The Wiley Fox

4.6
28 Reviews
€30 and under
American
The Wiley Fox is one of Dublin’s best-loved bars. Located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, The Wiley Fox combines an urban and modern vibe with a rustic and retro style, tailored to giving you a cultured and refreshing wining and dining experience.

We strive towards cooking up the most delectable menu around, with everything from vegetarian and healthy options to our beloved chicken wings and BBQ classics! Or if you’re here to sample our trendy drinks menu, ask our dedicated staff about the revered craft beers and flavoured cocktails we have on offer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 28 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KimberleyH
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best night of the Christmas we had, staff wore amazing buzz , food was great and drinks wore lovely ... the price was perfect 100 percent recommend as a place to go for good food drink and music service.. HIDDEN GEM OF DUBLIN

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Cait
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Staff were fabulous. Really good spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

END OF SEMESTER

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were incredibly very friendly and the drinks were A1

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KateD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, lovely atmosphere

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JenH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food and drinks were good, very fun atmosphere. One meal didn't arrive until the others were finished and services were somewhat slow when ordering drinks. The real issues arose when it came to paying the bill. There were endless errors, with an extra €50 of drinks that were not ordered on the bill. This also seemed to be the case for surrounding tables which ended in the server getting unnecessarily frustrated and acting unbelievably unprofessional which had been alluded to previously in the night with certain comments. We understand it is a busy time of year with added Covid precautions but it was unacceptable, particularly when it came down to the personal insults regarding coworkers and their nationalities. When these issues were raised to the manager, there was no apology. It completely tainted what up until then was a very enjoyable night.

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SarahK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rooftop is a hidden gem. Would go again and again.

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WilliamG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The Food was very disappointing. I had been to the restaurant before when it was located on Dame Street and I had expected it to meet those standards, but it was no where near as good.

Music seemed to be playing from a laptop behind the bar, but had some issues which seemed to one of the distractions preventing the staff from serving.

Service was very very slow, and i had to stand up four times during the meal to look for some service but the food did arrive very quickly once ordered. I would assume it did not take too many seconds to be heated up in the microwave.

Really really poor, would not recommended a visit to this place for anyone.

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mrdh
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was the ideal place for New Years Eve - we booked a table for 7pm and it was there waiting. Staff were pleasant and efficient even though it was holiday time. Music was probably a little too loud for us - but it was NYE - so no complaints. And, at least it was decent music :)

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MATHIEUS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a passé une bonne soirée de Noël en famille. Excellent repas et personnel sympathique. Le cadre est agréable, très bon rapport qualité prix, grand choix de bières.

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vipRolandH
Dublin
31 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

The band was so loud you could not hear anything unless you shouted...food was so so. Chips were cold! Overall awful experience!

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vipdawns
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great local place steps away from O’Connell street. Food was excellant - smoked bbq : pork, beef, chicken, ribs with a great selection of sides. Also they had a delicious salad with your choice of protein.

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Coco
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Fantastic service and great value for money my first time here and loved it!

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CiaraM
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal before going on to the Abbey. Food was American bbq style but really tasty with good portions. Three generations of women from 19 to 76 years old and we all enjoyed it. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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MariaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, friendly staff, great atmosphere, will defo be back

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ClaudiaN
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Staff was incredibly attentive and friendly and the food was absolutely lovely, great value for money and more than plenty!

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JonC
London
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our welcome at The Wiley Fox wasn't the greatest with before even being seated or asked for drinks that the table was needed back in 2 hours. Nacho starter was tasty and generous, however the beef brisket I had for main was a touch dry. Food was reasonably priced though. Not the greatest or the worst BBQ food I've had.

The Wiley Fox
Responded on June 13, 2019

Hi Jon, Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave the review. We're glad that you felt our offering was good value and that you'd recommend us. We would love to hear more on how we can improve on the other areas you've eluded to, if you could send us an email to info@thewileyfox.ie. Thanks again and we would love to see you back here again. All the best.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good food and service. The wings were delicious. Very casual setting. We were sitting on couches and armchairs with a low table which wasn’t ideal for eating but other than that no complaints!

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PaulG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Cosy pub with a cool atmosphere and good food. My only issue was with the music, which was too loud to allow for conversation.

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KarenC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab waitress and food was delicious - both had burgers and then brownies - heartily recommend. But noisy but was a Friday night so to be expectes

The Wiley Fox
Responded on March 8, 2019

Hey Karen! Thanks for the lovely review - we'll pass your kind words on. Sorry about the noise! Hope to see you back in here soon.

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Shane
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice clean restaurant with good value for money. Waitress was polite and offered us 20% off our meal as we were on the way to 3Arena.

The Wiley Fox
Responded on March 8, 2019

Hi Shane, thanks for the great review. Delighted to hear you had a good time with us. We run the 20% discount for tickets to any show so just present your ticket next time and we can sort the rest! Hope to see you back here soon.

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Catherine
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ,staff very pleasant and friendly would recommend this place

The Wiley Fox
Responded on January 22, 2019

Hi Catherine, Thanks for a lovely review! We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to the staff. Hope to see you back here soon!

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Jenny
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, great staff and amazing value for money. Ideal for pre/post theatre food and drinks with the Abbey Theatre only a 2 minute walk away!

The Wiley Fox
Responded on January 17, 2019

Hi Jenny, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at The Wiley Fox! We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to the staff. Hope to see you back in soon.

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vipKS99
Dublin
30 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely waitress serving us, who made our evening really nice. Lovely food - very good pub grub for a reasonable price. The loos were pretty unpleasant in terms of cleanliness and we did find the music too loud in the restaurant area. Overall good though!

The Wiley Fox
Responded on January 17, 2019

Hi, Thanks for the kind words on the bar, staff and food! We've taken your feedback on board with regards to the bathrooms and music, much appreciated. We hope to see you back at The Wiley Fox soon - all the best!

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AMReview
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good value meal, tasty burger and nice sides.

The Wiley Fox
Responded on January 9, 2019

Hi Anne, Thanks for the kind words and for choosing The Wiley Fox! We're delighted you had a good meal with us and we hope to see you back soon!

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JeanC
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service on a Saturday night. Eight of us met for food and drinks - food was gorgeous and the lady who served us was excellent, very attentive and friendly. Music a bit loud at times but we were seated right under a speaker, however the staff kindly turned it down a bit when we asked!

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BeritP
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a fabulous evening. brilliant food. great drinks. would definitely recommend. one of the most fun dining experiences i have had in a long time!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very tasty food. And great value. I will be back again.

FAQs

The Wiley Fox does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat. The Wiley Fox also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 544 0900.

The Wiley Fox is rated 4.6 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.