Variety Jones

78 Thomas Street , Dublin 8, Dublin, Ireland, DO8F2RN
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Open Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm - 22:00pm

Closed Sunday & Monday

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Now you see me, now you don't.

Cuisine: Irish
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Really great food and attentive service. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Wonderful food, staff were great. Enjoyed a beautiful meal with my husband. Couldn't recommend it more. Wish them all the success that they deserve! Keep up the great work!

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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

I've been telling anyone who will listen that 'Variety Jones' is the best, most innovative restaurant in Dublin, in my experience. Am I qualified to say that? I've been to pretty much every Michelin starred restaurant in Dublin several times; I've been to the old blue rinse stalwart restaurants in Foxrock; and the chichi, beardy hipster gastro-pubs in Stoneybatter; the on-trend "small plate" tapas style molecular gastronomy pretenders; and the refined fine dining of Donnybrook. Not to mention many years of expense account style eating out in the finer Michelin starred establishments of London. So, yeah, I am. Following a visit last Friday, I'm forced to revise my opinion. We had a 6pm-8pm sitting; the service was, by turns, rushed, and then, bizarrely, slowed to a halt before the mains were delivered; finishing with the coup-de-grace of kicking us off the table while refusing us dessert, like a bunch of naughty school children. If time was so much of the essence, why were our cold and hot starters for a party of 4 brought out separately? And why was there a 15 minute wait for the main courses? And why, with 15 minutes to go to 8pm, was the cash of 4 paying customers refused, when we asked to buy dessert? It's not as if the "assembly on a plate" offering had to be ordered at the start of the meal like a souffle or anything. It's not as if the 8pm sitting were anxiously waiting outside, or standing around when we left, because they certainly weren't. The snacks, starters and sides were excellent (scallops, oysters, foie gras, and a twist on a mini-ruben sandwich), and the venue is cool; the mains of the (newly changed?) menu, while tasty, were definitely massively inferior to what we'd had previously (why was the main course trout so under cooked in the middle as to be sushi? Why was the lamb so tough as to be a jaw busting stifle on conversation?). But, having raved to our friends they were in for a real treat, we ended up being mortified as our requests for dessert were brusquely refused! The waiter disappeared to ask the kitchen if they'd reconsider, but never came back. We'll be taking a leaf from his book - neither will we.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Did the tasting menu - outstanding. Will definitely be returning.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Excellent food, friendly staff.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

Just WOW WOW WOW! Incredible experience from start to finish. Chefs tasting menu to die for. Stunning Irish seasonal produce made with pure love. Beautiful wine pairings. Superb chilled friendly service and gorgeous surrounds. Can’t wait to bring more foodie mates who will be as smitten as I was. Thank you Variety Jones!

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

Dinner was a great and wonderful Revelation. I love in Los Angeles and am quite spilled with great local ingredients and chefs. Variety Jones stood up to the best. Service was friendly and gracious. Food was delicious and inventive. And massive value!

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Amazing food with great wines matched. Service was great too

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 September 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Really enjoyed the meal, definitely one of the best we have had this year. Have already recommended you to other people!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

We had a really enjoyable evening at Variety Jones, excellent food & atmosphere. The four of us had the chef’s menu, great range of flavours, possibly slightly too much food, but all of it excellent.

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Wine very expensive very limited choices below €60. Food was fantastic, well thought out with a fabulous combination of flavours.

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Super dining experience. Loved it !

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Faultless food ( that foie gras and potato waffles- swoon) & the loveliest front of house team I’ve come across in a long time...pure class. ❤️

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Visited On Thursday, 05 September 2019

Superb balanced, inventive food cooked with love and served with care and attention and good humour.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 September 2019

Very good food especially at these prices.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 September 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed the entire Variety Jones experience! The food and wine was superb and the service was second to none. We would highly recommend this hidden gem. Thank you so much for a wonderful evening! x Zoë & Sean

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 September 2019

Really excellent!

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 September 2019

We really enjoyed the whole experience. Great passion from all the staff. Hope you are very successful.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 September 2019

We had such an incredible experience at variety Jones. Every bit of food was so tasty and different (we got the family menu). The sommelier was so helpful with choosing wine suitable to our liking, and the service as a whole was just outstanding. Will definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Fantastic food and service. Highly recommend!

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Visited On Thursday, 29 August 2019

Excellent service, exquisite food (and we LOVED the wine selection!)

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

All expectations were blown out of the water. The attention to detail in all aspects of each of the 9 dishes I tasted were astonishing and exceptional wine to go with. I would highly recommend the chefs table if possible, its a brilliant space to see the chefs in full flow. I will definitely be returning for some great fodder as soon as possible. Perfect for any occasion, still smiling after eating their homemade spag alfredo. Great produce, cooked with passion and ingenuity and served with a big fat smile. What more do you need? 5 stars all round.

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Visited On Friday, 30 August 2019

You guys are fucking angels descended from the heavens to allow mortals like us, with which we only have a precious few generations to live, a chance to see the light.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Favorite restaurant in Dublin!

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