Dax Restaurant


Early Bird Dinner – Before a concert at the NCH

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The NCH is just a five minute walk away from Dax Restaurant; so we are a perfect location for pre-concert dining.

The NCH Summer Season is in full swing with many lunch time events, so its a good time to remind you about our pre-theatre / early bird menu.

Pre-Theatre – Early Bird menu bookings are accepted between 5:30pm and 6:30pm Tuesday to Friday; tables must be fully vacated by 7.30pm sharp to make way for later sittings. But that, of course is perfect timing for a perambulation to Earl’s Fort Terrace and the National Concert Hall.

Our early bird / pre-theatre menu is very competitively priced at €24.50 for 2 courses and €29.50 for 3 courses. It bears excellent on price comparison with the NCH’s own restaurant; and you can be assured of the quality of the food at Dax.

NCH Dates for your diary:

  • Friday 22nd July, 8.00pm RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Opera Gala with Celine Byrne and Alexander James Edwards
  • Wednesday 27th July, 8.00pm Tommy Emmanuel
  • Thursday 28th July, 8.00pm Barry Douglas, piano – Sublime to Monumental

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Food & Wine Restaurant of the Year Awards 2016

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We’ve a small request: please vote for Dax in this year’s restaurant of the year awards in the following categories:

  • Best Restaurant Dublin: Dax Restaurant
  • Best Chef Dublin: Tomaz Morawski
  • Best Wine Experience: Dax Restaurant
  • Best Sommelier: Olivier Meisonnave
  • Best Service: Dax Restaurant
  • Food & Wine Magazine reader’s Choice: Dax Restaurant
Vote Here!




Olivier is interviewed in The Taste.ie

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Stepping off the street on a bright Spring day, down into the intimate Georgian basement dining room of Dax has a bewildering effect. With it’s open fire, dark stained ceilings, rough rendered walls, and stacks of wooden wine crates, you are effortlessly transported from city centre Dublin to the wine cellar of country manor house in rural France.

You can read the whole article here: TheTaste.ie




A Christmas gift from Dax Restaurant

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This December, when you buy a gift voucher from Dax Restaurant on line, we will donate 10% of the value of the voucher to the Dublin Simon Community to help them in their fight against homelessness in the city.

Gift buying is a struggle some years and in this hectic time of excess the blighted are often forgotten in the rush as we spend our hard earned cash. So this year Olivier will donate 10% of all purchases of gift vouchers this December to the Dublin Simon Community.

A voucher from Dax is a wonderful gift for those that enjoy a touch of luxury and indulgence in their lives…there’s not many who don’t! When you buy a gift voucher this year from Dax, we will donate 10% of the value to help the homeless in Dublin.

Our gift vouchers can be easily bought on-line from our website; just select the value and follow the process to the secure PayPal settlement page.

(event in now cancelled) Tuscan Wine Dinner @ Dax Thursday 12th November 2015

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Our apologies but we have had to cancel the Canalicchio di Sopra Wine Dinner. If we reschedule we will let you know

Canalicchio di Sopra Wine Dinner

Thursday 12th November 2015

Olivier is delighted to welcome Francesco Pacenti, the owner of Canalicchio di Sopra to Dax Restaurant to show case his wonderful wines including his Brunello di Montalcino 2010 awarded 98/100 by Robert Parker.

CANALICCHIO DI SOPRA - MONTALCINO - ITALYThe vineyard was founded in 1962 by Primo Pacenti. Situated in the rolling hills of Montalcino, Tuscany; Francesco and his brother took over their father’s vineyard putting all their heart and passion in to the wines to show to the world why their Brunello is one the top 5 wines in Italy and Europe.

Robert Parker scored their 2010 Brunello 98/100 and the wine is showing an unbelievable elegance, style and quality. The high scores continue and now Dublin has the opportunity to enjoy these amazingly elegant wines matched with superb cuisine at our wine dinner on the 12th November.

This is a pre-paid ticket only event; tickets are 140 euros per person and there are only 56 tickets available. Seating will be on shared tables unless you purchase the entire table, there are 2 round tables for 10 guests, 3 round tables for 8 guests and 12 guests at the back on a long table.

To purchase tickets for the dinner click on the button to go to the purchase page. Tickets


The Evening…

…will begin with a prosecco and canapé reception and a welcome to Dax restaurant for Francisco Pacenti. There will be a short talk about the vineyard and the wines and food for the evening.

Following the reception, a five course dinner will be served matched with three Canalicchio di Sopra wines; Rosso di Montalcino 2012, Brunello di Montalcino 2010 (98/100 Robert Parker) and Brunello Di Montalcino 2006 (97/100 Robert Parker) and finished with Verdicchio “Le Oche” 2012 from Fattoria San Lorenzo.




The Menu

Canalicchio di Sopra Wine Dinner
Thursday 12th November 2015



Prosecco Extra Dry 2014 Millebolle


Amuse Bouche


Wild Mushroom Spelt Risotto
Rosso di Montalcino 2012 Canalicchio


Roasted Partridge, Candied Walnuts, Braised Cabbage and Bacon, Raisin Jus
Brunello di Montalcino 2010 Canalicchio


Irish Venison, Chestnut Purée, Plum, Salsify, Irish Black Pudding Crunch, Cocoa Sauce
Brunello di Montalcino 2006 Canalicchio


Sheridan’s Irish Cheese with Condiments
Verdicchio “Le Oche” 2012 San Lorenzo


Dublin Simon Fun Run!

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Olivier is taking Dax Restaurant up to Phoenix Park this Saturday 3rd October to join in with the Dublin Simon Fun Run!

The long established Simon Fun Run is celebrating its 32nd year! Simon’s 5 Mile professional road race, in association with Athletics Association Ireland, will take place in the beautiful surroundings of the Phoenix Park in Dublin on October 3rd with the race start at 10am.

Olivier will be putting a pop-up version of Dax Restaurant in the Simon Tasting Tent, part of the Simon Village, where he’ll be serving several gourmet dishes to visitors and competitors.

The Simon Village will host a number of Family Fun activities including Hamelys kids activities and nail bar, 98Fm Big Red and Giant Games, Deutsche Bank Kids Races and Novelty Races and the Lucan Gospel Choir!

For more details please visit the Fun Run page


Northern Rhône Wine Dinner

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Domaine du Monteillet and

Domaine M&S Ogier d’Ampuis

On Friday 13th February 2015, the eve of the Ireland v France Six Nations show-down, Dax Restaurant is delighted to welcome the wine makers and their wines from Domains Monteillet & Ogier d’Ampuis at a sumptuous five course dinner from Head Chef Conor O’Dowd.

These two houses represent generations of wine production expertise in some of the world’s most admired and sought for labels from Côte Rotie, Condrieu and St. Joseph.

On the eve of the Six Nations Ireland verses France match we invite you to join us and our guests at a sumptuous five course wine dinner including matched wines from these two premier houses; the following wines will be shown:

  • ‘Abrupt’ N.V, Vin Mousseux, Domaine du Monteillet
  • Viognier de Rosine 2012, IGP des Collines Rhodaniennes, Domaine M&S Ogier d’Ampuis
  • Condrieu ‘Les Grandes Chaillées’, Domaine du Monteillet 2012
  • St.Joseph ‘La Cuvée du Papy’ 2012, Domaine du Monteillet
  • ‘L’Ame Sœur ‘ 2012, Seyssuel, IGP des Collines Rhodaniennes, Domaine M&S Ogier d’Ampuis
  • Côte-Rôtie ‘Fortis’ 2011, Domaine du Monteillet
  • Côte-Rôtie 2010, Domaine M&S Ogier d’Ampuis


Five Course Menu and Live Entertainment

The night will be accompanied with live entertainment from the Wayfarers and their traditional Irish music.

The dinner with matched wines is priced at 145 euros per person. Numbers are very limited, there are only 40 tickets available. Seating will be informal at group tables. To ensure a place please purchase a ticket for yourself and the number of people you wish to bring before they are gone.

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Stéphane Montez has been in charge of his family’s 24 hectare estate since 1997 and has now matured into one of France’s finest wine producers. Having started with a constant sense of experiment, particularly with the use of wood, he has now settled down and has reached a stage where his understanding of his vineyards and how best to transform the grapes that come from them into wine, is at an incomparable level. He makes wines across three appellations; Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and St. Joseph and whilst his wines have always had a delicious fruit character, today they also show a deep, underlying core of minerality allied to tremendous finesse.



Whereas many wine producers take a lifetime to make wines of note, at thirty seven years of age Stéphane Ogier is already a shining star of the Northern Rhône Valley. Stéphane showed great promise from an early age, receiving 100 points from Robert Parker for his Côte-Rôtie ‘Belle Helene’ 1999 when he was only twenty two but it is recent years that his talent has begun to mature into a confident, consistent brilliance. Stéphane makes across the three appellations of Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and St. Joseph as well as exploring and developing hitherto unfashionable and long ignored areas of vin de pays in the Northern Rhône. After recent purchases the domaine’s vineyard holdings now cover just over 12 hectares and his wines have become some of the most sought after in the world today.