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Dobbins Wine Bistro

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3 euro Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Dobbins Wine Bistro
15 Stephens Lane, Dublin 2 Dublin City
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Those in the know enjoy long lunches and lively dinners in this stylish restaurant where ingredients are sourced and cooked with care
  • Location - Town Centre
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Private Parties
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Contemporary International
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Dobbins Wine Bistro

This Dublin restaurants hidden away near Merrion Square and is something of a Dublin institution, run since 1978 by the late John O'Byrne and manager Patrick Walsh.


Afew years a ago major revamp transformed the restaurant - gone were the famous old Nissen hut and sawdust-strewn floors of old, replaced with a sleek modern look with smart leather banquettes and chairs, and contemporary lighting.


But fans were glad to find that the fundamentals remained in place. A visit to this unique oasis has always been a treat for great hospitality, food which was consistently delicious in a style that showed an awareness of current trends without slavishly following them, and a love of wine.


Now, while old hands may miss the cosiness of the previous Dobbins, the professionalism has not changed and, although the presentation may be slicker, the cooking should still please.


Ingredients are sourced with care, and reflect the locality: Dublin Bay prawns (not the ubiquitous tiger prawns found in so many establishments that should know better), Castletownbere crab, organic salmon and pork that is served with crackling indicate the philosophy.


And you'll find good value here too - although often described as 'expensive', Dobbins offers great value on their early dinner menu (€27.50 for 3 courses plus coffee or tea, with plenty of choice on each course) and lunch menus. Lovely wine list and good choice of wines by the glass.

Seats 120 (private room, 30); L Mon-Fri 12.30-2.15, D Tue-Sat 6-9.45; Sun L only, 12-3pm. Set L €24.50, set Sun L €26, early D Tue-Sat, 6-7pm, €27.50; L&D also à la carte, House wine from €25. SC discretionary. Children welcome; air conditioning. Closed L Sat, D Sun, Mon, bank hols, 24 Dec-2 Jan. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-07-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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