Restaurant Reviews from alanmdunne

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 2

Member Since: 06 June 2014

Last Visit: 20 July 2016

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Bread and Bones restaurant

7 Millennium Walkway, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Asian

Price Range:

Great
8 reviews

Reviewed 10th March 2016 ( visited 17th February 2016 )

Had a groupon voucher, €50 to spend for the price of €25, and when I went to book a last minute table for two I was told 'no problem, I'm sure we'll squeeze you in'. However after telling them we had the voucher it turned out there was nothing available until well after rush hour. Maybe it was the truth but it set a bad tone that stuck for the night. We arrived and were show to our table after a few minutes on the couch. I like the decor but the music was pretty bad and too loud. We ordered; > Chicken wings, I thought they were poorly coated and very greasy, without much flavour, even with sauce. HOWEVER, I've since learned that they cook them in potato startch and fried. Perhaps that will make a difference to you. > Tempura vegetables; they had hardly any batter coating at all. It wasn't just a 'light coating', nor am I a chipper aficionado, craving after deep fried mars bars, it was simply a very uneven coating. > Bao with pork; this was especially disappointing. I've been to China and really enjoyed the Baozi as street and local food and was really looking forward to some simple, delicious dumplings. Unfortunately and bizarrelyn they were served almost like wraps. Two steamed, folded, PLAIN bao with a boring salad, and two of the fattiest strips of pork I've ever seen. There was at least twice as much fat as meat on one. The only reason they had any flavour is because we ordered an extra bowl of broth and so dipped the bao (read 'wrap') in that. These bao are apparently in the Taiwanese style. That's fine, not what I was expecting. Still very bland. > Monster Kimchi fries; these were ok but nothing to recommend. I will say that the kimchi was very strong and not for me so that could just be a personal taste as I was trying it for the first time. Plenty of pork and fries, but it wasn't even close to good enough to redeem the meal. The beer was good (€6 for a pint) and the staff were friendly but it'll remain a one time thing.
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Bread and Bones restaurant

7 Millennium Walkway, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Asian

Price Range:

Great
8 reviews

Reviewed 10th March 2016 ( visited 17th February 2016 )

Had a groupon voucher, €50 to spend for the price of €25, and when I went to book a last minute table for two I was told 'no problem, I'm sure we'll squeeze you in'. However after telling them we had the voucher it turned out there was nothing available until well after rush hour. Maybe it was the truth but it set a bad tone that stuck for the night. We arrived and were show to our table after a few minutes on the couch. I like the decor but the music was pretty bad and too loud. We ordered; > Chicken wings, I thought they were poorly coated and very greasy, without much flavour, even with sauce. HOWEVER, I've since learned that they cook them in potato startch and fried. Perhaps that will make a difference to you. > Tempura vegetables; they had hardly any batter coating at all. It wasn't just a 'light coating', nor am I a chipper aficionado, craving after deep fried mars bars, it was simply a very uneven coating. > Bao with pork; this was especially disappointing. I've been to China and really enjoyed the Baozi as street and local food and was really looking forward to some simple, delicious dumplings. Unfortunately and bizarrelyn they were served almost like wraps. Two steamed, folded, PLAIN bao with a boring salad, and two of the fattiest strips of pork I've ever seen. There was at least twice as much fat as meat on one. The only reason they had any flavour is because we ordered an extra bowl of broth and so dipped the bao (read 'wrap') in that. These bao are apparently in the Taiwanese style. That's fine, not what I was expecting. Still very bland. > Monster Kimchi fries; these were ok but nothing to recommend. I will say that the kimchi was very strong and not for me so that could just be a personal taste as I was trying it for the first time. Plenty of pork and fries, but it wasn't even close to good enough to redeem the meal. The beer was good (€6 for a pint) and the staff were friendly but it'll remain a one time thing.
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Brasserie Sixty6
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I had a menupages voucher for lunch for two for €20, which is great value. However, I let it go out of date so I want to say from the start that Brasserie Sixty6 we're really kind to allow me to use it anyway. We arrived at just after 2 and as it was very quiet we were seated immediately. However, our waitress barely said a word to us and was extremely dour. I had a chicken caesar salad for starters, and chips and burger as the lunch (or voucher?) menu was quite limited. Again, that's not a complaint, the menu that had been created for the voucher promotion was probably discontinued. The salad was unremarkable, not very fresh but nothing to complain too much about. The Burger was fine, a bit dry and not very warm, but unfortunately the chips were disgusting. Cold and tough, as if they were lastnights and had just been heated up or refried. Conversely, many were undercooked and still crunchy (not crispy). My girlfriend had fish for her main and the boiled potatoes were about the only thing that was really edible. The fish again tasted old and was undercooked. We didn't complain, should have, but felt as if we were just getting whatever was there since our voucher was out of date. Very disappointing as we've eaten there many times and had delicious brunches and lunches.

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Bread and Bones
7 Millennium Walkway, City Centre North, Dublin

Had a groupon voucher, €50 to spend for the price of €25, and when I went to book a last minute table for two I was told 'no problem, I'm sure we'll squeeze you in'. However after telling them we had the voucher it turned out there was nothing available until well after rush hour. Maybe it was the truth but it set a bad tone that stuck for the night. We arrived and were show to our table after a few minutes on the couch. I like the decor but the music was pretty bad and too loud. We ordered; > Chicken wings, I thought they were poorly coated and very greasy, without much flavour, even with sauce. HOWEVER, I've since learned that they cook them in potato startch and fried. Perhaps that will make a difference to you. > Tempura vegetables; they had hardly any batter coating at all. It wasn't just a 'light coating', nor am I a chipper aficionado, craving after deep fried mars bars, it was simply a very uneven coating. > Bao with pork; this was especially disappointing. I've been to China and really enjoyed the Baozi as street and local food and was really looking forward to some simple, delicious dumplings. Unfortunately and bizarrelyn they were served almost like wraps. Two steamed, folded, PLAIN bao with a boring salad, and two of the fattiest strips of pork I've ever seen. There was at least twice as much fat as meat on one. The only reason they had any flavour is because we ordered an extra bowl of broth and so dipped the bao (read 'wrap') in that. These bao are apparently in the Taiwanese style. That's fine, not what I was expecting. Still very bland. > Monster Kimchi fries; these were ok but nothing to recommend. I will say that the kimchi was very strong and not for me so that could just be a personal taste as I was trying it for the first time. Plenty of pork and fries, but it wasn't even close to good enough to redeem the meal. The beer was good (€6 for a pint) and the staff were friendly but it'll remain a one time thing.

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