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The Church

#170 of 1,895 Restaurants in Dublin
#187 of 2,095 Places to Eat in Dublin
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Mary Street, Dublin, Ireland
01 8280102
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10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Church is the 'local' of choice for native Dubliners and welcomes...
The Church is the 'local' of choice for native Dubliners and welcomes approx 700,000 visitors annually from all over the world who come to experience the culture, atmosphere and friendly service at The Church.The Church has five different settings over four floors. Offering world class cocktails and casual dining is our Main Bar which also offers Live Traditional Irish Music Sundays - Wednesdays and a late bar with entertainment at weekends.The Gallery Restaurant at The Church is set on the mezzaine level of The Church with a stunning view overlooking the main bar. The gallery offers world class food and friendly service seven nights a week from 5pm.The Cellar Bar and Nightclub opens at weekends and is the ideal location for our guests to finish the night and party into the early hours of the morning with Dublin's top party Dj's .Surrounding The Church is Dublin's largest outdoor terrace. Relax over a coffee or glass of wine and dine from our Terrace menu or Barbeque and let the hustle and bustle of Irelands busiest shopping street pass you by as you relax in the atmosphere of The Church. For private functions and parties with a difference The Tower bar is the ideal setting for your special occasion with dedicated staff to ensure you and your guests have a memorable night.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Summarizing Dublin

In Dublin there are so much pubs and churches that this church was turned into a pub! This lovely place with great Irish music knows how to summarize Dublin's life.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
fmcandotti
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The church is a bar with a difference!! This beautiful building is full of character, history & fun!! This quirky building with its church attire such as its old organ & all gallery restaurant is a definite must see!! Now that we have we will definitely be visiting again!!! The cocktails were excellent & was the customer service!! The foodl... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

In Dublin there are so much pubs and churches that this church was turned into a pub! This lovely place with great Irish music knows how to summarize Dublin's life.

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The drinks are very reasonable for a city and the staff have a great sense of humour and are very welcoming! A hidden gem, visited by locals, just up the road from the leprechaun museum! Well worth a visit for a drink or food, highly recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We dined at the Gallery Restaurant at 5pm for the early bird special (5-6pm) which was considerably cheaper than a la carte. Choice of 2 or 3 courses. We opted for 2 courses at 20.95 Euros (3 courses at 24.95 Euros). All three of us loved every dish we had. Starters: (1) Irish Goats Cheese Bon Bons (2) Clonakilty Black... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Table was reserved for 6.30 on a friday.Our group of 8 arrived and we vaguely shown where to sit. The staff were busy but it would be nice to of been shown to our table. So we sere given menus by a young waitress who took our drink orders. I asked for a guinness. After a 10min wait our drinks... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was a recommended restaurant for us. The atmosphere- a converted old church into a restaurant- was delightful to be in. Beautiful atmosphere. The staff were very attentive and friendly. I ordered the special catch of the day- sole. Nothing to write home about- very bland if I had' added pepper and lemon juice. I ended up being sick for... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Really nice place. Used to be a church, even Arthur Guinness himself got married there! Interesting and beautiful place to hangout and have some pints. Finger food is delicious and very recommended. Dinning is a bit too pricy though...

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Yonkers, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

At least for dessert! Beautiful structure. Live music Wednesday through Sunday 7:00PM thru 9:00PM. The waiter who took our order was very pleasant. Claire finished taking care of us. She was exceptionally charming. I love how at the entrance they ask whether you are dining or just stopping by for a beverage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely setting and atmosphere. Food lovely. Staff very pleasant. Was recommended by the bus driver and we were not disappointed.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

14 of us had lunch at the Church following our Gaelic Games Experience. Lovely setting,great atmosphere, friendly service, and good food Perhaps slightly expensive but not excessively so for the centre of a capital city.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mary Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 01 8280102

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 86
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business

Description

The Church is the 'local' of choice for native Dubliners and welcomes approx 700,000 visitors annually from all over the world who come to experience the culture, atmosphere and friendly service at The Church.The Church has five different settings over four floors. Offering world class cocktails and casual dining is our Main Bar which also offers Live Traditional Irish Music Sundays - Wednesdays and a late bar with entertainment at weekends.The Gallery Restaurant at The Church is set on the mezzaine level of The Church with a stunning view overlooking the main bar. The gallery offers world class food and friendly service seven nights a week from 5pm.The Cellar Bar and Nightclub opens at weekends and is the ideal location for our guests to finish the night and party into the early hours of the morning with Dublin's top party Dj's .Surrounding The Church is Dublin's largest outdoor terrace. Relax over a coffee or glass of wine and dine from our Terrace menu or Barbeque and let the hustle and bustle of Irelands busiest shopping street pass you by as you relax in the atmosphere of The Church. For private functions and parties with a difference The Tower bar is the ideal setting for your special occasion with dedicated staff to ensure you and your guests have a memorable night.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:30 am

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