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The Green Hen

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395 Reviews
€30 and under
Bistro

Opening its doors in the heart of Dublin City on Exchequer Street in 2010, The Green Hen is a French-style Bistro, offering classic dishes in a relaxed atmosphere with a unique ambience. Situated over two floors with a combined dining capacity of 85. The first-floor dining room is available for private hire for groups of up to 30 guests. Both floors are complete with their own bar.

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Booked 22 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

Menu

Served all day

Main

  • Country Style Irish Pork Terrine€11.00

    Rhubarb Chutney, Cornichons, Grilled Sourdough

    • Chargrilled Beef Burger€14.00

      Grilled Brioche Bun, Tomato, Red Onion, Pickle, Burger Sauce & Fries

      • Tempura of Atlantic Cod€15.00

        Minted Peas, Tartar Sauce & Fries

        • Grilled and Raw Peach Salad€12.50

          Asparagus, Herb Ricotta, Rocket, Pine Nuts and Lemon

          • Irish Cheese Plate€14.00

            Selection of Irish Farmhouse Cheeses, Gooseberry Chutney, Oat Crackers

            Last updated: 6 August 2021

            What 395 people are saying

            Overall ratings and reviews

            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

            4.0
            4 based on recent ratings
            • 4.1Food
            • 4.1Service
            • 3.9Ambience
            • 3.7Value

            NoiseModerate

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            1. NM

              NasM

              London

              23 reviews

              5.0

              23 reviews

              Dined 2 days ago

              overall5food5service5ambience4

              Lovely restaurant and excellent service. We love this place the food is great consistently so and the waiters are so pleasant and helpful

            2. G

              Griff

              New York Area

              9 reviews

              4.0

              9 reviews

              Dined on 13 January 2022

              overall4food4service4ambience4

              Lovely lunch at the Green Hen

            3. KF

              KevinF

              Dublin

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on 8 January 2022

              overall4food4service3ambience4

              Authentic French food in a nice city centre location.

            4. NK

              NicolaK

              Dublin

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 5 January 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Best meal I have had in a long time, and our group of ladies all agreed, which is something :-)

            5. C

              edwardC

              Dublin

              1 review

              1.0

              1 review

              Dined on 23 December 2021

              overall1food1service1ambience1

              Not the same Green Hen we are used to. Service v slow, 1hr 20 mins after we arrived got main course. Food was poor quality and small portions. Skins still in potato mash. They were in breach of all Covid guidelines, staff with masks under nose, no reduction in capacity, tables on top of each other. Definetely not 1 metre apart.

            6. AD

              AnneD

              Dublin

              2 reviews

              4.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on 19 December 2021

              overall4food5service5ambience5

              The only downside was the fact that customers kept leaving the door open and there was a draught. Otherwise it is excellent - good atmosphere, great service - very friendly actually - food excellent.

            7. D

              Dolly

              Columbus

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 17 December 2021

              overall5food4service5ambience5

              Fabulous night..top class waiting staff and attention. Very good food..

            8. e

              eleanorm

              London

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on 14 December 2021

              overall4food4service3ambience4

              Excellent food. Very busy, pre-Christmas atmosphere. Staff seemed a little inexperienced but worked efficiently

            9. T

              Trish

              Dublin

              3 reviews

              4.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on 14 December 2021

              overall4food5service4ambience5

              Enjoyed a lovely meal with my friends, lovely Christmas atmosphere. Will be dining there again.

            10. PF

              PaulineF

              Dublin

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on 14 December 2021

              overall4food5service5ambience4

              Nice welcome upon arrival The Green Hen. Very good table service. Lunch arrived promptly. Fish was delicious and good portions. Menu options good and well priced. I would return and would recommend to friends. Pauline Frazer

            11. PB

              PatB

              Kerry

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on 13 December 2021

              overall4food4service4ambience4

              lovely food and generous portions. Only quibble was with the 10% added service charge for food and drink for just 2 people. Is this necessary?

            12. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Exclusive

              1 review

              1.0

              1 review

              Dined on 11 December 2021

              overall1food1service1ambience2

              Food was just not great at all. Outdated

            13. DB

              DoloresB

              Dublin

              3 reviews

              3.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on 5 December 2021

              overall3food4service2ambience2

              Food was lovely but the service was disappointing.

            14. C

              Cyril

              Dublin

              1 review

              3.0

              1 review

              Dined on 3 December 2021

              overall3food5service5ambience3

              Great food but …..music sooooo noisy we had to leave early!!

            15. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              London

              3 reviews

              5.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on 1 December 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              This restaurant is consistently good . I love the place 😀

            16. K

              Karen

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 30 November 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience4

              Thank you for making our Birthday Celebration Dinner a very pleasant and enjoyable experience. The food was lovely and your recommendation on wine was perfect. Thanks Karen

            17. LN

              LisaNicanB

              Dublin

              11 reviews

              5.0

              11 reviews

              Dined on 30 November 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Absolutely stellar food and service in a beautiful restaurant. Couldn't commend all staff more highly! Jen was a fabulous waiter!

            18. DO

              DervilO

              Dublin

              2 reviews

              5.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on 28 November 2021

              overall5food4service4ambience4

              We had a lovely meal here with good service and friendly staff.

            19. FS

              FlorS

              Dublin

              3 reviews

              5.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on 27 November 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Fabulous atmosphere, great service and delicious food. Always a great night out.

            20. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Dublin

              1 review

              2.0

              1 review

              Dined on 27 November 2021

              overall2food4service2ambience3

              Service could be better

            21. BG

              BarneyG

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on 26 November 2021

              overall4food4service4ambience4

              Very enjoyable lunch - good food - nice wine - bit pricey and STRONG - 14.5% - maybe this should be highlighted on list - but overall good - we'll be back I love the photos in toilets!

            22. LC

              LauraC

              London

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 23 November 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience4

              My husband & I love this place. We went for lunch yesterday and it didn't disappoint. Our waitress was absolutely lovely too! definitely one of our favourites.

            23. KN

              KristinaN

              London

              3 reviews

              4.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on 21 November 2021

              overall4food5service4ambience3

              Food + service excellent. Wine recommendations great too + good selection of local beers. Freezing cold in the restaurant, restroom with wallpaper hanging off the wall.

            24. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Dublin

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on 21 November 2021

              overall4food4service4ambience4

              Great service and food. Had table at top of stairs ground floor and quite a draft coming in This needs to be sorted out Otherwise we really enjoyed and would recommend

            25. ED

              ElaineD

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 13 November 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              I had a great night in the green hen last Saturday. The atmosphere and food were excellent.

            26. RM

              RaulM

              1 review

              2.0

              1 review

              Dined on 13 November 2021

              overall2food3service2ambience2

              No covid cert requested. Waiter walking around without wearing mask properly. Wrong starter brought. Long wait to order and slow service. Background music so loud that it made it difficult to have a conversation. Ladies' toilet soap dispenser hanging unsafely off the wall. 10% automatically charged for a party of two.

            27. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Dublin

              1 review

              3.0

              1 review

              Dined on 12 November 2021

              overall3food4service4ambience3

              Felt tables were a bit to close together so was a bit uncomfortable with covid etc still around

            28. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Dublin

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 8 November 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience3

              Attention was great, place asked for covid cert, toilets were clean, table was set perfectly. Portions were sufficien, tasty and excellent quality. I still don't get use to dinning experience with this shady lighting setting (irish call it ambience?). I believe you must see the food you're paying for before put it in your mouth. Seems everyone is a vampire in Dublin! I will come back to this cave anyway with a candle!

            29. TD

              TonyD

              Dublin

              1 review

              2.0

              1 review

              Dined on 7 November 2021

              overall2food3service4ambience4

              Have eaten here a good number of times and always enjoyed it Disappointed with disregard for COVID safety protocols re mask wearing and no check in gif vaccination certificate

            30. M

              Maeve

              1 review

              1.0

              1 review

              Dined on 6 November 2021

              overall1food1service1ambience1

              Terrible experience from start to finish, we have been coming to the Green Hen for years however, this visit, for the first time coming here, we were so disappointed. Maybe new owners/management? The restaurant is nothing as to what it once was. Waiting over an hour for mains, only to be sent back. Food tasted terrible as well as cold and cold plates. Never recommending this restaurant again. Seen plenty of other negative reviews on line. Management need to take these negative reviews on board, changes need to be made.

            31. OS

              OliviaS

              Dublin

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on 6 November 2021

              overall4food3service4ambience4

              Overall it was really nice. The sauces were lovely. The meats weren't as good as they should be considering the price point. Service was brilliant, couldn't be faulted. Overall really enjoyable evening.

            32. JM

              JasonM

              New York Area

              1 review

              1.0

              1 review

              Dined on 5 November 2021

              overall1food1service1ambience1

              Firstly, I would like to say that I would not be leaving this review only for The Green Hen decided to change by booking to ‘cancelled’ after we left the restaurant. By doing so, they inhibited me from leaving a review, which I wouldn’t have done if they hadn’t been so petty. On Friday I brought my parents to The Green Hen for dinner. Our starters were fine. Pretty average. Three of us ordered the duck and one chicken. When the mains arrived they were barely warm. We asked the waiter to have them reheated, but when they brought them back out, they were as cold as when they went in. The waitress tried argue that they used a temperature probe to ensure they were warm, if the chef did, then it must be broken! The entire experience was very disappointing. The worse thing about this sort of experience is my parents left hungry with no dinner! We have eaten here several times before and it was always excellent. Perhaps the restaurant is under new management? The music was too loud, they kept changing the lighting levels, it is more of a bar now than restaurant. I certainly will not be back.

            33. JP

              JonathanP

              Dublin

              1 review

              2.0

              1 review

              Dined on 29 October 2021

              overall2food2service3ambience3

              Scallop starter was ok - pea shoots tasted off. Duck main was over cooked and the potato fondant did not taste good - could not finish it. Won’t be back.

            34. CM

              CarmelM

              Liverpool

              3 reviews

              4.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on 25 October 2021

              overall4food5service5ambience5

              Lovely meal, Lovely ambience, great service. Would recommend. Love the black and white pics on walls

            35. SH

              StephenH

              Dublin

              3 reviews

              vip
              1.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on 24 October 2021

              overall1food3service2ambience1

              We were sitting next to there storage unit in wall for firelogs. Very cold draft. Food portions were small.

            36. DF

              DeclanF

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on 24 October 2021

              overall4food5service5ambience4

              Fantastic food and service We’ll be back soon Highly recommend this restaurant

            37. D

              Dublindays

              Ireland

              5 reviews

              2.0

              5 reviews

              Dined on 23 October 2021

              overall2food2service2ambience3

              I have eaten here many times but I was very disappointed to see that standards have fallen. I know it is difficult to get staff etc but this was so lack lustre I won't be back.

            38. AD

              AnneD

              Dublin

              2 reviews

              3.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on 21 October 2021

              overall3food5service5ambience2

              It was quite cold and the ladies toilet had no soap and had a very bad odour - needs updating

            39. f

              frankc

              Ireland

              1 review

              3.0

              1 review

              Dined on 16 October 2021

              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

            40. N

              Nonickname

              1 review

              2.0

              1 review

              Dined on 16 October 2021

              overall2food3service2ambience3

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

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            The Green Hen is rated 4 stars by 395 OpenTable diners.

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            Booked 22 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

            • Parking Details

              None

            • 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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