Doolally

4.2
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€30 and under
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Indian
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4.3
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MR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Thursday night out as a couple. My starter of prawns came out cold but it was quickly changed and was excellent in taste and temperature .My husbands buttata was super.
His main course curry was good but nothing special in flavor. I had the lamb and it was succulent and full of taste. My side of salad was just too overpriced. It was a small bowl of 90% lettuce for €5. Ridiculous. Waitress was super attentive and there when we needed her.

Doolally
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi MiriamR, Thanks for your visit with us and taking the time to review us. We are delighted you enjoyed the service. I will of course pass on your comments about the temperature and flavors of the food to the kitchen team. Hopefully we will see you back again soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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e
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant, staff are lovely and it looks really great but the food’s not up to much. Got a prawn Jalfrezi and it was basically a big bowl of onions not much in the way of flavour. If you want a good Indian go to Pickle down the road. If you can get in!

Doolally
Responded 2 days ago

Hi edelo, We are happy that you enjoyed the restaurant and the service, but of course disappointed to hear you were not impressed with the food. I will pass on your comments about the prawn Jalfrezi to the kitchen team. But I hope you give us another chance and hopefully we can offer you a better food experience. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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JM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on all levels.. The food, the service the ambiance was top notch. I would highly recommend Doolally 👍

Doolally
Responded 2 days ago

Hi JohnM, Thanks for the glowing review and for recommending us. We are delighted you loved your experience with us and welcome back very soon for another. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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DO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will come back and will recommend it to my friends.

Doolally
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Denise, Thanks for the great 5 star review. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience and will recommend us. Come back soon for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch or a delicious cocktail in the bar. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall the food was average with some very nice dishes.

Doolally
Responded on December 1, 2019

Hi, Thanks for visiting Doolally and taking the time to review us. Hopefully you will give us another chance to offer you an above average food experience next time. Maybe some other options on the menu will be more to your taste. Feel free to ask your server for advice or recommendations and they can guide you to their favorites. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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CF
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food in a fantastic atmosphere. Waiters could not do enough for you!!

Doolally
Responded on December 1, 2019

Hi CharlotteF, We are delighted you loved your Doolally experience and the service from our hard working team. Hopefully we will see you back again soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch (or why not a delicious cocktail in our bar?) Thanks / The Doolally Team

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JR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely

Doolally
Responded on December 1, 2019

Hi JohnR, Thanks for taking the time to give us a great 5 star rating. We are all delighted you loved your Doolally experience. Welcome back very soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch (or just a delicious cocktail in the bar?) Thanks / The Doolally Team

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G
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Best chicken tikka masala in dublin. Didn't like saag ghost much. Naan was nice and soft. Starters are good too.

Doolally
Responded on November 27, 2019

Hi Gunjan, Thanks for the visit and taking the time to review us. I will pass on your comments about the food to the kitchen team. Hopefully we will see you back again soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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AC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Come for the food and the venue but don’t have any expectations about service, unfortunately indicative of Dublin’s food scene at large

Doolally
Responded on November 25, 2019

Hi Amy, We are of course delighted that you enjoyed the food, but sorry to hear you were disappointed with the service. We are working hard to offer a professional yet memorable service experience. Hopefully we can get that right on your next visit with us. Welcome back soon. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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AC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time and loved it! It’s HUGE! Staff were fantastic and the food was great.

Doolally
Responded on November 24, 2019

Hi AlanC, Thanks for coming for the first time and we are delighted you enjoyed the experience. Hopefully you will be back soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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T
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed every mouthful. I will definitely be back.

Doolally
Responded on November 25, 2019

Hi Tasty, Thanks for the 4 star review and great comments. We are delighted you enjoyed the food. Welcome back soon for a lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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NZ
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Doolally! Great place for food, cocktails and groups.

Doolally
Responded on November 23, 2019

Hi Nicky, THanks for the visit and the glowing 5 star review. We are delighted you loved your Doolally experience. Come back soon for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch or just a delicious cocktail in the bar. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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EM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The vegan/vegetarian options are really poor for an Indian restaurant. There is one dish that is a few vegtables in a fairly bland tomato sauce that was totally overpriced.

When I arrived, the server showed me to a not great table and while he was doing that my friends arrived and they were shown to a much nicer table. ???

The place is lovely and beautifully decorated. The food arrived very fast (like within 10 mins of sitting down).

Just a bit overpriced for average food.

Doolally
Responded on November 23, 2019

Hi ElizabethM, Thanks for the visit and for taking the time to review us. I will pass on your comments about menu options to the kitchen planning team. I know that they are working on adding more fish and vegetarian options to the next menu revision. I am confident there will be more options in the future. Hopefully we will see you back soon for a lunch, dinner or weekend brunch experience. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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SS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent experience for a corporate group very good food and accommodating and managing staff members. Will definitely be back.

Doolally
Responded on November 21, 2019

Hi SteffiS, Thanks for your visit and for the great feedback. The whole team will be delighted. Welcome back soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch (or just a drink in the bar). Thanks / The Doolally Team

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G
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

It seemed there were a lot of problems with the service. We were seated 15 mins after our booking. Another 15 to order. No knives on the table when the starter arrived. The difference between starters and main courses where not clear on the menu. I ended up ordering two starters without this being pointed out to me. However, the food was absolutely the best Indian food we ever had so this made up for the service. Also, the staff seemed very aware of the serving problems and couldn't be more apologetic. I'm sure it's just teething problems so we'll definitely be back!

Doolally
Responded on November 20, 2019

Hi Geano, We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and that you will definitely be back, even if the service was lacking on the night. We will be very happy to welcome you back soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Hopefully you will receive our normal friendly and professional service experience on your next visit. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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TM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, wonderful staff, the curries were missing something and were over salted however which was a pity and the dessert size was ridiculous.

Overall great but the flavours were sometimes lacking...

Doolally
Responded on November 20, 2019

Hi TM21, Thanks for your visit and for taking the time to review us. Delighted you enjoyed your experience. I will of course pass on your comments about the flavors and food size to the kitchen team. Welcome back soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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P
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent for a lunchtime meeting. Good value, great food. Will be back soon

Doolally
Responded on November 20, 2019

Hi Patrickd, Thanks for you visit and the great review. Welcome back to us soon for another business lunch or why not a dinner or weekend brunch? Thanks / The Doolally Team

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AD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a couple of cocktails at the bar on arrival, the bar man was hands down unbelievable. He told my partner to ignore the menu and asked him what he liked. He nailed the drinks.
Food was super tasty, starter portions a little small to be honest.
We ordered a really good bottle of red wine and it was served too cold, perhaps you need to rethink the storage area.
Ambiance and atmosphere fabulous, cannot wait to return❤

Doolally
Responded on November 16, 2019

Hi ADELFAS2, Thanks for your visit and for taking the time to review us. The bartenders and the whole team are delighted that you enjoyed it and that you will be back. I will pass on your comments about the starter portions and the wine temperature to the team. Welcome back very soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch (or just a cocktail). Thanks / The Doolally Team

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the decor is very well done. The waiting staff were brilliant too. Definitely would recommend!

Doolally
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hi, Thanks for the visit and the 5 star review. Welcome back soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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L
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Booked for a birthday celebration and when I tried to add two more people I was told the restaurant was fully booked but when we arrived there was loads of empty tables so we were a bit disappointed about that. Other then that a lovely meal.

LH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Can’t wait to return . We were a party of eight and everyone raved about their food. Decor is amazing. Service could be better, felt waiter was over stretched.

Doolally
Responded on November 11, 2019

Hi LouiseH, Thanks for you visit and the great feedback. I will pass on your comment about the service to the service team. Welcome back soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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K
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The taste of the food was incredible! Well done Chefs!

Doolally
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hi Kiki, Thanks for the visit and the 5 star review. We will pass on your comments to the Kitchen team. Welcome back soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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AF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Just ok. Food was ok but a but cold.. great decor. Big place....noisy though.

Doolally
Responded on November 11, 2019

Hi AlanF, Thanks for your visit and we are delighted to se you enjoyed the service and ambiance. Hopefully we can give you an even better food experience on your next visit. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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RR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Indian food. Wonderful vegetarian selection. As avid Indian food eater it could be a bit more spice & less salt. Still great food.

Doolally
Responded on November 7, 2019

Hi RoRo, Thanks for your visit and for your 5 star rating. I will pass your comments on to the kitchen team. We hope to see you back soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Naan was slightly small

Curries were nice - lacked a moresome flavour

Chicken wasn’t as tender as expected

Loved the ambience but wasn’t a fan of the tableware

Should consider offering towel / water service

Doolally
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hi, Thanks for your visit and taking the time to review us. I will pass your comments on to the kitchen and service team to consider. Hope you will give us another chance and come back for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service!

Doolally
Responded on November 11, 2019

Hi Thanks for your visit and the 4 star review. Welcome back soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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EM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went here for lunch last Saturday - our first of many visits I'm sure! The decor is beautiful, lovely relaxed ambience, super friendly staff and the food is amazing - and very reasonably priced too. Well done Doolally!

Doolally
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hi ElaineM, Thankss for your first visit with us and the great feedback. We are delighted to hear that you might become regular Doolally customers. I will pass on your feedback to the whole team. Welcome back very soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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PF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The first time I’ve been there was much better. This time it was disappointing for 2 reasons: the host was is a very bad mood and was rude, and the food was tasteless.

JE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I've had in a long time. If your looking for good qaulity food, with a great ambience and very reasonable price this is for you. Food was delicious well presented and staff where so nice and helpful.

MK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant.. food, service, price, ambiance .. everything! Will definitely go back and definitely recommend it!

Doolally
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hi MauraK, Thanks for the visit and the great feedback. Welcome back very soon for another Doolally experience. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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T
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overpriced for what it is unfortunately. Better and cheaper Indian food in Dublin

Doolally
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hi Tommy, Thanks for the visit and taking the time to give us your comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and service, but sorry to hear you did not think it was value for money. If you visit us again and let us know, we can guide you through the menu to get better value out of our offering. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there as part of a work group of 8 people. There was a great buzzy atmosphere, service was excellent. We had a broad range of Starters and main course dishes in our group and everyone agreed the food was great. Desserts are a bit meh... but you don’t go to an Indian restaurant for its desserts.

Doolally
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hi ColumW, Thanks for your visit and the great review. I will pass on your comments about the desserts to the kitchen team. The team will be delighted you enjoyed your Doolally experience. Welcome back soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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AM
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding flavours, each dish bursting with different spices. Service is attentive and sleek.

Doolally
Responded on November 1, 2019

Hi Aoife, Thanks for your visit and for the 5 star rating. The whole team will be delighted to hear your comments. Welcome back very soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had a friends get-together on a Tuesday night. Considering it was a Tuesday the ambience/atmosphere was excellent. Very good service and we all thoroughly enjoyed our evening. I will be returning again.

g
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

very nice food and decor. Service good too.

Doolally
Responded on November 1, 2019

Hi garym, Thanks for your visit and your review. Hopefully we will see you back very soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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JB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is the first review I have ever written despite eating out at least twice a week. Doolally is not even worth one star. The food was a disaster. I read the pre-opening hype about Michelin starred menus and Indian chefs. That’s all it was We didn’t see any Indian chefs and the chefs who were present obviously can’t cook Indian food properly or at all. Some of the food was not cooked. Never mind not cooked properly and had to be sent back. Naan breads were dry and over-cooked. Butter chicken and Rogan Josh appear to be one snd the same. Staff appear to be uncoordinated. I could mention a couple of takeaways in Dublin where you would get better, food and service at a fraction of the price. I suggest that the manager and staff visit some the more established Indian eateries to understand quality and good service. And then employ those who can cook to the required standard. The hype created the expectation. The expectation was not met.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal out with Family.Food was fantastic along with the service.

Doolally
Responded on October 31, 2019

Hi Thanks for your visit and the great feedback. The team will be delighted to hear you enjoyed your Doolally experience. Welcome back soon. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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KE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The quality of the food, the ambience, and the professionalism of the staff were all excellent. A memorable evening from start to finish.

Doolally
Responded on October 31, 2019

Hi KildareEgans, Thanks for your visit and for taking the time to rate us. Welcome back very soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable experience with really tasty food

Doolally
Responded on October 27, 2019

Hi, Thanks for the visit and the 5 star rating. Hope to see you back again soon for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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SM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was quite good, a nice buzzy atmosphere. Waiter was lovely but we’re waiting ages for a soft drink and then ages to get our table cleared. Maybe understaffed. We were disappointed overall unfortunately

Doolally
Responded on October 29, 2019

Hi Samantha, Thanks for your visit with us and we are sorry to hear about your long waiting times. The whole team normally work very hard to ensure that you don't have to wait too long. Hopefully you will give us another chance and you will have a perfect experience next time. Thanks / The Doolally Team

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