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The Bull & Castle by F.X. Buckley

#73 of 1,978 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5-7 Lord Edward Street | Christchurch, Dublin D2, Ireland
+353 1 475 1122
12:00 - 00:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 23:30
Thu 12:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:30
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The headline says the most important thing. I had a simple piece of grilled steak and I have never had better. That alone would be a reason to visit. But I was also very impressed by every other aspect of the experience, not least the charming, knowledgeable and friendly maître d', the wonderful Chateau Musar wine, and the fantastic beetroot-infused... More 

Thank whitstablite
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Needed a quick lunch after a busy morning visiting Christ Church. Had hot tea & fish chowder with soda bread. It was delicious.

Thank Deborah H
Winter Park, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a really nice Irish Pub which serves a variety of Irish food and Irish Beer as well as most types of beverages. We enjoyed an evening there while in Dublin

Thank Bill666
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently visited Bull and Castle with my wife whilst we were in Dublin for the weekend. It was recommended by a friend and I will be definitely be recommending it to others. The steak was the best I have ever tasted and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank deebz23
Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As implied we enjoyed our meal, although, probably due to not booking earlier, our table was in a rather cramped location, also if you want quiet surroundings this is not for you. Service was very good, and price reasonable for a city centre location

Thank jaconiexamazon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here a couple times when visiting Dublin. Great service and quality of food. The staff is at the top of their game and the gentlemen working the front of the house does a great job. You get your money's worth and the location couldn't be better. The restaurant has a really good selection of beers and whiskeys.... More 

Thank Niko G
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Bull and Castle on 26/11/2016 and experienced poor customer service from a barman upstairs. He was unfriendly and rude shouting from the back of the bar in the most unfriendly tone that he couldn't hear what I was saying. If he walked to the bar instead of standing beside the till he would of heard me perfectly.... More 

Thank eire19752016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Does what it claims to do very well - i.e. excellent steaks and a really good craft ale selection. The fringes were tinged with afterthought though - for a €35 steak, I would have expected better chips and the mash was a bit grainy. Service excellent throughout.

Thank dlordship
Trim, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent dinner here for our Christmas Party this year. Food was just brilliant. A waiter came out before we ordered to show us the different cuts of meat. Ordered the sirloin, one of the best steaks I've ever had. Plenty of sides and a decent wine list. Server could have been a bit more patient, we were... More 

Thank Phil N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing steaks & amazing cocktails, what more could you ask for - maybe some onions & mushrooms for the steak that's the only comment I'd make :-)

Thank Vicky M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 66
Steakhouse, Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 01:30
12:00 - 01:30
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
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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