(01) 661 8700

About Il Segreto

The original team behind BANG Cafe are back together in the beautiful and comfortable Il Segreto Restaurant. Located just off St Stephens Green on Merrion Row in Dublin 2 , Il Segreto offers modern European cuisine at is affordable and consistent best. 

On top of our exciting new menu we have re-introduced some of our old favourites such as The Pan Fried Scallops with mousseline potatoes, pancetta and garlic butter and the Medallions of Beef Fillet.

Along with our award winning head chef Lorcan Cribben, Simon and Christian Stokes have over 10 years experience in the restaurant industry.

The concept for Il Segreto is an affordable and professional dining experience using fresh ingredients delivered daily on all our menus while creating a relaxed atmosphere in which our customers can enjoy their meal whatever the occasion may be.

The menu whether it’s our lunch or dinner menu, the excellent value pre theatre menu, our wine menu or cocktail menu or it’s that special menu that you have chosen for your party or event, they will always be treated by the team here with the highest standards to ensure that our aim of quality, consistency and affordability are met.

We have a fantastic cocktail bar situated on the ground floor where our award winning mixologists  can make that perfect pre dinner drink or post dinner cocktail. With live music every Friday and Saturday night the cocktail bar is ideally located to listen and enjoy the music or if you have your dancing shoes on you are welcome to dance the night away!

On the first floor we have 2 sun kissed terraces on which you can dine, have a cigar and brandy or simply enjoy the sun while holding a daiquiri. Our terraces are the perfect outdoor spot to unwind day or night.

Il Segreto is open for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday night from 5 pm each night and for Lunch on Tuesday to Saturday from 12 pm. With its open plan design and location the restaurant can cater for any party or occasion whether its 2 people or 100 guests Il Segreto is a great restaurant or venue whatever need you might require.

We look forward to welcoming you very soon.

Contact us

We are open for Lunch from Tuesday to Saturday serving from 12.30pm

We are open for dinner on Tuesday to Sunday night from 5.30pm each night.

Il Segreto
13a / 13b Merrion Row
Dublin 2

Telephone: (01) 661 8700

Email: ilsegretodublin@gmail.com


Saturday Lunch Menu

Lunch Menu

Set Lunch Menu

Dinner Menu


Pre Theatre Menu

Group Set Menu

Finger Food Menu

Christmas @ IL Segreto


Take the stress and hassle out of Christmas and Join us here in IL Segreto to celebrate the festive season with your colleagues, friends or family. Our menus are made up of seasonal, locally sourced produce and includes some home cooked favourites. 


Live Music every Thursday (10pm), Friday and Saturday  Night throughout December from 11 pm until late

Our live music is a 2 piece band or our house Spanish band or our party DJ ! 



Please go to "our menus" to see Christmas menus



Tuesday to Friday from 12.30 with last orders 4.30pm

Set Menu for Parties of 10 or more

Early lunch :12.30 until 3pm

3 Course Lunch Menu is priced at €34 incl tea/coffee (excl 12.5% service) 


Late Lunch  : 3pm last orders 4.30pm

3 Course Lunch Menu is priced at €38.50 incl tea/coffee (excl 12.5% service) 


Please note additional opening days for lunch: Saturday the 8th,15th and 22nd and Monday the 17th of December.


Dinner :

Tuesday to Sunday

from 6pm until last orders at 11pm

Also open Monday 17th december

(Please note we will NOT be running the pre theatre menu in December)

Our 3 Course Dinner Menu is priced at €47.50 incl tea/coffee (excl 12.5% service)



Opening Hours over Christmas and New year:


Monday 24th December : Lunch only, closed Dinner

Tuesday 25th December : Closed

Wednesday 26th December : Closed

Thursday 27th December : Closed

Friday 28th December : Open Dinner only from 5.30pm

Saturday December 29th : Open Dinner only from 5.30pm

Sunday 30th December : Open Dinner only from 5.30pm

Monday 31st December : New years eve party with dj till late!!



Tuesday 1st up to and incl Thursday 3rd of January 2013 : closed

Friday 4th Jan until Sunday 6th January : Open Dinner only from 5.30pm



Sunday Dinner





We are open every Sunday for dinner from 5.30pm.

We have the option of our fantastic value Pre Theatre menu or ALA Carte menu.

Pre Theatre menu is priced at :

2 courses for €20

3 courses for €25

This menu is available all night on Sunday Nights


We also have our ala carte menu available too. Our menu is French inspired and made using the very best of Irish produce which we have delivered daily to ensure that all our dishes are freshly made to order.

Choose from our signature Pan Fried Scallops served with mousseline potato and pancetta or our Roast Breast of Quail, confit leg, savoy cabbage and truffle jus to start.

For mains we have a delicious Pan Fried Fillet of Cod with longstem broccoli, creamed potato, shrimp and herb butter sauce  or our famous Irish Fillet of Beef with field mushrooms, onions and wholegrain mustard and tarragon butter.

If you click into "Our Menus" section you will see there is plenty to choose from and that will suit all tastes and budgets.

With an extensive well priced wine list to accompany your meal and creating the right balance of ambiance, professional service and cuisine IL Segreto is the perfect venue to dine out on a Sunday evening.

We also have an outdoor heated and covered terrace situated upstairs where you can dine or simply have a drink before or after your meal. When the weather is good its the perfect sun trap!

Our terrace is very popular for sampling our cocktail list too!










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Saturday Lunch

Saturday Lunch at IL Segreto is Ladies Day

We are open from 12.30 every Saturday


Ladies, spend your Saturday afternoon with us and enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco on us on arrival.

There are plenty of delicious, freshly made dishes to choose from such as a Goats Cheese, honey roasted hazelnuts, mixed organic beetroot and rocket salad or our Gravalax of Organic Salmon with organic beetroot, capers, fennel and mandarin dressing to start and then decide between the healthy Char grilled Vegetable Salad with pesto dressing or Risotto of baby peas, broad beans, grilled asparagus and fresh parmesan or go all out for the signature 8oz Rib of Beef and Chips.

Dessert can be either our homemade chocolate opera cake or better yet, a cocktail from the bar served up on our sun terrace upstairs.

At Il Segreto we have a beautiful little sun trap located upstairs at the back of the restaurant. We can accommodate parties of up to 25 here so you are looking for the perfect spot to soak up the rays with a cocktail or glass of wine in hand then look no further than here in IL Segreto.



Goats Cheese

Honey roasted hazelnuts, mixed organic beetroot and rocket salad 


Prosciutto de parma

Mixed olives, tomato and aubergine caviar


Pan Fried Scallops

Mousseline potato, pancetta & garlic butter

str: €12.95 main: €25.50

Terrine of Ham Hock and Foie Gras

Tomato and golden raisin chutney


Soup of the day


Gravalax of Organic Salmon

With organic beetroot, capers, fennel and mandarin dressing



8 oz Grilled Rib of Beef

With fries, soft fried egg and roasted garlic béarnaise sauce €17.50

Prawn Spaghetti

With a rich cherry tomato and garlic sauce

and a side of rocket and parmesan salad    

€ 14.75

Slow Braised Pork

With savoy cabbage, black pudding, cider and mustard sauce


Roast Cod

With longstem broccoli, creamed potato, shrimp

and caper butter sauce


Free Range Chicken Breast

With Morteau sausage, pearl onions and button mushrooms



 Of baby peas, broad beans, grilled asparagus and fresh parmesan



Vanilla Crème Brulee with lemon biscuit  


Chocolate Opera Cake with fresh raspberries €7.00                                


Tiramisu with a hazelnut and apricot biscotti €7.00                                          

 Irish and French Farm House Cheese Plate                                       €11.50

Wine List





Sauvignon Blanc, Croix des Vents, Cotes des Gascogne, France 2011, €6.85 

Verdejo, "Sanz" D.O Rueda, La Seca Spain 2010 €6.85             

Chardonnay, Un-oaked Chardonnay, Westend Estate,Australia 2010, €6.85 

Pinot Grigio, Tramin, Sudtirol - Alto Adige Italy 2011 €8.00          

Sauvignon Blanc, Sugar Loaf, Marlborough,New Zealand 2011 €9.25          

Chablis, Domaine Vrignaud, France 2011 €9.50 

RED WINE BY THE GLASS               

Merlot, Croix Des Vents,Cotes des Gascogne, France 2011 €6.85             

Shiraz, The Lucky Country, Barossa Valley & McLaren Vale, Australia 2009 €7.50               

Crianza, Marques De ValCarlos, Navarra, Spain 2006, €7.00

Malbec, Jean Bousquet, Mendoza, Argentina 2009, €8.00                 

Pinot Noir , Sherwood Estate, Waipara Valley, New Zealand 2010, €9.00

Montepuliciano, D'Abruzzo, Valle reale , Italy 2008, €9.85

Bordeaux, Chateau La Roche Gaby, Canon-Fronsac,France 2006, €10.50



Chateau des Karantes, Bergerie, La Clape, Languedoc France 2011 €8.00


Prosecco,  Italy, €8.75



Sauvignon Blanc, Croix des Vents, Cotes des Gascogne, France 2011, €24.00

Chardonnay, Un-oaked Chardonnay, Westend Estate, Australia 2010, €25.00

Verdejo, "Sanz" D.O.Rueda, La Seca, Spain 2010 €28.00

Pinot Grigio, Tramin, Sudtirol - Alto Adige Italy 2011 , Italy 2010, €29.00

Sauvignon Blanc,Sugar Loaf, Marlborough,New Zealand 2011 , €32.00

Chablis, Domaine Vrignaud, Burgundy, France 2011 €40.00

Sancerre, Domaine de Rossignole, Verdigny, Loire Valley, France 2011 €41.00

Pouilly Fume, Domaine Tabordet, €42.00

Bourgogne-Chardonnay, Puligny Montrachet, Domaine Bzikot, France 2010 €46.00

Chablis 1 er Cru,Domaine Vrignaud, Burgundy, France 2011 €54.00

Saint Aubin 1er Cru, Les Charmois, Burgundy, Domaine Philippe Colin, France 2008                                                                                                                                               €73.00

Mersault, "terres blanches" , Burgundy Domaine Regnard, France 2006 €87.00

Puligny Montrachet, Domaine Du Chateau de la Cree, France 2010 €96.00

Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru, "Les Chenevottes, Domaine Phillip Colin, France                                                                                                                                      2010 €127.00


Chateau des Karantes, Bergerie, La Clape, Languedoc France 2011 €30.00



Prosecco,  €36.00

Champagne , Laurant Perrier   €96.00                

Rose Champagne, Laurant Perrier, France , €165.00




Merlot, Croix Des Vents,Cotes des Gascogne, France 2011  €24.00

Shiraz, The Lucky Country, Barossa Valley & McLaren Vale , Australia 2009, €28.00

Crianza, Marques De ValCarlos, Navarra, Spain 2006, €25.00

Syrah/Grenache, Cuvee Bredif , Languedoc , France 2010 €25.00

Chianti, Viticoltori, Senesi Aretini  Italy 2011, €26.00

Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Chateau Haut-Colas-Nouet, Bordeaux Superieur, France 2009  €31.00

Malbec, Jean Bousquet, Mendoza, Argentina 2010, €29.00

Rioja, Single Vineyard, Ramon Bilbao, Spain 2011, €30.00

Tempranillo, Arrocal, Ribera Del Duero, Spain 2011, €33.50

Pinot Noir , Sherwood Estate, Waipara Valley, New Zealand 2010, €37.50

South West of France, Voyage D'Oenos, France 2008 €38.00

Montepuliciano, D'Abruzzo, Valle reale , Italy 2008, €43.00

Bordeaux, Chateau La Roche Gaby, Canon-Fronsac,France 2006, €40.00

St. Emilion, Chateau Petit Faurie Quet, Bordeaux, France 2008 €45.00

Givry 1er Cru. "Clos Salomon" Domaine du Clos Salamon, Burgundy, France 2011 €59.00

St Emilion Grand Cru, Chateau de Fonbel, France 2002, €60.00

Amarone della Valpolicella, Classico ,Tommasi, Italy 2009 €87.00

Barolo, Giribaldi, Piemonte, Italy 2007 €80.00

Gevry Chambertin, Domaine Marchand-Grillot, Burgundy France 2009 €82.00


Wine List







An easy to understand wedding offer, with no hire fees, ensures you relax and enjoy the most important day of your life.

IL Segreto is split over 2 floors with 2 intimate outdoor dining areas. We can accommodate any size of party up to 130 guests for a reception, seated dinner, and dancing.


A sit down dinner option features a 3 course set menu created by our award winning head chef Lorcan Cribbin and his team.

Guests will be given 3 choices per course and pre-selected wines will be poured during dinner. Following the meal, dancing and celebration normally continues downstairs near the DJ set-up and bar. We also have the option of a band and we have a few regular house bands that we use that we can recommend.

see our sample group set menu in "our menus" section



Cocktail parties, in lieu of a seated dinner, have become increasingly popular, as they allow guests to mingle throughout the evening. We offer a plentiful finger food menu that will progress from light starters to heavier, main course dishes, and finally to desserts. Wines by the glass and signature cocktails will also be available.

please ask for our finger food menu



IL Segreto can accommodate weddings  for up to 130 guests. Any combination of a  reception, seated dinner or cocktail party and dancing may be held within the restaurant.

IL Segreto will provide all tables, chairs, tablecloths, tableware, glassware, and candles.

IL Segreto can provide access of our restaurant-wide sound system at no extra charge. We work frequently with DJs and would be pleased to recommend one to offer an additional service at a competitive price.

We are happy to recommend our restaurant florist for the occasion. You may also use an outside florist at no additional fee.





Heineken Cup May 17th/18th


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Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of May 

IL Segreto is open for Lunch and Dinner both Match Days 


We are open for lunch from 12.30 and as we are located only 10 mins taxi ride from the stadium we are ideally located for a relaxing lunch before the match kicks off.

Whether it is lunch or dinner with your friends, with the boys or you need to entertain clients we will be delighted to look after you before or after the match.

Girls, whilst the boys are at the match why not join us for a lazy afternoon with a few cocktails or a long lunch, it is only fair! And if the weather is good enjoy our outdoor sun terrace too!



Dublin will be the epicentre of European club rugby when the Irish capital stages both the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals in May 2013. 

The RDS will be the venue for the Amlin Challenge Cup final on Friday, 17 May, 2013. The following day, fans will be able to congregate in the European Champions Village in Merrion Square from 12 noon, with the Heineken Cup Final kicking off in the nearby Aviva Stadium at 17:00.

With the two finals being played in close proximity, up to 70,000 supporters will converge on the city to savour what has become an unmissable weekend festival of European club rugby


European Champions Village

Following the success of the European Champions Village in Cardiff 2011 and Twickenham in 2012, ERC have received hugely positive feedback from fans across Europe. Details are currently being finalised for the European Champions Village for Dublin 2013. It will be open from 12noon on the day of the Heineken Cup Final.

The European Champions Village serves as a focal point for travelling fans to congregate and celebrate their support for their teams, these tournaments and the sport in a unique way. Fans will have an opportunity to purchase official Heineken Cup, Dublin 2013 merchandise, there will be live music, big screens, players past and present will be there and you will have the opportunity to get your photo taken with the Heineken Cup. 

Weekend Itinerary

Friday, 17 May, 2013. KO: 20:00 Amlin Challenge Cup Final, RDS
Saturday, 18 May, 2013 from 12 noon: European Champions Village, Merrion Square
Saturday, 18 May, 2013 KO: 17:00 Heineken Cup Final, Aviva Stadium

(courtesy of ERC.COM)









Gift Vouchers

il Segreto Gift Vouchers are an ideal gift idea for that special person in your life, for any occasion.

You can purchase Gift Vouchers securely online by clicking the relevant value below and using a credit card (and the voucher will be sent via email to you), or by calling into our restaurant.

Vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Advance booking is required by calling (01) 661 8700

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Il Segreto Restaurant is now closed. Our front of house team and our chefs have now moved into and newly re-opened The Unicorn Restaurant at 12b Merrion Court, just 20 yards away.

The Unicorn Restaurant is one of Dublins oldest and best loved Italian restaurants. We have undertaken a small refurbishment and added a brand new menu along with some of the old favourites too.

We would be delighted to welcome you into The Unicorn.

Please contact us on 01 6762182 or email us at theunicornrestaurant@gmail.com.

Our website is www.unicornrestaurant.com.

Thank you again to all our loyal customers, suppliers and staff for all your support.