Thunder Road Cafe restaurant
Fleet Street, Temple Bar
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Reviewed 19th September 2013
Went here on Sunday with 3 kids. Had made a reservation during the week, when we got there they did not have any booking for us, so we had to wait an hour for a table, nightmare with 3 kids.The staff seemed very stressed, the place was jam packed, probably because of the flightfest that was on in town. When we got our seats I asked a couple of times for some water, and eventually it came. Kids loved their food, chicken nuggets, and pasta with tomato sauce. I had the burrito, it was ok, tasted like something out of a packet. Hubby had the ribs which were dry and the chicken wings which were lovely. We had a voucher to use so only had to add a couple of euro to pay the bill. The music was blaring and the staff not very friendly and looked hassled/stressed. Won't return here.
Reviewed 22nd August 2013
Visited the thunder road cafe on a Saturday evening so it was busy and we had to wait a while for seats but we ordered cocktails while we were waiting. the service was really good and the food was pretty quick coming considering it was so busy. i had the home on the range burger and it was honestly the best burger I've ever had! it was so tasty and no need to cover it in ketchup and mayo which i normally do! the cocktails were nice, not great and came in regular glasses which was a tad disappointing. the tables are quiet close together but you get over that. overall great restaurant for a casual meal and drinks
Reviewed 11th July 2013
Popped in for a bit to eat on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon. The place was buzzing with families and loads of kids running around. I was with my 2 daughters and we decided to share a combo platter to start as it had all our favs on it. But really really disappointed. The chicken wings had not been separated into pieces, so really awkward to eat and they were not at all crispy, the skin was all soggy. The ribs looked lovely but no meat to talk about at all. The onion rings were of the "frozen" variety and the cheese sauce on the nachos very sickly. Myself and one of my daughter opted for burgers and they were generous with plenty of bacon, but could have done with a little seasoning in the mince. My other daughter had a chicken pasta dish but I noticed she only had a few bites. I only found out later that she said the chicken tasted off and she was unwell after. I did speak to the manager and we settled the matter but it has put me off having chicken and even fish out in a restaurant when we are lucky enough to have this lovely weather. So despite this would never have the platter again but burgers basically what it says on the tin. Ps the had no "Corona" only "Sol" a bit of a disappointment.
Reviewed 10th July 2013
i always go here in town for lunch and get the early bird its great value for money but the chairs are all very close together so i tend not to go if its busy now but the staff are very friendly and its great to look around at all the props
Reviewed 17th June 2013
We ate here using a LivingSocial voucher and we would never go back. We both ordered the T-bone steak, it was served with frozen chips frozen onion rings, undercooked onions, undercooked tomato and the greasiest mushrooms I have ever had, it also had two sauces "Mega Yuk". This would cost €29.95 each, terrible value for money. The seats are all ripped and taped together the place is cluttered and as a result dust and dirt are visible everywhere. This is a tourist trap restaurant, bad food and bad value in a tired rundown establishment.
Reviewed 21st April 2013
I love nights out in Thunder Road and will still go for a night out for the atmosphere, cocktails and the food but I will not bring kids during the day again. I brought my nephews in for a treat and ordered from the kids menu when the meal arrived it was served on a adults plate the chips and nuggets looks miserable in the middle of the plate it didn't looked like he was going to have enough to eat. If they are going to offer kids meal they really need to make more of an effort even the menu had loads of pictures on it I thought they were going to have to colour it in but they were not given crayons and the menu was taken back off them anyway. I felt like I couldn't enjoy myself because I worried about his meal. I was also charged for his meal when it states on the website that kids eat free with every adults meal I pointed this out to the waiter and the bill was changed.
Reviewed 09th April 2013
We bought the 3 course menu for €36.95, very expensive for the food we were served up. The restaurant was busy the day we were in but the food was just thrown together the chicken wings were soggy and the steak id asked for well done came out rare after waiting for over an hour.. Maybe il try a different less busier time but not a great place you want a quiet meal for too as you can barely hear with the music thumping too loudly
Reviewed 30th July 2012
I visited here for dinner midweek with two friends and found the staff to be very pleasant and helpful. There was quite a few other diners in the restaurant and the atmosphere was nice, however, I found the metal chairs and tables that we were seated at a bit old and worn, and also very uncomfortable. I had the bruschetta for starters - and it was delicious. I ordered the prawn fajitas for my main course and they tasted fine, although halfway my second fajita, I was horrified to find a long hair in my food. I promptly informed the waitress who was very apologetic and offered me another dish. I order the prawn tempura. I found this dish slightly disappointing, as the tempura was not of the light consistency usually found in Japanese restaurants - it was more like a batter. The manager approached our table with apologies for the earlier hair incident and to offer me a dessert on the house. I had a Death by Chocolate ice-cream sundae, which was absolutely divine. It was also humongous. However, I must say that the hair in my food really ruined the whole experience for me, and I'd be reluctant to return here again.
Reviewed 05th June 2012
Excellent service, ok food, annoying background music! I ate here last night with ten others. The service was excellent. My burger was tasty but the chips weren;t great, they didn't seem like freshly made chips.My boyfriend enjoyed his ribs'n'wings. The desserts were ok but perhaps a bit overpriced. My biggest issue with Thunder Road Cafe is the fact that they had the same few music tracks on a loop on tvs throughout the restaurant so in our visit there, we heard each track at least twice, which wore a bit thin!
Reviewed 08th May 2012
The wife and I ate here on a Monday afternoon. The place was empty but i didn't expect it to be buzzing. We were seated at the back not near a window ? Why so as the place was empty. Normally you'd be seated by a window for passers by purposes to make it look like there's someone there.. The service was quick and efficient. We ordered the combo starter and fries and Potato skins. The skins were bone dry, the wings/onion rings and ribs were cold. Overall it was very disappointing and tasteless for €23. Au Revoir ... we wont be back.