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O'Shea's Merchant

12 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 679 3797
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“lamb stew” (28 reviews)
“irish stew” (19 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 am - 11:59 pm Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
12 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin 8, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 368 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in on a whim for a late lunch and so glad we did! I ordered some Irish stew (which I thought would be a small cup of soup!) and it was a huge bowl but it was incredible. My husband got a club sandwich...More

Thank amfr08
Reviewed 1 week ago

Full disclosure, we ended up in this area as we wanted to try the Brazen Head. It seemed every other tourist thought the same, as it was literally full, no chance of a drink or a meal. SO, we ended across the road at O'Shea's...More

Thank Nick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in here recently on a Sunday night and yet again, had a great night’s entertainment. The place was hopping with a great mix of locals and visitors. The music was great and the band were taking and playing requests from the crowd. The...More

Thank Professor_Sparrow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here once for dinner and once for breakfast during my stay in Dublin. It seemed to have great prices with deals like a pint of Guinness and stew for only 10 euros. Dinner was okay, however, the waitress was not particularly aware of us,...More

Thank Ryan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on a reccommadation of the bus driver but how disappointed were we . We only stayed for one drink as the landlord was so miserable not very welcoming at all. It was about 6 in evening and only about 6 people inside...More

Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Went here for breakfast and it was lovely. By far the best breakfast we had there and not extortionately priced like a lot of other places. €7.90 for a full Irish breakfast which my husband thoroughly enjoyed and I had a quick fix for €6.90...More

Thank ShelliP76
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

A short walk from temple bar this pub does great food and beers they make you so welcome and there is live music in the evenings

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 27 December 2017

I've visited O'Shea's Merchant a number of times. They don't have a great selection of food but their traditional Irish stew plus pint of Guinness for 10 Euros is a steal, considering that this would typically cost you almost 20 in most pubs in Dublin....More

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Lovely atmosphere and great food. Ate out here several times during our holiday as it was across the road from where we stayed and we loved it. The place had just been redecorated and looked great

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

A dozen of us went for breakfast and the staff were more than hospitable. A very good fry up and a good pub environment!

Thank joseppimanc
TheMerchantOS, Manager at O'Shea's Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your recent visit to us, we are extremely happy you enjoyed your time here and appreciate your review, Go raibh mile maith agaibh.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin 8, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 3797
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