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#392 of 2,146 Restaurants in Dublin
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US$10 - US$25
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 25 June 2022

We called in off the street on Friday night, when the Eagles were to appear in concert at Aviva Stadium..The streets were thronged with people, and most places were full. We were welcomed in straight away by friendly staff seated and served menus immediately. Our...well done steaks were served in 15 minutes. Food was excellent, desserts were to die for, all served by helpful happy staff. Well done to all, the place was full to capacity and had such a great pleasant vibe to it. Take a bow, you should be proud of such an efficient and well run establishment. Prices were very reasonable too...🙂More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 March 2022

Went a few times from work to pick up a burger. They are very tasty and its maybe a 10 minute wait to get it for pick up.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 5 February 2022 via mobile

We had an excellent time, great choice of beers, cider. We felt welcome and had a very efficient service - special mention to Marguerite who made us feel special

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 24 October 2021 via mobile

No cocktails due to lack of staff. The food and the service was average at best. I would recommend for a beer or two in the lively environment.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 19 December 2020 via mobile

I booked a table for me and my wife for the all Ireland final on the 19th of December 2020. We are big GAA fans so I made sure to specify in the reservation request that we wanted to watch the match. They confirmed that...we would have a table with a view of a TV. We arrived and were seated at a table at the back, beside the toilet, without a view of any TV at all. I asked the manager if we could have a different table and he explained that they were all booked. I showed him the booking confirmation that stated we would have a view of the TV and he responded saying that ‘there is a problem with the system, that this is the only table for two people, and that if we are not happy with the table then we can go somewhere else’. Under normal circumstances I would have walked out, but considering it was 5pm on the 19th of December there was no hope of getting a table anywhere else now. We ended up watching the match on our phones. At half time I decided to complain, as I had specified in my booking that I wanted to watch the game, and the staff reminded me, in their words, “if I am not happy, I can f*** off”. Disgusted with this place, will never be back.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 5 July 2020 via mobile

The service and food is simply amazing! Brendan, the manager, is very kind and friendly. He found a special place for me and my friends, and the time we spent there really surprised me, as I just went to have a pint and a snack...but in the up having dinner! Wonderful food.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 30 June 2020

We came into a very quiet Waterloo pub on the first day the pubs reopened with the hope of getting a pint and some food. The food was lovely however our experience was made unenjoyable due to the presence of one of the bar managers...who was rude and condescending to us throughout our time there. We were told that once we had spent 9 euro on food each we could enjoy the premises and what it had to offer for 110 minutes however after finishing our food and pint after 30 minutes we were pressured into leaving the bar by the same bar manager. We felt uneasy for our whole visit as this manager felt the need to keep on checking in on us to see what we were doing.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner at The Waterloo. Friendly bar with great service. Had Shepherds Pie which was tasty. Stop by here when you need a pint with dinner

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

Popped in for lunch. We hadn't been there before and were looking forward to it. The waiting staff were lovely but the food was lacking. I had the burger which was okay but it all seemed a little small for the price charged. My pal...had a vegetarian quesadilla. We were both a little stunned by the filling - cous cous and beetroot. All a little odd in appearance and in taste. We'd return for the staff but give the food a miss.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 7 February 2020

Great pub with great service and really nice food. Enjoyed the sea bass with risotto and my partner enjoyed his Thai curry. Waitresses couldn’t have been more attentive. A great night. Thanks.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 3 November 2019 via mobile

Looks like a homey irish bar but is quite commercial and quite expensive especially for gin drinks, does have loads of TVs so if your looking for a sports bar and a couple of pints it might be perfect for you

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 29 July 2019

The barman was kind enough to show the Springbok vs All Blacks rugby test. Had a wonderful full Irish breakfast with my family. Would definitely recommend the pub. Great service!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 7 May 2019

Had dinner here one night after sightseeing in Dublin. The bar was within walking distance to our hotel. The staff and food were very good as was the beer and cider we ordered.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 6 May 2019

Had an evening out with some friends where we had cocktails and food. Service was fantastic, attentive but never intrusive, and each member of staff we dealt with was really friendly and warm. The cocktails are very reasonably priced, especially for the city centre (and...delicious), and the food was lovely. Will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 16 April 2019 via mobile

We wandered into the Waterloo for a meal. The bartender was super friendly and took our order. We got the fish and chips and shepherds pie. They were good, not the best ever. Would recommend people to go there, it’s a very nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2019
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The Waterloo Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4