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O'Shea's Merchant

#199 of 2,083 Restaurants in Dublin}
$$ - $$$Irish, ,
12 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin 8, Ireland
+353 1 679 3797
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lamb stew” (28 reviews)
“fish and chips” (22 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
12 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin 8, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely atmosphere and great food. Ate out here several times during our holiday as it was across the road from where we stayed and we loved it. The place had just been redecorated and looked great

Thank Kate L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A dozen of us went for breakfast and the staff were more than hospitable. A very good fry up and a good pub environment!

Thank joseppimanc
TheMerchantOS, Manager at O'Shea's Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your recent visit to us, we are extremely happy you enjoyed your time here and appreciate your review, Go raibh mile maith agaibh.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here two nights in a row, not many things on the menu but what we had was really good. I had the fish chowder which was amazing and my Husband had the lamb stew and pint of Guiness deal for 10 euro. Great...More

Thank Geenabee1
TheMerchantOS, Manager at O'Shea's Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Many thanks for your recent visits to O'Sheas, the home of Irish music and dance, we are glad you got to taste our delicious seafood chowder and Irish Stew, We are currently in the process of extending our menu, perhaps the next time...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Just returned from a few days in Dublin, we found O'Shea's Merchant just around the corner to the apartment we were staying in. We had breakfast 2 mornings running, for just under €8 we got a full Irish cooked breakfast with toast a coffee both...More

Thank Marky320
TheMerchantOS, Manager at O'Shea's Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for visiting us recently. By the sounds of it you thoroughly enjoyed dining with us. We appreciate your recommendation. Go raibh míle maith agat. Slán.

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great fun time here. The young bloke behind the main bar made and served excellent Irish coffee! Great fun music too. Nice peopleMore

Thank Kym B
TheMerchantOS, Manager at O'Shea's Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Thank you for your recent review, we agree our Irish Coffee is without doubt one of the best in Dublin and served in the company of Ireland's finest musicians, sure it's the perfect reciepe for a perfect evening. We will certainly pass your...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

Laid back atmosphere in a traditional Irish pub. We stopped here for dinner and had good service and good food.

Thank mantis73
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Fab meal in Dublin at O’Shea’s. Very friendly staff, lovely Guinness and wonderful food. Would highly recommend 🙂

Thank Magicratbag
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We were told that O'Shea's Merchant had some of the best fish and chips in Dublin. I was totally not impressed. The fish had a strange odor and an even stranger aftertaste that was not the fish itself but the breading and the oil used...More

Thank 201pilot
TheMerchantOS, Manager at O'Shea's Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good evening , Our naturally smoked, award winning fish is loved by almost all our customers. We are located a just stone's throw from the Dublin fish markets only use the finest and freshest produce. We cook only in 100 % pure vegetable oil. Go...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

Came here for dinner because our hop on hop off bus driver suggested it and gave us coupons for a free pint with meal purchase. We also had coupons from the bus to pour your own Guinness, and heard there was irish dancing with the...More

Thank Kristen D
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Went for a pint, dinner and some music. Band was good. Pint was yummy. Fish and chips were tasty though they serve a smoked fish and I didn't live that, but that's just me. Clean bathrooms too.

Thank SaucyGirl9
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin 8, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 3797
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The Home of Irish Music & Dance located in Medieval Dublin. Live Music 7 Nights a week. Traditional Irish food served daily. Set Dancing every Monday for all to join in. Tour Groups Welcome Whiskey Tasting Trace your family tree here at the Irish History Hub.
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