The Roundwood Inn restaurant

Roundwood, Roundwood

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4 stars - based on 18 reviews

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45 people

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The Roundwood Inn

Cathyj
Dublin
33 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 17th October 2013 (visited 13 October 2013 )

Fully agree with the review below. We visited here choosing it over it's busier rival because of the Georgina Campbell award it got this year. Not sure how it got it- food was nothing special. We both had chicken and it was very dry too. The atmosphere wasn't great and the lady behind the bar was eyeing us up as we ate while she polished off several glasses of wine which we didn't feel was particularly professional! We ate at the bar because every time a table became available the staff ran over to it and put a reserved sign on it which we found a little strange for a pub. Will be heading across the road next time!

The Roundwood Inn

foodie100
Dublin
7 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 05th October 2013 (visited 29 September 2013 )

First visit, wondered why it was so empty, when the establishment across the road from it was so crowded. The place was nice enough, staff very nice, but food was disappointing. My husband and I had the chicken and chips in basket....bit pricey at €10.95 and the chicken was quite dry. My mother decided to go for the lamb,( priced at approx. €17) she expected it to be tender but unfortunately, it wasn't. She didn't eat very much at all. Overall disappointing, would not recommend or visit again.

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A&R
Dublin
7 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 19th September 2011 (visited 18 September 2011 )

Well! What a disappointing meal! My husband and I stopped off for lunch in the bar area on Sunday. The atmosphere was quite cosy - a fire was going! We wanted some wine,so asked for the wine menu! obviously they are not aware of the recession - wines ranged from €28 - €400 !! Average wine price per bottle in the €50 - €60s- ridiculous! We ordered Lobster Bisque which was very bland and watery- not creamy as what was told by the waitress! We then had the Tiger Prawns in garlic butter €16.95- these were served on lettuce with raw garlic - no rice or chips! A tiny side salad on a side plate. We have never eaten such disgusting prawns before - they were extremely tough and tasted like rubber - I could not finish mine they were that bad! We will never go back! It is a pity because the location is great!

The Roundwood Inn

Katonei11
Dublin
28 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 09th January 2012 (visited 8 January 2012 )

Went here yesterday with my boyfriend's family as they are still visiting for Christmas and the Roundwood Inn has special memories for them and everyone really enjoyed their meal. The bar seemed quite busy and the dining room was also really busy so there was a good atmosphere. The lunch menu is 3 courses and we had plenty of choice. I had oysters to start, which were so delicious, all they needed was some lemon juice. Other people had the homemade goose liver pate (yum!), the vegetable soup and the smoked salmon. All plates were cleared, as was the basket of brown bread. For mains, I had the hake, 2 had the venison, 2 others had the pork schnitzel and the vegetarian with us had a specially made omlette and chips, whcih were divine! Creamed spinach, red cabbage and potatoes were offered as sides. Again, all the plates were cleared, despite the massive portions. For desserts, we had ice-cream, apple pie, red berry tart and a very tasty chocolate mousse cake. Some of us also indulged in Irish coffees to finish off a very nice meal. I'm not sure why this place gets less than great reviews as I've never had a bad meal here....people should definitely try the dining room if the bar menu doesn't suit.

The Roundwood Inn

KateB
Dublin
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 21st March 2011 (visited 17 March 2011 )

A party of 5 of us have all agreed that our trip to the Roundwood Inn was the worst dining experience we've ever had. From the start we didn't get the warmest of welcomes to a pub that wasn't that busy for Paddy's Day - there wasn't any problems getting a table and there was one or two tables free while we were there so I can't imagine the staff were rushed off their feet. The menu is quite pricey so we led ourselves to believe that the standard would be high, however from the quality of the food through to the overall presentation, even the plates and in particular the bowls that were used and most especially the manner of the staff, we felt incredibly let down leaving the Roundwood Inn. My chicken and chips in a basket were very oily - I think they actually deep fried the half a chicken I got. Two of our party ordered the spiced beef (€15) and received a large plate with what looked like corned beef patterned across the plate, along with a very miserly portion of limp salad and nothing else, not even some brown bread to eat the cold meat with. We were under the impression that spiced beef was like the spiced beef you get at Christmas which in general forms one part of a meal and not the entire meal - perhaps this should have been explained in the menu. They had to order a basket of chips just to bulk up the meal to something more fulfilling. A member of our party explained his confusion to the waitress, who asked him "was it edible", when he says "yes" she replied "well that's ok so then" so he told her he wouldn't be coming back and she said "that's fine". She didn't even offer an apology for the confusion or say that she regretted that we didn't enjoy our meal. Needless to say, we wouldn't be recommending a visit to the Roundwood Inn anytime soon. If you want something that's edible but overpriced, then off you go!

The Roundwood Inn

Finbar

54 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 22nd February 2010 (visited 21 February 2010 )

Dropped in here for Sunday lunch while out for a drive. Menu is all over the place and includes such diverse oddities as rollmops, goulash and chicken and chips in a basket. We decided to play safe and ordered roast lamb from the specials board. Wat arrived was wafer thin slices of reheated geasy lamb swimming in a gloopy gravy with grey boiled potatoes. Really awful by any standards. I heard a group of American toursits beside us taken aback at the poor quality and high cost..we were embarrassed. At €16.50 for the lamb, it was not cheap...there are good quality restaurants in Dublin doing three courses for this price. I can only assume that Roundwood Inn has a captive audience and doesn't have to make an effort but I will certainly never go back.

The Roundwood Inn

CatONei11
Dublin
30 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 08th May 2009 (visited 3 May 2009 )

I ate here again with my boyfriends family last Sunday and once again, it was a very pleasant and satisfying experience. We had a mixture of starter, I had the oysters, which were simply presented and delicious. Pate, smoked salmon and soup were also devoured. The bread that they serve is amazing, I've never tasted anything like it. For mains, both my boyfriend and I had the roast lamb, which was just out of the oven and was excellent. Suckling pig and the schnitzel were also pronouced to be excellent. Lots of fresh vegetables were served on the side. Despite clearing our plates, we still had room for desert. I had the chocolate mousse (my bf ate that!), he also had the special red berry tart with ice cream. All in all, a fantastic meal at a great price. I love love love this place, you should try it!

The Roundwood Inn

aranua

42 reviews

Guru

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 07th March 2009 (visited 7 March 2009 )

You kinda have like tradition to like the Roundwood Inn. It got a below par review in on of the Sunday papers recently. As someone who has eaten there for well over 20 years I felt the writer of the article was missing the point. The place is very traditional and that is why people like it so much. The dishes dont change very often, and neither does anything else. This seemed to disappoint the writer of the article. You can eat in the bar section beside a big open fire or dine in the restaurant (weekends). The food is very homely. They do have a fantastic dublin bay prawn starter - although it is very expensive for a starter. They do butter the bread which is somewhat unusual and querky in this day an age. They do a nice vension stew with local vension which in season is very good. There are also some unusual offerings reflecting the owners Austrian heritage. I say Roundwood Inn stay as you are, dont change. Many would pay good money to be as good as you.

The Roundwood Inn

wicklowman
Wicklow
23 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 31st July 2008 (visited 4 July 2008 )

Love this place. Great food, Good atmosphere. Great spot to get away from it all

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Loriebell
Wicklow
35 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:55%

Reviewed 09th July 2008 (visited 23 May 2008 )

Have moved to the area & this is by far the best place to eat in Roundwood. The staff are lovely. The food is slightly different but delicious & very fresh. A slightly older pub. The atmosphere here is lovely & relaxing especially on a rainy day as there is a big open fire at the end of the restaurant. Tables are big & not a lot of them. Would recommend a trip. Far better than the Coach House

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gold

32 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 28th August 2007 (visited 28 August 2007 )

Like this place. It's a legend really. Same faces to be seen on a regular basis. A great place to go on a Sunday drive. Good value,and really casual. Good food.

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SMF

15 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 07th June 2007 (visited 7 June 2007 )

Good selection of wines. Great wholesome food! Very good service! Will come back :)

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Medusa

30 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 28th May 2007 (visited 28 May 2007 )

The Roundwood Inn is a bit of a legend at this stage, especially on Sundays. I love the atmosphere, it has hardly changed since I ate there as a child over 30 yrs ago. The food is always top quality, friendly service and a great place to relax and watch the characters that frequent it. Great fun!

The Roundwood Inn

piratelola

2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 21st May 2007 (visited 21 May 2007 )

I queried what rollmops were on the menu, the waitress explained I would get 2 and I said I'd try them. They were on the menu at €8.50. When the bill came I was charged €12.50. On querying this with the waitress I was told that it came with a salad and I should have known the salad was extra. I had no idea there was even rollmops on the menu with salad as I had only queried what they were. At this point the waitress asked, "Well what do you want me to do about it?" and I said I didn't know. She then told me she would have to pay the extra €4 herself. I found the experience very disappointing and was shocked by the waitress' bad attitude towards customers. I don't think I'll ever darken the doors of the Roundwood Inn again.

The Roundwood Inn

hunger4bia

9 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 01st March 2007 (visited 1 March 2007 )

Great German food, just an hour out of Dublin. I have been going here for the last 15 years and I really like it. Neither the menu nor the people change in that time, its just good ol' reliable food. I'd recommend the Wiener Schnitzel. It's a great place for a family lunch.

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