Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden Hotel

4.5
101 Reviews
€31 to €50
Irish
Elle’s kitchen utilises the freshest local ingredients, blending a traditional bistro menu with seasonal Irish produce. The library is a cosy space, perfect for a cocktail or a quick bite, while the main room is perfect for more formal dining.

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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 101 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rachel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had lunch. Nice menu choices. Pricing just right. Wine by glass a little expensive. Fabulous, Sumptuous decor.. very roomy bar / bistro but yet intimate and cosy. Lovely server.

CW
CaitrionaW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely space, felt v safe,food and service v impressive

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Mary
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, very pleasant staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Drinks where ok but pricey, food was dreadful and we actually didn’t eat and we went somewhere else after to get a nicer meal

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality of food in the nice and cosy environment. Recomend it!

DB
DearbhaileB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and great food! Overall fabulous evening

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

LP
LindaPauline
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed my dining experience. Lovely helpful and friendly staff. Alex so pleasant and professional as always. I also felt safe under the current guidelines.

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Holly
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so lovely, service perfect, the chowder delicious, the ambience gorgeous and christmassy. Will definitely be back and would defo recommend to a friend

AK
AoifeK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal with my mum. The atmosphere was perfect, a nice level of noise and felt very festive. The servers were really friendly and attentive. Regarding Covid, it was spotless and all restrictions adhered to. It was a lovely evening that me and mum enjoyed immensely.

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IsabelleR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved this hotel bar and the food was sensational. Super.good quality, lovely staff nice and relaxed atmosphere. Lovely experience and the fish of the day was salmon in a white wine cream sauce with mashed potato and it was epic!!!

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SK2020
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We were extremely disappointed with the service. We were left waiting for 40 mins before our order was even taken (there was 4 of us) and then 30 minutes after ordering, my food still hadn't arrived. I asked the waitress is she could check on it and was told they has forgotten the order and offered me a drink to apologise which was nice, 10 minutes later I was brought the wrong drink. When my food did eventually arrive it was lovely but unfortunately the service had already spoiled the evening. The other food orders all had at least 1 mistake but we chose not to bother trying to have them fixed as we didnt want to be left waiting again. My friend had asked for her drink 3 times and it was eventually brought to her twice, 40 minutes later. We were sat in the outdoor area as they said indoor seating was at capacity and it was freezing. I can appreciate it is busy time for restaurants at the moment but it was as if we were entirely forgotten about. I was embarrassed having booked this restaurant for us. This is not the first time the service has been terrible here. For such a 'fancy' place and an expensive menu we were shocked at how poor the service was. When paying we did not receive any apology or discount. Would not reccomend.

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Neemy
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

What a lovely place to dine, would highly recommend. Staff and ambience just lovely

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely relaxed vibe and felt very safe with the safety precautions.

TB
TrishB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, lovely atmosphere looking forward to visiting them again soon

MM
MichawlM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Menu not as advertised on open table or website. Waiting for food 1 hour after arriving as kitchen not ready to serve yet. Not even offered a free tea in return. Poor service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and amazing food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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Delphine
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We were really disappointed about the lunch we had at Elle's bristro bar. The food wasn't great and not over cooked.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Would defiantly recommend!

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Marty
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Menu very simple and tasty. Good value for money. Good adherence to Covid-19 restrictions.

ND
NickiD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect set up for outdoor dining. Away from traffic and beautifully decorated with plants. maybe a few more heaters but otherwise a great experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and helpful staff

NR
NiamhR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ate outside on a wet misserable day but thankfully it was well covered & heated well. Food was nice and service was very good. Lovely staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and atmosphere

FM
FionaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent Covid protocols, hygiene and excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for lunch on outdoor terrace today. Food was delicious, staff were so lovely and friendly and the outdoor heater was a bonus we weren’t expecting. I’d definitely go back and would highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff very nice. Safe environment and great value.

NB
NiamhB
Wicklow
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food our server cliff was great very attentive and efficient

LH
LiamH
Dublin
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, fantastic cocktails. The outdoor area is really pretty. The heaters were struggling to reach our side of the area so it was fairly nippy!

Would recommend :)

AB
vipAislingB
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service was good, food wasn’t great. Overall it was an enjoyable experience.

JC
JuliaC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mazing, super recommend. I am even planning on doing my marriage there. Very cute place

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philipMc
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal lovely setting food excellent lovely menu staff excellent- overall very enjoyable experience in this current climate

DD
DinerDee
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking to meet in a safe environment, I can highly recommend the Terrace. It has retractable roof and outdoor heaters so it’s perfect no matter what the weather is like.
The staff are amazing, friendly, attentive and respectful. All covid measures in place but you still get to relax and enjoy. Food is delicious and no problem in adjusting dishes to suit any allergies. One on the top of my list for dining during covid.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Unfortunately the service and food was very poor. I was really looking forward to a lovely lunch and a cocktail and we were left waiting for nearly 45 minutes just to order a drink and the place was quiet. The whole experience was so bad I don’t think I will be back. In a time where you go out only on a rare occasion and with a time limit it was beyond a joke ! Sadly cannot recommend.

EO
ElaineO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The best Asian pork salad starter ever, great service too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service in a gorgeous setting!

JD
JamesD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Beautiful setting. Our table was located in a quiet corner of the restaurant, which was lovely, considering we only booked late.
Menu was ok, but we think you should offer a wider range, but we also understand that these are challenging times and this may not be possible.
We will definitely be back.
Well done to all. Keep up the good work through these challenging times and keep the chin up.

SK
SamanthaK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place, fabulous staff, fabulous food! Overall fab :)

FAQs

Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 101 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.