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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.

1/2 Chancery Place
Dublin, Co. DUBLIN D07 HP40
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
€30 and under

Payment options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 555 2971

Website:
http://thelegaleagle.ie/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch

The Legal Eagle Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (14)
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Special Occasions (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Great Beer (6)
Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Business Meals (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
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Bar Seating (4)
Group Bookings (4)
Brunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Fun (3)
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Quick Bite (3)
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Worth the Drive (3)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
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Happy Hour (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined 3 days ago

First visit and will be back. Great atmosphere, inventive menu, everything was delicious and service was friendly and attentive. Great evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 11 November 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable evening with a refreshingly original menu. Delicious selection of wines and cocktails. The staff were particularly excellent and their passion for the menu was evident .

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on 10 November 2017

Food and service was very good only issue for one of the party was lack of rabbit in rabbit pie. This I suspect was a once off issue. Restaurant apologised and replaced meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 8 November 2017

What a great place!
Fantastic food...really unusual to get a nose-to-tail Menu in the city.
Staff were superb and the great Craft Beer and Wine list kept us drinking there long after our plates had been cleared!
Couldn't recommend highly enough.

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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 4 November 2017

Great spot for food and drinks - lovely friendly helpful staff. Great food and service. Would recommend.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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Food3
Ambience3
Service5
Value2

 
·Dined on 2 November 2017

Really enjoyed the lunch. The waiter who served us was great fun and struck a lovely balance.

Deserts on the day were a bit limited, but enjoyed the experience. I look forward to coming back.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 31 October 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Casual
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Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on 30 October 2017

(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.

1 person found this review helpful.
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Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (London)·Dined on 27 October 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 7 October 2017

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....

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 5 October 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Great new addition to the neighborhood. Upscale pub with serious food, not too fussy though.

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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 22 September 2017

Brilliant. Bone marrow starter is the starter of the year.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 21 September 2017

Very inventive and delicious twists to traditional Irish pub food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on 20 September 2017

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!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 2 September 2017

Just fab...wonderful food. ..great value...inventive...welcoming...relaxing...superb friendly service....absolutely going back....

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Organic, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on 1 September 2017

Really interesting menu, fantastic staff. Food was lovely. Great experience overall

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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Food5
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Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 26 August 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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