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.
The Bank on College Green
20 College Green, Dublin 2
Our Rating Neighborhood Trinity College Area Hours Mon–Wed 11am–12:30am, Thurs–Sat 11am–1:30am, Sun 11am–midnight Transportation Bus: 15X, 32X, 33X, 39B, 39X, 41X, 49X, 50X, 51X, 58X, 65X, 70X, 77X, 84X Phone 01/677-0677 Prices Main courses €10–€25 Cuisine Type Pub Web site The Bank on College Green
Map20 College Green, Dublin 2 Dublin
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