Tom O’Connell’s vision is to create a ‘home away from home’ Irish Brasserie

O’Connells Restaurant in Donnybrook, Dublin is run and established by husband and wife Tom and Annette O’Connell. Their vision is to create a ‘home away from home’ Irish Brasserie. We use the best of Irish produce, with contemporary cooking and an insistance on value for money. All diners welcome whether popping in for a steaming pot supper on your way home to providing a setting for your treasured family occasions to providing slice of the best of Irish hospitality for visitors to our city!

Tom’s mother was born in 1925, her mother in the 1890’s, their recipes are now passing along to the grandchildren and even the great grandchildren. One family food ethic has remained constant: A respect for the land, the sea, the producer and the cook. We are happy to share our family’s passion for food of the island of Ireland through our food and atmosphere.

Our Food – Committed to Irish Produce O’Connells is a Family Affair, Today is Yesterday, Tomorrow is Yesterday nothing has changed

Tom & Annette O’Connell


Dublin’s Leading Coeliac Friendly Restaurant, O’Connells for over fifteen years now, aspires to be one of Dublin’s leading Coeliac Friendly Restaurants using locally sourced Irish produce and food. 90% of our menus are Gluten Free. We bake our own gluten-free bread and Coeliacs will be pleased to know that O’Connells offer Gluten-free Stuffing and Gluten-Free Bread Sauce. Coeliac Diners are just advised to ‘Ask for the Manager to take your order’. All food preparation is in kitchens where gluten is also used. Whilst every care is taken we cannot guarantee that cross-contamination might not occur.


The O’Connell’s Chef perpetuates on the plate –   the produce of our lands and our seas through the passion of our workers – the Farmer, the Fisherman, the Butcher, the Baker, the Food Smoker, and the Cheesemakers who toil in the earliest hours day after day to produce the finest of Irish Produce.

O’Connells has and continues to be committed to working Ireland’s finest producers and suppliers.  Our food Producers/Suppliers have been our difference over the years; many of them we have long standing relationships.