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The James Joyce

#142 of 3,003 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
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12 Astigos | Monastiraki, Athens 105 55, Greece
+30 21 0323 5055
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wouldn't normally go to an Irish pub while travelling, but some friends from my hostel wanted to watch a game there. It has a great atmosphere in there and the staff are friendly. We had some appetizers with our drinks, the onion rings and chicken wings were delicious!

Thank misslopez86
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Better than your normal "typical" Irish pub abroad. Lively and busy. Good standard of pub grub and excellent location to catch the tourist trade. Guinness was expensive but no more so than most other Athens pubs that sell it. Big screen TV for footy and rugby.

Thank David H
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

we always stop for a drink and some great pub food in the James Joyce when we visit Athens. Really friendly atmosphere! look out for fake Irish accents!!!!!! because they are sooooo not irish! Never mind its a good place to be. Great pub food! The potato wedges are fab and there are lots of them too!! The mushrooms are... More 

Thank lizabellett
Izmir, Turkey
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The James Joyce is always packing, and for good reason, too! The beer variety is good, compared to many places in Athens. From the seats outside you can see the Acropolis!

Thank backpackeronthego
Athens, Greece
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this place with friends and I adored the feeling of the internal environment! Keep up the nice work :)!!

Thank T1747BFchrist
Athens, Greece
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

A friendly pub with good food and great beer. What more could you want! -Always likely to run in to a fellow expat or travlller here.

Thank ExpatStu16
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

What a great place. A real good Irish pub. Not expensive. The food is really good and the staff fantastic ! Martina, I hope that I'll see you soon. You're the best !

Thank Guillaume V
Athens, Greece
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

An Original Irish Pub with delicious dishes served in a very worm environment by friendly waitresses. I could say that is an excellent choice especially if you are in the area and not only.

Thank George K
Chania Prefecture, Greece
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Good Irish beer and local brews, great food and service. Once inside you could be in any country a real pub in the Greek capital. GREAT

Thank saundersted2
Belfast, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Brilliant Irish pub just when you need it. Best Guinness in Athens. Tom and the lads make you feel right at home.

Thank RogerD1966

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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 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, British, Pub
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Astigos | Monastiraki, Athens 105 55, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Monastiraki
  • Neighbourhood: Monastiraki
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0323 5055

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

Staying in Monastiraki

Neighbourhood Profile
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 peddlers vying for your attention to sell you nuts and sweets. Down beside the metro station, the official Flea Market is an unbroken row of souvenir shops until you come to antique-oriented Platia Avissinias, while Pandrossou Street on the other side of the square offers more tourist shopping. The pedestrianized street beside the Greek Agora is lined with cafés offering fine views.
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