Chapter One

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 10 publications
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10 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

In what was once the Jameson family mansion, chef Ross Lewis specializes in Irish haute cuisine. Full review →



Chef Ross Lewis is well known for his slow food philosophy... Staunchly loyal clientele is proof of this place's well-deserved popularity.


DK Eyewitness

In the cellar of the Dublin Writers’ Museum, Chapter One is often cited by critics as the best restaurant north of the Liffey.


Fodor's Tick Choice

This wonderful, culture-vulture favorite gets its name from its location, downstairs in the vaulted, stone-wall basement of the Dublin Writers Museum. Full review →


Frommer's 34

Artfully lighted and tastefully decorated, it's one of the best restaurants in town, although prices certainly reflect that. Full review →


Insight Guides

Special-occasion restaurant in the basement of a large Georgian house, renowned for its fine modern Irish cooking and elegant atmosphere. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Michelin-starred Chapter One is our choice for city's best eatery because it successfully combines flawless haute cuisine with a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

Stylish basement restaurant under the Writers Museum, with a modern lounge and two smart dining rooms hung with specially commissioned art. Full review →


Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

The critics love it, the punters love it and so will you: a meal at Chapter One is easily the most accessible, affordable and enjoyable fine-dining experience in Dublin. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Dublin diners were hardly surprised when Chapter One was awarded a Michelin star in 2007; in fact, many wondered why the recognition for this hidden gem had taken so long. r. Full review →

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