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Bringing a little bit of Paris to Dublin!

Welcome to The Blackboard Bistro!

The Blackboard Bistro is a bijou French restaurant in Dublin’s historic Georgian Quarter right on the edge of picturesque Merrion Square. Considered to be one of the very best French restaurants in Dublin serving honest, rustic French cuisine. The National Gallery of Ireland is located opposite the restaurant and the American College, the old home of Oscar Wilde, is a few yards along the road. Trinity College’s Lincoln Green gate is just around the corner from the restaurant and their close proximity to the Mont Clare, Davenport, Alexander and Merrion Hotel’s makes it a great location for dining out on a city visit. The Blackboard Bistro serves lunch Tuesday to Friday and Dinner Tuesday to Saturday.

See the review on the Mckennas Guides website

Pierre Heyraud demonstrates a cool mastery of the craft of cooking with his food in The Blackboard Bistro. Just look at the way he knows that pommes Sarladaise works so well with rib-eye steak. See how he judges the touch of smoked paprika with the white beans cooked with chorizo, peppers and garlic that comes with pork belly. Admire how he brings forth the just-right nature of the cauliflower purée with some Clare Island salmon. M. Heyraud’s food works because it is well balanced and expressive, it is apposite and appealing, and the clarity of the food suits the charm of the pretty, funky basement room.- Mc Kenna Guide Best Irish Restaurants 2014

Jazz Night @ The Blackboard Bistro – Wednesday 23 September 2015

Posted on August 21, 2015 by JEANMARTIN

We are hoping you are enjoying the Summer of 2015.  Back to School Time soon and we are once again putting our mind to the Jazz Nights @ the Blackboard Bistro.  We will have the fabulous Blue Brass Quintet with us on the Wednesday 23 September 2015 @ 20:00.  Full Menu will be available on the […]

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New Summer Menu 2015

Posted on July 10, 2015 by JEANMARTIN

So every day of Summer hasn’t been perfect . The weather is very changeable, but still there is a good bit of sun about mixed with the showers and the wind. If its not a BBQ evening and you still want a piece of Summer the Blackboard Bistro has a wonderful Fresh Summer Menu for you. […]

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Blackboard Bistro Jazz Nights – Guitar Deo Louis Stewart & John Moriarty – Wednesday 17 June

Posted on May 29, 2015 by JEANMARTIN

We are more than delighted to announce our next Jazz Night @ the Blackboard Bistro.  We will have in our presents Guitar Deo – Louis Stewart & John Moriarty. Full Menu will be available on the night from 17:30. Irish Guitar Legend Louis Stewart

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Posted on May 15, 2015 by JEANMARTIN

We are open this Sunday 17 May 2015 for Dinner.

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Posted on May 13, 2015 by JEANMARTIN

Our Jazz Night was great fun and we can’t wait to do it again next month.  Will keep you updated. Jean & Pierre.  

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Posted on April 29, 2015 by JEANMARTIN

We are really looking forward to tonight..  The Blue Brass Quintet @  20:00. Dinner from 17:30.

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Posted on March 23, 2015 by JEANMARTIN

A Date For The Diary  29 April 2015 @ 20:00 We are delighted to bring back to the Blackboard Bistro The Blue Brass Quintet Full Menu will be available on the night from 17:30 – 21:30 Tel:  01 6766 839 for more information        

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Blackboard Bistro Review – Irish Times

Posted on March 6, 2015 by JEANMARTIN

Selection of Best Restaurants as chosen by Rachel Collins. “Paris at a pinch: affordable French fare at Dublin’s Blackboard Bistro.”

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Dine In Dublin 23 Feb – 01 March 2015

Posted on February 26, 2015 by JEANMARTIN

We are delighted once again to be part of the Dine in Dublin 2015.  A great week of food & entertainment. We launched Dine in Dublin with an evening of Music on the Evening of 23 February.   Our Jazz & Shiraz Evening was a great success and we hope to do it again in the […]

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Jazz & Shiraz @ The Blackboard Bistro Monday Evening 23 Feb 2015

Posted on February 17, 2015 by JEANMARTIN

To launch Dine in Dublin Week, 23 Feb – 01 March, we are having a Jazz Evening @ the Blackboard Bistro.  Starts at 7:30 till late. Featuring some of Dublin’s best.  Ray Martin on Trumpet, Fintan Jones on Tenor Sax, Phil Ware on Piano, Damian Evans on Double Bass & Dominic drums. We will have […]

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