The Gables

4.3
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97 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Mediterranean

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The Gables Restaurant & Wine Bar, situated in the heart of Foxrock, is renowned for excellent food (you can dine or the Restaurant or the Wine Bar) and outstanding wines. The Wine List is specially selected by restaurant owners Jim and John McCabe of McCabes Wines in Blackrock who have over 29 years experience in the trade. If beer is more your thing, there’s Peroni, Guinness, Murphys and Heineken on draught and a great selection of speciality bottled beers.



Open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and with free WiFi, The Gables is a popular all-day meeting place. Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays is simply buzzing with life and a big hit with families.



Dinner transforms the atmosphere to one of casual elegance featuring fresh fish, lamb, pork, chicken, aged beef and venison. All are cooked to perfection with a Mediterranean twist to create a feast for the eyes and nourishment for the soul by head chef Simon Williams.
What 97 People Are Saying
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D
10 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love the Gables, the service and the staff are so professional, friendly and all round pleasant. The Gables is a great family restaurant and its a regular spot for us with the kids or as an escape on our own. On this occasion we were celebrating our son's 9th birthday and the wonderful manager and her team surprised him with a special candle lit desert and a boisterous Happy Birthday tune. Really nice touch.

AR
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I have been here several times with no complaint.
My recent experience was disappointing to the point I have no intention of returning.

We got a lovely warm welcome. The waiter who took our order was great. Then it went downhill rapidly.

Ordering and not getting coffee. Being ignored for long periods of time. Eventually caught someone's eye to get the bill which was produced without any remark just plopped on the table.

I could go on.

Very very disappointed. I left a tip out of manners over which my co diner was very fed up with as the service was so bad.

I won't be back. "(

SS
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice neighbourhood casual restaurant. Polite young waiting staff but seemed to lack training and there didn’t seem to be a supervisor or manager on duty when I visited. Had to repeatedly ask for menu and I went and got it myself eventually.

JA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favourite. Great food, great staff, great location.

P
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was superb and with an early sitting they were very welcoming for children.
Deffo come again

AO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience4

The principal issue was being charged for a scoop of ice cream with apple tart and 10 minutes waiting for bill

DD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently great food and service. An excellent choice for lunch or coffee both work and leisure.

BM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

vegetarian options could be better everything else was 10/10

NF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, really helpful friendly staff and tasty, imaginative food (great vegetarian options too)

DH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very efficient friendly service. Fabulous wine list at very acceptable prices.
Great restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner , and even in betweens.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The only complaint I would have was that the staff were nearly too attentive. I felt like they were hovering around waiting for me to take the last forkful of food so they could clear my plate away but we had a lovely evening in general.

C
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very limited menu - quite dated. Nice staff.

Would like to see more interesting options. Restaurant is quite dated and could do with a makeover

TM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, delicious food and amazing service

AD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy visiting for the lovely food, friendly staff and good value,
Look forward to the next visit.

MF
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable lunch , lovely food , friendly staff , no complaints..

JC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most enjoyable evening at the Gables. The staff were welcoming and friendly. It was lovely 😊

V
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

You were a little short of non alcoholic drink options ie wine with low alcohol content.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mid week dinner with friends. Lovely meal tempura cod, chips, mushy peas. Salad with avocado, pomegranate, broccoli gratin. All delicious. Service friendly. No rush to vacate. Would eat here definitely again.
Thanks

PK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Bread did not taste like todays bread today. Spoiled the smoke salmon dish

FK
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious meal with the family on Saturday evening. 2 adults and two children. Great value for money and everyone enjoyed themselves. Will come again.
Only complaint would be that the toilets need a good scrub from top to bottom.

TM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely spot and great food. Good for both business and social meets.

j
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Scratched scuffed table top, wine ordered not served, main course portion very small, asked for no peas, got them, not asked if we’d like dessert, very poor overall, wont be back.

The Gables
Responded on 9 April 2019

Very disappointed to read this. We do work very hard to make The Gables a pleasant experience and our overall star rating of 4.1 reflects this, but clearly in your case we fell down here. This is certainly a bit of a kick in the teeth and we will have to try harder. Jim PS. We are doing some upgrading and table respraying is on the list! Please come back soon and see the difference.

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RF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing to fault what so ever! Very tasty food, friendly staff and just a lovely spot for brunch

E
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Dissapointed with the range on the Menu, seems quite limited and "standard type fare".. Service was initially good but slow with side orders and they forgot to take our desert order for 15 mins, at lunchtime when they were not that busy. so unfortunately dissapointing as its a great location and nice setting and layout inside

The Gables
Responded on 9 April 2019

Hello Eamon. Disappointed to read this. With our new Head Chef we are gradually changing the menu so I hope you come back for another visit. Jim

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D
10 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the Gables and regularly dine here for a quick breakfast coffee or a family dinner, the menu is nice and good kids choices too.

GJ
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant in the heart of Foxrock Co.Dublin. Lovely food and good service. Comfortable and nice ambiance. Great wines!

KD
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fab, staff were very attentive and knowledgeable. The red wine was to die for but pricey at €10.50 a glass for the rioja.
Overall great night out and we will definitely be returning.

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have been here numerous times and really enjoy the food.

RA
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Average
Carrot and coriander soup is like magnolia paint, so boring, dated and unimaginative. The chicken wrap was nothing special, tasteless, didn't know what I was eating.
The staff were inattentive and indifferent. The restaurant is shabby. Battered and torn leather seating. Scratched and battered tables making them look like they haven't been cleaned. Sorry I didn't take photos of that! Clearly no updating done since the day it opened many years ago. It's not a cheap restaurant, they need to put some money into all-round improvements. I won't be back!

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

very slow service. Was 5 minutes early for reservation, but we were told that our reservation wasn't until 11:30 and we'd have to wait. Don't mind waiting, do mind being told what time reservation was booked for as if we'd arrived 2 hours early and this was an issue. Service very slow to take order. Food came out worringly quick. Were told coffee would take a while 'because the barista was busy'...? had to ask for water.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It's a great venue and always has been, staff etc are great. Main courses were disappointing.

IO
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very pleasant venue for Sunday lunch. Service a bit slow. Food delicious but portions of beef cheek surprisingly small. Sticky toffee pudding - extra sauce supplied when we asked!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The experience was OK! We were close to the kitchen pass, and when the back door was open there was a terrible draft.

They ran out of coffee cups and we had to have our 2nd coffees in takeaway cups!!

We weren't rushed which was gf rear, but when we asked for extra water or another coffee the service was slow. Disappointing overall

FS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to the Gables either for a quick coffee and a snack or dinner with family and friends. Always enjoy the atmosphere and the food. Staff are top notch too which always makes the whole experience all the more pleasant!

LA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really lovely

JA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, will go back again and again

IB
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Louise and her team looked after us really well - thank you and a very happy New Year

AH
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food decent but service very poor. We weren't even offered a drink.

ML
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great local choice ..... we love The Gables & their G&T glasses are cool ..... the ones with the gold rim x

x
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We were very disappointed about our 1st visit, the food was below average level, personnel were not wearing uniform, the place from outside looks more beautiful than it is inside, and the value of the food didn't correspond to its quality.