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McGills

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
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Powerscourt Hotel | Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Enniskerry, Ireland
+353 1 274 8888
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Dublin, Ireland
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had some beers in the bar which to me has the look of a bar that was built to appear to tourists, especially U.S tourists. The craft beer on offer was excellent. The prices were high but the staff were friendly. While we didn't dine in the bar, the food being served certainly looked good.

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Thank thefloweredeye
Gormanston
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here recently and the food was rather bland and tasteless. The calamari starter was poor as was the main of fish and chips. The hotel is quite pretentious but it's food just fails to deliver. I felt sorry for the staff having to refer deferentially to customers with 'yes sir' and 'yes madam'.

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Thank Montysheridan
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have had the pleasure of staying in the Powerscourt Hotel on 2 occasions and on both visits we ate in McGill's Irish bar . I am such a plain eater and find the hotel restaurant menu too rich for my taste and we were delighted to find McGill's which is actually located on the lower ground... More 

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Thank allabama3
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice quaint pub located on the lower level of the hotel. Not the best pub food but not really the worse. They do lack more traditional Irish fare other than fish and chips (that's English, isn't it?)

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Thank 278vald
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lively duo played and sang while we enjoyed many pints. Food offerings were delicious. Family friendly during lunch and early evening hours.

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Thank J K
Apple Valley, California
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Much enjoyed for a quick evening meal on the lighter side. Two sisters enjoyed again later that evening for a nitecap!

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Thank iamqueenme
Brighton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Good service and pretty decent food in what feels like a traditional pub located in the Powerscourt Hotel.

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Thank eft292
Warrenton, Virginia
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110 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

While staying at the hotel, we discovered this pub restaurant. The food is quite good, the service was wonderful, and the prices are good. A nice place to just chill, visit, have some good food and drink at a descent price. It is nicely decorated . My wife and I both had the fish and chips and it was really... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Was rather disappointed with McGills especially when it's situated with in the wonderful Powerscourt hotel. Bangers and Mash was just ok, portions were small and Sausages were not to my liking. Limited menu, Wife was also very disappointed with Quesadilla meal. Will try again as maybe we chose the wrong items but this visit was just ok.

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Thank Owen M
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Drink is a little bit more expensive than your average pub but there is a great atmosphere here with great entertainment. You wouldn't think you were inside a hotel bar it feels more like a little irish pub in the country.

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Thank Ericka R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Powerscourt Hotel | Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Enniskerry, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wicklow  >  Enniskerry
  • Phone Number: +353 1 274 8888
Description
This Irish pub is more than a name or an address: it embodies a spirit of friendly congeniality, a culture of conversation and story. McGill's manifests this magnificently, full of interesting artefacts and memorabilia, with a wonderful bar, made for elbows. As well as a fine selection of whiskeys, beers and stouts, McGill's offers a tasty menu of wholesome, traditional dishes, prepared and served with imagination and style.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?