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The Old Spot

#26 of 2,001 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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14 Bath Avenue | Sandymount, Dublin 4, Ireland
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:30 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great dining experience. The hosts were accommodating, server was friendly. We chose to start w/Rabbit & Pistachio Terrine and Smoked Haddock Risotto. Very good! Our main were Hake & Gnocchi. Lemon Curt Tart w/Raspberry Sorbet was very good as well! Top Notch.

Thank M2white
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great evening. We had the 3-course "early dinner", which particularly made this an outstanding value for this level of excellent dining. The sea bass was so flavorful for our main. The starter too was great: we each had the risotto with Jerusalem artichokes. Highly recommend these choices. The pint of Guinness of course was also most satisfying. We look forward... More 

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Spot was abuzz with the conversation of happy and contented diners when we arrived about 8 on a Tuesday evening. The service is professional, attentive and unobtrusive. The food excellent - we had the salted beef, the Old Spot Burger and fabulous pan-fried hake from the specials menu - clean plates all round - the rioja was perfect... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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106 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mixed feeling I have after the lunch in Old Spot after today's lunch. Food was really quick which not a good sign but was nice. Portion was small and I was still hungry after the fish and chips. I know if you are hungry you should order couple of courses, just to compare to Dublin's other lunch spots to Old... More 

1 Thank Gumilabu
Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Five of us enjoyed the lunch, I shared cote de boeuf €37 was good value, cooked med/rare. The veg could've been more exciting. Burnt spuds, cauliflower drowned in cream cheese, carrots were delicious. Others had fish and chips (ling), ok were the sounds coming from that corner, and other guest had two starters, pork croquette and then cured trout which... More 

1 Thank DingoDublin1788
Cork, Cork, Ireland
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

over a 3 day period of eating lunch and dinner in Dublin the old spot topped the lot, tue night and the place was packed, but instead of just say ' were booked out' we were offered a seat in the bar to have a drink until a table came available or if we wanted to eat in the bar... More 

Thank Robert H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good range of locally source food - well cooked and very tasty with a good range of menus. Beers and wines available in what is a bit of a gastro pub. Noisy environment and not in the least intimate.

Thank Malcolm C
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice pub for a drink clean, has a restaurant upstairs and also downstairs, it's a small pub and friendly

1 Thank Michelle W
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got married at Sir Patrick Dun's hospital Registry Office on Friday. We walked over to The Old Spot for an early dinner. On arrival, we were directed upstairs to the private room which was beautifully set up. Two of the mirrors had our names and "congratulations" written on them - a lovely touch by Jane who'd had been our... More 

1 Thank FeargalScott
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

A great place for a light meal or for something more substantial. Good range of dishes with relaxed service in a great atmosphere. You just grow accustomed to the trains passing directly overhead!

1 Thank David B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 16:00
17:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Bath Avenue | Sandymount, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: 35316605599
The Old Spot is a classic and timeless Gastropub owned and operated by a young and passionate team. Our aim is to provide delicious food, quality wines, select craft beers, bespoke cocktails and great service in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?