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3 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Restaurant Property (147.22 sqm) To Let


  • Excellent opportunity to trade on Dawson Street, a well-established restaurant location superbly located within metres of Grafton Street, Dublin's premier shopping street.
  • Fully fitted high profile restaurant premises.
  • Ground floor restaurant approx. 147.22 sqm and ancillary first floor/ kitchen space of 65.07 sqm.
  • The property has the benefit of established restaurant use.
  • Excellent volumes of passing footfall in close proximity to Trinity College and College Green.
  • Neighbouring occupiers include The Ivy, Marco Pierre White, Carluccios and Le Pain Quotidien in addition to Trailfinders, Flight Centre, Optica and Hodges Figgis.


Number 3 is located at the northern end and eastern side of Dawson Street close to its busy junction with Nassau Street, a short walk from Grafton Street, Dublin’s premier shopping street. A well-established restaurant location, the area has been further enhanced in recent years with the completion of the Luas Cross City line and development of state-of-the-art office and retail accommodation on Dawson Street, Molesworth Street and Royal Hibernian Way. Bars and restaurants on Dawson Street include Fire, Marco Pierre White and Café en Seine. Le Pain Quotidien and Isabelle’s Restaurant join The Ivy in becoming recent additions to the area. Other established retailers on the street include Trailfinders, Flight Centre, Optica and Hodges Figgis. Trinity College, St Stephen’s Green, The Mansion House and Dáil Eireann are all within walking distance. The area is well served by public transport with a Luas stop adjacent to the property and ample Dublin Bus routes available in the immediate surrounding area. Pearse Street Dart Station is approximately 700 metres from the property.

Full Description

The property comprises the ground floor and rear first floor of a four-storey mid terrace period building. Previously in use as a café/restaurant, the property has the benefit of being fully fitted. The property is configured as a restaurant/ café at ground floor level with ancillary office storage accommodation to the rear. There is a kitchen at first floor and the property has the benefit of rear access onto Dawson Lane.

Viewing Details

By special appointment with the sole letting agent, Lisney.


    Description Sqm Sqft
    Ground floor restaurant 105.00 1,130.21
    Ground floor rear 42.22 454.45
    First floor rear (incl kitchen) 65.07 700.41
    Total 212.29 2,285.07

    Local Authority Rates

    Rates liability 2019: approx. €14,537.70.

    Record of Protected Structures

    The building is listed under the Record of Protected Structures in Dublin.

Lease Details

The property is available by way of a new long term lease.

BER Details

BER: Exempt

Contact Details

Address: St Stephen's Green House, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353-1-638 2700 or you can also email us at

Lisney for themselves and the Vendor/Lessor whose Agents they are give notice that:

1. These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.

2. All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of the Agents or the Vendor/Lessor and none of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact.

3. The particulars, various plans, photographs, dimensions, references to condition and permissions for use and occupation  are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed and any intending Purchasers or Tenants shall satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to correctness of each of them. No omission, accidental error or misdescription shall be ground for a claim for compensation or for the rescission of the contract by either the Vendor/Lessor or the Purchaser/Tenant.

  4. Neither the Vendor/Lessor nor Lisney nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to the property. 5. Prices are quoted exclusive of VAT (unless otherwise stated) and all negotiations are conducted on the basis that the Purchaser/Tenant shall be liable for any VAT arising on the transaction. PSRA No. 001848.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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