The Old Orchard Inn
76 Butterfield Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin

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Based on 69 reviews


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One of the best known Gastropubs on the South of Dublin City. Our Friendly Staff pride Superior Service with a Smile and Award Winning Chefs provide the freshest Irish pub grub 7 days a week. Boasting a large heated Beer Garden/BBQ area & serving a wide range of World Wines, Creative Cocktails, Irish Craft Beers and a Perfect Pint of Stout. If you're looking to reserve an area for a large event or small get together, then look no further... The Old Orchard Inn can cater for every occasion!!! A Buzzing Irish pub that you will love as much as we do!
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Posted 4th Dec 2016 by JIMCORISH22927153First Timer: 1 reviews

Hi,nWhen I visited on the 17th November I was treated terribly, I subsequently sent an email of complaint to yourselves. The details of my complaint were explained fully in my email.nnI received an email response from an Ali on the 18th of Novemeber, I was advised in this mail that my complaint would be investigated and I would receive an update. This assurance was never fulfilled.nnI sent a reminder on the 23rd and I respectfully requested an update on my complaint, this request was flat out ignored.nnI was left to feel disappointed and saddened at my original treatment as I have been a regular customer for many enjoyable years at the orchard. I now feel brushed aside and as if my custom has meant nothing over the years as no one has even bothered to follow up on my complaint.nn

Posted 27th Oct 2016 by MICHAEL.KINLOUGHFirst Timer: 3 reviews

Had a fantastic meal young blond girl served us all night fantastic service. Dutch friends very impressed food delicious

Posted 24th Apr 2016 by FOOD ADDICTFirst Timer: 3 reviews

Visited the orchard for dinner this evening, three adults and one child. Hadn't eaten here recently so decided to try it out. All in the party were very impressed. My husband had the steak which he said was brilliant, the pepper sauce was delicious. My lasagne was good value with a generous portion of chips, the other adult in the party enjoyed her burger which was nicely presented. Kids meal was standard, no complaints from the three year old! The desserts were impressive and again nicely presented, one had the knickerbocker glory which was enjoyable and another had the terrys chocolate orange cheesecake. Cannot commend the service enough, a breath of fresh air to have a friendly and attentive waitress. Will definitely be back. Crayons and a sheet to colour on a nice touch for keeping the kids occupied.

Posted 4th Apr 2016 by FXLORRIE68899910First Timer: 1 reviews

i cant say enough how disappointed i was on sat night , i am disabled and do not go out very often , so i was looking forward to going to the orchard , on crutches i stood at the bar to order a drink the bar man said ill be back in a min so i waited ten mins later he stood in front of me and i asked if he could het me a drink he snarled at me there was no serving where i stood and would have to move 2 feet for him to serve me 2 feet up was 2 deep in people sitting in front of the bar and i couldn't get near the bar with or without crutches, so i decided to try find a seat and order from the lounge staff ... to my shock i was not allowed to sit at any table all the tables had to be pre booked . we stood again and asked a lovely lounge girl and she said all tables are booked and she was so sorry that she would try find me a stool , i then tried to put my glass on a table and the person standing at the table able-bodied i might add went off came came back with a manager who shoved a chair right beside me so that she could sit down he almost knocked me over and then she turned to give me a filthy look for putting my glass on the table . we then left .. the staff were disgustingly rude , apart from the young girls as lounge staff ...

Posted 26th Jun 2015 by BARBARAMCMAHON74First Timer: 12 reviews

I am a long time customer of this pub & have stopped going there, on and off over last couple of years for several reasons. Firstly I must state the serving staff are brilliant. The pub went from welcoming long term regulars from the area, to reserving seating areas at weekends leaving regulars without seats unless booked in advance. So stopped going in at night. Then there was the time I was told I could only have a sandwich WITH ham as they are brought in pre made. CRAZY. I am vegetarian. Then recently at lunch time I was informed nothing vegetarian available until after 5pm.! I had to leave. I had breakfast few weeks ago and got worst scrambled egg ever and tea is extra so works out a pricey breakfast. Stopped going in morning times! Today I went in with my daughter to have a sandwich (HAMLESS option has been put back on menu!)...but was told NO sandwiches were being made today at all because they might be too busy with the school break up !! It was NOT in the least busy even the outside sunny area & it was a very sunny day I I asked the girl serving us was it busy inside she told us it wasnt. I had to have soup which is not a top choice for me. Supposed to be served with home made treacle or guinness bread but got sliced bread which was bit hard. At this point I cut my losses ate what I could, left and will not go back.. Over the years I have given The Orchard yet another try but not any more. The Orchard does not put the customer first... making a sandwich would take 5 minutes..not long ... to ensure happy customers ! I give up.

Posted 9th May 2015 by MMD1Foodie: 20 reviews

Had lunch here with 2 older ladies, one in a wheelchair and the other a walking frame. We were greeted with a smile and an offer of help. We were shown to a table and a ramp was provided for our convenience which was greatly appreciated. The presentation of the food was excellent and tasted great. It was fairly full which is not surprising considering how helpful the staff were.I would return here again when I am on that side of the city.

Posted 26th Feb 2015 by HELTAYLORFirst Timer: 1 reviews

The old orchard serves the most amazing food I have never had a bad meal there ! Their pulled pork, burgers and traditional fish and chips are of great quality fantastic taste and good value for money. Their kids meals are a big portion and v good value. Service is always brilliant v attentive and polite staff. Always a great atmosphere there and always a busy place .

Posted 25th Sep 2014 by GILLDEMOFirst Timer: 3 reviews

Lunch time, soup was yummy. great wrap made to requirement. staff extremely pleasant.. Happy atmosphere :)

Posted 29th Sep 2013 by HUNGRY HELENFirst Timer: 9 reviews

The last few days being so nice and being local I had lunch here with a friend on Friday and my son on Saturday of this week. Their beer garden is really nice to dine out in. For the most part the staff are friendly but service can be slow. My son had the steak sandwich which had lots of fillings but not too generous with the steak, which was disappointing. I had the Boston Prawn open sandwich both days and this was good. In general it is a bit expensive in comparison to many other restaurants in very close proximity. It would be nice to see them doing a set lunch menu at a reasonable price just as the other restaurants are doing.

Posted 19th Sep 2013 by SONICHICGuru: 25 reviews

The Orchard recently appointed a new head chef. The presentation of the food is really nice and modern. However every time I go here its like the head chef is not on duty. There is always something's miss. The food tends to be always cold. I got the chicken wrapped in Parma ham served with Maison butter. The Parma ham was very crispy but the butter was solid as a rock on top of the cold chicken. A mouthful of cold herb butter is not a pleasant experience... My husbands pork platter was also cold, which took away from the meal. In a pub you don't expect food to be cooked from scratch when ordering but at least it should be reheated through for a number of reasons. Saying all that, the burgers are really good and we will probably give it another go as the waiting staff are really nice and efficient. They should rethink the brasso on the high tables. It stinks your clothes, arms and hands.
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