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Roly's Bistro

#80 of 2,007 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 668 2611
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Stratford, Canada
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Picked Roly's based on tripadvisor reviews. It worked out great. Excellent food and impeccable service. I visited twice in one week. I had Traditional Kerry Lamb one night and 1o oz Irish Hereford Beef the second time (from the Prix Fixe menu). Warning - the vegetable side dishes are huge and can be shared!

1 Thank drhaller
Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Beautiful evening, Beautiful food in a Beautiful Restaurant. One small problem -tables very close together so quite noisy at times !

1 Thank FrankMurphy39
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

One of my favourite spots around town offering excellent quality food for breakfast, lunch and evening dinner. My favourite starter here has to be the Prawn Bisque served with a small shot of brandy. You will also have to leave some room for dessert, my favourite is the Chocolate selection.

Thank David G
1 review
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly professional - I was cold and mentioned to waiter - fan switched down and he checked few times if I was then okay. I am an inspector in my line of work and I would rate my experience very highly. Thank you for providing a very good service.

Thank BerTahy
Boston, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Food was excellent, the place was clean, neat, and busy. The service was very friendly but a bit slow. We enjoyed it and went twice during our 5 night stay in a nearby hotel. Their baked pastries looked excellent, and the main restaurant seemed quite busy. Prices very reasobke. Would go again.

Thank Ed F
Dublin, Ireland
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417 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 730 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Onthe ground floor of this quite good restaurant is a great little breakfast spot. I think they do healthy things, but the greasy spoon rashers, eggs and sausages is really the business. The staff are a bit 'over' detached, like they are a bit resentful of doing breakfast, but the grub is good. Maybe the staff have warmed up since... More 

3 Thank 34210king
Cork, Ireland
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Despite being very busy our food was serve very quickly and was delicious. If I lived in Dublin I would be in every day.

Thank Stephen W
Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Roly's is consistently good and I enjoy coming here (which I have done for around 8 years now) Staff always very efficient & friendly in my experience especially those that deal with the take away counter

Thank Haynes10
Charlottesville, Virginia
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

This is a small, casual restaurant. I'd say coffee shop but the food is too good for that label. We were there for breakfast. Great scones, sausages, and Irish toast. Service started rough but once our order was in it moved quickly. As we were leaving they were prepping for lunch. It looked wonderful though we did not get a... More 

1 Thank VirginiaFarmer
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 3 July 2015

I have been going to Roly's on and off for many years as I used to work in Clyde Road. I always enjoy it and chose it as the venue for my 60th birthday five years ago and two small retirement lunches recently. I am delighted to have the opportunity to put my thoughts in writing.

Thank Kate M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?