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“Fantastic Food, Atmosphere, Staffordshire.”
Review of Old Punch Bowl

Old Punch Bowl
Ranked #35 of 2,927 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

I spent two successive evenings recently in the Old Punch Bowl.
The Staff are über friendly, extremely helpful and very efficient.
The food was excellent!
(I recommend the Apple Pie dessert... Incredible!)

Catherine and Joe maintain a high visual presence and are at hand for anything you might need. The atmosphere is cosy, very welcoming with lots of nooks and crannies if you just (as I did) want to read and dine.

The staff could not do enough for you.
10/10 for staff/owners interaction.
Friendly courteous and very helpful.
The food was excellent.

I had the simple Battered Fish with Fries and salad on my first night. Who new simple could be so, so tasty?

They also have music upstairs which I highly recommend. The concerts are run by the charismatic and amiable Lar. An evening of food, drink topped off by a beautifully presented concert in the upstairs room would constitute- for me- the perfect 'evening out'.

Excellent!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Punchbowl116, Manager at Old Punch Bowl, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of The Old Punchbowl, especially one that is both informative and filled with praise!

Our Fisn'nChips is lovely I agree, we make the batter with fresh draught beer -it adds flavour as well as making the batter lighter and crispier.

The upstairs music - The seaview Sessions - have indeed been a great success and Lar has promised that we'll have more gigs later in the yea

Sláinte

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Trying to find somewhere to eat after a rugby match with everything in Ballsbridge packed, I called the Old Punch Bowl (found on TripAdvisor) for a table. We arrived 45 minutes later to a reserved table and a warm greeting by the publican, Joe. The service was spectacular, and I was amazed by the variety of food options - much more than your basic fish and chips or bangers and mash (though both looked good). Their daily specials are not to be missed. Be sure to eat here!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Punchbowl116, Manager at Old Punch Bowl, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review and for the praise which you kindly chose to give us.

We do strive to have excellent customer and to deliver the our food as good as we can possibly make so it's always gratifying when the effort we put in is noticed and commented on.

I fully agree that our Daily Specials are worth coming in for, our talented Chef Ralph would get bored if he had to cook the same thing every day so he's always looking at what ingredients are in season or just look interesting when he creates our specials menu.

Hope to see you agian soon.

Sláinte

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We had a wonderful evening last week in the Old Punch Bowl. We were going to one of their Seaview Music sessions upstairs, which was great fun and we had some fantastic food and drinks before the live music. The staff in the Punch Bowl are very helpful and friendly. We will be making a return visit very soon.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Punchbowl116, Manager at Old Punch Bowl, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review and we are certainly looking forward to seeing you again.

Sláinte

PS: keep an eye on social media (twiiter,facebook etc) and our website for advance news of more upcoming gigs in the Seaview Sessions

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Food was very tasty and we had a local band entertain us. There were also three girls from a local school who did the traditional Irish dance for us. Very enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Punchbowl116, Manager at Old Punch Bowl, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Old Punchbowl and thank you for taking the time to write us a review

Sláinte

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Friendly excellent food of traditional Irish fare. Ideal for overseas travellers. Owner extremely friendly and knowledgeable

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Ian T
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Punchbowl116, Manager at Old Punch Bowl, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Gad to hear that you enjoyed your visit here to The Old Punchbowl.. We have been here in the same spot since 1779 so there is understandably a lot of history attached to us and plenty of interesting stories too.

Hope to see you again soon and thank you for taking the time to write us a review.

Sláinte

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