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Finnegans's of Dalkey

#38 of 1,978 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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1 Sorrento Road Dalkey, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 285 8505
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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Probably the most iconic pub in Dalkey. Not for nothing is Dalkey known as "paddywood". You could well be at the bar having a Guiness with some very famous rock stars or authors in this brilliant pub.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Deal, United Kingdom
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Deal, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Probably the most iconic pub in Dalkey. Not for nothing is Dalkey known as "paddywood". You could well be at the bar having a Guiness with some very famous rock stars or authors in this brilliant pub.

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Dalkey, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Lunched here on a Friday with English Rugby Heads. Great Guinness and quality food. We were lucky that we were there before 12.30 as the place got packed and rightly so. Staff very friendly and made sure the 6 of us had a good time. Would revisit anytime !

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Really good local pub with great atmosphere. Nice pints and good food. A must do if in Dalkey. Great spot to watch a match with friends.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is our second visit to Finnigans the pub is part of our six nations tour ,the food is fantastic value ,and great quality ,the staff are very attentive and nothing is too much trouble ,but most of all the people who drink at Finnigans are the most friendly people you could ever wish to meet ,if you want a... More 

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Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Visited Finnegans for a birthday lunch this week. We had corned beef (13.50), fish pie (€14.50), smoked salmon & crab salad (€15) and seabass (can't remember). All the dishes were well prepared and very tasty particularly the fish pie. I thought that for €15 the salad could have had a bit more to it in term of salad vegetables but... More 

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dublin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Along with 3 of my friends, we had Sunday lunch here recently. I had only had lunch there during the week previously when it is very crowded but this Sunday, there were very few people. Two of us had the roast beef and two had the fish ...... it was all absolutely delicious and there was not a crumb left... More 

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Pasadena, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have been in this pub for lunch many times and recently revisited wondering if anything had changed. It hasn't. Great food and great value. Not fancy but true Irish pub with Irish atmosphere. This was the favorite pub of Irish writer Maeve BInchy, who lived in Dalkey until her death. I ran into her several times over the years... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

I visited finnegans for a Sunday lunch with my mother and grandfather. My grandad is not the easiest of customers but the girls working their were really patient and accommodating with him and the seafood dishes I ordered were lovely. Avocado and prawn salad and crab gratin. Highly recommend a visit here if you are in the Dalkey area.

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Myself and my husband had lunch here today as we do most Fridays. There was something about today's lunch that really hit the spot for me. It was the steak and kidney pie. It was simply delicious, served with mange tout and carrot puree and beautifully smooth, well seasoned mashed potato. I actually sent my compliments to the chef and... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very under stated but great food traditional Irish fare bacon and cabbage Lamb and fresh mint sauce Lambs liver and bacon always plenty of fresh fish Great friendly staff and if it good for Mrs Obama and Bono it has to be good for most people

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Sorrento Road Dalkey, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 285 8505

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

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