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The Brian Boru

#537 of 2,073 Restaurants in Dublin}
$$ - $$$Irish, ,
5 Prospect Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
+353 1 830 4527
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“battered fish” (2 reviews)
“stew” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Prospect Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 175 reviews

Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

I had not been for a few months ... when I heard menu changed, I was wary but needn't have worried. I miss some of the previous dishes (half roast chicken or beef salad) but new dishes are just as good. I had a very...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Not my regular but I have been many times, and it does have a nice pint, a nice atmosphere and it is in a good location not too far from the city centre.

Thank timbookthree
Reviewed May 9, 2017

~Had a meal there recently and also at our work night out so had 2 experiences recently of this very nice pub. Was a regular visitor many moons ago and was happy to revisit. It had changed, car parking is now pay parking except for...More

Thank theresa m
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at a B&B within walking distance of this restaurant. We were able to eat at the restaurant a few nights. Everything we tried from Guinness stew to salads & seafood was delicious, especially the strawberry cheesecake! It was a delightful place to visit!

Thank Fran O
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Hmmmmmmm... thought I would give this place a try again In relation to food, this management are not learning any lessons. It is just "ANother" in relation to food quality... Would not recommend to my friends. They can do good food if the try but...More

1  Thank tomas O
Reviewed April 30, 2017

We had a beautiful meal here. Smoked salmon and beetroot salad with horseradish sauce was mouthwatering. The small serve was very big! The steak and chips were perfectly cooked. Service was attentive but not pushy. Prices very reasonable.

Thank wendy77BB
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

This is an awesome pub up near the Graveyard area. Highly recommend it. The food is delicious - irish stew, fish and chips and the chicken sandwich. I had dinner here three times in 6 days. There is a blonde waitress that is very hospitable...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Dropped in for a pint. Bit of a boring bar. Lacks atmosphere. Maybe its the lighting, which is too bright, or maybe the seating arrangement - Service was good. Mixed crowd. Busy enough bar.

2  Thank Mike F
Reviewed March 22, 2017

If you stay at any of the "Botanic" B&B's in Dublin this pub is located close by in a building that says Hedigans on the front of the building. The pub name is on the front door. We stopped by later on a Sunday evening,...More

Thank mblair441
Reviewed February 3, 2017

We arrived for a working lunch and were warmly greeted by the staff. There was a great selection on offer on the carvery counter. Louise insisted on bringing our food down to the table to us, top service from her. I went for the Beef...More

Thank Conatys_Est_1970
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Questions & Answers
October 18, 2016|
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Response from RedMurphy21 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about a kids menu but I'm sure they could accommodate you and especially when the carvery is on during the day.
Duane W
August 27, 2016|
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Response from Henry R | Reviewed this property |
Hi I was in there about Easter time and as far as I can remember it was until 9pm. This may only be weekdays but I am not sure about weekends. Knowing the premises and the set up I would be surprised if it was different for... More
Duane W
August 27, 2016|
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Response from Tom B | Reviewed this property |
I was there after 8 and they were still taking orders
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $21
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Prospect Road | Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 830 4527
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The Brian Boru has been a public house for over 200 years with the present building dating from the 1850s. We are conveniently located close to Glasnevin Cemetery, Croke park and the Botanical gardens However the connection with Brian Boru - High King of Ireland - goes back nearly 1000 years as it was here that his army camped prior to the Battle of Clontarf, fought on Good Friday in 1014. For many years the Pub has long been a landmark in Glasnevin for many years and has become famous as a venue for meals and refreshment following funerals in the nearby Glasnevin Cemetery ever since The Brian Boru was mentioned in Ulysses as Joyce's party of mourners pass by on their way to the Cemetery. We are well known for our excellent food and a wide range of menus and delicious meals. We also have a room available to hire The pub was also renowned for its special "Powers White Label" Whiskey which we bonded and blended to our own recipe and served from the wood. The Hedigan family today would like its many customers to enjoy the atmosphere and surroundings of the Brian Boru whether just on a night out or for any special event. There is something for everyone at The Brian Boru.
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