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Locks Brasserie - CLOSED

1 Windsor Terrace | Portobello, Dublin Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 420 0555
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
14 Aug 2017
“Excellent Food - but truly awful service . . .”
13 Oct 2016
Restaurant Hours Closed
1 Windsor Terrace | Portobello, Dublin Dublin 8, Ireland
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Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited Locks again- it was was of many draws back after our first visit last November- despite some of the critical reviews and a change of chef. Very glad that we did, its not perfect but its as good if not better than before...More

Thank 3jellyfish
Reviewed March 26, 2015

I visited here for the first time on the Wednesday 26th March, and could not be more delighted with the experience. The staff were professional, friendly, attentive and were able to explain the menu in detail., The service was timed beautifully, we were not rushed,...More

2  Thank Victoria C
Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful location. Service was hurried. We were asked a number of times by different servers if we were ready to order. Food was excellent but simply not enough of it. My main was suckling pig and i would have been disappointed with the portion size...More

1  Thank Cormac R
DCM1982, Public Relations Manager at Locks Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2015

Thank you Cormac for bringing this to our attention; our apologies that this was your experience on your recent visit. Just to let you know we have listened and there are now a selection of side dishes available with our set menus. We would love...More

Reviewed March 11, 2015

Belated eview. First off to be fair....we ate here with the previous chef. I see a new chef has taken over the kitchen (?). If not then chef needs to shape up his kitchen. First time here and easy enough to find…just outside the city...More

Thank Harleyclarkey
DCM1982, Public Relations Manager at Locks Brasserie, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2015

Thank you for your review of your experience in October of last year; we are sorry that it did not live up to your expectations; however, we strongly suggest that you return to Locks in 2015 and experience the new concept, new menus, new dishes...More

Reviewed March 6, 2015

I went here on a Tuesday evening and it wasn't very busy - perhaps 5 other tables. The staff were very attentive, and they give you a run down of your meal when they bring you the plate (this is the pork belly, this is...More

1  Thank SweetSue09
Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have been here numerous times over the past two years, and put simply, this is the best restaurant in Dublin. The food is fantastic, the service is top notch, and the setting (by the canal), cannot be beaten.

2  Thank hannadanna
Reviewed February 15, 2015

From when we walked in to when we left,our experience here was just fantastic. Friendly happy staff chatted away to us at the bar as we waited for our table at this cosy buzzing restaurant, our waiter was great and sorted my vegan requirements with...More

Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went for lunch on a sunny Saturday at end of January and were warmly welcomed to the bright and comfortable dining room. We were entertained while waiting by the antics of swans on the canal across the road who jostled with the group of canoeists...More

Thank violet w
Reviewed February 10, 2015

This place has a new chef and new prices to match! I had salmon, cured & tartare as an appetiser with some really weird black ink crisp and other odd stuff. Then I had the truly wonderful foie gras with rhubarb - combination superb but...More

Thank lauran1902
Reviewed February 3, 2015

New chef Karl Breen is cooking up a storm. A short menu has some absolute gems on it. Highlights include the sweetbreads and truffle starter with a delicious, unctuous trompet, dill and vinegar jus and crispy kale; foie gras two ways, served innovatively with rhubarb;...More

1  Thank JimBobSmith
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$39 - US$85
Good for
View, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Windsor Terrace | Portobello, Dublin Dublin 8, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 420 0555
  • E-mail
Fine dining restaurant offering superlative standards of modern Irish and French cuisine.Locks also offers several choices of private fine dining rooms from an intimate single oval table in our Green Room for private corporate or family events to groups up to 20 people in our Silver Room and larger groups and celebrations for up to forty in one room or 75 in several rooms. Locks Brasserie is licensed to host civil wedding ceremonies, intimate weddings, receptions, lunches and dinners. Intimate weddings are a wonderful celebration shared with a select group of friends and close family, they seek a more exclusive and intimate feel. We believe that Locks Brasserie is an ideal venue to celebrate a stylish, understated, quirky, intimate wedding. Locks is blessed with several dining rooms which can cater for family parties or larger groups. The maximum number of people the restaurant can cater for in one room is 40 people. In separate rooms we can cater for up to 75 people.
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