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Silk Road Cafe

#204 of 2,013 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Chester Beatty Library | Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 407 0770
10:00 - 16:45
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Sun 13:00 - 16:45
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:45
Sat 11:00 - 16:45
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an unanticipated style of food but lovely. A good selection of Mediterranean food available in large and small portions. Service a bit inefficient but staff friendly and helpful. It is set in one of the most wonderful museums in Dublin that houses a priceless collection of European, Persian and far eastern treasures. Give it half a day of... More 

Thank Noelle M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here straight from the airport as I'm on a very short business trip, the vegetarian moussaka was delicious, portion sizes are huge (I had a half portion which is the same as abnormal meal elsewhere).

Thank Kerry-Mae D
Dunboyne, Ireland
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The array of dishes presented in the Silk Road Cafe is an adventerous person's delight. Both savoury and sweet tastes are accommodated for. We just had the soup and brown bread on the day we lunched and both were excellent. However, we vowed to return in a hungry mood. We finished off with a side-plate of 5 mini sweet treats.... More 

Thank EJMeath2015
San Diego, California
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch with friends on a Saturday...the food was very good, healthy and tasty...but, if you want service go somewhere else...the staff does not know "multi task"...lovely setting...

Thank Linda F
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent visit the food was delicious service Was excellent. Great location library well worth a visit and lovely atmosphere.

Thank reallywannatravel
Mons, Belgium
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534 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

What a delicious assortment of Middle Eastern foods. There are several hot entrées to try and all are accompanied by a variety of interesting salads. I opted for the falafel with hummus and of course the salads. So fresh and flavorful. Yum!

Thank Zosia B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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168 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

My aunt brought me here for lunch and tour of the museum and wow it was great. A selection of really great middle eastern food to fit the theme. The staff was very helpful including helping my wife navigate from allergy issues which normally would have been very problematic with ME food. But everything turned out great. Even if you... More 

Thank David M
Leuven, Belgium
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Gezellig plekje, volop tussen de locals. Lekker eten waarmee je zeker een dag toekomt, aan democratische prijzen. 11,95 euro voor een volledige maaltijd, 6 euro voor een "half bord" (dat eigenlijk overeenkomt met een gewone maaltijd). Cousy place, with a lot of locals (didn't see much tourists). Good food at great prices. A full meal costs 11.95 euro, and you... More 

Thank Latika1111
Hong Kong
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421 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Great cafe inside the Chester Beatty Librrary premises, Various meat/veg dishes, salads. Good value and friendly.

Thank TempleofPeace
Dublin, Ireland
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Had a really lovely afternoon tea in the Silk Road. It had a middle eastern theme and makes a nice change from the usual scones and sandwiches. We ate everything which was served to us and we also had a glass of wine which was part of our deal. The fact that we had purchased the Afternoon Tea on a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 13
Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:45
10:00 - 16:45
10:00 - 16:45
10:00 - 16:45
10:00 - 16:45
10:00 - 16:45
11:00 - 16:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chester Beatty Library | Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 407 0770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?