Mon - Fri 8am - 11.30am
Sat 9am - 3pm
Sun 9am - 4pm
Mon - Thur 12pm - 10pm
Fri 12pm - 10.30pm
Sat 5pm - 10.30pm
Sun 5pm - 10pm
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
With Parisian and New York influences, Balfes is an all-day dining brasserie and uptown bar in the heart of Dublin 2’s Creative Quarter. Located on Balfe Street, where Grafton Street and the Creative Quarter meet, Balfes features a 20 seater outdoor terrace, a zinc-covered bar and open kitchen and is open from 8am until late Monday to Friday and from 10am until late Saturday and Sunday.
The menu offers healthy breakfasts, leisurely lunches and dinner using the best of Irish seafood and quality meat, with all produce expertly sourced by our experienced chefs. Strong on Irish artisan ingredients including farmhouse cheese and house smoked salt, Balfes also has its own coffee blend, home-baked pastries, muffins and cakes, homemade preserves and chutneys and cold pressed juice, making it the perfect space for breakfast meetings with tempting treats.
Grilled steak, prawns and whole fish are roasted on a charcoal grill using grass-fed Irish beef, dry aged for 32 days, while fresh oysters, ceviche, seaweed cured Gravlax and Castletownbere crab make up the seafood offering. Fresh local produce goes into creating Balfes’ salads, weekend brunches, juices and cocktails.
Balfes caters for specific dietary requirements and offers plenty of gluten-free choices across the menu including gluten free omelettes, fish and chips, pancakes and offerings from the charcoal grill including the burger which can be served in a gluten free wrap. The menu also offers pilaf rice, a vegan rice option, and dairy free rice pudding.
Formerly Pitt Street, Balfe Street was renamed in honour of internationally celebrated composer, Michael William Balfe, who was born and spent his youth in a house on No. 10 Pitt Street. The musical tradition continues today, rebooted for the 21st century. Complimentary all-day WIFI makes Balfes the perfect place to work or meet.
Great place !
Lovely brunch experience
Lovely brunch menu with so many healthy options, bar and restaurant staff are really friendly.
First and last visit
The food was really delicious and the staff were lovely and friendly.
Perfect table outside for my birthday celebration. Service was great. Thanks so much. We’ll be back soon!
Lovely food and great selection of drinks. Wait staff are excellent, very attentive
My daughters 12th birthday and all staff made it really special. Love this place
Delighted with various gluten free options.
One of the tastiest meals that we have had in a long time, great atmosphere and wonderful staff
I made this booking as I was dining with children and read that this restaurant was child friendly. Lovely colouring books and pencils presented and we felt relaxed and enjoyed the atmosphere. Disappointing that there was no pasta in the entire restaurant for children and apart from baby potatoes the options were chips and sausages, chips and goujons and more chips! Our main courses were really good and the staff were super. A pity about children's options.
Great food, great staff, great atmospheric here and great location
Very pleasant experience, food and atmosphere:)
Very disappointing our group was made to feel like we were an inconvenience! The bar was limited due to a party being held and the cocktails on offer were awful and no one could drink them! The food was fine but nothing nothing to write home about! Would not recommend Balfes
I love Balfes. Good food, great service. Balfes is a ‘go-to’ place that ticks all boxes for casual dining and drinks.
Had a Birthday celebration lunch in Balfes and it was very nice. We will definitely dine there again.
Second time here, didn't disappoint! Lovely dinner, nice atmosphere + buzz. Just love the interior too!
We were left waiting to long to order and we were seated late.
Really nice venue, always a relaxed atmosphere, staff very accomodating and polite, food also really good, as a group we had a very enjoyable afternoon.
One of my favorite places in Dublin for brunch!!! Love everything about it!
Had a lovely night food and service excellent
Everything was great, food, wine and atmosphere. Staff were extremely pleasant. I'll be making a return visit!
Very considered and attentive but not intrusive service. Genuine service rather than lip service. Everything from booking process down to bill paying was extremely customer focused. Loved it. Love the healthy option offerings that are delicious and tasty. Will be back to try dinner.
Pancakes never disappoint! One of my favorite dishes.