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Roly's Bistro

#221 of 2,087 Restaurants in Dublin
€€ - €€€French, Irish, European
7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 668 2611
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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French, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for lunch today with my family. The food was delicious but the service was even better. Such a lovely atmosphere was created by the friendly staff. Kan was amazing and made the day extra special for us all. Would highly recommend and can’t wait...More

Thank Aoife C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic family lunch in Roly's for 6 people today. Given it was Mother's day, we had made a reservation back in December. There was a mix up in the booking which caused me some concern. However, the restaurant and staff went over...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst In Dublin for Six Nations rugby we dined here and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Crab claws are brilliant and so was the hake. My wife had the prawn bisque which she loved and She kindly let me have some and I could see...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a beautiful time. Got parking around the corner thankfully. Staff were obliging and set up a table downstairs due to two out of the four of us not been great on their old legs. The staff were very attentive. The food portions were...More

Thank lou_butler9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time eating here, booked it as soon as we got tickets for a rugby match in the aviva. Didn't dissapoint, food was just excellent, staff were very friendly and nothing too much trouble. Very busy night, no one seemed to be turned away but...More

Thank carberyclair
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Roly's twice for breakfast and twice for lunch during our stay for the Six Nations rugby. Tried a few different options for breakfast which were all very nice including pancakes, chocolate and custard doughnut, mini continental croissants (served with toast triangles and raspberry...More

Thank TheDiff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and have visited Roly's several times and have always found it most enjoyable. We eat there with friends on Monday February 26th and as usual the food and service were very good. There was ,however, one incident that I found very annoying. I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over for the rugby and the go-to venue on arrival for the weekend for a late-ish lunch. Always consistently good, and plentiful food, but gets busy at peak times. A Dublin institution. I had the excellent, and ever popular prawn bisque to start, and the...More

Thank Cymru63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the highlights of our weekend in Dublin Well worth the short trip out of the city Centre. Close to the Aviva stadium. We went for Sunday lunch strongly recommend booking the upstairs Bistro. Service was attentive during a very busy lunch time -...More

Thank philipreynolds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 of us went for lunch on a Saturday , had a wonderful time varied menu well priced fabulous value . Staff very courteous and attentive will definitely be back again cant wait.

Thank Flemo28
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Response from Philip L | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Tim C | Reviewed this property |
Some restaurants do this and staff don't get much of a say in the practice. Not many people are aware however that the service charge is discretionary and you do not have to pay it. In the past I have asked for it to be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$52
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 668 2611
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Roly's Bistro opened in Dublin in November 1992 and quickly became one of the city's busiest and best loved restaurants. Its reasonably-priced menu and wine list together with a casual, light-hearted atmosphere made it an instant hit with everybody from romantic couples to families, from business executives to local and visiting celebrities. Today, a team of 27 chefs serve freshly-cooked food to over three thousand people a week without compromising on quality and standards. Fresh heated bread is baked daily in the bakery.
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