Elle's Bar & Bistro at The Iveagh Garden Hotel
Had a large family dinner there for my sons 21st on Friday night, had a lovely table away from main area so noise was grand for chatting! Staff were all lovely and the service was great would definitely recommend it 🎈🥂🥳
Lovely pre concert dinner and although the wrong mains arrived, they were replaced quickly and without fuss!
I would return!
Fabulous will be back again and again
We attended the restaurant as part of a deal on Valentine’s Day. It was a set menu and we were happy with our options. We arrived to a relatively quiet restaurant at 7:15 as per our booking and were shown to our table. We received our starters and drinks quite quickly and the restaurant started to fill up. Unfortunately it took well over an hour and a half for our mains to arrive. We asked for service twice and nobody got back to us. On the third attempt, the server was very apologetic and actually got us an answer- our meal had been skipped (set menus don’t have too many options). We still waited and our desserts were brought to the table- we again said we hadn’t received our mains. The (third) server came back and offered us a complimentary drink and again apologized. At this stage, the 3 tables around us who arrived after us had left as they had finished their meal. We were quite hungry. All in all, the food was enjoyable as was the atmosphere but I wouldn’t recommend booking on a busy day even though it is a set menu. I understand it’s not the servers fault and the girl was very apologetic but it’s quite frustrating when people that have arrived after you have left after 4 courses before you even get your main course.
Lovely lunch, great service. A bit more expensive than my usual work lunch but lovely for something special. I'll be back again.
The menu was a little poor, at 1.30pm I didn't expect to be given the breakfast and brunch menu, which was rather limited.
There were three or four baby showers on at the same time but it wasn't too loud. The venue is lovely and the staff really good.
Our waitress was really lovely and hugely enhanced the experience! Would go back for her alone! Thank you!
Really great bar and bistro, nice menu and ambiance. Exceptional service, especially our waitress Alexandra. I would highly recommend Elles.
The food we did get was very good and at a fair price however the dessert menu was very disappointing it didn’t seem to be a full menu but a part of a 3 course meal deal or something. There were only three options none of which seemed appetising. Our ids were also not accepted as we didn’t have passports on us because we didn’t know that was all that was accepted and all we could do was show a picture of them which wasn’t accepted either. We only wanted one drink and it was really disappointing that the Iveagh was so unaccommodating since we did have age cards and photos of passports and learners permits as we were out for an anniversary dinner and it did take from the experience that all we could get was a main course and no drinks or desserts :(
Restaurant was very quiet which was fine as it was a Monday night and the food was good. However I have to say the service was very bad, there was plenty of staff on, we had to request water 3 times for the table and 20 minutes later before it arrived. The waiter came and poured out a glass of wine for one person and then dropped the bottle and left which I thought was very bad service and would not expect that in any restaurant
Table was not booked .. did not get to have our afternoon tea .i was good I only booked a table and not the afternoon tea.. I showed the waitress how I booked through the website and she knew I was right .we were told manager will be over but nobody came , ordered coffee and a coke half hour and still nothing . I went to the waiter who was just standing there talking to her colleague and told her we were leaving .. I will never be back to this hotel ever again . I paid 179 to stay there and spent the entire evening dining at another hotel across the road .. there was a wedding on the hotel but there’s no excuse , if it’s too busy put more staff on the roster .. this was a birthday celebration and it was ruined only for we went somewhere else .
Great food and staff!!
Good variety of choice.
Very attentive staff.
Took 45 mins for our lunch to arrive and there were only 2 of us.
Very nice cosy restaurant, quick service, friendly ztafff, lovely food, lovely decor. Excellent location for a city break
We were greeted at our table by Alexandra. She was absolutely fantastic to us. We had a small baby with us and she ensured everything was ok with our table location. Alexandra is brilliant at her job and is a great asset to the restaurant.
enjoyed the lunch - lovely atmosphere. Will defo be back!
Been here a couple of times now during lunch - menu is great good value for money. The only negative would be the noise when large bookings are in. We seem always to be seated at the divider of the main room and it can be hard to hear others at the same table when large bookings are around.
So disappointed service very slow we were on our lunch hour and it took over 40 minutes to get our lunch! Not rushing back. Plus I had to chase to try and get my water refilled so bad
Dear yvonned, May I begin by expressing my sincere thanks to you for taking the time to send us your feedback regarding your recent May I begin by expressing my sincere thanks to you for taking the time to send us your feedback regarding your recent experience. Please rest assured that your comments regarding your wait for your food have been forwarded to the relevant department and will be addressed to ensure this is improved upon. Warm regards, Bronwyn Marketing & Communications Executive
Good location for a work/business lunch. Food was served quickly
Dear SenR, Many thanks for your lovely review. We hope to see you in Elle's Bar & Bistro soon. Warm regards, Bronwyn Marketing & Communications Executive
Amazing decor, lovely food, nice service, all you need. Great for a night out with girlfriends as well as for romantic dinner.
I absolutely loved this restaurant in the hotel, I was drawn by the decor and aesthetics in the lobby and the hotel itself. Overall I rate it a 9/10 just because the noise level was quite high as we were placed in the garden with a bunch of ladies who were celebrating a baby shower.
Hi DeborahOdia123, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Elle's Bar & Bistro. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the experience. Please rest assured that your comments regarding noise from other guests have been passed on to the relevant teams. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, Bronwyn Marketing & Communications Executive firstname.lastname@example.org
Restaurant is very nice, but when I booked online I was not given the option to sit outside. When we arrived in time for our booking the staff couldn’t accommodate us outside and we were basically the only table inside! It defiantly put a dampener on our day. The option to sit outside should be clearly given at the time of booking.
Dear MichelleNS, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience at Elle's Bar & Bistro. Due to our terrace being in high demand we can not always ensure our guests a place outside, however, we do endeavour to do so when we can. Should you find yourself at Elle's in the future, please let me know and I will handle your reservation personally. Kind regards, Bronwyn Marketing & Communications Executive email@example.com
I have been twice over past month and the atmosphere is awful
The first day I was in there I seen an incident of the chef and a wait staff member shouting at one another and Friday eve it was a volatile environment and staff making snarky comments about other staff members
Clearly very poorly managed
There was 4 staff members on the floor and I wouldn’t have called it busy but our drinks took 20 mins and when we checked where they were told only one guy does cocktails
Too many Indians not enough chiefs
Nobody seems to know what’s going on
Great to watch the drams unfold if that’s what your after
Lovely addition to harcourt street - good food and friendly service
Atmosphere was dead. Place was half empty but service wasn't tentative/ quick. Food was okay but basic. Glass of wine was overpriced. Background noise from Iveagh gardens wasn't pleasant. Not impressed and wouldn't bother returning.
We had a table booked for 4pm. Lucky we arrived 15 mins early because we were told that the kitchen was closing from 4-5 and we were advised to look at the menu and order quickly.. it was all very rushed, we didn’t get to view the menu for long enough and of course we were left wondering what would have happened if we arrived on time.. burger and fish was ordered in a rush, it arrived too quickly, quality was average.
The hotel is beautiful, cocktails at the bar were a real treat.
It was our 20th anniversary so the rushing was disappointing but a nice experience overall. Thank u.