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Nancy Hands Bar & Restaurant

#143 of 1,895 Restaurants in Dublin
#157 of 2,095 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
North City Centre
Irish, International, European, Pub, Healthy
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30-32 Parkgate Street, Dublin Dublin 8, Ireland
353 1 6770149
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nancy Hands, Dublin

We enjoyed dinner at Nancy Hands, the food was excellent, wait staff attentive, a great experience. The manger, not sure if he was the owner explained the significance of the name of the restaurant. This building has historic features and they have preserved much history. This is a pure gem as pub... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Mary P
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Eagan, Minnesota
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Eagan, Minnesota
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We enjoyed dinner at Nancy Hands, the food was excellent, wait staff attentive, a great experience. The manger, not sure if he was the owner explained the significance of the name of the restaurant. This building has historic features and they have preserved much history. This is a pure gem as pub in Ireland, not to be missed.

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ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great location, beside Christ Church Catherdral. Good ballad sessions on most nights. A must for visitors .

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scotland uk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

ate lunch here food was plentiful service was quick definitely recommend just down from the phoenix park hotel

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Popped in here after a trip to Dublin zoo for some dinner with two small children. Really wasn't sure from the outside whether this would be a good idea/friendly for kids etc. It looked a bit like an old fashioned boozer, with TV sports and lots of guys at the bar drinking pints. However, Couldn't have been happier- food to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Back in Dublin at visited Nancy hands for lunch. Nice pub with loads of history, done up a number of years ago and has the staircase from trinity collage and furniture from churches nicely decorated and worth a visit. Food was very good and this pub is situated near Houston station and Phoenix park. Also situated near Guinness storehouse and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We stopped off in this pub for a pint of Guinness & some lunch. It's not the most funky, modern pub in the world but it was very honest food & drink. I had a great Caesar salad & the Guinness was great, staff were friendly & attentive. What more could you want from a good Irish boozer.

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Dublin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Are here this evening - took 15 min plus 2 requests at the bar to finally get someone to take our food order. Then more than 30 min before it finally arrived - steak we had requested med-rare was totally destroyed, rest of the food was mediocre at best. Definitely would not recommend. I live less than 1km from here,... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great pub grub, great ambiance. My boys wanted to play darts all night next door. Great place, a short walk from The Ashland Hotel

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Tonight we ate at Nancy Hands bar and restaurant. The food and drinks here were good! When we got there we had probably the best Waiter I have ever had in my life named David. The service was excellent from start to finish as was the food! I would highly recommend this restaurant

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Killarney, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I've never seen so many tomatoes... Tomatoes everywhere! In the salad, in the tartlet, on the tartlet... Cheesecake was dire... Service was ok, a bit OTT at times... Beer was good though.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30-32 Parkgate Street, Dublin Dublin 8, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > North City Centre
  • Neighborhood: North City Centre
  • Phone Number: 353 1 6770149

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, International, European, Pub, Healthy

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