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Silk Road Cafe

#207 of 1,987 Restaurants in Dublin
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Chester Beatty Library | Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 407 0770
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10:00 - 16:45
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 16:45
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:45
Sat 11:00 - 16:45
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Mons, Belgium
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531 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a delicious assortment of Middle Eastern foods. There are several hot entrées to try and all are accompanied by a variety of interesting salads. I opted for the falafel with hummus and of course the salads. So fresh and flavorful. Yum!

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Thank Zosia B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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168 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My aunt brought me here for lunch and tour of the museum and wow it was great. A selection of really great middle eastern food to fit the theme. The staff was very helpful including helping my wife navigate from allergy issues which normally would have been very problematic with ME food. But everything turned out great. Even if you... More 

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Thank David M
Leuven, Belgium
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Gezellig plekje, volop tussen de locals. Lekker eten waarmee je zeker een dag toekomt, aan democratische prijzen. 11,95 euro voor een volledige maaltijd, 6 euro voor een "half bord" (dat eigenlijk overeenkomt met een gewone maaltijd). Cousy place, with a lot of locals (didn't see much tourists). Good food at great prices. A full meal costs 11.95 euro, and you... More 

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Thank Latika1111
Hong Kong
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419 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Great cafe inside the Chester Beatty Librrary premises, Various meat/veg dishes, salads. Good value and friendly.

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Thank TempleofPeace
Dublin, Ireland
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Had a really lovely afternoon tea in the Silk Road. It had a middle eastern theme and makes a nice change from the usual scones and sandwiches. We ate everything which was served to us and we also had a glass of wine which was part of our deal. The fact that we had purchased the Afternoon Tea on a... More 

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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I bought a voucher on Groupon or living social for afternoon tea. It included glass of wine each and exotic afternoon tea. I went on a Friday afternoon with my niece. I had booked a table for 2pm when we arrived at the cafe it is very pleasant and has lively seating area out in a sheltered court yard. There... More 

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Albury, Australia
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361 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Firstly let me say the Chester Beatty Library is Fantastic! Especially if you watch the video introduction downstairs first so you get the context of this tremendous collection. We had lunch first at the Silk Road Cafe which has a middle eastern style of food. It is a casual, move past the choices and pay at the end affair. You... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Must be one of Dublins better eating experiences in part due to uniqueness of food and situation in treasure that is Chester Beatty library,it is very like restaurant in Guimet in Paris in this respect The buffet/canteen layout combined with poor communication of staff are a disappointment----the lack of a menu card,expectation that a poorly laid out blackboard is sufficient... More 

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Thank therealdeadbird
Enniscorthy Ireland
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had the chicken cooked in lemon and yoghurt it was Devine! The staff are so nice. The coffee was lovely and next time we are going to try the lovely pastries !

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Thank josiebyrne
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great for veggies there are plenty of choices in hot and cold foods. I went for the veggie moussaka which was nice but I found it too starchy as it was loaded with potatoes. I wish I went for the falafel and salad. The salads I tried (tabouleh & red cabbage) were fabulous. We had baklawa and coffee after but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Cuisine
Cafe, Lebanese, Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 16:45
Monday
10:00 - 16:45
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:45
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:45
Thursday
10:00 - 16:45
Friday
10:00 - 16:45
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?