BANG Restaurant & Bar

4.3
176 reviews
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€30 and under
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Contemporary European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
BANG Restaurant is one of Dublin’s top rated restaurants with 2019 recommendations from The Michelin guide, Two AA Rosettes, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, and McKennas guides. We offer exceptional quality food at great value, in relaxed and informal surroundings. BANG was overall winner in 2018 Irish Hospitality Awards & winner of 2018 Experts Choice Awards. Rated in the Top 3 Private Dining Rooms in Dublin.
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4.3
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4.1
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3.9
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JL
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We enjoyed our meal. However we felt pressured by the waitress to get desert even though we only wanted two courses. We also felt that the wine service was overly attentive resulting in added pressure to purchase more wine.

Overall we had a very pleasant experience and are likely to recommend and return in the future.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was excellent, service was very good overall, attentive without being intrusive. The atmosphere was good except it was somewhat cramped and we were often nudged to move our chairs so people could get past. Other than that we had a great time and it was a good experience for my first-year hospitality students to learn from and enjoy.

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KA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiters were very friendly and attentive. We were the youngest people there by far and they made us feel welcome and eased any feelings of intimidation we had. I would definitely recommend to a friend. Bang should be proud of their wait staff and overall service

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HC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bang never fails to deliver. The front of house staff are excellent.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Greatfood & drinks. Superb & attentive service. Excellent suggested wine pairings with entrees. Outstanding use of Irish meats and produce. Desserts were a little too deconstructed for our liking, but good nonetheless. Overall Best Dublin dining experience.

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B
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a late lunch today and only had raw oysters and pea/garlic soup. It was excellent. Great, personal service.

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L
Naples
54 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

A favorite place every time in Dublin.
Appreciated a call to come earlier since it would have several large parties at 7 pm.
So we went at 6 and finished when a large tour group arrived along with some other large groups.
Avoid this by not going on Tuesdays since they now have a tour group then.

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W
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great lunch here on our second day in Dublin. Apps and entrees were delicious. Jennie delivered awesome service! I would go here again in a heartbeat

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JC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always have a lovely time whenever we come here. Just amazing service and food - thank you so much!

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TG
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had such a lovely night in Bang for my husbands birthday. The staff are amazing and the food was delicious. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and we are really looking forward to going back again. Thanks to all the staff in Bang - you couldnt have done more for us, Tara and Dan :)

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was extremely good. Starter, entree, and dessert, along with cocktails and wine pairing. Servers were friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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JB
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed 2 dinners at this excellent restaurant. Warm brown bread to start our meal with excellent salads and tuna. Our group loved the gnocchi, halibut, steak and lamb.
All the entrees were delicious. Attentive service and complimentary Prosecco. Loved Bang!!

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G
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food the service was really good and the ambiance was lovely. We really enjoyed it and I would highly recommend.

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T
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Booked for 8.30 sea

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E
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most delicious food we had in Dublin so far with a very pleasant and professional service. I could not recommend this place more.

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MA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great experience, they looked after us with the utmost attentiveness. Thanks to Anil, and also the guy with the ginger beard. You guys were outstanding!

-Maruf Rashid & Fam

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PB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

An extremely busy Friday night however we managed to secure a last minute table and we were tucked into a cosy corner by the stairs. We had an enjoyable evening and the food was very nice and the service also knowledgeable and prompt. Would definitely go back.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

We were seated next to the bar, which was very dusty and there wasn’t alot of space to sit or move comfortably. We were a group of four and 2 of us ordered a steak medium rare, the stake came well done. Now this is something that can happen and really didn’t upset us at all. But the way the mistake was handled was an absolute no go. They took only the stakes back, which meant two of us were eating and finished long befor we even got our stake. It took them about 30 min to bring us the new stakes. In the mean time they brought us other dishes that we didn’t want and Prosecco even though 2 of us didn’t drink any alkohol. When the stakes finally came we both only ate half of it because we were now full since the others shared their meal with us. When the server saw that, he seemed a bit upset and when he brought us the check and explained that he didn’t charge for the stakes and for the Prosecco (which btw we didn’t even drink) he was rather unpolite and acted as if it was our fault. Now I want to say mistakes happen and that really wasn’t the issue, the only problem was how poorly they handled the situation. Also I want to point out that I had a stake the next day in a pup and not only was it perfectly made, the quality was also way better. So honestly I’m really wondering why they have a star, or maybe they just got lazy after the got the star.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 10 April 2019

Thank you for taking the time to respond. We are so sorry you were not happy with your experience with us. We have reached out to you privately to remedy the situation.

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RK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Service was excellent. Staff polite and welcoming. Overall a nice, restaurant, excellent food. Good value for money.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 10 April 2019

Thank you Richard for for such a lovely review.

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ET
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent meal and service. Complimentary champagne as there was a hen party present who were a bit loud but didn’t bother us overall.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 10 April 2019

Thanks Emma - we are so glad to hear you enjoyed.

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JT
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We arrived and we immediately given the option where to sit upstairs or downstairs. It was explained that downstairs was kore vibrant at this time so this is where we choose.

The starter was indeed lovely I had the croquette and for main I had the Lamb rump. Absolutely fabulous tasting dishes.

The waitress was very friendly and always topped up our drinks without asking.

I would dine here again and recommend it.

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and had the 5 course tasting menu with matching wines, the food was incredible and the wines matched the dishes perfectly. Service and atmosphere was lovely.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 28 March 2019

Thank you for your review. Delighted you enjoyed the tasting menu.

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c
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Bad, Bad Bad. Dreadful service from the start. I dont need to be told five times before I get a menu that you need the table back in two hours. Waitress was unfriendly and had to ask everytime for service. Food is average and bad value for the price. If you want to charge €150 for two people including one glass of wine and a bottle of sparkling water you need to provide a better experience than this !!

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 28 March 2019

We are so sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us at BANG. We have reached out to you privately & hope to remedy the situation.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was absolutely outstanding. This was our second time to Bang. Had to make one last stop before we leave Dublin.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

I go to Bang a lot but was a bit disappointed this time. Their grilled broccoli was more about the goat cheese mousse than the broccoli and their garden salad was far more bland than I remember. I'm hoping I caught it on a bad night.

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TM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our evening at Bang. Was a really nice way to celebrate our anniversary of 4 years and we appreciated the glass of fizz we got. The staff were amazing and the food was incredible. Perfect place.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 4 March 2019

Wow, thank you for such a lovely review! Delighted you enjoyed your anniversary with us.

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D
Dundalk
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Seated at 17:15 food did not arrive until 17:55, the food itself was OK, steak was cooked as ordered but overall it was just OK, I felt it was overpriced for what we received, there is far better places to eat in Dublin, probably would not return.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 28 February 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review. We are so sorry you' weren't happy with your time at BANG. Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. As per our private reply we look forward to hearing from you.

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AB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Restaurant and service were great. Portions are too small though! If we were really hungry we would have stayed so :)

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 27 February 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We hope you join us again.

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

We went to BANG restaurant on Saturday evening for a pre theatre meal and wee shocked to hear staff planning to sell glasses of wine to customers which was not the wine they had ordered and would pay for! A very memorable and appalling experience. One that we won't forget.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 27 February 2019

We are so sorry you've had this experience at BANG. Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. As per our private reply we look forward to hearing from you.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Whilst the the decor was nice, the ambience was awkward and felt like a wake at a funeral. The one speaker funnelling music into the room sounded more like an annoying teenager on the back of a bus with no headphones. Our Waitress was not overly familiar with the menu and was not able to offer recommendations. She was also unfamiliar with the offer menu we were dining on. My partner and I are not picky eaters, at all, but the food we were served left much to be desired. The paired cocktail choices on offer are advised against and don’t arrive too hungry as there is quite a wait between courses. Very disappointed considering the good things we have heard of Bang.

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L
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A beautiful evening with a wonderful meal and lovely service

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 27 February 2019

Thank you Frank. We are so happy to get this feedback :)

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EQ
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Chose the Winter menu with a free glass of Prosecco for €37.50 which was great value. Delicious food served in a relaxed ambience with attentive service. Would recommend for a quiet, romantic meal for two.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 27 February 2019

Thank you Edel. Glad you enjoyed the Winter Menu.

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NL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food ! Brilliant atmosphere would highly recommend

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 27 February 2019

Thanks Nikola.

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ST
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food, the tasting menu and wine flight were superb.special occasion so we we were also given a complimentary glass of bubbly

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 27 February 2019

Wow. Thank you. We are delighted to read this lovely review.

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C
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had the tasting menu.. it was brilliant.. will be going back to have this experience again.. food/ service was perfect. All for a good price

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 27 February 2019

Wow. Thank you for such a kind review.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely outstanding! Service was great and ambiance was lovely and reasonable prices . Couldn’t fault any part of the experience... highly recommend it!!

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 27 February 2019

Thank you for a lovely review.

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J
14 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff were all very professional and friendly. The room was very nicely decorated. The food was absolutely fabulous and I can't wait to go back again.

BANG Restaurant & Bar
Responded on 27 February 2019

Thank you Janiel.

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JB
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all round, staff couldn’t do enough for us

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t
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Disappointed with service, menu choices and value for money. We hadn't been in a while and were looking forward, but wouldn't go back. Main courses were the only enjoyable element. Staff more interested in talking to people they knew rather than being attentive. The old restaurant always had a buzz, but there was no ambience at all. Admittedly on arrival we were told there was a problem with the lighting in that they were too bright! Staff shirts/blouses were stained, didn't look professional. Very disappointed with the experience.

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T
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good service and it looks like it’s a good place for business dinner as all the surrounding people were on their business dinner except myself and boyfriend.
The winter menu was nice and affordable!

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