The Yarn

4.3
54 reviews
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€30 and under
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Pizza Bar
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Scenic View
  • Cosy
We decided that there were enough FANTASTIC pizza joints serving extraordinary Neapolitan pies, and that, actually, we wanted something a little easier to share, a little easier to pick up (as you wander onto the roof with a cocktail) and a little crisper. We didn't want a base quite as crispy as a Roma pie and so, after Ian Connolly, our executive chef returned from a stint training in a pizza academy in Lazio, along with his chief pizza maker, we realised the style we were after was an 'Italiano' base - softer than a Roma, but cooked at the same temperature, with a Neapolitan style crust. The closest in style would be a New York pizza which was brought from Napoli and adapted to American tastes, so as to create a pick-able up-able slice. The toppings are inspired by Ian's trip to Lazio but with lots of Irish & American influences also. We hope to do lots of 'pizza parties' with 20/25 quid a head menus, including starters, pizzas, salads and desserts, very accessible prices we think!
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SG
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Staff was extremely friendly and helpful, moving me without asking from a group of loud people. Food was fab and just a nice chilled out restaurant

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AB
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Yarn. We were a group of 8, everyone enjoyed their food, wish we would have taken advantage of their group deal though. Nevermind, there is always next time. Thankyou

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ED
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great pizza, pitchers of margaritas and lovely atmosphere! Consistently good.

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KR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was so friendly and helpful. The food was so yummy and delicious - left the place feeling very full. As a vegetarian, the veggie options can be hit or miss, and my pizza was one of the best I've ever had. My boyfriend, who's a very picky eater, loved his also. Was the best vibe and experince for our Valentine's day date

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KO
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great pizza, lovely brownie dessert. I can't get enough of the botanic aesthetic and friendly staff. 10/10 every time

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LM
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely little restaurant above the woollen mills. Great pizza, relaxed atmosphere and helpful staff. Prices are reasonable too. Will definitely go back.

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BF
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really friendly and helpful staff. Thanks! Unusual pizzas, very tasty. Brownie dessert was fantastic.

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DF
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always a pleasure to eat here. Good food and the staff are always friendly, attentive and good for a laugh!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

New Years eve dinner

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JK
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyed our evening here, food was delicious as usual, service was great with really friendly staff. Myself and my boyfriend come here regularly but were actually bringing our friends after telling them about it for so long and they absolutely loved it and will also be back! Great job guys!

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JB
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Went for team Christmas dinner and it was a agreat choice. Food was excellent and service just as good. A little loud, so wouldn't go for a quiet dinner, but great for a group :) definitely recommend.

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KO
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food. Great staff. Tables were a bit small and find it to be a little bit squashed when eating but it’s no major big deal. Will definitely be back

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KM
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time at the Yarn. The staff were great, really pleasant and helpful. The food was excellent and we were all stuffed afterwards! Would hugely recommend.

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RC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Booked in for a late dinner after a show on Saturday night. Really great food and service and reasonably priced. Would recommend.

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TY
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Not too bad.... The food was okay but the service was good. Ambience is pretty cool and I would recommend it for a lazy fun night out but not really for a speacial occasion.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Have eaten here a few times and always have a good meal with lovely cocktails. Everyone I bring to it always goes back themselves again, would definitely recommend it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Well this was my second visit to the yarn after a very successful first visit I had very high hopes of it been just as nice and it did not disappoint it was even better then the first time . My pregnant partner litrally craved the chicken wings from here since our last visit so we went with chicken wings and chips for our meal which was excellent as always we then moved on to our desert we got chocolate brownie with ice cream the brownie was so fresh it litrally melted in your mouth. I don't even know where to begin with the service they go out of their way to help you with anything their always smiling and so pleasant to deal with Sarah is litrally the best customer service provider I've ever met in a restaurant just makes you feel so welcome I will definitely be back again for more chicken wings.

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PM
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Had a fantastic work gathering at The Yarn recently. Great food,lovely setting, friendly staff, good wine, handy location and funky vibe.
Only thing is that we had to ask for the heaters to be switched on. Al Fresco in Ireland needs heaters.
I would recommend the buffalo wings and the eggplant fries.

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MB
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Very limited menu, both with respect to food and wine.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Have been to The Yarn several times and have really enjoyed it. However, this time the service was really poor and really slow. One of the waiters kept answering in an obviously annoyed and sharp tone.. Didn’t make us feel welcome at all.. I’d say she just felt stressed but it wasn’t even that busy... It was really a shame because the restaurant is placed in such a beautiful location. And food was lovely.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food in a centrally located restaurant. The outdoor area has a lovely view of the Liffey. Reasonably priced too!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I visited the yarn on Sunday with my partner on arrival it was quite and we wore met with a smile from the lovely sarah she showed us to our seats which had a lovely view out onto the liffey we ordered the large portion of chicken wings to start with when the food arrived I was amazed at the great portion we had recieved the wings were the nicest wings I have ever eating outstanding would be an understatement we then moved on to our pizza a spicy pepperoni this arrived to our table and again I was amazed at how well cooked it was the perfect pizza as my girlfriend said ..the staff were amazing especially sarah she made our night perfect I would definitely return again for the service alone

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AS
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Way too much cheese on pizzas, really greasy and messy. Cheese was way too overpowering.

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DE
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an awesome evening at The Yarn. The waiters, the food and the cocktails were great. We enjoyed every minute there!

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FN
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great view of the Liffey in the outdoor seating area. Good selection of pizzas and cocktails/beers. Great for a date or a catch up with a few friends!

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D
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend the Yarn for any occasion casual or otherwise. Fantastic value, quality of food & wine list. Staff are friendly & fun, relaxed atmosphere in beautiful rooftop view.

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A
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food, interiors and overall experience was really enjoyable. I would definitely go back.
All of the pizzas we got were really tasty and the portions sizes were very generous. We really liked the look and feel of the place, it was comfortable and the outside seating area was really nice.
The only downside was it took us a while to get our bill after the plates were cleared, otherwise it was really great.

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RW
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Some of the best, if by the best pizza in Dublin. Friendly staff and a very nice patio with a view overlooking the Liffey. Very accommodating, would recommend and will return.

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O
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious pizza, wonderful view and excellent staff! I will be back to try the cocktail menu in the near future :)

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LM
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Went on a Saturday evening for an early bite to eat before a gig, the food was tasty and plentiful, service was good and had a yummy cocktail, lovely place when the sun Is shining.

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D
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent all round with amazing wine selection, one of the best in Dublin!

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JD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visited The Yarn for my birthday earlier this week and such a lovely evening. The pizza is probably the nicest pizza I’ve ever had, so delicious! And the cocktails were fab! Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, nice setting and delicious food - what more could you want?!

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E
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal in the Yarn, they were very accommodating with my request for a window seat out on the terrace which was very much appreciated and the staff were really friendly! We got the NYC pizza and the Margarita one, both were delicious and were a nice big portion too. The cocktail list is fab, I got the strawberry tarragon gin one and it was amazing! Loved The Yarn and would definitely recommend to all and return again!

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LN
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

gorgeous setting, delicious food and generous portions. the margaritas were exquisite. excellent value and really lovely staff. I can see it becoming a firm favourite for us

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EC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visited The Yarn for a quick bite after work, but stayed til late !! The cocktails were superb, the bar tender had great knowledge. We had 2 pizzas and a Caesar salad and this was yum too. 10/10 !!!!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

pizzas were doughy & stodgy, toppings ok. Waitress seemed a bit vague & asked if we were finished, and reached for our plates when my friend was less than half way through her food!! Poor dessert choices & had to get up to pay at the till as we couldn’t get the attention of a waitress. Won’t be back.

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DW
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Hi brought a group of friends to The Yarn for Cocktails and Pizza and as always the food and drinks did not disappoint.

The staff are so nice and friendly and always make you feel welcome.

Thanks again for a great evening! Will always recommend to people

Debbie

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D
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food is slightly expensive but the service from the staff was lovely. Very welcoming and they really go the extra mile

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MM
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Food is lovely here. Service is slow so don't come here if you're in a hurry as it's quite hard to get anyone's attention.

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SO
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

The food is only so-so and quite overpriced for what it actually is. I dont know how you can justify nine euro for aubergine fries or sixteen euro for a pizza with only four pieces of chorizo and four slivers of courgette. Very disapointing. Save your money and go to Cirillos instead. Friendly staff though.

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