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Knights Bar

#220 of 2,013 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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Castle Avenue Clontarf, Dublin Dublin 3, Ireland (Formerly Clontarf Castle)
+353 1 833 2321
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is good and the cocktails are great, good selection of craft cocktails. However the service is a bit lacking. They tend to get very busy and do not appear to have enough staff. The atmosphere is very nice, that of a casual pub with good history and interesting decor. Fish and Chips was very good. Soup of the... More 

Thank Van and Sarah M
Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Clontarf hotel and we were so pleased with how lovely the in-hotel bar was. It fit the overall decor of the hotel and the staff was so friendly. They even kept the kitchen open late so we could have ice cream :)

Thank Nicki G
Milledgeville, Georgia
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bar is just like the days of old with the polished floors, huge wooden bar, large ornate wood backdrops and fine 11th and 12th century reminders. The bar is equipped with all the modern necessities and accompaniments to appease the hearts of minds of all appropriate ages. I found the bar to be a place of elegance, distinctness, and... More 

Thank Blantonwh
Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Had lunch there yesterday. I had a very ordinary carvery beef lunch. My Partner asked for a Turkey sandwich, it arrived with slices of rubber turkey from a packet, it was not fresh. The sandwich was expensive as was the €3.10 cup of Tea from a single Tea bag. Cost with a tip (earned from a nice but overworked waitress)... More 

Thank Peadar F
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Dress it up or dress it down. Either is in step here. Excellent food and an open atmosphere. Can get a bit crowded with the after work crowd but on weekends it's a bit more tame. Nice place for couples and small groups.

Thank Paul K
Kilkenny, Ireland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The bar setting is beautiful. The hotel is stunning We ordered a few honey glazed ham sandwiches: I was excited and expected a brunch that is out of the norm... it wasn't! I knock up the exact same sandwich every day with ingredients from lidl but don't put a big bad price tag on it!! Ordinary bread, cheese and ham.... More 

Thank cantweel
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Stayed at Clontarf castle hotel and enjoyed our first Guinness in Ireland in the Knights bar. Pricing was reasonable for a pub and the food menu was comprehensive and of a good quality. The atmosphere aligns with the hotel being medieval and they have bay windows where you can enjoy drinks with a view.

1 Thank guy-49
Winder, GA, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

After a long day of enjoying the beauty of Ireland, one can come and rest and relax in a very well stocked bar that serves high quality meals that reach way above the normal fare of a bar. The evening ice cream offering is a hoot and a must do splurge!

1 Thank Lloyd T
JOrmstonClontarf, Manager at Knights Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Knights Bar. We have recently introduced a new Craft Beer, Wine, and Cocktail menus, in Knights Bar. We strive to serve high Quality Beverage and food in a relaxed atmosphere with a high standard of Service delivery. Thank you for your very kind comments, which I will pass on to our team. Thank... More 

Peachtree City
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My experience with restaurants located in a hotel isn't great, normally expensive and not very good. Knights Bar is a fine pub with great food, interesting beers all at a price you'd expect to pay in a Dublin pub. Highly recommended!

2 Thank chrisPTC
JOrmstonClontarf, Manager at Knights Bar, responded to this review

Dear ChrisPTC Thank you very much for your recent review of Knights Bar. We appreciate your very kind comments on our great food and variety of Beers at very competitive prices. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Cormac Rose Bars Manager More 

Alta Loma, California
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231 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We ate here while staying at Clontarf Castle and absolutely loved it. They had live Celtic music every night and the pub style menu was very good.

2 Thank Sherry B
JOrmstonClontarf, Manager at Knights Bar, responded to this review

Dear Sherry B Thank you for your kind comments on your recent visit to Knights Bar. I was delighted to hear you enjoyed our live music. We offer Live Music every weekend in Knights Bar. I also note that you enjoyed our Gastro Style menu. I hope it will not be long before we get an opportunity to welcome you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$32
Irish, Bar, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Avenue Clontarf, Dublin Dublin 3, Ireland (Formerly Clontarf Castle)
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 833 2321

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?