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The Gables 1 Torquay Road, Dublin D18, Ireland
+353 1 289 2174
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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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Derbyshire
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316 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 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 

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Thank SerenidadDerbyshire
Dublin, Ireland
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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 

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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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17 reviews
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 

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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.

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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 

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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 

glasgow
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982 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
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.

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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 

County Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Had corn fed free range chicken, pancetta, peas, cherry tomatoes & mash. All nicely done, reasonable portions, nothing exciting, but all fine for the price. Decor a bit generic, grey walls, filament bulb lights, but comfortable & spacious.

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

Hello Eleanor. Thank you for your comments. New garnish on the way with the free range chicken so hopefully you will stop by again and get excited this time! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Very good local restaurant with friendly staff. Owners particularly helpful and always on hand to recommend a good bottle of wine. Restaurant haa wine shop/wine bar beside it.

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

Thank you for Linda for your very kind comments. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely evening, friendly staff, great food. Would recommend for business or family entertainment. Looking forward to returning

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

Thank you Rob for going to the trouble of reviewing and we look forward to your next visit. More 

Brisbane
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Booked a table for 10 and the staff and food were brilliant. Good value early bird menu with really lovely tasting, and looking (!) food! There were a couple young kids too and they catered well for them too. Def recommend this place. Lovely decor and surroundings too.

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

Thank you Mares for reviewing. We now have an 'early dining' offer where the first two bottles of wine are at retail price! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 41
Cuisine
European, Irish, International
Meals
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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