wonderful. It was one of the nicest nights out we have had. From the moment we walked in, to when we left, it was top class. The food was stunning, atmosphere lovely and service was 5 star. Thanks to Gina, chef and all the staff for a well needed, relaxing night out.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 8 October 2021

Hi Ciaran, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. I'll be sure to pass your comment onto Gina and the team. They will be delighted to hear such wonderful feedback. We look forward to your next visit with us. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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AlanC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was very nice and staff all very attentive. Only downside was the cold inside, lovely fire beside us but it must have been just for show.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 6 October 2021

Hi Alan, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed your meal during your visit. Unfortunately with the cold weather has started to come back while we're trying to keep the bar well ventilated. Hopefully on your next visit it will be more pleasant and comfortable. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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RebeccaH
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The menu has not changed with the season. The pork a little over( dry). If I could I'd have the starter as tapa main course . Really nice. The cocktail amazing . We had booked inside ( we have covid pass) but they tried to put us outside

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 8 October 2021

Hi Rebecca, Thank yo for your feedback, I'll be sure to pass it onto the team here at the Schoolhouse. Sorry to hear your pork was not to your liking and I hope that it has not deterred you from dining with us again. We do hope that you'll join us again for more amazing cocktails and a more enjoyable meal than the last one. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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DavinaB
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The chicken en croute was to die for, so tasty! They started playing very loud music which unfortunately gave my mum a headache but we’d definitely go back for the chicken!

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 5 October 2021

Hi Davina, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this nice review. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your food, but sorry that the music was a little too loud. We hope that next time you visit us you will have a more enjoyable experience. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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Hughie
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service and banter with the staff! Cocktails and drinks were delicious and we loved our food. We will be back.

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 5 October 2021

Hi Hughie! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this nice review! Im delighted to hear you had a bit of banter with us the other evening. I'll let the staff know you enjoyed your evening. We hope to see you back soon for more delicious cocktails. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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lucam
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, pints and staff! Location is superb and the pub has a lot of character!

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 5 October 2021

Hi Lucam, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this nice review. We're delighted to hear you had an excellent evening with us here at the Schoolhouse. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Schoolhouse Team

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StephenE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 28 September 2021

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 on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 28 September 2021

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 on 22 September 2021
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 on 28 September 2021

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
10 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 on 23 September 2021

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
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I wasn’t quite sure whether I made the right choice as the main dining area was not open and we were ushered into the bar. The music was deafing akin to a rave so wasn’t expecting much.

The manageress was amazing, really friendly gave great advice on some of the specials and options available.

We had some good seafood, John Dorey, fish cakes and oysters etc
Bit pricey but overall very good

The Schoolhouse Dublin
Responded on 12 October 2021

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Unfortunately at the time of your booking we were very short staffed and therefore were only able to take bookings in our Gastrobar & Garden terrace. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. Hopefully we will have the restaurant open in the near future. But,Im delighted to hear that our manager was able to provide great service for you and that you enjoyed your food. We hope you will 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
2 reviews
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
6 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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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 107 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.