• The Silver Penny

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Serves meat, vegan options available. A Wetherspoon chain pub/restaurant. Ask for the separate vegan menu which offers multiple choices, such as vegan cooked breakfast, teriyaki noodles, bean chilli, hummus & roasted vegetable wrap, sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry, among others. Baked beans reported to be vegan as of Oct 2019. Dessert may be an apple crumble (minus custard/cream) or something else. Plant milk available for drinks. Note that the food selection may vary from restaurant to restaurant. Two floors of dining. Open Mon-Sat 08:00-23:30, Sun 08:00-23:00.

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12 Reviews

First Review by Lauraleec


Points +62

16 Sep 2023

Okay food, poor service

Order via an app or at the bar, do not wait for someone to seat you or take your order. If you want a drink - order at the bar, the waitstaff will not bring it to you even if you order one in the app. Beyond burger was good, they charge extra for pickles. Full vegan breakfast was great, no vegan butter for toast though (not an issue for me personally). The mushrooms on the full breakfast were outstanding.

Pros: Handful of vegan options

Cons: Service in general, Weird vibe



Points +47

17 Aug 2023


It was loud, rather full. The waiters were understandably stressed.
While a generally good concept, the digital Order form was slow and the food was cold when it arrived.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-17

Pros: Digital Order form, Comfortable atmosphere (very full and pub like), Quick service

Cons: Very loud, hard to have a conversation , Food satisfied hunger but was objectively meh , Waiters didn't communicate properly


Points +3283

09 Dec 2021


Very affordable place. Food was not the best but that was okay for the price being. Unfortunately they did not have plant based milk for in coffee, but if you’re okay with black coffee you can get free refills.


Points +789

21 Oct 2021

Great value with lots of options

Dublin isn't great if you just want a good value vegan meal. Yes, Wetherspoons food is reheated, deep fried, microwaved etc but its tasty and cheap in a notoriously expensive tourist led city. The menu shows all vegan options including drinks.

Pros: Plenty of options , Good value , Central location


Points +575

02 Mar 2021

Love the cocktails and good vegan options

Range of vegan options including a really nice burger! Can't beat a jug of pornstar martini...


Points +246

06 Sep 2020

Very average

Would only recommend if this was your only choice... Very average but cheap

Cons: Cheap


Points +18

04 Feb 2020


Such a cheap and good place, good price for food BUT MY EGG DIDNT COME.

I bought an egg for my friend but it never came. Slow service on busy days, so obviously need more staff on weekends. The place is always packed so they should have no problem hiring more people but really would like my egg to come next time. Not the first time this happened.


Points +303

18 Jan 2020

Service slow but food good

Lost count of the number of times I've ordered here and they've either brought the wrong food or it just took forever. The fact I keep going back shows that the food is good and not overly expensive. The bean chili jacket potato is lovely but make sure to stress no cheese. In general, best to stress what to not put on as they get things wrong.

Pros: Good options, Tasty and inexpensive

Cons: Service can be very slow, Wrong food turns up commonly for me


Points +32

27 Sep 2019

Huge restaurant

I like that they have vegan options on the menu. You must go to the bar to order or order using a Whetherspoon app. The vegan breakfast was very dry and unimaginative, but filling. For lunch, they offer roasted vegetables and roasted vegetable pizza.

Pros: Vegan breakfast on the menu, Beautiful old building, Good prices

Cons: Very basic service, Only offer soy milk, Limited menu


Points +38

26 Aug 2019

Served pork

We ordered the vegan breakfast with extra hash browns and extra sausage. The extra sausage came out first as a side and unfortunately they were pork, my boyfriend had the unpleasant experience of finding out. They also served us packs of butter on our plates and when I handed them back she said “we don’t have vegan butter” as if that would be the reason I’d want to eat the normal butter. Overall the staff seems uninformed about what vegan is and why they serve it. I asked about their alleged vegan menu and she said they didn’t have one... perhaps just not for breakfast? Not sure. The hash browns were really good and you can add avocado on the side to spread on your toast instead of butter. The rest was meh. Probably wouldn’t choose it again unless it was the only thing around. Cheap though.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Uninformed staff, Serves meat


Points +1087

27 Jul 2019


They were out of the vegan breakfast sausages when I went so all I got was hash browns. I guess you can't ever be disappointed when potatoes are involved.


Points +11023

12 Jul 2019

Typical Wetherspoons with vegan options

Basically like any Wetherspoons. This place is newly opened and the service is a little slower than other branches but putting it down to just having opened. Decent amount of vegan options

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Bit slow

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