Farmer Browns - Rathmines

4.2
57 reviews
€30 and under
American
Three years ago my sister and I dreamt of owning our own cafe. Six months later we opened the door to Farmer Browns, serving lunch and brunch. We had 12 seats and a kitchen – more bedsit than bistro! We decided to make simple, delicious and quirky Irish/American inspired dishes. We only used Ireland’s artisan, free range, organic and homegrown produce to showcase how quality ingredients can make simple outstanding food. Suddenly the word got out and we realised that our little brain child was growing, we invested in a new kitchen, outside area and more seats. A year later we opened our doors for dinner, serving delicious burgers, steaks, wings, ribs and salads. In spring 2014 we added our very own vegetable garden at the front of the restaurant where we grow all of our own herbs and as much veg as we can, to keep our menu fresh and seasonal. Now we are living the dream and with a wonderful team around us we strive to provide simple and delicious food in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RachaelK
Dublin
1 review
Reviewed on 4 September 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Big portions and good value for money. Really nice vibe.

CD
CiDolan
Dublin
2 reviews
Reviewed on 27 July 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

Food was okay, service was a bit slow. Over priced for what you get. Lemonade was really nice.

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Quikfast
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Reviewed on 19 July 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

SOOOOOO DELICIOUS! Everything on the menu is phenomenol.

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Abigail
Monterrey
2 reviews
Reviewed on 2 July 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Always delivers, great staff... if something is not perfect they make sure that you are satisfied with your food

LM
LukeM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Bit more expensive than I remember but saw some note about VAT increases. The staff are always very friendly. Great burgers!

JT
JohnT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for brunch on Christmas Eve ... food was excellent backed up with friendly & efficient service.

LM
LukeM
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely burgers. Great atmosphere. Service was very good. I've been here 6/7 times and can't fault it.

LK
LisaK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, intimate colorful! Service is friendly witty and international. We ate with a big group at the harvest table, long, cozy, and accommodating for people to join us! Sangria was awesome. Accommodating for meat eaters, snickers, vegetarians, and creative take on international favorites!

JH
JamieH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I've eaten here a few times before but it was just really bad this time. Nachos were undercooked and clumped together, tacos had very little flavour in the meat, the sparkling wine was cheap plonk that they were charging nearly 30 quid for. I won't be back.

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KevinR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, really friendly staff and good value.

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Emdk
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Generous portions. Great value. Lovely staff. Highly recommend.

PC
PaulC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and beer selection, nice and casual, excellent service and great location

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Danielle
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here- great spot to meet with friends and has a fantastic menu.

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Shahla
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We had a booking for 2 for 8:15 on SAT. On arrival no one checked if we had booked, we were pointed to a seat outside. Restaurant was quiet. There seemed to have 3 staff on the floor. even though it was not busy we were abandoned outside and only got a menu after we prompted the staff 3 times. The food arrived with no cutlery on the table. we prompt the staff twice, nothing was brought to the table, so we ended up collecting it ourselves from the cashier desk. Then we had to ask for sauces (ketchup/ mayo /… ) nothing was brought to the table ( there was no point prompting the staff for anything)! we ordered a glass of wine we got 1/2 bottle, even after saying it to the waitress and waiter nothing was done so we were still charged for 1/2 bottle.

To top a poor service even more … We were seated at the table of 4. Half way through our meal we were asked to separate our table, as there were new arrivals. Although at this point there were number of other empty seats inside the restaurant and at the upper deck. This was very disturbing. The staff should have used their sound judgment and not move any guests in the middle of their meal. I can appreciate the staff wanting to accommodate everyone, but not at the expense of comfort of existing guests !!

Staff were polite but the attention to service was horribly poor, there was no one overseeing the floor ensuring guests are OK. We wont return … due to lack of service

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ThomasM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly staff and great food.
Small and cosy with great wings and burgers.

SK
SarahK
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Steak salad more expensive that regular steak dish and didn't come with chips as described in menu even though i asked but was told it didn't. Also there were flies going around our table which was a bit off putting. I have had good experiences in this restaurant prior to this night but this was a little disappointing and I am wondering if standards have slipped.

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DinerT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Be back

AW
AishlingW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our night. Food so tasty and lovely wine. Good atmosphere as well.

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LennyA
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Overpriced for what was not great food. One of the steaks was borderline off and the fish was very poor. Desert was pretty basic - slab of lemon merengue pie or brownie with no flair.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience5

We had had breakfast in Farmer Browns before and it was very nice. We read the chicken wings were nice so we decided to repeat this time for a dinner. Well the chicken wings were dry and basically bones, not really meat. We order also the wraps of chicken with chorizo and same thing, dry and no taste. Not worth at all the 35 eur we paid for both dishes

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RachaelR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The tacos here are incredible- we went for the pulled pork ones! The service is great- very friendly and not a long wait for food!

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MatheusCaBeCa
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, food, service and atmosphere. Just thinking about the next time to check again...

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BruceA
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top Notch. Great food, service & good ambience. Will be back for sure to try the John Deere!

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AndrewN
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wings were lovely and so were the homemade cocktails. Nachos were nice but the corn in the mince was a downside.

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PaulO
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food and the overall experience was grand and normal for an average cafe which is what Farmer browns is. We had expected so much more because we needed to reserve a table over a week in advance for lunch. The demand was clearly high but don't believe the hype, its very ordinary and nothing to write home about. Its a fancy greasy spoon.

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Ellymay
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really lovely small restaurant, friendly staff and good service. Food was delicious and well presented.

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RachaelR
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place, had never been in but passed it several times. The tacos were the best I've ever tasted- I had the chicken, my boyfriend had the pork! Delish lemonade too :)

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LizK
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great casual restaurant for excellent burgers, tacos, wings, salads, etc. Delicious rustic potato fries. Great quality and big portions. Nice wine, cocktails and beer too :)

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StaceyM
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Forgot our booking so had to wait 20 minutes, no offer of a complementary drink. Didn't have three of the wines we asked for as the delivery hadn't arrived so we had to take what was available. Nice staff but could have done a little more to apologise for the wait and lack of wine choice from the menu.

I don' think ill be recommending or be back

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SarahD
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! A great find. Doesn't look much from outside but once in, decor tasteful, comfy, staff great and most importantly, food is mouthwatering!

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EmmaF
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Good service and lovely staff. I really like the restaurant and the atmosphere, but unfortunately the chicken wings we had were not very good. They had very little meat and were quite sickening. We couldn't finish them and left hungry.
That wouldn't put me off going again as the burgers and brunch look amazing but I would not recommend the wings!

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Niamh
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

lovely place, early bird is such good value that the al a carte seems a little expensive - but great food in a nice setting with excellent service so probably worth it!

PM
PhilipM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect spot for a quick bite before the cinema! Foods delish, and the staff and very friendly.

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BrianD
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Farmer Browns Rathmines is an ideal venue for pre or post local cinema visit. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and had reserved a warm cosy corner - as we had requested. The food variety on the menu is a welcome change from what's usually offered and the food quality and presentation is excellent.

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Numberoneginge
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best burger I have ever eaten in Dublin.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent & the house red wine was really nice. The nachos starters are so good and burgers delicious & the chips were best we've ever tasted. Very enjoyable meal.

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AnnaC
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The tables were unclean
Staff were preoccupied and not very attentive
Front door was an issue with cold breeze
Waitress spilled someone’s prawns and just replated them and didn’t bring fresh ones

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and music!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The manager Todd was fantastic. He was helpful and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. I would definitely return.

KD
KevD
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience while in Dublin! I would go back should I every get the opportunity to visit Dublin again!

FAQs

Farmer Browns - Rathmines does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. Farmer Browns - Rathmines also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 086 046 8837.

Farmer Browns - Rathmines is rated 4.2 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.