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34/35 South William Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 474 4888
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with family and friends for an evening meal before heading out for a few beers around town. I shared the bavette with my son and we both really enjoyed it - the flavour was fantastic. The horseradish bechamel we ordered with it was the perfect accompaniment. And if you do pay a visit, I highly recommend the millionaire fries... More 

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Thank F00dh0und
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled on this place entirely by accident, and were so pleased we did! We were looking for a lively place with good food for a good price, and we got so much more than that. The steak was one of the best I've ever had, and the drinks and presentation were also excellent. The total cost (steak and drinks)... More 

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Thank Rosi H
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here twice and both times found the steak to be just average. On my second visit I ordered wine and was brought the wrong order first of all. The second wine I ordered was brought to me with what looked like mould floating in it - it was replaced but very poor service to not notice this.

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Thank Sarah D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found the staff very friendly, I ordered an expensive steak but it really disappointed, very tough and not worth the price.

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Thank reilld32
County Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there 3 times and the taste of the same steaks we ordered was never the same, it's just alarming how inconsistent the quality and taste can be. Service was great the first time but poor the other 2 times, again inconsistency here. It's one of the few steak places in Dublin where you can go without having a reservation... More 

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Thank Nasrat T
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We looked around so many places trying to find somewhere we wanted to eat on a Friday night in Dublin and stumbled across Bear. Welcoming, friendly, a little bit quirky and a great looking menu. The food was amazing we had 9oz flat iron steak, 8oz rump and fries, salad and flavoured butter to share. The steaks were cooked to... More 

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Thank Catrb
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Not the greatest experience for food, although a nice environment. I ordered a Steak and Eggs option on the menu for €12.50 and instead of a cut of steak, I got small chopped up pieces of steak (at best about 4 or 5 pieces) buried under a mountain of beetroot and other vegetables. I was still hungry leaving the restaurant... More 

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Thank Joeymc01
Waterford
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Lunch deal 9.95 for steak baked potato topped with leek avocado and harissa. Steak was perfection. Nice glass of cote de rhone at 5.50. Excellent value. Good food. Ok service

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Thank jimwaterford
England
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155 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Four of us went for a meal here whilst staying in Dublin for the New Year. We ordered the steak to share which was delicious. The side orders were large but very tasty. The problem we had was when we got the bill there was a service charge added amounting to £14 which we questioned. We were told this was... More 

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Thank jeanniejeannie
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We went here on a recommendation and I'm so glad we did! We had a starter of the beef dripping croutons (which if I had to be picky were quite crispy) and a main of Bavette steak sharer with regular fries as a side. Cannot fault the Bavette! Unlike the previous review we were told that one side would cover... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34/35 South William Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 474 4888
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