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The Hairy Lemon Cafe Bar

42 Lower Stephens Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 671 8949
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cottage pie” (73 reviews)
“irish stew” (102 reviews)
“bread pudding” (22 reviews)
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11:30 - 23:30All hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
42 Lower Stephens Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited here for lunch only hours after arriving in Ireland. Its a really great place with great food and service. Our server was very engaging ang funny. He made us feel very welcome and at home.

1  Thank Joseph F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although they were busy, they found a table for the six of us. Good pub food and lively music from the back room. This is worth a stop in the Temple Bar area.

1  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's probably not possible to say enough good things about the Hairy Lemon. Right in the old part of town, close to everything, great food, cold beer, great servers. What else is there? We were a table of 4 and I couldn't tell you what...More

1  Thank Mike F
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I had dinner here, everything was really good! We had the beef and Guinness Pie and the Cottage pie, it was the perfect traditional Irish meal. One of the best we had on vacation. Highly recommend and I would definitely go back.

1  Thank lisakaiser73
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch here based on the recommendation of hotel staff. We were very pleased. We ordered the fish and chips. Big slice of fish sitting on a bed of fried potatoes. Pour the malt vinegar on, add a pint of draft, and you got...More

1  Thank TNJoe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this restaurant on our way while looking for Irish food and I recommend it. They have a good variety and it's all delicious. The place itself it's a nice stop.

1  Thank Elisa Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just had to have Dublin Coodle while in Dublin. Staff and place were clean and food was reasonable for Dublin. I would go back again.

1  Thank IowaBoy46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After traveling around Ireland for a week, this was our last stop. The food was good and the atmosphere was lively. The wait staff was attentive. The only drawback was the high prices, well above all other places during our stay for similar pub food.

1  Thank CincyBride
Reviewed 1 week ago

So, San Diego folks going to Europe want a great wine selection at an Irish Pub in Dublin, and don't know that people smoke like chimneys over here? Sister, you should have used the Google or stayed home and stopped giving American tourists a bad...More

Thank Nashville-Musician
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hairy Lemon is a must visit if you're in Dublin. Amazing food, especially the bangers of mash. Great whiskey selection and the hosts are very knowledgeable about Irish whiskey choices for you to try. Also, this pub is huge so take a walk around...More

Thank Josephine81CA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Lower Stephens Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 671 8949
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Traditional Irish Pub/Restaurant.Family run Restaurant serving food with reciepes handed down from generations. Our first recipe book is available.
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