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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

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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Opening days over the Christamas Period 2014

Posted on December 17, 2014 by JEANMARTIN

Our opening Days are as follows: Thursday 18 Dec open Lunch and Dinner Friday 19 Dec open Lunch and Dinner Saturday 20 Dec open for Dinner only Closed Sunday and Monday. Open Tuesday 23 December for Lunch and Dinner Wednesday 24 Dec (Christmas Eve) Lunch only.  We have to get home as Santa is coming! […]

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Christmas Dining at Blackboard Bistro

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Blackboard Bistro

Our Christmas set dinner menu is on line and we are now accepting bookings for group and individual dining over the festive season. Please view our Christmas page and make an enquiry: Christmas Page  

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Autumn Gift Voucher Sale

Posted on September 24, 2014 by Blackboard Bistro
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Sale On! Our gift vouchers are on sale at 20% off until the 15th October 2014; just go to our on-line shop, select and buy the value of the voucher you wish to purchase and we’ll post them out to you!

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Lughnasa Voucher

Posted on August 13, 2014 by Blackboard Bistro

It’s that time of the year again and we have brought back our Lughnasa voucher… …offering €20 euros towards your dinner bill on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday during August for tables of two or more. Please click on the link below to the voucher and print off a copy and bring it along.  Please […]

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Dublin Horse Show – “We’re Just a trot up the road”

Posted on August 6, 2014 by Blackboard Bistro

It’s that time of year again when the RDS hosts one of Ireland’s largest event, the Dublin Horse Show.  We know that things can get quite hectic around the Ballsbridge  area so why not take a short stroll towards Merrion Square and enjoy the more peaceful & charming Georgian area of Dublin.  Where Pierre, Chef/Patron offers ‘Une Cuisine […]

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Summer Holiday Closure 2014

Posted on July 14, 2014 by Blackboard Bistro

We would like to advise you that we will be closed for Summer Holidays from Tuesday 22 July – Friday 25 July 2014.  We will re-open as usual on Saturday 26 July from 17:30 for Dinner.

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Underground gem on Clare Street, Catherine Cleary, Irish Times

Posted on May 3, 2014 by Blackboard Bistro

Blackboard Bistro is a good value joint that goes beyond predictable bistro fare Catherine Cleary reviews The Blackboard Bistro in The Irish Times today (Saturday 3rd May 2014) and we are delighted with it! “A tongue salad (stifle the urge to giggle as you order it) is a warm circle of buttery potatoes and cubes […]

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Restaurant of the Year Awards

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Blackboard Bistro
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  It’s time to vote for the FOOD&WINE Magazine Restaurant of the Year.   The Awards highlight the very best of the Irish restaurant scene. The voting begins with nominations from the public, the restaurants that have the most nominations go forward to a judges panel which select the best of the nominees for the […]

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