Alfies

4.2
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International
Alfie's is a casual restaurant and bar serving a selection of international dishes. Our restaurant’s signature menu has been created by Niall McMahon. It is a combination of Irish and Mediterranean cuisine. We use only fresh products which are delivered daily by our Irish certified suppliers, our beef originates from Ireland and is fully traceable.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.1
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1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table of 4 beside us was extremely loud. Staff asked them nicely to quiet down but unfortunately it was as we were leaving. So bit late but in fairness they probably didn’t realize. I was glad to see they did it in any case. Well done to the staff!

TR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We booked last minute , got seated upstairs which is like eating in a nightclub. Loud music and decor and lighting like a night club space. I got pasta which was over cooked and just warm. The others got fish and chips which was nice with large portions.
We left before we finished eating , as the noise and atmosphere didn't suit a place to sit and eat. The table was booked for 7pm we were gone by 8pm. Nice place for drinks. Downstairs looked more like a restaurant upstairs like a night club .

SS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffalo chicken bites were delicious! And the rest of the food also didn't disappoint

CC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had such a lovely time at Alfies, the service was very good. There was plenty of options on the menu. The food was just delicious! Would go again.

SA
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes I would highly recommend - the food is great and the lunch menu is such a novel ide a that really works

OT
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Very disappointed with the food and service don’t think banging dishes onto table is any way to behave from waitress won’t be rushing back

RP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon out for lunch & cocktails. Food and drinks delicious as always

TL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, amazing atmosphere and all in at a great price - would highly recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at Alfie’s and was actually better then I expected. Food was good value and tasty.

DM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, service and atmosphere. Busy on Saturday night but still a quick service, lovely food and friendly staff.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great service & great food

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was lovely no complaints. But the service was very rushed.

KR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

The food was very bland. I got chicken satay and the chicken was extremely dry.

N
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was nice. The only thing is the tables in the back are quite close to one another so we felt like we were sitting on top of the couple next to us. I know it was New Years eve and they probably had a full schedule but the food came to us so quickly that we were gone in just over an hour, we didn't feel like it was somewhere to relax, or even digest the food. Wasn't the leisurely meal we hoped for. Again, I've been there before and the food is always lovely, but maybe the pressures of New Year's Eve was solely to blame.

g
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our family tripnto alfies. No kids menu but the staff were very helpful and we picked kids food from the starter and sides on the menu. Food was really great, staff lovely and didn't cost the earth. Would recommend!

D
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve been to Alfie’s Many times and really enjoy the service, atmosphere and food.. We didn’t like the Malbec Wine which is really unusual we chose and it was changed no problem for a Shiraz and my Steak was well done instead of Medium but I didn’t mind I still enjoyed, these things happen sometimes and it is Xmas busy time.. We’ll be back again definitely..

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing! Sat upstairs felt like cocktails with the girls vibe with fab food!

LS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible worst food I’ve ever had in Dublin

PT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Will be back :)

J
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I booked a table for 7 and called the restaurant an hour before to increase & they accommodated us! Food was good especially the Caesar Salad! Service can be improved - quite hard to get the waiters attention on a busy night. Also, we ordered an espresso shot and they forgot about it. When we asked for it there was the usual question of “did you not get it yet”? Overall, I would still go back for the food and good drinks!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I really enjoyed it and my friend did too, will be coming again

DK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Adored every moment of my visit here
Upon arrival, we were met by very apologetic staff who offered us a table upstairs whilst waiting for a table to eat, due to delays. Had the staff not been so kind, it would have been a different experience.
The mojito I drank was somewhat lackluster, I would have preferred the sugar to be mixed into the drink better. The craft lager I drank, although somewhat fruity, was not the usual soft foamy crisp taste one expects from a lager. Drinks from me gets a brutally honest 6.5/10. Now we come to the food. Starters. We shared the buffalo popcorn chicken. I must say it was absolutely stupendous. Well cooked, well coated, well presented. For mains, we both went for the tower burger. It was more of aground floor apartment than a tower. Taste was excellent, presentation was great, but the name gets hopes up, only to be let back down. Food overall gets an 8.5/10. I’m not sure what his name was, but the tall, handsome and slim man with glasses was extremely amicable and great all night, as was the hostess !!

Alfies, you have most definitely lived up to the many positive reviews i have read. I would happily return again.

Price for me was, not expensive, but not what I would call reasonable. The burger in my opinion, although delicious, is overpriced.
Cocktail price are fair, however my suggestion would be to use sugar syrup for mojitos, rather than actual sugar.

All in all, very impressed. Will recommend to a friend, and would happily elaborate my negative points to a member of management if posible!!

In terms of what is needed, I don’t think change is correct, only improvements!!

Overall Alfies gets a 7.5/10. Loved it!

T
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really loved it, but it was so loud it was difficult to talk. We’re seniors, so that was our problem. The servers were great!

LO
Adelaide
9 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was perfect for a casual lunch with friends. The staff were lovely. The food was tasty & we all loved the lunch box idea - there were so many options to choose from - all 4 of us were very happy with our choices. Will go again.

JR
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was absolutely brilliant, our waitress ( really sorry can’t remember her name) was really friendly and polite. The food was also great, the yellow curry was very tasty. Will definitely recommend to friends!

T
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Trendy, funky vibe, this place is excellent value just off Grafton Street
If you're around the Grafton Street area of Dublin and you're looking for a reasonable place to eat that wont break the bank, go to Alfies. It's just off Grafton Street on South William Street, about a 3 minute walk from the centre of Grafton Street. It's a quirky restaurant full of young people. It serves great food and amazing cocktails. Five of us long time friends went for dinner on a Monday night and all cocktails are Euro 5 all night!!! Early bird Menu - Apres Work Menu is 19.95 and you choose on a 1, 2,3 basis, 1 - The Starter, 2 - the Main, 3 - the Side accompanying your Main.. Between us we had starters of tempura prawns, beautifully cooked, satay chicken with amazing satay sauce Mains chosen were, Thai curry, totally wonderful (choose your own protein, chicken, beef prawns), sesame salmon, cooked to perfection, served on mashed potato, and seabass wonderful. Sides chosen ranged from sticky rice, to fries and sweet potato fries and side salad. Everyone thought their food was delicious. There is also a full a la carte offering is also very reasonably priced. House wines 23 Euro to 27 Euro a bottle. Service is excellent, place is spotless, well worth a visit. Be aware, as it does say it on the menu, that all starters mains and sides all come together on the same plate

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic day, the staff are phenominal!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food great. Atmosphere great. Only sticking point for me was drinks were a little slow and staff were pretty quick to take starters away. Noone asked if we were finished them before they were cleared away. Other than that. Very good.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely cocktails

MK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was excellent! He really made our evening- such a lovely guy with a great personality so warm and friendly. Thanks John 😊

F
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and friendly, efficient staff. Would definitely recommend.

K
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my boyfriend had a great meal for his birthday, I’ve been a few times now and would definitely recommend it.

LD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alfie’s is always a great place to catch up with friends. Good music, nice vibe, great food and even better cocktails 🍸

NC
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good but expensive for what it was and the wine was poor quality.

SB
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really poor service and food was bland. Starters and mains were mixed up and we were over charged when presented with the bill. Meal quality was extremely poor for the amount charged per dish. Would definitely not go again or recommend to a friend.

ED
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be back. From the staff to the food it was fabulous. They couldnt do enough for us. Delicious cocktails just another reason to go back!!!!

GG
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fab food and our waitress was extremely helpful and nice. The only complaint I have was the host as we entered the premises was extremely rude

j
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Issue we had was no kids menu, we had 3 adults and 2 kids. We were told that although no kids menu we would be given child's portions however we were charged full price for all 5. 2 Cocktails included and 3 course meal for all 5 cost 220 euro which is ridiculous for 5 people. I said nothing as just won't return. This was our favourite restaurant up until now but value for money shocking.. The Lasagne was like a brick. Rest of food was nice but again telling you kid's portions and charging you full whack is not on.
feel free to reach out to me if any further questions

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, waitress was nice and the meal was tasty

J
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

A really cool place to hang out and to grab some food and cocktails with your friend! I definitely would return to try more dishes as I've only tried the Chicken Caesar Salad in my last 2 visits. Staff were very attentive but not over-bearing. I booked a table for an advance surprise birthday dinner for my friend who was already seated when I arrived. However, as soon as I got in they greeted me with a Happy Birthday - I wasn't able to correct them as they brought me to the table and I didn't want to ruin the surprise to my friend about it. I think they assumed it was my birthday and asked for my ID to check if it really is and never mentioned anything about my request during our stay. I was the only one they asked for ID. It would be great if they are more attentive on requests such as this, and more subtle when confirming too but overall, we enjoyed the food and the service even though the people on our next table were very loud and disruptive.