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The Church

#100 of 2,013 Restaurants in Dublin
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Mary Street | Junction of Mary and Jervis Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 828 0102
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10:30 - 02:30
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 02:30
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a lot of fun, It has wonderful food, excellent variety of drinks and wonderful live music with Irish dancing

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Thank WightLight
Armagh, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
RESTAURANT'S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Visited for lunch on Saturday. First time ever we beat the crowds. Great food, guirky surroundings and would suit a group of tourists drinking and eating for the afternoon or just as suitable for a coffee and sandwich while the wife shops Henry streeet dry. If you haven't been give it a try you won't regret it.

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About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot and good atmosphere. We had the food which was good. There is a club downstairs when the bar closes.

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Thank Cormac M
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had specifically booked and paid a deposit for a group of 17 people, and been told we would all be seated on the same table. When we arrived, a table of 12 were seated together and a separate table of 6. Spoke to the manager who moved us downstairs to a cellar area which seemed to be turning into... More 

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Thank lauren2492
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273 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Church Restaurant twice this week. The first time we had dinner upstairs. The service was good but I do not suggest ordering the sirloin steak. It was fatty and tough and that was for 2 of us at the table. I mentioned to the waitress but the staff did not seem to care. The drinks are good.... More 

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Thank Swordfish911
Atlanta
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144 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

North of the Liffy, across the Millenial Bridge, this beautiful bar and restaurant is in an old church. Unlike many of Dublin's popular pubs which are small, crowded, and often hot, The Church has ample space, lots of comfortable seating and its high ceilings keep it from getting stuffy and too noisy. My wife had the pork belly special which... More 

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Thank Paul52Atlanta
Germantown, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can have a pint at one of the bars or dine inside or outside the church were Arthur Guinness, founder of the Guinness Brewery got married. This once important church for the Dublin community is now an upscale chic restaurant and bar with outdoor seating adjacent to a plaza, north of the Liffey in Dublin.

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Thank Philip F
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the Church Cafe for drinks and a light meal expecting a run of the mill experience. We ended being served the best meal after a week in Ireland. The environment is special, being in a converted church. The staff is very attentive and delightful. We were served by Valentine and Beata and they were great. I would... More 

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Thank Wayne T
Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to have a drink, finger food or fine diner! My recommandation is to go upstairs for a real diner. Great plates and quality! After you can stay downstairs, nice atmosphere as well for a beer and finger food (great as well), you can see at times traditional tap dance show. As well, for sunny days, large terrasse outside... More 

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Thank MacaronProd
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the church after work for drinks on a Friday. Really good interior staff very friendly and food excellent. Great Joyce on menu love the steaks and the cocktails are even better. Everything u want on a summers evening under the one roof .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 97
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 00:00
Monday
10:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 00:00
Thursday
10:30 - 00:00
Friday
10:30 - 02:30
Saturday
10:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mary Street | Junction of Mary and Jervis Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 828 0102
Description
The Church is the 'local' of choice for native Dubliners and welcomes approx 700,000 visitors annually from all over the world who come to experience the culture, atmosphere and friendly service at The Church.The Church has five different settings over four floors. Offering world class cocktails and casual dining is our Main Bar which also offers Live Traditional Irish Music Sundays - Wednesdays and a late bar with entertainment at weekends.The Gallery Restaurant at The Church is set on the mezzaine level of The Church with a stunning view overlooking the main bar. The gallery offers world class food and friendly service seven nights a week from 5pm.The Cellar Bar and Nightclub opens at weekends and is the ideal location for our guests to finish the night and party into the early hours of the morning with Dublin's top party Dj's .Surrounding The Church is Dublin's largest outdoor terrace. Relax over a coffee or glass of wine and dine from our Terrace menu or Barbeque and let the hustle and bustle of Irelands busiest shopping street pass you by as you relax in the atmosphere of The Church. For private functions and parties with a difference The Tower bar is the ideal setting for your special occasion with dedicated staff to ensure you and your guests have a memorable night.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?