Bon Appetit - Tapas Bar

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Tapas / Small Plates
The Tapas Bar offers an atmospheric night out with a laid back and informal vibe. We call it tapas to explain the small plate concept but our chefs create amazing mini dishes with the best produce from across the globe. The room is candlelit, the music is upbeat and the cocktails are stunning; perfect for sharing great food, wine and drinks with friends without the fuss of a three course meal.
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Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was really good. Only thing i would say is service could be better.Staff are all really nice but some people at the table did not get anything to eat on the first round of tapas. Even though most people where getting two tapas each.

JW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Marco and his Crew where terrific from The moment we arrived. Our table was still occupied when we arrived but Marco very quickly organised for two chairs for us at the bar. We were served with a G&T and we're able to order our Tapas from the bar. The service was magnificent throughout the evening. Congratulations to Graham and to Alanna and all the rest of the crew who made our evening such a wonderful memory. Will definitely be back.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. We will be back!

AO
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food - all wrapped up in a beautiful location.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a particularly quiet night, but the staff were amazing and very helpful and friendly

EK
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, and Claire was a fab and attentive waitress.

FM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time to visit and each time is really fantastic, food and staff are great

AG
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a brunch in the Tapas bar early Sunday afternoon. I had the spanish breakfast and the food was delicious.
A little tight sitting wise but nice atmosphere.
Decent value

Bon Appetit - Tapas Bar
Responded on May 1, 2019

Hi Alan, Many thanks for your review. Gald to hear you had an enjoyable brunch with us recently. The Spanish Brekkie is clearly a big hit with all our brunch diners! Hope to see you back again soon. The Reservations Team

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FM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After our first visit we enjoyed it so much I have booked a table for four next Saturday. My two daughters are coming and I know they will have a great night

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant with very attentive staff and great food. The wine was amazing! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Marco brought superb service and looked after v well. Drinks menu was on the board and was an old one which was a pity.

HC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, the staff were exceptional, politely attentive but non-intrusive. Lovely warm room, comfortable. Definitely recommend.

AC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a lovely spot, everything we ordered was really tasty. They remembered my husband's birthday which was a really nice touch!

ED
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

1st time, had meant to get before now, choose the Tapas bar area, bumped 30mins later than booking..hay it was Sat! table ready after a few mins arrival. Courteous, friendly head of service as with all other interactions with staff.
Tapas food creative, pork sliders, duck pate, and came out relatively quickly given full bar. Reasonable price i thought.
Tried loads of places in Malahide, definitely got the thumbs up.
Will have to try the Main Restaurant now!

LH
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here last Thursday and had a great night as always. There were four of us and the food was amazing. The service was excellent and Graham, the barman, made us some fantastic cocktails with the mai-tai being my favourite!

CG
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ladies night out, food, service & cocktails were all amazing :)

T
Dublin
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall1food2service3ambience1

I was very disappointed with my experience. I had booked the Tapas bar in advance by a week. When I arrived i was told were finishing up in Tapas bar so can't go in there we seat u downstairs he said as better atmosphere. If we had wanted a sit down restaurant I would have booked but we wanted the casual setting of thier Tapas bar. Then it took forever to get my glass of prosecco which was warm and not nice. I then ordered a 55 euro bottle of wine which took another 10 mins . Yet were not busy. Some food gorgeous some not. I won't go back as very disappointed . They could have called me a few days before to say Tapas may not be open etc . If a quite night .

ES
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Super food and ambience .just one blip .my husband rang ahead and paid for a bottle of bubbles for my friends and i as it was my birthday ...and we never got it . Shame would have made a great night ..even better .bad form 😡

l
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The menu was varied, we had brunch. Portion size was good, staff were friendly and overall very good value. Will definitely be going back.

S
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service. Staff were very friendly towards our two children also. Will definitely be back!

W
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I would recommend Bon appetit only where the service improved. We had a table of 4 and one order was missed altogether when placing our order. Not a great start. The food arrived slowly with at least 10min difference between the first plate for one person and the first plate for the fourth person. Cocktails were poor and it seemed like it was difficult to get a drink order right. Other than that the food was tasty and the atmosphere was cosy.

EM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Table was very uncomfortable as no space for legs under table. Staff had to be asked for condiments, for cutlery, water jug refill. Food was lovely

EK
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Great food and surroundings, and lovely staff!

OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food in the tapas bar is super tasty. The Bistro has always been a treat & the Tapas is a great addition for a more casual evening.

SC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great atmosphere and fabulous good; really great value early bird. Table service normally good but felt a bit rushed on this occasion.

AC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, tasty food, good wine choices, good value. Brilliant neighbourhood place.

P
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I have been to both the tapas and restaurant on previous occasions but was disappointed with the service this time. The service was very amateur for such a "prestigious" establishment. The tables were crampt and on top of each other. One thing that annoyed us was when we checked the bill, the staff were charging for top shelf drinks when they were not requested. €12.50 for a spirit and mixer. I think BA should review their strategy to service. Others must be noticing too as it was a Saturday night and there were empty tables.

CB
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Best brunch I've had in a long time. Third time here & already looking forward to going back again. Great choice on the brunch menu. Went for the chorizo with poached eggs on English muffin. It was divine. Nicest chorizo & hollandaise sauce with eggs cooked to perfection. Everyone raved about the food. The only negative was the service which was not great each time I've been. Quite slow & hard to get their attention. But very friendly. Would 'recommend to anyone. Only sorry it's not open mid week.

LC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff although service a bit slow. Food was delicious but overpriced for what it was! We had a lovely evening but an expensive one! X

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely decor combined with delicious food to share with family and loved ones alike. The duck wings are amazing. Service was also quite efficient. Would return.

VL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Tapas Bar
Chic surroundings with great food at a good price

RA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice New Years Eve meal. I’m not sure if they always do this but the tapas did not come out all at the same time which meant some people were waiting a while for their food while others ate. May have just been unlucky that evening.

CB
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Have been twice now for brunch and will be back again. Love the extensive brunch menu, so many options to choose from, including smoothie or cocktails. The food is so good and tasty at such good value.

L
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Far too expensive for what it is - tapas and drinks
Much better value for dinner and drinks in fine dining venues around the city

LH
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I go here regularly and it never disappoints. Went on Thursday with my two friends for tapas and cocktails. We were greeted by the hostess who said that the table was needed back by 8:30pm. I explained that I wasn't told this upon booking the table and her response was "Oh I don't have anything to do with bookings!" Then, as we were waiting to order drinks the same hostess walked past our table. My friend asked her could we order a drink and she said "I'm not a waitress" and walked off!!!! Bring back Arsen! This is not a good way to start off a night and I have to say that this girl's rude manner really dented our good mood. However, as the night progressed we had fabulous food and fabulous service. Riain and Alyssa were just excellent and they transformed our experience into a very positive one. We'll definitely return but please do something about the rude front of house staff!

MF
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great cocktails, food and very attentive staff had a lovely evening would definitely recommend😉

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were looking forward to a good night out. We had a great table. We also started with a lovely friendly helpful waitress. We placed our order. It was then the problem started. After 20 minutes another waiter arrived with one dish. We asked where everything else was. He didn’t know. As time passed by we asked several other waiters to follow up. Nobody could tell us. The friendly waitress came back and said that the kitchen wjust told them they we will get our food but no further detail. Eventually it started to arrive slowly and in batches. It just appeared like very poor communication from kitchen to waiter staff and ultimately the customers. We didn’t want any trouble, we just wanted our food.
To be fair we received a round of drinks on the house and a dish that we didn’t order that was given to us. So we are not looking for anything more but as you asked for feedback we should give it.

EC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were really friendly and the food was beautiful. Especially liked the black pudding dish top marks

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is really good and cocktails are very good value.
Service on this occasion could have been better as three of us had finished our first course before the fourth person had been served.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening, excellent friendly staff, lovely food, good value.