Restaurant Reviews from Humpty McDumpty

Status: First Timer

Credibility Score:
52.5%

County: Kildare

No. of Reviews: 5

Member Since: 04 December 2009

Last Visit: 05 December 2009

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Tenors Grill Room (Naas) restaurant

Fairgreen Street, Naas, Kildare

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Cuisine:
International

Price Range:

Good
87 reviews

Reviewed 04th December 2009 ( visited 20th October 2009 )

You can't fault them on the pricing..... or so the received wisdom goes. I got a steak; and it wasn't for a tenner. Said steak wasn't too bad and My Fair Lady's pork belly was on the fatty side. Anyhow; forgive me for being naive but I had fantastical notions of being able to bring the missus out for a bite to eat for 20 quid plus drinks.... it wasn't to be. In brief; I'd say not bad. But not that good either.
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The Ballymore Inn restaurant

Main Street, Ballymore Eustace, Kildare

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Cuisine:
Irish

Price Range:

Good
47 reviews

Reviewed 05th December 2009 ( visited 13th November 2009 )

I would like to second the opinion of the below reviewer (before both of our reviews mysteriously disappear). The Ballymore Inn has been coasting on its reputation for quite some time. Having friends in the right places - I'm looking at you G.Campbell - has done wonders for this place. Granted being located in a culinary black hole has made The Ballymore Inn stand out from its competition; but how they see fit to charge such exorbitant prices is bemusing to say the least. I ate in the restaurant part and the food, service and atmosphere were all perfectly reasonable but in no way justified the "fine dining" price tag. I also noted that on my last visit this place wasn't nearly as busy as I remember it on previous visits over the years. Perhaps the public have finally figured that The Emperor isn't wearing any clothes?
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Bijou Bistro & Wine
46/47 Highfield Road, Dublin 6, Rathgar, Dublin

Bijou is held in very high esteem by those in the know. They have gone for the look of a grand Parisian boulevard cafe and my first impression was that the decor gave the place a distinctive air of quality (although the murals in the restaurant seem like a gauche attempt to add some Left Bank character).Anyhow, I ate downstairs in the bistro part; and once the initial novelty wore off I couldn't help but notice that their commitment to quality didn't follow through to glassware, napkins or crockery (even though the price would justify it). The place had a fairly buzzing atmosphere for a Tuesday night; a rarity in these straitened times. The menu was fairly broad and encompassed a choice for most palettes. My ribeye steak was cooked as ordered and of good quality; shame about the Bearnaise sauce though. I could spy from my seat a whole brigade of chefs in the kitchen so it struck me as odd that not one could rustle up what is a fairly basic sauce (and a good barometer of a chef's skills) and instead relied upon the packet variety. My date had the cod which she said was "grand"; but it came smeared in tartare sauce. We shared a bottle of gavi, which was about the most insipid wine I've ever tasted. In summary, nice atmosphere, average food..... but they have an awesome smoking area.

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The Ballymore Inn
Main Street, Ballymore Eustace, Kildare

I would like to second the opinion of the below reviewer (before both of our reviews mysteriously disappear). The Ballymore Inn has been coasting on its reputation for quite some time. Having friends in the right places - I'm looking at you G.Campbell - has done wonders for this place. Granted being located in a culinary black hole has made The Ballymore Inn stand out from its competition; but how they see fit to charge such exorbitant prices is bemusing to say the least. I ate in the restaurant part and the food, service and atmosphere were all perfectly reasonable but in no way justified the "fine dining" price tag. I also noted that on my last visit this place wasn't nearly as busy as I remember it on previous visits over the years. Perhaps the public have finally figured that The Emperor isn't wearing any clothes?

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The Bridgewater Inn
Canal View, Sallins, Kildare

Why in the good Lord's name has this place got such a supposedly good reputation? granted the decor is quite nice for a pub in deepest, darkest Kildare. However, I found the food to be equally underwhelming while being drastically overpriced. In short I wasn't impressed, I'm thinking it's a case of (slightly dated) style over substance.

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Dew Drop Inn
(Centre of) Kill Village, Naas, Naas, Kildare

Having read the glowing reports about the new look Dew Drop I decided to "drop in" a while ago. Fair play to the owners; they have shed the old image in terms of the decor and menu that the place used to be lumbered with. However, at the risk of sounding like a snob, there remained a few of the old guard of locals who saw it as their mission to try and recreate the atmosphere of a frontier era Gin Palace. I was eating with my wife and kids and the atmosphere just wasn't what I had expected.

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Tenors Grill Room (Naas)
Fairgreen Street, Naas, Kildare

You can't fault them on the pricing..... or so the received wisdom goes. I got a steak; and it wasn't for a tenner. Said steak wasn't too bad and My Fair Lady's pork belly was on the fatty side. Anyhow; forgive me for being naive but I had fantastical notions of being able to bring the missus out for a bite to eat for 20 quid plus drinks.... it wasn't to be. In brief; I'd say not bad. But not that good either.

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