Restaurant Reviews from FoodLover74
No. of Reviews: 22
Member Since: 01 December 2006
Last Visit: 05 January 2015
Indian Ocean Dublin restaurant
15 Montague Street, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 14th June 2007 ( visited 14th June 2007 )This is a real gem of a restaurant; we are walking out from the taste of Dublin fair, drenched, frustrated and wet. We are looking for a quite-cosy restaurant where we can have proper food and no queues. We go into this lane and we see this little restaurant that looks as it has bee freshly refurbished. We go in we are loving the smells coming from above (u have to go up the stairs for the main dining room) we sit down, attentive waiter comes over, poppadoms, fresh dips, good choice from the menu. We went vegetarian, I had the mixed vegetable banjhee and my friend the mushroom banjhee. Both delicious and came with pilau rice and naan. Stuffed vegetarian peppers for starters. Yum. We were so stuffed we could not finish it. Delicious. Def a place to come back to and try the rest…
The Upper Deck duplicate restaurant
Harbour Road, Above the Waterside Pub, Howth, Dublin, Area Code:
Reviewed 11th June 2007 ( visited 11th June 2007 )I was in El Paso just this Friday, I have to say the evening was great, the sun was shining so we were lucky enough to be able to sit in the outside terrace. The staff is very efficient and friendly. We only had a main course and a starters. Nachos for starter and chicken burrito for main course. Although everything was tasty and nice it didn’t feel fresh, the key of Mexican food is the freshness of the ingredients, home made guacamole, home made salsa but in this case it didn’t really taste as fresh as it should have been! My rice and my burrito were definitely micro waved. I wouldn’t recommend it if you are looking for a great Mexican. It is acceptable but not amazing especially because the prices are high. All in all there is a nice long menu so even vegetarians can find something and the ice-cream was good.
318 Clontarf Road, North Co. Dublin , Clontarf, Dublin
i just love this restaurant- consistently good food- consistently good service - always a nice warm and cozy atmosphere- tables are not too crammed- love the table cloths and napkins- nice glasses and cutlery- the waiters are all impecabbly dressed and always very friendly- i love the area at the back which is like a small waiting area/bar with great cocktails. if you haven't tried it yet do!
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin
great cocktails - there is a lounge area that is sort of a bar where you can wait for your table- food is always good although last time i was there i found the menu had way fewer options from a year ago-service is attentive but not annoying. very good spot for asian food
Brooks Hotel 59-62 Drury Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I picked the restaurant for a girl night out as the bar in the Hotel has great cocktails. Indeed we were not disappointed. The choice is great and the bar man are good at making them. In the restaurant the service was good but we had to pour our own wine as they forgot about us even if the place was not full. The food was nice but not outstanding as expected from the reviews given here. My main course seemed micro waved…..it was way too hot to eve touch the plate…. I wouldn’t go back but the bar in the hotel is worth a visit.
2B Vernon Avenue, Dublin 3, Clontarf, Dublin
I was here a couple of times, it’s a nice place, the owner really really tries his best to please everyone and overall the atmosphere is very pleasant but the food is always disappointing. They try really hard to be “Mediterranean” fresh and tasty but sadly everything is always swimming in oil. I had the sea-bass and I was nauseated I couldn’t finish it. The same for the starters, they had sardines that I was expecting to be grilled with a little olive oil….they were so oily I couldn’t eat them all. As i mentioned, i can't fault the service or the atmosphere but the food....personally not worth going back.
The Old Candle
Main Street, Newcastle, Co Wicklow, Newcastle, Wicklow
Lovely spot, Nice atmosphere, simple menu. If you live in Dublin you need to plan your night out here a bit ahead. The food was delicious, wine list a bit limited but good wines. The best part was the service the waiters were great. Not intrusive but so efficient!! Recommend the sucking pig with butternut squash pure as main. The duck as a starter, and the chocolate fondue as dessert. Wine: the Pinot Grigio as white and the Rioja as Red. Enjoy!
26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I honestly dont get the hype around this restaurant, its always full...I was there once and I felt rushed...too many people the waiters running like maniacs..not a relaxing experience....the cocktails are great and the waiter was efficent but the food was really just ok. I guess its ok overall but quite overpriced.
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin
We went there for a work do. They put us in this lovely mezzanine and we had this really private and quite place, it was lovely! We tried the early bird and it was delicious, the staff were so professional and impeccably nice! Will go again! Best service I had so far in dublin.
ely gastro bar
Grand Canal Square, (Next to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre), Dublin 2, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin
I was here on a Thursday with work, staff is nice but so slowwww. The waiter was really nice and attentive the food and wine delicious but we ordered no starters and it took at least 30 min to get our main courses by that time we were starving! At the start of the evenings there were 3 waiters and it was hard to get their attention one of my colleagues wanted to leave early and get her coat which was in the wardrobe and it took us 15 min before we caught the waitress attention! We wanted to pay the bill and that took ages too, plus it was inaccurate! As as I said lovely food, nice staff (when they notice you!) but a bit more efficiency wouldn't hurt!
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
You gotta try this one... Been here twice for work dos, amazing food, fresh wholesome, it’s a mix, Mediterranean meets big American portions, fish was amazing (sea bass I think…) Service might be a bit slow, great wine selection (pinot grigio was great with the fish) Good options for vegetarian and meat lovers. Dark Chocolate Fondue for 2 with Fruit and Cake is on the dessert menu….absolute bliss…. It has it all. Not cheap but worth the price….
Diva Restaurant & Piano Bar
The Harbour, Greystones, Wicklow
Some friends insisted this place was a good spot to go to so off we went. As an Italian I was not impressed at all. For starters I had the Diva Salad I think (its not in the menu here on menu pages..) but although it was nice for 12.50 I had a small bowl of rocket/spinach a quarter sliced of roasted pepper, a chunk of roasted aubergine, a chunk of courgette, 2 pieces of feta (??) 5 black olives and a strange dressing. It wasn’t bad but for 12 freaking Euro 50 cent I had expected a bit more!!! My husband had the mixed cold meat and I swear it looked like it had been bought in the budget supermarket straight out of the package. Actually to be fair the Mortadella in the supermarket was nicer… We waited at least 25 min to our main course we were chatting so we didn’t really complain. I ordered the oven baked trout with some sort of lemon sauce and my husband the cannelloni, (we should have copped on when we ordered that it wasn’t gonna be good as they asked us what with wanted with that… chips, salad or potatoes …) we asked for side salad with those. The cannelloni looked like they poured white sauce all over it and the meat when we cut it was grey, wasn’t good. My trout was the same; it was nice but smothered in this really sickly white sauce. Oven baked…..not sure. My friends had a pizza (chicken topping?!?!? Pleaseeeee) and steak with chips so they really couldn’t go wrong. Bottom line, if you are into Irish meets Italian combo go for it. If you are looking for fresh tasty Italian go somewhere else!
St. Stephen's Green, St Stephens Green, Dublin
Was here twice, food very bland and overpriced not sure why I went there the second time...
Toscana (Dun Laoghaire)
5 Windsor Terrace, South Co. Dublin , Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Another one of those Italian restaurants that serve chips with everything...too much chicken on the menu too... well, ok it was 5 of us, lovely table, very friendly staff, but food was bland, really bland, also no bread with our starter which is strange in a Italian restaurant...Not worth a second go for sure...food is just ok and its a bit on the pricey side.
Indian Ocean Dublin
15 Montague Street, City Centre South, Dublin
This is a real gem of a restaurant; we are walking out from the taste of Dublin fair, drenched, frustrated and wet. We are looking for a quite-cosy restaurant where we can have proper food and no queues. We go into this lane and we see this little restaurant that looks as it has bee freshly refurbished. We go in we are loving the smells coming from above (u have to go up the stairs for the main dining room) we sit down, attentive waiter comes over, poppadoms, fresh dips, good choice from the menu. We went vegetarian, I had the mixed vegetable banjhee and my friend the mushroom banjhee. Both delicious and came with pilau rice and naan. Stuffed vegetarian peppers for starters. Yum. We were so stuffed we could not finish it. Delicious. Def a place to come back to and try the rest…
Wongs of Clontarf
436 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Clontarf, Dublin
I cant believe the reviews for this place, not only is the food overpriced but the quality is so poor, I remember we went there with friends "to treat" them for their engagement and we could not get over the fact that the food was at the same level of take away. I agree that the service is efficient as we barely managed to keep the plates in front of us because the waiters were so eager to clean up, also we noticed that there was some sort of head waitress that kept barking orders in Chinese to the stuff so the waiters kept going around like restless flies. The atmosphere was good as the restaurant is always full and buzzing but this does not make up for the quality of the food. Don’t bother !
The Upper Deck duplicate
Harbour Road, Above the Waterside Pub, Howth, Dublin
I was in El Paso just this Friday, I have to say the evening was great, the sun was shining so we were lucky enough to be able to sit in the outside terrace. The staff is very efficient and friendly. We only had a main course and a starters. Nachos for starter and chicken burrito for main course. Although everything was tasty and nice it didn’t feel fresh, the key of Mexican food is the freshness of the ingredients, home made guacamole, home made salsa but in this case it didn’t really taste as fresh as it should have been! My rice and my burrito were definitely micro waved. I wouldn’t recommend it if you are looking for a great Mexican. It is acceptable but not amazing especially because the prices are high. All in all there is a nice long menu so even vegetarians can find something and the ice-cream was good.
Diep le Shaker
55 Pembroke Lane, (Off Pembroke Street), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Was here about a month ago…the place looks lovely, very classy furnishings, cutlery, presentation etc. It was a Thursday we went to so it got really busy after 8 pm. The food was really good and the service impeccable. Shame we had such a stiff waiter, he seemed almost annoyed that he had to wait us! Still the food is so good we didn’t care. We had the fish wrapped in banana leafs and one of my friends had the Thai-chilli stir-fry if I remember correctly and I have to say it was outstanding! Dessert was delicious too –fried bananas with vanilla ice cream…yum! Not cheap at all thou! Better save up before treating yourself!
The Alamo Restaurant
22 Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin
I was in a few weeks ago for a quick snack, it was a Wednesday so the restaurant was really quite, a real pleasure, as we could talk and the music wasn’t too loud but pleasant. I am not a fan of Mexican so I was prepared for the worst but surprisingly, the quesadillas were fresh and tasty and my burrito was absolutely delicious. Fresh lettuce, tomatoes guacamole, even the salsa seemed home made! That’s it I was won over! Plus my corona was nicely chilled and went perfectly with the food. The service was efficient although I have to point out that it was a quite night. Not sure about the value as it was a work do, but I am going back!
Ragazzi Italian Ristorante
109 Coliemore Road, South Co. Dublin, Dalkey, Dublin
Some friends suggested this place to us, the restaurant is kind of cosy, service was ok, nothing memorable. Not cheap! What’s with the sleazy waiters?? Now that was funny! Very bad publicity for Italian men...
Wallace's Enoteca Delle Langhe
Blooms Lane, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin
I love this place, as an Italian its just reminds me of home! Great food platters to share with friends in a cosy relaxed atmosphere with a delicious glass of barolo!
Ciao Bella Roma
24/25 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
The best pizza in Dublin, the rest of the food is ok but the pizza is really worth trying!!! Restaurant gets really busy, loud so its great to come here with many people for a quick meal!
1 Crow Street, Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin
So overrated!! I didn’t enjoy any food here, lovely atmosphere, good service but food let me down!
7 Anglesea Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Not a must in Dublin!, I have been to this place only once, but I can only remember this cantine atmosphere and greedy people piling up food on their plate like they didn’t have a mail in their life!, the restaurant has an interesting take on food but I wouldn’t recommend this place for a romantic nite out.