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Thorntons Restaurant

#261 of 1,976 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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South City Centre
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Ardilaun Lodge 128 Saint Stephen's Green | Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 478 7008
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 12:30 - 14:00
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County Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch and I have to admit the food was excellent with a great service. Exactly what you expect from a fine dining restaurant.

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Thank ChristopherKar
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is unusual review as it is a homage to Dublin’s greatest restaurant which is no more. I have been dining off and on here for many years and this is/was my favourite restaurant. We spent the most amazing night here in August and once again had a most exceptional and magnificent culinary experience apart from the fermented egg which... More 

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Thank liamgwashere
Dublin, Ireland
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant, it's a pity they are closing :( Delicious food, amazing atmosphere, great chef.

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Thank Anna K
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

One of the best restaurant I had chance to have a meal. Great pitty they are closing it. I hope Kevin's Thorntons new restaurant will be unless as good as this one!

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Thank Tomasz K
Ireland
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775 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 610 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We enjoyed a memorable dinner occasion at this high quality restaurant. From the booking stage right to the end of the fine meal the staff were courteous, friendly and helpful throughout, all of which added to the experience. The five course tasting menu was inventive and delicious. With just about the right quantity in each, it left us feeling quite... More 

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Wow! A tasting menu made gluten free for us! No problem for the staff to create wonderful food with wine pairings that also matched our preferences in that category. I loved having descriptions of all that we ate and drank. I also enjoyed the spacing of courses...just enough time for good conversations. Definitely a lovely evening and a must do... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I arrived late and was welcomed and sat down at a lovely table. I decided to go for the tasting plate / degustation menu and wine matching. I was not disappointed, perfect timing between dishes, wine and conversations with staff. The young sommelier was excited about her choices and enthusiastic in telling me about the wine's she had been allowed... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A fine dining experience that is not for those who like substantial portions. The emphasis is on top quality ingredients put together superbly. The result is food with incredible flavours served by friendly informative staff. Well worth a visit if you are seeking something different.

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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Good ambiance, easy to hold conversation. Set menu....no greens as sn option. Seeet start. Too sweet for me. Extraq small portions. I am 60+ and works for me....but the portions are extremely small. No options for main course and pigon would not be my choice. Maybe Quale, maybe Prtridge. Bill added service charge is avainst my believe. It should be... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

4th visit to Thorntons over the years and the most disappointing. Booked this before hearing of planned closure. Despite charging €75 pp (excluding wine), there was No Choice offered on the menu (even on a Saturday night). 5 course fixed menu only option available, take it or leave it. Food very underwhelming, pigeon as main course not to my taste... 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$53 - US$133
Cuisine
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Thursday
12:30 - 14:00
Friday
12:30 - 14:00
Saturday
12:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ardilaun Lodge 128 Saint Stephen's Green | Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 478 7008
Description
Thornton's Restaurant is an award winning Michelin starred restaurant located in the heart of Dublin City overlooking the leafy expanse of St Stephen's Green.
Innovative and exquisite cuisine, presentation referred to as 'artwork on a plate' and service often compared to a theatrical performance make for a truly memorable experience at Thornton's Restaurant.
There is attention to detail in every aspect of the experience, from the intricate food through to the impressive wine list and professional service. Our changing menu reflects the seasonal and local produce available to us and underpins our passion for reigniting the importance of the seasons. Working closely with our providers that supply us with the highest quality of ingredients, we can ensure that our produce is ethically sourced, sustainable and most importantly the best we can obtain.
Head Chef and Proprietor Kevin Thornton is widely regarded as Ireland's best chef. Having featured in everything from the Irish Times to the New York Times, Thornton's is celebrated as one of the best restaurants in Ireland and is also internationally commended.

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