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“Breakfast and evening meal”
Review of Roly's Bistro

Roly's Bistro
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Ranked #252 of 2,783 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$49
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We were in Dublin for a Rugby match and staying in Herbert Park hotel.
We arrived at 09:00 after an early flight and, having already booked a table at Roly's for an evening meal, chose to have breakfast there.
Staff were pleasant and friendly and sat and served us quickly.
There were 6 of us and all chose the mini Irish breakfast - which turned out to be quite sparse (made to look worse as it was presented on a large dinner plate), but well cooked and tasty. The small portions, however, offset by the quantity of toast supplied.

In the evening we returned and the place was packed and there was some confusion over our booking which had been made for Eight o'clock but staff had it as eight thirty. So, rather than make us wait for a table in the downstairs Bistro we were reseated in the more formal restaurant upstairs - but still offered the Bistro menu and prices.
Despite the fact that the staff were clearly busy the service and food were excellent and the bill for six including drinks was very reasonable.

All-in-all, a pleasant place to eat.

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1  Thank Mervyn L
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

If you're dining with people who aren't overly adventurous as is the case with my 80+ parents this is the perfect place. A fantastic menu with lots of options and it is done with flair and finesse - plenty to get the gastric juices flowing. Don't skip on the breads - they are fabulous.A Prawn Cocktail starter was served in a filo pastry case - nice touch with the added nice touch of serving accompanying Lemon in a hessian bag - all wonderfully presented. Mains were simply stunning with my parents opting for pork while I had stuffed chicken breast all of which were accompanied by an excellent selection of sides.Service was fantastic for the 2.45 sitting on a Sunday. A nice 500ml carafe of house white and some pretty excellent cheese on one side and a chocolate pud on the other and what is not to like - all in for 120 euro. Absolutely brilliant dining experience.

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1  Thank John G
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Had a table upstairs and the menus was small but extensive and the specials of the day were very cosmopolitan - lamb and Dover sole. Good selection of wines and reasonably attentive service BUT we had to pour own wine as server did t always notice.

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Had wanted to try this restaurant for a long time and was expecting great things. We hadn't booked and it was quite busy but we got a table upstairs without difficulty. Two of us had hake and one of us had pasta. The fish was lovely but the chips appeared to be frozen ones, not freshly prepared. Peas and carrots were both pureed which I personally don't like. Pasta dish was fine. There is an early bird menu of two courses for 25 euro which is good value.The waiter that brought the bread around was friendly and the different breads on offer were delicious. The waiter that served the food and took payment was unfriendly. He didn't speak or smile or ask if everything was ok. Would try somewhere else to eat the next time I am in the area.

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Thank jomick
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We eat here every other year and we book well in advance
This place doesn't disappoint great food and wine well looked after by the staff
We always go for the lunch set menu ,for the price is just excellent plenty of variation we go away stuffed and happy
Shame about the rugby result but you can't have it all
Give Rolys a go you won't be disappointed

2  Thank Chris G
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