Restaurant Reviews from GBR

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County: Cork

No. of Reviews: 14

Member Since: 21 April 2010

Last Visit: 03 February 2011

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Liberty Grill restaurant

32 Washington Street, Cork City, Cork

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Cuisine:
American

Price Range:

Good
81 reviews

Reviewed 10th January 2011 ( visited 22nd December 2010 )

We ate here on a very cold night, didnt have a reservation but were seated despite it being busy. Staff are very helpful and efficient without rushing the customer. The restaurant was cozy and a welcome break from the cold. Three of us shared 2 starters, buffalo wings and crab cakes, we all had burgers, lamb, blue cheese and chicken, washed down with a bottle of house red, and finished with 2 shared desserts and coffees. Service was excellent, food was lovely and overall we had a lovely night. Recommended for a cheap and cheerful dinner, and I believe breakfast and lunch are good also!
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Mio Restaurant

1-3 Connolly Street, Clonakilty, Cork

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Cuisine:
Italian

Price Range:

Good
7 reviews

Reviewed 08th November 2010 ( visited 26th October 2010 )

We ate here quite early with the kids and were first in the restaurant at 6.30. We were greeted by a lovely lady who has fantastic skills in upselling!. They were doing a BYO night which we availed of. The food was hit and miss, some exceptional, some only average. I hade homemade cheese tortellini to start which was divine, but was spoiled a little by an overabundance of rocket salad as a dressing. I had a seafood risotto (starter portion) as a main, which was ok, and again covered with rocket and red onion which didn't work with the risotto at all!. My husband had spaghetti and meatballs which he claimed were only ok, but the kids enjoyed their pizza, even though there was a bit too much cheese on it! Portions are HUGE so be warned. A lighter hand with rocket and red onion would improve things dramatiacally.
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Milano (Cork)
8 Oliver Plunkett st, Cork City, Cork

I generally like this restaurant. It is casual, friendly and good value, especially if they are doing the '2 for 1' offers. The antipasta platter is a fantastic starter and would feed 3 easily as a shared starter. We all had pizza, and each was lovely, and the dolcetti (coffee and mini desserts) are a great way to end without breaking the bank. Staff are usually good here but were seriously lacking on our last visit, even though it was very quiet. We actually had to go to 'find' a waiter to get the bill!

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Ship Ahoy
Carrigaline Road, Crosshaven, Cork

This place knows how to do a good breakfast! After completing the Crosshaven walk, we reckoned we needed a reward and dropped in for 'something small'. We were however tempted by the breakfast offer of full Irish for €7.50. It took a while to get to us but it was cooked fresh, and was huge! 2 of everything, with beans, tomatoes and mushrooms, loads of toast and tea. Fantastic! They also do scrambled eggs, scones etc. It was quiet when we arrived but got busier later. It's a lovely space, with loads of room for families, and very child friendly. Very casual and relaxed.

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Spice Indian Cuisine
Pelican House, Main Street, Carrigaline, Cork

I have visited this restaurant a few times now and keep coming back. Our experience has been good every time, be it for lunch or dinner. My only real complaint is that the place is never very busy and is somewhat lacking in atmosphere. On the plus side, staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The food is very good, with the Sunday Lunch offereing exceptional value at €13.95 for 3 courses, and kids get 3 courses for €5.95 (portions were nearly as big as the adults!) We fed 4 adults and 4 kids for less than €80! The onion bhadji's were superb and the lamb bhuna gorgeous and very aromatic. The kids adored the spring rolls and chicken korma, and of course the ice cream to follow. Unbeatable for lunch or early bird, and the do a good take away also!

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Liberty Grill
32 Washington Street, Cork City, Cork

We ate here on a very cold night, didnt have a reservation but were seated despite it being busy. Staff are very helpful and efficient without rushing the customer. The restaurant was cozy and a welcome break from the cold. Three of us shared 2 starters, buffalo wings and crab cakes, we all had burgers, lamb, blue cheese and chicken, washed down with a bottle of house red, and finished with 2 shared desserts and coffees. Service was excellent, food was lovely and overall we had a lovely night. Recommended for a cheap and cheerful dinner, and I believe breakfast and lunch are good also!

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Treyvaud's Restaurant
62 High Street, Killarney, Kerry

We visited this restaurant last Saturday night and were surprised to find it practically empty on the run upto Christmas (although it did fill a bit later) It had a nice atmosphere and staff were attentive. We unfortunately missed the early bird menu and chose from the a la carte. My husband had steak which was cooked as requested and lovely. I had special of the night which was wild boar stuffed with black pudding - a bit dry for my taste and perhaps a bit overcooked. We shared a half carafe of wine at €14, and shared a bread and butter pudding for dessert which was ok. Coffees were good. Overall it was an average meal and on the expensive side (mains on the a la carte averaged €24) which might account for the lack of customers. Perhaps the early bird might be better value.

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Chapter 40
40 New Street, Killarney, Killarney, Kerry

All I can say is WOW! As visitors to Killarney we weren't familiar with the area but this place had been recommended. We visited early on Friday and availed of the early bird menu which, at €25 for 3 courses is superb. They also do house wint for under €20 a bottle. The restaurant was quiet when we visited but the atmosphere was relaxed, mainly due to our affable waiter! Nothing was too much trouble, even when it got busier later. I ate a ceaser salad to start, my husband had duck pate which was definitely star of the show. For mains, I had pork shoulder, my husband had hake, and for dessert we had fig panacotta and christmas pudding with homemade icecream. A lovely bottle of french merlot at €25 went down well and with 2 esspresso's our bill came to €81 - exceptional value for fantastic food. Highly recommended, we will be back.

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Cafe Bar Deli (Cork)
18 Academy Street, Cork City, Cork

Our family ate here last Saturday afternoon. It was very busy and the restaurant appeared to be very understaffed. We had to call the waitress to take our order and again over 20 minutes later to check were our order was. On the positive side, the food was good, reasonable, and well presented and the kids meals were particularly good value, with kids pizza's ranging between €5 and €5.5 and kids ice creams at €1.50. I ate penne with butternut squash sauce and chorizo - portions are big so small size at €13 was enough. It was delicious My husband ate pizza at €15, which he pronounced 'ok'! A few more staff on the run up to Christmas would make a great improvement.

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Boqueria
6 Bridge Street, Cork City, Cork

Had probably the best value meal of my life here a few weeks back, despite the totally confusted and disorganised staff! We rang to book and mentioned the Menupages offer which they said they never heard of, so as a precaution I printed the page and brought it. They still maintained they never heard of it on arrival but honored it when I produced the page. For €15 each, a total of €45, 3 of us got 6 bar bites, 6 tapas and 3 pichets of wine. The food was fab, even theough we couldnt finish it as there was so much. A recession buster if ever there was one. Highly recommended but bring the printout!

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Mio Restaurant
1-3 Connolly Street, Clonakilty, Cork

We ate here quite early with the kids and were first in the restaurant at 6.30. We were greeted by a lovely lady who has fantastic skills in upselling!. They were doing a BYO night which we availed of. The food was hit and miss, some exceptional, some only average. I hade homemade cheese tortellini to start which was divine, but was spoiled a little by an overabundance of rocket salad as a dressing. I had a seafood risotto (starter portion) as a main, which was ok, and again covered with rocket and red onion which didn't work with the risotto at all!. My husband had spaghetti and meatballs which he claimed were only ok, but the kids enjoyed their pizza, even though there was a bit too much cheese on it! Portions are HUGE so be warned. A lighter hand with rocket and red onion would improve things dramatiacally.

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El Vino
U11 East Village, Douglas, Cork

Visited El Vino with a friend on a Wednesday night, was quiet but filled up quickly. Lighting was so dark we couldn't read the menu and asked the waitress to turn up the lights, which she did. The food was disappointing compared to previous trips, I had the prawn and chorizo salad which had 4 prawns and 4 pieces of chorizo, the rest was lettuce. My friend had the bruschetta which was fine. Wine was fine but again a bit pricey. We were asked to leave our table, as other customers were waiting. We were not advised of this when booking or during our meal, and ended up finishing our wine standing at the counter. We wont be back in a hurry!

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Bunnyconnellan
Myrtleville, Crosshaven, Cork

We ate here on a busy Sunday afternoon at about 3pm. The weather was lovely so the place was packed. My sister and her husband were visiting from America and we came loaded with buggies, toys etc. We did not have a reservation but spoke to a lovely girl who asked us to hold on for a few minutes so she could get us a booth to facilitate the kids. Staff were brilliant throughout and nothing was too much trouble. The food was excellent - mostly carvery type on a Sunday but what we got was well presented and fresh. Three of us had Roast Beef and one had Lamb, served with plenty of veg. The plates were cleaned. The kids were well looked after with colouring sheets and a special kids menu, although there were no problems getting a half portion of the 'grown up' dinner for one. A little bit pricey in todays market - about €15 for a main course at lunchtime - but worth it for a treat.

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Hassetts Bakery
Main Street, Carrigaline, Cork

This is a fantastic bakery/cafe, with a hidden gem of a little patio out the back for sunny days! They have recently updated the cafe menu and everything is fantastic, with all breads and cakes made fresh on the premises. We had a beef salad sandwich on doorstep bread and sausage rolls - huge so didn't have room for dessert but bought some cakes to take away. I recommend the custard slices! Very reasonably priced but be warned - this place gets really packed at lunchtimes. They also do fab scones and coffee in the mornings.

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Wagamama (Cork)
4/5 South Main St, Co City, Cork City, Cork

We (2 adults & 2 kids) ate in Wagamama on Sunday of the August weekend. I love the atmosphere here, casual and normally friendly, and the kids love the relaxed seating. The food is superb and in my opinion is the best 'fast food' around. I has teriyaki salmon soba, my huband had the curry and they kids ate from the kids menu (grilled chicken with noodles and fried rice). The kids menu is great value, and Wagamama often issue 2 for 1 vouchers if you are on their mailing list. The food was fantastic and totally fresh. Our only quibble was the waiter who would very obviously rather not be there! We would have stayed for dessert and coffee but went elsewhere because of his attitude.

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Augustines
Closed, Cork City, Cork

Ate here for our anniversary recently, had the Tasting menu. Fantastic food and great service, every course was spectacular and explained in detail.The pace was busy even though early in the week. A great way to check out some unusual dishes without breaking the bank. Will definitely be back

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