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16 Main Street, Swords, Ireland
+353 1 813 8328
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“steak” (39 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
“soup” (10 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 Main Street, Swords, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This premises is currently closed, ,not opening for the foreseeable future, ,sorry for so many of the work force ,,,had to give one star to post the update

1  Thank Shay M
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited The Empire in Swords after touring the shopping centre and the castle. The Empire has great atmosphere, very clean, very comfortable and great service. We enjoyed our meal and would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Busy pub gr8 atmosphere lovely food..staff pretty mixed as in friendliness.slow service at times .but would go back

Thank mmap12
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

staff very friendly and food was beautiful,will definitely be back again,and would definitely recommend

Thank grimesj2011
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Centrally located this venue serves a wide range of cocktails which are very well presented and with a 2 for 1 offer reasonably priced!

Thank 2017Helen
Reviewed 11 July 2018 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
Empire B, Director of Sales at Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hi Gavthyname, thanks for your review. Delighted you had a good meal with us. Look forward to seeing you again soon. We have an early bird menu now running Monday -Thursday 3-7pm. 2 courses for €16 or 3 courses for €19.

Reviewed 11 July 2018 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
Empire B, Director of Sales at Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hi Paul, thanks for your kind review. We are delighted you had a good experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 22 June 2018 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 27 June 2018

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 19 June 2018 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 27 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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 27 June 2018

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.

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Response from Christy B | Reviewed this property |
Hogs & Heifers in Airside is really good and has a number of large screens
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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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
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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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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