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Silk Road Cafe

Chester Beatty Library | Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 407 0770
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (56 reviews)
“baklava” (23 reviews)
“moussaka” (19 reviews)
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Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Chester Beatty Library | Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited here using a groupon voucher for afternoon tea for two. It was a wonderful selection of hot and cold treats. The hot food was brought first. It was a gorgeous selection of middle eastern treats. The lamb tagine and vegetarian pancake were especially...More

Thank Siobhan7818
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an imaginative and lovely experience the Silk Road Café is! The Chester Beatty Library is a spiritual and aesthetic oasis in the heart of Dublin. It is matched by an incredibly good eating experience in the café. The food reflects the nature of the...More

Thank bartimaeus
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

A friend and I had lunch here today. I've said before that The Silk Road Café's large salad is my favourite salad anywhere so I just had to choose that, yet again, though there plenty of other great options. The hummus on top is divine....More

Thank traveltripper1
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

They charge 1.65 each for a single mouthful of Baclava and do not advertise this fact. I ended up paying 10 euro for 6 tiny pieces that were indistinguishable from vastly cheaper versions. Probably the least value I ever got from a restaurant. Avoid.

Thank FrankDOC
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Have had lunch here on a few occasions, fabulous food and staff really friendly & efficient. Selection of foods is fantastic. Their exotic Afternoon Tea is really special also. Location is fab, the library is fascinating, and Dublin Castle is gorgeous.

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This was our first time visiting the Chester Beatty library in Dublin castle so we decided to have lunch at silk road cafe. The variety of food was excellent with lots of lovely salads and sides to choose from. Kids has half portion size of...More

Thank Jenny K
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Visited Dublin Castle. Don’t waste your time with the cafe in there. Instead, take five minutes and walk out the back of that cafe, through the garden to The Silk Road Cafe. WOW. Meals are massive and available in half portion sizes. Very reasonable in...More

Thank TravellinVin
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This was a very nice place to have a nice quiet lunch with great food. They had several made dishes to choose from. The food was fragrant and tasty. The baklava was quite ok also.

Thank Cláudio C
Reviewed 15 December 2017

A first class family run restaurant serving Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food. There is a large selection to choose from and is served with either 2 salads or cooked vegetables. The staff are all very nice and helpful and the atmosphere in the restaurant is...More

Thank aecmorgan
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Thought I'd have a snack but the food in this restaurant - all like home-made, wholesome pastas, rice dishes and others influenced by all sorts of ethnic tastes. An excellent surprise!

Thank ahendren
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
11:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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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