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“11/10”

Copper Alley Bistro
Ranked #175 of 2,758 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $17 - $52
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed February 26, 2014

I've eaten here several times now and honest to God, this is one of the best wee spots in Dublin; you cannot fault the food, decor or the service here.

The menu is that bit better than general pub grub without being too extravagant or gourmet so you will please the food crank, fussy eater and plate licker alike! The dishes are very well presented, portions are good, the fare tastes 100% fresh and best of all, it tastes delish! An added bonus is a real shepherds pie, it tastes even better than it's yummy looks. And as for the now legendary Guinness chocolate mousse, well it simply has to be tried to be believed. It's a tad heavy for a mousse but it's allowable given the chocolate and malt the dish needs.

The place is quaint inside with a nice feel to it. It is well lit with daytime light and a good view of Christchurch and Lord Edward Street gives you a view of the world as it moves by you yet with little outside noise to speak of. It's tidy and well laid out and not too canteenish or formally laid out; I guess you can call it just right. It's got a good wine list and if you want same, you can get beer/spirits brought in from the adjacent bar as required; no messy bar taking up space and creating noise.

All in all, this is well worth a visit and it will not hurt your pocket.

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2  Thank David W
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Great place near Christ Church. Great food. Thanks chef for sharing your recipe. I would come back here everyday.

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2  Thank MStone65
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Once again here from UK... meeting up with friends to play music in Darkey Kelly's.
We stayed next door at the Harding Hotel.
Venture out to see the sights..but come HOME to the Copper Alley Bistro where you will be assured of a warm welcome, enjoyable food and excellent service.
Julia.x.

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2  Thank roadbiketraveller
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

We had breakfast twice at Copper Alley Bistro while staying at Harding Hotel. Breakfast was very nicely priced and of a very high quality. I am a vegetarian and had no issues getting a good vegetarian option.

2  Thank nicky_too
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

We ate here on Valentine's night and were both very impressed by this restaurant. There was a set menu running at €30 per person which was exceptional value particularly as it was Valentine's night. There is not a great wine selection available though the merlot we ordered was also decently priced at €23 and was a nice wine.

The food was absolutely fantastic and the menu extensive. Good, wholesome, Irish food - lamb shank & mash,salmon, beef & Guinness stew, steak & mash etc. The meat served was of a very high quality. The dessert was also above average - would recommend the Guinness flavoured chocolate mousse.

The staff were more friendly and helpful than we are accustomed to in an average restaurant in Dublin & seemed genuinely interested in our enjoyment of our meal. We both commented on how pleasant staff were after the meal which is unusual for us.

All in all, would highly recommend this restaurant based on quality of food, courteous staff and value for money. Good choice for tourists & locals alike.

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2  Thank Jill_Dublin_12
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