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The Gables 1 Torquay Road, Dublin D18, Ireland
+353 1 289 2174
08:00 - 23:30
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good pre christmas breakfast recently - good atmposphere with a mix of families, couples and business people. friendly staff,good food, relaxed environment. excellent value for lunch also. new decor is working well

1 Thank ger109
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Hello Ger. Thank you very much for your kind review. Good food, service and atmosphere is what it is all about so your comments will keep us trying harder. Regards, Jim More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently went here for a work Xmas lunch. I had a fishcake starter, which was OK and salmon for main, which was very ordinary, all for €24. The portion size of the main course was tiny, it consisted of 3 baby potatoes cut in half, and shredded carrots and a small fillet of salmon. I was still starving after... More 

Thank elhunterino
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am sorry that you felt you did not get value for money for your Christmas lunch even though I am happy to say that our set menu prices at Christmas for lunch and dinner were among the best in the city! I am also disappointed that you did not bring this to our attention... More 

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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We chose The Gables for our girlie festive get together as it was conveniently situated for the three of us coming from different directions. It was a busy Sunday in Foxrock that day as Santa had arrived and the resturant bar area was busy with passers-by looking to warm up. We had a table booked for 5.30 an early dinner... More 

Thank Julieanne O
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Hello Julieanne. Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. It is greatly appreciated and gives us fresh energy in our efforts to always keep improving. Regards, Jim More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I recently attended this restaurant for an Xmas team lunch. Starter was carrot and coriander which was decent enough. For main I ordered steak "medium well" and it came out well done and just thrown in the middle of the plate with 2 very shriveled up mushroom caps and a tiny portion of fried onion, the presentation was appalling for... More 

Thank Jason L
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Dear Jason. We are all working really hard at The Gables to keep our service and food quality at the highest level so I was extremely disappointed to read your comments. Your groups experience should not have been below standard, being busy is no excuse. However, I was also disappointed that you didn't bring the matter to our attention as... More 

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320 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not easy to get parked nearby but if you do then lunch in this little spot is very nice. It is popular for morning coffee so there is a busy atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed the beetroot and goats cheese salad. Nice staff who were attentive without being in any way intrusive. Would recommend reserving a table but ask to be far... More 

Thank SerenidadDerbyshire
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We do have eleven private parking spaces of our own but there is a new car park being currently built right beside us and it will be ready at the end of January so that will solve the overall village parking problem. Jim McCabe More 

Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great versatile menu with lots of choice. I had the french toast which was presented nicely and yummy. My husband had the full irish. Really good coffee too. Felt how they serve the tea was too big and inconvenient on a table for two. 1 euro for one slice of bacon is a little steep, would expect two slices in... More 

2 Thank Dub57
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments and we will certainly take on board your other suggestions. More 

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The building is lovely, it used to belong to Findlaters, the famous wine merchants. If you can get banquette seating it is very comfortable and they provide newspapers to read at the weekend. The other tables are small and because of the hard floor it gets very noisy when full. Be warned the lavatories are for both sexes - it... More 

Thank Caroline J
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

This review contains factual errors and is being investigated. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Atmosphere was excellent. I had the fish and chips, the batter on the fish was only surpassed by the peas that accompanied it. Great staff, manager was welcoming and attentive.

2 Thank richard94347
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Hello Richard. Thank you for your very positive review, it gives us all a great boost. More 

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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Had been here before and enjoyed it so decided to try it again. The staff were very friendly and pleasant . Food was presented well but it wasn't as nice as the last time that I was there. The toilets could have done with some freshening up and cleaning as you can tell how good a place is by how... More 

Thank Anne K
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Hello Anne. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff and the presentation of our food. Our toilets have only been refurbished recently and we are sticklers for checking them so I don't know what happened here. Mind you, we are only as good as our last visitor! We have 11 private parking spaces and there is a new... More 

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410 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We had a light lunch in this very attractive building which has been very well adapted to form a chic space. My husband had a beer which he found very unusual as it tasted of peaches. My pate was good as was my husband's salad. Service was efficient.

2 Thank susanwalsh
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. That beer could have been the IPA from '8 degrees' brewery in Cork which has a hint of passion fruit and yes, peaches! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 41
European, Irish, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 22:00
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
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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