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“a casual steak house for local and tourists alike who like good food”

The Bull & Castle by F.X. Buckley
Ranked #76 of 2,543 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $66
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: F.X.BUCKLEY. Steakhouse at The Bull and Castle offers Ireland's best steaks, with the experience and knowledge of over 25 years of serving the perfect steak. We change our menus seasonally to reflect the best Irish produce and to ensure the highest quality in both our beef and local fresh seafood. We offer an extensive selection of beers from the beer hall with a wide menu of cocktails, premium spirits and wines. Our food dishes come with beer recommendations so you can fully enjoy our quality dishes with the beer that best suits.Our weekday lunch menu offers both healthy and tasty options at a reasonable price which appeals to all tastes. Our Butchers Bar is ideal for large groups and parties big or small.
Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
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“a casual steak house for local and tourists alike who like good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

On our first night in Ireland we were referred to the Bull and Castle by a local and we tried twice to get in but was full being the week-end, but finally on the second night had drinks upstairs and was so well treated, the bar man knew his whiskeys and had us try a few ones we did not know and he found us a small table tucked away in a corner . We had really good food, scallops and a steak and a cheese plate which was full of tasty local cheese. The barman suggested a wonderful porter beer to go with the cheese which was a new experience but which we will repeat. On the way out the Manager gave us the name of a real irish pub ( no tourists) to have a final drink, plus wonderful advice on places to eat on our next stops around Ireland.

  • Visited September 2013
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Chester, New York
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113 reviews
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“One night good...Next time bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Ate there twice. First time was very good. Next time was pretty awful. Asked for medium well steak. Received very rare. Got two bad prawns. Ugh.

Visited September 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews
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“Good steakhouse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

We tried to go to FX Buckley in the Temple Bar area, but the wait was nearly two hours. They recommended going to bull and castle. I think they have the same owners. It was a five minute walk from Temple Bar, and no wait on a Friday night. Service was ok. Delicious food.

  • Visited September 2013
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Fife, Washington
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Great steaks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

We are from Scotland and we enjoy and recognise a good steak. These were excellent cuts cooked exactly the way we ordered. It was recommended to us by a local . Glad we took her advice.a mix of tourists and locals . Staff very friendly and efficient . We ate early so did not see the show but due to its popularity it still had a great atmosphere. I would definitely recommend .

  • Visited September 2013
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Montana
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12 reviews
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“pricey but good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Good location, good service, good food. It was a little spendy - about $85 for our meal with drinks and dessert. Can get quite crowded on Friday and Saturday - so go early or get a reservation.

Visited September 2013
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