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The Church

#166 of 1,863 Restaurants in Dublin
#180 of 2,064 Places to Eat in Dublin
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Mary Street, Dublin, Ireland
01 8280102
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10:30 am - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Go here for a pint, food and enjoy the view

We've eaten here on two separate occasions. The building is something to see, as it is a converted church, complete with stained glass windows and a pipe organ. The staff was friendly, and service was ok. Try the ribs as an appetizer, and the fish and chips as a main. Lots of food, and not a killer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Killarney, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The setting and layout of this place is lovely well worth visiting myself and my husband had a lovely lunch I had a gluten free chicken burger and my husband had the Caesar salad and both were lovely they have a very good variety for a gluten free diet well worth stopping even for just a drink

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I booked The Church for a work dinner for 25+ people last night. Jessica and the rest of the reservation team were brilliant in sorting the arrangements and the staff on the night were wonderful. They were even able to accommodate a latecomer who's flight was delayed and made sure they were fed! The venue was everything we could of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We've eaten here on two separate occasions. The building is something to see, as it is a converted church, complete with stained glass windows and a pipe organ. The staff was friendly, and service was ok. Try the ribs as an appetizer, and the fish and chips as a main. Lots of food, and not a killer cost. I will... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived for lunch and ordered our food. Unfortunately the food that came out was not what we ordered. My wife had finished hers before my burger came out. Not very professional and there was no offer of a reduction in the bill or a free drink on the house. No customer service at all. The food was at best... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

After a long day of shopping in Dublin we were looking for somewhere to eat, walked into the church and the place looked lovely unfortunately I was wrong! . Was not immediately obvious if we had to take a seat or wait for a member of staff after about 10 minutes of being there somebody finally informed us we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is amazing and could only happen in Ireland where both religion and drinking are so popular. It was once a Church and hosted the marriage of Arthur Guinness (of the beer fame) but is now a bar restaurant. Even the old organ is still there. Its a great place to take in a drink and marvel at the place

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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Food is good in this central location. Large building steeped in history with indoor and out door seating. The staff are very friendly and service is excellent.

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I order the Goats Cheese on Brown Bread with Side Salad, the food lacked any flavour and no sauce. The side salad was dry and limp. I had ask for a sauce but still didn't bring any taste to dish. I was very disappointed, it was very quite when I visited, staff were polite. Wouldn't recommend this dish.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

very peculiar place since we you enter you see a bar and looking above you realise that you are in a church, which is not functioning as a church any more of course. although it is a touristic place, you don't really feel it. the food was good as almost everywhere I went in Dublin. I had the grilled salmon.

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County Cavan, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had a lovely lunch here today we sat outside Lovely setting and the weather was very favorable. The food was lovely and the setting was lovely Only problem was all the pigeons which insisted on landing on the tables and around your feet. The staff were very friendly and service was very good Worth a visit when visiting Dublin.

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Additional Information about The Church

Address: Mary Street, Dublin, Ireland
Phone Number: 01 8280102
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 86
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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