O'Shea's Irish Restaurant
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.
Fully booked, never went in even when we booked a table ahead of time.
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
Delicious Irish food with amazing service. We loved the experience!
Always fantastic to eat here
Food was good. The place feels a bit rundown. Restrooms in the basement were nasty
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!!
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...
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Great! Best seafood and fish&chips in town.
Good food, served quickly. Would definitely go back.
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
Excellent meal and friendliness of staff, a great time in this restaurant
Traditional Irish restaurant, basic and tourist orientated. Lovely staff but food overpriced.
Food amazing lovely staff great music great value for money
Cold food and found plastic in the stew.
We came accross this place quite by accident. The food and service was wonderful we would return here and recommend this restaurant to anyone.
great location. wonderful people. superb, flavorful food!!!
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.
Excellent friendly service and great food. We enjoyed our time here.
Lovely intimate restaurant. Great food and drink. Staff very amenable and attentive. Superb!
Nice place . Definitely coming back .
Traveling in Ireland. looked for an trditional Irish restaraunt that would serve good food ---was in a vibrant area of shopping and pubs and really enjkoyed ourselves
Strip steak was done perfectly and delicious and the lamb was very well prepared
A pleasant find in Temple Bar. Great food- lamb chops to die for, fish & chips, nice drink menu. The service was friendly, prompt and yet we were not rushed and were able to linger and talk as it was not noisy. A bit of an oasis in the most lively Temple Bar neighborhood; great way to start the evening. Authentic Irish menu.
We travel the world and have gone to many restaurants. Based on the description was expecting something different. The food was not that good.
The waiters were nice - but not Irish! Given that this is touted as an Irish establishment, I would have expected at least one greeting with an Irish accent. Never mind. If the food would have been decent, that could be overlooked. The food was just about edible, that's the best I can say about it. Don't order the Irish stew, the meat was chewy and frankly, I couldn't be bothered to finish grinding my way through it. It was my friend's daughter's birthday so she ordered some chocolate cake - which was so stale you could hardly put a fork through it. And it was the same price as the restaurant we'd been to the evening before which was superb. So well overcharging for what you got.
They did not honor the reservation. They say your cannot make reservation online. If so, they should not use the system. In the end, is seems like just a tourist trap.
Reservation made was not honored. We never ate there as they sat a walk in before us; even though we had a confirmed reservation on open table. Would not advise using the app to book and to call restaurant directly.
Was v disappointed had lunch at 1.30 on a Saturday and place was completely empty. Service couldn't fault. Actual steak was nice but baked potato small and onions were awful salad came full of dressing. Food bland and no atmosphere so didn't hang around. Would never go bacK. I didn't point any of this out on the day and shoukd have really.
Awful quality of food. Steak was inedible, and side was manageable only because I was hungry. Ruined the first evening in Dublin.
Lovely small romantic restaurant, full of character, the girl who served us was friendly had very good customer focus. The food was good size portions, well prepared and good value for money. We would definitely go back there again.
Really lovely meal and very friendly and attentive waiting staff.
Excellent value for money and in a great location, very central. This is a small restaurant so I would say make sure you book ahead.