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Pearl Brasserie

4.8
4.8
247 Reviews
€51 and over
Contemporary European

Located right in Georgian Dublin City Centre. Next door to the famous 5 star Merrion Hotel. Pearl has catered for lovers of fine dining for the past 20 years. French and Asian fusion is the norm. The Pigeon Rossini or Bluefin Tuna Ponzu is still a staple on the menu but it is the €90 -Six course tasting menu that will demonstrate Pearl’s culinary legacy.

We work closely with our dedicated suppliers enabling our team to source the best of ingredients. Culinary ingenuity and skill from the kitchen combined with warm, professional service makes Pearl one of Dublin’s premier fine dining experiences.

Featured in Michelin Guide since first year of opening.
Travelers Choice Award 2021 - Top 10% of restaurants worldwide Tripadvisor
Awarded Chef of the Year 2017 in the Georgina Campbell Awards
Travelers Choice Awards 2020, 2019,2017 - Delighted to be included at No 5

For the past 20 years Pearl Brasserie continues to perform at the top of the game in Dublin.

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Booked 21 times today
  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Seafood, European

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
    Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 661 3572

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sebastien Masi

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

Starters

  • Pear & Roquefort€16.00

    chicory, candied walnuts, celery, honey summer truffle vinaigrette

    • Marinated Bluefin Tuna Ponzu€18.00

      avocado, radish, coriander, apple & wasabi sorbet

      • John Stone Irish Beef Tartare€17.00

        celeriac remoulade & apple

        • Crispy Dublin Bay Prawns€18.00

          wrapped in spring roll pastry, marinated bean sprout salad, mango & black pepper dressing

          • Cured Organic Salmon€16.00

            black garlic, pickled vegetable, mushrooms & baby onions

            • Crab Meat€20.00

              apple, horseradish, cucumber & avocado mousse, chilled crab bisque

              • Pan Fried Duck Foie Gras€20.00

                Pear compote, almond gel, smoked almonds & grapes. Recommended with a glass of Monbazillac, Chateau Vari, 2015, €8

                Mains

                • Jaru Kimchi€23.00

                  Roasted heritage carrots & onions, sesame, parmesan galette

                  • Pan Fried Sea Bream Fillet€27.00

                    spinach, tomato & Kalamata olive salsa, Iberico chorizo croquette

                    • Cod€32.00

                      Baked with fennel, chilli & lemon, saffron baby potatoes & cooking stocks

                      • Turbot€42.00

                        Italian fresh summer truffle & pine kernels, foie gras toast, garden peas, chicken jus

                        • BBQ John Stone Lamb Rump€33.00

                          parmigiano polenta, smoked red peppers, lamb jus

                          • Squab Pigeon Rossini€37.00

                            slow cooked leg croquette, foie gras & summer truffle sauce

                            • John Stone Irish Beef Fillet€38.00

                              morel sauce, roasted heritage carrots, gratin dauphinoise

                              Side Orders

                              Portion for one person €5

                              • Seb's Ratatouille

                                • Summer Truffle Arancini & Parmigiano

                                  • Summer Truffle Mash

                                    • Homemade Fries

                                      Last updated: July 26, 2021

                                      What 247 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                      4.8
                                      4.8 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.8Food
                                      • 4.8Service
                                      • 4.7Ambience
                                      • 4.4Value

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                                      1. KB

                                        KevinB

                                        Washington DC

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        Good, high class restaurant, great ambience and service. Food is excellent (though in small quantities) and wine list prices are generally high. Staff are friendly and helpful and a big part of the experience. Good for a special occasion.

                                      2. MO

                                        MirelaO

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Beautiful and spacious restaurant. All staff members from the start to end were very welcoming, accomodating and attentive. Was delighted to have the option of alcohol free cocktail and my partner enjoyed a lovely glass of wine. Food came out quickly and all the dishes that we have tried were just amazing; packed with flavour and curious combinations that worked so well together. The menu has an option for each palate and taste which made the visit an overall beautiful experience. Will definitely recommend to friends and family, and will be visiting again. Thank you so much to everyone who looked after us!

                                      3. JB

                                        JoeB

                                        Dublin

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Lunch was extraordinarily good! Every time we go go back it gets better. Hats off to Sabrina and her team!

                                      4. OG

                                        OrlaG

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                        Excellent as always! Staff were superb and very attentive but in an understated manner.

                                      5. DP

                                        DerekP

                                        Dublin

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 3 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Wonderfully food from a imaginative menu with service second to none, particularly from Gabby who look after us all evening. We were very happy with choice of seafood offered for both starter and main course. Will be going back!

                                      6. JC

                                        JoanneC

                                        Dublin

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on October 15, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Absolutely wonderul to be back at Pearl, THe food as always exceptional but it is only as good as the wonderful welcome and service we recevied from the team there - everyone professional, friendly and wecloming, C'est Super! Joanne

                                      7. H

                                        Hether

                                        London

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on October 15, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Delicious food and great atmosphere. Would definitely go back

                                      8. PM

                                        PaulM

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 15, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Absolutely lovely food in a fantastic setting. Could easily become me new favourite Dublin restaurant.

                                      9. R

                                        Richard

                                        Dublin

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 14, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great friendly service welcome on arrival. Followed by superb six course tasting menu. Could not have chosen wines to match better and that's with a career in wine, particularly liked the NZ pinot, full of flowing complexity. All round another super meal in The Pearl and well be back. Keep it up.

                                      10. JK

                                        JKKE

                                        Dublin

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 14, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Absolutely fabulous as always. Food and service are impeccable. Pearl continues to be my favourite restaurant in Dublin. Will return again soon.

                                      11. SF

                                        ShaneF

                                        Dublin

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on October 9, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fabulous food. Ideal for a special occasion or just to treat yourself!

                                      12. MF

                                        MargaretF

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 9, 2021

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        Excellent service food very good but a bit pricey for lunch . Would return tho

                                      13. DL

                                        DiarmuidL

                                        Dublin

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 9, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Wonderful tasting lunch menu with wines. Staff very professional and knowledgeable about both the food and wines. They made the lunch

                                      14. P

                                        Pete

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 8, 2021

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        Nice food, nice staff, nice experience. Nice wine 🍷

                                      15. C

                                        Claire

                                        Dublin

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on October 8, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent service and food. Would highly recommend

                                      16. CD

                                        CarolineD

                                        New York Area

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 8, 2021

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        I can't recommend this restaurant enough. Whilst it is on the more expensive side (we went for a special birthday), the service, the ambiance was spectacular. The food was amazing (not entirely to my taste with everything on the plate) but my friend loved every bite of hers. Definitely going back for another treat at some stage.

                                      17. D

                                        Derek

                                        Dublin

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 7, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It was my wife’s birthday, perfect is a word I don’t use likely but I have to say if you want to treat somebody in your life this is the perfect perfect place to bring them. Staff excellent , Romantic setting excellent, food to die for. Highly recommended

                                      18. GB

                                        GiordanoB

                                        Dublin

                                        4 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on October 2, 2021

                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                        Very good food, warm ambience, good price to quality. We will come back for sure

                                      19. E

                                        Emma

                                        Dublin

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 2, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Welcoming and excellent service. Great Sommelier. Delicious food - small portions but very filling.

                                      20. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Francisco

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on October 2, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Very attentive service. Great food. One guest gluten sensitive and chef very accommodating producing a fab gluten free meal.

                                      21. RW

                                        RichardW

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 2, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        High quality food and lovely atmosphere, attentive but not too overbearing. Great for a treat lunch!

                                      22. FC

                                        FionaC

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 1, 2021

                                        overall3food4service1ambience4

                                        While the food was excellent the staff seemed very disorganised. We did not get any bread until our main course arrived. We didn’t get our wine until we were almost finished our mains and we had to ask 3 times to get it. After our main course we were given more bread! I have been many times over the years and this was the only time that the service was bad. There seemed to be no manager in charge.

                                      23. TB

                                        ThierryB

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 1, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We selected the tasting menu with Classic wine selection. The principle is that you don't know what you will eat and every plate is matched by a wine also chosen for you. I have to say that both my wife and I have been very impressed by the quality and diversity of the food we've got. The wine served were equally of good quality. They have a NZ Pinot Noir that is out of this world. The attention to details from the waiter was great and made us really enjoy our time in Pearl Brasserie.

                                      24. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on October 1, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fab restaurant. Staff so attentive. Food delicious

                                      25. RN

                                        RichieN

                                        Dublin

                                        4 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on September 30, 2021

                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                        Incredible night with my wife for her birthday, the guys were so friendly and the food was wonderful

                                      26. MO

                                        MoiraO

                                        Dublin

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on September 25, 2021

                                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                                        Nice food and good service Small portion sizes though for the price

                                      27. PC

                                        PaulC

                                        Dublin

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on September 25, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We have never failed to enjoy our visits. You make every effort to make it special.

                                      28. DB

                                        DavidB

                                        Dublin

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on September 24, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Everything was faultless. Extremely welcoming staff, very attentive throughout the meal without being intrusive. Great food, every course was delicious.

                                      29. SP

                                        SarahP

                                        London

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on September 24, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We had a wonderful evening at the Pearl celebrating an anniversary. The menu is exciting with some Asian influences and the food was absolutely delicious. We can't wait to go back.

                                      30. LO

                                        LizO

                                        London

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on September 18, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Simply great! Food, service, wine & ambience lovely. Could not have asked for more for discreet birthday meal. Thanks to all.

                                      31. RS

                                        RuairiS

                                        London

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on September 17, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fantastic Restaurant. Beef fillet unreal

                                      32. D

                                        Dublin

                                        London

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on September 17, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent restaurant. Friendly attentive service and great food.

                                      33. PB

                                        PhilipB

                                        London

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on September 16, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fine dining with exceptional service, had a booth which was perfect for meeting old friends

                                      34. HD

                                        HeleneD

                                        Dublin

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on September 15, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Really nice place ! I will definitely recommend it !

                                      35. BR

                                        BRENDANB

                                        Dublin

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on September 11, 2021

                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent service and food. Very well received with courtesy

                                      36. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on September 10, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Last night out in Dublin! We had a wonderful time.

                                      37. D

                                        Donleven

                                        Switzerland

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on September 10, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Love the hospitality! We had the 6 course surprise menu and it was fabulous! Highly recommended.

                                      38. EU

                                        EibhlinU

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on September 10, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        A fine dining experience with unobtrusive but attentive service. Tasty food beautifully presented and explained.

                                      39. MF

                                        MicheleF

                                        London

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on September 9, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Beautiful restaurant and a wonderful team- tasting menu with wine was delicious and well-paired.

                                      40. D

                                        Davidf

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on September 9, 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Simply stunning food in a suburb premises. Staff so attentive . Would highly recommend

                                      FAQs

                                      Pearl Brasserie is rated 4.8 stars by 247 OpenTable diners

                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                                      Booked 21 times today
                                      Google Map for Pearl Brasserie

                                      The Merrion Buildings 20 Merrion Street Upper Dublin, Dublin Co. D02 XH98

                                      • Cross street

                                        Besides Merrion Hotel, Opposite Government Buildings

                                      • Neighborhood

                                        South City Centre

                                      • Hours of operation

                                        Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm
                                        Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–9:30 pm

                                      • Cuisines

                                        Contemporary European, Seafood, European

                                      • Dining style

                                        Elegant Dining

                                      • Dress code

                                        Smart Casual

                                      • Payment options

                                        AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                      • Executive chef

                                        Sebastien Masi

                                      • Additional

                                        Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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