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The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant

48/49 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar | Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 607 4010
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Ranked #162 of 1,806 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Irish, Chowder, Chicken Wings
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A Traditional Irish Pub situated on the Quays, serving the best of Irish food. Upstairs room has beautiful decor and nice views of the Liffey and Ha Penny bridge. Description Bar & Restaurant - Serving Traditional IRISH food. Bar Opening Hours - 9am - 12.30Am - Mon /Thursday Friday/Saturday 9am-230am Sun 10 /1230am Restaurant Opening Hours - 9am-10.30Pm 7 days
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minneapolis
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was a find in temple bar area crowed but on river with nice breeze coming in.Music was fabulous and many of bar customers were dancing people from all over. Crowd was mixed ages very fun. Service was exceptional and staff very kind. Loads of fun and laughter had by all.I can say the evening went fast and I was... More

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Tuusula, Finland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went in for a dinner and wish we hadn't bothered. The service was very slow, we sat in there for ages before anyone came to take our order. People who got in there later than us, had their orders taken before us. Eventually got the orders in and then just waited and waited to get the drinks and the... More

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for reviewing The Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant. The feedback from all of our guests is vitally important to us and we always want guest expectations to be met upon arrival. We are saddened to hear that your recent visit with us was not up to our usual high standards and we would like to send our apologies.... More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The temple bar area of Dublin can be a little overwhelming for a first time visitor and many of the pubs are dark and uninviting. However, the Merchant's Arch was the opposite. Its a nice place that's bright and inviting. The staff is friendly and helpful and the food is quite good. They had music every night we were in... More

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for reviewing us on your recent visit to the Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant. We will be sure to tell all our staff and Musicians of your compliments. We have live admission free music 7 days a week. Thanks, we hope to see you soon! Merchants Arch More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the pub for dinner and to listen to some live music. The pub was very busy and the waitresses seemed to be rushed out of their feet. We waited for ages before our order was taken and it seemed to take forever before we got our drinks and food. Their were people who got there after us and... More

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi We're sorry to hear our floor service was not up to our usual high standards on your recent visit. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We do hope to see you again! More

Calgary, AB
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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited this place on a Dunday. The place was packed, likely due to some live music, and people lingering after a football game and the British Open. I hat the lamb hotpot, which was tasty. My husband had the Blue burger, which was just average. Couldn't taste the blue cheese.

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for reviewing us. We value all our customers opinions and feedback. Hope to see you again soon! Merchants Arch More

Milan, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The music last night was unbelievable, I was with my wife and we had a great time. The beef guinnes pie, such nice atmosphere, the music was good.. a lot of irish option on the menu, but the biggest surprise was the excellent service from brazillian waiters unfortunately i cant remember the name, but i will never forguet her small... More

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the Kind comments great to hear! Merchants Arch More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Well myself and my husband along with 7 other friends have just returned from a fabulous long weekend in Dublin. And where did we keep going back to the Merchant's Arch. Located on the edge of Temple Bar overlooking the Liffey. flippin fab place, fab atmosphere, fab staff, fab food but best of all some absolutely brilliant live sets all... More

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for reviewing us! We're happy to know that you had a great time with us, we will let all the staff and musicians know. We hope to see you again soon! Regards Merchants Arch More

Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Didn't eat here but the food being served looked fantastic. The Guinness however was first class, as was the service. People wanting to provide proper service should visit here and watch the young blonde haired girl. She welcomed people, took orders for both food and drink, served the food and drink and then cleared up. Great Saturday afternoon music session.... More

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for reviewing the Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant Great to hear that you loved our Guinness and our Saturday afternoon Music sessions We look forward to seeing you again real soon! More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Went for dinner last weekend ,waitress took our order and waited 45 minutes for our food and at least 4tables came in after us got their orders before us ,a waitress wondered around aimlessly with an order and no idea who it was for ,about 5 minutes later after plonking it down at every table she headed off downstairs with... More

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're sorry to hear that you had to wait so long for your food. We pride ourselves on good customer service and we truly value the opinions of our customers. We apologize that we did not meet your expectations. Can you please tell us the day and time you were... More

Kitchener, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Amazing service, live music, great seats to watch the game, great food and drinks! I would definitely return!

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Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, We're delighted to know you enjoyed your time at The Merchants Arch Bar and Restaurant. Thanks for taking the time to review us, we do hope to see you again real soon! More

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