Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry

4.3
443 Reviews
€30 and under
Irish
With two floors of dining, an outside seating area and a balcony, our Santry restaurant is a fantastic spot come rain or shine. Located conveniently close to Dublin airport, it also views over the lake at nearby Santry Park.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TrishF
London
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was appalling. Stood for more than 10 mins without being even acknowledged. Despite having a reservation for 1.30, we didn't get seated until 1.55 and had to grab waiting staff attention 10 mins later for order...

Food was fine. Swords branch is superior for same thing.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on September 21, 2020

Hi Trish, Thanks for your feedback. I can assure you that this is not our usual standard. As you can see from other reviews, we are usually praised on our customer service. The team have been working incredibly hard to adapt to new protocols, reduced capacity, HSE guidelines etc. My apologies that you were not seated at your booking time, I will be sure to speak to the manager about this. I hope we can welcome you back in the future to show you a true GFP experience. Thanks Team GFP

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AnneB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service will definitely be back great choice on menu

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks so much for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back again

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Nice service good food reasonable price. Lots of wasps outside but they can’t help that!!

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks so much for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thanks Team GFP

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JohnD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience with a waitress(Tea) that could only be described as superb!!

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Hi john, thanks so much for your feedback. i will be sure to pass it on to Tea and the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thanks Team GFP

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BarbaraC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice place, I really enjoy going here for lunch, hopefully be back again soon!

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Hi Barbara, Thanks so much for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thanks Team GFP

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Kris
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, lovely food. Love the online booking feature. Parking can be scarce but always managed so far.

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Hi Kris, thanks so much for sharing you feedback, we are delighted to read it. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thanks Team GFP

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ChristineC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice food, staff friendly. It was a very busy day so I can understand staff rushing around but our table was so sticky. I was having a lunch meeting and put a document on the table and it stuck 😕 I lost half the document

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Hi Christine, Thanks for your feedback. My sincere apologies, we have addressed this issue with the sticky tables. The high alcohol content in our santizer was essentially breaking down the lacquer we used. We have since, re-lacquered all tables with no issues. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thanks Team GFP

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Annd
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were a party of 3 with a baby buggy. Very friendly waitress who was very attentive, food was really tasty and well presented. Hygiene and guidelines were adhered to. Will be back soon

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks so much for your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thanks Team GFP

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LoveGoodFood
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff all friendly and helpful. Service was quick, food was good. Distance between tables indoor seem a little bit less than what is recommended in Covid guidance but I sat outdoor and good spacing between tables.

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Hi there, Thanks for your feedback. I would like to assure you that there is at least a 2 metre distance between our tables or a Perspex partition. We've removed over 40 seats in the restaurant to allow for social distancing guidelines to be met. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Regards Team GFP

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SMEire
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A great choice for a friendly relaxed environment with lovely decor and great food. Would recommend.

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks for your feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was excellent as always, but no queue management coming in, no social distancing, people skipping, did not feel safe....

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Hi there, thanks for your feedback. I will speak to teh manager about people outside in the queue to try and ensure everyone is social distancing. We have made huge efforts to ensure we meet the recommend guidelines but will re-look at outside. We hope we can welcome you back in the future. Thanks Team GFP

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AoifeA
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as usual! Staff were so pleasant and kind even though our order was an awkward one! They accommodated us moving even though we had booked a particular table! 10/10 experience cannot complain!

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks for your feedback Aoife, delighted to read it. I will be sure to send your feedback on to the team. Thanks Team GFP

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Sarahj
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent variety, very tasty, great value and friendly staff

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks so much for your feedback Sarah.

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vipGillianC
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Efficient service & tasty breakfast. The only thing that lets it down is the noise level - difficult to have a conversation without shouting.

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Hi Gillian, Thanks for taking the time to send us your feedback. We will be sure to pass it on to the team. Thanks Team GFP

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Lucyg
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and friendly service, love it here!

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks for your feedback Lucy.

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RoseK
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very enjoyable evening staff very friendly and efficient

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks for your feedback Rose. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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CiaraT
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. My favourite spot for breakfast lunch and dinner

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks for your feedback Ciara, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thanks Team GFP

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DiarmaidH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious menu. Very generous portions. Res dredging cocktails. Lovely decor. Would recommend

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks so much for your feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thanks Team GFP

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JoyB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely staff, great value - will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food always fab. Service somewhat frantic at times. We had to ask for menus and they never proactively came over to check on us.

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GraceB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food. Service was good until we wanted to order coffee and dessert, then we couldn’t find anyone. Ended up only having time for a coffee, wasn’t a fan of the coffee, ended up not drinking it. Will go back.

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Hi Grace, thanks for your feedback. My apologies that you couldn't get the teams attention, I will be sure to discuss this with the manager to ensure this improves. I hope you can see improvements on your next visit. Thanks Team GFP

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Anne
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

On this visit to GFP Santry the service was much better than previous visits.
The food was good, although thought the quesadillas weren't very hot..

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on September 21, 2020

Hi Anne, Thanks for taking the time to send us your feedback. My apologies that your quesadillas were not hot, our team are at hand to help on the day if you ever have any issues, they will rectify immediately. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thanks Team GFP

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very overated and staff unfriendly with exception of one. Left waiting ages for our order to be taking and constantly had to ask for the basics like sugar for tea, spoons for desserts etc

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Hi Karen, I am so disappointed to read your feedback, I can assure you that this is not our usual standard. I will be sure to share your feedback with the team so that we can learn and ensure we improve. I truly hope you will return so we can show you a true GFP experience. Thanks Team GFP

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yelsel
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Was my mother's 85th birthday which I had advised on booking but she was completely ignored. I was brought the wrong order which was rectified and then we were pretty much ignored after our mains were delivered. No offer of desserts, or tea/coffee so in the end I went up and asked for the bill and we left. Disappointing.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on September 21, 2020

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to send us your feedback, my sincere apologies that our service was not up to our usual standard. i will be sure to pass your feedback on to our manager. We pride ourselves on offering great food & service but we clearly fell short on this occasion. I hope we can welcome you back again in the near future to show you a true GFP experience. Thanks Team GFP

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HelenF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Very poor slow service
But yet when we waited 25 mins just to have to ask for the dessert menu
A Waitress very rudely came over and told us that she needed the table back so we just decided not to have desert as she was so rude to put a bad taste in our mouth
Took the good out A small celebration that we were having

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on September 21, 2020

Hi Helen, Thanks so much for taking the time to send us your feedback. I can assure you that this is not our usual standard. I will be sure to discuss your feedback with the team. I truly hope we can welcome you back to GFP Santry again soon to show you a true GFP experience. Thanks Team GFP

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely breakfast. Good adherence to covid measures

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks for your feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Bacon
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and well thought out space to enable social distancing.

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EimearM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our waiter was very friendly and always smiling. Food was nice.

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Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks for your feedback Eimear

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PGFood24
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Waiter was next to useless, we waited for drinks with our food which never came despite asking repeatedly, he kept forgetting and then getting distracted with other customers and food. It wasn't busy and he blamed covid protocol on delay.

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Staff and food were excellent. Was a little busy but that didnt affect the staff interactions with cusotmers or quality of food. Will defo be back

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Maidhc18
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the whole experience felt very safe with all thE precautions for Covid. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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NicolaW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic.. So friendly and very efficient.. Food was amazing an over all great experience

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SuperMc
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Reserved a table early at 9.15 for breakfast before the crowds arrived!! Service was very good and food very tasty as always. However by 10.30 we decided to finish up and leave as it was getting very busy and the staff were under pressure as tables were not cleared and left unclean. It didn't appear that the tables were even sanitized before the next sitting? We sat outside and indoors looked fairly cramped and you would have to question if social distancing was being observed at all times..

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IreneB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Very slow service
Why do they not have sufficient staff?
It was impossible to get the bill

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NickyG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always delicious! Love the decor and staff are very friendly and nice.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Even with the time slots that are given I felt rushed. Waiter was not super attentive and as a result my food order was incorrect. Wasn't addressed as no one came back after food was dropped, was raised as we ordered coffee. No attempts made to make it "right"

I'd recommend this place but with the caveat you don't expect too much from the service atm.

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AnnaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great. Service was very very slow. Waited 15 minutes before our drinks order was taken. The starters came out around 10 mins after ordering(ok) but the mains took a long time once we had finished our starters.

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Poppy
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and efficient staff. Food very nice with good selection. I have visited here on a few occasions and always happy with everything.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I think the gourmet food parlour does a very good job at providing food to those who enjoy an affordable meal while also getting value for money in the way of portion size. Food is lovely and piping hot when leaving the kitchen. Service are welcoming and polite, although sometimes depending on where you are situated within the establishment there is a noticeable lack of service. I do not think this is down to the servers themselves but more of a visibility issue with there being screens in the way sometimes. All in all a lovely experience

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LauraC
Mayo
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely time at the food parlour the food was delicious 100% would recommend

FAQs

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 968 5400.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry is rated 4.3 stars by 443 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.