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Balfes at The Westbury

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Buzzy all-day dining venue with creative menu

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At a glance

Open all year
All day dining
Wines by the glass

With its own street entrance, and pavement tables, Balfes is an affable place with white walls, dark leather seats and a long bar-counter down one end. Kick off in the morning with an omelette or blueberry pancakes with maple syrup or pop in for a lunch of roast sea trout with yuzu salt, asparagus and citrus hollandaise. The Josper oven turns out grilled gambas, served with harissa aïoli, and breast of free-range chicken partnered with chorizo and white bean cassoulet. A long list of cocktails appeals at any time of day. For dessert, Josper-grilled pineapple with coconut competes for your attention with chocolate fondant with almond ice cream.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 10.30
  • All day dining


  • Chef(s): Jorge Ballester

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Contemporary Irish
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 4
  • Wines over £30: 24
  • Wines by the glass: 8

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 140
  • On-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available: St Stephen's Green

Additional information

  • Seats: 140

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