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The Blackboard Bistro - CLOSED

4 Clare Street | The Basement, Dublin D2, Ireland
+353 1 676 6839
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
French, European, Irish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Clare Street | The Basement, Dublin D2, Ireland
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

Booked this restaurant based on trip advisor reviews in September for a meal in March, through OpenTable. Reservation was cancelled without an email or phone call - VERY Poor!

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Lovely sub-ground floor restaurant, intimate but with good spacing between the tables, the food is more toward the haute cuisine end of the spectrum and very very well executed. We had pre theatre dinner. The waitress was warm, welcoming and kind to us. The stairway...More

Thank 29Karen1958
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We had a fantastic dinner here - the food and service were wonderful and although it was a bit of a splurge, it was well worth it.

Thank lori397
Reviewed 21 February 2016

I have been there a few times for lunch and I have enjoyed it very much (as well as my guests). The food and service was very good. It is a place to go for a relaxing lunch - it is not a place for...More

Thank Arn65
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Was looking for a place to get a bite to eat around 9 o clock. Stumbled across this real gem near trinity college. The waitress kept the place open just for us. Food was fantastic at a very fair price! Would recommend to anyone for...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Had dinner there three weeks ago and it is absolutely the best food in Dublin. The wine was first class and the variety fantastic, mostly french. Jean the owner was there that evening and she is one of the most professional and charming restaurant owners...More

1  Thank Lindamartinc
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Absolutely the best food I've had in Dublin, perfection. The same cannot be said of the service which was a shambles, totally disorganised. After very long waits for water, bread, and starters, the main course was eventually served 2 hours into the meal. Didn't have...More

1  Thank MallorcaFanSurrey
Reviewed 13 February 2016

A French chef, but has lost ze knack, mon Dieu !...2 courses 32 Euros, but quality and ingredients are poor, service is cheerful but amateur. Chef needs to go back to basics, quit reheating chilled food, serving main courses on giant soup bowls and vegetables...More

1  Thank kenneth b B
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I dined here last month with my best friend and gosh was it delicious! My best friend and I were seated at the front of house, with a great view of the restaurant, and ate from the À La Carte dinner menu. We opted for...More

Thank NirinaPlunkett
Reviewed 4 February 2016

The Blackboard Bistro is conveniently located near Lincoln's Inn, and is down in a basement. It have been very nicely decorated, and the service is first class. There is a menu where you can buy 2 or 3 courses. They are a little pricey, but...More

Thank Thomas H
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$29 - US$59
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:15 - 14:30
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12:15 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Clare Street | The Basement, Dublin D2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 676 6839
  • E-mail
The Blackboard Bistro understands the simple art of Risotto and a starter of leek and bacon risotto with fresh oregano, lemon zest & creme fraiche proves this point beautifully with all the flavours balanced, expressive and just right. Everything else that comes from the kitchen is just as precise! Mc Kenna Guides - 100 best Irish Restaurants 2013
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