Restaurant Reviews from kid_143

Status: Newbie

Credibility Score:
52.5%

County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 14

Member Since: 21 December 2010

Last Visit: 05 May 2014

The Best Restaurant

Le Bon Crubeen restaurant

81-82 Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1

View on Map

Cuisine:
Brasserie

Price Range:

Good
464 reviews

Reviewed 30th January 2011 ( visited 29th January 2011 )

Came here for an early dinner for one on Saturday night - not for the first time. Friendly service - they immediately found me a table despite it being reasonably busy, pleasant enough place though the music, while not bad, is always a bit loud for my taste. Had the fishcakes as a starter and they were excellent. Hake as a main - cooked to perfection, the - tasty - tomato-based sauce perhaps hot temperature-wise . A very generous cheese plate (a steal at EUR 7.50) rounded the whole thing off. Starter, main, cheese plate and two glasses of reasonable Sauvignon Blanc left me with change out of EUR 40. There's a good meal and great value to be had here, certainly not my last visit.
Most Visited Restaurant

Ukiyo restaurant

7-9 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code:

View on Map

Cuisine:
Cheap Eats

Price Range:

Good
163 reviews

Reviewed 02nd September 2012 ( visited 26th August 2012 )

I've eaten at Ukiyo many times and have always been satisfied with both food and service, but last Sunday night they had a shocker. I ordered the hake and prawn gyoza followed by the tuna loin, why I specified I wanted rare to medium rare. The gyoza arrived, but they were the vegetarian variety - I accepted the server's apologies and had them anyway, they were quite nice. Half an hour after the starter my tuna arrived - it was well done. I explained the situation to the server and asked for the bill. Not going back anytime soon.
All reviews
profile_review

The Waterloo Bar
36 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, D04 R6Y6, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Impromptu early dinner with my flatmate last Thursday, I opted for the marinated olives followed by the sea bass with safran risotto. The olives arrived in a small lake of brine and weren't great value at EUR 3, the sea bass was very nice but the risotto a bit underdone. The verdict from across the table was mixed (bread & dips starter, fish pie main), the fish pie did look very runny. Attentive service to the point of giving the impression of the table only being ours for half an hour (it wasn't to be fair.)

profile_review

Ukiyo
7-9 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I've eaten at Ukiyo many times and have always been satisfied with both food and service, but last Sunday night they had a shocker. I ordered the hake and prawn gyoza followed by the tuna loin, why I specified I wanted rare to medium rare. The gyoza arrived, but they were the vegetarian variety - I accepted the server's apologies and had them anyway, they were quite nice. Half an hour after the starter my tuna arrived - it was well done. I explained the situation to the server and asked for the bill. Not going back anytime soon.

profile_review

Barista's Cafe and Wine Bar
Unit B2, The Forum, Ballymoss Rd, Sandyford, Dublin

Had lunch with two coworkers here this week, I ordered Thai curry while they had burgers. Our food took about twenty minutes to arrive and was uninspired to say the least. The Thai Curry was around the EUR 14 mark, it also was rather bland and difficult to manage (sizeable goujons requiring cutting in a curry bowl, rice on the plate the bowl was on), also, I'm not sure I've ever seen a Thai curry with pappadoms before. Service wasn't particularly attentive and the quality of the food in my opinion does not justify the prices. I'm not going back in a hurry.

profile_review

The Steps Of Rome
1 Bird avenue, Clonskeagh, Clonskeagh, Dublin

Nabbed the last outdoors table on a warm Sunday night. I was a bit concerned about making it to the pub in time for kick off but needn't have been - service was very quick. As for the pizza - it's the best I have had in Dublin.

profile_review

The Green Hen
33 Exchequer street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

A pleasant space, a bit loud when filled to capacity & yet another Dublin restaurant that insists on playing Fleetwood Mac's Rumours everytime I'm there. From the lunch menu I had a first rate beef carpaccio followed by a very good roast cod with mash and samphire accompanied by a glass of New Zealand riesling. Service was friendly but a bit stretched, the damage was EUR 30 which makes it excellent value.

profile_review

Burritos & Blues
2 Wexford Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I'll never understand how it has taken this long for a Mexican fast food option to establish itself in Dublin. Good food, competitively priced, good locations - what's not to like.

profile_review

La Maison
15 Castle Market Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

On this, my third or fourth visit, I opted for a warm salad of sliced sausage, mixed greens and lardons, followed by trout with ratatouille and potatoes. Both dishes were executed to perfection as I have become accustomed to at La Maison and the latter was accompanied by a nice glass of Riesling. Service was flawless and both atmosphere and food were visibly and audibly enjoyed by all around me, too. I ended my meal with a cheese board, nice touch: instead of crackers it came with toasted crusty bread. All of the above plus a large bottle of sparkling water left me change out of € 40, which is very good value. I will be going back soon.

profile_review

L'Gueuleton
No 1 Fade Street, Off Georges's Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I have eaten here numerous times throughout the past few years and am yet to be disappointed. On my own this Sunday evening I had Pork Rillettes followed by pan fried Hake, both executed to perfection and plentiful - so much so that there was no room for the cheese board which I'll gladly recommend based on previous visits. Service, as per usual, was friendly and expeditious, the atmosphere lively yet not loud. Good value for money, should go even more often than I do.

profile_review

101 Talbot
Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

I had been hearing about this place for a long time and couldn't wait to see whether it was up to the glowing reports. This Friday early evening they saw me to a table for one in no time despite being busy. Picking from the Early Bird Menu I had the ham hock terrine - spot on, followed by the moules marinieres. Now I know about moules, having in the past visited Belgium several times a month. These were beautiful, as was the side salad. My one gripe would be the lack of choice of wines by the glass (one white) or half bottle (two whites - Sauvignon Blanc drinkable if not great). Other than that, attentive service, busy atmosphere which I'll gladly chalk up to the place's deserved reputation and good value.

profile_review

Ukiyo
7-9 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

One of my favourites for dinner on my own - though I wouldn't have any qualms to bring company. This Thursday night the atmosphere was a bit livelier as it was Paddy's Day and they had a DJ playing. Service was attentive and quick as ever. I had the hake and prawn dumplings which came with a lovely dipping sauce followed by the seared tuna on a bed of greens and rice. The tuna, as per my instructions, was very rare and good quality, the greens were spot on. It's not fancy cuisine they do here, the trick is good quality ingredients cooked the right way and combinations that just work. The selection of wines by the glass is limited, but seen as the cuisine is Japanese and Korean I'll let them get away with it. I will be back. Soon.

profile_review

Czech Inn
Essex Street - le Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin

Came here on on Thursday night with a group of 15+ which may have had a bearing on quality and speed of service. Good selection of beers on tap as expected, atmosphere a bit rustic. Had the boar goulash with bread dumplings which was very nice but was missing the traditional cream and cranberry sauce topping. Heard only good things about the schnitzel most of the group were having. Serving staff clearly challenged with a large group and we had to change some orders as they'd run out of the respective dishes. Good quality food & overall value, but you wouldn't want to go there for atmosphere and service.

profile_review

The Winding Stair Restaurant
40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin

Had a late Sunday lunch on my first visit, very attentive staff even if they gave the impression of being a bit stretched. I liked the fact I was made aware of the free tap water before ordering drinks. My choices were from the Lunch Menu - squid salad as a starter, which proved to be an excellent choice, followed by the battered haddock with homemade chips. The fish was wonderfully flaky, the batter good quality and the chips top notch. I couldn't resist the Irish cheese board, which, while again very good quality I would have considered a bit dear on its own (over € 10 if memory serves) if ordered a la carte, but as part of the € 23 lunch menu rounded off the impression of good quality food in a pleasant atmosphere and overall good value.

profile_review

Le Bon Crubeen
81-82 Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Came here for an early dinner for one on Saturday night - not for the first time. Friendly service - they immediately found me a table despite it being reasonably busy, pleasant enough place though the music, while not bad, is always a bit loud for my taste. Had the fishcakes as a starter and they were excellent. Hake as a main - cooked to perfection, the - tasty - tomato-based sauce perhaps hot temperature-wise . A very generous cheese plate (a steal at EUR 7.50) rounded the whole thing off. Starter, main, cheese plate and two glasses of reasonable Sauvignon Blanc left me with change out of EUR 40. There's a good meal and great value to be had here, certainly not my last visit.

profile_review

Le Bon Crubeen
81-82 Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Came here for an early dinner for one on Saturday night - not for the first time. Friendly service - they immediately found me a table despite it being reasonably busy, pleasant enough place though the music, while not bad, is always a bit loud for my taste. Had the fishcakes as a starter and they were excellent. Hake as a main - cooked to perfection, the - tasty - tomato-based sauce perhaps hot temperature-wise . A very generous cheese plate (a steal at EUR 7.50) rounded the whole thing off. Starter, main, cheese plate and two glasses of reasonable Sauvignon Blanc left me with change out of EUR 40. There's a good meal and great value to be had here, certainly not my last visit.

Copyright © 2017 MenuPages. All rights reserved. [ 0.2471 ]