Wrights Cafe Bar

icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
14 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
€30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary European
Ever since it opened its doors in 2001, the award-winning Cafe Bar has been acknowledged as the premier late night bar and live music entertainment venue, not just in Swords, but also on Dublin’s northside.

A winner of such awards as the Black & White Scotch Whisky ‘National Super Pub of the Year’ and Best Licensed Premises, Wrights Cafe Bar combines luxury, style, colour and comfort to give an unmatched atmosphere that appeals to all tastes. Whether it’s a pleasant drink or appetising food or watching big sporting occasions on plasma screens, the Café bar is geared to meet your needs.
What 14 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020

Loved the atmosphere. The Staff and service was brilliant. Could not fault anything about our evening here
Food was amazing
We will return

1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020

On arrival we were given a table downstairs which we had no problem with to begin with. However it proved to not be a great position. We were right under the speakers which both during the live music and the dj meant we couldn't hold any sort of conversation with one person in our party unable to hear any of what we were saying. When our food arrived my husband received the wrong order and my order arrived with the dressing on it which had been requested on the side. I sent mine back whilst my husband decided to try his. When mine arrived back not only was there still dressing on it but seemingly more on it. My husband could not eat the dish he had been given so both were sent back again. When the correct dishes arrived however they were delicious. We were given our meal complimentary afterwards which we did not ask for but went a long way towards making up for the mix up. As well as been given the managers card for a future visit. I felt that the issue was dealt with very well and we were very happy with it. However my main issue was with the high volume level of music during the live music. I understand once a dj is on it is expected and welcomed. I just feel that during a meal service when people want to eat and talk it could definitely be lowered to a more acceptable level to allow for conversation. Overall I would return again but would definitely request a table upstairs.

1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020

Food was delicious and good value however waiting time to get a food, and then waiting time to get dessert it was extremely long, to wait around half an hour to get a piece of cake i think is way too long.

1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020

Booked a table at 8pm for business dinner. Food and service was excellent. However, the music was far too loud. Impossible to have a conversation. We did ask the waitress to move us to a table as far away from the music as possible. She did this immediately, but it was still impossible to have a conversation. I could understand if the music started at 9 or 10pm, but 8pm was totally unexpected. The interesting thing was that anyone there for dinner all looked amazed that the music was so loud and left as soon as they finished their meal, as did we. I didn't notice anything on the website when booking to indicate that there was live music or that it would be so loud. As already said, the food and service were excellent. Definitely would not be returning.

2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020

The best thing about the cafe bar was not the food even though the food was mouth watering good but it was the service. The service was absolutely amazing by all staff members that we spoke to we were treated very special by everyone. We had an amazing night in the cafe bar thanks to the staff and having delicious food and drink certainly helped!

1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020

I really like the place. The menu on opentable needs an update it was a different one in the restaurant

1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020

Apologies this has taken me so long but I attended your bar on the 18th of January and I cannot compliment the team enough. My special mention goes out to Caroline. She was just so lovely and made us feel so welcome. It was a special occasion and she really made us feel very special indeed. The complimentary Prosecco was such a lovely thought and very unexpected.
Myself and my family our regulars in wrights and you never let us down. I'm sure we will be in for another occasion very soon.

Kind regards,
Niamh Keating

1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019

Excellent evening food and service were great eventhough they were very busy. Great music with live singer and fab atmosphere

1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019

Overall was a good experience,exept for a waitress, Alina, who was being rude with the group. Apart from that, the night was excellent and all the other members of staff very friendly.

12 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019

Great service, food was very good and easy location to park with a couple of mins walk. We'll be back!

OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019

Brilliant service! Got looked after so well by staff who were all very friendly. We all got Prosecco complimentary as it was my birthday which was lovely and made it special. They also facilitated a birthday cake which was brought by one of my friends. Great service and Shannon our waitress was really friendly.

3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019

The Food was nothing I was expecting, it was top top notch. Always look at a busy place and ask yourself why its busy , service was excellent.

3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2016

We were there for my husbands birthday .i had the chicken fillet burger .my husband had the chowder followed by the bolognese .my eldest had the chicken stir fry and my youngest had pasta and fries .the food was beautiful and freshly made .no reheats .the bill was 77 euro which was brilliant value .we will definitely be back

1 review
Dined on 18 December 2015

When we arrived staff were not aware of our booking, thankfully I had printed off the booking form, they sqeezed us in to a table however as per booking we had requested an intimate area. I asked could we move to another area & was advised once we were gone by 9pm as was booked, sorry but so am I??? Anyway we were moved & staff were very friendly & food was delicious.

Following on from our food we moved to your wine bar next door, where I order my usual Vodka only to be handed on two occasions water!!!! When bar man was confronted about this his excuse was he was tired????? We left shortly after this.


Wrights Cafe Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 14 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.