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Farringtons Restaurant

Bar, Pub, Irish
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28East Essex Street | Dublin 2, Dublin D2, Ireland
+353 1 671 5135
10:30 - 02:30
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Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 23:30
Sat 10:30 - 02:30
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Dublin, Ireland
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992 reviews
722 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I've popped in here a few times and did so previously when it was The Norseman. The drinks were always expensive (it is Temple Bar after all) but it's just gotten ridiculous now. We had a drink here on Thursday at about 5pm and it was €6.40 for a pint of Heineken and €6 for a bottle of Sol. It's... More 

1 Thank Beanie14
Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

The food I ate was lovely, I ordered a beef and Guinness casserole and other people with me ordered fish and chips (which looked very good) and steak on the stone (this was a bit overcooked). We sat upstairs so it was nice to hear the music from the guy playing downstairs without it being too loud. We didn't have... More 

Thank LilJulie
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2015

I have lived in Dublin for over 6 months now, and I have never experienced such rudeness as I did at the Norseman. Not only is the pub very overpriced, the manager made racist remarks to my friends and I, and then swore at me as he (very rudely) asked me to leave as I was not drinking alcohol, despite... More 

Thank Rachel A
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

Popped in here after a bad meal in another pub. Asked if we could just have puddings - No problem at all. Waitress was lovely and helpful. Found us a table straight away. I had traditional Irish bread and butter pudding which was delicious. Great live music in the background too. Recommend this place!

Thank TouristHD
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

Came here after a very disappointing dinner and was greeted by traditional Irish tunes! Came upstairs and was made to feel extremely welcome! (despite only wanting pudding and wine!) The waitress was really kind and recommended the most AMAZING cheesecake any of our party has ever tasted!! Wonderful atmosphere and really reasonable prices!

Thank Niki B
Peel, null, Isle Of Man
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Went here several times on a recent trip to Dublin. Both nights the place was packed but capably looked after by Brendan and his colleagues. Beer was great. And the live music on both nights was really enjoyable. Highly recommended. Just wish it was a bit closer....!

1 Thank IOM68
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2014

We enjoyed a few hours here, great food, great atmosphere and excellent service. A mixture of live music played such as pink Floyd, Coldplay, blur and some traditional irish tunes by a guy on his guitar! busy but not too loud so far our favourite pub in Dublin.

1 Thank natalieos
Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

This is a great place to visit in Temple Bar. It doesn't cost the earth, it serves SUPERB food (especially their fish dishes) and has a really good selection of craft beers (try O'Hara's Hop Heavy, delicious)! We were made very welcome, the staff gave us some excellent recommendations and the music was really good as well - loud enough... More 

1 Thank Jacky C
St. John's, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

This place is now called The Norseman. The three of us stayed for supper during a family visit to Dublin. The food was quite decent for pub food, and the atmosphere really helps. The waitress made us feel as comfy as if we were guests in her own living room.

1 Thank John_G_A1A
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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365 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Good food and some authentic Irish dishes! Good friendly staff and great atmosphere, good bands a good meeting place! Ate here couple of times!

1 Thank Matthew J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bar, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28East Essex Street | Dublin 2, Dublin D2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 671 5135

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?