Restaurant Reviews from Catface
No. of Reviews: 67
Member Since: 06 April 2008
Last Visit: 03 May 2014
Farm Restaurant (Dawson Street)
3 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 13th April 2008 ( visited 26th January 2008 )Great addition to Dawson Street, and a good organic option. Service quite good, and food delicious, especially the Farm Burger. My boyfriend and I were accommodated with a table on a Friday easily, which was nice. Staff are very friendly and efficient.
Queen of Tarts restaurant
4 Cork Hill Dame Street, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 09th December 2008 ( visited 09th December 2008 )I went here for lunch today and found it so-so. After hearing good things about it, I suppose I had high expectations. I had one of the tarts, and wasnt too excited about it. Carrot cake was very good but the lunch was ridiculously expensive, and for the cramped little place that it is its not overly nice to squeeze into!
65 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin
Went for early dinner on new years day, got a table no problem for two, but were lucky as it was busy. My boyfriend had chicken wings, quite a large portion so it does for main course. Very tasty but unfortunately a bit skinny on the meat! Had heard great things about the wings but definitely not the best in Dublin. I had a burger with guacamole and cheese. Very very nice. Good portion and really tasty meat. Comes with decent side salad. The food was very nice, not as great as expected: will still stay in temple bar for decent chicken wings!
Citywest Hotel, Naas Rd, West Dublin, Saggart, Dublin
Nice place for a casual dinner if you are in the area. I went here early evening. Not too busy so good service. Singapore noodles with chicken is nice, good size beer battered cod. Lovely room!
Captain America's Blanchardstown
Unit 40 Blanchardstown, Retail Park 2 Extension Dublin, West Dublin, Blanchardstown, Dublin
Good value lunch menu. I went here today with a group of ten for lunch. We all had meals from the 9.95 lunch menu, which includes a drink. On this menu there are burgers, but some other nice options too. I had a cajun chicken sandwich which was a huge portion - it had bacon and 3 layers of bread. The enchilada was also very good. They also have a "healthy option" menu , which still includes chips etc, but you can have half portions of things and can mix and match - which was great variety. The service was very fast which is good to know if you are going during your lunch hour. very pleasant staff.
Le Bon Crubeen
81-82 Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin
Excellent Value! I went here at 8pm last Friday, had a booking, and the place was definitely busy. We had a table just to the left of the door by the window, which was nice. For starter I had potato and leek soup, and my boyfriend had the fried brie. Both were good. We had a bottle of house red, which was fine except they brought us unmatching wine glasses (one smaller!). For main I had the bangers and mash which was excellent - 2 large-ish sausages and tasty mash. My boyfriend had the 8oz steak which was cooked well but unfortunately just comes with chips and no gravy - he ended up using the sauce from my plate. Otherwise it was dry. The creme brulee is up to scratch - but the Baileys pudding was little disappointing - fairly bland. Staff very nice, service excellent. 3 courses each plus bottle of wine came to 66e - unbelievable value!
10 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
10euro lunch - fairly small. I went here for lunch with a friend, we both went with the 10 euro lunch deal, where you get a starter, main and side. its hard to know if its good value as the portions are tiny, so you might just be better off ordering from the menu. I had the soup with soggy croutons, the burger, which was well cooked but small, and a side of fries. My friend had chicken kiev with spuds which she enjoyed. The service is good and there is a good buzz here usually at lunch time.
1 Shantalla Road Beaumont, Beaumont, Dublin
Standard Pub Fare. I had the lasagne and chips and my friend had the chicken kiev. Both were quite basic, with generous portions. We also had a few bottles of wine, and the table service was quite good. We were however handed the bill before we were finished our wine, which was at about 9 o clock - a little annoying but other than that the service was good.
The Saddle Room @ The Shelbourne
The Shelbourne Hotel, 27 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin
Early Bird: Excellent Value. My boyfriend and I got the early bird at 6pm - 3 courses for 25.95 - incredible value for amazing food. For starter I had potato and leek soup which was perfect. My boyfriend had the excellent parma ham and melon - the flavours were perfect. For main we got steak (excellently prepared) and chicken. The chicken on the menu had a stuffing, mine didnt in fact come with this but I didnt mind. The tomato and olive jus was perfect. Both courses come with adequate vegetable - no need to order the side dishes (3.50e), unless you're very hungry or you want chips! For dessert we had the creme brulee which was perfect, and the pavlova with lime mascarpone cheese and strawberries - very tasty and very generous portions. Service, as you might expect in a place like this, is just excellent. The only thing I didnt like about the waiter was that he made the annoying but unfortunately common error of presuming the credit card on the table belonged to the man...but thats my own pet peev!
Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin
Average at best. Went here with a group of 8 on a busy Thursday night. A few of us went for the early bird menu - 2 courses and coffee/tea for €21.95. Choice on this menu isn't great. I had the soup which was average. The dips were ok. I had the chicken dish which was tasty, but the main courses took a while to arrive, considering we all had starters first. The fish was very good. Wine list is decent. Overall I don't think the food is worth the hype, but there's nothing wrong with it particularly. Not in a very nice location!
Cinnamon Restaurant at Hilton Dublin Kilmainham Hotel
Hilton Hotel, South Circular Road, South Dublin, Kilmainham, Dublin
I went here today with a group of work friends. I had the soup of the day which was mediterranean vegitable - quite tasty. The tomato and parmesan bruschetta was also tasty but looked more filling than it was. Chowder was reportedly tasteless, however the sandwiches went down well. A little quiet at lunch time, but service was good. One drink was left off the order and proved a little difficult to get but that was the only fault. Soup and bruschetta were 4.95 each, sandwiches a little more at 10-12 euro.
Howards Way (Churchtown)
11 Braemor Road, South Dublin, Churchtown, Dublin
Extremely chocolatey cappuchino. Went here today with a work group for lunch. There is a lot of choice on the menu including soup of the day and lunch special. I had the BLT which came with 2 salads of coice. I went for mixed leaves in honey dressing and carrot pumpkin seed and sesame seeds - really delicious. That was €9 - portions very large. Salads are unique and very tasty.Bacon cooked perfectly. The "All 4" salad option was very popular with the group, also the chicken bruschetta. Capucchinos followed (€3) - the hazelnut flavour was popular. The best thing about them was the Flake chocolate sprinkled genorously on top :) Very busy for a Tuesday lunch - would need to book for a large group. Service excellent.
Harry Street, St Stephens Green, Dublin
Really nice place to eat. There is a great atmosphere here. Staff are very attentive. I had the soup and the steak sandwhich which were very good. Good latte - comes with an interesting spoon. A little pricey.
The Counter Dundrum
Pembroke District, (adjacent to the Mill Pond at Town Square), Dundrum, Dublin
Interesting concept. Tasty. This place is great. Finally no need to eat the surplus bread in a burger that a lot of places give you. There are almost too many options here of what to put on your burger and sometimes its hard to know what will go well and what wont mix at all, unless you have a good palate! Especially with the sauces. You certainly get plenty of salad etc, so its quite filling. My boyfriend got a malt which was nice - they mixed banana for vanilla but were nice about changing it. I had a small issue with the waitress who talked to us as if we were children and spent a long time explaining the simple concept of ticking boxes, but I suppose she was trained to be thorough!
Lunch! Calzone Cafe
63 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin
Excellent food. Love this place. I have become a regular here because of the great food and great prices. The burgers come with salad and spicy sauce which is nicer than ketchup. You have to order fries separately - the shoestring ones with garlic mayo are very tasty but a bit greasy. One bowl would do for two people sharing.Italian and Mexican Burgers are very tasty. Seats are along benches and its usually pretty busy in evenings - nice to sit outside and people watch.
South William Street, South William Street, Dublin
Pleasant. Went here with a couple of friends this week. Early on a Monday so it was very quiet. I got the chicken sandwich which was extremely filling, as was the steak sandwich. They are served with about 6-8 chips which are neatly placed in a decoration. My other friend got the fish and chips which was fine. Great wine selection and reasonably priced too. We added a couple of bottles and it wasnt overly dear. The staff didnt have much to do on this quiet night and so were quick to take away any empties
Mexico to Rome
23 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Not overly impressed. I went here yesterday with two friends and we tried out the €8.95 lunch menu. Choice of starter is slim: garlic bread, bruschetta, bowl of olives. We all went with the bread which was slightly burnt and greasy. Two of us got burgers (neither Mexican or Italian cuisine!) and one got mexican meatballs served with rice. That dish was slightly bland, burgers were standard. Not bad value all for that price, red wine was fairly decent. Wait staff were attentive. No major complaints.
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin
Excellent service. Authentic thai. I went to go in a group of 7 (Wednesday night - and defininately needed a booking as the place was full at 6pm). The decor is fantastic - there is a choice of an open table or little booths dotted around the main dining room. The bar is large and comfortable with great lighting. Toilets are a little strange but that would be the only fault. Pre-theatre menu is good value if you want 2 or 3 courses - 3 of us went for that. Chicken satay and spring rolls were good starters. I had the singapore noodles with pork and prawn - very tasty. Others prasied the chicken cashew nut and green curry - no problem if you want it a little more or less spicy than whats on the menu. Dessert of the day was Banoffi - very interesting way of putting it together, and it was delicious. Service here is EXCELLENT. Water topped up consistently and the server will remember what each person ordered - a nice touch that you find in few spots now. Authentic phad thai and Tiger beer, for anyone who likes their true thai food.
F.X. BUCKLEY Steakhouse Crow Street
2 Crow Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Beware the value of the early bird menu. It is good value if you are planning on getting a steak, but if you are getting say, soup and the chicken, you only make a saving of about 50c! Though, if you're not going for the purpose of saving your cash the food here is quite good. The half chicken is a decent size, but the bangers and mash and steak would leave you hungry - definately order veg on the side, as the main on its own is very lonely looking! I was here on a Monday night and the majority of the party were disappointed with the size of the portions. Sides are about €4 each (even for a bowl of onions) which is a little steep. The baileys creme brulee is bland - very very little taste. Chocolate putting amazing. Very good atmosphere for a Monday at 6pm. The place was full! FXB is doing very well for itself.
1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Very busy Thursday night!! I went here for a friend's birthday - group of 8. We all ordered two dishes each and 2 bottles of wine and the bill was about 20e each - not bad at all. Favourites were the chicken empanada and stuffed muscles. The potatoes with chorizo were very tasty but slightly greasy. No complaints from anyone on the food front. Service good. I would definately recommend booking a table here on Thurs-Sun as its extremely popular. Most people who arrived without a booking waited I think 20-40 mins. A popular spot.
Chez Max (Palace Street)
1 Palace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Early Bird 2 courses for €19 - very good value for excellent food. The place was full on a Thursday night (any restaurant that can do this at the moment must be good). My friend had the escargots to start which were very tasty. I had the French Onion soup which was a huge portion, For mains we had mussles, which come served with pommes frites and I had the chicken dish which again was in a large portion. The atmosphere in Chez Max is authentically french, and is a very pleasant experience.
Bobo's Gourmet Burgers (Wexford St)
22 Wexford Street (Beside Whelans), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Thoroughly Underwhelming. I had a chicken burger for 9euro which was very bland - a chicken fillet and some salad, served on an old plate. Two of my friends had beef burgers which were similarly plain - unbelieveable that the burgers aren't even served with chips for that price. Chips cost about 4euro and come with a garden of rosemary on top of them. This place is grimey and expensive.
46-47 Castle Street, South Co. Dublin , Dalkey, Dublin
Early Bird on a Sunday. 3 courses for 20euro - although annoyingly not the same dishes on the main menu and there is no description on the early bird card. I had the minestone soup which was decent, and my boyfriend had bruschetta and tomato which was excellent. Lasagne came next unfortunatley quite lonely - no bread or salad which was a bit of a let down. My boyfriend had the canneloni which looked very similar but was tasty. Lasagne was ok, if a little small. Dessert was Tiramisu - quite good, and lemon cheesecake - delicious. I had a glass of house red which was good but not too much choice if you're drinking alone as this is the only thing available by the glass! Service was excellent - very attentive. 10% service charge added.
Blue Cafe Bar
Harbour Road Skerries, Skerries, Dublin
I've eaten in Blue a few times and the food is really great. The burger is a generous portion and the linguine is very tasty. The service is very good and location lovely too - can do a nice walk around Howth afterwards.
Restaurant Ten Fourteen
324 Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin
Great to be able to eat out and be charitable at the same time! The food here is fantastic, the scallop salad and the Monaghan chicken are fantastic. The wine list is short but well thought out. Lovely atmosphere
Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin
Disappointing. The service isnt as good here as in some of the other chains. The food is good quality but the atmosphere here is a little lacking.
Bad Ass Cafe
Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Good for ribs. I came here with 2 friends who had a craving for some ribs. These were very tasty. I had a cheeseburger which also went down well. Atmosphere was great for a Thursday night, even though the place wasnt too busy. Service great.
Thunder Road Cafe
Fleet Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin
I'd recommend the chicken enchiladas here, they are quite tasty. The icecream sundaes are really good too.
Queen of Tarts
4 Cork Hill Dame Street, City Centre South, Dublin
I went here for lunch today and found it so-so. After hearing good things about it, I suppose I had high expectations. I had one of the tarts, and wasnt too excited about it. Carrot cake was very good but the lunch was ridiculously expensive, and for the cramped little place that it is its not overly nice to squeeze into!
Anvil Bistro Restaurant
Saggart Village, Dublin 22, Saggart, Dublin
I went here for lunch with a group of 15 people recently. The lunch menu has a lot of choice: paninis, sandwiches, soup, but larger dishes such as red chicken curry and beef burger. I had the open BLT sandwich, which was pleasant - served with crisps and a large amount of coleslaw. The dish of the day was bacon and cabbage which a few people had and had good things to say about. The burger came with wedges and salad and was tasty. The curry was said to be good but mild. The food is very good and service is excellent. Very nice decor too. The one downside would be that there is limited parking and its on a sharp corner so could be hard to stop unless heading out of the village towards the N81.
Wagamama - Stephen's Green
St Stephen's Green Centre, South King St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Not a fan of Wagamama. I went for dinner last night with three friends. On a busy night, we were seated quickly, which was great, and had a chance to read the menu while waiting briefly on the stairs. This was a plus, as were the staff who ensured efficiency in seating. Our waitress was a little on the pushy side however, presumably rushed off her feet, but the atmosphere here feels a bit rushed - and stuffy, really. I had the chicken ramen, which was weak in flavour and slightly greasy - the pieces of grilled chicken were too big not to cut so they tend to just drop down into the bowl once you bite. One of my friends who had ramen found this also - slightly too watery. We had dumplings also for a side which were tasty. The prices are decent but rice dishes might be a better choice
Old Airport Road, North Dublin, Santry, Dublin
Ive been here a few times over the yeras and I feel that there hasnt been much of a change. The mood here can vary depending on how full the place is - the tables are very spread out and I would agree that the space is not used well. However, on a busy night, this can be nice. The last time I was ehre the service was very good - the portions were large too. Very decent pizzas. A good place for family as there is something to suit everyone on the menu.
The Bloody Stream Restaurant
Under Howth Dart Station, North Dublin, Howth, Dublin
I absolutley love going here with Howth friends, though its more the atmosphere than the food that is so great. Lovely to sit in the little terrace on sunny evenings - they always have heaters just in case...the smoked cod is pretty good here, and paninis are decent for lunch. The interior of this place in fantastic - lovely bars to walk through.
Pizza Hut (Blanchardstown)
Blanchardstown, West Dublin, Dublin 15, Blanchardstown, Dublin
Shockingly bad. After waiting to be seated for about 20 minutes, my boyfriend and I were shown to a dirty table - it had been wiped down but was sticky and there was food under our feet. The place was obviously understaffed as there were filthy tables everywhere. The food was mediocre - I found it hard to enjoy because of the filth around us. The bathrooms were an absolute disgrace - really dirty. I spoke to the manager after our meal - he apologised and put it down to being short staffed, and that he was 'trying to get a handle on the place'. I shudder to think what the kitchen was like, he assured me that the kitchen was his 'number one priority' Needless to say, I will not be back.
Eddie Rockets (Blanchardstown)
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, West Dublin, Blanchardstown, Dublin
I was quite disappointed with this particular branch when I was here. I usually like Eddies, but found the service quite poor. My boyfriend ordered a malt to go and we were left standing for at least 10 minutes after having paid - we would have left had it not been for that. The manager was completely rushed off her feet and ended up making the malt - maybe it was a bad day but it wasnt that busy
Captain America's Cookhouse and Bar (Tallaght)
Unit A3 Tallaght Cross Dublin 24, Tallaght, Dublin
I've been here just once and I think its a bit lacking compared to the flagship place on Grafton Street, which just has a better atmosphere. The food in the latter has in fact slipped in quality over the past while and I think the Tallaght branch is similar. Still, the sundaes and cocktails are always a treat.
The Porterhouse (North )
Cross Guns Bridge, Glasnevin, Dublin
I love the Porterhouse for food and staying on for a fun night out. The burgers are great but most recently I came here with a friend and we had the warm chicken salad and the chickpea salad. Washed down with Berry Cider and Fruli, it was really lovely. This place has a good atmosphere, but I'd avoid going for food later in the evening as it does get a bit loud
Eden Quay, City Centre North, Dublin
My boyfriend and I went here for dinner last weekend. We were pretty hungry and that's obviously the best way to go. This isn't in any way high end food, but it's not bad for a buffet. Once you avoid the greasy spring rolls, deep fried chicken and samosas, there is some decent stuff there. Staff are all very attentive. The atmosphere on a Saturday can be a bit rowdy... We also went to the Jimmy Chungs in Dundee - a lot better value in the UK with a price of 10.50 sterling, compared with ~20e - so even though its all you can eat...value for money is not too good, so dont be fooled...
1A Carlingford Road, Drumcondra, Drumcondra, Dublin
I went here for Sunday brunch - was really nice, I had one of the breakfast crepes, my boyfriend had a nice almond croissant. Coffees were good.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK Temple Bar)
Unit 1, Temple Bar Square, Dublin 2 , Temple Bar, Dublin
My experience wasn't as bad as the ones below. Although the staff were a little distracted (at one point our waitress went outside to look at commotion going on outside with Dave McSavage) on the whole the service was fine - quite quick. I had the bacon avacado burger which I found quite nice - though I agree a little pricey, considering you have to pay extra for chips. However, one portion for me and my boyfriend was enough.
Elephant & Castle
18/19 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Managed to eat here without waiting! Early on a Wednesday...Enjoyed the meal. Got the chicken wings between my boyfriend and me - I wasn't too wild on them - I felt the hype was a bit much. I suppose if you're really into chicken!! The chicken salads were good value and went down well. Service good too.
The Market Bar
Fade Street, City Centre South, Dublin
Great place for Tapas and for a quiet drink... Love the shoes on the wall. Nachos here are great
The Bull & Castle and F.X. Buckley Steakhouse
5-7 Lord Edward Street, Christchurch, Dublin 8, City Centre South, Dublin
Had a great experience here a few weekends ago. Went for dinner with a big group of friends - endless decisions of wine! Steaks went down well, and chicken also great - sweet potatoes a nice addition. While ordering dessert, the manager asked if we would relocate table to facilitate an elderly patron, which we gladly did, and we were rewarded with two deep fried mars bars on the house!
The Church Cafe Bar & Restaurant
Junction of Mary St. & Jervis St., Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin
A little pricey. The cod dish is quite good, cajun chicken salad also very nice. Atmosphere can be great at a busy weekend, not so much at lunch time.
The Porterhouse (Central)
45-47 Nassau Street, City Centre South, Dublin
LOVE the porterhouse! I go here quite a lot - favourites are the Strawberry beer (Fruli), bbq pizza, and stew. Really great spot on Nassau St, a great location with a buzzing atmosphere. Staff great.
Chapter One Restaurant
18/19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin
Delighted with Chapter One. Ate here on a Wednesday night. To start, my boyfriend had the soup and I had the chicken dish. Mains were great - suckling pig and the duck - wonderfully presented. Desserts were also beautiful. Service outstanding - nothing left undone - a very worthwhile experience.
Mao Restaurant (Chatham Row)
2-3 Chatham Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Saturday night dinner at Mao. Excellent. My boyfriend and I had the duck raman and the chicken lemongrass salad. The raman was excellent, and a large portion. The salad came on a bed of noodles and was very filling, and very good value at 15e. For dessert we had the sorbet and the very excellent berry meringue. The service at Mao is second to none - very attentive staff. Will definately be back soon.
Milano (Temple Bar)
19 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Frequent this place a lot! I went here with a group of 30 recently, and the staff were great at accomodating us, with constantly changing numbers up until the evening itself. The service was great, and really good value too.
Lemon Jelly Cafe
Millennium Walkway, Jervis Street, Italian Quarter, Dublin
Have yet to sample a smoothie here! This place has a great combination of smoothies, crepes, and paninis, but unfortunately like the reviewer before, the smoothie maker was also broken on my visit. My boyfriend and I both had lovely paninis - and good coffee too. Lovely on a sunny day.
Peploes Wine Bistro
16 St Stephen's Green, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin
Lunch at Peploe's: I had lunch here for a family occasion recently, and it didn't disappoint. The service was excellent - the waiting staff knew the order off by heart, which was impressive. The food quality was excellent - many of us had the steak, which was delicious. Good quality, excellent wine list. One setback was that they phoned twice to confirm the reservation...
Eddie Rockets (South Annes Street)
7 South Annes Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
My favourite branch!! Sometimes difficult to get a seat in this spot, but always worth the wait if you're hungry enough! Chicken in a basket is my new favourite, though the burgers never fail to fill a gap! Love the malts. Yummmmmmmmm!!
Eddie Rockets (O Connell Street)
O' Connell Street, City Centre North, Dublin
Though the food here is one of my favourites for on the go, I must say I dislike this particular branch. Every time I've been here there has been some row or other between the security staff and drunken aggressives at the door. Not a great location, but the food is still fantastic. The chocolate malt is great - chicken burger is my favourite!
Andersons Foodhall & Café
3 The Rise, Glasnevin, Glasnevin, Dublin
What a wonderful addition to the Rise! The food here is fantastic - you pay for what you get! The sandwich selection is great, as well as dinner options. This place is one of the newest additions to the top 100 restaurants in Dublin list and it's easy to see why. The staff are a pleasure too - lots of local students who know the area and are extremely efficient. Long live Andersons!
Independent Pizza Co
28 Drumcondra Rd Lower, Dublin 9, Drumcondra, Dublin
A family favourite! And a gem in Drumcondra. Great quality food, wonderful service, and perfect for a family dinner or a bite before a night out. The pizzas are a decent size and there are other great options on the menu - the chicken caeser salad is really tasty!
The Orchid Chinese Restaurant
12 New Street, Malahide, Malahide, Dublin
A gem of a place. I have never been here when it wasn't busy, even for mid week lunch. I have been here plenty of times with my family, and we have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and well priced. The waiting staff are efficient. The only thing that I feel could be addressed is the tight squeeze of tables!
Milano (Dawson Street)
38 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
Milanos is a favourite of mine. I had dinner with my boyfriend here a while back and really enjoyed it. The pizzas are tasty and the service is good. The wine list is decent too. The Dawson Street venue is lovely too.
TGI Friday (St Stephens Green )
St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Fast food dressed up with a higher price tag - but cocktails are fantastic and the atmosphere is really fun. Pity they don't take reservations for parties less than 8 so you can find yourself waiting on a busy night.
Dunne And Crescenzi (South Frederick Street)
14-16 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
The best thing about this place is the atmosphere and the decor. It looks authenticly Italian and the waiting staff when I was here. Expect Mediterranean food and you won't be disappointed. Wine list is great.
Lemon (Dawson St)
60 Dawson St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
A place I frequent a lot. The crepes are all fantastic if not a little overpriced - unrivalled in Dublin. I always think the sandwiches are overlooked by people who come here for the sweet crepes - the salsa melt and deli special are amazing. The lemon breakfast during the week is fantastic value. The novelty of seeing how the pancakes are made is really cool too. I hope lots more of these pop up around the city.
Farm Restaurant (Dawson Street)
3 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin
Great addition to Dawson Street, and a good organic option. Service quite good, and food delicious, especially the Farm Burger. My boyfriend and I were accommodated with a table on a Friday easily, which was nice. Staff are very friendly and efficient.
18 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
My boyfriend and I ended up eating here after La Bodega downstairs was closed. Otherwise we may not have bothered to stop as the menu isn’t hugely exciting. However, the food itself was fine, if a little unremarkable. The waiting staff were very young but surprisingly skilled. Run-of-the-mill.
8 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Pizzas here are really good, really large sizes too. My boyfriend and I were sitting beside the door which was a little annoying, but we got a table without waiting. Decor is trendy, if not a little cramped.
7 Anglesea Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Come hungry!! Really nice novelty place, which is good to come to once. Unless you change every dish with a different sauce, the food does end up all tasting the same, regardless of combination. The food is all really fresh and well presented. Fun to go as a group. Really good value if you come on an empty stomach.
Luigi Malones Restaurant
5/6 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Went here to redeem my menupages voucher. Got the early bird menu - which is fantastic value - any bottle of wine between two for 5 euro, or 2.50 a cocktail with dinner - really great. My friend got the lasagne, which was nice, and I had the Santa Fe chicken pizza - absolutely gigantic!!!! Great value, highly recommended.
Port House Pintxo
12 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin
I ate here with two friends last night, and sat outside, which was really really nice. We were covered over and heaters came on when it got a bit chilly. Table was a little small for 3 of us, but we managed. We got some garlic patatas, deep fried prawns with garlic (excellent) and seafood paella (a little soggy, not the best). Bottle of Rioja €24. Great tapas selection and great atmosphere - ask to sit downstairs if you're on a date - its dark and candlelit. Coolest toilets in a restaurant hands down.
52 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin
Pies pies pies!! What a cool place, the best pies in Dublin. They were low on venison the last time I was here, but apart from that it cant be faulted.
Captain America's Cookhouse And Bar
44 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
One of my favourite places. The lunch menu is fantastic value. I think however the quality of food has slipped in recent years, I like food coming quickly but not within 4 minutes of ordering... Fantastic staff.
52 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
This place would be fantastic if a few small problems were ironed out. My boyfriend and I ended up coming here for dinner. We had tried before to come for lunch, but the queue was out the door. They don't take reservations, nor can you leave your number and come back. Dinner was better, we were lucky and were seated with no delay. The tables are quite close together but the atmosphere is nice and relaxed. Not only did they not have the wine we ordered, they had no tiramisu on a Friday night!! That was a shame. Otherwise it was excellent. Fast friendly service, great food.