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The Hairy Lemon Cafe Bar

42 Lower Stephens Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 671 8949
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cottage pie” (81 reviews)
“bread pudding” (27 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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42 Lower Stephens Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed today

I would say that the food was excellent and the drinks were great as well -which they were. But the real reason I’m posting this is because of our gracious, witty, and accommodating host Darin. The whole family was entertained by his Irish charm and...More

Thank kevin1martin
Reviewed today

Irish stew,cottage pie,beef and Guinness pie for 4 plus bottle of wine and 2desserts excellent value at 104 euros. It's first come first served so be prepared to wait but the staff are superb and waiting is worth it. it's an old building with lots...More

Thank findlindatavares
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was the next place to grab a good dinner and have a drink after a very long work day. Staff was friendly! Loved all the memorabilia on the walls.

Thank J F
Reviewed 4 days ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel consierge and it was perfect for our 1st night in town. The food was tasty, the service was friendly & prompt. Very cozy, pleasant atmosphere!

Thank Erin G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here for food and drinks before the Ireland match . Food was amazing we all enjoyed it . There was a band playing traditional Irish music which was lovly to see . Only complaint was the rude bar man , from the minute we...More

Thank sararosedunne
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hard to imagine a more delightful dinner. The lamb shank was excellent for any restaurant (never mind a pub) and they got us in and out in good time for a theatre date, all with great good humor.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The interior is Irishly awesome!) Very friendly and nice owner helped with dishes to choose and they were extraordinary tasty! For those, who like spicy food, recommend a spicy burger! Without doubts, this place has its soul and has to be visited!

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first dinner in Dublin having arrived from Canada at 7:00 AM and having survived a rainy first day. We found our way from our apartment on the south side of the Liffey through the winding streets to the Hairy Lemon which was...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here for the second time on our last trip, only had drinks this time but scored our favorite snug right by the front window again. Great spot for people watching, as anyone passing by that front window who doesn't know the place,...More

Thank Cheryl D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just around the corner from Brooks Hotel. The evening we visited it was very crowded tables are on top of one another. Very hot inside due to the crowd. Food and service was just okay.

Thank FarAway389225
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24 November 2017|
Response from Pamela F | Reviewed this property |
I think kids are permitted in the pub - but I'd check directly with the management to be sure. Other than confirming that, I'd say that the environment is suitable for a 5 year old at dinner time. The earlier in the evening... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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