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Roly's Bistro

#97 of 2,085 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 13 February 2012

Whether you will eat at the Cities restaurants during your stay, you can be sure you will receive excellent gastronomical service at Roly's restaurant. Widely chosen as the eating place by many FAI/Aviva frequenters. The restaurant is expertly run with excellent staff who radiate work...More

1  Thank Natasha R
Reviewed 13 February 2012

We visited Roly's Bistro at the weekend. The food was of excellent quality and the atmosphere was very nice. We would certainly eat here again on our next visit to Dublin. The place is very clean and well maintained. Excellent quality of food and good...More

Thank djb2002
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Went here for breakfast last week. Staff very unfriendly - no smiles, no how are you etc. Breakfast is good but it is really spoiled by the atmosphere in the restaurant due to the fact that the staff look so miserable in their jobs!

Thank ros1068
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Situated away from the city centre in Ballsbridge close to many hosteleries. Although busy on a Sunday night after a rugby match the service was quick and good The choice of food on the menu was good and reasonably priced ,for a Dublin restaurant.

Thank daiw
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Wonderful venue,wonderful atmosphere,my kind of place.Pricey though.

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Great food, great atmosphere. This very popular, southside bistro has been around for 20 years. Highly recommended.

Thank mikeder
Reviewed 9 February 2012

I love the main Roly's restaurant so was keen to try out the Bakery as a lunch option. It's very busy, we arrived at 12.50 and queued for a few moments in the bakery area before being brought upstairs to a kind of cordened off...More

Thank SK2004
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Booked a table in Cafe foe post match meal. Nothing to complain about, fantastic food and service. And good value for Dublin

Thank Dizzyexile
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Roly's in Ballsbridge has been around for many many years and.....for the most part.....for very good reason. It is well known for serving good bistro type food at affordable prices. This is what it stated and this is what it did and for that reason,...More

1  Thank Chezanne1
Reviewed 7 February 2012

We recently popped into Roly's cafe after a rugby match in nearby Aviva stadium. Despite the large crowds in the restaurant & cafe, we were lucky enough to get a table quickly without a booking. With such a large crowd, it was great to see...More

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