Balfes

Balfe Street, Dublin, Ireland, D02 CH66
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Opening Information

Breakfast
Mon - Fri 8am - 11.30am

Brunch
Sat 9am - 3pm
Sun 9am - 4pm

All-Day Dining
Mon - Thur 12pm - 10pm
Fri 12pm - 10.30pm
Sat 5pm - 10.30pm
Sun 5pm - 10pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Balfes

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.

Cuisine: European, Brunch, French
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Excellent service - the wait staff was great. The food was lovely and it wasn't too loud so we could hear each other talk. Will definitely return and highly recommend.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

We found the staff to be extremely welcoming and efficient. We explained that we had to leave at a certain time to go to the gaiety. The waitress ensured we got out on time without making us feel rushed. The food on the pre-theatre menu was absolutely amazing. We would defintely visit again.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

The staff were so friendly and kind. It was my boyfriend's birthday and they decorated his dessert with a candle and a birthday message! We had a great time.

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

Super tasty, wholesome food and something for everyone. Our multi-generational, faddy, picky, and adventurous group all found just what they were looking for.

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Visited On Friday, 16 August 2019

The food and service were excellent we were looked after by 2 lovely girls. Unfortunately we were seated beside a large very noisy group (1 lady in particular was extremely loud) this did take away from our experience.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Very lovely afternoon. Visit was to celebrate my granddaughters first birthday. We had the same experience in April when our other granddaughter was one. I brought my daughter to the west bury when she was a little girl ....now 23 but still our special place. Plan to visit again with my daughter, daughters in law and our precious granddaughters . Memories have begun ..... colette

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Good service, meals well presented and attentive staff.

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Excellent. We enjoyed lovely drinks at the bar first where the waiter was so tentative to our likes and suggested excellent cocktail choices. Beautiful dinner. Lovely staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

We eat in Balfes quite a lot, however this is the third time that we have had an unsatisfactory meal. Mum and I both ordered the fish and chips and when it arrived the batter was very undercooked and the fish was really cold. However the chef cooked us fresh ones that were fine. Also we had to ask for a proper brandy glass.The waitresses did sing happy birthday for my Mum with her dessert, which was a lovely touch and much appreciated. However, we were disappointed and will probably not dine there in future. We will probably go to Wilde instead.

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Visited On Thursday, 08 August 2019

Fabulous food and service and given a great table that made having my young baby and Buggy in the restaurant really easy. Poke bowl really delicious will definitely be having again! Continues to be a go to place for me for both personal and business lunches.

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Visited On Monday, 05 August 2019

Prices are a bit high if you compare it with other similar brunch restaurants. Portions are large

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

Excellent Service

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Balfes never fails to deliver on food and service and if you are lucky to be seated at table no 7, well then, you have the best seat in the house!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Thank you Balfes for a wonderful evening Saturday. A great choice for my 50th birthday celebration!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

First time there- will be back!

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Visited On Monday, 29 July 2019

Beautiful and really enjoyed it although the seafood bisque was way too salty despite the fact that I love salt and salty foods. Something to watch

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Lovely experience

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Staff so friendly as always. They appear from nowhere. . So attentive

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Visited On Friday, 26 July 2019

Beautiful food Great service and very friendly staff

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Visited On Thursday, 25 July 2019

We all commented on the lovely staff.they were so friendly from the moment we arrived. Second time there and will be bavk soon.Had the seafood skillet. ..to die for..food lovely. .5 stars

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Visited On Monday, 22 July 2019

Had an enjoyable lunch very relaxing

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Visited On Monday, 22 July 2019

Everything was brilliant Too full after the main course so the girl kindly brought us out cookies to have with our tea and coffee at the end Shall return

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Lovely Evening in Balfes with fantastic service and wonderful food.

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

Excellent service

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

One of my favourite restaurants. I have ever been dissappointed with either the food or service. Highly recommend it for all occasions.

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