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#312 of 2,124 Restaurants in Dublin


US$5 - US$18
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
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Reviewed 24 February 2020 via mobile

Came in here for dinner the other evening with the family, great service. Food was amazing as well as the Guinness. I definitely recommend the Irish Lamb stew, it was stunning. Will come back next time I'm in Dublin.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 23 February 2020

The pub is visibly a very authentic Irish pub. Very dark which suits the atmosphere, decorated beautifully, spacious, and playing Irish jig's continuously. Upon arriving (18/02/2020), I approached the waitress at the bar which then asked me to sit anywhere. She gave me the menu...but then actually forgot about me. I was sat waiting for her to approach me for over 10 minutes until I approached the bar where she was surprised and laughed. The food arrived fairly quickly and was very delicious. I had the bacon and cabbage, followed by the Bailey's Bread and butter pudding which all fit nicely into 20 Euros. I left the money on the table as I told the male waiter as I was leaving, but the waitress from earlier came running at me as if I was leaving without paying. Pub is great, but the experience was definitely overshadowed by this waitress. Other staff were fine.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 22 February 2020 via mobile

What a little gem of a pub. Perfectly located at the bottom of the hill from our Staycity apartments. Caroline & James made our visits just fab!!! Excellent service with a smile. We will definitely be back. Thanks again guys xxx diolch yn fawr 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿...love the welsh girls 😘More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 10 February 2020

It was our last day in Dublin and wanted to treat ourselves to an Irish breakfast. However this was not the case at Ned O'sheas the waiter who took our order was rude and impolite, he didn't even take our order really, he forgot our...beans, teas and coffee. the breakfast was alright. we did not feel welcome in this establishment. I don't know what we did wrong to this poor waiter, he just didn't like us we trying to be apologetic but he wasn't happy with us. Big shout out to the lady, who did bring our teas and coffees she was very nice and polite and spoke to us like we didn't just kill her dog. Come here if you want an alright breakfast and service without a smile. It was the 6 nations weekend - so they might of been overwhelmed and tired, but still no excuse to be treated that badly.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 6 February 2020 via mobile

We were due to go to the Jamesons distillery which is 2/3 mins walk away so wanted a bit of lunch first to line our stomachs. We found this pub on the way there and I'm so glad we went in (and glad that I...didnt read previous reviews that may have put me off). It was our 1st pint of guiness and was so smooth. Went down a treat. We said to our waitress that we just wanted a lite bite and she recommended the club sandwich and chips to have between us. It was a decent size portion and enough for the both of us. The club sandwich though.... it was AMAZING. The best club sandwich I've had. I will definitely be returning the next time we're in Dublin.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 5 February 2020

O'Shea "The Cooks Arms" I know where our family traits are born from. Great Irish traditional food, relaxing table, and awesome spirits.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 5 January 2020

Arrived from the brazen head with just one pint on us and we were first denied a drink eventhough there were others acting drunk around us. They finally allowed us to have 2 drinks each and then they refused us. Terrible place but I'm sure...my review will be removed.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 4 January 2020

O my god, please avoid. We had only entered the premises and were accused of been drunkards although it was only our first drink. Don't know what their problem was, we just left politely. Never felt such hostility in any other premises i ever entered...before.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 2 January 2020

Was able to find a spot at the bar for a few pints. The only issue were the bar flies that bothered us. They need to work on controlling those or just don't sit by the bar.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 10 December 2019 via mobile

The best pub we ran into our trip in Dublin...great food, live music, warm people...at the end of the we were all together dancing and singing!

Date of visit: December 2019
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10 August 2018|
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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
mike t
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 NedOSheas | 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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O'Shea's Merchant & Ned O'Sheas is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4