Welcome to Loyola Group
At Loyola Group we have one simple aim; to run fantastic venues that provide the best food, drinks and service to our customers. Guests can expect a warm, Irish welcome when they visit any of our unique venues across Ireland and Portugal.
Bookings & Events
Loyola Group Timeline
The Greedy Eagle
Loyola Group is proudly opened Botânico in June of 2022. Lead by head chef Joshua Plunkett, Botânico is a wood fired grill restaurant with a strong emphasis on using local suppliers and produce.
Closely following it’s sister venue, The Bold Octopus, Tony’s Restaurant opened in May 2021. Situated beside Loyola Group’s first Portuguese venue, The Cheeky Pup, Tony’s brings delicious, traditional Italian fare to family and friends in a relaxed, laid-back setting.
The Bold Octopus
In May 2021, Loyola Group was excited to open the doors of one of their most anticipated venues, The Bold Octopus. Located in the heart of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, The Bold Octopus is a beach restaurant and bar with unrivalled views of Quinta do Lago, the Ria Formosa and the Atlantic Ocean from their rooftop bar.
Situated on the corner of Wexford and Kevin Street, The Landmark embraces the vibrancy of the Camden Street community. A popular destination after match days in Croke Park, The Landmark boasts live music, great pints and hearty food. A favourite with locals and tourists, there’s always something happening at The Landmark.
Bakers Corner joined Loyola Group in September 2018. Already a firm favourite with the local community, Bakers Corner is best known for fantastic match day atmosphere and family fun days.
The Cheeky Pup
On St. Patrick’s Day 2017, Loyola Group opened their first Portuguese venue, The Cheeky Pup. Since then Loyola Group has a dedicated team in Portugal taking care of their growing portfolio of four fantastic venues. The team has created long-standing relationships with locals in the community of Quinta Do Lago which is a popular destination for Irish holiday-makers. During the summer, Loyola Group offers younger staff the opportunity to travel to Portugal to work and enjoy a summer abroad, gaining valuable experience in a new country.
The Leopardstown Inn
An already well-established venue in the Leopardstown area, Loyola Group joined forces with the fantastic team in The Leopardstown Inn in 2015. Gerry Murphy and his team have built relationships with the local communities over the past 40 years, this sense of family and familiarity is felt throughout the warm and welcoming venue. The Leopardstown Inn is proud to be the Official Pub Partner to Leopardstown Racecourse and is the most popular destination for race-goers before or after a day out.
The Old Spot
The Old Spot is run by a fantastic team of food and beverage professionals. Steered by our General Manager, Denise McBrien, The Old Spot is proud to be one of only two Gastropubs in Dublin to be recommended annually by the Michelin “Eating out in Pubs” Guide since 2016. Best known for fantastic food, knowledgeable staff and of course, their infamous Sunday Roast, The Old Spot is a popular destination for locals and visiting guests.
The Bath Pub
The Bath Pub, the maiden venue of Loyola Group opened in 2012. The Bath Pub fast became a favourite amongst locals for community events, drinks with friends and their delicious homemade, sourdough pizzas. Situated beside the Aviva stadium, match day atmosphere at The Bath is unrivalled. This year marked the pub’s 10th birthday and 10 years under General Manager Brendan Waldron.
Base Wood Fired Pizza was founded by Shane Crilly in 2008. Shortly after this, Loyola Group joined forces with Shane to open their second store in Ballsbridge. Since then, they have worked together to create seven stores across Dublin providing top quality, made-to-order, Artisan-style pizzas to the local communities.