The Legal Eagle

4.6
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211 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
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
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SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
7 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
1 review
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

TE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and drinks list. Waiters are very friendly. And the atmosphere is relaxed. I absolutely recommand.

RK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time eating here and even better than I recall!

OT
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with my family. We all loved it. We’ll be back

m
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent, staff very friendly and helpful. Huge selection of craft beers however they don't sell draught carlsberg or heinekin. Their home made crisps are excellent! The food is just nice, but definitely not worth the money. Very small portions. I had the roast beef nd my hubby had the lamb. No mash, just three roasted baby potatoes. I havnt got a big appetite but even I was still hungry after it. The saving grace was the bread and butter pudding! It was amazing, but €29 for three slices of beef three spuds nd a Yorkshire pudding, nd the pudding after is a complete rip off. I'll recommend it to friends for the beer, crisps and atmosphere but can't recommend good value for money I'm afraid.

HB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Poor service leads to a bad review. Reservation for 8.15pm. Got main course at 10.05pm. Complaint well dealt with by staff.

HM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was great in recommending the best dishes and wine to go with . I could not stop eating their brown bread which was excellent

PM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The care that is taken in preparing the food is evident as soon as the plate is set on the table. The flavours confirm the excellent presentation. The wait staff had excellent knowledge of both the food and the wine.

CF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our 2nd time here with friends and a fantastic experience, I had a dietary requirement which they handled extremely well

CR
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went the whole hog and had Chateaubriand and beef dripping roasties with cauliflower rarebit with a bottle of La Tribuna.

The food was absolutely stunning, cooked perfectly with the substantial left overs nicely packaged for us in a cardboard box. In fact there was so much left that we had a breakfast and a dinner out of the beef the next day!

The service was brilliant and we regret not getting the name of our wonderful server so we could pass commendations to her manager.

I couldn't recommend the Legal Eagle highly enough!

CD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food. Requested Chateaubriand medium and it was slightly undercooked. Everything else great.

ML
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, the service and the ambiance were great! We totally recommend it!

JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place to dine . All of the courses for all of us dining were superb ! Beautifully presented, excellent flavours and great service - we will be back . We have already recommended this restaurant to friends and family !

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There were 4 of us for dinner. The food was great. The service was excellent.

AR
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was good but expensive for the type of food. Higher quality than a pub but not enough to justify the cost.

PS
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Used to be quite regular patron. Ten months since last visit main course were pretty much the same.

PK
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely worth to visit. Everything was perfect, amazing food, fantastic service, beautiful decoration and great location.
I am hoping that soon this place will be number one restaurant in Dublin !

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great sea food and wine

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good place to eat ! I will recommend Delicious fine meals, we loved it !!
Staff is great

DF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We discovered the Legal Eagle in Dublin on a whim and absolutely loved it. The food is fabulous (get the smoked fish platter!), and the staff are super friendly. We went back a second time before leaving Dublin because we enjoyed our experience there so much. I recommend the Legal Eagle to all of my friends, who visit the area.

C
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice dinner. We shared the Rabbit as a starter, it was delicious. Unexpected presentation, but delicious nonetheless. The 'olivepork' was outstanding, accompanied by a unique side named nduja potato croquettes. Fun and quite delicious. Restaurant was easy to fine, on street parking can be available. I suggest you show up 30 minutes early and try a pickled egg and Make your own G&T....

ER
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and venue. Dublin Bay prawns were lovely and the roast beef was perfect

OT
N. Ireland
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just brilliant, as always

FP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal with friends here. We had the chateaubriand - highly recommended. Amazing meal overall. Staff were brilliant - really know their foods and wine! Can’t wait to go back.

DO
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food. The treacle tart was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fantastic member of waiting staff (female, Spanish), couldn't have been nicer or more helpful .

g
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

We were seated upstairs in an attractive, quiet room with great views over the Court and the Liffey. The staff was very friendly and helpful and took their time guiding us through the menu that reads very well, prompting us to order enthusiastically. Enjoying a good beer and a nice wine, we shared a potato flatbread as a starter which met our high expectations. Our mains were voluminous but unfortunately less pleasing. My pork dish was good but not great, with the crackling being a bit tough and the balance between meat and non-meat components a little bit off in favour of the former. My wife's rump steak was disappointing. The steak itself was large, tender and cooked to order, but over-charred, resulting in a dominant acrid flavour. The accompanying Yorkshire pudding was overcooked, and the potatoes and cauliflower underwhelming. Redemption arrived in the form of the desserts: both the strawberry crumble and the treacle tart were delicious. In all, we might very well return but would order differently.

TR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Legal Eagle was a surprise out of the blue quality gastropub. Excellent wine list, short but super menu, and great service. Had the beef rump, steak and ale pie, and treacle pie with vanilla ice cream for dessert. (We relaxed our vegetarian diet on this trip.) The medium rare beef was extremely tender and pickled cauliflower and oven roasted potatoes were delicious. Steak and ale pie and marrowfat mushy peas were also very good, and the chips it came with were excellent. Service was helpful, friendly, and prompt. Absolutely would recommend.