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Dublin Restaurants

The French Paradox

  • 53 Shelbourne Rd. Map It
  • Georgian Dublin
  • French
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 04/29/2014

Fodor's Review

Relaxed, simple, but chic would best describe this little restaurant above a wine shop in the heart of Ballsbridge; it also describes the people of the south of France who inspired the place. Wine buffs, Francophiles, and gourmets flock here for the hearty traditional fare and Mediterranean ambience. Share the assiette le fond de barrique, a selection of charcuterie, pâté, and cheese, or perhaps indulge in a duck terrine with home-made chutney or a choice from

the foie gras menu. Select a nice bottle from the ground-floor wine shop (mostly French labels) and sip it in situ for a mere €8 corkage fee along with a few "French tapas." Seating is limited.

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53 Shelbourne Rd., Dublin, Co. Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 04/29/2014


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