Restaurant Reviews from Itchy&Scratchy

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Last Visit: 21 January 2015

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Bruxelles restaurant

7-8 Harry Street Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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16 reviews

Reviewed 20th February 2011 ( visited 12th January 2011 )

Nice food, good pint of guinness..and nice beer garden. Heavy metal fans will like the downstairs bar. The pints are relatively expensive, although they did bring them down slightly recently.
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Imperial Chinese restaurant

12A Wicklow Street, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Reviewed 20th February 2011 ( visited 29th January 2011 )

Was here with my boyfriend for my birthday. The roast duck was absolutely fantastic from Imperial. Crispy & tender at the same time. The service however, didn't go down so well. We almost had a tug of war with the waitor over the wine menu. I wouldn't be too keen going back any time soon.
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4 Olivemount Terrace, Dundrum, Dublin

Noticing recently that a new restaurant had opened in place of a previous Indian, I collected a take away from here. While I sat in the waiting area I noticed a couple arriving and getting seated in the eat in area which seems very nice and relaxed. I ordered a large take away order which included lamb balti which isn't on the menu but they were happy to provide. Also a meat and a vegetable platter starter. As I waited I was offered a complimentary beer. Then when the food was being given to me they gave me a complimentary meat samosa which in my opinion was great customer service. The one downside about this place is the price. It is one of the more expensive take away (I don't know the eat in prices) in the area, but it is by far the best quality food. So therefore the value isn't bad for what it is. Worth a try.


Ruposhi Indian Restaurant
1 Whitworth Road, North Dublin, Drumcondra, Dublin

There is a decent early bird menu and the staff are very friendly. I had the Jalfrezi and my partner had the balti. They were generous portions and the Jalfrezi... well it was hot. Its not for the weak of palette as I came across a whole green pepper and thinking it was a been of some sort threw it into my mouth. Very hot but nice.Otherwise a pleasant experience. The staff member who served us was very polite and helpful and seemed to have a genuine interest in whether we liked the meal. Well worth a visit here for a good Indian meal on a medium to low budget.


Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill
51 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

Nice Place. I went started with the tomato and cheese soup which was nicer then I expected (I wasnt impressed with the choices on the starter menu and this was the best I could find). I then went on to have the Steak and Chips, served various vegetables. This was all very nice. Then came the Standard Ice cream. I was very impressed with the staff who were very helpful. The portions are large, eating through all courses is challenging.


The Duiske
Main Street, Graiguenamanagh, Graiguenamanagh, Kilkenny

A good pub for carvery in the middle of Graig town. All the food in the carvery is very fresh and very tasty. The staff are very friendly as most people are in the area. Nice place to sit outside in the warmer months also. The rest of the normal menu is your average pub food (not bad), but again its the Carvery you want. Grand middaay atmosphere, good place to stop off for lunch if you are travelling.


Cafe Kylemore - O’Connell Street
O’Connell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

A great place to go for breakfast. The food is lovely, fresh scrambled eggs, good quality rashers, sausages etc.. The all day breakfast is also a great lunch idea as you (for example), could order Chips, beans, egg and sausage, which counts as a four item breakfast. This will be a fiver and will come with tea and toast. Perfect! A good lunch for fiver. I haven't tried much of the non breakfast type foods. The price begins to rise dramatically however when you start adding more items such a two sausages or a tomatoe.. so be careful with that! All in all, if you work the menu right, its a great value meal. Location wise, its nice to look out at O'Connel street as you are enjoying your breakfast/lunch.


The Living Room- Dublin
Cathal Brugha Street, City Centre North, Dublin

A popular nightclub in the night, not my cup of tea, but anyhow. The food during the day I would not recommend. Greasy chips and burgers is all I will say. It may however be a nice place to relax in the beer garden with a drink on a warm day!


The Wild Goose Grill
First Floor, Above McSorleys, 1 Sandford Road, Dublin 6 , Ranelagh, Dublin

A nice place, with regards to good lively atmosphere, good and friendly service, and fine food. The portions are relatively small, but you won't go hungry. The Corn fed chicken is delicious. I would describe the food as ordinary food with a tiny bit of extra effort or quality put in somehow. Not a bad place overall. Handy Location in Ranelagh five minutes from Beechwood luas stop and just beside a taxi rank, however Im not sure where you would find parking on a weekend night.


Saagar Indian Restaurant
16 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I would highly recommend this Restaurant to anyone who likes Indian food. It is some of the best Indian food I have ever tried. The portions are large which is good, though you will probably not be able to fit in desert. I ordered lamb kolapuri which I picked as one of the spiciest dishes, and it lived up to expectations. The lamb was also excellent, infact even the dips for your popadoms are far above average. I would recommend you try the King Cobra beer they have, a large bottle of cobra beer which is 8% so be careful! Friendly staff over all, location very handy just off St Stephens green on Harcourt street. There would be no real negatives that spring to mind.


94-96 Terenure Road, Dublin 6 , Terenure, Dublin

This is one of my favourite restaurants. I have eaten here numerous times and have never been dissapointed. The menu is great, every dish is lovely (european dishes on offer too) It looks lovely, great atmosphere and the toilets are lovely. The location is good and bad, there is a car park nearby, but it is upstairs above a pub so it can be hard to find. Look it up on google maps first. Well Worth a visit. I would reccomend it to everyone.


Spill the Beans!
39 Dundrum Road, Windy Arbour, Dublin

A handy place for during the day (beware it closes early), my husband works in the area and I've met with him for breakfast a couple of times. It has become more and more busy. It does the usual, rolls, chiabattas and a variety of good quality coffee. It does a full irish breakfast, but it really seems like it's been microwaved to me. It's a handy place overall. Just down from Dundrum in Windy Arbour.


Noodles At Night
(In Munchies Premises), 14 Upper Drumcondra Road, Drumcondra, Dublin

This is the ideal place to go if you want to just sit down with some decent food and crack open a bottle of wine with friends. A great selling point for noodles at night is that they allow you to bring your own bottle of wine if you like & simply charge a small corkage fee. Always a quiet atmosphere and great friendly service. As I live in the area, I find myself going there more and more often, even if it's just for a coffee in the evening. Located on the Drumcondra Road, parking is sure to be found.


Marios (Ranelagh)
39 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

Typical suburban restaurant. It's a lovely place to sit and the food is quite nice, I would reccomend the lasange, although the menu is extensive and I haven't tried all of it. I have also never heard of anyone saying they had a bad experience there. It's a nice place to enjoy a bottle of wine after your meal. It's right in the middle of ranelagh so very handy, three minutes from the luas.


The Coach House
Ballinteer Avenue, Ballinteer, Dublin

Great carvery here, possibily the best around. It has a good location (just behind Dundrum) so handy for public transport. It has a mixed crowd. I've only ever been here during the day on the weekends, always full and very friendly staff.


The Dropping Well
Classon's Bridge, Milltown, Milltown, Dublin

I find the food here to be alright, but expensive for how much there is. There is a value menu which isn't the best tasting, but I would reccomend it if your in the area. It's a good place for a few pints especially if your going to see a leinster rugby match. Drinks wise they have mid strength Guinness and Carlsberg on taps. The table staff are very friendly and give great service.. the bar staff can be very rushed at times.


Charlies Four
8 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This is a popular spot with poeple coming from pubs at three in the morning, especially the George. The service ehmm rushed..but what could be expected..the food is nice after a few pints.


7-8 Harry Street Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Nice food, good pint of guinness..and nice beer garden. Heavy metal fans will like the downstairs bar. The pints are relatively expensive, although they did bring them down slightly recently.


Tulsi (Dundrum)
4 Olive Mount Terrace, Dundrum Road, Dundrum, Dundrum, Dublin

I am a frequent customer to this place. It's main source of bussiness is the takeaway. I generally go to the place to order and collect the food and the place has a nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. As far as takeaways go, the food is exceptional, infact it is probably the best quality takeaway I know. There is nothing on the menu I wouldn't reccomend.I will say all the lamb dishes are very nice. Beware the jal frezi is extremly spicey. I would reccomend everyone to try this place, I have never actually eaten in the restraunt despite being a frequent customer for a number of years, but it looks like a nice atmosphere..and judging by the quality of the takeaway service I can imagine it is only better. If driving you may need to park on the neibhbouring bird avenue as there isn't much parking space outside the restraunt.


Imperial Chinese
12A Wicklow Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Was here with my boyfriend for my birthday. The roast duck was absolutely fantastic from Imperial. Crispy & tender at the same time. The service however, didn't go down so well. We almost had a tug of war with the waitor over the wine menu. I wouldn't be too keen going back any time soon.


China Buffet King
Cinema Building, Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Road, Dundrum, Dublin

Have been here twice for lunch, Great value for money & wide selection of food. Good quality too for a buffet style restuarant. They serve alcohol too which is always a bonus.


The Gallery Restaurant @ the Gresham Hotel
The Gresham Hotel, 23 Upper O'Connell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

I have eaten lunch in the gallery restaurant twice. Both times, I was totally dissatisfied and quite frankly still hungry! The staff are verging on incompetent. Quite grumpy in all honesty. The silver service, although a nice touch, is both slow and portioned out in tiny servings. I want more than one piece of broccoli with my expensive lunch thank you very much! The food itself is both pretty and tasty but that just didn't cut it for me.


Drumcondra, Drumcondra, Dublin

I am a regular in fagans for both the food and the drinks. The carvery is fantastic! Instead of getting a full plate, one can opt for a half plate instead which averages out at around €6.95. Don't be fooled by the term 'half' plate though. Because it's huuugee! the carvery isn't just your standard meat and potatoes either. My particular favourite dish is their chicken curry (usually there on a friday at lunch time). The staff are extremely friendly in Fagan's too & they sure do know how to pour a pint of the black stuff. Got a photo with Bertie a few weeks ago at the bar too.


Bamboo Cafe Thai & Chinese
46 Drumcondra Road Lower,Drumcondra,Dublin 9, Drumcondra, Dublin

Everything about Bamboo Cafe is pretty average. With the inclusion of some cheap tables and seating, they've managed to turn what could be an average takeaway into a restaurant with takeaway prices. The service is friendly and extremely quick. The food, like I said is pretty average but they have several "meal deal" offers which make it much more appealing to the customer. On the other hand, best prawn crackers I've ever tasted!


Munchies Drumcondra
14 Upper Drumcondra Road, Drumcondra, Dublin

Nicest sandwiches in the area! The chicken whoopie and munchie brunchie are absolutely to die for. The service is generally quick even though the place really gets busy at lunch. The main flaw at munchies drumcondra is the lack of seating inside. They do however have seating out the back and front which is fab for a nice day. I have made many return trips to munchies but it's not the best place if your on any sort of budget.


Sheng Jing
110 Drumcondra Road Upper, North Dublin, Drumcondra, Dublin

nice restaurant with extremely friendly staff and huge portions!! when we arrived they turned on the air con because i had said i was too warm coming into the restaurant.... the waitresses kept close watch on our water and refilled our jug about 4 times. excellent service!

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