Welcome to

The Unicorn Restaurant

Dublin's Unicorn

Italian Restaurant

The Unicorn’s new 2017 seasonal menus are packed with dishes that let you enjoy the best of Italian slow cooking and fresh seasonal products with a few our own twists. We also have specials each night designed to surprise you with the tastiest treats we can get from our suppliers that day.

Everything is cooked fresh  for you in our kitchens and our chefs take time prepare our own stocks and sauces with natural ingredients and flavourings.

We always working hard to make the Unicorn Dublin’s favourite place to go for family celebrations and business dinners and events. We’ve started live music on Friday nights with Ms Phoenix and the Jaffa Cakes so you can now enjoy your dinner with some fabulous Italian and international music. And finish the night with one of our delicious cocktails.

The Unicorn is the ideal location for family, group and corporate outings. 

We’ve updated our a la carte and lunch & pre-theatre menus with the latest seasonal offerings. Click here to check our menu page here


Dublin’s famous Unicorn Restaurant brings you the real authentic tastes of Italy in our secluded city centre location.

Just off St Stephen’s Green and close to all major hotels and tourist sites we’re the ideal place for your lunch, dinner, event or special occasion.

Dublin oldest Italian restaurant and voted  No.1 Italian restaurant in The Independent’s Life Magazine.

The Independent Life Magazine No. 1

Lucinda O’Sullivan called us “a different beast” –  with a new team firmly in the saddle, the legendary restaurant is back to its best (we say even better) with fantastic food, superb service and wonderful atmosphere.

Come and try our “faultless performance” and “great value” – book online or call us on 01 662 4757.

Check our menu page and come and enjoy our exciting range of old and new dishes.

Visit us at 12b Merrion Court, Dublin 2 – off Merrion Row and St. Stephen’s Green.

Marchesi Antinori

Findlater Wines

Food at the Unicorn

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The Unicorn



in 1938

Since 1938 Dublin’s iconic Unicorn Restaurant has been the city’s favourite Italian establishment due to its culinary delights, charming ambiance and secluded location. Now under new management and an international team we offer contemporary Italian culinary and dining experience while retaining the restaurant’s heritage.

A combination of the finest cuisine, wine, cocktails and impeccable service in the heart of Dublin’s commercial and tourist area offers the ultimate Italian dining experience for our new and regular clients.

Guests can use our outdoor terrace to dine al fresco and we 
provide the perfect location and setting for business lunches or dinners, important celebrations or simply a lovely afternoon or evening out.

No matter what the occasion, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience and you will be truly captivated not only by our beautiful cuisine but by that wonderful Italian charm. Come and join us.






Book using our on-line reservations and enjoy the taste of Italy.

Note on-line bookings are restricted on Friday and Saturday evenings.

For groups of 6 and over, special requests and events – 

 Call us on 01 662 4757.

Thanks for choosing us.

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Our Menus

The Unicorn


Try our new 2017 menus. 

Book On-line Here

Our team has worked hard to bring you the best of the old Unicorn favourites and classic Italian dishes. Regional specialties and slow food are our hallmark – and we aim to bring you the authentic tastes Italy here in Dublin’s city centre. You’ll also find some dishes with an Irish & international twist and if you have special needs or requests let us know and our chefs will be pleased to create dishes just for you.

We like to keep our information up to date but there might be some small changes to our menus from time to time as we source the best seasonal produce and wines to give you the best experience possible. We hope you enjoy and we appreciate your feedback.

Spring Set Lunch Menu

a la Carte Menu

Lunch & Pre-Theatre Menu

Delicious Desserts

Book On-Line Here

To match these dishes and exquisite tastes we have updated our wine list to bring you a comprehensive selection of Italian wines and some of the more popular and exciting international wines. You can check our new wine list here

Our Wine List

Call us on 01 662 4757 if you have any questions or special requests.



Valentine's Night Groups & Events


Contact us directly for birthday parties, weddings, corporate bookings and private hire

or if you have a group booking of 6 or more.

Check our Group menu. It’s well priced and there are more options than you’ll find in most other restaurants. Our team will work with you to adapt this to your needs.

Our Group Menu

We’re always glad to prepare a special menu for large groups and corporate groups to suit all budgets and tastes. Call us to discuss your requirements and you won’t be disappointed.

Phone 01 662 4757 or  email reservations@theunicorn.restaurant

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The Unicorn - at Home; in the Office; at your Wedding.

Home, Office or Weddings - Unicorn Catering Services


The Unicorn Restaurant is available for private hire for your Wedding or Special Event; at Home for groups and parties; in the Office for events and client entertainment; and at your Wedding at an outside location.

If you have a special event then relax and leave the cooking and stress to us. Hire the Unicorn for your event or wedding and if you want us to come to your home; office or outside location then just call.

For small groups to large we can customise a menu to suit you and your budget; prepare the food in our kitchens and deliver to you; and provide set-up and waiter & bar services all with the Unicorn stamp of quality and excellence.

So if you want to enjoy the famous Unicorn service and cuisine just call to discuss your requirements.


private laneway location
Private laneway in the city centre

Unicorn Wedding & Event

Relaxed setting for your wedding