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Roly's Bistro

#234 of 2,109 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” (57 reviews)
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“kerry lamb” (30 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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1,971 - 1,980 of 2,257 reviews

Reviewed 7 July 2012

went there on business and entertained a client. the meal was excellent i had scallops to start morocan lamb and lemon tart all sublime i had a white bordeaux unusual i know but my o my what a treat . the seating was comfortable the...More

Thank geoff s
Reviewed 6 July 2012

Great menu, light fair for wary travelers who have had one too many fish and chips. Diverse menu, GREAT coffee. Very close to Four Seasons and Bewley's.

Thank ladyjules79
Reviewed 6 July 2012

A great find in Dublin . Close to the four season, we went here daily because of the food and prices. This is a a gourmet restaurant. the building is fresh and modern. The food is outstanding the service is spot on nothing was to...More

Thank porscheblue
Reviewed 5 July 2012

it still remembering its hayday way back before celtic tiger now its over priced to clicky its also got to revamp its menu to attract "clients"

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Reviewed 4 July 2012

Went with my 16 year old daughter for the set dinner menu on a busy Friday 8th June. Great welcome, service and food in a bustling and very enjoyable atmosphere. Bill was €100 including drinks and tip. we both really enjoyed it and will return...More

Thank mg85394
Reviewed 2 July 2012

My husband and I visited Roly's Bistro on a recommendation from the proprietor of our B&B. We are so glad we listened to her! The food was amazing, and the atmosphere was charming. There were people having conversations around us, but it wasn't loud and...More

Thank pulitzer2016
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Ate in the Cafe' section of this restaurant last night. One of the worst meals I've ever had. There were 9 of us and 7 of our meals arrived totally overcooked. The waitress had recommended the fish pie which arrived dark brown on top and...More

1  Thank BunzerDublin
Reviewed 2 July 2012

A really nice place to do sunday lunch and very reasonable. food always delicious and plenty of choice

Thank marypartridge
Reviewed 30 June 2012

We went here with some local family and had a wonderful meal for four with wine. We were so full that we didnt make it to dessert. All of the food was good and we only left a few vegetables, but they do give you...More

Thank Sdwoo
Reviewed 28 June 2012

It's clear why this is such a neighborhood favorite. Informal, wonderful food, and widely recommended.

Thank Eugene S
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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
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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