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#252 of 2,153 Restaurants in Dublin
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, French, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$43
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
French, Irish, European
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Roly's never fails to impress. We recently had a very enjoyable evening there. I had the Kerry Lamb Pie and it was so flavoursome with just the right quantity of tender lamb pieces. My husband had the Dublin Bay Prawns and said that they were...beautiful and perfectly cooked! We shared a dessert of Brambly Apple Pie and a cheeseboard thereafter. The Fig and Pear Chutney complimented the cheeses so well. Beautiful ambiance and service. It never fails!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Ticknock, Owner at Roly's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Denise C, We are very pleased that you both enjoyed your dinner at Roly's. We will let Chef know. Best from Ballsbridge, Tom C

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely meal on the Terrace at Roly's last night - celebrating our daughter's birthday - made very special by the wonderful Milana whose service was above and beyond expectations! Food was delicious and drinks were perfect. We had an overall gem of an evening that...we won't forget and we will definitely be back again in the very near future. Keep doing what you're doing Milana and Roly's - it's a real treat to dine with you.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Ticknock, Owner at Roly's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jack M - great to read. We shall let Milana know - she will be well pleased. Tom C, Roly's

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in April to celebrate a birthday and as the experience was so good we decided to book for our wedding. We visited to sample different options from the set menu and were treated so well. For our wedding dinner our meal was beautiful....Our guests could not stop complimenting everything. The food, staff, setting and service is excellent and they made our wedding dinner so easy to coordinate and made our day really special. Thank you to all at Rolys.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous restaurant! My niece had her baby shower here recently and the food was amazing and the staff were so professional and friendly. The Manager even took a group photo, had it printed off on top of their menu with the date of the...occasion and gave copies to us to keep as a souvenir! It was a really lovely touch and something to remember her day. Couldn’t recommend Rolys highly enough ❤️👍More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2022

Me and my friend had 3 course dinner yesterday as a part of early birthday celebration and my new job . It’s simply yummy ,excellent choices and great food ❤️👏I just wanted to Thank you chef for the delicious food. All staff were friendly and...professional. Thank you Khan, Lisa,Neil &the team Roly’s for the invitation. Khan thank you so much for the great surprise. It made my day! Highly recommend & Will be back soon.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022

I eat out at least twice a week and without doubt this is the worst meal I have ever had. The food was tasteless and bland which was a terrible pity as the setting on the terrace was gorgeous. Also the welcoming staff and duty...manager were totally disinterested in their jobs. She really was condescending when I complained eventhough I insisted on paying for my meal. Will definitely not return.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022 via mobile

Trading too much on tradition I think. Great service, nice room, best wine prices in Dublin. But the food is not up to scratch. Chicken liver pate too dense and strong, hake dish bland, lamp pie tasty but veg over cooked. Great cheesecake though ‘

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022 via mobile

Excellent service as usual and delicious food. The set lunch menu (weekend) is terrific value I had fishcakes and chicken as well as the yum cheesecake. Special shout-out to our waitress Rachel, top notch!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 June 2022

Mr. Khan the manager was perfect! And the staff was perfect! I've been there last friday and it was perfect! I never felt so embraced in one place as i did when Mr. Khan and his team was doing the service to me! Im very...very happy to know Mr. Khan because he is a very lovely person with a true heart. Im very grateful about Khan and his team, this is too much love and passion for what they were doing and I'm sure they are still doing. Definitely i Will go back! Thank you very much Mr. Khan and his team!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Ticknock, Owner at Roly's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2022

Thank you MarcelooH6138RP, How nice of you to review. We shall past on your kind to words to Mr Khan and his team.

Reviewed 5 June 2022

Living in Drogheda, we don't frequent this restaurant as much as we would like. But every time we can we do. The staff training must be top class, because the service is excellent as is the food and ambiance. Its a great place to relax....For starters we had Pate and Fish cakes, both were superb, as was the added touch of the bread selection at the start. For mains we had Brest of chicken and the Dublin Bay prawns, both were cooked to perfection with a vegetable side with potato. Our host was young lady from Chile, her manner and english was 11/10, thankyou. If you want excellence sprinkled over an eating experience, this is the place. Thank you once again for a great afternoon and we will be back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kieran o
3 November 2021|
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Response from Roly's B | Property representative |
Thank you Kieran O, yes our new Terrace Restaurant on the ground-floor is fully wheelchair accessible. Our Bistro restaurant on the first floor is not wheelchair accessible. Thank you, Team Roly's
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6 March 2020|
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Thank you Egle R, Very good of you to get in touch - this is one of our usual salads on the salad bar. Do pop in when next nearby and we will be happy to replace. We respect of course individual tastes and if the pasta... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Roly's Bistro

Yes, Roly's Bistro offers takeaway services.

Roly's Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4