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The Unicorn

#303 of 2,032 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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12B Merrion Court | Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 662 4757
17:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 12:30 - 16:00
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After a heavy Friday night for St Patrick's day we was looking for a great place to have lunch. What a fantastic find just tucked off the road. The ambience and atmosphere in the restaurant was fabulous and the staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. Nothing was a problem and there was as much choice as you could expect covering... More 

Thank travellingjonboy
Dublin, Ireland
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A multinational group who shared an appartment block in Canada met after 38 years.This was a great old Dublin favourite,now as good as ever.Food good but evening was made by good natured and engaging staff some from Sardinia and Sicily.Food choices good

Thank T0ny1952
Dublin, Ireland
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250 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location close to Stephens green. The food is very good. The staff are attentive. The place is let down by the pretentious atmosphere and moreover by the unnecessarily high prices

Thank csmurf
Dublin, Ireland
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were delighted with everything ; the food, the service and staff were just as I recalled when I used to frequent this place for business lunches and the occasional dinner. We were entertaining two friends prior to an evening function nearby and it proved to be ideal. Enrica, our waitress, was great fun and looked after us so well.... More 

1 Thank TERRY_DUBLIN_2010
teamunicorn, Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Hi Terry let us know when you're coming back in for Easter. We've also a great menu coming out for Mothers' Day which is another wonderful family day at the Unicorn. Many thanks for your lovely feedback. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant serves delicious seafood, pasta and meat dishes. I would recommend an early dinner if you like a quiet space. The service is very attentive.

Thank GaryCornelius
teamunicorn, Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Hi Gary thanks for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your visit. If there is any reason why we didn't get a higher rating let us know. Hope to see you back again soon. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, Gianni was a courteous and attentive host. We tried the two dine for €55 euros which included a bottle of wine. Both the service and food were way above expectation. We recommend any one in the area to try The Unicorn should they be looking for somewhere to dine. Lovely and humble business and great value for money.

Thank Wayne182
teamunicorn, Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Gianni is thrilled to get this feedback as is the rest of the team. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back again. More 

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large group of us visited this restaurant and were handed a 3 course group menu at 49 euros per head, we were not even offered a la carte. They put bottled water on the tables which were not cheapn. The food was fine. Very over priced.

1 Thank lrichardson1
Graziano C, General Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Dear Irichardson1, Thank you for taking the time to write the review about your last visit at the Unicorn Restaurant I am disappointed to hear that your experience was let down by the price. After investigating the issue please note that the a la carte menu was offered but some of your party complained about the price as they were... More 

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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the food, the restaurant and the service very much. We chose from the set menu and the options were well chosen and executed very well. The service was engaging and with humour, the food well presented and pretty close to the better food I have had in Italy. All in all I left wanting to come back, and... More 

Thank MuchSaid
teamunicorn, Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Thank you! Let us know when you're coming back. We are working hard to restore and improve the Unicorn and it's great to get this feedback. We want people to enjoy the best of Italy but with our own emphasis. Looking forward to your next visit! More 

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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Recently had dinner at The Unicorn and was pleasantly surprised by the delicious pasta dishes and the warm ambiance. Staff was friendly, attentive and not afraid to make recommendations that we were extremely pleased with. We did not have a reservation however they managed to fit us in ti their busy restaurant. If I find myself in Dublin again I... More 

Thank Mike M
teamunicorn, Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

Hi Mike, thanks for your review - we really love you and glad we made it a good night for you in Dublin. We're getting busier and often full but we'll always do our best to look after people. We really value all business and hope to see back on your next trip. Bets regards from all here. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great spot in central Dublin for a good quality meal, great wine and service. Good for couples, groups or business. Recommended.

Thank markostanley
teamunicorn, Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this review

We couldn't have put it better and you've hit every group we want to see. we're really happy you enjoyed your visit and come back again to the Unicorn and the team to try our new menus and wines. Best regards from all here. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$43
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12B Merrion Court | Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 662 4757
The Unicorn is Dublin's oldest and favourite Italian restaurant. Under new owner and team, the Unicorn is now providing an exciting blend of modern Italian cuisine fused with the best of the classical regional dishes. Committed to Italian cuisine the restaurant has probably Dublin's best selection of Italian wines. In its own private laneway, the Unicorn offers the ideal secluded and tranquil location for a business or personal lunch and dinner. So join us for the best Italian cooking in the Dublin.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?