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Silk Road Cafe

Chester Beatty Library | Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 407 0770
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (52 reviews)
“baklava” (20 reviews)
“moussaka” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Chester Beatty Library | Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought I'd have a snack but the food in this restaurant - all like home-made, wholesome pastas, rice dishes and others influenced by all sorts of ethnic tastes. An excellent surprise!

Thank ahendren
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coffee, pastries, lunch, everything I have had at the Silk Road Cafe is excellent, and I've visited a number of times. The fact that it is in the wonderful Chester Beatty Library (free entrance) is great, but it does seem to hide this small gem!

Thank JourneyImaged
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the best for lunch in Dublin.Good value Lebanese/Palestinian food which is exciting but not too overspilled.Staff and owner excellent and friendly.This is my favourite lunch place in Dublin and undoubtedly the best.Very good value.Small wine bottles good for midday.Great value to choose between lamb...More

Thank T0ny1952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really impressed with the Chester Beatty Library - but the silk road cafe was amazing! Really fresh, authentic foods with a middle eastern theme. Outstanding for vegetarians or carnivores. Really wouldn't matter if you wanted a coffee & cake or full 3 course...More

Thank Toffeetastic-coyb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food in this Middle Eastern self-service café is unfailingly tasty. It's a little gem in Dublin's culinary scene, yet not widely known, even to Dubliners. It's in the lobby atrium of the Chester Beatty Library which holds a wonderful collection of Asian and Middle...More

Thank hellard1861
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Had a quick stop here recently for an early coffee and cake. A very good selection of delicious food.

Thank IrishA
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

After visiting the marvellous exhibitions in the Chester Beatty Library, we stopped in the cafe for lunch. Having spent a month in Ireland I had been accustomed to the usual vegetarian offerings of sandwiches, soup or cakes, however I was in for a treat! The...More

Thank Paul77C
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The minute we walked into the Chester Beatty Library it smelled like good food. Indeed our large salad, lentil soup, and blackberry cobbler/crisp was excellent.

Thank Strawbat
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Only go here if you've got a healthy appetite, elasticated waist trousers and an empty tummy! The food is delicious and the portions are enormous. There's a good variety of choice, all inspired by the Silk Road part of the world. Lots of desserts too.

Thank sunnymorningsforever
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We arrived here in mid afternoon and there was a good variety of dishes. The different dishes were explained to us and we selected the mediterranean chicken dish and the lamb dish. They were both very tasty and plentiful. The service was good and the...More

Thank Ciaran B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chester Beatty Library | Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 407 0770
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