Restaurant Reviews from JBFan

Status: First Timer

Credibility Score:
52.5%

County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 3

Member Since: 21 August 2008

Last Visit: 20 December 2013

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Swai Restaurant

Unit B, The Campshires, North Wall Quay, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Malaysian

Price Range:

Good
40 reviews

Reviewed 19th July 2012 ( visited 22nd June 2012 )

Me & my husband visited Swai as part of a menu pages deal in June. There was a little confusion about our booking, but no problem we were soon given a table overlooking the river. The restaurant was busy; there was a birthday party occupying all of the tables in the middle and road side of the restaurant. Service was friendly and efficient throughout, with the staff recommending dishes we might enjoy. We had the combo platter to start, all of which was delicious, and the three little dips that accompanied it were equally delicious. For main we had beef Rendang, and Beef Claypot, with steamed rice. The Rendang was out of this world – I would have licked the bowl if I hadn’t been in public! My husband also enjoyed the claypot; he would have liked it a bit more spicy but I’m sure they would have added some extra chilli if we had asked, and we know for next time. For pudding I had banana pancake, and my husband ice cream. Superb value with the Menu Pages deal, and we will definitely return next time we are in Dublin.
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Lincoln's Inn restaurant

18-19 Lincoln Place, D2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Cheap Eats

Price Range:

Good
25 reviews

Reviewed 09th September 2013 ( visited 24th August 2013 )

We had a voucher which offered a three course meal for two & a bottle of wine, so it was amazing value. Some of the items that were on the menu when we booked the voucher weren't on the menu when we got there, but we had a fair choice. We had reserved a table - we were given one in the corner, unfortunately under the speaker playing rather loud music, & by a corridor, so not much in the way of atmosphere & we were separated from everyone else in the pub. I would ask for one of the snugs if I went again. We were greeted and seated quickly, and offered a choice of red or white for the wine. Menus were rather grubby paper sheets on clip boards - these could definitely be improved. Starters of chicken wings & the crab cake. Chicken wings were OK, very spicy & came with a thoughtful bowl of warm water & lemon to clean fingers. The Crab Cake was the star of the meal. Very tasty, plenty of crab and a little salad - really good - I wish I had known it was available as a main course. Mains were fish & chips, & Thai Green Chicken curry. Generous portions of both. The curry was very hot - considering it was described as a mild curry - OK for me but might need to tone it down a bit for gentler palates. Fish & chips were rather greasy, especially the batter. Pudding was in short supply; we had the last portion of banoffee pie, & the last tiramisu. Both very good, and again generous sizes. Service was good but the waitress left before we finished our meal which was a shame, as we would have liked to have given her a tip - but were unwilling to leave it on a table in the bar rapidly filling with drinkers, and we couldn't get the attention of the only member of staff behind the bar who was dealing with the influx. Overall a good meal and excellent value with the voucher. Definitely worth a try – especially for the crab cakes.
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Shangri-la Malaysian Chinese Restaurant
16 Stoneybatter, North Dublin, Stoneybatter, Dublin

We visited this restaurant in December with a menu pages voucher. There was only one other couple in the restaurant, so not much of an atmosphere. We were attended to quickly, and our starters arrived promptly, closely followed by our main course. The food was good and plentiful, in fact so much so that we failed to finish it. Easy to find, and very good value with the menu pages voucher.

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Lincoln's Inn
18-19 Lincoln Place, D2, City Centre South, Dublin

We had a voucher which offered a three course meal for two & a bottle of wine, so it was amazing value. Some of the items that were on the menu when we booked the voucher weren't on the menu when we got there, but we had a fair choice. We had reserved a table - we were given one in the corner, unfortunately under the speaker playing rather loud music, & by a corridor, so not much in the way of atmosphere & we were separated from everyone else in the pub. I would ask for one of the snugs if I went again. We were greeted and seated quickly, and offered a choice of red or white for the wine. Menus were rather grubby paper sheets on clip boards - these could definitely be improved. Starters of chicken wings & the crab cake. Chicken wings were OK, very spicy & came with a thoughtful bowl of warm water & lemon to clean fingers. The Crab Cake was the star of the meal. Very tasty, plenty of crab and a little salad - really good - I wish I had known it was available as a main course. Mains were fish & chips, & Thai Green Chicken curry. Generous portions of both. The curry was very hot - considering it was described as a mild curry - OK for me but might need to tone it down a bit for gentler palates. Fish & chips were rather greasy, especially the batter. Pudding was in short supply; we had the last portion of banoffee pie, & the last tiramisu. Both very good, and again generous sizes. Service was good but the waitress left before we finished our meal which was a shame, as we would have liked to have given her a tip - but were unwilling to leave it on a table in the bar rapidly filling with drinkers, and we couldn't get the attention of the only member of staff behind the bar who was dealing with the influx. Overall a good meal and excellent value with the voucher. Definitely worth a try – especially for the crab cakes.

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Swai Restaurant
Unit B, The Campshires, North Wall Quay, City Centre North, Dublin

Me & my husband visited Swai as part of a menu pages deal in June. There was a little confusion about our booking, but no problem we were soon given a table overlooking the river. The restaurant was busy; there was a birthday party occupying all of the tables in the middle and road side of the restaurant. Service was friendly and efficient throughout, with the staff recommending dishes we might enjoy. We had the combo platter to start, all of which was delicious, and the three little dips that accompanied it were equally delicious. For main we had beef Rendang, and Beef Claypot, with steamed rice. The Rendang was out of this world – I would have licked the bowl if I hadn’t been in public! My husband also enjoyed the claypot; he would have liked it a bit more spicy but I’m sure they would have added some extra chilli if we had asked, and we know for next time. For pudding I had banana pancake, and my husband ice cream. Superb value with the Menu Pages deal, and we will definitely return next time we are in Dublin.

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