Host

4.8
408 reviews
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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4.8
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4.7
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4.5
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Dublin
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great without being too pretentious. Nice venue and friendly staff. A bit pricey but that's what happening again in Dublin in this Celtic tiger 2.0 we are now. Cheapest wine for ~€40 when the same one cost half price or less in Spain or Italy. The wine excise in Ireland is a rip-off.

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SM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyable evening, had the chef tasting menu every course of which was very tasty. Really good wine and great service too.

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WW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Wow, thrilled by the yummy and intimate outing at Host...our first outing but certainly not the last! Thoroughly enjoyed the shared tasting menu...damn those peaches and burrata were the talk of the weekend!

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always a treat to savor .. has never disappointed

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely spot. Nice food. Great service.

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JC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Chef menu excellent value. Highly recommend!

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H
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing and the staff were incredibly attentive and polite. I would really recommend Host

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MB
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday with family and friends.
Great evening gorgeous food . We are always so well looked after by staff & chefs in Host .
Top restaurant in Ranelagh

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R
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Host is a nice little restaurant with very good food and service. I did receive a text (to which I replied immediately), an email (to which I replied the next day because I was traveling), and a call (which I did not return) confirming my reservation, which I found excessive. We are from the US and not used to having a time limit to sit but I can appreciate the straightforwardness of telling us when the seats are needed for the next costumers. The menu was straightforward and everything was delicious although I did not care for the mackerel starter. The pasta was amazing especially the bolognese, and the steak was cooked to perfection. The only downside was the tension level amongst the servers came across as extremely high.

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SG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous innovative food - great combinations of flavors. The burrata starter was just divine. Chefs tasting menu was excellent and good value. First time in Host and will definitely be back 😊

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P
18 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Host is a nice restaurant for a casual dinner with friends. Out of a variety of food that we tried, definitely plates of pasta were the best. Bolognese had something unusual in it, and the pumpkin one was completely mind-blowing.
We had some initial doubts about high-top seats. But they were very comfortable.

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SK
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food was nice but waiter didn’t bring back our change. We would have tipped anyway but didn’t like that he assumed he could keep the change.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We opted for the chef’s menu. Really good value and very flavoursome. Great selection of wines. The staff were attentive and friendly. Over all, a lovely evening. We’ll definitely be back!

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

Amazing !!

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A really enjoyable experience. Excellent food, loved sharing plates. Excellent staff and attentive service. Professional not stuffy. The actual food was brilliant. Every morsel was consumed and all four of us left excited and satisfied with the whole evening.

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A late Father’s Day

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MO
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice buzzy spot. Tasty food. Especially the squash and walnut pasta dish. Portions a bit small

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r
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to Host a number of times and, once again, it did not disappoint. My husband and I went for the Chef’s Menu for 2. It’s good value, and always delicious. The Burrata was perfectly ‘melt in the mouth’. The mackerel with Kohlrabi and sesame was refreshing with a nice bite. The pumpkin capellaci was the stand-out dish. We had Turbot and Grilled Corn Salsa for main, this was a fantastic dish. The meal was topped off with a lovely ricotta cheesecake. There was a good selection of wines with a price good range, and we went with a recommendation from our server of a lovely Riesling. We’ll be back soon!

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h
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Such a great spot. The food is fresh and interesting and the wine list is carefully selected with some great crowd pleasers, as well as some interesting lesser seen wines. The staff couldn't be more helpful and friendly. They were so accommodating of some food allergies within our group and we had a great meal!

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CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never fails to impress.
This place delights, combining cheerful, thoughtful service with a stellar menu. The restaurant exudes a classy but comfortable atmosphere, fitting for all occasions. The only problem is that its excellence is the worst kept secret in town.

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b
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

First time there and really enjoyed the food, the chicken was delicious. One area of disappointment was the coffee.
We will be back.

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ML
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Took the chefs menus which treated us to Fabulous food:with great flavors. Staff were friendly and attentive and made the experience even more enjoyable. Great experience. Great restaurant

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J
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always food was amazing. Highly recommend host for good quality food and great service. Perfect for all occasions. We'll be back soon :) x

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MT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently great food and a lovely team makes for another thoroughly enjoyable experience

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a delicious meal with lovely surrounding and fabulous service. An all-round winner for any occasion! Will definitely be back very soon!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Super food & service

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m
London
34 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic as ever. Dined in a group of six adventurous diners, including one coeliac. Fantastic food and service and ver helpful with modifications to the Chefs menu for the coeliac.

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OK
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Very expensive .quality of food had gone way down .i felt it was much better on previous visit.way to m it sauce on everything!!!

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SW
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding. Can't wait to go back. Service was excellent, food was delicious. Thank you!

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j
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nicest meal I’ve had in Dublin in a long time . New favorite spot !

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LL
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous meal

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, we did the tasting menu and would highly recommend. All very fresh and great service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, recommend sharing lots of small plates

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JP
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience!!! Great service and delicious food!!!! thank you Sean and team :-)

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M
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Will most definitely be back!! Great food, service and atmosphere

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CO
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is just incredible. Never disappoints.

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f
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent ... we love it here and this time we ordered the chef's menu which gives a great flavour of all the food on offer. Highly recommend this !

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LB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food fabulous and staff extremely helpful and friendly. Great night.

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely ambience food and staff, highly recommended

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CO
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious, burratta with peaches and figs, anchovy and roast pepper bruschetta... every dish was beautiful. Service was also above and beyond. Couldn’t fault a thing!

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