The Gables

4.2
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88 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 88 People Are Saying
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DH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch, delicious food and amazing service

AD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

JC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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

FK
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

j
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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
9 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been here numerous times and really enjoy the food.

RA
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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

IO
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really lovely

JA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, will go back again and again

IB
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

AH
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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

ML
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

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.

T
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Took way too long to get a waiter and ended up getting our own menus from the front desk

KB
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gables paid perfect host to our party of 9 people for a week-day lunch celebration, food was prompt and staff/ ambience was lovely! HAd a lovely table near the glass entrance. Staff were attentive but non-intrusive. Always come here for special work/personal occasions and the Gables never fails to impress! Menu is varied and always delicious!! Highly recommend!

LC
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

Disappointed with food especially the fish dish which was obviously left under heater too long. No sides came with main courses.

AK
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gables Restaurant is a family favourite and the centre of the community here in Foxrock. The food is consistently good and the staff are so friendly and polite. Highly recommended.

CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Man who greeted us and seated us was initially rude although he at least tried to claw back on his mistake (over tables). Server was very nice and professional. The decor needs updating. The cups are wrecked and the black colour is chipped all over making them look really grubby.

1
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Three of us had brunch recently. Great choice, great service and good value. Will definitely be returning.
Well done The Gables.

SW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lovely Sunday brunch with the family! Very comfortable place and the staff are always welcoming. Love the coffee here!

JM
Dublin
19 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Gables is an excellent venue for a casual lunch - it has a very nice menu in the sense that you would almost like to eat every dish that is available, the food quality and quality of cooking are of a high standard. We received excellent service - everything was done promptly and professionally. The prices are reasonable and in keeping with the quality of the product offering. The restaurant is warm and comfortable and has a good buzz of being busy but not annoyingly loud. There is plenty of metered parking a short distance away.

SW
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, pleasant service and excellent value! Plus the coffee is great!

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