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Thorntons Restaurant - CLOSED

Ardilaun Lodge 128 Saint Stephen's Green | Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 478 7008
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good15%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (46 reviews)
“souffle” (7 reviews)
“petit fours” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
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Irish, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Ardilaun Lodge 128 Saint Stephen's Green | Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 384 reviews

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...More

Thank Eavan W
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Went here with my brother. We had the tasting menu. Every course was brilliant and the paired wines were perfect. Great service and atmosphere. The dessert was Apple 7 ways which for me was the stand out dish.

Thank ynnoj1
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Ate in this restaurant in August this year,it was a special occasion soi thought this would be an ideal venue to celebrate.The ambiance was good and the staff very pleasant but the cost was rediculous.The food was artistically presented but this in itself could not...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I booked the restaurant for my wife's bday and on arrival we were greeted by wonderful staff.i must note that staff attention to detail and service was exceptional. We were offered wither the 5 course tasting embittered or the 7 course and we both opted...More

Thank padsywack
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I booked the 7 course tasting menu for my boyfriend and i, which left us utterly deflated. We enjoy eating in different restaurants and were excited to experience Kevin's gastronomic creations. I now understand why he lost a Michelin star and perhaps addressing "constructive" feedback...More

Thank Orla W
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Easy to find on St Stephens Green. The restaurant is upstairs with a elegant modern decor. The resturant was busy for a Saturday Lunch which provided a nice atmosphere. The lunch menu was set with three choices for each course. Our lunch started with crispy...More

Thank KillineyBay
Thornton's R, Front Office Manager at Thorntons Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a flattering review - I am very happy you enjoyed your Birthday lunch with us at Thornton's. We hope to welcome you to Thornton's again in the near future.

Reviewed 21 August 2016

Wow, wow and wow, great place to celebrate. And we did celebrate our wonderful tour throughout Ireland, the good weather, the puffins and the good food. Beeing here on the last night of the trip was the best choice we could have made, it was...More

Thank IbnBatutta3000
Thornton's R, Front Office Manager at Thorntons Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Hi there, Thank you kindly for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Your kind words are very flattering - We are delighted you had such a great experience dining at Thornton's, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in Ireland....More

Reviewed 18 August 2016

Father's day lunch (on a Saturday) with my daughters. The decor is mostly done by the chef - from his world-class photography to a bronzed statue of a tunafish skeleton. Every now and cranny is worth your attention in this amazing space. The food was...More

Thank Rowan M
Thornton's R, Front Office Manager at Thorntons Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Hi Rowan, Thank you ever so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write. I am very pleased you and your family had a wonderful experience with us at Thornton's. It is lovely to know that you enjoyed every little detail...More

Reviewed 8 August 2016

Having eaten in all of the Michelin starred restaurants in Dublin I was keen to eat at Thornton's to see why it had lost it's Michelin star. I had been following the restaurant's twitter feed for quite some time and the shared photos of their...More

1  Thank dbfq
Reviewed 7 August 2016

So pleased we visited. The food was lovely. The wine list in our opinion was quite limited but we obviously found a bottle we fancied. Really enjoyable.

1  Thank Jilllian
Thornton's R, Front Office Manager at Thorntons Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Hi Jillian, We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to Thornton's - thank you kindly for taking the time to write your lovely comments. We do hope to welcome you to Thornton's again in the near future.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 61 - US$ 153
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Thursday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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
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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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