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The Hairy Lemon Cafe Bar

42 Lower Stephens Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 671 8949
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cottage pie” (73 reviews)
“irish stew” (97 reviews)
“bread pudding” (23 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Lower Stephens Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Reviewed today via mobile

The food offers up traditional Irish fare in a pub setting. The service was prompt and the food very good. The seating arrangements can be a bit tight and reservations are strongly suggested as this is a popular spot, particularly with tourists. A good experience...More

Thank capriskman
Reviewed 3 days ago

Eight of us ate here for our last meal in Dublin. It was superb. We couldn't have had a better last meal. I hope to return again when I am back in Dublin. Thank you so much!

Thank hlam007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere in the restaurant is fun and vibrant and is busy. Food is served very quickly so turnaround time is very quick. The food has a traditional Irish flair and is good but not stellar. It's the ambiance that gives this a 4* in...More

Thank Lorraine A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just off of Grafton St in Dublin, this pub is classic Irish. The manager was awesome, personally attended to our large party. Good food, great variety, many vegetarian options. Live music! Also had a great selection of non alcoholic beverages along with a vast selection...More

1  Thank Rob S
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no beer menu here, you must tell the waiter the type of beer you want and he suggest things. This means you also don't know the price of the beer until you pay. Did not like that. Felt a lot of pressure to...More

Thank Vitarachel
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate here on our first night in Dublin. We were looking for traditional Irish food in a restaurant that provided Irish charm...and that is just what we found at The Hairy Lemon. The restaurant has a great atmosphere with lovely decor....More

Thank mhutch5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had one day in Dublin and wanted good local food. First discovered The Hairy Lemon in a guidebook, and I appreciated the allergy guide on their regular menu (a friend has gluten/dairy restrictions). Friendly service, hearty portions, central location, and reasonable prices make this...More

Thank jassy56
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and the food is lovely. A favourite: Irish Coffee <3 The place is nice and clean and the staff is very kind.

Thank ElisL7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing staff and incredible atmosphere!!! The food was also fantastic, but what really made the experience memorable was the nice service!

Thank Vega B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed next door at the Brooks Hotel and were happy to find good food in a central location. The owners work in the bar and restaurant area and were friendly and informative. The name comes from a Dublin character who had a hairy face...More

1  Thank KatieB25
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Lower Stephens Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 671 8949
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Traditional Irish Pub/Restaurant.Family run Restaurant serving food with reciepes handed down from generations. Our first recipe book is available.
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