This Review of Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin, which has 2 Michelin Stars, is from our summer trip inspection in Ireland. Stay tuned for an upcoming review and video of The Merrion Hotel, a Virtuoso property in Dublin. Patrick Guilbaud is the only restaurant in all of Ireland with 2 Michelin stars.
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud Location and Hours
The restaurant is located at 21 Upper Merrion Street in Dublin, to the right of the Merrion Hotel, and has its own entrance. While it is mentioned on The Merrion Hotel Web site, it is separately owned, hence gift cards for The Merrion Hotel are not valid at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud.
The restaurant serves lunch Tuesday-Friday from 12:30pm and Saturday from 1pm (last orders at 2pm), and dinner Tuesday-Saturday from 7pm (last orders 10pm). In December the restaurant is also open Monday for lunch and dinner, but note that the restaurant will close for the holiday season starting December 24, 2018, reopening on January 4, 2019 for dinner.
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud Menu and Food
If dining from the more extensive a la carte menu, you may opt for a two course (appetizer + main) for EUR 90, a 3-course including dessert for EUR 120, or a 4-course appetizer, fish, meat and dessert for EUR 150. In addition to the a la carte menu, however, there's a special lunch prix fixe for EUR 50 for two courses, or EUR 60 for 3 courses; we chose the 3 courses, since my son was eying the cheese selection, which was possible to choose in lieu of dessert.
We were blown away by not only the cuisine at Patrick Guilbaud, but also the superb service. On the formal side, yes, with synchronized unveiling of the dishes, but there was warmth as well, in addition to the consummate professionalism. The setting is also beautiful, with natural light from skylights, fresh flowers, high ceilings, and Bernadaud porcelain. EUR 60 for such a wonderful 3-course lunch, which also includes an amuse bouche, mignardises and coffee or tea, is well worth it. And of course for those who wish to have more choices beyond the lunch prix fixe, there's the full a la carte menu, albeit at higher prices. If you splurge at only one restaurant in Ireland, Patrick Guilbaud is the one to dine at. Just be sure to make reservations well in advance.
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Disclosure: We paid for our own meal at Patrick Guilbaud.
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