Loretta's

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122 reviews
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€31 to €50
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American
Loretta’s is a neighbourhood restaurant situated at Doyle's Corner in Phibsborough, owned by Chef Jimmy Wiley and family. Our dining room is spacious and relaxed, and our food is modern, tasty and bold. We look forward to welcoming you.
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EH
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely independent restaurant, friendly and attentive service, baby friendly with a spotlesslu clean high chair. Nice fresh flavours in the food. Good value. Highly recommended.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food top-drawer. Service v good. Unfortunately restaurant quite empty (Saturday night).

M
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I have a party of six people for brunch. The service was very good and mainly attentive. The food was also very enjoyable. However, when the bill arrived there was a handwritten extra service charge for twelve and a half per cent. Nothing on the menu indicated this. I brought it to the waiter's attention. He said it was on the menu but when he checked it was not.
I paid in full, plus the service but it was offputting. If service is to be added then it should be stated and customers must be made aware - which I was not. Otherwise an overall good experience.

FG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brilliant value for money - delicious food and extremely generous portions. I'd recommend it to anyone, be it for dinner or brunch. Family friendly too.

g
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I ve been here many times and booked for this coming week again. I think that says it all !

AF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night, lovely friendly staff, great food and great prices

CM
Munich
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, something a bit different! Would definitely eat here again

NS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

There was an extremely long wait for the food, even though it didn't appear to be that busy. I don't think they have made the best use of space, it lacks a cosy, intimate feel. I remember being there last December and being really cold. After waiting for an hour for our mains, the steak was tepid. They did offer to reheat but after waiting an hour I was too hungry to send it back. They were very apologetic and did remove it from the bill. The decor and windows are really nice but again there is something off about how they have arranged the seating - it feels like there is a lot of wasted space.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful wholesome food.

CC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find . It was my second visit. Stunning food so different. Amazing staff who are so friendly and knowledgeable. Great cocktail and gin menu too. We will definitely be back.

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So amazing. I love this place. Will always accommodate my picky tastes and cater to my needs. Their food is always so well presented and most importantly packed with flavour and delicious.
They have recently got a new coffee machine to cater for many coffee styles. Up to now it was filter only.
Go to Loretta's and enjoy!

FF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful meal on Friday night. The Fig and st. Too as goats cheese started was incredible and the bavette steak delish. Wine and decor too hot the spot perfectly!

D
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Very disappointing. No allergy information on the menu. No option to have gluten free bread. Waitress couldn’t tell us what a “Bavette” steak was as she’s vegetarian. Music was too loud. Won’t be going back.

A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the service and food were fantastic. I definitely recommend the fried chicken. It is very tasty. I’ll be back for more.

JC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice experience. Very good food. Lovely ambiance. Excellent service

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loretta’s is a very stylish restaurant with all the tables nicely spaced. We’ll be back for the spiced cauliflower starter & fried chicken which were both very tasty. Our night was made even more enjoyable by the Philipe’s attentive service and also his good sense of fun. This restaurant deserves to be packed & we look forward to returning.

SR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loretta's is the perfect neighbourhood restaurant. Stylish, welcoming, wonderful service and great great food. Chef Jimmy and his team play a blinder in the kitchen with Kate front of house making sure that everyone has a fabulous time. We're very lucky to have Loretta's in Phibsboro.

n
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed it. Fried chicken was great and the burger looked great too.

JS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant experience. Staff were very helpful. The atmosphere was relaxed and very enjoyable. Will be back.

ED
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a very tasty meal. Our waiter was lovely. Nice experience. Maybe some music would make it even better. Can't wait to go back. Thank you!

g
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm local - so really value a great local restaurant. I ve brought friends and family. Always go for 'the fish of the day' option. Never disappointed. I ve only been there in the evenings after work or at a weekend. Others in my company have had pork, steak, chicken, oysters all yum. The staff are wonderful

SA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I love it here it’s such a lovely place to go for brunch or dinner, it’s very trendy and I just love the food everything is delicious. I lived in Melbourne for years and this reminds me of the cool, trendy places to eat over there.

CG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So far we 've eaten 3 times at Lorettas and have really enjoyed the food and service. The food has always been delicious and service, fast and friendly. It would be great if the Locals Menu extended to 7.30pm on Saturdays, and maybe one or two extra glutenfree starters and mains. We will definitely be back as it's a great local restaurant

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch was beautiful. Great food and great staff and service.

W
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was the star of the show. Service poor and although we wanted a table later we we offered only times around 7pm on opentable which is amazing considering the place was all but empty when we left at 9pm. Our second visit did not compare to our first experience of the establishment.

NW
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Thank you for a lovely local evening. The local menu offered a good choice. Children's menu including cheese burger was very welcome. A minor item, children’s menu could offer a pasta dish a little more child friendly. Although it was taken away and made a great adult lunch the next day. Thanks again!

PW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with our meal at Loretta’s. We had a two course dinner with a glass of wine. The food was delicious and the choices interesting. The price was reasonable. They have a brunch menu on the weekends and we’re going back to try it. It’s a local place with high street style and quality. I wish them every success, they deserve it!!

KT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food and great service in a relaxed friendly atmosphere 😊

FF
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great enjoyable evening

GD
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fried Chicken was one of the best meals I’ve ever had.

K
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and food. Slightly overpriced though, although I would imagine overheads in the Phibsboro area are high.

CC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous neighbourhood restaurant which has changed its menu since I was last there - and, it seemed, made the prices a little more reasonable. Delicious food (oysters a must!) and friendly, attentive service. A great spot.

MG
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully decorated local restaurant with great food and ambience. Very nice addition to the neighbourhood!

D
London
26 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit in 2 weeks. In that time, the menu had been tweaked. There were several new dishes and the pork and lamb dishes on our first visit have been varied. The former is now a pork schnitzel served with a warm herbed potato salad with tiny flecks of bacon. The lamb is now grilled rump and it was melt in the mouth tender and served with garlic mashed potato. Both dishes were delicious. The chef here is clearly a serious genius and we will be back.

HM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third visit to Lorettas and of course it didnt disappoint. We had starters of aubergine tempura and a delicious cauliflower soup. Unreal... followed by servings of fried chicken. It doesnt get any better than lorettas fried chicken. We finished it all off with a generous helping of the most amazing white chocolate cheesecake! Will be back very soon 😍

EF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food in a lovely venue. It was a little quiet on the day, this restaurant deserves to be much busier. The music was a tad loud I thought, but that is the only complaint.

CS
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time celebrating our wedding anniversary. The staff were really friendly and attentive and help with the menu as my wife is a coeliac ,loads of choice which was great. A complimentary glass of prosecco put the icing on a lovely evening in a cool and relaxed dining experience on the Northside of the city!

NK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service every time! Great addition to D 7

D
London
26 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were very impressed by the roast lamb and the grilled loin of pork. They were both cooked to perfection and served in a very modern and attractive way. The restaurant itself is very spacious and attractive and the staff are very friendly and helpful. It is great to have a restaurant of this calibre in Phibsboro.

OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another very special evening in Loretta's. I love the way your menu is constantly changing, sometimes thinking I want a dish that is no longer available... BUT never disappointed with the next new dish. Obviously therr are some staples that are favourite, but love tasting new dishes too!! ❤️Thank you ❤️❤️

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