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About The Old Music Shop

At The Old Music Shop, we have a very natural, honest approach to food. Thanks to our mild climate, our clean seas, our fertile soils… and yes, the rain too… Ireland has some of the best raw ingredients in the world. And we use the very best of Irish produce, served simply and fresh as can be. It’s a style that is both rooted in heritage and very 21st century.

Our carefully selected wines compliment our seasonal dishes and our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to offer their advice on your selection. The beer list focusses on local breweries and we offer some of the finest food-matched craft ales and stouts.

So why not drop in and shake the hand that feeds you. Lead from the restaurant floor by Head Chef, Carlo Alambi, our dedicated, warm and friendly team of professionals look forward to welcoming you to the Old Music Shop.

The Castle Hotel
1-4 Gardiner Row
Dublin, Co. Dublin D01 R640
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary European, Pizzeria, Comfort Food

Hours of operation:
Monday - Thursday: 7am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 7am - 10pm
Sunday: 7am - 9pm

Dress code:
Casual Dress

Price range:
€30 and under

Payment options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone number:
(01) 879 7888

Website:
http://theoldmusicshop.ie/

Parking Details:
There is plenty of on street parting on Parnell Square, North Fredrick Street and Gardiner Row. If someone in your party has mobility issues please contact the Old Music Shop and we will be happy to advise you further.

Executive Chef:
Carlo Alambi

Additional:
Cafe, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Old Music Shop Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

3.5

Service

3.6

Ambience

3.7

Value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (5)
Group Bookings (4)
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Afternoon Coffee (3)
Casual (3)
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Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighbourhood Gem (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Fun (1)
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Authentic (1)
Brunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasions (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 12 September 2017

Lovely surroundings and decor. Tables were nicely set out. Food was good, freshly cooked and just the right amount. The service could have been better as it wasn't that busy. I had to get up twice to go and find a waiter to ask for the dessert menu and to request the bill. I would return to the restaurant again without a doubt.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy
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Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on 26 August 2017

Myself and a group of girlfriends had a pre-theatre dinner here last Saturday. It was a perfect venue as the Gate Theatre is a short walk away. The staff are very friendly and the service was fast and efficient. We were also able to have a drink in the beautiful seating area in the hotel after our meal. I highly recommend the Old Music Shop as it provides a lovely relaxed atmosphere with very friendly and helpful staff. It is also good value for money expecially the pre-theatre menu of 2 courses for 20euro.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

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 (Nashville)·Dined on 13 August 2017

Very nice staff who bent over backwards to insure we had a good experience. Very nice brunch, delicious food, great service, and overall good experience.

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Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on 6 August 2017

Made online booking on the basis of the menu we found online.

Got to the place, were shown to a table and were given a menu that was nothing resembling the online menu and to be quite honest was abismal.

After enquiring, we were told that because it was a busy bank holiday, the menu was smaller. I said it was not smaller, it was completely different. The server then said she would bring the menu from downstairs.

It arrived and it was exactly the same menu, with an extra starter and main course.

We left without ordering.
On the subject of it being busy, there was 4/5 tables eating when we arrived. Maybe this is classed as busy by dublin standards, but we in the rest of the country are able to handle bigger tasks.

Wouldn't recommend the place to anyone based on the reception I was given by the staff.

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Food2
Ambience2
Service1
Value3

 
·Dined on 22 July 2017

choice very limited
service poor
food was luke warm
staff were obviously stretched

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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 21 July 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch last Friday, meeting old friends and chatting over good food and a second glass of wine! For most of us, it was our first time at the Old Music Shop and we agreed to relocate from our previous meeting-places, so hopefully we will be with you again in mid-September, for our next gathering. In fact, I was so impressed that I later brought my partner there, for a quick meal on the way to a nearby event we were attending. We explained that because of traffic problems, we were in a bit of a rush and your staff facilitated us by recommending fish and chips and producing it extremely quickly. Full marks for both quality and service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 23 March 2017

Nice food... nice surroundings...reasonably priced....slow service....friendly staff....large restaurant, room for large parties downstairs!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 5 March 2017

Lovely place with staff who are always on hand. Would definitely come back again

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Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 21 February 2017

A great eating place on the Northside of the city. So close to cultural/arts venues. I was there with 2 friends for my birthday. We all opted for the burgers which had a great variety of toppings to chose from. We spent a lot of time deciding as all sounded great. They were delicious and we really like the home made relish and the flowery bun that it came with. You could have opted for a salad instead of the bun. A bucket of good sized chips accompanied the meal. This was my 3rd time there and can't praise it highly enough
I do feel nostalgic for the Walton Music Shop but am delighted in what they have done with the place. It has brought more life to the Square.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food
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Food1
Ambience1
Service2
Value1

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 7 January 2017

I was so disappointed with the meal. I ordered a pizza and it literally had no taste, I wondered if it was a frozen pizza. Also there were not many people there but the service was not very on the ball, they took my plate before I had finished, and gave a jug of water without glasses. The decor is very nice and there it seems very child-friendly, but I would not eat the food again.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 10 December 2016

I went with two others for a bite to eat before a play in the Gate. The service was excellent - staff were very attentive and welcoming. The food was lovely - vegetarian burger was very tasty. Would definitely recommend it.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 3 December 2016

Staff were very friendly despite our numerous changes in the numbers attending! Food was delicious, we had the Christmas menu which was great value at €25 for a 4 course meal. Would like to see a larger choice of wine on the menu but overall lovely place and would go again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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Food3
Ambience3
Service2
Value4

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 1 October 2016

The menu available on Saturday night was more restricted than that advertised on the website.

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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Food2
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
 (Dublin)·Dined on 11 July 2016

Unfortunately on the evening we visited the
service was haphazard to say the least. The menus were slow to arrive & there were not many other customers there. To be fair we were told that the burgers we ordered would take 20 mins to cook. We were clear that we need to be out by 7:40 & our order was taken at 6:40. The food arrived at 7:25 giving us a very short time to eat. We ended up eating about half & then had to run. It's a pity because the individual staff members were really nice & friendly. Organisation & co-ordination needs to be a lot better

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