​The Old Schoolhouse Restaurant

4.5
128 reviews
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€30 and under
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Irish
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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.
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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.

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

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

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

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

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MD
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.

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

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

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ND
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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!

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LM
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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.

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S
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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

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CM
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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.

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EG
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.

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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!

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KM
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.

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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.

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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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JE
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Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

My partners first visit he loved it
We plan to visit again soon

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CH
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Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent except a little expensive for a restaurant of that spacing & noise .

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RM
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Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Sunday Menu Lovely food at a good price and excellent service.

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A
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious, wings amazing, fillet steak melt in the mouth cooked to perfection, desert unreal, looking forward to going back soon

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JG
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere with friendly attentive staff. Highly recommend!

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SC
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Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our meal in the Old Schoolhouse was wonderful..The service was superb and we felt really at home atour lovely cosy table..The food was amazing especially our steaks which were superb ! The best meal I have had in 2018 !

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MM
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Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The staff are very friendly and helpful the food was excellent the atmosphere was just right for lunch time

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EG
8 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant in every way , is still the best restaurant in swords. The staff are so professional and friendly.

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LC
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Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The service was very good. The staff were very pleasant and friendly. Food as always was delish..
Just a lovely atmospheric restaurant.

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BJ
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Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service great atmosphere great menu and food. Highly recommended.

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AD
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Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Staff are excellent and food in restaurant is always fab.

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JC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always comes up trumps great staff so friendly and helpful just a fab place

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DO
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Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A great night out with an early bird Christmas meal . Great value decent sized portions and no waste . Excellent presentation of the food and very attentive staff .

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JT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great night last Saturday in the schoolhouse. Lovely birthday evening

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TW
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great range of dishes. Something to please everyone. Staff are friendly and attentive

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LL
13 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service excellent staff food very good - group of 13 well catered for and plenty of attentive staff - the pub was packed and can not fault the service

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OR
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Food was very tasty but was not served hot. Mussels some were undercooked. As a diner I like to be asked throughout meal simple questions like 'is everything ok' , 'can I get you anything', which did not happen meaning each time we either had to get up or call a waiter.

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E
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service was fantastic couldn’t fault it in any way. Will definitely be back!!

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ND
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were in the restaurant up stairs thank god we booked because down stairs was very packed and there was a long wait for tables love this place for food but can be very busy at times

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AB
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Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

10/10 food was absolutely perfect and so delicious!
Service was also 10/10

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K
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Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, beautiful food, great friendly service. Highly recommend the schoolhouse for any occasion.

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SG
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The set menu is really good value for money at €26 for 3 courses. Really good portions and very tasty food. For starters the prawns and chicken wings stood out and for mains the pork plate was excellent. Service was always was excellent, all staff are very pleasant.

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A
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Parking is non existent!!! There was so much dust and even spider webs!!!!!!! One of the waitresses was great but another was completely off... putting our food besides us instead of in front, gave us wrong change (less than she should), neither knew info about the wines! My chair was improper for use... I could feel the springs!! The table wasn’t properly clean! Not enough space to hang our coats. But the food was fantastic!!! We Went to the restaurant upstairs not exactly the downstairs place of old school bar. Ohhh and somehow we made a reservation 3 weeks before and when we showed the confirmation email the waitress said we had to wait because there was no table for us or even our names there!
THERE IS A LOT TO IMPROVE GUYS!! I expect much more from a 100€ dinner!

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AT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our lunch was absolutely amazing. Very tasty! we have pre ordered our meal so it was even easier. We highly recommend this place!

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EG
8 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the best place in Swords to eat. The food is just lovely and I have tried everything on the menu. Give it a try, you wont be disappointed.

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PR
9 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

We ordered cocktails before dinner which took 30 minutes to arrive and they were not made correctly. I ordered a gin martini and I got a glass of white vermouth and a separate balloon glass of gin filled to the top with ice. When I informed the waitress that a martini has the vermouth added to the gin and served up, she said I could pour the vermouth into the glass with the gin! After waiting for drinks we were ignored until we flagged down a waiter to order dinner. The food was fair but nothing special. The sticky toffee pudding was more caramel then that anything else and was overly sweet. The wait staff seemed like they were poorly trained or just didn't care.

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