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Irish Film Institute Restaurant

#741 of 2,015 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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6 Eustace Street | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to go there every week but New staff are very rude.. miss the old waiters.. so friendly, but dont see them there anymore. even at the ticket office, they act as if you're doing them a favour.. asking for the toilet code they grumbled at me and asked if i was a member before giving it to me... More 

Thank Grainne D
Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ordered falafel from the restaurant. It was served with pita bread and I discovered that there was blue mold on it. We notified the waiter, who muffled "eww" and took it away. There was no real apology from staff. Very poor food and very poor service. Would not recommend.

Thank chloebrenan
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the mixed bruscetta starter..hummus, salsa and pesto. The salmon, avocado and creme fraiche was so tasty. We had the battered fish and chips. Good value and friendly service.

Thank Ann H
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Wonderful restaurant slightly hidden off the main tourist track. Very welcoming, and seemed to have a mix of tourist and locals alike. Lovely friendly service and tasty food, at a fair price. Would definitely visit again when in Dublin.

Thank YorkshireSightseer
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a wonderful place to have a bite or a drink after or before a film. The food and drink is fair an the atmosphere is comfortable and unique to Dublin. That is the good side and the reason to visit the location; the bad news is, is that it is badly managed. We waited in line for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have gone here many times, it's always good. Very consistent. Reasonable prices in the heart of Dublin. I like the main area with the high ceiling and skylight. They managed to keep it warm as well! There is also the bar area and the mezzanine. Also they don't mind you staying and reading or chilling. There is also the... More 

Thank Alekito
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The IFI is my favourite cinema and I always try and include a meal in their CaféBar before or after the event. The food is always good, the service friendly and neither food nor large glass of good wine are overpriced. As a member of the IFI they even award their customers with brownie points both for meal and ticket... More 

Thank Catherine N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Nice quiet hidden away little restaurant, the food is very well priced & not half bad. The staff are always very friendly, worth a visit.

Thank Dave R
Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

While stopping over in Dublin, I ran into the IFI Restaurant and was surprised about the quality of the food. Not only that the dishes to choose from provide quite a variety, but also the taste of what I had was great. I did also like the atmosphere of the IFI Restaurant. It's an interesting assembly of different styles of... More 

Thank Bernhard L
County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Just went for a coffee with family today. Love this place! Just lovely atmosphere and calm in a busy city. Love the cinema too. Had decaf soya latte. Lovely.

Thank RBVP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Eustace Street | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 016798712

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