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#133 of 2,137 Restaurants in Dublin
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PRICE RANGE
US$9 - US$16
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Avoid if you are a sports fan. Was planning to watch all World Cup games there No sound for matches 1 bar man for 2 hours Official rule all TV’s off after games so no highlights as per the main bar man Very dissatisfied in...what used to be a great bar for sport GAA, Soccer, Rugby At temple bar prices, €6.50 a lager, you’re better off anywhere else with a tv in rathmines Very disappointed While I’m at it decor needs upgrading, the same chairs since the start of the centuryMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022

We were only in Dublin for 2 nights and wanted a good recommendation for dinner. Our "hosts" at the apartment we rented recommended Rody Bolands. We are SOOO glad he did. We all ordered something different and all of us LOVED our food. Everything was...so delicious. The nachos were unusual and so yummy (made with nacho cheese doritos) Burgers, curry, wrap, all so good. Dessert (make room for this) was to die for...some carmel cake and then a brownie bomb. We loved EVERY taste of it. Would HIGHLY recommend and hope to go back some day.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 January 2022

Had a lovely day here on Sunday with gorgeous food, lovely Guinness and excellent music from Phalem Drew after the football match. Would highly recommend all.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 18 September 2020

I've been a customer for close to 30 years and can honestly stay have never had a bad night there. It's a family run premises who have always put their customers first. Staff are friendly and hard working, food is excellent and the atmosphere (...pre covid ) was brilliant. They have spent a lot of money making it a very safe and spacious pub during this Covid pandemic and ensure you have a pleasant experience. A great place to watch sports especially the Gaa. Would highly recommend.More

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Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 15 September 2020

A warm welcoming friendly and inviting pub. Staff and experience is always 5*. A must visit when in Dublin

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Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 11 September 2020

The food and service is always great. Love the pub quizzes on a Thursday. Highly recommend to anyone in the area

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Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 September 2020

Couldn't recommend Rody Bolands enough. Amazing service from Ian! Such a warm and friendly atmosphere and the added ease of the covid implementation is fantastic. Thanks so much 😊

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Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 17 August 2020

Great food, friendly staff, nice atmosphere... definitely coming back again. They have live music on Fridays from 8-10pm.

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Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 9 July 2020 via mobile

Rody's is a local for me but until now I had never tried the food. As it is now a requirement post lockdown on my first visit I ordered the garlic mushrooms from their concise but balanced Menu. They were so good I came back...especially to get them again along with some lovely chicken wings, washed down by a perfectly crisp, cold pint of Heineken. As an introduction to Pub life with social distancing you could not find a better venue. The staff are lovely and very genuine. They are also highly attentive and most welcoming. Particular mentions to Ian and Katie for their excellent service. Well done to all for providing a lovely experience during trying times 👏👏👏More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

Rody Bolands Pub in Rathmines area of Dublin is a wonderful pub with character. Attentive staff attend to your liquid needs as you enjoy the gorgeous atmosphere in this relaxed pub. (and it’s literally three steps from the UpperCross Hotel👍). Would highly recommend this pub...for a relaxing drink.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 20 January 2020

On 18/1/2020 at 5.30, me and my husband went for food in rody boland. We both ordered fish and chip which was cold and burnt and dry. As I would of inform the waiter of this, it proved extremely hard to find one. After handing...more than half of my meal back I ordered banoffee pie. That banoffee was 80% cream, dry and the biscuit had 0 butter in it cause to be like dry up crumbs that you would find in the bottom of a biscuit packet. All and all this meal was not worth the price as the food was similar pre-made Tesco meal.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 19 January 2020

On a cold winter's night it was lovely to come into a lovely warm friendly pub with nice food and plenty ofcatmosphere with people of all ahes drinkkng snd eating - siperb big screens and tvs throughout - wouldd have been easy tobstay longer but...we were heading to the moviesMore

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Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 6 January 2020

Great spot for a pint and some good eats. Friendly service, nice atmosphere. Several areas to choose from for seating - bar, smoking area, family area, near fireplaces, even a snug! Great Guinness Steak Pie and lovely goat cheese appetizer.

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Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 4 January 2020

Great atmosphere, chicken wings for starters were delicious, I had the fish and chips which was lovely while my husband had the steak which was perfectly cooked and delicious too, will definitely be back !

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Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 30 December 2019

Clean, friendly and very relaxed atmosphere. I had lunch alone and did not at all uncomfortable (female)

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Date of visit: December 2019
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Rody Bolands is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4