The Norseman Bar & Restaurant
28 Essex Street, Temple BarDublin 2
Situated in Dublin's thriving Temple Bar district, The Norseman evokes memories of a different time. The Victorian bar and partitions over 120 years old, invite you to take a seat, relax and soak up the atmosphere.
Featuring a modern, comfortable lounge on the second floor,The Norseman is popular with both young and older customers alike.
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Reviewed 10th November 2010 (visited 4 November 2010 )
I thought this place was supposed to be 'tourist friendly'?? My sister visited me from the US and we went in here for a drink and were basically tolerated as she decided what she wanted. As soon as your man got the change back to me he was off and chatting to 3 other girls who were working there about what happened over the week with other customers. I thought it was very disrespectful to be talking about other nationalities when there were a few of us sitting there well within ear shot. Never going back and will advise my friends and future visitors to stay well away.
Reviewed 01st March 2010 (visited 16 February 2010 )
This is my third/fourth visit to Farringtons and I have been impressed each time. The food has always been great, I would recommend the beef casserole and soup. Yesterday I had the Chicken Caeser, loads of chicken salad was fresh and it wasnt over run with dressing. My friend had the Club sandwich. no complaints.This place has a lovely atmosphere and the staff seem to be in good form and provide a great service. compliments to the chef on quality, taste and presentation. The only critisisms I would have are that the music is quite loud and it is not easy to have a coversation and that certain food/drinks are overpriced.
Reviewed 23rd November 2009 (visited 21 November 2009 )
The only advantage in dining in this establishment is its location. I dined here over the weekend and was very disappointed. The service needs a lot to be desired. When we arrived we waited and waited and waited and tried to get bar mans attention. Finally we made the order and had two soft drinks. The coke ( 200ml bottles) were charged at €3 which is a rip-off, but if they can get away with it , fair play! Food was a big disappointment. While there one of the bar-men stood on a stool to switch of the TV ..and didnt even bother to wipe down the leather cover. We wont be back
Reviewed 06th March 2009 (visited 5 March 2009 )
Fairly typical pub options on the menu. I went for the "Cajun" chicken burger, but there was nothing Cajun about it. It was bland, slightly cold and the chicken was like leather. On the plus side, the portions are pretty big - the burger came with a large helping of (frozen) chips and a salad. The emphasis seems to be on quantity rather than quality. Service was reasonably good, but there wasn't much atmosphere in the place. The lowest point of all; there was an "attendant" in the toilet - I don't expect to have to deal with that when I'm having some dinner. I won't be eating here again.
Reviewed 19th January 2009 (visited 17 January 2009 )
Went there on Saturday with a group of friends for lunch and few drinks. I had a chicken soup with corn and loved it. My friends had chicken wings and irish stew and all loved it. It was quite busy as there was a football match on but we liked it there a lot and stayed there for several hours. It's a very good value for a Temple Bar pub. We will keep coming back for sure.
Reviewed 30th May 2008 (visited 29 February 2008 )
Ate here yesterday evening and there is a huge amount to choose from. Had the wings and the lasagne and they were both excellent and great value for money.
Reviewed 03rd October 2007 (visited 2 October 2007 )
Good sized menu, with high quality food. Well worth popping in for some real Irish pub grub!
Reviewed 23rd August 2007 (visited 23 August 2007 )
As a country Gal in the city it is always great to find a nice spot for some good old pub grub and this is what Farrington’s offers. Great place to meet friends have some casual food and a few drinks!!
Reviewed 09th August 2007 (visited 9 August 2007 )
Farrington’s has one of the more extensive food menus in the temple bar area. I have eaten here on a number of occasions and have been very satisfied with everything I ordered. Sometimes I find that it gets a little packed in the evening but that is to be expected in a temple bar venue. Staff are always friendly which means a lot particularly in an inner city venue.
Reviewed 03rd August 2007 (visited 3 August 2007 )
This pub is nice and airy upstairs but the food isn't the best. My friend and I got some food here but were not that impressed with the blandness of the food. Overall it was fine but not something to rush back for.
Reviewed 01st August 2007 (visited 1 August 2007 )
I have eaten here many times and found it to be extremely consistent. For a pub it has huge variation in the menu and it's always quick service and huge portions. One thing for sure is you won't leave here hungry! It's a little expensive but great quality and value for money. Upstairs is very comfortable too. Highly recommended!
Reviewed 04th May 2007 (visited 4 May 2007 )
Farringtons is THE best place to go in Temple Bar for lunch. Make sure to go upstairs to get away from the darkness of the bar. The portions are huge; the menu really varied considering it's quite a small pub. Try their club sandwich or their stir-fry - well worth a visit!