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The Hairy Lemon Cafe Bar

42 Lower Stephens Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 671 8949
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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All hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Lower Stephens Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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Reviewed yesterday

My friend and I found the Hairy Lemon by accident and knew we had to go in. It was very busy when we were there, but the waitstaff accommodated us and were very friendly and warm amongst their bustling crowd. The food was very good...More

Thank lesliejayne
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The service is amazing and the food is delicious. The servers are so happy and the atmosphere is so lively and welcoming. It felt very authentic as well.

1  Thank AnnaMo151
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stumbled upon this place by accident but it was amazing. The food was by far the best we had anywhere in Ireland. The staff was friendly and helpful. Service was amazing, food was even better......

Thank 1Katie5108
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food, service and a beer of their very own. Have been back a second time and the visit was just as great!!! A definite stop for travelers.

Thank gaildevlin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I brought friends visiting Ireland here for lunch. It is an uncomfortable cramped space. They should let people dine in the bar area. My fish and chips was forgettable. My fish was dry and overdone. Although edible, the food was definitely over-rated and over-priced. Service...More

Thank dublinf2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had read lots of positive reviews of this Dublin landmark pub so decided to try dinner and drinks there. As we walked in there was a table empty by the front window. Not only was it a bit off by itself but it was...More

Thank 191plf
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first night in Dublin and we found this place near our hotel. It was packed with people and had a great atmosphere. The walls are decorated with interesting signs and antiques. We enjoyed our traditional Irish food with a pint of Guinness....More

Thank TravelSneak
Reviewed 1 week ago

This name was initially a bit off putting for me but it was conveniently located to our hotel. So glad we let our jet lag drive us into this very good pub. We ordered the "pies": Dublin coddle Pie and meat pies. Excellent. If I...More

1  Thank Delaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a table on a packed Friday night. Sever was excellent. Had the lamb shank and Guinness pie- highly recommend both.

1  Thank Tracy K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful hearty food, helpful and friendly staff, and great beer! Look no further for a wonderful Irish dining experience! No one in our party was disappointed with their meal. Reasonably priced too!

1  Thank Ingabritt B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Lower Stephens Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 671 8949
  • E-mail
Traditional Irish Pub/Restaurant.Family run Restaurant serving food with reciepes handed down from generations. Our first recipe book is available.