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#160 of 2,096 Restaurants in Dublin


US$21 - US$28
Irish, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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South City Centre
0.3 km from Grafton Street
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Look out for the bright pink door of this three storey Georgian townhouse overlooking Trinity College Gardens. The first and second floors have a homel...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant
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Reviewed 5 August 2020

The Pig's Ear is a small and cosy restaurant, situated overlooking Trinity. It feels traditional yet comfortable, with friendly service, and delivers excellent food at very reasonable prices. Worth a visit for any lunch or dinner

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 15 March 2020 via mobile

Enjoyed my visit here on a Monday evening. The pumpkin soup was fantastic, which I followed with the Shepherd Pie washed down with a red. Well worth a visit !!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 12 March 2020

We had our wedding lunch here in February for close family and friends and everything was just perfect. Food was really lovely, the dining room was so beautiful and the tables set out perfectly to take advantage of the lovely views of Trinity but the...staff really made it, they couldn’t do enough. Special thanks to Katrina in the office who put up with a stressed bride in the weeks before asking silly questions. Thoroughly recommend the Pigs Ear - it made our day.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 6 March 2020

Visited last Saturday evening for dinner with three of my friends....the food was amazing as-well as the service being very friendly and efficient. We really enjoyed our meal and will definitely be back

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

We really wanted to love this place as it has so many good reviews. Unfortunately, our review is not a good one. Service was fine, we had a lovely table beside the window and the place is cozy and warm. The wine, bread and butter...were all nice and we enjoyed our starters. I had the venison tartare which was really nice and my partner had the salmon which be thought was fine but a little tough. For main, he had the pork belly and really loved it. I had the duck and found it very, very dry as if it had been reheated to the point where it got tough. I ate it anyway as I was starving but did mention to the waiter that it was dry. Honestly, it felt like an amateur home cook had left last night’s left overs a little too long in the oven. Then came dessert... we shared the Black Forest, which is this sort of crumbled up chocolate biscuit with some (I think) mascarpone and some cherries. We’d just had a couple of spoonfuls when my partner found a hair in it. Omg, it was so gross. We told the waiter and he apologized and took it off the menu but even with that, what a rubbish way to end our already disappointing meal. €135 I genuinely feel I wasted. Won’t be going back or recommending.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020

We were tourists and came across this restaurant 'accidentally'! We did not make any reservation beforehand but the staff tried every effort to offer us a table. Thank you very much! You can find the best food and most friendly servers there in Dublin. Top...priority place to dine in this city!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 12 February 2020

We enjoyed the food, portions were small but interesting. we left fulfilled. Located next door to Kilkenny Shop.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 11 February 2020

This place was amazing. Clever takes on standards. Favorites of the evening included: Slow Cooked Irish Beef Cheek. Slow Cooked Duck. Roscoff Onion. Warm atmosphere. Not pretentious. Good service. Delicious fare. Visit this place ASAP.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

Unbelievable food, wonderful friendly staff and a brilliant location. There was nothing not to like about this restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 27 January 2020 via mobile

Perfect lunch! Did the 2 course menu and the food was outstanding. And reasonably priced for a Michelin restaurant!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Gareth M
26 January 2019|
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Response from isabel_one | Reviewed this property |
not that I know of. Narrow staircase, I doubt there is an elevator
29 September 2018|
Response from 626eas | Reviewed this property |
It’s best to call them or check the usual apps (open table etc.) to see if things have changed.
3 October 2017|
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Response from Icesk8terglasgow | Reviewed this property |
I would say smart casual at the weekend
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The Pig's Ear is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4