The Old Orchard Inn restaurant

76 Butterfield Avenue, Rathfarnham, Rathfarnham

Dublin 14

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Cuisine:
Pub Grub

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60 reviews
3 stars - based on 60 reviews
One of the best known Gastropubs on the South of Dublin City. Our Friendly Staff pride Superior Service with a Smile and Award Winning Chefs provide the freshest Irish pub grub 7 days a week. Boasting a large heated Beer Garden/BBQ area & serving a wide range of World Wines, Creative Cocktails, Irish Craft Beers and a Perfect Pint of Stout. If you're looking to reserve an area for a large event or small get together, then look no further... The Old Orchard Inn can cater for every occasion!!! A Buzzing Irish pub that you will love as much as we do!
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OPENING HOURS

Mon9:00am - 10:00pm
Tue9:00am - 10:00pm
Wed9:00am - 10:00pm
Thu9:00am - 10:00pm
Fri9:00am - 9:00pm
Sat9:00am - 9:00pm
Sun9:00am - 9:00pm

CAPACITY
300 people

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CUISINES
BBQ, Breakfast, Cafe, Carvery, Casual Dining, Cocktails, European, Gastro Pub, Irish, Kid's Menu, Pub Grub, Steak, Steak and Seafood, Sunday Lunch, Traditional Irish, Wine Bar

FACILITIES

Wi-Fi hot spot! Veggie options available Allocated smoking area Separate function room available Full Bar, Beer, Wine, Spirits Will cater for children Wheelchair Accessible Coeliac options available Will accept party bookings Parking available Terraced dining area Accept major credit cards

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The Old Orchard Inn

barbaramcmahon74
Dublin
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 26th June 2015 (visited 26 June 2015 )

I am a long time customer of this pub & have stopped going there, on and off over last couple of years for several reasons. Firstly I must state the serving staff are brilliant. The pub went from welcoming long term regulars from the area, to reserving seating areas at weekends leaving regulars without seats unless booked in advance. So stopped going in at night. Then there was the time I was told I could only have a sandwich WITH ham as they are brought in pre made. CRAZY. I am vegetarian. Then recently at lunch time I was informed nothing vegetarian available until after 5pm.! I had to leave. I had breakfast few weeks ago and got worst scrambled egg ever and tea is extra so works out a pricey breakfast. Stopped going in morning times! Today I went in with my daughter to have a sandwich (HAMLESS option has been put back on menu!)...but was told NO sandwiches were being made today at all because they might be too busy with the school break up !! It was NOT in the least busy even the outside sunny area & it was a very sunny day I I asked the girl serving us was it busy inside she told us it wasnt. I had to have soup which is not a top choice for me. Supposed to be served with home made treacle or guinness bread but got sliced bread which was bit hard. At this point I cut my losses ate what I could, left and will not go back.. Over the years I have given The Orchard yet another try but not any more. The Orchard does not put the customer first... making a sandwich would take 5 minutes..not long ... to ensure happy customers ! I give up.

The Old Orchard Inn

mmd1
Meath
20 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 09th May 2015 (visited 30 April 2015 )

Had lunch here with 2 older ladies, one in a wheelchair and the other a walking frame. We were greeted with a smile and an offer of help. We were shown to a table and a ramp was provided for our convenience which was greatly appreciated. The presentation of the food was excellent and tasted great. It was fairly full which is not surprising considering how helpful the staff were.I would return here again when I am on that side of the city.

The Old Orchard Inn

Heltaylor
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 26th February 2015 (visited 15 February 2015 )

The old orchard serves the most amazing food I have never had a bad meal there ! Their pulled pork, burgers and traditional fish and chips are of great quality fantastic taste and good value for money. Their kids meals are a big portion and v good value. Service is always brilliant v attentive and polite staff. Always a great atmosphere there and always a busy place .

The Old Orchard Inn

Gilldemo
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 25th September 2014 (visited 25 September 2014 )

Lunch time, soup was yummy. great wrap made to requirement. staff extremely pleasant.. Happy atmosphere :)

The Old Orchard Inn

Hungry Helen
Dublin
9 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:37%

Reviewed 29th September 2013 (visited 28 September 2013 )

The last few days being so nice and being local I had lunch here with a friend on Friday and my son on Saturday of this week. Their beer garden is really nice to dine out in. For the most part the staff are friendly but service can be slow. My son had the steak sandwich which had lots of fillings but not too generous with the steak, which was disappointing. I had the Boston Prawn open sandwich both days and this was good. In general it is a bit expensive in comparison to many other restaurants in very close proximity. It would be nice to see them doing a set lunch menu at a reasonable price just as the other restaurants are doing.

The Old Orchard Inn

sonichic
Dublin
25 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:37%

Reviewed 19th September 2013 (visited 7 September 2013 )

The Orchard recently appointed a new head chef. The presentation of the food is really nice and modern. However every time I go here its like the head chef is not on duty. There is always something's miss. The food tends to be always cold. I got the chicken wrapped in Parma ham served with Maison butter. The Parma ham was very crispy but the butter was solid as a rock on top of the cold chicken. A mouthful of cold herb butter is not a pleasant experience... My husbands pork platter was also cold, which took away from the meal. In a pub you don't expect food to be cooked from scratch when ordering but at least it should be reheated through for a number of reasons. Saying all that, the burgers are really good and we will probably give it another go as the waiting staff are really nice and efficient. They should rethink the brasso on the high tables. It stinks your clothes, arms and hands.

The Old Orchard Inn

ruudizalegend
Dublin
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 14th September 2013 (visited 14 July 2013 )

From the dated decor to the over priced menu I felt like I was in Monaco driving a lada. Dressed up bar food being passed off as restaurant quality

The Old Orchard Inn

La taste
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:35%

Reviewed 09th September 2013 (visited 8 September 2013 )

Was here on Saturday had a great time , we arrived about 8 and had looked to have food it was full so we waited a short time to get a table which was a good sign when we looked through the menu it had a great wide range, I had chowder fabulous my friends had a pâté to share looked great , there was a great atmosphere which i like had hake and haddock duo beautiful the girl who served us was so pleasant and everything was great , heard about the cheesecake and it was amazing I was advised by friends to try this place and was so pleased I did , had great food great night and there was great music to top the night of highly recommend the orchard thanks .

The Old Orchard Inn

NuttyNettie
Dublin
28 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:37%

Reviewed 29th August 2013 (visited 24 August 2013 )

Decided to try here due to excellent reviews on menu pages & we've just moved to the area. What a mistake, will not be returning for food. We ordered steak & chips thinking we couldn't really go wrong with that. How wrong we were. Chips were reheated, should have sent them back but everyone was complaining to waitress about food so didn't have the heart. Steak was awful, such a tough cut of meat & not a nice flavour. Meal cost 80 euro. Nicer food and better value to be got out there. Such a pity as pub is very popular, great atmosphere. Only positive, food was presented beautifully but wooden board it was served on not practical for cutting steak.

The Old Orchard Inn

NuttyNettie
Dublin
28 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:37%

Reviewed 29th August 2013 (visited 24 August 2013 )

Decided to try here due to excellent reviews on menu pages & we've just moved to the area. What a mistake, will not be returning for food. We ordered steak & chips thinking we couldn't really go wrong with that. How wrong we were. Chips were reheated, should have sent them back but everyone was complaining to waitress about food so didn't have the heart. Steak was awful, such a tough cut of meat & not a nice flavour. Meal cost 80 euro. Nicer food and better value to be got out there. Such a pity as pub is very popular, great atmosphere. Only positive, food was presented beautifully but wooden board it was served on not practical for cutting steak.

The Old Orchard Inn

Grames
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:35%

Reviewed 20th August 2013 (visited 17 August 2013 )

Whilst over on holidays with my family it was recommended that we try the Old Orchard in Rathfarnham for something to eat. We arrived and were greeted by a lovely girl who promtly found us a seat as it was quiet a busy, she took a drinks order and told us what specials were on etc.. I was with my wife, 2 children and brother in law, I chose the chicken wings which were by far the nicest I have ever tasted, packed with flavour and lots of chicken(which can be hard to come by on some wings i have got in the past!) My wife had the Chicken Ceaser Salad which she said was fabulous. My 2 children had the Chowder and home cooked fries, all bowls were clean and I did have a sneaky taste and couldnt fault this dish in any shape or form, my brother in law had the pate - once again, another well presented and tasty dish. Throughout our meal our waitress made sure we didnt run out of drink(we were on holidays!!). She was professional and pleasant to deal with and also gave us recommendations of places to go out in Dublin, but her loyalty struck through when the 1st place she said to go was "The Old Orchard". Both myself and my family will certainly be back when we return to Ireland at Christmas. (Might even try pop in tomorrow before our flight for breakfast) Overall a great place to eat and the Guiness was good too!!!

The Old Orchard Inn

masterchef1
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:25%

Reviewed 15th August 2013 (visited 10 August 2013 )

Been a regular here over the years and heard very good reports on a new chef/menu so tried it out with the family. Can safely say it was a breath of fresh air to see what was served to our table. All finished our meals thinking money well spent (which does not happen very often). Starters consisted of duck & pork spring rolls which were 10/10, seafood chowder was delicious and paté dish was also really nice. Pork tasting was the choice for mains, presentation was fantastic! as well as the beef and guinness pie for herself. Went with the 'Chefs recommendation' for dessert, which was Terrys Chocolate Orange Cheesecake, it looked too nice to eat but was eventually cleaned off the plate, rest of the table opted for the Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding which was given the thumbs up also. All in all, happy to recommend and will be back on a more regular basis after this

The Old Orchard Inn

masterchef1
Dublin
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:25%

Reviewed 15th August 2013 (visited 10 August 2013 )

Been a regular here over the years and heard very good reports on a new chef/menu so tried it out with the family. Can safely say it was a breath of fresh air to see what was served to our table. All finished our meals thinking money well spent (which does not happen very often). Starters consisted of duck & pork spring rolls which were 10/10, seafood chowder was delicious and paté dish was also really nice. Pork tasting was the choice for mains, presentation was fantastic! as well as the beef and guinness pie for herself. Went with the 'Chefs recommendation' for dessert, which was Terrys Chocolate Orange Cheesecake, it looked too nice to eat but was eventually cleaned off the plate, rest of the table opted for the Brioche Bread and Butter Pudding which was given the thumbs up also. All in all, happy to recommend and will be back on a more regular basis after this

The Old Orchard Inn

Creamslice
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:35%

Reviewed 22nd July 2013 (visited 21 July 2013 )

I haven't been to the orchard for food for a long time so I decided to give it a try this week as I have heard such good reports about the new menu.myself my husband my three kids and my mother in law arrived at the orchard to be met and seated by a lovely friendly waitress.i had the seafood chowder which was fantastic my husband had the chicken wings my mother inlaw and kids had the soup all were extremely tasty. For mains I had fish n chips which was amazing , my husband had bacon as my mother inlaw which they loved, The kids loved the pasta as well as the Goujons . The dessert menu looked fantastic so the kids had knickerbocker glory s they looked amazing , will definitely be back overall top marks keep up the good work

The Old Orchard Inn

Popples83
Kildare
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:35%

Reviewed 04th July 2013 (visited 4 July 2013 )

Went for lunch here today with my mom and two kids. Asked the waitress if the kids pasta dish came with Penne pasta, only for it to arrive with Linguini, which my child couldn't eat. Waitress hadn't a clue, still it was taken back and I got a baby bowl instead. I ordered the Seafood Chowder for myself. Well, the Chef must have been having a bad day because the dish was bordering on inedible. The fish was rubbery and tasted off, the soup watery and it appeared to be garnished with black stuff (I assumed truffles......extravegant and unneccessary). Needless to say, I couldn't eat it, my mother also thought it was awful. Three spoonfuls later I was in no mood to eat any more and left it. My mom did however have a fabulous Pate dish, which was flavoursome, and I'd have been reasonably OK about this visit if it wasn't for the fact that neither the Waitress nor the Barman apologised about my dish, nor offered to reduce the cost (and I complained twice!) Having found the food lacking more and more with every recent visit, we've now decided we will not eat here again. I could forgive bad food now and then but I abhor the lack of customer care. I'll spend my money elsewhere.

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