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The Betsy Swords

4.6
4.6
98 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 21 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

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • 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

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: 6 August 2021

                                                                  What 98 people are saying

                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                  4.6
                                                                  4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                  • 4.5Food
                                                                  • 4.6Service
                                                                  • 4.6Ambience
                                                                  • 4.3Value

                                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent service and lovely food

                                                                  2. OT

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                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Booked the Betsy for my fiancé’s 50th birthday for us and our 3 teenage boys. Cannot give enough praise. The welcome was lovely, they took the balloons and cake I brought and couldn’t have been nicer about it. Manager so lovely and welcoming making the experience special. Absolutely gorgeous food. Stunning decor. And a free glass of Prosecco for the 2 of us as they brought out the cake and sang Happy Birthday. Our waitress took a photo of the 5 of us that’s a definite framer. Couldn’t recommend it more highly. We’ll be back often. Thank you so so much to all the the fabulous Betsy!

                                                                  3. CM

                                                                    ClareMarie

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                    Great venue, excellent service, food good. Would definitely go back again.

                                                                  4. NM

                                                                    NatalieM

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 8 January 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Everything about our evening was excellent, the food, the service and the atmosphere. We had a great night.

                                                                  5. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Ireland

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 8 January 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Such A beautiful place and atmosphere. Very great food and nice people . Amazing experience. Thank you !

                                                                  6. PH

                                                                    PamelaH

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 8 January 2022

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Celebrated my 40th Birthday and The Betsy didnt disappoint. The staff were fantastic and attentive, the food was so tasty and overall the atmosphere was excellent. Already planning a return visit with my family.

                                                                  7. M

                                                                    Megan

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 2 January 2022

                                                                    overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                                    We came here for my husband’s birthday. I called ahead to set up something special for him, but when we arrived it was like we’d totally been forgotten. I even pulled a waiter aside (not ours, as he couldn’t be bothered to help us) to ask for help, but was ignored. We watched countless other birthday celebrations go right by us. The obviously overserved women at the table next to us got free drinks. And no matter how many times I asked, we were ignored. We sat there until they were nearly closed. Not sure what kind of dark magic you have to do to get them to acknowledge you, even after you called ahead to make arrangements for something as simple as a birthday, but it sure didn’t happen for us.

                                                                  8. MA

                                                                    MargaretA

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 2 January 2022

                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                    Great food and very good service. Staff were excellent. Had a lovely evening. Would highly recommend.

                                                                  9. DC

                                                                    DanielC

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 31 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent. Table layout and atmosphere was excellent. Steak wants the best I’ve very had but still very tasty

                                                                  10. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 31 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                    Lovely atmosphere staff amazing

                                                                  11. NS

                                                                    NicholeS

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 31 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Upon arrival... The service was outstanding. They were very much Child Friendly!... Great to see a STEAK on the Childs Menu! ...Very Impressed. We wern't waiting too long when it came to our food. Would deffinatly visit again!

                                                                  12. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 29 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Perfect in every way

                                                                  13. BB

                                                                    BernieB

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 29 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Would highly recommended felt very safe staff were very good couldn't do enough for us. Food was excellent cant wait for my next visit.

                                                                  14. MM

                                                                    MariaM

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 28 December 2021

                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                    Staff are very attentive and food is excellent. Overall a very enjoyable experience dining experience.

                                                                  15. B

                                                                    Barry

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 28 December 2021

                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                    Great food let down by slow service and unattentive staff

                                                                  16. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 27 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    I go here often, never disappoints! Food is great staff are attentive and cocktails are outstanding!

                                                                  17. RO

                                                                    RonanO

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 24 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Decor fab, staff very friendly & helpful. Food & drinks very good too.

                                                                  18. PB

                                                                    PatrickB

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 23 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Lovely Christmas setting staff all very helpful..food was tasty would recommend to family friends..

                                                                  19. J

                                                                    Julia

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 23 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We’ve been coming here for a few years now and it’s still our favourite restaurant. The staff are so efficient, professional and welcoming. The food and decor are beautiful and it’s clear a lot of thought and planning is put into the overall customer experience. It’s also great that you can have a casual family dinner and also go for a more formal night out. It’s perfect for all occasions! Can’t wait to go back.

                                                                  20. SL

                                                                    SusanL

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 22 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent food really good staff very enjoyable loved our visit

                                                                  21. YO

                                                                    YvonneO

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 21 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Excellent experience as always in The Betsy! Food, atmosphere and service all exceptional. Was celebrating my son's birthday and he got 5 star treatment....thank you Livey, as always you made our visit super enjoyable! Happy Christmas to all the Betsy staff and look forward to many more good nights in 2022!

                                                                  22. MG

                                                                    MrsG

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 20 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Everything was perfect, food was really good, staff so friendly and welcoming. The bar is stunning. Looking forward to going back over the Christmas

                                                                  23. AK

                                                                    AnthonyK

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 19 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    The staff are the most friendly, and attentive I have come across, especially with kids. Food was great, and overall, we had a great time.

                                                                  24. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 18 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    A brilliant experience at The Betsy, great food and cocktails. The service from the staff was amazing.

                                                                  25. NC

                                                                    NiamhC

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 17 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great food, cocktails, service & ambiance. Love the decor too. Looking forward to going back there again. Perfect for a date night or night out with the girls!! 👌

                                                                  26. DD

                                                                    DeniseD

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 17 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Wonderful evening at Betsys on Friday. Atmosphere warm & inviting, food gorgeous & service was amazing. Looked after by Rocky who was so lovely, professional & couldn't do enough for us. Highly recommend!

                                                                  27. DB

                                                                    DavidB

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 15 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Highly recommend the Betsy. No complaints. Food, drinks, service was excellent. Love the decor👌

                                                                  28. M

                                                                    Maisie

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    4.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 15 December 2021

                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                    Lovely cosy but classy decor, great vibe. Service was attentive & very helpful.

                                                                  29. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 14 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Went there for sons 20th had a blast

                                                                  30. a

                                                                    aoifeg

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 12 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We went for the sunday menu and really enjoyed it. . Cocktails great value just pity i was driving. We went late even and felt underdressed ( our own fault) Place was just gorgeous, food fab and staff lovely xx no car next time

                                                                  31. S

                                                                    Stephanie

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 8 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    We had such a great time and good experience; staff is great and very attentive. Probably the best service ive had in Ireland. There’s a great atmosphere and cozy design. Food and drinks were great too!

                                                                  32. KH

                                                                    KarenH

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 8 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Great night. Fantastic atmosphere and food. Waiters were v attentive

                                                                  33. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 3 December 2021

                                                                    overall2food4service2ambience4

                                                                    Had to send the starters back and both times were cold. Dinner was freezing. Had to send back and when this happened we had to wait 20 mins for a new meal. Staff were not polite at all

                                                                  34. P

                                                                    Paulh1944

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on 3 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Thank you for making our evening so very special. We had a family get together for Christmas with our elderly parents and we were looked after so well we felt like VIP's. The staff were exceptionally so attentive and the food was so very good. Thank you so very much again for such a great night out. Wishing you all a very Happy and safe Christmas.

                                                                  35. LT

                                                                    LyndaTM

                                                                    Leinster

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 2 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Service & food were superb. Staff were friendly, courteous & attentive. Highly recommended

                                                                  36. FP

                                                                    FilemonP

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 1 December 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    The place is elegant. Recommended for couples, friends and to celebrate any occasion. Service crews are very pleasant, accommodating and knows what you need. Foods are excellent.

                                                                  37. DC

                                                                    DavidC

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 28 November 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Highly recommend to my friends and the food was lovely

                                                                  38. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 20 November 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Food was amazing, very professional. The set up is very unique as if your not in Dublin. Definitely recommend. Only thing to note is arrive early to find parking and if there is a specific place you wish to sit at please request ahead of time.

                                                                  39. CC

                                                                    CarolineC

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 20 November 2021

                                                                    overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                    Curry was very watery like a soup Waitor started talking about his opinion on covid and what he went through Bit of a downer when your out for a birthday meal

                                                                  40. VE

                                                                    VERONICAB

                                                                    Dublin

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on 17 November 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    One of the best restaurants I have come across,Food excellent,service excellent.A totally delicious and delightful experience from start to finish.Highly recommended.

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                                                                  The Betsy Swords is rated 4.6 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                  Booked 21 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

                                                                  • Parking Details

                                                                    Public Lot

                                                                  • 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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