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Dobbins Restaurant

15 Stephen Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Reviewed 06th May 2009 ( visited 15th April 2009 )

I work close by and this is my favourite restaurant for a special work lunch. Myself and colleagues come here 3 or 4 times a year to get a break from the office canteen and enjoy a long leisurely chat over lunch. The food (especially the deserts) and the service is impeccable and it's excellent value for money.
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Dobbins Restaurant

15 Stephen Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Great
541 reviews

Reviewed 06th May 2009 ( visited 15th April 2009 )

I work close by and this is my favourite restaurant for a special work lunch. Myself and colleagues come here 3 or 4 times a year to get a break from the office canteen and enjoy a long leisurely chat over lunch. The food (especially the deserts) and the service is impeccable and it's excellent value for money.
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One Pico Restaurant
5-6 Molesworth Place, Schoolhouse Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

A friend and I treated another friend to a meal here. As somewhere luxurious with great food and great service it fitted the bill perfectly. We came for the Saturday night early bird and admittedly were a little late arriving but were made feel completely at ease once we got there. The menu was fantastic and it was difficult to choose between the mouth watering options. In the end we were all delighted with our choices. The service was top class, and even when we considerably overstayed our time at the table the staff handled it perfectly without ever making us feel rushed under pressure. I think it's a little pricey for an early bird but all in all I loved it and cant wait to return.

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

We went here on a menupages voucher for my husband's birthday. A 5 course tasting menu including a bottle for two people at €60, for that price we really weren't expecting much. We were blown away by the quality of the food. Every course was delicious.My husband who is not usually a fan of fish said the cod was the nicest fish dish he'd ever eaten. The pork five ways was my show stealer though. And desert was really fun and a perfect way to end a celebratory meal. It was a Friday night when we ate here and I'm afraid the atmosphere felt a little flat - even though the place filled up as the night progresses, it just didnt have that buzz you would expect. The other thing was that the service didnt really meet the standard of the food. The staff were very nice and polite but just lacked the professionalism I'd expect from such a high class hotel. They seemed a bit unsure about what exactly they were serving, didn't pull out chairs as people were being seated and just didnt give that polished level of service. Also bizarrely there was one small coat rack for the entire restaurant. As we arrived early our coats were on the bottom of the rack and took a long time to locate and were only found after everyone elses coats were removed - I thought this was a bit shoddy and also not great from a security perspective. To summarise 5 start food but 3 star service.

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The Windmill Seafood & Steakhouse
17 New Street, North Co. Dublin, Skerries, Dublin

We booked this restaurant for our daughter's christening as the Sunday menu was so such great value it worked out cheaper than doing it in our own house. The food was really good, the place was lovely and the staff couldn't have been friendlier. We had two toddlers and two infants in our group and the staff went out of their way to make sure that everyone was comfortable - as I've found lots of waiting staff can be a bit peeved about dealing with kids this made our visit stress free. We'll be back!

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Cafe Provence
1 Church Road, Malahide, Dublin

We visit this cafe regularly on Saturday afternoons. On our most recent visit I had the fish and chips and they were nothing short of delicious. The desserts are the big draw here though - large helpings and very tasty with a real homemade taste to them

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Relish
5 Bayview, Bettystown, Meath

Mmmmm yummy yummy! We went here for Sunday lunch and hadn't thought to make a reservation. Luckily, despite being extremely busy, they were able to find us a table on the terrace overlooking the beach. The decor inside seemed nice and homely but given it was warm day, we were glad to be outside enjoying the sunshine. There was a couple of tempting dishes on the menu to choose from. However, it was only after we had ordered did we spot the specails board which offered even more mouth-watering alternatives. That are waitress didn't bring it to our attention would be my only complaint. The staff were friendly and relaxed which served to compliment the general ambience. My main of spicy chicken and red cheddar quisedella served with salad and lashings of sour cream was a packed some real mexican flavoured punch. My fellow diner's spaggetti carbonara was a hearty flavoursome affair. My cadbury flake cheesecake was extraordinary - sweet, crumbly and chocolatey. His choclate fudge cake was a gorgeous gooey treat. It was amazingly good value, especially given the quality of the food. Our two mains, a side of chips, 2 deserts, a glass of wine and 2 coffees came in at just €48. I can't wait to go back again

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101 Talbot
Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Talbot 101s unique selling point use to be its great value pre-theatre meal but in recent months restaurants all over the city have finally got their acts together and started to offer very competitive menus. It's been about a year since I visited this busy but relaxed eatery and I was really looking forward to the visit as I've always enjoyed it in the past. However, I was a little disappointed in the quality of the choices on offer this time and was forced to opt for a starter and main which I would normally avoid if the menu was more to my liking. My companion and I both had the warm crispy lamb salad to start - it was warm but by no means crispy and would have benfiited from having a bit more of a kick to it. The sweet potatoe that accommpanied by chicken breast with bacon mouse toally over-powered my main. My mouth was lft watering at the sight of my companions pork belly which he assured me was even tastier than it looked. The service was very good and staff were very attentative - replacing my glass of wine free of charge when I spilled it was a nice touch. All in all two courses and a glass of wine for €55 meant it was good value but I think it could be improved by providing a three course specail offer. Given the increase in competition for choosy diners on a budget, 101 might will need to work harder to develop a more pleasing offering if it is to retain its 'best value' title.

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Fate Restaurant (Bettystown)
6 Bayview, Bettystown, Meath

A pleasant accidental discovery! The place doesn't looks great from the outside but once you go inside you realise it's a cut above your normal local chinese. It looks out over the beach so be sure and get a table by the window. The chicken in black bean sauce was very good while the beef in spicy tomatoe sauce was an unusual combination but tasty. This place is great value, we paid les than €40 for 2 courses each and beers. We'll certainly be heading back

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ely bar & brasserie
CHQ Building, Georges Dock, Dublin 1, City Centre, IFSC, Dublin

On the spur of the moment we decided to have dinner in town. There was a lack of good restaurants open on a Monday so we chose Ely by default rather than design. Given the good weather we sat outside which was very nice. On our arrival the service was very attentive and the waiter gave us lots of help with our food and wine choices. However, either he went on his break or his shift ended because we didn't seem him after our first course and the waiters who took over didn't meet the high standard he had set. As for the food, the mushrrom and corriander soup was very disappointing - overpowering corriander and no taste of mushrooms at all. My companion finished his off but I struggled to take more than a few mouthfuls. For main I had a delicious fish and chips with pea puree, while he was delighted with his choice of steak with bearnaise sauce and chips. The Italian white which our waiter had chosen to accompany my main set the meal off perfectly. All in all, it wasn't bad for €60 including tip but I think there is better qualtiy available at that price.

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Dobbins Restaurant
15 Stephen Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I work close by and this is my favourite restaurant for a special work lunch. Myself and colleagues come here 3 or 4 times a year to get a break from the office canteen and enjoy a long leisurely chat over lunch. The food (especially the deserts) and the service is impeccable and it's excellent value for money.

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Chai Yo
100 Lower Baggot street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We came here on a work lunch. The atmosphere wasn't great because the place was pretty quiet and only one other table came in while we where there. I can imagine though in the evening when people are having a few beers the place is much more lively. It was nice to have our food cooked in front of us and the chief kept us entertained with a few tricks. The food was nice although I found it strange being served the fried rice as a seperate course to the meat. All in all I think Chai You would be a great spot to celebrate a birthday or to start off a night out on the town but I don't think it lends itself to work lunches or for people who want to have a conversation over dinner.

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Canal Bank Cafe
146 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

I've been here a couple of times with people from work. There's a nice relaxed atmosphere in the place and service is quick enough to come here on your lunch break - although it can take a bit longer if you order the burgers (but they are worth the wait). The staff can be a little snooty which is a bit strange since the dining is very causal but all in all the service is pretty good.The prices aren't too bad but they could do with introducing a lunch time specail deal given the current economic climate.

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Blue Cafe Bar
Harbour Road Skerries, Skerries, Dublin

We discovered this place by accident as we had intended on having lunch a couple of doors up the road but they had stopped serving lunch. As it was a sunny day blue was the perfect spot. We sat outside and enjoyed the wonderful views of the harbour and beyond. The chicken with wild mushroom was superb and the cheese burger was cooked to perfection. The service was relaxed and friendly. Two mains, a beer, glass of red and a coke came to €41. We'll definetly be going back - especially on days when the sun is shining.

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Chapter One Restaurant
18/19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Went here for a specail birthday treat with my boyfriend. It was amazing. The food was just perfect, the service faultless and the atmosphere just right. I've been here a few times and it's certainly one of the best places to eat in Dublin. I think other Irish restaurants of this calibre charge much higher than Chapter one. I can't wait to go back.

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Pacinos
18 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Really great place to catch up with friends. Food was nice, great value and good atmosphere. Will certainly go again and would recommend it to others as cheap and cheerful

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Stoop Your Head
Harbour Road, Skerries, Skerries, Dublin

I really love Stoops. It is the best restaurant in the area and we go there regularly. The fish is always amazing and the goat's cheese crostini starter is the best I've ever had in Ireland. My mouth waters just thinking about it. It's not the place you go to be treated like royalty - the staff are friendly but there are no airs or graces about the place. It's just good fresh simple food served without a fuss.

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The Pig's Ear
4 Nassau Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

Hi Went here for the early bird. The menu is very very limited for the Early Bird but I suppose you get what you pay for and the early bird is very reasonable. I would not pay the post-Early Bird prices though as I didn't think there was anything particularly special about this place.

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