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34/35 South William Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 474 4888
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Today
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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England
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163 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Four of us went for a meal here whilst staying in Dublin for the New Year. We ordered the steak to share which was delicious. The side orders were large but very tasty. The problem we had was when we got the bill there was a service charge added amounting to £14 which we questioned. We were told this was... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We went here on a recommendation and I'm so glad we did! We had a starter of the beef dripping croutons (which if I had to be picky were quite crispy) and a main of Bavette steak sharer with regular fries as a side. Cannot fault the Bavette! Unlike the previous review we were told that one side would cover... More 

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Thank hungry12389
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner with my boyfriend midweek. Was really looking forward to it as I'd heard good things and I was starving. Seemed like a winning combo. Unfortunately what we got was very oversized portions of mediocre food. It was also a bit on the pricey side. I've been in some of the other restaurants owned by this crowd... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I've been there twice in 2 weeks, once for dinner and once for lunch. Both times I had really great food (chicken for dinner, really well grilled, while for lunch a great tortilla), and it wasn't even really expensive. Only downside, the quantity of food! I was both times still a bit hungry when I left the place! :) Overall,... More 

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Thank Alessandro S
Kildare, Ireland
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155 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Ate here for my friend's birthday dinner and I was pleasantly surprised! Young, hip interior and great meat to share. Got a candle on dessert for my friend too!

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Dublin
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

As five of us desperately searched for a table for five on a busy Christmas evening I was surprised to find an available table at Bear. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The decor is dark and quirky, offering wooden benches and stools and other rustic chique touches. There was water on the table which is a great idea... More 

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Thank prospect45
Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place looking for a hungover breakfast and it definitely did the job. We sat by the window so I'm not sure what the main seating area was like but the area we sat in was nice enough. The breakfast menu is excellent, lots of interesting and tasty choices, the sausage with home baked beans was especially... More 

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Thank 52cards
Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

After meaning to try here for ages I recently visited with two mates. We were seated immediately even though the restaurant was busy. The menu very much revolves around their different cuts of steak and the steak was very good. The real highlight of the meal however were the combination of sides and sauces. There is a good choice but... More 

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Thank Mikey3106
ireland
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Tuesday night and got a table for 4 no problem . Had main courses only but we were full after ! Had Rump steaks were excellent. 4 sides of sweet potato,fries , onion rings & million dollar fries .. all really good . 3 sauces for €5 too and 2 bottles of wine came to €160 .. not too bad... More 

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Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Went on a Saturday on our weekend away in Dublin. We didnt book and was told a table would be available in about 15 minutes which was fine so we were able to wait at the bar. The cocktails were great! We were taken to our table and seated. Ordered our food and waited. The atmosphere was great and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:15
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34/35 South William Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 474 4888
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