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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 #151 of 1,826 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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Covington, Louisiana
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a restaurant with life music, mostly Irish at night but they play rock during daytime hours. Atmosphere is great and the vibe is contagious. I had fried brie which was delicious. The location is great in the center of the Temple Bar district. Prices are very good.

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

Hi and thanks for taking the the time to review us! We do have live Irish music 7 nights a week along with some shows during the early evening time we have some easy listening music along with a mix of traditional Irish. We put on music shows to suit everybody's tastes and the majority of the shows would be... More

Toledo, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Overlooking the Liffey Quays, this gem offers all that is the best of Temple Bar. Terrific food, great music, great traditional music later on, and full bar. A fun and engaging taste of the best of Temple Bar area. Thanks so much!

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

Hi Thanks for taking the time to review us. We will let all the staff know about your kind comments! We hope to see you again soon! More

Dublin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Went here for breakfast and had the eggs benedict with some white pudding. It was delicious and presented really well, probably the nicest I've had. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed and the service was good. My friend was on his phone the whole time though which I thought was very rude, although it's probably an indication that he highly... More

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

Hi Great to know you had a good time with us and enjoyed your breakfast. We're well know for supplying Dublin's number one breakfast from 9am-12pm daily! More

Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My favorite not-too-touristy stop just off Temple Bar at the Ha'Penny bridge. You won't be disappointed.

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

Hi We're glad you had a nice time with us on your recent visit! Call back real soon! More

Riverside
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Dwayne Gary Rob YOU GUYS ARE AWSOME! Thank you for a great service! Much appreciated! I went Friday with a friend and came back Sunday with two more friends! The live music was very entertaining and stayed longer than expected! :)

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

Hi Will be sure to tell Dwayne, Rob, and Gary about your nice comments. Thanks! More

Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Excellent welcome and service. We had to wait an usual time for the lasagna of our daughters so the manager came to apologize and offer drinks on the house. Food was fair, for a pub in temple bar, save the Irish stew that was far below expectation. That was amply compensated by an Irish Folk duet that put the house... More

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

Hi. Thanks for the review! We will let the musicians know about your comments. Hope to see you guys again soon! More

Philadelphia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We ate on the third floor - a group of 6 - and everyone enjoyed the meal they had. We did the beer tasting before dinner, a number of different Irish beers. A great way to taste a number of different beers. After dinner the party atmosphere on the first floor was everything and Irish pub is known for. Many... More

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

Hi Thanks for taking the time to review us. Drop in and see us again soon! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Lovely food I didnt like what I first ordered but the waitress explained to the owner what was wrong and immediately I was asked if id like something else. fantastic service all the bar staff were welcoming and extremely helpful great atmosphere and brilliant music.we'll be back soon thanks to all there

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

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We will always go the extra mile to satisfy our customers requirements. Hope to see you again soon! Merchants Arch More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

After visiting the Bar for food, drink and entertainment during a business trip in March, I brought the teenage family back this week, and it didn't fail to impress again. Constantly buzzing with the sound of chatter and live music in this magnificent building, it was a great introduction to Dublin for the family, and the first true Guinness for... More

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

Hi and thanks for the positive feedback. It's our live music schedule 7 days a week that keeps our bar lively and vibrant. We hope to see you guys again real soon! More

marietta GA
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336 reviews 336 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

went for lunch on a sunday during a loooonnnngggg layover in Dublin. nice mix of what appeared to be locals and tourists. live music started up towards end of our visit food was excellent - very tasty menu was varied and had lots of traditional irish favorites service was a bit sow, but it was busy and we were not... More

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

Hi Thanks for the kind review we hope to see you with us again soon! Merchants Arch More

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