13 Ranelagh, Dublin 6
The food: Italian, small plates

Neighbour restaurant in Ranelagh serving sharing plates with a mostly Italian influence. Vibrant, modern food and sleek, minimalist restaurant design.


Leslie Williams, Irish Examiner

06 Apr 2019

"Host is perfectly suited to Ranelagh but in fact would work in any neighbourhood on the planet — tasty, well thought out dishes served in a convivial atmosphere."

Tom Doorley, Irish Daily Mail

12 May 2018

"I liked Host and we were highly impressed by the friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic service. It’s a place to which I’d happily return and it’s certainly a bonus for Ranelagh."

Catherine Cleary, The Irish Times

24 Feb 2018

"Host is young but fully formed. It has the ambition and reach of a city centre place but the elbow room and comfort of a restaurant beyond the canals ... It’s the restaurant for which Old Ranelagh has been waiting." 8/10.

Katy McGuinness, Irish Independent

10 Feb 2018

"...pumpkin cappellacci and sage was a beauty; the hat-shaped pasta - a speciality of Ferrara - filled with impeccably seasoned pumpkin, topped with toasted walnuts that brought both texture and delicious flavour, and finished with sage leaves and a cloud of finely-grated Parmesan. I would go back for this alone." Food 8/10. Value 8/10.

Lucinda O'Sullivan

19 Nov 2017


"Following up with two small pasta plates, the first had thick ribbons of papardelle in a duck ragu (€11) while linguine was amply tossed with mussels and crab (€11), both of which were tasty."

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13 Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Ph: +353 1 5612617

Open: Tue - Thurs: 17:30 - 21:30. Fri - Sat: 12.30 - 14.30, 17:30 - 22:30. Sun: 17:00 - 21:30.