The Blind Pig

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120 reviews
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The Blind Pig Speakeasy is a cocktail bar for over 23s only hidden in the city centre of Dublin, not far from Grafton Street, the famous shopping district of the Southside. We serve Prohibition cocktails coupled with delicious New York Italian food six days a week.
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Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was beautiful, ambiance was great but the service was very poor. The waitress was straight up rude. Pity because everything else was fab!

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DJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Dublin last week, and went to Blind Pig, we had a great time! Our server Rodrigo was awesome and Federico the mixologist created some tasty drinks, our favor was Bon Bon. We will definitely tell our friends about this restaurant. We went for dinner and drinks on Wednesday and came back for drinks on Thursday, February 7, 2019.

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CJ
London
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our evening at the Blind Pig! From the moment we booked and got the secret code to get in to the underground speakeasy, through to the food and cocktails we loved all of it. Staff were really knowledgable and friendly, the musician that was in was perfect for the atmosphere, the food was delicious and the cocktails were potent! Highly recommend.

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CB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a quirky night out, loved the whole idea of how it is set up, food was excellent, service excellent, would definitely recommend.

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LT
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Our group of 12 had a lovely meal here. For starters, we had grilled veggies, charcuterie and burrata mozarella, and my main was the pumpkin tortelloni. While it is not the best Italian food in Dublin, it was yummy and nicely presented. The Blind Pig is particularly great for its ambiance: a cosy cellar-like space, with flapper-era music and intimate lighting. We asked for a custom, surprise cocktail and we got a wonderful gin-based concoction. The service was very polite.

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OD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal here on Saturday evening. Great athmosphere!

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AB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really tasty food , lovely ambiance however there was some live music and as we were right beside it it was too loud for us and difficult to chat, too much for 7pm in the evening i thought, otherwise was great

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful, romantic quiet restaurant tucked into the streets of Dublin. Wonderful date spot!

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NN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Entry into The Blind Pig was unusual but fun. The only downfall was the smell of incense on arrival.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Really enjoyable, food delicious.

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KS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Interesting hideaway restaurant that specializes in cutom cocktails. The speakeasy theme is neat but not really played up once you're there. A great place to go for dinner, once. PS. A reservation is a must and they only allow 2 hours max per seating so don't expect to hang out real long.

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AT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food very average... service excellent... ambiance cosy ...

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing cocktails, great food, and very attentive staff

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RG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service, lovely setting and good vegetarian options

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c
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The only negative thing the winelist is very poor and the prices are too high

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CL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am came with a party of 4 and we enjoyed our time. I ordered the pumpkin tortellini it was so yummy glad I got it would definitely eat here again.

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PM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful pre-theatre meal and cocktails. We had main courses, deserts, and cocktails. All yummy and a wonderful ambiance!

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AO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely cosy atmosphere, great food and service. Only gripe was it was really hard to see the menu and what was on the plate because it was so dark!

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LB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a thoroughly enjoying dining experience at the Blind Pig and I will be sure to recommend and come back. Thank you for a great evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Different dining experience. Highly enjoyable. Good food and staff very friendly & knowledgable!

Would recommend

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F
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delighted to have been able to book a table for six at rather short notice. We were in Dublin celebrating my husband's 50th birthday. A friend had told him about The Blind Pig, but we never dreamt we would be able to get in for a meal. What a gem. Quirky and delightful, with lovely staff and an excellent menu. The cocktails were magnificent! A truly memorable evening, which finished off my husband's special day to perfection.

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LA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

What a great find! It's an authentic speakeasy! Unfortunately a large (noisy) group moved in beside us which was irritating. The staff did try to quiet them, as they try to stay true to the "speakeasy" hidden atmosphere. If not for that group, I would have said 5 star!

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F
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4-star all the way; from cuisine to customer service. The Hidden Pig is a hidden gem...literally. Don't get discouraged when your direction ap says, "You've arrived at your destination" and you can't find the restaurant sign. Enter the street level restaurant and go down the stairs to the cellar. Not everything in Ireland is as it seems. You won't be disappointed!

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SF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressive, love the hidden location and the service we received

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great cocktails!

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we were a group of six girls the bling pic is fantadtic and i would recomdend it to everyone. Great food perfect and frindly servic awdome drinks. There was live music

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MP
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal here. The cocktails are unreal, the food was gorgeous and the whole venue is just a great touch. Exactly what we wanted

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MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

quirky restaurant. My only small issues were that it was quite warm and very snug

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o
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Made out last night in Dublin special!
We were expecting an Italian restaurant, and what we got was a fun, delicious experience . Playlist was wonderful, then a live singer at 9.
Food was very good, nice selection for everyone on the menu. Service exceptional.
a bit of a hunt to find the place, but that added to the fun.
Would recommend and return.

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AG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

My husband and I had been looking forward to this unique dining experience since before our trip to Ireland. I made a reservation, got the info and we were both very excited.
When we arrived, we checked in and were seated pretty quickly. It went downhill after that, the service was bad. We had to go to the bartender to get our order taken, the waitress completely ignored us while being quite attentive to the tables around us. The food was good and the drinks were great and we had a nice evening together but for a pricey meal, you expect better service. Now, I don't like to be bombarded and it is a dark, kind of intimate space, but the service was non-existent. Honestly, we probably could have walked out without paying the tab and no one would have noticed. To pay our bill we went to the bar, and stood there until the hostess noticed that we were waiting with coats on.

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JF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun idea. Great Friday eve spot for a cocktail and some easy Italian food. Nice athmosphere and friendly staff.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun visit to The Blind Pig. Nice atmosphere and got a great welcome.

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BK
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Just ok. Prob won’t go back

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Blind Pig is a lovely place which is tucked away from tourists’ gazes. They serve fantastic cocktails which play into their Prohibition-era theme, and their food is a real treat. The service is very friendly and I honestly have no complaints.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool idea! Loved it!

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S
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Very good place, staff were very friendly, cocktails were very nice, music was quiet enough which was perfect as able to have a conversation without shouting

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A
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

First time here and the surprise entrance was ruined by a waiter who came behind us. Didn’t wait the 10seconds it would have taken to let us find the “door”. We were on the landing and he said sorry guys and walked in front of us and opened the door. Considering the secret nature is a big pull factor, I was pretty annoyed. Food was very nice, but huge portions, couldn’t finish. Service was very mediocre.

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JS
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

great place and unique location. Service was just okay. Wine list is not good. Bring your own or stick to Whisky and mixed drinks.

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SW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is incredible. Hands down, one of the best meals I've ever had.
The food was outstanding without the portion sizes being too big, which is frequently an issue I find with Italian restaurants. I had the mozzarella frita to start. It was cooked to perfection and I demolished it in about 60 seconds flat.
For mains, I got the spaghetti and meatballs which is something I wouldn't typically order. I did not regret it, they were absolutely incredible. The meatballs were slightly overcooked but still delicious, and the bourbon sauce and pasta was other-worldly. I also cannot emphasise enough how good the Byzantine cocktail is. Get one. Or two, like me.
The price is a bit higher than you would typically find but I cannot stress enough, it is so worth it.
The service was prompt, friendly and engaging from the get-go. The atmosphere and setting is beautiful and the music was a particular highlight also.
If you are thinking about going here, think about it no longer and get booking it now.

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was looking for something nice but different in this area of Dublin and this was a terrific find that ticked all the boxes. Great location, atmosphere, food and service. Highly recommend. You won’t be disappointed.

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