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“Great venue, dodgy area”
Review of The Church

The Church
Ranked #106 of 2,558 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $96
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, European, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
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“Great venue, dodgy area”
Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Great venue, with good atmosphere. Food is non-fussy bar food which is fairly well priced but tastes great and wonderfully presented. The only draw backs are that beverages are very expensive and when the shops close and sun goes down it's a fairly dangerous area to walk around.

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Thurles, Ireland
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“No need to pray. The food is good.”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

We arrived for lunch about 12.30. The resturant was just starting up for lunchtime service but a bit of a buzz was already evident.
On the pleasant waiters recommendation I had the day's special of pork belly.
My wife had a salad. We were bothe pleasantly surprised and delighted with the standard and quality of both dishes. The staff were also very professional and pleasant.
We will return. Very good value for money.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank lcoman
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lunch Break from Christmas Shopping”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

Heard good things about The Church as ideal for lunch break while shopping in Henry Strreet. The old converted church has a good athmosphere, staff were very friendly but food was only average. The salmon fish cakes well mainly patato and the 2special of "speak sandwich" was tatseless. Food let this lovely confieniently locatated place down. and you can also have a dring - good selection of beers and wines. Overall, if food better, then this would be a great oasas to use while shopping rather than fast food outlets.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Dub Jim
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great food; fun location”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a restaurant that used to be a big church. Fun atmosphere. Large bar area with overstuffed chairs.

We had drinks and dinner in the bar. Friendly waitress. Food was very good and served quickly

Visited November 2012
Thank Matt_in_Minn
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Dubai, U.A.E.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“The perfect meeting place”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Church,situated in the heart of Dublin City,is the perfect meeting place after a days shopping or touring. The building is beautifully restored,while preserving the Church atmosphere. The stained glass windows,the organ,the commemorative memorabilia,the crypt & the gallery all add to a distinctive atmosphere. There is also a choice of dining from the casual but very convivial in the bar to the more formal in the Gallery. The atmosphere is relaxed,the service is efficient and the food is reliable and good quality. There is a good choice of drinks served by very friendly staff. Of course the bust of Arthur Guinness at the bar is a big photo opportunity for many first time visitors.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank silverfox711
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