Restaurant Reviews from Gobsheen

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County: Dublin

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Member Since: 24 November 2010

Last Visit: 25 January 2015

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Bloom Brasserie & Wine Bar restaurant

11 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Brasserie

Price Range:

Good
104 reviews

Reviewed 30th October 2011 ( visited 24th October 2011 )

Went with a voucher which covered two courses and glass of wine for two. Great value as supplements for early bird didn't apply to voucher. Had the pate for starter which was delicious - with very tasty bread - my dining partner had the prawns which came in a delicious lemon and garlic sauce. Main course was the 10oz Rib Eye. Without exaggeration, one of the best steaks I've ever had. Had it medium, cooked perfectly, well seasoned, juicy with gorgeous flavour. Excellent home made chips accompanied it. My partner had the lamb, which she really liked but was slightly disappointed they were chops rather than roast - just because you get mostly fat with chops. Dessert was stunning - if you go make sure to try the hazelnut chocolate soup. It's warm hazlenut/chocolate sauce on a bed of moist chocolate fondant. Superb. Friendly and obliging service, decor and ambience modern but warm. We'll be going back. Highly recommended.
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Bloom Brasserie & Wine Bar restaurant

11 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Brasserie

Price Range:

Good
104 reviews

Reviewed 30th October 2011 ( visited 24th October 2011 )

Went with a voucher which covered two courses and glass of wine for two. Great value as supplements for early bird didn't apply to voucher. Had the pate for starter which was delicious - with very tasty bread - my dining partner had the prawns which came in a delicious lemon and garlic sauce. Main course was the 10oz Rib Eye. Without exaggeration, one of the best steaks I've ever had. Had it medium, cooked perfectly, well seasoned, juicy with gorgeous flavour. Excellent home made chips accompanied it. My partner had the lamb, which she really liked but was slightly disappointed they were chops rather than roast - just because you get mostly fat with chops. Dessert was stunning - if you go make sure to try the hazelnut chocolate soup. It's warm hazlenut/chocolate sauce on a bed of moist chocolate fondant. Superb. Friendly and obliging service, decor and ambience modern but warm. We'll be going back. Highly recommended.
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Dillingers
47 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

Ate at Dillingers on a three-course set-menu plus bottle of wine voucher recently. Really nice American-bar style decor with large counter for dining, low lighting, cosy atmosphere. Food was delicious. Fancy diner-style options mostly, we had fried quail and beetroot/goats cheese gratin starters. Duck and Steak for main. Cheesecake and Pannacotta for dessert. All very tasty and perfectly cooked. Will be back to try Tuna tacos and gourmet hot dogs off regular menu! Voucher was fantastic value but regular prices seem reasonable enough for quality of food. Service was a little slow due to presence of a large group but very friendly.

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Bloom Brasserie & Wine Bar
11 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin

Went with a voucher which covered two courses and glass of wine for two. Great value as supplements for early bird didn't apply to voucher. Had the pate for starter which was delicious - with very tasty bread - my dining partner had the prawns which came in a delicious lemon and garlic sauce. Main course was the 10oz Rib Eye. Without exaggeration, one of the best steaks I've ever had. Had it medium, cooked perfectly, well seasoned, juicy with gorgeous flavour. Excellent home made chips accompanied it. My partner had the lamb, which she really liked but was slightly disappointed they were chops rather than roast - just because you get mostly fat with chops. Dessert was stunning - if you go make sure to try the hazelnut chocolate soup. It's warm hazlenut/chocolate sauce on a bed of moist chocolate fondant. Superb. Friendly and obliging service, decor and ambience modern but warm. We'll be going back. Highly recommended.

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Village Cafe
Rathmines, Rathmines, Dublin

The Village Cafe is a hidden gem. If you live in Rathmines you've probably walked past it hundreds of times (It's right across from the swimming pool). Without exaggeration their weekend brunch is the best breakfast I've had in Dublin. The Eggs Benedict on baked ham is fantastic, and served on an english muffin and rockety side salad. I recommend sausages on the side, they're extremely tasty. I've also tried the omlette and mixed breakfast and they're just as nice. The Village is reasonably priced (around €10) but the tastiness of the food and wonderful presentation are what make it worth visiting. They also do an excellent dinner menu, which I last tried a few months ago, think there's a good starter/main deal during the week.

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La Maison
15 Castle Market Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Wonderful hearty French food. There's nothing pretentious about the menu at La Maison, it's simple dishes cooked perfectly. I was one of a party of four. We had the mixed pates to start which were very tasty (Chicken Liver particularly delicious) and one of the group had the crab cocktail which she said was very good and citrusy. For the mains, myself and another diner shared the rib of beef (only available for two) which was simply fantastic. I don't think I've ever had meat so tender and full of flavour. For someone who had only really experienced Roast Beef cooked dry (Irish mammy style) it was a revelation. The accompanying jus and potato dish (sauteed with onions) were equally satisying as was the surprisingly tasty side salad. The other members of the group had the roast lamb and sea bass (which comes in pastry) and were also very happy with their choices. Everyone remarked at the heartiness and flavour of the food, but that they didn't feel overfed. Had been looking forward to the tarte citron but unfortunately it was tarte au poivre that night so just went for a cappucino which was fine. One of our group had the cafe liegois (Espresso poured over ice cream and mixed) which was a bit of a novelty and very tasty again. Service was excellent and attentive without being overbearing, always a good sign. It's certainly not cheap, especially the wine (though by the glass prices are reasonable), we had a voucher but the bill would have been €60 per head without it. I would have to say it's definitely worth it though. Save it for a special occasion and treat yourself!

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