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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.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $41
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
French, Irish, European
FEATURES
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Myself & my family were in Rolys last weekend for my 50th birthday dinner. It was fabulous. The food was stunning. Kahn & his team looked after us so well. Rolys is consistently excellent with top notch food & 5 star service.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It has been a long time since I ate here and it will be a long time before I go back. We were greeted today by a grumpy host and waited on by grumpy table staff. The food order was incorrect and the food was...only average.. I asked for the bill which came promptly but my change never arrived. Funny, they must have thought it was a tip!! This place has really changed and not for the good. They have a take out coffee bar which crowded the area into the restaurant terrace . The terrace was too busy with tables squashed into every available floor space. They need to do better especially with all those Christmas lunches just around the corner. It doesn’t cost anything to be nice!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My dinner consisted of Dublin Bay Prawn Bisque- rich in flavor, brilliant Lamb and Rosemary Pie and a homemade White Chocolate and Chocolate Brownie Cheese Cake. Taste sensations. Excellent solicitous service.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was staying in Ballsbridge on a wet Sunday morning. Tried this local cafe to gain shelter from the rain. Loved it! The porridge with berries and honey came in a beautiful bowl. Very filling with freshly squeezed orange juice. Menu was amazing overall with lots...of hot breakfast options. You'll be spoiled for choice. Would definitely eat there again on my next tripMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Ticknock, Other at Roly's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Colette S, glad we brought some warmth and nourishment to your damp Sunday morning. Indeed we are delighted with our new Terrace Restaurant. Tom C, Roly's

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dined here with my family recently and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. All of the food was first class and everybody thoroughly enjoyed their meal. It may not be cheap, but it represents excellent value, such is the quality on offer. Good, well...balanced wine offering and both the Red and White which we ordered were top notch. The service was superb and the manager, Kahn, not only made sure we were happy but went above and beyond, to make a family occasion extra special with some really nice personal touches. All of our party left feeling really well looked after. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Ticknock, Owner at Roly's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Putridparrot, very kind of you to take the time to review. The Team and Khan will be well pleased. However most important is that you all enjoyed your time in Roly's. Paul Cartwright, Director, Roly's

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food tastes great. Service was very good. We were upstairs and meals were served timely. It is a bit pricey but we enjoyed it. The kids enjoyed their meals. Would recommend.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a meal here while we were in Dublin visiting the Horse Show and the food was delicious and service was fantastic! I would highly recommend this bistro for a meal.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022

Roly's never fails to impress. We recently had a very enjoyable evening there. I had the Kerry Lamb Pie and it was so flavoursome with just the right quantity of tender lamb pieces. My husband had the Dublin Bay Prawns and said that they were...beautiful and perfectly cooked! We shared a dessert of Brambly Apple Pie and a cheeseboard thereafter. The Fig and Pear Chutney complimented the cheeses so well. Beautiful ambiance and service. It never fails!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Ticknock, Owner at Roly's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2022

Thank you Denise C, We are very pleased that you both enjoyed your dinner at Roly's. We will let Chef know. Best from Ballsbridge, Tom C

Reviewed July 17, 2022

Lovely meal on the Terrace at Roly's last night - celebrating our daughter's birthday - made very special by the wonderful Milana whose service was above and beyond expectations! Food was delicious and drinks were perfect. We had an overall gem of an evening that...we won't forget and we will definitely be back again in the very near future. Keep doing what you're doing Milana and Roly's - it's a real treat to dine with you.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Ticknock, Owner at Roly's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2022

Thank you Jack M - great to read. We shall let Milana know - she will be well pleased. Tom C, Roly's

Reviewed July 14, 2022 via mobile

We visited in April to celebrate a birthday and as the experience was so good we decided to book for our wedding. We visited to sample different options from the set menu and were treated so well. For our wedding dinner our meal was beautiful....Our guests could not stop complimenting everything. The food, staff, setting and service is excellent and they made our wedding dinner so easy to coordinate and made our day really special. Thank you to all at Rolys.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 7, 2022 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous restaurant! My niece had her baby shower here recently and the food was amazing and the staff were so professional and friendly. The Manager even took a group photo, had it printed off on top of their menu with the date of the...occasion and gave copies to us to keep as a souvenir! It was a really lovely touch and something to remember her day. Couldn’t recommend Rolys highly enough ❤️👍More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 6, 2022

Me and my friend had 3 course dinner yesterday as a part of early birthday celebration and my new job . It’s simply yummy ,excellent choices and great food ❤️👏I just wanted to Thank you chef for the delicious food. All staff were friendly and...professional. Thank you Khan, Lisa,Neil &the team Roly’s for the invitation. Khan thank you so much for the great surprise. It made my day! Highly recommend & Will be back soon.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022

I eat out at least twice a week and without doubt this is the worst meal I have ever had. The food was tasteless and bland which was a terrible pity as the setting on the terrace was gorgeous. Also the welcoming staff and duty...manager were totally disinterested in their jobs. She really was condescending when I complained eventhough I insisted on paying for my meal. Will definitely not return.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022 via mobile

Trading too much on tradition I think. Great service, nice room, best wine prices in Dublin. But the food is not up to scratch. Chicken liver pate too dense and strong, hake dish bland, lamp pie tasty but veg over cooked. Great cheesecake though ‘

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022 via mobile

Excellent service as usual and delicious food. The set lunch menu (weekend) is terrific value I had fishcakes and chicken as well as the yum cheesecake. Special shout-out to our waitress Rachel, top notch!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Kieran o
November 4, 2021|
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Thank you Kieran O, yes our new Terrace Restaurant on the ground-floor is fully wheelchair accessible. Our Bistro restaurant on the first floor is not wheelchair accessible. Thank you, Team Roly's
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Thank you Egle R, Very good of you to get in touch - this is one of our usual salads on the salad bar. Do pop in when next nearby and we will be happy to replace. We respect of course individual tastes and if the pasta... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Roly's Bistro

Yes, Roly's Bistro offers takeout services.

Roly's Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4