Review on Roly's Bistro

The term 'bistro' gives no hint of the sheer scale of this remarkable operation. Forget candles, gingham cloths and intimate tκtes-ΰ-tκtes – Roly's has a kitchen brigade the size of two football teams, and it serves over 3,000 people every week as well as running an on-site bakery. This upbeat 200-seater is also one of the busiest venues of its kind in Dublin, yet – as the Irish Times remarked – 'the orchestration is so seamless'.

Dublin Bay prawn cocktail, fish pie, lamb's liver and bacon, and Knickerbocker Glory with peanut brittle strike a retro note, but there's a great deal more than nostalgia on offer here. The full menu also promises a real mixed bag of global flavours with the likes of Thai-spiced chicken wun tuns, goats' cheese fritters, an assiette of duck with ginger-scented broth and fillet of monkfish with a cassoulet of haricot beans and chorizo.

Pre-theatre meals (6.00-6.45pm, Mon-Thur) attract the crowds and the short, sensibly priced wine list offers around ten by the glass.

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Paul Cartwright & Hugh Hyland

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm
Dinner: 5.45 - 10.00pm

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Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Roly's Bistro

  • Pre theater meals
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 100 covers


Roly's Bistro
7 Ballsbridge Terrace
City of Dublin
County Dublin
D04 DT78

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