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Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden Hotel, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden Hotel

4.3
4.3
421 Reviews
€31 to €50
Irish
Elle’s kitchen utilises the freshest local ingredients, blending a traditional bistro menu with seasonal Irish produce. The library is a cosy space, perfect for a cocktail or a quick bite, while the main room is perfect for more formal dining.

Enjoy private dining in our event spaces Elle's Suite or The Iveagh Suite for larger gatherings of up to 200 people!

Instagram: ellesbarandbistro

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2 people

22:00


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Afternoon Tea, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–20:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 12:30–16:00 Dinner Daily 16:00–20:00
  • Phone number
    (01) 568 5500
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Fergal Meehan
  • Catering
    We have a wide range of catering options available for you to choose from, our menus have been custom-designed to cater to a variety of events and tastes.<br />Options available for private dining include banqueting lunch and dinner, signature sharing boards, canapes, barbeques and more.
  • Private party facilities
    Elle's Suite is a sophisticated event space that can cater to private dining events and can accommodate 40pax sitting or 100pax standing.The Iveagh Suite is an elegant private function room with its own private entrance. The room can be arranged to best suit your gathering, with drinks receptions for up to 220 guests.
  • Area
    South City Centre
  • Cross Street
    Stable Lane
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Green Luas Line Stop to Harcourt Street.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 421 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin 2

    Irish

423 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff very attentive. Food looked and tasted fab! Cocktail menu was great and every cocktail we had was delicious. Perfect place to meet friends and chat in a stunning setting right in the centre of the city. We had a brilliant night.

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  2. AlisonK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing was too much, food was great & friendly staff

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  3. LiamO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely experience and very convenient to NCH where we were attending a concert.

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  4. CarrieD

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    In short, we were serviced Raw steak, Raw chips. We were advice we would receive complimentary drinks that didn’t appear. 120 euro bill later, never again. The restaurant wasn’t busy either so there is no excuses.

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  5. LisaG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a beautiful meal and waiter staff were very attentive and friendly. Thank you

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  6. MaireadB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it here so nice and friendly and the food is always really good and the cocktails are also

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have an outstanding experience here 💜 The staff is so nice and helpful. Eren looked after us and he is a star. The food is delicious and the place is gorgeous. We will come back and I recommend to anyone.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a lovely birthday dinner we had. The setting was so festive, the staff were so attentive and friendly. I had heard nothing re the food previously so wasn’t sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised with the standard of food. Sharing platters for our table of 7 to start. Steaks , pasta and vegetarian option for the mains and all were served pipping hot and delicious. Would recommend for sure

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  9. CaraT

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The bar and hotel are lovely. The staff were friendly but not knowledgeable about the menu. Others members of our party were very happy with the food however I was disappointed at the limited lunch menu and very disappointed at the gluten free choices. The staff did not know if some of the dishes could be adapted to make them GF i.e., replacing bread with GF bread etc. Overall I was disappointed as Elle's had been recommended as one of the 10 best hotel restaurants in Dublin.

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  10. GillM

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was impeccable, staff were super friendly, food came quickly amd all 4 meals were delicious. Really good value for money and a lovely evening for a Christmas get together, hotel is really festive.

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  11. SumithaR

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was Okay. Wouldn’t recommend to others as the food was below average.

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  12. CatrionaM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and service, always a pleasure to dine there.

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  13. AnneMarieK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came in for food before heading to the NCH. Although it appeared to be slightly understaffed upon arrival, we were well looked after for the duration of our meal. Staff were very friendly, polite and didn’t seem phased by the busy environment which is hard to find these days so a well done to the staff, especially during the Christmas period. The food is delicious and good portion sizes! We will definitely be back.

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  14. TraceyC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very poor but the food was lovely. Didn’t seem to have anyone assigned to our table, got order wrong then never brought drinks and couldn’t get anyone’s attention

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  15. sreid43

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely attentive service, food gorgeous and the atmosphere was Christmassy!

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  16. MajellaK

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for a bite - nice ambience and good service

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  17. AmandaC

    Dublin

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had lunch yesterday and was very happy with venue. Food menu limited but thats a good thing. All 5 of us enjoyed our respective dishes. Extra marks for providing us with a table in the lobby when they needed table back

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    There seemed to be too many staff but nobody really certain what their role and purpose was. We were asked multiple times to take our order while we were still waiting on one member of our party. One waitress collected some plates from the table while others were still eating. After some time we had to ask for the remaining plates to be taken away and to see the dessert menu. We did have an issue with our cocktail tree whereby we were given the wrong drink. A lady that I expect was management immediately apologised and replaced the drinks at no charge. The food mostly burgers and chips ordered by the group were very tasty and good value for money in a lovely setting.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed my meal here, the staff were friendly and accommodating when I asked to change my time of booking. I did think that it was on the expensive side but I would recommend and will be back again.

    1 person found this helpful

  20. DANIELO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous. Had a wonderful night with my wife and son. Brilliant staff,Brilliant staff,Brilliant staff.

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  21. RosemaryW

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was excellent. The service as very attentive but the music level was like eating at a night club!!! We could barely hear each other speak!. I understand there was an event in at the time we were dining and the music was obviously turned up to suit that event. We eventually moved to the foyer to get away from the noise. We made the manager aware of this, she apologised, but the noise level did not change. Such a pity, but it ruined what should have been a lovely evening.They will have to decide who they are catering for...an event or for diners..but they can't do both!

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  22. Laura

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was so lovely and really went all out to celebrate my graduation!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was myself and partners anniversary yesterday and the staff were absolutely amazing to us! We were greeted with two complimentary Prosecco on arrival. The food was 10/10, would definitely recommend! To top our night off, we received dessert plates with happy anniversary on them! How thoughtful. Will be coming back for our next anniversary! Thank you very much to all the staff who made our night very special!

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  24. AineW

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place to have a meal Staff very friendly Food delicious Good service Food delivered very fast

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  25. OwenM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant ambience and friendly staff oh and decent food

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  26. Helen

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The team went above and beyond to help make my Mum feel extra special on her 70th birthday. They were truly outstanding and I can’t recommend them enough. We will definitely be back!

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  27. LorraineC

    Mayo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely meal with my husband for our anniversary,the staff was so nice we were given complimentary champagne and dessert,was a lovely touch.food was excellent,will definitely be back 😍thank you

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were extremely helpful and lovely Food was amazing and service was so quick even though it was very busy Definitely will be back Highly recommend

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  29. JamesK

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening and wish to thank all the staff - especially Jacob. thank you.

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  30. Sibu

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for brunch with my friend , the customer service was excellent the waitress was so welcoming and the manager on duty Kevin was really lovely. Its a lovely atmosphere for a girls hangout too. The food was good and so were the cocktails. Would definitely be back

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Luvly dinner for our group of 7, dinner was booked for 7.very relaxed and no rushing us from the table

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  32. MariaH

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elle's Bar & Bistro has become a firm favourite of mine over the past few years. Our dining experience yesterday proved to me yet again why this is. The ambience, decor etc are lovely but without doubt the excellent customer service by all those attending to us made it even better. As ever, the food and its presentation were extremely good. I ordered the Superfood Salad with crayfish & I was blown away by the contents, the flavours, etc. Portion size was extremely generous & I was still ploughing through it after my friend had finished her gorgeous fish & chips. I went offbook by asking if they could prepare an Affogado for me which was prepared without any hassle etc. As a result I left a very happy customer & even happier to give another good recommendation.

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  33. HelenaG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would highly recommend Elle's, service was fantastic, food was delicious, the atmosphere was relaxed and we really enjoyed our evening.

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  34. CatrionaO

    N. Ireland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked for Saturday lunch with daughters (13 & 9), my sister and mum. I was a bit worried that it would be too trendy for kids but we were made to feel very welcome. Staff were lovely and food excellent. Glasses of water (with lemon) along with a jug for refills was placed on the table shortly after being seated. Waitress got kids a menu and was knowledgeable about the food. Food was fresh and very tasty. Would really recommend.

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  35. SharonG

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was slow and some staff have poor English. Incorrect order sent from the kitchen, asked for sauce on the side. Brunch menu is mostly eggs, could do with more variety and choice.

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  36. RebeccaB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful outdoor area. Service was terrible. Ordered two steaks, one Medium and one Medium Well, both came well done. Would have sent it back but no one bothered to check on us. Chased every drink order from staff. We would have loved to stay for more drinks but service was like pulling teeth.

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  37. SusanL

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good. Service good. It was very quiet for a Saturday night but didn’t ruin the enjoyment.

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  38. ladydi

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good with the Irish infusion. Service was very good.

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  39. KerriO

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place, lunch menu is limited though. Staff were attentive and kind when you got their attention. Would definitely visit again

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  40. TonyM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was quite busy but still comfortably quiet. Food was excellent with excellent service and quick turn arrytime. There was no rush moving us on after the meal too!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 421 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden Hotel

72-74 Harcourt Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 Y282

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Stable Lane
  • Area
    South City Centre
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–20:00 Brunch Sat, Sun 12:30–16:00 Dinner Daily 16:00–20:00
  • Price
    €31 to €50
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Afternoon Tea, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Green Luas Line Stop to Harcourt Street.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Fergal Meehan
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (01) 568 5500
  • Catering
    We have a wide range of catering options available for you to choose from, our menus have been custom-designed to cater to a variety of events and tastes.<br />Options available for private dining include banqueting lunch and dinner, signature sharing boards, canapes, barbeques and more.
  • Private party facilities
    Elle's Suite is a sophisticated event space that can cater to private dining events and can accommodate 40pax sitting or 100pax standing.The Iveagh Suite is an elegant private function room with its own private entrance. The room can be arranged to best suit your gathering, with drinks receptions for up to 220 guests.
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