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The James Joyce

) #167 of 3,073 Restaurants in Athens ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Irish, Bar, European
12 Astiggos | Thiseio, Athens 105 55, Greece
+30 21 0323 5055
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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12 Astiggos | Thiseio, Athens 105 55, Greece
Neighbourhood: Monastiraki
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Reviewed 4 days ago

it's a good place to go and have a beer...or a cider (for me) pretty much any day of the week. in the area of monastiraki in the center of athens. the food is good...would love if they used real cheddar cheese....bu ok...greeks don't know...More

Thank Joannagreece2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good atmosphere. Nice people and a great fish & chips. Seating indoors and out. Live music. Showing sports on tv.

Thank Henning P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had one of the best Sunday roasts EVER in The James Joyce. A very nice, friendly, Irish pub with excellent food. Slightly "out of the way" but well worth the search.

Thank hcr673
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Athens during Easter holidays. We ate here on 3 occasions varying our selections each time. Totally enjoyed our meals,freshly prepared and great combination of flavours. Could happily have eaten here every day -however we really needed to try out some Greekl cusine. Good atmosphere...More

Thank mary c
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Pretty ordinary Irish pub in the touristy area of Athens. They have pretty normal Irish pub beer selection. So if you’re after a pint of Guinness this is your place. Wi-fi worked well. And that was what we were after.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I was in Athens for a week and I was probably in here at least 4 times for a pint or 5...great place, great staff...highly recommend for a pint.

Thank Modern_Day_Drifter36
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Most Irish bars outside of Ireland can appear to be lacking "irishness" but not this one. Landlord is a guy from Mayo, and all things Irish can be found here Decent pints Decent food Decent sport

Thank MrsGiroud
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Just had a great evening in this pub. Food was very good and freshly cooked, the Guinness tasted great, good background music, very good service, nicely decorated in that Irish pub style. We are here another week and shall visit again - a good place...More

Thank Fiona A
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We visited this pub twice. Once by chance and the second time to celebrate March 17th. Great friendly service and highly recommend the chicken wings. A fun pub off the beaten path, yet right in the midst of amazing historical sites.

Thank sab880
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Well, this is an Irish pub frequented by Irish people plus various locals. Perfect spot with a great view of the ancient ruins and surrounded by second hand bookshops. The keep Guinness and Kilkenny. The secret in draught beer is how well it's kept. No...More

Thank gourmetathens
Monastiraki is a souvenir-hunting enclave with a
difference. Apart from the dramatic backdrop of the
Acropolis, its network of alleys and pedestrianized
streets surround the remains of both the Greek and
Roman agoras, adding the quaint concept that this is
where the ancients also came to shop. Named after the
tiny monastery church at its center, Monastiraki
Square is a lively spot by day or night, with street
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Astiggos | Thiseio, Athens 105 55, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Monastiraki
  • Neighbourhood: Monastiraki
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0323 5055
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