The Gibson Hotel

Point Square, North Dock, Dublin, Ireland, D01 X2P2
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Open Fridays and Saturdays, 5pm to 9.30pm

***Opening at 4pm on 3Arena and Croke Park concert nights serving a special concert menu***

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Easy Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Children's Menu available
  • Business Lunch
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About The Gibson Hotel

Our famous coda eatery is the official home of the first dates TV show. Fancy a date or even just a tasty plate with your mate? Well then you’re in luck, dinner in Dublin just got lit!

Love and mischief are in the air in our famous Coda Restaurant.
Kick back in this stylish yet informal eatery. Coda is the proud home of the hit TV show First Dates and guests are promised to fall in love with the delicious range of dishes created by our executive head chef Igor Cikarev and his team. Named after Led Zeppelin’s final studio album, Coda delivers pretty legendary food too! Dinner in Dublin? Please follow us to your seat.

If you fancy an uber cool restaurant near the 3Arena then it doesn’t come any closer or any better for top notch food with a buzzing atmosphere to match. What could be better before rockin’ out in the 3Arena, or even Croke Park, than the official First Dates Ireland dining experience?

Cuisine: Steak, European, Locally Sourced, Set Menu
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 17 October 2020

Great night staying in the Gibson hotel,staff,food and atmosphere was amazing,I’m booked again for December🙌 Rooms were spotless and generally just a fab hotel.

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Visited On Friday, 16 October 2020

Very disappointed with the service in the restaurant. 6 times we were interrupted throughout our meal with different things being brought to our table that we didn't order, bottles of wine, cocktails, desserts etc. You really need to put numbers on the tables. We got talking to the couple next to us because the same thing was happening to them all night. We were ages waiting to order drinks couldn't get any staff members attention so we had to shout after them anytime we wanted to order. Which we felt terrible doing. Ordered cocktails at one stage and were left 40 minutes waiting on them and the couple next to us ordered a bottle of wine at the same time and they were also left waiting. When the drinks finally did arrive we ordered our next drinks because we knew we'd be a while waiting on them. Our starters were lovely but the mains were disappointing we both ordered steaks but they were cold and so were the onion rings, the chips were piping hot thank god. After paying an 8 euro supplement each you'd expect them to be of high quality. We didn't send them back because nobody came near us to ask was everything OK and we couldn't get anybodys attention. The desserts were lovely. The staff were very nice when we were dealing with them but very unorganised.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 October 2020

We had a lovely time in the restaurant. The staff were very helpful and friendly and did a great job. I do not eat any type of fish so I was a little disappointed there was no chicken dishes that did not have some type of fish in it but the waitress did get me some plain chicken.

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Visited On Friday, 02 October 2020

Had a lovely stay in early October 2020. We stayed in a terrace suite, which was just as pictured on the website. Staff were very friendly, helpful and informative. We ate in the restaurant both nights and really enjoyed the food. Will stay again in future.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 August 2020

Waiter was extremely friendly, asking us about our stay etc. Food was delicious with a great variety on the menu and it came out quick, cocktails were also tasty and the menu was great value. we were very pleased with our whole dining experience

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Visited On Friday, 09 October 2020

Great hotel with lovely staff we really enjoyed our break away,definitely would recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 October 2020

Had a great meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Gorgeous hotel.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Had the most amazing night here staff were exceptional couldn't fault the place

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Very happy with the service we received. Staff was very friendly. My girlfriend really enjoyed her COVID birthday.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

everything was great 5* but the breakfast service was mad! very unorganised the staff didnt know if they were coming or going, we were brought the same breakfast 3 times was a bit crazy and the wait time a bit too long then breakfast lukewarm. I felt sorry for the waiters. who ever runs breakfast needs to organise it a alot better, but the food was nice. Dinner service was great tho! and food was fab. will 100% be back. The room was gorgeous so modern and clean.

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

absolutely amazing customer service. the hotel was so welcoming and cozy. so relaxing, we will definitely be back. great value for money and the food and drink was amazing.

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Visited On Friday, 18 September 2020

Service was excellent. Friendly & professional staff in the restaurant. Atmosphere was not great but that was due to the current restrictions & not that of the hotel.

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Visited On Monday, 14 September 2020

We booked for three people. We were waiting on the third to arrive at our table and the waitress gave us a table for two people. When we asked for a bigger table or for her squeeze two tables together to fit all 3 of us she brought us an extremely low table which would have made us off balance. When we asked for another table this seemed to annoy her. We just didn't want to be sitting at different levels or having to share a small table among 3 people. Then while we were waiting for the third we ordered a drink and began looking at the food menu. We didn't want to order food until our full party was present. When the third person arrived he ordered a drink and she began pressing us about food. He hadn't even gotten a chance to look at the menu yet. While we completely understand the regulations give us limited time and required substantial meals we thought she'd at least give him a minute to look at the menu. She seemed very impatient although there were barely any people in the restaurant- it wasn't busy at all. She reminded us of the regulations and we tried to explain we just wanted another moment as the last person had only just arrived. After this all was fine, we had lovely food and drinks but the service and atmosphere was disappointing to be quite honest. Wouldn't be in a rush to come back.

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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

We stayed her on friday night for our 13 year anniversary and loved every minute of our stay from start to finish. Room was spotless, views from balcony were breath taking. 3 course dinner was delicious, check in was fast and safe distancing from other customers. Would love to stay hear again we got the want to break free deal highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

The service staff in the restaurant were polite and helpful. The food arrived at the table very quickly and some of it didn't seem fresh and was likely reheated. It was over priced given the quality. We previously received a parking discount when eating here before but we received a rude response from the man at reception when we enquired about it on this occasion. I would not recommend here based on our experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 August 2020

Coda Restaurant wasn’t open due to Covid.had to take a 5.30 reservation when we wanted 7 which was frustrating because as we were leaving at 7 people were getting in with no reservation this was extremely annoying as our room wasn’t ready until 4 so we were rushed and then to see we could have just came at 7 anyway.The staff were really nice though but really don’t understand how Covid means the restaurant can’t open .Also was disappointed that the hotel gym was closed due to Covid they said yet every gym in Ireland is open so that made 0 sense

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Visited On Saturday, 22 August 2020

We enjoyed our stay immensely, everything was perfect, the staff went above & beyond especially kristan at reception and all the other staff, we will definitely be back 😘

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Visited On Saturday, 15 August 2020

Your restaurant was not presentable and the table and chairs were dirty so we left. Shocked to say the least!!! 🙁

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Visited On Friday, 14 August 2020

Nice clean hotel. Lovely spacious room.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Had a lovely evening for my birthday & anniversary Thanks so much for making it extra special with all the little treats Top class staff & service See you soon Cynthia xx

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Staff couldn't have been more helpful, nor the food more delicious. Fantastic location and views to boot too!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Everything is very rushed. I dont mind waiting for food and i dont want to be one for giving out about getting food too quick, but within minutes of us ordering the food was there, both courses. That would suggest to me that time and care wasn't put into the preparation of the food. We were in and out within less than 40 minutes. Food is overpriced also. We went elsewhere for desert as we seen some desserts coming out and they were very small for what the price was

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

Staff very friendly and efficient, very impressed would recommend to family and friends

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Have to say, disappointed with the food. We had peri peri chicken wings to start and seemed to be missing both Peri's, nstead we had a bolognese sauce!! Main course was the burger which was grand and also the beef rendang, unfortunately the rendang was tasteless. Wine was great, as was the Heineken, other than that nah.... wont be back for a second date!!

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Very dissatisfied with our meals. Service, quality all below par. €71 for 2 starters, mains and 2 drinks.....the Thai chicken and beef redang were not up to standard. Very dissatisfied all together. Sorry but that's the truth.

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