Shelbourne Social by Dylan McGrath

4.3
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201 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Opened in December 2018 Shelbourne Social by Dylan McGrath is a contemporary and stylish new destination in Dublin 4.

Special Offers

3-course Early Evening Special €40

From a set menu.

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Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 13 September 2019

Ends: 30 October 2019

Availability: Tue-Thu 17:00-19:00
Fri-Sat 17:00-18:00

2-Course Early Dinner with a glass of Prosecco €35

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: .

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 13 September 2019

Ends: 30 October 2019

Availability: Tue-Thu 17:00-19:00
Fri-Sat 17:00-18:00

What 201 People Are Saying
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PW
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Exceptionally well-prepared food, but our steak, which was sliced up, ended up being pretty rare versus medium and it got cold very quickly. The rest of the meal was pretty impeccable, along with the superb level of service.

G
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful meal. Everything was lovely.
Thank you
Grace

KN
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good early bird food , superb burger and fries

FB
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It was a nice atmosphere and nice to try for dinner but I wouldn't rush back. I went for hummus as my starter and i can only describe the taste as unsettling but couldn't put my finger on what made it that way! I didn't eat it. Burger was fine. My partner had salmon starter which was a little small but portion of cod for main made up for it. Overall it was fine....

H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner five times already (in just two months) and we haven't been let down yet by anything on the menu.
Consistently good and refreshingly "new" dishes.
The early dinner menu is good value (remember to ask for it).
Will come back.

H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We had an already very late reservation (21:15), we were seated at the bar when we got there (at 21:10).
By 21:40 our table was still not ready so we've chosen to order a couple of dishes while sitting at the bar upstairs.
Waiter was very pushy for us to order wine, to order "maybe a nice rib-eye steak" when our main course was already fish.
The other times we went there, we found a very energetic young hostess, who managed to make our dining experience truly memorable, but unfortunately she wasn't there this time.
Food is great, as always.

AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

With fade st. and rustic stone being two favourites of of mine, this fell way short of the mark. Booked for a pre-gig early bird on a friday and service was extremely relaxed for the price point and what I've come to expect from these restaurants. Food was mediocre at best bar an excitingish hummus and I had to wait a painfully long while as many servers walked past my drink on the counter before it arrived at my table (this when there were only three tables sat in the restaurant). Poor

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch with my wife and a friend. Meet and greet was spot on.The offer of complimentary sparkling water to start off set the tone for the rest of the lunch.Nothing was too much trouble.Florian explained the make-up of two of the dishes which we enquired about. I had the duck leg with pasta which was great.The ladies mixed and matched the burger and a pasta dish which were both sublime. Three spoons and two desserts later-happy out. Great atmosphere.

GM
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was great and the service was impeccable as always. One of my favourite places to eat in Dublin - couldn’t recommend it highly enough!

H
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I feel it’s an experience to be “experienced “ I’m a huge fan of fade street social & much prefer its menu.

I felt the menu is slightly over ambitious, and maybe tailored to chefs liking rather than that of the consumer.

I really enjoyed the experience but I’m sorry fade street has it all....

Ps. I really think it’s no harm for the service staff to write down food order, as it will definitely help to omit mistakes been made, like forgetting my starter! (Which I ended up not getting as mains had arrived) service staff were really nice, I’m not “giving out”, I couldn’t, as they could do no more.

Best of luck. 😊

B
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place! Great vibe, amazing staff and amazing food! Recommend highly!

OT
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were a group of 4. Very good food. Imaginative approach to ingredients. Perfect for a group sharing a number of dishes. Reasonably priced for the quality of the food. Good, varied wine list, with many reasonably priced wines. Beautifully decorated dining room, felt chic and cozy.

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Service wasn't professional. Menu was v limited/niche. need more variety.

EC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit was not disappointing we had an amazing meal service was excellent. We had been recommended to you restaurant by my son in law who has heard good reports. We were visiting Dublin as a birthday treat for my husband and can assure you we were not disappointed. Thank you to all the people who attended to us. You certainly have an excellent restaurant.

B
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The noise level is quite high
Not an intimate place
Great food
So so friendly especially Brian .... what a super guy
Nothing was a problem
Good wine list and super service
Hoping to get their outdoor area going
👍

F
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal at Shelbourne Social. The service was brilliant and the food was excellent. They also offer lovely mocktails! Will definitely return.
In regards to layout having the kitchen door in between seating wasn’t ideal at all seemed like a lot of fuss back and forward. We were seated at right at the door initially which was a strange seat overall to have as very open and sitting beside the door wouldn’t be ideal especially coming into the winter months. Arranging that different maybe close off the booth as it’s nice to sit by the window.

B
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and Brian is a gem !!!! Any restaurant would give their arm to have this guy
Nothing any trouble ... thinks outside the box and was so accommodating

SI
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

As advised the menu is needlessly difficult to grapple with.We ordered hens egg and a tuna dish with the curd bread plus a hummus for a vegan guest.Taste?Nothing special nobody raved about any of them.Mains,two of us shared the fish rice dish,tasty but 50% of it was onion and cucumber! Cod and a vegan mushroom for the others only ok.Veg side unremarkable.Didnt try dessert wasnt tempted.Service however was superb.

CF
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

High standard food, nice ambience but very pricey. My first sight of €100 ++ for a special steak in Dublin

CN
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening and really enjoyed the food and the restaurent overall. Olga served us and she was excellent. My only tiny issue was that the sugar that came with coffee at the end was in paper packets, it brought a very elevated dinning experience back to a coffee shop feel.

JH
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely evening here, food was really good, service was excellent. one thing to watch out for is that the portion sizes are good so you may end up in a food coma by the end!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant, from start to finish. Cannot praise this place enough. Look forward to coming back very soon.

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was friendly and efficient. Food came quickly and was excellent. Perfect experience, will be returning.

SE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food & service was good. Staff were friendly. Overall a pleasant experience.

ML
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the whole experience which was enhanced by the staff and especially Jennifer who was charming, knowledgable and welcoming.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Two drunk twats annoying guests at various tables made the evening less enjoyable. Staff eventually got them to move on.

FV
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, amazing service, incredible food! Highly recommended.

YM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The manager Florian was excelent and very attentive.

JF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic dining experience. Excellent staff, great food and a really nice buzz in the restaurant.

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

Here for the first time with weekend lunch deal and couldn't fault a thing!

SB
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Third visit - menu exciting, service excellent and good presentation amazing 😃

HD
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good but the service was so slow it almost ruined it. Not sure I’d go again. Definitely would not before a game in the aviva.

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was stunning, service great , thanks guys!

SE
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unbelievably rude staff and in particular the management.

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The man next to us was very obnoxious which made the experience very awkward

JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and wine at Shelbourne Social!
Room and furniture very comfortable and relaxing. Staff could not have been nicer and more helpful and so professional!
This is a top class experience!
Next the food... sublime & perfectly cooked and so delicious! The lamb is so melt in the mouth and delicious jus and the fish presented with tasty side sauces and big portion. We certainly did not go home hungry! Perfect in every way!
Innovative menu with interesting food ideas you won’t find everywhere else! This restaurant is exactly what going out to dine is all about.
Absolutely loved it !

OK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab food as usual

RL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Solid food, excellent service, had a voucher so good value for money

AO
Gloucestershire
7 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where do I start..... Amazing experience... Food, service, cocktails... Staff were exceptional v friendly and accommodating without being overly fake or pushy. The food was plenty and delicious. For any event this is the venue however it does have an exceptional ‘special’ atmosphere for any occasion that deserves such. Can not find fault at all. Book here its awesome!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worst value restaurant I’ve eaten in. Extremely poor value for money. Food was tasteless and poorly presented. Felt completely riped off and disappointed after eating here. Very little atmosphere.
Definitely wouldn’t eat here again.

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