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.