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Back to Ireland v France – Guinness Six Nations 2021
  • Overall Rating 7 /10
  • 7 / 10
    Hospitality Critic
    Overall Rating

The Havelock Restaurant is the premium hospitality offering inside the Aviva Stadium, located on level 4 the suite has unrestricted views of the pitch and Lansdowne Road.

A superb gourmet three-course meal awaits, alongside post-match finger food, celebrity guest speakers and the obligatory complimentary bar.

Thanks to an enviable position in the executive level in the south stand guests seats are located directly outside the suite, granting views of the pitch from behind goal.

  • Excellent Pitch-Facing Suite
  • Dual Aspect Viewing of Pitch & Skyline
  • Padded Seat on Premium Level
  • Hospitality Duration is Not Generous
  • No Champagne Included
  • No Car Parking

Key Points

Location Inside Stadium (Executive Level 4)
Capacity 220 Guests
  • 3-Course Gourmet Meal
  • Post-match Finger Food
Admission IRFU Official Match Ticket
Drinks Complimentary Bar – Includes Superior Wines & Half-time Drinks (Beers, Wines & Soft Drinks)
Price Guide €449
Price Rating £££

Package Content


Inside Stadium (Executive Level 4)


  • South Stand Directly Outside Facility
  • Panoramic Views of the Pitch


IRFU Official Match Ticket

Private Table/Facility Size

8, 10, 12 & 18 Guests

Bar Inclusions

  • Complimentary Bar
  • (Beers, Wines & Soft Drinks)
  • Superior Wines, Half time Drinks

Main Meal

3-Course Gourmet Meal

Additional Catering

Post-match Finger Food

Guest Speakers

  • Pre-match Celebrity Guest Speaker
  • Post-match Interview Q&A with Players

Audio Visual

TV Coverage


Official Match Programme

Souvenir Gift

Ref Talk

Our in-depth article will tell you everything you need to know.


Havelock Restaurant Hospitality Critic Review


The Havelock Restaurant is a popular hospitality suite at the Aviva Stadium, always guaranteed to sell out. The suite is named after a square of that name nestling directly behind the stadium. This restaurant is considered to be the prime hospitality offering in the stadium for guests looking to attend a single match.


Situated on the Executive Premium Level (Middle Tier – Level 4) of the Aviva Stadium, this tier boasts a more corporate ambience. The Havelock is situated in the South Stand, the suite has pitch views and you watch the rugby from your seats directly in front.


The suite has floor to ceiling windows with full pitch views, there are also great views at the rear of the Dublin skyline. It has a subtle décor and guests are seated on round tables. There are a few pillars in the room, which may affect views of the celebrity-speakers for some guests.

Private Tables

Private tables are available for 8, 10, 12 or 18 guests. Smaller groups will need to share a table.


The seats included are directly in front of the suite, they are padded seats in the South Premium Level, behind the posts and towards the corners.


The facility opens 2.5 hrs before kick-off, which seems a little tight for reception and lunch. You can expect to enjoy a 3-course luncheon prior to the match and post-match finger food.


Inside the Havelock Restaurant


There is a complimentary bar, including fine wines, however, Champagne is not included. The bar is only open for 1-hour after the match has ended. The advantage of the Havelock Suite is that you can return to your tables for half-time drinks.


Service is left to the waiting staff, there is not a formal hostess service.


There is a pre-match celebrity guest speaker, and guests will be delighted when current Irish team players return for a Q&A after the match.


There are a few TV screens in the restaurant to view other sporting events or video highlights, but certainly not enough for all guests to have a view.

Car Parking

There are no car park passes included in this package, which means guests will have to use public transport, taxis, or source parking themselves in the Ballsbridge area.


A souvenir match programme is included as well as Ref Talk for each guest.

Ratings Understand our scoring
69 / 100
Car Parking
Total 69/100
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Most hospitality options have no strict dress codes, however, smart casual is generally adopted (no trainers), it is advised to dress for the weather.

Getting There

An exclusion zone operates on matchdays meaning guests must either walk from the city centre (3km) or use public transport. The closest railway station is Lansdowne Road, which is part of the suburban railway in Dublin known as the DART, and Dublin Bus operates a range of services to the area around the ground.

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