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Patrick Guilbaud is one of Ireland’s most celebrated chefs and his well-regarded restaurant is high on the list of any serious foodie. He has run a tig...
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Two MICHELIN Stars: Excellent cooking, worth a detour!
Extremely comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
French, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit; the first being several years ago. It's as excellent as ever. The ambiance is elegant and perfect for a long, quiet evening. The cuisine is top-notch. The foie gras starter is delectable (the pickled cherry is a great complement). My...pigeon was perfection.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely the place to eat if you're feeling flush in Dublin. Situated within the iconic Merrion Hotel, the restaurant is adorned with very fine works by internationally acclaimed artists... despite the rather gauche decor. But of course it's all about the food and the hospitality,...which is second to none. My scallops starter and beef main were sublime.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my wife had 4 courses from the a la carte menu. My wife had the lobster ravioli which had a very good taste. Maybe not the best ravioli I have had. I had the suckling pig croquette. This was nice but not the...most harmonious dish. The suckling pig taste appeared to be lost. We both had sole with artichoke and hazelnut. The sole had excellent taste and texture and superbly well cooked. The meat dish was even better. My wife had the the fillet of beef. This had disc of potato sitting on mushroom on the beef. The taste of everything was excellent. The beef had wonderful taste and texture. I had the squab pigeon which had wonderful taste and texture with a glorious sauce. The desserts were even better. I had the chocolate tart with bourbon vanilla ice cream. This was superb. There was a very thin disc of caramelised sugar on the chocolate. This was a beautiful harmonious dish. My wife had the rum baba which had fantastic soft moist texture and a wonderful taste. The petit fours and coffee were excellent. A really enjoyable meal. Probably one of the 5 or 6 best meals I have had and I have dined at a couple of famous 3 star Michelin restaurants in France.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us had dinner here on Sept 11,food was sensational, service excellent, great ambience,and fabulous wine list

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Keeping it short - visit and you will not regret it. The restaurant is beautiful, the food stunning and the service world class. We have dined here on a few occasions and it never fails put a smile on your face and in your heart!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 9 September 2021

We decided to push the boat out and visit our first 2 Michelin star restaurant (having been to a few 1 star places). I had read somewhere that the first star is usually awarded based on the food and the second star influenced by the...service. Not sure how true that is but the service itself was theatre but not without its faults. We had decided on the tasting menu in advance and were looking forward to the surprises contained within and for the most part each dish was tasty well displayed and always interesting. It would take too long to go through every dish but just to mention a couple of the highlights and a bit of a lowlight. The highlights for us were the tomato dish which is probably the prettiest plate of food we have ever seen like a painting. Another highlight was the squab pigeon with quite surprisingly a big bowl of creamy mash potato. The dish of the night for me thought was the sole with artichoke, which had a delicious light texture while the sauce itself was very very good. A lowlight and just not for me was the foie gras, I have eaten it before and have no problem with it but for whatever reason the texture of this was extremely fatty (apart from the outside where it was seared). The texture was like eating a piece of fat and not enjoyable at all. Onto the service, as mentioned it was like theatre but the ball was dropped in the final act. Throughout the meal the service had been good with the offering of a glass of champagne at arrival throughout each dish as they explained what each was an answered any questions we had when we couldn't identify a component. Where we had an issue is just before the first desert, we felt we were waiting quite a while but figured they were giving us a chance to digest the previous dishes but became concerned when we noticed other people (who had started the tasting menu after us) getting their deserts. We gave it another couple of minutes with no reaction from the staff. After another while we had to actually call to someone and ask them what was going on, he in fairness rushed over to the boss and raised it and our desert duly arrived. No problem these things happen but what annoyed me is that there was no apology or even acknowledgment that this happened. I would expect that from any normal restaurant let alone one that prides itself on service (and for the most part should). As an example this happened later in the week as well (are we just unlucky) and the second restaurant were very apologetic and offered us free drinks to make up for it, a very simple and elegant gesture. Now onto the cost, I wont go into how much everything was as of course the price is shown on the website for the tasting menu, it was more the expense of the other parts particularly the wine that drove the costs up even higher. When I sit down and think about the whole experience I am very happy we did it as the food and service for the most part was amazing and something to talk about. Overall I would say I dont think I would return mainly as I feel you can get and we did food just as good (sometimes better in my opinion) from other 1 star restaurants but at more then half the cost. If the additional cost is for the service then I felt it wasn't worth it. But the food itself which is the main thing was extremely good.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 September 2021

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud gives you the full 2 star Michelin experience - from the beautiful, inventive courses to the synchronised and attentive service staff. From the moment you enter the restaurant, you know the place is all about the premier tier of French fine dining....Very reminiscent of La Gavroche. In terms of courses, the stand out for me was the breads and desserts. They were some the finest I have experienced. The main course of fillet steak that I had wasn’t quite up to the standard I expect of a 2 star restaurant and the balance of some of the dishes could have been better with more veg. If you’re into your protein and less greens - this is the place for you. The only reasons this place isn’t getting 5 stars from me is the price relative to the quality. I’ve dined at top tier Michelin starred restaurants in London and the for the price of Patrick Guilbaud, I’d be expecting similar levels of perfection. Bottom line though - this is an excellent restaurant and definitely worth experiencing if you want hugh quality, Michelin star cuisine in Dublin.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 September 2021

Stephane and his team are on their game, despite the pandemic. Food was superb as always, the “Irish” hospitality is unchanged and the extra precautions are implemented subtly. Hand sanitiser on each table is appropriate and welcome. Menus are via QR code on your phone....Glad to be able to come, well done to all. Don’t forget your Covid Cert and IDMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 6 August 2021

We had the 8-course menu during lunch and it was great, real french Haute Cusine (we had lobster, foie gras, pidgeon, french cheese). I strongly suggest the wine pairing, we had something like 12 glasses of very good wine.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 17 December 2020 via mobile

Came here for a festive treat and first ever 2* Michelin restaurant. From the onset was a very relaxed atmosphere and was made to feel very welcome. The food was absolutely devine and cooked to perfection, the waiters were attentive and always on hand to...assist, clean the table, refill drinks etc had the 3 course option - starter, main and desert with wine pairings for each. The truffles with the coffee were to die for. Overall amazing 2* Michelin experience and totally exceeded all expectations.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Response from MonicaPink | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I dined in he evening and did not inquire about Lunch as we were leaving Dublin the following day.
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You can assume it will be expensive - probably similar to the cost of the food.
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Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5