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The Bank on College Green

#49 of 2,013 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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South City Centre
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20-22 College Green, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 677 0677
11:00 - 00:30
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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County Meath, Ireland
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249 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our daughter from Brussels and her friends brought us here on a Friday evening. Lucky to get a table as the place was heaving with Friday evening revellers. Staff were effective and pleasant. Did not get any names but they work hard! We shared food trays after a few drinks but conversation was difficult with the numbers present! Listened to... More 

Thank RetireeOldcastle
Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Started going here couple of years ago amazing building Bar is great cocktails great Bar staff Phillip Desmond very friendly and Phil knows his whiskey's great place to have a drink and bite to eat

1 Thank pamelairwin
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been here both times I've visited Dublin, the food is amazing, and it worth nipping into just for a drink if you cant make the time for a full meal. Comfortable bar area, great restaurant, impressive building.

1 Thank ash u
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173 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I always visit the Bank bar when I'm in Dublin, at lunch time it's for a bowl of their excellent Seafood chowder which is outstanding with a glass of Shiraz. In the evening it's for a few glasses of the black stuff with a few dozen oysters and their local cheeses.

1 Thank GraemeShanghai
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was recommended this bar by a friend before we left for our 2 night break. Visited everyday of our trip! We sat at the bar each time and the service was excellent. Friday night we decided to order a sharing platter while we drank and was well worth the 20 Euro. The bar staff were super friendly and attentive and... More 

Thank mrs1983
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyable evening here, it is a beautiful building which creates a relaxing mood. the food was really good, very well presented and superb in taste and flavour. I would loved to have had more time in Dublin and gone back again.

Thank andy m
Parkville, Missouri, United States
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we wanted to warm up and enjoy a pint, we always returned to The Bank! We really enjoyed their fish and chips with pea salad. We had the same waitress each time and felt very at home here. The bathrooms are clean. It felt to comfortable to sit by the fire and enjoy our meals.

Thank Kathy D
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for post dinner drinks on Valentine's evening and managed to get nice seats at the bar. The cocktails were lovely and reasonably priced (€11) for such a central location. The bar staff were friendly and quick in their service. The building itself is beautiful and a really dramatic setting. Highly recommend a visit for a drink!

1 Thank ljpattie
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197 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Third visit and also this time we had a really great evening, thanks again Nadia, you made our evening complete!! Fresh oysters, seafoodplatter, delicious wine, perfect dessert and great atmosphere! La prochaine fois nous revenons avec les garcons! Baiser de la Norvège!!

1 Thank tomtomnor
New York City, New York
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an old Bank, so about 150 years old, and has been converted into a Pub/Restaurant. They have a bust of Michael Collins, a replica of the Book of Kells, and so much history, you could spend hours there. What a magnificent setting, walk in and just look up and take picture. Service and food were both wonderful, and very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20-22 College Green, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighbourhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 0677
Award-winning Heritage Bar and Restaurant in the heart of Dublin.

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Greenville, South Carolina
6 months ago
Dublin, Ireland

Hi Gary,

Firstly thanks for you custom with us, this 'review' came as a major shock to us all in The Bank and we feel it imperative to respond (again) to you about the issues brought up. We after reading the comments spoke to all staff concerned and also went through tthe cctv as we were shocked as to how such a situation could occcur. Having contacted you privately and trip advisor since we are also a bit bemused by the whole situation. It is noted you arrived in to The Bank during a busy evening/night in December, you had no reservation (unfortuantely) you and your girlfriend were informed we were fully booked in the restaurant but could accommodate you for a 45 mins sitting only (we could have said it wasn't possible but try to accomodate all customers where possible), you both said you were more than happy with the arrangement (you have since clafified this). Thi is obviosly where we have a bone of contention with yourselves as you had agreed to a 45 minute window for food, (we had another group booked in) you had your food, you were given extra time to enjoy the food, you did mention the food was beautiful which is much appreciated, you were given extra time to finish your meals (an extra 28 mins according to our cctv) so you had a total of 68 mins after you agreeing to 45, we feel we went above and beyond the call of duty and had a large group waiting patiently for their tables in the main bar, We are not sure what more is expected of us? you have mentioned the food was 'brilliant' the service was great and your gripe seems to be the timings, which you both agreed to (without a booking 45 mins and were given 68 mins) We are literally at a loss as to how we could have done anything differently. This has all been explained to you (who has previously never had a review on this 'site' before) and to Trip Advisor who seem to dissociate themselves from all 'reviews' by putting a disclaimer at the end of all 'reviews' stating

'This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not Tripadvisor LLC' What more could have been done for you and your girlfriend we are at a complete loss? Possibly in future you could possibly make a reservation so you wont be under any time constraints and we will do our upmost to provive 'brilliant food and great service' again,We have very hard working team in The Bank and we do our utmost to accommodate all customers where possible,sites like this leave us all quite disgruntled, we can't be perfect all the time but do our best at all times where possible. It is impossible to know how to respond to such comments on sites like these but many thanks again for your custom!

over a year ago

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