The Hairy Lemon

The Hairy Lemon
Address : Stephen Street
City Centre South, Co. Dublin
Phone :01 671 8949
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The enigmatic Hairy Lemon Pub was christened in memory of one of the city's great characters who was a dog catcher in the 1950's... Live music Dublin, great food and atmosphere..

Opening Hours

Mon-Wed 9am-11.30pm
Thurs-Fri 9am-1am
Sat 10:30am-1am
Sun 12pm-11pm

Cuisine Type

Traditional Irish Food

The Hairy Lemon Pub - restaurants Dublin

The enigmatic Hairy Lemon Pub was christened in memory of one of the city’s great characters who was a dog catcher in the 1950’s. He was reputed to boast a lemon shaped visage and a stubble of gooseberry like hair. This most enjoyable restaurants Dublin and drinking establishment is just about as unconventional as it’s namesake.

Even the 19th century house in which the Hairy Lemon Pub resides is a little ‘outside-the-box’; with years of memorabilia a sitting room suspended in mid air, High Nellie’s, wellies and even Granny’s Kitchen, the block buster film ‘The Commitments’, lives on in the Hairy Lemon Pub. Many scenes were filmed using the snug and bar counter from the pub. Unknown to itself, the Hairy Lemon has become one of Dublin’s Trendiest Pubs and restaurants in Dublin. So…. “Here’s to the first drop-the one that destroys you; there’s no harm at all in the last”. Great food, service, live music Dublin and a friendly atmosphere, but watch out for huge crowds at the weekends as live music in Dublin is always playing.

Now Serving Breakfast! Monday to Friday: 9am to 12pm.

One of many restaurants in Dublin,  the Christmas Menu at the Hairy Lemon pub is €19.95 for 2 course € 3.00 extra for dessert Starters

Seafood Chowder served with Irish soda bread
Irish Goat's Cheese Brushetta with caramelised onions & cherry tomatoes
Chicken Satay skewers served witha peanut & chilli sauce
Mixed baby leaf salad with red onions, beetroot, walnuts


Roast Turkey & Honey Baked Ham served with winter veg & cranberry sauce
Braised Wicklow Lamb Shank cooked in red wine & served on a champ mash with vegetables & rosemary gravy
Fillet of Salmon served on a bed of basil infused mash & drizzled with a leek & lemon cream sauce
Tortellini (v) cooked with olive oil, garlic, cherry tomatoes, parmesan cheese & rocket


(optional, €3 with this menu)

Homemade Christmas pudding - served with Jameson butterscotch sauce
Apple crumble - served with vanilla Icecream & Jameson infused custard
Creme Brulée - served with homemade short bread biscuits & brandy cream

Lunch Time Special Lunch Time Special Only €7.90

Steak & Guinness Pie
Cottage Pie
Dublin Coddle
Bacon & Cabbage & Parsley Sauce
Warm Cajun Chicken Salad
Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap
Homemade Beef Burger
Club Sandwich
Ciabatta Chicken & Stuffing Sandwich
Ciabatta Open Tuna & Cheese Melt
Fish & Chips
Chicken Goujons
Chicken Satay
Soup & Toasted Sandwich
Ham / Cheese / Chicken / Tuna / Bacon / Sausage
Pasta Bolognaise

Vegetarian option available.
All meals are served with a side dish

Lunch 12pm to 3pm Monday to Friday
Not available Bank Holiday Mondays

Our Menu


Homemade Soup - €4.90
Healthy & hearty with soda bread

Mussels A La Crème €6.90
Cooked in double cream & white wine. With garlic bread

Voodoo Chicken Wings €6.90 Large €11.90
With a blue cheese dip & hot ranch sauce

Nacho Platter 8.90 Large €11.90
Tortilla chips with seasoned beef, jalapeno peppers, salsa & guacamole

Goats Cheese Salad €8.90 As a Main €11.90
Served on a basil crouton. Topped with toasted pine nuts & sun-dried tomato dressing. Bread on side

Caesars' Cajun Chicken Salad €7.90 As A Main €11.90
A salad with crispy bacon, Cajun chicken, lettuce, Parmesan cheese, croutons & Caesar dressing. Soda bread on the side.

Seafood Chowder €8.90 As a Main €11.90
Chunks of fresh fish & mussels in a creamy potato & dill chowder. Served with home made garlic bread

Main Courses

8oz Sirloin Steak €19.90
Cooked to order. With fresh cut chips, green beans. With pepper sauce or garlic butter

8oz Fillet Steak €22.90
Cooked to order. With fresh cut chips, green beans. With pepper sauce or garlic butter

Breast of Chicken €15.90
Stuffed with Goats cheese, wrapped in bacon & served with roasted veg & sautéed potatoes

Beef & Guinness Pie €13.90
Tender beef reduced in red wine & Guinness, with veg & mushrooms. Topped with a crispy pastry lid. Chips & soda bread on the side

Traditional Irish Stew €13.90
A slow coked stew of diced Lamb, potatoes, carrots, celery, onions & fresh herbs. Baked potato & soda bread on the side.

Famous Dublin Coddle €13.90
Our recipe of bacon, sausages, root veg & fresh herbs cooked in a rich potato soup. Served with mash & soda bread.

Traditional Cottage Pie €12.90
Classic Irish dish with minced beef & vegetables. Topped with creamy mashed potato. With fresh cut chips.

Fish & Chips €14.90
Traditional Beer battered Cod, mushy peas & tartar sauce with fresh chips

Salmon Supreme €15.90
Baked Salmon fillet on a bed of Champ mash & green beans. Topped with lemon & herbs

Bangers & Mash €12.90
Award winning Pork & leek sausages, pan fried. Served on champ mash with red wine jus.

Traditional Bacon & Cabbage €13.90
Served with creamy mashed potato & parsley sauce

Pasta & Rice Dishes

Pasta A La Mer €14.90
Mixed fish & mussels cooked in a white wine creamy tomato sauce on a bed of Tagliatelle pasta.

Chicken Carbonara €12.90
Chicken pieces, bacon, mushrooms & parmesan cheese in a creamy sauce

Baked Lasagne €13.90
Bolognaise & pasta topped with bechamel Napoli & shaved parmesan. With garlic bread & fresh cut chips on the side.

Thai Red Curry €12.90
Chicken strips, peppers, red onions, chilli & coconut cream on a bed of basmati rice.

Chinese Curry Available

Sandwiches & Burgers

Irish Beef Burger €12.90
With spiced tomato salsa, cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, a toasted bun & fries

Sirloin Steak Sandwich €13.90
Grilled steak with lettuce, caramelised onions, garlic mayo & fried egg on toasted Ciabatta with Chunky chips

Salads / Vegetarian

See Starters

Full vegetarian menu available on request

Side Orders

Chunky Chips €3.90
Mash €2.90
House Salad €4.90
Fresh Vegetables €3.50
Spicy Potato Wedges With Garlic Mayo & Sweet Chilli Dips €4.90
With Bacon & Cheese €6.50
Garlic Bread €4.50
With Cheese €5.50

Dips: €1.00 Curry, Chilli, Barbeque, Garlic, Gravy


Mini Party Platter (Serves 2-4) €19.90
Cajun chicken wings, spring rolls, potato wedges, cocktail sausages, potato skins with sour cream & onion rings.

Super Platter (Serves 7-10) €49.90
Spicy chicken wings, cocktail sausages, potato skins with sour cream, onion rings, nachos & potato wedges

Deluxe Platter (Serves 7-10 ) €69.90
Mixed Savoury Bites, Potato skins with sour cream, Chicken Skewers vegetab


Stephen Street,
City Centre South,
Co. Dublin

Tel: 01 671 8949

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