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Roly's Bistro

#80 of 2,004 Restaurants in Dublin
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7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 668 2611
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12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is always a great welcome awaiting us at Roly's. It is almost like meeting members of the family upon arrival. Dining Room staff are all efficient and attentive. The food is consistently good and we never leave feeling dissatisfied and we never know whom we might bump into there. Ten out of ten for Roly's Bistro. John and Mary... More 

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Thank Mary H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place. Excellet service, a very warm welcome as we walked through the door. Delicious and splendid food that really made an impression Do not pass this place by if you are in town.

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Thank Jocke H
Watford, United Kingdom
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386 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Roly's is one of those restaurants you have to visit when you go to Dublin. Booking is a must due to the popularity, especially among knowledgeable locals. We have been going there since it opened. The welcome is warm from friendly efficient staff, the food excellent and the drinks selection wide. The price is reasonable, given the quality. Well, well... More 

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Thank Kevin S
Harlow, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on a Sunday evening after a hectic rugby weekend. It's very close to Aviva Stadium and was recommended by our hotel. Even on a Sunday evening at 8.30pm, it was very busy. Food was good but the main course arrived a bit too quick for me. The lamb pie was delicious and the bread and butter pudding... More 

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Thank GillyT
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks you Rolys for a wonderful birthday lunch for our Dad yesterday. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was top class. Great atmosphere also. The staff really went above and beyond, we really appreciate them singing Happy Birthday while presenting Dad with his desert! A lovely surprise! The space beside the table for baby's pram was really helpful... More 

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Thank Aoife_S_12
Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food at Rolys as always. The service is fast and the staff are very frinedly, but make sure you make a reservation as it can be VERY busy.

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Thank travellingkids1315
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in the Ballsbridge Hotel, but didn't want breakfast there. Rory's was a great find. I had poached eggs, bacon & avocado, my husband had the full Irish. The service was fast and efficient, although our waitress would of benefited from a little smile! We loved the small atmosphere, compared to a large hotel breakfast it was perfect, and... More 

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Thank Kim P
Western Ireland, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Scallop with Oxtail Beignets were excellent followed by Veal chop one of our favourite meats which was the best we have ever eaten .... Roly's truly know how to cook & present both classic & innovative dishes .... We can't wait to return for yet another great dining experience. Staff are very friendly & helpful

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Thank Happydudette
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was at a business meeting for dinner. The food was good, however the service left a great deal to be desired. I think other tables received fine service, however we continually had to ask for service. We asked for the salad that I ordered, asked for another wine, dessert, and the check. Perhaps we were unlucky, but unless you... More 

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Thank Sully3219
Geneva, Switzerland
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this restaurant is walking distance from the Clayton Hotel where we were staying. It has a nice room upstairs with a cozy atmosphere, quality food and a much menu. We had a fish menu, and our friend a vegetarian dish...we enjoyed it as it was creative but light.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?