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The Green Hen

4.2
4.2
356 Reviews
€30 and under
Bistro

The Green Hen Restaurant on Dublin's Exchequer Street is currently closed due to the Covid Pandemic restrictions and adherence to government protocols. However, our external heated terrace is now open daily (weather permitting) serving a reduced menu of Green Hen Classics along with delicious tipples.

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Booked 17 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, French, Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 12:00–15:00
    Wed–Sun 17:00–21:15

  • Phone number

    (01) 670 7238

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Denis Massey

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

1st Course

  • Chunky Summer Vegetable Broth

    Tomato and Basil Oil

    • Grilled and Raw Peach Salad

      Asparagus, Herb Ricotta, Rocket, Pine Nuts and Lemon

      • Killkeel Crad and Citrus Mayonnaise

        Roasted Watermelon, Avocado, Sourdough Crisp

        • Country Style Irish Pork Terrine

          Rhubarb Chutney, Cornichons, Grilled Sourdough

          2nd Course

          • Pan-Fried Fillet of North Atlantic Cod

            Spiced Haricot Beans, N'duja, Charved Broccoli, Salsa Verde

            • Roast Breast of Free Range Irish Chicken

              Poached Baby Leeks, Button Mushroom, Potato Mousseline, Tarragon & Sherry Sauce

              • Chargrilled 10Oz Rib Eye Steak

                Fries, Salad, Béarnaise Sauce (€3 supplement)

                • Spiced and Honey Glazed Halloumi

                  Figs, Asparagus, Rocket and Lemon

                  • Blackboard Specials of the Day

                    3rd Course

                    • Wexford Strawberries Eton Mess

                      Meringues, Chantilly Cream

                      • Warm Chocolate & Raspberry Sabayon

                        Raspberry Sorbet

                        Drinks to Start

                        €12.50 Each; Full Cocktail list available

                        • Kir Royale

                          • Raspberry Bellini

                            • Old Fashioned

                              Sides

                              €4.95 Each

                              • Chips with Bernaise Sauce

                                • Green Beans with Garlic Butter & Almonds

                                  • Side Salad with Olivade Dressing

                                    Last updated: 21 October 2020

                                    What 356 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                    4.2
                                    4.2 based on recent ratings
                                    • 4.2Food
                                    • 4.3Service
                                    • 4.2Ambience
                                    • 3.8Value

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                    • Dublin 2

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                                    1. f

                                      frankc

                                      Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                      overall3food4service4ambience1

                                      food was good felt more like a bar than a restaurant very hard to hear fellow diner not somewhere to linger was in and out within an hour

                                    2. N

                                      Nonickname

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                      overall2food3service2ambience3

                                      The bill was incorrect and the lady serving was slightly dismissing with our requests.

                                    3. EM

                                      EmerM

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 9 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great 3 course lunch at The Green Hen.Outstanding value and really delicious food.Will definitely be back!

                                    4. TG

                                      TheGirls

                                      Dublin

                                      2 reviews

                                      1.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 8 October 2021

                                      overall1food4service2ambience1

                                      Toilets were dirty. Glad I didn’t see the kitchen!

                                    5. SF

                                      SusanF

                                      London

                                      6 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on 7 October 2021

                                      overall3food3service3ambience2

                                      The place is central and quieter than a lot of other local places. I enjoyed my chicken which was moist and the creamy mash. We ordered a side of brocoli which completed the meal. I had an apple crumble as my first choice of the trifle which I would prefer as it sounded different. It was ok and the prices for the food was reasonable.

                                    6. d

                                      david

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 5 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Fab food- really nice atmosphere and staff friendly. Definitely go back as soon as I can

                                    7. LG

                                      LouisG

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 3 October 2021

                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                      good food, trendy, top service, nice winecard and perfect location

                                    8. LR

                                      LynR

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 1 October 2021

                                      overall1food5service4ambience1

                                      The Green Hen has been a favourite for years. The food is still great but our night was completely ruined by blaring music which could be best described as techno, just grinding. We couldn’t have any conversation. After we complained and asked for it to be turned down it was turned up louder. It was more suited to a nightclub. Really cannot understand the reason for this in such what use to be an elegant restaurant. Also we were not asked for our Covid passes which alarmed us. Some of the bar staff had no masks.

                                    9. l

                                      lisat

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 1 October 2021

                                      overall2food2service3ambience3

                                      was disappointed overall. It had been a few yrs since I had eaten there, I found the food over priced for what it was, Also , two of the party had the chicken and both were unwell later in the evening, I wouldn't be rushing back .

                                    10. F

                                      Foodie

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 27 September 2021

                                      overall5food4service4ambience5

                                      Great atmosphere, nice staff. Good food, tasty but could improve the side food. Cocktails were great. There was no hand soap in the bathroom, stayed there for about 3 hours and was not refill for the whole time. In the terrace the music was unnecessary loud. Thanks!

                                    11. c

                                      christine

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 26 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Really good food. Relaxed and good atmosphere in restaurant.

                                    12. CC

                                      ClaireC

                                      N. Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 18 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Really enjoyed food good and service excellent.

                                    13. FL

                                      FrancisL

                                      Ireland

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 18 September 2021

                                      overall3food4service4ambience3

                                      The food was very nice and the wait staff were quite friendly but a couple of the staff could do with instructions on how to wear a face mask

                                    14. MB

                                      MarilynB

                                      Dublin

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 18 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Myself and my 2 friends booked dinner for 7 . It was my friends birthday . We predinner cocktails and we'd a beautiful meal with wine and more cocktails . Food is exceptional . We'd a great night . Staff were lovely . Great place for dinner.

                                    15. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 18 September 2021

                                      overall3food2service2ambience3

                                      Food was okay - not particularly hot Seated near door and was open.

                                    16. JM

                                      JoaquimM

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 18 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Mussels and cocktails are great quality. Overall a very nice experience.

                                    17. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Chicago

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 17 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We love it so much

                                    18. MM

                                      MikeM

                                      New England

                                      11 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      11 reviews

                                      Dined on 16 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                      Return visit to this great Dublin restaurant. As always, the food was excellent. Lovely presentation and quite tasty.

                                    19. o

                                      osullivjos

                                      New York Area

                                      31 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      31 reviews

                                      Dined on 15 September 2021

                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                      Lovely service, decent food, music odd and too loud.

                                    20. AO

                                      AlexandraO

                                      Dublin

                                      7 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on 15 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Food was delicious and filling, staff lovely and attentive. Had a great time with my 2 friends.

                                    21. K

                                      Kman1978

                                      London

                                      9 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on 14 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Superb cooking and service. The chicken and black pudding terrine is worth a visit alone.

                                    22. O

                                      Orlaith

                                      Dublin

                                      18 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      18 reviews

                                      Dined on 11 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Superb. Great drinks and atmosphere. Staff very motivated and very much enjoying their jobs and it showed. My husband had pea and mint soup and the best tasting streak of his life! And that’s saying something as he eats steak a lot. I had gambas starter and the prawns were super and chicken dish was excellent. A Panacotta, Margarita, Whiskey Sour, an Irish coffee and chilled bottle of Picpoul and made for a lovely night. We‘d both highly recommend Green Hen 🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

                                    23. B

                                      Billyboy

                                      Dublin

                                      17 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      17 reviews

                                      Dined on 9 September 2021

                                      overall3food4service4ambience4

                                      The food was delicious but was disappointed that the menu posted on Open Table as 35€ for 3 courses was not available. Would appreciate if information on menu was updated.

                                    24. DB

                                      DoreenB

                                      Dublin

                                      7 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on 5 September 2021

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Enjoyed the food and the service

                                    25. AM

                                      AngelaM

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 3 September 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                      Great food very friendly helpful staff great atmosphere

                                    26. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 3 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We recently went to dinner in the Green Hen - our first trip into Dublin City since restrictions due to the pandemic were eased. And what an experience ! Everything about the Green Hen was great - from the warm reception at the door, seamless covid checks, well spaced tables inside and a wonderful ambiance complimented by a real fire in the corner. The food was excellent - as was the service. We would highly recommend !

                                    27. B

                                      Bill

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 1 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      We were very well looked after by good attentive staff. Food was excellent , very well prepared and presented. Thoroughly recommended

                                    28. F

                                      Fergie

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 1 September 2021

                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                      Limited lunch menu with few choices. Nice food and attentive service.

                                    29. VM

                                      VanessaM

                                      Dublin

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 1 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing staff! Super available and caring for customer wow

                                    30. DD

                                      DeeeDS

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 27 August 2021

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Lovely evening. Great staff. I really like your new menu. Many thanks.

                                    31. F

                                      Fly561

                                      Chicago

                                      7 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on 24 August 2021

                                      overall3food3service3ambience4

                                      Food is OK, but considering the limited menu I would have expected better. Service friendly enough, but lacked experience

                                    32. AA

                                      AideenA

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 23 August 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                      Very limited menu , possibly due to covid restrictions. Unruly children inside drove us outdoors but the service and food was great.

                                    33. KC

                                      KieranC

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 21 August 2021

                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                      Stripped back menu but lovely service and atmosphere.

                                    34. RB

                                      RolandB

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 19 August 2021

                                      overall1food1service2ambience4

                                      Only three main course choices. Peri peri chicken was considered too spicy for my wife. The fish (cod) my wife doesn't eat out because of the possibility of bones (which was the case). My wife ordered the steak, which was under done, we asked for it to be cooked some more, it was returned still undercooked (we requested it well done, so the evidence of blood wasn't acceptable). To save any embarassment my wife tried to eat my cod and I her steak. My wife found two bones in her first mouthful and ate no more - it waseft on the side of the plate. When the staff cleared we were not asked if we enjoyed our meal. We paid the 109euro and left - we have visited the restaurant a number of times in the past when visiting Dublin, but will never return - very very poor!

                                    35. RH

                                      RHayes

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 18 August 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      Big fan of the Green Hen but their current menu is very limited. Looking forward to them getting back towards their pre-Covid offering in the coming months. A choice of sauce with the steak beyond peppercorn would be great also. Attentive services as always and lovely drinks.

                                    36. CB

                                      ConorB

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 17 August 2021

                                      overall4food4service3ambience3

                                      A really nice restaurant and dinner was very tasty. Service wasn't great. After our mains were cleared no one came near us to offer dessert, more wine or anything. We were only asked if we wanted anything else when we asked for the bill. Other than that it was a really nice evening

                                    37. R

                                      Rachel

                                      Dublin

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 15 August 2021

                                      overall1food2service2ambience1

                                      Menu wasn't great very limited dishes for the price. Coffee was way too strong.

                                    38. MS

                                      MarkS

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 13 August 2021

                                      overall2food2service3ambience3

                                      ALWAYS serve the lady or ladies at the table first and don't drowned the steak in sauce.

                                    39. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      N. Ireland

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 13 August 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Fantastic first visit I’ll be back food staff everything was amazing great wine recommendations really enjoyed it and our clients were delighted

                                    40. K

                                      Karl

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 8 August 2021

                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                      A good chef ! The meals were very tasty, well prepared & not overly fussy but interesting ! Slightly limited menu at the moment most likely due to only recently opening up,.. we have been before many times & have never been disappointed… that’s a rarity. Service really couldn’t have been better !

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                                    The Green Hen is rated 4.2 stars by 356 OpenTable diners

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                                    Booked 17 times today
                                    Google Map for The Green Hen

                                    33 Exchequer St. Dublin, Dublin 2 D02 A620

                                    • Area

                                      South City Centre

                                    • Hours of Operation

                                      Wed–Sun 12:00–15:00
                                      Wed–Sun 17:00–21:15

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Bistro, French, Contemporary European

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Dining

                                    • Dress Code

                                      Casual Dress

                                    • Payment Options

                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Executive Chef

                                      Denis Massey

                                    • Additional

                                      Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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