The Sussex

4.7
123 reviews
€30 and under
Contemporary European

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Casual
Nestled above M O’Brien’s, one of Dublin’s best-loved bars is the Sussex, a well-known, traditional inspired restaurant with a real passion for good, honest, Irish cuisine. Located on Leeson St Bridge in the heart of Dublin, this city gem is a smart bistro style haunt which offers unforgettable fare in a relaxed and welcoming setting.
What 123 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service and very good food!

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EmerK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous cocktails, delicious food and very friendly and efficient staff. Gorgeous smokies to start. Was a bit disappointed the ribs weren’t more tender but apart from that everything was fab. Will definitely return when it’s permitted again.

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MrsPark
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, tasteful environment. Very nice evening. Can’t wait to go back

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vipMeganM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food and great service.

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vipPatrickC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waitress was worth the visit alone.

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EmerH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. And lovely atmosphere too!

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KeithM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

very enjoyable especially in current circumstances. Staff were friendly and efficient. Food was nice.

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Lucy
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, pleasant surroundings and good food. Careful attention to Covid-19 details too. We will be back!

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domhnallk
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great staff, and a very relaxing fun atmosphere.
Not crazy expensive either, will definitely be back .

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an exceptional experience. We would highly recommend it. Dan P

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SusanL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

delicious meal, highly recommend the smokies as a starter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a lovely experience with great food and service

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MaryH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delighted to have this lovely restaurant back open.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, it is in our top3 Dublin restaurants.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was just brilliant!!!

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DanC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The Sussex never fails to be outstanding... The food is fresh the atmosphere is relaxed

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Traveller1
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exquisite food and stuff, with reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

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ClaireD
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Big fan of here..great food and service. A go to place for me every time

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vipDublin
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, great service. Always friendly and welcoming

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CatherineJ
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best fish & chips ever! We visit Dublin from Wales once a year and the Sussex is always a must, the ambiance, the staff and of course the food is top notch.

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martin
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was absolutely brilliant great atmosphere great food great service, we will be back there again, would advise people to try it out

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AdamR
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Upstairs restaurant is not the rowdy pub that one may expect to find in Dublin, but it was a nice break from the Temple Bar crowd. My wife and I enjoyed the shepherd's pie and the fish and chips.

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goethe
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Upstairs and up scale food for diners looking for a solid meal off a menu offering options for all. Service at arrival, at the table and at departure was wonderfully friendly to our LGBT group. If you're in Dublin venture out a bit and give The Sussex a visit.

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CarolineK
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were lovely would defo recommend here. I’ll be back x

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CharlotteG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get place, would highly recommend! The waiter was wonderful he was as very attentive and nothing was too much.

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DuncanL
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

A reliable lunch spot with a lot of choice. I chose badly this time.

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DavidD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistent good food and service. Very tasty and would not hesitate to recommend.

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MylesB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I enjoy going to the Sussex restaurant. Service is always excellent. There was one group on a table near us who were excessively loud. Can't really blame the restaurant for that but it was annoying. I ordered the ribeye which was cooked to order. I had my doubts later if was ribeye as it was too lean....just an observation not a complaint. In general would fully recommend the Sussex.

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robinb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely welcome, great owner/manager and waiting staff. Fab table with window view in hub of busy bar and great Saturday night vibe. Food was extremely tasty, local ingredients, lovely steaks. And excellent wine. Thoroughly recommend.

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vipEricB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and great staff

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Melissa
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice cosy space, food was great, wine good choices and staff friendly and relaxed. Overall a great experience, would go back.

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SueO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Sussex is always dependable for good food in a good atmosphere and even in the madness of Christmas they manage to maintain their very good quality which has to be commended.

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AlanB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food and lovely surroundings. No vegetarian options on the menu but were provided on request and was excellent. Would recommend having a drink at the restaurant bar rather than in the pub below particularly on a rugby night!

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, atmosphere and excellent service

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JeanC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely ambience. The staff were very courteous. Lovely well price Sauvignon Blanc. Shared the calamari started which was perfect. I loved my linguini seafood but my husband was very disappointed with the beef burger which he said was too dry. Chips were not great either. A lovely celebration for us despite those observations.

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Foodie
London
15 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely restaurant above a pub. Cosy atmosphere but made a nice change to the nearby hotel where I was staying for business.

Food looked good and was flavoursome, although I found the duck a bit fatty. I had mentioned a couple of times and made sure when I ordered that the dish needed to be gf - sadly the dish was brought out with a non-gf item, which did slightly spoil my enjoyment of the dish. I ordered the panna cotta for dessert- the only gf dish. This was rather solid and didn’t have the ‘wobble’ factor that I would expect from a panna cotta - but the cardamom flavouring was delicious .

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ColmO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Having enjoyed an evening meal I returned for lunch. Restaurant was uncomfortably cold and although the Sheperd's Pie was tasty it did not deserve the €17.95 price. Very small portion with a few of salad leaves on the side - no vegetables. Dissappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fantastic meal, service and atmosphere

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ColmO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent chowder. Overall the Sussex lived up to expectations. Won't disappoint.

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Rick
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about our experience was outstanding, except for the presence of an extremely noisy group whose raucous behavior was wholly inappropriate for such a nice restaurant. It would have been nice if management had told them to keep their interactions to a dull roar. As it happened, they adversely affected our experience and that of the diners at several tables around us, causing almost all to end our meals — and pass on ordering more food and drink — earlier than we otherwise would have.

FAQs

The Sussex is rated 4.7 stars by 123 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.