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The Church, Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

Mary Street, Dublin, Ireland
01 8280102
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Ranked #128 of 1,845 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $86
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Paris, France
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We went there for a drink : the place is beautiful, well-arranged, and a bit cheeky, getting unsober in a church ! Common drinks and more elaborated ones are available.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful interior, a real converted church. Massive organ and great food to boot! Live irish dancers and music give you a great taste of the culture

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North Somerset
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I was in Dublin for the day, from the UK, with 2 girlfriends for a special day out. One of the things we did was a walking tour of hidden places, which was very interesting and informative. We went into The Church and - Wow! - what a place. A fab bar almost promising you a great night out, comfy... More

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Castlerea, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went in here recently for coffee. From the outside it doesn't look very inviting but we were pleasantly surprised . It is well laid out and spacious, the atmosphere is relaxed and the staff were extremely polite, friendly and efficient. Our choice of coffee and dessert were very well presented and we felt very relaxed admiring... More

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Castlerea, Roscommon, Ireland
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Myself and my hubby was in there yesterday on our way back for a hospital app, it was our 1st time there we only wanted to have coffee and a pastry , the place is lovely, the staff very nice, and i felt very relaxed

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I went with six of my friends last weekend and we had a brilliant night!! The staff could not have done anything more to help. Only downfall and stopped the 5 out of 5 stars was I said I could not have onions and my steak came out with them. When I told the waiter he took my plate away... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

When we went the Irish dancer would get up every 3 songs or so, the kid enjoyed it. The food was good, service was slower than what us Americans are used to. The history of the building is quite interesting and long.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

amazing venue of impressive size but still full of coasy little corners. very good food and very nice service. stay upstairs or on gallery but avoid the slightly artificial cellar

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at the church for my friends birthday, we were greeted by a lovely last who showed us to out table, straight away a manager came over said happy birthday to my friend! As we were there only for drinks I can't make comment on the food! But I want to thank Sean M for making the best cocktails... More

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martina franca
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Just visited this interesting location last friday but will never return. Coming from a family in the business i knew enough to never willingly let your plate re-enter the kitchen for correction, if you dont know the staff intimately. My plate was among the most expensive on offer but came with the wrong side dishes. When i asked for same... More

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