The Alex

4.6
60 reviews
€31 to €50
Irish
The Alex welcomes you to dine and socialise in style. Come and experience the relaxed vibe of our dining spaces, serving up fresh, locally-sourced food and an extensive drinks menu.
Book an indulgent weekend brunch in our Secret Garden now.
The Secret Garden is our outside terrace and bar: the perfect space for outdoor dining. It’s a trendy, floral-inspired space with indulgent food and refreshing cocktails with brunch served up every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. With a fully retractable roof for those sunny days and heaters for when it gets chilly, the Secret Garden is the perfect option for al fresco dining, no matter the weather.
The Carriage is the hotel’s indoor restaurant-bar, offering an a la carte menu and full drinks menu throughout the day. Currently, indoor dining is restricted to guests staying the night. However, walk-in guests can request to sit in the Secret Garden for a la carte evening dining, using the OpenTable booking portal.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 60 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LauraB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a little gem💥
The setting is stunning as you walk in it feels glorious
The service was faultless our waiter Abdul went above and beyond with such a kind nature
Food, wine and ambience was perfect
Can’t wait to return .. it’s very booked up though
Well done The Alex

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LorQ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting for a quiet, intimate lunch. And we had sun! It was perfect! Would definitely return and would highly recommend. Menu was sufficiently extensive to allow for good choice and the wine list/cocktail menu had something for everyone too! The decor created a beautifully tranquil and relaxing atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab experience. Amazing food and cocktails and great atmosphere. Wonderful day all round.

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EimearF
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely brunch here. Menu was fab with lots of great options, we had the lobster roll and shakshuka which were lovely! Cocktails were also delicious. We had baby with us and they did a kids portion of the scrambled eggs for him which he was delighted with. The staff were so lovely and were great with the baby. It's a lovely courtyard and the staff and food were excellent, would highly recommend for brunch!

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JackK
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. The outside area and the whole hotels decor is wonderful.

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SarahM
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good brunch, service great and atmosphere. Mimosa bit on the expensive side

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional and kinda would recommend. Food is outstanding and the set up is lovely !!

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TimC
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I asked her to marry me after our trip to The Alex. She said no, but we’re good. She’s just gay.

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Hirundorustica
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was nice, and the staff were brilliant - very attentive and friendly. The outdoor area is lovely with a retractable roof which is brilliant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Decor was lovely, not overcrowded and mock-tails (passion fruit and mojito) were delicious. The Asian gentleman and dark haired girl were superb waiters and made the experience very comfortable unlike others. The main course however was their downfall with one meal being cold however the brownies were delicious and more than made up for the below average main course.

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NiamhS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Alex was a wonderful place to eat. The food was gorgeous and the service was excellent, they were very attentive and accommodating. The set up of the secret garden is beautiful too. Would highly recommend

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Bonnie
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal. The food was excellent, tasty, very well-presented and full of flavour. Service was fantastic, our waiter was friendly and helpful and our overall visit was wonderful!

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FreyaO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so friendly and there was such a good atmosphere in the place. The food was outstanding and the cocktails were great too!

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DaphneE
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor room, great food and excellent service. Felt very safe there too. Will definitely be back!

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Kate
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful little outside dining area arranged very attractively with plants and flowers. The staff are very friendly and service was excellent. We just had a light lunch but it was tasty and attractively presented. I would highly recommend it to a friend.

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Orla
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, good value for money. The staff were excellent and it was a great expirience!

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Katherine
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was exceptional, helpful, attentive, could not have done more

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Lovely location with a great atmosphere. The staff of the hotel and restaurant couldn’t have been nicer for what seemed to be a very busy and stressful evening. There were some guests in the restaurant who personally I would have asked to leave if they spoke to my staff the way they spoke, they were very loud and rude and it was hard to have a conversation with my table over the noise of them. However all staff were very friendly and dealt with the situation well. The food was okay. Nothing bad but nothing outstanding. I would go again for the location, friendly service and amazing cocktails.

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vipHannahG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely experience and great food. Will definitely be recommending!

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RoryR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Too many selections were off in a very limited brunch menu.

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EadaoinO
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings. Great atmosphere. Staff were amazing, they were so friendly and so attentive. The food was delicious. Couldnt recommend it more. Can't wait for our return

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and great food, highly recommend

PB
PaulB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

The food was not a nice standard at all..we had to send back a dish as the scrambled eggs were soggy and the bread was soaking ,also the chicken croissant was not nice at all ,the chicken was squidgy and not cooked properly

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louth
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Eric and another gent were very friendly and made our experience so enjoyable. From checking to see what other drinks were available to making us laugh.

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MelanieD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon, fantastic staff and great service

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Niamh
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it here. Food was delicious. Staff were amazing, polite and kind. Cocktails were so tasty. Would go back in a heartbeat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service

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LesleyT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, wonderful staff and service fantastic. Highly recommend.

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Katie
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding! The food was beyond anything we could have expected. The service was out of this world and our waiter Mario was extremely attentive and friendly. The value for money is fantastic and the atmosphere was just perfect. We will 100% be returning!

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Robson
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The staff which assisted us were really good and made all efforts to make us comfortable. However, the food (main courses) were either tasteless (fish and chips) or small (baked cod). For this reason we judged that the dinner was overpriced. But again: the staff was lovely and we wouldn't like to have them blamed for this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Lovely outdoor area but unfortunately the food was not good.

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Suzie
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing surroundings, great service
Will defo be back

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EmmaS
Wicklow
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful lunch here with my husband and 2 teenagers. Cant fault the food and the staff were so attentive and pleasant. Really lovely afternoon, highly recommend

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AmyP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails. The staff were friendly and professional.

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Donnybops
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The terrace was very nice but very small.
They had a small smoking area that had diners sitting eating which wasn't great.
Service was very slow which is poor given that you've the table for a ridiculous time slot of an hour 30.

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EmmaL
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friends enjoyed our meal here the service was great and the food and cocktails were lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend for a girls day out. Fabulous brunch

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EllenL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our lunch! Service was excellent and staff were really friendly. The terrace was so nicely decorated too, really girly!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely lunch

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Holly
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. All staff wore masks and were very respectful. Thank you

FAQs

The Alex is rated 4.6 stars by 60 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.