Talavera Restaurant

Radisson Blu, St Helen's Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Stillorgan

South Co Dublin

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Cuisine:
Italian

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31 reviews
4 stars - based on 31 reviews
A true taste of Italy at Talavera restaurant, Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel.
If you have a passion for pasta and all things Italian, our dedicated team of Italian chefs will be delighted to welcome and guide you on your menu choice and selection of wine.
Choose from our large selection of colourful pastas along with the finest fresh fish, meat and delicious specialties, which in turn create an array of mouthwatering authentic cuisine.
With flavours of the Mediterranean, and influences from regions such as Tuscany and Basilicata our simple rustic dishes, mixed with a cosy and friendly atmosphere make Talavera the perfect venue for any occasion.

Why not join us for an experience like no other in Dublin and call today on 01 218 6000

Vi aspettiamo, we look forward to seeing you soon.

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OPENING HOURS

Mon12:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue12:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu12:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sun12:00pm - 9:00pm

CAPACITY
100 people

CUISINES
Breakfast, Cocktails, Girls Night Out, Italian, Kid's Menu

FACILITIES

Wheelchair Accessible Will cater for children Full Bar, Beer, Wine, Spirits Accept major credit cards Veggie options available Will accept party bookings Separate function room available Member of Restaurant Association of Ireland Seafood available

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Talavera Restaurant

JCMCC99
Dublin
30 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:75%

Reviewed 14th October 2015 (visited 25 September 2015 )

This is one of the best Italian restaurants in South Dublin and doesn't disappoint. The food was quite delicious - great Pasta, excellent fish and lamb / beef. The menu gives plenty of choice. Prices are quite reasonable for the quality presented and the staff were very attentive, professional and friendly. We were impressed with The restaurant management. The atmosphere was a bit too quiet and few customers. The hotel itself is quite legendary. We will be returning in the near future.

Talavera Restaurant

yashik.tkg

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 11th September 2015 (visited 8 September 2015 )

We often drive by this hotel and restaurant, but decided to give it a try. Plenty of parking available. Very polite trainee waitress. Restaurant lacks atmosphere and the food was average at best. Starters were very simple and veggies were not properly steamed. The mains were disappointing. Vegetarian options are limited and just not tasty. Went home and felt I had to eat something/anything to get that "flavour" out of my mouth.

Talavera Restaurant

Laure
Dublin
34 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 20th November 2013 (visited 19 November 2013 )

Normally I don’t eat in hotel restaurants, but as this one is close to my home, and we fancied Italian, we chose to eat here, and we weren’t disappointed. The staff are excellent, very friendly and attentive, some of the best service I have had. The restaurant itself its quite nice, it’s a reasonably formal dining room, and quite plush, but it didn’t feel too stiff, we could relax. The menu is excellent, all four of us found it difficult to choose as there was so much that we all liked. I like that you can order any of the pastas or risottos as a starter portion too. The focaccia and oil served at the start is delicious and fresh. All of the pasta is fresh, and you can really tell that they use good quality, fresh ingredients. The meat dishes were cooked to perfection, particularly the steak, which was still tender even though it was ordered and cooked well done. The side order veg we very tasty, and not over cooked like restaurants so often do with the veg, The desserts were excellent, particularly the chocolate fondant. The prices are extremely reasonable for such excellent food, great service and nice surroundings. My only criticisms are that the dining room was too cold, but it was a very cold Tuesday night, so the restaurant wasn’t full. The restaurant is also a little hard to find. It’s in the basement of the hotel, but after following the signs we arrived in a corridor of closed doors, and only found it after opening a few different ones. I look forward to eating here again.

Talavera Restaurant

brighteyedlass
Dublin
30 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 31st May 2012 (visited 30 May 2012 )

I had been promised a true Italian experience at this restaurant and it more than lived up to its award winning status. This was by far the most authentic Italian meal I’ve had since I visited Cascina Papa Mora in the hills of Cellarengo Italy. I was reminded of the wonderful regional dishes I’ve enjoyed so many times in Italy. The dining room, though in the basement, was airy and comfortable and had a simple elegance. The service from the start was impeccable and subtle. Our waitress brought hot focaccia bread with cherry tomatoes straight out of the oven. On hearing we liked Italian cooking the head chef Giancarlo sent out Polpette di Melanzane, an aubergine fritter with smoked mozzarella in the centre. This is street food in parts of Italy. I followed this with a truly memorable Burrata, creamy mozzarella cheese with marinated tomatoes perfectly seasoned with crushed black pepper, sea salt and fresh basil. Another highlight was the risky risotto with radicchio, it turned out to be delicious. The baked salmon with sun blushed tomatoes ordered by my companion was also a hit. A generous selection of roasted new potatoes and vegetables accompanied her dish. This restaurant offers some of their dishes in starter portions as well as mains which is fantastic if like me, you prefer a tasting menu to a large plate of the same thing. I also tried the linguine with pesto and cherry tomatoes. The flavours were fresh and exciting and I wasn’t surprised to hear the chef has a herb garden outside. The selection of wines available by the glass was impressive and in true Slow Food style, I was able to pair the wine with the dishes. The Pinot Grigio Trentino was wonderfully aromatic and the cabernet sauvignon/sangiovese red was delightful. There was room for only a few spoonfuls of the lovely cappuccino tiramisu. This hotel has a little gem in this restaurant and its staff. The passion and love of cooking is evident in the food and service. I cannot wait to go back there.

Talavera Restaurant

Silviapas
Dublin
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:55%

Reviewed 10th April 2012 (visited 8 April 2012 )

It was a choice we did not regret and an opportunity to discover a gem of a restaurant. The atmosphere was very cosy and the soft backround music made the dinning and conversation feel very personal and homely.Firstly,I am going to take this opportunity to review not so much the food as I am the service,as I sometimes feel these menu reviews do the staff of Dublin restaurants no justice. The attention to detail by Talavera staff members was exceptional. Wewere attended initally by a young waitress who's manners and politeness were befitting to an establishment like the Raddison, I did not catch her name. Our food was then presented by the manager who immidately impressed with an eloquence of style particularly the way in which he subtly corrected the position of our cuttlery and wine glasses while diverting our attention away from his actions by explaining the contents of the menu, the origin of the various foods, the manner in which they were cooked and how the would be presented. We dinned based on his recommendations and he did not dissapoint even with his suggested choice of wines.My partner ate a buffolo mozzarella and plum tommato starter and it was apparent from the first cut that it was a very high qualtity cheese. I ate carpaccio a light meat based starter. Both dishes were perfect, their presentation,portion of size and flavor. For mains we ate steak and fish and this is the reason I compliment the manager so well,his choosing of the wines really made the flavour of the food so much more enjoyable.during the meal I watched the interaction of this young man with fellow dinners and noted how he along with his staff added to dinning experience in a very calm and positive way, this is a quality you do not always see I'm Dublin based restaurants. So thank you to Talavera,their kitchen staff,floor staff and particularly the young Italian manager.We will be back

Talavera Restaurant

men-rui
Dublin
25 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 04th January 2012 (visited 28 December 2011 )

We got a gift of a night’s stay plus dinner in the Raddison so we booked in to have a relaxing break over xmas. The restaurant decor is a little dated and not as inviting as other parts of the hotel. Most tables for 2 were busy so we were put in a room at the back which was empty and therefore void of atmosphere. The service made up for these flaws however as the staff didn’t forget us and was very attentive to our needs. The gift we got was a set menu of 3 courses each. We even got bread whilst waiting which was fresh and tasty with lovely Mediterranean flavours. We got still water which was not from a tap and I was convinced we were going to be charged extra however I was proven wrong the next day when there was no additions to the bill. I had soup to start which was tasty and lovely with the bread. My partner had steak for mains and I had the Salmon and both were well cooked and accompanied by simple homemade sauces and veg. They provided a generous helping of vegetables on the side which were delicious. Our meal came with a glass of wine each and it was delightful to have a choice rather than just red or white and the waitress recommended a lovely light wine to accompany our meal. Although our meal came with dessert we were too full and just opted for tea. However the waitress brought out a plate of cookies to accompany the tea which was a really lovely touch. The hotel is really nice and we enjoyed a few extra glasses of wine by the fire in the bar. If I was in the area again I would definitely return.

Talavera Restaurant

diva_dublin
Dublin
9 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 04th October 2011 (visited 1 October 2011 )

FABULOS!!! I went there with few friends and the place is amazing, classy and cozy at the same time. The food was delicious, prices were reasonable and staff was very professional and friendly. We were especially impressed with The restorant manager; he really looked after us and helped us to choose the right wine for our meal which was very good. Beef was high quality and cooked to perfection, risotto with scallops and prosecco was yum. Prices were very reasonable. The hotel itself is amazing and looks like a museum, the garden is great as well. Will definitely be back.

Talavera Restaurant

LEILA
Dublin
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 30th August 2011 (visited 28 August 2011 )

We enjoyed a good value meal here at the weekend. The restaurant itself is a little dated but the staff were friendly and chatty. We ordered from their set menu and couldn't argue with the price. My tomato and mozzarella starter was generous and creamy. The lamb main course was bursting with flavour and accompanied by plenty of veg. My chocolate dessert was a little generic but chocolate mousse is chocolate mousse, so I can't complain! We were the last in the dining room but did not feel rushed to finish. We left very full and having had a lovely night.

Talavera Restaurant

Teddychic
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 14th December 2010 (visited 10 December 2010 )

Went to Talavera last week for the first time in ages, as they have changed their menu in the last two months.I must admit it was sitting in Tuscan Italy all over again.It was fantastic, the food was real italian cuisine which id hard to find outside Italy. The staff were very pleasant and freindly, chatting away and even went the extra mile to make our family night oout, extra special. They even have offers on for lunch and dinner, i think its four course lunch for 27 euro and dinner for 32 euro and you get a free bottle of wine. Highly recommened this place for a nice plesant nite out with great food, wine and atmosphere.

Talavera Restaurant

MGal
Dublin
11 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th December 2010 (visited 10 December 2010 )

Nice restaurant as hotel restaurants go. Had delicious carpaccio of beef to start followed by a seafood pasta dish that reminded me of the summer. Staff were friendly and attentive. Lacks a little in atmosphere.

Talavera Restaurant

gold

32 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 03rd September 2010 (visited 18 August 2010 )

Leaves a lot to be desired for an Italian restaurant...the atmosphere was dull,and the staff all seemed drab..the food was just average,nothing special The service was good,and efficient,but not value for money,,I wont be running back

Talavera Restaurant

ThePoacher
Wicklow
15 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 29th May 2010 (visited 28 May 2010 )

Average......at best. Four of us ate here last night staying in the hotel and ordered off the set menu. Soup was tastless, my pasta starter dish was similar to those ready made pack sachets of pasta. The mains were a little better ( the Salmon was nice ) but my own chicken in pancetta sauce was a pub cavery dish in my opinion. Sides were 7 small roast potatos between 4 of us and a plate of luke warm veg.The pork roulade was again something you find in any pub carvery at lunch time. Service was slow and seemed to come from whoever wasnt doing other jobs in the hotel. Dissapoining all round.

Talavera Restaurant

lucy.lucy
Wicklow
4 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 06th November 2009 (visited 30 October 2009 )

Was at a wedding here and WOW I loved it. Im trying to not give 5 out of 5 for everthing, but I cant find anywhere they fell down. my whole experience with staff, facilities, food & drink was exceptional. Just what I would expect and demand from a 5 star hotel. Meal was lovely and catered for the Veges amongst us. the Meat lovers were veryy happy with Fillet of beef, selection of desserts were amazing, really tasty and perfect portions. Service is really good here, which surprised me as I have been in really bad places that claim to be 4/5 star hotels. Breakfast was yummy and a great selection. Cost of drinks seemed a tad high but then again you pay for what you get, lovely surroundings and superb service. Very impressed with the Manager on Duty, very capable and a brilliant rep for the Raddisson Group. Will defo go back and stay.

Talavera Restaurant

Sydney1
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 19th October 2009 (visited 15 October 2009 )

I enjoyed a meal at talavera Restaurant with friends last week and thoroughly enjoyed it! The restaurant has been restyled and created a lovely and relaxing atmosphere, I hadn't been there in over 6months so was pleasantly surprised. What I thought was such a nice touch was that the chef came out of the kitchen to meet us and talked us through some of the new menu options. I didn't know there was also an early bird meal before 7pm for only €22.95 per person - I will definitely be going back.

Talavera Restaurant

dcollins
Dublin
16 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 27th May 2009 (visited 26 May 2009 )

I had a meal with work colleagues last night and I'm glad I wasn't paying. The starters were mostly about €10, the main courses €20-€30. I had the buffet to start which was nice but seemed incomplete; not enough plain veg, salads, bread. I had the cod in herb crust for main; the cod was nice but not special and the herb crust wasn't crisp enough. The side dishes of fries, potatoes and beans were, again, nice, but not special at €5 apiece. Over all I like the atmosphere, and the food was satisfactory but it was over-priced for what we got.

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