Hardy's Bar & Bistro @ Royal Marine Hotel restaurant
Royal Marine Hotel & Spa, Marine Road, Dun LaoghaireSouth Co Dublin
Hardy’s Bar is the main Hotel Bar. With an excellent Bar Food Menu and Live Music & Complimentary Finger Food on certain nights, this welcoming bar has a great atmosphere.
There is a natural feeling of stepping into something new and exciting in Hardy’s Bar. The setting is a combination of contemporary design and natural warmth. This combination has made Hardy’s Bar one of the most popular establishments in South Dublin.
Whether you prefer a quiet relaxing drink, a sing-song, a chat with a local or a tourist or an exceptional meal served to you with genuine warmth and hospitality, Hardy's Bar is here to look after your every need in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere.
Hardy's Bar offers an extensive menu and has been compiled with great care to ensure it has something there for everyone.
Live music every Saturday night !
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Reviewed 14th December 2016 (visited 2 December 2016 )
I was there with some fiends and found it to be a very nice experience,. Good food and service.
Reviewed 30th August 2015 (visited 30 August 2015 )
Very disappointing. Staff were actually pretty rude and not at all helpful or polite. My steak was good, but they definitely served reheated chips and my dads beef was pretty inedible. Beautiful building and great location, but I won't be returning.
Reviewed 17th October 2014 (visited 5 October 2014 )
Love the atmosphere and location of Hardy's bar in the historic Royal Marine. The food is good, and whilst I know it's a hotel the food is pricey. We had burgers and a plate of chips extra on the side - all very good and tasty. We come here a lot but the service can be inconsistent - this time it was good.
Reviewed 04th October 2013 (visited 3 October 2013 )
This is a lovely cosy setting for a meal.We sat in front of the fire and it was nice and warm.The staff were excellent and the menu was varied with lots to choose from.We had the steak which was cooked well done as requested.The starter was chicken wings very tasty.The cost €60.00.Not bad for two with water and a glass of red wine.The only complaint /comment I would make is that the wine was expensive €6.15 per glass which was about half full.You could not buy a half bottle..Leaving that aside we enjoyed our visit and would go back again.
Reviewed 01st November 2011 (visited 31 October 2011 )
Went for a family lunch on Bank Holiday monday to this popular hotel in Dun Laoghaire. First impressions via the Underground car park werent great, rubbish on the floor and floors that could do with mopping. Never the less the lobby and public areas are very smart. Went to Hardys bar for lunch around 2pm them there were four of us. Food was OK nothing special, the dish of the day beef pie was nice but very small portion. Service was apalling, took close on an hour for our main courses. Similar story with dessert the assiete was very poor total rip off at €5.80 took nearly forty mins when ordered! Wouldnt go back again, maybe for a coffee but not to eat unless you have a spare day you can take off!
Reviewed 05th September 2009 (visited 21 July 2009 )
Was expecting this place to be a lot nicer as it's part of the hotel, but unfortunately...very disappointing. The service is really slow, the food is over-priced and bland, and there is no atmosphere. I had fish and chips and my boyfriend had the burger, and both were really bad. We would have been better off in the local takeaway. Need I mention the warm beer from the fridge... Awful - we will not be back.
Reviewed 10th August 2009 (visited 8 August 2009 )
Stayed in the Royal Marine for the weekend and had dinner in Dun restaurant on Fri night so decided to try Hardys Bar Sat night. Hardys bit of a disappointment. My companion had the fish & chips for €14.50 which were nice but my Thai green chicken curry was lacking in flavour and had lumps of what appeared like congealed sauce in it. I sent it back and was not charged. Found the bar a bit dark and seating not very conmfortable. I had a tuna sandwich there on the Sun afternoon and it was very nice but biggest quibble of all was to be charged €8 for a pot of tea for two. In this day and age that's extortionate and I asked the waitress to pass on my comments to the manager. She said lots of people had the same complaint yet price remains the same!!!
Reviewed 01st July 2009 (visited 1 July 2009 )
I went here for lunch on the recommendation of some friends and found it very disappointing. The service was extremely slow. I had the Cajun chicken Salad - the chicken was tough and not at all cajuny. the salad however was fine. the chips were cold and soggy. Fellow diners were pleased enough though not raving.
Reviewed 14th May 2009 (visited 28 April 2009 )
Went there for lunch about two weeks ago and had a nice steak with a glass of red wine - all for €20 although the pepper sauce could have been improved.
Reviewed 11th May 2009 (visited 1 May 2009 )
Had a lovely 10oz steak here, late on Friday evening, with a glass of red Stonefish wine, good value at 19.50 as the chef's special. The steak was served with chips, a strong pepper sauce, and some bits of salad. Ordered the steak rare, and I'd say it was served more medium rare, but it was delicious. We had to go up to the bar to get service initially, but once they knew we were there the service was good. I've rated the atmosphere as low because we were sitting near stairs that lead up to a function room where there was a birthday party in progress. All night people were going up and down the stairs, mostly to go for a smoke outside the emergency exit doors of Hardy's bar. Also, you could hear the band playing upstairs and even the speeches - free entertainment I guess! Apparently Laurel and Hardy stayed at the hotel in the 1950s and hence the theme and decor of the bar, which was interesting. I would visit again for the steak, but would sit nearer the main bar away from the stairs.