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The James Joyce

#133 of 2,929 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12 Astigos | Monastiraki, Athens 105 55, Greece
+30 21 0323 5055
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Athens, Greece
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place with friends and I adored the feeling of the internal environment! Keep up the nice work :)!!

Thank T1747BFchrist
Athens, Greece
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friendly pub with good food and great beer. What more could you want! -Always likely to run in to a fellow expat or travlller here.

Thank ExpatStu16
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place. A real good Irish pub. Not expensive. The food is really good and the staff fantastic ! Martina, I hope that I'll see you soon. You're the best !

Thank Guillaume V
Athens, Greece
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An Original Irish Pub with delicious dishes served in a very worm environment by friendly waitresses. I could say that is an excellent choice especially if you are in the area and not only.

Thank George K
Chania Prefecture, Greece
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Irish beer and local brews, great food and service. Once inside you could be in any country a real pub in the Greek capital. GREAT

Thank saundersted2
Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant Irish pub just when you need it. Best Guinness in Athens. Tom and the lads make you feel right at home.

Thank RogerD1966
Wantage, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food made on the premises and Irish beer make for a relaxing break from tourism in comfortable surroundings with street side views of the acropolis to the side of the famous flea market.

Thank Simon C
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here two weeks ago, on a day trip to Athens from our Greek village. Always having given Irish pubs a wide berth outside Ireland, we needed to meet a friend in Monastiraki & this is central - in the Sunday Flea market. The welcome and atmosphere was great. Our food was well presented & delicious and the service... More 

Thank beverleyh
Preston, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

when at monastiraki there are so many restaurants that it is near impossible to know which one to choose. We selected this one for no reason other than that it was conveniently located at the time we wanted to eat. The service was a little slow, particularly given that we were out of season so it wasnt too busy. The... More 

Thank chrsshd2649
Athens, Greece
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

i have been going with my wife for some time now.it is THE joint for fish and chips but also burgers or just drinks, beers and your sunday english satellite sports channel.although it has an irish atmosphere with most guys and girls working there not being greek, this does not make any difference for the natives.the service is very good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Astigos | Monastiraki, Athens 105 55, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Monastiraki
  • Neighbourhood: Monastiraki
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0323 5055

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

Staying in Monastiraki

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Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized streets surround the remains of both the Greek and Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
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