Lunch Menu

Lunch Menu




Chef Paul Finnegan trained in Ashford Castle and created our lunch menu. Our food is cooked to order, dishes use the finest seasonal and locally sourced produce available daily.

Menus on this website are subject to change as do our available choices during the seasons. If you’d like a particular dish, please check with us before arrival. Our fish is Irish and caught sustainably where possible. Our meat is from Frank Doyle and only the best from Irish farmers. We use organic fare when we can. Everything is lovingly made in our kitchen. We proudly support local Irish artisan producers and serve good homely Irish food.


Finnegan’s provides a table service throughout for food and drinks.









Finnegan's Dalkey Lunch Menu updated May 2024

Download our menu as a PDF

Brother, son, friend, and colleague, Paul Finnegan returned to Dalkey in 1989 after several years of learning his trade in Ashford Castle and Adare Manor, to open a kitchen in his Father’s pub. In the 26 years that have passed since, he established a reputation based on simple, fresh, delicious food, one that has satisfied both locals and luminaries, without distinction. Remembering his dedication, we as a family are proud, along with our chefs and staff, to continue the tradition of good food, simply prepared for another 26 years and more.

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Inside Finnegans



Inside Finnegan's Dalkey

Inside Finnegan’s, you can “Take a seat” at the bar or at a table, either way, you will find a rich, warm and inviting environment. While the weather is good, we also have the outside sitting area, too. “Alfresco” is always a great choice for a sunny summer afternoon lunch with a chilled glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, otherwise, you’ll find comfort during the winter by the fire and well-serviced seating inside and around the various snugs, tables, and seated areas.


Inside Finnegan’s has been restored over the decades.

Service is also a priority in Finnegan’s, our staff and standards are key with us  Table service is available every day for lunches between 12.15 and 3.30.

We have a few particular areas inside Finnegan’s which are suitable for groups but you need to contact us well in advance.









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Events in Finnegan's

Events in


Finnegan's typically cater for events ranging from whiskey or wine tasting to charity events. If you're planning your event get in touch with us to see what can be done to assist you. We've had many types over the years and can reserve a section of the pub for this type of activity given some notice. We open early when Ireland are playing international Rugby or games of importance! As for most sporting events - please enquire, we have Sky Sports available in the pub with a number of large well-placed screens. We also provide table service.

Paul Finnegan takes questions from the media about cooking for the First Lady of the United States of America
or #FLOTUS as she's affectionately known - an "Event" of note.


The Lobster Festival

The Lobster and Crab Jazz festival is almost an annual event. We change our menu to reflect this if Dalkey as a village goes ahead with the event. This event is not managed by Finnegan's and is not on every year. Please follow our Facebook or Twitter pages for updates closer to the date, which can be around July. Examples are taken by some of our customers of how we like to serve our Lobster, Crab, and all that Jazz - Kindly taken by Mark and Andrew.