Delahunt

4.6
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605 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Irish
At Delahunt restaurant, our aim is to provide the best seasonal, local produce in a relaxed and welcoming setting. In keeping with the buildings Victorian origins, our menus are influenced by traditional and often overlooked cookery techniques. Home curing and smoking, slow cooked braises, pickles, preserves, and traditional desserts are some of our specialties. Championing small local producers is an essential part of our ethos.

In less than a year at Delahunt, the team was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand 2016, and again for 2017/2018/2019. Our passion is to produce every element of our dishes in house ranging from our Guinness bread to our signature home smoked salmon. Our menu has focus, offering four starters, four mains, and four desserts. This allows team to produce high-quality food, fresh on site. We also use only seasonal, local spirits in the bar, featuring a local producer for vodka, gin, and whiskey.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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AK
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice setting and good service but I think the food was slightly average for the price

BM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food and wine in this atmospheric place. Great service from friendly staff. Pricey but worth it for special meal.

MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

Yes would recommend delahunt but portions were way too small! We had main and dessert and were still hungry when we left. Also a disgusting smell came from behind the bar right beside where we were sitting so we felt we had to leave straight after dinner. Food was delicious all the same and staff were lovely 😊

TB
Dublin
15 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful table, very friendly service .great fish of the day and lovely wine

RM
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, staff wonderful we had an amazing night thanks to the wonderful food and service!

RM
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was in dublin for the weekend and had a Lovely birthday dinner at Delahunt. Would highly recommend. Gin and tonic special was great!!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night.

l
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love the vibe it blends traditional and modern really well.
3 courses for €45 on a Saturday night at 8pm is great value and the food was a different spin on what you know.
The team at Delahunt also were just the right amount of attentive.

CP
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On a dreary wet Saturday evening Delahunts was the perfect place to step in out of the rain. Friendly efficient service meant we had plenty of time to savor our delicious meal and linger over our wine before heading to the National Concert Hall.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal, service and drinks. Would highly recommend

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and the food . Had a lovely risotto and a coffee -delicious .
Staff really friendly too!

M
London
57 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had our best restaurant experience by far. The service, staff, food and ambiance were perfect . Nothing negative to say. Highly recommend.

f
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A happening place. Many out of towners mixing with the Dublin crew in a cosy room. I remember this as a liquor store and love the original features.
The menu has a small number of choices but each is perfectly cooked and presented. I really enjoyed the skate wing.
A special shout out to the floor staff who were friendly and professional

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I'd heard a lot about Delahunt but was underwhelmed by the food. It was good, there was nothing wrong with it but it was just OK, didn't match what I'd heard about it or the price we paid.

EK
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. If you can book this make it happen. In Dublin for a weekend break took this on website review trust. It exceeded all expectations.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish! We went for my partner's 30th birthday from UK and the food was tremendous. Pierre was also a fantastic host. Thanks Delahunt for the wonderful experience.

DH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Meal was quite nice but service was average and we felt we were being rushed a bit - wait staff hovering over us. For price, there’s better alternatives.

KM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous setting with beautiful menu but the Albariño was room temperature when it arrived

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a lovely time 🥰

AT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The biggest trouble is that the menu is SO appealing, it’s nigh impossible to choose what you want. But you can rest assured you’ll enjoy whatever you decide! The stand out for me was a Jerusalem artichoke and blue cheese salad : well proportioned and absolutely gorgeous. Staff were very pleasant and I could hear kind advice and recommendations given to would-be-diners that couldn’t be fitted in between bookings. Would recommend.

M
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, atmosphere and food. We were only in Dublin, but our meal at Delahunt was definitely a highlight

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

Scandalous strategy - from 6 people they force a group menu at 45 euros but with less options than the normal menu at 40 euros just to make more money.

SL
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice personel and food is simple but very tasty

MP
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent lamb, pink and delicious. We booked for the high stools, but fortunately there was a normal table free when we got there = the stools looked a bit awkward for the long-legged. Guinness bread and other courses also very good. The ground floor restaurant feels like a bar, with very pleasant atmosphere, although compared to real Dublin bars the decor was a bit uninspired. Wine very good. Only quibble was that the separately ordered courgette side dish didn’t go with the taste and texture of the lamb at all, but very good in itself when eaten separately. Highly recommend. Best meal we had in our short trip to Dublin.

SM
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Although the food is usually really good, I was disappointed that the restaurant did nothing to mark the occasion for why we were there. We chose Delahunt as the location for an anniversary and I had expected as usual with restaurants for this to be reflected in a dessert with ‘Congratulations’ or some sense of acknowledgement which it wasn’t. It just made the night feel a bit clinical and as though there was very little human connection to the cause of our celebration, would have been nice as this has always been the case for me in other restaurants when I’ve explained on the booking that it was a special occasion so disappointing

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

A lovely evening however the only negative was the smell of drains or poor plumbing which was quite strong around our dining area.

KF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Beautiful vegetarian options.
I booked a table for my partner and I to celebrate his birthday! It was delicious from start to finish and the selection of wines is great, will be back!

AF
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit here. Food was gorgeous and the atmosphere was great - busy but not packed, lovely traditional decor and great music. We had the market fish and lamb and both were gorgeous. I am always on the hunt for a decent Irish coffee and without doubt theirs was the best I've tried! Will definitely be going back.

PB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Third time visit. This time with family party of 10.Dined in the snug. My favourite place for nice meal. Great food with no fuss.

S
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it here - food always excellent and the staff so accommodating and friendly.

SE
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great flavours, wonderful service and great vibe all round

RW
San Francisco
150 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful - from the warm welcome to the attentive service. Limited menu but each dish perfectly executed. We weren’t hungry but still ate everything it was so good!

MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Delahunt is exquisite - the short menu is long on imagination and always surprises on the upside. anyone I introduce to Delahunt is always blown away. The room is lovely and service is warm and friendly. My favorite restaurant in Dublin.

F
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful! Excellent cooking and everything tastes so fresh

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience1

We had a very troubling night and would not recommend this restaurant. Our party of 6 was seated behind a group of four men who were clearly over served and drunk. They were throwing glasses of water at each other, and often missed and hit us, as well as leaning back and making an uncomfortable situation. We spoke to the manager quietly and he said he was well aware of the situation and they were about to leave. They stayed longer, and we asked that our meal not be served until they left. They finally left, and we enjoyed a nice meal and good service.

We spent 500 euro on the evening, and as we left I said to the manager, typically a manager would offer his guests a bottle of wine, or dessert, or some accommodation for the poor experience. He said that they don’t do that in Ireland. I suggested he might start as I was disappointed in his response to the situation, and that I might offer this info in a review post. He said if I did I was a very nasty man, which I guess I must be, for that is what happened.

Later that evening we told this story to the manager of another bar, and he said they certainly do offer accommodations and that management had been paid and was headless to not have reacted with more professionalism, as that hurts the entire reputation of Ireland being hospitable.

SC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal service was so attentive and very thoroughly enjoyed our time at Delahunt.

DB
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My American family friends were coming into town. They really wanted an Irish pub grub experience. However, I knew that if we weren't careful, we'd be in tight quarters with no ability to hear each other speak. Delahunt was really the perfect fit. A classic, traditional feel, with an upscale twist.

The food was among the best I've had in Dublin. And the atmosphere lent itself well to great conversation, with zero noise issues.

The staff was really accommodating; a huge relief as we had a baby in tow. I don't think we ever went 5 minutes without staff making sure we had everything we needed.

This is clearly one of those places owned and/or run by people who love the business and love providing a great experience for others.

JO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

first time at this restaurant . Service was very attentive without being in your face. Starters and mains were fantastic and good choice of wines and other beverages. Loved the food, service and atmosphere. Will be back.

SH
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have visited this restaurant twice in the last three weeks with different work colleagues and we love it! I will be going back for sure and the Bar upstairs for pre dinner drinks or indeed post dinner drinks is fantastic, excellent welcome and the service is superb and a great place to have a drink.

G
8 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my best experiences in Dublin Dining for quite a while. Very small menu but wonderful food in interesting location.