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O'Shea's Merchant

#285 of 2,007 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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12 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 679 3797
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great lamb stew, however signage outside indicates that a pint of Guinness and stew is 10 euros. I ordered a pint of Guinness and stew and the server charged me full price for both (17 euro). When I asked about the special she said she didn't realize I wanted it and it's apparently the same thing but a slightly smaller... More 

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Thank Caoimhe A
Kristiansund, Norway
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to feel real local "craic" in Dublin you must go to O'shea's. Excelent pubfood and good drinks at reasonable good prices. Go in the evening to spend a very nice time with live original irish folk music. This is absolutly not the place where you meet your neighbour in room 305 next to you but local irish... More 

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Thank Tore M
Burnley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, food and atmosphere! We used this as a bit of a base on a stag do and were never disappointed. Can recommend for a bit of food and decently priced drinks!

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Thank JD1882
Saskatchewan, Canada
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147 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us enjoyed lunch here on a lovely Sunday afternoon!! The place was quiet but there were a few sports fans enjoying a Gaelic football game! The food and service were fantastic! Portions were good! No complaints and would encourage a quick pop in to re-fuel!!

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Thank Mjoh17
Morrison, Colorado
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Group of 10.5 is very hard to find tables for but we got lucky and found 2 tables here, just barely, had to leave and come back in the second door to find there was some people leaving who weren't planning to leave 3 minutes before! All were there for the trad music and so were we but we had... More 

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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

different prices on the menu me and my friend got so was a bit confused at the price, ended up being 15 euro for 1 vegitarian breakfast and 1 cooked breakfast (half a full irish brekafast) decent food came quick, probably would return

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Thank Zoe B
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first pub we came to, after leaving our hotel to walk along the river into the city. Our intent was to hit as many pubs as we could in one evening. As we entered the pub we could hear the band playing Irish music. We found two seats at the bar and of course ordered Guinness. The... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on what was in fairness probably one of there busiest days of the year - however they were completely unprepared for it! We were after some food so waited over an hour for it, there was no system at all to who got a table when and it certainly wasn't based on who had been waiting the longest! Someone... More 

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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We watched the rugby in here, it took ages to get served each time and we drunk 40 odd pints between us. We asked for bar snacks and was offered chips. when asked what we could have with it - more chips. class place.. they couldnt wait to get the rugby off to get the gaelic football on. wont be... More 

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Thank Roy F
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. Asked the waitress for food recommendations. Food took awhile to come out and was not with the wait. The recommended corned beef & cabbage and roast beef were both mediocre at best. I would skip this place. Much better choices in Dublin.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 3797

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