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Chameleon Restaurant

#53 of 1,979 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
South City Centre
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1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 671 0362
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16:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Sun 16:00 - 23:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything I go back to Chameleon I chastise myself for leaving it so long since my last visit. The food is outstandingly good. The shirt rib of beef in oarticular is just amazing. If that was all I could ever eat again, I'd probably be quite happy.

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1 Thank Libbyly
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and delighted to see you enjoyed the short Rib of Irish Beef, we can't wait to greet you again in the Chameleon. thanks from all the team Carol More 

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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an early evening dinner here with some friends. Food was absolutely delicious. Ordered a few different dishes for our table and had a bit of everything. The balance of flavours was outstanding. Poached prawns and short rib are a must. Pulled pork steamed buns were extremely tasty too. Very trendy beer selection. The staff were super friendly, welcoming and... More 

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Thank Graham W
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Graham we are delighted you enjoyed the evening and Kevin was thrilled to have you guys in the Chameleon, sorry I was not there myself to greet you. Have a great Christmas Carol More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended. Beautiful food, friendly & attentive staff. We will be back soon. We had the Java and Sumarta set menu options. Both delicious - especially loved the beef, lamb and cod tapas. Wine also fantastic

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Thank John C
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks John for taking the time to write your review, it means a lot to the team to get feedback and I will pass on your comments. Kind regards Carol More 

Dublin, Ireland
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself (vegan) and my partner (non vegan) wanted to celebrate our five year anniversary somewhere special in Dublin where we could both enjoy fantastic food. I asked on a Vegan Dining Out page on Facebook if anyone had any recommendations and The Chameleon came up several times as being fantastic and suitable for both of us. As a result, we... More 

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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this place just by chance it was a wonderful surprise. The food was so tasty and the the service given by all the team but specially by Sofia was outstanding. The atmosphere from the restaurant is very etnic but so confortable. For sure a place that i would recomend. Thank you

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Thank Rosario S
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and I will pass on your kind remarks to Sofia, we have a great team in the Chameleon and they really care about customer service. Hope to see you in again soon, Carol More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I Was there with customers and partners. We had 15 people with us and this place really rocked. Great food, good service and best atmosphere possible. Food is easy for big crowd. No need to worry that is there anything for everybody. All of us were really happy! Thank you!

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this ahead of an upcoming Indonesia trip to sample the food. Really enjoyed the grub and atmosphere here. The tapas themselves are quite small so they recommend around 4 or 5 dishes per person, which is great because it gives you a chance to taste more. We sat downstairs by the window and it was great for people... More 

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Maynooth, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right away I knew I was going to love this place. It's so cozy and the décor is very pretty. The staff was incredible so no complaints. The Food However is excellent. I keep coming back to try new things and have never been let down. Best Indonesian food I've ever had!

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Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and we are delighted you enjoyed us. Carol More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was having a Guinness in temple bar looking at reviews and picked this place. Was not disappointed the food was fantastic. The filled buns were to die for and the short rib of beef was the best I've ever had. All in all a very good meal

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Thank Andrew I
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this review

Delighted you dropped in to check us out, and Kevin will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed his buns it took a lot of work to get that recipe just right. Hope to see you again. Carol More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't fault the restaurant. Food is delicious. Service very friendly and efficient. Upstairs is very cosy and perfect for a group of friends! Tapas idea was a lovely alternative and we enjoyed the evening very much! Thanks for a lovely meal :) definetly recommend :)

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Thank louise o
Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Louise we really appreciate people who take time to write positive reviews, especially as we are quite hidden in Temple bar and we need people to spread the word. Hope to see you in again over the festive season, we will be open most days and on Christmas Eve lunch. Carol More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Asian, Indonesian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 23:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 671 0362
Description
Chameleon in Temple Bar is an intimate, ambient restaurant that specialises in Indonesian rice-table. Rice table (or rijst-tafel) is when the diner is served an array of sumptuous different dishes, at the same time, from confit of pork belly with star anise to free range chicken satay to our delicious desserts, all made in-house! Its almost like Indonesian tapas!Since opening in 1994, its owners, husband and wife team, Carol & Kevin have made a point in using as much locally sourced Irish produce as possible, including only using free range Irish chicken and locally caught, seasonal Irish fish.Chameleon is ideal for a romantic get together or indeed, for your birthday party or Christmas party, as they can cater for groups of up to 40 in our private dining rooms.Winning may awards over the years in 2013 the Chameleon was voted Best World Cuisine in Ireland by the highly acclaimed Restaurants Association of Ireland

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?