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Roly's Bistro

#242 of 2,179 Restaurants in Dublin
€€ - €€€French, Irish, European
7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 668 2611
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb pie” (56 reviews)
“kerry lamb” (32 reviews)
“thai fish cakes” (27 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 15:00 Hours
French, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had booked for 2pm upstairs on Sunday and the place was packed.You would need to book this to be guaranteed a table.There is Rolys Cafe downstairs which is less formal.Table service is available there also and food comes out of the same kitchen.Upstairs is...More

1  Thank paul828
Reviewed yesterday

We dined here for my Daughters graduation and it was really lovely. The pigsback deal for €35 for two for a 3 course lunch is superb value! Our table was a tad small but still comfortable. Rolys bistro has been in business for many many...More

1  Thank Dowley
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have written a few reviews on Roly's, I will keep this review short and sweet. Excellent food, top class service, value for money, great atmosphere, impeccably clean, spotless toilets, 11/10, lovely people, they cannot do enough for you. Top class experience. Thank you for...More

1  Thank Martin P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good quality breakfast, and dinner, Salad bar looked tasty. Could've eaten here every day. Very busy.

1  Thank JKavanagh2013
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always top quality food, service and a lively atmosphere in rolys. Decent value for money. One of the best spots in Dublin

1  Thank ronos
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked a table for Monday night with a voucher I paid for. The food was excellent however the service was less than attentive, constantly needing to grab the waiters attention. The restaurant was not at all busy might I add. Then came time to...More

2  Thank Joseph K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked for 7.30pm got a great table upstairs service was so perfect fast we had prawns for starters OMG it was so tasty for main course had Hake beautiful with fresh veg. Fries all so tasty hubbie had steak.desserts again to die for we...More

Thank sullbri33
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Dublin twice for the Dublin Horse Show. The first time we came we stayed for seven days and stopped for breakfast at Roly's downstairs. Coffee, pastry's, sometimes something hot. It was our favorite place but never for dinner. So this year,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very full for a midweek evening, which made for a good atmosphere. Roly's has a welcome "classic" feel, all comfy booths and polished brass and old school menu. Thai fish cakes came with a refreshing salad and a chili sauce kick. Went for a Kerry...More

Thank rybblevalley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really excellent meal here, staff very helpful and the food is amazing. Well worth a visit and highly recommend.

Thank Dunmoreaine
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Response from Philip L | Reviewed this property |
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24 September 2017|
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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$49
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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