Restaurant Reviews from Dukes
Wagamama - Stephen's Green restaurant
St Stephen's Green Centre, South King St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 22nd August 2009 ( visited 20th August 2009 )The lunch special is amazing, and so cheap. For less than 10 euro I had delicious Asian Chicken Salad and a bottle of kombucha. Definitely going back asap
2 Bath Avenue, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Area Code:
Reviewed 03rd December 2010 ( visited 01st December 2010 )Juniors had been recommended to me, so when I was nearby on Wednesday, I decided to drop in for lunch. It is tiny, with just 8 tables inside but the food and coffee were great.... Unfortunately the experience was ruined by a member staff. I still can't get over how rude he was, I'm not easily shocked but it was absolutely disgraceful. Loud constant filth, slinging insults at another member of staff while there were customers eating in the cafe? It seemed to be a member of management, with a female member of staff telling him to shush constantly. I won't be going back!
Douglas & Kaldi Rathbourne
1 Ashtown Square, Rathborne Village, West Dublin, Ashtown, Dublin
Not sure why this cafe has such bad reviews, it was recommended to me by my sister so I've been there for both lunch and breakfast recently. The food was good and the staff were friendly except for one waiter... maybe everyone who posted reviews was served by him!
Fallon and Byrne
11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Really disappointing, just had a Ruben... rock hard and freezing cold in the middle.
Eleven Gourmet Cafe
St. Olaves Business Centre, Kinsealy, Dublin
The food and coffee at Eleven are really good, but thats about it. I've been 4 times now, and the service is pretty bad, they've forgotten our order twice. Our last visit was on a Sunday morning about 11am for breakfast, after a long wait they took our order, then 10 mins later discovered that they had no eggs... we won't be back!
No 1 Fade Street, Off Georges's Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I love this place for brunch, but I asked for the Florentine without salmon.... and was very disappointed that they didn't they didn't give me a reduction in the price (10.50)
1 Church Road, Malahide, Dublin
This cafe used to be so good, with great service but the last few times I've been there its been pretty bad. Last week I ordered and omlette (normally gorgeous), came out burnt and not what I ordered... I don't think I can post the excuse the waitress gave for the mistake when I asked her to change it! Today I went out for lunch and had their fish & hand cut chips. Pretty disgusted at the amount of food I got for 13.95, a tiny piece of plaice and 8 chips. I complained but just got a shrug... I won't be going back there, a pity, it was one of my favourites cafes!
2 Bath Avenue, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin
Juniors had been recommended to me, so when I was nearby on Wednesday, I decided to drop in for lunch. It is tiny, with just 8 tables inside but the food and coffee were great.... Unfortunately the experience was ruined by a member staff. I still can't get over how rude he was, I'm not easily shocked but it was absolutely disgraceful. Loud constant filth, slinging insults at another member of staff while there were customers eating in the cafe? It seemed to be a member of management, with a female member of staff telling him to shush constantly. I won't be going back!
Gourmet Food Parlour Swords
Unit 2 St Fintans, North Street, Swords, Swords, Dublin
We just found out about this place about 2 weeks ago, we went for brunch the Sunday before last and were happy with everything except the long wait to pay. So anyway we decided to treat ourselves to breakfast this morning, big mistake! We were so disappointed, the only thing thing on our plates that was freshly cooked were the scrambled eggs. The sausages were hard and tasteless. We might try it again for a sambo as the staff are lovely and we like the place, but won't be doing breakfast again.
The Invent CentreDublin City UniversityGlasnevin, Glasnevin, Dublin
We moved to Clonshaugh Industrial Estate a while back and discovered this little gem of a cafe hidden just across the road. They're open Mon-Fri from 7.30am til 4 and have some amazing deals, like in the mornings coffee and a muffin 2.25, full irish with tea is 5.00 and lunch is 7.50 with tea or coffee. They give free top ups and have a free delivery service. The quality of the food is great, my favourite at the moment is their hot chicken roll for lunch The staff are really friendly and very efficient... I think I'll be eating there again today.
The Upper Deck duplicate
Harbour Road, Above the Waterside Pub, Howth, Dublin
I used to go to El Paso years ago, I loved it, it was delicious and not that expensive, so a few weeks ago we decided to try it as we were in Howth for the night anyway. I had chicken enchilada and a margarita and was not impressed. The enchilada came out about ten minutes after I ordered it, but it was tasteless, and at almost 18 euro, I expected a lot more. The margarita was tiny, tasted alcohol free and so expensive at 8.50. I've had way better mexican in the city centre for less than half the price, thanks El Paso but I won't be back.
Kennedys Food Store
5 Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin
Without a doubt, this is the best quality and cheapest breakfast to be had on the northside, no microwaved eggs or sausages here. I haven't had dinner there yet but intend to soon. I've had lunch there regularly since they opened and have only been disappointed with the food once or twice. Desserts are a crazy price compared to say breakfast. Now for the stuff that annoys me about Kennedys: 1) Servers, please, please stop the false smiles, they drive us and all our friends crazy, its creepy! 2) Sometimes we've had to wait 45 minutes for basic breakfast when the cafe isn't busy 3) Your breakfast is great, so why not train all chefs to cook it the same way, last time we were disappointed, we could have cooked it that way ourselves at home. 4) The seating area downstairs is too cramped, take away a few chairs and it would be fine, we don't like having to climb over someone to get to the loo or get bumped everytime someone goes into the kitchen.
2 Lower Kevin, South Circular, Dublin
One of my favourite places to eat, I wish it were closer to where I live so I could go there more often. I can't think of a nicer lunch than A Crazy Goat in the Ocean gallette with side salad and a really good coffee afterwards. I never have room for a sweet crepe. The service is great and the quality of the food is worth twice what they charge.
Howth Road, North Dublin, Clontarf, Dublin
I've been to The Nuthouse lots of times over the past 6 months or so, mainly for lunch, once for breakfast and once for dinner. The dinner we had was excellent, most memorable was the bruschetta it was absolutely delicious. The service was excellent that night as it usually is when we go for lunch. Then came an unforgettable breakfast experience: microwaved poached and scrambled eggs...gross! 4 sausages that were obviously reheats. We both sent them back, and as a replacement we were almost thrown 2 black greasy sausages between us that had obviously been deep fried. We decided to give it another try last week, as their french toast is great. One of the chefs and what seemed like management were arguing behind us, it was just plain nasty. The French toast tasted great but my other half was very unhappy with his, the only thing I didn't have that he did was the black pudding. We were really good customers Nuthouse but we're never going back!