Reviews & Press

Genuine Customer Reviews

“Wonderful experience”

“For our final evening in Dublin after a two week tour of Scotland and Ireland our group of 12 selected the Sussex for our dinner. Good fortune must have been with us because the meal and service were exceptional.”

“Everyone of us enjoyed the selections and if we are ever back in Dublin we will certainly visit the Sussex again. My wife and I chose the two course menu for 21.95 Euros each enjoyed all of it. My wine with dinner was reasonable and excellent. The atmosphere was a pleasure and our server, Jen, was a delight. Highly recommended.”

5 of 5 stars
Visited August 2015
Reviewed 14 September 2015

“the best neighborhood restaurant in the area ! I ate there twice during my short stay.”

I visited this place because it just happen t be in my walking path from my hotel to city center. Loved it so much that I went back again a few nights later. The steaks are a bit more tough and chewier than US Meats! but the kitchen does an excellent job on other things like seafood. I generally recommend not ordering steaks or burgers by us Americans. Their beef in general do not compare to what we get at home!

5 of 5 stars
Visited August 2015
Reviewed 9 September 2015


In The Press

Irish Daily Mail

“This is a clever list & fairly priced…their Zenato Valpolicella is a class leader, and there is much more….Friendly service, good food, served by charming waiters…. The Sussex is a lovely room and service is friendly & efficient, and we lingered which is always a good sign”

“The Sussex is the perfect gastropub…. unobtrusive service, reasonably priced wine, great room, brilliant music, interesting selection of craft beers, comfortable chairs….the gastropub food par excellence that’s the clincher.”


Business Plus Magazine

“The Sussex stands out from other restaurants…their food is hearty and comforting…the dessert was the highlight of the whole meal….Order dessert!…The service was very helpful and extremely prompt.”


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“The cocktail bar is a great addition to an already stylish restaurant……there is no better time to sample the delicious cocktails immediately….The food is simple, well executed and incredibly tasty.”


“The Sussex has world class cocktails at your feet ….that sound and taste delicious.”


Le Cool

“Peerlessly fresh seafood prepared simply and expertly.”  “The Sussex have beautiful killer burgers that you will want to order again and again.”
“Fine cocktails and Sunday brunch”.


Sunday Business Post

“The dishes are simple but sophisticated….The flavours of the fresh and simple dishes speak for themselves.”


“The staff are experts when it comes to choosing the perfect drink to go with your meal…The chef not only knows where to source good food, but how to cook it perfectly and weave the ingredients into a great dish…genuine celebration of the Irish larder.”


Image Magazine

“The Sussex embodies everything that is great about Ireland… great food, warm firelight and a great pint…Their fish menu has gained legendary status for good reason…we are still dreaming of the food even after we had left.”

“The menu is sensational, the atmosphere is homely and the staff are warm and friendly.”


Xpose Magazine

“The Sussex offers good honest Irish food….the food is simple and unfussy and they list every origin of their meat on the menus so you know exactly where your food is coming from, which is a nice touch.”