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“Unexpectedly fabulous.”

Copper Alley Bistro
Ranked #84 of 2,591 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $52
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: • The Copper Alley Bistro at the Harding Hotel is situated in the heart of Dublin’s Cultural District, on the edge of Temple Bar and right beside one of Dublin’s most famous landmarks Christ Church Cathedral.• Copper Alley itself is a famous site which dates back to the 13th Century and follows the route of an earlier Viking street. During the 15th Century it was known as Parson’s Lane.• By the 17th Century it had become known as Copper Ally, taking its name from the money which was minted there. It was famous for it’s Taverns and Eating Houses and in 1742 the first performance of Handel’s Messiah was performed in a music hall nearby.• Copper Alley was also home to a famous Brothel run by a woman known as Darkey Kelly. • Copper Alley Bistro provides top value cuisine in a very relaxing, informal atmosphere. Out friendly & efficient staff will be delighted to attend to you on your visit.• Our renowned selection of Steaks, Seafood, Chicken and Vegetarian dishes are delicious and appealing to all. Restaurant sits approx 50 – 60 people Looking over the Christchurch Cathedral Opening Hours: Breakfast: 7.30am – 11.45am Monday – Sunday Lunch served from 12 noon – 4pm Evening Meals from 4pm – 10.00pm Early Bird Menu served from 4pm – 7pm.
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly fabulous.”
Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

We had two meals here during a recent stay at the adjoining, Harding Hotel. We thought it would do as a quick supper before heading out and were more than pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food - it was a absolutely delicious! Another bonus was Sean, the most attentive waiter we could have hoped for - nothing was too much trouble and our only regret is that he was going away for the weekend so we didn't see him again. Would definitely recommend this bistro, particularly the early bird menu - great food, great service, great value.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Nell222
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2013

We ate breakfast here during our first day staying at the Harding Hotel. We thought it was a decent breakfast until later in the week when we tried new places.
We ordered the full Irish and Vegetarian breakfast. A bit pricey for the quality.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Paula M
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bistro with lovely food and friendly staff”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We visited Copper Alley bistro for dinner and the food was beautiful and reasonably priced. The staff were very friendly, welcoming and hospitable. We went there for breakfast each morning which was delicious and came out quite quickly. The atmosphere of the bistro was great and the staff were lovely. I would definitely recommend this bistro for both dinner and breakfast.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Chloe F
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Smithfield, Rhode Island
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Copper Alley Bistro”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

We finished our 11 day trip to Ireland with supper at Copper Alley Bistro. The restaurant is very attractive and cozy and the food and service were outstanding. We ordered appetizers, soups, and main courses. The portions were very generous. All four us agreed that it was our best meal in Ireland.

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank Steve H
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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

My two girls ages 6 & 9 are very picky eaters but they actually enjoyed food they would not normally try. The fish and chips was excellent and much better then the famed Leo Burdocks. Highly recommend this restaurant

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Trevor A
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