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Roly's Bistro

7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 668 2611
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb pie” (54 reviews)
“kerry lamb” (30 reviews)
“thai fish cakes” (24 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
All hours
CUISINES
French, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a beautiful lunch here food service and value for money Loved the bread and butter pudding and the pork

Thank Mary C
Reviewed yesterday

Went with friends - haven't been here for many years and was expecting much better. Found the service to be a bit intrusive - the waiter was a bit too keen to upsell and refresh drinks - fishcake starters were really nice but the main...More

Thank Liam_GalwayBay
Reviewed yesterday

I took my lovely wife to Roly's for lunch. We were delighted to see the Thai spicy fishcakes on the menu — anytime we see this dish, we forget about the other starters. It is divine! The dining area is such a lovely room, with...More

Thank Basil M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly service with a good knowledge of the menu, wine list was reasonably priced. We both had steaks as main course, excellent and I would recommend them, not huge but more than enough, just not the man vs food size that steak houses seem to...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

OMG where do I start? Had never visited before but were welcomed and seated at fab table. We were there for the 3 course lunch which offered a great array of choice. I went for beetroot salad, and hubby had soup. Both lovely. I went...More

Thank Pamela D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Food last evening was very disappointing. The Dublin Bay Prawns for mains were less than satisfactory. The friendly waiting staff were lovely. Used to go there a lot in the past....after last night's meal I would be slow to return.

Thank Gerard O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks again for an excellent meal and top class service. Special mention to Kahn who always makes our visit special . Top class.

Thank Roscommoncormac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place for breakfast. Full Irish was great and lovely tea or coffee all for €11. Quick and polite service.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived, the staff was friendly and welcoming. The bread was amazing, the prawn bisque was superb, the lamb's pie exceptional and the white chocolate and brownie cheesecake was enough to feed 2. Highly recommended.

Thank christopher g
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Saturday lunch at Roly's recently and I again wondered how they do it - the food, the service, the atmosphere remain top notch. I JUST had to have the crab cakes for my starter. The only disappointment was that they didn't have the...More

Thank maireEurope
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Thomas E
15 November 2017|
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Response from Philip L | Reviewed this property |
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Patricia M
25 September 2017|
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Response from Tim C | Reviewed this property |
Some restaurants do this and staff don't get much of a say in the practice. Not many people are aware however that the service charge is discretionary and you do not have to pay it. In the past I have asked for it to be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$51
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 668 2611
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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.
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