Jewel in the Crown (Ballsbridge) restaurant
41-43 Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Ballsbridge
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Reviewed 11th September 2013
Service was bad ...it was for a delivery
Reviewed 07th August 2012
My colleagues and I visited the restaurant on the 02 of August 2012 for a lunch. After we ordered food, the waiter suddenly showed up with the tray full of glasses with coke, which by the way we didn’t order. I don’t know why waiter did it, but he pore the whole pint of coke on me and two of my colleagues sitting next to each other! Just to note, that we were the only three female customers at the table. My white shirt, jeans and leather shoes were soaking wet and fully destroyed by brown sugary coke! The clothes of 2 of my friends got damaged too. Neither waiter nor the manager of the restaurant did say a single word! They offered us: - No verbal apologies! It was dead silence instead - No towel to wipe out a full pint of coke running off our faces and clothes - No help to move away from the wet chairs and dripping table cloth - No discount for the completely ruined clothes The waiter and his manager were standing in a few feet away and were silently watching us… If you are planning to go to this restaurant, please bare in mind that this is kind of service you should expect…
Reviewed 01st July 2012
I have eaten here a fair few times as it is right beside me. The food is pretty standard indian in dublin and good value. The service however has being steadily declining (little things like not bringing water when asked or putting another round of beers on the table without ordering it). I often would call in to pick up an order of naan bread when cooking at home but they seem to have made a policy that they would sell take away food unless the order is over 10 euro which I was a bit taken aback by. All in all food is fine but staff poor
Reviewed 27th July 2011
I live in italy where it is very hard to get a decent oriental meal, but my business trips bring me to dublin allot, and one of my favorite places to eat is the Jewel in the crown. My favorite dish is the chicken tika-masala but I also enjoy other dishes and the rice. I love the atmosphere and the staff are very nice, and on the days that I don’t feel like going out I just get it delivered to my hotel room, and it is just as nice as if i had gone there to eat it.
Reviewed 14th May 2011
I'm surprised with the last person who commented about the free poppadums and dips. We go there about twice a month and not once did we receive poppadums and dips ! I must ask them the next time I'm there or maybe that writer could explain in detail about that one I'm also surprised about him/hersaying the staff are polite. One member of staff and others that serve us never ask how our food was etc. The food has gone downhill since we started to eat there (about 4yrs ago). The rice is constantly lumpy and the hot dishes are getting smaller - yes they dropped the price 2yrs ago but they dropped the portions too. The sink and taps in the mens jacks is the most aren't great. Never in my life did my hands feel claustrophobic ! Overall its bland but there are no other value-for-money Pakastani/Indian restaurants nearby.
Reviewed 16th March 2011
Firstly, the staff are very friendly. Good humoured and helpful. I have been here a lot and have never met an unpleasant member of staff. The food is also very good, it is certainly not the best Indian food in Dublin but the food is usually of a very high standard. The prices are reasonable too. The atmosphere is usually good but the interior of the restaurant could do with a bit of a face-lift, but I don't care about that, but if they want to bring in more people they might want to do that. Great restaurant. Certainly the best Indian restaurant in the area.
Reviewed 11th January 2011
A pleasant surprise. A colleague recommended this place and I went at lunch time on new years eve on my break from work. The lunch menu was 9.95 which was extremely good value. I had very tasty onoin bhajis to start. From a main I had a chicken balti with pilau rice. The portions were very generous and the food was very tasty with the balti rich and spicy. Service was attentive and couteous. Tea was also included and an after eight was given with the bill. Overall highly recommended for a extremely good value tasty lunch option.
Reviewed 23rd October 2010
The restaurant was very quite with only a few tables taken. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed. The staff were very accommodating and polite. The food was lovely and the early bird was very good value, starter main and rice for €16. My only criticism is that it would have been nicer to have some veg in the curries.
Reviewed 25th July 2010
got a takeaway from here, food was extremly salty and the chicken looked really processed, not impressed, very expensive, dont know if they know its a recession, wont be back.
Reviewed 12th April 2010
Someone was leaving work so we decided to go to the Jewl in the crown for lunch. Great choice of starters and main courses which includes Naan bread or Rice. the food is Ok standard but nothing amazing but staff are friendly. Amazing value at 12 euro per head including tip. Great place for a work lunch.