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The Bull & Castle by F.X. Buckley

#76 of 2,013 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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5-7 Lord Edward Street | Christchurch, Dublin D2, Ireland
+353 1 475 1122
12:00 - 23:30
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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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Cairo, Egypt
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190 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are a meat lover then this is definitely the place for you. Great selection of dry-aged steaks to choose from. The steaks take a while to be prepared but it's worth the wait. The environment is also nice so I recommend this place for sure.

Thank Karim M
Salt lake city
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35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make sure you get a reservation if you are going on a Weekend. We were lucky enough to get one, but not until 9:30 on a Friday night - called on a Thursday evening. The Rib Eye was great and the other food looked really good too. They know how to cook it just right. The deserts were great. Pricey,... More 

Thank Aaronwoo
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We called in here for dinner on our first night in Dublin. The food was lovely, and they went out of the way to find something for my fussy son to eat. My husband said it was the best steak he had ever eaten. I ordered the oxtail and steak pie which was also delicious. Please be aware although the... More 

Thank Somersetbunny
Puerto Rico
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179 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was really disappointed with my visit since I've had very positive experiences in other fx buckley's restaurants. The quality of the steaks was excellent but 2 out 3 of the steaks terms were wrong, one under and the other over cooked. Service felt rushed and impersonal. At the end our check had errors (did not said anything since it... More 

Thank wlopez09
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Want a really really good steak? Here they bring you the different available cuts on a board to make selection easier. Good waiter. Nice pint of Guinness. Food excellent. Lighting adequate. A little on the high side price wise but you absolutely get what you pay for. Well worth a visit.

Thank pickyman1978
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here for A meal with my Fiancé. Absolutely outstanding service Beautiful food, steak was A+ Really nice relaxed restaurant. Everything was Perfect I recommend this to anyone looking for that perfect steak or basically just looking for a excellent meal . We will be back !!!! Thanks

Thank MCD91
Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seven of us went here for dinner on Friday afternoon.We booked a table in advance and got a great corner table.All the staff were friendly and helpful.We all had steak and wanted them done differently.And yes the rare was rare,the medium to well done was medium to well done etc. All our steaks were delicious .Mine was really tender.The sides... More 

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Walnut Creek, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been on several business trips to Dublin, and always try to make it back to the Bull & Castle. Food is consistently delicious, and the people working there are always very helpful and accommodating!

Thank Kevin E
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was slight confusion with ordering a shot when 8 came but other than that I can safely say it was the best steak I have ever had! Oh my gosh the food was fantastic, would have gone back day after day!

Thank Malcolm G
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26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

i had a steak with dessert and beer. They atmosphere is good, but i had a table closed to the door. so it was cold in february when the door was opened. the table's were fully booked so you have to make a reservation at weekend. the service was friendly but it took some time between drinks and steak. i... 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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?