Darwins restaurant

80 Aungier Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South

Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Steak

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311 reviews
4 stars - based on 311 reviews
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Darwins restaurant offers contemporary international cuisine with an extensive menu. All our certifiend and organic meats are sourced from our own butchers. Our seafood is delivered fresh daily to satisfy all fish lovers. Vegetarians are brilliantly catered for with a varied and innovative menu, and our chefs have designed delicious gluten free dishes which are incorporated throughout our A La Carte menu.

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OPENING HOURS

Mon5:00pm - 11:00pm
Tue5:00pm - 11:00pm
Wed5:00pm - 11:00pm
Thu5:00pm - 11:00pm
Fri5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sat5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunclosed

CAPACITY
120 people

CUISINES
Coeliac options, International, Steak, Steak and Seafood

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi hot spot! Member of Restaurant Association of Ireland Will cater for children Wheelchair Accessible Will accept party bookings Bord Failte Approved Terraced dining area Accept major credit cards

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Darwins

stdaly
Dublin
8 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:67%

Reviewed 03rd May 2016 (visited 9 February 2016 )

The best welcome I ever received was by the co-owner of, it felt like she was an old friend it was only the standard Irish small talk. Its been my 1st time in Darwins since they moved across the road a few years back. I had the calamari rings which were lovely and crispy and the rib eye fillet steak which was amazing. It was complimented by a lovely bottle of Italian Merlot also. We had great welcome and delicious meal, we were being served by a male waiter who was also polite and attentive. Unfortunately, when we moved to the later part of the meal our waiter was being the bar cleaning, instead they was another manager who was not attentive nor friendly, She focused her whole attention on one big party at the back of the restaurant while I sat there with my hand in the air for ages hoping I could catch her eye, but insetad had ot ask a waiter in passing for the bill. It was such a shame that one staff member can drop the ball like this and keep us waiting after impressing us so much. OK so perhaps the night manager has a bad night, it happens, I will be back anyway based on the positives..

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stephen.rudden22113815
Cavan
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 15th April 2016 (visited 15 January 2016 )

Among my most favourite restaurants. A combination of an excellent steak menu combined with an excellent vegetarian selection. Service is always excellent and the owners are very pleasant.

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thebear
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 30th March 2016 (visited 16 March 2016 )

Best steak I have eaten. Will be back but only for a special occassion as price range is above my normal

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achill
Dublin
7 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 09th March 2016 (visited 4 March 2016 )

fantastic evening out,excellent quality and presentation of food,very friendly staff,what a joy!

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eamonnhowlin07
Kildare
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:55%

Reviewed 09th March 2016 (visited 6 February 2016 )

We were guests for dinner & although we had been at Darwins before, the food & service on this night was fantastic & we will definitely return in the near future.

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lockie
Tipperary
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 09th March 2016 (visited 15 February 2016 )

first time visit food to suit all tastes. service and staff brilliant.I will definitely visit again.

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eamonnhowlin07
Kildare
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:55%

Reviewed 09th March 2016 (visited 6 February 2016 )

We dined as guests with friends & although we have been there previously & we had a lovely meal, the service on our most recent visit was superb & we shall definitely revisit in the near future.

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carebear
Dublin
92 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 08th March 2016 (visited 7 March 2016 )

Darwins has long been a favourite of mine and still is after my latest visit. Lovely warm greeting, followed by attentive service throughout. And great value to be had on a Monday with the Pre-Theatre running all night.

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KateCecelia
Dublin
19 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:77%

Reviewed 03rd March 2016 (visited 2 March 2016 )

Delicious food, delightful service, a real find :)

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dlongshaw
Dublin
36 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:65%

Reviewed 10th January 2016 (visited 9 January 2016 )

Place has gotten bigger, but still the same in terms of food quality. This visit justified why I keep going back.

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liucz1221
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 22nd December 2015 (visited 21 December 2015 )

The place was packed and we were siting on high stools. The food is ok but nothing out of expectation. The service was slow and we never got the water which the waiter said he was going to bring us.

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Macka
Dublin
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 29th November 2015 (visited 27 November 2015 )

Darwins continues to remain one of my favourite restaurants and my visit on Friday night yet again proved why it's one of my favourites. I haven't been there in a few months but was greeted like I had been there last week by the waiting staff. The food again is top class steak was mealt in the mouth and the Christmas party season certainly didn't effect the waiting time. The customer service in this restaurant is top class and the most attentive of any other restaurant I have been in. Darwins you never fail .... Another fantastic night.

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maeve
Dublin
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 23rd November 2015 (visited 20 November 2015 )

We visited this restaurant on Friday evening and we brought friends to celebrate a very special occasion. We were so disappointed . The waitress was very scatter brained giggling and laughing for no reason. very odd. There were 6 of us 5 of us ordered the Calamari as mentioned on the menu " 4 Calamari rings ' I hadthese before and they were beautifully presneted and cooked . however , we recieved a plateful each of dried up greasy tiny Calamari absolutley disgusting and disappointing. The six of us had the Rib eye steaks , nicely cooked with a minute size of mash potatoe. Given the cost of the steak it is a bot over the top in cost for very little value. Overall very disappointig especially as it was a special occasion. We wont be back.

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woodchester
Dublin
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 23rd August 2015 (visited 22 August 2015 )

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Bubbles30
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 18th August 2015 (visited 29 July 2015 )

A group of us went there for dinner on a Wednesday evening and we had a wonderful meal. On entering the restaurant we were warmly greeted by the staff and shown to our table where we started off the soiree with a lovely bottle of Californian chardonnay called "Menage a Tois"; this came highly recommended by the sommelier and it really was an excellent apéritif. The décor is very striking and Darwin's "Origin of the species" is depicted on the walls, so you may look at your predecessors while enjoying your dinner. The whole idea of the place is that the meats are fully traceable and are personally selected from the in house butcher's at the rear of the restaurant; the origin of the species can be traced! We decided to choose from the A La Carte menu and for starters we ordered a mix of the pan-fried tiger prawns and the buffalo mozzarella; both were beautifully presented and mouth-wateringly tasty. As we were there for the steaks we ordered a combination of different cuts; the New York Strip loin, the T-bone and I had the fillet steak with béarnaise sauce which was perfectly cooked (medium), it was juicy and delicious. My friends also praised their steaks remarking how they were cooked exactly as desired which doesn't always happen. We had a very agreeable red to accompany our mains called "Le Tire Bouchon Rouge", a French Merlot which complemented the steaks very nicely. I should add that there are seafood and vegetarian options available also. For dessert, which was divine, we shared a Darwin's dessert plate for two and an Eton mess. The selection of desserts we sampled were simply fabulous; if you're a chocolate lover like myself you will relish the chocolate brownie with vanilla ice-cream. The Eton mess with winter berries, ice-cream, meringue and raspberry sorbet was as good as it reads; just gorgeous. To finish up the evening we were given shots of sambuca on the house; much appreciated. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience; I highly recommend it!

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