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Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was disappointing. Small portions, reasonable quality and a bit overpriced. Staff and ambience good. Not as good as previous visit.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start with the service which was the outstanding performance of the evening very attentive and on hand to cater for your need however the food was poor had steak which was dry and tasteless not just my own but the table next to...us had the steak and sent it back for been cold. For the standard the hotel has it's low grade at best. Didn't stay for dessert as the quality and taste turned me off ordering anymore.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Florie Ghibaudo, General Manager at Balfes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 883irishc, Thank you for taking the time to provide me with your feedback regarding your most recent visit with us. While I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our service, I am naturally disheartened to see that we did not meet your expectations...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Five star loved the food and the staff were amazing will go again great atmosphere in the place the steak was amazing and the fish dish. My wife got was also amazing.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Florie Ghibaudo, General Manager at Balfes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and delighted that our team looked after yourself so well. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon! Kindest regards, Florie Ghibaudo Balfes General...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our meal here recently. We went a bit overboard with the seafood options, so can't comment on any other dishes, but we really enjoyed. Service was good too!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Florie Ghibaudo, General Manager at Balfes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and delighted that our team looked after yourself so well. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon! Kindest regards, Florie Ghibaudo Balfes General...More

Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

Really gorgeous brunch, celebrating a family birthday. Lovely attentive staff, nice table, and the decor is gorgeous. i also love the Malin + Goetz hand wash in the bathrooms - nice touch !!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Florie Ghibaudo, General Manager at Balfes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your Brunch with us, and I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon! Kindest regards, Florie Ghibaudo Balfes General Manager

Reviewed 27 February 2024

Came here for dinner with family and we loved it the food the service, the staff, everything was perfect the place was really clean. I had chicken liver pate and duck didn't have any room for dessert so we just had tea and coffee. We...hope to return again soon.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Florie Ghibaudo, General Manager at Balfes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and delighted that our team looked after yourself so well. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon! Kindest regards, Florie Ghibaudo Balfes General...More

Reviewed 26 February 2024

Balfes at Westbury is a geat place for a city centre meal /brunch or dinner. Staff are excellent, well trained and attentive. Food is generally good and prices are pretty standard for five star hotel and similar to most places in city centre.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Florie Ghibaudo, General Manager at Balfes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and delighted that our team looked after yourself so well. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon! Kindest regards, Florie Ghibaudo Balfes General...More

Reviewed 21 February 2024

Terrible experience from start to finish. Dinner menu read well but product was poor. Liver parfait was served on burned bread which had to be returned and second attempt wasn’t much better. Fish& chips - fish was over cooked and batter so hard it was...difficult to cut through. Presentation of salmon poke was poor as everything looked liked it had just been thrown on the plate. We asked for still water and were not made aware that it was chargeable until receipt of bill. Overall service was poor as staff seemed more interested in chatting to each other as opposed to providing service to customers. Very over priced for what we received. Overall management and quality control within restaurant needs looked at. Very disappointing meal which ruined our evening.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Florie Ghibaudo, General Manager at Balfes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2024

Dear Y5126DGtomg, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience in Balfes and I am most grateful for your honest feedback. I am really sorry that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion, and I appreciate that you are...More

Reviewed 14 February 2024

We ate here last week as a party of five females for lunch - having checked-in to the hotel. Sabrina was our server and she was excellent - efficient, polite, friendly and very patient. The food was really tasty and we were all very happy...with our choices. I find Balfes consistently good which is why I return and the staff are super - thank you!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Florie Ghibaudo, General Manager at Balfes, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2024

Dear LyndaHMcD, Thank you so much for your review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and delighted that our team looked after yourself so well. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon! Kindest regards, Florie Ghibaudo...More

Reviewed 22 January 2024 via mobile

Always a good experience - nice food, 1st class staff, good atmosphere and great location. 👍. Sitting outside (rugs included) nice way to watch world go by.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Florie Ghibaudo, General Manager at Balfes, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2024

Dear TonyC938, Thank you so much for your review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and delighted that our team looked after yourself so well. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon! Kindest regards, Florie Ghibaudo...More

Reviewed 18 January 2024

Perfect spot to meet for lunch. You might think you were in Need York. Superb service. In the heart of Dublin. G0 go go!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Florie Ghibaudo, General Manager at Balfes, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2024

Dear orlaithm695, Thank you so much for your review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and delighted that our team looked after yourself so well. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again soon! Kindest regards, Florie Ghibaudo...More

Reviewed 10 January 2024

I had the best experience at Balfes earlier this year. I had an avocado toast with poached eggs and pomegranate that was phenomenal. The service by Marcos and Maria was also top-notch. I'm definitely coming back for dinner at some point.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Florie Ghibaudo, General Manager at Balfes, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2024

Dear luans270, Thank you so much for your taking the time to write us a review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your brunch with us, and very proud that Maria and Marcos looked after you so well. I will make sure to pass on...More

Reviewed 6 January 2024

Isobel & Miguel gave a great service, really enjoyed the food and our experience. The restaurant itself was aesthetic and pleasing.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Florie Ghibaudo, General Manager at Balfes, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2024

Dear conr2024, Thank you so much for your review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your experience and delighted that Iza and Miguel looked after you so well. I will make sure to pass on your kind words to them. I hope we will have...More

Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

Amazing place, gorgeous food, but the star is the service and staff, specially Marcos and Breno, very kind and friendly!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Florie Ghibaudo, General Manager at Balfes, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2024

Dear Alexandre D, Thank you so much for your review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your experience and delighted that Marcos and Breno looked after you so well. I will make sure to pass on your kind words to them. I hope we will...More

Reviewed 5 January 2024

The food was delicious, the birthday song for my sister was cute 💜. Thanks to Isabel and Anna for the wonderful service.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Florie Ghibaudo, General Manager at Balfes, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2024

Dear mariadQ8882TD, Thank you so much for your review! I am delighted that you enjoyed your experience and delighted that Iza and Anna looked after you so well. I will make sure to pass on your kind words to them. I hope we will have...More

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hi a lot of the places reply alright i find when they must see a good review they respond perhaps i am wrong as i gave a very good honest review which one didn't like and they also replied. cannot say why.
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Hi there, Balfes is very child friendly and we always do our best to fit in buggies and prams. Saturday afternoon tends to be very busy however but we'll do our best for you. David
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  • Food: 4.5
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