Piglet Wine Bar

4.6
52 reviews
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€30 and under
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Wine Bar
Top tags:
  • Notable Wine List
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Piglet is a wine bar in the quiet side of Temple Bar in Dublin. No mention in glamorous guides but the wine is bloody good.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 13:00 - 23:00
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Phone number
(01) 707 9786
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Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Parking Details
6 minutes walk from Werburgh Street car park.
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Public Transit
Dublin City South, Lord Edward Street bus stop.
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
What 52 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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9 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Aside from being out of several wine selections by the bottles, but enough of a varied list to suffice, nicely prepared, small but varied menu, excellent service in a casual, bit funky room. Great location near but off the path of obnoxious, nearby wobbly bar mongers

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PH
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Main course was very small portion and for fish overcooked... mistakez on the bill and 36 eur for a bottle of procecco.. very disappointed.

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OT
23 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tres bien! A delightful lunch on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Merci!

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MS
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Would highly recommend the meat & cheese platter and pasta dishes--excellent wine selection and great value all around--it won't disappoint!

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OM
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

very disappointing that they have not made adequate provision for wheelchair users in this restaurant. But managed to get a table for two installed downstairs.
Disappointing food. It was okay, but no more. A nice place to sit outside during the summer, maybe, and have some of the pinchos With wine. The main courses are very bland.

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T
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

it was the type of place that you’re groovy you went at least once toga e a drink with friends with some bites, but not the one that will become you HQ because it’s quite expensive for what it offers overall (3€ for one single tapas is too exagerate- it is not like you had cabiaryon it)
To summarize it was nice but I won’t go back instinctively

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A
6 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great time at piglet! Our server was wonderful, friendly and helpful with suggestions. Food was delicious and the wine list was amazing!

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LK
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely little wine bar with an interesting small menu of small and larger plates. Service, food and wine were excellent. The restaurant is small and tables are very close together so it is a fairly casual place.

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C
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Creative cooking and friendly welcome. Lovely wine and food - French and Irish staff very pleasant.

Busy and crowded - not a place for a quiet tete a tete. However my friend and I had a lovely evening and will definitely be back.

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OM
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely place for a Friday night. Great service. Had a sweet onion soup and seafood pasta. Yum

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AG
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and wine excellent - will definitely return. Outstanding experience

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A
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic place, the duck gizzard was class, quietest coolest part of temple bar, so good sitting outside with a glass of wine, the music was not keeping with the theme or vibe as it was techno dance tunes, but other than that my new go to place

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m
26 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, really enjoyed the Panna cotta, extensive wine list. Very welcoming service

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KD
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very ............GOOD FOOD. Nice folks, nice wine list. Small, outdoors is best. Quiet corner of town.
Don't let the "Temple Bar" address scare you.

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F
78 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I've been to Piglet many times since it opened and I've never been let down by its food and wine nor its service. This time was no different. In fact, it was great to see so many new dishes on the menu such as poulet Basquaise and the gratinéed rock oysters with lardo. As well as the gratinéed oysters, our party of three also enjoyed some goat's cheese tapas, the burrata salad, the duck hearts with mushrooms, the gambas pil pil and the scallops with crispy chicken skin. All in all, it was a veritable tasting menu but not extravagantly expensive. With two Aperol spritzes, two bottles of San Pellegrino and a bottle of the Burja Estate Zelen white wine (really excellent with the various dishes) and coffees, our total bill came to €136.

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JB
9 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The bartender had numerous delicious suggestions and fantastic wine pairings. I would recommend you try and sit at the bar to take advantage of the expertise of the bartender. A surprising delightful meal.

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IA
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The food here was fairly good, and the wine was excellent. However, the service was genuinely very disappointing. We were booked for 5pm, so we were really and it wasn't busy. We were seated upstairs and had to wait over 10 minutes after they seated us before we got a menu, then a further wait to get drinks.

The gluten free options weren't great as most things were served on bread, but they had no gf alternative.

After asking for the dessert menu, we had a further wait of nearly 15 minutes, after which we decided to just pay and leave without dessert. Another table of guests upstairs had to go downstairs to order their own drinks, and they were having the same conversations about poor service as we were! They didn't seem to realise or care they'd forgotten about us. If the service has been better we would have had more wine and 2 desserts, so it is their loss.

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H
28 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you are tired of Irish stew, Italian food etc, and appreciate innovative cuisine then this place is for you. It is small and cramped, but quiet with excellent service. The tapas are one bite only but so creative that you should order a few to precede the main course. The mains are wonderful and each is innovative and delicious. Wine selection good too. You should make a reservation because the seating is limited.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was very good and service was perfect.

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EF
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing quality and presentation with our food.
Excellent wine selection
Very attentive and relaxed service
Felt like we were eating dinner at a house of an old friend!
High recommend!

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WC
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food. Where we were seated was a bit squashed, three two-persons tables where there was really only room for two. Service excellent also however.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolute find! Fantastic food and attentive service, would totally recommend!!

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AC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food and wine was really great, but the decor was lacking so that would put me off going again.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great service with a smile! Food was very enjoyable and the wine list very good. Live music really made the experience!

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W
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Très inégal selon le plat choisi. Les bruschetta ne sont pas inoubliables par exemple. Les poissons fumés sont bons en revanche.
Sur le choix des vins merci pour le conseil en rouge.
Le rosé au vert était en revanche décevant.

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F
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very cosy wine bar. It is a great place for a conversation and good food. Lovely staff and very professional.

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K
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wine, crowd, food, service all great - will definitely be coming back here

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OT
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic evening

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food service and value
Would definitely recommend

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AO
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food and wine for a great price, really lively experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my first time in Piglet and was looking forward to it as I had heard good things. It didn't disappoint. The food is very good in Piglet and full of flavour. We shared the tapas, the duck with mushrooms, the octopus, the pork ragu and the coq au vin. I loved the duck with mushrooms and the octopus dishes. The other dishes were excellent too. We got a few wine cocktails that were ok - it would be nice if they had a full cocktail menu. We also had some red wines by the glass and all were good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My first visit to Piglet. I had a lovely time, food and wine were delicious. Short but lovely menu. Drank by the glass on wine recommendation's from Grainne. Small, cosy Temple Bar location. Highly recommended.

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KF
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Great service. All the staff were lovely.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service in this cozy little gem in Temple Bar. Everything on the menu was explained clearly and the starter and main course were excellent. Strongly recommend it. I was only there for a lunch meeting but I intend to go back to experience the wine list and enjoy the night time buzz.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time, had been here previously for a few glasses of wine, and the staff were so nice decided to come back for a meal. Did not regret the choice at all, the food was great, and the staff were just as pleasant as my first visit. Great wine always helps, will definitely be back.

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LD
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal and wine - authentic Italian vibes and very friendly staff!

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A
5 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service, lovely food and good atmosphere with live acoustic guitar.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Piglet. The service is wonderful. You feel like you're in a friends home as much as a restaurant. Wine list is amazing, everything on the menu is delicious. You feel looked after here

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D
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend Piglet restaurant for an authentic Italian experience. The wine list is wonderful with delicious menu suitable for all palettes! Warm friendly atmosphere with excellent service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great understated wine bar and restaurant, feels a little like Italy. Staff lovely. Fantastic winelist.

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