Restaurant Reviews from Homer2

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52.5%

County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 2

Member Since: 01 March 2008

Last Visit: 08 November 2016

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Ananda restaurant

Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Indian

Price Range:

Good
264 reviews

Reviewed 05th August 2015 ( visited 01st August 2015 )

Nice dining room with very efficient service. Food was excellent, but the a la carte was quite pricey. We went for an early bird, which was excellent value at €25 a head for the quality of food on offer. There was a slight feeling of being rushed to ensure we were out before 8, but I suppose that's understandable on a Saturday night. There was a good wine list, but again on the pricey side, although not ridiculously so. Overall an excellent meal, but definitely a place to go for a special occasion, not for casual dining. The one complaint I would have about the restaurant is that prices for the a la carte and the wine list are not available online, which makes it difficult for someone who is considering going there to decide whether or not it is within their budget. Maybe their approach is "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" but I would have thought that attitude went out with the demise of the Celtic tiger.
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L'Ecrivain Restaurant

109a Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Fine Dining

Price Range:

Good
291 reviews

Reviewed 18th March 2009 ( visited 18th March 2009 )

I have mixed feelings about this restaurant. We went there on a Monday night for our wedding anniversary and it quite full, with a convivial atmosphere. The food was very tasty and the presentation was excellent, but the portions were a bit on the small side. They were offering a special set dinner for €50, which was reasonable value with a fairly good choice. The a la carte was somewhat more expensive and my starter, while very tasty, was rather minimalist for an €18 price tag. Service was attentive, but a bit overtheatrical for my taste, with somewhat flowery descriptions of each course as it arrived. I guess some people like that kind of production, but I found it a bit over the top. We were offered a glass of champagne when we arrived and were charged €18.50 each plus 12.5% service charge. This pushed the total bill well over the €200 mark and turned what would have been an expensive but nice meal into a slightly overpriced evening. In these recessionary times, probably a bit too much to spend when you're not on an expense account.
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Ananda
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

Nice dining room with very efficient service. Food was excellent, but the a la carte was quite pricey. We went for an early bird, which was excellent value at €25 a head for the quality of food on offer. There was a slight feeling of being rushed to ensure we were out before 8, but I suppose that's understandable on a Saturday night. There was a good wine list, but again on the pricey side, although not ridiculously so. Overall an excellent meal, but definitely a place to go for a special occasion, not for casual dining. The one complaint I would have about the restaurant is that prices for the a la carte and the wine list are not available online, which makes it difficult for someone who is considering going there to decide whether or not it is within their budget. Maybe their approach is "if you have to ask, you can't afford it" but I would have thought that attitude went out with the demise of the Celtic tiger.

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L'Ecrivain Restaurant
109a Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I have mixed feelings about this restaurant. We went there on a Monday night for our wedding anniversary and it quite full, with a convivial atmosphere. The food was very tasty and the presentation was excellent, but the portions were a bit on the small side. They were offering a special set dinner for €50, which was reasonable value with a fairly good choice. The a la carte was somewhat more expensive and my starter, while very tasty, was rather minimalist for an €18 price tag. Service was attentive, but a bit overtheatrical for my taste, with somewhat flowery descriptions of each course as it arrived. I guess some people like that kind of production, but I found it a bit over the top. We were offered a glass of champagne when we arrived and were charged €18.50 each plus 12.5% service charge. This pushed the total bill well over the €200 mark and turned what would have been an expensive but nice meal into a slightly overpriced evening. In these recessionary times, probably a bit too much to spend when you're not on an expense account.

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