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Thorntons Restaurant

#305 of 2,006 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
South City Centre
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Ardilaun Lodge 128 Saint Stephen's Green | Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 478 7008
Thu - Sat 12:30 - 14:00
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Reviewed 28 September 2014

We were very impressed by this restaurant and having been to a number of Michelin Star restaurants we have to say this is way up there. We had the tasting menu and wine, the service was very good and timed well. As for the food, the menu was clearly very well thought out and the quality was outstanding. The chef... More 

Thank JerseyDandL
Naas, Ireland
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Our evening was impacted by a family with young children, who were quiet vocal. We were distracted from the food and hampered our overall experience. When we were leaving at 21.50, the restaurant staff were dismissive of our complaint. Not an inexpensive night out, therefore we left unsatisfied, especially feeling for other diners if they had organised babysitters for their... More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2014

Saturday 14th September was our first experience of eating out in a michelin star restaurant and we were not disappointed. The staff at Thornton's restaurant were both friendly and attentive and welcomed us with open arms. The food that was brought to our table was nearly too good to eat and even the photos we took didn't do the presentation... More 

Thank Maryfra
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely evening for our Anniversary at Thornton's Restaurant. It was my first visit, my husband has been with friends and clients. I was a bit apprehensive as I am not very adventurous with new tastes and do not eat fish at all. I had the Beetroot salad which was lovely, the Beetroot jelly was... More 

Thank Martygirl69
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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269 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Had a lovely meal here. All of the highest class. Loved the chef who we met numerous times and who is a real character. It has a real sense of the culture he stamps on the place. Service was good. Gentle relaxed atmosphere. Good wine list and we guided to unexpected great wines by sommelier. Would come back when coming... More 

Thank Peter M
State College, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Of the 4 restaurants where we had dinner in Dublin this was the most disappointing. The Michelin rating was the reason we had selected this particular restaurant. My spouse and I both selected the turbot for our main course. We were both disappointed since it was rather bland and rubbery. The service was just OK. The location in centre city... More 

Thank DoctorF409
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We visited Thorntons for a special birthday. It was wonderful, the service was superb. The staff were courteous, friendly and very professional. We had the tasting menu with wine tasting and both were really superb. Kevin Thornton came to the table at the end of the meal, wished us well and presented a chocolate birthday treat, which was a really... More 

Thank Eileen S
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

This was undoubtedly one of the top 5 meals I have had, and a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The setting is fine, without being spectacular, although the photographs on the wall (taken by Kevin Thornton) provide character. The service started a little slow, and given that the first thing we had ordered was a bottle of champagne, this was a little... More 

Thank Andrew E
Limerick, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

One word to describe this restaurant 'Amazing' this was my husbands 30th birthday present. The service was superb, we had the tasting menu and the wine tasting both were amazing. Kevin Thornton himself was so friendly and described two of our courses, I thought the wines suited each course brilliantly and this is by far the best meal we have... More 

Thank Lucey48
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

If music be the food of love, play on.......In Thornton's Restaurant in Dublin, the high notes, the lower notes and all the notes in between are all in perfect harmony in the truly creative and exquisite food which Maestro Kevin Thornton produces. The excellent service and great wines all combine to give, what can be described as, a command performance.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$54 - US$136
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:00
12:30 - 14:00
12:30 - 14:00
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
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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