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With undoubtedly one of Dublin’s most jaw-droppingly handsome interiors, this place would be worth visiting even if it didn’t serve great pub food. Built as a bank in 1895, at the height of Victorian opulence, it preserved several remnants of the original when it was converted into a pub (including the wonderful old-style safes that you can still see downstairs). In the hour after local offices close, you’d be lucky to walk in and snag a table right away, but waiting for a table at least gives you an opportunity to admire the beautiful architecture. Tucked away behind the bar are bronze busts of the seven signatories of the 1916 Proclamation of Independence. A small and fairly traditional lunch menu of burgers, fish and chips, sandwiches, and salads gives way to a more extensive selection in the evening, including steaks, pasta, and sharing plates. Come for the leisurely Sunday brunch and sample a traditional roast.