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O'Shea's Merchant

#189 of 2,073 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” (27 reviews)
“fish and chips” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
12 Bridge Street Lower, Dublin 8, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 people

Thank Kym B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank mantis73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Magicratbag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 1 week 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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I came here as part of the hop on hop off bus tours. It was one of the worst experiences I've ever had. The service was horrible. I got up to go to the restroom and when came back my entire plate and drink was...More

Thank ireland2018
TheMerchantOS, Manager at O'Shea's Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good evening, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Would it be possible for you to contact me va email as we would like to get some more information from you so we can deal with this issue as best as possible. Le...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

I stopped in here for lunch after the Guinness Storehouse tour. It was fine, but nothing special. I could tell it was a popular place for business people to pop in for lunch. I had a sandwich, but regret not trying the potato soup. Service...More

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We had our first dinner in Dublin at O’Shea’s Merchant and we were really satisfied!The atmosphere was typical Irish,the Beef & Guinness stew was delicious and we enjoyed our Smithwicks listening to the live traditional Irish Music.Highly recommended if you want an authentic Irish experience!

Thank LaMario3112
TheMerchantOS, Manager at O'Shea's Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Good afternoon, Thank you your recent visit to O'Shea's, we are truly greatful for your review and happy you enjoyed your time in The home of Irish music and dance! Go néirí an bothar leat a chara.

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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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