The Reading Room at the Intercontinental Dublin

4.2
6 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Irish
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  • Business Meals
  • Afternoon Tea
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For an intimate lunch, The Reading Room offers a fresh, modern and creative dining experience. Enjoy the relaxing yet elegant atmosphere, filled with art and overlooking the garden courtyard. The focus is on contemporary Irish cuisine, using locally sourced produce to create the freshest flavours.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Irish, Modern European, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 08:30am - 23:30am,
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Phone number
(01) 665 4000
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Alberto Rossi
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, High Tea, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
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Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.7
Value
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1 review
Dined on 18 December 2016
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Poor from start to finish. No restaurant feel about this - we were put at a table (eventually) between parties having afternoon tea and drinks. Were asked three times how many people were we expecting. Food was very average. Incredibly noisy and rushed. Very over-priced. Unfortunately, we won't be returning...

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2016
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was very good. Service would have been more attentive. We were rushed for a pre-theatre event but the wait staff didn't get the message.

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A
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2015
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best overall dining experiences. Food was superb, service was impeccable. Every dish we had was well prepared, perfectly seasoned and beautifully presented. Many thaks to the wait staff for providing us a truly memorable evening. Our expectations were very high, our Reading Room experience far exceeded them. Very highest recommendation.

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P
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2014
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was nice, nothing amazing. Pumpkin was too firm in risotto. Venison was the most shockingly overpriced dish I've seen since Celtic Tiger left the building! Bottom line, for the prices being charged there are far more better restaurants to choose from in the city.

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M
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2014
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, excellent value. Nice ambiance, great place to meet!

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ET
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2014
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Whilst the setting is excellent, we found the food to be very good, but not exceptional - and service was extremely slow - to the extent that we had to ask that one main course be brought out before the others, for someone who had to get to a meeting; and for all this, you pay handsomely (over €300 for four adults, and two kids). For those who are not worried about either money or time - it's delightful - but I don't think I'll be rushing back.

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