Drury Buildings

4.2
264 reviews
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€30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Special Occasions
Experience our fabulous outdoor space for lunch. Rain or sunshine the Garden has a cosy and heated atmosphere in any case and can be requested, subject to availability.

The bright and airy first floor dining room is a really comfortable space to relax and enjoy lunch or dinner and a glass or two of fine wine. We use locally sourced, seasonal produce where possible combined with the very best Italian ingredients to create a menu that is modern and unique. We consider ourselves a contemporary Irish restaurant with an Italian influence.
What 264 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.1
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4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely Restaurant with fantastic food! We had booked for a Birthday and were not disappointed. We had a bottle of Pino Grigio, the Hake, Seabass and Steak all cooked to perfection. Delicious desserts a stand out was the Chocolate Fondant decadent and divine. Would definitely eat there again. Perfect for a special occasion or nice date night.

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LB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I met a friend for dinner and a catch up. We got a lovely seat on the balcony outside. There was a nice buzz of noise from other people but not too loud and the music wasn't loud. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic.

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L
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This really is a gem of a place! Superb food at bistro type prices and fine dining service levels. Highly recommend.

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SL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Steak and chips was €34.50 and was the fattiest steak I’ve ever had. I’ve been before and had a lovely pasta dish but the steak was terrible value for money. The three of us ordered it and none of us even finished half of the meal.

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a
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening Food is great, the place looks lovely, the staff are brilliant .., in particular Diana. We’ll be back.

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F
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience. Food is fab, staff are so friendly - and very accommodating if your party size changes. Highly recommend the delicious and generous sized meat and cheese sharing plate - perfect to enjoy with a glass of prosecco in the sunshine.

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MW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful meal here again. Staff were super, very friendly waitress. Couldn’t recommend this place highly enough. 👍🏻

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DT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Set lunches are really worth while! Good food, nice ambience, great location

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ML
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great service: Super friendly staff. Very nice atmosphere. Great food and wine selection.

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CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very good service and great atmosphere. Would recommend for special occasion.
It’s a shame there isn’t a non-smoking area outside, as outside section looks great, but far too smokey for 2019!

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RC
Atlantic Canada
11 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Saturday evening - had set menu - great food and everyone agreed it was good value.

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SP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very relaxing and great place for brunch. Loved those mimosas as well. Great

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JB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

2nd visit for me. We were party of 7. The main courses were very disappointing. On early bird only fish was bony skate. The polenta main was lacking flavour. 2 of the 5 deserts were not available.

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D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We were sitting on the terrace and people next to our table were smoking and it wasn't nice to chew the food with the smell of cigarette smoke in your nose.
Also, a group of screaming gals were sitting on the other side of our table so we eventually had to leave because we weren't able to hear ourselves talk. This definitely isn't the restaurant's problem and my scoring wasn't affected by this but the waiters should've said something because we weren't the only ones who left because of them.

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A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I'd recommend to friends as we have had fab food here on previous occasions. Service is great, staff are lovely. We were just a little disappointed with food this time. I had lovely baked fish, top lovely, underside was oily though, served with lovely samphire. My husband had rigatoni.... pasta was just too thick, kinda ruined the delicacy of prawn bisque. Little short on prawns too.

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BC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the start this was the perfect place to kick off our first time in Dublin. The place had everything from exceptional service, great ambience and the food/drinks were fantastic. Highly recommend this stop for any visitor.

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CW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Overall really nice but the menu which was online was different to the menu that is offered which was a shame!

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It was really nice to have a pre-theatre dinner there, if the braised rabbit leg could be roasted longer to get a deeper flavour, all other things were great!

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AR
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Starter read “Gubeen with salami”. No cheese evident on the plate. Main dish was pasta with “pulled beef cheek” which was about 5% meat and the rest small chunks of fat all for a not insignicant price of €25.
Despite this disappointment the cocktail was excellent.

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S
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

This is my second time here and I was again really happy with the food. It’s high quality, flavourful and the prix fixe menu is excellent value. What was disappointing was the service. It was unnecessarily slow considering the restaurant wasn’t even that busy. However, I would still recommend this restaurant.

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RK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious brunch and a complementary glass of Prosecco with was lovely!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Third time and I have been starters were great mains ok but every time the service is rushed and we have been nearly pushed out prob won’t go again.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal with ample starters and good steaks. All our desserts were delicious too. Brought a friend and will go back again.

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CK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Drury buildings! Great food and stylish decor and it’s really good value. It’s located in a really nice part of the city and there are plenty of shops and bars near by. We love their brunch menu which has a main and a cocktail for less than €20 ! I will be back many times ❤️

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a
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Drury buildings has managed to create a great balance between good food and good value in a very nice environment.

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JF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A few girls and I went for a meal on a Saturday evening. The decor and atmosphere were lovely and the service was friendly and prompt. The menu has a great selection and everyone was happy with how their meal tasted. Get the Black Truffle Papardelle!!

Overall, great experience. Cocktails were delicious!

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Q
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Been here before, and i could not fault the food at any point but upon return it was a disaster. We ordered 2x Ribeyes one medium one medium-well, and the pappardelle. My steak (Medium) was cooked perfectly but some of the fat was still raw, on the second steak requested medium well it was rare in the middle and dry. The pappardelle was cooked well but the sauce was potent with garlic. The deserts were fine but the mains were a let down in comparison to our first experience.

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a
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

What a lovely experience at Drury buildings. We only had a main each, both a pasta dish. The truffle pasta was the winner. Great drinks - really good cocktail options and even made us an espresso martini when it wasn't on the menu. The bar downstairs was busy with a great atmosphere after our lovely meal in the restaurant. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My husband and I went to Drury Buildings on a whim. We were both very satisfied with our meals and I was thrilled to get a balanced, tasty vegetarian meal.

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E
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a good option for a few drinks or some food.

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OH
Miami
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We were a party of 7.
Starters were great but the actual mussels were small. Mains : hake was delicious, pasta and risotto were bland, steak was fine.
Drinks extremely expensive.
Service was good.
Bill for 5 starters, 7 mains, no extra sides,no dessert or coffee .
Drinks were 2 beers, 2 g&ts, 2 whiskeys and 1 bottle of the only savion blanc wine on the list.
375 euro
The building was fab.

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YB
Galway
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

3 times there and 3 different experiences ... from great to sub- optimal. So you need to manage your expectations

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s
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely brunch and were really impressed by the venue. We had a lovely waitress who was excellent

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

They are in the details in every aspect. From the way they welcome you, to the salt and pepper on the table. The food is amazingly good, always trust a restaurant with 8 main dishes, they know what to do and how to get it done. Will come back soon!

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FO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

I've eaten here many times before and never a problem. However, mozarella and tomato salad almost frozen and inedible as it was not at room temperature. Venison very rare - I wasn't asked how I would like it cooked. Risotto served with outer leaves of artichoke. Not very nice. Overpriced overall - Almost €90 for 3 early birds, one water and two minerals. No wine.

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CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

The food was overpriced for what it was. We had dined the previous night in the Ivy and ordered the same amount of food - 4 cocktails 2 starters 2 mains a side and a bottle of wine and the bill was €40 cheaper in the Ivy. €25 for a pasta dish is extortionate.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasant overall experience. Food was served in a timely manner. Atmosphere is on the louder side.

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ET
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Generally it’s just ok. The food was nice, as was the service but it lacks atmosphere.

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

It was a lovely night, great food and service and the early bird three course for €30 was brilliant

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CM
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Really enjoyed the food and found the menu very good value! The staff were nice but they were not very attentive- our starters arrived very quickly and were delicious! Our mains quickly followed and the waitress checked to see if everything was okay, before we had taken a mouthful - we were not checked on again until I asked for the bill.

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