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The Pig's Ear


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings

Location and contact

$20 - $26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Irish, European
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in Dublin for a couple of days and popped in on my first day and was so impressed I went again the next day. The food is exceptionally good. Really fresh clean tastes and beautifully presented. I will be returning to Dublin in the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food and drinks, enjoyed a nice meal but seems quite expensive although quite a good location, I look forward to going back.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank TonyMurrayAshbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a classy place. Excellent , high quality food. Not many covers so advisable to book. It did feel a bit rushed when we were there as we were out in about an hour but I suspect if you were a larger group...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 299cathyd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food from local ingredients. Couple of venison dishes that were excellent. Good value for very good food.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 966julianc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You won’t stumble across this restaurant by accident as it’s hidden away on the first floor of the building. It’s cosy & characterful. Not a huge menu but it’s all about quality not quantity. Our waiter kept us entertained & was very efficient. Would recommend...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kathryn6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our work Christmas lunch here and it was very tasty. As a veggie, I wondered if I would have much of a selection, but what I had was very good. The staff are very attentive and the views are lovely across Trinity College....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JannieSherlock
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I went recently to this restaurant after hearing about it for years. For starters we had the tartare of deer, which was not bad, and the Terrine of Pork which I wasn't impressed with. For main, I had the pork belly and my girlfriend had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Just happened upon this place when tired and hungry after shopping and checked TripAdvisor after ordering. The people are lovely. The food is sublime. We had to stop ourselves feasting on their amazing bread and butter. It almost verges on Michelin (I bet they used...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JanDLondon
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I came here for a Christmas office dinner, the service was excellent, I had the salmon and the Wicklow venison. Both were really good, the portions are not so big, but the quality and taste are really good. For dessert I had the cheesecake that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank osvaldohgmx
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Went to The Pig's Ear for my friend's last night as they tour in Ireland. We were so excited to try the restaurant because of the reviews that we previously saw. However, we got so disappointed when we tried the food. The place was very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Gareth M
January 26, 2019|
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Response from ischneidermd | Reviewed this property |
not that I know of. Narrow staircase, I doubt there is an elevator
Seung Mi K
September 29, 2018|
Response from 626eas | Reviewed this property |
It’s best to call them or check the usual apps (open table etc.) to see if things have changed.
October 3, 2017|
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Response from Icesk8terglasgow | Reviewed this property |
I would say smart casual at the weekend
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