The Gables

4.2
64 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Mediterranean
The Gables Restaurant & Wine Bar, situated in the heart of Foxrock, is renowned for excellent food (you can dine or the Restaurant or the Wine Bar) and outstanding wines. The Wine List is specially selected by restaurant owners Jim and John McCabe of McCabes Wines in Blackrock who have over 29 years experience in the trade. If beer is more your thing, there’s Peroni, Guinness, Murphys and Heineken on draught and a great selection of speciality bottled beers.



Open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and with free WiFi, The Gables is a popular all-day meeting place. Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays is simply buzzing with life and a big hit with families.



Dinner transforms the atmosphere to one of casual elegance featuring fresh fish, lamb, pork, chicken, aged beef and venison. All are cooked to perfection with a Mediterranean twist to create a feast for the eyes and nourishment for the soul by head chef Simon Williams.
What 64 People Are Saying
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FS
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love going to the Gables either for a quick coffee and a snack or dinner with family and friends. Always enjoy the atmosphere and the food. Staff are top notch too which always makes the whole experience all the more pleasant!

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LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really lovely

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, will go back again and again

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IB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Louise and her team looked after us really well - thank you and a very happy New Year

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AH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food decent but service very poor. We weren't even offered a drink.

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ML
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great local choice ..... we love The Gables & their G&T glasses are cool ..... the ones with the gold rim x

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1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

We were very disappointed about our 1st visit, the food was below average level, personnel were not wearing uniform, the place from outside looks more beautiful than it is inside, and the value of the food didn't correspond to its quality.

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T
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Took way too long to get a waiter and ended up getting our own menus from the front desk

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gables paid perfect host to our party of 9 people for a week-day lunch celebration, food was prompt and staff/ ambience was lovely! HAd a lovely table near the glass entrance. Staff were attentive but non-intrusive. Always come here for special work/personal occasions and the Gables never fails to impress! Menu is varied and always delicious!! Highly recommend!

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LC
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

Disappointed with food especially the fish dish which was obviously left under heater too long. No sides came with main courses.

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AK
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gables Restaurant is a family favourite and the centre of the community here in Foxrock. The food is consistently good and the staff are so friendly and polite. Highly recommended.

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CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Man who greeted us and seated us was initially rude although he at least tried to claw back on his mistake (over tables). Server was very nice and professional. The decor needs updating. The cups are wrecked and the black colour is chipped all over making them look really grubby.

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Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Three of us had brunch recently. Great choice, great service and good value. Will definitely be returning.
Well done The Gables.

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SW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lovely Sunday brunch with the family! Very comfortable place and the staff are always welcoming. Love the coffee here!

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JM
Dublin
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Gables is an excellent venue for a casual lunch - it has a very nice menu in the sense that you would almost like to eat every dish that is available, the food quality and quality of cooking are of a high standard. We received excellent service - everything was done promptly and professionally. The prices are reasonable and in keeping with the quality of the product offering. The restaurant is warm and comfortable and has a good buzz of being busy but not annoyingly loud. There is plenty of metered parking a short distance away.

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SW
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, pleasant service and excellent value! Plus the coffee is great!

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AK
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, The Gables never disappoints. Great food, great Staff and great Service!

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant staff. Furnishing and decor need some rejuvenating. Tapas lovely but cheese plate disappointing

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RB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is nice, service is nice too, but the leather on the chairs is all quite peeled and have been for sometime. Looking with fresh eyes, its looking a bit run down.

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ML
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everytime we visit Alex Andrew Thomas and Eoin threat us like royality - it always a please to visit.

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AS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My daughter and I stopped in for a dinner. The Risotto was fabulous! A fine kid’s menu. Not a bad wine list.

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GH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We all enjoyed the visit to the restaurant and were happy with the setting and the menu. The waitress was friendly and competent and we had no issues at all during our meal.
Although it was lunch time and we were quite a large group, we weren't rushed at all and there was no pressure from staff for us to vacate the table.
We will definitely be visiting again as a group!

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GM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ambience was very nice, staff were exceptionally attentive, and friendly to boot. Unfortunately, the food was only ok - chips were a little greasy, my colleagues sole was "ok", and my burger wasn't seasoned that well. I might give it another chance if I was eating on my own, but not with a colleague.

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A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Was disappointed with the (special) pan fried coley. Nothing very special about it Not much on the plate for e18. My friend got a superfood salad with chicken which looked much better. Otherwise everything was lovely.

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SP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable food with great service and ambience. Thoroughly enjoyed the live jazz on offer.

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice friendly staff and good service - but food was disappointing. Poached eggs were verging on raw and tasted strongly of the vinegar they’d been cooked in. Only 3 half slices of toast served.

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EL
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place the staff the food the wine the everything

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c
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Yes have been to this restaurant many times as we play golf up the road so it suits us to go in for a bite to eat after. Staff are very nice and the food is good

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AR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Gables has been there for ad long as I can recall. Small changes to the dining area have made it more open. The buzz of conversation makes for a happy location. The toilet facilities need an upgrade - the wooden cubicles off the kitchen and very poor lobby area don't do the restaurant justice. Overall, a pleasant experience and will be back.

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DC
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening, perfect spot for winding down after a busy week.

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MB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Service and excellent Food at The Gables. We were looked after very well, thanks.

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p
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there and still superb! Service with a smile, delicious food and all round gem!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice dining

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A
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was very poor. Table was only half set. We had to request cutlery. We were not asked to give a drinks order. When we did order the drinks did not arrive. And the restaurant wasn't busy at the time. A frustrating experience!

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FF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and location with a wonderful ambience and friendly service.

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TM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch for my birthday with complimentary buckfiz! I felt very special and looked after. Delicious food!

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is consistently good in the Gables and it is a very pleasant place to have a meal. I would recommend it to all

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AK
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the Gables was superb. Seating six on a round table means we all got to chat and enjoy the evening. The food was excellent and so diverse to suit the range of ages at our table. From oysters which i had, to chicken wings for the younger ones, healthy main courses, grilled prawns to homemake lamb and beef burgers. Everyone left happy! The service was first class too.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I've been going to the Gables for 4 years and it is consistently excellent.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My friend and I very much enjoyed our lunch last week, we shall be planning a group lunch sometime in the nearnfuture.

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