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Celebrate Christmas with us

December / January

Celebrate Christmas with us at the Grand Central. After the hustle and bustle of shopping on O'Connell street join us for some winter warmers; hot port, hot whiskies and deliciously creamy Irish coffees.

Enjoy a 3 course meal for only €25 or call in with friends for cocktails and party food from €6pp. We have a private party area downstairs if you are thinking of throwing a big Christmas or New Year hurrah. Talk to us today about availability.

The only way to explore this Christmas


Discover Ireland’s heritage on your trail through the Best Bars in Dublin. Begin your journey at The Gin Palace, enjoy a gin tasting tray where their are over 100 gins to choose from. Continue on to us here at the Grand Central. Did you know... The 1st morse code was sent by Plunkett from this very building during the 1916 Rising. At your next stop, the Arlington Hotel you will find the spirit of Irish tradition is captured through the live Irish Dancing Show or grab a pint of the black stuff in the Arlington Bar upstairs.

Cross the River Liffey and wind through the cobbled streets of Temple Bar, enjoy traditional Irish music at the Quays Bar, then onto the multi award winning Stag’s Head... Dublin’s best preserved Victorian Bar.

Enjoy the best pint of Guinness in Dublin at Kehoes Pub and finish your trail at Bruxelles - a second home to many famous musicians in the 1960s - 1970s.


Christmas Opening Times


Christmas Eve 10:30am - 9pm

Christmas Day & St Stephens Day: Closed

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4 star ratingCentral location with good staff Only stopped here for a quick drink on the way out to the 3Arena for a gig recently. Good crowd there all for the same reason as Luas stop nearby. Table service for drinks by a very friendly and helpful barman who was able to give us extra info about the gig. Food being served to other customers looked lovely and I had a glance at what looked like a very comprehensive menu. Will give it a go for food the next time. Minor gripe was the toilets were downstairs and seemed a long way away.

bpryan67 Avatar bpryan67
11/14/2018

5 star ratingOutstanding Service and Food! For our evening meal, we made a reservation at the Grand Central Café Bar. We were intrigued by the pictures that we saw on their website. It is housed in an old bank - steeped in history right on O’Connell Street. Our server, Joseph, went out of his way to make us feel especially welcome and attended to our every want and need. He was truly the consummate waiter.

My husband started with a Dubliner, 10-year old, Irish Single malt whiskey. Then, we enjoyed a bottle of Paul Mas Merlot – very smooth and drinkable. For our entrees, I had the Lamb Shank that came with mashed potatoes, carrots and broccoli. I just love lamb shanks; so, I was in my element. My husband savoured the Atlantic salmon with mashed potatoes and broccoli. We were intrigued by what we thought were onion rings, but turned out to be just fried onion straws. They were crispy and good. For dessert, he chose the Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake. It was truly a decadent way to end a delicious meal! Our total bill was € 77.

lpMaggi713 Avatar lpMaggi713
4/05/2019

5 star ratingLunch and drinks Stopped into this lovely bar for drinks lunch and a spot of rugby last Sunday. What a lovely experience . The staff were absolutely excellent friendly chatty and recommending what to eat from the menu. I even got a present of a hat to bring with me to Country to country festival in 3 Arena. Food was very good and prices were reasonable. Will be back to visit again soon X highly recommend this place !!!!!

Maria K Avatar Maria K
3/17/2019