Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden Hotel

4.6
166 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.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 166 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CaitlinW
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful hotel and restaurant with lovely Garden Terrace. It was great for our colleagues to safely get together for a team catch up. The food was so good, and everyone was very impressed. Raves about that Sriracha Chicken Sandwich and Asian Pork Salad! We'll be back again I'm sure.

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SeanW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We brought my mother in law out for lunch for her birthdayto Elle's Bar & Bistro, Everything was perfect from the moment we came in, Staff made u feel welcome & where attentive , the food was very tasty and the terrace was beautiful. We will certainly return

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KentD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The background music is wrong it's need to blend not standout

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great buzz. Food was lovely however slightly small portions for what you’re paying - Caesar Salad was €16 but not a lot of leaves etc. Tasty though! Service was good, not as frequent as hoped but still fast enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Went for a birthday lunch, the hotel is gorgeous and the courtyard was was pretty, thankfully the weather was amazing, there was plenty of staff, they where friendly enough.. The food was tasty, and we would go back to try a few other items that sounded yummy

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IsabelleL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really lovely staff with quick service, the plates are a little small for what you pay but all very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my partner and the setting was beautiful. The pictures don’t do it justice, it’s even prettier during the night with the fairy lights on. The food was outstanding and the service was amazing. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. I will definitely be back.

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marione
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience we had. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. Lovely ambience and yummy cocktails. We will be back

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AmyB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the Iveagh house platter was absolutely gorgeous, service was quick and really friendly, overall we had a ball!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and great service 😊

MM
MatthewM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Lovely staff and venue, what lets Elle's down is the basic menu with overpriced items for very small portions and poor presentation. I would come here for a drink but no more

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday celebration

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice spot, great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the seaweed tagliatelle. It was delicious. The cocktails were also lovely, really tasty and fruity. The food menu could be bigger but we were happy with our choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super happy with the service specifically Rodica, she was very accommodating and warm. The ambiance was nice and the food was great, would recommend 👌

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AmyO
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous outdoor area and service from all personnel was excellent

MB
MegaBear
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor seating area, prompt service, all covid protocol followed. Good food, slightly expensive but it’s a hotel restaurant so only to be expected. Will be back.

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Mariami
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food and cocktails; great staff. Will definitely go back

CH
CorinneH
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were disappointed on arrival to find out that the afternoon tea is hosted indoors as we had specifically booked it as an outdoor dining experience due to COVID-19 concerns. We raised this with the staff and understand it will be made clear on the website going forwards as I expect other customers would have similar concerns. The afternoon tea is hosted in the lobby which was quite busy at times with guests checking in etc. Otherwise we enjoyed the food and our request for a vegetarian option was accommodated although we were told we should have advised of this ahead of time.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great day & Gorg food! Neil the general manager was great he is a credit to the Iveagh garden hotel! can’t wait to come back and stay longer when Covid is gone😊

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AishlingD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Beautiful terrace surroundings and an enjoyable meal

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CatherineC
Wicklow
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Was a nice lunch. Could be more options on the menu though. Service was excellent. Very attentive and professional.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were great ! Food was amazing and it was great restaurant with a lovely outdoor dinning

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. So much to choose from. Excellent quality. Brilliant service. Really friendly and helpful staff! A fantastic night!

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Lainey
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The gardens was a lovely, safe space. Brilliant staff, very friendly service. Food was great. Option of using warm blankets was great.

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DeirdreO
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

lovely hotel in Harcourt Street....the restaurant unfortunately gets no sun which was a pity as it was a scorching day.
Blankets were provided to keep diners warm.
There was a good buzz in the restaurant and everyone was having a good time.

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RuthD
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous outdoor terrace, lovely food and drinks! Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had such a wonderful time dining at Elle's Bar. The ambience was great and the staff, especially our server was so lovely. The food was excellent and the portions weren't too large. I recommend the superfood salad and the tagliatelle. They have one of the best espresso martinis here too. We will definitely be coming back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great staff

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One side of the outdoor dining in heated while the other side isn’t. We were on the cold side and it was FREEZING.
Besides this, the food was lovely (really juicy burger) and the staff were very friendly and kind! Would definitely recommend, just pray you get seated on the warm side!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for drinks and it was a lovely place to while away an afternoon catching up with a friend…great atmosphere and the heaters kept us nice and warm too..really lovely outdoor area!

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AnitaB
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch as always, super ambiance, hardly noticed the roof was open. Food is top class, couldnt fault it

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JohnO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Booked a table for a late lunch for two persons . The restaurant was half full plenty of staff evident . The menu choice was disappointing , pub grub at best .Order was taken promptly , drinks followed . We both ordered the fish and chips , it arrived in good time . The main course was both disappointing and shameful that any chef would allow such a dish out ( €17 ) , the fish was obviously frozen , very small portion of skinny chips with a cheap tartare sauce and what looked like a decorative wave of pea on the plate . At one point I asked a young lady who was pushing tables together if we could order more drinks and the response I received "its not my job " as she continued moving tables , she looked like a supervisor . Whilst after out main course our table had been approached several times with other peoples food . The staff seemed very nice and polite in general unfortunately there was no attention given to service and although a number of suits around , no coordination . I would not recommend this venue , I chose it as a first time event and I was left embarrassed .

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Niamh
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent time in Elles! Amazing food and cocktails with friendly and polite staff. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a lovely experience dining in Dublin.

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leem
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Fantastic ambience, lovely food but drinks very expensive

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RoyK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Myself and my girlfriend very much enjoyed the food. However the service was very poor. While trying to decide what to eat numerous different waiter’s and waitresses approached us looking for our order, we felt pressured to choose something as quickly as possible! Why not assign 1
Or max 2 waiters or waitresses to 1 table. The ambiance and decor the restaurant garden was very good though.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, could not fault my evening 😀

GM
vipGerardM
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit and we were very impressed. Loved the outdoor area, plants, furniture and as a bonus the sun was shining.

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Christine
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great experience here for our anniversary! I was so worried because my partner is celiac but the staff was so accommodating and pointed out what they could change on the menu etc. We had a really bad experience with food in DTwo the night before and my partner was very sick so going here for dinner was so lovely. We really enjoyed ourselves and the food was gorgeous!

FAQs

Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden Hotel is rated 4.6 stars by 166 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.