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Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel | Stillorgan Road, Dublin ie, Ireland
+353 1 218 6000
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Kitchener, Canada
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is on the lower floor and is the breakfast area in the morning but goes through a remarkable transformation to be an Italian restaurant in the evening. Service was very good, food portions excellent, and the meals really had a bit of flair. Not ridiculously expensive for a hotel restaurant, either. A nice selection of choices from pastas... More 

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Thank BuzzieFamily
Ennis, Ireland
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134 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Family dinner during a stay at the hotel turned out to be a lovely experience. The food is top class especially the fish dishes but our vegetarian daughters also plenty of options and the staff were most helpful in assisting them. The restaurant is broken into a number of small sections with low ceilings and one section with a view... More 

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Thank Discoverireland
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I had a lovely experience at the Talavera during my stay at the Radisson Blue St Helen. The menu was short but had the right mix of dishes. I started with Crispy Squid which was lovely and I followed it with Risotto ai Frutti di Mare which was full of fish in silky rice with lovely flavour. I finished off... More 

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Thank Mary M
Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Giancarlo Anselmi was 'on' tonight (I asked), as akin to the book by Patrick Suskind about a boy with an innate ability to smell, taste, and assimilate nuances, contrasts and poetry; there was something ephemeral about the welcome of the food to the palate, and the lasting longings from the previous course to the next. The Bruschetta was simply the... More 

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Thank Gourmand B
Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We highly recommend the La Talavera. We're regular fine diners and found this restaurant to be very fine in appearance and quality. The food was fantastic and the staff we're very friendly and welcoming. There was an all round high class environment. With special thanks specifically to Claudia. She defined for me all the exemplary qualities I hope to fine... More 

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1 Thank James N
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I had very low expectations of a hotel restaurant, but this was amazing. I ordered the chicken dish as chicken is hard to ruin even in a hotel, but - wow - it really was spectacular with its juiciness and the range of spices. I think this might be somewhere to visit even if you're not staying in the hotel.... More 

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1 Thank MichaelDowlingDublin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The service from beginning to end was brilliant. They took the booking (for 20 people) and took care to make sure that they had all the details - amount of children etc. We were shown the table in the restaurant were we would be seated and it was very nice. However, they called us back and said that we could... More 

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1 Thank Oisin F
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130 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a special new years eve celebration package at this hotel and it included a family dinner at this nice restaurant. Overall, it was ok. The food was nice but wasn't worth the money that we paid for. Initially, we were told that it was going to be a 5 course dinner... but by 5 they meant a little... More 

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Thank Timur S
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Had dinner twice here and loved it. The pulling porking burger was exceptional and so was the choice of dessert . Their food portions are good too.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I found the menu quite limited which was a shame, dessert was nice, the cream brulee but the main was disappointing. Fairly average pasta, a bit so-so. I have had better Italian & it is one of my favourite foods.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$45
Cuisine
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel | Stillorgan Road, Dublin ie, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 218 6000
Description
Looking for an authentic Italian experience in South County Dublin? Have you tried talavera? Enjoy simple, fresh, quality ingredients that are combined to delight your senses. Our Head Chef for the past 17 Giancarlo Anselmi is regularly be seen in the restaurant, ready to answer your culinary questions or to give tips and advise your Italian holiday. Choose from a wide range of wines selected for you and available by the glass. talavera offers you the ideal setting for you and your guests to relax and enjoy good times. Call our Restaurant Manager, Alfredo Marcelli to book your favourite table now! Food is served daily from 5.30 - 10 pm. The early bird menu starts at €20 for two courses. Located in the beautiful Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel, with complimentary parking.

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