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#183 of 2,105 Restaurants in Dublin
€€ - €€€Irish, European,
740 South Circular Road, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 677 8707
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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740 South Circular Road, Dublin 8, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying at the Hilton on Kilmainham Rd. & found this wonderful neighbourhood eatery about 5 minutes away while doing research online prior to our trip. Made reservations by email which we were glad to have done because they filled up very quickly that Saturday...More

Thank tiffanyAlberta
PaulOffaly, Owner at Union8, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi tiffanyAlberta, Thanks for taking the time to review us, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit! Catering to dietary requirements is something we strive to do, so we appreciate your positive feedback on the allergy-friendly menu. We have shared...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A neighborhood gem with superbly crafted food and inventive cocktails. Would go weekly if we lived there! Owner Paul was incredibly nice and sat down with us to chat it up a bit. Setting evocative of Hopper’s “Nighthawk.”More

Thank m0ge0
PaulOffaly, Owner at Union8, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi m0ge0, Thanks for taking the time to review us, we are delighted to hear that you are such a fan of the restaurant! We are also chuffed to be compared to Nighthawk - quite close to the look we were going for :) we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK if you're in the area and need nice food but wouldn't go out of the way to visit here. The waiter who greeted us to our table wasn't friendly at all and seemed to take a disliking to us straight away. Ordered the halloumi...More

Thank Shireen M
PaulOffaly, Owner at Union8, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Shireen, We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent experience. We pride ourselves on providing the best service possible, so we are surprised to hear your feedback. We can assure you this is not up to our usual standards. Regarding...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped on for some lunch as I had driven by this place a few times and licked the look of it. The food is very nice and the decor is tasteful. I really enjoyed the visit and would visit again. Next time I'll go in...More

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PaulOffaly, Owner at Union8, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi pauld6789, Thanks for taking the time to review us, we are so happy that you had the chance to visit us at last! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our lunch menu and certainly hope to see you soon for dinner. Our new...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live locally and have wanted to love here but I had only got to liking it, until now. I was here for brunch yesterday and lunch today and both meals were excellent. Great food, reasonably priced and great service. I'm really fussy about my...More

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PaulOffaly, Owner at Union8, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi CaitDublin_Ireland, We're delighted to hear that you have become such a fan of Union8! This could be the start of a beautiful friendship ;) We also have to agree about your preference for hot fries, it's the only way to do it! Now that...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018

Luckely we were invited by the brother of the restauarant owner. After a business meeting, we had dinner in the Union8. It was lovely. The ravioli as a starter wasn't a mistake, the combination of flavours was very good. The porc medaillons were perfect! The...More

Thank Vera d
PaulOffaly, Owner at Union8, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hi Vera, Thanks so much for this lovely review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the visit! We hope that now you have discovered us, you will return soon to try out more of our dishes - you might find a new favourite...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic celebration last night in Union 8. The new menu was launched last night. The mackerel starter was sensational, the steak was perfectly cooked and I loved my desert. We finished our meal with a cocktail. The staff made our night with...More

Thank Mary H
PaulOffaly, Owner at Union8, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Hi Mary, We're delighted to hear that you not only joined us for a retirement celebration, but sampled our new menu too! It is always good to get this kind of feedback early on so great that you enjoyed it :) We have also passed...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018

Made a reservation for dinner here on a Saturday night. I had the beefcheek burger, absolutely delicious. Generous portion and good value, really enjoyed it. There was 4 of us and I can't remember what everyone else had, but I know everyone was very happy!...More

2  Thank Andy K
PaulOffaly, Owner at Union8, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hi Andy, We are so happy to hear you and your group had a lovely meal on Saturday! Great choice for the Beekcheek Burger, it's a must try! Hope to see you again soon! Union8

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Booked a tank for dinner before leaving. Very accommodating with vegan dietary needs 🌱

Thank Kathy M
PaulOffaly, Owner at Union8, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hi Kathy, Thanks for the review, we are delighted to hear that you not only enjoyed your recent visit but actually planned the next one! We are so looking forward to it! Union8

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We went here twice recently as small groups. Firstly parking not easy ,It's a busy junction,the nearest we got was easily 100mts,and it's on street paid parking. The restaurant itself is cosy but when near full can be very noisy,low ceilings etc. The menu consist...More

Thank seob66
PaulOffaly, Owner at Union8, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi seob66, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate any customer feedback as it is the lifeblood of our business. We are sorry to hear that you felt dissatisfied with parts of your visits. In relation to your comment on parking,...More

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2 September 2016|
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Response from Rai1 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for the long time in replying. Parking is very scarce. There are a couple of spots on the corner where the restaurant is located, but the best space may be found by heading towards the Hilton Hotel or turn at the... More
Ruth G
20 March 2016|
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Response from PaulOffaly | Property representative |
Yes we do indeed have a fully wheelchair accessible bathroom.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$41
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 740 South Circular Road, Dublin 8, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 8707
  • E-mail
Union8 is a new contemporary neighbourhood Eatery situated in the heart of the vibrant residential, cultural & business district of Dublin 8. Close to Kilmainham Gaol, IMMA, St. James's Hospital and Hilton Hotel Kilmainham. The name reflects our goal - to become the hub and focal point of our community & for those from further afield! We also chose it because of our location (union of roads) and our belief as to what a truly local restaurant should be (union of people). We are interested in achieving prominence based on consistency & quality rather than publicity. The seasonal dishes are modern & well-balanced, with just a few ingredients. The wine list is adventurous and keenly priced, and the service is professional while appearing casual and friendly. All of which can be enjoyed in a stylish contemporary space. We are open 7 days every week. Our food offering encompasses the entire day and evening. From morning coffee, daily lunch / food menu to casual eatery by night. Not to mention Sunday brunch! - served from 10.30am to 3.30pm. -SELECTION OF WINES, BEERS & SPIRITS NOW AVAILABLE-
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