The Pig's Ear restaurant

4 Nassau Street, Dublin, City Centre South

Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Irish

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163 reviews
4 stars - based on 163 reviews
The Pig's Ear is an Irish Restaurant serving good, honest, Irish fare with a modern touch. You can eat in style surrounded by bright, airy and classical design with a casual, yet contemporary feel.

We offer our full a la carte menu for both Lunch & Dinner as well as our great value set lunch & early bird menus. Our aim is to provide a great quality dining experience in relaxed,informal surroundings with an emphasis on good value for money.

The Pig's Ear Restaurant was Awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in the 100th Anniversary Guide

AWARDS & PRIZES

Since 1955, the Michelin guide has also highlighted restaurants offering

OPENING HOURS

Mon12:00pm - 10:00pm
Tue12:00pm - 10:00pm
Wed12:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu12:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri12:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat12:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunclosed

CAPACITY
80 people

WEBSITE
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CUISINES
Brasserie, Casual Dining, Irish

FACILITIES

Veggie options available Luscious Dublin Bay prawns, succulent oysters, melt in the mouth mussels, mouth-watering mackerel…just some of the delicious seafood you’ll find on menus around Ireland.

Irish people love to eat seafood when dining out; in fact, unlike our European neighbours, we eat more seafood outside the home. Perhaps this is a testament to the quality of our seafood restaurants. And for many visitors, a trip to Ireland wouldn’t be complete without sampling a few oysters and sinking a pint of the black stuff. Separate function room available Coeliac options available Will accept party bookings Accept major credit cards

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The Pig's Ear

Zigomar
Dublin
72 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 30th August 2015 (visited 29 August 2015 )

Irish food with a contemporary twist. I can't agree with their own description of "honest fare" though.. On the positives the atmosphere was buzzy and service was friendly. On the negative side it was very expensive for what it offered. The food was interesting.. I can see the chefs talent coming through but it did not translate to the table last night. Portions were skimpy on small plates and sides are necessary.. The pork belly was good but not the best I've had, the lamb pie was also good. Unfortunately the Lamb chop was very bad. 50% bone for €28.. When we asked the waiter he described it as a rack of lamb but what arrived was a fatty chop covered in beans. Starters were expensive and quite tiny. Reminiscent of "Nouvelle Cuisine" without the class. Dessert was a disappointment.. A spoon serving of brown bread ice cream with spiced prunes and three blackberries. Unfortunately the ice-cream was more icy than creamy and the prunes, miniscule. Overall I felt that the theme should be traditional Irish famininesque. Conceptually the menu had merit, and there is room in Dublin for those concepts to be properly delivered, but I'd rather not go back to the Pig's ear.. Because quite frankly they made a pig's ear of it on the night.. ..

The Pig's Ear

D22
Dublin
31 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 21st August 2015 (visited 19 June 2015 )

I had high expectations for this restaurant and left feeling disappointed. Our waiter was not the friendliest guy you would ever meet! They give every table a selection of breads while they view the menu etc. Every table around us was getting bread except us and I had to ask twice before it was given to us. Bad start! I ordered the Sheppard's Pie - not great. Mash was very sloppy and too much of it and very little lamb. It actually made me feel slightly sick after. Will not be returning.

The Pig's Ear

servane.regnault
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 12th August 2015 (visited 20 July 2015 )

Great meal at the Pig's ear. The place was not too busy as it was on a Monday night but there were only a few empty tables. People looked very happy to be there. No wonder because the food was delicicious : I had the pork belly which was really surprising and the barley ice cream. Very creative cuisine. We had a bottle of burgundy with this. Perfect temperature. The service was perfect, friendly and respectful at the same time. The French colleagues I took there were delighted. Will definitely go back.

The Pig's Ear

Treefrog
Dublin
41 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 26th February 2015 (visited 23 February 2015 )

Superb meal again here, great atmosphere for a Monday evening, impeccable service and food flawless! After starters we had the Slow Cooked Pigs Belly and the Tartare of Venison - extremely hard to pick a favourite as both were perfectly cooked and a beautiful mix of flavours. Highly recommend.

The Pig's Ear

yummygrub
Kildare
6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 30th November 2014 (visited 19 February 2013 )

Love this restaurant. Top class service, food and location. Really cosy and you really feel looked after from the moment yoir coat is taken. Gorgeous menu have been several times never disappoints!

The Pig's Ear

Jennispostbox
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 17th November 2014 (visited 1 November 2014 )

I found the food absolutely fabulous and the wine delicious. The restaurant was quite full so felt the service lacked slightly, but I can not knock the food. If you enjoy flavors and meat - this is a MUST

The Pig's Ear

Meganpoint
Dublin
44 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 12th October 2014 (visited 10 October 2014 )

Mixed feelings is the best way I can describe my dinning experience. Long wait times, to order & between starter & main. Salmon was good for starter. Had lamb shepherds pie for main, something I would not normally choose. Wish I had not. Was so hot I burnt my mouth, lots of mash, little lamb, v small portion. Dessert of cheesecake was served in a jam jar in a bag!! Was good, although did not taste like cheesecake!! the venison was good according to my friends. Maybe another visit before I cross this place of my list!!

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una.cumming

8 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 09th October 2014 (visited 8 October 2014 )

The menu advised that there would be a wait for the food and there was but this is what we expect when we choose this restaurant. No complaints about the food etc. The stairs are a little difficult to manage for certail people so I will have to consider that before the next booking.

The Pig's Ear

patandmarielillis

2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 01st August 2014 (visited 30 July 2014 )

Very disappointed. Waited one hour between starter and mains. Salmon was rare and inedible. They replaced it but still could not eat alot of it. Left without dessert....had enough. Won't return.

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fgoulding
Dublin
40 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 30th May 2014 (visited 28 May 2014 )

Went to this restaurant on a Wednesday night and was really surprised as to how busy it was. The food is really excellent but the plates are quite small (note to my friends from the USA). But the quality is excellent and the service was really great. It's on the pricey side but that's a theme right across Dublin right now. However, I recommend this place for a good night's fare.

The Pig's Ear

aislingt35815459
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 12th April 2014 (visited 11 April 2014 )

We ate here at 8.30 on a Friday night. The restaurant was busy and there was a great atmosphere. Starters and mains were delicious as was the desert. Fish won out on starter (crab) and Salmon (main) were both really super. Our waitress was witty and courteous yet not over invasive. The vanilla cheesecake was inventive and inspired. Will definitely be back here again.

The Pig's Ear

Foodie26
Dublin
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 10th April 2014 (visited 8 March 2014 )

Irish food done particularly well. Great cheesecake. Buzzy atmosphere on the Saturday night we visited. No rush to make us leave. Overall excellent meal and will definitely be back.

The Pig's Ear

Ellie83
Dublin
14 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 09th March 2014 (visited 7 March 2014 )

I had come here for lunch before and was underwhelmed but was convinced to come back for dinner and I have to say I still felt the same. I love to eat out and I know what I like myself but I don't think this restaurant is it. On the upside, the person I went with adores the place and still does so all is well. I had a beautiful ham and pork terrine to start which was nice. But then had the beef cheek and ox tongue for my main and it didn't float my boat at all. Now I like braised slow cooked food but this was done to such a degree that the consistency was borderline unpalatable. The accompaniments didn't set my world on fire either. I just felt for a beef dish it was bland which was a pity. I am a desert lover but sadly, none of the deserts grabbed me so I went for the little treats instead. A nice evening but when I get to go out for dinner I want a little bit more than nice. Service was wonderful. And the consolation is I know my other half will definitely go back.

The Pig's Ear

Treefrog
Dublin
41 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 11th February 2014 (visited 6 February 2014 )

Love this restaurant but have only ever eaten here with one other person so sit on the first level normally, this time there were six of us so we sat upstairs and I was pleasantly surprised, it is definitely a slightly louder dining experience than the formal first floor but great atmosphere. The food as always was delicious, we tried everything from the venison to the chicken and it was all cooked to perfection, the service was attentive but never intrusive and we were even more plesently surprised when the bill came as it was very reasonable. Highly recommend.

The Pig's Ear

yummygrub
Kildare
6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 27th November 2013 (visited 26 November 2013 )

Fabulous food. Excellent quality. Second time back and intend to return!

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