Le Bon Crubeen

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55 reviews
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€31 to €50
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French

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Pre/post Theatre
Casual
Le Bon Crubeen is a casual dining restaurant on Talbot Street in Dublin's South City centre. The restaurant serves Irish dishes with a twist, such as Guinness brown bread and a warming seafood chowder. The menus on offer are a lunch and pre-theatre menu, accompanied by their traditional A la carte to server diners throughout the day.
What 55 People Are Saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great experience and wonderful food.

OT
Amsterdam
5 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food & service

H
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I have eaten here before and on both visits the food was excellent. The reason I gave 3 stars for ambiance is that we sat outside and it’s on a busy street that’s a bit run down in spots . I have eaten inside also and I love the decor. Would recommend it especially if you are heading to the Abbey Theatre which is 10 minutes walk away

MK
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It's a very nice pub/restaurant. Unfortunately the food was not as good as I was led to believe from other reviews. Maybe we got them on a bad day. Two of our party had fish and chips. 17.95 for a ver small piece of vry thin fish. No real potatos either . The pea purée had a very strange taste. That evening and The next day I had cramps and did not feel very well. Fish and chips is not a difficult meal to prepare and I have had much better. I thought the menu would have had more choice but it's basically fast food at restaurant prices. I wouldn't be rushing back.

GO
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely restaurant, friendly staff and delicious food. We went for dinner pre theatre and really enjoyed it.

b
Greensboro
14 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

We shouldn't have worried about a reservation. They approached our taxi as soon as it pulled up to the curb. They were trying to get customers in by speaking to anyone passing by. There was one other occupied table at the time. The food was really bad. We usually won't say much if one plate is off, but both were. We told our server who sent the manager over. After paying for drinks we left without eating. Maybe just an off night, but they should have been on top of their game with so few customers. Poor food might be the reason why.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

V pleasant dining experience. My only complaint is the tables are little close to each other.

EC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the opinion of the 14 German visitors in booked in this was an excellent choice .Varied menu and good choice of wine. Service very good. Atmosphere cheerful

KR
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 of us had lunch and it was absolutely delicious! Will certainly be back!

MS
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great service. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Atmosphere great. Will definitely be going back again!!

AG
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Good service and a nice dinning room - unfortunately the food wasn't great .

RF
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

A pretentious restaurant that claims French influence, but there is nothing French there except the prices.
Amateur service, The waiters do not relate to the diners at all.

JD
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and great value for money. The service was friendly and efficient and came exactly as ordered. The pre-theatre menu is a great idea before a show !

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice food... Good value

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really lovely experience for my moms birthday. I’m a coeliac and the staff were very helpful with helping me choose. Lovely menu, reasonable prices for very good food. Nice wine menu and very pleasant staff. Unfortunately they cook their fries in the same oil as their fish etc so they were not an option for me. But otherwise everything was lovely. Would definitely return.

NL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed my visit, food was delicious, service was great, staff very polite and friendly, definitely recommend and will definitely go back again ☺

MG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed our visit. Service very good and food delicious Will certainly return there in the near future

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Server was extremely rude and unfriendly. We were made to feel like we were bothering her. She did not introduce herself, did not tell us the specials, did not offer drink refills, was visibly aggravated we were splitting credit cards as payment. Worst service we received while traveling through Dublin

J
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

excellent food with a great pretheatre menu, good atmosphere and good service

TB
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

9 ladies booked for the pre theatre menu . We were not disappointed, good selection and decent sized portions were served . Very attentive waitress, who was very helpful and knowledgeable regarding what my gluten intolerant friend could order . Couple little issues with the food , the vegerterian option was a pasta which was a bit dry as no sauce accompanied it , however the waitress brought out a pesto mayo that improved the dish no end . Excellent value for money and would definitely be back .

DC
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great menu, plenty of choice for the whole of our family of omnivores, pescatarians and vegetarians; imaginative and delicious food, my was great but the bread-and-butter pudding - with Guinness ice cream (oh yes) was fantastic. Excellent location and attentive staff.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinner and the service. The staff were friendly and attentive. The night we were there their electricity went and as a result they had the back door open which resulted in us being cold for the end of our meal. Bearing in mind what they were dealing with it this wasn’t a deal breaker for us .... overall it’s lovely restaurant with good food and good service

AO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were excellent. Very good value meal.
Our only small complaint was we were seated beside a door that opened into the pub next door and every few minutes we would get a waft of second hand smoke. Something to block this air coming into the restaurant would be appreciated.

DC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Music was a bit too loud, apart from this it was lovely

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Was an excellent first-time dining experience. Wasn't able to stay too long as we had a show to attend but will return

DM
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Have always walked by this restaurant on the way to train but really enjoyed eating there for pre theatre dinner.Lovely atmosphere,food very good and staff just right.
I would definitely return

GC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice food, good service, pleasant atmosphere. You can't go wrong. Plus their pre theatre menu is quite good value!

SD
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. I went on Christmas Eve and the ambiance was wonderful.

HG
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab Christmas evening out for large group of friends! Fab drinks and food! Lovely atmosphere too.

BJ
58 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our third visit to Le Bon Crubeen and as we left we told the staff that we would be back . The location is central, the food excellent and well presented and for a reasonable price

GO
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is exceptional. One of the best Bistrots in Dublin. Charming service, totally unpretentious. A hidden gem

FD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

very good value - great food and efficient service.

CA
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, good service and handy location for pre theatre! Early bird is great value!

SW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was spectacular, however felt abit rushed which leads to believe it was all fresh. Food came out far too quick but it tasted super.

OT
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Braised Venison with a Tempranillo. One of the best meals I’ve ever experienced. We were in a hurry a Claudio managed to get us our food and a bottle of wine all done in less than an hour.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great early bird menu. Very pleasant staff and tasty food!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Very basic. Not excellent. Altough affordable prices

SC
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu. Service amiable and efficient. Food delicious and good value.

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T
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We were seated in backroom of restaurant, very quiet, lacking ambience, just had main coures & left

DP
Dublin
14 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round staff ,food , ambience and value.
Will definitely be back and also recommend this place to friends and family and work colleagues 👍👍👍

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