The Step Inn

4.7
225 reviews
€30 and under
Gastro Pub
ONLINE RESERVATIONS FOR DINING ONLY: We are only accepting dining reservations with a 1hr 45min time limit. A credit card is required to reserve your table but is only charged if you are a no show (€10pp). We can accept bookings of up to 6 max & no multiple bookings permitted. All bookings are weather dependent while we are restricted to outdoor dining. All seating is outdoors so therefore not weather proof.
DRINKS: We are not accepting drinks bookings as we have a designated drinks area with no time limit so bookings not necessary.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: As per public health recommendations, customers and employees are required to wear face covering when entering, exiting, and walking around our restaurant / outdoors.

Located at The Foothills of the Dublin Mountains The Step Inn is a prominent landmark pub in South Dublin incorporating 2 bars and a restaurant.
We are known for friendly hospitality, excellent food, and great coverage of all sporting events!

Support The Step Inn during COVID-19

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 225 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanielleF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as always. They’ve made great use of their outdoor space.

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IreneD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely to see all the staff again. We really enjoyed our lunch . Than you ❤️

AF
AnnmarieF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There was a lovely atmosphere at the Step Inn on Saturday night.
Food was basic but delicious and service was top notch.

KO
KimO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are doing an amazing job keeping everything flowing so well, the food was unreal, the atmosphere was brilliant it was great to be back

KM
KirstyM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and setup for outdoor dining. Most of the staff are so friendly. My biggest complaint is the chair is way too far from the table! (Can't be moved). Hurt my back leaning over to the food.

DM
DamienM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Busy, busy. busy. The best non restaurant/ non fast food dining experience for many miles. Staff as always were great. New menu is limited but tasty - Hope that it gets expanded when the new kitchen is finished.

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RebeccaO
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. The staff was so welcoming and friendly and there was a great buzz. The food was tasty and I will definitely be returning

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AbbyG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Brought my grandad out for the first time since lockdown as we always came here for dinner with my nanny before she passed away, great atmosphere, weather helped, staff very friendly, good food although was quiet a wait for it as it was busy, would come here again

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great to be back to the Step! Fiona and the team are doing an amazing job.

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RobertD
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service , fun night had for us all

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NatasaZ
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing experience on outdoors watching European league. Helpful staff overall great place.

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mrscaretaker
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at The Step Inn yesterday .. food was wonderful and staff helpful and accommodating as ever!

LF
LocalFamily
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a lovely local pub and restaurant and they have arranged a lovely outdoor set up with good distancing, etc. Staff are lovely, friendly and efficient and food hits the spot perfectly!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The quality of the food was good. The service and drinks we excellent.

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PhilipB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Half the menu was gone only a few selections left.
Waiting along time for food.
Mojito to sour.
Usually really enjoy going but wasn't up to par

MB
MatthewB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were amazing given the circumstances they are facing. I’ll be going back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Waiting 45 mins after ordering drinks, had to ask twice to get them and nothing,

Food didn’t come for 1 hour 15 after arriving, again had to ask where it was.

Fight breaks out from a bunch of lads drinking all day. Nothing done about it.

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Emma
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and set up. Amazing service with the friendliest staff. We always have a great time.

PJ
PaulJ
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality food and service as always.
Thank You to all at the Step

DM
DerekM
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I go here when I can and I like it but the outdoor seating area was more for people looking at the match on big screen, the food was night but was from a basic chip van and not the kitchen, and I thought was a bit over priced, €15.50 for a burger and a few chips , not as dear in other near by places

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just fab, really enjoyed it

KL
KarinaL
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good atmosphere, staff are brilliant.Food was a bit of a let down.

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StephanieD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always. Delighted to see The Step Inn back. Already booked in again for 2 weeks time :)

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GrainneK
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great to be out again, menu was limited but to be expected under the circumstances

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Didn’t know it was all paper boxes and plastic cutlery out of a burger van in the yard or wouldn’t have booked

KR
KeithRed
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Step! Great food service and atmosphere. Thanks, Keith

AM
AlanM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New open air renovation with big screen. Fantastic. Well done

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great setup for outdoor dining.
Service is quick and food is very good.

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George
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and what they’ve done with the outside is great! Highly recommend!

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Jess
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening in the Step, the staff are so friendly and welcoming.

JB
JamesB
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Overall decent however we ordered or food and it took nearly an hour and 20 minutes to arrive, this is first week back due to restrictions so will try again as there were a lot of people but most were not eating food just having drinks.

Food is lovely though would recommend just hope that wait isn't standard.

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PaulG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Going to the step inn long time my first time to walk away unhappy with the food €15.50 for a burger for it to come out like I just picked up from a wow burger or a five guys overall staff very positive your set up was excellent but for me the step inn is known for it’s amazing food and how it’s served to you not a few chips and burger in cardboard

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

13 euro for 4 tenders and about 12 chips. My mam got a blt the bacon was so hard it cut her lip.
Definitely won't be back

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Edochan123
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Asked for a salad instead of fries with a blt & both my wife & I received a few lettuce leaves....not great food options for lunch quite unhealthy options

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HelgeM
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual perfect service, food was VERY nice (I sometimes have had some bad luck here in the past, but not this time), amazing value especially in these times. I am amazed that prices in the Step Inn haven't gone up despite the additional effort they have to make to meet the Covid19 regulations.

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AlistairP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christmas Eve meal. We were concerned given the covid level, but the distancing in the pub was spot on! The service was superb, the atmosphere was lovely, festive and family orientated.
My fish and chips was good. The scotch egg was gorgeous, the best I've had in a long time. The scampi was good too.
The only reason a knocked a star off for the food was the kids pasta was somewhat simple given the price.

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LeahC
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The staff were friendly and the service was quick. The food was amazing and the drinks and desert went down well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Lovely family meal out and really safe and clean

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Kate
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and staff were all so lovely and accommodating, especially in following safety regulations

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Joed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scotch egg was out of this world...service was exceptional...covid safety measures in place and well ran

FAQs

The Step Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 295 6202.

The Step Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 225 OpenTable diners.

The Step Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thestepinn.com/shop/.

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.