Pearl Brasserie

4.8
88 reviews
€51 and over
Contemporary European
Located right in Georgian Dublin City Centre. Next door to the famous 5 star Merrion Hotel. Pearl has catered for lovers of fine dining for the past 20 years. French and Asian fusion is the norm. The Pigeon Rossini or Bluefin Tuna Ponzu is still a staple on the menu but it is the €80 -Six course tasting menu that will demonstrate Pearl’s culinary legacy.

We work closely with our dedicated suppliers enabling our team to source the best of ingredients. Culinary ingenuity and skill from the kitchen combined with warm, professional service makes Pearl one of Dublin’s premier fine dining experiences.

Featured in Michelin Guide since first year of opening.
Travellers Choice Award 2019.
Awarded Chef of the Year 2017 in the Georgina Campbell Awards.
Travellers Choice Awards 2017. Delighted to be included at No 5.

For the past 20 years Pearl Brasserie continues to perform at the top of the game in Dublin.

Bon Appetit!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 88 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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eddiem
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can’t fault the food or the service, lovely friendly staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favourites!!

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JohnC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fish dishes with a French twist. Service was impeccable without being too intrusive. Decor and overall experience very enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wedding anniversary was made very special by all in Pearl Bradderie

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, great atmosphere and majestic food.

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AislingK
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Pearl Brasserie for a special occasion and it delivered in spades. We had the tasting menu which got better with each course, and the wine pairing which was deliciously matched. The scallops with the Pinot Noir was exceptional. We will definitely be returning again. Thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food served with aplomb in this wonderful gem of a restaurant will be back !

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DonnaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my absolutely favourite restaurants in Dublin. Everything is perfect - food, service and ambience. Love it!

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal at Pearl Brasserie.
The staff were friendly, we had a lovely booth with lots of space and social distancing was maintained. The restaurant was lovely and intimate and the food was delicious from the brown bread (to die for!0 to the octopus starter to the mains: a steak, halibut and monkfish. It was so good - that we are returning again this week !!!!!!!!

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MartinaG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and it was fantastic the whole experience the food and the service was outstanding I would recommend it it was a real treat

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StevenD
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.
Tasting Menu is a must if you want great food and great experiences!

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William
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the crab meat and tuna starters, the mains were excellent, the wine list had an excellent range, and there was also a good range of cocktails. The service was very attentive, but not intrusive.

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BrianJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will continue to recommend this restaurant. The food, wine, ambience, service are excellent. We had the 6 course tasting menu which was well worth the experience.

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MiriamR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable evening in Pearls Brasserie last Saturday night. It was a special occasion meal and everything about our dining experience made the night special and memorable. The food was delicious. I had monkfish, every mouthful was divine. Jim had pidgeoni, he was very happy with his choice.
I'm looking forward to rounding up a few girlfriends before Christmas to experience great food in a very charming establishment. Thank you to everyone .

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great staff and food consistently good.

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NatashaD
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect venue to celebrate our anniversary and We will be returning for many more visits in the future

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Between 4 people we spent €400 and we got rushed out of the restaurant. It’s supposed to be fine dinning not fast food

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PaulO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food and matching service. A real treat.

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TaniaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful lunch and really attentive staff. It's such an oasis , very relaxed .

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AlexandraD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, quality food and good location !

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philipk
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Amazing food and friendly staff.
Highly recommended.

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raymondo
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable and looked after well by the team.

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vipECar
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening at Pearl! Starters of steak tartare and crab, followed by mains of halibut and monkfish were delicious, beautifully presented and accompanied by a subtle French red, recommended by the sommelier’s. It’s not cheap but totally worth it for the quality of the food and the attentive, but not intrusive, service. Highly recommended - we will be back!

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DateNightDame
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant evening, staff went out of their way to look after us, food was lovely, The starter, cheese course and desert were particularly delicious - I would happily go again

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AmandaD
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Am a huge fan of monkfish and it was cooked to perfection. Juicy and tender. The chocolate tart was decadently delicious, ice-cream was good. Loved the contrasting temperatures on the very delicate tuna starter. Yum!

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CelM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to try new flavours, privates rooms are perfect for anniversary. Everything was top of the top!! We we're really enjoyed it.

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Dilly
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time in one of the 'caves' .. felt very safe! Food was, as usual, delicious; unashamedly French and beautifully presented. I did miss the atmosphere of the main dining room, but for our first meal out in months, Pearl Brasserie was a great choice.

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Grendize
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Restaurant was beautiful highly recommended for dates, anniversary or other special occasions. though i was fond of the crab meat starter the rest of the food was both very presentable and delicious. costumer service was also on point which all in all made the experience going to a high end restaurant without breaking my bank.

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HelenD
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. I think it is good value for such fine dining. Tables were all appropriately spaced and staff were masked so it felt very safe.

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eoind
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent staff and food. Never seen somewhere look after Allergies so well.

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DavidQ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Strange time to visit a restaurant but it was nice to visit somewhere at this level having not been able to go to restaurants for so long. It was very quiet in Pearl with only a handful of other diners, and as a result the service was almost 1:1 and was a little intrusive if anything - I did not feel we had total privacy despite having a booth (which was lovely). The room is still very pleasant albeit starting to age a little, and could do with a spruce up/lick of paint...

In terms of food, we opted for the 6 course tasting menu at €80. My wife does not enjoy fish/seafood so we asked if something could be substituted for the fish/seafood courses and were initially told 'no'...this then changed when we queried it, which was good as this has been facilitated in higher level places here and in other countries.

The food was good but not quite as good as I had hoped. Nicely presented, and with plenty of technical skills - but not much that really impressed in terms of innovation, flair or flavor. There were also some real missteps - a gnocchi dish with cep cream, pine nuts and truffle was ill-conceived and very 'dry'...badly needed a sauce/jus/liquid element and ended up being a bit of a waste of a generous amount of truffle shavings. The signature dish of pigeon rossini was excellent though. Cheese board was basic stuff but good, and dessert of panna-cotta and rose was lovely to look at but a bit bland overall and could have been sweeter and benefited from more texture.

Overall it was a 'nice' experience rather than a special one...which is OK until you factor in the bill I think. For the price, there is much better value around the city, perhaps during normal times. Likewise, for a bit more I think one can have a true 'fine dining' experience elsewhere in the city. It kind of felt it was neither here nor there...perhaps symptomatic of the times...and the room could do with a refresh I think. OK overall. Won't be rushing back.

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IsabellaB
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner, I was pregnant and they looked after us very well. Staff on point and food was delicious!
thank you!
we will be back!

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vipGrandTheatreGoer
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have enjoyed coming to this restaurant for a number of years and it's just as good as ever. And, post-lockdown but still with COVID restrictions, one is hardly aware of the special measures except the visors used by the wait staff and the odd plastic partition

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TonyR
Mayo
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time to visit Pearl Brasserie and the experience was as good as the first

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ElaineS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at Pearl, the food was delicious and the service attentive. I hope diners will support this business at this time.

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vipSaffa
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is always exceptional. Definitely my favourite place to dine in Dublin.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place .

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vipWilliamC
Dublin
15 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A lovely evening dinner with my Fiancée to celebrate our Anniversary. Service was excellent as usual and we enjoyed the fabulous food.
The table next door was a bit noisy but that’s no fault of the restaurant or staff.
Neither of us were imbibing as it was a “school night” but we will sample the wines the next time we visit!

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EadaoinR
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Absolutely fantastic. Beautiful food, fabulous wine. The staff were amazing and the knowledge of the wine was amazing. Will definitely go back again & will recommend to everyone xxx

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HalaMadrid
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Delicious food delivered with a very ambitious team.

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Pearl Brasserie is rated 4.8 stars by 88 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.