Chili Club

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149 reviews
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€30 and under
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Thai

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Dublin’s first Thai Restaurant The Chili Club has been cosily situated in Anne’s lane off Grafton Street since 1991. Irish owned by Tess Corr, Thomas Mahon and Peter Slane, it is a long-time favourite with Dublin’s restaurant-goers, serving delicious authentic Thai food cooked by the Head Chef Pornsak Wachun. Originally from Chiang Mai he cooks using only fresh herbs and spices. The Chili Club is renowned for it’s delectable green curry.

The restaurant is small and intimate, with candle-lit tables, beautiful crockery and furniture. A warm and friendly atmosphere ensures lunch or dinner is always a pleasurable experience.
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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

everything poor, will not be going back........not good at all

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Warm inside could do with aircon

KD
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

IV eaten here before and will definitely do so again. Food excellent, staff friendly and attentive overall an fantastic experience. 5 star.

MD
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 4th visit to The Chilli Club. The food is always delicious. Fresh and full of flavour. We had an extra person than was booked for but we were accommodated without any fuss. Service couldn’t be faulted.

LW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Thai food in a lovely surroundings with relaxed atmosphere. Lots of gluten-free options for coeliacs.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We waited 30 mins between appetizers and main course. Then received 2 main courses (out of 4) with no rice and another wait of about 7 mins before rest of food arrived. Food was OK but not great value.

a
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoy this restaurant. Food and service very good. Excellent value on early bird menu too

NP
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a small quaint place. Our server was extremely nice and the food was amazing. Best pad Thai I've ever had.Will definately return.

v
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent location and great food. Very friendly service.

C
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Chili Club, it's intimate without too many place settings and the food is always delicious. At no point were we rushed by the staff, and over all the experience was just really relaxed.

SG
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

we visited on Saturday night starters were excellent my Sea bass despite having 3 chilli on menu was not spicy enough service was good and very quick considering how busy it was

AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious. Prices are reasonable.
I did find the service odd. The woman was trying to clear stuff too quickly. It took away from the meal a bit..

OT
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and atmosphere. Never fails to please

P
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Also great, friendly and very fast service!

C
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was poor and the food disappointed. The table wasn't prepared appropriately. The waitress was abrupt and disinterested. Glass of coke ordered and can of coke plonked on the table. Rice was clumpy. Food tasted like it was microwaved. The description and pictures on the website do not match the reality. Many of the Asian street food restaurants (half the price of this restaurant) in Ireland are far superior to this place. Very disappointed.

SO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and superb and friendly service from Tess and crew. Never disappoints

BM
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely meal here las Thursday with my two daughters. Place was buzzy without being frantic. My green curry with prawns was delicious- lots of prawns. Got a decent bottle of wine for under €30. Service was prompt and pleasant.

GO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly staff, excellent menu, good food, good service and excellent value for money.

PB
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Really good seasoning and Thai flavor.

SO
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere, food great, not fussed or rushed in any way

LG
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent. Waiter was a bit condescending but wouldn't let that put me off

L
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I have heard a lot of positives about this restaurant and maybe I expected too much. It was the attitude of the waiter that really bothered me. I walked in to an almost empty restaurant with just two other people eating, yet I was placed right on top of them in a very small alcove. I arrived at 1745, my dinner companion arrived 5 minutes later. Having given us less than 5 minutes to catch up, we were waspishly informed that if we did not order in the next 2 minutes we would forfeit the early bird(6pm cutoff). The restaurant was empty....did the ingredients suddenly go up after 6 pm? It was unnecessary and made me feel like the ‘poor relation’. I will not go again.

WV
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was quick and good. The restaurant was very warm to the point that we considered leaving.

C
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cashew nut stir fry was amazing! Great wine selection too. Nice place for groups, very central. Friendly service. The only fault was the restaurant was roasting hot inside but other than that everything was perfect!

h
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very cramped space and also extremely noisy until we asked them to turn down the music. The waitress forgot our order a couple of times, which I don’t mind really but she was also stone-faced and unwelcoming the entire evening. The food was mostly fine (with the exception of the prawn toasts, which were really disappointing) but very, very mild and in some cases (the garlic beef stir fry) very bland all round. We enjoyed our evening anyway thanks to the company but the food, service and overall atmosphere weren’t appealing enough to want to return.

D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience in the Chilli Club, going there for many years now.
Fantastic food and service. Would recommend to anyone looking for authentic Thai Food.
A small enough restaurant so the ambiance and atmosphere is always nice.

DB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Have been several times over many years always lovely with great atmosphere

DR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice location. Staff friendly and efficient. Food good and well priced. Nice house white.

LA
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was really good, amazing. Fresh and super tasty. Service was quick. However, the waitress (ginger hair) had a bad day and she wasn't really nice. I can't say that she was rude, but she wasn't in a good mood for sure.
The music was quite loud for such a small room, so it wasn't easy for us to have a normal conversation (we were seated just beside the music system). Thanks

VD
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food served by friendly staff. There was 5 of us in the party and everyone was happy with the food and the service .

C
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was quick and food was delicious. Early bird was a bargain. Will definitely return in the future.

BM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Super Food, relaxed atmosphere, really friendly service and good value. Brian

AC
7 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cosy restaurant with great food and chilled atmosphere. Service fantastic.

JC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and tasty food. Really good flavors.

JB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommend chili club , delicious food , lovely atmosphere and really good value 😆

GM
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

LW
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Thai food in a beautiful small room with an intimate atmosphere. Most dishes coeliac-friendly or adaptable. Service efficient, friendly and unobtrusive.

SH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, staff very attentive and polite. Will definitely be returning!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible experience, took over an hour to get main dishes.

GS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The staff were friendly and efficient . The ambience was nothing special just a room. There were eight of us dining three people had duck pancakes for starters and said it was very dry and tasteless. I had fillet of beef stir fry and the beef was very tough . Would definitely not be recommending this restaurant.

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