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The Schoolhouse Dublin, Dublin 4, Co. DUBLIN
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The Schoolhouse Dublin

4.4
4.4
293 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 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon, Tue 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 667 5014

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Francois Grelet

What 293 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 4

    Best Overall

  • Dublin 4

    Best Food

  • Dublin 4

    Best Ambience

  • Dublin 4

    Good for groups

  • Dublin 4

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Dublin 4

    Good for special occasions

  • Dublin 4

    Lively

  • Dublin 4

    Most Booked

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  1. EW

    EoinW

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb really, excellent service from Giovanni 👍
  2. B

    Brendan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Decent food. Cosy atmosphere. Comfortable sofas beside real fire.
  3. KJ

    KathyJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience2
    Disappointed unfortunately.. our table was at the top of a stairs.. it felt we were sitting on the landing.. beside an emergency door.. slow service but very friendly.. ok salad to start, duck dish ok but no extras offered so we didn’t think to order potatoes etc .. my burger which I asked for well-done, was literally cremated.. black! As was the bun! All I could taste was burn… we were in a hurry so I didn’t want to wait for another.. a thin burger too, very poor. Be careful eating here… maybe it was just the chef on this particular day..! Wasn’t mad busy or anything… Won’t be returning all the same.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 10 January 2023Hi KathyJ, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate the feedback. We understand that you were in a hurry but we certainly would have done everything to address your disappointment had you spoken to us on the night. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  4. RH

    RebeccaH

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food . But when we arrived as my husband is in a wheelchair we went through the Hotel area. The receptionist made a big deal out of us going through the restaurant as there was a private function on. That not our fault or our responsibility. Also the people ( customers made us feel horrible going in to tge restaurant and going out ) . Also if my husband needed to use the bathroom he would have private function. No thought was put into logistic of the wheelchair and a function.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 10 January 2023Hi RebeccaH, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review and for bringing the matter to our attention. We apologise most sincerely and we will certainly review this in relation to future functions. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food! Friendly service!

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 29 December 2022Hi Thank you for posting your review - we appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Kirby's Team

  6. EK

    EvKW

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Had seen the Schoolhouse multiple times on trips into Dublin City and decided to book a table for a Birthday occasion for 2. When we got there, we were seated in the bar/pub table area and not the restaurant part which was disappointing. We were given a table in the middle of families with kids and what felt like locals having a few drinks in the pub. If it wasnt for the good food and service it would have been hard to oversee that issue. Was looking for more for a restaurant experience than a bit of food in a bar.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 29 December 2022Hi EvKW, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed both the food & the service. The day you dined with us was not your typical Sunday - the World Cup Final was taking place & most guests were in to watch the match which impacted your experience . We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back to the Schoolhouse. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  7. SS

    SineadS

    Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a nice meal here pre theatre. It was a short visit as didn't have a lot of time.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 29 December 2022Hi SineadS, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to the Schoolhouse. Thank you for choosing the Schoolhouse Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  8. DL

    DeanL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great atmosphere. Sitting beside the fire was a nice touch. Food was excellent and pint was lovely.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 29 December 2022Hi DeanL, Thank you very much for posting your review. We appreciate the feedback. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us & the pint. Thank you for choosing the Schoolhouse Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  9. JK

    JeniK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Arrived order was taken quickly, waited 30 mins for starters and we were finished quickly as we were very hungry. Plates were cleared and we waited an hour before we could get someone to follow up with. We were then told the order was put in and only would be prepared then even through we order started and mains together. My steak arrived and was under cooked and majority fat. First and last time I will eat here. We were not offered any explanation.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 15 December 2022Hi JenniK, Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback. If I could ask you to make contact with me directly on the following email sales@westbrownholdings.co in relation to your recent visit to The Schoolhouse. Many thanks Mary Ann

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top ! Thanks
  11. JP

    JohnP

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice place goog service menu was a bit limited some meals arrived luke warm

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 13 December 2022Hi JohnP, Many thanks for your review. We appreciate all your feedback which we have shared with our team. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  12. JO

    JaneO

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our last night in Ireland. We were warmly greeted, seated in a lovely room with beautiful Christmas decorations. There are fireplaces lit. Just the right level of conversation around us and great food. Service was perfect.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 13 December 2022Hi JaneO, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that your enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for choosing The Schoolhouse Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  13. JF

    JoeF

    Leinster

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Nice location but seating 2 couple’s opposite each other was a little off putting, especially when they are strangers. Limited choice thankfully the specials save the day. Service only ok but enjoyed the food. I was glad we had plenty of time as long wait for service and food.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 7 December 2022Hi JoeF, Many thanks for your review - we appreciate all feedback. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  14. P

    Pippa

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a most enjoyable evening there. Staff friendly and efficient. Would go again.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 7 December 2022Hi Pippa, hanks you for you for your review we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Schoolhouse & we look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for choosing the Schoolhouse Gastrobar Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  15. RO

    RossaO

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Overall disappointed with the food three people in our party all order the burgers two had the beef burger and one person ordered the venison burger. the person who ordered the venison burger was given the beef burger and to be honest they looked the same only difference was the red cabbage. All burgers in our opinion were over cooked. We also sat upstairs on the balcony which was far to hot in temperature. we were there three weeks before as a party of 4 two totally different experiences. food was very inconsistent.We would not return based on out last experience. We have been eating a drinking in the Bar for years and have enjoyed the experience.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 15 December 2022Hi RossaO, Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback. If I could ask you to make contact with me directly on the following email sales@westbrownholdings.co in relation to your recent visit to The Schoolhouse. Many thanks Mary Ann

  16. AD

    AshleighD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous evening in The School House. Can’t wait to go back again.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 6 December 2022Hi AshleighD, We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to the Schoolhouse - thank you for your very kind review. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  17. PM

    PaulM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive and great service. We were a party of five that arrived not all at the same time - as soon as someone was settled someone was over to take a drinks order. We had a lovely quiet table which was great for catching up with friends and food was great. Overall a great experience and every member of staff was attentive and friendly - I could not recommend enough especially at this busy time of year. Well done - obviously a great team in place and it showed.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 6 December 2022Hi PaulM, Many thanks for your kind review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to the Schoolhouse and we look forward to welcoming you back at some point. Thank you for choosing The Schoolhouse Gastrobar Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  18. D

    Danac

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    pur reservation was not honoured at all even though the restaurant was not busy. we were told the table we reserved was not available to us despite being available.
  19. GM

    GerardM

    Belgium

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service for lunchtime -very quick and efficient

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 6 December 2022Hi GerardM, Many thanks for your kind review. Thank you for choosing The Schoolhouse Gastrobar. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  20. SP

    SallyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved the architecture and ambience. We thought the menu was very imaginative and the food excellent. Well done!

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 30 November 2022Hi SallyP, Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed not just the food but also the architecture and ambience. We greatly appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  21. L

    Liam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner for four was really excellent, service was first class, food was gorgeous and ambience really pleasant

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 30 November 2022Hi Liam, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Schoolhouse. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was lovely and the portions were good. Really enjoyed the gravadlax. Loved the drinks menu being a copy book.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 30 November 2022Thank you very much for your kind review, we greatly appreciate the feedback. The Schoolhouse Team

  23. JR

    JoeR

    N. Ireland

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were rushing to a match in the Aviva nearby. The service was excellent and rapid. Food and drink was good and the overstretched staff were very pleasant (but they deserved a bit more help). The young woman who attended our table (sorry, I didn’t get her name) was really great at looking after us and setting us up for a great evening.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 21 November 2022Hi JoeR, Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the Schoolhouse. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Patrons inside allowed to vape which made the experience unpleasant
  25. RB

    RoisinB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was very busy due to the rugby but food was lovely. Will definitely be back❤️

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 21 November 2022Hi RoisinB, Thank you for posting your review. Delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to the Schoolhouse on what was a very busy day and that we will see you again. We appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards Mary Ann

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Phillips cheese steak sandwich is excellent with very crispy fries and pepper sauce!

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 21 November 2022Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we greatly appreciate the feedback. Kind Regards The Schoolhouse Team

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best ham and cheese toastie I’ve had in a long time

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on 21 November 2022We greatly appreciate the feedback which we have shared with our team. Many thanks The Schoolhouse Team

  28. PG

    PatriciaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from Giovani. Hectic busy on match day but all staff held it together and were always smiling and helpful. Food great. Drinks expensive especially the prosecco!. Cheaper bottle please. Car parking great. Outside area great especially as the sun shone in November. What's not to love. We will be back!
  29. JH

    JimH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the place was excellent. many thanks
  30. DD

    DenisD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food in an old building with a nice ambience. The staff were attentative and our pary enjoyed a very nice meal. A particular advantage was access to parking immediately beside the School House.
  31. LE

    LauraE

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service!
  32. AL

    AmandaL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely ambience and friendly staff. Food was enjoyable!
  33. A

    Aidan

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice location with a nice feeling.
  34. BC

    BronaghC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely pub both indoors and out with friendly staff. Slightly limited menu but everything we ordered was very tasty. Would definitely come back again.
  35. GG

    GGggggggg

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff we very helpful and welcoming. We had a very nice table in a quiet corner. The menu had a good selection and a vegetarian option. The food was very tasty and nice and hot and good quality. The sticky toffee pudding was delicious as was the tirimisu. It’s a lovely spot to eat in, it’s very popular and there was a good buzz in the place even though it was a Tuesday night.
  36. K

    Kebibi

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff have excellent manners and were very accommodating towards our group of 4 adults and 2 toddlers. We had a truly magical time. Thank you.
  37. CM

    CarolM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Staff were very friendly & helpful. A minor error was made with our order but it was rectified very quickly & politely. The restaurant was very comfortable. Would highly recommend a visit.
  38. BN

    BobN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thanks for the attentive service and good food. See you soon.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Lovely food, good staff.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and cocktails.

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 293 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 19 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

    Mon, Tue 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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