Restaurant Reviews from jwjnolan

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Dylan Hotel, Eastmoreland Place, Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 4

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Cuisine:
European

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152 reviews

Reviewed 14th December 2010 ( visited 04th December 2010 )

This has to be one of the finest dining experiences. We were staying here so enjoyed the Saturday Night in there restaurant. The service was impeccable. We were eating of the Christmas Menu and it was fantastically tasty and full marks for presentation. They have an extensive wine selection albeit a little pricey. There weren't many here due to the bad weather but I've no doubt with food like that theirs rarely a seat to be got.The atmosphere was cosy and the staff friendly. The meal for two came to €130 including two glasses of Chablis. Well worth a try.
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Sawadee Thai restaurant

94 Terenure Road East, Dublin 6, Dublin 6w, Terenure, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 6

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Cuisine:
Asian

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224 reviews

Reviewed 10th August 2007 ( visited 10th August 2007 )

Dined here Wednesday night. Found it to be nicely organised, not overcrowded. The staff were very polite and the service efficient. The menu had a nice varied choice. The only thing is they do not indicate on the menu if the choice is spicy, so ask! Started with a seafood salad, which is spicy and delicious. The main course was also delicious and just the right size so as your able to have a drink afterwards. Good selection of wines too. Two starters, two mains, two glasses house red and two cappas 70 quid. Good value in my book. Definitely will return. Thumbs up.
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The Elm Leaf
Main Street, Lucan Village, Lucan, Dublin

Whilst in Lucan Village on a damp cold Monday lunchtime,the front of this trendy two storey eatery stood called out to me. A warm welcome and a I was guided to a window seat in a tastefully decorated dining room. The service was brisk and efficient.The menu was attractive with a good selection of reasonably priced dishes. I went with the Lunch special for €10. Delicious Mushroom and Tarragon soup with a tasty Caesar wrap and coffee. The place was busy and that was no surprise. Well recommended.

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Mayfield Deli & Eatery
Terenure Road North, South Dublin, Terenure, Dublin

Downton Abbey comes to mind when dining in this fine eatery. You will find yourself lounging in 18th Century themed décor. A cosy atmosphere with the background chatter of the local clientele. I had a curried cauliflower soup accompanied by a mayo tuna baguette and a side salad. All serverd on period porcelain and a old fashioned tin tea pot. The food was delicious and the service by one of the proprietors was excellent. All for under €12. Highly recommend a visit. The dining is novel and I will be surely returning

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Trocadero
St Andrew Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This legendary landmark in the heart of the Dublin\'s Cultural District has been serving up the finest cuisine for almost 60 years. , surviving recession\'s and dark day\'s, this top drawer restaurant has been dishing up first class cuisine since before there was a word for it. The extensive menu features all the frills european food with the Trocadero flair, from the finest sea fare to succulent steak. Celebrity sightings and the home felt atmosphere are the norm and you will certainly feel welcome by the friendly service with a genuine smile.

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Rustic Stone
South George's Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

Couldn't wait to try this place. Went on a Thursday evening, good atmosphere filled up pretty quickly. Reservation necessary. We had the table for two hours.Good variety and everything looked delicious. Started with a large portion of chicken wings between the two of us. Surprised to see only five wings in the portion for 9.95. They were very tasty however. We both had steak on the stone for mains, 12oz and 8oz. Steaks were good although I had to finish cooking my steak on my wife's stone as mine went cold. They were good though. The sides portions were extra and were a little small. Found the low fat content and sugar content etc on the menu a bit overbearing. When we go out we want to eat and enjoy, not feel guilty. Extensive drinks list, service very good.Pricey. Might go back.

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Dax Restaurant
23 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

A restaurant for very fine food and drink. Place to go if you want to impress. Its pricey but worth it for the mouthwatering fare. Slow roast pork belly melts in your mouth followed by juicy steak all cooked to perfection. Large selection of fine wine\'s. Good atmosphere and fantastic service.Good table de hote deals available. I\'ll be back for a special ocassion.\n\n

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Allo's Bar and Bistro
41/43 Church Street, Listowel, Kerry

This place won Kerry gastro pub 2012. I can see or taste why. The menu is not huge hut what\'s there is delicious. Different nights different themes. We went on Mexican night. Prawns to start and habenero beef burger for mains.Mouthwatering stuff. Good wine list too. Prices very reasonable. Staff super efficient and booked out so booking necessary in plenty of time. Popular place. Go there when in Listowel.

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Sinergie (Liffey Valley)
The Clarion Hotel, West Dublin, Liffey Valley, Dublin

Not a bad place for a meal out. The staff were very attentive and the place was relatively full. We were put up the top at the window near the entrance beside the dish washing area. A bit unpleasant. My starter was a warm chicken caesar, it was nice but the chicken was straight out of the fridge, cold cold.The water jug was basically a stainless steel bucket. Far too big. The food overall was good, the steak was cooked perfectly. Worth the money.Two courses and bottle of wine for two €50.

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The Orient
Main Street, Maynooth, Kildare

The reviews for this place seemed quite good. We booked by phone for Saturday night about an hour before going and no problem.When we arrived the place was empty and this was 8.30pm. It's a big place so lo's of space to fill. No problem with the service and we had a three course set menu meal at €16.80 a head. It was quite good value and no complaints.The food was good. Good wine list and draught beer too. There was no atmosphere as the place was empty.We thought strange for a Saturday night. Good value if your minding the pennies.

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Buenos Aires Grill
Unit 2 Castle Way, Golden Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This is the place for great steak. We had chicken wings to start which were basted in a there own sauce and were delicious. We followed this by making pigs of ourselves and having the meat platter,giant slices of black pudding,sirloin steak,giant sausages,pan fried chicken and Argentinian asado along with chunky chips...it nearly killed us but was well worth it for any meat lovers. We had to be rolled out of the place.Hunger is a word that doesn't exist in this place. Service super and great value. Buzzing atmosphere.

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Thunder Road Cafe
Fleet Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

The wife and I ate here on a Monday afternoon. The place was empty but i didn't expect it to be buzzing. We were seated at the back not near a window ? Why so as the place was empty. Normally you'd be seated by a window for passers by purposes to make it look like there's someone there.. The service was quick and efficient. We ordered the combo starter and fries and Potato skins. The skins were bone dry, the wings/onion rings and ribs were cold. Overall it was very disappointing and tasteless for €23. Au Revoir ... we wont be back.

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Picaderos Restaurant
Desmond House, Main Street, Maynooth, Kildare

If you like Tapas you'll like this place. Plenty to choose from at reasonable prices. The service was excellent and the variety of tapas delicious. An extensive wine list as well. Steak and pastas,Paella and Burritos also available.We went on a Saturday afternoon. For more of an atmosphere go at night. We will go back. Comfortable spot.

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Maximilians Bistro
Superquinn Shopping Centre, Dublin 15, Blanchardstown, Dublin

This place is a must. It has to be the best food I've had for ages.A very nice atmosphere and service to boot.A great variety of food and wine to choose from. I had the mussels to start and then the sirloin...delicious.The staff very concerned that everything was to your liking and it certainly was. Well worth the buck .Busy spot be sure to book. You will go back as will I.

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Bella Cuba Restaurant
11 Ballsbridge Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin

A nice cosy little place in the heart of Ballsbridge. We went here with a voucher for €40 for a three course meal and two free cocktails for two. We were told on arrival that our meal could not be chosen but we would have a taste of various appetisers and mains. The food was tasty but the portions were small. The cocktails were very nice.We got the feeling we were being rushed through the whole experience.Service very quick and plenty of others eating off the a a la carte which looked delicious.Would go back and eat of the menu. €40 voucher, we got what it was worth.

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Baan Thai (Leopardstown)
Central Park, Block P, Dublin 18, Leopardstown, Dublin

Went here armed with a Menupages deal voucher for a four course meal for two for €39.95.A real authentic Thai restaurant with all the decor. The place was full on arrival with a buzzing atomosphere.. The smell of the delicious food made me even more hungry.We were seated quickly and ordered.The food was fantastic. We were however forgotten about while waiting for the mains and my request for a refill of House wine was also forgotten.But it was very busy so they can be forgiven.They have an extensive wine list also. The staff were very pleasant and friendly. Well it cost €39.95 for the food and we just paid for the drinks. Super value at a great restaurant.We will return soon.

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Alvito's Restaurant
Captains View, Captains Hill, Leixlip, Kildare

This place was relatively quiet for a Saturday evening. The decor was nice. You can see the food being prepared as it has an open kitchen. The service was efficient and not over the top. We had a combo to start Brie, Chicken Wings and Breaded mushrooms folled by Pollo Napolitinetta. The food was delicious. Carafe of wine reasonablbly priced and quite nice. The bill was reasonable too. Worth a try. Good menu selection.

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Canal Cafe
Lyons Road, Celbridge, Kildare, Celbridge, Kildare

Lovely spot this. Enjoyed on a warm balmy Sunday afternoon.Sat outside. The baked ham and cheese sandwich on homemade brown bread with spicy apple sauce was gorgeous.The lovely reconditioned old buildings now housing shops was a treat.The fresh tea leaf tea in silver pot was delish for tea lovers.Service was good and good value too. Lovely grounds beside the Grand Canal. Well worth a visit.

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Princess Garden of Lucan
Esker Hill, Lucan, Lucan, Dublin

Tried the Buffet here early in the week. I can only say it was disappointing in the least. Out of about ten heated serving dishes, three of them were empty and two of them contained dry noodles and rice. The others contained sauce dishes, beef, chicken that were over heated and dry. There was noone else in the place. The attentiveness was good.The al la carte menu was good. The buffet however , not recommended during the week anyway. Mediocre wine list.Value doesn't enter into it i'm afraid.

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The River Cafe (Lucan)
12 Main Street, Lucan, Dublin

This is a great little cafe. The service is very good. There is always a bit of an atmosphere in the place as it's cosy without the tables being on top of each other. The menu is short and sweet yet there will be something on it for everyone. Its reasonable as any village cafe. The coffee is just great and i believe the owner making the coffee is a champion barista.Worth a drop in if in Lucan village.

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Odessa
13 Dame Court, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

This being New Years Eve was a set Menu for €39.50 per person. I had steak for mains and my wife had the fish. Although it was tasty the portions were very small and the service was rushed. It was like a conveyor belt. My wife could not eat her desert as it was put on the rtable as soon as the mains plates were lifted. The atomosphere was mediocre. The staff were a little over attentive.With a couple of coffess not included and a couple of glasses of wine the bill came to €95. A little over the top for what we got. Better value elsewhere.

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Tavern
Dylan Hotel, Eastmoreland Place, Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin

This has to be one of the finest dining experiences. We were staying here so enjoyed the Saturday Night in there restaurant. The service was impeccable. We were eating of the Christmas Menu and it was fantastically tasty and full marks for presentation. They have an extensive wine selection albeit a little pricey. There weren't many here due to the bad weather but I've no doubt with food like that theirs rarely a seat to be got.The atmosphere was cosy and the staff friendly. The meal for two came to €130 including two glasses of Chablis. Well worth a try.

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Peploes Wine Bistro
16 St Stephen's Green, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin

The atomosphere hits you as soon as you walk throught he doors.Bustling with real foodies.Our coats were promptly taken and we were seated at the bar where we enjoyed Champagne.Having been seated the service was excellent without being in your face and the food delicious epecially the steak cooked to perfection.Albeit a little on the expensive side it is well worth a visit particularly if your trying to impress.

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK Liffey Valley)
Unit 40B, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, West Dublin, Liffey Valley, Dublin

If you like Burgers then this place won't disappoint.Great selection for every taste.The starters are great too especially the spicy chicken wings and the breaded mushrooms.The classic burger is really good. Handmade chips with a variety of dips.Service excellent and really great value.Free refills too.Busy atmosphere and attention by staff who are on the ball.Well worth a visit.You'll go back.

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Teddy's Grill & Ice-Cream Parlour
Pembroke District, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin

There is only one word to describe this place,'Awful'. We had the chicken wings which were cold and there was an unidentified sauce on them which was dreadful. The Chicken Burger was OK but the accompanying hand-cut chips and onion rings were swimming in there own grease as well as being soggy. I was not offered a refill on my drink. There was seven people in the place who all looked bemused. The servers were under attentive and we waited about 25 mins for our food to arrive. Understandable if busy. Overall the standard was very poor. Not recommended.

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The Pines Cafe Bar and Restaurant
196 Whitehall Road, South Dublin, Terenure, Dublin

Pretty good atmosphere in The Pines on the Saturday Evening. An extensive Menu available for every taste.Very good value for money and good portions too.We had 3 staters, 6 main courses,4 coffees, 2 large bottles of mineral water and a bottle of very nice wine which was discounted by €5 with two main courses.The wine list was also very good. The service was quite good and the staff helpful and efficient.Well recommended. Competes with any high street restaurant.

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KennysVesey Arms
7 Main StreetLucan, Lucan, Dublin

Pooped in here and chose the Chicken Caesar Salad from the al la carte available from 3pm. Best Caesar Salad I've had anywhere and thats no word of a lie. Slightly over-priced I thought for the salad. Service was prompt. Nice selection of Wines and the menu was quite good too. Not many around at that time of day but thoroghly enjoyable. Situated in the heart of Lucan Village.

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Avenue Cafe & Restaurant
Main Street, Maynooth, Kildare

On entering this place it immediately had a good atomosphere. We were quickly attended to and the service throughout the evening was efficeint and attentive. Started with the basket of chicken wings to share. Absolutley delish. Then I had Burger which was great too and the wife had the fish which was also super. Stuffed after all of this and a couple of glasses of the house wine the bill came to just over €50. Well worth it. Recommended.

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RiverBank Restaurant @ The Court Yard Hotel
Main Street, Leixlip, Kildare

Booked this late on Saturday evening and had no problem gettting a table for Saturday night.It wasn't busy.The restaurant is nicely laid out. Plenty of space. A good wine selection. The service was adequate.The food was however delicious.The goats cheese and clonakilty black pudding followed by the 10oz Sirloin. The bill was reasonable. Will go back again. The piano player added a bit of extra enjoyment to the evening.

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Johnstown Inn
Johnstown, Naas, Kildare

Dropped in here for Sunday lunch. Very much a food pub.The menu was quite good and reasonably priced.I had the chicken wings to start followed by the Pan fried Chicken. All in all it was nice and tasty with generous portions.The service was quick and friendly.It was nicely busy without being over so.I'd go back.

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L'Gueuleton
No 1 Fade Street, Off Georges's Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This has to be the best Restaurant I've been in. It had a buzz about the place.Always seems to be full. The staff always on there toes.A good size menu for both food and wine.I had Rockefeller Oysters to start. I ve never tasted anything like them.The baby roast chicken for mains was fantastic.The bill was suprisingly good value for what we had.This place is going to be a regular of ours. Go there !

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The Danny Mann
Eviston House Hotel, 97 New Street, Killarney, Kerry

This is a huge pub packed with tourists and locals.The menu appeared ok with the usual array.We were put sitting at a table hardly big enough to sit one person over in a corner.I got steak which was just ok and arrived very quiclkly and my partner had chicken which was run of the mill.The service was good but the food was a little overpriced no doubt for the tourist influx.Wine selection was mediocre.Lots of better places around.

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Douglas & Kaldi Terrace Cafe and Restaurant
Level 2, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin

Found this place to be bustling and busy.The service was good.The choice of food was also very good with something for any taste.Good for a quick bite.The ceasar salad was very good as were the chicken wings.You can sit out on the terrace on a fine day.It tends to get a bit warm inside behind all that glass.Will go back.Well priced and a good selection of wines and smoothies.

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YO Sushi (Dundrum)
Level 1, Unit 26A, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

Decided to try this place having passed it a million times.Well its not for me.I found the food to be quite bland.I am a big fan of oriental food but this was just cold and tasteless.My fiancee didn't finish hers either.The service was top class and it was reasonable enough.Maybe for others but not for me.

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Beckett's
Cooldrinagh House, Leixlip, Kildare

We had an anniversary meal here on a Saturday night.You will have to book.The place was bustling and very popular.The plenty of staff ensured prompt service.The selection of courese was good.I had a steak which was delicious and cooked as I asked it to be.The wine list had something for all tastes.The staff were friendly even though very busy.Anice little bar there for after dinner drinks.It is a little on the expensive side but well worth it for those important occassions.Well recommended.

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Paparazzi
Unit 4 Old River House, Templeogue, Dublin

Tried this place on a Saturday night.We had no problem getting a table and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.The service was quick and efficient without being overly so.There was a nice atomosphere with just a nice number of people.The food was delicious and so was the price.Couldn't believe how reasonable it was.No, how cheap it was.Worth a visit for a cheap and cheerful meal.

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Nonna Valentina
1-2 Portobello Road, Portobello, Dublin

Visited here shortly after opening time.Found the service attentive without being overly so and efficient.The food was excellent,Brushetta to start followed not to quickly by pasta with bacon and pepers,best I've had.Value was good,two mains,two starters a carafe of wine and two deserts with coffee for 73 euros.Will be back! Recommended.

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Miss Wong - Old
Ralph Square, Leixlip, Kildare

Nice cosy place,authentic decor,comfortable.Had a good selection on wines at normal prices.Service was prompt and efficient.We shared the starter platter.Plenty on it,so much so it was difficult to finish the main.Mains were prawns in sweet and sour,very nice and chicken fried noodles.This was ok but a little ott on sauce.Overall good value and good food.

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The Loft Restaurant & Bar
At The 56 Pub, Main Street, Arklow, Wicklow

Popped in here on travel for a bite. Very much pub grub and wasn't expecting much more but I have to say the food was great and plenty of it, tasty steak. The service was good and the value for money well worth it, very much Dublin prices. Not much atmosphere when we were there during the day but I expect the evenings are busy! Plenty to choose from for all tastes. Albeit not a place I'd be taking friends for dinner.

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The Strawberry Tree-Brooklodge
The Brooklodge Hotel, Macreddin Village, Aughrim, Wicklow

This has to be one of the best restaurants I've eaten in.The service was excellent and professional with a wine expert to help you choose your vino.The food is five star from starters to dessert in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere in this stylish spa hotel.The meal is fixed at 65 euro regardless ex drinks.The food was to perfection and plenty of it.Definitely worth a try and stay over!

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Glandore Inn
Glandore, Glandore, Cork

As far as a lite seafood lunch and breathtaking scenery goes, this comes second to none, in this country anyway. I sat overlooking Glandore Bay in balmy sunshine way up on the side of a hill the view reaching out into the Atlantic. I savored an open brown home made bread sandwich with Salmon and Prawns,Coleslaw and Potato salad,absolutely fantastic. The food and the view went hand in hand. The service excellent too. You couldn't pay enough for food and a view like it. Go There!!

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Ouvane Falls
Ballylicky, Bantry, Bantry, Cork

Well I can't recommend a dish for this venue. I started with the oak smoked mackerel which to say the least wasn't up to much. I didn't finish it. I then had the Steak,Mushroom and Guinness Pie which was the oddest pie I have ever seen and there was far too much sauce and not enough content(Filling),the pie appeared to have collapsed or imploded. The service wasn't much better, people that arrived in after us were served before us. Value was just ok for what we got. The place itself looks unclean. Needs renovation. Give it a miss!

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Glengarriff Park Hotel
The Village, Glengarriff, Cork

Staying close by we stumble in here,The Blue Pool. Met by friendly staff who turned out to be quite as efficient also. I had the Slow Roasted Tomato salad to start and followed by the Crispy Cod and I can say it was only delicious as was the accompanying veg. A good wine list also. The atmosphere albeit quiet on the night when one expected many tourists was calming. The only quib was the heat was on, in July? Reasonably priced I will return next year.

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Muddy Mahers
1 Pearse St, Kinsale, Kinsale, Cork

Called in early evening,very quiet.I ordered the BLT and my other half ordered the Spicy Chicken,both of course came with fries.The food I will have to say is only pub grub and theres nothing to get excited about,I've had better,it was just ok and filled a gap.The staff were friendly and the service good.The price was average and the decor was similar to that of a diner.Just fills the gap.

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The Market Bar
Fade Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Tried for lunch, nice open plan location. We ordered two mains and sat beside the service hatch. I was not impressed to see the the mains being nuked in their industrial microwaves. The service was sharp, microwavably quick, two mains and tea 23 euro. Place was very quiet and wasn't gone on the choices on the menu. What they needed two cooks and two chefs for beats me. One cook and one microwave would have done. There's a lot better around here!

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Toast
Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin

Popped in here early evening on a Tueday.About half a dozen there.Staff were quickly onto us with menus.The seating is quite comfy the service was quick.I ordered the steak baguette.It arrived about 2 minutes later.Microwave came to mind.It was a bit tough and stringy.The fries were only warm and tiny at that as was the portion.Didn't bother trying anything else.Not a bad place.Would return,but not for food.Value enough.

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The Mercantile
Dame Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Called in on Friday. Ordered the 8oz burger. The staff were very friendly and efficient. There were alot of American tourists around and seemed to be enjoying there food. Good buzz to the place. The chef was very friendly and interacted with the customers,nice touch. Food was prompt and delicious. Great value. Could not finish the burger,it was huge. Definitely go again. Busy spot during the day.

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Minie McCabes Bar
Sheldon Park Hotel, Kylemore Road, Bluebell, Dublin

Went here as was passing to a meeting. Ordered the steak burger. It arrived eventually cold, the fries were cold the coleslaw was warm. Staff were completely disinterested. Service extremely poor. This place is a hotel situated in the middle of an Industrial Estate?? Won't be back.

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Siam Thai (Andrews Street)
14/15 Andrews Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Visited here early on a Thursday evening. There was about twenty people in the restaurant. The service was very quick. Maybe too quick. The staff stood around in a group watching everybody and as soon as you put your cutlery down the plate was whipped from you. We felt like they wanted us out a.s.a.p. The green curry seemed a bit stodgy. It was a warm day and the air con was obviously not on as everyone complained about the heat. Overall food was ok a little overpriced. Atmosphere was mediocre. Wont be rushing back.

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TK Thai II - Currently Closed
69 Orwell Road, Rathgar, Rathgar, Dublin

First time in this place I was pleased, parking outside the door and a cocktail bar upstairs. It is decorated brightly but not over so. The staff were friendly and attentive. Although for a Saturday night it was really quiet which I found unusual as it is a good restaurant. The food was delicious especially the Tom Yum Gung soup starter, if you like spicy food. An extensive menu and wine selection. Found it a little more expensive then others but wouldn't put me off. Recommended.

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Bellagio
92 Terenure Road North, Dublin 6W, Terenure, Dublin

On entering this Restaurant found it to have a bustling atomospere without being too loud.Nice decor and ambience was just right.A varied mix of ages present.Service was excellent and not overwhelming.The food was well presented by friendly staff.The bill was very reasonable for what we had.Will be returning.Recommended for couples or groups.

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Gub Dandys
5/9 Terenure Place, Terenure, Dublin

Popped in here for lunch at 1pm.The place was empty with no atmosphere. Good selection of food. The hot food looked delicious in the carvery but I found what I got was bland. The service however was good seeing as there was noone else there. Pub grub value for money. Nothing great!

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TriBeCa
65 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

Have been here a few times for the huge portion of delicious Buffalo wings.The place situated in the heart of Ranelagh boasts great wings and Burgers.It's difficult at the best of times to get a table as its always full with a bustling atomosphere and a good choice from the menu.The service could do with looking at though.Wouln't put me off though.Worth a visit.

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Frango's World Cuisine
Level 3, Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Road, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin

A complete floor area designated to this one restaurant with sections varying from Carvery and hot food to a sandwich section and a pizza section and of course a patisserie. Tried the gourmet baguette, plenty of eating and reasonably priced. Only thing is I wanted a bowl of soup but I was sent over to the hot food section for it and had to queue and pay separately for the same restaurant. The staff were a tad laid back or maybe just bored. Good selection of food though. Does for a sit down and a bite whilst shopping. Plenty of space.

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Bijou Bistro & Wine
46/47 Highfield Road, Dublin 6, Rathgar, Dublin

Situated in the heart of Rathgar, Bijou is an old favorite with locals. We ate in the bistro downstairs. Spacious, comfortable and well laid out. Food was very tasty although the selection was limited. If you like french food you'll like this place. Service was brisk and friendly. Could do with improving the wine list. If you're willing to go the little extra try the restaurant upstairs. Very pleasant!

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Saba
26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This restaurant deserves a good review.Walking in off the street is rarely an option you have to book at least a week in advance.The service here is great, attentive without being overbearing.The food well,is fantastically tasty.A great selection and a good wine list too.This place also has a cocktail bar reasonably priced.Definitely returning!

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Park House Restaurant (Galway)
Park House Hotel & Restaurant, Forster Street, Eyre Square, Galway City, Galway

This is a lovely comfortable cosy restaurant.We stayed for two nights and had the meal on one.A five course meal that was only delicious so much so I sent my compliments to the chef.The service was excellent and the staff friendly.The Chowder was great as was the baked trout.It was difficult to finish the meal with the number of side plates included.It came to 90 euro for the two and I have to say I didn't mind paying!Well worth a try.

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Sweet Basil Thai
Lower Rathmines Road, South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin

Heard about this place so popped in to try.Had a starter,main and Glass of House wine for 17 euro,excellent value.The food was quite good although the starters were rather small.Mains were good though.Good value special menus,fish ,seafood etc.Caters for about 25-30 sit down.Was quiet and the decor is nothing to write home about.Service was brisk and maybe a little too much so but worth a try for a cheap nite out.

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JD's Steakhouse
4 Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 6W, Terenure, Dublin

Saturday Night: Restaurant fairly full. Nice decor, bustling atomosphere, although there could be more space between tables. Mainly steak and fish on the menu. Went with the steak asked for medium cooked and got it that way. Delicious! Usual selection of starters, garlic bread, wings, prawns dips etc. Great extensive wine list to suit all. Service was friendly and prompt. You weren't being rushed. Price was reasonable and worth it. Will return.

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Brannigans Dundrum
Dundrum Town Centre Dundrum, Dundrum, Dublin

Went here before going to the Cinema. Typical American style diner. Little atomosphere, service left a lot to be desired, slow and looked like they really hated their job. Free refills but not unless you ask! The presentation of the food was bland, chips and a burger,no attempt to garnish or dress. Menu selection was meagre although the prices were not. Won't be returning.

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The Morgue
Main St, Templeogue Village, Templeogue, Dublin

Carvery here is great value for money, you wont leave hungry. The menu food in the pub is ok however maybe slightly overpriced for what you get. Nothing to get excited about. The service is good. The place gets quite full especially in the evening time for food. A huge selection of really good wines to choose from. Worth a try.

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Sawadee Thai
94 Terenure Road East, Dublin 6, Dublin 6w, Terenure, Dublin

Dined here Wednesday night. Found it to be nicely organised, not overcrowded. The staff were very polite and the service efficient. The menu had a nice varied choice. The only thing is they do not indicate on the menu if the choice is spicy, so ask! Started with a seafood salad, which is spicy and delicious. The main course was also delicious and just the right size so as your able to have a drink afterwards. Good selection of wines too. Two starters, two mains, two glasses house red and two cappas 70 quid. Good value in my book. Definitely will return. Thumbs up.

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Comans Rathgar
2 Terenure Road East, Rathgar, Dublin

Have eaten here on a few occasions. Selection is quite good. Service is efficient and friendly and good value for your money. The food portions are generous and tasty. The sandwiches are very good and will fill you for the day. Can get hectic at Friday Lunchtime but wouldn't let that deter me. Cocktail menu available, plenty of car parking however you have to pay a meter. Lunch menu changes at 5pm but most of the dishes remain on it with a few extra. Recommended.

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Spurs Family Restaurant
U42 Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Liffey Valley, Liffey Valley, Dublin

Dined here this evening, Tuesday, which comprised of 6 adults and 3 children. There was little atmosphere, the service was atrocious, the staff had apparently no interest in what they were doing. One of the companies asked for the soup of the day, which was vegetable and got oxtail and sent it back. The burgers were mediocre, the fries sparse and kids supposedly loving this type of food, not so, not one of them touched their food. Bill 99 euro. A total waste of money. Dined here a couple of years ago were very good, had to wait for a table, now, gone to the dogs.

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Royal Garden
Terenure Road East, South Dublin, Terenure, Dublin

Now Known as Zhong Hua this restaurant is basically a glorified take away. Food is very much take away style, nothing to get excited about seeing as you have to pass through the take away to get to the "Restaurant”. For main courses just add 10 euro to take away menu to sit and eat. There is supposedly a free bottle of house wine with every two main courses, which we were never offered. Décor simple, clean yet poorly orientalised. Not in the Chinese Restaurant league I'm afraid. Stick to the take aways.

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Jo'Burger
137 Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 , South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin

Sunday afternoon was quiet, menu was very small and organically based and not cheap. Burgers were big but you did not get any side of salad or fries for the price as you would elsewhere. Service was ok. Quirky surroundings old annuals, comic books. Bench style tables and chairs. Burgers for two and side of Bush fries over 20 euro. Not pushed to go back.

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Zen
89 Upper Rathmines Road, Dublin 6, Rathmines, Dublin

Ate here on a Wednesday evening. Quiet. Service was very good, attentive without being over bearing. Food was delicious and recommend the spicy beef and celery and the Chow Mein, however compared to other Chinese Restaurants the menu selection was more limited. Something for everyone! Recommended.

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