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The Betsy Swords

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American, Steakhouse, Irish, Bar, British, European
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All reviews fillet steak chicken supreme surf and turf prawns pil pil pate eye catching felt safe and comfortable eton mess night out with friends wonderful atmosphere fabulous cocktails top class lovely dinner birthday dinner down stairs cooked to perfection staff were fantastic
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Reviewed 6 days ago

After a tough two years of restrictions I had decided it time to start re-engaging with the world again. I have not been socializing as I am in the high risk age category, however triple jabbed and a flue vaccine gave me the confidence to...try again. My daughter and I went for dinner last Sunday and it was the best medicine ever. From the security guy on the door all the way through all the staff we were immediately made feel welcome and put at our ease. Our seating while more than adequately spaced from other diners was still positioned in a way that we felt part of the atmosphere. The waiting staff were beyond helpful and friendly yet in no way intrusive. The food was lovely, the porn star martini was only beautiful and by the time I left two hours later I was wondering why I had waited so long. It was perfectly safe. Our certs and our id's were thoroughly checked on our way in, Tables were distanced, staff were masked and there was sanitizer on the table. Top marks to each and every one of you and thank you for introducing me back into the real world with such ease. Damn it now that I know what I have been missing you will be seeing a lot more of meMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovey night at The Betsy last night celebrating my friends birthday . The staff couldn’t do enough for us ,we were given a fantastic overall experience. The food and drinks were fabulous and the atmosphere very warm and welcoming. Would highly recommend...a night out in the Betsy. Thanks again !More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 9 December 2021

We had a friends Christmas night out last weekend in The Betsy, and we were not disappointed. Firstly, the place is so well decorated and the doormen and the staff who welcomed us were extremely friendly and helpful. There was a good selection of food...on the menu. I went for the smoked salmon starter, the steak (medium - perfectly cooked) for mains and a trio of mini desserts to finish it off. The staff could not have been nicer. Nothing was a problem for them, and they added to the positive experience on the night. The place itself had a great atmosphere and everyone looked to be enjoying themselves. Regarding covid guidelines, we were all asked for ID and covid passports, and the seating arrangement provided enough space between each table. Again, this demonstrated to me a high level of professionalism across the board. Definitely my favorite restaurant in Swords!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 8 December 2021 via mobile

We had the most beautiful meal there last Saturday. The numbers of our group were ever changing and eventually went from 7 to 2!! None of this was an issue. The service was amazing, the decorations are fabulous and the food was delicious! Can’t wait...to go back. Well done to Gerry, Caroline, Colin & team 🥰🥰More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 7 December 2021

In all the restraunts in Dublin, this is by far the best! From a night out with Friends, to a bit of time to yourself, it tics all the boxes. There's always a great mix of music on and the option is there to have...a few drinks or cocktails down stairs after food in a really modern classy bar. Staff are all so friendly and professional caroline looked after our last big communion booking and jerry went all out to make it such a special day along with all the staff they really made us feel so welcome. I try to eat here at least once a week. The food is 5 star quality and the cocktail menu is amazing! Not forgetting a nice selection of non alcholic drinks for the designanted drivers! Prawn pil pil followed by the amazing fillet steak, finished off with Eton mess is my go to and the price of the food for the quality is extremly reasonable. In all of the places I have eaten out in Ireland, this is the best. I highly recommend a night out in the betsy!More

Date of visit: December 2021
The Betsy Swords, Marketing at The Betsy Swords, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2021

Hi Oisin, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this 5-star review with our team! We love hearing how much you enjoyed the communion celebration dinner with your family. It’s wonderful to know the food and service met your expectations. We know...More

Reviewed 6 December 2021

I had a Birthday dinner for 18 people in Besty in swords The food was mouthwatering & the friendly service was so comforting. All my guests complement the food & the warm welcome they received. The Decor is really beautiful I would highly recommend Betsy...& I would like to thank Gerry. Caroline & lissy for making my birthday so wonderfulMore

Date of visit: December 2021
The Betsy Swords, Marketing at The Betsy Swords, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2021

Thanks so much Chris for helping share your experience at The Betsy Swords. Reviews like yours mean the world to us and are so important for future guests. Thank you again for taking the time to share this wonderful feedback and we are delighted your...More

Reviewed 6 December 2021

We had a lovey night at The Betsy on Friday. From the moment we arrived to when we left, we were given a fantastic overall experience. The food was so good, and the atmosphere very warm and welcoming. The staff were excellent - friendly and...attentive. We'll definitely go back!More

Date of visit: December 2021
The Betsy Swords, Marketing at The Betsy Swords, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2021

Thank you for leaving your review, it’s wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your night with us. I can’t tell you how much it means for us to hear this, and we look forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed 1 December 2021

What a fabulous place. The service we received at The Betsy is the best you are going to find in Swords. You can tell many of the guys are Hotel trained......they REALLY know how to look after you. For me the food I had was...good. Not great but a solid good. The decor and atmosphere is definitely worth going back for and they know how to "dress" the place for Christmas. I cannot wait to return and check out more of the menu. Some good wines on the wine list too. Prices fairly high BUT with rising running costs due to covid ...I'd rather pay a premium than see these type of venues close down. Keep up the good work, warm welcome and outstanding service.....ooowh & the Cocktails are FAB-U-LOUS! 10 out of 10!More

Date of visit: December 2021
The Betsy Swords, Marketing at The Betsy Swords, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2021

Hi Diane Thank you so much for your wonderful review of The Betsy Swords. We really appreciate your amazing feedback and taking the time to post about your experience with us last night and we will look forward to seeing you again very soon -...More

Reviewed 12 November 2021 via mobile

Had a fabulous night in The Betsy , Steak was cooked to perfection. The place is top class always enjoy the atmosphere, the candles the whole setup Is just beautiful, Well done Jerry , Donal & team .

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 30 October 2021 via mobile

1st visit after googling to find somewhere new to try. Reviews seemed good so we booked. So the good and the bad. I loved the quirky vibe. Very different. Also the background music right up my street. The menu is very steak orientated. Neither of...us fancied that so chose the chicken and fish options. We also chose the pate and brie as starter's. The pate was a bit bland, nothing wrong with it but just wasn't blown away. The brie slightly too crispy. The chicken dish ok, nothing majorly overwhelming but the green beans barely cooked. It was mentioned to the waitress but she said they were al dente. The fish and chips basic. Fine but not for the money charged. I only ate half. My one proper moan is when l received my whiskey it had a fly swimming in it (still alive). It was replaced but when l went to drink it discovered his brother (deceased) floating on top. When discussed with our waiter we agreed possibly the bottle was infected. I eventually got a drink fly free. After that l went off the idea of dessert and we decided to head home. Not the best of evenings and €90 down.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Not specifically designated restaurant parking. The restaurant is located right on a Main Street but as others have said, it’s easy to park on street or to back of mall- all within a 5 minute walk
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The Betsy Swords is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5