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The Restaurant by Johnnie Cooke

Brown Thomas | 88-95 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Dublin 0002, Ireland
+353 1 617 1163
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible6%
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“torte” (2 reviews)
“crab salad” (2 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 19:00All hours
European, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Brown Thomas | 88-95 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Dublin 0002, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fanatastic lunch before the rugby at the Aviva. Lovely restaurant by a top chef. We enjoyed a fantastic antipasti plate, mushroom and truffle oil pizza and calamari. All top notch. The Sicilian white wine was amazing. Highly recommended for lunch in Dublin. Lovely setting...More

Thank morganenright1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's was was nice but nothing to write home about. When I got the bill I have to look twice because it was the most expensive bill for a restaurant or cafe in a shopping area. There glass of house wine cost me 8 euros...More

1  Thank kenlyannemarie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting is very good, the service is better and the meal quality is outstanding. We had pasta with seafood it was one of the best ever. Wish I could dine there every day.

Thank Mamdouh M
Reviewed 29 October 2017

What a disappointing breakfast in "the Restaurant" in Brown Thomas yesterday (Sat 28th October 2017). For those of us who ordered Eggs Benedict the general consensus was that the eggs were cold and the Hollandaise sauce was both cold and not fresh. Poached eggs on...More

2  Thank BlackrockDublin2013
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Lovely meal; cracking environment; great drinks....slightly spotty service. Either the waiters are falling over themselves to attend to you or are ignoring you, 'be nice if they could get it somewhere in the middle. Also, change of shift time (i.e., breakfast to lunch transition) you're...More

1  Thank Fiona W
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I was just window shopping with my son we really needed a coffee, this was my first time in the store so I wasn't familiar with the eateries. We were sitted quiet quickly and got a shock when I took a first look at the...More

Thank rachel012
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Restaurant inside a department store. Pizza was edible, but maybe a step above frozen. Chicken was decent, Chips were good. Service was ok. It's away from the madness that is Grafton street, but there are many better options.

2  Thank Rob M
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We ate breakfast at JC's today. We were in early and the place was very quiet. The menu we were given I initially thought was a mistake as it has cocktail and dinner options, the menu contained a very small selection of brunch items and...More

2  Thank Tania A
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Great service, most attractive location top of Brown Thomas with good food and memories of the original Cookes Restaurant

2  Thank JohnHautz
Management response:Responded 26 July 2017

Dear John Hautz, Thank you very much for leaving us such a great review. We are delighted you enjoyed meal with us on your special day. We hope to welcome you soon again. Kind regards, Roderick Vastenburg Operations Manager

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This is usually a good place to eat solo. However today it was disappointing. Service was pleasant but haphazard. It took 4 attempts to get a glass of wine. The asparagus was 50% spring onion, masquerading as asparagus and the Americano coffee was served way...More

2  Thank JMBFDublin
Management response:Responded 26 July 2017

Dear JMBFDublin, Thank you for leaving us a review on trip advisor. I was disappointed to read we did not live up to your expectations. Since your visit we have done extensive staff training and have brought in a new coffee supplier who has since...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$27
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
09:30 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
09:30 - 20:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brown Thomas | 88-95 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, Dublin 0002, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 617 1163
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The Restaurant by Johnnie Cooke is located on the third floor and offers customers a unique blend of contemporary elegance and innovative food - all in the most enviable location in Dublin. Using the finest locally sourced fresh ingredients, Johnnie's philosophy is all about simple food bursting with flavour and colour.
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