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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 15 October 2017

Located in the tony section of Ballsbridge, this Bistro is very busy. I don't care when you go, there is a crowd. We enjoyed upstairs dining and both the food and service were ton notch. It was our first experience with the Irish Two Course,...More

Thank MillboroGirl
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Went here for brunch with friends, whilst the food is lovely, the menu is incorrect for allergens staying there was no milk in cheese and other items were also overlooked. They catered badly for my lactose intolerance. There was no alternative for butter and I...More

Thank natashaeves
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Walking back to our hotel we felt like a coffee and some carrot cake so we dropped into Rolys. The place was busy and few tables left but we ordered and sat down. In spite of the activity we did not wait long and the...More

Thank beheaded c
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Recommended to Roly's by friends at home in England. We were not disappointed. The service was second to none. Very attentive and nice staff. Manager spoke to all the tables and came to say goodbye as we were leaving. Food delicious and great selection as...More

Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Went to Roly's twice while in Dublin. Once for breakfast the morning we arrived and wewent back for dinner a couple of days later. Both experiences were very good. This is an interesting place - bistro with a take-out area at the front. They follow...More

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 9 October 2017

They have a street level cafe and pastry / coffee shop with an airy, bright women who lunch environment.

Thank RoadTrip663
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We visited Roly's on 7th October for a pre-rugby match lunch. It was busy as expected so we waited to be seated in the entrance hall. When we were escorted upstairs it was a very pleasant location with good decor and atmosphere. The food was...More

Thank PCJB2013
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Table for 4 at lunchtime. The set menu was good, the food was excellent (2 crab salads, 2 fish cakes), 1 main cod, 2 monkfish and one kerry lamb pie followed by 2 cheese boards). The meal for 4 including 2 bottles of wine came...More

Thank rca930
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Great meal but as I have to avoid gluten and dairy some of the allergens weren’t correctly labelled in the menu. Eg the chicken dish with mint yoghurt and the Pavlova didn’t show as containing dairy when they did. That aside great service, amazing food...More

Thank Tiff113
Reviewed 4 October 2017

As I was visiting Dublin I had to come here. It has not changed. Excellent as always. Upstairs is best and very busy so do make a reservation

Thank Dorothy T
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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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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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