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Francesca’s Restaurant

3.9
3.9
16 Reviews
€30 and under
Irish

Francesca’s Restaurant is contemporary in design with soft leather furniture and intimate seating arrangements. The open-plan kitchen adds to the ambiance as award-winning head chef Patrick McLarnon and his team set about preparing organic and artisan dishes with sourced locally ingredients.
Our menus contain seasonal produce and change regularly.
An affiliate of Good Food Ireland, Francesca’s is one of the top restaurants in Dublin city centre.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish, European, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am
    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
    Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:30 am

  • Phone number

    (01) 670 4000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Patrick McLarnon

Menu

Appetizers

  • 'Kilmore Quay' Irish Smoked Salmon€12.00

    Horseradish mayonnaise, seaweed and pea shoot salad

    • Warm Beetroot & 'Fivemiletown Creamery' Goats Cheese€9.50

      Elderberry and port dressing

      • Clonakilty Black Pudding & Poached Egg€9.50

        With crisp streaky bacon and spiced tomato relish

        • Pan Fried 'Garryhinch' Organic Mushrooms€10.00

          With Korean pickled wild garlic

          • Francesca's Caesar Salad€8.50

            Baby gem lettuce, homemade dressing and sourdough croutons

            • East Coast Seafood Chowder€9.50

              • Homemade Soup of the Day€7.00

                Main Courses

                • Grilled Salmon Filet€22.50

                  Potato puree and wilted wild garlic

                  • Grilled Seabass Fillet€24.50

                    Ratatouille, basil and Kalamata olives

                    • Crisp Confit of "Silverhill" Duck Leg€20.00

                      Braised red cabbage, orange sauce

                      • Peat Smoked Lamb Rump€28.50

                        Fondant potato, tomato confit and rosemary jus

                        • Pan Fried 10oz Irish Striploin Steak€29.00

                          Fries, grilled tomato and tarragon butter

                          • Roasted Irish Pork Fillet€22.00

                            Sage and onion stuf ing, apple cider sauce

                            • Homemade Gnocchi€20.00

                              Baked with basil cream and parmesan cheese

                              Sides

                              • Selection of Fresh Market Vegetables€4.50

                                • Home Cut Fries€4.50

                                  • House Salad€4.50

                                    • Baby Potatoes€4.50

                                      Desserts

                                      • Selection of Homemade Ice Cream€7.00

                                        • Passionfruit Cheesecake€8.00

                                          Vanilla cream and white chocolate sauce

                                          • Cherry & Almond Tart€8.00

                                            Greek yoghurt and honey ice cream

                                            • Dark Chocolate Brownie€8.50

                                              Vanilla ice cream

                                              • Gubeen Farmhouse Cheese€11.50

                                                Quince jam, homemade oatcakes

                                                Last updated: March 1, 2022

                                                What 16 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                3.9
                                                3.9 based on all time ratings
                                                • 3.7Food
                                                • 4.2Service
                                                • 3.7Ambience
                                                • 3.6Value

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                                                1. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  San Diego

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Had nothing but good things to say about my dinner experience

                                                2. Y

                                                  Yram

                                                  Dublin

                                                  1 review

                                                  3.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on January 7, 2022

                                                  overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                  Vegetables very poor quality. Re cooked/ heated at least once. Portion size minimal. Mostly reheated boiled potatoes. For my main course, maybe just bad choice on menu. My duck was very small portion, and what there was, was tough. But my friend enjoyed her beef steak.

                                                3. F

                                                  Fudiesf

                                                  London

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  1.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 29, 2021

                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                  They don’t honor OpenTable reservations

                                                4. c

                                                  ciarat

                                                  Dublin

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                  overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                  How does nobody know about this restaurant? Lovely meal with small group of relatives, was unsure how it would be but would go back, for the relaxed atmosphere, food and location. Quiet to hear each other but enough hotel buzz to feel like we were out out! Pat the chef produced great food thank you!

                                                5. SC

                                                  SC75

                                                  Chicago

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 31, 2019

                                                  overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                  It's not as good as a gastronomic restaurant. service is good.

                                                6. AN

                                                  ANNEM

                                                  Dublin

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 12, 2019

                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                  Enjoyable evening - staff were lovely and found us a table, despite being very busy, when our booking wasn't listed!

                                                7. JM

                                                  JamesM

                                                  Dublin

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined on June 7, 2019

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                  A very good evening. My Gnocchi was very good, well up to Francesca's standard; the ambience was perfect (noise levels low and therefore easy to have a conversation); service excellent in all respects.

                                                8. LS

                                                  LauriS

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on December 31, 2018

                                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                  For a last minute reservation on New year's eve, it was perfect. The restaurant was set up in a way that provided a festive atmosphere. The food was good and there was a fairly good choice on the set menu for the night that it was. No complaints

                                                9. JM

                                                  JamesM

                                                  Dublin

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined on December 11, 2018

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  The food is well prepared and presented. The plentiful supply of fresh vegetables, cooked al dente, with main courses is admirable. Fish is a particular strength, as is the Gnocchi dish I had earlier this week. The staff are very attentive without being intrusive. The atmosphere is relaxed and good for conversation. Overall a positive experience.

                                                10. AM

                                                  AvrilM

                                                  Dublin

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on November 23, 2018

                                                  overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                  Lovely hotel, wine was lovely, service was good. Ambience really really nice! We had food from the large selection of tapas on the menu. Unfortunately the food very average.

                                                11. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Richmond

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on August 15, 2018

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                  Main dining room not open on evening of visit, had to wait to be seated, although no one else waiting. Food quality overall good.

                                                12. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on July 21, 2018

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                  Restaurant was empty, which was as well because they had no knowledge of our booking. Three of us had the tapas selection and one the sea bass. Food was good, some of it very good. Pianist was not so good, but we didn’t have the heart to give him 20€ to stop playing. Wine was reasonably priced given the quality. Thought the place would have been more popular given the quality, but the waiter told us the previous evening had been very busy.

                                                13. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Dublin

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on June 5, 2018

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                  It was a great experience! The service was impecable, the ambiance was enjoyable and the food was great.

                                                14. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Dublin

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on August 20, 2017

                                                  overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                  Hotel restaurant. Not bad. Not great.

                                                15. SM

                                                  SteveM

                                                  Detroit

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on July 26, 2017

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The food was hot and delicious. The servers were fabulous.

                                                16. Y

                                                  Youneedtoeathere

                                                  Chicago

                                                  22 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  22 reviews

                                                  Dined on July 14, 2017

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Have been going here for well over 10 years now and never disappointed. Love everything about this place!

                                                Safety precautions

                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                  • Contactless payment available
                                                • Physical distancing

                                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                                  • Extra space between tables
                                                • Protective equipment

                                                  • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                • Screening

                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                FAQs

                                                Francesca’s Restaurant is rated 3.9 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                Google Map for Francesca’s Restaurant

                                                Brooks Hotel Drury Street Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 TV06

                                                Additional information

                                                • Neighborhood

                                                  South City Centre

                                                • Hours of operation

                                                  Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am
                                                  Mon–Thu, Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
                                                  Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
                                                  Sat, Sun 8:00 am–11:30 am

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  Irish, European, Vegetarian

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Casual Dining

                                                • Dress code

                                                  Smart Casual

                                                • Parking details

                                                  Public Lot

                                                • Payment options

                                                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Executive chef

                                                  Patrick McLarnon

                                                • Additional

                                                  Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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