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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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galway ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Ate in Rotisserie downstairs at lunch. Nice soups, food was good. Got a bit loud, but bustling place with office types dropping in for food to go. Very reasonable. Have eaten upstairs in the main restaurant, this was as good quality.

Thank patrick043
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a fabulous restaurant which we have visited on a regular basis for the past 12 years. Whether its a large family gathering or just two of us it is always a most pleasant experience - never fails. I have also got brilliant feed back from numerous friends I have recommende this restaurant to over the years. Fab food... More 

Thank marieoreilly5
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We ate as part of a large group in the Cafe (on the ground floor) on Friday night and had breakfast on Saturday morning. Both really excellent. Service was excellent and the cafe option is cheaper for food of a similar standard. Also - no fuss (unlike upstairs). Would highly recommend.

1 Thank CorkSailorMan
Naas, Ireland
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Met at the door and shown to table immediatelly.Choice of food good.I had the goat cheese starter,one friend had the soup of the day and the other 3 had a meat option. All were very well presented,hot and tasty.For mains I had he butternut squash and feta cheese salad.I thought that there might have been a bit more squash and... More 

Thank 234jah
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We chose to have the early bird.menu. The food was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed. Service was of a high standard. will be back.

1 Thank kesweddings
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41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Very lovely comfortable surroundings Set menu excellent value (special times apply) Service was brilliant Food was excellent Love my cookbook that the manager gave me I will enjoy it very much Highly recommend I will return

Thank Yolanda F
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Roly's on Thursday night with colleagues, this was an extremely popular restaurant which provided an excellent service. I started with the Pate and then the Venison for the main course, the service was excellent, the staff were attentive and friendly, the food was fantastic plentiful but not too much and the Venison was cooked to perfection. I then... More 

1 Thank Stephen G
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Superb experience on a cold Thursday night. I've always known about Roly's reputation for good food, but I must say it is simply spectacular. Food served at ideal temperatures, excellent presentation and the most professional service provided by all waiting staff. Friendly and courteous, they were checking on us from time to time but giving us the privacy we needed... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Four of us visited last week for Lunch. Excellent food, amazing, nice and hot, served on heated plates. Prawn Bisque, exactly as I cook it - perfection. I liked the Cognac on the side. No wonder the place was full, so late in the afternoon. Truly amazing experience. Highly recommended with five red stars.

1 Thank PeadarGalway
Castlewellan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

On a busy Monday my colleague and I decided to try Roly's for lunch on the spur of the moment. We were very pleasantly greeted and shown to our table upstairs, which was serving a 3 course lunch menu with tea and coffee for €24.95. The tables and all the waiting staff were bedecked in white linen. Menus were brought... More 

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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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?