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39/40 40 Dawson Street, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 677 4567
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Where were my chips?

Went for a Christmas lunch with friends. The service was not good. There was a lot of staff... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
County Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
CAFE EN SEINE Don't waste your money on the food

Sunday before Christmas 7 adults and 2 younger people pop in for something casual to eat. What a... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
Carl D
Dublin, Ireland
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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 23 December 2016 via mobile

Went for a Christmas lunch with friends. The service was not good. There was a lot of staff walking through the restaurant and they completely ignored us. I ordered fish and chips. My fish was average. I got four chunky chips and that was it!...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Sunday before Christmas 7 adults and 2 younger people pop in for something casual to eat. What a disaster!!! Fries snow white and under cooked half cold, home made burger like a lump of dry turf, penne pasta a bowl of congealed slop with some...More

1  Thank Carl D
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Returned back to my home town and visited this place. Staff were rude and would rather stare at the ceiling than serve. When you you did get service it was slow. Despite it being in the afternoon and quiet! Even the act of giving you...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Saturday before Christmas, came into town to meet friends for lunch and some pre Christmas drinks, thought Cafe en Seine would be good for lunch as the venue itself is so grand etc. We had burgers, steak sandwich and fish and chips, fish and chips...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Myself & 6 Friends visited Cafe en Seine this afternoon. Kate reserved us an excellent table right beside the Band. The service between the starters & main course was a bit slow but the main course was absolutely delicious, well worth waiting for. With the...More

Thank JacintaEgan
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A beautiful bar with the rudest staff.. Our server was very rude, slamming drinks on bar, no please or thanks. Not even offering a glass of ice with our drinks!!! She looked very sour & uninterested. 3 other staff members we met on the night...More

Thank Berni110
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful French interior equally good for an afternoon tea or pint and meal. Friendly staff excellent food and not badly priced.

Thank ritchie20142015
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Really trendy French old world cafe Bar.. loved the deco whith arched/vaulted ceilings & huge lantern lights. Gold statues, swanky Bar.. comfortable booth seating. 19 gins to choose from.. attentive staff. Even the toilets had a French vibe with heavy gold mirrors.. Great atmosphere &...More

Thank MaczEdinburgh
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We popped in for dinner and were so impressed with the decor inside. Beautiful up market place for a drink or food. The food service was a bit slow and disorganised but once it came the food was good.

Thank Allison M
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Fabulous decor, fine food, fair price. A great place to meet and impress. Wonderful 1920s feel, piano and band playing, discreet service and a great place to hang out.

Thank Paul H
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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 😊