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12. April 2012: The Stag’s Head

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The “Traditional Fish and Chips” (fresh haddock in a light crisp beer batter served with home-cut chips and tartare sauce; EUR 11,95) were quite good. The crisp beer batter was not that crunchy but the home-cut chips were pretty tasty and fit well with the sauce. What came a bit surprising as it was the first fish and chips I had had in Dublin was the fact that it was an actual fish and not small pieces of fish which were fried. Still, they were pretty good overall.

The bartender which was also the waiter (you had to go up to the bar to order but your order was then brought to the table) was very friendly and quite funny too. When I ordered more sauce tartare – which was during rush our when everybody had his afterwork beer it seemed – it was brought to me within a few minutes which was quite surprising given it was that crowded.

If you look at the prices one has to say that the prices are okay – starting with the fish and chips. A pint of Guinness accounts for EUR 4.60 and a glass of Powers Whiskey (in an oak barrel where cherries had been stored initially) costs EUR 4.30.

The Stag’s Head is according to its self-description the oldest Victorian pub in Dublin (since 1895) and pretty much still in its original condition. The place is dark, seems old but provides you with a feeling of comfort.

Overall, The Stag’s Head is a nice place to have a pint of Guinness or to eat something small. The place is old but very nice somehow, the bartender is friendly, quick, and funny, the prices are okay, and the food is good too.


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The Stag’s Head

Dame Street 1

Dublin 2 (IE)

Tel.: +353 1 679 36 87

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.

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