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The Cat & Cage

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Irish, Bar, Pub
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74 Drumcondra Road Upper, Dublin, Ireland
+353 (0)1 857-3809
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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217 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank travelbugire
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Dublin, Ireland
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58 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

It's a grand spot. The food's decent, fresh chips and all. They've some decent beers and a few interesting gins. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank CC_Eile
Dublin, Ireland
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Went for Early Bird yesterday in Cat & Cage and it was very good. I asked to have their catch of day - tiger prawns without batter - no problem. The starter that we had mushroom fracasse was very good also. Good value and will be back.

Thank Judy O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, Large groups, Bar scene
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 (0)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?