Review on The School House Hotel

St Stephen's Parochial School opened its doors in 1861 and continued along its scholastic path for more than a century. Then it became a hotel and a unique Dublin icon overlooking the Grand Canal at Mount Street bridge. Inside, it still looks extraordinary, with stunning 40-ft vaulted and beamed ceilings, open fires and chandeliers.

The Schoolhouse Bar & Restaurant is a cracking rendezvous for drinking and socialising; there's also the bonus of suntrap gardens and a terrace overlooking the canal.

As for the food, forget any nightmare visions of school dinners, this is serious modern stuff based resolutely on prime Irish ingredients - from organically reared beef to local lobsters. The kitchen turns out 'Dublin's best burgers' (according to the Irish Independent), alongside big-hearted dishes including baked snails in brioche with tomato fondue, confit of duck with fig jus, and seared tuna livornese with caper, garlic and tomato salsa.

There are beef 'chops' with roast potatoes, too, plus fish 'n' chips and an array of salads and sandwiches at lunchtime. To conclude, expect rich chocolate brownie or gratin of strawberries with Malibu sabayon and strawberry ice cream.

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Modern Irish


Francois Grelet

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 7.00 - 10.30am Mon-Sun
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Fri
Dinner: 5.00 - 10.00pm Mon-Sun

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The School House Hotel

  • Pre theater meals
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties
  • 70 covers


Accomodation is available, (31 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


The School House Hotel
2-8 Northumberland Road
County Dublin

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