Customer Comments

Just finished having dinner at The Church. I would recommend this place to everyone. Even if you are in the area for a short time, pop in and have at least one drink at the bar. The place is beautiful inside and it’s cool to look around at all of the “church” stuff. They have a very large outdoor seating area as well as a night club below. We ate in the bar area which does not require reservations. If you want to eat upstairs it is recommended that you do reserve a spot. They have live music Monday through Wednesday nights from 7:30-9:30. I would recommend that as well, sit close to the front, to get the best view of the dancers. Great food, good service, and fine entertainment-a great end to a lovely evening.



5 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 June 2014

The food was good. Drinks were terrific! The musicians and Irish dancing was AMAZING and it was free. The atmosphere was nice and acceptable for children. Non smoking inside as well!


I ate at The Church recently, and I would really recommend it!

I had the burger while my friend had the lasagne, both of which were greatly presented and filling! We were both full half way through!

We also stayed for some cocktails after dinner, on a Thursday there’s are 2 FOR 1 !!!!
They are also amazing cocktails, some of the best I’ve ever tasted and you know they are made well!
I recommend the Church martini!

The staff were brilliant, efficient and very friendly!

The venue itself is extremely cool, we were sitting beside the baptismal font which we thought was so cool! It is an extremely unique place and so glad I went!

If I was to bring a group of my friends visiting Dublin somewhere it would be here as you can expect great food, drinks and atmosphere!

Niamh G 5/06/2014

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 11 April 2014

I live in Dublin, and this is undoubtedly one of my favourite places. First of all the location is great, it is a beautifully restored old church and everything you see seems to talk about a far and fascinating past. The service is really fast… The place is always full but you get your food in 15 minutes. I usually order fish and chips because honestly, I think it is the best of the city! I haven’t tried their cocktails yet but they look fabulous, the barmen are very good at preparing them. One last thing to say, the staff is always smiling, and this, many times, really makes the difference. Thanks to everybody for all the nice dinners and nights we had!

26th February 2014

I met here for a class reunion on Friday where we availed of a deal which included reserving an area, finger food and prosecco. From my first email to them to arriving the service was excellent. I have had bar food, dined in the gallery, and met here socially on many occasions and have found this always to be the case. The young lady who looked after us couldn’t have been more attentive (including offering her services as a photographer) which we were happy to take her up on. Some of my companions had not been there before but now intend going back, with partners , or work colleagues, and as a group of school friends we will also be going back. Thanks to all the staff for making our night most enjoyable

Chipper Dubln

After organising a social gathering in The Church , I was very impressed with the décor, the table service and the music was very apt for the evening. In general a great night was had by all , food was delicious and well presented. Would definitely consider The Church for further gatherings or parties.


How often can you call a church your local? Already a historical landmark for Irish political, business and literary heroes like Jonathan Swift, Arthur Guinness and Sean O’Casey, today The Church punctuates the Henry / Mary street shopping area as a welcome place for bag-laden shoppers and locals alike to set down their burdens.
Stepping inside, first-timers are immediately swept up in the interior’s grandeur – from an original (but silent) pipe organ, to hand-painted murals, replica tombstones and dark woods and marble,  all lovingly restored by original owner John Keating.
If it’s a soft day, head inside and grab one of The Church’s lush leather couches; if there’s a shred of sun, make for cool cafe-style seating available outside.
The lunchtime menu is varied, with wraps, sandwiches, salads and soup of the day offered along with finger-food platters for groups sharing. Unfortunately, the prices reflect the surroundings, and range from €8.95 for a Goat’s Cheese and Spinach Salad to €13.95 for fish and chips. Leave the ground floor for the airy Gallery above and discover a more grown-up menu offering seafood, pasta and other dishes. An Early Bird menu is available from 5-7pm Sun – Fri, while the evening menu delivers on portions and taste.
Pint lovers will find The Church taste runs toward mass-market, with no craft beers or specialties on tap. Lovers of Guinness, Miller, Corona and others will find prices again to reflect the decor, but quick table and bar service does make drinking it all in much easier.
For casual pub explorers, be sure to avoid Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights for a first-time visit, as Dublin’s bright young things pack the bar and make space a rarer commodity than a free seat. Go in on a lazy Sunday afternoon for a slow lunch and a long chat, and let the magic of this historic space make your weekend one to remember.

Bridget R  US

This cafe/bar/restaurant is in a converted church and it’s fantastic. They have kept the organ and lots of other original bits from the church and it makes it a really great and atmospheric place to have a drink or bite to eat. They have live Irish music which was great and the staff were excellent. I can’t wait to go back next time I’m in Dublin.

Naples, Campania, Italy March 2014

This restaurant was a lot of fun, and also had good food and entertainment. We ate in the bar area the first night, and the Irish Guinness Beef Stew was amazing! The entertainment was awesome, and the dancers were fabulous. Then we went back another night to eat upstairs in the dining room, which you need to make reservations for. The view of the dancers is excellent from the balcony. The food was also very good. You do have to ask for your check though. In the US we are used to being rushed out, but in Europe, they don’t bring the check until you ask for it.

Schnoodle123 New York 3rd |April 2014

This is the place to try. Old church turned into bar/ restaurant. Nice food, music, dancing, lovely place. Very large with a club in the basement. Well worth a visit!

Emmanuel 4th April 2014