Chili Club

4.3
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184 reviews
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€30 and under
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Thai

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Pre/post Theatre
Dublin’s first Thai Restaurant The Chili Club has been cosily situated in Anne’s lane off Grafton Street since 1991. Irish owned by Tess Corr, Thomas Mahon and Peter Slane, it is a long-time favourite with Dublin’s restaurant-goers, serving delicious authentic Thai food cooked by the Head Chef Pornsak Wachun. Originally from Chiang Mai he cooks using only fresh herbs and spices. The Chili Club is renowned for it’s delectable green curry.

The restaurant is small and intimate, with candle-lit tables, beautiful crockery and furniture. A warm and friendly atmosphere ensures lunch or dinner is always a pleasurable experience.
What 184 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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rexc
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

As before good food and service and enjoyable atmosphere

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Tom54
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice restaurant with good food and lovely service.

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were never there before but will go back again. The staff were very attentive. The food was lovely especially the starters.

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AislingH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great night. Fabulous food and service. A regular

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Kevo
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

I hadn’t been to the Chili Club for many years and was really looking forward to revisiting the restaurant. Overall, the visit was a disappointment. The décor is tired – I doubt it has changed in the many years since I last visited. The food – which I was really looking forward to – was patchy. One of the starters, duck pancakes, was disappointing. The pancakes were lukewarm, and the vegetables looked to have been prepped far in advance and were limp. It was edible but unremarkable. The fish cakes were far better though. My main was red curry, which again was unremarkable.
Overall, I left the Chili Club feeling that my time and money would have been better spent at any of the competing eateries in the city. This is a pity as I had memories of better meals at the establishment. I doubt that I will visit the Chili Club again.

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PhilM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Perfect for dinner before the theatre. The service was excellent and very friendly and efficient. The food was lovely and very tasty. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Old school and still on top of its game. Thirty one years on the go... still serving warm plates of deliciousness in a homely setting

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KennethD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great flavour and vert attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family visiting from Uk

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was very friendly and efficient. Polite staff. Meal was lovely as always!

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SamC
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food very authentic would highly recommend.

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TracyL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

New Year’s Eve Dinner - we were stuck in a room upstairs completely alone. The waiter could not have been less attentive, abrupt and rushed - when he was around at all. The food was mainly inedible. Very unpleasant experience. The room itself is pretty and the vibe is 60’s cool.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

Was extremely hot in that place ! No air-conditioning .you can't enjoy your food in such a heat !Food was ok,soup was tasty . However main ,I got myself pad Thai at it was super oily .Lady who was looking after us was nice and accommodating

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent lunch, great value and the best of food and attention

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SusanM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous as always ... never fails to impress ... service .. food first class

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LizD
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful night we had catching up with our friends who were home for Christmas from Italy, the staff were friendly attentive but not intrusive, the food was delicious we shared two combination starters and all of the options were very tasty. There was a choice of Red Curries, Tamarind Duck and Prawn Curry chosen by our guests and all were received very well. There is a varied wine list we went with the Argentinan White which complemented all of our dishes. A lovely night had by all and we will definitely be back.

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GregO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent- service and food. Have dined there a number of times always consistent and good food.

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Elizabeth
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food, lovely staff with great phone manner. We were late and it was raining heavily... they couldn't have been nicer. No duck available but all food delicious. A little cramped but worth revisiting and recommending!

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vipJohnnyW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Small simple space...attentive service with Alexander and Luke...food was fine...limited simple wine list. Right in the heart of the Dublin Xmas pulse!

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LaurenR
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Personally Thai food is my favourite and I had never eaten here before. It was so easy to book online with OpenTable. We had originally booked for 6pm but as a result of being delayed I contacted the restaurant to see if we could push the reservation back an hour to 7pm. The person on the phone was friendly and accommodating. When we got to the restaurant we were seated immediately, the guy who served us appeared to be on his own but that was no bother to him. He was efficient without skimming on customer care. Food was delicious and restaurant was busy. This seems like the kind of place people frequent regularly and going off my experience here, I would definitely make it a regular spot myself. Reasonably priced with generous potions and food was perfect. What more can you ask for. Would recommend.

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BumbleB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Excellent main courses. All of our party of 5 were happy with their mains. Great value too.

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NigelS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderfully authentic Thai food. Great value and good service. Been here half a dozen times and the consistency of quality is there

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

It’s been many years since I dined at the chili club and was pleasantly surprised it was still open having been overseas for many years. I loved every moment of the night at the chili club and most definitely will be returning soon.

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OrlaF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food bursting with flavor. Our starters varied from spring rolls, satay chicken and prawns in pastry. All delicious. Our group of five had a variety of meat, fish and vegetarian options as mains.All were excellent. Portions larger than we could finish. Dessert were a lovely end to the meal. This was my third visit to the chili club and I’ll be back again .

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Langlinsj
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I love the food in this restaurant, we have been many times.
Would highly recommend it

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MichelleC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

As always, our trip to the chilli club was fabulous. Excellent food and excellent value. We had the early bird menu which had a lot of choice.

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LorraineL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

The food was average , the presentation was poor.
Rice was cold.
Server did not engage.
Have been several times but so much choice in Dublin probably won't return.

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EamonnT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Staff excellent, food flavoursome, but supposed fillet beef was more like an old boot so tuff... ☹️

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Sangra
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Most authentic Thai food ever. The fish cake was out of the entire world. Highly recommended. The selection of wine & cocktail was good too

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EmerS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxed ambiance great food casual dinning we'll be back again.

SM
SharonM
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was there Saturday night with 4 pals, first time will not be the last! Food was amazing the ambience was lovely our waiter was so good couldn't do enough for us!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service, tasty food....Prosecco was a little flat, but very tasty. Overall could not fault them. Would happily go back.

JJ
JaxJ
London
114 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a find ... well, recommendation from my husband who last visited 20 years ago. A delightful small restaurant with a welcoming feel and delicious food. I had the Early Bird Menu - mixed starter which included the beat prawn fishcake I’ve ever had, and a truly scrummy green curry and steamed rice. Highly recommended and I’m already looking forward to my next visit. Booking is recommended as it gets busy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always try to visit Chili Club when in Dublin for great Thai food. Never disappointed.

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Bernie
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

everything poor, will not be going back........not good at all

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Warm inside could do with aircon

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KeithD
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

IV eaten here before and will definitely do so again. Food excellent, staff friendly and attentive overall an fantastic experience. 5 star.

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MarthaD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My 4th visit to The Chilli Club. The food is always delicious. Fresh and full of flavour. We had an extra person than was booked for but we were accommodated without any fuss. Service couldn’t be faulted.

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LizW
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent Thai food in a lovely surroundings with relaxed atmosphere. Lots of gluten-free options for coeliacs.

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DeirdreB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

We waited 30 mins between appetizers and main course. Then received 2 main courses (out of 4) with no rice and another wait of about 7 mins before rest of food arrived. Food was OK but not great value.

FAQs

Chili Club does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Chili Club is rated 4.3 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.