Knights Bistro @ The Arlington Hotel restaurant
23-25 Bachelors Walk, O'Connell Bridge, Dublin 1, City Centre NorthDublin 1
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Reviewed 01st July 2013 (visited 29 June 2013 )
My family and I decided to have lunch on Saturday afternoon in the bar in the Arlington hotel. To say we were disappointed is an understatement. As most of my family don't eat meat, we had very little choice on the menu but in fairness that doesn't really bother us as we are used to it and can usually find something. My sister and I decided to order the prawns from the starters menu with side order of fries. My sister and mother just ordered fries with a side salad and coleslaw. What we received was a disgrace. When the prawns arrived, there were 4 prawns on a plate with a big bunch of mixed leaves in the centre. I wouldn't mind if they were decent fresh prawns but they were so small we had to practically search for them on the plate. I asked the waiter to see what he could do because we refused to pay € 8 for 4 prawns and a bunch of leaves. The waiter returned and said that the sous chef said that was all I was getting as it is a "starter". I asked to speak to the manager and after asking 3 times and waiting about 15 minutes, the manager finally came over. In fairness to him he seen my point and returned with a plate with a lot more (if not a lot smaller) prawns, and I use the term "prawns" lightly in this case. My sister and mother received a bowl of lettuce leaves and a separate bowl of coleslaw and were charged €8!!! €4 for a small bowl of coleslaw and €4 for a small bowl of leaves. Side salad, in my opinion, usually contains at least a few tomatoes, onion, dressing etc. I am really annoyed with the service and the food that was served up to us. I think it was a disgrace. Please go spend your hard earned money in one of the thousands of other establishments in Dublin City.
Reviewed 12th September 2010 (visited 22 August 2010 )
Hi, I went there with some relatives, we enjoyed the food and the Irish dancing and songs, very good value, great night out to discover the Irish culture and food
Reviewed 28th January 2010 (visited 30 January 2009 )
I attended one of the "Irish Nights" over Christmas with American guests, and was very pleasently surprised. It is a set-menu, for €29.95, with a show including a charismatic George Murphy singing ballads and a Riverdance-type dance show. These were both very entertaining and added to the atmosphere. I started with the Taste of Ireland plate, which was tasty. I then had herb-marinated roast chicken, and this too was tasty. Desert was cheesecake and chocolate cake and was okay. This meal exceeded my expectations, given the number of covers in a comparetively short space of time.
Reviewed 30th July 2009 (visited 19 July 2009 )
Best value, food and craic I've had all year.. If your looking a great night out with good old fashioned Irish hospitality, grub and great craic, then get yourself down to the Arlington Hotel on Bachelors walk some night and try their "Traditional Irish Nights" This was the best value night out I've had in years...For just 30 quid per person you get a full 3 course meal, two hours of traditonal Irish music and a display of Irish Dancing from the Celtic rhythm dance troup. You just couldn't go wrong.with this as a novel idea to bring family and friends to and as an added bonus you can stay on and do to the nightclub for more dancing and drinking till the small hours... One tip - .try the Beef and Guiiness Pie and the scrumptious Irish Mist cheesecake!) Fab...highly recommended!!
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Reviewed 17th December 2008 (visited 17 December 2008 )
I love to bring visitors to the Arlington dinner and show, its free and brilliant! and the Irish menu is quite nice!
Reviewed 15th December 2008 (visited 1 December 2008 )
Have eaten here a couple of times before but I feel it has now dramatically gone downhill. We went for the carvery on the Sunday afternoon. The portions were miserable and the food was bland. Will not be returning here again.
Reviewed 19th November 2008 (visited 15 November 2008 )
I went here with a group of 8 people for the irsh dance event. Service was very poor and the staff not friendly at all. The food was nice, The singers were singing too long (and too loud) and by the time we had finished our desert the dancers finally arrived. The dancers were good but not what it used to be when i was there 2 years ago when there was a bigger group of dancers with the typical hairdoes.
Reviewed 09th September 2008 (visited 30 April 2008 )
I have been there once, came for the lunch. Bar menu is quite poor. This bar is huge, so to catch a waiter or waitress is a big problem there. I tried lasagne. I could not even finish it. It was so bad. In general, I am not a fan of bar food, but food I ate there was really bad. I don't understand how people can even pay for it. Not coming back there at all.