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The Gables

The Gables 1 Torquay Road, Dublin D18, Ireland
+353 1 289 2174
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
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European, Irish, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Gables 1 Torquay Road, Dublin D18, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We booked a quick early evening meal for five and on arrival the waiting staff were very friendly and attentive. We ordered starters of pate and mussels which were excellent. The waiting staff were very efficient, friendly and attentive, thanks. Main courses of chicken pasta...More

2  Thank mebo40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I reviewed The Gables a couple of years ago,as a faulty Towers experience;Sadly this hasn’t changed,!I go there regularly to meet friends for coffee/wine,and while it’s very comfortable,and friendly,you could be waiting 20+ minutes for service...It always amazes me that staff are slow to catch...More

Thank Marpw
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello. We pride ourselves on our service and receive many positive comments about our friendliness and efficiency. We also try to treat every customer equally be they regulars or not so I can't understand where things have gone wrong with yourself. We will just have...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were over in Dublin for the Leopardstown races and unexpectedly ended up in this suburban restauarant which a taxi driver recommended (even though it made for a very short trip which was odd!). We had a nice few drinks then sat down for a...More

2  Thank tomhardingx123
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Tom for your very positive comments, much appreciated. Regards, Jim McCabe

Reviewed 30 January 2018

Who knew that lunch in the leafy confines of Foxrock is now brunch! Any way, I was there on Saturday for brunch with family. First things first, no, I didn't have a reservation! We seated and we had a very pleasant waitress who took our...More

Thank cmci101
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Hello. Thank you for your comments. We have always served brunch at weekends, so you can get the best of both worlds, breakfast or lunch! We also take reservations so that is why we would have asked you did you have one, no other reason....More

Reviewed 28 January 2018

Dropped in for a light lunch. My partner had turnip/parsnip soup which he enjoyed. I ordered a beef burger with fries. The fries were not crisp and lacked any flavour. The burger while very lean lacked flavour (possibly due to the lack of fat through...More

Thank Geraldine S
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Hello Geraldine. We pride ourselves on serving quality fresh food and our burgers are always extremely popular so it was disappointing to read your comments. We do not overdo the seasoning on some of our dishes because each customer has their own preference and we...More

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Always love The Gables. Very very consistent. James, John and their staff always make you welcome. Great wine selection. Food always good. Fun customers too!

3  Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I had lunch here with a friend on a last minute choice. Nice venue in Foxrock, not that much parking but it was Christmas period so what can you do. Its spacious with an old manor feel with a contemporary twist. The waitresses and staff...More

2  Thank Timoconnor65
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Hello Tim. Thank you for your kind comments. We now have a 52 space car park only 30 seconds away so parking should not be a problem in future. Regards, Jim McCabe

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

A top class evening where the staff could not have done more to facilitate a " surprise" Birthday Celebration. As a guest on the night I was greeted with the utmost courtesy by everyone I encountered. The restaurant had moved furniture to allow a super...More

4  Thank Joan B
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I was in Dublin for a couple of days and decided to visit some of the town centers in the suburbs. Foxrock is a small town South of Dublin. Quoting Independent.ie : "Foxrock has a reputation as South Dublin's most exclusive leafy village community." The...More

2  Thank Jerry T
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Went with 8 people for birthday brunch. Orders of fry ups pancakes burgers. All very tasty. Nice friendly staff. Roomy restaurant with full bar license. Lots of food choices. Highly recommended. Prices reasonable.

4  Thank Karl H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$47
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Gables 1 Torquay Road, Dublin D18, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 289 2174
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The Gables Restaurant & Tapas Bar, situated in the heart of Foxrock, is renowned for excellent food and outstanding wines with particular value between 5-7pm where wine prices start at only €10 per bottle. The Wine List is specially selected by restaurant owners Jim and John McCabe of McCabes Wines in Blackrock who have over 25 years experience in the trade. If beer is more your thing, there's Peroni, Guinness, Murphys and Heineken on draught and a great selection of speciality bottled beers. Open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and with free WiFi, The Gables is a popular all-day meeting place. There's live music on Thursdays and Friday Jazz (6.30-8.30pm) with Tapas every evening after 5pm. Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays is simply buzzing with life and a big hit with families. Dinner transforms the atmosphere to one of casual elegance featuring fresh fish, lamb, pork, chicken, aged beef and venison. All are cooked to perfection with a Mediterranean twist to create a feast for the eyes and nourishment for the soul by head chef Luis Casero.
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