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The Gables

The Gables 1 Torquay Road, Dublin D18, Ireland
+353 1 289 2174
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (23 reviews)
“blt” (3 reviews)
“sliders” (2 reviews)
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10:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
European, Irish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Gables 1 Torquay Road, Dublin D18, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went with 8 people for birthday brunch. Orders of fry ups pancakes burgers. All very tasty. Nice friendly staff. Roomy restaurant with full bar license. Lots of food choices. Highly recommended. Prices reasonable.

1  Thank Karl H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in for something light & different c. 3/4 pm on Hallowe'en. We opted for the cheeseboard for two & a half carafe of red wine. The wine was excellent & the cheeses were exceptional, my good wife assured me the crackers were a...More

Thank mikefagan1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

7 of us eat here one Saturday evening, arrived & there had been a mix up with our booking, but staff seated us quickly, food nice, nothing amazing, staff very friendly

Thank ElsieRyan
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Went to The Gables this evening for an early Tea/Light Dinner , the atmosphere was exceptionally inviting, lovely Albarino (chilled to perfection), recommend the Dublin Bay Prawns and Sliders, great service from Andre, Lauren and the team. Met a very good aul' pal (B), who...More

5  Thank Linda G
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Linda. I am delighted you enjoyed your evening with us. Thanks, Jim McCabe

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The Gables has a warm atmosphere. I loved the bar next to the restaurant. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The good was just ok. I got fish & chips. Lovely pieces of fish but batter very soggy/greasy. The fish cakes starter was not the...More

Thank Mary R
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Mary. Thank you for your positive comments on our staff and atmosphere. We are famous for our excellent fish n' chips so I am sorry you were disappointed with the batter. A quick word and we would have replaced the dish immediately. You will...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Burnt pancake and a thin slice of french toast burnt rock hard one side. Bacon not freshly cooked also dry and hard. Service poor and had to keep asking for the bill and card machine. Wont be back.More

Thank nomyom
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

I am very sorry that you did not have a good dining experience with us. No excuses, it sometimes happens that we take our eye off the ball and this is what seems to have happened in your case. However, if you had brought this...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

amazing staff, fab service and amazing food! I live in foxrock village so come here twice a week!!always recommend this place to family and friends, never once had a bad time eating here.

1  Thank Zoe C
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you Zoe for your very positive review. Jim McCabe

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Great food, great service, child friendly and beautiful. Atmosphere pleasant and overall fab. Will frequent often.

2  Thank TheLEB1975
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for your very positive comments. Jim McCabe

Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a great place to have as a local where you can enjoy any meal of the day. For this visit it was dinner and we enjoyed a spicy pasta which was very good and one of the specials; lamb tacos that were ok...More

1  Thank SerenidadDerbyshire
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Appreciate your comments. We have now corrected that glitch on our wine list, thanks for pointing it out. Jim McCabe

Reviewed 12 September 2017

I really enjoy going to the Gables, Jim, the owner is incredibly friendly and welcoming. They always have something going on from Craft Beer Tasting nights to music, as well as other events. The food is good and reasonably priced. The staff is friendly and...More

2  Thank Emily G
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you Emily for your kind words. Jim McCabe

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How much drink was involved ??
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 45
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Gables 1 Torquay Road, Dublin D18, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 289 2174
  • E-mail
The Gables Restaurant & Tapas Bar, situated in the heart of Foxrock, is renowned for excellent food and outstanding wines with particular value between 5-7pm where wine prices start at only €10 per bottle. The Wine List is specially selected by restaurant owners Jim and John McCabe of McCabes Wines in Blackrock who have over 25 years experience in the trade. If beer is more your thing, there's Peroni, Guinness, Murphys and Heineken on draught and a great selection of speciality bottled beers. Open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and with free WiFi, The Gables is a popular all-day meeting place. There's live music on Thursdays and Friday Jazz (6.30-8.30pm) with Tapas every evening after 5pm. Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays is simply buzzing with life and a big hit with families. Dinner transforms the atmosphere to one of casual elegance featuring fresh fish, lamb, pork, chicken, aged beef and venison. All are cooked to perfection with a Mediterranean twist to create a feast for the eyes and nourishment for the soul by head chef Luis Casero.
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