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Gourmet Food Parlour Dun Laoghaire restaurant

7 Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
American

Price Range:

Good
69 reviews

Reviewed 28th November 2011 ( visited 28th November 2011 )

This is a delightful little place, with exceptionally good service - as friendly as it is efficient. The food is good without being fantastic - but the prices are not astronomical either. With its proximity to the IMC cinemas in Dun Laoghaire, this is a great place for a bite to eat before or after a movie. Be warned, it is quite small, so not the place for intimate discussions, and the furnishings are basic rather than luxurious. All in all, I would not hesitate to recommend it.
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Gourmet Food Parlour Dun Laoghaire restaurant

7 Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
American

Price Range:

Good
69 reviews

Reviewed 28th November 2011 ( visited 28th November 2011 )

This is a delightful little place, with exceptionally good service - as friendly as it is efficient. The food is good without being fantastic - but the prices are not astronomical either. With its proximity to the IMC cinemas in Dun Laoghaire, this is a great place for a bite to eat before or after a movie. Be warned, it is quite small, so not the place for intimate discussions, and the furnishings are basic rather than luxurious. All in all, I would not hesitate to recommend it.
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Cliff Townhouse
22 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, St Stephens Green, Dublin

We had a pre-theatre meal and were extremely disppointed with the quality of the food. Two spiced beef starters were beyond salty; the fish mains were heavy and tasteless, Its a real pity, as the staff were charming, the decor attractive, abd the atmosphere relaxing.

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The Duck Terrace@Marlfield House
Marlfield House Hotel & Restaurant, Courtown Road R742, Gorey, Gorey, Wexford

Excellent and more relaxed alternative to the Conservatory Dining Room at Marlfield House. Imaginative menu, pleasant surroundings, friendly service and reasonable value.

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Pickle Restaurant
43 Camden Street Lower, Camden Street, Dublin

Really excellent Indian cuisine - fine-flavoured and unusual. The butter chicken flavoured with fenugreek was melt-in-your mouth. Quirky retro decor and good service. Set lunch menu was good value. Would.recommend.

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The Coburg Brasserie @ The Conrad
Earlsfort Terrace, St Stephens Green, Dublin

This restaurant provides a local alternative to the deeply disappointing Terrace Restaurant at the National Cocert Hall. Reasonable food and value, attractive decor and ambiance. However, if you are planning an early meal before a concert, be warned, Service was extremely slow - we arrived at 6.30pm, giving us ample time, we thought, for a leisurely dinner before an 8pm concert. Sadly, the snail's pace service meant that there was no way we could have eaten dessert in addition to our main course. A beer ordered by obe of our party took an inordinately long time to arrive. This kind of under-staffing is a false economy. Diners would eat and drink more if the place was adequately staffed. I should say that the few staff that were there were very pleasant. This is a miessed opportunity for the Conrad.

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The Terrace Restaurant @ NCH
National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

The Terrace is understaffed and badly managed. My husband and I brought a guest to dinner here recently. My husband and I had starters, our guest did not. When the main courses arrived, my husband and I were served, but not our guest. It proved incredibly difficult to catch a waiter’s eye to rectify this as the staff were rushed off their feet. Then we ordered three glasses of wine, two of the same house red, and one of white. One red wine and one white wine arrived, while our guest, the third member of our party, remained unserved. Again, it proved extremely difficult to catch anyone's eye to have this rectified. By the same we succeeded, the main courses were finished and our guest cancelled his wine order. Yes, it was a busy evening - but the National Concert Hall restaurant has had years of experience in serving large numbers in a short time frame (i.e., before the concert begins). I do not blame the waiting staff, of whom there were simply too few. The problem was with the complete absence of visible management. The restaurant is divided into two sections; we were in the back section. It was only as we left that we spotted a maître d' in the front section. She had never entered the back section throughout the entire meal. This is inexcusable. I spoke to her about the embarrassment of having our guest subjected to such an unsatisfactory meal experience. I found her response quite cursory. The food was about average for the price range. If you are planning a trip to the NCH, your can do a LOT better than eating here.

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Ouzos Bar and Grill
22 Castle Street, South Co. Dublin, Dalkey, Dublin

Very good fish and chips, but on the expensive side for what it was. Pleasant ambiance and service.

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Bibi's Cafe
14b emorville avenue, South Circular, Dublin

Enchanting café with impeccable food and service. The butternut squash and poached eggs were a visual as well as a gastronomic treat, Excellent service and value. I went mid-morning, mid-week and had no problem getting a table. Strongly recommended.

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Carluccio's (Glasthule)
71-72 Glasthule Road, Sandycove, Glasthule, Dublin

Pleasant decor and charming service. Food will not set the world on fire - pasta rather viscous and tasteless. Main courses, in fairness, are moderately priced, but cannot say the same for the starters.

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Three Qs
Church Road, Greystones, Wicklow

Really enjoyed the 3 Qs! The brunch menu was pleasantly different, inlcuding such items as corn fritters and croque monsieur (the most delicious I have ever eaten). Thoroughly recommended.

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Fallon & Byrne (Dun Laoghaire)
People's Park, South Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Ambiance could be much improved - tables bare of any cloths and too many tables for the space. One starter was very poor but the mains were good. Service very pleasant.

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Alex Restaurant
Conrad Hotel, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This review relates to the Alex Cocktail Bar in the lobby rather than the restaurant. The worst club sandwich I have ever encountered: one slice dry processed turkey, one leaf of iceberg lettuce, one piece of cold streaky bacon, the end section of an under-ripe tomato, all housed in a bun innocent of any butter or other spread. Beyond awful and outrageously priced, Never again.

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O Neill's Bistro
Thomastown, Golden Cashel, Cashel, Tipperary

This was a superb experience - I could not fault it for food, service and value. The cooking is sophisticated and interesting - the sea bass with carrot puree was a real highlight. A cautionary note: don't get carried away with the delicious starters - they are quite filling and all portions, whether starters, mains or deserts, are generous. Highly recommended.

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Bistro Le Monde
Unit 2,, Harbour Sq, Crofton Rd, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

This is a very pleasant dining experience - maybe we were lucky on the nights we were there, but the atmosphere was very calm and unhurried with little ambient noise - a big plus when one' s hearing is not what it was! Service was exceptionally good - professional and friendly without being intrusive. I will certainly go back.

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Oliveto Restaurant & Bar
Oliveto At The Haddington, 9-12 Haddington Terrace, Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Oliveto has reopened in the Kingston Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, where they have taken over and refurbished the entire ground floor. We have eaten twice there and were very satisfied each time. There is a beautiful Victorian drawing room in what used to be the Peekers end of the building, where you can have a glass of Prosecco or other aperitif beside a blazing log fire (the real thing)before going to dinner - very welcome on a chilly February evening (they also serve afternoon teas in this attractive room at weekends, but we have not tried these). The restaurant is quite large, and very nicely lit and appointed - lots of tables with sea views which will be popular in summer. The food is good Italian, without being haute cuisin and, in terms of pricing, it is value for money. The service is quite outstanding - as charming as it is professional. They are waiting for their Pizza oven to be installed before they start promoting the restaurant, so it is fairly quiet at the moment. That didn't bother us - we found each of our visits delightful and will certainly return.

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Gourmet Food Parlour Dun Laoghaire
7 Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

This is a delightful little place, with exceptionally good service - as friendly as it is efficient. The food is good without being fantastic - but the prices are not astronomical either. With its proximity to the IMC cinemas in Dun Laoghaire, this is a great place for a bite to eat before or after a movie. Be warned, it is quite small, so not the place for intimate discussions, and the furnishings are basic rather than luxurious. All in all, I would not hesitate to recommend it.

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The Bay Restaurant @ Walters
68 Georges Street Upper, South Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

This is a consistently good restaurant. We have been coming here for several years. The steaks are outstanding - the real stength of the kitchen. However, seafood is always good too. The ambiance and decor are very pleasing. What really brings us back, time after time, is the service - professional and attentive without ever being intrusive. Expect to pay around 70 for two courses, a bottle of wine and coffee. We have paid similar amounts in many restaurants in and around Dun Laoghaire, but Walters outstrips them all.

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