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Roly's Bistro

#214 of 2,140 Restaurants in Dublin
€€ - €€€French, Irish, European
7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 668 2611
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 3 October 2018

Some months ago I reviewed Roly's having had lunch there prior to a Leinster match. On that occasion we (and I guess others) found our meal was grossly overcharged but this was eventually rectified. Tonight we had a very pleasant experience with a lovely female...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank famwhite
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Visited this Bistro for breakfast on Sunday 30th September. The staff who served us were so polite and extremely helpful. We both had a mini Irish breakfast which came with toast. The food was cooked to perfection and was well presented. Overall this was a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gerard B
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We are here on a Tuesday evening and arrived at 7.30pm. The restaurant was very busy. The service was great and the welcome was warm. There was a good value 3 course meal. I felt it was expensive for a suburban restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Irene B
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Best full Irish breakfast in Dublin. The staff are very friendly. The food is great quality cooked well.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank onebos
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We had booked for 2pm upstairs on Sunday and the place was packed.You would need to book this to be guaranteed a table.There is Rolys Cafe downstairs which is less formal.Table service is available there also and food comes out of the same kitchen.Upstairs is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank paul828
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We dined here for my Daughters graduation and it was really lovely. The pigsback deal for €35 for two for a 3 course lunch is superb value! Our table was a tad small but still comfortable. Rolys bistro has been in business for many many...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dowley
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

I have written a few reviews on Roly's, I will keep this review short and sweet. Excellent food, top class service, value for money, great atmosphere, impeccably clean, spotless toilets, 11/10, lovely people, they cannot do enough for you. Top class experience. Thank you for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Time2judge
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Good quality breakfast, and dinner, Salad bar looked tasty. Could've eaten here every day. Very busy.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JKavanagh2013
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Always top quality food, service and a lively atmosphere in rolys. Decent value for money. One of the best spots in Dublin

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ronos
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We booked a table for Monday night with a voucher I paid for. The food was excellent however the service was less than attentive, constantly needing to grab the waiters attention. The restaurant was not at all busy might I add. Then came time to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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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$48
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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