O'Shea's Irish Restaurant

3.6
71 Reviews
€30 and under
Irish
Nestled in the bustling heart of Temple Bar, O'Sheas Traditional Irish Restaurant offers a warm welcome to accompany our delicious menus.
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3.6based on recent ratings
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RaphaelA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

REstaurant was closed but booking was being accepted, when we got there, it was closed

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Extremely rude staff members wouldn’t recommend this place to anyone

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were welcomed (or May I say welcomed) by a very rude server who made us feel very uncomfortable , we were told even though our booking was for 9pm we had to wait outside in the rain for 30 minutes which was extremely unprofessional and my I quote “get in now and order a main” was what we were told after waiting far past our booked time. Overall I would never return I could not even stay for a single drink, the server completely put me off and I do not recommend, the worst place I have ever been to in my many years booking in Dublin.

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LukeC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

recieved a text on the day to confirm my booking arived and was closed

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Niamh
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Th restaurant was closed when we arrived and looked abandoned

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duke17
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant experience even in these strange times.We've eaten here before Covid on a few occassions and always enjoyed great service with great food served by great staff and this time was no different,apart from the screens separting tables and the face masks.We both felt very safe and comfortable.Staff very attentive and pleasant as always.We will be back again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely experience dining here. The good and service was grest. They did a good job of implementing social distance protocols.

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Pickypiscean
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant staff, good adherence to Covid guidelines, felt safe and comfortable, good food and value for money. Will visit again.

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Les22
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We felt welcomed and well looked after the moment we arrived. The service was excellent, our food was gorgeous and we were very impressed with the generous servings.

Very friendly staff, very good food and a lovely atmosphere. We definitely recommend and will definitely eat here again next time we visit Dublin.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing - the stew really warmed and filled us up. Our server was a very personable and kind man who struck up conversation with every table he was at. The whole atmosphere was homey and inviting. Amazing food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service extremely poor. Main waiter was standoffish and seemed quite rude. They only had bottled beer available and nothing on draught after having a “busy few days” over new year!!

I had the beef lasagne but it barely contained any meat mainly just cheese. Chips dry. Very steep at €20.

Prices very different to those displayed on this app.

Avoid avoid avoid!!!

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vipPGMac
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All good, but they were out of Guinness draft!

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MATHIEUS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nous avons très bien déjeuné le jour de Noel. Très bon repas et personnel très sympathique. Merci à Opentable de nous avoir permis de passer ce moment agrèable et ce bon repas de Noel à Dublin.

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Blackfriar
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Authentic Irish restaurant, small but with a lot of energy. No fancy decorations, Irish music in the background but not loud.The food is basic Irish, nothing fancy but very tasty. The Irish stew, lamb cutlets and apple crisp were very good. The service is outstanding and it was a very busy night. Would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We had a nice evening at O’shea’s restaurant. Food was tasty: I recommend the Guinness Stew and Lam’s chop. And service was thoughtful.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Fully booked, never went in even when we booked a table ahead of time.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

DO NOT BOOK THIS PLACE
This place does not look at open table bookings

They did not have our booking from open table and did not accommodate their mistake to try and fit us in.

Rudest staff I have ever come across.

DO NOT GO THERE

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious Irish food with amazing service. We loved the experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic to eat here

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was good. The place feels a bit rundown. Restrooms in the basement were nasty

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! I’m visiting Dublin and decided to pop in. I had the Chicken Kiev with a baked potato which was all extremely delicious. To wash it down I had yellow beer and still water. Highly recommend this place!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We read about the recent reviews and thought it would be a great place to have our dinner, it turned out quite disappointed... I don’t know it is because of Monday night?

First of all, menu price on open table did not match what listed at the restaurant. I understand sometimes price slightly raise up every year because of the inflation. But that was not in our case. I really want to try the Irish stew (open table listed €8 while restaurant listed €19). I asked if there are small portions of the stew at lower price, the waiter said no. Surprise!

Hubby ended up ordering the lamb special for the night after hearing the next table of 6 all ordered that (with waiter’s recommendation), it turned out the four thin lamb cutlets are dry as wood... and the mint sauce is the worst we ever had. We look over the table beside us, theirs were not much better.

I ordered the house special combo platter (ribs, wings, onion rings and scampi). Ribs are ok (it came in later on a side plate I don’t know why). Wings are horrible (very dry, very bland). Scampi... all I tasted were the batter, can’t even tell what is inside. And no sauce was provided when the platter was presented. I had to request the sauce afterwards...

The waiter is nice. He took pictures for us and tried his best... but I am sorry... the food quality is really not there. We end up paying €46 for the two dishes with sparking water (not even alcohol!) We really felt this is the worst we had with the price we paid for...

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vipBenG
Hawaii
34 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It’s a small restaurant, actually a bit of a hole in the wall, but was very enjoyable. Staff was very friendly and service was excellent. We enjoyed the dinner and returned for breakfast a few days later

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AmyM
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out for a family dinner on our last night in Dublin. Our service was warm and friendly and the food was fantastic! We ordered some classics and both evening specials. All delicious. The waitstaff made us feel special and helped us finish our vacation on a happy note.

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vipKJ2014
Miami
80 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. It is a small place with dated decor but a great place for traditional Irish dishes. My wife says you have to try the Irish coffee.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oustanding service ! Amazing staff, got to know me and my family in a short space of time. It was my little brothers birthday and I’ve never seen such a friendly and welcoming resteraient. My little brothers birthday was made, defiently recommend

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! We were a group of four. Our reservation was honored, and although a "cozy" venue we had a nice table near the fire. The food was traditional and well prepared. Everything tasted great, and although we could not manage deserts, we enjoyed everything.

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vipJessicaS
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for 2:30 for st Patrick’s day bc I knew it would be insane. Made the reservation WEEKS ago. Shower up 15 min before my reservation and was rudely told “were full. Go away. this is st Patrick’s day. We don’t do reservations.” I said wait but I made this reservation weeks ago, why didn’t you all contact me at all before today to tell me you wouldn’t honoring reservations today and he said “were full, we don’t do reservations on st Patrick’s day” and slammed the door in my face. Now we will of course never return. Don’t trust you have an open table reservation with this place, bc they pick and choose when to honor.

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JoanneD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We purchased a voucher for 2 burgers chips and drinks for 14 euro.. The service and food we received was amazing. Couldn't fault it at all and would definitely return here again.

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AidanS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always have a good time here. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and never fail to give us a great night! Would definitely recommend this for a nice date night with your partner or for a first date

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Best seafood and fish&chips in town.

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CristofolT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, served quickly. Would definitely go back.

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PaulS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was very good-lamb stew was delicious.
But they ran out of Guinness- in Dublin?!
The prices were 5 euros higher than posted on the website and they added a 17% service/gratuity fee. We suspect that was for tourists.
So let the buyer beware, but the food was good

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daniellem
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and friendliness of staff, a great time in this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Traditional Irish restaurant, basic and tourist orientated. Lovely staff but food overpriced.

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VanessaO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food amazing lovely staff great music great value for money

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vipBrenden
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Cold food and found plastic in the stew.

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JoanneC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came accross this place quite by accident. The food and service was wonderful we would return here and recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipneid24
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great location. wonderful people. superb, flavorful food!!!

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vipPete
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

May be a hidden gem of a restaurant! A bit hard to find, but I'm glad I did. I had a Guiness Beer, and Irish
beef stew. Wife had the Chicken Au Poivre. Very good . Excellent service and attention by the staff.

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O'Shea's Irish Restaurant is rated 3.6 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.