Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

Price guide: Expensive

21 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2

Price guide: Expensive

Michelin food

By Yvonne Kerr , your Dublin expert

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#3 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Dublin
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.9
4.9
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.9
4.9
Location:
4.9
4.9
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Culture vultures, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Art, Celebrity spotting, Design and architecture, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

The name Patrick Guilbaud is spoken with reverence amongst Dublin foodies, and rightly so.

This is the first restaurant in the country to be awarded two Michelin stars. Sharing a Georgian townhouse with The Merrion, the setting is distinguished and utterly luxurious. The walls of the restaurant feature a collection of stunning original works of modern Irish art and that in itself is worth dining here for.

Food and drink: 

Michelin cooking by a renowned French chef, the focus is on game and seafood and the wine, of course, is superb. Critics say this restaurant is overpriced. I feel the perfect Michelin experience is well worth it.

Recommended dishes: 

The duck is heavenly. Every dish will be a memorable experience. 

Ambience: 

Formal and quite 'posh' - the overall mood is calm, some might say staid, but it depends on the diner. 

Service: 

Immaculate but formal. There's a certain French charm to the service that makes it endearing at the same time. 

Location: 

It's under the Merrion Hotel on Merrion Street. 

Price advice: 

Seasonal tasting menus, such as an Autumn tasting menu with four courses for 85 euros, offer the best value.

Tables to book: 

Request a table by the wall to have a bird's eye view of original Irish works of art.

More information on Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud :

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
French, Irish, Seafood, Traditional, Vegetarian
Address:
21 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2
Telephone:
01 676 4192
Website:
http://www.restaurantpatrickguilbaud.ie
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Fri 12.30pm-2.15pm, 7-10.15pm, Sat 1-2.15pm, 7-10.15pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential
Free tags / Keywords:
Michelin-starred chef

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