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.
A great night out. Vary accommodating staff. Very impressed
Always a fabulous experience in Balfes - food & service is 5* and could not be faulted.
The food was lovely and I would recommend it to others. However, the service was very poor. We had to ask a number of times for water. Our starters didn’t arrive after 40 minutes so we asked where were they. The waitress confirmed that they had not been sent to the kitchen so we had to wait another 10 minutes for them. We were offered a complementary drink for the inconvenience but we should have been offered a discount for such a delay. We didn’t order drinks.
Very nice brunch in relaxed atmosphere
all very good, we were a party of 4 and no complaints at all.
Very nice server and good personable service
We felt very rushed by the staff even though we did not go over our 2 hour slot period.
I love Balfes. Fantastic service. Friendly atmosphere. Buzzy and comfortable. Great menu and drinks range.
Waiter rude, sent the wrong beers (we thought it just tasted horrible so didn't complain, it was only when our bill arrived we realised they had given us the wrong thing). The food was awful, the fish n chips were undercooked, looked pale and horrible, mushy peas were bland and the chips were soggy. Would not come back and would not recommend.
A relaxed but high end dining experience in the heart of the city! Couldn't ask for anything more!
Lovely! Would definitely come back for dinner!
The food was delicious and the atmosphere/surroundings lovely. Service was so slow though. Water not refilled, not asked if we’d like another drink or anything else after our meal.
Very small portion of Fish and Chips....more of a Child’s portion than an adult’s! Won’t be rushing back!
Great night thanks. Food amazing!
Loved the dining experience in Balfes, service was superb, and price point was good too
Great place to visit, fantastic experience with very attantive dinner service , lovely food and great athmosphere perfect location , truly recommend Balfes :)
Everything in the menu is perfect. Great drink selection and the service is on point.
Fantastic meal and great atmosphere, perfect place to have a night out
Hi Amanda , thanks very much for your kind words. We are really pleased you enjoyed your Balfes experience. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Regards, Marcin
We really enjoyed our night in Balfes!
Hi Caroline, thanks very much for sharing your great evening experience in Balfes with us. I'll pass your feedback to our Balfes team . Regards, Marcin
Service appalling were left waiting 30mins for drinks and it was a quiet Tuesday afternoon so no excuse. Staff attitude very poor. Cocktails when they came were only just ok, not presented well, no table coasters provided, no napkins or nibbles offered. We left after the 2nd drink very disappointed. Balfes could learn from the Westbury cocktail bar/upstairs lounge, where the service, presentation , atmosphere and standards were excellent. I couldn’t regretfully recommend Balfes to anybody.
Lovely meal, great surroundings. Lots of choice.
Good selection on pre theatre menu. Really enjoyed our meal.
Perfect spot always
Really enjoyable brunch, staff were very attentive, atmosphere was lovely. Only slight negative were the pancakes which were wet/soggy in consistency so not the nicest but overall , a good experience.
Even though I was late for booked time my friend and I were seated in a couple of minutes. Service was excellent and food delicious. Apologies..we forgot to tip...next time!!!