Chapter One Restaurant

18/19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, City Centre North

Dublin 1

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306 reviews
5 stars - based on 306 reviews
Chapter One Restaurant is located in the basement of the Dublin Writers Museum on Parnell Square in the centre of Dublin city in Dublin 1. The restaurant opened to great acclaim in February 1992 with co-proprietors Ross Lewis and Martin Corbett at the helm of the business. Chapter One has steadily garnered a reputation as one of Dublin's best fine dining restaurants since it opened its doors. The chefs here are dedicated to sourcing local, fresh Irish produce to ensure that their French and European cuisine are of the highest possible standards. Chapter One has a range of menus for every occasion making it perfect for nights out and special celebrations; they include a tasting menu, a pre-theatre menu, a four course menu, and a wide ranging vegetarian menu. The staff are friendly and known for the homely and familiar atmosphere they create in the restaurant.

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OPENING HOURS

Monclosed
Tue12:30pm - 10:30pm
Wed12:30pm - 10:30pm
Thu12:30pm - 10:30pm
Fri12:30pm - 10:30pm
Sat5:30pm - 10:30pm
Sunclosed

CAPACITY
120 people

CUISINES
European, Fine Dining, French, Seafood, Vegetarian

FACILITIES

Veggie options available Seafood available Accept major credit cards

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Chapter One Restaurant

Pucpoc
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th June 2016 (visited 14 May 2016 )

We enjoyed our meal and overall experience here. But we've had more memorable meals elsewhere, which were a lot less expensive. It is difficult to get a booking here, even midweek. I'm writing this review a few weeks after our visit, and neither of us can remember our starters or main courses (we'd remember them well if we loved them!) We do remember our desert though, and the wine being decanted for us, and one of the staff theatrically heating brandy for a diner at the next table. Realistically we are unlikely to return.

Chapter One Restaurant

hmcguirk1
Dublin
16 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:67%

Reviewed 15th January 2016 (visited 13 January 2016 )

I was very disappointed with the food the starter was nice just average and the main course was terrible I had the beef it was stringy and j really think they should serve some veg with it I think it is totally over rated

Chapter One Restaurant

Zigomar
Dublin
76 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:72%

Reviewed 09th November 2015 (visited 7 November 2015 )

It is hard to fault this restaurant, but unfortunately despite the wonderful food, the attentiveness of the staff and the over the top friendliness and leaving having had a good night; I must take the restaurant to task on several fronts. The food was good and the menu limited but for over €125 per person (inc wine) I expected something special. When I left I was wondering was it the lack of table flowers or candles, or the obvious celebrations at the other tables.. But no, not quite.. My daughter struck the nail on the head when she described the restaurant as "hickey and country". From the clientele and popularity it's clear that this has massive appeal and suited to its market. It's just not for me. This is everything.... except city cool.

Chapter One Restaurant

Jane Bridgeman
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 12th August 2015 (visited 6 June 2015 )

I was brought here for a Pre Theatre meal and I not only received a meal but the whole experience was exceptional. we were made to feel very special , the food was delicious, the staff were excellent and it was great value . I would definitely recommend any body especially for a Special occasion to go here

Chapter One Restaurant

1cyril1
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 06th August 2015 (visited 31 July 2015 )

We had both been looking forward to dinner in Ch One and it didn't disappoint. Staff were friendly and good humoured as well as providing great service. I had "the Irish Coffee experience" - sheer theatre and worth having! My only small issue was with the limited dessert menu, none of which appealed to me .... all in the name of being creative & modern? Fix this and I'll be back pronto:-)

Chapter One Restaurant

SheilaK
Dublin
17 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 04th July 2015 (visited 30 June 2015 )

Lovely restaurant and the food was amazing. Each course was fantastic. The staff were very attentive. I would highly recommend Chapter One and will definitely visit again.

Chapter One Restaurant

Jane Bridgeman
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 10th June 2015 (visited 16 May 2015 )

My son and myself went here for the Pre Theatre Menu. The food was fantastic as was the staff The athmosphere is fantastic. We were made to feel very special on our visit. I would definitely give it 5 stars for everything and we will definitely be back

Chapter One Restaurant

Biabum
Dublin
56 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 04th February 2015 (visited 22 November 2014 )

It's expensive but you get what you pay for. The service is excellent, all the staff bend over backwards to ensure you have a great experience. The food was delicious and we found the portions to be quite large for a fine dining experience. It's an indulgent treat but totally worthwhile and we're looking forward to going back!

Chapter One Restaurant

Maimurray
Kildare
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 01st February 2015 (visited 8 December 2013 )

Fabulous experience, great food and a lovely atmosphere

Chapter One Restaurant

imleemarvin
Dublin
14 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 29th January 2015 (visited 29 January 2015 )

Had lunch there today, service and food were excellent as before. Flavours well put together and presented, We will be visiting again shortly.

Chapter One Restaurant

Foodienomnom
Dublin
18 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 18th January 2015 (visited 16 December 2014 )

Incredible food and excellent service. One of my favorite dinning experienced to date.

Chapter One Restaurant

rcamber30313262
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 05th January 2015 (visited 14 November 2014 )

Hi we went as a group for my brother's birthday. The food was fab as always but its the way the staff look after you that makes the difference. Always so attentive and pleased to see you. It's a bit more expensive but worth every penny we have never had anything but a great night out here.

Chapter One Restaurant

Aoibheann22
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 21st December 2014 (visited 11 December 2014 )

Great food and wine. Loved the Irish coffee. Will be back very soon

Chapter One Restaurant

Harboura
Wicklow
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th December 2014 (visited 8 December 2014 )

I always thought the location of a Michelin Star restaurant in a Georgian basement, but a basement after all - and one somewhat awkwardly located was a problem - and I think it is. But the food, the food - light but righ game terrine, and an unusual goose boudin (something of a deconstructed scotch egg made with game bird?) was stunning in flavour and richly satisfying. Main courses were perfect pheasant with autumnal savoy cabbage and nuts as accompaniment, and a crispy carrot-crusted duck breast that was pink and perfect. A light but Christmas-y ice cream dessert which incorporated both cranberry and orange flavours, and my companion went for a triple dose of white chocolate. I just love the unobtrusive quality of the service, although we had to wait rather a while to pay the bill. Wish I could dine there every week!

Chapter One Restaurant

youngtag
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 17th October 2014 (visited 12 September 2014 )

A beautifully put together menu and a lovely ambiance and dining experience with highly professional staff and host. I had the mackerel to start which was tasty without being spectacular. Then the fillet of beef for main course, this was a step up with it cooked to perfection, medium rare and a fine cut of beef. The best came last with the chocolate mousse one of the best I've ever had (and I've had the pleasure of trying a lot in my time as my belly will bear testament!). My taste bud sensors sprang into life with the first mouthful and it was a beautiful moment in my culinary eating career! Highly recommend this and at €36 for the pre-theatre menu, it's not reserved for the super-rich.

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