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The Church, Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

#140 of 1,969 Restaurants 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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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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    Very good
  • 142
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  • 63
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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
nice place, specialy for taking pics :)

the idea of taking a drink in a church is funny. and you can still feel the "church" there, the windows, the musical instrument, etc. but, the staff isn't very professional or friendly. and the food not that yummy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Bineyehcha
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Just after the Parade, we went having a pint of beer there. There was a concert just when we arrived, and just right after we were lucky enough to see some Irish dancers performing (greeeeaat show)! Great place, great beer, great atmosphere!

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Finchampstead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Church is a beautiful setting. The staff are wonderful and so professional and friendly. The food, now where do I start? We had the set menu and my salmon starter was lovely. I decided on the lamb for main course and I couldn't have picked better. I have never had lamb like it, it was cooked to perfection along with... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

the idea of taking a drink in a church is funny. and you can still feel the "church" there, the windows, the musical instrument, etc. but, the staff isn't very professional or friendly. and the food not that yummy.

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Dundalk, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Church built into a bar and restaurant - absolutely brilliant and very posh looking! Loved the atmosphere and the look of it all.

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Middletown, Ohio, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I'm not usually a salad person, but the crispy duck was maybe the best salad of my life. Have stolen the idea & served it twice to my customers. Cool vibe & interesting history. Will visit again next time I'm in Dublin.

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Ireland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I've been here many times for after work festivities. This was my first occasion to dine here for lunch. I was pleasantly surprise by the food - very enjoyable vegetarian thai curry. The surrounding are not to my taste for lunch, hence the average review. Service was ok - it's a large, busy pub, so I didn't expect silver service.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Food is not amazing but its pub grub so you are going to an Irish pub not a restaurant. The staff are lovely and will reserve a table for you if you telephone ahead . Its very busy so if you are looking for a place for a quiet chat this is not the place. Its great atmosphere though

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Busy Place took us a short while to get a table but Staff did their best we were down in basement and were soon sorted 5 of us in total and all had great meals ,still talking about the Fish,and steak sandwich ,burgers were great too ,My daughter brought in her own baked Birthday Cake for her Mum as a... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We have been to the church several times for food and drinks and also visited at various times of the year. Food is nothing to get excited about and is average quality. We do like the venue though - as others have indicated it is very quirky! We visited Sat 21st for drinks and sat outside - we were served... More 

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

My what a gorgeous building, visited with my daughter for dinner as we were out and about city for day from our hotel as she was competing in irish dancing competition.anyway, went down to cellar for a seat as upstairs was packed due to rugby match on. Firstly felt sorry for waitress who was on her own running about like... 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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