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PRICE RANGE
€1,109 - €2,501
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, International, Mediterranean
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews pasta lamb chops soup jameson distillery smithfield square great bistro wonderful food friendly atmosphere ireland
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Reviewed 21 December 2023 via mobile

Sparks is a great bistro located just off Smithfield Square. We have been going for a few years now and it never disappoints. The food is always excellent and it has that feeling of a family run business that is very comfortable and welcoming. The...staff are warm and friendly, while remaining totally professional, so it’s not difficult to see why the place is so popular! Deservedly so…. Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2023

Our second visit after 5 years. Staff very helpful. Excellent food. Overall we were very satisfied.Thank you guys

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

Last minute booking …. 5 star experience … food and service was sublime … brilliant waiter looked after us .. he was engaging and really made us feel comfortable… the food from starters to dessert was near perfect …. The bill for Dublin more than...worth to cost…, we will be returning very soon and telling all our friends and family to check the place out.,,, when we were leaving I bumped into. Group of maybe 12 who I know and hadn’t seen in a long time … so an early Xmas present too !!! Good people make good dining choices !!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 September 2023 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by an employee at Jameson Whiskey Museum. The food was excellent. Both my husband and I enjoyed our entrees. I had the crab and lobster ravioli and my husband had a pasta dish. And the service was excellent

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

This place is conveniently located to The Cobblestone Pub and Jameson Distillery. The food is actually better than an almost empty dining room would lead one to believe. We had pizza and a salad. Pizza dough was quite good; 'fresh mozzarella' was not exactly to...the NJ standard. The vibe at Sparks however, was very subdued, especially compared to the noise and laughter and the place next door.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 August 2023 via mobile

Great atmosphere, though the place itself was a little bit hard to find. retractable roof made for a super cool experience, and the food was fantastic. definitely worth the trouble of finding it.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

Sparks Bistro is one of my favourite lunch time spots in Dublin. It is a family run bistro with a very good range of menu options that are very tasty and good value for money. Today, it was exceptional that prompted me to write this...review. I went for the daily special which was seafood risotto. The seafood consisted of calamari, prawns, shrimps and mussels on a bed of lovely creamy arborio rice. At a cost of €14.95 this is exceptional value for money for Dublin.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 May 2023 via mobile

Good and drinks were very good. Service was also great. I had the lamb chops and my wife the gf chicken dish. Surprised to find a 10 % service charge added to the bill. - when I queried it the waiter said I didn’t have...to pay it. I don’t mind tipping but adding it to the bill in Ireland was a first and a bit sneakyMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 March 2023

A great find as we were wandering Smithfield Square. Nice welcome. Good tasty food prepared promptly cooked to order is a visible kitchen area. Friendly staff. Enjoyable experience.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023

This is my second visit, another great experience! A great vibe and delicious food. The staff were get attentive and friendly. I will definitely be back!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 March 2023 via mobile

Fantastic place, menu and hospitality. We have been coming here for the last 6 year and it's amazing every single time! Big shout out go Marco, Hasan, Alina and all this amazing team at Sparks!!! Thank you for everything ❤

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 28 February 2023 via mobile

As previously stated by someone else, we were at Jameson distillery on a tour and we looked this place up, and let me tell you the food was absolutely delicious, I could not understand why we were the only other couple in there at the...time . Maybe location, maybe the time (4:40pm) but I will tell everyone about this place and we will most definitely be back. Bravo to the chef and the staff.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 20 February 2023

We decided to have dinner here, we were visiting Jameson and this is round the corner. Restaurant was almost empty as we entered and we were a little worried if we made a good choice. No need to worry, the food was very good! Bruschetta...and Brie were yammy, as were all the pastas, I had the primavera and it was one of the best primaveras I've had. Service was fast and friendly and prices were not that bad. Give it a chance, not fine-dining, but very good nevertheless!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2022 via mobile

Great location for just before or after your Jameson tour! Cute ambiance and fabulous coffee!! Amazing sandwiches and homemade soup. Very happy with the service as well!! Perfect lunch stop!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 10 August 2022

We'd gone to sample a bite to eat before visiting the famous 'Cobblestone' pub just round the corner which doesn't serve food but glad we chose Sparks - service great, food really nice and friendly staff - would recommend

Date of visit: August 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5