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The Ivy Dawson Street
(5314)
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British | South City Centre
Isabelle's
(634)
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International | South City Centre
Pichet
(821)
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Contemporary European | South City Centre
FIRE Restaurant and Lounge
(1439)
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Steak | South City Centre
SOLE Seafood & Grill
(786)
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Seafood | South William Street
Fade Street Social - The Restaurant
(632)
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Irish | South City Centre
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The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne HotelThe Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel
284 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | South City Centre, Dublin 2

We had a wonderful time and they catered so kindly to a 4 year old birthday girl. The whole experience was just lovely. More

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La MaisonLa Maison
99 reviews
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French | South City Centre, Dublin 2

As always top notch food and service and incredible value fir money More

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Afternoon Tea at Brown Thomas by Johnnie CookeAfternoon Tea at Brown Thomas by Johnnie Cooke
2 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Had a fabulous afternoon. The service was lovely, staff were kind and very attentive. The food was delicious. Had cocktails which were amazing More

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Dolce SicilyDolce Sicily
29 reviews
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Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

We had a lovely evening in Dolce Sicily. Excellent service and very thoughtful. They made a special effort for one of the party whose birthday it was. Lovely food especially the seafood starter and the tiramisu, both of which were outstanding. Nice wine list, good choice of wines by the glass. We'll definitely be back. More

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PichetPichet
597 reviews
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Contemporary European | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Excellent service, delicious food and a good cocktail menu. The early bird was good value. Will definitely be back. More

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The Larder Restaurant & BrewhouseThe Larder Restaurant & Brewhouse
215 reviews
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Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Delicious food and a very nice atmosphere. Wonderful location. More

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Green 19Green 19
166 reviews
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Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

A real find in Dublin - Healthy and delicious food, large portions, good service and reasonable! Would recommend for eat in or take out.... More

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The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne HotelThe Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel
870 reviews
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Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Fabulous faultless experience every staff member from reception to servers to managment wonderful ...it has been a long time since we enjoyed something so much More

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Sophie's @ The Dean DublinSophie's @ The Dean Dublin
1186 reviews
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Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Our experience at Sophie's was gorgeous, our food was delicious and the service excellent. I loved the seafood linguine, perfectly seasoned and a good portion size. The view was stunning, the penthouse feel to Sophie's meant you feel tucked away from the city but able to experience the ambience of it. Would love to go back and try something else on the menu. More

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DarwinsDarwins
13 reviews
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Steakhouse | South City Centre, Dublin 2

We was a party of eight People who had dinner on this restaurant , saturday 27 of april 2019. We ate different kind kind of filet and meat from ox? Many of these beefs could have been better, but they were Perfect warmed. It was meny waitres teht served us and they were running dast between tables. They were very stressed?Maybe they wrer unbdersatffed? Maybe it was Language misunderstanding s, but they forget a bottle of vine that i ordered. Was it Worth the releativly high price? Maybe. I would like to try it again. More

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OpiumOpium
191 reviews
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Pan-Asian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

The food was delicious and the atmosphere is great More

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Shanahan's on the GreenShanahan's on the Green
31 reviews
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Steakhouse | South City Centre, Dublin 2

I don't like steakhouses generally speaking...but I LOVE Shanahan's on The Green. I just love everything about the place...the Irish beef is amazing, cooked perfectly...the sides are fantastic, the vibe and atmosphere...it's just perfect. The service and Martin, the manager are absolutely the best. I'm usually here once a year and without fail, I'm gonna have a meal at Shanahan's on The Green. More

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Fade Street Social - The Gastro BarFade Street Social - The Gastro Bar
788 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Excellent small plates in a superb setting and location. I highly recommend it. More

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FIRE Restaurant and LoungeFIRE Restaurant and Lounge
1123 reviews
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Steak | South City Centre, Dublin 2

oLovely meal in Fire Food very nice Service exceptional A little pricey But worth it More

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1900 Bar & Restaurant1900 Bar & Restaurant
42 reviews
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Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Our last evening in Dublin and we chose 1900 for our final meal. We definitely saved the best till last. A fantastic evening was had by all 10 members of our party. Staff and food were outstanding, nothing was too much trouble. We will be back! More

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Sheehans PubSheehans Pub
8 reviews
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Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Went there after a drinking session at the Jameson Distillary, so needed a proper hearty meal to soak up the alcohol and continue the amazing atmosphere of Dublin, thats exactly what we got. We were treated warmly by the staff at Sheehans, made to feel very welcome. The service is what you would expect of a place in the center of Dublin, felt more like you were at your own local but better. The food was the highlight, I havn't eaten traditional food (the stew) like that in a while, reminded me of how my grandad used to make it. Despite the place being busy for a week day early evening, we really felt that they managed to serve us well and promptly. Would recommend anyone visit here while in Dublin especially if your looking for quality traditional food and an atmosphere without the tourism of Temple Bar. More

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BANG Restaurant & BarBANG Restaurant & Bar
173 reviews
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Contemporary European | South City Centre, Dublin 2

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Greatfood & drinks. Superb & attentive service. Excellent suggested wine pairings with entrees. Outstanding use of Irish meats and produce. Desserts were a little too deconstructed for our liking, but good nonetheless. Overall Best Dublin dining experience. More

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Fallon & Byrne - Exchequer StreetFallon & Byrne - Exchequer Street
713 reviews
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Contemporary European | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Time and time again Fallon present magnificent food, roll on next trip to Dublin. More

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Boulevard CafeBoulevard Cafe
24 reviews
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Mediterranean | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Lovely food, good range of food choices, great location. Excellent friendly service that’s adhered to my dietary requirements without any issues More

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The GraysonThe Grayson
165 reviews
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International | South City Centre, Dublin 2

We went for lunch on Saturday and the food was delicious and great value for the price of the menu :) cocktails were fab More

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Saba - Clarendon StreetSaba - Clarendon Street
57 reviews
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Thai | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Very good option for Asian food. Seems is better at dining rather than lunch, however, price and food value are good. More

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Coppinger RowCoppinger Row
34 reviews
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Mediterranean | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Great spot for lunch. The food and wine were delicious and served with a smile. I have never been disappointed when dining at Coppinger Row. More

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Fade Street Social - The Cocktail BarFade Street Social - The Cocktail Bar
36 reviews
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Dining Bar | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Amazing bar man! Super service and hosting. Cocktails were great! Fun atmosphere! Looked after us for the whole night and was much appreciated. Will be back! More

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Pacino'sPacino's
56 reviews
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Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Great food and great ambiance ! After a walk in Dublin, it's a pleasure to eat in this restaurant . More

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The Ivy Dawson StreetThe Ivy Dawson Street
2106 reviews
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British | South City Centre, Dublin 2

This is my second time to the Ivy but this time I brought my two teenage daughters 16 and 13 on route to see the Spice Girls. We were greeted with a very warm welcome as we were early we took a seat at the bar and I the only only who could drink have a very nice Gin for myself. The girls were blown away by the decor of the place And the very good vibe staff we very kind and spoke to my daughters who felt very important and chuffed We had a lovely boot by the window and our server was super. The food was delicious and the ambience v cool great place to start of fun night off in. Great location hopped on Luas after perfect Thks again c you soon More

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Fade Street Social - The RestaurantFade Street Social - The Restaurant
942 reviews
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Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Great food and lovely ambience and service More

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Sisu IzakayaSisu Izakaya
47 reviews
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Japanese | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Have been for lunch twice and really enjoyed the sushi sashimi bento. But that’s not available in dinner menu - although it’s shown on the printed menu. I ended up ordering two main courses ... I was hungry ... but that ends up being €30 for 2*mains which is probably ok. Bentos are great the other dishes fine but less exceptional. Service is always excellent. More

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SushidaSushida
6 reviews
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Sushi | South City Centre, Dublin 2

very friendly, quick service. food was brought out quickly even though it was busy. staff were very attentive More

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GertrudeGertrude
53 reviews
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Comfort Food | South City Centre, Dublin 2

I really liked the chilled out vibe here. The food is creative and interesting and the space is bright and airy. The staff are lovely. More

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The Lucky DuckThe Lucky Duck
55 reviews
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Gastro Pub | South City Centre, Dublin 2

We went to the Lucky Duck for my son's 21st birthday. It was wonderful. The staff, the food, the cocktails and the ambience made for an absolutely fabulous evening. Patrick was the font of all knowledge telling us the origins of dishes and the cocktails. He was able to tell us how they were made and suggested pairings with our food (which definitely worked). My only regret is that I don't possess two stomachs so I could eat absolutely everything! I am a veggie and my food was divine - a limited menu but I got the impression that if I asked for anything they would do their best to provide. My sons had the lamb shank and they couldn't speak highly enough of it. I would highly recommend going to the Lucky Duck. We will definitely be going back. More

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Drury BuildingsDrury Buildings
246 reviews
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Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

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. More

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Catch-22Catch-22
23 reviews
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Fish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Great place, gorgeous food and lovely staff! Highly recommend! More

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The Green HenThe Green Hen
21 reviews
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Bistro | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Early bird is phenomenal More

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Isabelle'sIsabelle's
218 reviews
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International | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Excellent service at Isabelle’s. Very attentive staff. Prompt service and delicious food! It had a great ambience and chic decor. I will be visiting again! More

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l'Gueuletonl'Gueuleton
144 reviews
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Bistro | South City Centre, Dublin 2

I eat in this restaurant fairly regularly and find the food delicious with a cosy, warm atmosphere. I brought overseas friends here and was a little disappointed. One meal was outstanding while the other two were just ok. Not up to the usual standard. Normally, when I am there all there is is the noise of people chatting but on this occasion music was so loud we had difficulty talking. More

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Whitefriar GrillWhitefriar Grill
236 reviews
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Steakhouse | South City Centre, Dublin 2

The menu is quite limited however it caters for everybody at the same time. More

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Camden RotisserieCamden Rotisserie
4 reviews
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Barbecue | South City Centre, Dublin 2

A nice relaxed vibe. Garlic bread and wings were both lovely, the buffalo sauce was just slightly too hot for us but the meat was delicious. It's a bit pricey for what it is, and the service was okay but nothing special. Will definitely come back to try other flavours of wings. More

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Stir Restaurant at Clayton Cardiff LaneStir Restaurant at Clayton Cardiff Lane
53 reviews
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International | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Nice attentive service during the meal. Food was excellent , fresh and hot as it should be. We both were surprised at the quality of the food given that hotel food generally has a poor reputation. We would highly recommend the Stir Restaurant to fellow diners who want quality, freshness and good service. Well done and keep up the good work!! More

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The WorkshopThe Workshop
2 reviews
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Gastro Pub | South City Centre, Dublin 2

I have eaten here a few times, usually at lunchtime. It's really convenient for me for the train. The presentation Of The food is really lovely with some unique choices such as tasty beetroot and goats cheese wrap. Service is fast and unobtrusive yet helpful. I have no complaints and will keep coming. Good value lunch. More

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canal boat restaurantcanal boat restaurant
1 review
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Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Was a great experience. Highly recommended! The atmosphere is fantastic. More

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Feast - Golden Lane Group DiningFeast - Golden Lane Group Dining
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European | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Top class food, made to stun eyes and please your taste.More

Afternoon Tea at Radisson BluAfternoon Tea at Radisson Blu
3 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Overall I really enjoyed the afternoon tea in the Radisson. However, I booked through Open Table and unfortunately when I arrived I was told I had no reservation. A lovely female worker made it her business to find out exactly what was going on (I feel Open Table hadn't been checked for that day and therefore the reservation was not put into their reservations). Once everything was clarified- we were treated so well with such a high level of service. Everything from the food, prosecco, tea/ coffee was lovely. My partner was awkward with his requests asking for things that were not a part of the fixed menu and they obliged him without any issues. The hotel was extremely busy and there was a private party taking place near us- however, all staff members were on top form and served our table with impressive timing and professionalism. I was very impressed with all of the staff and obviously the only critique was- they need to check their Open Table reservations everyday. More

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V'n V RestaurantV'n V Restaurant
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Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

V'nV Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin provides a timeless, elegant atmosphere for guests to dine. Seasonal menus are created by Executive Chef, Tommy Butler, highlighting local produce and seasonal ingredients. More

Francesca’s RestaurantFrancesca’s Restaurant
9 reviews
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Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

For a last minute reservation on New year's eve, it was perfect. The restaurant was set up in a way that provided a festive atmosphere. The food was good and there was a fairly good choice on the set menu for the night that it was. No complaints More

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Industry & CoIndustry & Co
3 reviews
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Middle Eastern | South City Centre, Dublin 2

It was a cold, wet, windy night, but the atmosphere in Industry & Co was warm and festive. The place was buzzing by 9pm. There is a small menu, which I prefer, and everything was delicious. We had a couple of bottles of wine (gulp) and three courses and the bill was 124 euro, so excellent value. Would highly recommend. More

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JuanitosJuanitos
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American | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Welcome to Juanitos, we serve soul food, LA style in the heart of Dublin! Amigos, enemigos and lovers welcome!More

Vertigo Bar at Clayton Cardiff LaneVertigo Bar at Clayton Cardiff Lane
1 review
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International | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Service was incredible, very friendly and helpful. Really good people work there. Food was excellent as well. There is a good choice, well cooked, prepared and presented. Comfortable seats and very relaxing. I really enjoyed it. More

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South City Centre Diners' Choice Winners

South City Centre's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne HotelThe Lord Mayor's Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel
284 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | South City Centre, Dublin 2

We had a wonderful time and they catered so kindly to a 4 year old birthday girl. The whole experience was just lovely. More

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La MaisonLa Maison
99 reviews
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French | South City Centre, Dublin 2

As always top notch food and service and incredible value fir money More

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Dolce SicilyDolce Sicily
29 reviews
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Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

We had a lovely evening in Dolce Sicily. Excellent service and very thoughtful. They made a special effort for one of the party whose birthday it was. Lovely food especially the seafood starter and the tiramisu, both of which were outstanding. Nice wine list, good choice of wines by the glass. We'll definitely be back. More

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PichetPichet
597 reviews
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Contemporary European | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Excellent service, delicious food and a good cocktail menu. The early bird was good value. Will definitely be back. More

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The Larder Restaurant & BrewhouseThe Larder Restaurant & Brewhouse
215 reviews
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Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Delicious food and a very nice atmosphere. Wonderful location. More

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The Saddle Room at the Shelbourne HotelThe Saddle Room at the Shelbourne Hotel
870 reviews
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Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Fabulous faultless experience every staff member from reception to servers to managment wonderful ...it has been a long time since we enjoyed something so much More

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OpiumOpium
191 reviews
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Pan-Asian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

The food was delicious and the atmosphere is great More

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Sophie's @ The Dean DublinSophie's @ The Dean Dublin
1186 reviews
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Italian | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Our experience at Sophie's was gorgeous, our food was delicious and the service excellent. I loved the seafood linguine, perfectly seasoned and a good portion size. The view was stunning, the penthouse feel to Sophie's meant you feel tucked away from the city but able to experience the ambience of it. Would love to go back and try something else on the menu. More

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Green 19Green 19
166 reviews
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Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

A real find in Dublin - Healthy and delicious food, large portions, good service and reasonable! Would recommend for eat in or take out.... More

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1900 Bar & Restaurant1900 Bar & Restaurant
42 reviews
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Irish | South City Centre, Dublin 2

Our last evening in Dublin and we chose 1900 for our final meal. We definitely saved the best till last. A fantastic evening was had by all 10 members of our party. Staff and food were outstanding, nothing was too much trouble. We will be back! More

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