​The Old Schoolhouse Restaurant

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4.4
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154 reviews
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€30 and under
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Irish
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
The Old School House Bar and Restaurant, a traditional but modern Irish pub. Our restaurant has been recently refurbished and we specialise in locally sourced steak and seafood. We have an extensive menu, with great early bird and daily specials available.
Downstairs in the bar you can sit and enjoy a great pint of Guinness, watch all sporting events on our big screens, take in some live music, enjoy a burger or steak from our barfood menu or simply just sit outside in our beautiful all year round beer garden.
What 154 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and the food! Good selection on the menu.

SA
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a really nice time. The food was excellent and the service ever so accommodating. Highly recommend.

AM
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

This restaurant was highly recommended by quite,a few people however we were not impressed at a with either the food or service and therefore I would not recommend it to anyone I know

AO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Really enjoyable evening . Good food and Good service. The only area that could possibly be improved might be the decour , although the restaurant is separate to the pub it still feels a little dated. But I will definitely return and would recommend without hesitation.

SJ
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and great food. We didn't realise the restaurant menu was different from the bar menu, it was also a bit more expensive. Overall, a great experience and would go back again, staff very friendly and no long waits on food :)

AC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Table was ready on time service was excellent and very accommodating with the food allowing us order food not on menu .eill defo be back

SD
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was lovely and 2 ladies looking after us were brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble.

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food as always & the most pleasant staff! Couldn’t do enough for us! Always our first choice when going for food!

SC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service,food,value. Will definitely be back again soon.

NM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fabulous evening. The food, service and atmosphere was brilliant! We had a very enjoyable experience and will definitely be back in the future!

CW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mrs for two, fab food, loads on the plate..
Friendly staff. Good value..

K
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Overcharged on first bill. When reissued was overcharged again, waiter couldn't understand the issue. Senior staff should manage bills. Food was OK, nothing special.

CM
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food and great value. Staff are very friendly

AD
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were upstairs in the restaurant which is as one would expect quieter than the bar downstairs. The service was warm and friendly, my dish of lamb rump with fondant potato, pancetta and peas was delicious. My husband had pork chops on the menu, however only one chop on the plate, his was delicious too but not as good as my lamb.

P
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Mains cold for all at table and slow to come out starters good

SK
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We ere greeted immediately on arrival and shown to a table. The staff were courteous and efficient and our order was taken promptly. The roast beef was ordered, medium rare, well done and medium. Everything arrived as ordered! The vegetables weren't overcooked and it was a very enjoyable meal. The bread appetiser was tasty and we enjoyed the soup greatly. The prawn starter was a very generous portion of prawns and altogether delicious. We thought it was very good value for the 2 courses. The waitress made sure our water jug was constantly replenished. Very enjoyable meal.

V
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food - probably the best food in Swords.

BF
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Everything was very nice but one girl who served us out of the few was a bit moody and my friend noticed she made faces when we ordered.
Otherwise the rest of the staff was friendly and nice it’s a great place food was very very good.
Probably we will be back in the future!

OD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food is well worth it, the staff are friendly. The service is very good. For good food, a drink and some live music downstairs afterwards it would be a great night.

BT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our first choice for a meal out in Swords, great quality, ample choice,good portions, pleasent atmosphere and best beer garden in Dublin for drinks afterwards.

JD
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the place. Great food. Friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere. Gets a big thumbs up from me. Ticks all the boxes! ♥

BB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Looking forward to returning for another great dinner. Service, food, drinks and atmosphere were amazing!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Food was lovely, staff very friendly. Restaurant was cold

MB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Upon arrival gave my name to staff member.Was not brought to table we were just pointed in the direction of it. I asked twice where it was and eventually was brought to it. As it was for my son's confirmation was not impressed as to where we were put. We were under the stairwell I felt we were not belong to the pub. I asked could we be seated else where I was told there was confirmations in the other areas. This annoyed me as I had put on my booking it was for my son's confirmation. As the staff member was walking away muttered under her breath jesus. I didn't say anything as I wanted it to be a nice afternoon lunch for my son. I couldn't fault the food and the value for money.

AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Fantastic service from staff and very accomadating

Z
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Service terrible. During the meal the waitress ask my friend if he finished eating where he still was eat, we all was in shock, on top of that we were inform tyhat we have to leave the table as is next reservation in 0.5h , thats the table is book only for max 2h- where is the information??? We meet in there to celebrate and we were pushed out. On top of that food so-so. Finaly we pay our bill and we went downstairs to the bar- food delicious, service perfect. So i donot recommend restaurant, but i do recomend the bar. The booking online should be improved where you can pick the restaurant or the bar.

m
Wales
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, good service good atmosphere.
Enough choice for everyone including fussy children.

TW
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food. Good value. Staff and very friendly and helpful

AW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere , friendly staff and the lamb was cooked to perfection

MD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place to go for dinner with my family, quality of food very reliable, filling and tasty. We were unable to finish our second course.

PF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always excellent. Staff are friendly and attentive. Value for money . Highly recommended

ND
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booked a table of 5 here to celebrate my son's 18th. It was a brilliant night, excellent food and service. Staff were lovely and pulled out all the stops for him. We will be back again soon!

LM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the staff were really friendly. I already have my next visit booked.

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely gorgeous as usual and the girls in the restaurant were so so so nice so friendly and kind, made me feel very comfortable

CM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely restaurant with very sizeable food portions and fair prices. I enjoyed my time in the Schoolhouse and so did my partner. I will be recommending to friends.

EG
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best place in Swords for food and drinks. The staff are top class and very professional and friendly.

MW
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Kate and the girls were great. The service was good and the waitresses are all friendly and attentive. The food as delicious. We were in on Sunday and everyone is still talking about how nice the food was. Fantastic value as well with the Sunday menu. Options for 2 or 3 courses.
I got the prawns to start - so so good. And the chicken and mushroom pasta for mains. Will definitely be back soon!

KM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Meal was good but wouldn’t be rushing back and wouldn’t recommend it to a friend. Not nice to have to walk through beer garden to get to bar and restaurant.

J
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is second time we celebrate family ocasion in Old School. All was perfect. Food is lovely. Staff very nice and friendly. Waiting time is ok. Good price for delicious food. Will be back definitly.

H
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The food in the bar is better than the restaurant. The Sunday menu isn’t great. There’s so much more choice in the bar. The food wasn’t hot. By the time we got a couple of bites it was cold. The restaurant bit is fairly small but it was louder than the bar.

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