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The Schoolhouse Dublin, Dublin 4, Co. DUBLIN

The Schoolhouse Dublin

4.4
4.4
244 Reviews
€30 and under
Contemporary European
The Gastrobar & Garden Terrace at the Schoolhouse is located in one of Dublin’s trendiest and most vibrant neighbourhoods. Our head chef Francois Grelet is passionate about fresh local produce and this is carried into the food he prepares on a daily basis. With lots of dining options available from our newly refurbished Gastrobar , our very popular garden terrace or the new addition Dine At The Dome a Unique Dining Experience In The Heart of D4.
We have lots of dining options and more importantly lot’s & lots of space.

For bookings of 4 people or more credit card details are required. €20 per person fee will apply for those who fail to show up or break the booking terms.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 667 5014

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Francois Grelet

  • Neighborhood

    Ballsbridge

  • Parking details

    Small car park on a first come, first served basis.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 244 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin 4

    Best Overall

  • Dublin 4

    Best Food

  • Dublin 4

    Best Service

  • Dublin 4

    Best Ambiance

  • Dublin 4

    Best Value

  • Dublin 4

    Great for Lunch

  • Dublin 4

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Dublin 4

    Romantic

  • Dublin 4

    Special Occasion

  • Dublin 4

    Most Booked

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  1. DK

    DianneK

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was very good. Had the seafood linguine and a good French Sauvignon Blanc. Music seemed out of keeping with the setting of an old historic schoolhouse. It was a bit too much disco for us.
  2. JS

    JoeS

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and top class service - we love it!
  3. KP

    KathyP

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We have eaten at the Schoolhouse numerous times and love the food and wine. Highly recommend the Seafood Linguine or lamb which was a special….both fabulous!
  4. RM

    RobinM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great interior and comfortable. The Scotch egg was wonderful.
  5. SD

    ShaneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was top class, waiter service was on point, very polite and courteous, well recommended and will spread the word about the amazing food
  6. GF

    GraceF

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Have dined here before and found it great. Last night unfortunately wasn’t as good! My friends Hake arrived cold and despite an apology, it appeared it was only brought back into the kitchen to be microwaved…. Same piece arrived out piping hot!! Still charged full price - very disappointing. The burger I raved about before, wasn’t as good, so all in all sorry we went there. Maybe a problem getting and retaining chefs, but at the very least, don’t charge for a disaster of a plate!
  7. CF

    ConorF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Was disappointed there was no soup and less options than the online menu but service and food was very good
  8. D

    Dinesoutalot

    Dallas

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best meal here upon our arrival in Dublin. Great service and fantastic gluten free warm ham and cheese sandwich-you get two! Took one home for later plus some of the fantastic fig and goat cheese salad. I could eat there every day! Building is also stunning and the outdoor area is quite charming.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on September 19, 2022Hi Dinesoutalot, Thank you for taking the time to review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully we will get to welcome you again next time you are in Dublin! Kind Regards, Laura Butler Front Office Manager The Schoolhouse Hotel

  9. A

    Aidan

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, nice chilled atmosphere; our table was between a few Germans; felt very European!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice experience. Food was great and the staff very friendly. We would highly recommend.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Excellent service and outstanding experience, as always! Couldn’t recommend it more.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on August 29, 2022Thank you for taking the time to review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Kind Regards, Laura Events Manager

  12. L

    Leah

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Nice food and atmosphere but the best part of our dinner was our waiter, Giovanni.

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on August 29, 2022Hi Leah, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us - Giovanna is definitely a great credit to our business here & I have passed on your kind words to him! Kind Regards, Laura Events Manager

  13. IB

    IsabelB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, lovely food, really helpful and kind staff

    The Schoolhouse DublinResponded on August 29, 2022Hi Isabel, Thank you for your kind review, we really appreciate it! Hopefully we will get to welcome you back again! Kind Regards, Laura Events Manager

  14. F

    Fimew

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Risotto wonderful but prawns overcooked.very confused waitress led to very confused dessert !
  15. LS

    LynnS

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Lovely place that my husband and I booked for our first anniversary. The food was outstanding, I had the steak which was done to perfection and the chips were gorgeous my husband had a burger which was lovely. The deserts (Tiramisu) were so nice! Couldn't fault the food, the service however was far from perfect. Firstly they didnt seem to have recorded of our booking but a table was found but we did have to stand around until it was cleaned but fine it was a Saturday night. However when we ordered drinks it took ordering three times with three different staff and 35 mins to get a coke and a white wine. Our starter never arrived (no apologies were made) but as I said what did arrive was lovely. Just before the food arrived I ordered another wine to have with my meal however again it took asking 3/4 different members of staff to actually get it by the end of my meal...so that was asking 7 times to get 2 glasses of wine. I did want to ask for one of the lovely cocktails that they do but I was worried it might take another half hour so I didn't. I have to say that all the young staff were very, very polite just not very on top of things. Bit disappointed as it was meant to be a special night for us however as I said lovely food and a cracking venue!
  16. u

    uchennau

    Leinster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was great and the food was lovely!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just loved this little gem of a place ! Such incredibly friendly service from our waitress Rebecca . The building is just an architectural gem and the food did not disappoint. I had a prawn risotto which was beautifully light and tasty as the waitress promised ! Will be returning here again and again ! Honestly a great find ! Beautiful bar too ! My new local !
  18. KC

    KathrynC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint and intimate place with awesome outdoor space too! Service was very prompt and staff was super friendly. The food was plentiful and delicious but we wished there were more main dish choices. Would definitely return for another experience!
  19. PB

    PeterB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor dining, atmospheric inside and great building. Greater choice small dishes needed.
  20. TG

    TimG

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, nice venue with pleasant staff and tasty food. Good choice of food and promptly served.
  21. D

    Damian

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great meal and attentive service. Rib-eye steak cooked to perfection. One of the best I’ve had. Nice selection of wines too.
  22. m

    marion

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious food and wine. Lovely server. Good atmosphere. A favourite spot.
  23. EA

    EimearA

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely lunch in the Schoolhouse. Not cheap, but beautiful gardens
  24. S

    Sile

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I ate here twice on a recent trip to Dublin. It was a delightful experience. Happy to recommend.
  25. HE

    HELENE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food and atmosphere along with the staff are very nice. However I can see a difference between 3months ago vs now where prices remained and quantity has decreased unfortunately.
  26. PS

    PeterS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty and good location, I would recommend it.
  27. S

    Sile

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Place to have lunch. We ate outside in the sunshine. I would happily go there again.
  28. Q

    Quince

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Very slow service despite huge number of staff and few customers. Very loud music in an empty bar. Food was good but expensive. Limited menu and wine list. No vintage/dates included on wine list.
  29. CM

    CarolineM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Great specials and vast menu with delicious food!
  30. M

    Menek

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Very limited vegetarian options-in fact only one. The ambiance is cozy and the location is good. However, I would not recommend it for any special occasions; even though I made a note when I booked the restaurant for a birthday celebration, no action was taken even though we ordered the dessert. The only expectation would be a lit candle or a message made of chocolate as you expect from any restaurant.
  31. AB

    AimeeB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked for 6 Google Exec and everyone loved it - thank you!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were traveling to Dublin for vacation and enjoyed our dinner at the Schoolhouse. Lovely food and lovely staff!
  33. L

    Lisah

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful place food and atmosphere brilliant highly recommenders
  34. SC

    SaurabhC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good place to sit in, service is decently quick, food is good and good selection of beer and wines.
  35. K

    Kirsty

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food in a beautiful setting, will definitely be back
  36. TL

    TeaLady

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    On a very busy evening, with a concert in the Aviva Stadium, we were really well looked after. The staff were great and didn't miss a beat.
  37. B

    Buddy

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I had a burger, it was greasy. Used napkin to soak the grease. Was not offered condiments or asked if food was ok. Thought it was overpriced. I eat there regularly before Covid. Then when rules relaxed mainly because it is local and my husband has walking issues. Way back when it opened first ,it was lovely,good atmosphere.
  38. JC

    JoCo

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Concert night, poor staff were finding hard too cope..a drink order never made the table but we were charged for it and only 2 ladies toilets
  39. G

    Geraldine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience was fabulous. Good spaces between tables, so didn't feel claustrophobic. Although it was busy it didn't feel packed. Best cocktails I have tasted in years. Very authentic. Staff were so friendly and professional, the perfect balance . We will definitely visit again 😍😍😍😍
  40. DT

    DianaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Limited lunch menu. Would have preferred evening one as we going to a concert. Staff very friendly and helpful but very busy because of the concert Would like to try it for dinner sometime.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

The Schoolhouse Dublin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 667 5014.

The Schoolhouse Dublin is rated 4.4 stars by 244 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 16 times today
Google Map for The Schoolhouse Dublin

The Schoolhouse Hotel 2-8 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4, Co. DUBLIN D04 P5W8

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ballsbridge

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Small car park on a first come, first served basis.

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Francois Grelet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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