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Roly's Bistro

7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
+353 1 668 2611
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb pie” (56 reviews)
“kerry lamb” (31 reviews)
“thai fish cakes” (26 reviews)
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French, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been to Dublin twice for the Dublin Horse Show. The first time we came we stayed for seven days and stopped for breakfast at Roly's downstairs. Coffee, pastry's, sometimes something hot. It was our favorite place but never for dinner. So this year,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Very full for a midweek evening, which made for a good atmosphere. Roly's has a welcome "classic" feel, all comfy booths and polished brass and old school menu. Thai fish cakes came with a refreshing salad and a chili sauce kick. Went for a Kerry...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really excellent meal here, staff very helpful and the food is amazing. Well worth a visit and highly recommend.

Thank Dunmoreaine
Reviewed 1 week ago

11 of us turned up on an extremely busy Saturday night to celebrate my parents 60th anniversary. We chose Roly's because it has a solid reputation with an atmosphere that lends itself to a special occasion. Immediately on our arrival a number of us in...More

Thank donnavpierce
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very popular with Irish people living and/or working in the area.It seems to be busy all the time but we were lucky and obtained a table. Delicious fresh food and Roly's lived up to its reputation :)

Thank LovesKihei
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a meal here on two different occasions - the food and the service are really great. Well worth the visit.

Thank Commited_Traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

The street appearance doesn't tell you what you need to know. Step inside, and you will find a well presented restaurant with a very good menu. For the tourist passing through and stopping in without a reservation, it appeared to be a local favorite in...More

Thank NearRTP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I called in without a reservation. We were promptly taken to our table. We just had the main course and I was glad I didn't order the two courses as the portions were very generous. The waiter brought us second helpings of...More

Thank 123Margaret4711
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roly's Bistro may have been an elegant eatery at one time. No more. They have no bartender - the mixed drinks are pre-made and tasteless. I sent mine back. The shrimp appetizer contained shrimp which were crumbly and failing apart. Not appetizing at all. The...More

Thank Gail N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first night in Dublin we stumbled upon this restaurant. The service was excellent and very friendly and helpful. We started with very tasty fish balls and potato soup followed by good fish and chips with a nice crispy batter. Good food, reasonably priced and...More

Thank junkuz57
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Some restaurants do this and staff don't get much of a say in the practice. Not many people are aware however that the service charge is discretionary and you do not have to pay it. In the past I have asked for it to be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$49
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 668 2611
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Roly's Bistro opened in Dublin in November 1992 and quickly became one of the city's busiest and best loved restaurants. Its reasonably-priced menu and wine list together with a casual, light-hearted atmosphere made it an instant hit with everybody from romantic couples to families, from business executives to local and visiting celebrities. Today, a team of 27 chefs serve freshly-cooked food to over three thousand people a week without compromising on quality and standards. Fresh heated bread is baked daily in the bakery.
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