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O’Connells Restaurant

135 Morehampton Road, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 269 6116
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
135 Morehampton Road, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved it here, busy, but not ram packed. Food was worth the money, with a good drink selection as well as a few signature cocktails. The staff could not do enough and all very helpful and pleasant! Will certainly return when down for the horse...More

Thank TChm
Reviewed 2 days ago

I hadn't been for lunch to O'Connell's for a while so I was pleased to see that standards have been maintained. The lunch menu is short with simply dishes, well cooked and nicely presented. I particularly enjoyed the black pudding to start, followed by fish...More

Thank J B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a classy restaurant, with a classy owner that serves great food. It is not cheap by any means but good food is worth it. So why would such a place sully its name for a few quick euros? When we paid by credit...More

Thank Travelbeat
Tom O, Owner at O’Connells Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Travelbeat for your review of O'Connells. We are deeply upset by the suggestion that we are less than honest, fair and trustworthy. You preface your review with favourable comments on the food and the owner, however the 'Why rip off Americans' is quite...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice restaurant /Pub we visited on our last evening in Ireland. The staff was attentive and helpful. The service was excellent . We were in a larger group, so the food choices were limited, but good choices. A mushroom appetizer was excellent !!...More

Thank Susan K
Tom O, Owner at O’Connells Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Susan K, Great you enjoyed O'Connells and hopefully you had a wonderful time in Ireland. Really delighted to share your lovely comments with all the team. Very best from Dublin, Tom O'Connell

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem just outside of Dublin that everyone should include in their travel plans. We made a reservation and the owner, Mr. O'Connell, met our party at the door and showed us to our table. The food is delicatable. I highly recommend...More

Thank Katie C
Tom O, Owner at O’Connells Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Katie C, Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The summer brings great weather (well most days) and wonderful visitors to Ireland. Thank you for dropping by our place. Our Charcoal oven roast Free-Range Irish Chicken signature was created now over six...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on a 8-day bus tour of Ireland. On our last night, we were taken to O'Connells for dinner. We all (about 40 of us) had dinner in the upstairs banquet room and Tom showed us how to make Irish soda bread from scratch....More

Thank Beth D
Tom O, Owner at O’Connells Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Beth D, Great to read that you have good memories of your trip last year. Glad you enjoyed the bread demo. Well keep an eye on the temperature, thanks for mentioning. I hope we can welcome you back to Ireland in the future....More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

O'Connells is a former pub, redesigned as a restaurant in the centre of Donnybrook, a south Dublin inner suburb closeby a number of hotels, the Aviva Stadium (just beyond walking distance), UCD, RTE and the RDS. The cusine is modern Irish with an emphasis on...More

Thank ajpdub
Tom O, Manager at O’Connells Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you an-dub for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted you enjoyed meal with us and in particular enjoyed our well known chicken. It has come up before that dessert menus have been slow to arrive so I will raise...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

First lunch on first trip to Ireland. Delicious food, charming restaurant, excellent and friendly service. Good value.

Thank Matt M
Tom O, Owner at O’Connells Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Matt M , great you enjoyed. Hope you have a wonderful time in Ireland. Best wishes from all the crew at O'Connells

Reviewed 7 July 2017

Wonderful Irish pub! Great food and wine! Wonderful atmosphere and very accommodating staff! We had the whole second floor for our group of 80+ people and had the best dinner we had during our stay in Ireland! Defiantly check out if you are in the...More

Thank Meganlynne0218
Tom O, Owner at O’Connells Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Meganlynne0218 for your review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us, travelling visitors and their time on this lovely island is one we enjoy being a part of. We look forward to welcoming you again. Tom O'Connell

Reviewed 27 June 2017

We arrived, on spec, during a heavy rain shower, 20 minutes before opening. The friendly, efficient staff let us in to wait . Imaginative summer vegetable soup followed by fabulous home made burgers, washed down with a litre of mineral water for less than €40...More

Thank Ed0765
Tom O, Owner at O’Connells Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Delighted to hear that Ed0765 Actually just yesterday we have added new dishes to our lunch menu - so next time. Thank you for dropping in. Tom and all at O'Cs

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Morehampton Road, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 269 6116
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O'Connells Restaurant in Donnybrook, Dublin is run and established by husband and wife Tom and Annette O'Connell. Their vision is to create a 'home away from home' Irish Brasserie with a focus on having a 90% gluten-free menu. We use the best of Irish produce, with contemporary cooking and an insistence on value for money. All diners welcome whether popping in for a steaming pot supper on your way home to providing a setting for your treasured family occasions to providing a slice of the best of Irish hospitality for visitors to our city!
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