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The James Joyce

12 Astiggos | Thiseio, Athens 105 55, Greece
+30 21 0323 5055
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
“onion rings” (4 reviews)
“wings” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12 Astiggos | Thiseio, Athens 105 55, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Highly recommended steak and Guinness pies, large, delicious, intact an excellent menu, fine beers, and friendly staff.

Thank 164jenant
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well 2 nites here and have to say the energy atmosphere is by far the best in Athens and after 3 visits I know?!!!!! The staff for me made this pub and night just amazing!!! If your having an average stay in Athens then change...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always wind up in this restaurant during my occasional visits to the city. Going through the main door feels like stepping into Ireland, thanks to the wonderful decor typical of a pub in Ireland (or England, for that matter). My husband is English and...More

Thank Effrosyni M
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We were here twice. It’s a good choice if you want to have a drink in a traditional atmosphere of Irish pub. Local and imported beer on taps, good assortment of spirits. The only one flaw (for me) is smoking inside. But it’s usual for...More

Thank AndreySaratov
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Great pub, very friendly staff. Tom’s personality lights up what is already a great spot. Lovely menu to choose from and the food does not disappoint. They also show all the big matches. Most importantly it does not feel like a pop up Irish pub....

Thank DarraghJoe
Reviewed 10 November 2017

A shout out to Tom and Kirk from the James Joyce for opening up early this morning so we could watch the Italy vs Fiji Rugby League World Cup. Genuine hospitality!

Thank ExpatStu16
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We just passed by and had a look and this place looked so nice so we been for a drink and the atmosphere in this place was really amazing, like a little Irish corner in Athens .. Staff was really nice and helpful and it's...More

Thank Harry C
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Good Irish gastro pub, the food was delicious with generous portions and great value prices with prompt service. The staff were very friendly as you’d expect from a typical Irish pub, we sat indoors as the weather was bad but look forward to visiting again...More

Thank jillianon
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We have been in Athens for three weeks and as English we wanted to find this place! We did quickly and didn't look back. The two main bar men, Kirk and Demis are proper bar men. They pay attention to their customers, interact with them...More

Thank garrycox78
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We originally came into The James Joyce to watch a football match and have a drink, little did we know this would quickly become one of our favourite bars in Athens. Kirk and Demis are absolutely amazing, every time we came back in they remembered...More

Thank watsondaniel
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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