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39/40 40 Dawson Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 677 4567
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French name and a plethora of gigantic art deco urns, hanging lumieres and statues to accompany... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Visited Dublin for a busy fun filled 3 day weekend, this cafe was so nice we visited twice! The... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Phoebe B
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A series of bars spanning 3 floors, the soaring interior of 'Café' is amazing with a 3-storey atrium culminating in beautiful glass-panelled ceilings, 40 foot trees, enormous art nouveau glass lanterns, and statues among its many amazing features. Enjoy a laid back café style experience by day (Lunch is served daily from noon)and by night enjoy one of Dublin's most stylish bars offering an extensive range of cocktails and beers and great music entertainment.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible11%
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39/40 40 Dawson Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
South City Centre
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

French name and a plethora of gigantic art deco urns, hanging lumieres and statues to accompany your lunch. And how nice it was. I chose the fish of the day (hake) delivered in a sauce that embraced minute cubes of chorizo and gnocchi. What more...More

Thank russellchr
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Visited Dublin for a busy fun filled 3 day weekend, this cafe was so nice we visited twice! The decor is phenomenal, grand & breathtaking. On our first visit on Saturday 16th a member of staff greeted us and offered to take a family photo...More

Thank Phoebe B
Reviewed 18 September 2017

While the food was relatively nice the service in Cafe En Seine was not up to scratch. I had to ask three different waiters for my sides which I had ordered as they did not arrive and no one had actually followed up on my...More

Thank LMC4405
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Had a slow lunch in this beautiful Location on Dawson St. Just up the street from Trinity College. Fabulous old houses (2 of them) converted into a restaurant. 300+ years old. Excellent service. Spent 11 million just getting it functional. Recommended.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I visited this bar only for drinks after a meal elsewhere and I loved it. It had a great vibe and the decor is beautiful. Bar staff were super quick at serving and there was a great selection of drinks available. I think it is...More

1  Thank Lynn D
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant had been recommended by two friends so we booked a table for dinner on line We received two emails reminding us of our booking. However, when we arrived we were told to wait while our table was cleaned. (There were only two other...More

1  Thank Maureen B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

was told by friends to look out for this place, from the outside not very impressive, but once you enter, WOW, very french art- deco style, good choice of food & drink here, enjoy !

Thank mick2159
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

I came here for my best friends 30th birthday, when I saw the gallery of pictures on the website I had to visit to have some cocktails. When walking into the entrance I was captivated by the beautiful art nouveau interior, simply stunning, beautifully decorated...More

Thank massproductions
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Amazing decor just adds to this place. I had the gormet burger and chips my husband the fish and chips both great sized portion beautifully presented. Very busy but great service every time we come never disappoints.

Thank J_balmy
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We (group of 10) stopped in for drinks one evening after dining elsewhere. What an amazing interior! Just visit to see the amazing interior of this bar! If you are a fan of Art Noveau, this is a must see! Like stepping back into that...More

Thank sgec1105
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Thomas M
20 January 2017|
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Response from Sharon A | Reviewed this property |
It depends when for, we went on Sunday afternoon. No need then but I do believe it gets really busy during evenings/night so probably best to do so 😊