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The Church, Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

Mary Street, Dublin, Ireland
01 8280102
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Ranked #134 of 1,830 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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Ithaca, New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Stopped here for dessert and after-dinner drink. They said they did not take dessert orders after 8.45 pm (we went to the bar downstairs and not tothe full-service restaurant in the gallery or cellar?). They recommended their home-made scones to go with our Irish coffees. That turned out to be a winning combination after our light tapas dinner. The space... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Must have, it's a REAL church thats now a bar and this is only in Dublin. Great food, nice atmosphere, and live music in evenings.

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Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A short review. I had lunch here recently with a friend. I had a burger (13.95) which was steep for what it was - average. My friend had asian duck salad (12.95), again average. Where I had the gripe was this place charging 6.20 for a pint of cider. This is on Mary Street, beside Henry Street, one of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Hello! First of all, welcome to Dublin. Secondly, this is the place you want to be. My cousin and I were traveling around the country and were in Dublin for a few days. The first day we got here, Sunday, we went to The Church Bar and were immediately excited upon arrival. We sat at the bar instead of getting... More

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Heard of the church by friends and went there just to get a look inside. We decide to stop for a drink and just relax for a while. It was a warm and pleasant atmosphere. Next time we come to Dublin we will definitely reserve a table. The prices looked to be pretty good.

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Northern Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I had visited the restaurant as part of a Walking Tour.(Incidentally Arthur Guinness was married here and Wolfe Tone was baptised) We had a discount voucher to spend, and the Thai Curry was particularly excellent.

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Montreal, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

On our way to another event, we stopped by because there was a lot of people around and it sounded cool (president of Austria was having a reception there). We were granted the red carpet entry and greated with a big smile. No we are not "officials" but nevertheless we were very well served and welcomed even if we were... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a nice, convenient place to go to. It's a little big and a little on the pricey side but if you're entertaining visitors to Dublin it creates a bit of a talking point. The outside area is excellent on a sunny day.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We were tempted in by the menu and advertised evening of Irish Music & Dancing. Having had a wonderful meal and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at another location watching wonderful Irish singers & dancers on our first night in Dublin we thought we would try this one for our last night. It must have had superb acoustics when it was a... More

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Clonakilty, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Following recommendation from the wonderful staff at Bertoni`s Menswear just a 10 minute walk up the street I popped in for a pint and some food.It`s a lovely spot with with a nice buzz about the place.I settled for the beef and guinness stew which was delicous,Attentive and friendly staff were of great service and I look forward to visiting... More

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