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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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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb pie” (50 reviews)
“kerry lamb” (30 reviews)
“thai fish cakes” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

It's no wonder Roly's has been so successful for so long. The food is excellent. The service is excellent. The whole experience was excellent. And that's how it's done folks!

Thank DublinEyespy
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely evening in Rolys. Arrived before they opened. So welcoming. Delicious food (if a bit short on vegetarian choices!)...and they were running a deal on wine I have never seen before. Buy a bottle of Spanish wine and bring second bottle home! Super service, friendly,...More

Thank karenrosalind
Reviewed 22 October 2017

My wife and I ate at this restaurant twice for dinner and had two lunch take-outs this past week. Irate, the managers and servers were extremely solicitous over my wife's food allergies. Very, very kind and careful. Then the cuisine, ambience and service were all...More

Thank Vel0man
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Been to Roly’s many times but not for a few years. I entertained a team of 8 people for a business lunch. I don’t know whether Roly’s was always like this and the standard of Dublin restaurant has just surpassed it or if it’s gone...More

Thank Sleepypriest78
Reviewed 20 October 2017

As always, our visit to Roly's (this time for lunch) was a terrific experience. Everything was spot on.We have been on about 5 occasions in the recent past and our visit very enjoyable every time.Thanks, Philip and Sandra Tobin

Thank philiptobin
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Rolys never disappoints. We had a beautiful meal and there is plenty of choice on the menu to suit every taste. The atmosphere is comfortable and buzzy and you get real value for money. The portions are generous and after a lunch in Rolys you...More

Thank _lindaoneill107
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Excellent food, excellent service ad the usual nice buzz about the place without being intrusive. .Continues to maintain its excellent standards throughout. Will be back!

Thank PabloDub2017
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This place was a short walk from Ariel House and we were told it was very nice. When we walked in at 5:30 p.m., the short, bald male host asked us if we had reservations. When we told him we did not, he looked us...More

Thank ucsdmom
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Celebrated my Dad's birthday here last Sunday. The manager and staff could not have been nicer. They brought cake with candles and sang happy birthday which I didn't even have to request. Definitely worth a trip!!

Thank Anthea1111
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Our friends invited us to dinner and we had a booking for 5.30pm. Upon arrival, we were asked to wait in the ground floor room as our table was not ready - that's fine. Our friends asked to see a child's menu as they wanted...More

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Thomas E
14 November 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$49
Meals
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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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