Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry

4.2
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229 reviews
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€30 and under
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Irish

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With two floors of dining, an outside seating area and a balcony, our Santry restaurant is a fantastic spot come rain or shine. Located conveniently close to Dublin airport, it also views over the lake at nearby Santry Park.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.0
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food is very high quality, service it prompt, very busy spot even @ 9:30am on a weekday morning.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I'm really enjoy the food.

AM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place...fab food. Would definately go again. Sunday morning at its best !

AS
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

The food was of a poor standard. The pancakes were chewy and there was two pieces of bacon on them. The portions were so much smaller than ususl

MC
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience1

We were within earshot of a chef shouting at what looked like a manager, very unprofessional on the chef, the manager came out and went about her job as if nothing had happened despite the manner in which she had just been spoken to

IO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

V enjoyable brunch with 4 friends. Food and service v good.

KD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great value, lovely setting. But, service was a little slow and toilets needed a good cleaning. Otherwise, food was really nice and I would go back again.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded 6 days ago

Hi KarenD, Thanks for taking the time to send us your feedback. I am sorry to read your feedback regarding service & the toiles my sincere apologies for this. I will be sure to speak to the team to ensure that this is improved & doesn't happen again. We work hard to ensure we offer great food & service, I can assure you that this is not our usual standard. Regards, Team GFP

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AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Had brunch with an old friend, we were upstairs which was very nice. It was my friends first visit and she enjoyed it. Only problem I had was there were a couple of young families up there so a bit noisy and one child kept walking around. Not something you can really manage 😊

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded 6 days ago

Hi AnneM, Thanks so much for taking the time to send us your feedback, I will be sure to pass your feedback on to the team. I will also highlight the issues you raised too. We look forward to welcoming you back to GFP soon. Team GFP

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JM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t fault your Sunday brunch experience 😁 I had written a note when booking as there were 2 children, and 1 baby in our party and table all set up when we got there!

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Jean, Thanks so much for taking the time to send us your feedback, I will be sure to pass your feedback on to the team. They will be delighted to read it. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Regards, Tea, GFP

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YM
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place for casual dining with a great range of choice on the menu and lovely staff

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Yvonne, Thanks for taking the time to send us your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to GFP again in the future. Thanks Team GFP

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K
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Amazing service but the surroundings could do with a bit of work.

We were seated on the top floor on Valentines evening. I booked a table for two stating in the comment that I'd like it to be private since we're on a date. We were seated in a corner on a big round table for 4..
It was right next to a chatty couple that were too loud and the tables were too close together. It was really awkward!
What totally ruined the mood was no flowers anywhere on the tables. It was Valentines and not a single rose was in the entire room. I would've been happy with fake ones.
Tables were just plain with no cloth on and with old looking cutlery on them. It felt like we were in a public kitchen.
We ordered drinks - 2 pina coladas. I can't say I liked them since fruit could be barely tasted and they were mostly alcohol. They are supposed to be opposite - fruity drinks with a faint taste of alcohol.
Food was great but portions could be at least 1/3 smaller. We couldn't finish all.
Service was excellent and friendly. Girls were experienced in their work and fast.

NH
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Reason for 2 stars for service is it took long for our order to be taken.After trying to attract the attention of one of the staff we eventually had to get up and go ask them to take our order - this was at least 20 mins after we had arrived. For those of us who were working it took away from the experience as we were under pressure then to leave.

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really impressed with GFP , the food was lush and the service was really personal. Will definitely be back for another visit !

AG
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was great as always. Place is very understaffed and as a result service was very slow. I had to call someone after 20 minutes of being seated to take our order. That is my only hangup. Needs more staff.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded 6 days ago

Hi AmyG, Thanks for taking the time to send us your feedback. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed our food offering. I am disappointed to read your feedback regarding service, my sincere apologies for this. I will be sure to speak to the team to ensure that this is improved & doesn't happen again. We work hard to ensure we offer great food & service, I can assure you that this is not our usual standard. I hope we can welcome you back to GFP again in the future. Regards Team GFP

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OT
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

A nice place near home to have brunch .

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on 10 February 2020

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to send us on your feedback. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Regards, Team GFP

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DW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent breakfast, good options on the menu and tasted great. Bright, spacious restaurant.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on 10 February 2020

Hi David, Thanks so much for your feedback, I will be sure to pass your feedback on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to GFP soon. Regards Team GFP

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TO
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

I’ve only been to the GFP for lunch and brunch so this was my first time to have dinner there. I thought the food was disappointing. Vegan curry was like soup on rice, thin soup at that. No pulses, mushrooms, very few peppers. It was rather oily too. Dessert was a huge disappointment. It was bought in apple crumble which was heated in a microwave. You know when you get that soggy pastry and the crumble had lost the meaning of crumbly.... more like stodgy. I won’t be back for dinner. Our waiter was a very nice guy, so gets four stars. I grudgingly give two stars for food.

MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very enjoyable lunch with no fuss , staff very friendly and professional. Food excellent.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on 1 February 2020

Hi MauraM, Many thanks for taking the time to forward on you feedback. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our offering in GFP Santry. I will be sure to forward on this great feedback onto the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Regards, Team GFP

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NG
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I’ve been here a few times now for breakfast lunch and dinner...I always find that there is not enough staff members taking orders etc for how busy the restaurant is. You have to wait way too long after being seated to be even offered a drink while you look over the menu. Food is amazing and although rushed off there feet the staff are always very polite and accommodating.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on 1 February 2020

Hi NadGE , Thanks for taking the time to send us your feedback. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed our offering in GFP Santy. I am disappointed to read your feedback regarding service, my sincere apologies for this. I will be sure to speak to the team to ensure that this is improved & doesn't happen again. We work hard to ensure we offer great food & service, I can assure you that this is not our usual standard. I hope we can welcome you back to GFP again in the future. Regards Team GFP

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal in a lovely setting. 10/10 for tasty food

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on 27 January 2020

Hi there, Many thanks for taking the time to forward on you feedback. We are trilled to hear you enjoyed you meal . I will be sure to forward this feedback onto the team in santry. Warm Regards, Team GFP

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely staff and nice meal

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on 27 January 2020

Hi there, Thanks so much for taken the time to forward on you lovely feedback. Kind regards, Team GFP

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Omg food class as always staff excellent I will always be recommending here pure class
For dinner r breakfast r brunch

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on 27 January 2020

Hi there, We are trilled you enjoyed our offering in Santry . I will be sure to forward this great feedback onto the teamin Santry. Regards, Team GFP

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KR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always love this place food is fab and staff brilliant

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on 27 January 2020

Hi Kathle Thanks so much for your feedback, delighted to read that you enjoyed your lunch visit to Santry! I will be sure to pass your feedback on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Team GFP

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LH
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food can be hit and miss - Falafels are a waste of money and look a mess on the plate, whereas the Surf & Turf special I had was fabulous, and great value for money. Service can be a bit slow at times. My colleagues and I eat there regularly, the staff are pleasant enough, but can be a bit robotic with service, some staff not knowing that a toasted sandwich on the menu, should actually be toasted.

AM
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely family brunch last Sunday with 2 young kids. Service was excellent serving the kids first and making sure they were happy and looked after. Food was fast and delicious, compliments to the chef! Can’t wait to come back!

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on 27 January 2020

Hi Andrea, Many thanks for taking the time to forward on you feedback. I am trilled to hear you and your family enjoyed the brunch offering in Santry. I will be sure to forward you kind words onto the team in Santry. Warm Regards, Team GFP

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S
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I don't eat meat or fish, so for me the choice was very poor

HA
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always great food and service and very good value for money :)

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on 27 January 2020

Hi Helen, Thanks for taking the time to forward us on your feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the food and the service in our Santry location. I will be sure to forward this feedback onto the team in GFP Santry. Kind Regards, Team GFP.

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A
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Had a reservation and we were seated at a lovely table straight away although it was extremely busy! Service was good, although there was a long wait for our brunch we didn't mind as it gave us time to catch up. Food was cold to be honest and the portion was smaller than my other times here but all in all very happy, it was so busy and we were so hungry we did not say anything about food being cold. We also had a cocktail and mocktail after our food which were really lovely. Will be back very soon! Always recommend to make a reservation as the place is always so busy!

SD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal and very friendly staff
Enjoyed the experience

PA
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic brunch with top-notch full Irish breakfasts

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on 1 February 2020

Hi Patricia, Many thanks for taking the time to forward on you feedback. Our Farmhouse plate is one of our most popular dishes and I and delighted to hear you enjoyed it on your recent visit to GFP Santry. We do hope to welcome you back again soon. Regards, Team GFP

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NM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Early bird dinner with my other half - great service as always, so friendly and efficient and the food was yummy!

SW
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, scampi and chips delicious. Signature burger really tasty. Defiately go back to try more dishes. Great value for money. Lovely atmosphere. Staff were really attentive and helpful.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on 20 January 2020

Hi Sandra, Many thanks for taking the time to send us on your feedback. We are delighted to read it. I do hope we can welcome you back again in the future. Regards, Team GFP

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CC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

I would recommend it because I've gone before and it was fab. The girl who seated us was rude, didn't bring out water after asking twice and brought the wrong menu. However our server came on about half hour later and services was much better.

AD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere with live entertainment on New Years. Service was slow but they were very busy and extremely nice once we were served so we didn’t mind. Would definitely recommend.

MM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5

The starters of calamari were lovely, I ordered sea bass which again was lovely however the Thai curry was inedible
The live guitar music was too loud and it was difficult to have a conversation, disappointing as I have never had a bad meal previously
The service was good however
Regards
Mags McGuirk

LM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was fabulous, each breakfast dish we ordered was really tasty. The staff were a bit grumpy (it was New Years Eve so maybe no one wanted to be working) with the exception of the woman who greeted us & showed us to our table. One of our breakfast dishes was missing an item but we didn’t want to ask the staff for it as we were almost afraid!! But the food was delicious & it’s a great place for taking kids too.

MG
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good warm welcome by staff, seated on time as table booked. Restaurant busy but good atmosphere.
Good selection on menu with all diets catered for. Staff very friendly and helpful on ordering from menu.
Food arrived in good time and was excellent and good value for money.

FC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Have been before & always enjoyed. Yesterday was a little rushed & our waitress seemed very stressed. We had mains & was Asked 3 times did we want dessert menu - said yes each time. Got desserts eventually which we enjoyed with our coffees. Waitress came to us & said she would bring bill as they needed table back. I know it’s hard t judge somewhere at Christmas time but definitely not the service you normally get in Gourmet Food Parlour - hopefully was just a once off!

MB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very busy restaurant, make sure you reserve a table. Service very quick which makes your 90 min time slot plenty, for brunch at least

A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, excellent staff and beautiful decor