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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

Come Join us for our last week !!

Posted on February 22, 2016 by JEANMARTIN

It is with heavy hearts that we would like to let you know that this week will be our last week at the Blackboard Bistro. We will close our doors next Saturday night 27 February 2016 after more than 8 years in business. We would like to thank our loyal customers, some whom have been […]

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Valentines @ the Blackboard Bistro

Posted on February 9, 2016 by JEANMARTIN

We have a lovely Valentines Menu on over the weekend of the 12/13 February 2016.  We are closed on the 14th. Tel:  01 6766 839 for reservations or book online today  from our web page.  

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Jazz Nights @ The Blackboard When: Wednesday 24 February 2016

Posted on January 29, 2016 by JEANMARTIN

Upcoming event:  Jazz Night Wednesday 24 February 2016.  First of the year with . Ray Martin Quintet.

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Happy New Year

Posted on December 31, 2015 by JEANMARTIN

We would like to wish all our customers a very Happy New Year.  We look forward to 2016 with lots of new Menu ideas, more music and special events.  We are open tonight the 31 December to ring in the New Year with you! The Restaurant will be closed from tomorrow the 1 January 2016 […]

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Christmas Jazz Night Wednesday 16 December 2015

Posted on December 10, 2015 by JEANMARTIN

Due to the success of the Jazz Night last night 9 December and the demand for it we have decided to run another one next Wednesday 16 December 2015.  Music Starts at 20:00. We will have The Ray Martin Quintet with us. Full Menu available. Early Bird will be available up until 18:30 Hope you […]

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We are open tonight 07 December 2015

Posted on December 7, 2015 by JEANMARTIN

We are open today 07 December for Dinner from 17:30 to 21:30.  We are offering our Early Bird Christmas Menu all evening.  3 courses €32.00.  

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Christmas Jazz Night Wednesday 9 December 2015

Posted on November 27, 2015 by JEANMARTIN

The Blue Brass Quintet are heading in to the Blackboard Bistro Wednesday Night 9 December 2015 to help us kick off Christmas. Starts at 20:00 Christmas Menu available. Book online from the website or call us 01 6766 839

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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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