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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)
“scallops” (27 reviews)
“souffle” (7 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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151 - 160 of 385 reviews

Reviewed 30 November 2014

Ate on a Friday night, had the tasting menu and wine pairing. The previous reviewer is correct about the food, visually stunning and a few great dishes (the lamb, the fish and lemongrass) but certain parts were inedible (the seaweed spaghetti, crispy fish skin) and...More

1  Thank Mbg4472
Reviewed 13 November 2014

A Michelin star restaurant has certain connotations associated with it; beautiful presentations, alternative takes on classics, and gustatory delights. Thorntons delivered on a few of these, but failed spectacularly on others. My partner and I both had the tasting menu on a weekday. The restaurant...More

1  Thank Rian C
Reviewed 31 October 2014

I booked this restaurant solely because of the dessert in the above title. It was recommended by a family member as well. When it comes to food I'm a desserterian. The only reason I go to dinner is for dessert. Best bread and butter pudding...More

Thank lulu rosie
Reviewed 23 October 2014

I booked this restaurant as a corporate event and it was the ideal location . We had the semi private dining area which was a superb area . Service was very friendly and professional and I thought that chef, Kevin Thornton coming out to the...More

Thank keycostello
Reviewed 20 October 2014

I visited with my boyfriend in April for a special birthday celebration. I had mentioned the birthday both when making the reservation and also when confirming it. Throughout the whole dining experience it was never mentioned once. Our pre dinner drinks took about 10 minutes...More

1  Thank AnnaRuthH
Reviewed 18 October 2014

This restaurant does not deserve a michelin star, or any star. It is Ordinary, reasoanble good food, but nothing special, and given the prices I would not recommend going there but look for more reasonablly priced restauramts. I choose this place because I was captivated...More

1  Thank GerryClarke
Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

Excellent restaurant, I have been to many Michelin starred restaurant, and this is really good value for money,beautiful food and good service,and the nonsense about Mr.Thornton being a hot head,when he was a gentleman that put my girlfriends jacket on for her and thanked us...More

1  Thank Deadwood100
Reviewed 10 October 2014

Came with a friend for the pre-theatre. On checking the menu we noticed that there wasn't a suitable vegetarian option. Within minutes a suitable alternative was presented to my friend. The chefs starter of capaccio was fabulous before moving into the belly pork which was...More

Thank CeceOC
Reviewed 7 October 2014

I ment to write this sooner, but after having a bad experience elsewhere I thought it only far that I praise were praise is due. Firstly we were coming from Cork and as usual we mistimed traffic so we rang ahead and said we would...More

Thank Gearoid G
Reviewed 2 October 2014

I stole my title from a well-known restaurant critic's review of an Edinburgh establishment in which she lamented the use of slates for serving food as they don't keep the food hot, liquids dribble of, they are heavy, impractical and dated. I thought of this...More

Thank OldCourse
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$59 - US$147
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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