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National Museum Cafe

1 Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 662 1269
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (8 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
“scones” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
1 Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Sticky toffee cake was fabulous. Husband said chocolate cake good also. Lovely pot of T in great surroundings. Can't ask for more

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Nice Place to Pause: Good food served by well trained staff. Even when busy, the restaurant worth a visit.

Thank FuzzyDunlopez
Reviewed 7 April 2017

While at the Museum we stopped for a bite at a little cafe across from Main Entrance to Museum. Decor sparse. Lots of snacks to eat and tasty although heating is via micro wave. Tired of walking. Good place to eat and recuperate, Prices reasonable....More

Thank John S
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The cafe is located after you finish the section of the Bogs people. We had a good light lunch and a very decent price. It is a good place to sit down after seeing a rather surprisingly interesting museum.

Thank Luis R
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The museum has only limited opening hours on Sunday (2:00 to 5:00) but when we tried to have lunch at the cafe we were told that only a very limited number of items were available (not even salads). They should do better. We went down...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Good for quick snack or light lunch , prices reasonable , a great selection to choose from , their soup with brown bread worth a try.

Thank Rory G
Reviewed 6 November 2016

You can duck out and catch a meal in the many restaurants nearby, but it's handy to stay inside and they have good fare.

Thank Gail L
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We enjoyed not having to interrupt our visit to find a spot to eat. The food was of very high quality and could serve for late breakfast or lunch.

Thank ATINA157
Reviewed 7 September 2016

It is a really nice place, with great food, was busy when we went, only a small place, but a nice place as part of a visit to the museum

Thank JeffOP
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This place exceeded our expectations. The room is lovely, airy and bright, and the open sandwiches were pretty good, made with nice, thick cut tasty bread. Great place to recharge midway through a few hours in the Museum.

Thank ctrunfree
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Kildare Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 662 1269
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