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The Mercantile

Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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Address: The Adams Trinity Hotel 28 Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland

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Had a great night, Could be a great night in Mercantile and it was, only staff members and friends from the neighbourhood, smoking and drinking inside, 20 to 30 people, everybody... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cristiano G
Portimao, Portugal
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Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Mercantile group haven't a clue what they're are at. Slow service rip off prices and no atmosphere at all.the "manager " Gavin couldn't manage to pour a pint never mind an entire establishment. Joke that this guy runs this place as he is so unprofessional and impolite. Horrible place stay clear .

Thank Micheals87
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife son and I had the beef and guinness pie. I got one chunk of beef. The rest was just a bowl of gravy. Foolishly we ordered desserts. One of them was the sticky toffee pudding. It was dry. My son had cheesecake. All cream and no base. Overall food poor and overpriced. Will never go back even if... More 

Thank Mark D
Clonmel, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After making a trip up from waterford 8 of us men and women we were very rudely treated by door staff in temple bar we said we would try somewhere else.after a night seeing Keith Barry at the Olympia we went to this bar.stopped again by door staff but got in no problem.great fun was had.nice beer nice staff and... More 

Thank Declan O
Portimao, Portugal
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great night, Could be a great night in Mercantile and it was, only staff members and friends from the neighbourhood, smoking and drinking inside, 20 to 30 people, everybody knows everybody. And my jacket was robbed with my phone and keys in, which left me on the street till 9 am in the morning. At the time (3... More 

Thank Cristiano G
Dublin, Ireland
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83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not buy food here. We ordered a large bowl of chicken wings and a regular bowl of chips on a Sunday afternoon to share with beer while watching the soccer. Total bill for one serving = €18.25. What a rip off. I asked the waiter if he thought it was good value or over-priced. He said there used to... More 

Thank jd999
Limerick, Ireland
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

My husband and I wanted a nice brunch and thought the desserts in the window and the little French cafe looked great, but we were so wrong. I ordered a galette from the menu, but the waitress said she thought they might be all out of galettes. She checked and yes, there was none left so I ordered something else.... More 

Thank Mary M
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

It is not that difficult to make a nice full irish breakfast. Their pudding were harder than a stone. I could hurt someone with that. Small portion and nothing special. The place doesnt have enough staffs on floor, we had to stand up and ask direct at the counter and to pay. It is a pity cause it is a... More 

Thank Leandro A
Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Attended a birthday party here and I must say it ticked all the boxes. The food was delicious and the craft beers went down a treat. Staff were lovely and very attentive. Great venue for the atmosphere we desired.

Thank Ponner
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We really fancied a French breakfast and this looked perfect from outside. Dreadful service, awful bread - stale and more like a Ciabatta! the croissants tasted funny, and it was really expensive! Don't bother

1 Thank Denise B
County Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

I was here with a pre-booked group who were enjoying the smoking area out the back, and at one point overheard the manager of this bar, the bouncers of this bar and a young skinhead barman of the pub opposite - the Dame Tavern - discussing how to annoy our group of "posh" revellers. The Dame Tavern then set their... More 

Thank Paula M

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