Sika Restaurant

Powerscourt Hotel Restaurant & Spa, Powerscourt

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Cuisine:
European

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66 reviews
4 stars - based on 66 reviews
With an emphasis on local excellence and seasonality, Sika Restaurant at Powerscourt Hotel offers the best of Irish contemporary cooking against a spectacular backdrop of Wicklow's hills and mountains. From the rich bounty of our seas and our fields, from the skilled hands of artisan producers and craft suppliers, Ireland's fresh food credentials are world renowned. Such superb raw materials inspire the best of our chefs. So at Sika Restaurant, you'll find well-loved classic dishes deliciously prepared and executed with a distinctively modern twist.

The space is as appetising as the menu. Situated on the third floor, Sika's dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass walls take full advantage of the pyramidal Sugar Loaf Mountain. While on the Terrace, al fresco dining is offered all year around under retractable awnings, comfortably warmed by braziers.

OPENING HOURS

Mon6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tue6:00pm - 10:00pm
Wed6:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu6:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri6:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat6:00pm - 10:00pm
Sun6:00pm - 10:00pm

CAPACITY
89 people

CUISINES
European, Fine Dining

FACILITIES

Wheelchair Accessible Will cater for children Full Bar, Beer, Wine, Spirits Parking available Accept major credit cards Veggie options available Will accept party bookings Separate function room available Terraced dining area Seafood available

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Sika Restaurant

carmon2004
Dublin
12 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 04th November 2013 (visited 2 November 2013 )

Wow. Amazing location, amazing food and amazing service. We brought my in-laws here for a birthday dinner and really couldnt find fault with the place at all. I had the scallops to start which were divine, monkfish for main and then I had quite possibly the best dessert i've ever eaten. The staff were attentive but not overbearing, all in all, thoroughly recommend

Sika Restaurant

hinostroza.elena

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 06th August 2013 (visited 21 July 2013 )

I had a great time.

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pinkprincess
Wicklow
18 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 07th May 2013 (visited 19 February 2013 )

We stayed here for 2 nights and ate in GR one of the evenings. The food really was delish very enjoyable however the restaurant is lacking atmosphere but all the same it was a very enjoyable experience.

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conmalone
Dublin
18 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:60%

Reviewed 03rd March 2013 (visited 2 March 2013 )

Friendly and attentive staff, nice atmosphere. The menu looked exciting but the food did not quite live up to expectations. All 3 courses were pleasant but a little boring. It felt like a hotel restaurant with exaggerated prices. Disappointing overall.

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Alex2m

15 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 20th May 2012 (visited 19 May 2012 )

Saturday evening, dining in style. Not much to sy about the food: melt-in-mouth sea trout for my fiancée, less-than-a-mile wild garlic soup for me, (superb if not exactly hot) followed by roast monkfish which had been specially prepared for my fiancée to allow for her dairy allergy. The service was attentive and pleasant, sometimes tongue-in-cheek (the mignardises are not dairy free, so they brought them in saying "this is not for you madame" :-) I would have given half a point more for the choice of desserts -- although I tasted her assorted sorbets, and they were divine, my carrot cake was nicely assembled but not as memorable as other desserts I had in restaurants of a lesser class. But I will certainly come back. Two suggestions: dine early, to enjoy the live entertainment in the bar (ends at 11), and don't overdress -- there are people there in golf gear and polo shirts, despite the prestige surroundings.

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soonas
Kildare
30 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 27th March 2012 (visited 18 March 2012 )

The last time I was here was for Father's Day in 2011 and I gave it an excellent review. We returened as family last Sunday (Mother's Day) and what a difference. Yes, the staff were agin extremely pleasant and professional, the table layout and ambience first class ... but ...oh the food was terrible. There was a only a choice of two dishes for each course on the €33 set lunch. I opted for the goats chhese with red pepper jelly. It was well presented but very bland in taste. The main course was hake which was simply not fresh. It was not "off" but had that strong flavour that one associates with fish past its best. Others had a daube of beef which had long gelatinous strings of stewed gristle in it. Just not good enough for a restaurant of this pedigree. I cannot I say I won't ever be back, but I won't be in any rush

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Trixi
Cork
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 12th January 2012 (visited 4 January 2012 )

Dined at the Chef's Table. The overall experience was amazing and I would definitely recommend it. I would have loved to have tried the tasting menu, however, we were a party of seven and opted for the a la carte. The food was fabulous and so impressively presented. Hopefully will be lucky enough to return and give the tasting menu a go.

Sika Restaurant

paffle

5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 07th August 2011 (visited 7 August 2011 )

Went here for Sunday lunch today. We were a party of six adults and two girls aged 10 and 13, and were seated in a semi-private area (curtain could optionally be drawn). This suited us really well as we could converse and banter easily amongst ourselves. The first thing I noticed was crumbs on the floor under the table, which was surprising, as there was otherwise good attention to detail. The staff were extremely pleasant and obliging. The menu was quite limited, though it made it easier for people to decide! We were presented with a good choice of fresh breads to start with and a choice of still, sparkling or tap water. One of our party has a wheat/gluten intolerance, and was presented with two delicious gluten-free rolls, which she really appreciated. The kids were presented with their own, quality menu. I had the seafood bisque to start with, which was substantial, but tasty. My main of pork shoulder was good, except the mashed potatoes were a bit salty. The rum-and-raisin ice cream filled profiteroles with toffee sauce were not so much to my taste - the choux pastry was minimal and not chewy, and I prefer cream and chocolate sauce, but then I did order it... The prices were €37 for three courses, €29 for two and €24 for kids' three courses (note cheaper than the advertised offer on this website). A great selection of petit fours was presented with the coffees (which were extra). Everyone was happy with their food, with clean plates all round. Given the level of service, the setting and the quality of the food, I think this is excellent value and I'll be back! The toilets are a little tricky to find, but very clean and luxurious, with a separate wheelchair facility. I had to walk over to the restaurant entry desk to get/pay the bill, but the staff member I dealt with was very patient and accommodating when my credit card refused to work after several tries.

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Ellie83
Dublin
14 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 03rd July 2011 (visited 13 May 2011 )

Really enjoyed the ambiance and the comfort and warmth of the dining room. Some points on the staff, too many maitre d' types wandering around, many of whom were incredibly hard to understand. The waiter serving the bread was equally as hard to understand. The tomato bread was delicious but the only one out of the selection that was anyway extraordinary. I had a lovely goats cheese and caramelised onion tart to start with. Really good size. My dining partner had scallops which were lovely albeit quite cold. I also ordered a glass of their Rioja to have with my meal which at €10 per glass I felt could be filled a little bit more. The waiter also dripped the red wine on the tablecloth while pouring - a real pet hate! For main course we both chose Steaks. We were watching the staff all evening (you have no choice with the way the tables are arranged for twos) and noticed one waiter appear from the kitchen with two main courses in hand and looking a little lost as nobody seemed to be waiting for them! The wine spilling maitre d' glanced at us and it was at that point we realised it was our steaks sitting there hovering and getting cold! Waiter didn't think they were ours as our starter plates had never been cleared! Such bad service and no apology to us when the steaks were then brought over to us given we had witnessed all of this! Steaks obviously slightly cold, both steak sauces had a film on them as they had obviously been sitting in the kitchen so long but the broccoli and mushrooms we requested made up for it! I had a rhubard crumble and my partner had profiteroles for desert, neither of which were anyway like what it said on the tin and I think they should warn you about that. My poached rhubard was also cold which I was surprised at. Lovely petit fours followed. Glad to say I went but can't imagine Gordon would be impressed!!!Maybe that's why he has since reviewed the spot!

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healthyfoodie28
Dublin
83 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 29th March 2011 (visited 20 March 2011 )

Went here for breakfast on a Sunday morning and it was just fabulous. Such an amazing treat. There was a huge range of food and it was all absolutely gorgeous quality. Made to order omelettes were fantastic! I requested gluten free bread and the nicest stuff I've ever had was brought out, warm, and freshly cooked. Gorgeous! Service was great, and the place is really bright, clean and relaxed. There's a lovely terrace outside too which was amazing on the sunny day we were there. The price has to be mentioned though! €29 per person for breakfast isn't exactly cheap! As a special treat, I think it would be worth it though. A really wonderful and lovely experience!

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Randomeater
Wicklow
6 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 20th March 2011 (visited 11 January 2011 )

When brought here for a suprise dinner by my partner I was taken with the beautiful building as I've been there before for beauty treatments. The restuarant was quite an experience. With only 1 other table occupied it was quite open and felt impersonal. When asked did we want a jug of water the waiter brought out a bottle of water and charged us for it. The portions were very small and my partner ordered a rack of ribs and only 1 rib appeared on the plate! Although it was enough food for me my partner left feeling hungry. With its lack of ambience and price tag I think I expected more and it did not deliver.

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df77
Dublin
7 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 10th January 2011 (visited 5 January 2011 )

Firstly - wonderful food!!! 3 of us ate there and had the 4 course taster menu at €75 pp. For what we got this represented very good value (As there were lots of treats between courses. The food we got was as follows:- >Steak Tartare in a warm beed consomme > Ham knuckle and Fois Gras Terrine > Quail and chestnot for me (Scallops for the others as I cannot eat fish! - More on that in a minute) > Venison with purple potato, chocolate and chestnut crumble (yes chocolate) and a minature savoy cabbage stuffed with a chicken and smoked ham puree. > Warm chocolate fondant with a liquor bon bon (The liquor had 23 different herbs and you dip into the fondant so it warms and melts) > Petit 4s and bon bons > Cheesecake with sugared rasberries and bitter apple sorbet... I am salivating just recalling this... yum yum... So now for the few small issues that reduce this from a perfect score. > Table was not swept down following bread and starters - This should be standard silver service > I specified I could not eat seafood (On 3 separate occasions when asked) - Yet they served me scallops. When I mentioned this they took it away and prepared me quail but they left my 2 fellow diners with their food which they had no option but to eat in front of me - This should have been cleared and all of us serverd at correct and same time. > Drinks - Pricey. Clearly where the money is made All in all though a real pleasure and something very special indeed

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Dejeuner
Dublin
41 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:57%

Reviewed 11th November 2010 (visited 28 August 2010 )

This is fine dining as it should be. Great flavours, great food, great wine and great service. Obviously the price tag reflects this so save it for special occasions.

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Mowgli
Wicklow
12 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 30th July 2010 (visited 15 July 2010 )

One thing i will say about this place is try the seafood risotto,i couldnt get enough of it, and followed by the cheescake really topped it off. My boyfriend had taste of ireland menu. Lots of little taste in between courses was nice treat. Drinks were little pricey. Total meal came to €159 b4 tip. So its for special occasions and it was.

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debris
Dublin
15 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 31st May 2010 (visited 30 May 2010 )

Three of us ate here last night, having the Taste of Ireland menu. Overall, a very pleasant experience: wonderful suroundings and very good staff but unfortuately the food was a little bit of a let down. The starters were fantastic and I hoped the standard would continue for the rest of the meal. However, the mains (for all of us) were slightly dissapointing. Nothing wrong with them but very ordinary. The dessert wasn't much better but in this case it had too much going on (Rhubard, biscuit, chocolate, jelly, sorbet), although the cheeseboard was good. Not sure I'd return to be honest, as there are many other better places to eat in the city. The main thing this place has going for it are the views and the countryside.

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