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The Bridge 1859

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cancelled our event 5 days before the event because they forgot about a Leinster match. All was agreed and deposit paid. Left with no venue for 50 people for a 60th birthday party now. Disgraceful way to treat people.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate several meals. Outside dining is great for people watching, inside is very quaint. Staff was very friendly. Try the seafood chowder. Huge chunks of salmon, mussels, clams.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can you not like about the Bridge! We were really impressed with the outdoor area, atmosphere, service and music. Absolutely lovely spot, 10/10 food was delicious! Highly recommend for any couple/friends who want a chilled evening with great food and lovely staff! Thank you...- we will be back! LouiseMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 16 August 2021

Just had a long weekend stay at Herbert Park Ballsbridge,Dublin Had food and a few drinks on different days at the Bridge Management and staff gave us a warm courteous welcome👍 Complying with all COVID restrictions with minimum fuss in an efficient manner. Food was...excellent as was the service! Outside area a lovely place to spend a sunny afternoon,great atmosphere which really added to our anniversary weekend. Thoroughly recommend if your in Dublin👍👍 Alex+Cathy Agnew N.IrelandMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 8 August 2021

From start to finish a great day out, nice atmosphere, felt very safe, not packed so during covid times that made you feel at ease. Al the staff are lovely and friendly especially Paloma who made the day extra special, Food is amazing, highly recommended!!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 31 July 2021

We were just here last night and had the best night ever thanks to the amazing staff! My boyfriend, his brother, girlfriend and I all had lovely food and lots of drinks but the service was second to none all thanks to the amazing brazlilian...couple Mariana and Julio (sorry if I spelt your names wrong)😊 I would highly recommend the Bridge to anyone whether it be for food, drinks or just a good time. The outdoor area is absolutely lovely despite it being lashing rain the heaters were very effective and overall we had a great experience.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 26 July 2021

Stopped on the off chance of getting food and luckily enough got a table. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Food was delicious and the best chocolate brownie dessert I have had ever ! We had outdoor dining as the regulations only allowed this but it...was great.used by both locals and tourists . Would definitely recommend and will return to visit again, thanks you.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 24 July 2021 via mobile

I’m leaving Dublin after 30 years and was having a farewell lunch with one of my close friends. The lovely friendly attentive staff found us a nice outdoors table in the shade, perfect to sit and chat with plenty of fresh air swirling around us....We both had the super food salad, I had with me falafel and he with chicken. It was beautifully done and we both washed it down with a pint of cranberry juice each with loads of ice. Yes, a perfect farewell summer lunch, followed by excellent coffees, and very reasonably priced. Now that we found this D4 gem, we will be back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 14 July 2021

The food and drinks were delicious. Julio and Mariana were excellent servers, very kind and helpful. We actually come here often because we love the nachos and the cocktails. The atmosphere and the service is a really good added bonus. Very well priced. Great experience...all around.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 14 July 2021 via mobile

Fantastic service. I went there last Friday with 2 other friends, we were surprised by the great reception and service, the Brazilian couple who took cara of our table provided a next level customer service. Keep doing wherever you guys are doing

Date of visit: July 2021
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29 March 2020|
Response from Andrew G |
Because it opened as a pub in 1859
17 April 2018|
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yes they do
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Yes and yes. It's a great spot.
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The Bridge 1859 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5