The Sussex

4.7
136 reviews
€30 and under
Contemporary European

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Casual
Nestled above M O’Brien’s, one of Dublin’s best-loved bars is the Sussex, a well-known, traditional inspired restaurant with a real passion for good, honest, Irish cuisine. Located on Leeson St Bridge in the heart of Dublin, this city gem is a smart bistro style haunt which offers unforgettable fare in a relaxed and welcoming setting.
What 136 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.9
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GeraldineO
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely spot, had a meal here for a special evening. Excellent service attentive and fast. My only gripe was it was so dark in our little spot I could hardly read the menu. It really needed an additional light here. I did notice that other tables were not as badly light. Other than that, the food was very good, the service was excellent really would recommend this.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jen was such a lovely waitress she made our experience so much better

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Rachel
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely staff can't wait to go again it was great

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GerB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Looking forward to returning.

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EdelC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went here at 5pm for a family dinner with our 10 month old baby. Our waiter wasn’t impressed that our child wouldn’t eat from the la a carte menu. I asked if they would heat up her food and he was insulted and told me I had to order food instead. Throughout the meal we got the impression that we were not welcome. The food was nice but the portions were small for the price. No value for money and suggested a tip on the machine is not 5 star restaurant style. The cleanliness of the toilets was poor. Wish we had of left at the beginning when they told us they wouldn’t heat our child’s food and went to somewhere more family friendly. The booster seat was not safe for a baby nor was it hygienic enough.

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EmmaK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night, food amazing and great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food and great atmosphere. Exactly what was needed after months of home dining & social restrictions. Would highly recommend and will be returning myself very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely evening and despite restrictions there was a lovely ambience. Service was fantastic and friendly. Highly recommend this restaurant and will be back. Thank you for lovely evening.

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Daisy
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our server was great, our burgers were class and the entire place was really lovely to sit in ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience from the time of booking to dinner to our departure. . Staff so professional, attentive and at all times helpful. Food delicious . A great find . Will definitely be back.

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DeirdreH
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has a quality menu - not overly elaborate - but each main course very well prepared, hot and very tasty. I had the sea bream with clams and mussels, my fellow diners had the pork belly and the steak. Great food. Starters also good and extra menu items on the chalk board. In Covid era we have to tolerate the fact that windows were left open so we were somewhat chilly except this of us who got the message by text to ask us to dress warmly!!

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vipRolandH
Dublin
30 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, very friendly staff - all adhering to social distancing - great experience -thank you - will be back!

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DavidD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat. Great to be back. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and very good food!

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EmerK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous cocktails, delicious food and very friendly and efficient staff. Gorgeous smokies to start. Was a bit disappointed the ribs weren’t more tender but apart from that everything was fab. Will definitely return when it’s permitted again.

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MrsPark
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Outstanding service, tasteful environment. Very nice evening. Can’t wait to go back

MM
vipMeganM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really good food and great service.

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vipPatrickC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was worth the visit alone.

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EmerH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and service. And lovely atmosphere too!

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KeithM
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

very enjoyable especially in current circumstances. Staff were friendly and efficient. Food was nice.

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domhnallk
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff, and a very relaxing fun atmosphere.
Not crazy expensive either, will definitely be back .

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Lucy
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, pleasant surroundings and good food. Careful attention to Covid-19 details too. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an exceptional experience. We would highly recommend it. Dan P

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SusanL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious meal, highly recommend the smokies as a starter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience with great food and service

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MaryH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delighted to have this lovely restaurant back open.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, it is in our top3 Dublin restaurants.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just brilliant!!!

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DanC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Sussex never fails to be outstanding... The food is fresh the atmosphere is relaxed

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Traveller1
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food and stuff, with reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

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ClaireD
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big fan of here..great food and service. A go to place for me every time

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vipDublin
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service. Always friendly and welcoming

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martin
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was absolutely brilliant great atmosphere great food great service, we will be back there again, would advise people to try it out

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CatherineJ
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fish & chips ever! We visit Dublin from Wales once a year and the Sussex is always a must, the ambiance, the staff and of course the food is top notch.

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AdamR
Key West
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upstairs restaurant is not the rowdy pub that one may expect to find in Dublin, but it was a nice break from the Temple Bar crowd. My wife and I enjoyed the shepherd's pie and the fish and chips.

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goethe
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Upstairs and up scale food for diners looking for a solid meal off a menu offering options for all. Service at arrival, at the table and at departure was wonderfully friendly to our LGBT group. If you're in Dublin venture out a bit and give The Sussex a visit.

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CarolineK
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were lovely would defo recommend here. I’ll be back x

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CharlotteG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get place, would highly recommend! The waiter was wonderful he was as very attentive and nothing was too much.

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DuncanL
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A reliable lunch spot with a lot of choice. I chose badly this time.

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DavidD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent good food and service. Very tasty and would not hesitate to recommend.

FAQs

The Sussex does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Sussex is rated 4.7 stars by 136 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.