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39/40 40 Dawson Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 677 4567
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We my friend & I was going to have lunch here. Before deciding we thought we would go inside... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
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A hidden gem

Not much from the street but prepared to be shocked by such a brilliant décor and great service and... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
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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
+353 1 677 4567
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We my friend & I was going to have lunch here. Before deciding we thought we would go inside & have a look see. It was very grand & impressive. It went back a fair way & it was obvious it was a club by...More

Thank Annefromryder
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Not much from the street but prepared to be shocked by such a brilliant décor and great service and nice scones

Thank YorkshireDangerousd
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We visited on 13th May for a Hen Party & had pre-booked our table. On arrival we where greeted by friendly staff & shown to our reserved area. Our Prosecco & strawberries where served on ice promptly & this was a wonderful way to commence...More

1  Thank HAPPY30
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

All interior design is made in French style and with live music it is amazing! Food is really good, but even if you do not want to eat it is a must visit coffee place in Dublin with really special atmosphere!

2  Thank Maxim Z
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

One of the most exciting nightclubs I've ever been too when talking about the interior. Many different bar areas on three floors, old style statues, lamps, plants etc.. Lots of people partying and looking their finest. Still casual dresscode. The music varies from hip hop...More

Thank Netta_Koo
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We went here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon of the bank hol weekend. It was very quiet. Decor is amazing, staff are ok, (no one seemed terribly happy to be working there) food was pretty awful. I had feta and beetroot salad and it...More

1  Thank Eila000
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Just fabulous, the staff, the ambience, the not too loud music, good friends after fabulous lunch in Restaurant 41. To be honest, we tried the Shelbourne, no way no seats too many folk, next horrible little hotel, no service moved on and landed again in...More

Thank Fair_Foodie
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Stunning venue: opulently decorated and furnished, with so many interesting areas and nooks and crannies. Staff were great, super helpful and so lovely. Food was exceptional. Atmosphere was excellent and built as the evening went on. Great table overlooking the dance floor so was superb...More

1  Thank deXavia5-1
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Place with an amazing atmosphere. Went there for lunch. Food was ok, nothing outstanding. But this was made up by the Great decor. Good choice of drinks and good service

Thank buxe1864
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I had a wonderful time at cafe-En-seine my food was wonderful tea was full bodied and full of flavour scones were moist and soft. Really nice

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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 😊