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The Gables

The Gables 1 Torquay Road, Dublin D18, Ireland
+353 1 289 2174
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“blt” (2 reviews)
“french toast” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:30All hours
European, Irish, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Gables 1 Torquay Road, Dublin D18, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had not booked a table so although there were many vacant tables when we arrived we had to sit at a bar table with high stools. Two of our party were elderly and had mobility problems, needing to use walking sticks, so it was...More

Thank teacher358
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good selection on the brunch menu, delicious perfect eggs benedict! very helpful staff, great with kids, it gets busy so book in advance,

3  Thank natashawhite09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant and embarrassed we had invited and booked for another couple to join us. We all ate different meals and the consensus was food was 'okish' but service was slow and lacked consistency. Several staff but appeared not designated to specific table so...More

Thank Brenda87_12
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I love this little restaurant. I brought my mum and my Gran here for mothers day. They loved it. The interior is fab and the food is so tasty. Feels like a real treat. Beautiful wine on offer by the glass. Would recommend for a...More

3  Thank Courtney O
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Nice decor, outside terrace perfect for a sunny day. Helpful waiting staff and tasty food. Our new local. My only problem was it is a corner building and could be a bit noise in rush hours when you are sitting outside but this is not...More

2  Thank Gumilabu
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Visited 2 weeks ago...!Excellent food , really delicious and amazing presentation. We will be back for more!!! Service was good . Thank you!!!

2  Thank janet w
Reviewed 17 May 2017

It was a wet Friday and we popped in here for lunch. I had the pate which was very good, and my two companions had main courses which they enjoyed. It was fairly busy, we had not booked, but the friendly staff got us a...More

3  Thank Margo37
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Hell Margo. Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review , it means a lot to us all. Regards, Jim

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Met some friends for brunch, it was very busy but a table was found for our party. Good menu choices. Food was very good and high quality ingredients. The service was very good. This was our second visit in a couple of years and we...More

5  Thank trevore415
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you very much for your very positive review, much appreciated. Jim

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Just been here for dinner. Probably the worst meal ever. The food was cold, bland, no flavours and the service actually matched the food!More

1  Thank ClarenceFour
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

I must say that we were all devastated to read your review especially as all our other recent reviews awarded us a 5-star rating! So, I decided to take a look at your other restaurant reviews – all negative - I note that you were...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Lovely place for brunch.I can really recommend the french toast., although the other choices are good also.

4  Thank Maria C
Jim-McCabe, Owner at The Gables, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hello Maria. Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review, it is much appreciated. Regards, Jim

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$45
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Gables 1 Torquay Road, Dublin D18, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 289 2174
  • E-mail
The Gables Restaurant & Tapas Bar, situated in the heart of Foxrock, is renowned for excellent food and outstanding wines with particular value between 5-7pm where wine prices start at only €10 per bottle. The Wine List is specially selected by restaurant owners Jim and John McCabe of McCabes Wines in Blackrock who have over 25 years experience in the trade. If beer is more your thing, there's Peroni, Guinness, Murphys and Heineken on draught and a great selection of speciality bottled beers. Open 7 days a week for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and with free WiFi, The Gables is a popular all-day meeting place. There's live music on Thursdays and Friday Jazz (6.30-8.30pm) with Tapas every evening after 5pm. Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays is simply buzzing with life and a big hit with families. Dinner transforms the atmosphere to one of casual elegance featuring fresh fish, lamb, pork, chicken, aged beef and venison. All are cooked to perfection with a Mediterranean twist to create a feast for the eyes and nourishment for the soul by head chef Luis Casero.
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