Restaurant Reviews from EEIrish

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 30

Member Since: 20 September 2009

Last Visit: 11 October 2016

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Peploes Wine Bistro restaurant

16 St Stephen's Green, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Good
295 reviews

Reviewed 20th June 2010 ( visited 18th June 2010 )

When I heard that Peploes were doing an early bird I just had to book a table. I was a bit concerned that having a 3 course meal on offer for €25 that the quality of food wouldn't equal ordering from the al la carte but I was not disappointed. The service and food could not be faulted. We had clean plates all round after each course. The Aubergine with Haloumi cheese starter is delicious and the Crumble desert was perfect.
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The Cellar Restaurant

The Merrion Hotel, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Good
66 reviews

Reviewed 28th February 2010 ( visited 11th February 2010 )

I had a voucher for this restaurant & myself & a friend were really looking forward to the experience. I was very disappointed with the meal but the service was impeccable. I didn't think there was any atmosphere in the restaurant and didn't think we got value for money. We did however have a fabulous bottle of wine.
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Fiorentina
40 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

I have eaten here a number of times for both lunch and dinner. The lunch is amazing value for money. The staff and very friendly and efficient. I have tried quite a few things on the menu and each has been totally delicious and very authentically Italian. Each time I have noticed that everyone sitting around me has cleared their plates, an excellent sign of good food.

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Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill
1 Belmont Ave, Dublin 4, Donnybrook, Dublin

We visited this restaurant with a voucher so were provided with a limited menu. The starters were nice enough but the steaks we received for a main course were average. We opted for one desert which was nothing too special either. The voucher included a bottle of wine so we chose the red and it was drinkable. The waiter we had was none too friendly throughout the entire evening. The pianist was pleasant and livened the place up. It is a beautiful restaurant and the tables are not too close together. I would like to return and sample something from the Al La Carte as I suspect this may be of better quality.

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Trocadero
St Andrew Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I have eaten here with my partner a few times this year - it is always busy and it is hard to get a table by just showing up - always a good sign. The food is always excellant and the staff are very good. They are the perfect level of attentive and nothing is too much trouble. There was a bit of a mix up with our order, there were many apologies and complimentary Irish Coffees were offered and I was able to get mine made with decaf coffee. The tables are nicely laid out so you are not squahed up against other people. A bit pricey but worth it as you know you will be served lovely food each time by lovely people.

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Diep le Shaker
55 Pembroke Lane, (Off Pembroke Street), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

My firend had a voucher for this restaurant and kindly invited me along. We had fabulous food and wine. We shared the Crispy Aromatic Duck to start, it was a nice large portion. I then had the Massaman Curry for my main - I really enjoyed it - while my friend equally enjoyed a Prawn dish. All washed down with a lovely bottle of red wine. I wanted to book again straight away but this restaurant was already booked for most of December. I will be booking a table in January and am already looking forward to eating there again.

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Wallace's Taverna
24 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

We really enjoyed this restaurant. We had a meal deal voucher and felt it was excellant value for money. The staff are so friendly and helpful. We firstly shared the Mixed Board starter. This was a large plate of meat and cheese which was very tasty. I really like the wine list that includes the percentage of alcohol for each wine listed. For mains we had Tagliata and Ravioli with spinach and ricotta respectively. Both were delicious. I will defiinitely be going back to eat here again and highly recommend it.

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Tríocha
30 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin

This was a very disappointing experience. We were very hungry when we arrived and were looking forward to a 4 course dinner with the voucher we had purchased. The voucher was not good value based on the menu prices with a supplement for steaks. I started with the Confit Duck Salad and the duck was hard and dried out. The waitress did ask if everything was ok when she collected our plates and I commented on the dry, hard duck and she said she would tell the chef. My partner enjoyed his starter of Smoked Salmon. We both ordered the fish for our main course. It was truly disgusting. My fish was grey and soggy. My partners fish was white, he was hungry and ate it but did feel ill after. I called the waitress and she agreed my fish looked bad and I was given the menu to choose again. After seeking the advice of the waitress I opted for the braised lamb shank pie. After a 20 minute wait a pie swimming in gravy with no taste and 6 pieces of meat arrived. There was a small side of 2 slices of parnip and carrot - these were delicious and I could have eaten a plate of them. After this we couldn't face anymore food so instead of dessert/coffee we asked for liqueur coffee. The waitress was hesitant but agreed. We had a long wait for these. The wine list is not extensive and all bottles seem to have a screw top. The wine selection is very average. The toilets are in need of a refurb (strange for a new restaurant). I was very surprised that we were not offered something complimentary after such poor food being served to us. I definitely would not recommend this restaurant and will not return to it again.

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Pizza Stop
6/10 Chatham House, Chatham Lane, Off Grafton Street, City Centre South, Dublin

I have eaten here a few times this year and have alternated between the pizza and the ravioli with spinach and ricotta. Both have always been very tasty. The staff are always friendly and attentive. We generally have a portion of olives and bread to start and order a half bottle of nice wine. We follow the meal with Limoncello. It is a quick, convenient place to eat.

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Ciao Bella Roma
24/25 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

I really enjoyed the Rigatoni Alla Genovese and my partner who ordered the Lobster was in heaven (not on the menu but check with the waiter on whether this is available). The portions were large and ever so tasty. We had the Rose wine which was delicious. Found the staff very helpful. Overall great value for money. We finished the meal with Limoncello, yum. I will defiintely be back here.

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Gotham Cafe
8 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I have eaten here a few times in the last couple of months. The pizzas are excellant and the staff always attentive. I would recommending avoiding the seats at the back as it gets very noisy there when all the tables are full. Sitting at the front of the restaurant or outside is very pleasant. Good food and a good value place to eat.

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The Steps Of Rome
1 Bird avenue, Clonskeagh, Clonskeagh, Dublin

I have eaten here quite a few times lately for both lunch and dinner. The food is always fresh and tasty. I love the Polpette! The service is always excellant and Lunch is such great value. I will definitely be back.

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Rustic Stone
South George's Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

This was a disappointing experience. I ate here on a quiet Sunday afternoon. There were not too may people eating yet the service was very slow. We received the wine after the starters. I ordered the Olives to start - €3.50 for 3 Olives and 2 small pieces of pink grapefruit is incredible and very disappointing! The food was nothing special and I believe overpriced for what you get.

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Dada Restaurant
45 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Had the early bird here with a friend who is vegetarian. The food was really tasty. The staff were very friendly and we were not rushed to finish and vacate our table which is always refreshing.

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Buenos Aires Grill
Unit 2 Castle Way, Golden Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

The food is excellent. Service was a bit hit and miss and I got a different dessert than ordered but as we were in a hurry I ate the one provided. We arrived in at 5pm, which was opening time, restaurant was quite, presuming all staff hadn't arrived when we sat down. Would defniitely eat here again for the food but am not sure if the atmosphere would improve later in the night.

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The Port House
64a South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

A charming place though quite dark. We had trouble getting served because most of the tables filled up at the same time - there were a few times that there were no waiting staff in sight. Food was very good and wine reasonably priced. Would recommend this more for couples then groups of friends due to the small setting. Though there seemed to be a nice snug down the back.

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Chez Max (Palace Street)
1 Palace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We were a group of 6 people so got a nice table to the side. The centre tables for 2 are very close together. The atmosphere is lovely and the staff very friendly. As it was a Saturday night there was no early bird or special offers which is a pity as our reservation was for 5.30pm. We ordered 6 mains and 2 desserts and had 3 bottles of wine. We all found our food really tasty which included duck breast, moules, pork belly and beef bourguinon. Wine was lovely too though there are no cheap options on the menu. 12% service charge was added on as we were 6 people. Bill came to €33 each. Overall it was lovely and we all agreed we would eat there again.

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The Green Hen
33 Exchequer street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Had lunch here on Bank Holiday Monday. The decor is lovely and the staff friendly. The tables are a bit wonky but a wedge held our table in place nicely. The food was tasty and there was a nice selection of wine. Will go back to eat here again.

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Peploes Wine Bistro
16 St Stephen's Green, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin

When I heard that Peploes were doing an early bird I just had to book a table. I was a bit concerned that having a 3 course meal on offer for €25 that the quality of food wouldn't equal ordering from the al la carte but I was not disappointed. The service and food could not be faulted. We had clean plates all round after each course. The Aubergine with Haloumi cheese starter is delicious and the Crumble desert was perfect.

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen - GBK (South William Street)
14 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Great place for a great burger. The menu caters for all tastes including vegetarians. I love the home slaw. Really good value for money.

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Il Posto
10 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Three of us turned up without a reservation and without knowing anything about this restaurant. We had 3 courses from the early bird menu. The salad to start was a bit tasteless but the rest of the food was very tasty and it was good value for money. Lovely atmosphere and good service.

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Broadway New York Eatery
Unit 6, Custom House Square IFSC, City Centre North, Dublin

Ate here mid afternoon and there was only 2 other people eating. If I hadn't eaten here before I probably wouldn't have entered. I love the decor in this restaurant and the food is excellent value and very tasty. We both ordered from the specials board and thoroughly enjoyed our food. I have had the pizza previously for lunch which I would recommend too. Staff are very friendly.

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Siam Thai (Andrews Street)
14/15 Andrews Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Walked in without a reservation at 9pm on Friday night. While we waited for a table we sat at one of the high tables out front and ordered wine which was served really quickly. We shared the aromatic duck for starter which was delicious followed by a beef stir fry dish and pad thai. All food was really tasty with good size portions. The service was quick with no problems. We didn't feel rushed and included after dinner brandys and coffee. I will definitely return to this restaurant.

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

Had a fabulous meal in The Pig's Ear. There were 8 of us and there was no food left on our plates for either starters or main courses. All the food was delicious. The goats cheese starter is devine. The presentation of the food is great and served in a variety of dishes. The service is very good and attention is paid to the detail. Overall great value for money.

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Chameleon Restaurant
1 Lower Fownes Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Booked the Opium Room for a bithday night out. The room is lovely but the seating is not that comfortable. We had pre-ordered the meals to avoid indecision on the menu. The food was very average for the price of it and more difficult to share and eat due to how we were sitting. The waitress was very good and we were never waiting for anything. Overall it was not good value for money but it was great to have the room to ourselves and be able to chat and laugh without worrying about anyone else in the restaurant.

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

I always enjoy the food in Acapulco and I look forward to going each time. We had the nachos to start followed by spicy beef enchiladas. The food as always was great and very filling. We had a table upstairs which is never great because you can find you are waiting a while to order or get a refill of water or get the bill. The staff are friendly and helpful but the margaritas are very over priced.

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The Cellar Restaurant
The Merrion Hotel, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I had a voucher for this restaurant & myself & a friend were really looking forward to the experience. I was very disappointed with the meal but the service was impeccable. I didn't think there was any atmosphere in the restaurant and didn't think we got value for money. We did however have a fabulous bottle of wine.

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Olesya's Wine Bar
18 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I ate here with a friend. We ordered the delux plater to share which was large and plenty for 2 people. The wine list is daunting as is has so many choices. There are many fabulous wines to suit all pockets. The service was much better than I experienced on previous visits but the waiter was not much help with recommending wines though he was very busy and on his own. Overall this is a lovely restaurant and a great place to catch up with a friend and have a good chat.

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Koh
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

I ate here with a friend on Sat evening. We did not have a reservation and were seated in the bar area. The service was excellant. We were told of the special drink offers when we were given the menus. The food portions were large and very tasty. The waiter checked on us a couple of times to ensure we were enjoying our food and our water glasses were topped up without us having to ask. I have eaten in KOH a few times and each time the experience has been good.

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Odessa
13 Dame Court, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

I am eating out a lot lately with various visitors through work and it can be difficult to enjoy the third night eating out in a row but Odessa was a lovely experience. The new menu structure with €10 main courses is good vaue. There is plenty on the menu to suit all tastes, we had one confirmed steak eater, one vegetarian, one not too hungry and one who was. We shared nachos to start and each enjoyed our main courses. We sat downstairs in comfy chairs, though the lighting is a little dim and if you have poor eyesight you will have trouble reading the menu, The restuarant was really busy and although I had booked a table we were told we'd have to vacate at 8.30pm on a Wed evening, a sign of this restaurants popularity. I also enjoy Sunday brunch here - it's a great place to past an hour or two on a Sunday afternoon.

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Il Segreto
13a/b Merrion Row, City Centre South, Dublin

It was my second time eating here and both the food and the service is as good as I remembered. The staff are excellant, among the best service I have received in Dublin. Our party of 3 all opted for the three course menu for €24.50. Each course was delicious. Would definitely eat here again.

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

This was my second visit to Hugo's. The red wine recommended by the waiter was fabulous. There were 5 people in our group for dinner. We opted for the early bird menu. All plates were cleared and everyone enjoyed the evening. There isn't much atmosphere in this restaurant but would definitely eat here again.

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