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The Bull & Castle by F.X. Buckley

5-7 Lord Edward Street | Christchurch, Dublin D2, Ireland
+353 1 475 1122
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Steakhouse, Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5-7 Lord Edward Street | Christchurch, Dublin D2, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant absolutely serves the best steaks on earth with very friendly service. We first entered a smaller restaurant of the FX Buckley collaboration, but they had no place that evening. However, the man at the desk tried his best and booked a table for...More

Thank Jordy B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our 1st dinning experience after arriving from the US. We had beef tartar, Shepherds pie & Guinness. We took our 4 year old with us and it was after 5:00 but he was able to use his iPad with their available Wifi. It's...More

Thank Rena M
Reviewed 4 days ago

A wide range of beef , in different sizes. Perfectly grilled, accompanied by mash, backed potatoe or salad. The service charge came as a surprise. It makes the place an expensive restaurant.

Thank Jos L
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant was started by a butcher, years ago of course, so the meat dishes are all excellent. But if you're not in the mood for meat, they will make you a dish like a fantastic salad and french fries. The service is very elegant...More

Thank ahendren
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing steaks, with great customer service! I couldn't get a table (my fault, I tipped up without a reservation) so went up to the bar and had the ribeye steak and a few beers! The steak was utterly devine; incredibly tender and flavoursome!! The...More

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After talking to locals, they convinced me trying their beloved butcher restaurant again after my medium satisfaction last time. This time the staff were good, tranquil and polite, also due to the better design of the restaurant where you didnt have to shout to overdo...More

Thank Øystein B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit special. We all ordered different cuts of meat and they were all very high quality and cooked to perfection. Not sure about the Malbec, usually a bit punchier, but still good.

Thank dcolenso
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well the steaks are prepared from what tastes like high grade aged Irish beef with the cuts lean and well prepared. Service, despite the crowds, is excellent, provided by servers who actually are attentive to their diners. The main menu beef entrees – we didn't...More

Thank Dr. Chuck Bauer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Wednesday so the place wasn't busy, the man at the desk was nice and showed us to our seats. We had a nice booth with the bar across from us and another larger bar upstairs. For a steakhouse the atmosphere and design...More

Thank Darragh M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our first visit to Dublin, popped into this welcoming venue to be met by courteous and well presented Staff. We were shown to a table and all options were explained to us. We both ordered the steak, from the first bite I knew this...More

Thank Redders253
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Response from Tommy M | Reviewed this property |
I recall a few steps at the entry. And not sur4 or hourw.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 66
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-7 Lord Edward Street | Christchurch, Dublin D2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 475 1122
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F.X.BUCKLEY. Steakhouse at The Bull and Castle offers Ireland's best steaks, with the experience and knowledge of over 25 years of serving the perfect steak. We change our menus seasonally to reflect the best Irish produce and to ensure the highest quality in both our beef and local fresh seafood. We offer an extensive selection of beers from the beer hall with a wide menu of cocktails, premium spirits and wines. Our food dishes come with beer recommendations so you can fully enjoy our quality dishes with the beer that best suits.Our weekday lunch menu offers both healthy and tasty options at a reasonable price which appeals to all tastes. Our Butchers Bar is ideal for large groups and parties big or small.
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