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The Pig's Ear

#59 of 1,863 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
South City Centre
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4 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
016703865
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 62
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Saturday dinner in ages

Went last night and the food was brilliant, great bottle of Italian too(ornello). Starters were very tasty and looked fantastic too, I had terrine and my wife had pea,broad bean and goats cheese salad. For mains I had beef cheek and it was so flavoursome, so tender that it fell apart when touched... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Went last night and the food was brilliant, great bottle of Italian too(ornello). Starters were very tasty and looked fantastic too, I had terrine and my wife had pea,broad bean and goats cheese salad. For mains I had beef cheek and it was so flavoursome, so tender that it fell apart when touched with fork, the other main we had... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is absolutely amazing ! We liked it a lot ! We went there on Valentines day. We've been there a couple of times.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Visited recently for the second time and found it every bit as enjoyable as my first visit last Summer. This time we ate off the Early Bird menu. It offered excellent value and choice and represents a good saving against the a la carte. We were a group of four and we arrived around 6. It is tantamount to how... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My dad picked this out as it was his birthday. So we walked there (with no reservation) a little before 6 and were seated. Immediately after, the place got full. Thank goodness for timing! The waitress was very nice - actually, everyone who waited on us was very nice! We mostly all ordered from the 2 and 3 course menu... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Look for the pink door and the black and white awning or you will miss it. The restaurant is a fine example of contemporary Irish cuisine. Our early prix fixe dinner offered remarkably good menu. It is impossible to say what will be on your menu, but the panfried hake with broad beans, peas and kohrabi with elderflower butter was... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Excellent food and ambiance. The food was very fresh and the cuisine was creative. Best Shepard's pie Ive ever eaten. Great location near the city center.

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Trim, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A lovely venue for anyone finding themselves in town and in need of sustenance. The restaurant decor is quite minimal but tasty and there was a full dining room when we arrived. Overall this was a good experience and we would go back but there were a few hiccups too. First, the noise level was very intrusive possibly due to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our dinner at the Pig's Ear was a highlight of our visit in Dublin. The food was fresh and delicious and the atmosphere was cosy, quaint, if not a bit unusual! The location is super - near shopping, Trinity, not far from Temple Bar. Popular and books quickly!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stopped here for dinner. Friend ordered food and waiter had to info us that there's no shrimps left and offered clams and none of my friends like clams, didn't offered like free apps or desserts or offered discount on meal, but my meal was good but the meal was very small very disappointed not filling us up so we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was the first dinner we had in Ireland, still a bit jet lagged so we ate at 7. I had made a reservation prior to our leaving our trip, but that didn't look necessary at that time it was pretty empty. This was a Saturday night. Location was great, we were staying just two blocks from here. Being on... More 

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Additional Information about The Pig's Ear

Address: 4 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: 016703865
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 31
Cuisine: Irish

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: 016703865

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 31
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?