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The Betsy Swords

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4.5
43 Reviews
€30 and under
Gastro Pub

The Betsy Swords, bar and restaurant, is located at the heart of North County Dublin. Since opening guests can enjoy its contemporary cuisine and unparalleled service, bringing a touch of magic with decadent decor to provide our customers with comfort, ease and cosiness while enjoying a varied mix of classics and locally inspired dishes.

Catering for every occasion from lunch, dinner and beyond, with beautiful bars serving cocktails, fine wines and drinks. Our eclectic menu includes The Betsy Signature Fillet Steak, fish, vegetarian options and the famous Betsy Sunday Roast. The Betsy is devoted to constant evolution and development, using the best products that are authentic and bursting with honest to goodness quality and flavour. Our décor, lighting and music offer an oasis of calm away from the bustle of life with a warm Irish welcome.

Open seven days a week from 12pm, The Betsy Swords welcomes local residents, businesses and visitors alike.

The Betsy

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Booked 17 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 16:00–23:00
    Fri–Sun 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    (01) 840 4002

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Brendan Walls

  • Area

    Swords

  • Cross Street

    16 Main Street Swords Co.Dublin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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Menu

Starter Choices

  • Finest Irish Smoked Salmon€12.00

    Finest smoked salmon, capers berries, fresh lemon and homemade Guinness bread. Allergen Info: Wheat, Spelt, Fish

    • Soup of the Day€6.50

      With homemade brown bread and Irish butter. Allergen Info: Wheat, Milk

      • Duck Liver Pate€10.00

        Cognac infused pate, with chutney & brioche toast. Allergen Info: Wheat, Spelt, Milk, Eggs, Mustard

        • Prawn Pil Pil€13.00

          Atlantic prawns, chilli, garlic, smoked paprika oil served with toasted ciabatta and coriander. Allergen Info: Wheat, Spelt, Milk, Eggs, Fish, Mustard

          • Classic Caesar Salad€9.50

            Romaine lettuce, crispy bacon, crouton, parmesan shavings, Caesar dressing

            • Crispy Chicken Wings€10.50

              Louisiana or BBQ style glazed, house slaw, celery sticks and blue cheese dip. Allergen Info: Soy, Mustard, Sulphur Dioxide & Sulphites

              Mains Choices

              • 1oz Prime Irish Sirloin Steak€27.50

                Irish sirloin steak, sautéed onions, grilled vine tomato, hand cut chunky chips & peppercorn sauce

                • Fillet Steak Diane€29.00

                  8oz centre cut of Hereford Beef, served on gratin potatoes, smothered in a rich Diane sauce

                  • Chicken Supreme€21.00

                    wrapped in smoked streaky bacon served on Gratin Potatoes, green beans and Jameson cream sauce

                    • Korean Chicken€20.00

                      Crispy breast of chicken, served with Romaine lettuce, cucumber, skinny fries and sweet chilli mayo

                      • Beer Battered Fish & Chips€18.75

                        Fresh hake fillets, Served with Chunky Fries, pea puree, tarter sauce and fresh lemon

                        • Wild Mushroom Tagliatelle Pasta€16.50

                          white wine creamed tarragon cream, grated parmesan

                          Sides

                          • Sauteed Mushrooms€4.50

                            • Creamed Spinach & Parmesan€4.50

                              • Green Beans with Toasted Almonds€4.50

                                • Onion Rings€4.00

                                  • Sweet Potato Fries€4.50

                                    • Creamy Mash€4.00

                                      Desserts

                                      • Chocolate Brownie€6.75

                                        Our signature dessert, made with dark, milk & white bourbon vanilla ice cream

                                        • Betsy's Fine Apple Pie€6.75

                                          Served with creme anglaise & vanilla ice cream

                                          • Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding€6.75

                                            Served with creme anglaise & vanilla ice cream

                                            • Cheesecake of the Day€6.75

                                              Served with ice-cream and fresh fruit

                                              Coffees

                                              • Americano€3.20

                                                • Cappuccino€3.20

                                                  • Latte€3.20

                                                    • Irish Coffee€7.50

                                                      with hot piping coffee, Jameson whiskey & pouring cream

                                                      • Baileys Coffee€7.50

                                                        • Hennessey French Coffee€7.50

                                                          • Tia Maria Calypso Coffee€7.50

                                                            After Dinner Cocktails

                                                            • Brandy Alexander€10.00

                                                              Cognac, Dark Cacao, Milk, Cream, Nutmeg

                                                              • Grasshopper€10.00

                                                                White Cacao, Menthe, Cream, Milk, Cream

                                                                • White Lady€10.00

                                                                  Gin, Cointreau, Lemon, Sugar, Egg White

                                                                  Last updated: 8 July 2021

                                                                  What 43 people are saying

                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                  4.5
                                                                  4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                  • 4.3Food
                                                                  • 4.5Service
                                                                  • 4.5Ambience
                                                                  • 4.1Value

                                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                                  • Dublin

                                                                    Late Night Find

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                                                                    Neighbourhood Gem

                                                                  • North County Dublin

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                                                                    Best Service

                                                                  • North County Dublin

                                                                    Best Ambience

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                                                                    Child Friendly

                                                                  • North County Dublin

                                                                    Fit for Foodies

                                                                  • North County Dublin

                                                                    Lunch

                                                                  • North County Dublin

                                                                    Neighbourhood Gem

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                                                                    Reviewer1

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                    overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                                    Really need to review protocol with staff. Different requirements from different members of staff when asked. Left waiting 15 min to have first drink order taken downstairs and then 20 min without explaination without drinks arriving. When server ask he was v rude and told us it was nothing to do with him (whilst mask was not been worn)

                                                                  2. E

                                                                    Ellen

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great, attentive staff, with lovely food and cocktails. We could not have asked for anything more.

                                                                  3. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Love the decor and ambience. Lovely food and excellent service. A real treat night. Great to see everyone making an effort to spruce up. Definitely go again.

                                                                  4. D

                                                                    Denise

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Wonderful restaurant. The staff were very kind and attantive. Amazing menu!

                                                                  5. BL

                                                                    BeataL

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Second time I’ve eaten here recently and the food was outstanding both times, great service and love the weekly menu too.

                                                                  6. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Fabulous venue and food amazing 👏

                                                                  7. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Edinburgh

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 15 October 2021

                                                                    overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                    Birthday celebrations

                                                                  8. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Vancouver

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 10 October 2021

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                    The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the staff are lovely! Food is good and the cocktails are yummy!

                                                                  9. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 10 October 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Absolutely beautiful decor & food was amazing.

                                                                  10. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 9 October 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent night in the Betsy as always, great food and wonderful attentive service!! A+

                                                                  11. SD

                                                                    SallyD

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 8 October 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    The Betsy is one of our favourite places too dine out, it never disappoints. The staff are absolutely amazing, nothing is ever too much they are so friendly. The food is outstanding, it was great too see the manager checking all plates coming out off the kitchen checking they were ready too serve too the highest standards. Cannot wait to go back.

                                                                  12. EM

                                                                    EmmaMc

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 8 October 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    First time dining in this restaurant and I have to say I was blown away with the staff and the food. Everything was perfect from start to finish will definitely be coming back here more often.

                                                                  13. S

                                                                    Shan

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 3 October 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We had the most amazing evening at the Betsy for my mams birthday. The staff were amazing and the manager even brought us some complimentary champagne to celebrate. The food was delicious. I can’t wait to come back and have another angel delight flip 🍸

                                                                  14. BR

                                                                    BRJnr

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    1.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 3 October 2021

                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience5

                                                                    Hard to rate as after waiting an hour and 20 mins to be served we ended up leaving...hungry and frustrated.

                                                                  15. OT

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                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 3 October 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Everything was perfect from start to finish. The food was amazing and the staff could not have been more helpful or attentive.

                                                                  16. A

                                                                    Anne

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 3 October 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Fantastic place, warm and beautiful place. Staff could not do enough for us. I would highly recommend Betsy.

                                                                  17. NM

                                                                    NatalieM

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Lovely venue, great atmosphere and excellent service. Food great.

                                                                  18. KC

                                                                    KateC

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent night enjoyed by all. Atmosphere was great and really good mix of music playing. One of our servers was named Colin and he was excellent.

                                                                  19. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                    Great food and service. Lovely atmosphere. Wonderful to be out again

                                                                  20. BK

                                                                    BredaK

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 1 October 2021

                                                                    overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                    Lovely staff, ambience, decor and food. Very busy and not enough staff looking after our table. Asked 3 different waiters for water before eventually when dinner was over the water arrived. ! Lovely food, a little expensive for the portion size.

                                                                  21. AK

                                                                    AngelaK

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 1 October 2021

                                                                    overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                    Too much waiters, every 5 minutes ask question have is food , can't enjoy food. Alcohol..... alcohol cocktails don't alcohol ( just Ice) . In the beginning nobody told that we have just 2,5 hours.

                                                                  22. AB

                                                                    AidanB

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 25 September 2021

                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                    Second time here and I am a big fan of The Betsy. Great atmosphere, great service and the place is very lively.

                                                                  23. LM

                                                                    LouiseM

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 25 September 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We had the loveliest meal here, the service was second to none and the decor is stunning. Will definitely be back again soon to try something else on the menu

                                                                  24. LU

                                                                    LauraU

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 19 September 2021

                                                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                    The venue is pretty nice and staff was really good too. Food was ok but a bit too pricey for the quality that is being offered

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                                                                    Opcro

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 18 September 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    No complaints at all. Service really good. Food was amazing. 👌

                                                                  26. AC

                                                                    AlisonC

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    1.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 18 September 2021

                                                                    overall1food1service5ambience3

                                                                    Booked celebration menu was told couldn’t have it because I had to phone but I put it in on the booking soup was very lumpy and Korean chicken was hard it was my husbands birthday very disappointed spent nearly 200 euros won’t be going back table wasn’t ready either going downstairs got drinks then all the way back up

                                                                  27. PO

                                                                    PaulO

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    1.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 17 September 2021

                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience4

                                                                    I'm sorry to say we were not happy. Service was poor. Lots of people but bit one really listening or taking care of our table. Got a butter knife and needed a proper knife fir a lamb that was chewy abd tough. We both swore it was beef not lamb.it did not taste or resemble beef. We asked for mint sauce and never got it. A waitress brought in the kitchen and came back out with the plate ten minutes later and dud nothing . The bill took forever . It was a 100 euros abd definitely not value for money. Atmosphere is lovely but that need to assign tables to one or two people and they need to follow up on the client very disappointing. All flash but I won't be back for dinner that us for sure not at 28 for a mains and a terrible meal. Maybe dump the special lamb it's chewy tough and tasteless and tastes like a fatty piece of butcher meat. No resemblance to lamb. I would have sorry about that and written some off or offered something else. That would have been customer service.

                                                                  28. S

                                                                    Smullin39

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 15 September 2021

                                                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                    Worth a visit . It would sit well in any Capital City. Great for friends and parties

                                                                  29. H

                                                                    Hayley

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                                    overall2food1service2ambience4

                                                                    The bar is very aesthetically pleasing but it does not make up for poor food and service. Long waiting times for drink orders, with obvious signs of unexperienced waiters. Food was poor - paid extra for “grilled chicken” in a Caesar salad when I got cold fatty chicken from a packet.

                                                                  30. NW

                                                                    NiamhW

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    1.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                                    overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                                    We were sat in the middle of a commu tion outside, very noisy.... was not told we would be outside. There were children running around us, We ordered a starter which was okay. I ordered a glass of a wine and it was brought to me three times with a flies in it... the final time I showed the fly in the glass the waitress said it was an airbubble, but then said sorrh and asked could I get me a coctail instead.... i said no thank you. Another waitress approached me and apologised, aparently the bottle of wine had been left open inside and thats why there were so many flies in the wine.... so dissappointijg as previously I had good experiences here

                                                                  31. CW

                                                                    CaroleW

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Beautiful decor. Very attentive and friendly staff. Fabulous food.

                                                                  32. SC

                                                                    SaoirseC

                                                                    London

                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                    vip
                                                                    3.0

                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 10 September 2021

                                                                    overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                    Food was nice nothing special but nothing to complain about. Staff weren’t great at all - wouldn’t be somewhere I’d run back to

                                                                  33. KH

                                                                    KimberlyH

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 10 September 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Very good food very good service. Will definitely be back

                                                                  34. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 10 September 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Amazing food and great cocktails

                                                                  35. S

                                                                    Suzanne

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 10 September 2021

                                                                    overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                    We didn't have food,it was just a catch up with a friend,there was tables everywhere reminded me of a wedding,if I was going back just for a drink I'd sit indoors at the front of the pub,service was good when we arrived but once it got busy it was poor , lipstick on both our glasses and we got charged for drink we hadn't received,we were both regulars at the betsy and very disappointed on this occasion..

                                                                  36. KM

                                                                    KathleenM

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 9 September 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Very professional staff, delicious food and charming surrounds. A nice place to visit.

                                                                  37. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 5 September 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Loved it! Service was super fast, staff was awesome, food was delicious, ambience was classy!

                                                                  38. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 3 September 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent food and service, highly recommend the Betsy for a night out A+

                                                                  39. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 15 August 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    From the moment we walked in the door to when we paid the bill, the service was friendly and efficient as always. Food was phenomenal as always! Highly recommend The Betsy, wasn’t our first time visiting and certainly won’t be our last time

                                                                  40. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 31 July 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Delicious food and drink, with very friendly and attentive service.

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                                                                  The Betsy Swords is rated 4.5 stars by 43 OpenTable diners

                                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                                                                  Booked 17 times today
                                                                  Google Map for The Betsy Swords

                                                                  16 main street Swords Dublin, Leinster K67 D6C4

                                                                  • Cross Street

                                                                    16 Main Street Swords Co.Dublin

                                                                  • Area

                                                                    Swords

                                                                  • Hours of Operation

                                                                    Wed, Thu 16:00–23:00
                                                                    Fri–Sun 12:00–23:00

                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                    Gastro Pub

                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                  • Dress Code

                                                                    Casual Dress

                                                                  • Payment Options

                                                                    MasterCard, Visa

                                                                  • Executive Chef

                                                                    Brendan Walls

                                                                  • Additional

                                                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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