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The Church, Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

#149 of 1,978 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The food and service were really good. The waiter couldn't have done more. The entertainment was great. The building itself was beautiful, however the furnishings could do with updating a little as they looked a bit tired. And drinks were a bit pricey. But on the whole must visit for somewhere nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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North Ayrshire
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The food and service were really good. The waiter couldn't have done more. The entertainment was great. The building itself was beautiful, however the furnishings could do with updating a little as they looked a bit tired. And drinks were a bit pricey. But on the whole must visit for somewhere nice to eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Modern bar located in a church, a bit overpriced, but then again, you get delicious cocktails. No need to dress up, but the place is a bit fancy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This was a huge disappointment...as the building is beautiful and the history really cool. We arrived too late for the pub menu which our friends had eaten from and given us mixed reports of great Guinness pie but not great burgers. We were told by the extremely friendly waitress that the pub kitchen was closed but the restaurant would be... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

First full day in Ireland and Dublin. Stumbled upon The Church at lunch time and decided to sit inside and take in the beautiful surroundings of this old historic church. After checking out the menu and having a perfect pint of Guinness (one of Arthur Guinness's marriages was here) we got lunch. My husband had chicken soup and brown bread... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Their toilets were absolutely revolting. I had to try three different ones to find one with both paper, a lock and not too disgusting. On my was out I saw an employee who signed a note that he had checked the toilets that hour - not very well in my opinion! The food was decent.

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Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Was very disappointed with our meal here. The food was average and over priced. And 6.20 for a pint?!? Crazy. There is better food and better value around. Lovely building and good service but wouldn't eat here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stopped in for a few cocktails after a day shopping on a recent trip to Dublin. Building is beautiful, menu looks great and contains all sorts of interesting information about the building. The guys behind the bar were great craic and even made us some off list cocktails. We'd definitely come again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I love the ambience, beautiful! Love the food, nice presentation, friendly staff. Had dinner here with a group of friends and headed to the disco downstairs, the dinner was great but downstairs was a downside. Disco has no DJ though it was on a Saturday night and i couldn't breath as if there's no air or something maybe because its... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This pub, as the name suggests, is very unique. The interior is vast and spacious. Ground floor is a bar with very nice outside seating, basement hosts an event room and upstairs there is a restaurant with excellent food and wine but a bit pricey. Whatever the occasion I would recommend a visit even for just a quick glance at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Very nice place . Friendly and quick service not bad food but a little pricy, nice interiors but very busy most of the time.

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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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