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John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers

Irish, ,
1 Prospect Square | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
+353 87 296 3713
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (74 reviews)
“spring rolls” (8 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Prospect Square | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bar-room that hasn't changed in more than a century is a major part of the charm of this place, but friendly staff and good beer complete the attraction.

Thank Donal M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here plenty of times for a Guinness or 2 which is one of the best in Dublin. Myself and my wife popped down for tapas and wernt dissapointed. We got 4 dishes, piri prawns, Spanish meatballs, black pudding and cheese croquettes and bacon...More

Thank Pathfinder722152
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, grown daughter and I popped in here after a tour of Glasnevin. I had read about Kavanagh’s Pub and was excited to finally have the chance to visit. I was not disappointed, the right hand side of the pub is the older section,...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this pub retains authentic athmosphere decor has not changed in Bar since day one . the rest of establishment is top class and the food is superb would recommend a visit to.Botanic Gardens [its free] are but a 10 min walk away and it has...More

Thank redjim57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub near Glasnevin Cemetery. Original decor. Keen prices and a good variety of drinks available.

Thank the purple p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can I say, it's the pub that has served the gravediggers of such a historic gravesite for generations. The lunch specials were top notch, especially the crostinis! A must go for anyone after the Glasnevin tour, or just to visit on its own.More

Thank Patrick H
Alfreda31, Social & Digital Media Content and other at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. The Kavanagh family have beeb trading here continuously since 1833. Celebrating our 185th year Thanks for stopping by. Our lunch is Monday to Friday 12noon to 3pm Evening Tapas are Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 8.30pm...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this pub on the way to the popular Glasnevin Cemetery. Off the beaten path tucked away in a neighborhood. Had a wide selection of beers and a very reasonably priced lunch menu. Food was good and staff was friendly.

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have never had a disappointing time in the diggers. The atmosphere you feel walking in is like no other it really is a beautiful hidden gem of Dublin.

Thank john k
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Was in the gravediggers last night for the tapas have to say we had a great evening the food was tops and a great selection the staff are all fantastic at their jobs from the bar staff to the waiting staff all so friendly and...More

Thank happywacky12
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

A bit off the beaten track, and not much to look at from the outside, but the food and service was excellent. We went as a family group of seven on a Thursday which happened to be tapas night. The selection and quality was brilliant...More

Thank Richie M
Alfreda31, Social Media Content and Hostess at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thanks so much for finding us. We are delighted you enjoyed the food we use fresh local produce with a twist. Thanks for your comments the team will be very happy Tapas Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 8.30pm Cash Only thanks we advise you arrive...More

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Albert P
7 April 2018|
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Response from Alfreda31 | Property representative |
Hi there unfortunately not enough interest in them (not enough customers buy them!) but you can contact Ciaran Kavanagh directly & he may do them as a special request?
31 March 2018|
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Response from zuzka48 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do not take reservations. Enjoy great food! They serve great food and were judged to pour the best pint of Guinness
1 March 2018|
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Response from Alfreda31 | Property representative |
We don't do a Kids Menu but there are always popular dishes suitable for every taste including vegetarian options Lunch is Monday to Friday 12noon to 3pm Evening Tapas are Tuesday to Saturday 6pm No Food on Sundays or Bank... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Prospect Square | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 87 296 3713
  • E-mail
LUNCH (soup/sandwiches)MONDAY to FRIDAY:12noon-3pm. EVENING TAPAS TUESDAY to SATURDAY 6pm-8.30pm.(NO FOOD ON SUNDAYS OR BANK HOLIDAYS) Food is made fresh on the day each day and served in The Lounge only. We don't take bookings or large groups. We have no credit or debit card facilities cash only. We do offer great food at great value in one of Dublin's best kept secrets. Please ask for Ciaran Kavanagh for all food queries. Please note we are a Public House not a restaurant
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