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Rotana Cafe

#871 of 2,008 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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31 South Richmond Street | Portobello, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 475 9969
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon 16:00 - 23:30
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I went to this restaurant with my friends, unfortunately it was a bad experience. The food was greasy & unhealthy. The prices were too expensive in relation to this food quality

Thank Waleed A
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm so surprised my the review below! My experience with the food in Rotana is always so good. Great flavours and choice which makes it my favourite Lebanese in Dublin. At this stage iv tried nearly the whole menu but my favourites are definitely the mezzes, where you get a little taste of everything, the special makloba chicken and aubergine... More 

Thank m3lny
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The location is good . You can easily access to it by bus. The food quality was not great. I felt I was eating last night left over. I ordered Davood basha. I paid 20.90 Euros but I got a low quality dish. The rices were raw and the meat balls were not tasty. The portion was small and the... More 

1 Thank Ahmad K
Cork, Ireland
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

It was a miserable day and Rotana was the closest opened place to our hotel, so we rushed in with out any expectations beside getting out of the rain. I had babaganoush (spell?) which was really lovely and lamb sish whilst my husband when for a vegetarian platter which was served with breads. He was totally satisfied with the quantity... More 

Thank Meliche
Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Food was nice but for the price the portion sizes are very small. Had planned on smoking some shisha after dinner but was so underwhelmed I didn't bother.

Thank d_cudster
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

This was a great experience: the food was excellent throughout and was complimented by super service from our very efficient and charming waitress. It's not easy to please 13 individuals - especially our noisy/fussy lot - but they succeeded with aplomb. Thanks to Mohammed and all his staff. We'll definitely be back during 2017; maybe not all of us at... More 

Thank Meddle1071
San Diego, California
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169 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Came back late from a tour and wanted to get some food. It was one of the few places serving food that late. We were not disappointed! Got the Meze platter and calamari. Both were so fresh and delicious. This place does not serve alcohol but you can bring your own with no corkage fee if you order food. I... More 

Thank Ali_law71
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Had a great meal at Rotana for my birthday last week and was very impressed with our experience, especially considering we were a large group of 24! Many of us chose the set menu which is great value for money and still delicious (I would recommend the baba ganouj and okra main course for vegetarians!) Rotana has a cosy, welcoming... More 

Thank EmilyForbes81
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Went for a meal with 15 friends for two birthdays. The staff were really friendly and accommodating and the food was great. Really good experience! Thanks!

Thank 838JackR
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, excellent ambient and the best service. The waitress was extremely helpful and quick.

Thank Thiago M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$23
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 South Richmond Street | Portobello, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 475 9969

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?