Chapter One Restaurant - Dublin City

On the north side of Parnell Square in an arched basement beneath the Irish Writers Museum (and the former home of John Jameson of the Whiskey empire) sits one of Ireland’s finest restaurants. 

Opened in 1992 by co-proprietors Ross Lewis and Martin Corbett, Chapter One is an award-winning Michelin star restaurant hailed by food critics all over the word for its innovative modern Irish cuisine (with light French flair) that showcases local ingredients and seasonal produce. Combined with the superb service from its friendly & well-informed front of house staff—dinner at Chapter One is a Dublin experience not to be missed!

A beautifully carved oyster and champagne bar allows guests to choose the perfect bubbly to accompany a plate of the freshest oysters. Also not to be missed is the magnificent Charcuterie Trolley that serves some of the finest artisan cured meats and produce Ireland has to offer.

Reputed as Dublin’s premiere pre-theatre dining venue--allowing guests to depart for one of the nearby theatres after the main course, and returning for dessert & coffee after the performance.

Chapter One offers a variety of menus including: Lunch Menu, 4-Course Dinner Menu, Tasting Menu, Kitchen Table Tasting Menu and Vegetarian. Private dining is available.

Whether joining for lunch or dinner--an exceptional treat awaits you at Chapter One!



  • Closed Sunday and Mondays
  • Lunch:  12:30 – 2:00 pm (last seating for the tasting menu is 1:30 pm)
  • Pre-Theatre seating times 5:30 and 5:45 (tables require back by 7:30 pm)
  • Dinner: 7:30 – 10:30

Advanced reservations are highly recommended.