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The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant

#94 of 2,036 Restaurants in Dublin
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48/49 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar | Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 607 4010
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Description: A Traditional Irish Pub situated on the Quays, serving the best of Irish...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner and Live Music by SEAN

walked in…head upstairs..SEAN singing lovely songs..had the Cottage Pie…delicious and they found me a nice vodka in the back…love it here…head upstairs for a relaxing and entertaining dinner

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Redwood City, California
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Redwood City, California
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

walked in…head upstairs..SEAN singing lovely songs..had the Cottage Pie…delicious and they found me a nice vodka in the back…love it here…head upstairs for a relaxing and entertaining dinner

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Irish stew had a sour taste, was advised it was made fresh 1st thing and that the vegetables made it taste the way tasted, to me it was on the turn, after to and froing with server she said i will check if I can take it off the bill,I only had one spoonful I was scared to eat any... More 

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Thank Caron S
Llanferres
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in here tonight after the Ireland/Wales draw what a fabulous evening,great fun,no pressure lots of very happy people having a nice time. Didn't get an opportunity to try the food but I'm sure we'd be happy.

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

Great to hear you had a good time! Call back and see us again real soon! Thanks for the review :) More 

Marple, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner badly needed a proper Irish breakfast after our first night out in Dublin, we chose this place simply because of where it is. It's safe to say this was the worst fry up I've ever had even worse at €10.95 a go (without tea or coffee) poor quality of food some of it was cold and... More 

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Thank sunnyrhyl123
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a couple drinks with some friends that were visiting me from Canada. Great place to grab a couple pints with great friends, music is lovely yet you can still carry on a conversation with whomever you are with

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Thank Brit R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in here along with 5 friends for a quick Guinness on Saturday 30th Jan around 2pm. The music and the atmosphere was so good we stayed for about 4 hours! Fab place and worth a visit.

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

Hi there! That was Sean Coffey who performed for you that day. Come back and see us again real soon! Thanks for the review! More 

Ferndown, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were exploring Dublin and came across this place by chance. It looked inviting, but once inside we were uncomfortable. We decided that it didnt float our boat and left.

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Thank t1gerly12
Merchantsarch20, Public Relations Manager at The Merchant's Arch Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi there, That's a first for us "uncomfortable" So you walk in and you do not feel comfortable and leave? No problem, but why come on here? Did you have food or drink? What are your expectations of a pub in Temple Bar? Please let us know what it takes to float your boat by mailing us info@merchantsarch.ie. Thank you. More 

edinburgh
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good bar for a drink and live music but food only average which lets it down. Would be a great wee place if food better. GB Scotland

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

Hi and thank you for your review! Could you tell us what you had to eat and when you were in as we have just had a new menu made. Email us @ info@Merchantsarch.ie More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent breakfast near temple bar. Baileys coffee was a tidy and nice pint of Guinness. Bar man was a bit of a character too

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

Hi there and thank you for your review! We serve Dublin's number one Irish Breakfast 7 days a week from 9am! See you again real soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff is really friendly. Great atmosphere! Instant mood lifter. Good place to sit and talk with friends over a beer or 4.

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

Hi there and thank you for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us. See you again real soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48/49 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar | Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 607 4010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 17
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups

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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