Restaurant Reviews from Duckface

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 20

Member Since: 24 February 2009

Last Visit: 16 March 2011

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Tiffanys Diner restaurant

255 Crumlin Road, Crumlin, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Cafe

Price Range:

Great
3 reviews

Reviewed 17th April 2009 ( visited 17th April 2009 )

I used to go here all the time when I lived in there area & since moving away frequently get cravings for it! Tiffanys does one of the best brekkies in Dublin - their frys are great & the scrambled eggs with salmon are pretty tasty too! The lunch menu & sambos are also good. Service is quick & friendly, & the interior bright, cheerful & decorated with an appropriate amount of memorabilia. only thing I'd fault it on is that the smell of oil is sometimes a bit oppressive!
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Independent Pizza Co restaurant

28 Drumcondra Rd Lower, Dublin 9, Drumcondra, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 9

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Cuisine:
American

Price Range:

Good
181 reviews

Reviewed 24th February 2009 ( visited 24th February 2009 )

I love this place..it's great for lunch, dinner AND take-out and has delicious pizzas with great combinations of toppings. The atmosphere at night is really nice..it's amazing how effectively a few candles convert a daytime cafe into a nighttime intimate restaurant. The housewine is good & very reasonable, the food is great & the service friendly. No wonder is often so hard to get a table!
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Alfies
10 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I went with a friend for the lunch special - relatively good value at €10 for starter, main, side and drink (all on one plate), although not as much food as it sounds as portion sizes are on the modest side. Still, more than sufficient for lunch & nice to have the variety all one plate. Food was good, not amazing, but tasty & well-cooked, service was pleasant but slow. Atmosphere was noisy (mostly due to the abundance of small children the day I went) but pleasant & they really make an effort with the xmas decorations!

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Gourmet Burger Bistro
8 Bridge Street, Cork City, Cork

I was out with a group of friends for a bite to eat & we were headed to the tapas bar beside this place on bridge st, which was unfortunately closed for renovations. Disappointed, we decided to eat at Gourmet Burger Bistro.. and were pleasantly surprised! It was restaurant atmosphere without the prices & really tasty food...my greek style lamb burger was excellent. We ordered a bottle of wine which was very drinkable & didn't have to hold out breath when the bill came! Staff were lovely..I couldn't really fault the place!

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Emperor Palace
Parnell St, Clonmel, Tipperary

The Emperor, or 'Ming's' as it is perhaps more commonly known, is the best chinese food I have had in Ireland anywhere, hands down. It's not cheap, but for the quality of the food I think it is good value. The steamed fish (ask the staff what they have that day - the black sole is delicious) in ginger, garlic & soy sauce is delicious. Seafood combo is also one of my favourites & they do a good wonton soup - I've had most of the menu though & it's all good! The staff are great & really friendly..this is definitely one of the best bets for eating out in Clonmel!

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Queen of Tarts (Temple Bar)
3 - 4 Cow's Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin

I went here with a friend for cake & coffee having heard good reports. We sat at a table outside, which was a nice people-watching spot, if a bit chilly in October! I ordered a berry crumble which they didnt have, so settled for a strawberry & rhubarb crumble instead. It was nice - tasty & served warm with a (miniscule) amount of (real!) cream on the side. I thought at over €5 though it could have been a bit more special - it was a pretty modest slice & an extra spoon of cream wouldn't have gone astray! Coffee was good, and our very pleasant waitress was on the ball.

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

Three of us had Sunday lunch here recently. The place is really cute & was hopping - but the tables are well-spaced so it wasn't too oppressive. The atmosphere did feel a bit stuffy, though. Which is about the only negative comment I have! The food was delicious - I had the tempura prawns to start which were smashing.. but despite their succulence I was so jelous when I grabbed a mouthful of my sister's crab salad! The lamb for main was really good - tender meat perfectly cooked. The duck was also great, the black sole goujons a little disappointing in size, but not in flavour. Desserts were all great. Service was good, if a little haphazard, with lots of waiter-changes! I thought it was great value at €25 a head for a three course lunch of this calibre. Although a glass of wine each hurt the bill significantly!

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Bewley's Café
Grafton Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I meet friends here for coffee (& often some baked goods to accompany) occasionally & IF you can get a window seat upstairs it's a great place to people-watch. The coffee is ok & the bakery fare pleasant enough, if a bit hit & miss. It's pretty hard on the wallet though & really, apart from the location/view & the pleasure of patronising an establishment that has been around since 1927, there's not much to recommend it above other similar establishments around Grafton st.

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Salamanca
1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I'd heard good things about this restaurant & wasn't disappointed. However, like many of the tapas restaurants in Ireland the portions are way over tapas size & price, so you end up getting only 2/3 dishes pp. If you're in a big group & can share them thats ok, if you are just two people though it defeats the purpose of eating tapas a bit!

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Jimmy Chungs
Eden Quay, City Centre North, Dublin

A good example of getting what you pay for...we were there for the all-you-can-eat lunch & it was not the best quality Chinese I've had by a long shot but most of it was edible (avoid the chicken & cheese spring rolls!), freshly cooked & a really good variety of food. The icecream machine is a good way of rounding it off if you have space! Drinks/cutlery service was really good. Atmosphere was nice - busy & a bit crowded but restaurant was v clean. Value excellent at ~€9/head all you can eat excl. drinks when we were there.

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Tiffanys Diner
255 Crumlin Road, Crumlin, Dublin

I used to go here all the time when I lived in there area & since moving away frequently get cravings for it! Tiffanys does one of the best brekkies in Dublin - their frys are great & the scrambled eggs with salmon are pretty tasty too! The lunch menu & sambos are also good. Service is quick & friendly, & the interior bright, cheerful & decorated with an appropriate amount of memorabilia. only thing I'd fault it on is that the smell of oil is sometimes a bit oppressive!

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Acapulco Restaurant
7 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Although this is my friend's all-time favourite mexican, I thought the food was ok. It's a little bland for me...light on the spices & heavy on the cheese/sour cream. Decor is cute though & service was good...I'd recommend coming here but only if you like your mexican food on the unspicy side!

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Cactus Jacks (Middle Abbey St)
Millennium Walkway, Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Italian Quarter, Dublin

I went in here on a Sunday night & the place was nearly empty. The nachos to start were very tasty & pleanty for two people. The chicken fajita I had for main was nice..nothing to write home about but perfectly tasty nonetheless. Service was friendly if a bit slow for an empty restaurant! All in all a cute little place with decent mexican fare at reasonable prices.

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Sinnotts
South King Street, City Centre South, Dublin

I've had pub grub in here a few rimes when I've been in watching matches.. Both times the burgers were good, chips were chunky & service (amazingly in a crowded pub) was excellent.

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Zaytoon (Parliament Street)
14/15 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Admittedly I've never eaten here sober. But it tastes great at 2am!! Staff are remarkably tolerant of all the drunken louts. Kebabs are great - I agree that the chips could be improved on though.

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Yamamori Noodles
71-72 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Good Sushi is not easy to find in Dublin unfortunately and while Yamamouri's fare is not the best I've ever eaten, I think it's the best Dublin has to offer. I think the prices are reasonable too & there's good choice..i like the fact that they do other dishes too so a Sushi-lover and a Sushi-hater can dine together happily! I think the atmosphere in both this and the restaurants sister on the quays is pleasant if a bit chaotic and noisy at times!

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Penang
11 & 11A Upper O'Connell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

I've eaten here a few times & each time had a really nice meal. The people-watching from here is great and as the restaurant is rarely very busy window seats are easy to come by! The staff are pleasant & attentive but don't rush you & seem to be happy for patrons to take as long as they like over their meals. Everything I've tried here has been good..The Cantonese Duck is really great & crispy (if a little dry) & I love their Wonton soup & giant spring rolls. Prices are reasonable & the atmosphere is quiet, but pleasant. Definitely a good choice if you find yourself with a hankering for Chinese on O'Connell St!

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The Cedar Tree
11a St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I've eaten here twice & enjoed it both times. The decor is great..I love all the ornamental tiles. The food is very yummy & quite reasonably priced. Although some of the set menus may seem a bit steep, you get a huge amount of food. Although the mains are tasty, I like to skip them & just get lots of Mezze, there is such a large selection. The Lebanese house wine is delic & v reasonable, & the waiters are pretty easy on the eye, too!

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Wagamama - Stephen's Green
St Stephen's Green Centre, South King St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I go here all the time for a quick bite with friends..good food, good service, good prices, nice, casual atmosphere, free green tea...what more could you want?! Not the place for a romantic meal for two, though!

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

I was here for a second visit recently & was underwhelmed ... the food was ok but not great - Phad Thai was particularly disappointing. I really don't see what everyone raves about in this place. It's way too crowded - I felt like we were sitting at the same table as the couple next to us & you had to shout to make yourself heard above the din. The set Menu was reasonably priced but offered a limited selection... if you're going to spend the money on the a la carte I'd go to an alternative Thai restaurant instead.

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Independent Pizza Co
28 Drumcondra Rd Lower, Dublin 9, Drumcondra, Dublin

I love this place..it's great for lunch, dinner AND take-out and has delicious pizzas with great combinations of toppings. The atmosphere at night is really nice..it's amazing how effectively a few candles convert a daytime cafe into a nighttime intimate restaurant. The housewine is good & very reasonable, the food is great & the service friendly. No wonder is often so hard to get a table!

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Luigi Malones Restaurant
5/6 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

I went here for lunch recently and was pleasantly surprised (having heard poor reports in the past) to recieve tasty food from a pleasant waiter at a reasonable price. My squid & chickpea bouillabaise was delicious, although I thought charging €1.50 for 3 little pieces of bread to go with it was a bit off. The rest of the food was good..nothing special, but decent food in a nice atmosphere at an ok price. Nothing to put you off coming back.

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