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The Church

#101 of 1,987 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Mary Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 828 0102
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10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 am
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazing setting for a meal. Still all the signs that this was a church. Thee was live music and dome Irish dancing too which was good. Food was good quality and standard for Dublin prices. Service also very good.

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Thank Sue B
Zurich, Switzerland
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We passed by accident this place and were immediately intrigued. Since we had dinner already we had a drink at the bar. We made our own Gin & Tonic tasting. The barkeeper was very attentive, did everything what we asked for and was knowledgable. In short we had a great evening. We decided to come back the next day for... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited The Church on our last day in Dublin - we hadn't prioritised it but thought it was quirky enough in which to have our last pint of Guinness and some pub food. It didn't disappoint - the service was good and the sausage and mash that we both ordered was probably the best I've had in a pub.... More 

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Phillips, Nebraska
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I feel like this place is a tourist trap. Cool old church turned into a restaurant. Oh how neat. We were a party of 7, and received excellent service from our waitress. Most of us ordered different items off the menu. I had the steak sandwich, which was two 1/4" thick pieces of steak so small that they barely took... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with relatives from Holland after a days shopping and not impressed. Food took too long and when came out, the chicken wings were cold.

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Thank BriSalmonJnr
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful building,nice environment and quick service..The platter is just Normal. Sometimes there is a live band inside the bar.

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Fredrikstad, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First, it is a really cool restaurant that used to be a church. It is HUGE, I almost got lost on my way back from the restrooms :D The food is delicious, I had the Chicken Ala Brassa and it was so good, I think I could easily have eaten another portion. For dessert I had the apple pie. and... More 

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Thank NenneBella
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled on this by accident, but very easy to find as it is at the end of the pedestrian precinct off O'Connell's st. Two eateries within one, the balcony above the main bar was taking bookings and the main bar area was just walk in. We took the main bar option, good selection of food and drink st fair prices.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In December 2016 me and my partner had two lovely meals at the church. It is beautiful inside and has plenty of seating. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the food is delicious.

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Abergele, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was agreat find in the centre of Dublin, we ate twice there on our New Year break. Beautuful building. My partner really enjoyed the Gin tasting tray.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $86
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mary Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 828 0102
Description
The Church is the 'local' of choice for native Dubliners and welcomes approx 700,000 visitors annually from all over the world who come to experience the culture, atmosphere and friendly service at The Church.The Church has five different settings over four floors. Offering world class cocktails and casual dining is our Main Bar which also offers Live Traditional Irish Music Sundays - Wednesdays and a late bar with entertainment at weekends.The Gallery Restaurant at The Church is set on the mezzaine level of The Church with a stunning view overlooking the main bar. The gallery offers world class food and friendly service seven nights a week from 5pm.The Cellar Bar and Nightclub opens at weekends and is the ideal location for our guests to finish the night and party into the early hours of the morning with Dublin's top party Dj's .Surrounding The Church is Dublin's largest outdoor terrace. Relax over a coffee or glass of wine and dine from our Terrace menu or Barbeque and let the hustle and bustle of Irelands busiest shopping street pass you by as you relax in the atmosphere of The Church. For private functions and parties with a difference The Tower bar is the ideal setting for your special occasion with dedicated staff to ensure you and your guests have a memorable night.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?