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Silk Road Cafe

Chester Beatty Library | Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 407 0770
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Chester Beatty Library | Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The minute we walked into the Chester Beatty Library it smelled like good food. Indeed our large salad, lentil soup, and blackberry cobbler/crisp was excellent.

Thank Strawbat
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Only go here if you've got a healthy appetite, elasticated waist trousers and an empty tummy! The food is delicious and the portions are enormous. There's a good variety of choice, all inspired by the Silk Road part of the world. Lots of desserts too.

Thank sunnymorningsforever
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived here in mid afternoon and there was a good variety of dishes. The different dishes were explained to us and we selected the mediterranean chicken dish and the lamb dish. They were both very tasty and plentiful. The service was good and the...More

Thank Ciaran B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for lunch after viewing the wonderful manuscripts in the Chester Beatty Library.It was an unexpected experience and a great surprise for a " museum cafe".The food was delicious and there was a fabulous choice, vegetarian , lamb tagine, moussaka and chicken in...More

Thank rm282015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I meet people in town for a work lunch I often suggest to Silk Road Café. I was there recently and the food was great as always. There is a a wide selection of dishes to choose from not to mention the desserts that...More

Thank art2heart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a quick late lunch here after visiting the exhibition. I had the soup with brown bread, which was tomato that day, and my friend had a small salad, which was much bigger than she expected. A little bit of everything, or you could...More

Thank Margo37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You queue for the food, which is all displayed at the counter. There is a good selection and you can also get half a main course if you fancy trying more than one thing. The main dishes were lovely and there was a nice selection...More

Thank hostessdc3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Silk Road Cafe surpassed my high expectations. Fresh, delicious and healthy Middle Eastern food, cooked to perfection satisfied our hearty post-museum-visit appetites. Served abundantly by friendly staff, lunch left no room for tempting desserts! The falafel 'amuse bouche' was exquisite. Nestled in a historic...More

Thank HelenaTubridy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got served tasteful mediterranean/ arabic dishes here. Big portions for acceptable prices! Only negative was a very stressed staff and the fact that they couldnt offer everything they had on their menu's( in my case falafel).

Thank JCH1999
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We dined here recently after lunch time and were seated immediately. We enjoyed the Moroccan style chicken with okra and rice and the lamb curry, both of which were delicious. The service was excellent and we were given good advice about the content of each...More

Thank Ciaran B
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:45
10:00 - 16:45
10:00 - 16:45
10:00 - 16:45
10:00 - 16:45
10:00 - 16:45
11:00 - 16:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chester Beatty Library | Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 407 0770
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