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#195 of 2,006 Restaurants in Dublin
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PRICE RANGE
€18 - €23
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Irish, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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South City Centre
0.4 km from Grafton Street

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An experienced team run this long-standing modern bistro, which sits within a three-story Georgian townhouse overlooking the Trinity College Gardens; l...
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Delicious food, quality ingredients, beautifully prepared and presented. Exceptional, knowledgeable and friendly service. One of the best in Dublin in my opinion.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service and a nice room but the food while tasty is very expensive for lunchtime - starters in the high teens and mains over €30. The lamp chop was possibly worth it but the shepherds’s pie was small and didn’t contain much lamb! No...value here so look elsewhere.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for dinner and had the scallops as a starter which was delicious and the venison as the main which was lovely and the chocolate bread and butter pudding for dessert. The staff are lovely, the place is nice. It's easy to find.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2024 via mobile

Great spot, room it's bright and clean, The food it's amazing, pig's head pudding with brioche and truffle vinegaret it's to die for, lamb chop with peas screams spring. The bread and butter pudding with banana ice cream, stunning, the wine list it's well put...together and service it's relaxed but professional..ignore the previous reviews...they haven't got a clue what they're talking about it..can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 15 March 2024

Is not worth a try. Small portions, big price. Food average, service extremely disappointed and price exorbitant for what you get. AVOID this place

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 January 2024

Saw this restaurant while in the bus and decided to come and try it. It is only a chefs menu. We weren’t impressed, ended up being $100 per person for few small bites. We were the first ones there and everything took forever. They served...wrong drinks and the food was not all that. No need to go back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

If you like fine food in a comfortable friendly restaurant then The Pig's Ear is for you. Ignore previous reviews. The food was fantastic and exactly what you would expect from a Michelin restaurant. I had the veal as a main and the Pig's Head...for a starter! A humorous first plate that set the stage for the main act. My daughter had escallops followed by cod. Perfect portions and we left happy punters for the theatre. Like I said, ignore the previous negative reviews and put The Pig's Ear on your bucket list when visiting in the city centre.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023

Many in our party got Covid and ruined our Christmas, we had no Christmas. The problem was the bathrooms, no evidence of Covid prevention or on going cleaning. Never again

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 December 2023

Not a pleasant experience last night at The Pig's Ear. Overpriced food of poor quality. The impression is that they want to present themselves as a high-end restaurant, but the dishes offered besides being small portions are tasteless. Of a table of 10 people, no...one was satisfied! Not recommended!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 December 2023

We loved the creative and delicious dinner choices and the warm ambiance. Service was outstanding too.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023 via mobile

I have to agree with previous reviews. We have got accustomed to Dublin restaurants being pretty expensive but this was just poor value for money. I expected the Shepherds Pie to be rather special for the price but it was just small, extremely average and...needed a side of vegetables which had to be paid for as an extra. The Cheesecake was a ridiculous deconstructed affair in a jar in a paper bag. Service however was good, as was the ambience.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

I am not a snob or a picky diner, but I do have expectations when I book a restaurant that has Michelin aspirations and pricing. I was completely disappointed with the food, the service and the atmosphere. The servers disappeared most of the night and...made no attempt to add to our experience. I had soup that was OK except that it had big chunks of potato in lt. My main was “string caught” cod. It was fishy ( i.e. NOT FRESH) and was bland, nothing to give it any wow factor. Pass on this restaurant, there are so many better ones in Dublin. Date 14/10/2023 reservation at 19:45.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023 via mobile

We are supposed to be going to a Michelin gourmand… expectations were high… don’t bother. Ordered cod got sea bass, not very memorable… ok appetizer but the bill with two glasses of wine was over 210 euros… not worth it… it might have been good...years ago but not nowMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023

Excellent restaurant amazing staff . Food is sublime I had the Venison and it's the best dish I've ever eaten . Looking forward to dining here again very soon

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 August 2023

Ambitious and interesting menu - best rib eye of several we 'experienced' in different cities over 3 weeks in Ireland. Irish food 'elevated' - traditional dishes made well - with emphasis on quality ingredients - resulting in a terrific meal. One enters the restaurant through...a bright pink door, then climbs a flight of stairs to the 2d floor dining room - which overlooks the Trinity College practice fields. Don't skip the dessert course - the Irish cheesecake is bombMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Gareth M
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Response from isabel_one | Reviewed this property |
not that I know of. Narrow staircase, I doubt there is an elevator
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It’s best to call them or check the usual apps (open table etc.) to see if things have changed.
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I would say smart casual at the weekend
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4