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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in South County Dublin

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in South County Dublin? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you book, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Lobstar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1018)
€31 to €50
Seafood
Monkstown
About the restaurant
Lobstar is a unique lobster and steak bistro with a sense of casual cool, located in heart of Monkstown. Our aim is to provide great gastronomic experiences through remarkable food and excellent service in a very relaxing and funky environment. We are passionately committed to offering the freshest, greatest ingredients and to presenting a seasonal menu that is locally focused and globally artistic.
Top review
RachelD
Dined on 17 Feb 2024
The food and service was lovely will definitely be back!
A photo of Purty Kitchen restaurant
4.7
4.7 (792)
€30 and under
Gastro Pub
Dun Laoghaire
About the restaurant
EST.1728
There are almost three hundred year’s of stories buried in our walls.
Once the host to visiting heads of state, sea admirals, noblemen, merchants and seafarers, the Purty Kitchen, Dun Laoghaire’s oldest surviving premises, is today continuing a rich tradition in the social history of the Dublin licensed trade. We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant kitchen, bar and live event loft.
Food Served:
Wednesday/Thursday 5pm–9:30pm
Friday 12pm-9.30 pm
Saturday 12pm–9:30pm
Sunday 12pm–8pm

Bar open:
Wednesday/Thursday 5pm–11:30pm
Friday 12pm-00.30 am
Saturday 12pm–00.30 am
Sunday 12pm–10pm

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We really enjoyed our experience on the patio. Loads of heaters and very cozy.
A photo of 8A Brasserie restaurant
4.6
4.6 (571)
€30 and under
European
Monkstown
About the restaurant
8A Brasserie is a boutique family run restaurant, located in Monkstown that overs a wide range of dishes & wines. We also have indoor & outdoor seating areas to suit all occasions.

On offer we have a daily lunch & brunch menu and a full dinner service from 5pm.


Top review
Suzanne
Dined 3 days ago
What a great night in 8A - great atmosphere, really good food, both starters and mains followed by lovely cheese board. The Burrata starter was especially good. There were 4 of us and clean plates all around. The restaurant was full but the service was still excellent. Our waitress Deirdre was particularly attentive and professional - just the right level. An all round great experience. We'll be back!
A photo of Bresson restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1020)
€51 and over
European
Monkstown
About the restaurant
Bresson brings a new fine dining option to Monkstown in a casual, comfortable and friendly ambience. Now serving brunch alongside our set lunch every weekend.

Top review
Sems
Dined 6 days ago
Great restaurant. Food outstanding. Highly recommend
A photo of 1909 restaurant
4.5
4.5 (334)
€30 and under
Bistro
Dalkey
About the restaurant
For groups of 16 or more, please contact the restaurant directly on 01 285 1909.

1909 has two large rooms upstairs available for functions / Weddings / Birthdays / Communions, please see pictures of these rooms on our profile.

Top review
MartinM
Dined on 20 Feb 2024
This is the third time I have been to 1909 and it does not disappoint. Was previously here for dinner but this time came for lunch. Lovely restaurant with very attentive service and the food was absolutely delicious. Terrific value too. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back. All in our party thought the same.
A photo of Gleesons of Booterstown restaurant
4.4
4.4 (303)
€30 and under
International
Booterstown
About the restaurant
Gleesons of Booterstown is a bright, spacious and beautifully designed dining space and bar in the heart of Booterstown. It is a local gathering place for family, friends and neighbours to catch up over good food and drinks. Enjoy an exceptional five star dining experience consisting of only the finest locally sourced Irish produce for each of our dishes. With a menu filled with choice, our dishes are prepared to suit every palette. Favorites include Chicken Piri Piri, Pan Fried Plaice, Beef and Guinness Pie, Prime Irish Fillet Steak with Daily Specials too. We’re open seven days a week serving breakfast from 8am, lunch from 12 Noon and dinner from 5pm with friendly service and a smile.

If you are a group of more than 8 people, please contact us directly on 01 288 0236.

Dont forget our 16 bedroom Townhouse upstairs, which is getting great reviews!!

Top review
KieronD
Dined 4 days ago
Great food , location and service Couldn’t Have been more accommodating for our family party of 7.
A photo of Gourmet Food Parlour - Dun Laoghaire restaurant
4.3
4.3 (603)
€30 and under
Irish
Dun Laoghaire
About the restaurant
Located just minutes from both the pier and the station, our Dun Laoghaire restaurant is modern, relaxed and comfortable. Making it the perfect spot for a family lunch or dinner and drinks with friends.

Join us today and enjoy our delicious menus and daily chef specials.

Top review
shiniemjh1
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent waiter service during our visit on Saturday evening. Great choice of food as well as good value for money. Great atmosphere in the restaurant too; not too busy either.
A photo of L'Oasi restaurant
4.2
4.2 (62)
€30 and under
Italian
Dun Laoghaire
About the restaurant
At L'oasi we aim to provide a high quality authentic Italian dining experience. We serve a range of pastas and pizzas to suit every taste. We also have daily offerings of fish and meats depending on market availability. All of our dishes are freshly prepared to order, using the finest ingredients.
Top review
Naomi
Dined 3 days ago
Enjoyable meal in with nice ambiance. Restaurant was a little chilly/drafty. Food was nice
A photo of Stillorgan Orchard Gastropub restaurant
4.1
4.1 (119)
€30 and under
Gastro Pub
Stillorgan
About the restaurant
The Stillorgan Orchard is a gastro pub that has been running for more than 100 years. Located in South Side Dublin, in the well known area of Stillorgan, the gastro pub is famous for it’s thatched roof and for providing an amazing atmosphere for it’s patrons, as well as delicious traditional Irish food.

With live music every Saturday night and the odd Friday, The Stillorgan Orchard is a great place for a night out.

Top review
JohnM
Dined on 14 Feb 2024
Great ace to meet friends; super food and good value: staff very attentive
A photo of Walters Cafe Bar restaurant
4.0
4 (34)
€31 to €50
European
Dun Laoghaire
About the restaurant
Whether you’re looking to catch up with friends in a conversational style lounge, relax with a glass of wine by a cozy indoor fire, spend time with family over dinner, or for a place to let the hair down and listen to some good live music, Walters awaits you with no doubts that you will enjoy the experience just as much as we like providing it. Great pints, delicious food, live music & more.

Walters since 1904, and Lloyd’s Pub prior to that, 68 Upper George’s Street has been part of the social fabric of Dún Laoghaire for many generations. Now under new management, we are embarking on the next chapter and look forward to meeting you at our venue.

Top review
PaulN
Dined on 16 Feb 2024
Four of us enjoyed good food at a reasonable price
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