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Thorntons Restaurant - CLOSED

Ardilaun Lodge 128 Saint Stephen's Green | Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 478 7008
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good15%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (46 reviews)
“souffle” (7 reviews)
“petit fours” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Irish, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Ardilaun Lodge 128 Saint Stephen's Green | Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 384 reviews

Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

My husband brought me to thorntons for a surprise dinner. We had the 7 course tasting menu and it was beyond amazing. One might think that a tasting menu in a fine dining restaurant will not provide enough food but we were quite satisfied. The...More

Thank Eire35
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We went for lunch and I have to admit the food was excellent with a great service. Exactly what you expect from a fine dining restaurant.

Thank ChristopherKar
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is unusual review as it is a homage to Dublin’s greatest restaurant which is no more. I have been dining off and on here for many years and this is/was my favourite restaurant. We spent the most amazing night here in August and once...More

Thank liamgwashere
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant, it's a pity they are closing :( Delicious food, amazing atmosphere, great chef.

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 22 October 2016

One of the best restaurant I had chance to have a meal. Great pitty they are closing it. I hope Kevin's Thorntons new restaurant will be unless as good as this one!

Thank Tomasz K
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We enjoyed a memorable dinner occasion at this high quality restaurant. From the booking stage right to the end of the fine meal the staff were courteous, friendly and helpful throughout, all of which added to the experience. The five course tasting menu was inventive...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Wow! A tasting menu made gluten free for us! No problem for the staff to create wonderful food with wine pairings that also matched our preferences in that category. I loved having descriptions of all that we ate and drank. I also enjoyed the spacing...More

Thank Lynda W
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I arrived late and was welcomed and sat down at a lovely table. I decided to go for the tasting plate / degustation menu and wine matching. I was not disappointed, perfect timing between dishes, wine and conversations with staff. The young sommelier was excited...More

Thank Travelling_LindaG
Reviewed 25 September 2016

A fine dining experience that is not for those who like substantial portions. The emphasis is on top quality ingredients put together superbly. The result is food with incredible flavours served by friendly informative staff. Well worth a visit if you are seeking something different.

Thank 80bgt
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Good ambiance, easy to hold conversation. Set menu....no greens as sn option. Seeet start. Too sweet for me. Extraq small portions. I am 60+ and works for me....but the portions are extremely small. No options for main course and pigon would not be my choice....More

Thank Ivan V
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$59 - US$147
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ardilaun Lodge 128 Saint Stephen's Green | Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 478 7008
  • E-mail
Thornton's Restaurant is an award winning Michelin starred restaurant located in the heart of Dublin City overlooking the leafy expanse of St Stephen's Green. Innovative and exquisite cuisine, presentation referred to as 'artwork on a plate' and service often compared to a theatrical performance make for a truly memorable experience at Thornton's Restaurant. There is attention to detail in every aspect of the experience, from the intricate food through to the impressive wine list and professional service. Our changing menu reflects the seasonal and local produce available to us and underpins our passion for reigniting the importance of the seasons. Working closely with our providers that supply us with the highest quality of ingredients, we can ensure that our produce is ethically sourced, sustainable and most importantly the best we can obtain. Head Chef and Proprietor Kevin Thornton is widely regarded as Ireland's best chef. Having featured in everything from the Irish Times to the New York Times, Thornton's is celebrated as one of the best restaurants in Ireland and is also internationally commended.
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