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The Green Hen

4.1
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263 reviews
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€30 and under
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Bistro
We are delighted to reopen our classic French Bistro, The Green Hen on Exchequer Street this Summer. Our Head Chef, Denis Massey has created a beautiful new menu inspired by classic French dishes with a modern twist which we look forward to our guests enjoying. All necessary provisions have been made to ensure the comfort and safety of our guests at all times, including the removal of excess tables to adhere to safety measures.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 263 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charlie
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service wasn’t great as there were two hen parties. I was given a beer in the bottle without a glass and wasn’t asked if I’d like one. It took ages to get someone to take our wine order also

The Green Hen
Responded 6 days ago

Charlie,Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience at the hen, although needless to say we are disappointed with your feedback. We were indeed short staffed on the evening due a family bereavement with one of our staff members, it did leave us one experienced man down but we did our utmost to work through it as best with could with the remainder of our friendly and professional team at a very uncertain time for the industry which is stressful enough for all our crew.

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marcioveiga
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not many veggie options but I still had a lovely main course and dessert. It’s worth the experience.

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DarraghM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value from a very well selected and produced three course menu, ambience and service as good as always

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David
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the Green Hen on a date night and had a wonderful night! Our waitress was amazing, so friendly and accommodating. Food was incredibly, will definitely be going back

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LouiseP
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great service and very enjoyable - social distance worked well

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Janey
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual, service makes the difference here. Exceptional.

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MariaC
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The starter of crab with water melon was tasty and our other starter of grilled peaches was lovely and light. The steaks were cooked exactly as requested medium and medium rare. We both opted for the Eton mess which was nicely presented

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DarraghM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great menu, great value, excellent service in a lovely setting

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Piccolo locale in zona Temple Bar. Buon cibo ad un prezzo accessibile (Menù con tre portate a 35€). Eccellente il servizio da parte del cameriere. Locale un po’ rumoroso ma dovuto dalla clientela.

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MaryO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very enjoyable experience. Food good and staff very helpful

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Dingle
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Really love this place. Felt it was a little overcrowded and not quite enough space for social distance though. The food was not up to its normal standard. Chips were over cooked and soggy and the steak had not been left to sit for long enough so the plate was covered in blood. Still tasty though. Will return but hope the food lives up to the previous levels of excellence we have gotten used to. Friendly staff and nice ambiance.

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AlexA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and outstanding food
I am looking forward to go back again

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and wonderful service, would highly recommend

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KatieM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat . Food and experience was excellent

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Reme
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, had the 3 courses for €35, delicious steak and great cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the 3 course house menu on a Saturday evening and the food, service and value for money were second to none!! My partner had the steak and she said iflt was the best she has ever had!!

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GraceC
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Under the current Covid circumstances, the restaurant was too full. We have eaten in a lot of restaurants in Dublin during this time and I personally felt uneasy with the set up, people were on top of each other. Couldn’t fault the food or service, just the layout under the current circumstances.

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Stephen
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I would definitely go back again.

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Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lunch in The Green Hen was a lovely experience. Could almost forget your in Dublin on a Saturday afternoon. Staff where very attentive. The menu might be small but the food was delicious. I will be back soon.

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vipJohnnyW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick and Christophe and Darrell and Rossa...what a Band!! Thanks for a wonderful night Guys! Mighty! Johnny

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AislingM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a really delicious meal with my friend on Wednesday evening. I would highly recommend The Green Hen, small menu but everything was gorgeous, the service was very attentive and it was great value for money. Merci, Je reviendrai

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MarieC
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the French decor and delicious food made my visit a wonderful culinary experience.

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OliverH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Small menu, but good food and friendly service. Happy to recommend.

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RichardT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

There seemed little attempt to adapt to any social distancing of tables. Most of the staff did not wear masks and those that did wore it under the nose. There were no evidence of signage . I expected better, having dined here several times in the past.

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JosephR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French bistro, with a decent wine list. Service friendly and efficient. Good value.

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AndrewM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely experience dining at The Green Hen for my boyfriend’s birthday. The food was gorgeous with perfect portion sizes, and the decor and atmosphere was really cozy and lovely. Will definitely be back

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DoloresB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Relaxed stylish restaurant with a great vibe, lovely food and knowledgeable waiting staff. Serves a decent pint of Guinness too.

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AlexL
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice surroundings. Limited menu. One starter good, one started ok. Main course a little small. One dessert ok, one great. Waiter was wearing his face mask on his chin and leant in a little to close for my liking. Overall good, but it could be much better.

The Green Hen
Responded on 27 July 2020

We are sorry to hear overall you were disappointed with your dining experience at the Green hen.We are working off a reduced menu since reopening post lockdown to ensure the financial viability for the business,however,our menus change weekly and use the best quality seasonal produce. We apologise that you felt one of our team wasn't wearing his mask correctly,we will ensure this is highlighted at our next staff meeting. Rest assured, it is always our priority to ensure the safety of our guests.

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VeronicaO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food disappointing, wine over priced. Very disappointing

The Green Hen
Responded on 31 July 2020

Veronica, We are very disappointed to receive your feedback. At the Green Hen, we pride ourselves in providing a quality offering, both in food and service, which has always been reflected in our business over the last ten years. We welcome any constructive feedback that will help us to continue to grow and develop, however, without more substantiated reasons why we ranked so low overall we are somewhat lost. Grateful for any additional feedback you could give us to reflect your low scores.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Staff were excellent. Great value for money. Plenty of empty plates. Will be back in the near future.

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JenniferB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing value, brilliant service. Have never had a poor experience here

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PamelaC
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real vibrate atmosphere with good attention to detail service, food and cocktails were fab! Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Every time I go I am reminded it’s how classy the Green Hen is. Fantastic ambiance, amazing food and charming service!

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Warren
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, well portioned food. Excellent host and great value, I will definitely return.

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MonaMinnie
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Menu very good value. Opted for main course special of the day but were not aware of price supplement until we got the bill. Should have been told this in advance.

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MaeveE
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious. But it was a set price regardless of whether you wanted two or three courses which is a little unfair if you're just not hungry enough for starter, mains and dessert. The beef cheek was gorgeous.

The Green Hen
Responded on 27 July 2020

Maeve, thank you so much for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us. We have had to implement the set menu price to ensure the financial viability of the business post covid 19 Lockdown as we have had to reduce our capacity by half, therefore, we have to ensure we cover our costs for staff/ food costs etc. We hope this makes sense. We look forward to seeing you again soon, Best wishes, The Green Hen Crew.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, very good food.. it’s a very nice restaurant ! We will back soon 🙂

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DaithiK
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good to be back in one of our favourite restaurants after several months of lockdown.

What has not changed: the welcome, hospitality, high quality tasty food and a wonderful atmosphere reminiscent of a French Bistro.

What has changed: quite possibly a lot but nothing I noticed as a diner, nothing which impacted on our enjoying ourselves - a hallmark I'm sure of the thought, planning and preparation which has gone in to reopening.

Terrific dining experience!

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Caroline
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a post lockdown dinner here on Thursday. Food was delicious and service was excellent. Highly recommend

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alano
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the lunch offering,a three course meal for only €20 each was exceptional value.
Nice to see Nick Munier front of house, no one more professional and who knows how to look after the customer. We will be back!

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