Roly's Bistro

4.2
675 reviews
€30 and under
Seafood
Roly's bistro first opened its doors in 1992 and has served traditional European cuisine ever since. The restaurant offers both dining in the restaurant, take out and catering. The menu caters for most pallets with a Goat's cheese and vegetable tart and a selection of meat dishes from Roly's butcher block, such as sirloin steak and rib of prime steak.
What 675 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarieB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the staff was very nice, both discrete and caring. We had a great time at Roly's Bistro!

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AnnT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were very comfortably seated, in a well spaced section, upstairs, and well separated from other diners. Lunch was delicious, up to the standard we’ve come to expect of Roly’s. Thank you fora very profession and warm service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I met a friend for Christmas lunch - pleased to see restaurant was COVID safe - I had a feta salad which was delicious followed by really good salmon. The service was very attentive and friendly. I am a regular visitor to Rolys and based on my experience I will continue to go there - I have never been disappointed. One of the best restaurants in Dublin!

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EimerM
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal and experience at Rolys, would highly recommend

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DerekS
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was the third Sunday in a row we ate here and sorry due to lock down we won’t be able to get back as soon as we would like
Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish. Khan is an excellent maitre d’. Will
Return.

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WillH
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roly's is a treat, great food, great staff, beautiful Restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food - typical rolys experience- solid and dependable- just what you want now

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LynnO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from front desk to the table, food was amazing. Will definitely come back

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NadineM
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was nice, Service was quick, but as I we were walking down the stairs could overhear the staff members talking about myself and my partner appearance and sharing opinions on what they thought of us but mostly my dress... (saying it was too short, they didn't like the detailing etc) which I felt was unprofessional and kind of ruined the experience for me as I thought it was good up until that point.

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JohnS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was perfect. Highly recommended

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KevinM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The servicing staff wore visors rather than masks which is against the regulation. Social distancing not observed in common areas and customers allowed walk around the restaurant without masks. The food was poor.

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RosemaryO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall . A little expensive for lunch but really enjoyed the occasion .
Rosemary

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vipMarty
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and attention.
The food is always good and the atmosphere is warm and comfortable.

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MaryB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Wedding Anniversary celebration that was cancelled due to COVID so eventually got there 05/12/2020. It was a fabulous, the food, Staff and cocktails 5 star

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PatriciaH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit to Roly's. It was a lovely way to spend our first evening out since lockdown and the staff were so nice. They took care of all the covid precautions without any fuss. Great restaurant. X

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vipRichardW
N. Ireland
5 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to back at Roly’s, better than ever.

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RachelT
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxed comfortable dining room ... Dublin Bay Prawns were excellent...would definitely recommend.... will be returning

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LindaK
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The first time ever I was disappointed. My prawns which normally are superb I believe we're reheated, we were waiting quite a while for the main course and I reckon these were cooked too early. At their prices I would expect them to be good

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ErnestC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

In general we were satisfied.
However the service,even allowing for the Covid situation, could have been better.
Long waits between courses
Steak ordered rare but had to be returned as it was more well done than rare.
The monkfish was somewhat over cooked and as such lost some of its taste : the sauce or marinate did not complement the taste but rather negated it.
Carafe wines both white and red were good.
The two other dishes were very good. Starters were also good.

Roly's Bistro
Responded on 24 September 2020

Thank you Ernest C, We will be taking actions on your very welcome notes. Your experience seems less enjoyable than it ought to have been. Please when next planning to visit Roly's do email me so that I may meet you in person and make amends. Paul Cartwright paul@rolysbistro.ie

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BrendanC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Dublin and never disappoints. Staff were fantastic with fast service

Roly's Bistro
Responded on 24 September 2020

Thank you Brendan C, Delighted you enjoy Roly's, Best from, this evening, a very wet Ballsbridge. Khan

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vipRoisinJ
Dublin
10 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service could have been more attentive

Roly's Bistro
Responded on 24 September 2020

Thank you Roisin J, Your point is taken. There is never an excuse for inattentive service. We shall be taking action. Please do contact me if returning to Roly's. I can be reached on paul@rolysbistro.ie Paul Cartwright

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ericap
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Disappointing.
Staff had terrible English and got orders incorrect. I am pregnant and therefore asked specifically for Medium fillet steak. It came out rare. We asked for extra fries for our child but they separated my husband's meal onto 2plates. Booked a high chair, had to ask 3 times on arrival for one. No children's menu and no baby change facilities anywhere onsite. Door to disabled door was broken and had to change a toddlers nappy standing up and the floor was filthy.
Too busy, too many people, poor ability to socially distance, abysmal service and highly dis organised.
Very very disappointing for Rolys and a place we as a family have been going for years. Won't be back for a long time

Roly's Bistro
Responded on 24 September 2020

Good Evening Ericap, Please accept our most sincere apologies for your poor experience. Please do contact me personally at paul@rolysbistro.ie . I promise we shall take action and make amends. Paul Cartwright

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Tilly1
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roly’s was as good as ever. Fantastic food and great socially distanced buzz!

Roly's Bistro
Responded on 24 September 2020

Thank you Tilly1 Khan

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JohnM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Overall very good could have done with more veg. Maybe could have spared more than 1 SMALL potatoe. ??
John.

Roly's Bistro
Responded on 24 September 2020

Glad you enjoyed JohnM, Apologies with regard to the vegetable portion. We will remind the team to enquire if more is required. Best from Roly's, Khan #staysafe

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AnnaL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

A really poor choice of wine by the glass. Glass of wine small and inspiring.
The cabbage was very tough and the puree carrot resembled baby food.

Roly's Bistro
Responded on 24 September 2020

Good Evening Anna L, Goodness, we shall do some tastings on the wines by the glass and take action. We will do likewise with cabbage and carrot puree. Please if you are planning to return to Roly's do contact me personally and we shall make amends. Paul Cartwright #staysafe

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viplmkeegan
26 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice buzz about the restaurant while still being comfortably socially-distanced. Excellent food, great choices, and superb waitstaff. A delightful lunch.

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PETER
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Rolys is always a solid experience - food, ambience and occasion - one of the best places to go!

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MichaelB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, exemplary service and lovely atmosphere

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peterb
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have gone to rolys once a month for the last 25 years and every single meal was perfect.we never once had to complain about anything.we will be back next month as usual.great food and service.well done.peter boden

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had great meal and the food was delicious!!

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sac52
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Good welcome and atmosphere: a good “buzz” but able to hear across our table and not next door.
Slow to offer drinks and wrong drinks brought when eventually ordered. Correct drinks promptly brought after the mistake was pointed out.
Twice a waiter brought other tables food by mistake.
Food was good bistro standard and meat was cooked to our specification.
However, an enjoyable evening not spoiled by the wayward service.

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JaneB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was good, unfortunately service was disappointing. Waiting ages for wait staff to take order, etc. Most disappointing of all, it took about 30min for us to get the bill and pay. I had to go to the till to request it, only to be told to sit back down. Wait staff were rude and inattentive. Disappointing service which overshadowed the good food. I won't be back.

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MeBo
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A small delay in getting our deserts and tea/coffee, overall great service, friendly and food was excellent.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a most enjoyable meal in Roly’s, despite being somewhat apprehensive about being in a restaurant at this time. Food and service were excellent.

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BrianC
Wicklow
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service, food excellent, maintaining its reputation in stylish surrounds.

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Marike
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food was delicious !! A pleasure to dine with you !
See you soon
Marie

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StephenH
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here so did not know what to expect but we weren't disappointed.
The staff were so kind and attentive.
Social distancing rules were rigidly adhered to and the food was delicious.
Even our guests 3 year old very picky daughter cleaned her plate so I would highly recommend Rolys.

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SineadS
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good. Reliable as always. Service a bit cold. No real interaction or interest. Didn’t ask if children would like a drink. Just a bit cold.

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Ayom
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were greeted and seated by a very nice gentleman. Our waitress was fine, took our order promptly. No one came back to our table to see if everything was okay. Even when I was paying the bill the man never asked did we enjoy it. It was disappointing overall. None of us would be in a rush back.

FAQs

Roly's Bistro offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 668 2611.

Roly's Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 675 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.