The Larder Cafe Restaurant
8 Parliament Street, City Centre South
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Reviewed 17th October 2013
Absolutely fantastic, we came across the place by accident and liked the look of the early bird so went in, it was early so the place was quiet but the atmosphere was still nice. The waiter was lovely, really friendly and smiley. I had the early bird, for starter we had wings and WOW!! We have had wings pretty much everywhere and anywhere in dublin and these were just amazing, I want the recipe!!! For mains I had the 6oz steak, now usually I love my pepper sauce with steak but they had a special butter with the steak which was fantastic. Gorgeously cooked and the chips were chunky and lovely. My partner had the 9pz steak as it was steak night it was on special. Absolutely loved it here, would like one or 2 more options on the early bird where you don't need to pay a supplement. (First 4 dishes on menu are EB rest are a supplement, there was only 2 desserts included which I found a bit unfair)
Reviewed 23rd September 2013
My wife and I were looking for a spot for lunch and just came across The Larder. It looked nice and the lunch menu was appealing. There was a nice buzz to the place as lunch time was just finishing. The decor is nice here with brick walls and nice music. The 2 course lunch is €10.95 and 3 courses €12.95. We both had the Thai Hotpot starters. These are served in jars and the flavours were wonderful. My wife had King Prawn Tagliatelle €2 supplement and it was excellent. I had the dish of the week, Massaman curry. The flavours were amazing. A large bottle of sparkling water and the bill was €27.80 The service is very friendly and we look forward to returning for an evening meal. Great place.
Reviewed 13th September 2013
Had pre fringe dinner with a friend. €12 for a small (6oz) beautifully cooked steak with home fries and salad. The special offer was a little complicated and the staff struggled to explain it. But I will be back!
Reviewed 07th July 2013
We ate here on an early bird Friday evening. I had Crab to start and my partner the chicken wings, both were good but the chicken wings were definitely the best either of us has ever had. For main I had pork belly roulade which came with lentils. While not at all what I had expected it was delicious and my partner had no complaints about his steak. This all was accompanied by a bottle of cabernet sauvignon – great value at €20. Cheese board to finish followed by a couple of Irish coffees. The food was great the atmosphere pleasant and the staff friendly – well worth a visit if you’ve not been before; we’ll be going back.
Reviewed 05th April 2013
We ate here last night and I was really impressed. We both had chicken wings to start and they were delicious. The coating had a really rough texture which gave them a really good bite. Probably the best chicken wings in Dublin! For mains we had the chicken with risotto and the steak which were both really delicious. The chicken was lovely and moist and the risotto was full of flavour. The steak was cooked well and tasty. We shared the cheescake for dessert. It had been recommended to us by a friend and it did not disappoint. Perfect texture with lots of flavour. There was lots of people so the atmosphere was good, there was music on but you could barely hear it with all the chatter. The service was friendly and good in general. My only complaint was that our plates were left sitting on the table for a while after each course.
Reviewed 18th February 2013
Popped in by off-chance and was smitten. Crab starter great texture and flavour, pork belly exquisite. All underpinned by cosy interior, attentive / friendly service and great value for money in the Early Bird deal.
Reviewed 11th February 2013
First went here on the 2nd of Feb for a birthday dinner. It was so delicious I decided to go back yesterday. Staff were very friendly on arrival each time. I had the crab starter which was very tasty. All at the table enjoyed their starters also. Some had the wings and bruschetta. The corn fed chicken with risotto is delcious. So too was the fish special which was seabass. Great deals on the early bird. On a Sunday it's all night. Lovely red wines on the list. Rioja always a good choice. Staff did enough checks to ensure that everything was good. Can't believe this restaurant is here six years and I've just discovered it. Will now be a regular restaurant on my list.
Reviewed 20th August 2012
I went here last saturday with some friends. My first impression was good, liked the look and the feel of this place. I was surprised that there was no rose option on the wine menu, but got the house red which was fine. I also was tempted by the description of the "stout" that promised a "smooth creamy" drink, lets just say that whoever wrote the review must never have tasted it, If you are a fan of draught guinness avoid the bottled stout of offer. I went for the early bird special, which was a starter and a main course for E19. I ordered chicken wings and the fish special - which was sea bass and risotto. I was not impressed by the chicken wings - deep fried bread coated monstrosities, absolutely soaked in vinegar. Some of our party claimed to like them, but I suspect they may have been exaggerating somewhat. Reasonably large portions though - but unfortunately not very nice. The sea bass was fine, probably a bit overcooked. The risotto it was served with was delicious though. The rest of the group ordered the 6oz steak which was fine nothing special. Two of our party ordered mash with theirs but were brought out fries instead. Overall the food was ok for the price but the wings were disappointing. On another note it was a very warm day and there was no air-con in the restaurant and the desk fans provided some relief but there were some issues as a particular group of diners attempted to take a fan that was serving several tables and put it on their own table... some mild words were exchanged...
Reviewed 27th May 2012
A friend told me about this restaurant as he eats out a lot I had to give it a try . Wow its good friendly staff and very good value go for the steak special its comes with all the trimmings will be back have booked a table again for next week
Reviewed 20th May 2012
Really liked this place, great food the poached pear was really really tasty, staff were great will def be back here again