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Bresson

4.6
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416 reviews
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€31 to €50
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French
Bresson brings a new fine dining option to Monkstown along with a great value early Bird menu served in a casual, comfortable and friendly ambience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 416 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Butlerw2
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was also excellent. The outdoor seating felt like it wasn't even outdoors, as they have a closed gate area with heaters and covers.
French onion soup and Crab creme brulee to start, Venison and Veg. Wellington for main and a shared french cheeseboard with Fig Chutney and Quince. Wine by the glass, Bordeaux.
It was simply delicious. Will be back when the restrictions lift, as i can only assume the ambiance of the restaurant indoors is fantastic.

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Brian
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely setting even during covid

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tomk
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George was fantastic and good help on the wine list

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BeccaM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal in Bresson. The outdoor area is very atmospheric with the stone walls and fairy lights, and the heaters meant that I could sit outside without a coat. The food was, as always, exceptional. Bresson is probably my favourite restaurant in Dublin.

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DeeMM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal in Bresson was a real treat on a midweek night - reminding me that pleasure is still possible under pandemic restrictions - one of the most delicious meals I have ever experienced- the view of beautiful Monkstown church In the night sky from our terrace table leant a special atmosphere to the evening.

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AlanB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat on the terrace and had a great time, great place to go. Food was excellent, great staff and nice atmosphere.

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RonanF
Limerick
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely dining experience in their courtyard to follow current restrictions

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CharlieW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, sunny heated courtyard and one of the nicest, chillest service experiences I've had in a long time. Thoroughly enjoyed it, 10/10 would recommend.

MJ
MoiraJ
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very comfortable outdoor heated area with distancing. Thoroughly enjoyed my meal and the service was warm and friendly.

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vipALM88
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were glorious and the service was impeccable - thank you so much Bresson for a perfect Sunday afternoon!!

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ClareM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful food and fantastic and low key service. Enjoyed the entire experience

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vipJohnB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit in a fortnight, excellent on both occasions. A warm welcome followed by superb food from a varied set menu. Great wine selection too. Delighted that the restaurant has managed to stay open despite the Level 3 restrictions, they have made the most of a lovely courtyard.

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EmmaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience in Bresson. They have done a great job adapting to difficult circumstances currently. The courtyard is a really pretty setting for a meal. Just need to wrap up warm but other than that it is very pleasant. The food and staff are superb. You can book a table online. Couldn’t be easier and it’s a great local spot to support.

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SandraD
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been in the Bresson before and I choose it this time as Dublin is in level 3 and wanted a nice restaurant with outside seating .
It was a beautiful day and the food and service were not at all effected by the shut down .
I highly recommend it

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AnitaR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great cocktails & great service. V enjoyable evening in the outdoor area.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start to finish! Beautiful food and drinks, professional and efficient staff and nice relaxed atmosphere. Loved it!

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FrancesB
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with wonderful food and attention to detail. Great service , comfortable seating and lovely surroundings added to our meal. Will definitely return on our own or with friends.

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Frank
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was amaizing and the service too.
Great Restaurant.

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CiaraF
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening celebrating my mother’s birthday, friendly staff, great atmosphere, beautifully surroundings and delicious food.....

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RobertR
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food, will be going back. Fillet steak is well worth it

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CiaraD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fab spot, great food - highly recommend, never disappoints

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RickiS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very friendly staff. All Covid-19 guidelines observed.

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Wally
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

We were not pre-advised that our table would be outside in the courtyard. It was a cold September’s evening and we had booked for 9pm. We were frozen by the time we finished our meal and owing to condensation from the awning above our heads, my left arm was continually “rained” on. It was not a pleasant experience which was a pity, as the food & service were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!!! Wonderful French food , had an exquisite crab starter followed by the scallops served in their shell with mashed potato, wonderful !! Highly recommend !

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SandraD
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not know what to expect but it was a fantastic experience
Well managed as far as Coronavirus is concerned yet it did not over take everything else

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RobertR
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic service. Will be back again soon.

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JohnG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I suppose perhaps lockdown has had an affect but I would say that the portions had gotten noticeably smaller and one of the meals not as good as it was.

Specifically the Mussels starter and the Scallops. I got 8 mussels in a rather tasty sauce-though compared to past times I've eaten this here where you got a large bowl, it was somewhat unsatisfactory. The Scallop dish consisted of 2 small scallops hidden in a cheap to make potatoey sauce. This experience may be result of ordering off the Early Bird, usually I would go a la carte, but it was markedly different and disappointing (and it wasnt THAT cheap).

There was also an issue of timing with desert, half our orders arrived good 15 minutes after the other half, though I do think this was really down to an exceptional occurrence, timing throughout the meal being otherwise perfect.

Staff here are always lovely and accommodating &the ambience excellent. I do believe the food standard will return to its previously wonderful standard (hopefully sooner rather than later!)

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening during difficult times.

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HarryC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As always Bresson is a delight. I had the mussels, and although the serving was small, they were delicious and the cooking liquid lovely to mop up with some of the tasty brown bread. My main course was the scallops which I should not have selected but had to because I find them so good. Overall, a lovely dinner, washed down with a nicely chilled white wine.

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PETERDGREAT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

After eating here the previous week we returned at 6pm on Friday with our Daughter. Table near the pass and noise level higher.bit dark down there. Service very attentive and food nice but be prepared for smallish portions. 3 courses done in 65 mins so a bit rushed. Price ok for what we got. Think I might wait a while before returning.

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JennyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, drinks and service!
The espresso martinis rounded the meal of nicely! Sublime ❤️

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vipFrMB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and very attentive staff - a visit is recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

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NoiseyHead
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calm polite non intrusive service. Lovely relaxing quiet room upstairs. Halibut was fantastic

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James
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back - not cheap but so worth it

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Kieronn
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Deserts were expensive and disappointing

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DympnaD
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were looking forward to eating here but we were underwhelmed. We both had french onion soup that had an overriding taste of tarragon, whilst not unpleasant, was unexpected. My chicken arrived pink and had to be sent back so my husband ate his dinner alone. Staff were apologetic about this and did not charge for my main course. My chicken was very tasty second time around. Lemon tart was lovely. Accidents happen and we were unlucky. Staff were nice and we left a tip. However, I feel this restaurant is overpriced for the quality on offer.

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CatherineV
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bresson is my neighbourhood favourite. This was my first time there since Covid restrictions came in to effect and I was very pleasantly surprised. They manage a delicate balance between strict adherence to Public Helath Guidelines and retaining the warmth, lovely service and excellent food that they have always delivered.
I had a wonderful experience with friends, all the more special because of our current circumstances.
I will definitely be back and highly recommend for anyone.

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FergusM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent atmosphere- food very good and service top class- overall very enjoyable

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vipHLMo
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So lovely to be back in Bresson - missed it so appreciate it even more now 😊

FAQs

Bresson offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 284 4286.

Bresson is rated 4.6 stars by 416 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.