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The Unicorn

Merrion Court 12B Merrion Row | Merrion Row, Dublin D02 DA52, Ireland
+353 1 662 4757
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 17 min
12:30 PM - 4:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Italian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Merrion Court 12B Merrion Row | Merrion Row, Dublin D02 DA52, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Loved it here. Down the little lane into a gem of a restaurant. The service is wonderful, staff friendly and happy. And the food is soooo tasty. Can't recommend it enough. Not the cheapest meal but you are paying for quality.

Thank Roadrunner813
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My friend and I had the early bird here last week. My friend had a voucher which was out of date but they accepted it which was a great gesture of goodwill, considering it was busy with pre Christmas diners. I was impressed by the...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

We looked forward to our annual Christmas dinner at The Unicorn as it is so well known for its food, service and ambiance. With a menu at Eur55 one would expect some good food and choices. As a starter, I had the Gambas - they...More

1  Thank Columba98
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had our work Christmas dinner at The Unicorn. As a vegetarian, I ordered the mushroom bruschetta and risotto from the group menu. The starter was tasty enough but could have had more flavour. I was very disappointed with my risotto which could have been...More

Thank elld88
teamunicorn, General Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Elld88, can you contact us about your experience as we don't have any record of your complaint and as we really want to follow up on it. We've many large groups in at the moment and none have raised any issues - in fact...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere great (crowded and noisy), service just at the right pace, and the food awesome. It was a bit like eating at a crowded restaurant in New York. For starters I had the beef cheek and my wife had carpaccio - they were both great...More

Thank Jeremy P
teamunicorn, General Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jeremy we're really pleased with your review and appreciate you taking the time to let us know we're getting it right. Sounds like you had a great night with us and we'd love to see you back. Happy Christmas from all here.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful Saturday lunch...delicious Italian food with all the staples you could hope for...my favorite is the Penne Arribiatta. Without a doubt, the heart and soul of this place is Jenny...she is warm and welcoming and treats everyone as if they were a celebrity. A...More

1  Thank 66pjr
teamunicorn, General Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your great review - Jenny and the team loved it. We're keeping the old Unicorn traditions strong and making it probably the best restaurant in Dublin.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a celebration dinner here after a graduation. Service was excellent and the food was tasty. The atmosphere was enjoyable and we would recommend this eatery for that alone, but the prices are far too high, especially the wine prices. There appears to be...More

Thank RetireeOldcastle
teamunicorn, General Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi congratuations on the graduation and thanks for choosing us for your dinner - and we're really pleased you enjoyed the food and service. We keep our prices under constant review and keep them tight - keep in mind we only use best premium products....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was delighted to be invited to attend a business dinner in the Unicorn last night and I was intrigued to see how it has changed because it's a couple of years since I was there last. It's even better than it used to be...More

Thank louise427
teamunicorn, General Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Louise, we could not have said it better. That's what we're striving for - to make the Unicorn better than it ever was and the perfect place for a business or family occasion. We're all pleased to hear we're doing it and hope to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The streets were mad with victorious Irish rugby supporters so find a dining location without the victory songs was a must for us on a Saturday. Down a picturesque and well-lit laneway off Baggot St was The Unicorn....superb service and Contemporary Italian menu. We were...More

Thank Stephanie H
teamunicorn, General Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Stephanie, we're glad you found us - we'll always do our best to look after people even on busy nights. The team loved your feedback and it's really appreciated. The new winter menu is getting great feedback and we're determined to get the Unicorn...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Once you step in you're no longer in Ireland. This place breathes authenticity, a fine dining restaurant. Italian Fusion food. Great classical dishes with modern twists and angles brought in... for me the grilled gambas with n'duja, garlic and chilli is a dish I'd have...More

Thank Mark T
teamunicorn, General Manager at The Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi Mark, you got to come back for your 9 course dream dinner - sounds like a great idea. We're working hard to make the Unicorn better than ever and the team is focusedon top quality food and service - looks like we are getting...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$45
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Merrion Court 12B Merrion Row | Merrion Row, Dublin D02 DA52, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 662 4757
  • E-mail
Description
The Unicorn is Dublin's oldest and favourite Italian restaurant. Under new owner and team, the Unicorn is now providing an exciting blend of modern Italian cuisine fused with the best of the classical regional dishes. Committed to Italian cuisine the restaurant has probably Dublin's best selection of Italian wines. In its own private laneway, the Unicorn offers the ideal secluded and tranquil location for a business or personal lunch and dinner. So join us for the best Italian cooking in the Dublin.
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