Good oneBy Katie Gannon

With the dreaded January finally at an end, we are celebrating the first pay day since Christmas! It’s time to emerge from the post-Christmas funk, and what better way than with a group of your pals at one of Dublin’s finest restaurants this February. We’ve put together a list of the Top 10 Restaurants for groups in Dublin.

 

1. Brasserie sixty6, South Great Georges Street

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With its colourful surroundings and warm, buzzing atmosphere, Brasserie Sixty6 is the ultimate location for group bookings, whether it’s a chilled night out with friends or a corporate lunch. Their extensive menu ensures there’s something for everyone, with a broad range of speciality options available and everything cooked perfectly to order.

“This is a place I just keep on coming back to. Guaranteed great food and service with a lovely big menu for all tastes and great set menus also. I will be back again numerous times this year no doubt!”

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2. Boulevard Cafe, Exchequer Street

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Just a three minute walk from both the Gaiety and the Olympia theatres, Boulevard Cafe is an ideal location for a bite before a show. Offering a range of menus, including a set lunch and pre-theatre menu, you can avail of premium dining for a really reasonable price in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

“Eat here all the time! The early – bird is great value you get really high quality food for the price of an average restaurant! There’s definitely something for everyone on the menu as I’ve been with a few picky friends and even they have loved it!”

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3. Diep Le Shaker, Pembroke Lane

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Renowned for their delicious authentic Thai cuisine and their award-winning cocktails, Diep Le Shaker is a must-try if you haven’t been here already. With a throbbing party atmosphere and friendly service, you will feel right in the centre of the party in this Dublin city gem.

“We were in a group of 6 people and the service was perfect, the food divine and the atmosphere buzzing.”

 

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4. Seagrass Restaurant, Portobello

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Not only do Seagrass offer BYOB with no corkage fee, making for an incredibly reasonable, not to mention delicious dining experience, they also provide personalised cakes for any special occasion! Simply email your requirements and they will look after the rest.

“Really enjoyable meal once again. BYO makes this place great value but most importantly the food is always lovely. Will return again soon.”

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5. Cafe en Seine, Dawson Street

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The iconic Cafe en Seine is noted for its stunning mock Victorian decor, delicious food and exquisite cocktails. Located on Dawson Street, the popular bar and cafe is one of the leading Dublin venues for parties and events, staying open until 2.30am and offering a range of party packages.

“Popped in for brunch with the girls late on Sunday morning. Although the food and drink were nice, and good value too – the main attraction was the live jazz band who were brilliant and created a lovely chilled atmosphere. Perfect for a few hours just winding down.”

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6. Dada, South William Street

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As well as offering superb Moroccan cuisine, downstairs from Dada’s main restaurant you can find Ziryab Bar which is available for group bookings every night of the week for dinner, canapés or just drinks. Offering live music and shisha to make your party a more memorable experience, it is the ideal socializing spot to relax with friends!

“Just had a lovely meal here with a group of friends. Everything we had was beautifully presented and tasted fab, from the hake tagine to the chicken couscous to the lamb dishes. I can recommend them all. Staff are very friendly and are only too happy to help or explain any of the dishes. This restaurant is definitely worth a visit.”

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7. Yamamori Izakaya, South Great Georges Street

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Yamamori Izakaya provides a traditional oriental vibe in the heart of Dublin’s Georges Street. With a selection of Japanese Tapas (Japas) to choose from, exquisite cocktails as well as a range of Japanese and Chinese beers and sake in a relaxed atmosphere, Yamamori guarantees a great night out with friends.

“Came here for a birthday dinner with a group of eight friends. There was plenty of choice, the japas were delicious & it was great value. The platters particularly are a great choice for sharing, lots of variety, light & very tasty. I’ve been here a few times before & will definitely be back again!”

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8. The Pembroke, Upper Pembroke Street

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A unique and intimate bar located on Pembroke Street Upper, The Pembroke specialises in UK alchemy coffee, craft beer, fine wines and cocktails. Offering food platters for a reasonable price, The Pembroke is great place for after-work drinks or for an evening chilling out with a gang of friends.

“This is a lovely place to dine in, or just have a drink at a great bar. Staff created a good fun atmosphere but not in your face. We were 5 at the table and all meals were faultless.”

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9. Fade Street Social – The Tapas Bar, Fade Street

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Fade Street Social is known for their fantastic selection of tapas, made from fresh ingredients and expertly seasoned to create a fusion of flavours you won’t forget. After your meal you can enjoy one of their speciality cocktails in the heated rooftop winter garden overlooking the sights of Dublin city. The perfect spot for a catch-up with friends.

Wow – what a fantastic place! I’ve been wanting to try the Gastrobar at Fade Street Social for ages and so was delighted when a friend suggested it as a place for a group of us to meet up. It was the perfect atmosphere and style of dining for a group of friends to have a casual meal in a fun and lively venue. The food was absolutely flawless – perfect portions of delicious dishes for us to share. I wish I could go back again tonight!

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10. Rustic Stone, South Great Georges Street

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With a selection of the finest cuts of meat available, which can be cooked on or off the stone to your liking, Rustic Stone has earned a reputation for delicious, fresh food that is nutritious and low in fat that cannot be surpassed. Accompanied a cool beer or a yummy cocktail, Rustic Stone provides the perfect setting for a delightful dining experience.

“Excellent in every way. Staff attentive, food superb, beautiful wine and post meal drink unexpectedly generous. Will return to Rustic Stone. Thank you.”

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