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The Legal Eagle

4.6
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282 reviews
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€30 and under
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Irish
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 282 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant with wonderful friendly staff the food was nice but for me maybe there could have been a
Bit more choice the menu was reduced a bit I think but other than that a great restaurant

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JurgenK
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The Legal Eagle is easily one of the best gastro pubs in Dublin. It has a fanstastic selection of beers as well as draught beers that change regularly.

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DawidS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

nice menu skillfully delivered with short but interesting wines by glass and well done cocktails

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MartinaM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Super lunch with friends. Food was outstanding as always. Delicious open smoked salmon sandwich on brown with very tasty pea soup. Staff accommodating and hospitable, despite the trying Covid times we live in. Highly recommend.

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SarahE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the legal eagle... we went for dinner on Sunday, excellent as always. They’ve made some small adjustments to the space and are well able to handle the COVID-19 restrictions. Great neighborhood restaurant!

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SarahK
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved the food. Very family friendly. Staff really attentive and helpful. We will be back!

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Nearbyneighbour
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Best jelly and icecream ever! Wonderful flavours and a great dessert for a coeliac like me. That alone would bring me back.

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MarkG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my second time at the legal eagle, the first time was pre-pandemic. Apart from the obvious differences now with social distancing, PPE and sanitizer etc there was no was no difference. The food was fantastic, very reasonably priced considering the quality of the food and the service was excellent with great selection of beers, ales and cocktails. I would highly recommend you try this place.

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Jacinta
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always, delicious food (pork belly with Nduja croquettes and mackerel were unbelievable), social distance in place and high hygiene standards in place. Can't wait to go back, huge thanks for super attentive service from David and Ger.

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SimonC
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. The wine list was excellent and extensive. Great atmosphere

PM
PaulM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as usual! Can’t complain about anything, service, food and drinks are great!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, food was outstanding although a bit pricey. Extensive wine list which again was on the pricey side. Would definitely visit again but have to be as a special treat.

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DeclanG
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Fantastic service. Excellent choice of beers.

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food was of very good standard and the pints were very tasty. Excellent service with friendly staff. Nice bar but unfortunately no atmosphere due to covid restrictions. i will definitely recommend it and would like to return post covid.

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MickM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best pies in Dublin. Good Guinness too. Recommended.

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ClioO
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rarely do I leave a review but we went for Sunday lunch and honestly had one of the best roast beefs I’ve ever eaten! Prawn cocktail was alright but overall great meal.
The waitress could not have been nicer (didn’t get her name but she was Italian) too, considering the weirdness of a Covid lunch out it was as warm and ‘normal’ as you could’ve wanted.
It’s not cheap but the pub is so nice and everyone was so helpful so totally worth it.

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Natalie
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Creative and high quality food, fine and extensive selection of wines and beers. Quiet place with well trained and professional staff; would recommend for an event or a weekend escapade with close friends or family. Legal Eagle may be a pub but surely feels like more than just that..

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KieranB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

Good good, service good but sadly there was very little atmosphere due to social distancing and some empty tables. All COVID protocols were very strong.

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AnthonyB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is out of this world! Staff friendly and helpful. I love going to the Legal Eagle, always a great experience.

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WardyWoo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Just a great place for a very tasty meal and lovely cocktails. Staff are very friendly and relaxed but super professional. Would happily go again.

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Farreller
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, Top notch wine selection and friendly staff and great service.

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Sarah
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and excellent service. Good measures in place for covid and very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fabulous food. Atmosphere only ok but thats nothing to do with venue and all to do with Covid. Sheeps curd pannacotta was to die for!!!!! Will be back.

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TomW
14 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service, lovely restaurant and the food was very good. A little pricey potentially and could have done with one or two more choices per course for my liking, not much for vegetarians, but overall very good and would go back.

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MarkR
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent evening
Service thoughtful given Covid.
Quality of food really good

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sineadm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Service and food.
Felt extremely safe. All staff wearing masks, keeping a safe distance and tables well spaced.
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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First meal out in months and it didn't disappoint. The food and wine was delicious and the Guinness gets a thumbs up too! Can't wait to go back!

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EmmaT
Limerick
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and drinks with attentive service. Overall enjoyable evening.

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vipLauraH
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous dinner. Felt very safe and comfortable with all the precautions they had in place for covid 19. The staff are fantastic and so friendly. Great food and great evening had by all.

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StDublinKiwi
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great smoked chicken salad. Tidy pint. No hand made chips at lunchTime was sad but small price to pay for a COVID lunch. Masks on wait staff take some adjusting to but overall very nice indeed.

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DymphnaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very well managed by the staff considering current situation. Felt very safe and comfortable and close to the normal restaurant experience. Food as good as ever!

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GraceM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service, and meticulous observations of safety and hygiene Covid precautions. Will be returning!

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EoinH
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful dinner and the host/staff were all very friendly.

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ElaineM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Very pricy for what it was. Staff very helpful but food was poor.

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KarolinaG
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite place in Dublin. Highly recommended!

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Foleyfood
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Tremendous effort from the kitchen and staff on their opening evening. Top quality cooking at a good value neighbourhood menu price.

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NoelR
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waitress was excellent. The restrictions were explained very well and in a very friendly manner.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tried the potato flatbread with haggis. Wonderfully different. Great service also

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Yeni
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Legal eagle food is old fashioned with a new twist. Chose the fish and cheese platters from the woodfire menu, including new & flavoursome twist on pickled eggs and pickled vegetables. The service was warm, informed and fun. The tables for two are a little cramped & neighbouring tables were loud so a bit more space would help.

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ManonM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

With my friend, we have take 2 différents plate and the two are very good. It's a very good restaurant with good service

FAQs

The Legal Eagle does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Legal Eagle is rated 4.6 stars by 282 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.