Thornton's

Address: 128 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Telephone: 01 478 7008

- Expensive

4.7

Stunning food from a passionate Michelin chef helps make Thornton’s a Dublin treasure.

The last time I ate here, after six courses and three hours, I was planning my next visit because the dishes (and wine) are so out of this world that Thornton’s has the potential to become an addiction. It’s a connoisseur’s dream. Yes it's expensive, but for the experience, money well spent in my opinion. Kevin Thornton is a consummate chef who takes his food seriously, just don't ask for chips with your meal - he’s not a fan. He even brews his own poítin.

 

Food and drink
4.9
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Service
4.8
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Food and drink
4.9
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Value for money
4.5
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Ambience
4.2
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Location
4.5
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Food and drink

My amuse bouche of fish was still smoking when it arrived at the table, this is a live performance by a Michelin chef. There are three tasting menus (5, 8 or 14 courses) if you really want to taste the genius of Kevin Thornton’s work. Delectable seafood, stunning desserts...it’s all exquisite, as is the wine menu. Sublime.

Recommended dishes

Dishes change regularly, but my trio of tuna was outstanding on my last visit.

Ambience

My one gripe is the space itself, it can be a little staid if the restaurant isn’t full. The overall effect lacks a bit of character.

Service

The waiting staff have personality and aren’t afraid to show it so you're treated to fine service with a bit of spirit.

Location

It's upstairs in the [node:168956] where window seats look across to Stephen’s Green, at the top of Grafton Street.

Price advice

Lunch from 25-49 euros is the best deal, or dinner at 79 euros is fantastic value for the standard of the food. The most affordable option? Order a cheese board in the bar and watch the master work through the hole in the wall!

Tables to book

Request a window seat with views of Stephen's Green. Or book the chef's table for interaction with the chef and the kitchen.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Celebrity spotting
  • People watching
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Chilling out

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