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The Queens Bar and Restaurant Dalkey, Dublin, Leinster

The Queens Bar and Restaurant Dalkey

3.6
3.6
153 reviews
€30 and under
European
Our 18th century gastrobar has been thoughtfully refurbished to retain the original features that tell the story of our deep history within the Dalkey landscape.

Our mission is to give you a comfortable local bar experience where you can enjoy and extensive range of drinks and delicious dishes in stylish surroundings.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (01) 285 4569
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

What 153 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • South County Dublin

    Good for groups

  • South County Dublin

    Lively

153 Reviews
  1. AngusD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked a table for 4. Given a table which felt a bit exposed with other customers walking past. Not particularly busy. Could have been given a better table. Not a major gripe. Bar staff were friendly and service was good. Would go again.

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  2. Tecdh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent but the service was outstanding. Our waitress was very friendly really added to a very relaxing evening.

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  3. RebeccaH

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lunch date with some friends and it was perfect, delicious food, l had the smokies, my pals chose the fish & chips & the salmon all delicious. Only fault was no decaf coffee available! We arrived early so got free parking too 👍 I will be back.

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  4. Langlinsj

    Dublin

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Limited menu on a Sunday which I wasn't expecting but we all found something nice to eat. Staff are very friendly Overall very good

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  5. Clmc

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family of 7 had dinner here 27th jan. It was brilliant. Food was delicious, cocktails were fab, lots of beer on tap and staff were brilliant. Defo be back

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  6. AidaW

    Dublin

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived at 8.00 as per our booking and it took three staff members to eventually show us to a table - there were only two other tables occupied. The service was very poor and we all had fish and chips which was excellent in the past but this was frozen fish and very mediocre. We were never offered a dessert menu and when we eventually caught one of the staff’s eye we were told the kitchen was closed- it was 9.00pm!! There were four servers plus a manager waiting on three tables and yet we were ignored most of the night. Will never go back

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The age seems to be 16 and over! Ridiculous young and disappointing

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  8. JohnK

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice lunch in a pleasant environment with excellent service and a good atmosphere

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  9. MariaW

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food took forever and was below average. Overall experience was poor.

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  10. brendar

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It is such a beautiful location. Food was really great . My only complaint would be that it is christmas and the fireplace didn't even have a candle lit in it. Seems. like a place where the owner isn't really hands on.

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  11. MarkW

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an enjoyable meal. The only disappointment was a number of the options on already limited menu where unavailable.

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  12. Holliem

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    the food was late missing items the steak sandwich was like dog meat all chopped up . the wings were good our drinks that we ordered were sent to the wrong table .so we had to re order and wait little bit disappointed .the waitresses were young and doing a great job can't fault them

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had to ask 3 times for our dessert. Waited over an hour for it and when it came it was wrong and the kitchen was closed. We also asked 3 times for our bill and eventually just walked to the door and asked for it there. There was 80e of drinks on our bill that didn’t belong to our table (we were 3 people) so we had to wait even longer for them to sort that out). Overall we over 90 minutes trying to finish our meal and leave and we couldn’t. It’s lovely in there and there was a nice singer. In the last hour around 50 teenagers in tracksuits arrived and were all let in and took over. They kept bringing 3-4 pints per person in to the bathrooms for some reason and I couldn’t even get in to the bathroom when leaving as there was a group inside the door leaning against it. The food was nice but overall it was very disappointing in terms of service and being surrounded by noisy teenagers.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. HilsB

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food but the service was extremely slow. Good value for money and buzzy atmosphere

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  15. LorraineK

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Thought food was lovely service was very slow tho

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and service would recommend. Friendly staff.

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  17. JamesfromIreland

    Waterford

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good friendly service and good choice on menu. Reasonably priced. Would go again

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  18. Yvet

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our meal at The Queens it's a great spot for food or even just a few drinks. Not a huge amount of choice on the evening menu as it's pub grub but its very nicely done and well presented. We all went for fish so can't comment on anything else but the scampi was lovely and the seabream was divine. Service was slow but it was extremely busy to be fair, there was a couple of large groups beside us so quite noisy but nothing untoward for a busy pub. Don't go here if you fancy a quiet candlelit supper, but for a great night out with good food and a great atmosphere you can't go wrong.

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  19. BrianB

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly & attentive service, great atmosphere with live music playing not too loudly, and tasty food. Decent value for money compared to elsewhere. We will be back

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  20. GerryM

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Gnocchi were burnt on the underside so seem to have been re heated on a pan. Other dishes average - fine. Food arrived 5 minutes after ordering so unusually quick.

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  21. cicada

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    sat out on terrace in very comfortable chairs and had a really nice lunch

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  22. JanetB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Quite disappointed in Queens for lunch today. Waitress was unsure what came with the roast and said she'd check what soup was on. We never heard back. We all ordered beef. Two roast dinners and a French dip. Was not traditional French dip but a slice of beef with melted cheese and crispy onions with a massive pile of rocket (can't stand rocket). Beef was ok but not great. The real disappointment was the roast. It wasn't overcooked but it was a bad cut of meat obviously because it was SO tough. Very difficult to cut. Huge pile of mash with a Yorkshire pudding and lovely side of veg. Three meals with one glass of wine, a Coke, tea and a cappuccino was 75 euro. I don't think I'll be back 😔

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  23. Fabienne

    New York City

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Drinks were badly made, very watery and disappointing. Service staff was mainly young students who were not at all or poorly trained. they were friendly but had no attention to detail around table service. Food for three people was not served at the same time. 2/3 people were halfway done with their food when the third plate finally arrived. Then tables were already removed from table when one person was still eating. Drinks ordered were forgotten - overall very poor experience and disappointing. Cannot recommend and won’t be going again.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. Mary

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This used to be a great bar, which I have been a local to for many years, when it changed hands recently, it was really good - but has now slipped down the ranks - lets say we could have walked out the door without paying as no one around and had to go and find someone to pay - also the dessert was awful, bland and no fruit apparently to accompany - come on owners pull out your fingers and get it back to what it used to be, maybe visit the Purty Kitchen in Monkstown, great food, great service, great ambience - you could learn alot - sadly I wont be returning and had a foreign guest with me who also wasnt impressed !

    1 person found this helpful

  25. StewartH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very enjoyable experience. Friendly, knowledgable staff and great food.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This used to be a great place. Service was terrible, forgot dtinks, forgot main course. Menu limited in choice. Dont know how it got so bad. Place also empty for Sunday afternoon

    1 person found this helpful

  27. brkhnaltnky

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There are always enough options and quality food to eat. We really like the interior atmosphere of the place. Recommended!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff were very forgetful and disorganised. Had to chase various orders several times which were delayed and followed by an apology each time they finally arrived. The restaurant wasn’t busy. Ordered steaks as a main which were very overcooked even though we asked for medium. Asked for a dessert menu at the end and it never came so we got the bill and simply left. Staff were busy in different areas of the restaurant throughout and did not proactively attend to the section we were sat in which was disappointing. More training needed for staff.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. PPK75

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, very fresh seafood and service very good, will definitely be eating here again

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  30. Eileen

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Busy spot very noisy hard to have a conversation . Atmospheric . Pleasant efficient service . Food ok . Price o k.

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  31. SiobhanL

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would highly recommend the bar & staff but unfortunately the food was of a very poor standard & I recommend you stay far away from the apple crumble & chocolate fondant which is a real pity as lovely bar & staff!

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  32. Catherine

    Wicklow

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    no good for dining. staff obviously busy somewhere else. no drink menu on the table. had to wait to pay the bill at the bar. two desserts available only. will not come back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good not great. Quality of beef, goujons poor taste. Overall disappointed

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very quiet but still took ages to be seated or get a menu. One meal passable, one poor.

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  35. MartinK

    Bedfordshire

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible service, terrible communications, nobody in charge, waited 25 minuites for 1 drink, they blamed being short staffed, they blamed the new chef, food was great once it arrived. All in all so disappointing given the amount of advertising on social media channels that the Queens has undertaken. Avoid until service improves.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cork

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Really poor service. We were waiting a long time to order, get drinks and food. Plates were never cleared as we were leaving. No apology from the server who seemed totally unbothered that we were clearly unhappy with the service. Really nice setting.. pity the service and average food lets it down.

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  37. AndrewF

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Awful food, has been since it reopened butchered a gorgeous wagu burger!

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  38. SarahB

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a good Sunday Lunch on Easter Sunday. Great that it is served all day unlike most places that finish at 3 or 4. Lots of nicely cooked beef. Would have liked a bigger plate to accommodate all the food and perhaps some roast potatoes and extra gravy. But overall a very nice roast beef dinner.

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  39. SineadO

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous meal and excellent value for money. Sea bass was the best I’ve tasted in a long time

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  40. shaO

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Burgers quite salty. Bacon and cabbage had to be returned.

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  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

The Queens Bar and Restaurant Dalkey is rated 3.6 stars by 153 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for The Queens Bar and Restaurant Dalkey

12 Castle St, Dublin, Leinster A96 YY50

Additional information

  • Area
    Dalkey
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    European, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Bus and Dart accessible
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
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