The Old Schoolhouse (Dublin)
Coolbanagher Church Road, Swords, Dublin


Based on 119 reviews

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The Old Schoolhouse is located in the centre of Swords village in North county Dublin. The setting of the restaurant is unique and historical; a beautiful old building creates the warm, friendly and informal atmosphere evident in the restaurant. The building itself was originally built in 1846 as a school house, and it was converted to a restaurant in 1982. Since then it has steadily built up a reputation for dining excellence in Dublin, and the wide European and Irish menu provides plenty of choice for diners. The Old Schoolhouse was refurbished ten years ago in order to improve the interior style of the restaurant, while still retaining its old world charm. The restaurant menu boasts a wide range of tasty Irish and European dishes that will be certain to have plenty of choice for everyone no matter what the occasion. The menu is dominated by delicious steak and fresh seafood, and only the finest locally sourced Irish produce.
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Posted 18th Jan 2017 by JUDGE_JACKIE79399723First Timer: 3 reviews

Great place to eat service is excellent and price good value for money chicken wings the best around

Posted 21st Dec 2016 by BEANO56First Timer: 12 reviews

We ate here on the 16th Dec and had great food at a great price. Lovely atmosphere and even though very busy, there was plenty of staff looking after the customers.

Posted 2nd Jul 2016 by SHOTS14First Timer: 9 reviews

Had the tomahawk steak and it was simply fantastic. Great atmosphere with a match on TV. Place was very busy but we were seated with 10 minutes. Staff were very nice and we were not waiting long at all considering how busy they were. Will certainly return.

Posted 9th Mar 2016 by GREGELLERKERFirst Timer: 2 reviews

Lots of choice on the menu. Portion sizes were good. Service was friendly and efficient. Quirky decor with a nice, welcoming atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

Posted 24th Feb 2016 by YANMEREDITHFirst Timer: 2 reviews

I eaten here so many times and each time has been great. The food is plentiful, delicious and well priced. There is always such a lovely warm atmosphere expected from a traditional Irish bar.

Posted 10th Jan 2016 by JOHANNAGILLENFirst Timer: 2 reviews

The Menupages booking system is not working and the restaurant had not received our booking. They rearranged some tables though and managed to fit us in & were so nice about it. The food is fantastic, the service great and the restaurant cosy. Loving this place and will definitely be back again.

Posted 9th Nov 2015 by MRBKFirst Timer: 2 reviews

My partner and I had dinner here recently, the place was fairly crowded but we had no problem getting a seat. There was a good atmosphere and the service was very good. We both had the steak which was cooked exactly to our liking and was delicious. We will both defo go back again.

Posted 21st Jul 2015 by EDWINAOLEARYFirst Timer: 1 reviews

Have eaten there 3 times in the last 2 months. We had dinner in the Restaurant late May - the quality of the food and presentation was excellent - out of the 6 of us 4 had steaks and raved about them - my chicken dish was excellent and the desserts were fantastic especially the Toblerone Cheesecake. I also had dinner and lunch in the bar recently. It was packed and we had to wait for a bit but the food was plentiful - great Luxury Nachos, fish and Beef and Guinness Pie - we were all pleased with our dishes. Bar food cheaper than restaurant and various specials during the week.

Posted 7th May 2015 by SAPNAGuru: 80 reviews

2 of us went here for lunch. We did not have a booking so had to wait for a bit. I would advise to make a booking before you go there. We had chowder and fish of the day. Chowder was the best in Dublin absolutely delicious.

Posted 20th Apr 2015 by SUMMEREATERFirst Timer: 5 reviews

I went here on Saturday with my partner, we often visit here and are never disappointed!
Food was great, I had the prawn and chorizo starter which was beautiful followed by a fillet steak which was also superb! Toblerone cheesecake is also very tasty! Great service and great food!
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