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Nancy Hands Bar & Restaurant

#88 of 1,979 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
North City Centre
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30-32 Parkgate Street, Dublin Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 677 0149
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in an Airbnb across the street from Nancy Hands and stopped in every night during our stay in Dublin for a nice Guinness. The food is great also (I recommend the sizzling dish). The bartenders/waiters were some of the nicest people we met. They stayed open late on Sunday night to accommodate us Americans while we were watching... More 

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Thank Marissa W
Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place always appears to be packed! What a wonderful atmosphere and the food is not to be missed. Although classed as a "bar" or "pub", the appetizers alone could have outshone any first class, 5 star restaurant. They were exceptional as were the main courses we enjoyed. Service was excellent and the prices are very good.

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Thank Gerry C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped just round the corner so popped in and got the prawn sizzler and burger. Both were very tasty and it wasn't too expensive. Would definitely go back!

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Thank Scott H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a quick bite to eat as it was so close to the hotel we were staying at. I just loved the character of the place with all the stained wood. I came to Dublin for an authentic Irish experience and Nancy Hands certainly delivers! We had a drink and a bite and I would definitely go back!!

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Thank quietbeachgirl
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had seafood pasta followed by chocolate botanicals.Both were very filling and tasty so I am glad that I did not bother with a starter.It cost a very reasonable €20.74.Very quiet in there too.Bet it's not always like that.

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Thank wingate
Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fantastic place you are entertained by irish dancing music and even irish jokes traditional irish food not cordon blue but wholesome

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Thank judith m
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent reasonable food . Well presented and tasty. Good sized portions. Very friendly staff without being overpowering or intrusive. Only downside were the toilets while being quaint and old-fashioned, did smell strongly of stale urine, No excuse for this. Despite this, I would recommend Nancy Hands for good quality inexpensive food.

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Thank mdevlin56
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I know Ryan's bar next door, but went into Nancy's last week for food and a drink. It's an authentic, old, Dublin pub/bar, with newer, yet complimentary bits. It seems dirty, yet it's not. It seems basic; nope. It's local/non tourist....you guessed it.....not so. Close by are Heuston railway station and The Courts of Criminal Justice, so at lunch time... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Dublin on a long lay over, and really wanted to go to a great Irish pub, and thankfully I found Nancy Hands! It's a beautiful building with lots of great food/drinks to offer! I was actually very surprised as to how great the pricing was too. Try this pub out!!

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Thank Ashbash534
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It has been a while since we have been in Nancy Hands. We got a high table beneath the Trinity stairs, place was warm and cosy. The staff are particularly friendly and give good advise on food choice. Service was excellent and the food was really tasty. Wholesome, well presented pub grub at its best, nothing pretentious, thoroughly enjoyable. After... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, International, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30-32 Parkgate Street, Dublin Dublin 8, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > North City Centre
  • Neighborhood: North City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 0149

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?