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John Kavanagh (Grave Diggers)

1 Prospect Square Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
+353 (0)1 830 7978
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Ranked #5 of 1,755 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great food, good Guinness and a great time! Tapas style food - not a TON to choose from, but very good.

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Pismo Beach, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What more can I say that hasn't already been said about classic Irish Pub? Authentic? Yes! Touristy? No! Friendly? Yes! And they know how to pour a perfect pint of Guinness. How do I know this? I'm not Irish but we just finished our tour and tasting at the Guinness Storehouse where we learned how to pour the Perfect Pint.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

One of the greatest bar that I have ever eaten in, friendly staff and tasty food, even they are doing simple food but it is really tasty. I had a bowl of tomato soup and can always remember the flavour. Will definitely go back again. Plus in the bar its the best pint of guinness in dublin.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Honestly, having read the reviews I was very disappointed. This place is at best average. I have discovered much better places in the city centre. Hype on this place is over the top

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Houston, Texas
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164 reviews 164 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We initially went to the Grave Diggers just for "the pub". Next to the oldest cemetery, the dark pub is a great place to relax, chat about the day as well as see the real people of Dublin. Yet the restaurant side of John Kavanagh was a great surprise as the food is Irish based yet fused with an international... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Following an organised tour of Glasnevin Cemetery (previously reviewed) on 5 March 2014 we ended our tour at the original Prospect Gate a popped into the Grave Diggers where we had a reservation for 18 people. I had met and spoken with Ciaran Kavanagh in advance of our visit and went through some of the dietary requirements of some of... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

loved the olde style olde fasioned dublin pub.....see the place in many films....bit hard to find....could do with a sign on outer road/street............but we are not good for signs in ireland...are we

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I wanted an authentic Irish pub experience -- away from the tourist pubs. After researching on Trip Advisor, I put GraveDiggers into our itinerary for our January visit to Dublin. It was a highlight of our trip. Gravediggers has a restaurant side and a pub side. The pub is from 1833 and sits next to the oldest cemetery in Ireland... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

What a fantastic pub! The friendly staff and warm atmosphere made us wish we were staying for lunch, instead we had some wonderful pints of Guinness. We will be back for food as it looks so innovative and home cooked. A great location close to the cemetery, a lovely respite.x

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

We visited John Kavanagh "The Gravediggers" on a cold damp Tuesday night during a short break in Dublin. It is a great old pub, dating back to 1833 and largely unaltered.  The service is warm and welcoming, the tapas style food (we started with the dips, followed by the slow-cooked pork stew, croquettes, and stuffed red peppers) is scrumptious, and... More

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