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The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant

#106 of 2,015 Restaurants in Dublin
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48/49 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar | Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 607 4010
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided on walking to find some food in the heart of Dublin and came across this pub. There was nobody in there which I guess should have had me questioning why as it was a popular time of the day for lunch. Upon being served, my meal which was burger and chips was massively undercooked. The chips seemed raw and... More 

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Thank Tonbulldog
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Traditional music, singer songwriters, Classic Pints thrown in with some of the new Micro Beers cropping up around Dublin. Excellent pints. Wiskeys too. Places to sit at bar or at a table - upstairs or down. This is a great buzz in so many ways.

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Thank Cacao G
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely building and the most friendliest staff ever. Food delicious and music that has you tapping your feet. Excellent

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Thank Margot526
Brigg, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday night and it was absolutely brilliant night. They had a live band on they really got everyone up dancing and singing! We only popped in for one drink before we were goin to move on at around 8pm, the only reason we left was because there were shutting! Can't wait to go back.

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Thank lucywallis89
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We kept going back to this pub while on our trip to Dublin. It was beautiful and full of character. There was always live music playing and the acts were really talented! My only complaint would be that I was almost certain that the bar tender was under-pouring our spirits..

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Thank Jess H
Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for your review. Could you please send us an email to info@merchantsarch.ie to discuss the matter further, thank you. More 

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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far our favourite bar in Dublin! Gorgeous food, a super variety of live music, really helpful and friendly staff and an excellent atmosphere. We went back more than once! Excellent excellent excellent!

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Thank Thespy76
Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, We're glad you came back again! See you next time! More 

Sunnyvale, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so engrossed in the music that I couldn't remember how the food tasted. Actually food was decent. Great atmosphere. I would definitely come here when I visit Ireland next time.

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Thank Girish K
Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! Call back and see us again soon! More 

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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heard the music from outside and decided to stop in for a drink. Ended up staying for dinner, which was amazing, and had several Irish coffees. Everything was outstanding!! Service was great, and the music was awesome! We loved our food as well. Burgers, cottage pie, and the beef stew. I would highly recommend stopping by if your in the... More 

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there and thank you for reviewing us today. Call back and see us again real soon More 

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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub, good atmosphere, the staff were absolutely amazing, went on a Saturday night and also a Sunday night, the staff were brilliant and very friendly!

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Great to hear! Thank you and see you again real soon! More 

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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had a great time here, we were offered table service and the band was great. We really enjoyed it. I would not recommend for good based on the food we had there but the entertainment and atmosphere was great

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Merchantsarch20, Front Office Manager at The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, Could you please send us information on your food to info@merchantsarch.ie Thank you More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 16
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48/49 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar | Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 607 4010
Description
A Traditional Irish Pub situated on the Quays, serving the best of Irish food. Upstairs room has beautiful decor and nice views of the Liffey and Ha Penny bridge.
Description
Bar & Restaurant - Serving Traditional IRISH food.

Bar
Opening Hours - 9am - 12.30Am - Mon /Thursday
Friday/Saturday 9am-230am
Sun 10 /1230am

Restaurant
Opening Hours - 9am-10.30Pm 7 days

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?