Gourmet Food Parlour - Swords

4.4
288 reviews
€30 and under
Comfort Food
We are now open for outdoor dining on a walk in basis until July 18th. We are taking reservations for dates from July 19th.

Located on North Street in the bustling town of Swords, our restaurant is light & bright and our team is warm, friendly & efficient. Whether you are looking for a bite to eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner or somewhere to host a celebratory meal, it’s the perfect spot.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 288 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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AindreaK
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always. Nothing is ever too much trouble and they are always so lovely and accommodating with children and babies

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RobertD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

We were asked if we were ready to order food without being asked what would we like to drink then only one starter came down had to ask about the other one never asked what way I want the steak cooked overall very bad service I'm very disappointed and to top it all off we were left waiting over half an hour for the desert to come down

Gourmet Food Parlour - Swords
Responded 2 hours ago

Good afternoon Robert, We are very sorry to hear of your experience at GFP Swords recently. We strive for a high quality, efficient service throughout all of our venues, so thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will be sure to bring this to our Swords team to ensure this issue does not occur again. Hopefully, we will see you again in the future. Team GFP

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LeahF
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

Service very poor. Felt ignored for majority of service. Waited twenty minutes for waitress to come back to pay bill. Eventually had to grab someone walking past and the attitude seemed as if we had inconvenienced them by looking to pay the bill. Food is delicious but only redeeming quAlity. Third time I’ve been where I found the staff unfriendly and service very slow

Gourmet Food Parlour - Swords
Responded 2 hours ago

Good afternoon Leah, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are very sorry to hear of your poor experience in GFP Swords recently. We consider a friendly and efficient service extremely important across all of our venues, so thank you for flagging this issue with us. We will be sure to look into this further with our Swords team. Hopefully, we will see you again in the near future. Team GFP

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing. Would have preferred it to be staggered as we opted for a selection of small plates but maybe that was our fault for not asking or their fault for not asking. Either way we really enjoyed and would highly recommend

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JuliaA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely food and great vegan options for breakfast! Would just love to see more vegan options for lunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious the tapas a generous portions we ordered too much as usual, the staff are so friendly will definitely return

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CatherineD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we love gourmet food parlour never disappoints food always great

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Sorcha
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time eating here for dinner and would definitely return! Hake special was amazing and such a good menu to choose from. Service was great too.

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DerekM
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Have eaten here a few times and this time was the first through the current restrictions.. the food was good some more choice on the menu would have been nice.. but overall good experience.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Swords
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Derek, Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're glad you had a good experience at GFP overall and we'll be sure to look into the menu options in the future. -Team GFP

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KatieM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Really varied, tasty menu. Good options for vegetarians and good substitutes for gluten free etc. Nice sized portions and all very reasonably priced.

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Michelle
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Last minute booking but so happy we tried GFP. Everything was perfect, food, service and value. Think it will become a regular haunt!

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VikkiN
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really lovely brunch with family. Chef was happy to make tweaks to make meals vegetarian friendly, which doesn’t happen everywhere, we really appreciated it and loved our quesadillas!

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MichaelO
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have never had a bad meal at Gourmet Food Parlour, in any branch. The Swords branch had really nice décor, the staff are very friendly and efficient.

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Jensw
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff very friendly and efficient, not rushed, food was fabulous and very reasonable

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LouiseS
Denver
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious, coffee could have been hotter.

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Moshooky
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch and amazing service. Family friendly place

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Kazmb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Lovely food but unfortunately coffees are still cold, need to ask for an extra hot cappuccino but doesn't always work

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KeithM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Used to love the breakfast here. last week when my wife and I had breakfast it was cold and the tea was too.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Swords
Responded on 13 September 2021

Hi Keith, I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your recent trip to GFP Swords. We'll look into this with the team and be sure this doesn't happen again. Hopefully, we see you again soon. -Team GFP

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MegM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Overall good service and food. Vegan breakfast was a little dry, especially the mushrooms - would have been better in garlic oil or similar. Would have liked a vegan mayo and/or butter option. Still enjoyable food and lovely coffee

Gourmet Food Parlour - Swords
Responded on 13 September 2021

Hi Megan, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and we'll be sure to take this into account for our vegan options. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. -Team GFP

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RhondaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Breakfast treat at swords branch we had farmhouse plate huge portion and really delicious and smashed avocado with poached egg. Food is fabulous and great value. Service friendly and prompt

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Kathryn
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Disappointed. Usually a family favourite. First time back for a sit down meal with the kids. Husband and I went 2 weeks earlier. Table and salt and pepper dirty. Waitress a bit rude and abrasive. No flexibility with menu (son wanted his favourite pasta from kids menu as an adult portion..usually no problem but told no by waitress). Had to look for staff for second drink as not checked on . Gin and tonic was poor.... Orange wedge was brown and tonic thyme flavour. Won't be rushing back. Were among best customers for takeaway during lockdown.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Swords
Responded on 13 September 2021

Hi Kathryn, We're very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit to GFP Swords. We work very hard to ensure a friendly and efficient service across all of our venues so we will definitely bring this to the attention of the team to ensure this doesn't happen again. Hopefully, we will see you and your family again soon and we greatly appreciate your repeat custom over the last year. -Team GFP

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ConD
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, staff were very friendly and made you feel very welcome. The food was excellent and overall a great experience again.

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DeniseF
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

GFP never disappoints. Great food at reasonable prices served by friendly staff.

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BridH
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great service. Spacious room. Will be back again.

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Clairey1234
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience5

So I was standing waiting for a table and the couple behind were served first. When I asked why? I was met with a complete over reaction. Then my soup was lukewarm and bland. My friends tea arrived with no tea bag in the pot. No butter came with my bread for the soup. The staff were nice but there was not enough of them. It felt like mistakes were being made because there wasn’t enough staff.
Get more staff and don’t burn out the ones you have.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Swords
Responded on 13 September 2021

Hi Claire, We are very sorry you had this experience at GFP Swords recently. With the reopening of indoor dining and the continuation of the PUP payment, the hospitality industry, GFP included, are finding it extremely difficult to find new staff but we are working on this and we will bring this to the team to ensure this doesn't happen again as our staffs well being is extremely important to us. Hopefully we will see you again in the future for a more positive GFP experience. -Team GFP

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Hils
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had the All day breakfast at 1pm...all felt a little dry and reheated!

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MARYP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Two of us had lunch in the swords branch yesterday . All tables were well spaced , staff friendly , food gorgeous as usual . COVID passport checked and scanned . Overall very well run and keeping within the government guidelines

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LiamH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Food was poor. Standard was only ok for price plus chips were cold. Coffee was very poor

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EoinC
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh, fun and friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff and lovely food

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MichaelO
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always great food at GFP and the staff at the Swords branch were very friendly and efficiant.

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

My mother and I arrived with no booking (and a baby), the host looked at us and told us ‘no tables for at least an hour’, without checking anything. We went outside and I thought I’ll book and we can come back. When I looked online there was availability 5 minutes from that point and multiple bookings every 15 mins after that. I booked and we turned around and walked back in, the same host who had just told us there was nothing available said ‘Is there a problem ladies?’, and I responded ‘I’ve a booking for 12 o’clock’… he looked mortified but didn’t apologise or recognise what he had just done. While we went on to have a grand lunch, nothing noteworthy, I wouldn’t go back. It just so happened that my mother is unwell and I didn’t want to start shopping around for lunch that we stayed there and ate. Awful customer service. Bizarre having someone who clearly dislikes people at the front of house, let the rest of the service down.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Swords
Responded on 13 September 2021

Hi Caroline, We are shocked to hear of your experience at GFP Swords recently. We can assure you this is not what we consider our regular standard of friendly customer service and we will definitely be taking this to the Swords team to ensure this doesn't happen again. Sincerest apologies and I hope we soon you again in the future for a more positive GFP experience. -Team GFP.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good ambience, spacious and great service.

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SusanW
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such brilliant staff! We had a table full of kids and our servers couldn’t have been any nicer or more patient!

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GillianD
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch in a safe pleasant environment - would recommend

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Ciara
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Gourmet Food Parlour Swords is consistently excellent. We have been going here for a number of years and before and during Covid, they have never dropped their standards. Their service is always good and friendly and their food is always a very high standard (for breakfast lunch & dinner!). We used the takeaway facility quite a bit too during Covid and again, always very good.

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Sarah
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and tasty food. Covid etiquette very well maintained

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Just a really nice all round experience, cocktails were excellent

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PeterB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little place to eat, and caters for vegans and vegetarians. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Recommend to anyone.

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OliviaF
Galway
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice food, good service and good value. Lovely clean restaurant

FAQs

Gourmet Food Parlour - Swords offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 897 1496.

Gourmet Food Parlour - Swords is rated 4.4 stars by 288 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.