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The Cat & Cage

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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74 Drumcondra Road Upper, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 857 3809
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Laura and Bernie have been very nice to me and my friend. From the begining service was very smooth and nice. We had wings and pint deal just for 10€ and got very generous portion of tasty wings! Best place to spent Friday night! We're definetly coming back cause staff made us feel very welcome.

Thank Austeja A
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I discovered this nice pub by chance as I stayed at the hotel just across the street. It's located in a quiet area but we really appreciated the warm ambience that surrounded us. The food was really delicious- we took the typical Irish dish such as the beef stew with Guinness gravy and roasted beef with potatoes and veggies. The... More 

1 Thank Giusi F
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This place serves typical pub food. Our mains of fish and chips were certainly tasty. The service was great and we were made to feel welcome. The only downside was a creme brûlée dessert that was unpleasant.

Thank Sue H
Spalding, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We called into The Cat and Cage for a quick drink on the way back to our hotel. The guy who served us was friendly and polite, the drink prices were very reasonable. The pub was quite busy, football match on the TV, but there was a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Lovely local pub!

Thank wahyam66
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We wanted to grab some food outside of our hotel, and this is just a few minutes away from the Skylon Hotel. Lovely little pub with excellent food!

1 Thank Kyra L
South Devon
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Cat & Cage Dublin my sort of pub good atmosphere and free pint of Hop House 13 to get you going. Quite surprised a little more hoppy than the usual larger very refreshing. The food is very good too a cut above the usual pub standards

Thank Diverat
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

The Cat & Cage is located in a residential/University/Main Road. The restaurant has a soothing, warm ambiance in a pub type decor. The waitress was genuinely attentive, positive and friendly, however, after she served my meal, she disappeared. I am certain she was exhausted as could be noted in her posture. I started off with a salad, tasty & pretty.... More 

Thank Capefog
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

The young waitress that served us was lovely and very obliging. The menu is pretty standard but the servings are plentiful and we enjoyed what we had although the steak was a bit tough. The chicken wings looked good - maybe next time! Nice atmosphere and comfortable seating.

1 Thank letsgosydney
Kildare, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

To say the meal was inedible would be an understatement. It is very rare for me to complain in a restaurant especially working in the industry myself but after a 45minute wait on five main courses I would have expected the food to at least be ok. The chips were burnt, stir fry over seasoned to the point of not... More 

1 Thank travelbugire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Great menu ,not too pricey . Lunch deals are great ,big bowl of soup ,chips and panini for 12 euro. Really friendly waitress .Although the order was taken wrong I was very pleased . Used to have student deals ,hopefully they'll come back soon

Thank Emily K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Drumcondra Road Upper, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 857 3809

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?