Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry

4.4
678 reviews
€30 and under
Irish
With two floors of dining, an outside seating area and a balcony, our Santry restaurant is a fantastic spot come rain or shine. Located conveniently close to Dublin airport, it also views over the lake at nearby Santry Park.
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GaryM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Staff were very friendly, all COVID measures including the checking of COVID certs was completed (which is very important to me) and the food was great.
Very well spaced out inside which was great also. I’m a regular visited here and it’s always consistently good.
One thing did happen yesterday which was a first, but shouldn’t be repeated. When we were paying our Bill, the waiter said “will I put a tip on the card?” This was before we even suggested a tip. Thought it was a little forward and actually rude. Otherwise, overall it was great.

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GarrettC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service usually very good but they were very understaffed on Sunday

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Ianna
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Young Spanish waiters were really polite and helpful. Cannot say the same for the girl at welcoming point.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super dinner and service was brilliant 😀

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The festive lunch menu was great value, and the food was amazing. The service was so quick and staff were so friendly, we were so impressed we booked again for two weeks time as soon as we left. The baileys hot chocolate was great would highly recommend

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MargaretM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was good, staff pleasant and s nice ambiance.

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SinM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We waited patiently in the queue for at least 10-15 minutes in the freezing cold for our 11.30am reservation only to be skipped by 3 women just when it was our turn to be seated. They announced they had a reservation (as did we and others who had stood patiently on the queue) and were joining their friend who, they pointed out, was already seated inside. Instead of instructing the 3 women to join the queue as everyone else had done, the staff member left us and the rest of the people in the queue waiting even longer while he checked their Covid passes and IDs and then seated them before the rest of us. While the food was lovely and table service polite, the experience at reception will deter us from visiting again or recommending. Some staff training perhaps might help to address this problem.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded 11 hours ago

Good afternoon Sin, We're sorry to hear about your recent experience at GFP Santry. We will be sure to bring this to the attention of management to ensure we can improve this issue. We do hope to see you again in the future for a true GFP experience. Team GFP.

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Birdie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food. Very well presented. Delicious cocktails and good selection of beers and IPAs.

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BrianP133
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful food, well presented. Service was very good, just the right amount of attention.
The queue at the entrance could be better managed, we had booked our table but others were ‘walk-ins’ and it wasn’t clear that we could go in directly to reception (rather than be left waiting outside in the cold)
Overall very good experience and value.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always delivers, my favourite full Irish in Dublin.

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DeeDee
5 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food as always and good and efficient service too

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Simo
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely place, friendly and efficient staff, great food. The only thing is that we could hardly feel the heat coming from the heaters. Other than that, very good experience.

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ColmB
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ordered the farmhouse breakfast ,it was delicious and would recommend anyone going

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IvanaA
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely food and restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. I would highly recommend!

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ChristineO
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Booked a table for 12.30. Joined a queue at 12.25. The weather was awful, freezing wind and cold rain. There were a number of people inside the lobby of the building and a queue outside two couple ahead of me and 4 behind. There was no shelter from the rain so we were all soaked. One of the couples ahead also had a 12.30 reservation but couldnt get in because random customers who ordered coffee were bypassing the queue to pick them up and occupying the lobby so we all had to wait outside. Finally at 12.48 I manged to get inside with another couple. The woman in charge flooted in and out having chats with the seemingly regular coffee collectors. She spent another five minutes then checking covid and ID which was fine by now it is 12.55. Finally she showed me to my table. In the meantime my companion who was running a late had joined the queue but couldnt get in either as there are only 3 allowed in the lobby and again it was the coffee collectors occupying the space. She finally got in at 1.08, We were absolutely freezing and soaked through. Totally inefficient way to treat customers. The service was at best mediocre, it took several attempts to catch an eye for the bill. The food was fine but certainly full paying diners were given no consideration. Need to sort this out. Totally unacceptable.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on 30 November 2021

Good afternoon Christine, We are very sorry to hear of your recent experience at GFP Santry. We work hard to ensure a comfortable and efficient service for all of our customers so, we take your feedback very seriously. We will be sure to bring this to the attention of the management team at Santry. We hope to see you again in the future for a true GFP experience. Team GFP

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Anne
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are regulars at the Gourmet Food Parlour in Santry as the food it always lovely and the service excellent and this time was no different. Full Covid checks at the door, which is reassuring.
Breakfast delicious and staff lovely. I would recommend a visit

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StephenF
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable late afternoon / early evening in GFP, Santry. Food was gorgeous and portion sizes were very good (I'd the salt & pepper calamari and the GFP Roast (Turkey/Ham)). The only thing that wasn't so positive was the price of the food - it had gone up by a not insignificant amount since the last time I was there. However, I've noticed price increases in almost every restaurant so I certainly wasn't surprised by it ... and at least they hadn't increased the prices whilst also reducing the portion sizes!! I'll certainly go back there again before the year is out.

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MariusT
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were very good. Food price’s were not the same as on the restaurant site.
And will nice if the staff that is taking care of the online booking to announce that is need it an ID coming to restaurant.

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Fiona
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish a fab experience. Simon and the team made us feel like VIPs. A concise menu where every single dish was exquisite. Would highly recommend

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Ann74
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. We had a lovely meal. Service could have been more efficient and more attentive, but staff were lovely.

We will definitely be back.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had just collected my mum and brother from the airport and we went straight to gourmet food parlor. It was great to find a venue so close where we could relax in a comfy setting and enjoy the lovely food

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JennyD
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely, staff were great. Will definitely be back. Lots of parking available too

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EdelH
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food. Really good service. Lovely atmosphere. Outdoor area is a great space. Irish Coffees are not good though - you should never make Irish coffees with squirty cream!!

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Roro
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

One of our meals was cold and it was difficult to get the attention of waiting staff. But staff were very helpful when they were speaking to us

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always hot and fresh , staff are amazing

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DeeDee
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and good food as always. The food was delivered in a timely manner and tasted lovely

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Just one problem my daughter is coeliac and there where sausages on menu not marked as contains gluten , we had to let them know as she would have been extremely sick .

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hi Michelle, We are sorry to hear of this issue you had at GFP Santry recently. Could you please email us at marketing@gourmetfoodparlour.c om so we can investigate this further? Apologies again and we hope we see you again soon for a true GFP experience. Team GFP

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SimonC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Very good as usual. Food not quite as good as normal but still very good indeed.

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GarrettC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent venue, bit noisy but would strongly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both loved our steaks, our plates were clean leaving the table and the drinks we had were so good! The service was amazing couldn’t fault anything about our experience!

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DebbieD
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful lunch with my mother so nice we have booked again

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MelanieB
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food, the service and the ambience. Will be returning!

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NiamhS
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An enjoyable breakfast here at Gourmet Food Parlour in Santry. I was worried when there was a queue out the door to get inside but we waited our turn (despite having a table booked as I think everyone did) and once in the service was very good. Food was delicious and plentiful and would definitely return for another meal :)

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JoanneB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent and great service. Nice menu to choose from

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Laura
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always beautiful and fresh. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Fast service, warm atmosphere and cozy outdoor dining area too. Love the coffee here

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Dave3879
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was beautiful. I could not fault anything. I will be visiting again

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice surroundings and breakfast was good quality will definitely go back

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Scarlet
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Covid rules very well adhered to. Good staff. Loved my food but yea could have been hotter. Overall good, will be back for more soon👏

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HelenColgan
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience at Gourmet Food Parlour. We sat outside. With heaters and the extra blankets were cosy too. We choose lots of small plates and shared and every mouthful delicious. The staff were all so friendly and we would have stayed all night. Definitely revisiting x

FAQs

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 968 5400.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Santry is rated 4.4 stars by 678 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.