Fallon and Byrne restaurant
11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2Dublin 2
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Reviewed 20th September 2017 (visited 28 August 2017)
Went with a group of friends and I was initially concerned that the staff wouldn't treat us that well because we're in our early twenties - how wrong I was! The staff were extremely polite and observant. The food was delicious but the menu was quite simple for the price paid. Overall we had a lovely evening here and would recommend it.
Reviewed 29th August 2017 (visited 26 August 2017)
Good solid fair. The food is the staples done well and the service was excellent.
Reviewed 03rd May 2017 (visited 21 April 2017)
This restaurant has the best location – in the People’s Park in Dun Laoghaire. The setting is just gorgeous, and the construct of the restaurant itself is just beautiful.nFallon & Byrne have a wide ranging menu, but even better still, they have a vegan and vegetarian menu which they update regularly. They sell a lot of produce in their Exchequer Street store, and you can see the freshness of their fruit and veg there, but even if you couldn’t, it’s really evident from their food that they only use great produce. Their dishes are creative, colourful and delicious. I’ve enjoyed their tomato soup (vegan), their asparagus and beetroot salad, as well as a delicious knickerbocker glory dessert.nnI’d recommend Fallon & Byrne to any veggie or vegan looking for something other than risotto to be offered up for them, and the staff are lovely too. Overall top marks from me, and make sure to check out their breads to buy to take home – yum.
Reviewed 25th April 2017 (visited 24 April 2017)
I cannot fault F&B - Fab, Fab, Fab
Reviewed 18th August 2016 (visited 17 August 2016)
I visited here last night for a friends birthday. We were scheduled to eat from the a la cart menu. The service was poor from the outset. The room was dimly lit for atmosphere but so dark we didn't know what we were eating! The bread selection was disappointing, 2 types and no soda/brown bread for example. The tomato bread tasted the same as the regular bread. We didn't order wine but were constantly asked did we want some, to the point I asked for the glasses to be removed. The food was definitely edible, but it was not a good portion size and the presentation was only ok. If I paid for this on an early bird price I may be more kind on rating overall but from the full price a la cart on a Wednesday night I expected much more. Also the dessert was very poor (the ice-cream) - was served in a tall glass, no substance to it and not on a plate or with a biscuit or anything. Also even through we highlighted the fact it was our friends bday there was no happy birthday on the non-existent plate or anything. The little touches do matter.
Reviewed 01st August 2016 (visited 31 July 2016)
Great large room with warm & friendly Staff. The menu gives a fine choice. The food was delicious. The peach starter was a delight. My young son was treated so well and his chicken was cooked to perfection, he cleared his plate. Value for money.
Reviewed 26th June 2016 (visited 25 June 2016)
I had the Cesar salad my husband had the shrimp to start both were very good for main course I had the hake it was so fresh.my Husband had the steak he said it was one of the best.The room is really nice.We'll be back.
Reviewed 23rd May 2016 (visited 5 April 2016)
So lovely, the quiet upstairs dining room with its white tablecloths sparkling in the sunshine flooding through the tall windows was the perfect, elegant setting for a gorgeous lunch. A salad of spring carrots, broad beans, halloumi and liquorice was a surprising star - especially as it was chosen by my friend, I would never have picked it myself because of the liquorice but ended up snaffling half of it. There is no need for me to go through each dish, everything is good, go there and eat it. The service was pitch perfect and even the ladies facilities are as far above the standards of its neighbours as they are above the street (- i.e. another flight of stairs, geddit?)
Reviewed 03rd May 2016 (visited 20 April 2016)
Dropped in for a late lunch. Food was lovely and service was very good too. Only slight fault was that it was quite cold sitting downstairs, not sure if that was just because it wasn't busy.
Reviewed 14th March 2016 (visited 13 March 2016)
Food was excellent, couldn't fault a thing. Service superb. Will definitely be back. Background music was lovely and cocktails were 2 for the price of 1. What more could you ask for to finish off a super meal.
Reviewed 13th February 2016 (visited 12 February 2016)
Had a nice meal here last night... unfortunately I was hoping for better. Service was really too quick... plates whisked away the moment you're finished, which leaves you feeling rushed.. had to ask for the main to be held for a few minutes because it was all happening too fast... this with a 9:30 sitting was unnecessary. The starter was tasty, but my mackerel starter was let down by the miniscule amount of mackerel on the plate, not exactly an expensive ingredient to be so miserly with. Plenty of leaves though, for all they're worth. Mains were good, dessert ok, espresso terrible. Overall ok, but nothing to write home about. Can't see myself going back.
Reviewed 03rd November 2015 (visited 1 October 2015)
This place is not your regular lets just go for an early bird restaurant. It is really a date night, trying to impress without seeing to do so, restaurant. Turned up at 6, seated and greeted like we were regulars. Wine was poured for you (very impressive especially since the bottles start at €28). Staff were courteous, eagle eyed and treated us no different than if we were there for the a la cart on a Saturday. Food was fantastic but a little let down on the desserts. However, it was a mid week experience that felt like a weekend occasion
Reviewed 28th September 2015 (visited 24 September 2015)
This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, pre-theatre menu was good value and tasted beautiful. It is dimly lit which I enjoy, but I noticed main diners using the phone to read the menu, very amusing! Lovely staff.
Reviewed 21st July 2015 (visited 17 July 2015)
I got lunch from the ground floor counter, the soup and sandwich deal is excellent value and very tasty (usually about 6.90 depending on the sandwich). I had the cheese and ham toastie which is so buttery it almost tastes like a huge croissant. I would normally go for the tuna on granary (toasted) which is delicious also and feels a bit lighter. The tomato soup is also gorgeous and really fresh/creamy. Take your food downstairs to the wine cellar and get a nice spacious table, as the main food hall is very busy/stressful to eat in. There is a separate menu for downstairs but it is allowed to bring food down from upstairs. A great lunchtime place and quick too.
Reviewed 10th May 2015 (visited 10 May 2015)
Went for a lunch with my wife and ordered a gluten free sandwich and soup. I was told that it might take a few extra minutes for the sandwich and I said I'd have them together. My wife had finished her lunch and mine hadn't arrived. Cancelled the thing and got a refund. What is the problem with getting a gluten free sandwich? Why should it take longer to make, anyway?