"Dublin's Oldest Shop"
“Since 1670”



The history of House of Read at No 4 Parliament Street is intimately tied to the history of Dublin.

Following an extensive restoration and conservation program, House of Read has crafted a careful balance between old and new to create a unique emporium of fine foods and tableware. 

House of Read now has the distinction as a purveyor of finest of Irish foods and tableware showcased in the original fittings and swan neck pediment cabinets which lend an elegantly old-fashioned edge to all manner of luxurious treats.

Specialising in delicious chocolates, éclairs and macaroons in a number of flavours as well as fresh pastries and premium hot and cold beverages for your own enjoyment or as a gift. 

Our extensive range of preserves and marmalades includes jams, marmalades and chutneys with each jar carefully cooked to preserve the natural flavours of the fruit. 

Start your day with a delicious home-brewed coffee or tea from House of Read to enjoy with your breakfast or have a mid-afternoon pick-me-up or something a little more celebratory with a warming mug of our hot chocolate. 

We are happy to say that all of our teabags, cups and packaging are plastic-free and completely compostable.

What to Expect When You Visit Our Store

Visiting House of Read will become a much-loved tradition for many, and nothing fills us with greater pleasure than welcoming you through our doors. 

We want you to see, enjoy .taste and experience the wonderful world at House of Read first hand. 

To step in to House of Read is to step in to a shop interior that would be recognisable to the customers who made purchase here in the eighteenth century as it is Dublin’s oldest Merchant House and Shop. 

Be amazed at the stunning interiors and fittings in No 4 Parliament Street on Dublin’s oldest and original luxury shopping street. 

If you’re planning on popping down to House of Read, here are some things to be aware of to make a trip to House of Read safe, comfortable and indeed, magical.

  • Wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in our stores.
  • Remember that some people may be exempt. 
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the store for you to use Maintain a safe distance where possible. 
  • Please don’t enter the store if you are feeling unwell.

Opening Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10am – 7pm

Sunday: 11:30* – 6pm