Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.dublincastle.ca/
  • Phone: 6045445020
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Gastro Pub, Irish
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Thinking of booking a special event at Dublin Castle? We offer set menus and custom drink specials for any occasion! Whether it’s a Birthday, Anniversary, Engagement Party or Wedding; whatever the occasion, Dublin Castle Neighbourhood Grill has the expertise and can easily accommodate up to 200 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Chaya Katrensky 6045445020

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Dublin Castle
The Dublin Castle Neighbourhood Grill is the perfect South-coast destination dining experience; nestled between the Port Mann and Pattullo Bridges, in New Westminster’s “Brewery District”. The Dublin Castle Neighbourhood Grill offers unquestionably, the Best Patio east of Main Street and with breathtaking views of the “Mighty Fraser River” basin, the eastern communities to as far south as Mount Baker. These incredible views can only be topped by the outstanding food and dining experience.

The Dublin Castle Neighbourhood Gill is truly what casual dining should be; great food, great service and great atmosphere.
Young and the young at heart love the Dublin Castle Neighbourhood Grill and have made it the community’s meeting place. From covered outdoor long-table dining, to the amazing patio or be inside and enjoy the ambience of ye old Irish Grill; you’ll probably find your neighbours here.
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Dublin Castle reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.3
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)great for outdoor dining (5)great for lunch (4)scenic view (4)great for brunch (2)good for groups (2)fit for foodies (1)kid-friendly (1)romantic (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Restaurant closed
    SuEJVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Received a call from restaurant indicating they were closed not sure when they will reopen.
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  • Eh...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Hash browns over cooked. No flavour in hollandaise sauce. Kind of bland. Coffee non exciting. You asked
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Neighbourhood Pub
    AlinthaQ
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Quite a surprise find. Have driven by but haven't stopped until now. Good pub food and nice outdoor sitting area. Decent beer selection. Great food prices. Will now try it for brunch on a weekend. Now that I know it's there I will stop by more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • katscottage2
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The grounds are beautiful leading to the building and I loved the actual penetenitary building. They just don't make them like that any more ! It was our first time and wee were there early and were the only two in the restaurant for maybe the first 30 minutes. We thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a bit cold, the music a bit noisy but the staff was most accommodating and did what they could to either turn off the air conditioning or turn it down (it was a dull and rainy day; one of our first over these past few weeks) and also turned down the music. By the time we left, it was quite full. I would definitely go again. I picked the restaurant and was very glad I had chosen Dublin Castle. Well Done, Everyone ! We will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has Potential but Needs Work
    notreallyworththeprice
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This place has a fun atmosphere but the service was very poor. Not only did our server not come back to check on our meals, we had to ask the bus person 3 times to find her. Drinks were good but very slow in coming. Food was mediocre & barely warm. Had to go into the restaurant to settle up the bill as our server could not be found when we were leaving. Bill was $140 for 4 of us which, with the service provided, was far too high
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Warm weather outdoor gem
    Fanny24
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    First time we've been able to lunch outdoors. Both sunny/umbrella and covered outdoor seating on lovely large patio. Delightful and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We had a patio seat and as it started to cool off someone lit the heater for us and brought us blankets.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 39 reviews are from the Dublin Castle reviews archive.
  • Mothers’ Day Brunch Debacle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    First I should point out, my family and I are really not a demanding bunch. Give us a place to sit, some food and drinks, and we’re happy campers. Secondly, I’m really not one to pull the discrimination card. But really, when literally all the other tables are getting adequate service, and we’re the only ones left out in the cold, the mind starts to wonder – is it the way I’m dressed? Is it my skin colour? Is it the way I part my hair? Whatever the reason, after an hour of waiting, my family decided that an empty table and a server with clear disdain for us are inexcusable, and acknowledged that Mothers’ Day brunch was utterly ruined. On our way out, the manager offered some half-hearted apologies, but they rang false. The damage was done.
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  • Disappointing!
    Rhoda
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I really liked the atmosphere. It was lovely on the outside patio! We went for Mother's Day Brunch ... and I don't think they were prepared enough in the kitchen for how busy it was going to be! I know that most, if not all, of the people there had made reservations ... so I don't feel the restaurant can use any excuse as to why the buffett kept running out of food! They tried to keep up - but it just didn't work out in their best interest! I am sure that they will lose customers because of the simple fact that they didn't staff that day properly. I overheard others on the patio saying how disappointed they were, and that this was their 3rd year coming for Mother's Day - but today was definitely the worst experience they have had.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    disappointed
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had reservations for 11AM (same time last 3 yrs). Seated on time, waitress did not know about orange juice/champagne drink. All she mentioned was the eggs benedict. Your webpage sports buffet with roast beef, yorkshire pudding. We were told that the roast beef was not available until noon - still not being carved at noon. The platters were frequently empty. We only had prawns as we do not eat pork. There was no scrambled eggs, hashbrowns. The so-called dessert (small danish) is something you would see on a continental breakfast, not a Mother's Day buffet. I spoke to a woman (owner or supervisor?) expressing disappointment. Brunch means assortment of breakfast & lunch entries.....not provided.
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  • Was that a steak?
    TruckCanada
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Two of our party ordered the steak and turf. Not a good choice. The steak was grossly over cooked and very small......the prawns were very good. The two remaining guests had cod and chips and the pub version of Chicken Cordon bleu (sp?). They were just ok.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find!
    Rowe
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We came here for lunch on the weekend to use up an expiring Groupon. We got there before noon and was so surprised to find it pretty busy. I realize they are going for an Irish theme, but it's such a shame to see a building with such great history to look so modern and renovated. Staff were very friendly. For a small space, they had quite a few servers working, which is fantasic! Food was very fresh tasting. I'd definitely come back to try out their brunch items.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great eats!
    galla
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Delicious food, something for everyone! Our family of 4 went for dinner on a weeknight. Great fast service. We highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot
    mikeivb
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I was happy with the ambiance, location and service, but the food took approximately an hour to arrive, and it was luke warm at best. I might recommend going there for a drink, but not for food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place is billed as child
    LivingTDream
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    This place is billed as child friendly but does nothing for kids for breakfast or lunch. The food tasted prepared and cooked in old oil it didnt seem fresh at all. This is a bar trying to be more and just not getting it right yet. I see this as a great place for a few pints at lunch or in the evening but some place i would rush back to and definitely not a place i would return with my kids.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's Okay
    Wine4life
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Service was great. Food was okay. One party member had steak sandwich - ordered medium rare, got medium at best. The chicken bites tossed in chili sauce was fabulous, but the onion rings were typical frozen ones. House beer was good. I'd go back. Ambience alone was worth seeing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always have a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Always have a good experience at the Dublin Castle. Great food and friendly people. We came for a birthday. Great service
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dublin Castle
    2014food
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Good sized portions - burgers and fish and chips. Would definately order both again. good variety of starters and drink specials. Looking forward to going back during better weather and sit on the lovely outside patio with the beautiful view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden New West gem
    NWChopperGal
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    This pub is cozy little piece of Europe with a great view. The food was delicious and the attentive serving staff was a pleasure to interact with. Definitely worth checking out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot for a drop in
    Kap88
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Plenty of parking, good food and service. Our group was quite comfortable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    IrishBoyVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Great pub - restaurant food, and a properly poured pint of Guinness! A bit hidden, but once you've found it, you'll surely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt unwelcome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    When we arrived we were told that they WOULD accommodate us because we made the reservation online, but that they were expecting a big group, so we'd have to have the table that's near the entrance (least desirable location) and out of the way. From the beginning we felt unwelcome. My husband requested a basic entree from the menu and he was told that they were out of steak - at 7pm on a Saturday night. It was implied that he was at fault for wishing to order something they couldn't offer (from their limited menu, no less). There was no actual manager present as when we requested to speak to a manager, our server left and then came back informing us that she was the "acting manager".
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  • Celtic Castle
    garibaldigirl
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    Wonderful atmosphere and good pub food. Huge Yorkshire pudding with the roast beef. They have Kilkenny and Guinness as well as other good ales. Friendly staff and good service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really is a neighbourhood
    eat4fun
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Really is a neighbourhood bar and grill in spite of the location and architecture. Excellent service and better than average food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent Pub Food
    ciao
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The Guinness meat pie was ok, though not super flavourful and the beer was affordable. Similar to my experiences in the UK. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Linh
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The servers were sweet and helpful and the food came out hot and hit the spot. A great place for home made food and the portions were very generous! A greet place to take the family and friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    bets
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Meal was great. Only one person in our group didn't like the beer in the gravy. We had a waitress in training so, we had to repeat our requests a couple of times. Overall, it was very enjoyable, and we enjoyed the location. In fact, we're having a group lunch there in a few days. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good night out with friends
    irish
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    prompt, courteous, good food and great atmosphere... thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was a great get together for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Was a great get together for a friends birthday. Only trouble were the yellow jackets, and really, the restaurant had little or no control over that. Traps were noticeable, perhaps the flowers drew them. Food and service great, as usual. Always return!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dublin Castle has an amazingly
    ShortyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Dublin Castle has an amazingly huge deck, you can see the Fraser River if you are sitting on the South side. As the name suggests it is a castle. We ordered the lunch special, fish and chips. Two huge pieces of fish and LOTS of chips, hand cut. It was an excellent value for money. No room for dessert. Not being a New West resident, not familiar with hours and bar scene. The drink menu seemed very adequate for a brunch/lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    We love going to Dublin Castle. It's in the residential area of the Brewery District but the patio is where it's at!!! Great atmosphere, friendly service and decent pub fare. Their dublin burger is very good and my husband enjoyed the Cheese-Steak Sandwich. The brunch on Sundays look great too. They are available until 2 pm which is awesome for a lazy sunday. We ride our bikes from Uptown and it's a perfect weekend, sunny spot to check out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Off a Bit this visit
    doublegg
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    We have been twice to Dublin Castle and this time was a bit off . 2 people had breakfasts and they really enjoyed them. I had a toasted sandwich that was good but the bottom piece of bread was soggy. It was a smoked meat sandwich with only Dijon mustard on it so it shouldnt have been soggy. Fries were great....soggy bread really took away from what should and could have been an awesome sandwich. Our other meal was the clubhouse and the meat tasted burnt. It really took away from the sandwich. disappointed a bit but things that are easy to fix or get right next time. Service both visits was great !!! Patio is very nice on a sunny day !!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal on the patio
    doublegg
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    A group of seven of us went there for brunch on a Sunday and had a wonderful time. The service was excellent and the food was very good. Pretty good value also in my opinion. We had two breakfasts (2 eggs, 2 sausage, 2 bacon, hash browns and toast.....a small fruit salad also ) and two of the special drinks and our bill was $30. the special drinks were double vodka and lemonade... very refreshing.The patio is a very nice spot to enjoy a meal and a drink. the area is very quiet and one that I had never been in before
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Marg
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    We had lunch outside on a beautiful sunny day - the surroundings were great as was the view and the service. We were a group of women and our server couldn't have been nicer. She had great patience with us. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls have fun!
    Sailorwoman
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    The food was great, service good. The view was just OK as there are a lot of buildings & trees. You need to be higher up to really see without craning your neck. I was very disappointed regarding making a reservation with out of town guests that when we arrived we were casually told to take any table. I had requested an outside patio table and there was no umbrella coverage available even with my confirming with the hostess for directions. Luckily, the table beside us vacated and we were able to move w/i 15 minutes. I do not see the point of making a reservation when it basically was take your chances when you arrive. I would return but personally speak to a manager on duty if I was to make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    DTM123
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Casual pub environment with friendly servers - quality of food was good and price was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good!
    Colette
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    I''ve been to the Dublin Castle a few times. It's close to home, and has great outdoor seating. The food is really yummy. My brother had an issue with his choice, and the server was great about getting him something else! Which he was happy with! Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rub a Dub Dub!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Have been here a number of times for work gatherings and also for brunch on weekends. LOVE that it's a kid friendly pub/restaurant. Service is always fast and friendly. Food is really good and drinks are reasonably priced. In the summer, the patio is amazing space with a really nice view of the Fraser River and valley beyond.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My brother and I went to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    My brother and I went to celebrate St. Patrick's Day as we thought there would be great music and dancers. It was a disappointment to not have those things but would have come on the Sunday as I heard there would be dancers every 2 hours. The food was ok and the service was very good. Thanks. ( the only thing was our taxi driver could'nt find the place and we go charged double because he was lost, not your fault lol!!!)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Location - Big Portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Fun location with good service and generous portions. A bit pricey for pub food, but the food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate