La Cave restaurant
28 South Anne Street, City Centre South
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Reviewed 09th February 2014
I booked a table for two here for the 8th of February. As it was a special occasion for myself and my partner we were really looking forward to going out to dinner to celebrate. I had received a confirmation email from Menupages verifying my booking for the 8th at 6.30. Upon arrival we were told that we were not on the reservation list for the Saturday but we were booked for the Friday instead. I checked my confirmation email again, doubting myself, only to find I was right. This mistake made by means of bad organization and management skills ruined our night and could have been easily avoided. We will not try to visit again.
Reviewed 12th October 2013
`Very small, cosy little restaurant! If you don't mind tables very close together you will be grand! Both my partner & I had the earlybird which was good value! For starters we had the goats cheese & pate, both were good! My other half had the lamb cutlets which were very flavoursome & cooked to perfection with a delicious sauce! I had the salmon which was tasty! The atmosphere was very buzzy and enjoyable!! I know this place may seem a little dated & old fashioned when compared to all the new types of restaurants we have opening every week in this city but it really is a nice, very affordable little place with good tasty food!
Reviewed 29th June 2013
group of 5 went on Friday evening. Very small and intimate. Tables are very close together but you couldn't hear the conversations at the other tables. This restaurant is a little gem, staff are very friendly, food was excellent and very good value for money. Starters were large and main courses small but just enough. Desserts were delicious. My only issue was that I had rack of lamb and it could have been more tender. Everyone else were happy with their choices, steak, chicken, duck and pasta. will definitely be going back.
Reviewed 29th September 2012
Had a fabulous meal here last night. Group of 6 and we were seated in the corner, lovely banquette. It's a tiny place that packs a mighty punch. Wines of the month were great. Food was flawless and we scraped our plates, especially the mains and desserts. Wonderful service, great value for food and wine. A real gem. We all agreed we would return and can't believe we never knew it was there. Service was excellent, very friendly and also catered for special dietary requirements no bother. A big fat 5 all round!!
Reviewed 22nd June 2012
Really like La Cave. Went there last week, and had wine with food. Not sure why people go here for a standard meal, probably some kind of genetic thing among Irish people that a meal is a meal a drink is a drink. La Cave is like many places I have been to in Europe. Wine is good with solid glasses and very informed manageress. The food is also good - its food for people who like the wine. We had a brilliant evening, and people always talk to each other, even if you sometimes can't understand what they are saying.
Reviewed 05th March 2012
I ate here with a group of friends and was suprised to see it relatively busy for a Wednesday night. Bijou would be the polite term to use when describing La Cave! However its cramped tables almost add to the charm of the place. Most of us opted for the 2 course deal for 16.95. Altough there wasn't a huge amount of choice on this menu, I suppose this is to be expected when ordering from a set menu. My goats cheese starter was really tasty, if a little on the small side. Small portions continued with our main courses. I can't fault the steak in red wine jus but the side of mash and veg were minuscule. We agreed that overall the food and wine were enjoyable and there is a pleasant, romantic atmosphere. However we did have some minor complaints regarding service. One dish needed to be sent back as it was barely lukewarm. When asked to reheat the main, the waiter wasn't at all apologetic. The restaurant also became quite cold as the night progresses. There was a definite draught or icy air con of some description! I would recommend a visit to try their HUGE selection of wines but unfortuantely I won't be in a hurry back to eat.
Reviewed 27th February 2012
Went here for a bday meal with my husband and parents. Its a cosy atmospheric restaurant however a bit too tight between tables however it does add to the charm once you manage to get seated. Went for the early bird which was 2 courses for €16.95. I had the tuna nicoise salad to start, it was fresh but for me nothing special. I went for chicken ala grandmere for mains, again was nice but had no wow factor and added a bit of salt for seasoning which I can't remember ever doing before in a restaurant. Service was good, house red wine was nice. Atmosphere makes this place special but was disappointed with the food overall.
Reviewed 17th February 2012
I've been here many times for a glass of wine but last night was the first time I have eaten here. The food was nice (although some of my party were unhappy that their steaks were more medium-well instead of medium-rare as they had ordered them). The atmosphere is always lovely but it's a very small space so the tables are a little cramped together, this can feel quite cosy though so it wasn't a problem. The one complaint I would have was that at the end of the night the waiter had misplaced one of our coats and was completely indifferent about it. A different waiter had to step in and help to look for the coat after the original waiter became quite rude and dismissive. Not what you would expect from somewhere that was otherwise very good.
Reviewed 15th February 2012
I went there with my girlfriend for Valentine's day. We had the 3 course menu, plus tea/ coffee for only 30 euros each, which is amazing value for Valentine's day. The food was really lovely and the service was very good too.The only minor complaint we had was that the tables were a bit too close from each other. We will definitely go back there and recommend it.
Reviewed 16th January 2012
We had our Christmas lunch here. Is a wee bit small so would be more suited to something a bit more intimate, but they catered for us perfectly. The Christmas lunch menu was fantastic value at €24 for 3 courses and was nicely varied. Service was swift and pleasant. Even when a few of us were lingering over the last of our glasses of wine, we were not made to feel uncomfortable or rushed.