The Lobby Lounge, InterContinental Hotel restaurant
InterContinental Hotel, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge , BallsbridgeDublin 4
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Reviewed 19th February 2012 (visited 30 November 2011 )
After a show in the rds myself and 2 of my co-workers decided to try the four seasons ice bar tapas bar. The hotel is very posh and looks like a hollywood film set. We were the only ones in the bar as it was only 6pm. We all ordered drinks and some tapas. The food was very good but strange in a good way. I asked our waiter what the idea was about with these tapas. He said the chef worked for one of the best restaurants in the world located in spain. They did all these experimental new and exiting food combos. Now he was in Ireland to try his kraft here at the four seasons. I must say the food was top marks and took over the whole conversastion for those few hours we were there. It's a must try and well worth the price for cutting edge cuisine. The whole experience was top marks. About time a 5 star hotel lives up to it's stars in this recesion.
Reviewed 23rd June 2011 (visited 22 June 2011 )
This review is for "Ice" at the Four Seasons Hotel, rather than the Lobby lounge. Ice doesn't seem to exist on Menupages. We went on a voucher amounting to €25 euro off the bill. Nice trendy spacious room, comfortable seating arrangements along with freebie olives, salted nuts and salty bits to get you going. A perfect start. We had 1 sharing plate, 5 savoury tapas and 2 dessert tapas between the two of us. It was sufficient eating for the night. If you are someone with a big appetite, have a sandwich a couple of hours before you go. This isn't about feeding you up, it is lovely little tasty bits to enjoy with your drinks. The "foie gras bruleed" is literally a teaspoonful, but, at 4 euro, is the tastiest and best value teaspoonful available in Dublin IMO. Everybody wont like everything. I found the cheese and charcuterie the least interesting while it was the other half's favourite. Plenty of interesting and tempting options to keep everyone happy when you find your way around the menu. The waiters were excellent, quick with advise and recommendations. Parking ticket validated as we were paying the bill as well, what more could you want. Without the voucher I would consider an Ice Tapas evening very good value for money.
Reviewed 26th October 2010 (visited 19 October 2010 )
we went here for supper after our visit to the RDS... four of us altogether.. we ordered the "platter to share" @ €23 a platter... excellent value all round it came with 2 mini burgers, 6 spring rolls, 2 mini ham&cheese sandwiches, 4 tiger prawns, 2 slices of toast and 4 mini chicken kebabs... all wonderful in taste presentation supberb and staff excellent. We enjoy both tea followed by brandy while the other two ladies had wine. I highly recommend to anybody to eat or even enjoy a drink here - Excellent. (a word of warning though we had had cocktails earlier in the day here and the waiter place a bowl of nuts on the table - complementary we thought - not so when our bill arrived the nuts were charged at €7-00) so beware if nuts are served send or check if these are complimentary or not - don't get caught - next time we will know better!!
Reviewed 18th August 2010 (visited 4 August 2010 )
We checked in late and ate in the lobby and the decor immediatly reminded me of another famous and wonderful american style restaurannt in the centre of Dublin. Loved that this luxury is still around despite the recession. (lol). The problem arrived with the menu. I stared at this slip of a menu in disbelief. We ordered a great sav blanc (ok two then) and a platter of finger pick food but the choices on the menu were so very limited. Have we started rationing in Dublin yet I asked, genuninely preplexed. They had the usual boring club sandwhich which was surprisingly large, tasty and very meaty and this was served with an oversized bowl of fries. I also orderd a rather bland version of goats cheese crostini - nothing to get over excited about and of course the obligitory plate of cheese (a good attempt) that came with quince paste - horrah for them not forgetting that finer point. But I wasnt impressed overall. This was the four seasons and I wanted to be impressed. I wanted choice and I so badly wanted the very best. After all a small backstreet asian restaurant had managed to impress me the week before so why could the Four Seasons not do the same? At least I was paying them. Well ok then I am being unfair - the service was five star as would be expected - and the duvet was so very soft but that was not enough. I wanted to be impressed by my food. Of course I will be back but next time with even bigger expectations!
Reviewed 13th July 2009 (visited 11 July 2009 )
The atmosphere in the lobby lounge is very relaxed, and the service absolutely excellent, the staff are extremely professional. The food is expensive but of a very high quality, I would highly recommend the Dinish Island Crab Sandwich - divine!
Reviewed 14th January 2008 (visited 12 January 2008 )
Ate in The Café. Lovely food, service excellent, perhaps a bit pricy. Still has a hotel feel that may not suit everyone. We stayed the night and the breakfast the next day is top class too. Opt for tapwater instead of the usual offering of "still or sparkling" as it is just as good and significantly less expensive! Overall two starters, two mains and a bottle of Wither Hills and coffee came to about €140. The best bit (as usual chosen by my wife!) was the smoked salmon starter. Staff very good and very nice.
Reviewed 28th August 2007 (visited 28 August 2007 )
This is a five star builders' canteen. The clientele set an obnoxious tone, in the refined yet dull surroundings. The menu is perfect but the food is no joy when surrounded by men roaring into mobile phones, sorting out "high" finance deals
Reviewed 15th December 2006 (visited 15 December 2006 )
Did not enjoy at all. My pizza was soggy, there was no atmosphere and did not come cheaply
Reviewed 11th December 2006 (visited 11 December 2006 )
I could not think of a better way to spend a cold winters afternoon coming up to Christmas. The food is really great at a reasonable price, the atmosphere is relaxing and the staff are really helpful.
Reviewed 04th December 2006 (visited 4 December 2006 )
Wonderful hotel and restaurant - not for the faint hearted when it comes to picking up the bill!
Reviewed 04th December 2006 (visited 4 December 2006 )
Had the best ever scallops here cooked to perfection, great for a special occasion as its pricey