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The Betsy Swords, Dublin, Leinster

The Betsy Swords

4.5
4.5
210 Reviews
€30 and under
Gastro Pub
The Betsy Swords, bar and restaurant, is located at the heart of North County Dublin. Since opening guests can enjoy its contemporary cuisine and unparalleled service, bringing a touch of magic with decadent decor to provide our customers with comfort, ease and cosiness while enjoying a varied mix of classics and locally inspired dishes.

Catering for every occasion from lunch, dinner and beyond, with beautiful bars serving cocktails, fine wines and drinks. Our eclectic menu includes The Betsy Signature Steak, fish, vegetarian options and the famous Betsy Sunday Roast. The Betsy is devoted to constant evolution and development, using the best products that are authentic and bursting with honest to goodness quality and flavour. Our décor, lighting and music offer an oasis of calm away from the bustle of life with a warm Irish welcome.

Open Wednesday and Thursday 3pm, Friday Saturday Sunday 12 noon. The Betsy Swords welcomes local residents, businesses and visitors alike.

The Betsy

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 840 4002

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brendan Walls

  • Neighborhood

    Swords

  • Cross street

    16 Main Street Swords Co.Dublin

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 210 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin

    Special Occasion

  • Dublin

    Gastro Pub

  • North County Dublin

    Best Overall

  • North County Dublin

    Best Ambiance

  • North County Dublin

    Fit for Foodies

  • North County Dublin

    Great for Lunch

  • North County Dublin

    Neighborhood Gem

  • North County Dublin

    Romantic

  • North County Dublin

    Special Occasion

  • North County Dublin

    Most Booked

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  1. IG

    IanG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there on a date and it was amazing staff were great
  2. RW

    RochelleW

    Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic venue! Design is so eclectic it makes for a great atmosphere. Staff were very polite & there was lots of them so we weren’t waiting long for anything. Food was lovely, a good selection on the menu of above quality options for a bar/non-restaurant type venue. Kids menu has real food & not just processed junk which was great! Prices are higher than neighbouring daytime places but for the majority of it, it’s justified.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Last night in Dublin found The Betsy on line and all the reviews were right on. Food was tasty drinks were good
  4. RP

    RachelP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a very pleasant evening in The Betsy. The food was nice and the staff were helpful. The service was very good and the sparkler they added for my daughters birthday was lovely.
  5. W

    Wendyjane

    Rome

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, amazing food, fabulous cocktails and stunning decor made for a great evening. Definitely recommend.
  6. LK

    LilyK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    Poor. Average food, average service. Faux plastic flowers everywhere, dirty candelabra on our table, toilet attendant in the restroom. Overall not what it's trying to be at all.
  7. AK

    AmyK

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The main downfall is the price but it has a great atmosphere and lovely cocktails
  8. PC

    PhylC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Faultless from start to finish as always. Staff are just amazingly friendly and super efficient. I had friends from Tipperary and Edinburgh over and they were equally impressed.
  9. AL

    AlLongBeach

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Betsy in Swords, Ireland, was a pleasant surprise; who would have thought there would be such a fine restaurant in a small town north of Dublin. From the moment we walked in, we knew the place was special with its vividly decorated floral motif. We were served by a team of servers in a friendly and profession al manner. The food was superb, one of the best meals we had in Ireland. The duck breast medallions in cherry sauce with asparagus and rhubarb puree was probably the best duck dinner I've ever had. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  10. JF

    JacquiF

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Beautiful place, really funky, staff could be friendlier, pricy menu with poor choice of vegetarian Food wasn’t hot and service rushed, kept clearing the table the second one person was finished That being said I return this Friday evening with girlfriends to try one more time, I hope our experience was a one off because it’s such a cool place
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing
  12. C

    Christine

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic communion celebration at The Betsy recently. The food and the service was excellent. They made our communion girl feel very special. Its a great location for a celebration, lovely decor and atmosphere.
  13. C

    Colm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food with outstanding service.. Would highly recommend it.. Has to be one of the best restaurants around.. Give it a try 👍👍
  14. CO

    CaoimheO

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really nice evening, food was good, service very attentive and all staff we interacted with were helpful, pleasant and friendly. The calamari was on special - really good. Cocktails were also delicious.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Betsys is a really lovely place to go to, the decor is beautiful, staff a very friendly and helpful and food is delicious
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere. Staff is very professional. Food is lovely.
  17. A

    Axxxx

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a lovely experience & staff were amazing but menu over priced.
  18. L

    Lisab

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great place great service fab food and drinks despite the fact there was a wedding and other occasions happening
  19. F

    Family4

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely. Food was delish and staff couldn’t have been nicer or more efficient. Menu had sold out of a few items by 6pm which is why I took a star off but will definitely go back.
  20. SR

    SRfoodie

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We always have a lovely dining experience here. The service is consistently good. The food is really nice and quite large portions so it's good value for money. My favourite part is the stunning and glamorous decor. It makes for a perfect girly night out or romantic date!
  21. I

    Ieva

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was top class.Kids menu is ideal for fussy eaters. Non alcoholic koktails..yesss..i have find place,where i will be back for it.
  22. GA

    GerintaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like always very pleasant eveni g at Betsy. We all had amazing time in this atmosphere. ❤
  23. MB

    MarianB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't not recommend enough, the staff where unbelievably nice and nothing was to much trouble. I'd go everyday if I could.
  24. A

    Alex

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Overall the atmosphere was great. However food was cold and expensive for what we got.
  25. C

    Caoimhe

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Waiter very rude about dietary requirements telling myself I wasn’t allowed to order side dishes that I wasn’t Mc Donald’s even though I could only eat the options offered in the sides out of the whole menu! They also then questioned if we were making it up! Won’t be back
  26. A

    Aisling

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, cocktails and food are delicious and the staff are lovely. Would definitely recommend this for a girls night out, date night... anything really. Great music bar downstairs too so everything is covered.
  27. HE

    HeatherE

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service was fab. We were there for my daughters confirmation and they made a fuss over her giving her an unexpected children's cocktail, a confirmation card from the betsy and a sparkler in her desert. Was really lovely and made her feel special. Thank you all. We'll be back
  28. YO

    YvonneO

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Always top notch night in The Betsy A+
  29. SW

    SWAL

    Meath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Communion parties were in so service was a little slow for us (Table of two) Staff came to check for drinks regularly but food was quite slow
  30. RR

    RebeccaR

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will definitely be back. I had the salmon which was delicious
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Food and service was 10/10
  32. JO

    JaniceO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Myself and my husband were at the betsy for dinner last saturday evening and we thoroughly enjoyed the food it was our first time visiting and the staff were so helpful and Friendly we will certainly be returning at some time in the future and will recommend it to family and friends
  33. A

    Anna

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Nice but very expensive, would love too go there again
  34. KM

    KivaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic night ,The lady who looked after us was outstanding thank you Irene !!! You made our night Kiva Murphy
  35. MM

    MargaretM

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The staff were very friendly. There was a lot of steak on the menu and 2 of our party had steak which they both found had a lot of fat on. Also the steak knife which one of our party ate with was blunt so he had to ask for a new knife. Overall it was a good experience. The cocktails were great! The rest of our party thought the food was amazing. The duck, fish, chicken and pasta so good.
  36. DD

    DeeD

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, it’s so well decorated. Warm atmosphere. The food was gorgeous. Staff where very attentive.
  37. C

    Caroline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal at The Betsy. The staff were so friendly and attentive. Our waiter was so lovely. He was great with the kids and made them laugh. Such a lovely guy. The menu was a bit limited but the food was delicious. I would definitely go back. The atmosphere was lively and the decor was lovely. Would 100% recommend to a friend.
  38. P

    Pavla

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect, from the reservation to being seated, the menu is amazing and the food was excellent. Staff were lovely and very obliging, we will definitely return
  39. KB

    KarenB

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    They had 3 parties in, service was slow would not have minded if food good but it was cold, bad cut of ribeye steak, dessert poor told waitress she agreed and just took it away.
  40. s

    sharon

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    21st birthday, great dinner, fantastic waiter. Good food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

The Betsy Swords is rated 4.5 stars by 210 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Betsy Swords

16 main street Swords Dublin, Leinster K67 D6C4

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    16 Main Street Swords Co.Dublin

  • Neighborhood

    Swords

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brendan Walls

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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