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Finnegans Wake

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No.6 Xinanli Street, No.400 Zhongshan South Road, Qinhuai District, Nanjing, China
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227 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends associated with Ford Motor co, we got to the Confucius Temple, in Nanjing and set forth to have lunch. One of us wanted Western food. After going to Trip Advisor, we chose Finnegans Wake, for beer and snack. Despite having a Chinese driver with us who was helping find the place, we drove and drove, and drove. Finally, got... More 

Thank Nelson C
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointed to have only visited Finnegan's a few times during my time in Nanjing. Finnegan's is a genuine taste of home in that the food and drink are authentic and there's always a good expat crowd up for a chat. The owner Ian always goes out of his way to make sure everyone feels welcome. It is a little pricey... More 

1 Thank AtwoZed
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Irish bar is hidden away, but worth searching for, It checks all the right boxes with great beer, good pub food and friendly service. They even have a relaxing whisky bar upstairs.

Thank Jim H
Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Great food, steak was spot on, presentation great just not the portion sizes you would expect from an Irish pub. I can't ever remember still being hungry after a feed in Ireland. I will be going back, I want the haggis and I want to have a drink upstairs next time!

Thank Old B
Branson, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

This is one of our standard stops when we are in Nanjing. Good food and great beer. Is is owned by a Scottish guy named Ian, and he is a friendly guy that makes sure that your being treated right when you are in his establishment. Our whole team makes this a regular stop when we are in Nanjing.

Thank Jeff L
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Finnegan's Wake is one of my regular spots in Nanjing. Ian the owner, is a good host. Once you get past his accent, you will do fine. The food is superb. I have had, the steak, burritos, lamb chops. All are good. Wednesday night is steak night. 99 RMB fit a stash when you buy a drink. I recommend the... More 

Thank Todd T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Great food, cold beer... And the owner Ian, is a Scottish born engineer. He opened this pub 8-years ago after his day job brought him to China. A visit to Nanjing isn't complete without a stop to this pub...

Thank Ryan L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Really great pub with a huge selection of whiskers. Food was simple and delicious. Well worth a visit in my humble opinion. A little Irish in a sea of China.

Thank Hkpilot
hong kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great beer, great food and great atmosphere. The décor is more 'smart British pub' than your 'standard' Irish theme bar (it's owned by a Scotsman!), it's very clean and the newly opened Malt Room is a real gem. The Guinness is brewed in Dublin. Thoroughly recommended. Best place to eat, drink and socialise in Nanjing.

2 Thank dbchippy
Nanjing, China
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

I've been here once, and the food was good. We went near closing for a friend's birthday, and although they did take awhile with our food, it was all nice. It is a "western style" atmosphere and the workers were very friendly.

1 Thank tRaveL2Move

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, International, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.6 Xinanli Street, No.400 Zhongshan South Road, Qinhuai District, Nanjing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Nanjing
  • Phone Number: 862552207362

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?