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The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - Sydney

4.4
4.4
45 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Irish
"Food for the Body, Drink for the Spirit, Music for the Soul"

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 270-8003
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Sydney
  • Parking Details
    We offer customer parking as well as street parking.
  • Entertainment
    We have free live music with a minimum of six shows per week. Additional shows are added during the summer. Also during the warmer months, we have a large rooftop patio with a nice view of Sydney Harbour. For those who prefer to dine inside, our restaurant is air conditioned. At this time, we are unable to take reservations on our patio. However, if you have a reservation inside and would prefer to move your party to the patio upon arrival, we will do our best to accommodate. Space permitting.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

45 Reviews
  1. Daniel

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    While in town, I decided to take my fiancé here for a Valentine’s Day dinner. We both tried the “Surf-n-Turf”. I asked for a rare steak and was given an over cooked piece of leather. To make it worse, the “turf” portion consisted of two tiny shrimp and a cold scallop. On top, was a freezing cold bernaisse sauce that ruined the entire meal. Service was not good. I wouldn’t recommend coming here.

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  2. MikeG

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    WE were greeted when we entered by a very friendly person who verified our reservation and directed to our table.

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  3. KimS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. This restaurant has lots of charm and beauty. Highly recommend visiting with family and friends, or just on your own. ❤️

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  4. GaryP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, service was great, staff were friendly.

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  5. KevinO

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined an partied there 3 nights. NEVER Disappointed!! The staff was outstanding, food was impeccable and the atmosphere was electric. We drove 13 hours to enjoy "KitchenFest" and chose the Old Triangle as our "Home venue". So very glad that we did!!

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  6. KathiM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love going to the Old Triangle however the meal was not as hot as it usually is.

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  7. MeganM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious glad i was finally able to try the maple curry pasta and i was not disappointed

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  8. AllenP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose to be seated in the restaurant. The view from the outside seating looked inviting. We chose bacon wrapped scallops as our appetizer. They were delicious and the sauce was excellent Next time we will try the mussels, as they looked delicious. We had the seafood pasta and salmon for our entree. Both were delicious and filling. Our server was attentive and friendly, even though she was very busy. We would definitely return and have recommended Triangle Ale House to others.

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  9. ChrisG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Lousy overpriced food which took a good hour to be delivered by a harried miserable waitress. The music was okay.

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  10. ConnieS

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great location, very interesting building. Our server was very friendly and helpful.

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  11. BruceM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    I tried to order linguini with a lobster sauce but was told they were out of lobster,although they seemed to be plenty available at the Sobeys around the corner.We ordered bruschetta…it arrived on toast bread,not toasted baguette.The surf and turf had the sauce bernaise on the shrimp, not the tiny piece of steak where it belongs.My wife had the pan fried haddock which was dry and tasteless. We love the Triangle in Halifax, but I’m afraid that will be our last venture into the Sydney location.Very disappointed.

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  12. SharonM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service . Miss the chorizo option though when itey to order my usual favorite MacN Cheese

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  13. RonM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pub style food with a nice ambiance. Staff are very courteous and friendly.

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  14. Macsassykat

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and amazing food. Friendly atmosphere!

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  15. AlyssaS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly staff. The food was ok. The drinks were excellent.

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  16. JosephC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was ok nothing too special. I got sick after eating the food so I wouldn't go back again

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  17. FrankieM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been here many times before and never disappointed.

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  18. HappyCustomer

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was a little bland and a little basic for the pricing. I had the fish and steak combo and my partner had the hot chicken sandwich. Both were decent meals but the steak wasn't seasoned and the coleslaw was tasteless but the cook on the steak was exactly what I ordered (very rare) which is a "rare" occurrence and the fish (especially with the tarter sauce) was absolutely delicious. The chicken in the sandwich was dry but the gravy was very good. Food could have been better for the price but the atmosphere was nice and the service was friendly and very quick. The radio music (traditional Celtic mix) was a welcome touch and it really added to the dining. I would imagine with a live musician, the place would have an even more inviting. Certainly a recommendable experience but it has it's flaws.

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  19. Addie

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening celebrating Kitchenfest! Food, entertainment and service was exceptional. Felt so great to be out and listening to live music!

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  20. BADGOODGUY

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was good 21 bucks each for a burger is ridiculous. Guinness beer are more expensive now and my scallops were not cooked and the so called dipping sauce for the scallops has no flavor and watery. Its definitely not the place it used to be. Also was very cold sitting there when we were there.

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  21. JanM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delish! The shepherds pie is a family favorite. It was nice to talk to the owner while we were there. The environment is well spaced out and clean. We will be back.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The weather was perfect, the company excellent and the service, food and experience wonderful. Thanx Phil and Diane!!

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  23. Alpo

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marvelous food and service.

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  24. TeriLynnw1

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Upon arriving with reservations we stood by the “wait to be seated” sign for a long time with staff walking by not even bothering to say anything not even a comment to say someone would be with us. I had to ask a waitress who was not very friendly and she told us to remain standing there eventually someone would be with us. Our waitress was nice but all the wait staff just seemed not happy it wasn’t a very happy atmosphere. I won’t be back to this place.

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  25. PatrickB

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I would recommend this pub, however I would stay away from the seafood linguine. You would think in Nova Scotia that it would be a must have, however they add sambuca to the sauce?? You never add a liquor to a sauce unless it's a drizzle. It made the sauce very sweet and uneditable. The seafood in the dish were incredible, but again the sauce was not good. Stick to using sambuca in a flambe. The lamb shank dinner was also very poorly executed. Meat was unseasoned, and gamy tasting. Gravy was more of a soup and the flavors did not mix together. It's a pub...stick to the home made burgers and deep fried foods for the best results.

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  26. Bigfoot

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome Corned Beef Sandwich & Gingerbread along with Live Music Entertainment at lunch time.

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  27. RogerB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there for a pretty Celtic Colours Concert meal and it was very good.

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  28. ShannonL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came before the Grand Finale of Celtic Colours concert in Sydney. The Irish stew and lamb shank plus the halibut special did not disappoint. Our server went above and beyond to assist us with local questions we had. We are glad we made a reservation.

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  29. PacMan

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Murphy’s, mussels and seafood chowder!

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  30. gunner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was the night Chicago played At the Centre 200 and was extremely busy on a Sunday evening. Hence, Service was a Little slow but worth the wait. Thoroughly enjoyed my chicken Curry with mushy peas on a bed of French fries. Would go back and Order it again. Although such A varied menu i would have to try Other items. In Sydney for the weekend and definitely would go back.

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  31. RichardT

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place. Stopped here on a cruise stop. Sydney is quiet so we looked for a cool local place. Found it!

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  32. LornaB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great bar and restaurant. Didn't like my food. Seafood chowder. Found it expensive for what I ordered.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Night out with friends. Liked the live music. Although I think they forgot my hubbys fish and chips. But we had nachos to much on while he waited. Otherwise great night.

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  34. ChristopherH

    Vancouver

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great location and outside deck. Great service; friendly. Reasonable prices

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  35. JacobM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome!! I love the music and food at the triangle!

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  36. DarleneB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly atmosphere. Good entertainment while eating. Good selection of food especially food allergies. Over all delicious!!!

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  37. PatriciaM

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, pleasant atmosphere, great live music, and excellent service!

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  38. Harry

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful pub with so much character. The staff were professional and the live music was just great.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked as a pre-celtic connections show meal; the tasty food arrived in good enough time for us to get to the show. The beer was interesting but this is nothing like an Irish pub in Ireland, nor is the food particularly Irish.

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  40. Suzanne

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us came from the US to attend Celtic Colours and chose this because it was close to Centre 200. Everyone loved their entrees and we especially enjoyed the love music during dinner. Excellent place to eat and we'd definitely go back!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - Sydney is rated 4.4 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Google Map for The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - Sydney

424 Charlotte St, Sydney, NS B1P 1E2

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Sydney
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Irish, Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    We offer customer parking as well as street parking.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    We have free live music with a minimum of six shows per week. Additional shows are added during the summer. Also during the warmer months, we have a large rooftop patio with a nice view of Sydney Harbour. For those who prefer to dine inside, our restaurant is air conditioned. At this time, we are unable to take reservations on our patio. However, if you have a reservation inside and would prefer to move your party to the patio upon arrival, we will do our best to accommodate. Space permitting.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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