Rustic Stone by Dylan McGrath

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€31 to €50
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Dublin’s Rustic Stone by Dylan McGrath restaurant has a very simple philosophy – the best seasonal ingredients, the simplest of techniques, the most flavour. The real difference at this intriguing restaurant is its truly healthy approach to dining. Though indulgent and mouth-wateringly delicious, Rustic Stone’s menu is based around healthy, life-affirming food, good for the body and good for the soul. McGrath, a Michelin starred chef (at previous venture Mint) and Masterchef presenter but also the man behind the concept and in the kitchen, minimizes the use of sugar and cream, bans the fake and flavourless and produces a menu 90% gluten free, 90% wheat free and 70% dairy free – quite an achievement even before you taste the delectable results of his efforts. The level of detail on the Rustic Stone menu provides everything you need to make an informed dining decision and without busting the bank either.

Special Offers

3 course Early Dinner with a glass of wine: €32 per person

from early evening set menu with complimentary glass of house wine.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 16 September 2019

Ends: 19 September 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 17:00-21:30

What 1640 People Are Saying
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What an amazing experience, I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday and I am so glad I found this gem in Dublin. The service was amazing and the food was to die for! 10/10 would book and come again!

MB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food very tasty. Baby spuds were undercooked and were removed from the bill. Would have liked a bigger rib eye for the price we paid but was good.
The waiter we had was excellent. Overall enjoyed it.

a
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

Nice building and atmosphere . Party of 3 . Food for two was decent and one poor.compensated for with a bill reduction to be fair.

Started with a waiter who when asked for a 20 minute pause between courses to avoid being rushed said he would agree to 15 ! Why do it ?

Starters were fine . Fillet steak for main was small and full of gristle . New potatoes over salty . Cauliflower over cooked ie brown rather than crunchy and turned up at the end of the service.

Overall 200 euro plus for a meal that would have cost 50 at home . Based on this experience stay at home and cook it yourself .

BG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend and I had a voucher to use on Wednesday night, the value and quality of the offer was fantastic. The level of service was exceptional with exceptionally friendly and professional staff, I would certainly recommend Rustic Stone and can’t wait for my next visit.

KG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal. Highly recommend! In Dublin for a very short trip and this was an excellent choice for dinner.

S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Really poor service and meh food you have to cook yourself.

c
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Rolls royce of sirlion - 1/5 was just fat.
The glamburger i asked for medium, the waiter didnt want me to have medium & came out rare.
Service was shocking, staff literally running round.
"Chips with burger, 4 chips - actually just 4 chips for a £18.50 meal - disgusting.

EJ
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had an enjoyable meal at Rustic Stone - both our lamb and beef pasta mains were delicious. Unfortunately, my husband had the salt cod brandade to start and although it looks impressive, he was disappointed that the cod wrapped in ham was fried, as it did not say this on the menu. I had the mushroom side as a starter, which I thoroughly enjoyed. We're not steak lovers but the ones we saw around us were huge.
I have given it three stars for value because of the huge mark up on wine. We ordered a €40 bottle of Graffigna which we buy for £9 and would expect to pay €26-30!

M
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely service and robust options for those with dietary restrictions. Anyone currently on a paleo, Whole 30 or Keto diet can dine here comfortably. Loved it and will definitely be back.

FO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was amazing, I had the tuna and it is definitely the best I have tasted, a really good experience and I have and would recommend the Rustic Stone

DB
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was my first time to visit the rustic stone and wont be my last the food service was exceptional and will def return again

JS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Best fillet steak I ever had. Great service and a very enjoyable night

GT
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and attentive staff

SN
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good vegetarian options although your vegetarian menu is really pescatarian. Very pleasant, professional and helpful staff. Good ambiance.

L
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food! Very tasty, different/experimental in a great way. Be aware of negative comments which tend to be related to cost/value and noise levels only. Not the food. It is really like a bistro and is noisy and vibrant with tables close to each other but that is the experience. Highly recommend this restaurant!

KC
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was good and plentiful. Restaurant was very loud with voices, and clinking of dishes and glasses.

HW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Very good steak and one of our party had Tuna it was excellent
Our waiter was most attentive
I would have preferred to eat downstairs
I will return Helen

R
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The fish dish was excellent with just the right amount of salad. Excellent marking of allergens on the menu. We really enjoyed our evening.

LD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice food. Paying for the experience but well worth it. Very professional experienced wait staff and quick service

SS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The steaks we had were amazing. But they weren’t cheap, the least expensive steak was €25. And a Gin and Tonic is €12.50!!
Desserts were so so!

EC
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 1

The food was bland, the tables were too close together and the food is overpriced

M
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Alway a pleasure. Terrific healthy and interesting food

AM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food and service. Great value for money, fab cocktails! Only downside is the menu is the same for a long time

S
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Perfect place for a bite to eat when in Dublin. Great ambiance, great food and great location. Staff very professional.

t
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have recommended Rustic Stone to many friends. Everyone who has eaten there has loved it as much as I do. Please carry on the fabulous food

BB
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

I ordered the prawn lollipops and was so disappointed. €29 for 6 prawns and tiny melon balls covered in a very sweet sauce. Horrible value. The waiter was so rude. First he comes with a sales pitch- €100 for a steak for 2 people?? No thanks. The way he delivered this sales pitch, it was clear he couldn’t be bothered and kept slamming his hands on the table while pointing to the menu, which was just obnoxious. Then he was super rude to my friend. She had ordered the halibut and we all ordered something on a stone, so there was 4 of us at a small table, each with a big plate and big wood slab with a stone. The table was crowded, and my friend was struggling to get the fish off the stone and on to her plate. The waiter acted very exasperated and came over to her to do it for her, much in the same way an impatient parent would scold a child. He even rolled his eyes and let out a loud sigh. Honestly, this was my third time here, and the previous two times were fine. After this experience, I’ll not dine here again, and I won’t recommend it to my friends either.

MM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

All very good but not a very good selection on menu for Gf/Coeliac - my daughter was with us and meal was only ok , disappointing. Our waiter was excellent
The restaurant is lovely and all staff friendly

CA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

They had no mash no veg no peppercorn sauce got 5 chips each, steak was tiny, had to cook it ourselves as sell the popcorn prawns which were on a stick no flavour to them or seasoning. the sides were oniony relishes nonother options with the steak very limited menu over priced

CL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

We had lunch and didn’t go for the set option.
Food was absolutely amazing. Salted Cod for starters was a tad light where the salmon was more impressive portion wise.
Sirloin Steak was pure magic. Sat near the door so it wasn’t ideal having the door constantly open.
Staff where nice and I’d definitely go back again.
It is steep for what you get.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Non male nel complesso, ma esiste di meglio.
Una piacevole serata in un locale ben ristrutturato e arredato, con una atmosfera metropolitana trendy.

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NH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Cramped, impersonal, average food (most of which you cooked yourself anyway). Felt more like a cheap chain restaurant. Waiters were rude, clumsy & every request seemed an inconvenience. Go to Wetherspoons instead.

CL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Awful service. The hostess informed us of an early bird special where you could choose two dishes from starter, main and dessert + a glass of wine. When we order and two of the table wants early bird and one wants a la carte we are suddenly informed everyone at the table needs to eat the early bird. We ask for more time. I choose a main and a dessert. As a new waiter comes to take the order he is about to leave when we ask ”what about the wine that was included, can we please order that as well” he had no clue what we were talking about and goes to ask waiter #1. He never comes back. Instead waiter #1 comes up and belittle us by saying this is how you order from the early bird menu, you choose a starter and a main (no dessert as that all of a sudden is only if you do three course). We tell him that we only wanted to order the included wine, we already had told what food we wanted. He’s excuse; the other guy was new. Did he excuse his rude behavior? No. I was not allowed to order a dessert so had to take a starter, again something I didn’t want. After looking forward to try this place it is terrible not to be able to get the dish you’ve choosen and being forced to choose from select few uninteresting dishes. Needless to say the food was below average. Anyone can make a steak and potatoes, which was all it was. Tasted nothing, which made it all even more sad. The waiter did nothing to improve the experience. I have gotten better service and experience at a McDonalds. So this place is completely overrated and overpriced for what you get. Do a home cooked meal instead! It’s cheaper and tastes better! You’ll have to cook your own meat on a stone anyhow.

CM
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoyed lunch. The service was excellent - From Ricard in particular.
Food was also very good even if the glamburger left a little to be desired.

A
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It's a fun concept - cooking your own food as you go. Keeps your steak from getting overcooked - as you control it. The heat from the stone is quite hot, don't take a small kid! We liked the T-bone for 2, the "rump" was a little tough. Also highly recommend the soft polenta and mushrooms and the truffle fries.

AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Partendo dal presupposto che volevamo ordinare due piatti del menu e non c’erano nonostante fossero ancora le 7 di sera (il t-bon e un hamburger). I piatti erano buoni (anche se nulla di eccezionale), ma tutto passa in secondo piano a causa del pessimo servizio. Il cameriere che ci ha servito (giovane, biondo, occhi azzurri, senza occhiali e senza barba) era scortese e poco professionale, e si divertiva anche a prenderci in giro con i suoi colleghi perché non capivamo cosa dicesse. Io lo sconsiglio sotto tutti i punti di vista.

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AP
New England
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Vert umpressed by the concept or hot stone which keeps Food hot until thé end.

SB
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great service, and a great buzz about the place

CL
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Extraordinaire!!! I loved it!!! The food was simply delicious all our plates where very tasty and original. We will go again beafore going back to Canada BRAVO!

MB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

the food was amazing but the waiting staff seemed very keen to take our order! We must have been asked about 4 times if we were ready in the space of 5 minutes so felt a bit pressured but when the food came it made up for it! We were upstairs and there are a lot of tables so you are quite close to your neighbours but it was fine

LC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

God was fantastic very good menu , service was great and good value . Very enjoyable meal

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