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The Pig's Ear

4 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 670 3865
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pig's ear” (247 reviews)
“cheesecake” (103 reviews)
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Irish, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
4 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had the scallops to start. Flavour was deep and tasty however scallops were well overcooked. Service was efficient in that French sort of way ( French waitresses) every else was superb. Drops one for overcooked scallops.

Thank amadainmhor
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Charming place, service was very accommodating especially given that we were a large group. Dessert was my favorite part, the cheesecake was amazing! My main was cod, which was good but not spectacular. Overall a good experience so I'd go back. From what I heard...More

Thank Arpita D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Alongside Trinity College. Second floor so that you could easily walk past without noticing restaurant. Saturday evening @8:00 PM. Seated promptly. Excellent service. Great food. Want a Guinness to start and they have bottled Guinness - in Dublin, really? None the less, wine list &...More

Thank Doubleeagle
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is my second time at this restaurant. Food was very good but no doubt the best of the whole experience was the staff, particularly French and Brazilian staff that were super servicial and paying attention to detail when serving and engaging with the whole...More

Thank Danilo R
Reviewed 1 week ago

6 Diners. We had a lively bright table by window overlooking Trinity Collage Lawn.Dining Room had real buzz. Waiters we're knowledgeable and efficient. Pie and Cod are excellent. Nothing to dislike.A lovely experience.

Thank John G H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've lunched here twice, with hopes to return on our next visit to Dublin. The restaurant's upper-floor location can't be beat with views across Nassau St onto the Trinity College park. We love the window treatments that invite you to drink in the view. The...More

Thank Glenn A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've wanted to go here for a while but I either couldn't get a booking or it didn't suit so when we sauntered passed on a "ladies who lunch" occasion, we chanced our luck and went in. It was worth the wait although I won't...More

Thank Portia R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Girlfriend's chicken dish was delicious and tender. The Shepard's Pie was a bit dry, not as good as Cheesecake Factory. We were presented with a bill that had a wrong amount, too high. The staff offered a disingenuous explanation which was more practiced than credible.

Thank bsalita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After eating pub food for several nights we made a reservation at this quiet, tasteful restaurant. The menu was quite varied, the food fresh and well presented, and the atmosphere conducive to lingering over glasses of wine.

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate to arrive at 5:30pm for the early bird special and we did not have reservations. We just happened to be out for a walk and saw the sign. I had recently read about the restaurant. We had an excellent meal but would...More

Thank ATM666
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Questions & Answers
Liz L
2 August 2017|
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Response from Michele M | Reviewed this property |
I saw couples but I'm sure they will accommodate children. Be sure to make reservations.
Marie H
17 September 2015|
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Response from Glen C | Reviewed this property |
Lunch is 12:00 - 2.45pm. Why don't you ring them (or email them on info @ thepigsear . ie) and try and book a table, I'm sure they will tell you. This isn't fast food, you don't want to rush it, so I suspect around 2pm... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:45
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:45
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:45
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:45
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:45
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:45
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Nassau Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 670 3865
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