Oliver St John Gogartys restaurant
57/58 Fleet Street, Temple Bar
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Reviewed 27th April 2012
Since moving to Dublin I had purposely avoided Temple Bar area for food on the advice of locals but thought I would give it a chance. All my worst fears were realised in this experience. The pub below had such loud music that you could feel the vibrations through the floor. Despite the restaurant not being busy the service was non-existent and diners were placed on tables extremley close to each other so it was a squeeze to get out. I had Irish Stew which was water, flavourless and made with poor quality meet. My friend enjoyed her fish and chips but the vegetables served on the side for all meals were truly horrible and overdone. I had to go and find a member of staff to request our bill (all staff were very unfriendly) and was glad to leave. Never again.
Reviewed 16th January 2012
I was here with a friend for lunch and I had the vegetarian lasagne. It wasn't great to be honest and I was very disappointed because I'd heard great things about this place. The service was fantastic and the athmosphere was buzzing. Overall it was an unsatisfactory experience but I would be willing to give it another go.
Reviewed 12th September 2011
Visited here as we wanted to celebrate a small achievement with some lobster and their 'specials' menu had the best value we could find at short notice in the city centre - beautiful whole lobster in a cream & whiskey sauce for €29.99. As a city centre resident I never really think to eat in any of the Temple Bar pubs, dismissing them as likely standard fare for tourists, but I was really pleasantly surprised. Lovely cosy restaurant on the 2nd floor, nice and friendly staff and we each had the lobster which was delicious and hit the spot. Will definitely come back again. Total bill came to €70 for the two lobster and two large glasses of wine. We also saw some of the other offerings being carried to neighbouring tables and the portion sizes were nice and large and seemed to be going down well!
Reviewed 24th June 2011
Never been here before but will be back. Good food, good service and a great atmosphere.
Reviewed 04th June 2011
Fun place with great music and ambience. The food and service were terrific. The only bad thing was the drunk guy sitting near the entrance. He could barely stand up and was causing some concern to other patrons.
Reviewed 09th July 2010
i went here for lunch with a work colleague who was feeling a bit blue, we tried the four course lunch for 25 euro, this was superb if a little too generous, this place which i have never visited has a bizarre colection of fine french wines at what can only be described as bargain prices, chateau lynch bages 1995 was 130 euro, in Dublin!!!! its worth going to check out that alone, great hiding / drinking place where nobody will find you
Reviewed 02nd July 2010
Although personally am not the greatest fan of Irish food I thought I could try some of the places recommended by friends and this one was one of them. I must admit that the food was melting. I could recommend oysters, salmon and seafood chowder if you are a seafood fan, if not you should go for Traditional Irish Stew with Lamb Shank. Staff was very friendly, they wre especially helpful if it came to the wine choice. Overall very very nice experience and I surely can say: go for it!
Reviewed 24th June 2010
My recommendations :) great people, great food, great atmosphere ... Need to try yourself :)
Reviewed 19th January 2010
Oh god. Foolishly hopped in here with a friend I was meeting for lunch as we weren't bothered walking around and hey, how bad could it be? The answer? Worst food I've EVER eaten (or not eaten), no exaggeration. Food literally not fit for a very poor school canteen, and the prices would be laughable if they weren't so plainly absurd as to suggest that the owner a) has no idea how obscene the level of quality of food in his/her pub is, or b) has no grasp on reality. This place, in fact, should be regarded as a danger to Irish tourism because, being billed as an "Irish Pub", thre is a real danger that it may be taken as that by some American or European tourist. If that is the case, they certainly won't be back. Honestly, worst "dining" experience ever. Oh, service is totally non-existent too. nobody came to take our order - we had to go to the bar, and the food took about 40 minutes. Total joke.
Reviewed 12th December 2009
Will NEVER be back. Service was a disgrace. Food was a disgrace. Complete and utter rip off. You will get a finer dining experience at a fast food outlet. Roof above our table was leaking. Half of us had to wait over half an hour after the other half got their food. One of the party nearly broke her tooth eating a pasta dish due to it being undercooked. Side order of colcannon wouldnt feed a newt. Asked waiter for a jug of water and got it at the end of the night. I would struggle to find anything positive about this place and would not recommend it to anybody.