Dazzling Pre Theatre Menus - Dublin Visitor Centre

Dazzling Pre Theatre Menus

Not just the preserve of the Culture Vultures

The Gate  Theatre has been the jewel of Dublin’s cultural crown since its inception in 1928.  So, if you’re planning on attending a performance, why not make an evening of it and enjoy a pre-theatre fine dining experience nearby?

Chapter One is housed in the basement of the Dublin Writers’ Museum and is just a five minute stroll away from the Gate Theatre. The sumptuous food, ambiance and incredible team at Chapter One make it quickly apparent why this restaurant has achieved a Michelin Star.  If you take advantage of the pre-theatre menu the team will collect your tickets at the Gate Theatre to allow you more time to enjoy your dining experience. Diners must order before 6pm with tables vacated in time for the shows’ performance at 7:30pm.  Bookings for the pre-theatre menu are taken between 5:30 -5:45 daily so you are strongly advised to book in advance by contacting info@chapteronerestaurant.com .

A relative newcomer to Dublin’s Fine Dining scene, the Hot Stove has been dazzling patrons with its beautifully presented elegant food.  Housed in a Georgian basement overlooking Parnell Square, the bright airy dining room contains illustrations by top artists which add to the ambiance.  Their pre- theatre menu (including well thought out options for vegetarian and coeliac patrons) is served from 5 – 7.15pm daily.  If the sun is shining ask to eat al fresco in their beautiful courtyard.


Located just off O’Connell Street, the Talbot 101 is a popular choice with the Gate’s patrons.  The 101 offers diners a vibrant menu with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours. Their pre-theatre (early bird menu) is served from 5 – 7.15pm Tuesday – Thursday which gives you ample time to be seated before the curtain rises.

Don’t just take our word for it –   Chapter One , Hot Stove  & 101 Talbot  have all received Rave reviews from former guests. Drop into the Dublin Visitor Centre and our friendly staff will be happy to advise you on places to eat and cultural events in Dublin City.


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