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The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse - Sydney

4.3
4.3
38 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

  • 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 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AP

    AllenP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  2. CG

    ChrisG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Lousy overpriced food which took a good hour to be delivered by a harried miserable waitress. The music was okay.
  3. CS

    ConnieS

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great location, very interesting building. Our server was very friendly and helpful.
  4. BM

    BruceM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    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.
  5. SM

    SharonM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service . Miss the chorizo option though when itey to order my usual favorite MacN Cheese
  6. RM

    RonM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great pub style food with a nice ambiance. Staff are very courteous and friendly.
  7. M

    Macsassykat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and amazing food. Friendly atmosphere!
  8. AS

    AlyssaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2020

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    Friendly staff. The food was ok. The drinks were excellent.
  9. JC

    JosephC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The food was ok nothing too special. I got sick after eating the food so I wouldn't go back again
  10. FM

    FrankieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Have been here many times before and never disappointed.
  11. HC

    HappyCustomer

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    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.
  12. A

    Addie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening celebrating Kitchenfest! Food, entertainment and service was exceptional. Felt so great to be out and listening to live music!
  13. BA

    BADGOODGUY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    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.
  14. JM

    JanM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    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.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The weather was perfect, the company excellent and the service, food and experience wonderful. Thanx Phil and Diane!!
  16. A

    Alpo

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marvelous food and service.
  17. TL

    TeriLynnw1

    Edmonton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    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.
  18. PB

    PatrickB

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    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.
  19. B

    Bigfoot

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome Corned Beef Sandwich & Gingerbread along with Live Music Entertainment at lunch time.
  20. RB

    RogerB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for a pretty Celtic Colours Concert meal and it was very good.
  21. SL

    ShannonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  22. PM

    PacMan

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Murphy’s, mussels and seafood chowder!
  23. g

    gunner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    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.
  24. RT

    RichardT

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place. Stopped here on a cruise stop. Sydney is quiet so we looked for a cool local place. Found it!
  25. LB

    LornaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Great bar and restaurant. Didn't like my food. Seafood chowder. Found it expensive for what I ordered.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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.
  27. CH

    ChristopherH

    Vancouver

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Great location and outside deck. Great service; friendly. Reasonable prices
  28. JM

    JacobM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome!! I love the music and food at the triangle!
  29. DB

    DarleneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly atmosphere. Good entertainment while eating. Good selection of food especially food allergies. Over all delicious!!!
  30. PM

    PatriciaM

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, pleasant atmosphere, great live music, and excellent service!
  31. R

    Rosey

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful pub with so much character. The staff were professional and the live music was just great.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2017

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    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.
  33. S

    Suzanne

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2017

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Unfortunately our table was right next to the stage and it was too loud to even hear the waitress. Would not reserve again just take our chances and if not move to another venue.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place. Good food, good service, good entertainment.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Excellent service! Great atmosphere! Highly recommend!
  37. LA

    LAWatt

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Only complaint was that the sun came in the window above the shutters and was blinding for the half or our party that was facing the windows.
  38. AD

    AliD

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ended up being a larger group and we had a fabulous dinner/evening. The live music was a bonus - the bevies and food were delicious! Thanks for the attentive service!

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 4.3 stars by 38 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

  • 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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