The Green Hen

4.2
346 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.

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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 346 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
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christine
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. Relaxed and good atmosphere in restaurant.

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ClaireC
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed food good and service excellent.

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FrancisL
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

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MarilynB
Dublin
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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

JM
JoaquimM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it so much

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MikeM
New England
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.

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osullivjos
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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vipAlexandraO
Dublin
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.

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vipKman1978
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOrlaith
Dublin
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 🏅🏅🏅🏅🏅👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Billyboy
Dublin
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.

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DoreenB
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food and the service

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food very friendly helpful staff great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
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 !

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Bill
Dublin
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

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Fergie
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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VanessaM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff! Super available and caring for customer wow

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DeeeDS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Fly561
Chicago
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

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AideenA
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.

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KieranC
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Stripped back menu but lovely service and atmosphere.

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RolandB
Dublin
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!

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RHayes
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.

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ConorB
Dublin
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

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Rachel
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

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

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MarkS
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.

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
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

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Karl
London
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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Andyman
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Nice restaurant. Staff were great and food was very tasty. However it was a bit overpriced for the portion size and a bit loud on the background music. For example Gambas starter was lovely but 14euro for a few prawns?. Understand that with COVID, table numbers are lower so costs higher but it won’t encourage frequent visits. Which is a shame because the food was really nice.

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AlanM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great night. Chicken dish was amazing as was the pate starter.

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Loraine
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The food was lovely and we knew it would be, having eaten there before. However, the service was appalling. The waiters were unfriendly and abrupt. They were dropping meals on tables as if in a Formula One race!! No one greeted us with a welcome smile or a Happy Christmas !! No one asked, at any stage, how any part of our meal was! I was waiting 10 mins for bread.
More importantly,the only hand sanitiser on the wall downstairs at the toilets, was broken. The tables were too close together and while all restaurants were due to be closed at 3pm, they were still welcoming new guests at 3pm when we were leaving. Not following COVID restrictions is just not acceptable and unfair to those who are doing so !!

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LindaD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The Green Hen is a favourite of mine and never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table in the Green Hen to meet up with family to celebrate Christmas as hadn’t seen them for months. It was our first visit to the Green Hen and despite all the current restrictions and safety measures it didn’t disappoint. Or arrivals we were welcomed with a warm greeting and shown to our table. The Christmas menu was good value and had good choices. We had the duck Parfait and haddock fish cakes both of which were delicious. For main the duck leg literally fell of the bone was seriously good. The staff and service was warm friendly and attentive, we would definitely return to the restaurant. Thank you team Green Hen best of luck over the coming weeks and hopefully we can return in the not too distant future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Green Hen was by far one of best dining experiences in Dublin I have had to date. The atmosphere was fantastic, the food was second to none and the staff were the cherry on top. Jenny, in particular made us feel very welcome and was such a wonderful host. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend! Very central location and reasonably priced.

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TinaB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful cosy chic restaurant, would highly recommend

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JohnM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was my first visit to this restaurant and I was very impressed. Its a nice, well located restaurant with surprisingly good food and friendly service. We had a nice table at the back well spread out from other diners and really enjoyed the meal. I will most defiantly be back to this restaurant.

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vipAnonymous
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant, would recommend anyone to go. Food was very nice!

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PaulMurph
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gem of a restaurant. Everything I could have hoped for and more from with a beautiful dinner to tasty cocktails in bespoke surroundings. Most of all the staff were so nice - Jennifer who greeted us to the waiter upstairs and the barman who made us cocktails. Each was so friendly. 20/10 experience for a young couple.

FAQs

The Green Hen is rated 4.2 stars by 346 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 bookings at the moment.