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Knights Bar

#422 of 1,948 Restaurants in Dublin
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Castle Avenue Clontarf, Dublin Dublin 3, Ireland (Formerly Clontarf Castle)
+ 353 (0)1 8332321
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Okay!

The bar was fine. For what it was, the food seemed overpriced and poorly judged, for example, I ordered a steak and Guinness pie which was served in a small pot. This was absolutely roasting and was hard to eat from, however the plate they gave me was too small to pour the contents on to. We were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
DarrylC90
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The bar was fine. For what it was, the food seemed overpriced and poorly judged, for example, I ordered a steak and Guinness pie which was served in a small pot. This was absolutely roasting and was hard to eat from, however the plate they gave me was too small to pour the contents on to. We were also ignored... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I first wrote on Trip Advisor last October and last Monday paid a return visit! I was pleasantly surprised as the quality of service was as good as our previous visit! Our waitress this time was Sona from Slovakia - what a wonderfully friendly person. The meal was wonderful better than at a weekend and I will go back again!... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Located within the castle, with original features! Fantastic service and atmosphere. The staff have so much time for you, and the Guinness is AMAZING! Can't wait to revisit Clontarf.

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Loved the fireplace, ambiance and food. This is a favorite with the locals and they are very eager to share the history of their neighborhood. Great service!!

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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130 reviews 130 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The waitress was great. She had a quick wit. The food was some of the best we had. The atmosphere was relaxing.

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Denise W, Manager at Knights Bar, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you had such a memorable experience and we thank you for your kind comments about the exceptional service that we are so proud to deliver to all our guests. We hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again and that you will have another enjoyable dining... More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had our daughters Christening party in Clontarf Castle. Highly recommend this hotel! We were very well looked after by kind staff ( one lady even offered to mind the baby beside me while I had my dinner)! The food was a very high standard and all our guests enjoyed it. ( lemon meringue pie being my personal highlight!!) we... More 

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Denise W, Manager at Knights Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your event with us and that our team looked after you so well. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to our management and staff and look forward to welcoming you back to Clontarf Castle Hotel in the future. yours... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The castle is conveniently located to Dublin town centre. The atmosphere is terrific and the service is brilliant. Pricing is very reasonable. The room amenities could do with some maintenance though but overall the rooms were great. Definitely stay again.

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Denise W, Manager at Knights Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you had such a memorable experience and we thank you for your kind comments about the exceptional service that we are so proud to deliver to all our guests. I am thrilled that you enjoyed our wonderful location and that you were able to enjoy... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Went here mid week for their carvery. Food was lovely although the menu choice is quite limited and the desserts seem to go quick so if you go in later you seem to miss out on choices. Overall pleasant.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Meal was served promptly and with wit. Martha came back twice to see if everything was ok. Couldn't ask for better! you want a Latte go to Clontarf Castle. As I don't drink I drink cafe latte and here is where I get without having to ask! Magic !

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Lovely restaurant in a great setting (a castle) meal and service were very good and priced very well also! Four of us dining and we all enjoyed what we had. Will return again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Castle Avenue Clontarf, Dublin Dublin 3, Ireland (Formerly Clontarf Castle)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: + 353 (0)1 8332321

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 32
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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