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The Church

#96 of 2,034 Restaurants in Dublin
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Mary Street, Dublin, Ireland
01 8280102
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Description: The Church is the 'local' of choice for native Dubliners and welcomes...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable weekend drinks

We called into the Church for drinks on a Saturday afternoon. Plenty of inside and outside seating. Full bar, nice atmosphere and busy - we had an enjoyable time here, and would happily call back in next time we're close by...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
JenandNeil365
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Dublin, Ireland
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

lovely lunch time, food was excellent also went there later one night very good social life and good enough night club too

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Thank Jane W
Dublin, Ireland
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We called into the Church for drinks on a Saturday afternoon. Plenty of inside and outside seating. Full bar, nice atmosphere and busy - we had an enjoyable time here, and would happily call back in next time we're close by...

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Thank JenandNeil365
Meabh T, Marketing Manager at The Church, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you visiting The Church and taking time to write us a review. I am delighted to hear you had an enjoyable time with us and enjoyed the atmosphere. We look forward to having you back with us again. Thanks,Meabh More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came across this delightful place by chance. Had coffees and cocktails but had we known about it earlier we'd have gone for a meal as the food looked fantastic. A converted church that retains much of its original features. Bar restaurant and a nightclub upstairs. Well worth a visit and great staff too!

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Thank Rosie55_10
Pamplona, Spain
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A church made pub, that only could happen here at Dublin. It's pricey but it's a must. Decor is amazing. Excellent idea!

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Thank mpalacio15
Meabh T, Marketing Manager at The Church, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your recent visit to The Church and taking time to write us a review. Delighted you enjoyed your time with us. We offer two for one on all cocktails every Thursday and Friday. Hope to have you back with us again in the near future. Thanks again,Meabh More 

Newry
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with some work colleagues for a bite to eat and a few beers excellent experience service was very good and waitresses were pleasant. Got the burger with poached egg was delighted I choose well. Lovely surrounding and building highly recommend it

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Thank Mr M
Meabh T, Marketing Manager at The Church, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your recent visit to The Church and your positive review. Delighted to hear you and your colleagues had an enjoyable experience with us and you enjoyed our clonakilty burger with poached egg. Look forward to having you back with us again. Thanks,Meabh More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was recommended to us by our hotel, I am always weary of recommendations. But this was simply stunning! Set is an old church but very sympathetically done. The organ is still in location, simply beautiful. We ate in the bar which was lovely and had a few cocktails. Shame there was no Irish music the day we were there... More 

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Thank Emma M
Cootamundra, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived at this bar / restaurant after a tour on the storytelling bus and had an enjoyable time Couldn't believe this beautiful church was left to go to rack and ruin what a great job to turn it into something beautiful, interesting and unique........... Good job

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Thank mama N
San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a wonderful experience. We'd been curious about this place and it was on our list of places to see if we could find, but we weren't actually aiming to go there when it magically appeared before us while we were shopping. Taking it as a sign, we entered to find a cavernous beautiful former church packed with an elegant... More 

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Thank SisterMable
Oslo, Norway
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Church happens to be a very popular place among Norwegians who goes to Dublin for shopping and relaxation. This place is kind of like a supermarket in terms of nightlife. The Church offers everything between bar/pub/restaurant/disco. The atmosphere is kind of weird, but in a suitable way. It makes you wonder whether they sell more of Virgin Mary than... More 

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1 Thank Pål H
Meabh T, Marketing Manager at The Church, responded to this review

Hi Pal, Thank you for your recent review. I am delighted to hear you had an enjoyable experience with us and enjoyed our offering. I hope to see you back with us again soon. Thanks,Meabh More 

St Helens, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we asked our taxi driver to recommend a place for dinner and he recommended the Church and it certainly didn't dissapoint . The building was impressive and the food was excellent and the service was also great.

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Thank BevFairclough

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mary Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 01 8280102

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 86
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?