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The Sussex, Ballsbridge, Dublin

The Sussex

4.8
4.8
236 reviews
€30 and under
Contemporary European
Nestled above M O’Brien’s, one of Dublin’s best-loved bars is the Sussex, a well-known, traditional inspired restaurant with a real passion for good, honest, Irish cuisine. Located on Leeson St Bridge in the heart of Dublin, this city gem is a smart bistro style haunt which offers unforgettable fare in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Irish, Steakhouse

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 538 8100

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 236 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Best Overall

  • Dublin

    Best Food

  • Dublin

    Best Service

  • Dublin

    Contemporary European

  • Dublin 4

    Best Overall

  • Dublin 4

    Best Food

  • Dublin 4

    Best Service

  • Dublin 4

    Best Ambience

  • Dublin 4

    Best Value

  • Dublin 4

    Fit for Foodies

  • Dublin 4

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Dublin 4

    Romance

  • Dublin 4

    Special Occasions

  • Dublin 4

    Most Booked

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  1. J

    Jkelly

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, great service. Would definitely go back.
  2. JJ

    JanelleJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service; friendly, informative and welcoming. Great food.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Waiters were great and very helpful, would definitely go back again
  4. s

    snyderl

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, good service. Unfortunately the timing was a bit off; after waiting 15 minutes for the cheesecake desert we had to leave without it to make it to another engagement. But everything else was great!
  5. RV

    RenaudV

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant excellent. Service impeccable et personnel attentionné.
  6. AH

    AnneH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we came into the Sussex we were treated like VIPs. Three staff members served us drinks and our main course with alacrity. The risotto with chicken, the seafood linguini, and the Super salad were delicious. Also the smoked bass appetizer with arugula and capers was divine. The staff were cheerful and knowledgeable.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, consistently good food and professional service. Strongly recommended.
  8. B

    Brian

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely wonderful night! My family were celebrating a graduation and Bart and his team made an already great occasion exceptional! The menu was varied and interesting and the specials added an extra sparkle, but it was the friendly and professional service that really lifted the overall experience. We'll definitely be back.
  9. O

    Ottawan

    Montreal

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A coming of age celebration. Perfect note struck by ambiance as well as quality of food and service
  10. JT

    JulieT

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great little find Lovely food and staff friendly Do bring the food courses very quickly together Would come back
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They are wonderful staff & great hospitality too,Waitress name is Jennifer, She really helpful and look after us so well, Pear Tree S.Blanc is my favourite wine, will go back again
  12. BT

    BrendanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All in all - a terrific experience. Thououghly enjoyed by all four of us. We will be back!
  13. LD

    LaurenD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Dublin. The staff are exceptional!
  14. W

    Wanda

    Dallas

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was excellent Irish food. Best of the trip. The service was amazing as well.
  15. TP

    ToddP

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walter was an excellent server and bartender. Great food and a wonderful dinner.
  16. PJ

    PeteJenCaprice

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rib-eye and espresso martini were great. Nigel is an excellent host.
  17. AK

    AndrewK

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, and nice ambiance. One of the nicest meals we had in Ireland, or anywhere for that matter!
  18. F

    Foodforall

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, food combinations on Pork Belly and Hake were great. Pot de Creme dessert was wonderful.
  19. B

    Butlerw2

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Two words that would steal the menu!! SCOTCH EGG!! WOW such a delicous addition to the menu. A must try and have!!
  20. BB

    BernardB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice room. Friendly staff. Lovely food. Scotch egg a must. Nice wine list.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely experience, great at facilitating gluten concerns. Excellent food and super staff, particularly Jenny and the “Sussex Mule” creator. Will definitely be back. Has a lovely neighborhood vibe.
  22. m

    marcib

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a cozy, quaint welcoming environment.
  23. FT

    FoodTech

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice evening. We are visitors to Dublin from the USA My English cousin told me about this place. I had the daily fish special of sea bass. Fantastic w vegetables and a few roasted vegetables. Excellent. The service and size of restaurant were perfect. It sits above O’Briens in a nice neighborhood. Order a taxi to get there. The two ladies waiting on us were awesome We felt like family. When I get to Dublin again, I will return.
  24. MG

    MariaG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, great manager from Poland who does his job very well. Convivial ambiance. And there's a pub downstairs.
  25. B

    Brea

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, our dinner was superb. This is one of the few restaurants in Dublin we keep coming back to. Our waitress could not have been nicer, the food was fantastic, and the ambiance was charming. Can't wait to come back for our next dinner.
  26. m

    mmcd

    Atlantic City

    112 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Simple good done well and very nice service a neighborhood gem
  27. c

    carlosg

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valter nos atendió súper bien La comida está excelente El lugar con un ambiente muy cómodo Muy recomendable
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service. Sonia is amazing! Haddock appetizer excellent. Fun atmosphere, lots of locals.
  29. CL

    CarolineL

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were taken care of so well by Bart and his staff. Wonderful place to eat. We have eaten there many times over the years and it is consistently good and the staff can’t do enough for you. Highly recommend it.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and the food was outstanding. Best meal we had in Dublin!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service, very good value for money. Only suggestion would be to add a few starters to the menu.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good, wine and service up to usual exceptional level.
  33. JB

    JeromeB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made to feel very welcome by front of house. Very relaxed and cheerful. Just what you want. Food was great and glad we made the effort to make the journey out.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious. Recommended
  35. F

    Farrellius

    London

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 85 year old mother Joan, and I, had a sensational, healthy & tasty lunch at The Sussex. As per usual, the service was professional & friendly, the produce (kale & cauliflower soup, sea bream, seafood linguine) were first class, cooked to perfection and extremely generous in terms of portion sizes. The Sussex is an absolute gem - thank you very much indeed - especially Sonia.
  36. GM

    GMcK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service. Staff were the nicest I’ve come across. Food was gorgeous- such a treat. Would definitely recommend
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Would highly recommend and we'll definitely be back.
  38. CL

    ChantL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing. This is the second time at the Sussex and was not disappointed. The table next to us was quite loud that did make the evening less enjoyable but overall the food was delicious and the server was very friendly and attentive and made the dining experience more enjoyable. Would highly recommend.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply one of the best meals in our life. The Sussex deserves every good review it has received and more. Enjoy.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing place to kickoff our 3 day visit in Dublin. Set on a quiet Irish street above a lively pub sits The Sussex. It’s packed tight and cozy with a very lively crowd. The service staff was incredible, down to earth, friendly and helpful with any questions. The food was delicious. We had the warm goat cheese starter - very delicately presented and delicious. For main course we had the Irish super salad and fish & chips, the greens in the salad were crisp and fresh with a delicious dressing. The fish was fresh-caught (we were told) and you could taste the freshness. Super delicious. Very highly recommended for a solid local spot outside the tourist hub of temple hill.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Sussex does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Sussex is rated 4.8 stars by 236 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 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
Google Map for The Sussex

8/9 Sussex Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin D04 KN82

Additional information

  • Area

    Leeson Street (D4)

  • Hours of Operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Irish, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine

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