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Roly's Bistro

#94 of 2,083 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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“lamb pie” (50 reviews)
“kerry lamb” (30 reviews)
“thai fish cakes” (24 reviews)
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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 7 March 2012

Roly's Café has yet to let me down, good service, nice ambiance, good portion size and tasty food all at a reasonable price. I love the tapas desserts!

Thank Lollymcd
Reviewed 4 March 2012

Visited Rolys for a second time for lunch and found it just as good. It is always very busy but the staff are most attentive and cheerful and the food is rather good too. It also has a shop next door where you can buy...More

Thank Jainine
Reviewed 2 March 2012

I visited this restaurant again and again everything was perfect… There is no sign of recession here at all; table has to be book in advance. Highly recommended…

Thank Myszkolc
Reviewed 1 March 2012

We always eat at Roly's with each visit and it is always busy. Clealry they have a local following who are very loyal because they are always at the restaurant as it is so popular. Fish and Chips are great and their and mushy peas...More

Thank IDDC
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Great food and desserts :) Atmosphere very nice. Have only dined as a couple never as a family but I'm sure they would be very hospitable on that front also.

Thank jane463
Reviewed 28 February 2012

Could not have a conversation. I was there with 7 friends that you cant hear across the table. Service staff wasnt trying. I would call it functional but not friendly. Clean.

1  Thank SalehAlSaikhan
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Always have to go here after a visit to R.D.S.The food is lovely. The staff are very friendly

Thank Isobel D
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Met my pal and went to lunch there. Thought it would be really expensive, but it was only €40 each and the with the kind of reputation it has I was expecting to pay much more. LOVELY food, good customer service, friendly staff even though...More

Thank jeaniebeanie186605
Reviewed 26 February 2012

This is downstairs from the main restaurant. It's the same high standard but a bit more affordable for a easy night out.

Thank hughbee2
Reviewed 26 February 2012

we went for early bird menu overall we had a lovely evening.few small negatatives out of the way felt like we were dining with the people beside us there two tables are v close together the decor tired looking and poor baileys coffees which are...More

Thank enyna
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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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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