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O'Shea's Merchant

#348 of 2,155 Restaurants in Dublin
€€ - €€€Irish, ,
12 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 679 3797
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“lamb stew” (27 reviews)
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Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
12 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin 8, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed in Dublin for 5 days and took 4 breakfast at O’Shea’s. We had a nice time there : waitresses are very nice, food is quite good (try there sausages!!) and atmosphere is perfect for a calm breakfast.

Thank ManonChalance
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I walked across town to go to the Brazen Head across the street on a weeknight, but found that it was much to busy to get a table. We ended up here to have dinner, and it was a good experience. We...More

Thank ramblinggirl67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in before a tour. Servers were all very friendly. We had the rib eye and roast tips, both meals were huge and thoroughly enjoyed. Prices were very reasonable for what you get. Would return when they have live music for another date night here.

Thank ourholidayroad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit of a sports bar. Popped in on a Sunday lunch time Service was okay but locals got priority!! Was a very good pint of Guinness though.

Thank paulpkville
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live 5 mins walk away and have never been to O'Shea's before. We were looking for a place to have a quick drink and decided to pop in. The atmosphere was great and the pub offers lots of space and quirky beer garden. Very...More

Thank travelbonkers44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked into this traditional looking Irish pub and were greeted right away. We ordered breakfast, one veggie stir fry (picture) and one Irish breakfast. The Irish breakfast we left out the black pudding (blood sausage) and has extra white pudding which is very similar...More

Thank tuesdaygs
TheMerchantOS, Manager at O'Shea's Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon and thank you for your recent visit to O'Shea's,we appreciate black pudding is not to everyone's taste but we love it! We hope you enjoyed your time back packing around the Emerald Isle. Slan go foil!

Reviewed 15 July 2018

We came across this pub whilst out walking Dublin and doing our touristy thing. Right by the river, just across the road from "Ireland's Oldest Pub". They serve a great pint of Guinness! We enjoyed the atmosphere that much we retuned to have breakfast (excellent)...More

Thank Mark W
TheMerchantOS, Manager at O'Shea's Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for your recent visit to O'Shea's, unfortunately you didn't get the football result you wanted but at least you got to watch the match in one of Dublin's finest bars. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your fantastic...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Just across the road from other bars and within walking distance of the Guinness museum it’s well worth a pint or two. The food was pretty good and the live music kicked in around 9pm

Thank Carl c
TheMerchantOS, Manager at O'Shea's Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent visit to Ned O'Shea's, The home of Irish music and dance. We appreciate you taking the time in leaving us your feedback. We hope you had a wonderful experience with us. Go raibh mile!

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Went in on a blisteringly hot evening and had a few pints, the salmon starter which was absolutely divine, and watched the Belgium v Japan world cup match. Great pub, lovely staff, really nice outside area as well and is a favourite for live music...More

Thank Emma M
TheMerchantOS, Manager at O'Shea's Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Good afternoon, Many thanks for visiting us recently and taking the time to review us. The courtyard has been put to great use with the heatwave we are experiencing at the moment, we hope you can come again soon. Go raibh mile!!

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Went here with group, our menu was pre selected... had Guinness stew which was delicious ! The entire meal was very good!

Thank NewIberia_laGbl
TheMerchantOS, Manager at O'Shea's Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Happy Friday! Thank you for your recent visit to Ned O'Shea's,we hope to see you again in the near future. We appreciate your review, All the best.

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Questions & Answers
André X
10 August 2018|
Response from paulpkville | Reviewed this property |
Hi Andre We only had a drink 5.50 euro for a Guinness Think breakfast was about 12 euro but not sure
4 August 2018|
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Response from Allen A | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, I believe it is late since folks tend to have a late dinner hour.
19 April 2018|
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Response from TheMerchantOS | Property representative |
Hi, we have Set Dancing every Monday that all can join in and learn a few steps. Its great fun! IThe dancing starts approxmitly 9:45pm but the music will start at 9:30pm We look forward to having you with us, Slán
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin 8, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 3797
  • E-mail
The Home of Irish Music & Dance located in Medieval Dublin. Live Music 7 Nights a week. Traditional Irish food served daily. Set Dancing every Monday for all to join in. Tour Groups Welcome Whiskey Tasting Trace your family tree here at the Irish History Hub.
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