O'Connells Restaurant Donnybrook
135 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin


Based on 87 reviews

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O’Connells Restaurant in Donnybrook, Dublin is run and established by husband and wife Tom and Annette O’Connell. Their vision is to create a ‘home away from home’ Irish Brasserie with a focus on having a 90% gluten-free menu. We use the best of Irish produce, with contemporary cooking and an insistence on value for money. All diners welcome whether popping in for a steaming pot supper on your way home to providing a setting for your treasured family occasions to providing a slice of the best of Irish hospitality for visitors to our city!

To view our menus please visit www.oconnellsrestaurant.com

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We serve...
Lunch Tuesday's - Sunday (January & February closed Monday's)
Brunch Saturday's and Sunday's from 11.30am
Dinner - Every day (January & February closed Monday's)

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Posted 26th Jul 2017 by JSAC122855202320First Timer: 1 reviews

I brought my 2 teenage sons for dinner on our 1st night in Ireland and we were graciously received without a reservation by friendly, well presented staff. Cathy cared for us and was very knowledgeable about the menu and attentive to our needs. I am happy we found such a classy restaurant to begin our adventures in Ireland! Well done O'Connells, you have our recommendation.

Posted 28th Apr 2017 by DEIRDREEMACDONNELL57350886First Timer: 1 reviews

tasteless food, fabulous staff. nondescript tasteless fish. overcooked burger.good coffee. very disappointing.This was a birthday treat, poor value .

Posted 1st Feb 2016 by JOANNEF136808438First Timer: 1 reviews

Very disappointing. Nicely dressed tables with white linen and silver service and a nice waiter. The menu was completely uninspiring and there just didn't seem to be any love, imagination or creativity in the menu options. So much so that I only had a starter and dessert. I've never gone to a restaurant and not ordered a main course. I had the fish cake for starter. It was bland and on a bed of rocket that had no dressing. A small little asian type of salad might have been a nicer accompaniment. One of the group ordered 'plums' for desert and what came out was half a plum! When I brought this to the attention of the waiter he did bring out another bowl with 1 plum. Just not up to scratch. I have no problem paying good money for good food but I do have a problem paying good money for food thats bland and uninspiring.

Posted 12th Jan 2016 by UNCLEFREDDIEFirst Timer: 7 reviews

Starters and puds were excellent. Unfortunately the rib-eye steak was disappointing. Service was good and would go there again.

Posted 12th Jan 2016 by UNCLEFREDDIEFirst Timer: 7 reviews

Starters and puds were first class. Alas, the rib-eye steak was not of the same quality.

Posted 1st Jul 2015 by CHEZWAMFirst Timer: 2 reviews

The food is ok, but nothing exceptionnal>overpriced and not a big choice in the menu

Posted 3rd Jun 2015 by JASMIN55First Timer: 2 reviews

We had a very disappointing meal in O’Connell’s in Donnybrook last weekend. We live in Donnybrook and had visitors home from the U.S. so we decided to treat them to dinner in what we would always have considered -up till now- the best of our neighbourhood restaurants. We went early to avail of the early-bird menu and before the restaurant got too busy as it can get quite noisy. While everyone was happy enough with the starters: soup, black pudding, mozzarella salad, etc., we found the choice of main course extremely limited and as one of the guests said afterwards ‘very mean’ for a restaurant of its reputation.
The meat eaters were confined to a pork chop unless they wanted to pay an extra €5 for the steak. Another guest prefers fish to meat – river trout was the only fish offering, again more suitable for a starter. We also had a couple of vegetarians whose only choice for main course was a dish of mushrooms baked in the oven with an egg in the centre! While this might have passed for a starter, it was served as a main course with no side dishes! We had 2 choices for dessert, trifle and panna cotta, both fairly non-descript. This was not the dining experience we were expecting.
While the service was attentive, it certainly could not compensate for the poor range of food on offer. Overall, a very disappointing and poor value dining experience. O’Connells has started catering for a lot of coach tours so perhaps that is their main focus now. We will certainly think twice before returning.

Posted 22nd Feb 2015 by CLARETFirst Timer: 2 reviews

Very welcoming staff- and they were very accommodating to my elderly mother with us for dinner. Huge menu to choose from , our whole group (6) each had something different and everybody was very pleased. Will definitely be back .

Posted 17th Jan 2015 by UNCLEFREDDIEFirst Timer: 7 reviews

First class food, service and great value (with voucher!!). Nothing bad to say about our visit. Coeliac support second to none. Would revisit tomorrow.

Posted 3rd Oct 2014 by KINNEAR1853292547First Timer: 6 reviews

My family and I dined here this evening for the first time. We had heard great reviews about the friendly service and warm atmosphere. We had also heard that the menu is suitable for coeliacs and had a range of options to choose from for my sister.

When we first arrived we were welcomed in by a team of friendly staff who showed us to our table. The ambiance was inviting and cosy, idea for families who would like to have a quality but relaxed dining experience. The menu was in some ways limited, however after tasting a range of dishes that we collectively ordered I was greatly impressed by the overall quality of the food. I decided to go for a smoked salmon starter, followed by the fillet steak and chips for my main. My fellow dinners chose the duck along with fish and vegetarian dishes which were simple but extremely tasty. There was a beautiful serving of potato gratin which was left at the table to accompany all of our dishes and this was absolutely divine! My steak was cooked to perfection and I was extremely happy with it.

For dessert, I decided to go for the tasting menu including chocolate pudding and rasberry panacotta. I would have preferred if the pudding was more moist in the middle but the panacotta was delicious. It would have been better if there was more choice on the dessert menu as chocolate lovers are limited to only one option.

Overall O'Connells was a brilliant dinning experience with excellent service and a relaxed family atomsphere. I would definately reccomend it for family meal. We all had a fantastic time and everyone was really happy with their food.
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