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The James Joyce

12 Astiggos | Thiseio, Athens 105 55, Greece
+30 21 0323 5055
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
“onion rings” (4 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12 Astiggos | Thiseio, Athens 105 55, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An Irish Bar, keeping with traditions and high standards one comes to expect from real Irish Bars around the World. Owned and managed by an Irish couple and has an interior which is Irish style, plenty of room, even though it seems to be always...More

Thank Gerfitzp
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best places to have a traditional Irish or British meal in Athens. Superb staff give your time here a warm comfortable note. The food is always cooked from fresh from locally sourced Vedge and meat products, beers and more directly imported from...More

Thank BRfoods
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Initially, we were going to avoid the pub as the reviews had said about the smoking being really bad but we were wandering past and wanted to watch Scotland beat France in the 6 Nations so we hopped in. It was nice in there, good...More

Thank Paper_Lanterns
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Nice variety of beers and food.the ambiance is really good so does the music.staff has a good knowledge of the products.its a nice and cozy place.u feel welcomed

Thank Dim M
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Great food and Guinness. Pity the smoke gets to you after a while, Staff very friendly but it appears you can only pay in cash after mid-night:-(

Thank robbiel532015
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We were so looking forward to fish & chips as we had tried them at their sister pub the Dubliner in Thessaloniki. We walked around for ages looking for the pub and nearly gave up as its on the edge of a dodgy street. Inside...More

Thank maxhastings50
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

An Irish pub in the heart of Athens does not keep up with the Irish standards. To Irish beers (Guinness and Kilkenny red) and a couple of Europeans, a few locals and a rather mediocre own brew. All this in a heavy cloud of smoke....More

1  Thank gourmetathens
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Had a long day and decided to walk back to our hotel which was quite a walk away, we walked past the James Joyce and rememebered a friend had visitied here a few months back. We went in and ordered food, lovely atmosphere, the down...More

1  Thank Paula C
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Highly recommended steak and Guinness pies, large, delicious, intact an excellent menu, fine beers, and friendly staff.

Thank 164jenant
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Well 2 nites here and have to say the energy atmosphere is by far the best in Athens and after 3 visits I know?!!!!! The staff for me made this pub and night just amazing!!! If your having an average stay in Athens then change...More

Thank Paul G
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Astiggos | Thiseio, Athens 105 55, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Monastiraki
  • Neighbourhood: Monastiraki
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0323 5055
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