Oliver St.John Gogarty

3.3
28 reviews
€30 and under
Irish
Gogartys award winning traditional Irish restaurant has been an icon in Temple Bar for a number of years and serves up traditional Irish dishes with some recipes dating back to the 19th century. Gogartys has a large selection of fine wines and spirits to suit every taste and budget. Designed in a traditional style and with a capacity of 84 people Gogartys is an ideal choice for an enjoyable evening out with friends, or indeed for corporate events and functions.
What 28 People Are Saying
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3.3based on recent ratings
3.0
Food
3.2
Service
3.2
Ambience
3.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
50% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MandyG
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a good meal, chowder was delicious 😋. Service was good & the music even better

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NIGELG
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another Excellent Night
Great Food, wine & Service.

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RobertoA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Abbiamo trovato il ristorante chiuso - - - - - - -

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Maurya
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

very nice place in temple bar, good diner and personnel super

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MikeE
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good beers and wine, excellent food, great service, good value, super relaxed atmosphere. No hesitation in recommending, definitely looking forward to coming back.

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AlexH
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience2

I have used this restaurant for 30+ years and, through my business, sent hundreds of visitors to Dublin to dine there. I found it an excellent establishment until standards started to slip two, or maybe three years ago. I'm unsure if the management changed or what happened, but it's not the same place I used to visit regularly.

To enter a restaurant and have bottles of wine on the table with handwritten signs saying only "100 Euro" must be almost unique. I like a bottle of wine with dinner and I don't mind paying a bit more for as decent bottle, but trying to talk guests into 100 Euro bottles of wine is a bit much. Also on the tables were bottles of wine at the "bargain" price of only 65 Euro ! I have never been in any restaurant anywhere in the world that puts wine on the tables like this; the fact that the prices are significantly above average is to me unacceptable. I have to assume they are trying to convince visitors the wine offers great value ??

For my second successive visit, I ordered a porterhouse steak and was served a fatty piece of beef that was not of the standard you would expect in even an average pub/restaurant; so bad the steak knife was incapable of cutting through it. There are very many good restaurants in Dublin (many a short distance from this one) offering great service and food a reasonable prices. This place needs to look after their customers. The last time I thought it was just a bad night and didn't bother too much as I knew the standards of the restaurant. However, for it to happen again, for the second successive visit, leaves me wondering where on earth they get the beef from.

Not so long ago, you had to book tables well in advance at this restaurant to guarantee a table as it was packed every night at weekends in particular. On my most recent visit, on a busy Saturday evening, there was nobody else dining. I wonder why ???

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francescoR
Munich
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Era chiuso nonostante la prenotazione confermata. Veramente spiacevole come esperienza.

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BeatriceS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The booking was not honoured the restaurant was closed !!! We arrived exactly for the booking time that was confirmed and they just told us it was closed .... no reason given , very poor experience and no help at all no apologies zero service and clearly we were annoying them... to avoid !

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BillM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Gogarty's is a family tradition when we're in Dublin. The food is always great, the service is good, and the atmosphere is exactly the same, which is what you want in a classic public house in Dublin's historic Temple Bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Upstairs dining was very quiet. Server was rude. Did not allow to just order soup or a starter, had to purchase an overpriced main entree. If you go here, make sure to eat in the bar area which was a fun atmosphere.

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ElizabethT
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A brilliant atmospheric place in the heart of Dublin with fantastic Irish music and lovely food

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OLATZI
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Reservamos la mesa para 7 mediante su página web de forma rápida. Nos atendieron muy bien. Las comida, muy típica irlandesa, estaba rica. En general muy bien.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hatten einen tollen Abend mit 13 Frauen. Die Portionen sind so riesig, dass man sie teilen kann. Keiner von uns hat es geschafft, dass leckere Irish Stew aufzuessen;-)

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The top floor restaurant was quiet and pleasant. Service was excellent and the food was delicious! The Musical Pub Crawl starts at this Pub, so eat here first before the Crawl.

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AllisonB
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Large portions of deliciousness, especially the Irish Stew
Wonderful service in the 3rd floor restaurant

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McBain24
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Great portions. You won’t leave hungry. Ask for the Guinness Bread!!

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AurianeB
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very good restaurant. We really enjoy our dinner.
And when you're finished with eating you can go downstairs to have some drinks and enjoy traditional music.

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vipDublinFoodie
6 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Awful experience! The waiters were rude from the very moment we entered.

When we asked the bill they even requested a tip saying it was by law while clearly this is not true in Ireland!

I will never go back again!

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SueH
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal and good service would definitely recommend

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EddyP
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Service was very poor, streak had to be send back, don’t even pour you water etc, not what I expected

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GregoryA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great place for an "authentic" Dublin pub experience. I use the word authentic because there feels like there is a bit of showmanship, but actual Dubliners are in the crowd. Live music in the pub and the restaurant on the second floor had piped in Irish music, not to say that's a bad thing. If you can, while visiting Dublin stop here as well as other pubs in the Temple district.

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DavidNist
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to start our pub crawl. Good food. Great people.

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viphbbja1
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a gem of a place in the heart of Temple Bar!!!! Great food(especially in their Upstairs restaurant and utterly incredible music by live musicians downstairs. We are a couple of professional music educators who know quality when we hear it. We went twice and heard two completely different groups that were virtuosic!

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LeoS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Oliver St. John Gogarty provides a great experience for the new traveler to Dublin and, like us, the 5th time returnee. The third floor restaurant offers fine dining that is delicious and with a fine selection of wines and great service. The second floor offers traditional music while you can enjoy your pint and great pub food. And the first floor offers music and tv while you enjoy the revelry.

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RICHARDL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

They accommodated our large party. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was authentic.

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Edel
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience3

Your waiter told me I had not booked when I had booked. He was passive aggressive and make comments about our food portions. My friend had strawberries for dessert and when she asked for sugar he committed loudly WOW you want sugar with all that! Disappointed as I brought my French friend and mum but it was embarrassing.

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vipMichaelB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience4

Nice Irish pub with a fun atmosphere. We were there over St. Patrick’s weekend so pretty insane but the food is nice and they manage to accommodate people cheerfully and quickly. Well known and deservedly so.

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AlfredoC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Cogimos el turno de las 22 h para cenar por que nos dieron la opción pero una vez estábamos cenando todo eran prisa por que acabasemos se notaba en el personal

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Oliver St.John Gogarty is rated 3.3 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.