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Pygmalion Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Pub
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59 South Williams Street | Ground Floor, Powerscourt Ce, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 633 4479
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Dublin, Ireland
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1,169 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,227 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It sounds ridiculous but it's true- the music is WAY too loud in here and also it's too dark! A group of us had a bite to eat here and I wouldn't come back. It's a large bar with lots of space. Everyone was happy with the drinks, the 2 for one cocktails. Food was grand, burgers and chips is... More 

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Thank champkis
Brussels, Belgium
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great lunch for 3 for a reasonable price served fresh and with pride and speed by friendly and competent staff.

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Thank romac48
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for post dinner drinks. "Pygtails" menu is very good 2 cocktails for €11 with a great choice of various drinks. Did not get food but saw menu and others food and looks good.

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Thank cpshiggins
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

TLDR; visited at 6pm. Hardly a cocktail bar, music too loud, had one drink and left. I went here during the week for a 2 for 1 cocktail around 6pm. I had only been late at night before... I now know the setting and music makes much more sense after midnight. Disappointed to find I couldn't get something as simple... More 

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Thank ColumOD
Nashville, Tennessee
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394 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I went to this venue for some drinks with a friend. Music was very loud and service was slow and confusing. We had 2 servers come up to take our order then waited 20 min for our cocktails then had to hunt a server down to get another. Seemed like none were assigned to specific sections. We did not eat... More 

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Thank bucks17
Cork
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had booked a table in PYG after having been for drinks previously. We had travelled to Dublin to visit a friend and were looking forward to lunch. Firstly, we had to repeatedly ask the staff to take our order, after numerous attempts and about 30 minutes, someone finally took our order. We noted that everything was overpriced but assumed... More 

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Thank Podge16
Skidra, Greece
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Pygmalion is a nice bar at Dublins city center ..it has some rooms with different styles of music so it's up to u if you want to dance or just chill with your mates..but it has very bad food,the burger I tried was not suitable for humans..

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Thank Stavros P
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Went on a trip to Dublin with family - husband and two 6 year olds. It was dark and dirty when we entered, but seemed busy and we were tired and hungry. Ordered kids food - mini burger, and asked for it to come with veg - not salad. The burger came and was one inch in diameter, with rocket... More 

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Thank Deborah G
Craigavon, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This place appears like any other eatery/ coffee shop. Had I known there was a bar attached I would have given it a miss (although we thought it was a coffee shop). However we simply wanted coffee or light lunch and queued for a table. Staff seemed under a bit of pressure and there seemed to be some confusion. Prices... More 

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Thank Richard M
Newbridge, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This place was a great spot to chill with mates. Really enjoyed settling in for an evening out on the town after enjoying some exquisite nachos. The music in this venue was really up tempo and great for a boogie. The beer and staff was on point too. All in all a deadly venue, would recommend to anyone after a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 South Williams Street | Ground Floor, Powerscourt Ce, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 633 4479

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?