Seasons Cafe, Deli and Homewares restaurant
11 Strand St, Skerries, Dublin, Area Code: North Co DublinNorth Co Dublin Book a Table Now
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Reviewed 20th December 2015 (visited 5 December 2015)
slightly pricier than breakfast deals in other spots. but decided to test it out and see if it was justified, to my surprise, it was so worth it, poached eggs, homemade bacon on sour dough toast was fantastic, there was a slight delay due to mishap with order but was barely noticeable and staff offered free deserts and/or coffee to compensate without prompt on our part, which was extremely nice, Will be back, probably not every week, but maybe every second week ;)
Reviewed 14th April 2014 (visited 14 April 2014)
Nice spot, friendly staff, food tasty. What ruined it for me was the cost of a small pot of tea for 2. €5.90. Turned me rite off.
Reviewed 05th May 2012 (visited 5 May 2012)
Went to Skerries today. It was a very fine day. Friend recommended Seasons Cafe. Very pleasant cafe. Just a wee bit noisy. Very pleasant and efficient staff. We both had delicious poached salmon sandwiches. We had good Americanos and I had a cup cake. Everything went downhill from here. To my taste the cupcake was too dry so after one bite I decided to ask waiter to take it away. When I went to pay the bill I noticed that the cup cake had been included. I mentioned this to the person at the till. She said that all of the staff had tasted the cup cake and found nothing wrong with it, that they stood over their baking and that I was being charged for it. I was incredulous. She said I could take home another cupcake but the bill would stand. Well, this was a new experience for me and it was stalemate. I would not pay for it and it was not being taken off the bill. She (I don't her name) kept saying they stood over the quality of their baking and there was nothing wrong with the cup cake. I told her that to my taste it was too dry and in all my years of eating in restaurants and cafes I had NEVER experienced this type of practice. She then decided wisely that this standoff wasn't very good in front of other customers. From this experience I would never recommend Seasons and obviously will never return. What a shame that people who are obviously passionate about their food and baking know nothing about customer service. Will I be telling others about my experience? I will. Will it lose Seasons customers? Maybe.
Reading the review, it is evident that the writer has more than a little generosity of spirit to give us such a fair reflection of our commitment and passion about our food. Here’s where our disagreement arose - the reviewer felt that they made better cupcakes themselves at home. Our philosophy has always been health above everything else. Our Cupcakes, because they are so popular with the tots in Skerries, are made with a small amount of butter icing and a raspberry icing button – not using artificial colours or flavours. In a nation where obesity is such a problem, we are offering a cake counter that is as healthy as possible, although it negatively impacts our profitability. For an extra few cents of cost, if we didn’t care about health, we could have been charging €2.50 to €3.50 for the cupcakes that we were charging €0.90 to €1.40. We’ve never subscribed to “The Customer is Always Right” mantra. In our opinion, no one is always right. We believe that there is a difference between not liking an item of food and something being wrong with an item of food. And this was a case of personal preference, our Quality Control standards were easily met. I do not know this reviewer, but perhaps she would be aghast if she understood the impact of her words on the 15 staff here. To these blameless people it is unfathomable that anyone would want to jeopardise their jobs by hoping to influence a boycott of Seasons, without justifiable cause
Reviewed 23rd October 2011 (visited 21 October 2011)
I only had a take out coffee and fruit scone but I'll be back. The staff are the friendliest I've meet in a long time. I asked for butter on my scone and believe me when I say I've almost stopped asking for this as 9 times out of 10 I get the rolling of the eyes treatment. I was very surprised to be asked if I'd like jam also, I was asked by another member of staff, if I'd got a stamp for my coffee. They had a beautiful display of food reasonably priced for what it was. My scone was one of the best I've had in a long time and my coffee was perfect. I'll be back next time I'm in Skerries and I have recommend this place to friends.
Reviewed 22nd August 2011 (visited 19 August 2011)
Good summer weather is never guaranteed in Ireland so on a cold showery Friday we were glad to find a seat at Seasons in Skerries. The decor is "beach house in Marthas Vineyard". The cuisine is light and homey. The service is excellent and the server did not complain about the number of times we made her go up and down the stairs (note to owner - install a dumb-waiter soon). My partner had the chowder, I had the red pepper and tomatoe soup- both delicious. We shared a very nice ham & cheese toastie -mmm and asked the servers suggestion for cake. The recommended carrot cake arrived and did not disappoint. The staff refused, point blank, to reveal the recipe. This means I'm going to have to visit Seasons again and again and again.....
Reviewed 14th June 2011 (visited 13 May 2011)
I've been a fan of seasons ever since I discovered it a few years back. Once I heard that Seasons was going to be opening up in the evenings with a new chef and menu I was delighted. I visited on the second night that it was open, and was not disappointed with the result. The serving staff were still being trained but that didn't hurt the level of service in the slightest, as it was as friendly and charming as ever. The ‘sanderlings’ room, upstairs, is a wonderful dining space, with both views out to sea and back over the town. The evening that we were here, the Sun was beaming and it felt as if we were in Cape Cod. There was some lovely relaxed jazz (John Coltrane?) playing in the background which created a nice atmosphere. The food was truly excellent, even better than the usual great food available through the deli during the day. I had the Ras Al Hanout Salmon Salad for a starter and was blown away by the quality. My dining partner had the twice cooked egg, which was also a cracking dish. For mains I enjoyed the crab claws & langoustines, which was a huge bowl of juicy fresh prawns and crab claws with a dipping sauce to die for. My partner had the spiced mackerel, which she said was absolutely delicious. We ordered a few sides, to try them out and the nectarines with gorgonzola & walnuts were one of the tastiest things I have tasted in a long time. We were stuffed at this stage, so opted to share a dessert of chocolate fondant with organic ice-cream and balsamic cherries. It tasted so good, we were tempted to order another one but just about decided that we didn’t have room in the end. Coffees, as usual for seasons, were delicious. One of my favourite things about Seasons new evening menu is the fact that they offer corkage for a very reasonable €8/bottle. Along with the well priced food, this ensures that the bill doesn’t hurt too much in the end.