Buswells Hotel restaurant
Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, City Centre SouthDublin 2
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Reviewed 12th April 2016 (visited 4 March 2016 )
Went with a very good friend of mine - usual carvery food - nothing special. Salad was very tasty. Ham sandwich as requested - special diet requirements for one person. A bit over-rated.
Reviewed 12th October 2014 (visited 2 October 2014 )
Took a friend for her birthday. Service was of a very good standard throughout provided by a very pleasant waitress. We both really enjoyed our food and my steak main was bursting with flavour. This eatery has a very homely atmosphere. I would highly recommend a visit and look forward to my return.
Reviewed 03rd July 2012 (visited 29 June 2012 )
A little gem of a place, tucked away on kildare Street, literally across from the Dail. The food was fabulous, we got lovely fresh home baked bread to start, water when we sat, no pushy upsell for mineral water, I had smoked salmon fritata to start gorgeous and delicate, my partner had the mussels, done the classic way with white wine and cream, the sauce was so tasty, you just want to dip your bread. For main I went for 10oz Ribeye medium rare, my god so tasty and at 19.50, don't know any where in dublin 2 at this price, served on a bacon rosti with onion rings, light and crispy, my partner had the Trout with prawn and saffron risotto again my god, a wiiner of a dish, risotto and trout complimented each other so well, a dish you would expect in a far more expensive Restaurant, our mains came with veg on the side, we shared a hot chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream, for Five euro, Unbelievable Value, lovely setting, will be back.
Reviewed 07th November 2008 (visited 20 December 2007 )
First rate service coupled with a wonderfully warm and friendly atmosphere. Fish cakes lacked the usual potato feel and had a real fishy taste , main of fillet of beef was grilled exactly to my taste. Finally desert of of an Irish cheeseboard with chutney was delicious.
Reviewed 29th September 2007 (visited 28 September 2007 )
I went here on the recommendation of the previous review and enjoyed this. The Room is comfortable, large tables and chairs and linen napkins, though they should lose the awfull hotel-style muzak in the background! Service is excellent - not at all obtrusive and a friendly maitre'd. I had mussels Thai style to start, a generous portion,though a bit more chilli would have been excellent. She had a very nice terrine, with asparagus in a subtle sauce. For mains I plumped for the Pork - a loin and belly cooked perfectly, the meat very sweet and tender, although I found the puy lentil accompaniment slightly dry and unneccessary. She had the chicken - also perfectly cooked, just the right side of moist, accompanied by some gratin. Both portions were also generous. To finish we shared a delicious creme brulee with an almond biscuit. Also worth noting was the supply of bread, something not often seen in Ireland. The wine list wasn't too inspiring, though you can splash out on a few greats, we went for a 2004 fleurie at E29. Overall very pleasant a very unrushed meal
Reviewed 05th September 2007 (visited 5 September 2007 )
This place is a little gem and seems to go un-noticed (you can see into the lovely dining room if you are walking down Kildare Street). This place is not listed in the telephone directory so you have to go through the hotel and it seems to be the secret of the political set, but it's a secret definitely worth sharing. My husband and I were there recently and we were really impressed. The dining room is beautiful, really opulent, ideal for a quiet dinner together or equally suitable for a large party. If you go you should request a table next to the window looking out onto Kildare Street. The food really does not disappoint either, I had the tomato and red pepper soup which was delicious and my husband had the tart. Our main courses were even nicer - the stuffed chicken and he had the fish, the food was so fresh and plentiful no need for sides as they all came with enough accompaniments which is rather unusual these days. The service was very prompt and attentive and good value for money. The only blip was the dessert which wasn't the best, overall it was a lovely meal and a really enjoyable evening. Well worth a visit.