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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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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 4 October 2017

Very enjoyable dinner staff are courteous and professional and not stuffy. Many choices on the Menu either set menu or a la carte. The set menu did it for all of us as it has a nice combination of choices. Well worth a visit.

Thank maweb31
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We visited on Wednesday night and were a party of 9 on Pigsback vouchers. The food was delicious however the service was so slow. Dinner took 3 hours. When we arrived it took 15mins to get our menus, we were there an hour before our...More

Thank 48Priory
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We had many excellent meals on our trip, but this, the last, I think was the best. We ate early, so no trouble getting seated. (Are J is right the prices were flipped on the pre-theatre dinners.) Wonderful food, attentive service, and close to our...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We walked down from our hotel arriving at 6:30 pm this past Tuesday...no we didn't have a "booking"...but we got a table for two. Within a half hour the place was packed...louder than any pub we had been in. The "Pre Theatre Menu" said 2...More

Thank Are J
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Rolys has become one of the really nice restaurants in Dublin over the past 10 years or more . The food , whether for lunch or for evening dinner is consistently good . The set and a la carte menus offer good choice of both...More

Thank Niall S
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Have to say for the mammys birthday was absolutely fab. Food was divine as always. Service was excellent. Was even lovely when the waiters brought down the cake singing happy birthday. Mam nearly died but enjoyed it. Can't wait to go back again. Hopefully not...More

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Brilliant service. Brilliant food. Super reasonable. Just great! 3 courses 26 euro south side Dublin? Yes.

Thank tom h
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

A great spontaneous choice, we enjoyed our stay very much. Service could be a bit more attentive but we weren't in a hurry anyway

Thank 880andreasz
Reviewed 21 September 2017

It is easy to understand why Roly's Bistro continues to thrive. Wonderful food served with aplomb in a great location. The Gold standard.

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I just love the Prawn Bisque at Rolys it is consistently excellent. The food is always well presented and cooked. If you want a quality no fuss proper bistro then do not go anywhere else as they have just a fine menu and are consistent...More

Thank Philip L
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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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I don't see why not.
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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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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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