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The Norseman, Dublin, Dublin

The Norseman

4.0
4
23 Reviews
€30 and under
Pub
Open Table bookings are for our Restaurant area only and not for bar drinks. We are a public house & restaurant shrouded in history, 1696 being our first year!! Located in Temple Bar in the heart of the City Centre. We have over 100 specialized whiskies on offer, plenty of beer, live music and excellent food, we are a busy vibrant business who takes pride in our customer experience!!
Experience The Norseman at it's best and join us for an unforgettable evening filled with live music, incredible food fare and an atmosphere that is second to none.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 671 5135

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We can cater for events in both our upstairs restaurant area and downstairs in our public bar area

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater for private events subject to availability

  • Neighborhood

    Temple Bar

  • Cross street

    Corner of Eustace Street Dublin 2 Temple Bar

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Jervis street Luas Line, Dame street bus routes

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 23 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. ML

    MaxL

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, very good service and away from the main bar so quieter. Would recommend.
  2. EM

    EmilyM

    Leinster

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The staff were lovely so helpful. I had chosen the restaurant by reading their menu of this site which had lovely vegetarian options unfortunately that is not their current menu, the new menu had none of the lovely veggie options which was disappointing. The staff were so pleasant and its a lovely restaurant very relaxing atmosphere
  3. IP

    InaP

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had high expectations for the Norseman and was a little disappointed by the experience. The menu they have online is more extensive than what we got on the day - they didn't have the Irish stew pie, just the stew, and the desserts were limited and missing the peach and pear cobbler I wanted to try. The ambience of the restaurant was quite nice but it was very dark to the point its really hard to read the menu. But it was quite good that the sounds from the pub area downstairs didn't travel up to the restaurant much. There was a problem with our starters that one of the dishes was apparently not included in the order when printed to the kitchen while the rest went though. It was a little odd and left some of the members of our party without food for the first while. I do wish that the waiters noticed this discrepancy (as they had given us side plates for the missing dish) but it was only when we brought it up that they noticed. They were quite apologetic and gave us free dessert for the mistake but I did wish they were a bit more proactive about it when it was clear there were dishes missing when the starters came out. As for the food itself, it was grand but nothing to write home about. The steaks were quite standard and their chicken was nice. The chicken portions could stand to be a bit more and could use a bit more sauce. The cheesecake and the gataeux were quite nice for dessert.
  4. SM

    SeanM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great location, menu options were good, ambiance was nice, drink menu was good
  5. s

    sfgal

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The food was served in an attractive manner and both dishes were delicious. We were very happy that we chose the Norseman in an area where restaurants are plentiful.
  6. LC

    LaurenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here 3 times in the 10 days we’ve been in town. It’s wonderful. Food. Staff. Facility. Will be back several times before leaving town.
  7. LC

    LCorbett

    Omaha

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ours kids love the pasta! Great place to have a nice meal. Going back tonight!
  8. LE

    LeeE

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Seafood chowder was outstanding! Highly recommend it! Mashed potatoes were very salty. Overall a good value and nice ambiance.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb! Was above our expectations!
  10. C

    Carrie

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bar was fairly busy, we met some lovely french people while there. We left after one drink. Drink prices bit too expensive for us. Wouldnt be in a hurry to make a return visit
  11. PC

    PaulC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    You sent me an email to say the table for 4 I had booked was reserved but when I arrived and was shown to the table, I was told, 10 minutes later, that you were not serving food that day.
  12. DR

    DavidR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening. Greeted by a really nice waitress and from start to finish the waiting staff could not be more helpful. The food was lovely and the atmosphere really nice
  13. AM

    AnaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fun and exciting bar! The restaurant upstairs is even more so! The food was amazing!
  14. FK

    FionaK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    I was disappointed as it was a special occasion - my husband's birthday and as a visitor to Ireland I had booked what I thought was a traditional Irish evening...live music, craft beer and good food. I had previously looked online at menus and was looking forward to that, however the menu was much shorter (probably due to Covid I guess.) I felt it was very limited. Upstairs there were no craft beers available and the waitress couldn't go downstairs to get them, so husband had to go downstairs to fight the crowds to get his beer. We had been expecting traditional Irish music....it wasn't and upstairs you can't hear the music anyhow. Probably my mistake. I should have checked better. That said, the staff were delightful and welcoming and doing their best and when the food came, it was good too....just not what I had been hoping for.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab!! Food was yum and service was excellent !
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant was closed but we could still make a reservation on Open Table? They were thankfully still able to sit us, and even though the food menu was a lot smaller downstairs, the food was still very good.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We booked a table but were refused entry by the bouncer because they were “too full”. Very disappointed, you shouldn’t offer reservations if you can’t fulfil them.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Don't bother
  19. KA

    KevinA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We had a great time in The Norseman. We requested a table in a corner and got exactly what we wanted. Service was also great. However, the food was very little and a bit pricey for what we got. The presentation was also not great. That's why just 3 stars. But overall good!
  20. CW

    CharlotteW

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at the upstairs restaurant and it was lovely! Great ambience, candlelit. Honestly great food as well and the service was also great. The bar downstairs is much louder but that doesn’t really drift upstairs.
  21. MR

    MariekeR

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were with a group of 12 friends and enjoyed our meal in the Norseman very much! Good food, decent wine, you could still hear the music down stairs but were still able to talk to one another without having to shout! Nice place in the middle of temple bar!
  22. SC

    SuzieC

    Fort Lauderdale

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal, they also offer Vegan dishes when asked. We were very pleased! The service was excellent!
  23. M

    Mac17

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Norseman is rated 4 stars by 23 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 3 times today
Google Map for The Norseman

29 East Essex Street, Dublin, Dublin D02 VY03

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Corner of Eustace Street Dublin 2 Temple Bar

  • Neighborhood

    Temple Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Jervis street Luas Line, Dame street bus routes

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (01) 671 5135

  • Catering

    We can cater for events in both our upstairs restaurant area and downstairs in our public bar area

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater for private events subject to availability

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