The Best of Al Fresco Dining

Swing into Sophie’s Terrace

Sophie's Terrace burst on to the scene with the opening of The Dean Dublin in 2014, offering a new take on al fresco dining in in the city centre as one of the only Dublin rooftop restaurants. Sophie’s Rooftop Restaurant is perched elegantly on top of  The Dean where you can expect a brilliant and friendly experience amidst a beautiful, modern glasshouse. Boasting unmissable 360-degree views of Dublin, the weather is their wallpaper. Sit back and enjoy the view with a cocktail in hand, or enjoy a selection of culinary delights from our delicious food menu, from woodfired pizzas, to succulent steaks and seafood specials. And now, the lovely people of Cork and Galway can enjoy Sophie's Rooftop Restaurant and Terrace too with the openings of The Dean in both cities in recent years. Cork's terrace on the 5th floor of The Dean offers stunning views over the River Lee, whilst the rooftop venue in Galway's views span to Galway Bay.

Visit Sophie's in Dublin, Cork and Galway by booking a table here.



Ashton's Riverside Terrace

Undoubtedly one of Dublin's best outdoor terraces, the recently relaunched Ashtons of Clonskeagh is the perfect spot to relax outdoors whilst enjoying fine food and drink. The covered, heated terrace has a dedicated bar and huge LED TV which shows all of the day's sports. Set to become the ultimate summertime destination, the expansive outdoor terrace can be booked for private parties, weddings, and day twos. Whether its a get together with friends and family, a corporate outing, or just a quiet drink with your pooch (we're a dog friendly terrace don't you know), Ashton's is the go to destination for outdoor dining in Dublin.

Book your table at Ashton's Terrace here.

Mackenzie’s Terrace

With the hottest cocktails, brunch and venue; Mackenzie's has best become one of the top al-fresco spots for outdoor dining in Dublin. The elegant Terrace overlooks a breath-taking panoramic view of the modern Dublin Docklands. With its beautiful styling and cosy furniture, it’s the ideal spot for a Boozy Brunch with the girls.

Their no-frills menu is big on taste and made with love, promising something for everyone. Expect a delicious array of American inspired dishes ranging from their famous Pancakes & French Toast Brunch Platters to their freshly hand cut steaks. They are fully stocked on locally sourced goods that compliment their cocktail menu, so, sip away while staring out at the city skyline. Indulge yourself in some new finds or find comfort in their delicious classics. The choice is yours. The pleasure is ours.

Don’t forget to snap up a photo of this one for your Insta because it’s sure to get those double taps reeling in.

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Layla’s Terrace

Who says terraces are just for summer? At Layla's, where we have a fully retractable roof and heaters, you can enjoy alfresco dining all year round in the heart of Ranelagh village. Watch the world go by overlooking the beautiful buzz of Ranelagh Village. Located at the top of The Devlin its glass-surround terrace makes you feel like you’re floating right above the village and only a stone’s throw from the city centre. Speaking of buzz, check out their latest rooftop residents, The Irish Black Honeybee who are working hard to create a delicious blend of honey inspired, Powers Whiskey cocktails for you and your friends to enjoy. While summer in Ireland may not always be hot, the Devlin is always on fire with their wide range of packages for the perfect getaway! So why not turn your night out into a night away if you’re feeling Devlin-ish! However you choose to spend your time in this elegant atmosphere you can be rest assured that the rooftop views are perfectly paired with a side of locally sourced dishes and cocktails.

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Isabelle’s Terrace

Isabelles Terrace is the wine for me!

It’s beautiful, it’s bright, it’s hidden and it’s a ready for a spritz on the terrace! Isabelle’s beautiful and bright restaurant and bar stretches from its entrance on South Anne Street right through to a seated outdoor terrace on the Royal Hibernian Way. Yep, you’re right. Nothing beats a terrace drenched in sun with a cocktail in hand. Isabelle's Terrace is the perfect place to unwind and watch the world go by after a busy day of pottering around Grafton Street. The ground floor terrace is the perfect suntrap on a sunny day for outdoor dining in Dublin, with toasty heaters on hand for those cooler evenings. An idyllic spot for anyone who prefers life’s little luxuries ‘shaken, not stirred’.

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