Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wed - Fri 9am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 9pm
Sunday 10am - 8pm
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Riddler Restaurant
*** SPECIAL OFFER BETWEEN NOW AND END OF NOVEMBER***
Free glass of house wine (red or white) with purchase of any main course if you show your ticket to event in Vicar St on the same night!
The Riddler is a contemporary yet cosy bistro, cafe and winebar located centrally in Dublin's Gothic Quarter in close proximity to popular tourist sites such as Christchurch, St Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity College, Dvblinia and Vicar Street. Serving delicious hearty food with an element of our wee city thrown in, our local staff will be thrilled to make your dining experience a memorable one.
Lovely food and wine! V.friendly and attentive staff! V.convenient for Vicar St. My only issue would be that not all main courses listed on the menu were available.
Super evening, was my first time at The Riddler but am already looking forward to going back again!!
Made a reservation on open table and when we arrived, the staff said sorry we are closing for tonight. This is after we changed our plans paid transportation to get to the spot. The only excuse we were given was that “oh, if if you booked within the last two hours we wouldn’t have seen it yet”. Sounds like you need to re-evaluate your booking system.
If I could give zero stars I would.
We had a lovely early bird meal here before ending a show in Vicar street. Cannot fault the place- nice atmosphere, delicious food & cocktails, good service and great value.
The restaurant is well located near Vicar St but the service leaves a bit to be desired. The wait staff are friendly and appear to be trying their best but the manager (Irish man) was rude and made it seem like our group was an inconvenience when we arrived, saying that he would have to open the other side of the restaurant for us even though we had a booking.
We were a family of 5. we had made a RSVP for late lunch. We walked over from Trinity College area specifically to eat here based on other reviews. All was good until our food arrived - they had prepared chicken vs. beef for my daughter, which they redid and provided 10% off. we never saw the waiter again. Do not get the Philly cheese-steak sandwich - it had no onions and zucchini quarters on it - and it wasn't good - still can't determine if it had cheese on it.. Meat was undercooked. I had ordered onion rings which did not come - we would have asked -but never saw the waiter again. Found out when we paid, it was not written down. We went to the counter to get our "check" and pay. That is when we saw the waiter making coffee. It was not memorable on a positive note. Lots of places in Dublin and for a short period of time folks might have - go to another place.
We ended up leaving. When we called ahead of the reservation they said the kitchen closes at 8 so we need to order as soon as we got there. We sat down and in less than a minute the waitress asked for our order. We hadn’t looked at the menus. Then she came back two min later and asked again. I asked about the soup of the day and she didn’t know what it was and couldn’t explain it. I asked what was in the vegetarian Wellington and got the same response. I asked if there were any specials and she shook her head - no. We left after she left the table at that point.
You scheduled my reservation on a day that your restaurant was closed! Why would you book a reservation on a night that your restaurant is closed? Not only did you book the reservation on a night that your restaurant was closed, you also sent me reminder notes of the reservation. And now you have the audacity to send me a note asking how the experience went ? Here’s how it went . My wife and two young children walked 10 blocks in a cold rain storm to reach your restaurant, only to find your closed restaurant on Monday.s. We then spent 1.5 hours trying unsuccessfully to get a tac
Everything was beautiful,I would have liked a little more duck than I got in my salad,maybe up the price of this dish and use a full duck breast in it,loved it though,really nice.nathan,our waiter was really nice as was the girl who greeted us when we arrived
Great staff, delicious food.
Extremely disappointed. Staff were ok but due to slow service it's a shame we had to leave without actually having had any food. Over 40mins waiting for medium rare rump and seabass, with everyone else around, who came in after us, receiving their meals first. Also could see our taco fries ready and waiting for 20mins, which had I been served them, they would have sent then back. Not once did any of the staff say there was a delay, in fact as we were getting bill for our drinks they were all avoiding eye contact.
Slow service! We were left waiting for about 20 minutes before even taking our drinks/food order. Food was slow to come too, we had to ask if they could hurry along.
Visited "The Riddler" whike we were in Dublin for the night, brilliant food, very friendly staff and a quirky wee place. Will definitely be back
Service was efficient and friendly, much appreciated. We enjoyed our visit very much
Food was excellent and very friendly staff.
We popped in on Thursday 31Jan after seeing Trip Advisor comments. The steak and Monkfish were both outstanding. Staff attentive and professional. It was great to see the Chef and team “on stage” The following night we went to another restaurant which again in Trip Advisor had fantastic reviews..... we were so disappointed with it we booked a return visit to the Riddler and again suberb! I shall be adding a review to Trip Advuser this restaurant was the best eatery I’ve eaten in in a long time.
Was visiting Dublin for a weekend and booked a dinner on Saturday night for my frieind’s 30th Birthday. Had a great time! We all had steaks which were so delicious. Service was nice and run very smooth, felt very relaxed and welcomed even though it was our first day in the city. Would definitely recommend this place and will be coming back myself again! Thank you
Attentive staff but not intrusive. Very tasty food. delicious cocktails . Well worth a visit, will definitely return.
Perfect spot befor Vicar St. Very friendly staff. Lovely food
Great tasty food and lovely friendly service
Great food!! Seafood linguini was excellent!!
First time here and will definitely be back - gorgeous!
Great food,ideal for vicar st,would definitely recommend
Excellent food and great value. Also ideal for pre vicar street food