Christophe's Cafe restaurant
Duck Lane, SmithfieldDublin 7
Christophe's was opened by chefs Christophe Favaudon and Joe Forkan in 2001 after the pair had spent several years cooking together in fine dining restaurants. Christophe's is situated in a small quiet courtyard opposite the Jameson Whiskey distillery in Smithfield.
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Reviewed 16th October 2009 (visited 15 October 2009 )
Went for quick dinner bite, having eaten there (happily) before. Left sitting at my table until I asked if there was any table service (there wasn't) - and there wasn't any dinner food - even though there was a full menu outside. Terrible. Has it changed hands?
Reviewed 12th September 2009 (visited 4 September 2009 )
Had lunch in this place on Friday last after lots of reccommendations and could barely get a table; it was so busy.This restauant looks by far to be the most popular lunch time venue in Smithfield and I can see why. Is it my imagination or has this place perfected the roast beef sandwhich or what? Succelent meat, fresh bread, what more can I say? The staff were super friendly and I must also reccommend the coffee. I also observed that the staff from accross the way all go there on their breaks. I highly reccommend this place on three points and in order: food, staff and ambience. It is in my oponion the most chic bistro in the area and it attracts a huge crowd.
Reviewed 01st July 2009 (visited 30 June 2009 )
I've eaten here a few times for lunch and the food is fine, as is the service and atmosphere. But cheap it is not. You'll be lucky to get change from €15 for a plate of food and a tea or coffee. Presumably this is because it's beside a tourist haunt and there isn't much else in the area, but there is substantially better value available for lunch around Dublin.
Reviewed 02nd August 2008 (visited 30 July 2008 )
I went for lunch with a friend last week and we decided to try Christophe's. The sun was shining and we sat outside. For a moment I thought I was back in Italy ! Delicious food at very reasonable prices, not to be found too often in Dublin ! We had panninis, salads, a nice bottle of wine that only cost 17e. We sat and chatted for hours undisturbed, it was really nice and I would highly recommend it. We came after the rush hour, I believe it gets quite busy during the lunch rush so if you can make it a bit later, might be a good idea.
Reviewed 05th April 2008 (visited 4 April 2008 )
Great place to meet a friend for casual lunch. Staff are very friendly. I work nearby and always return. There's a smoking area outside also. They cater for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Paninis are nice.You can also have a glass of wine. Relaxed. Staff would leave you sitting there without trying to move you despite being very busy with the courts staff nearby. Funny mixture of people form barristers to builders!