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Irish, Bar, European, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favourite pub / bar in Dublin. It's attached to the Harding Hotel which is our top choice of hotel when visiting Dublin. The bar always has a great atmosphere and great live acts in the evenings. Drinks are reasonably priced. The staff...are super friendly. It's located right near Temple Bar (opposite Christchurch Cathedral). A must visit if you are in Dublin.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in by accident for a quick lunch while visiting Dublin for a day and I must say - glad we did! Our waiter Patrick was an absolute gem, food was delicious and portion size was massive! Definitely give it a go when around, won't...regret! Thanks for a great experience, will see you very soon 😁More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great live music, good atmosphere, good pints. Old fashioned Irish pub. Didn't try the food but it looked like typical pub style food.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for drinks, dinner and live music and we were not disappointed. The doorman was lovely, really polite and couldn’t do enough to try and fit everyone in, even with Covid rules etc. The live music was very enjoyable with a mix of traditional...Irish folk songs and more mainstream choices to suit all (and to top it off, they even had the Liverpool match on in the background which we were chuffed about!) The food was absolutely delicious!! We had wings and the lamb shank and I’m not usually a big lamb fan but this was cooked extremely well and the mash and veg accompaniment complemented it perfectly! The wings were crispy underneath and dripping in spicy sauce with celery on the side for dipping which my partner really enjoyed too! Best wings I’ve had by far! The waiting staff were attentive and made sure your drink never ran out before offering a top up even on a busy Saturday evening. I would definitely recommend this place if you’re visiting Dublin!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a table online for a Saturday afternoon, got a reply straight away to say it was all sorted. This is a really lovely place, very close to Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin Castle and Trinity. After a busy few hours walking and shopping in Dublin, it...was just like a little haven away from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets where we could relax and listen to some music. Food was excellent. Will definitely return. Thank you to all the staff who were great and really accommodating.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite the place being packed when we arrived, we managed to get 2 tables for our party of 8. We were not disappointed with the food and service, both were amazing. The staff couldn’t do enough for us and were attentive all night. The bands...playing live traditional Irish music were great and entertained us all night. Throughly enjoyed our evening. Special thanks to Shane who run around for us all night, top class service! We will definitely visit again on our return to Dublin. Highly recommend!!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 30 October 2021 via mobile

Perfect Place and brilliant Food! We finished our day yesterday and today! Very nice! Good music and nice Atmosphere! Fish and Ships and the Dublin Burger Are Perfect!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 30 October 2021 via mobile

Best fish&chips i’ve ever eaten in my life! Great service, amazing vibe in the pub with some music, I’d recommend. Thanks !

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 29 October 2021

Staying in the Hotel attached to the pub, a quick hop, skip and jump ventured into the bar and ordered a big burger and a pint of the black stuff. Quick and efficient service, burger was delicious, albeit difficult to eat as it was over...packed with quality, and the Guinness was dead on. Nice relaxing pub, good atmosphere was building up, and service and beers all perfect. Will be back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 23 October 2021

LOVED this pub! The food was delicious, the staff were amazing and friendly and the live music was fantastic! We were staying in the attached hotel, The Harding, and this became our go to place for dinner and drinks! The staff were so friendly, Tom,...Moe and Shane were so fun and helpful! In fact, the whole staff were just fantastic! The food was fresh and they had a nice variety of choices and they had a wide range of beers! I would recommend this spot to anyone visiting Dublin!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Response from Mccab | Reviewed this property |
Actually found a link for you ... but can’t post it here so go into giftly online and choose pub and you seem to be able to do it from there
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Response from Nathy T | Property representative |
Yes we do a stir fry veg & rice dish , we have a pasta dish that’s vegetarian & we have some salad options also.
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Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5