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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good14%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
25 Mar 2018
“Very Quirky!”
3 Aug 2017
“Awesome dinner”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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53 Shelbourne Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 660 4068
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

My Daughter works in this area and we spotted this little restaurant and decided to drop in for a glass of wine and a cheese platter. The waiter explained in great detail, the wines on offer, his knowledge was excellent and the chosen wine did...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Great French restaurant in Dublin. Atmosphere, food and wine all fantastic. Staff were very helpful and I thought prices were reasonable. Definitely worth trying but make sure you have a baby sitter for the kids!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Luke M
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

The guy behind the 'bar' was on his own so he were seated us at the bar so he could look after us better, his service and 'chat' was A1 and very charming....however, the food was ok. My starter of anchovy paste was literally that,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank MuchSaid
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a lovely, little French restaurant which was recommended to us by the staff at the Clayton hotel in Ballsbridge. The owners are French and have designed both a menu which is rich in French delights and a dining ambiance that feels very European....More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Marci C
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Visited for wine tasting and dinner. Food was classic simple French but extremely well prepared. However the success of the evening was based around Jacques our host. His knowledge was exceptional and he delivered it all with a fantastic sense of humour. Great evening. Many...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank GarryH169
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Great experience! Wonderful wine and food! Really helpful and informative. I would definitely suggest this place for a romantic date night or a fun girls night out.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank BWinkelman
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