Drury Buildings

4.2
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284 reviews
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€30 and under
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Italian
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 284 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.8
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had the pavola and it was overcooked and ice cream tasteless otherwise fab meal

MN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

The only reason I wouldn’t recommend it, is because it was so incredibly loud we had hard time hearing each other. When I went on the website it said, dublins best kept secret, the balcony, so we requested a table on the balcony, it was like overlooking a club, way too loud, we could feel the vibration on the floor. Food was absolutely amazing and service on point, but please do something about the volume of the bar downstairs.

NO
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely meal in the Drury Buildings. We were upstairs in the restaurant and sat in the outdoor area. The pre-theater menu had some lovely options. Really enjoyed ourselves and had a fantastic time. Looking forward to going back sometime soon.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great for a birthday party

HO
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

4 of us went for an early dinner. We were seated near to the cloakroom door, there was a draught due to this door been open to let people from upstairs access main stairs. Food overall was good, although the starter of tomatoes and mozzarella was too cold. Service was good, would recommend Drury buildings for an enjoyable night out.

EF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Its one of my favourites and I cant resist the Mozzarella and Tomato starter, it's THEE best. Our waiter was great and he recommended a wine that wasn't expensive but really good. We sat outside on the terrace area which has great ambience and has a lovely outdoors feeling, but its a pity that smoke rises! Cant really be avoided but the smoking area below it does create a 'smoking' atmosphere on the terrace. It probably smoking out there too but not great when you are eating. Otherwise, highly recommend this place.

S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

A very dinner out in Dublin. The food and ambiance were both excellent and the service wasn’t bad but just a off at times compared to the rest.

MO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

We were there on Saturday night, we had pre booked a table. We ordered three cheese fondues to start, the waitress told us they only had two left. We ordered plaice and sea bass for main course, the waitress came back to say they had no fish left! Also the Gambas I had for a starter weren’t hot when they were served. Food was very average. We didn’t order any dessert. The table staff were very nice but weren’t very efficient. Very disappointing all in all.

SC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We were there for lunch and REALLY enjoyed the lite bites (Tapas style). The mains were average, sort of disappointing after such FAB starts. Service was great, atmosphere lively and loud.

T
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

The pre theatre menu was smaller than the online version. We had little choice and ended up ordering from al a carte which worked out expensive. The craft beers were really expensive. The pork belly dish was not up to expectations.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice spot for a group dinner. Great pre theatre menu although it was limited it suited us perfectly

NA
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening dining with a group of friends. The staff remembered us from past visit and welcomed back. Food was lovely and service was excellent. We will be back.

JM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a Lovely evening at Drury buildings. It was my girlfriends birthday and the staff couldn't have been more friendly. Good job guys. Thanks for the lovely evening. Will be back soon.

a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to The restaurant at Drury buildings a few times now and it has been consistently good. We have always been impressed by the food and the consistency of service over a number of visits is a testament to the staff. Will definitely return for more.

ET
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pork belly. Excellent service. Every meal at the table was superb!

NQ
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Got the prawn linguine. Amazing linguine but only 5 prawns in the dish in total. My friend got the hake & it was amazing.

CD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent as was the service, had a lovely table upstairs, we weren’t rushed and were able to relax.

TA
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had reservations but were having trouble finding our way around. We called them and the staff was very patient in helping us find our way to the restaurant. The exterior is funky looking, with a lot of bright colors. Once inside, the decor and ambiance were calm and inviting. The food was a little more expensive than some other places in Dublin, but the portions were good sized. The flavor was excellent and the quality superb. We would definitely dine here again! Well worth searching out.

KR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The meal was absolutely delicious. Simple, well prepared, high quality ingredients with amazing flavour. Attentive service, gorgeous interior. It was a bit quiet the night we were there, but the atmosphere was still nice.

JM
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good value and really enjoyed everything- warm evening but seated by window so views down fade street! All very pleasant - thanks guys!

OM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

LB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

L
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

SL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

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.

a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

F
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

MW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

DT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

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

ML
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

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!

RC
Atlantic Canada
15 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

SP
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

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.

D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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.

A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

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.

BC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

CW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

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

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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!

AR
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience3

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.

S
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

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.