Tomahawk Steakhouse Is The Brand New Temple Bar Restaurant You Need To Try

Bringing oodles of class and style to west Temple Bar, Tomahawk Steakhouse is one restaurant you're going to want to visit


Bursting with innovative creations, bold flavours and traditional classics, made fresh to order and how you want it – Tomahawk is a steakhouse like no other in the city.

Today marks the opening of Dublin’s much-anticipated restaurant, Tomahawk Steakhouse with mouth-watering, prime cuts of beef, friendly wait-staff and a beautiful modern look for the bottom floor of The Dollard Printworks Building.

The Tomahawk steakhouse ornament wheel from the print works building

Step down into semi-subterranean Tomahawk Steakhouse, below the newly opened Dollard & Co on Temple Bar’s Essex St East, and feast your eyes on their classy but stylish venue and appetising menu.

The Tomahawk steakhouse seats

Illuminated with a mix of light from street-level windows and golden interior lighting, Tomahawk is beautiful to behold, but it’s the atmosphere that has been created and the incredible quality food that really delights.


Aged To Perfection

The steak is some of the finest in Ireland, with Tomahawk beef sourced by JP Byrne, the Dollard & Co Food Market Butcher.

The Tomahawk steakhouse menu board with seats in front of it

“Hereford, Charolais, Black Angus are all top level Irish beef individually and occasionally cross-bred, I hang the cuts in the Dollard & Co Dry Aging Chamber for a maximum of 28 days as we feel that is the perfect amount of ageing and exactly to the chef’s specification so that each offering on the menu is the best possible version of that steak,” Byrne said.

At GCN, we know a thing or two about ageing to perfection (ahem, Aiden Shaw) and their approach definitely comes across in the 8oz fillet I had yesterday – it was tender, succulent with a hint of smokiness and the pepper sauce that accompanied it was both light and flavoursome making it perfect for lunch.

The Tomahawk steakhouse menu

The Tomahawk Head Chef, Barra Hurley, said that they want people to “enjoy their beef like they would wines, whiskeys or cheeses,” adding that unique flavour notes from ageing, smoking and cooking would allow visitors to return to Tomahawk “time and again to expand their palate and have a brilliant culinary experience.”

Fancy something other than steak? There are tonnes of other options like the seared grade tune ceviche, mini Irish lobster and crab cocktail rolls, and double Barnsley lamb.

If you somehow make it to dessert with room for more, they’ve got some truly decadent offerings like the Valrhona Caramelita Chocolate Ganache which will sate any chocoholic’s cravings!

The Tomahawk steakhouse kitchen with mini saucepans for sauces



Apart from the food, it’s the ambience at Tomahawk that makes for a great dining experience.

The waiters were incredibly friendly and competent, and the open kitchen in the centre of the restaurant makes for some eye-catching entertainment.

The Tomahawk steakhouse wine glasses rack

You can pair the delicious food with something from the comprehensive wine menu or choose from one of the classic, no-nonsense cocktails to make the whole Tomahawk experience that much richer.

Dinner at Tomahawk is definitely no mis-steak, you won’t regret checking it out!

Tomahawk Steakhouse launches today, September 20 at 1 Essex St East and opens 5pm every day.

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