Restaurant Reviews from Discerning Guru

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 3

Member Since: 04 December 2013

Last Visit: 05 February 2015

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L'Ecrivain Restaurant

109a Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Fine Dining

Price Range:

Good
291 reviews

Reviewed 02nd February 2015 ( visited 19th December 2014 )

The ultimate dining experience. Fantastic welcome from entrance right up to being seated at the table. Magnificent menu, with adequate time between courses. Staff top class and personable. Food always par excellence. Desert always a pleasure. Fantastic wine list. Never rushed from table. Highly recommend the whole experience. Always look forward to an evening here.
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Hugo's restaurant

6 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
French

Price Range:

Good
308 reviews

Reviewed 02nd February 2015 ( visited 31st January 2015 )

We are regular patrons to Hugo's and usually enjoy the experience, However it seems to have dropped its standards due to its popularity. We booked a window table to be told that it wasn't available as someone else had booked it. We let it go as the restaurant was busy and normally there is no mix up. We had the Cooleeney Irish Brie and Dressed Crab for starters. Crab was bland and tasteless. Brie was just OK I was informed. We both had Sea Bream for mains. It was dry, over baked and lukewarm. The crushed potato equally unappealing and lukewarm. Waiter was not enjoying his job and unfriendly. Very evident that the woman behind the desk was tuned into our conversation. Waitress however was very pleasant and attentive. We were offered dessert menus and advised at the same time they wanted the table back in 15 mins, That was the final straw.I realise they want to maximise their turnover at weekends but in so doing are crippling future return business. The restaurant was extremely busy. it resembled a conveyor belt of people filing through the doors. Our bill came to just under €100 which included a bottle of wine at €29. Expensive for mediocre food and bad attitude. The owner Padraig did not appear to be present so perhaps that had an effect on the overall experience. We were very disappointed, not at all the pleasant experience it used to be.
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L'Ecrivain Restaurant
109a Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

The ultimate dining experience. Fantastic welcome from entrance right up to being seated at the table. Magnificent menu, with adequate time between courses. Staff top class and personable. Food always par excellence. Desert always a pleasure. Fantastic wine list. Never rushed from table. Highly recommend the whole experience. Always look forward to an evening here.

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Keshk Cafe Restaurant
71 Mespil Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Fantastic restaurant with a great menu. Service is both pleasant and very efficient. Ideal for lunchtime diners. Food regardless of choice is delicious. Reasonably priced. Never fails to please.

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Hugo's
6 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We are regular patrons to Hugo's and usually enjoy the experience, However it seems to have dropped its standards due to its popularity. We booked a window table to be told that it wasn't available as someone else had booked it. We let it go as the restaurant was busy and normally there is no mix up. We had the Cooleeney Irish Brie and Dressed Crab for starters. Crab was bland and tasteless. Brie was just OK I was informed. We both had Sea Bream for mains. It was dry, over baked and lukewarm. The crushed potato equally unappealing and lukewarm. Waiter was not enjoying his job and unfriendly. Very evident that the woman behind the desk was tuned into our conversation. Waitress however was very pleasant and attentive. We were offered dessert menus and advised at the same time they wanted the table back in 15 mins, That was the final straw.I realise they want to maximise their turnover at weekends but in so doing are crippling future return business. The restaurant was extremely busy. it resembled a conveyor belt of people filing through the doors. Our bill came to just under €100 which included a bottle of wine at €29. Expensive for mediocre food and bad attitude. The owner Padraig did not appear to be present so perhaps that had an effect on the overall experience. We were very disappointed, not at all the pleasant experience it used to be.

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