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Roly's Bistro

#228 of 2,104 Restaurants in Dublin
₱₱ - ₱₱₱French, Irish, European
7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 668 2611
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“kerry lamb” (30 reviews)
“thai fish cakes” (26 reviews)
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French, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had 3 course lunch here recently . 2 memorable dishes - the confit duck main course was excellent and the lemon and lime tart for dessert also excellent . Nice room , good staff - would recommend .

Thank CJC30
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Four of our family came all the way to Dublin to see Ed Sheeran from Huddersfield. To round off our fab weekend we booked a table at Roly’s. What fantastic food. Shout out to the manager Khan and the rest of the staff who couldn’t...More

Thank larmitage5
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came with a tour and selected from a fixed menu. I had a tortellini with ricotta and spinach which was first rate while my wife had the chicken which she enjoyed. Everyone seemed pleased with their meal and little was left on the plates....More

Thank GlennAndrewToronto
Reviewed 6 days ago

I can never really resist a bargain voucher from Menupages, especially when the venue is the iconic Rolys. As a result, my wife and I were back there today clutching a voucher for a three-course lunch for two for €32 when the normal price would...More

Thank Gretry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the three course lunch here recently. Explained that I was in a hurry. I had gorgeous Thai fish cakes to start, followed by fish goujons seeved with baby potatoes, carrot and cabbage. I followed this with a chocolate brownie sundae. There was a selection...More

Thank IrishA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a family meal here for a group of 14 including children. We ate downstairs in a private booth. Food was excellent, staff were top class. Couldn’t fault in any way. If you’re ever in Ballsbridge give Rolys a go, you won’t be disappointed

Thank Coloonatic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very relaxed here. We had 7 children in our group and the food was very good. They gave the children proper food with nothing frozen or deep fried. Service was great and they have a club card which earns points and gives you...More

Thank kikidunne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Rolys quite a few times and was never 100% pleased with it until this time. So, to give credit where it is due - the menu offered me enough variety to choose from (frequently for starters there are too many fish...More

Thank Mairéad A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ignore the sign outside - we went in for breakfast at about 10.30 and were turned away rather snootily saying we were too late. So we went across the street where we had a lovely breakfast with welcoming service

Thank Andy_M_2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting Dublin you must visit Roly's Bistro for a meal. You will need to book in advance as they are always busy and make sure you ask for a table upstairs. You will not be disappointed the food, service and overall experience...More

Thank wallylongden
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$49
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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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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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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