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The Church, Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

#140 of 1,948 Restaurants in Dublin
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Mary Street, Dublin, Ireland
01 8280102
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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Most recent review
Amazing Setting and Delicious Food!

I was recommended to try this restaurant from a friend who had been previously and it was everything I had come to expect it to be. The food and drink was delicious and a little more expensive than we would usually pay given portion sizes however the food was very filling and very tasty...worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Jo O
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I was recommended to try this restaurant from a friend who had been previously and it was everything I had come to expect it to be. The food and drink was delicious and a little more expensive than we would usually pay given portion sizes however the food was very filling and very tasty...worth every penny. The Church as been... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I went to the church with some work colleagues, the food was served cold and over priced for what we got, service was friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you're looking for a fabulous room whatever the occasion, I could not recommend this place more! Absolutely fantastic atmosphere, beautiful decor, devine food and the friendliest staff you will ever come across. The cocktails are also incredibly yummy! Amazing!

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is my second visit here during my second visit in Dublin. It is a fantastic place to visit and has everything to offer. I was excited to take my friends there on our girly weekend. The service is fantastic as is the food. It is reasonably priced for the high quality you get and the cocktails are very nice.... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Went there twice during the stay in Dublin - once for dinner and then for lunch as it was close to work. Both times was happy with a quick, friendly service and tasty well-seasoned food. I had a daily special sandwich for lunch and would definitely go for it again. Bear in mind that the place does live music in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is an unusual but superbly refurbished restaurant and bar. It is truly beautiful inside, with dining on the gallery which overlooks the huge central bar. Our waiter, Valentino, was attentive, friendly and made us feel special. The food was wonderful! I was unsure about the sauce and asked if I could have the meal without it; he suggested I... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We visited today and loved it. I had been here a few times before and loved it so I brought my husband The location is excellent just beside Penneys Mary Street so it's a good stop off when you are out shopping We ordered Veg soup - a nice big bowl of very tasty well seasoned veg soup. Proper veg... More 

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Darren_moore, General Manager at The Church, Cafe, Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip advisor we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. More 

Wales
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Made an effort to visit the church on a short trip to Dublin after it was recommended by a friend... What a meal! Between 2 of us we sampled the chicken and lambs main meals in the gallery restaurant. The food was excellent; looked and tasted amazing. The views over the building from the gallery were fantastic, especially when the... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip advisor we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. More 

athy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

My husband and myself went shopping in December in Dublin and decided to pop in here for a drink to warm us up. We ended up eating and we were so happy we did. Delicious food. Loved the way it was served. I'd definitely eat here again. Hopefully soon :)

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Darren_moore, General Manager at The Church, Cafe, Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

`Thank you for your amazing review and your continued custom. More 

Howden, Yorkshire
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were advised to call in here and have a meal The setting is a converted church and is amazing The food was very good and the portion sizes were very generous especially the sharing platters The main courses were also very good There was a good selection of ales and cocktails, the ones we tried were all excellent Service... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip advisor we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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