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Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant

Fishamble Street | ChristChruch, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 6500
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (125 reviews)
“guinness stew” (37 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Fishamble Street | ChristChruch, Dublin, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 961 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We would often have visited here and never found the prices too bad. However, stopped in for a drink and was shocked to pay almost €13 for a bottle and pint of beer at 8pm. That’s more than many places in the heart of temple...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Beanie14
Reviewed yesterday

Great pub with live traditional music. The food is good as well, having done a recce at lunchtime we returned for the rugby and music in the evening.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Doug2371
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

How can you come to Dublin and not come for a pint of Guinness, amazing food and authentic Irish music. A must do ...

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank stevieboy68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

what can I say. great food great drink friendly staff, temple bar but better prices. highly recommend Darkey Kelly's for a night out in Dublin.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 413shayd
Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the very kind review you gave us - Glad you enjoyed your time here with us - we will try our best to keep up the good work. Regards Nathy Towey

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by an old Irish chap we met in another pub. It was a lovely traditional bar with background Irish music which we love. The staff are really friendly and the food very good. I'd highly recommend the seafood chowder which...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cherryfest
Nathy T, Front Office Manager at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind review you gave us - Glad you enjoyed your meal with us - Sorry that you didn't get good value for your fish the second time you were here - I'll speak to the guys down in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found myself in Dublin for one day and wanted to try some Irish food. I ordered a Bangers & mash and was absolutely satisfied, it was delicious. Comfortable place, and nice staff.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank frandalpaos
Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind review you gave us - Im glad you had a nice evening here with us. You will have to stay longer the next time you come to Dublin. Regards Nathy Towey

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a quiet drink and lunch (after a heavy night!) Perfect, extremeley welcoming, brilliant food and reasonable prices

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank amanda r
Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Amanda for the kind review you gave us - Great to see that you had a nice evening here with us. I hope you enjoyed your holiday here in Dublin. Regards Nathy Towey

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing atmosphere, nice music, good personnel. And the beef and Guinness stew and fish and chips were really good. Best stew we ever had! Imagine the ideal stereotype of an Irish pub, multiply that by 4 and you would almost grasp the experience the darkey...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank eveliend588
Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the very kind review you gave us - Lovely to get a review like this one. Great to see that you had a nice trip to Dublin. Hopefully you will pop back for another visit some time. Regards Nathy Towey.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arranged to meet some friends from the UK just before Christmas. They picked the venue. It was packed tight and there was a trad folk band playing later in the evening. The food was average and some of the clientele were sloppy. It got very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bertie1953
Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our pub here - sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your evening here with us. We always try our best to put on a good show here for all our customers so its disappointing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found it by accident and it was a nice surprise. Very welcoming atmosphere with very nice staff. The live music was perfect for the location. My bangers and mash were in a very heavy dark sauce which was a bit much for me and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank KnoxTravler
Nathy T, Owner at Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review you gave us - Glad you had a nice evening here with us. I will take your comments on board for the new year - we are looking at some of the dishes for 2019 and we will be...More

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450claudieh
15 May 2018|
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Response from Nathy T | Property representative |
Yes - we have live music every Thursday starting at 7pm .
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nathanwatson
19 September 2017|
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Response from Nathy T | Property representative |
Hi Nathan - Fridays can get busy early as there is live music from 6pm - between 7 & 10 it's fairly busy so there may be a slight wait for a free table at those times - reservations are taken up until 6pm on Fridays .
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jd16091967
22 August 2017|
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Response from 515leeanns | Reviewed this property |
I can't say I remember, however it was very reasonably priced. I was with a group of 6 people. We all had, at least, 2 pints of assorted beers. That along with a fabulous meal; we each kicked in 25 Euros. (I'm sure there... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fishamble Street | ChristChruch, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 6500
  • E-mail
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