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Empire

16 Main Street, Swords, Ireland
+353 1 813 8328
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (43 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
“soup” (10 reviews)
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Hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
16 Main Street, Swords, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 369 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Keep coming back here as the foods consistent. We had fillet steak was cooked to perfection. Mash was so tasty and the pepper sauce was creamy very much homemade flavors . Just flawless. Nice lady serving tonight. Nice relaxed atmosphere .

Thank gavthyname
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to empire with family for my birthday got a very welcome greeting staff was very friendly and food was lovely deco calling back 👍

Thank pauldono61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unbeatable value for a steak mid week in Swords.. Really tasty. Great size portion. You will not be disappointed!

Thank Brian_92Geo
Empire B, Director of Sales at Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Brian, thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review. Glad you enjoyed our steak special!! Look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spot for food and drinks something different and nice for a date night with your other half, Had the steak and was cooked perfect as to request washed down with lovely wine ,followed by desert.Cozy and comfortable atmosphere friendly staff very reasonable.Defenite recommendations for...More

Thank shunikahatton
Empire B, Director of Sales at Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Shunika, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Glad you enjoyed your meal. Look forward to seeing you again soon. We have a Steak special for €9.90 that runs Monday - Friday until 7pm

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight, my family and I went to Empire. We were sat right in front of the cook window. I watched the chef lick her hands and then handle food, scratch her head countless times. The chef was eating while handling food, and on numerous occasions...More

1  Thank Max G
Empire B, Director of Sales at Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Max, very sorry to read this review. We take each review very seriously and will take measures accordingly to ensure this never happens again.

Reviewed 9 June 2018

With our first choice fully booked we found a table for dinner at this high street restaurant and although primarily a music venue we enjoyed our meal and left before the night got too busy. The food arrived hot, and plenty of it, and proved...More

Thank anthony s
Empire B, Director of Sales at Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Anthony, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Delighted you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 7 June 2018

I have had dinner here several times and I booked the downstairs for a big birthday party. We had great help from staff. and got in early to decorate the room etc. We had a few issues with the event organiser moving to another job...More

Thank Shanecphoto
Empire B, Director of Sales at Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Shane, that's great, that's for taking the time to leave a review. Hope to see you back here again soon.

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We had a tasty steak dinner with drinks. Excellent service. Great location. Full bar. Would recommend.

Thank Sead J
Empire B, Director of Sales at Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sead J, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We run a steak special during the week until 7pm for €9.90. 8oz steak, chips, onion rings & pepper sauce.

Reviewed 8 May 2018

Stopped in for an early dinner and was very happy with the service and the food. Wish we were staying in the area longer. Service was good, portions were great and it didn't "break-the-bank". Would love to go again.

Thank Judith K
Empire B, Director of Sales at Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thanks Judith for your lovely review. Glad you had a good experience. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Had a meal with my parents. Food was good. Seemed like every table around was having issues. Wrong food something not right. Main problem I asked for the bill. Waited 10 minutes told the bill was lost but the price was x. We were like...More

1  Thank Eoin C
Empire B, Director of Sales at Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Hi Eoin, thanks for taking the time to write a review. So sorry your experience wasn't overly positive. We are looking into this and I can assure you it will never happen again. Apologies again and I hope you will come back again in the...More

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Response from lisatN3541EJ | Reviewed this property |
never have a party in this place my husband book it for a surprise for me for my 30th he went there that day with the balloons cake and paid money we arrived at about 8,15 not one bit drunk only for them to refuse me and my... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Main Street, Swords, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Swords
  • Phone Number: +353 1 813 8328
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Description
The Deli at Empire serves a breakfast and brunch selection and offers dining from 11am daily with a menu featuring soups, sandwiches, light bites and a selection of teas and coffees from Illy. The Grill at Empire serves a superb menu daily from 4pm. Every Sunday we serve a traditional menu with all the trimmings.
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