Anvil Bistro Restaurant
Saggart Village, Saggart
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Reviewed 06th March 2014
I brought a friend here for lunch. She had not been to The Anvil before, was very impressed and intends visiting it again soon. Food and service were excellent as usual.
Reviewed 14th February 2014
This is one of my favourite restaurants and my visit today did not disappoint. The food and service were excellent as usual. It is a pity they do not do a set lunch menu. I feel the Early Bird and set Dinner Menu are great value but the lunch can work out quite expensive in comparison.
Reviewed 11th January 2014
My daughter and I could not wait to try the tapas here, and I have to say we were not disappointed. We had spicy wings, blue cheese dip, crab cakes, bread and dips, pilpil prawns, tempura prawns, wedges aioli, lemon sole and for dessert apple crumble and baked alaska. We washed this all down with the lovely Santa Digna Rose. We both thoroughly enjoyed the tapas, service was excellent and we would definitely return to try some others which are on the menu.
Reviewed 12th December 2013
Beautiful food and presented really well but is a little bit pricey compared to other places of the same quality and service! I would still eat here again but on payday or a special occasion!
Reviewed 21st March 2013
Myself and my wife went to The Anvil Bistro to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were very impressed. For starters my wife had lemon sole tempura and I had the terrine of Clonakilty black and white pudding both of which were delicious. We both had 28 day aged striploin steak for mains and again we were delighted. It was served on a substantial bed of champ and came with peppercorn sauce and beautiful mushrooms. My one small gripe is that my steak was not quite as rare as a rare steak should be, but this appears to be the norm in Irish restaurants. For dessert I had banoffee pie and my wife had apple pie which were very nice. The set dinner menu costs €29.95 for three courses which is good value for the quality of food on offer especially with no supplement for steak. The staff were very friendly and efficient and seemed to genuinely want you to enjoy your time in the restaurant. All in all a very pleasant experience and we will definitely be returning.
Reviewed 30th September 2012
A group of us dined for lunch, as usuall the site was busy and noisy. we all went for the Burger which was good and well cooked as for the chips well lests just say they left alot to be desired. The staff seemed under scarce on the visit and when we all ordered tea after we were informed there were no biscuits .... ah well
Reviewed 15th May 2012
10 of us from work went for lunch in the Anvil last Friday. The menu is great, lots of really mouthwatering dishes to choose from and the wine list is moderatly priced too which is always a bonus! We pre ordered our food by email due to time pressure so when we arrived, we sat down and the food arrived within minutes. Service is great and the food was delicious. I had the Anvil salad and while it was really tasty there wasn't a lot of it on the plate. The curry, paninis and chicken wings all got rave reviews and I have to admit I had a mild case of food envy. The coffee was great, good quality and a decent sized cup! The only niggle is the noise. I found it quite off putting that I couldn't hear anyone that wasn't sitting beside me. The ceilings are high and the accoustics are terrible, they might have to look at putting in some rugs or maybe some insulation because we all came out with ringing in our ears. All in all though, good food, not too pricey and great staff!
Reviewed 02nd May 2012
Four of us meet here for lunch on good friday it was only open until 5 so it was very busy as most places around was closed. We were seated at a nice quiet table by the window which was great as there was a party down the end which were very noisy. I had the goats cheese tart which was really good so fresh and you could taste it was home cooked one of the best I have had. The rest had the carbonara which came out in a huge bowl very generous portion the other two had chicken wraps they were so good and came with chips and salad. The only downfall was we were waiting ages to get our bill and then even longer for our change I think they were too busy trying to close up.
Reviewed 16th February 2012
I took advantage of the early bird menu here on a Friday evening with my friend - three courses for approximately 19 euro. After a starter of ham and black pudding terrine, I had beef bourguignon for mains, which was served with creamy mash potatoes.The flavor of the dish was beautiful and the meat was tender, but somewhat fatty. My friend loves their spicy chicken wing starter dish which she followed up with the fish of the day. She cleared her plate. We decided to skip dessert (included in the early bird menu price) and instead ordered coffees, which we were disappointed to see were charged for on the bill... After an enjoyable meal, this left a bad taste in our mouths. The atmosphere here is warm and the staff are efficient, although the regular menu is slightly overpriced.
Reviewed 09th January 2012
This is a lunch time favourite with my self and my colleagues. Always have to book well in advance as its always busy, we all ways order before arrival also. I had spicy chicen wrap last time, very large wrap and generous portion of wedges and salad on the side. WAs delicious. Staff are always friendly and attentive. Love the new location and decor.