Drury Buildings

4.2
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298 reviews
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€30 and under
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Italian
Experience our fabulous outdoor space for lunch. Rain or sunshine the Garden has a cosy and heated atmosphere in any case and can be requested, subject to availability.

The bright and airy first floor dining room is a really comfortable space to relax and enjoy lunch or dinner and a glass or two of fine wine. We use locally sourced, seasonal produce where possible combined with the very best Italian ingredients to create a menu that is modern and unique. We consider ourselves a contemporary Irish restaurant with an Italian influence.
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4.2
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4.2
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AV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great NYE dinning experience, the waitress was very kind and willing to attend us in the best way. The only thing I would complaint is in my dish they listed "some fancy sole fish name with Dublin Bay Prawn", well I think that was a crayfish, not a prawn, which in my opinion is something NOT edible and we consider that a pest in my country, perhaps the sole was perfectly cook and very well flavor balanced.

d
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Indifferent service and mediocre food.

FC
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service the food was really good and the atmosphere, with a great table over looking fade Street was excellent

RO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and very welcoming atmosphere. I’ve been a couple of times now and have been impressed each time.

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The day we were there, they were serving the bar menu downstairs outside, but not upstairs outside (despite giving us that particular menu). I ordered a cheese and salami board which was on said bar menu- they told me they could do it, but I was only given a salami board with no cheese 😂 bit confused as to what was going on but didn’t query.

Bit pricey for what it is but the restaurant itself and general ambience is great especially for groups.

H
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I loved EVERY bite of my meal at Drury Buildings - AND every bite that I stole from my boyfriend's meal. We were thrilled with the Goats Cheese Starter as well as the Smoked Salmon Starter (especially good enjoyed with the bread brought out at the beginning of the meal). For our mains we got the Pasta w Pork Cheek as well as their Venison dish, both were spectacular and felt very seasonal. Finally we split the Hot Chocolate Fondant/Vanilla Ice Cream dessert which was perfect for sharing. I am feeling stuffed all over again just writing this review.

Overall - the food was spectacular and service was speedy, all in spite of a bustling holiday-season evening with an Office Christmas Outing or two taking place nearby us. The noise level was definitely "bustling" and louder than I prefer but it's a central location during December, what are ya gonna do!

My only constructive feedback would be to PLEASE have some alcohol-free cocktails listed on your menu. Their team did mix up a great strawberry AF cocktail for me, but I like to be able to pick my drink from a menu as opposed to asking for a bespoke drink that is either "fruity, sweet or sour?" and just hoping for the best.

Drury Buildings is not a cheap night out but it is worth the value and then some. I can't wait to have visitors come by so we can bring them out here.

s
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, nice vibe

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a few minutes late. One of us was gluten free and the staff was super accommodating and noticed to bring gluten free bread which was not expected or requested. We have excellent service from start to finish from Edson and Taise who moved us outside for after drinks at request. Couldn't be more thrilled with the service for the night to catch up after months living apart!!!

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Booked our table through Open Table almost a week before the day. When we arrived we were told our table was outside. It was made out that we had requested outside and we hadn't. When we sat down we realised that not only could we barely hear ourselves across the table due to the noise from the downstairs area but we were also technically in the smoking area so by the end of our meal our clothes and hair stank of smoke.

We asked to be moved inside and were told that they were booked up. I was told that "every other booking inside had specifically requested to be seated inside". This was a most disappointing start to our evening.

The service was good and the food was good but it did go cold quite quickly as were essentially sitting outside in winter. I would return but only if I knew I was eating inside. Be sure to request this when making a booking.

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service at the beginning was very rushed. Waitress took a wine order of one side of the table but didnt ask anyone else what they wanted and left. It took 2 attempts to order other drinks. Food was mixed. One main was delicious, one good but the other 2 just ok with one order getting mixed up. Dessert good. Starters nice. Overall apart from initial waitress service was good. Would recommend for a visit but would probably not return again.

TD
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. Restaurant is relaxed and very comfortable.

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Dinner in the Drury Buildings is always a treat. The food is delicious, and the service is always top notch. Cocktails are pretty awesome too!

M
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Drury Building is for me one of the greatest places for dinner. I recommend to reserve a table outside on their balcony. These tables are well heated and the atmosphere is just amazing. Lastly, the service is outstanding and the food just perfect in regards to price for value.

OT
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and great food! Bread was a little hard- that’s the only complaint, but a mild one. Everything else was excellent

VM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the pavola and it was overcooked and ice cream tasteless otherwise fab meal

MN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The only reason I wouldn’t recommend it, is because it was so incredibly loud we had hard time hearing each other. When I went on the website it said, dublins best kept secret, the balcony, so we requested a table on the balcony, it was like overlooking a club, way too loud, we could feel the vibration on the floor. Food was absolutely amazing and service on point, but please do something about the volume of the bar downstairs.

NO
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely meal in the Drury Buildings. We were upstairs in the restaurant and sat in the outdoor area. The pre-theater menu had some lovely options. Really enjoyed ourselves and had a fantastic time. Looking forward to going back sometime soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great for a birthday party

HO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

4 of us went for an early dinner. We were seated near to the cloakroom door, there was a draught due to this door been open to let people from upstairs access main stairs. Food overall was good, although the starter of tomatoes and mozzarella was too cold. Service was good, would recommend Drury buildings for an enjoyable night out.

EF
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Its one of my favourites and I cant resist the Mozzarella and Tomato starter, it's THEE best. Our waiter was great and he recommended a wine that wasn't expensive but really good. We sat outside on the terrace area which has great ambience and has a lovely outdoors feeling, but its a pity that smoke rises! Cant really be avoided but the smoking area below it does create a 'smoking' atmosphere on the terrace. It probably smoking out there too but not great when you are eating. Otherwise, highly recommend this place.

S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A very dinner out in Dublin. The food and ambiance were both excellent and the service wasn’t bad but just a off at times compared to the rest.

MO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We were there on Saturday night, we had pre booked a table. We ordered three cheese fondues to start, the waitress told us they only had two left. We ordered plaice and sea bass for main course, the waitress came back to say they had no fish left! Also the Gambas I had for a starter weren’t hot when they were served. Food was very average. We didn’t order any dessert. The table staff were very nice but weren’t very efficient. Very disappointing all in all.

SC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were there for lunch and REALLY enjoyed the lite bites (Tapas style). The mains were average, sort of disappointing after such FAB starts. Service was great, atmosphere lively and loud.

T
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The pre theatre menu was smaller than the online version. We had little choice and ended up ordering from al a carte which worked out expensive. The craft beers were really expensive. The pork belly dish was not up to expectations.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot for a group dinner. Great pre theatre menu although it was limited it suited us perfectly

NA
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening dining with a group of friends. The staff remembered us from past visit and welcomed back. Food was lovely and service was excellent. We will be back.

JM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a Lovely evening at Drury buildings. It was my girlfriends birthday and the staff couldn't have been more friendly. Good job guys. Thanks for the lovely evening. Will be back soon.

a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to The restaurant at Drury buildings a few times now and it has been consistently good. We have always been impressed by the food and the consistency of service over a number of visits is a testament to the staff. Will definitely return for more.

ET
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pork belly. Excellent service. Every meal at the table was superb!

NQ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Got the prawn linguine. Amazing linguine but only 5 prawns in the dish in total. My friend got the hake & it was amazing.

CD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was the service, had a lovely table upstairs, we weren’t rushed and were able to relax.

TA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had reservations but were having trouble finding our way around. We called them and the staff was very patient in helping us find our way to the restaurant. The exterior is funky looking, with a lot of bright colors. Once inside, the decor and ambiance were calm and inviting. The food was a little more expensive than some other places in Dublin, but the portions were good sized. The flavor was excellent and the quality superb. We would definitely dine here again! Well worth searching out.

KR
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was absolutely delicious. Simple, well prepared, high quality ingredients with amazing flavour. Attentive service, gorgeous interior. It was a bit quiet the night we were there, but the atmosphere was still nice.

JM
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value and really enjoyed everything- warm evening but seated by window so views down fade street! All very pleasant - thanks guys!

OM
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely Restaurant with fantastic food! We had booked for a Birthday and were not disappointed. We had a bottle of Pino Grigio, the Hake, Seabass and Steak all cooked to perfection. Delicious desserts a stand out was the Chocolate Fondant decadent and divine. Would definitely eat there again. Perfect for a special occasion or nice date night.

LB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a friend for dinner and a catch up. We got a lovely seat on the balcony outside. There was a nice buzz of noise from other people but not too loud and the music wasn't loud. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic.

L
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This really is a gem of a place! Superb food at bistro type prices and fine dining service levels. Highly recommend.

SL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Steak and chips was €34.50 and was the fattiest steak I’ve ever had. I’ve been before and had a lovely pasta dish but the steak was terrible value for money. The three of us ordered it and none of us even finished half of the meal.

a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening Food is great, the place looks lovely, the staff are brilliant .., in particular Diana. We’ll be back.

F
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food is fab, staff are so friendly - and very accommodating if your party size changes. Highly recommend the delicious and generous sized meat and cheese sharing plate - perfect to enjoy with a glass of prosecco in the sunshine.