The Legal Eagle

4.6
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239 reviews
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€30 and under
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Irish
We have a very traditional meaty-pubby-old-fashioned-style menu, honouring our own traditional lexicon and producers. That style of food is very much in the 'nose-to-tail' world of dining which sits alongside a celebration of vegetables very comfortably! Both are a celebration of produce and we use some lesser celebrated vegetables and vegetable tops when possible.
Lunch features a daily roast-in-roll, Irish potato flatbreads (think bacon, cabbage & parsley sauce / think roasted squash, fig & honey / think smoked haddock brandade, fennel & duck egg!) and meats from our wood oven, traditional meat platters (hay-smoked ham, corned mutton, haslet, pickles) and delicious Seafood platters filled with the best from our coastal waters. Dinner adds roast bone marrow, rump heart, cauliflower rarebit and Shropshire Blue soufflé. There are 20 craft beers on tap, over 200 wines on a stellar list written with love and a small but considered and decidedly timeless classic cocktail list.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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ML
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly reccommend the food, and great value in the centre of Dublin. If you are looking for something different and want to walk down a culinary memory lane this is the place for you

P
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were both excellent. We ate off the early bird menu and it was good value.

T
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

Every course was Luke warm, maybe it was the night in it(valentines) service although polite was lacking due to understaffing. Will be back for drinks but unless the food is not premade and kept in a hot box I won't be dining.

G
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly, tasty and lovely atmosphere. Great wine list

AD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very happy we went here. Roast beef was the best I've ever eaten. And staff were very friendly. Give it a go people =)

JM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went to Legal Eagle for a lunch before the rugby last week. The food was outstanding and the bar is the perfect balance between fine dining and gastro pub. We felt comfortable being casually dressed but still getting the fine dining experience with the food served. The menu is unique and we enjoyed the sharing platters between us. The staff are knowledgeable about the food and drink and the service was first class. We hope to return one day.

GA
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good and the menu was interesting. Was nice to eat something new and different. The cocktails are amazing and would highly recommend getting one with your meal.

SM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Legal Eagle is a perfectly pleasant spot for a very decent bite.

GM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The booking process was very simple and the reminder very helpful. I accidentally booked for the wrong number of people and it was dealt with without any issue. I had the steak pie and it was excellent. I cannot fault the place, the food or the service. I will be back!

AM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Very warm and inviting location with delicious food.

E
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I expected it to be more of a gastro pub than a restaurant. Oysters were delicious for the starter but I didn’t rate the sole for main course. Great wine and beer selection and lovely setting but expected the food to be nicer.

m
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every dish was absolutely delicious. The portions were fantastic. I ordered the mussels and there were so many I couldn't even finish! But, the sauce that came with them was fantastic and there wasn't a single bad mussel in the bunch. Great atmosphere and great food.

OT
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a good lunch relaxed atmosphere extremely good service and great food The waiter could not have been more helpful all round a great experience

AP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A little loud, but as you would expect its busy.
Pricing a little heavy but yuo need to pay for this quality

F
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Was looking forward to meal - heard really good things about the food, although about a year ago. Steak and ale Pie was flavorless so too was the gravy- zero flavor. Chips were hard, under cooked. Expect a lot more for €22. Good sharing platter. Treacle tart was very good.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

As always The Legal Eagle is excellent. I would like if they could maybe do away with ‘70’s Sunday’s and add in some flat breads onto the menu. As a regular patron on Sunday’s I don’t seem to be able to try some of their other excellent offerings.

GV
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best kitchens you'll find, and not only in Dublin!
The Legal Eagle is a must visit: local ingredients, original mixture of tastes and plates that combine original Irish cuisine with the finest of everywhere else.
A fan? Me? Well … yes, I am!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Prima esperienza irlandese, ho trovato del buon cibo e una bella atmosfera, molto simpatiche le ragazze che ci hanno servito!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience and atmosphere, tasty food and friendly staff! We had a great night, totally recommended!

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went this last weekend to Legal Eagle for my parents 60th birthday dinner while away in Dublin for the weekend. They were so lovely right from the start! One of our party was a new vegan (we had booked before this happened) and they created dishes off menu for him so he wouldn’t have to eat just chips!

The steak and ale pie was unbelievable and the staff were brilliant. Definitely recommend!

OT
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal, very pleasantly served, lovely surroundings before going to carol service in Christchurch Cathedral - highly recommend!

LF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious traditional Irish food with a twist. Would highly recommend.

LD
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

The service was great and the wine and overall atmosphere were great too. Just the food was below average and overpriced. I thought the seventies style menu would be done very well but it was very dry and not very hot at all. The starters were definitely better than mains but overall was not worth the money.

GR
Dublin
16 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is really good and great service

CG
Dublin
10 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Not very impressed with the dinner choice on Saturday night. I had the wild venison & chestnut suet pudding and my friend had the Steak & ale pie , both which were stodgy and quite unappealing. I think we'll be giving it a miss for a while.

DH
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food. One of the best i have had, the starters are out of this world

OM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely decor, lovely food, great service, quite expensive.

SS
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful choice of food.... the roast beef was possibly the best I’ve ever had! The fish platter that my daughter had for her main looked beautiful and apparently tasted even better than it looked. If I had to criticise anything, it would be really hard other than to say some green veg would be a great addition to the roast. Sublime!

KV
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice menu. Good variety.
Food always fantastic.
We had the seafood starter, sweet breads, beef brisket, hake and a potato flatbread.
Also Eton mess for desert. All the food was good and well portioned.

Good choice of drinks. Craft beers and wines
Service friendly and excellent.

DR
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

With 2 friends from Washington DC most impressed by inventive varied menu wine list and attentive service. Gary and Geraldine most helpful. They will go back to the Legal Eagle before heading home.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Traditional Pub with great food, good value for money!

E
Munich
8 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

von außen unscheinbar, aber super Essensqualität, super Service und nett zum sitzen

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LB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pretty lunch setting. Great food and staff - roast beef was delicious

DP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant with retro themed menu when we were there . Jelly and ice cream . What’s not to like about that
Lovely service

PW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant great food and brilliant service you won’t be disappointed 👍🏻

AC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The seventies menu is amazing value for money, the food was all delish

SH
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience as always with Legal Eagle. Staff are wonderful and so accommodating when I requested a quiet and secluded table for a family dinner including a newborn. Service was impeccable and food as delicious as always. Special note for the excellent coffees also as this is often a let down at restaurants. We will definitely be back!

KF
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was delicious, needed more gravy with our Roast dinner. A small jug of extra gravy was welcome after asking.
Couldn't fault the food, I'm just a gravy lover.

Cocktails were amazing 👌

PM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Have been here several times and have never been disappointed with the food. The staff are always very helpful and knowledgeable about the food and wine and it's always a pleasure to go there. The only thing I can say against the place is that there seems to be a bit of a strange smell when you are in the bar area. It's not overpowering but it does ruin the otherwise lovely atmosphere somewhat.

AH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, polite and helpful staff. Hidden gem and would definitely visit again and highly recommend