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“Not romantic but what an atmosphere. ” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Roly's Bistro

Roly's Bistro
Ranked #83 of 2,527 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Irish, European
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Guildford, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Not romantic but what an atmosphere. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's close to The Ballsbridge Hotel so an ideal place for dinner. The atmosphere is loud and lively. The staff are friendly and attentive. The food was lovely, we went for Breast of chicken and monkfish both delicious with new potatoes and vegetables. The service was a little slow but it's such a good place it didn't matter. This is the place.

Visited March 2017
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Terracina, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“GOOD RESTAURANT, NICE ATMOSPHERE”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there with another ten colleagues, service has been efficient and fast, my starter based on scallops very good as well as the main course (meat). The cheese cake was nothing special. In the area is one of the best

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Dublin, Ireland
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“Amazing.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to Roly's a good few times for lunch and for dinner. The food is always outstanding, so fresh and beautifully presented. I love the crab and avocado bruschetta, definitely one of my favourites. Their steaks are perfectly cooked and there is an excellent selection of desserts too.

The atmosphere is lovely - it's quite a large restaurant so even when it's really busy you never feel like you're sitting on top of another table.

The staff are lovely and always so helpful. Would recommend this place for anyone from couples to family and friends, you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited March 2017
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Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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“Excellent food, excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truelly excellent meal and superb staff. Every member of staff could not have been more helpful or pleasant. This restaurant never fails to please.

  • Visited March 2017
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“Disappointing birthday dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've just returned from a birthday dinner for my mum. 7 of us visited the restaurant to spoil her but unfortunately we've been left sorely disappointed.
The service was very poor, took forever to get anything. My dad had the dover sole and ordered a side of fries, he nearly had his fish finished before his side arrived, after we'd asked mike times.
One waiter in particular was downright rude, grabbing dessert menus from our hands when we asked to see the set menu choices (to compare).
Food was generally good but service seriously let this famous establishment down.
We will not return.

Visited March 2017
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