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The Bull & Castle by F.X. Buckley

#82 of 2,000 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
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5-7 Lord Edward Street | Christchurch, Dublin D2, Ireland
+353 1 475 1122
12:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 23:30
Thu 12:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:30
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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a visitor to Dublin, I was unsure what to expect, so did plenty of research beforehand and was spoilt for choice with where to pick for my other-halfs birthday dinner. I was delighted with The Bull & Castle by F.X. Buckley; greeted with wonderful service and was seated at a large booth for the both of us, which was... More 

Thank Vananne123
Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Dublin for football trip, and decided this restraunt was a MUST visit venue. I was delighted from the moment we were welcomed in to when the bill was paid and time to go. The quality of the beef was first class, and-the cod the girls had was excellent . We were made to feel comfortable, and the waiter was... More 

Thank Meatman2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We first went here after church at the Christchurch Cathedral to have a pint and we were so impressed with what we saw that we went back for dinner. They have wonderful aged beef here and I had a steak the quality of which I would have to describe as world class. This is a great place to go when... More 

Thank southmauijim
Krakow, Poland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second visit to this place and it was a mouthwatering delicious as the first. These guys know meat and Joe it likes to be cooked... the cows are prod to be served here... also very good selection of beers and great friendly and efficient service

Thank Babiskiss
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had been the Temple Bar F.X before and have recommended to people in the past, never let me down as the steaks and set up are always brilliant. I hadn't been to Bull & Castle previously and wanted to take advantage of the fact I had read here on TA that you can watch the football. A table was... More 

Thank Richard L
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well done Bull & Castle and all staff. Just love it here, Staff are some of the best, very friendly and efficient and plenty of staff to look after the customers. Fantastic bar food and as always there is a great choice of beers and whiskies. A pleasure as always to visit.

Thank Dec_L71
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going to the Bull and Castle as the food on offer is excellent and to a very high standard. The array of beers on offer as well is great and there is always a great atmosphere with friendly staff

Thank aodhanomaonaigh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to go for a pint and a bite to eat. Great selection of beers. Good friendly service. Even if just grabbing something quick to eat before going to a show in a venue nearby.

Thank Sive S
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food from a small Dublin chain. A steak specialist - delicious cooking and attentive staff. Highly recommended

Thank Baymadge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently dined here on a Tuesday night. It was our anniversary and walked from the nearby jurys hotel. We arrived at 5.30 an early dinner as we were seeing a show. Came in the door and there were two men standing there. One basically ignored us while the other got a table ready. However service quickly improved when the bartender... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$66
Steakhouse, Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 01:30
12:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-7 Lord Edward Street | Christchurch, Dublin D2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 475 1122
F.X.BUCKLEY. Steakhouse at The Bull and Castle offers Ireland's best steaks, with the experience and knowledge of over 25 years of serving the perfect steak. We change our menus seasonally to reflect the best Irish produce and to ensure the highest quality in both our beef and local fresh seafood. We offer an extensive selection of beers from the beer hall with a wide menu of cocktails, premium spirits and wines. Our food dishes come with beer recommendations so you can fully enjoy our quality dishes with the beer that best suits.Our weekday lunch menu offers both healthy and tasty options at a reasonable price which appeals to all tastes. Our Butchers Bar is ideal for large groups and parties big or small.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?