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Welcome to The World Famous Church Bar & Restaurant. The Church is the 'local' of choice for native Dubliners and welcomes over 800,000 visitors annually from all over the world who come to experience the culture, atmosphere and friendly service Dublin has to offer. The Church has five different settings over four floors. Offering world class cocktails & casual dining is our Main Bar as well as Live Traditional Irish Music Sundays - Wednesdays and a late bar with entertainment at weekends- There's always a great atmosphere. For Dinner, The Gallery Restaurant is set on the upper level of The Church with a stunning view overlooking the main bar. Stay til'Late at The Cellar Bar & Nightclub, which
US$6 - US$58
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Irish, International, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went for lunch today. We were seated quickly outside and staff were all really lovely. Ordered 2 Americano coffees to start... 2 mouthfuls it was gone!! Smallest & meanest cup of coffee for €3.25 I've ever been served....plus it wasn't great coffee. My vege...nachos..... well lets say you could get as good ...better probably at the cinema!!! Yellow sauce pretending to be cheese and awful watery "ketchup like" salsa.... avoid!! Nachos are such a simple dish that can be so good..... im amazed they are served like that in a restarant! My friends chicken burger wasn't too bad but overpriced. Would I go back ... no. Its a pity as the staff are really great and the setting is pleasant right in the middle of a bustling city centre location.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped by on Monday afternoon and got a table very quickly, had no idea their outdoor seating area was so big. Ordered drinks and vegetarian nachos to share. The nachos were incredibly poor. They appeared to have ketchup and a "cheese" sauce and a tiny...bit of guacamole, and some peppers or something. Hard to believe any chef would allow these to be served up under his/her watch. Appalling. Everything else, service, ambience was nice, but the nachos were dire.a child could have done better.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 21 January 2021

Stopped by this iconic building for some pre dinner cocktail Great food ,great staff and a lovely setting. Very pleased we came across this place. Great service provided by Alex

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 21 December 2020

Great food, great service and lovely venue. Highly recommend to anyone looking for somewhere nice to eat while shopping in town.

Date of visit: December 2020
The Church Bar, Marketing at The Church, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2020

Thank you very much for the review and visit Manda.

Reviewed 14 December 2020 via mobile

Food was lovely. Staff were very nice. My only problem was they were very slow had to call them a few times. Went on a Saturday night and it wasn’t majorly busy.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

Went into they Chruch today while in Dublin. A very nice doorman welcomed us first of and opened the door for us. We were met by the receptionist who took our name and contact number dew to covid19. We were then taking to our table...by a very nice young man. We were sat at table 24. There was both food and drink menus on the table. We were quickly served our drinks by a lovely waitress. She came back shortly afterwards and took our food order. Very prompt service they food was absolutely delicious we had bbq wings for sharing than fish and chips. It was piping hot presented lovely and they service again out standing. From beginning to end we had a lovely time. Cant wait to go back and they staff had brilliant in house skills well done and thank you.More

Date of visit: December 2020
The Church Bar, Marketing at The Church, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your visit Veronica, we're delighted that you have had a positive experience with us.

Reviewed 12 December 2020

Had a fantastic first experience here in December 2020. I didn’t have a reservation but there was no queue. We were seated straight away at a beautiful cosy table in the corner. The service was very quick and the food delicious. Fab cocktails too. I...felt very safe - all the staff wore masks and masks had to be worn walking to and from the toilets - which were very clean and spacious. All tables and chairs were sanitised after each customer. We didn’t feel rushed at all and the bill was very reasonable, I’m already planning a trip back as there were so many nice options on the menu. Thank You for a great first experience - would highly recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2020
The Church Bar, Marketing at The Church, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2020

Dear Denlev, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your visit to The Church, we're delighted to read you had a positive experience with us and are looking forward to welcoming you again when we reopen.

Reviewed 22 October 2020

- Food and Drinks are Very Good and reasonably priced. - Unique Place as it an Actual Church converted into Resto Bar.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

Stopped by this iconic building for some pre dinner cocktails. It was dusk when we arrived and it looked so beautiful with the fairy lights. Really atmospheric and interesting. Lovely warm welcome by the staff even though we were just having a drink. Sat at...a high table in the bar area. Drinks are pretty pricy, but it is worth it for the venue. The toilets were really cool too and worth the walk to find them. Didn’t eat dinner here, but would really recommend a visit on any trip to Dublin.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 14 August 2020 via mobile

Great food ,great staff and a lovely setting. Very pleased we came across this place. Will defo return when back in dublin

Date of visit: August 2020
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Response from JanetSmith95 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Therese B | Reviewed this property |
Quite informal, so I guess it will be ok
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Response from Vicky W | Reviewed this property |
The gallery is definitely nicer & a little quieter & does have some nice seating for larger groups. Think I would defo go upstairs !!
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The Church is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5