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Roly's Bistro

#77 of 2,000 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 668 2611
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for a meal with a large number Split over 2 tables in our own section. Food was very good. Quite a bit of choice and with some gluten free options. There weren't listed but staff were happy to advise which dishes were suitable on request. Even though there were 17 of us in our party and the restaurant... More 

Thank Lowri R
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was just perfect, service, food, wine quality of the dinner I can't wait to go back there

Thank MgLilly
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Roly's when attending the Ireland Rugby match. There was about 20 of us and the Bistro was full to capacity with Rugby fans. The Service was fantastic considering how busy the place was. The food was great - we had three lovely courses followed by coffee and tea. A short walk to the stadium made this a very... More 

Thank JamesX29
Dublin, Ireland
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Roly's Bistro last night as part of their 25th Anniversary Special Dinner celebration. As we celebrated our own 25th Anniversary on February 14th it was an extra special night. Food served was priced at 1992 prices. We are regulars to Roly's and I must say they always excel themselves in their food quality, service, attention to detail in... More 

Thank Teresa D
Dublin, Ireland
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173 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here tonight as Rolys had a celebration menu where all the menu was priced at 1992 prices . Who could resist Starters was prawn cocktail and I had spiced fish cakes. Mains filet steak and my wife had salmon . Well presented and good sides . Desert good also . What else would you be doing on a... More 

Thank Michael D
Dunboyne, Ireland
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my wife and son for breakfast on a Tuesday morning and had a very enjoyable breakfast. The full Irish was delicious and apparently the eggs benedict was the best ever. With coffee and toast included with the full Irish, and free top ups of coffee, it was a very enjoyable experience in pleasant surroundings at a reasonable... More 

Thank Paul O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying nearby and fancied something different for dinner so I looked at what was good nearby on TripAdvisor - Roly's was within a few metres and highly recommended so I thought I'd try it out. As a solo visitor I was very lucky to get a table without a booking as every seat was full! I had the... More 

Thank Not_your_star
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were home to celebrate my sisters significant birthday, Rolys is her favourite restaurant. I requested a birthday cake when booking and they asked for her name. We four arrived and the staff were very attentive and looked after us well. Nothing was too much trouble. We had starters of deep fried egg with black pudding and... More 

Thank Michele B
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived with no booking and were seated fairly swiftly. Was surprised and reassured to see how busy the place was for a Wednesday night. The restaurants name had resinated with me and i remembered it was well thought of in the late 80's. The menu was fairly promising but nothing special. Was a little anxious as the price for main... More 

Thank Avril B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurant was very very busy but we were treated as important guests. Food was excellent and well presented. Offer of different types of bread was very nice at the start of the meal. We used vouchers, but found that the add-on's made it very expensive. I suppose it's D4, and to be expected!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?