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About The Legal Eagle
We have a very traditional meaty-pubby-old-fashioned-style menu, honouring our own traditional lexicon and producers. That style of food is very much in the 'nose-to-tail' world of dining which sits alongside a celebration of vegetables very comfortably! Both are a celebration of produce and we use some lesser celebrated vegetables and vegetable tops when possible.
Lunch features a daily roast-in-roll, Irish potato flatbreads (think bacon, cabbage & parsley sauce / think roasted squash, fig & honey / think smoked haddock brandade, fennel & duck egg!) and meats from our wood oven, traditional meat platters (hay-smoked ham, corned mutton, haslet, pickles) and delicious Seafood platters filled with the best from our coastal waters. Dinner adds roast bone marrow, rump heart, cauliflower rarebit and Shropshire Blue soufflé. There are 20 craft beers on tap, over 200 wines on a stellar list written with love and a small but considered and decidedly timeless classic cocktail list.
Dublin, Co. DUBLIN D07 HP40
Irish, English, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of operation:
Monday - Tuesday: 12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - Friday: 12:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 16:00 and 17:00 - 22:00
€30 and under
(01) 555 2971
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch
The Legal Eagle Ratings and Reviews
I'd read a few reviews of The Legal Eagle and it definitely sounded perfect for our anniversary. We had a few cocktails, but ended up sticking with Whiskey Sour for most of the night which was flawless.
We had the meat platter and pork scratchings for starters. Realistically, just the platter would've been fine by itself as the portions for both were plentiful and we were only 2 people.
The mains were rabbit pie and rump of beef. Both were excellent and came with a lot of sides, so don't order extra sides as there is plenty to fill you up here. I was a little disappointed with the amount of rabbit in the pie, but overall I was pretty stuffed by the end of meal. Definitely will go again.
(Please ignore the ratings; one can't review without entering them) I'm not sure why OpenTable processed a booking with this restaurant on a day when it was closed. It meant that a group of four arrived hungry and left disappointed.
If you don't like rabbit, snails oysters, caviar or veal heart you might find the menu a bit short but overall the food is good. This is not my first time but I felt my creamy potato pie was neither creamy nor 100% cooked when delivered to the table. I recommend the meat platter and some starters, the flatbreads are a bit dry.
The decor is really nice and the staff are helpful and friendly.
Good points: the place is lovely, really nicely renovated. The staff were lovely, if forgetful.
Bad points: the smoked haddock flatbread did not in any way taste of smoked haddock or fish. Although including a service charge on the bill, we did not receive any change until we got up and asked for it. We had to tell the waiter what the change should have been.
The food wasn't good enough and the missing change didn't encourage any of us to return.
Was looking forward to trying this place, and it didn't disappoint. The service was lovely, and the food was excellent. There were quite a few options you don't see every day. Unfortunately, we didn't have much time to relax, so we plan on returning soon to get the full experience. Highly recommend this place
Couldn't recommend the Legal Eagle highly enough. Firstly, the welcome from the staff was warm and inviting. That service continued throughout the meal. The food was superb, some very unusual dishes that you won't find anywhere else, but also some very good takes on old favourites. Extensive wine and beer list. The beef suet pudding is an absolute must....
This place is amazing-was meeting a close friend for after work drinks and food-she's not hugely adventurous with food and I am but this catered for all our needs-The most beautiful pints of Guinness poured with care and later a Black Bits on recommendation from the very brilliant bar man. Our waitress was so lovely, casual yet professional and made great recommendations. The food was outstanding and so glad my buddy persuaded me to have a dessert-delicious. I'll be back and haven't stopped talking about it all weekend! Great place for a catch up-music is brilliant but you're not shouting to hear one another.
On blustery September evening a group of four of us came directly from work at 7.30pm like a troupe of exhausted tramps, through the doors of the Legal Eagle to an inner world of this wonderful place in a grittier part of D7. A sparkling, glowing, warm atmosphere with an immediate welcome from the Maitre'd who greeted us like old friends. We had delicious seafood sharing selection( tiered platter with a delicious presentation on fresh kelp) that one might have expected in a Parisian brasserie; oysters , smoked scallops with roe, a full crab , prawns in various ways, smoked and tempura fish, caperberries , greens and ramekins of fresh mayonaisse and sauces and a lovely wine menu. (A tin hut NZ sauvignon blanc as an aperitif followed by a gavi). Our sparkling water topped up contnuously , a fantastic, personable and attentive tableservice from a delightful blonde irish staff member. Mains included a very filling haddock flatbreads & blue cheese souffle with pear. ouffles were pefect after the seafood and we tried two desserts including a magical peanut ice cream butter baked alaska.
Very good espressos afterwards..... really a tonic after a difficult day and we left feeling not overstuffed but renewed and happy. I do hope its not taken over by the barristers, who are ok but in diluted measures only!
This is a fantastic newly opened restaurant. The staff were extremely friendly and enthusiastic. The menu was very unusual with some really interesting options. The food was very tasty indeed and very good value for money. I highly recommend the flatbreads and the meat platter.