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The Ivy Dawson Street, Dublin, DN

The Ivy Dawson Street

4.5
4.5
7091 Reviews
€31 to €50
Contemporary British
The Ivy Collection has crossed the Irish Sea to open its first international brasserie in the heart of Dublin at the new landmark building of One Molesworth, Dawson Street. The Ivy Dawson Street brings a touch of Ivy magic to Ireland, offering effortless glamour and a varied mix of classics and locally inspired dishes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 274 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 8:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 695 0744

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Private party facilities

    The Jonathan Swift Room at The Ivy Dawson Street seats 32 guests on two long tables or across four rounds. The room is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as drinks and canapé receptions for up to 50 guests.The room’s interiors will include colourful artwork and a striking landscape image of Dublin’s horizon as seen from Phoenix Park and St Stephens Green in 1800, whilst the ceiling itself will feature an image of fictional hero Leopold Bloom alongside a host of multicoloured, exotic flying birds.With a selection of menus available, specially created by our Executive Chef, Sean Burbidge, The Jonathan Swift Room is equally suited to private parties as it is for corporate breakfasts, lunches and dinners.Complimentary menu cards and place cards are provided for each event and each table is decorated with seasonal flowers and tea lights.

  • Neighborhood

    South City Centre

  • Parking details

    Q Park Dawson street, DO2 WF63 (5 min walk from the car park) Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

  • Public transit

    Tara Street station, Dublin (13 min walk from the station) Pearse station, Dublin (13 min walk from the station)

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • The Ivy Dublin Set Menu

    €23.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    "A quick lunch, an early night or a pre-theatre meal needn’t mean cutting expectations – or corners. Our set menu, available on every weekday changes every fortnight and offers a unique mix of seasonal and sophisticated guest favourites that are not always available on our a la carte menu. Two courses - 23.95 Three courses - 26.95"

What 7,091 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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    Most Booked

  • Dublin 2

    Most Booked

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  1. DO

    DavidO

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ivy is always brilliant - breakfast, lunch dinner or anything in between - environment and atmosphere always perfect and the staff friendly and helpful
  2. CG

    ChaG

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    More the ambience than food and service - pity! I was probably expecting too much of it...
  3. A

    Anthony

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service and environment. Food was really good. A little on the pricey side, but worth it overall.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall experience was amazing, I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience. Food was delicious and the early bird was great value. Service was excellent. Staff very attentive and friendly. Decor is beautiful. Will be back!
  6. M

    Mfitz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I visited The Ivy with my friend to celebrate her birthday. Overall, it was a great experience. The food was some of the best I've eaten and the service couldn't have been better. I had a chichen salad for main and shared the chocolate bomb for dessert. Both were outstanding. However, I felt the drinks and sides were a little overpriced and I was very disappointed with quite a steep service charge at the end of the bill. Despite this, I will definitely be returning for another special occasion!
  7. AK

    AngelaK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my sister to your beautiful restaurant as a treat. Her husband died recently and she needed a little lift, if only for the time we had our meal. She had never been to The Ivy and was very impressed with its beautiful decor. Our food was delicious and the young waiter was very efficient helpful and friendly. I’ve been to The Ivy twice before and have always had an excellent meal and very enjoyable experience in this delightful restaurant.
  8. M

    Maek

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely treat we had yesterday. Delicious food, so delicious, the vegetarian menu is superb, dessert soooooo good, the chocolate bomb is a must. To share, because my god its sweet. Loved it all. Thanks so much. Its expensive for lunch, but worth it because the taste and portion match the price. You are paying for top notch everything. So worth it. But for me, a treat day out.
  9. MP

    MichelleP

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Lovely restaurant. Busy for a Tuesday so nice atmosphere. Service could have been faster re ordering or asking for another drink etc might be low on staff or else busier than expected in restaurant.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food was slow coming and 2 dishes were very overdone. We sent one back because it was so bad but then it took ages to get a replacement, everyone was finished eating by the time that person started their food. Our waitress was very nice and took that item off our bill. Generally the place was very busy and the decor is lovely.
  11. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here and still not bored. Food and service is exceptional, the lady serving us was particularly pleasant and her Apple Pie tip was superb. Will be back.
  12. DJ

    DinerJ

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Very average food and poor value for money. Lovely venue and good atmosphere help but can't overcome the shortcomings. So many better places around if food is what your evening is about.
  13. JM

    JohnM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Competent professional service. Menu very slightly disappointing but the food was excellent. No blind on the Dawson Street side window so it became uncomfortable the direct sunshine. Always a lovely ambience but can get loud
  14. PD

    PeterD

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice Restaurant, Nice Staff, Lovely surroundings, a bit pricey.
  15. M

    Mariak

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall good food let down as chips that accompanied fish were poor. Service excellent
  16. OJ

    OwainJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Presentation of all good was excellent,however cod Goujons were mediocre,cheese desert was minuscule. Decor in The Ivy is always to a high standard. Service was excellent Drinks were outstanding. Food let the visit down on this occasion. I also like to add gratuity myself and not to have it added automatically.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast was delicious, would 100% recommend and will definitely be back next time I’m in Dublin!
  18. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chocolate bombe dessert itself is worth the visit!
  19. EN

    EvaNolan

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner. Absolutely loved the whole experience.
  20. JF

    JacintaF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    bar service after dinner very poor, we waited 15 minutes for glass of wine and eventually left without it
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dundalk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food I knocked stars because the fish and chips was poor. The service was great but the wine was a little expensive. Overall I would return.
  22. C

    Colette130

    Ireland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Food was very disappointing. I had sea bass, it was over cooked and tasteless. I felt a little unwell after eating it.Duck salad to start is usually very good but yesterday was not as good as normal.. overall food was most disappointing
  23. AC

    AnnC

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Place is lovely, food was very nice, we were asked to leave our table after two hours, which was okay but we were abruptly moved by one gentleman and asked to have our tea at the bar. Then he came and demanded that we pay the bill and put tea on separate bill. We said we would pay when we finished our tea, this did not please him but he did return and say okay when you finished your tea please pay.
  24. JE

    JE88

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Nice ambience and very good food. Enjoyed a relaxing meal.
  25. S

    Sophie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the service was top notch. It's an experience everyone should try!
  26. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely Sunday afternoon (5 ladies). Food was really fab - taste and presentation. Service was excellent - our waiter was friendly and efficient. Enjoyed the atmosphere - perfect combination of energetic vibe with a casual feel too.
  27. J

    Jenniedun

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Had a lovely girls afternoon brunch in the ivy. Really lovely atmosphere. Service was great and food was very tasty. I would 100% recommend the Ivy.
  28. AO

    AmandaO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a beautiful brunch, attentive friendly staff
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Quality food! The only issue was that the waiter pushed to give us the bill
  30. RD

    RichardD

    Leinster

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal. Highly recommended. Will definitely be back
  31. FI

    FINEDINER

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service was horrible. Asked for the option service charge to be removed and the server argued with me (after giving terrible service). Food took an hour to arrive and was cold. Overall terrible
  32. DF

    DanielF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    We ended up leaving as the table outside was squashed into a corner, there was no protection from the wind and no heating. You would expect a restaraunt of that calibre to have invested in a better outside area. We ended up spending 300+ in another restaraunt and I would have felt very umcomfortable spending that kind of money while practically on the street, It didnt feel like we we would have been having dinner in the ivy.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Got a great table and our waitress was very nice. The decor is fab and love the whole ambiance of the place. The food was lovely… didn’t blow up away but very nice. Enjoyed the experience going here and would definitely go back to try other things on the menu. As it was friend’s birthday, it was a nice touch of bring down small cake each with candle for the birthdays. Would recommend to friends to go here.
  34. M

    Marcin

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Didnt like your service charge trick. Overall it was ok. 3/5
  35. AF

    AvrilF

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere great staff toilets spotless bit pricey would have liked the set menu which wasn't available We had a baby in a high chair and staff were so nice to her
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A friends birthday, Our waiter was distracted, another member of staff saw this and she corrected by looking after us, Really like the restaurant and will return
  37. EG

    EmilyG

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    our server sarah h made our afternoon delightful and really made my mothers birthday celebrations special
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff were lovely, great cocktails, fantastic table and nice nibbles
  39. OF

    OrlaF

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely lunch, friendly, attentive service, great atmosphere, packed with mostly groups of female diners.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food was lovely but the service wasn’t great. Not so much from the nice waiter, who I think was Spanish or Italian and was very nice and doing his best, but from the Irish guy who I found somewhat rude when I approached him upon arrival outside at the waiters station and said I had a reservation. He was quite dismissive when telling me to go inside to find my table. Which was maybe fair enough but he wasn’t very friendly at all. What I really found off putting was when I returned to the waiters station to ask for something I’d requested a number of times he was loudly berating the waiter for not prioritising the hot dishes. Obviously getting hot dishes out is a priority but it was very poor management to do so in such a loud manner in front of customers- not just myself who had approached the desk but the table beside the desk could hear everything and I think it was probably humiliating for the waiter to be instructed in such a manner. It left a bad taste in my mouth to be honest and I think the manager should have some training in how to manage his team.

FAQs

The Ivy Dawson Street is rated 4.5 stars by 7091 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 274 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Ivy Dawson Street

13-17 Dawson Street Dublin, DN D02 TF98

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    South City Centre

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 8:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Q Park Dawson street, DO2 WF63 (5 min walk from the car park) Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

  • Public transit

    Tara Street station, Dublin (13 min walk from the station) Pearse station, Dublin (13 min walk from the station)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sean Burbidge

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (01) 695 0744

  • Private party facilities

    The Jonathan Swift Room at The Ivy Dawson Street seats 32 guests on two long tables or across four rounds. The room is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as drinks and canapé receptions for up to 50 guests.The room’s interiors will include colourful artwork and a striking landscape image of Dublin’s horizon as seen from Phoenix Park and St Stephens Green in 1800, whilst the ceiling itself will feature an image of fictional hero Leopold Bloom alongside a host of multicoloured, exotic flying birds.With a selection of menus available, specially created by our Executive Chef, Sean Burbidge, The Jonathan Swift Room is equally suited to private parties as it is for corporate breakfasts, lunches and dinners.Complimentary menu cards and place cards are provided for each event and each table is decorated with seasonal flowers and tea lights.

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