The Grayson

4.3
323 reviews
€31 to €50
International
Welcome to The Grayson, home of fabulous dinners and parties on St. Stephen’s Green since 1745.

Overlooking Dublin’s most famous city park, the stunning ivy covered Georgian building at No. 41 St. Stephen’s Green has a rich and illustrious history.

The Grayson serves lunch from 12 – 4pm, dinner from 5pm daily, Weekend Brunch and Afternoon Tea. Drop by the Atrium & Terrace for a drink and a bite to eat, or book in to dine in our upstairs restaurant for dinner or weekend lunch.

Entering a brand new chapter as The Grayson, the building has been carefully restored to highlight its original features, protect its structure, whilst adding a fresh, bright and comfortable feel making it the ultimate backdrop for a date night, group dinners or celebrating a special occasion.

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 323 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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emmad
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend The Grayson. My friend and I had afternoon tea which was absolutely delicious. The staff are excellent and cannot do enough for you. Really looking forward to our next trip.

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish! Food was amazing, the setting was beautiful! Aoife took care of us from start to finish! Thanks again!

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Sllum
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Ambience relaxing, comfortable and really good. Food excellent. Service top notch. Inexpensive, good value and worth the money. I would highly recommended the Grayson. I have being meaning to try out this place since it changed hands, I finally made the visit and was not disappointed. I'll be back ASAP.

The Grayson
Responded on 19 September 2020

Hi Sllum, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Kate

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Johnm
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our lunch at the grayson. Beautiful setting friendly staff. Food was very good, tasty and a nice sized portion. We will return again.

The Grayson
Responded on 19 September 2020

Hi John, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Kate

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AoifeC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great! Service was great! Its tough trying to get an atmosphere going but we made our own.

The Grayson
Responded on 15 September 2020

Hi Aoife, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Kate

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening in the restaurant but having eaten recently in the Ivy on the square in Edinburgh, the meal did not compare to the Ivy for the amount of money that we paid. The food was delicious but much too pricey for the quality.

The Grayson
Responded on 15 September 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I will be sure to pass your remarks directly to our kitchen team and we will work together on it. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Kate

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PatriciaK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended for Brunch to be celebrate a friends birthday. The service was impeccable and the food was gorgeous.

The Grayson
Responded on 15 September 2020

Hi Patrick, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Kate

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MarinaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is gorgeus and the food was soo good. Totally worth it!

The Grayson
Responded on 13 September 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, zelda

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Ella
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely cocktail followed by pasta linguine. Food was lovely and served hot so you know it’s fresh.
With a main, cocktail and glass of wine it came to 45 pp

The Grayson
Responded on 11 September 2020

Hi Ella, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Kate

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, food and cocktails were lovely. Staff very attentive

The Grayson
Responded on 10 September 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Kate

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YvonneF
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We had to send the Salmon back as it was not cooked at all. The manager came to ask us how everything was and she noticed that the pan seared salmon was raw and offered to take it back. She replaced it with a chicken caesar salad - on the house.

She was also generous and gave our Leaving Cert daughter a free dessert - both lovely gestures - making up for the disappointing salmon and poor service from the waitress

The Grayson
Responded on 9 September 2020

Hi Yvonne, Many thanks for your review and feedback. We are so sorry that there were issues with your meal with us but I am so happy that Zelda was able to help rectify them for you on the spot. We really hope you give us another try and some point in the future. Warmest regards, Kate

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EimearD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food in a lovely backdrop. We had a seat in the indoor / outdoor upstairs area and I would highly recommend. The staff were great and very accommodating. Well worth a visit!!

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Rois
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Lovely experience but found the music volume far too loud for a lunch time meal

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EdelH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening in the Grayson, the staff are fantastic service was excellent and food was really good, will be back!

The Grayson
Responded on 8 September 2020

Hi Edel, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it is very much appreciated! We hope to see you again very soon. Warmest regards, Kate

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Brittspurrell
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Rosé afternoon tea. Abundance of food, all tasted amazing, and lovely drink as well. Really great value considering other teas are 70 plus. Ours was 63 each but we also have two orders of procession each in addition to the cocktail which came with the booking.

Our server was excellent and ensured that we had everything we needed and kept a close eye on us without being overbearing. Overall, a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere (as it’s separate from the main dining area) and great way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon. Will be back 100%!

The Grayson
Responded on 8 September 2020

Hi Britts, Thank you so so much for your lovely review and feedback. It has honestly made our day! I am so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and that the Rose Tea was a pleasant experience for you. It was so lovely to have you with us and we hope to see you again very soon. Warmest regards, Kate

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KevinOB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The friendliest of welcomes and service that I have experienced in years... Great for meet ups with friends.. I will be back very soon.

The Grayson
Responded on 8 September 2020

Hi Kevin, Thank you so so much for your wonderful review! I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and we really hope to see you back with us very soon. Warmest regards, Kate

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LynM2
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff where so helpful and friendly. Food was amazing

The Grayson
Responded on 8 September 2020

Hi Lyn, Thank you so much for your lovely review and feedback! It made our day to read :) I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Kate

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DeirdreM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious... would recommend to a friend. They took Covid-19 hygiene very seriously which was appreciated.

The Grayson
Responded on 8 September 2020

Hi Deirdre, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a kind review. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we hope to see you again very soon. Kindest regards, Kate

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Bpetittie
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was a pleasant experience, we will be back for sure.

The Grayson
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hi Bpetittie, Thank you so much for your lovely review and feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Kate

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CatherineO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food outstanding, bruschetta amazing, salmon, perfect and cheesecake divine. Can’t wait to go back 😊

The Grayson
Responded on 8 September 2020

Hi Catherine, We can't thank you enough for such a lovely review! I am so happy that we were able to help make your occasion a little more special. It was an absolute pleasure to have you in with us. We really hope to see you again very soon. Warmest regards, Kate

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DaviB
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

When I arrive there I had to wait a few minutes but in around 10min I was sitting in my table, the service of the waiters was awesome, they're too kind and friendly, everything was perfect although the meatballs wasn't on the correct point but it was good and all the dinner was tastefully

The Grayson
Responded on 14 September 2020

Hi Davi, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Kate

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RobsonD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courteous staff and delicious food. The duck confit was superb!

The Grayson
Responded on 1 September 2020

Hi RobsonD, Thank you so much for your lovely review and feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Kate

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Staff were extremely diligent regarding covid recommendations and extremely attentive and friendly.

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RobertaT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot in Dublin, loved the food and the location, recommended!

The Grayson
Responded on 31 August 2020

Hi Roberta! Thank you so much for your lovely review and kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we really hope to see you again very soon. Kindest regards, Kate

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JamesO
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Good is really sub par for both the location and the bill.

The Grayson
Responded on 31 August 2020

Hi James, Thank you so much for your feedback. I a so sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your experience with us and I would really love to hear more so that I can best address the issue. If you felt like reaching out my email is katedc@pressup.ie. Many thanks, Kate

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ClairD
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely evening at the Grayson. Great food, drinks & service. We were looked after so well by the staff and a fantastic night was had by all. Thank you for looking after us so well! We’ll be back very soon.

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SPL2020
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We booked a table on the terrace due to the COVID situation.
There was nobody at reception when we arrived. We waited for 5 to 10 mns, then went in.
There was hardly anyone there as our booking was quite early 5.30pm which suited us perfectly. When we booked, we mentioned that I was diary and gluten intolerant... However, when the menu came and I asked what I could have, there was no starter available, and, the mains were very limited. Of course, the steak at €29.50 could be made available to me and the salmon, but nothing else. Most restaurants would be quite accommodating but not the Grayson. The foods we got was quite tasty. The waitress was not great (not bringing cutlery, bringing chips that we had not ordered, I had mentioned chips but decided against it, however she brought them anyway), we expected a much better service for a restaurant on St Stephen's Green.
Not sure we will be back

The Grayson
Responded on 24 August 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for your feedback. I am so sorry to read of your disappointing experience with us. I would really love to hear more about this which would allow me to investigate what went wrong here but I would also love the opportunity to rectify your experience. If you felt like reaching out, my email is katedc@pressup.ie, I would love to hear from you. Kindest regards, Kate

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PhilD
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grayson team are doing a great job delivering a nice experience during Restrictions!

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JayneS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We had booked it as an anniversary marking it as such on the booking. It wasn't acknowledged in any way which was disappointing.
The service was slow with our server forgetting our drink order and the extra mains we ordered until everything else was finished.
The venue is beautiful and we were lucky to have a seat outside on a beautiful day which made up for it.

The Grayson
Responded on 18 August 2020

Hi Jayne, Thank you so much for your feedback. I am so sorry to read that your experience with us was poor. We are always aiming to give our guests a friendly and relaxing experience with us and by missing your anniversary amongst other things, I feel we let you down here. I would love to chat further with you about this if you felt like reaching out to me my email is katedc@pressup.ie Warmest regards, Kate

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GlenS
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Frist time here on friday night , Booking again for week after next , Really nice place , diffrent levels with different style rooms , Food was Excellent (Steak) my friend had the Burger said the same , Staff wore Excellent , 5* Place

The Grayson
Responded on 18 August 2020

Hi Glen, Thank you so much for your lovely review and feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and we're delighted that you're booked in again with us :) Kind regards, Kate

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were so obliging and kind. Couldn’t have done more to make us feel comfortable - thank you

The Grayson
Responded on 17 August 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely review and feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Kate

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Ellie
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we arrived we knew this was going to be a good night.Staff awesome food absolutely delicious not to mention the cocktails.

A must place to dine when in Dublin.

The Grayson
Responded on 18 August 2020

Hi Ellie, Thank you so much for your lovely review and feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Kate

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Luke
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Service and a lovely veranda, good ambiance!!

The Grayson
Responded on 18 August 2020

Hi Luke, Thank you so much for your lovely review and feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Kate

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lack of bread and butter, which we specifically asked for but couldn’t be provided due to covid got some reason, heavily disappointed us. Used to be a Grayson staple

The Grayson
Responded on 13 August 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for visiting us and leaving us feedback. I completely understand your frustration regarding the bread. We were asked to try discourage people sharing and as the bread was a shared plate we thought best to remove it for the time being. I am so sorry it was missed and I will discuss it with our chef and see if there is a way to safely bring it back. We really appreciate your visiting us especially during such a difficult time. We hope to see you again soon, Kate

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, the staffs were very friendly and the place was beautiful, me and my friend were enjoying brunch

The Grayson
Responded on 11 August 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for your lovely review and feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and really hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Kate

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Friendly staff. Great atmosphere. Gorgeous cocktails. Perfect evening out.

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vipOrla
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing from all staff. We had a great evening overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were really lovely and the food was delicious

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IngridC
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place, The terrace is lovely for a sunny evening, food is nice but nothing amazing

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Lovely food and very nice friendly and attentive staff. I would definitely recommend it

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The Grayson is rated 4.3 stars by 323 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.