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The Commons Cafe, Dublin, Dublin

The Commons Cafe

4.1
4.1
20 Reviews
€30 and under
Irish
Set in the original student dining halls of UCD Newman House, The Commons has long been a space for sharing food and ideas amongst friends. In its newest form, led by sisters Domini and Peaches Kemp, The Commons continues this wonderful legacy, showcasing Ireland’s beautiful produce and culinary heritage.
The Commons’ menu simple and delicious lunch as well as an array of baked goods, specialty coffee from Roasted Brown.

The Commons is open 6 days a week, serving from 11am to 7.30pm.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 477 9822
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    The Commons is available for private hire for dinner or small weddings. Please email us on info@thecommonsmoli.ie to discuss further.

What 20 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

20 Reviews
  1. LesleyA

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A tasty toasted Reuben and delicious bowl of homemade soup was just what we needed to hit the spot for lunch on Saturday. Welcome back!

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  2. BlaiseB

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    lovely place for lunch in the new museum - was a little cold for comfort but overall a great experience.

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  3. ANON

    New York City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    There were no specials left when we arrived for reserved table at 2:30. Steak sandwich was very good but needed a much sharper knife. The toasted bread in it could not be cut and made a large mess on table and floor as pieces of it went flying in effort to slice into it. I would like to try dessert here but the portion sizes are far too big. I also wish the menu was more varied and larger. The design makes it very hard to know who to look to to be seated or if there is any question who to approach. All staff seem to be running around busily even when the restaurant was 40% full. Maybe more are needed?

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  4. SiobhanL

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Four of us had a working lunch. The background music was very loud. Two ordered the daily special and the sandwich arrived out burnt and the aubergine topping was uncooked. Not a good experience for two of our party. The music was very loud and the service slow. My own meal was very good (fish), but I felt the daily special was small and not anything like the standard of my dish. A mixed experience, all in all. I don't think I'd return for a working lunch on a week day again.

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  5. CarmelB

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the ambience in the Commons Cafe, very quiet at the time of our brunch. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Interestine menu, quality food. Bright and spacious dining area, beautiful garden area to the rear. Looking forward to returning with friends in a few weeks time

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  6. Marguerite

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    No problem except for noise. Is background 'music' necessary. People seemed to have to shout to drown it.

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  7. DaBaron

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and background music, great service and above all great food. The only wee issue we had was they didn't have any ice cream for kiddies, but our 7 year old took great delight sharing our desserts.

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  8. Lorraine

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Commons cafe is in a very nice location. I liked the ambience and the service was good. I found it very expensive. The cake we got was dry and a bit stale so quite disappointing considering its price. Definitely overpriced in general, but it might have to do with being new and outrageous pricey trends of cafes in town. I will only go back for coffee as it was very good.

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  9. Ryaner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service with excellent explanation of two dishes on the menu which we subsequently ordered & enjoyed.

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  10. PeterF

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Mostly prompt service which went missing for a while. Reasonable good food. We were there at lunchtime on a Friday and by the time our meals were served it was very loud in the room. A few sound absorbing features would help.

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FAQs

The Commons Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 477 9822.

The Commons Cafe is rated 4.1 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Commons Cafe

Newman House, 86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Dublin D02 CC99

Additional information

  • Cross street
    86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
  • Neighborhood
    Killester
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (01) 477 9822
  • Private party facilities
    The Commons is available for private hire for dinner or small weddings. Please email us on info@thecommonsmoli.ie to discuss further.
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