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The Unicorn

12B Merrion Court | Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 662 4757
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12B Merrion Court | Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

We stayed in The Shelbourne Hotel and was informed of this fantastic restaurant. My wife and I booked a table and from the moment we walked in until we left it was amazing. Food excellent, wine list even better and desserts to die for. Highly...More

Thank Food4thought1969
Reviewed 3 days ago

Been yesterday evening in this little gem in the heart of the town. Food was delicious, place was amazing and waitress was super! Definitively a place to be. Vale, ogni promessa e' debito. Ci vediamo presto.

Thank Carlo Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a reservation for the Unicorn and were walking down Merrion trying to find it where we were met by a friendly and helpful doorman at the top of the alleyway who lead us down to the restaurant. All the appetizers we tried were...More

1  Thank pds1231
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business lunch here recently. Just two of us. Recommended by a friend. Staff were welcoming and menu was ok. Both of us had the Carbonara which was just average...nothing spectacular and seemed lacking in some flavour. I finished with the ice cream which...More

1  Thank Serial-Diner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable, professional, raged 4 stars intentionally. Food at that level, but not overly creative and the wine list the same. Gnocchi was quite good and well spiced, but again not a dish that would make me return.

1  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The food was excellent, the service outstanding. This is a very good Italian restaurant, good location in a quiet corner in center of town.

Thank jessicagilboa1
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The food is authentic Italian fare. The service is very attentive and friendly. I recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank GaryCWinnipeg
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I ate here last night with two friends. My scallops were perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection as were my friends' scampi. We all ordered steaks cooked differently and in my experience there's always a delay or mixup with an order like this but not...More

1  Thank Tara K
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Stunning, intimate and wonderful eaterie in a terrific location. My scampi linguinie was the best I have had anywhere in the world (warning: very spicy indeed) and my partner's scallop starter had her drooling. Bit unsure on the wine as it is 99% Italian but...More

1  Thank Nfiver
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere, delicious Italian food, and a great wine List all led to a very enjoyable evening. The Unicorn Is down a side alley right near the Shelbourne Hotel across from St. Stephens Green. Our meal began with bread with tapenade (though there is a...More

Thank Cecelle62
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi I tried to book with voucher from menupages for Friday 23rd January @ 7pm but was told this was not available I was offered 6.30 instead, but when I tried to confirm that 6.30 was fine I was timed out . I wish to confirm that table for 2 @ 6.30 on 23/01/2015 will suit Jan Bolger 0876967699 Thank-you
18 January 2015|
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Response from FoodyCa | Reviewed this property |
I've only booked directly with the restaurant or through hotel concierge. Sorry, I've never used the booking agency your mentioned above. And I've never had a problem with the restaurant going direct.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12B Merrion Court | Merrion Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 662 4757
  • E-mail
The Unicorn is Dublin's oldest and favourite Italian restaurant. Under new owner and team, the Unicorn is now providing an exciting blend of modern Italian cuisine fused with the best of the classical regional dishes. Committed to Italian cuisine the restaurant has probably Dublin's best selection of Italian wines. In its own private laneway, the Unicorn offers the ideal secluded and tranquil location for a business or personal lunch and dinner. So join us for the best Italian cooking in the Dublin.
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