Dax Restaurant


New Summer Menus

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The sun has been blazing down…

…on Ireland and everything is blooming, including the courgettes, so sees the return of one of Chef Graham’s signature dishes to the menu.

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This year though its a different take on the dish; Iona Farm Courgette Flower Stuffed with Dundalk Bay Lobster, Juniper Lemon Bisque

Our new summer A la Carte dinner menu includes dishes of Rose Veal Tartar, Toonesbridge Mozzarella, Roasted Moulard Duck and Blackstairs Spring Lamb along with much more.

Chef Graham Neville’s new summer set lunch and A la Carte lunch menu is published and available to dine from Tuesday 19th June. A la Carte lunch is a short menu in addition to our set lunch menu and is available every Tuesday to Friday from 12:30pm.

Keep up to date with the new dishes in the kitchen at Dax by following Chef Graham Neville on his twitter feed: https://twitter.com/gnevillechef


May Menus

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New Lunch and pre-Theatre Menu

Chef Graham Neville has some new dishes to show the best of spring produce for lunch and early bird dinner.


For lunch there are starters of Thomas Salter Pork Belly, Goatsbridge Rainbow Trout and heirloom beetroots. Main course lunch dishes include Wild Brill, Blackstairs Lamb and Roast Free Range Chicken. You can dine for lunch at Dax Tuesday to Friday from 12:30pm and the menu is priced at 2 Courses €29 and 3 Courses €35.

Pre-Theatre Dinner

The National Concert Hall is only a short stroll away from Dax, so we are a perfect location for pre-concert dining at the NCH. Our pre-Theatre menu offers really excellent value early evening dining at Tuesday to Friday from 6pm the menu is priced at €32 for two courses and €39 for three courses. We accept tables for the pre-Theatre sitting at 6pm to 6:45pm, the only stipulation is that tables must be fully vacated by 8pm sharp.


Back open for lunch – Tuesday 9th January

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Just a quick note to remind you all that Dax will re-open for lunch on Tuesday 9th January from 12:30pm.

View our Set Lunch menu below:

Lunch Menu

2 Courses €27.50 – 3 Courses €32.50

Served Tuesday to Friday from 12:30pm and when Ireland is playing at home in a rugby international on a Saturday.

(sample menu)



Warm Gressingham Duck Croquette, Pickled Root Vegetables

Annagassan Smoked Salmon, Avocado, Waffle Style Pancake

Mature Comté and Cevennes Onion Tart, Crisp Leaves


Main Courses

Baked Hake, Autumnal Vegetables Risotto, Shrimps Sauce

Noisette of Wicklow Gap Venison, Creamed Sprouts, Chestnuts, Sweet Potato

Loin of Free Range Thomas Salter’s Pork (Co Carlow), Bramley Apple Coco Beans, Thyme Sauce



Pumpkin Cheese Cake Style, Poached and Frozen Madarin

Lemon Curd, Seasonal Berries, Sheep Yoghurt Sorbet

Valrhona Chocolate Mousse, Poached Pear William, Vanilla Ice Cream

Selection of Irish & French Cheeses with Condiments (5 Supplement)

Side Orders 4.5 per dish

Root Vegetables Gratin / Potato Purée

Lunch Menu

€27.50 – 2 Courses
€32.50 – 3 Courses

Chef Graham Neville

Served Tuesday to Friday from 12:30pm
For tables of 6 people or more 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill



Christmas Gift Vouchers: 10% goes to Simon

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A gift voucher for Dax Restaurant is a delicious treat for all the gourmands and gastro-naughts you know.

With the festive season on the way its important to get your order in early…but we recommend waiting just a little while longer before you purchase. Well at least until the 21st November.

This season, as in previous ones, Dax will be donating 10% of the purchase value of all gift vouchers bought online between the 21st November and 19th December to Dublin Simon to help them in their support of the homeless crisis in the city.

Last year we presented Dublin Simon with a cheque for €8,100

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Image L – R: Derek O’Flaherty Bank of Ireland, Clair Rooney Dublin Simon Community, Olivier Meisonnave Dax Restaurant Manager/ Owner, Sam McGuiness CEO of Dublin Simon Community, Michelle Mannion Bank of Ireland

When you buy a Gift Voucher from Dax this Christmas, you give twice!


Purchase a Gift Voucher

Recent Dax Reviews

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With the recent arrival of Chef Graham Neville Dax has popped up on the radar of the food writers and two of the country’s most respected recently visited.

Gillian Nelis described Graham’s food as “simple luxury with a light touch” and went on to say that “Graham Neville’s food whispers rather than shouts, and it is all the better for it.”

Tom Doorley published his review in the Irish Mail on Sunday after he had lunch in Dax. Tom is a great fan of Dax and he loved the new food saying of his lunch that it “was simply sensational…!



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National Concert Hall – Boris Berezovsky – Titan of the Piano

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In aid of a very worthy cause possibly the world’s greatest living pianist, Boris Berezovsky, will be performing in the NCH on Tuesday 25th July in aid of ChildVision

The Dublin International Piano Festival is proud to present Titan of the Piano, this year’s prime Festival highlight, featuring Russian giant, virtuoso pianist Boris Berezovsky, who embodies the epitome of piano mastery, Berezovsky is considered to be one of today’s greatest living pianists. After a dazzling debut recital at London’s Wigmore Hall in 1988, he was awarded the gold medal in the 1990 International Tchaikovsky Competition at age 21 and has since played on the world’s most prestigious stages. His impressive discography has won numerous awards, including Record of the Year from the BBC Music Magazine. A not-to-be-missed event in Dublin this Summer, Titan of the Piano is guaranteed to enthral, performing an exciting and alluring programme of classics from around the globe.

Boris Berezovsky, piano

Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, “Pathetique”, op. 13
Grieg Lyric Pieces, op. 12
Bartok Sonata for Piano, Sz. 80
De Falla 3 Spanish Pieces
Albeniz 6 Pieces from Suite Espanola

DIPF is proud to announce that this recital will be in aid of ChildVision, Ireland’s only Centre for Blind and Multi-disabled children who, for over 150 years have been working with families from all over Ireland to provide therapeutic care and residential services for children with sight loss and other significant disabilities, and we are honoured to support the vital work they do. Witness the astounding talents of one of the world’s greatest pianists while contributing to an incredible charity this summer.

Why not enjoy a pre-concert early bird dinner in Dax then take the short stroll round to Earl’s Fort Terrace and the NCH?

Our Early Bird menu is available for people booking tables from 6pm to 6:45pm Tuesday to Friday, tables must be vacated by 8pm, but the concert begins then anyway.

Pre-Theatre Menu at Dax:

2 Courses €32.00 / 3 Courses €39.00 Tuesday to Friday


Pre-Concert Dining before RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra at NCH

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On the evening of Friday 30th June RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will be performing songs from the musicals at the NCH.

A salute to the tune-filled magic and romance of the musical throws the spotlight on some of the greatest talents from Broadway and Hollywood

With classic songs from giants of the past – Rodgers & Hart, Kander & Ebb and Leonard Bernstein – and modern marvels Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Schwartz and Elton John, there’s a showstopper here for everyone – and that includes fans of Frankie Valli’s Jersey Boys, the Bee Gees’ Saturday Night Fever and Abba’s Mamma Mia!


The National Concert Hall is only a short walk around the corner from Dax Restaurant on Earl’s Fort Terrace. Make a real evening of it and enjoy a fabulous pre-Theatre menu by Chef Graham Neville. Our pre-Theatre / Early Bird menu is available for bookings between 6pm and 6:45pm Tuesday to Friday; tables must be fully vacated by 8pm sharp.

2 Courses €32.00 and 3 Courses €39.00

View the Pre-Theatre Menu


Graham Neville joins Dax Restaurant

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Olivier is delighted to team up with his old work colleague Graham Neville who will be joining him at Dax Restaurant!

Olivier Meisonnave is delighted to announce that Chef Graham Neville has come on board with him at Dax Restaurant.

Olivier and Graham are old colleagues from the much loved and missed Thornton’s; first working together at its original Portobello canal-side location.

Olivier says of the move “I’m so excited to be working with Graham again and have always admired his cooking particularly at Restaurant FortyOne. I think this new partnership is going to deliver a brilliant future for Dax.”

Neville’s aim at Dax is to get to know the restaurant and its customers before he brings his inimitable style to the menu.

The announcement coincides with the completion of a smart refurbishment of Dax during April. The basement restaurant’s uneven flagstone floor, always a source of rocking chairs and reflected sound, is now luxuriously carpeted. The refurbishment also includes additional interior features and modernised facilities.

Graham Neville

The McKenna’s Guide says, “Graham Neville’s cooking is like a conjuring game…it makes for beautiful, satisfying and engaging eating”.

A stellar career, that has taken him to the top ranks of Irish haute cuisine, began in the humble surrounds of DIT’s Culinary School at Cathal Brugha Street. After graduation, he travelled the world working in divers locations from TRU restaurant and Les Nomades in Chicago, Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in Bray, Le Caprice in London, La Pyramide in Lyon plus seven years with Kevin Thornton.

In 2008 he took up the post of Head Chef at the newly opened Restaurant FortyOne where off-site he developed the kitchen’s own organic garden. Awarded for his innovative style with a plethora of accolades including the prestigious Food & Wine 2014 awards for Best Restaurant in Dublin, Best Chef in Dublin and Best Chef overall in Ireland.

Graham Neville is the current Commissioner General of Euro-Toques Ireland, the professional chef’s and food heritage organisation. A prestigious role previously held by Ross Lewis, Derry Clarke and Myrtle Allen.

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Olivier donates €8,100 to Dublin Simon

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Image L – R: Derek O’Flaherty Bank of Ireland, Clair Rooney Dublin Simon Community, Olivier Meisonnave Dax Restaurant Manager/ Owner, Sam McGuiness CEO of Dublin Simon Community, Michelle Mannion Bank of Ireland

Olivier Meisonnave continued his ongoing support for the Dublin Simon Community in March with the handover of a cheque for €8,100 to Sam McGuinness, CEO of Dublin Simon Community. During November and December Olivier committed to donate 20% of the value of every Dax Restaurant gift voucher sold during those months to the homeless charity. Olivier has been supporting Dublin Simon since Christmas 2013 and has so far donated over €25,000 to the homeless charity.

Olivier was converted to the cause after seeing two documentaries on TV which graphically depicted the plight and extent of the homeless crisis in Ireland. He made up his mind then to do whatever he could to assist in defeating the now widely recognised national crisis of homelessness.

Sam McGuinness on behalf of the Dublin Simon Community said: “As we continue to see increasing numbers of people, families and children coming to our doors for help, we are extremely grateful to Olivier for his support. This generosity will mean the Simon Community can continue to provide vital services.”

Olivier and Dax Restaurant’s work with Simon doesn’t stop with the donations. Several times a year Olivier has brought staff from Dax to run barbecues for residents at Dublin Simon housing services sites and at the Phoenix Park “Simon Fun Run” event. Olivier hopes his efforts will inspire others to join in to alleviate this national crisis.

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Six Nations Rugby Lunches

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Dax will be especially open for pre-match lunches on the days when Ireland is playing at home in this year’s Six Nations Championships. Please do make a note in your diary and book a table for lunch in Dax early as demand will be very high this year as the two big sides return to Ireland, France and England.

Special Opening Days for your Diary

Dax will be open especially for Six Nations pre-Match Rugby Lunch on:

Date Match KO Time Dax Restaurant
Saturday 25th February 2017 Ireland V France 16:50 Open for Lunch from 12:30pm
Saturday 18th March 2017 Ireland V England 17:00 Open for Lunch from 12:30pm

Christmas Holidays

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Dax is now closed for our Christmas break.

We will be replying to reservation enquires made during our holiday when the office re-opens on the 3rd January. We re-open for dinner on Friday 6th January and Saturday 7th January. Normal hours of business resume on Tuesday 10th January.

We wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2017!


Saturday Christmas Lunch 17th December

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Dax is open especially for Christmas Lunch on Saturday 17th December this year.

Take a very well-earned rest from the Christmas shopping and join us in Dax for a relaxing festive Saturday lunch on the 17th of December.

Our Christmas lunch menu is 2 Courses for 34.50 and 3 Courses for 39.50 and we will be open from 12:30pm.

Bookings are recommended!

View Christmas Lunch Menu