The Old Punchbowl restaurant
116 Rock Road, BooterstownSouth Co Dublin
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Reviewed 30th June 2014 (visited 15 June 2014 )
Went here with my wife and my mum to treat mum for her birthday. It was surprising quiet for a Sunday lunchtime. The service was excellent, the staff couldn't do enough for us and the food was very good too. Mum had a steak and has been raving about how good it was since. Will definitely return as it's very close to our house.
Reviewed 18th May 2011 (visited 13 May 2011 )
We have eaten in this pub a few times, over the years, the food has always been good value for money. A group of us had a meal their Friday night and "OH MY GOD" it had to be one of the best meals in a pub we had ever expeirienced , the food was delicious ,magical , served with same presentation and quality of that of a 5 star restaurant without the prices.These guys know what they are doing ,Kitchen boys are the new chefs and boy can they cook with attitude. Give it a try , they do these stands about a foot high which act like skewers ,or their almighty burger ,you won t be hungry after this !!! Worth every penny,cant wait to go back.
Reviewed 05th July 2010 (visited 27 June 2010 )
was in here about a week ago for the carvery....tasty tasty tasty!!! absolutely love a good carvery dinner and the one in the old punchbowl was unreal....i nearly wanted a 2nd if i wasn't so stuffed after it! the pub itself is really nice inside...has a nice old time kind of feel to it.
Reviewed 09th November 2009 (visited 6 November 2009 )
I live locally and eat here on a regular basis, the staff are always warm and welcoming and the food is consistantly good. I usually have the lasange or the steak and chips and they are good value for money and the portions are very generous so you won't be leaving hungry. If you haven't tried this place already you should give it a go, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Reviewed 12th December 2008 (visited 14 February 2007 )
Came here for lunch after a romantic morning on the beach and a DART ride back the Booterstown. Never again. It was not the worst place I've been to, but somehow even though we were virtually the only people there the staff contrived to make us feel that they were just too busy for us, and that our presence was a nuisance. The food was really below par and the place felt grubby and chilly. If it gets really revamped then it could be a nice place, but at the moment it needs to stick to the drink and lay off the food. It is a good place for a G&T on the way home from work though.
Reviewed 14th July 2008 (visited 18 June 2008 )
Typical pub grub but can be a bit hit and miss. Have had pretty good food on occasions and pretty poor other times. Pizza seems the most consistant option. Not a place I'd go to just for food but generally a half decent bite to eat when having a few drinks watching the rugby.
Reviewed 12th March 2008 (visited 2 March 2008 )
Disgrace. Went there for Mother's Day and definitely won't be going back there again. Ordered starters, had to wait 30mins, then soup came and it was could...sent it back which took another 30mins. The vegetables were out of a tin, and those that weren't could have been used as an assault weapon! The carvery was such a disgrace! Definitely won't be recommending this place to anyone!!!