Restaurant Reviews from Argot
Diep le Shaker restaurant
55 Pembroke Lane, (Off Pembroke Street), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 17th May 2011 ( visited 18th April 2011 )Hadn't eaten here before in spite of many intented visits. Very pleasant food with pleasant staff and decent atmosphere for lunchtime. But, the plates were well worn and the cutlery was dirty - which I found very suprising for a restaurant with such a profile and reputation! (Sign of the times I guess). As to the food, we ate from the set lunch menu Yum Gai, Satay Gai, Beef Rendang and Moo Phad Prik. We also ordered a seabass from the a la carte to share as my host knew the portion sizes to be on the small side and he has a healthier appetite that I. A good selection of food to be sure, delicately and aromatically spiced with a good balance of flavour. Reasonably priced and around the 50E mark for the two of us with two glasses of white wine. Wouldn't object to visiting although perhaps not in a hurry. Am wondering if findig the clamp on my car when I returned to it has somethig to do with my ambivalence? Be warned - put in plenty of coin! I do however recommend this both from the staff and ambient atmosphere perspective but so tto as the range of food (if you like Thai) is unlikely to disappoint you!
Farm Restaurant (Dawson Street)
3 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 14th October 2008 ( visited 25th September 2008 )Have enjoyed both dinner and lunch at The Farm and was never disappointed. Refreshing, 'good for you' food that you can really TASTE. Good value for money considering everything is organic. The lighting is interesting - like a gently rotating spectrum. Can be a bit chaotic with a queue out the door which must be a pain for people on a one hour lunch without booking! The organic cider is very moreish!
Bombay Pantry Glenageary
Glenageary Shopping Centre, Glenageary, Dublin
You dont go to the Bombay Pantry for the Atmosphere - so its hard to give it full marks! But you can certainly rely on good clean, fresh, authentic, flavoursome food and cooked in an open quite visible layout kitchen - which is great for takeaway! Its a drive from here and they dont deliver to our area - but it is well worth it every time. There have some very worthwhile special offers at the moment too - so I'm certainly pleased to say 'check it out' being the prudent pocket AND palate that I am!
Wongs of Ranelagh
7 Sandyford Road, Ranelagh, Ranelagh, Dublin
Now THIS was a treat. A client brought me for dinner and I was just as impressed as I had been the only other time I visited here about 16 years ago. Excellent atmosphere, very attentive staff, clean environment, good wine list, generous portions - we shared yuk sung, a platter for two with sweet and sour sauce, fried noodles, beef and black bean, yeung chow fried rice and honey shredded crispy beef with a side of curry sauce. I have no idea what the tab came to - but I know my client visits regularly - which bodes well. Tremendously enjoyable eating experience, pleased to recommend and will certainly visit again - sooner!
Good World Chinese Restaurant
18 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
Ate dinner on special offer for 39.99 for 4 courses and two wine or beer from the standard restaurant menu which had plenty of choice. I started with prawn dim sum and enjoyed it with the spicy sauce on the side. My husband had stuffed crabs claws which were also pleasant. For main he had crispy beef and soft noodles and I ate the canton duck with a portion of yeung chow fried rice. We had desert for a change; apple fritters and icecream, and coconut icecream which is bought in - not unpleasant but I would have preferred more traditional desserts on the menu. We drank TsingTao but didnt stay for tea or coffee. While it was pleasant and they certainly know what theyre doing - there are many Chinese patrons - I have tasted more flavourful chinese food. The staff were attentive and noninvasive and in general it was an enjoyable experience. Certainly excellent value menus - and reliable for freshness!
Nyonya Malaysian Restaurant
76 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
We visited with a lunch voucher and had called on a Saturday to book for the same day - they were very accommodating. AND BUSY! The staff were absolutely rushed off their feet for the entire lunch period but they still had time to smile and were all genuinely very pleasant in the face of throngs of people - the deal was incredible - 2 starters and 2 mains for €10. Although the starter was small - (its a set lunch menu with a decent choice and we both had satay - one piece each) - it was very tasty. It took a long time to get to us - but in fairness you only had to look around to see why. My husband had the Beef Flat noodles and vegetable stir fry and was very pleased with its freshness and portion size. I had Beef Kapitan with fried rice - rather like a Chinese curry - it was a little on the spicy side but not unpleasant and we were both ravenous so I demolished it. I I would be encouraged to eat here again if I were on the fly - the menu is reasonably priced and the staff were welcoming. It is definitely more of an informal style setting so a casual experience to be expected. Hard working people and I wish them well.
Old Bank House Café
Pearse Street, Kinsale, Cork
What a fantastic steak sandwich! Very unexpected! Watercress, caramelised onion a porcini mushroom, and buttery steak with parmesan - extraordinary! Flavourful, plenty of it (and hand cut fries) and very good value for money. The desert was a disappointment for me, I had a lemon meringue pie that tasted like vanilla! However my husbands chocolate torte was enjoyable he said. The staff were very pleasant and professional. I will definitely visit next time I'm in Kinsale.
Fishy Fishy Restaurant
Crowleys Quay, Kinsale, Kinsale, Cork
We were recommended by family to visit and were delighted to find some of the best fish we've ever had. I started with pan seared tuna which was remarkable, truly mouth watering, my husband had the chili seafood medley salad, there was plenty of variety and the portions were very generous. For mains he had the monkfish which although he enjoyed, and I admit was pleasant..... paled in comparison the the John Dory. Absolutely extraordinary flavour on almond and tarragon sauce. The only murmurs would be that the vegetables were a bit 'samie' for both courses, and you'd want to LOVE your broccoli as thats all that came with my John Dory - although it was the greenest and most fresh I've had in a long time. The bread basket was surprisingly small and basic, although there was an accompanying hummus and it was replenished. The service was good except when it came to bill time and we were forgotten about. It is definitely an 'occasional' visit and worth it for the tremendous fruits of the sea experience!
Taste of Brazil
32 Parliament St, Temple bar, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin
We ate here early on a Friday evening and enjoyed the experience as it was more quiet and less crowded. My husband had the meatballs in cassava to start which were similar to polpete, I had the chicken cottage pie (Escondidho), which oozed cheese and was rather bland but interesting. The steaks on the other hand were remarkable. My husband had the Alcatra and I had the Picanha (it was a superior cut and I could have cut it with my fork!). We could have done without the side of beans and extra fries! Great pints of cold Heineken and we were set. Absolutely plenty of food and completely no space for desert. Pleased to recommend for steak lovers, (which we aren't - but when in Brazil!) - would visit again. Certainly is more of a cafe than a restaurant, its not pretending to be something it isnt - and we really found it a relaxed and pleasant evening.
The Blue Haven Hotel and Restaurant
3/4 Pearse Street, Kinsale, Kinsale, Cork
Weekend visit to Kinsale. Seafood chowder was really pretty good, but not 'spectacular' which were what my expectations had been raised to. Definitely hearty, seafoody and wholesome - just not enough schmack to it. I had fish n chips for main, the Long was absolutely delicious, generous and mouthy! Very very pleased with that Sadly it came with regular freezer chips and not the great wedges of homecut fries my husband had with his fillet of seabass. The lady who served us was warm, tremendously helpful and professional. Very enjoyable evening and there was live music throughout which wasnt invasive. Certainly good value and content to recommend for a reliable pleasant meal.
An Poitin Stil
Naas Road, Rathcoole, Dublin
This is a great pub for decent food, good atmosphere and value for money any day. I just had a toasted ham and cheese sandwich but they put a large helping of coleslaw and crisps on the side for me - whicih made me feel a bit special! My companion had the carvery AND a fillet of fish which he devoured. We stayed for a pint and the atmosphere really was lively - great banter between the bar staff and punters. Certainly recommend stopping in if you're on your way either up or down the country and want a bite to recharge the batteries. Good, clean, fresh, wholesome food.
Bits and Pizzas
15 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
My husband and I needed to go somewhere familiar and relaxed to have an intimate discussion about some family stuff and this was the perfect location. The staff are so pleasant and attentive in an unobtrusive way. It was warm and there were THREE birthday celebrations, each conservative and discreet. The food was comforting in the way that only Italian food can be. I started with the Caprese salad and he enjoyed the Garlic mushrooms which were fresh, tasty and generous portions. To my husbands disappointment we both ordered the Buffalo NY Pizza! I just really needed to eat the whole thing to myself and not have to share! Washed down with a couple of Heineken and we were completely satisfied. Highly recommended on all fronts including value for money - once again!
ITSA @ Harvey Nichols
Harvey Nichols, Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Road, Dundrum, Dublin
The helpful Staff are the best feature of this diner. I asked for an omelette which wasn't on the menu and was accommodated without a grumble. My colleague had the club sandwich which he said was enjoyable. The coffee was passable and it was nice enough out to sit on the balcony. So a pleasant enough experience but not recommended for more than a sandwich and cuppa. For the mediocre quality of food and lack of atmosphere I'll give it a 6/10 - the staff redeemed it from a 4!
Shanahan’s on the Green
119 St. Stephens Green, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin
What a splendid experience this was. My favourite clients took my husband and I here to celebrate a successfully concluded deal and we were treated like royalty. Very JFK / Chesapeak Bay. Certainly American Colonial style and with a nautical flair. The Staff were pristine, like attentive toy soldiers - but friendly and affable - Oh and the food!! By far the very best steak I've ever had - bar none anywhere else in the world too! My husband had scallops to start (they were a little on the small side but cooked perfectly so they melted in the mouth) and I had crab salad. With our steaks we had chips (as you do and they were super) and the onion rings which were very delicate and moreish! Excellent selection of wine (obviously!), brandies and Irish coffees saw us tripping out the door close to midnight with a cheery good night and eager to go again! 10/10 Folks.
Dame Street, City Centre South, Dublin
Stopped in here while doing business in the city for a late lunch bite at about 3:30pm, and although the pub was empty the Chef was super accommodating - I'd ordered the carvery beef and (being a real Dub!) I asked for the flap! (To those of you who don't know what the flap is..... it's the really crispy dark crusty end piece of meat from the back of the cut!) He drowned it in gravy for me with a fine helping of mashed potato, a couple of roast ones and a portion of carrots and cabaiste! I was in carvery heaven! I will definitely be back for more of the same next time I feel like my stomachs a bottomless pit! Great Grub! (Justifiably washed down with a nice black pint!)
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin
Outstanding. An excellent Indian Restaurant experience. Such polished service, inviting interior and mouthwateringly excellent food deserve all of the awards they have achieved in recent years. (The cocktails are pretty darn good too!) The Duck, Steak, Tiger Prawns and Lamb Seekh Kebabs are each a delight in their own right.... the Kebab Platter is a good way to experience the variety of flavours (if you're interested in tasting absolutely everything you possibly can - like me!) and from the main Course menu - the Duck, Monkfish, Lamb Rogan Josh and the Thaali are all splendid. (I have been here a number of times!) - You won't be disappointed with desert either. They pay JUST as much attention to their deserts as they do to each of the other courses and even if you don't have a sweet tooth there will be something to tantalise your tastebuds - don't leave without having a desert - genuinely - you will be pleasantly suprised. Be prepared to be enthralled.
Kielys of Donnybrook
22 Donnybrook Road, Donnybrook, Dublin
Met some clients here for lunch and enjoyed a cracking Cajun chicken pitta sandwich. They buy their meat from a craft butcher in Blessington so you can be sure of fantastically fresh Irish meat! They also do a low fat menu and coliac friendly options. Great warm atmosphere and the encouragement is always there to forget the car and have a few pints! Very hospitable staff, good, wholesome dependable Dublin pub fayre.
The Queens Bar & Steakroom
12 Castle Street, Dalkey, Dalkey, Dublin
My husband and I visited The Queens for our wedding anniversary. It's a nice pub, with open fire places which create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The bar was buzzing with cheerful conversation and the general mood was friendly and jocular. The staff (they were understaffed) were very helpful and attentive even in light of there being so few to hand! The food was 'good enough' for decent bar food - and pitched at a fair price. I had a goats cheese tart with beetroot chutney to start, my husband enjoyed the duck salad, ( a little too much plum/hoisin he said), we both had steak for mains which were cooked perfectly to our liking and quality cuts of meat. We declined desert in favour of Irish coffees.... and I would like the world to know that they were THE VERY BEST IRISH COFFEES EVER! The barman was an Irish Coffee Making Hero! If there was an award he ought to have it. We had seconds - and my husband is not much of a drinker at all! Hats off to Andy and his tremendous Irish Coffees.
Siam Thai (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin
For my husbands birthday he had been given a gift voucher and so we visited Siam Thai in Dundrum. The place was HEAVING with people. I was astonished that it was full literally to capacity. We had to wait to be seated. Alot of families with young children and 'shoppers' from the centre with bags swimming around under the tables. The interior was quite dark with staff darting to and fro - helpful, professional and a bit edgy! The early bird menu is quite decent and we enjoyed the Siam Thai platter ( I am a great believer in sampler plates!) and for the Mains my husband had Sea Bass which he 'liked' while I enjoyed the Masaman curry (maybe a 6.5/10). We had a glass of wine each and I had an Irish coffee (which was disappointing - very bitter coffee and poorly constructed - but then .... I wasn't in an Irish Bar after all!) So for those who enjoy a brisk Thai after a shopping extravaganza in a child friendly (or at least bearable) environment - this will suit you. Early Bird recommended for a tighter pocket and a healthy appetite!
Diep le Shaker
55 Pembroke Lane, (Off Pembroke Street), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Hadn't eaten here before in spite of many intented visits. Very pleasant food with pleasant staff and decent atmosphere for lunchtime. But, the plates were well worn and the cutlery was dirty - which I found very suprising for a restaurant with such a profile and reputation! (Sign of the times I guess). As to the food, we ate from the set lunch menu Yum Gai, Satay Gai, Beef Rendang and Moo Phad Prik. We also ordered a seabass from the a la carte to share as my host knew the portion sizes to be on the small side and he has a healthier appetite that I. A good selection of food to be sure, delicately and aromatically spiced with a good balance of flavour. Reasonably priced and around the 50E mark for the two of us with two glasses of white wine. Wouldn't object to visiting although perhaps not in a hurry. Am wondering if findig the clamp on my car when I returned to it has somethig to do with my ambivalence? Be warned - put in plenty of coin! I do however recommend this both from the staff and ambient atmosphere perspective but so tto as the range of food (if you like Thai) is unlikely to disappoint you!
The Cuckoos Nest
Greenhills Road, Tallaght, Dublin
Great Pub this. Stopped in for a quick lunch with a colleague and she had the carvery (all truly fresh and she said the lamb was great) - I had the cod and chips - which definitely IS fresh - not a frozen fillet or anything like it - and hand cut homefries! I'd heard that the kitchen had new operators and they are certainly cleaning up in there! Good big portions and excellent value for money. Nice one - will be back agina when in the area!
Jai Ho Indian Restaurant
114 Rock Road, Booterstown, Dublin
Really not happy with my experience here. However, it was quite late in the evening when we arrived - about 9:45 and we were the only patrons ..... so perhaps I am being a little unrealistic? I do enjoy Indian cuisine and am used to a high level of quality in what Ive experienced so I was disappointed with this. The poppadums were the best part of the meal. We had the mixed platter to start which was very dry (rememebring it was late though!) and over spiced. (I do like hot and spicy food but not so you cant actually taste the meat) The tikka masala main course was very bland and the Lamb Chettinad was tough. Again both the pilau rice and the Naas breads were very bland. However, the staff were friendly and helpful which was the savig grace. Too expensive for what it was by far and although they offered us a complimentary beverage at the end of the evening (2 cokes) it couldn't make up for the poor quality and lack of creativty of the food. Im sorry folks, but being under new management has'nt helped this establishment.
O'Connells Restaurant Donnybrook
135 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, D04 HX46, Donnybrook, Dublin
Spur of the moment decision to eat here, was working in the area and had missed lunch. The chef was very helpful and threw me together THE MOST mouthwatering medley of baked wild salmon in a seafood stew. I was in heaven. My companion opted for 'catch of the day & chips' and tucked in eagerly to his generous portion, polishing off his plate with great aplomb! We had a couple of pints and the staff were very pleasant and professional - so we weren't made to feel like we'd onconvenienced them by arriving at nearly 4 for lunch! Will certainly return! Great Great Great Food and really pleasant staff.
Fusion Bistro at John Clarke and Sons
82 Irishtown Road, Sandymount, Dublin
This is the second time Ive eaten here. The first was my husbands birthday and we enjoyed some spectacular Wicklow Lamb which he still talks about. This time I brought 6 clients down to have lunch and drinks. The food was lip smackingly good on all fronts. We stuck with the Indian cuisine side of the menu and the portions were colourful, aromatic and generous. Everything was fresh. We had a range of deserts so everyone could taste them - highly recommend the Gulab Jamun for those with a sweet tooth for the sticky and the banana cheesecake was incredibly moreish. The chef even gave a couple of the guys a tour of the kitchen afterward! So.... we stayed in the bar for (quite!) a few pints and ordered two platters which polished off, what turned into a great day out, VERY nicely! The total food bill came to only 180 for seven of us for an entire day! Fantastic!
Fusion Bistro at Perrystown
186 Whitehall Road (West), Perrystown, Dublin
Have been to both of these operations and eaten in both restaurants and the adjoining bars. Happy to report that I thoroughly enjoyed the platter to share last night, generous helpings for two people. Meatballs, Chicken Tikka, Bhajis and Potato cakes with tikka masala sauce, ships AND rice! 9.95 and certainly very satisfied afterward. Ate in the bar and washed down with a pint. Friendly professional staff both in the pub and from the restaurant - obviously works well between the kitchen and the bar as you weren't made to feel like 'someone else takes care of that'! Certainly lived up to my expectations.
22 Donnybrook Road, Dublin 4, Donnybrook, Dublin
3rd time to eat here and brought 'discerning foodie' visitors from NYC. Relieved to have somewhere completely fail safe to go where I could depend on the wow factor! It was outstanding. Just such polished and friendly service, the staff remembered me - or were very good at making me feel like they did! :-) The atmosphere was great - there was no recession THAT night! A complimentary pre-starter cocktail and off we launched into a delightful taste experience. The Dakshin Platter is a great way to enjoy the variety offered on the starter menu (But OH the Chicken 65!!) and the Nariyal erichi varuval (Lamb) , Nadaan beef, Seabass and Alleppey prawn curry were each delicious in the extreme. My mouth felt like it'd been in an Art Gallery! Already eager for my next visit!
The Merrion Inn Bar & Kitchen
188 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin
Ate here after the funeral of a colleague and cheered ourselves enormously. We were looking for reliable comforting grub and a few drinks - and a conservative atmosphere - which was precisely what we got. The steak was a firm favourite and the goats cheese salad starter - althought the risotto was a bit of a tease. Difficult to eat, in so far as it was very very nutty and the parmesan came in a very hard cooked slice - however the flavour was pleasant. Think everywhere was suffering at the time I was there and so it felt like 'Recessionsville' but I'm quite sure that the funeral had alot to do with the mood too! Very good for what one would consider pub grub for sure!
Chrysanthemum Chinese Restaurant
Unit 1 Old Orchard Inn, Butterfield Ave, Dublin 14, Rathfarnham, Dublin
Returned a compliment by bringing a client here for a late lunch and was delighted with the tasty food, attentive service, cleanliness and remarkably fair price for 2 bottles of wine, 2 starters & mains with coffee and icecream. Will be pleased to return again and to recommend for a casual and pleasant dining experience.
Little Caesars of Rathfarnham
Rathfarnham Orchard, Butterfield Ave, South Dublin, Rathfarnham, Dublin
How brilliant to see a restaurant thriving and heaving with clients enjoying decent food and a pleasant upbeat atmosphere. The food is on the high side of middle of the road - but the staff are really trying their best to please and the remarkably good price on the lunch menu is bringing quite a jocular crowd! We arrived for lunch at 1:30pm and after a very pelasant meal and a good quantity of excellent wine later - we departed well after 7pm! Meeting clients has never been so much fun!
The Arch Bistro
Above the Glenside Pub, Landscape Road, South Dublin, Churchtown, Dublin
Delighted to say that I've eaten at this sparkling treasure three times since its opened and have yet to be disappointed! Pleasant, welcoming, professional staff. Warm and with a good selection of unobtrusive music in the background. And the food! Luckily we are 'let's all taste' people and so I can say with authority that the starters and main courses are tremendously well thought out and presented. From the beef to the pork, risotto and bass. Certainly good value for money. And if you're one of those people who enjoys cooking and is disappointed when eating out and feels "I could have done better than that at home" well........ I defy you to try! Truly a gem - nice to have found somewhere at the moment that makes you feel a little bit special!
Arc Cafe Bar
Liffey Vallley Shopping Centre, Fonthill Rd, West Dublin, Liffey Valley, Dublin
Enjoyed pre-cinema drinks and bite to eat on a Tuesday night. Not very many people around given that it was early in the week but very pleasant environment. Warm, music not too loud. Friendly staff. Clean toilets.
Saagar Indian Restaurant
16 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
Ate here for a birthday lunch, for the first time and had a really pleasant lunch at a fantastic price! Very pleased with the portiuon sizes and colourful, flavourful food. The staff were rushed off their feet as it was a very busy Friday lunchtime but they still managed to make you feel 'special'. Great value for money, genuinely good food, nice environment, these guys really know what they're doing, Will definitely visit again!
1 Lower Fownes Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Chameleon, fantastic service, very warm and welcoming. Were in the Opium Den and although the music was more jazz / american than ethnic, it was very intimate and relaxed. Food was pleasant, we ate rather late so it was a little dry, but on the whole quite good. Really this place is more about the atmosphere and very personable staff than anything else. Great attention to detail and lovely decor. A recommended experience for sure, although a leeeetle pricy for current market trend.
The Port House
64a South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Really pleased to have found my way back here on a ramble with a friend on a pre Concert Hall evening. And to have found a table so quickly on a Friday! Still pleased with the service.... quality and quantity of food on the abundant range of tapas plates we shared didn't let me down - and washing it all down with a couple of carafes of sangria was just the tickets for the dreary Dublin summers evening! Sat upstairs for the first time and found it just as comfortable and intimate as the cellar. Good value for money and really a very pleasant experience once again.
232 Merrion Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin
Been a long time since we were here. But the guy who owns it is still as pleasant, helpful and professional as ever. Also still excellent value for money. My Mother in Laws 70th Birthday on Sunday saw the family (a big one) congregate at extended tables and each of us enjoyed the three course Sunday special meal. I had Crostini Rustici to start, Pollo Ai Funghi E Panna for my main and hot apple pie and cream to top it off. Good wholesome tummy nourishment. My sister in law opted for the smoked salmon starter and the Insalata Contadina Invernale which she said was 'good'. Ideal for a family gathering and something to suit all tastes on the menu. No doubt we'll be back for future family occasions!
The Alamo Restaurant
22 Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin
Always sure of a good time here. Fairly authentic tasting Mexican cuisine washed down with generous Margueritas and not too pricy at all. Cheerful atmosphere - good staff. (Of course!) The loo is a crush.
120 Ranelagh Road, Ranelagh, Dublin
Had a double date here with my brother in law and his partner. Enjoyable meals had by all. Whether pasta, fish, pork or steak - we were all pleased with our orders. Nice bottle of wine and a couple of starters and deserts. In and around €160 for the four of us. Nice buzz, not so loud you couldn't talk, good background music and attentive staff. Unfortunately we parked in one of those 'hidden no parking zones' - where you don't notice the sign and so got clamped! BEWARE WHEN YOU PARK!
Captain America's Cookhouse and Bar (Tallaght)
Unit A3 Tallaght Cross Dublin 24, Tallaght, Dublin
Was rather disappointed with my lunch visit here. Guess I was comparing it to the one on Grafton Street and expected more from it. The nachos with chicken were really poor. The shredded chicken looked and tasted like it had been cooked the previous day and left out. The mixed platter was very greasy and flavourless. Just not good food at all. Spoke to the manager about it and in fairness to him he said we could come again and enjoy a meal on the house. However, even at that - I won't be returning, lure of a free lunch or no.
7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin
Ah Good Ol Roly's. Always a safe bet when you have clients from overseas or up from the country - even just to suggest it to them as a good place to go. Very appealing menu, good fresh food, nice environment, pleasant staff. And - oh that bread! In fairness there are cheaper places to go for steak and a bit of 'nice nosh' - but Roly's kind of show them how its done!
Latino Restaurant (Booterstown)
116 Rock Road, Booterstown, Dublin
Not particularly happy with the experience at Latino. Very bland food, not very fresh, nor was it great quality at all. The buffalo wings were discarded and extremely overpriced. Very little atmosphere. Pleasant staff. But you're not going to eat the staff are you?!
114 Rock Road, Booterstown, Booterstown, Dublin
Nupur is just down the road from us which makes it convenient for takeaway and dining out. Have never been disappointed with their food. Good value for money, Great flavours and plenty of it! The staff are pleasant and courteous and the restaurant itself is comfortable, warm and intimate. A really satisfying evening out, and a pub across the way to finish off!
27 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
Have eaten at the Boulevard a couple of times and have enjoyed the experience on each occassion. The food is presented well, is certainly fresh and has appealing flavours. Good atmosphere, feels 'a bit special', but in no way stuffy. Very comfortable environment and cheerful staff which trsnfers to the clientele so you catch people at different tables asking eachother how they're enjoying their meal! Recommend for a nice evening out, whether with a date or a friend. Intimate and warm.
44 Booterstown Avenue, Booterstown, Dublin
Have eaten at Gleesons for lunch in the restaurant and pub grub in the bar. Pleasant enough food, not too pricy, atmospheres a bit staid, but the staff are nice which helps! Never a problem finding parking, and a nice bunch of people use the place. Good pints. Clean loos. Certainly happy enough to find myself back there again.
Farm Restaurant (Dawson Street)
3 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin
Have enjoyed both dinner and lunch at The Farm and was never disappointed. Refreshing, 'good for you' food that you can really TASTE. Good value for money considering everything is organic. The lighting is interesting - like a gently rotating spectrum. Can be a bit chaotic with a queue out the door which must be a pain for people on a one hour lunch without booking! The organic cider is very moreish!
18-19 Glasthule Road, South Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Thoroughly enjoyed an evening out at Rasam last week, there were three of us. We had Main Courses with sides, Desert, Beer, Bottle of Wine, Desert Wine and a half bottle of wine (Ahem!) for about €120. The food was truly fantastic. Aromatic, Fresh and different from the standard Indian Menus we all know and love! The staff were very pleasant, helpful and unobtrusive. Have already booked to visit again next month!!!