The Donnybrook

4.5
12 reviews
€30 and under
European

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The Donnybrook is your local all day Gastropub, operating Outdoor Dining from the 7th of June. The Donnybrook, by Michelin Star Chef Oliver Dunne serves great food, ice cold beer, mature whiskey and mouth-watering cocktails with a smile in the neighbourhood! Pop by for a pint and sample one of our amazing outdoor menu featuring all your favourites! The Donnybrook...the perfect start or finish to your day in Dublin 4!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 12 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.1
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4.1
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Noisy setting on the main road but very tasty food. Expensive though with fish and chips at €22

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious & service excellent

SW
SorachaW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything was great, food (pizza & fish and chips) and drink were delicious. The staff were really really great, super friendly and attentive.

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Laura
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The waiting staff were amazing and in great form, it was a stress free dining experience. Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly waiters and who I think was the manager or owner, all the food was great and an overall great experience for the first outdoor dining meal of the year!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good. Waiters very attentive. Food amazing. Little bit pricy but you are paying for a great taste and experience. Highly recommend.

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vipJudie2000
Dublin
51 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delighted to be back in The Donnybrook again tonight & what an absolute pleasure to be greeted by the amazing Erica.



Erica gave us lovely outdoor table.

Our meals were amazing as per usual in the Donnybrook. Lovely wine too.

Huge thanks to Erica for the amazing welcome, the amazing service & exceptional professionalism. 👏👏👏

Thanks 😊

ID
IanD
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

First thing is that the food is excellent. All tasty and well cooked. However the reason for the poor review is that a) the front of house person seemed to be annoyed that we had booked through open table and he hadn't been notified on his system. He wasn't particularly friendly and it felt like we were causing a problem for him. He seemed a little distracted - maybe not his day. It should be said the other waiter was pleasant and friendly. b) the food was lukewarm. We order the Sunday roast and while tasty, it was definitely cold especially the veg/potatoes. This was a minor issue in my opinion and I was too hungry to complain with little time to wait (3 kids in company) so finished without comment.

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Jonjo
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Little to recommend about The Donnybrook Gastropub. Poor service, moderate food, uninviting atmosphere. Grossly under staffed - one pleasant young man trying in vain to provide service to the entire downstairs area...... he didn't even have time to tidy up and clear the delph/cutlery/glasses etc from the vacated tables around us. Unfortunate accident at the serving area resulted in a lot of smashed delph and food being strewn about the floor - incredibly, it was left there for about 20 minutes. Had to order and collect drinks from the bar ourselves. Actually gave the waiter a generous tip .... purely out of sympathy for what management had inflicted on him!!
Food uninviting and of very mediocre quality - the main course seafood chowder particularly bad..... a lot of clams in a small portion (fortunately!) of a buttery/oily liquid.
Probably, the most damning feature of this gastropub is that it is actually cold! Don'y know if thay have any serviceable heating system ...... there was some gadget blowing out hot air on the counter behind us but this couldn't counteract the chill factor when the gale/draft/breeze blew through the place every time the door was opened.
Enough said!!!!!!

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aidand
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely food and very friendly & helpful staff. Recommended! A minor delay in delivering second round of drinks was resolved by a free pint, nice touch.

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vipJudie2000
Dublin
51 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally fantastic evening tonight in The Donnybrook, as always.


Wonderful staff here, Luis, Juan & Conor to name but a few.


Food is consistently excellent. Great chef.


Great cocktails & great wine list.



Lovely restaurant & amazing staff. One of my favourites.

JP
JPM01
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not as good as prior visits. Main courses all over cooked. Smell of paint very distracting. Needs to up its game to get a good crowd.

FAQs

The Donnybrook offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 269 6116.

The Donnybrook is rated 4.5 stars by 12 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.