The Hairy Lemon Traditional Pub & Restaurant
Stephen Street Lower, City Centre South, Dublin


Gastro Pub
Based on 87 reviews

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The enigmatic Hairy Lemon Traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant was christened in memory of one of the city’s great characters who was a dog catcher in the 1950’s. He was reputed to boast a lemon shaped visage and a stubble of gooseberry like hair.

This most enjoyable drinking establishment is just about as unconventional as it’s namesake. Even the 19th century house in which it resides is a little ‘outside-the-box’; with years of memorabilia a sitting room suspended in mid air, High Nellie’s, wellies and even Granny’s Kitchen, the block buster film ‘The Commitments’, lives on in the Hairy Lemon Pub. Many scenes were filmed using the snug and bar counter from the pub. Unknown to itself, the Hairy Lemon has become one of Dublin’s Trendiest Pubs.


“Here’s to the first drop-the one that destroys you; there’s no harm at all in the last”.

Great food, service and a friendly atmosphere, but watch out for huge crowds at the weekends.

Now Serving Breakfast! Monday to Friday: 9am to 12pm.
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Posted 29th May 2016 by CHARLEYHURLEYFirst Timer: 1 reviews

Terrible staff with a very unhealthy inclination of leaving your change where you have to go looking for it.

Posted 14th Dec 2014 by ANNMBARRFirst Timer: 1 reviews

Wonderful staff and service, we arrived early for our booking but it was no trouble for the staff, we have returned here twice on our annual Christmas trip, it has become a favourite place to dine and relax over some super food. Thank you for making our experience one that makes me want to leave a review, I never usually do this.

Posted 8th Dec 2014 by NIALL.SCHWEPPEFirst Timer: 1 reviews

Great Christmas night out,

Posted 18th Nov 2014 by TCROWLEY2First Timer: 3 reviews

Enjoyed a nice meal at the hairy Lemon. Great atmosphere and good value. Food and service were both very good

Posted 14th Aug 2014 by WINNIPEGEEMAFirst Timer: 1 reviews

We loved everything about The Hairy Lemon:
delicious food, excellent service and very good value.

Posted 28th Jul 2014 by LUCY_FLYNN14798930160First Timer: 1 reviews

Great Food, Super Staff, Highly recommended!

Posted 28th Jul 2014 by KATSAIFirst Timer: 76 reviews

As usual,lovely staff, food and atmosphere...Good food portions too, a bit pricey though...We were not very impressed though when we were told we should have included a service charge as we were 6...Either it is included in the bill or not but it was quite rude to say it in my opinion!!!

Posted 4th May 2014 by FK65First Timer: 1 reviews

Arrived for 5pm. Plenty of seats then. Ordered a steak sandwich 8oz. It arrived, but I had to search through the lettuce leaves to find what can only be described as a pitiful size of meat.
Wife ordered potato skins with cheese and bacon filling which came oozing of grease.
Will not be returning.

Posted 30th Apr 2014 by JAB110First Timer: 1 reviews

Great all around pub experience. Nice looking place with multiple rooms and floors. Just kinda interesting looking, i thought. Also, good drinks, food, and service. Yes, we're tourists, but they made us feel welcome. We'll definitely go back next time in Dublin.

Posted 13th Mar 2014 by KATSAIFirst Timer: 76 reviews

I have been there many, many times for lunch and I like the fact the menu is always different; they now have a 5.95€ lunch menu which is great value. The all-day veggie/ Irish breakfasts were delicious and huge: 10.95€ included tea or coffee: Will deffo recommend it! The staff is always very nice especially with tourists, most appreciated.
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