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The Bull & Castle by F.X. Buckley

#76 of 1,997 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5-7 Lord Edward Street | Christchurch, Dublin D2, Ireland
+353 1 475 1122
12:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 23:30
Thu 12:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant with lovely atmosphere and high quality food. Service was a slight bit slow but didn't take from the fantastic food. Had the fois gras to start and it was beautiful and then steak for 2 - gorgeous meat and cooked to perfection. The beef dripped chips as a side are a great addition also. Will definitely be back.

Thank Aoibhe D
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18 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After almost 1 year i'm finaly back in Dublin, took a chance without a reservation. The respond was wait in the bar for 5 min, then I'll just fix a table. Well 5 went to 10 then 15 after 40 min wait with at least 5 couples without reservations got a table we paid our drink and left. A really... More 

Thank Håkan S
County Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got a pint and a house Berger upstairs. For 15 euros, the burger was very poor. Small, bland, over cooked and tasted burnt. When I made my complaint I was told that this may be something to do with it the fact that it was char grilled. It's tasted burnt to me and it left a very bad taste in... More 

Thank tom82lp
Norristown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place. I was traveling alone New Year's Eve and this place was across the street from my hotel. They went out of their way to find a totally comfortable spot for me at the bar and I had a fabluous drink/steak/meal and was treated very well. When I go back to Dublin, no matter where I stay, I... More 

Thank Vicki S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and My boyfriend found this one while traveling in Dublin. It is a gem. Good food, perfect place and nice staff! I dream about going Back!

Thank JoanaInes
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table here on BH Monday. Place was busy. Greeted very nicely by the manager and shown to our table. Lovely corner by window. Studied the menu, and decided to share the chateaubriand. It was cooked to perfection, and a superb piece of meat. Choice of sides, the chestnut mushrooms were divine. Shared the brownie, which melted in the... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost literally fell into the Temple Bar FX Buckley's on our last visit and loved it. So we were somewhat disappointed when we could not book a table there on this visit. But our Irish friend reassured us that the Bull and Castle lived up to the Buckley name. And that was definitely the truth! We had an excellent... More 

Thank Carol W
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice pub with a good vibe especially when there's a game on. Great bartending staff who are happy top help with recommendations from their extensive selection of beer.

Thank Nikhil_A_Pai
Thurles, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a pleasant evening. The food was nice but about 20% too expensive for what essentially was very ordinary fare. Also a 12.5% service charge for 5 diners seemed unnecessary. Service was friendly, if a little slow. Small things such as condiments and salt/pepper weren't provided. I would go back if others invited me but would be unlikely to suggest... More 

Thank ALGG30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First we had Amazing Cocktails made by the Brazilian Mixologist by the bar... and then shown to our table by the most courtests and most knowlagable waiter of the steak cut waiters ever!!!! He brought to our table ... all the pure cuts of meat that were on the menu!!!! Never in my life!!!! He explained the cut and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$66
Steakhouse, Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 01:30
12:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5-7 Lord Edward Street | Christchurch, Dublin D2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 475 1122
F.X.BUCKLEY. Steakhouse at The Bull and Castle offers Ireland's best steaks, with the experience and knowledge of over 25 years of serving the perfect steak. We change our menus seasonally to reflect the best Irish produce and to ensure the highest quality in both our beef and local fresh seafood. We offer an extensive selection of beers from the beer hall with a wide menu of cocktails, premium spirits and wines. Our food dishes come with beer recommendations so you can fully enjoy our quality dishes with the beer that best suits.Our weekday lunch menu offers both healthy and tasty options at a reasonable price which appeals to all tastes. Our Butchers Bar is ideal for large groups and parties big or small.

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