Charlotte Quay

4.6
265 Reviews
€30 and under
European
Located in the heart of Dublins thriving tech hub, Charlotte Quay is a warm, relaxed restaurant boasting spectacular, panoramic water views over Grand Canal Dock.

At Charlotte Quay, we’re all about sourcing locally. We believe in using only the best Irish produce to create fresh, exciting dishes with a Mediterranean feel.

Charlotte Quay restaurant and bar provides the perfect setting for a unique dining experience, whether that be a long, boozy lunch, dinner or relaxed weekend brunch. Only a 7 minute walk from The Bord Gais Theatre, CQ is the ideal destination for a pre-show dinner and bottle of wine.

So, if good food, wine and a stunning location is what you’re after, Charlotte Quay is the place for you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
What 265 people are saying
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Would go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is lovely and very romantic, I recommend it for a date. The staff is amazing and the good was great.

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ColmK1
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Overall I was very unhappy with my trip to Charlotte Quay. I'm not one to leave reviews but felt I had to after this. All of the waiting staff seemed to be living on a different level entirely! We were left waiting at the door before we got shown to our seat (despite arriving right on time) and it just went downhill from there. I felt like I had to repeat myself 2-3 times every time I spoke to one of the waiters and when we ordered both dinner and dessert, the waiters came back down to ask us to repeat the order IN FULL both times. They were all just on a different planet and it made for a really poor experience.

The food was okay. The steak and chips were too salty and the steak was also very fatty but it was quite a nice flavour. My partner was happy with the cod also. Both the dessert and the house white wine were probably the best features of the evening so kudos there. However we were expecting something a lot better for the price. I have come across better steaks for half the price in a lot of other places in Dublin.

The ambience was alright but it was very loud. Maybe I got a different impression of the restaurant when booking, but it wasn't a great spot for a date night. The music was really blaring. It could have been taken down a few levels and it would have struck a good balance.

In terms of COVID-19 protocols, everything was to a great standard so credit is due there as well. Everything was well socially distanced, staff were wearing masks and plenty of hand sanitizers.

MF
MaryF
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Service was generally good but we had to have three goes at getting an aperitiff for one of the party. Food came promptly and it was generally good but steaks were tough.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and great food and atmosphere

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IsabelP
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant with lovely views over Grand Canal Dock. We were really well looked after, the tables in the outdoor area were spread out for Covid compliance, the food was delicious and I will be back again.

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Sarah
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service as always were perfect.
We went on a lunchtime so I cannot say the atmosphere was great however I have been here many times before and it was absolutely perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fionn and Anne-marie are excellent!

DB
vipDaireB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really great evening. Food was good and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and setting with lovely views at night, beautiful food, very nice and tentative staff, quick service. Dinner set menu was on the expensive side but happy with same given the overall experience. Great experience overall, would highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic night out. First time visiting but food and service were excellent, as was the ambience. COVID regulations fully observed, with plenty of space per table. Great value.

ND
NewDub
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in a romantic setting on the water.
The staff are always attentive and the food is excellent.
Good location and restaurant for any occasion.

FS
FinolaS
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent but portions were very small. Main course of fish does not come with any sides, luckily I have a small appetite. We were seated inside and the guy behind the bar continuously banged and clattered around. It was very distracting. Staff were great and friendly. Would go back again but overall it is on the pricey side.

TK
vipTonyK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Professional yet friendly. Like it but very noisy .

LM
LauraM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is delicious not over priced and the staff is friendly and helpfull. Definetly will be going back

CH
CalH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a fab dinner here. The food was gorgeous, but maybe a bit overprice (Particularly starts). Drinks were good, but the night was made by our server who was so nice, friendly, helpful with the menus and just very warm and made the dinner very nice.

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AoifeO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Dinner top class. Lovely staff and very helpful and informative about the food and wine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a beautiful meal in this gorgeous setting- seated right beside the Christmas Tree! Espresso Martinis are particularly delicious. Looking forward to returning.

MF
MonikeF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The place is wonderful and food really delicious but my friends and I thought that the main course is not enough, the fish was very small. But the rest it was really good.

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Angeline
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was great, beautifully presented and very tasty. The Christmas menu is short but that's all that you need - starters, mains and dessert were brilliant, however, slightly overpriced for the size of the portion received.
The main issue was the temperature at 'heated terrace' - it was freezing and we had to rush to finish our meal and go home to warm up.

It was great to be back but I would prefer to feel more comfortable sitting in a better spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night had will definitely be back.

JB
JoeB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, the Christmas menu was phenomenal and the location is beaut and far enough away from the hustle and bustle of pandemic Dublin while also being close to the city. go!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was really nice. We sat on the outside and it was quite windy, but the heaters were able to keep the group warm. The food was great, I had a vegetarian plate and it was really good.

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GemmaD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Had gotten a beef burger, the burger came out pink, it wasn’t even cooked!!

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JesikaL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazinggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with this place.

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Alison
Limerick
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I’m afraid to say it was the worst meal I’ve ever eaten in Dublin. We were a table of three and none of us ate our starters or mains. The waitress noticed we hadn’t touched any of the food but didn’t ask why. It came to almost €70 per head and it was honestly revolting food. Such a shame as it’s a beautiful location.

MM
MirM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were so friendly and accomodating. Very good social distancing, heaters and an overhead cover. Food was good and 2 for 1 cocktails were great!!

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Gill
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Charlotte's Quay was excellent. Staff were extremely friendly and very aware of COVID 19 guidelines. The food was really good,we had the burger and cod croquettes, would highly recommend.
The view of the Grand Canal Area was lovely and really added to our visit.

We will be back again.

CS
ChrisS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place And people
Thank you
:)
Will be back soon

CM
ColletteM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The location was excellent. Unfortunately my food was very poor. I have the duck special. It was a duck leg sitting on top of deep fried cubed potatoes that had blobs of soggy onions sitting on them. Not good.

CM
CharlesM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue Great services would highly recomend

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Liam
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was good, nice place, guy who served our meals was really nice, but the waitress/hostess who showed us to our seats and took our order was very rude and should not be dealing with customers in a restaurant.

LB
LyndaB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Nice location and lovely staff but the food is not great, I sent back my main and the rest of the food was just ok. It's very expensive as well for very small portions. The coffee was good though and they have plenty of outdoor seating with nice views. Overall they would have to up their game on the food side of things food side of things for me to go back.

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Paul
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very relaxing brunch. Food really nice and had a 2 for 1 on cocktails!

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BOASXPRS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stoning place, amazing atmosphere, very professional staff. Unbelievable experience!

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StuartH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great date night - they had my dirty martini and bottle red wine ready on- great food .

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Tuuli
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice quiet place, very well organised with distancing and a safe measurements without loosing the authentic restaurant feeling , Attentive staff and good food.

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AmyM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely spot on grand canal dock.

Charlotte Quay
Responded on September 8, 2020

Thank you Amy for your lovely comment ! We hope to see you soon :-) Regards Claire

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DeeAye
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely place, nice ambience and good service. Tasty food

Charlotte Quay
Responded on September 1, 2020

Thank you Dee for your lovely comments :-) We hope to see you soon ! Kind regards Claire

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Charlotte Quay is rated 4.6 stars by 265 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.