Drury Buildings

Drury Buildings

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 23:30
Mon
12:00 - 23:30
Tue
12:00 - 23:30
Wed
12:00 - 23:30
Thu
12:00 - 23:30
Fri
12:00 - 23:30
Sat
12:00 - 23:30
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
Irish, European, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
features
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
Drury Buildings is an owner operated award winning Cocktail Bar, Restaurant and Venue in the heart of Dublin city centre.Above the bar is our lounge and dining room. This cosy and relaxing space set over two floors of the building is perfect if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of town and relax with a great bottle of wine, a cocktail and graze on our small plates and boards.Our menu is specially crafted to suit the taste buds of all guests while also ensuring that there is enough variety to cater to different dietary requirements.Our kitchen is a tapas-style cuisine that adds an element of fun and also encourages socializing, with a sharing-style menu.‘We never stop creating, we never stop evolving’
CUISINES
Irish, European, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles438 reviews
Excellent
183
Very good
113
Average
66
Poor
42
Terrible
34
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Livingintuscany
Canton of Geneva252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Second time we eat here and I love the food, the combination of flavors, good quality ingredients, cooked well. I had the truffle pasta, my partner had fish, we were both very pleased. Deserts are always a treat too. We had a lovely dark haired waitress serving us, she was super professional. I did notice that not all wait staff are of the same caliber which may pose problematic. Highly recommend all the same.
Written 7 January 2020
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Elizabeth G
Dublin113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 couples
From the moment we walked in we were greeted with a friendly smile. The waiters and waitresses that looked after our table were so attentive and very helpful with deciding on what to order. The food was absolutely delicious too. Absolutely recommend for a date night or a girls night. Thanks guys
Written 14 August 2020
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Medb R
London1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
It's been hard to find a place that can sustain a great atmosphere and service during Covid, but Drury Buildings has that in spades, especially on the balcony and terrace. We were looked after by the absolutely fantastic Bogdan, who kept us refreshed for the evening, and always made us feel comfortable and welcome. While we only had the bar snacks, they were delicious and extra effort was made for even these small bites. Arranging the hummus and carrots like a cocktail was an especially nice touch! Will be back again and hope to eat more off the great menu.
Written 22 July 2020
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DublinLouphil
Dublin45 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 friends
We went for brunch at 11.30am so we were expecting a brunch menu but the menu now is a selection of small and large plates. They previously had a brunch menu with French toast eggs etc but not anymore. We ordered chicken wings prawns and scampi and a portion of chips to share the portions are very small for the price. The deserts are ridiculously overpriced €8.50 for a small brownie! The staff obviously dont know how to use the coffee machine we ordered a flat white and a latte and got two milky lukewarm coffees. Very disappointing we wont be back
Written 7 December 2020
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travellover197976
Rome16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
Considering the current Covid-19 situation I was very surprised that none of the wait nor kitchen staff were wearing face masks. While the waiter was extremely friendly and attentive, I felt quite vulnerable as he reached over us to serve us. I think if the staff had worn face masks I would have felt far more comfortable during lunch. Lastly, the 5 Dublin bay prawns for €11 were a bit of a shock.
Written 3 August 2020
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Cmarie
Dublin4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 couples
Very disappointed with this place. We came for dinner and sat in the courtyard area in the evening time which was very cold once the sun goes in. The food was the worst I’ve had in a long time. We ordered 7 small plates. The steak was cold, the hummus and veg plate was a plate of hummus with 4 carrot sticks in it. The smoked salmon seemed like it had been sitting out fir a while and I don’t know what happened to the parmigiana it was possibly frozen and had been reheated. The drinks and food are quite expensive at €13 per cocktail it’s more expensive than the rest of Dublin and the drinks are good/okay. Not worth €13. When we told the server a lot of the food was cold she refunded some of the plates which was a very nice gesture and they couldn’t have been nicer about it. I would not recommend coming here however, ridiculously bad food and overpriced drinks.
Written 2 July 2021
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JTS
Dublin2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
Myself and my girlfriend have been visiting Drury buildings for the last few years, it’s an incredibly consistent spot, great food, great drinks menu, well priced and you can see it in the low turnover of staff. Whenever we go we are always well look after by the staff, Lucas especially is a top class waiter who genuinely cares about his customers. Couldn’t recommend highly enough for any occasion, casual, last minute, formal, date, family, etc.
Written 16 December 2020
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Cathy M
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
Food was good and came reasonably quickly. However service was appalling. We were shown to our table then completely ignored. It was 20 minutes before we were given menus. We placed our order then had to ask the waiter twice to bring our wine during the next 30 minutes only to be told it was on its way. We were told ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and ‘you are not the only table here’ very unprofessional especially as the restaurant was only about 60% full at that point and he seemed to be more interested in setting an adjacent table for a large group than getting our wine! The food arrived, then the wine! Really disappointed as the restaurant was highly recommended to us. It kind of spoilt our enjoyment as we had to complain to the waiter who then ignored us and got someone else to serve us. It may not be his fault, perhaps he was poorly trained?!
Written 24 December 2022
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Amanda
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 couples
Wonderful service, we stayed outside to enjoy the sun, the environment seemed very busy, attentive but busy staff. Lucas served us the best he could, making us feel special by offering a table inside once it started to get cold. We hadn't asked to move, but with his initiative and care, we decided to extend our stay a little longer. Great food, delicious drinks and even better service. We'll be back next time.
Written 5 April 2022
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Jay S
7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
First off food was good, no complaints. However the service was shocking. We had a booking for 4 people, as this in a tapas style restaurant that meant we ordered around 12-14 dishes. When food started arriving the table was filling up, we asked the waiter if they could hold off in bringing any more out until we had a chance to clear a few dishes. We were told ‘no’, we asked if it was already cooked could the just keep it warm in the kitchen, we were told ‘no’ and told we should speak to the manager. In the space of 5 min all of our ordered items had arrived, table was packed, and food was starting to go cold, this is not the way tapas should be served. The manager came to the table, we informed him what had happened and what we had asked for, he listened but that was it, he may as well have shrugged his shoulders. While the food was good, the service really put us off the restaurant. For clarity this was a Saturday night (9:30pm booking) in early February, the restaurant was not busy with many empty tables visible. From a previous experience of dining there with my partner (similar result of all food arriving at once) we did ask if we could order some dishes and then order more, we were told no, as the kitchen was closing.
Written 21 February 2023
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Whiteheat92
Dublin4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
Went for brunch here, looked at the menu and made my decision and then to be told they didn't have what was on the menu, surely the 15 minutes that we were seated one of the four waiting staff could have informed us what they didn't have on the menu. Ordered croquettes which were cold in the middle, and didn't consist of any jalapeños and also served on an extremely sweet bought in tomato relish (which is not stated on the menu) even though the waitress argued with me that it did say tomato relish on the menu. Ordered "crispy" pork belly, this was inedible and extremely fatty and chewy. The service was extremely poor, and staff did not service check us throughout the meal. I would not recommend this restaurant.
Written 3 April 2024
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Magdalena W
County Dublin4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
My sisters and I went for a treat. We had no booking but we got a table without off time which was great. Food was superb, we all loved idea of sharing and nibbling of variety of dishes. My sister had margarita in Rocks and we had some wine which was very pleasant . I really liked the atmosphere, and the service. I like to come back to this place it never disappoints.
Written 11 December 2020
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Fearghal C
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 couples
We went to Drury Buildings, drinks were good but we received our food within 3 minutes of ordering. Everything had clearly been microwaved and most of the portions were extremely small. We were extremely disappointed as this is a nice venue but the food is 1 star standard!
Written 6 December 2020
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retired2315
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 business
Dreadful service. Ordered a simple sharing platter of cheese and asked for some focaccia- it was extra and came an hour late. The cheese was bland and no variety. Just a disappointing experience, wouldn’t go back.
Written 7 June 2023
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boruthedog
174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 family
We stopped here for snacks and a drink while in the city. The location is perfect, close to the centre but away from the huge Grafton Street crowds. Staff were all extremely friendly and efficient and there is a good choice of tapas type items on the menu. Everything we had was excellent. There is also an extensive wine list with plenty of options by the glass. Shall definitely return!
Written 20 August 2023
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