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The Palm Tree Restaurant

16 Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 8238
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible17%
20 Mar 2016
“Magnificent McGill's ”
20 Feb 2016
“Now called McGills!”
Restaurant Hours
Irish, European
$$ - $$$
16 Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Found this little restaurant in Temple Bar last night. Styling itself as a Traditional Irish Restaurant, I found the atmosphere pleasant and the staff really friendly. I had the Wicklow Lamb and my sister had Goats Cheese salad. Both meals were well presented and really...More

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Myself and some friends wandered in here on a Saturday night for some food. I was quite thrown by the fact that I couldn't find it on Tripadvisor, so I asked our wonderful, friendly and attentive waitress. She said they had recently taken it over...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

We went in here at first because it was empty - unlike the crowded places around it. That can be a worrying sign, but the hosts were great. Food was well cooked and tasted perfect. Small menu but the cook knows how to make each...More

Thank Sipho K
Reviewed 23 November 2015

As a group of 2 couple, we tried many Temple Bar eateries to find on where we could eat well, but also have a conversation.All we found was loud music and almost identical menus, until we came across the Palm Tree. In the background, very...More

Thank Visitor9
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Had the scampi and chips which was the best I have ever tasted. Lovely place and a quiet relief from the noise of outside. Other people in my group had salmon and they said it was very good.

1  Thank Jacquelinedavis110
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

We wanted a meal that was different than meat and potatoes. The Palm Tree provided it. The Salmon fillet was perfect and just the right amount. The mussels with pasta was perfect! The house speciality dessert of Cappucino cheese cake was a special highlight. We...More

Thank Thomas6449
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Located in Temple Bar, the Palm Tree is one of the smaller restaurants, which makes it very family like, especially with the very warm and friendly service. But even better than this was the food. Seafood at it's best. Thanks again for a very special...More

Thank Eric G
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Temple bar was very busy (usual Saturday Night) and we got a table at this restaurant. Clearly a family run restaurant. Very friendly and welcoming. The food was great and fresh. Very good place to eat.

Thank GregM1967
Reviewed 1 July 2015

When we arrived in the late afternoon, the female cook was eating in the main room. the staggering noise she was making while doing so should have warned us on what was about to happen. We ordered the kind of food that is impossible to...More

1  Thank hholbein
Reviewed 17 June 2015

My husband and I were looking for a place to eat in the Temple Bar area and went into the Palm Tree. The place was not crowded so we were seated immediately and waitress was very nice. But the food was terrible. My husband had...More

Thank vanwinkle7562
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 8238
McGill's is a friendly family run restaurant right in the heart of Temple bar. We offer delicious home cooked traditional Irish food, in a nice homely environment. We are well known for our fillet of Irish salmon and stew! We are a great choice for those seeking a more relaxed cosy ambiance in the middle of the hectic and lively Temple Bar. Our Building dates from before 1701, when it was owned by Sir William Temple, whom Temple Bar is named after.
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