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The Italian Corner restaurant

23/24 Wellington Quay, Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin, Area Code:

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224 reviews

Reviewed 30th May 2014 ( visited 29th May 2014 )

6th times eating there and I'm glad to say everythg is getting better: service: staff is much friendlier, the food is sooo nice and the portions are getting bigger!!!What's not to like?Will go back over and over again ;-)
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The Italian Corner restaurant

23/24 Wellington Quay, Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Coeliac options

Price Range:

Good
224 reviews

Reviewed 30th May 2014 ( visited 29th May 2014 )

6th times eating there and I'm glad to say everythg is getting better: service: staff is much friendlier, the food is sooo nice and the portions are getting bigger!!!What's not to like?Will go back over and over again ;-)
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Saison
21 Kildare Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

Really nice setting and food; the service was excellent even if we were on a deal! The only minus was the salt: every single dish was very,very salty and you need a side with the main. Otherwise thumbs up this is a must try!

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The Hairy Lemon Traditional Pub & Restaurant
Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

As usual,lovely staff, food and atmosphere...Good food portions too, a bit pricey though...We were not very impressed though when we were told we should have included a service charge as we were 6...Either it is included in the bill or not but it was quite rude to say it in my opinion!!!

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Brascos Restaurant
Harbour Road, North Co. Dublin, Skerries, Dublin

I went there for lunch on a very windy Sunday lunch; the prices are a bit high but I had the best seafood spaghetti so I can't complain!!! The lunch menu is not really original but I'm just happy to have chosen the latter, highly recommanded!

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Zaragoza
South William St., Dublin , South William Street, Dublin

I had booked a table outside "weather permitting" and on thsi glorious day we really enjoyed being outside, too hot even!! That was the perfect conditions to enjoy tapas: huge portions, good food-a bit more seasoning will be welcome though, lovely staff and very good prices.I will deffo be back!

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Kathmandu Kitchen Nepalese & Indian Restaurant
18 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

3rd time eating there and I tried the monkfish sizzler -the priciest on the menu- but was fairly disappointed for the only and 1st time there… I think it gets overcooked on the clay so I won't recommend it but the seafood sizzler is a must try and my favorite so far! I will also recommend the Goc naan and the fried rice veg. The service is excellent but the acoustics is not great- very often the case in Irish restaurants- so it can be very noisy( babies crying, birthday party, etc…) Not the best for a first date or romantic diner, be aware! But overall I love this place and will deffo go back again and again!

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LIBERTÉ
Old Harcourt Station Building, Hatch Street Upper, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I have booked a table when I arrived and said it to the lovely staff, they replied I could sit anywhere...And the choice was meagre as most tables were taken so no table reserved :-( The service is a bit confusing as you need to pay before and sit down but there are queues in front of stalls/tills: not very well organised in my opinion. I took the veggie option of the week-was told that the portion was big and I didn't need a side salad- well...I could have done with 2/3 more!! It was small and coldish so I wasn't really impressed...For 7€, I should have taken a sambo; at least I would have been full...The staff was lovely and smiley on the plus side but I won't rush to go back there!

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Bobo's Gourmet Burgers (Dame St)
50-51 Dame St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Been to Bobos many times...I actually prefer Dame's street venue: more spacious. As usual, lovely food, big portions and very nice stafff; what's not to like?

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The Harbour Master Restaurant & Bar
Custom House Dock, I.F.S.C Dublin 1, IFSC, Dublin

2nd time there and it only got better!Really a little gem!Very good atmosphere on a Friday evening; the staff, food and prices are really excellent, no complaint!Will deffo be back!

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Rustic Stone
South George's Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

I agree with the previous comments: the food is absolutely delicious but the portions could be bigger! I couldn't find a fault to the service, nor the food not even the coffe, deffo a place to try and try again! I had a voucher but the price can be a bit steeep indeed...

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The Italian Corner
23/24 Wellington Quay, Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

6th times eating there and I'm glad to say everythg is getting better: service: staff is much friendlier, the food is sooo nice and the portions are getting bigger!!!What's not to like?Will go back over and over again ;-)

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Brasserie 7
The Capel Building, Capel Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

It was my 4th times eating there and I'm glad to say it's getting better and better...The setting is much better than at the beginning and the food also. The only downside would be the menu: I wish the early bird menu in particular could be changed more regularly! will be back when it changes ;-)

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Il Primo
16 Montague Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I had a voucher for 2 for 2 courses. The service is a bit messy…I don’t’ know why as the place is quite small upstairs! The food was ok although the menu was very promising. My starter-bruschetta- was really nice and original but then my main-an avocado and organic salmon salad-was very disappointing- and quite small. I asked for some bread-which could have been lovely but was just reheated so hard-and got charged for 2€. Will give it another try I think!

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Cafe Bliss
4B Montague Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Been there twice before and was deffo not disappointed as the dish of the day was soooo nice! My 3 male colleagues really enjoy the big portions, the free garlic bread and cheap prices! It's really a hidden gem ...I even spotted 2 elderly couples who I suspect are regular who just go there as a cheap and filling lunch:-)All good will be back over and over! For wine lovers, the glass is priced at 3.95€...where can you get that nowadays especially in D2??

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Buenos Aires Grill
Unit 2 Castle Way, Golden Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

2nd time eating there and I much enjoyed the food, especailly the portions!!! We had a voucher for a mixed grill and 2 glasses of wine: the grill was very good, spicy and vegs and chips were also yummy. On the downside, the wine was so-so and so was the ice creams

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The Bay Tree @ Belvedere House
Newry Street, Carlingford, Louth

I have been there before and have been really in awe of the food; especially fresh herbs they use in the dishes- There's a garden at the back of the place and that's where the herbs and their vegs come from( whenever possible). This time, we were a very large party and were seated in a separate room. The food was less nice and found it too greasy/rich. It's a pity as fresh herbs really add so much flavor…For instance, the seafood tian was spoiled with too much mayonnaise and my vegs were swimming in oil whereas it was so flavoursome...Will go back but hopefully the food will be as nice as the 1st time I was there!

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Wings Gourmet Burger
Unit C, 46/49, Opposite Gresham Hotel, O'Connell St, Dublin

The place was very busy for an early Thursday evening...Good sign.. Although lot of customers were like us on a deal. The home- made fries weren't very good in my opinion; the burgers were ok but priced btw 9/10 € with no fries, I think it's quite expansive. The waitresses were nice but the service was on the slow side. Will not be back…

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Falafel Lounge & Veg Bar
68 Dame st, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Quite good value overall but some of the food was disappointing like the humous-very plain and the parsley salad. The falafel was lovely though...Also good point for the coffee...Might be back...

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Salamanca
1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I haven't been in Salamanca for years- and the 10€ 2 courses lunch attracted me back there...And rightly so as the food was really nice, service was good, no fault:-) The coffee was only 1.50€, really good value for money.Will deffo be back!

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Zuni Restaurant & Townhouse
26 Patrick St, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

We were a very large group but the service was very professional and efficient; the food was very nice but my starter( chili chicken) was a bit plain. Every dish is very well presented, deffo a place to go; also, the early bird is very good value.

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Taste of Everest
17a Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Our first impressions were excellent as the smell coming from the kitchen was absolutely delicious...However, somehow my fellow diner and I left disappointed:-( We had a voucher for 3 courses at a very good value but when I ordered a squid starter for € 7.95( same price as other lamb starters for instance),I was told there would be a 5€ charge for every seafood dish ordered…As it takes longer...First time I have ever heard that argument...Needless to say it was nowhere to be read in my voucher Ts & Cs...My garlic mushrooms were very tasty so didn't regret the squid but the mains were very disappointing: My chicken came with cheese-it was nowhere on the menu description there was cheese –Nepalese food with cheese, what on earth>?>! and too bad I hate cheese! Anyway, the waitress happily came back with another cheesefree dish… Our mains were on the dry side and a bit plain and the sauce and naan were also very plain…Won’t be rushing to go back there…

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Jerusalem Restaurant
77 Camden Street Lwr., Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin

It was quiet enough on a Friday lunch time-we were the 1st customers at 12.30 and the place was freezing cold:-( Even in the toilets it was warmer!Really a pity as I hate eating while shivering...The food was ok but nothing special; the portions are on the small side. Not sure I will be back...

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101 Talbot
Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

I have been eager to visit this place for about 10 years so was really looking forward to it...But overall, I was disappointed by the food. Mine was too plain and my partner's was way too rich. I'm not sure I will go back as the prices are not justified in my opinion.

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Toscana City Centre
3 Cork Hill, Dame Street (opposite Dublin Castle), Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

2nd time eating there: really nice atmosphere, nice staff and gorgeous food; deffo worth a visit!

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Bobo's Gourmet Burgers (Dame St)
50-51 Dame St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I have been in Bobos many times before and have never been disappointed :-) The burgers are very tasty and portions are huge. There's a 10€ deal at lunch time as well for a burger,drink and chips is really worth it!

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Brasserie 7
The Capel Building, Capel Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

It was my 3rd time eating there and I'm delighted that the layout of the venue has changed. Sitting at the front was not very nice whereas the back is much cosier and warmer. The menu changes regularly which is welcome; We had a voucher so had to choose from the early bird menu; it's not that big and I picked the only dishes I like. The service was so-so: friendly but not very professional: one staff member was tired and told us she had been working for 10 hours-sorry but as customers- we don’t care...And when I asked the waiter to have a look at the A la carte menu, he said he didn't understand what was the a la carte menu....Then another spilled my coffee on our table: he apologized but that's it....I might go back but will wait...

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Lemon Jelly Cafe
Millennium Walkway, Jervis Street, Italian Quarter, Dublin

Been there 4 times and the staff is very nice and charming...But not very efficient:-( they got the orders wrong and the drinks came after the food...I will still go back,let's say it's part of the fun!

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The Hairy Lemon Traditional Pub & Restaurant
Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I have been there many, many times for lunch and I like the fact the menu is always different; they now have a 5.95€ lunch menu which is great value. The all-day veggie/ Irish breakfasts were delicious and huge: 10.95€ included tea or coffee: Will deffo recommend it! The staff is always very nice especially with tourists, most appreciated.

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Delhi O'Deli
12 Moore Street, City Centre North, Dublin

The place and the service are not too appealing but if you like Indian food, that's definitely the place to go! It is genuine (veggie/vegan) food and I really enjoyed my lunch there.

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Whitefriar Grill
16 Aungier Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I was a bit afraid after reading the most 2 recent reviews and have to say our experience was very different! We were on a deal but were treated very well and only asked for it at the very end; our waitress/maitre d'H were very nice and friendly. The food was excellent: big starters, main very well presented and very tasty; the only criticism would be re vanilla ice cream that was very plain and tasteless: no black dot on it which is never a good sign...But we'll deffo be back as overall it's one of the best meal I had in Dublin in months!

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The Italian Corner
23/24 Wellington Quay, Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

5th times here and it's like old wine: It gets better with time! The place was very busy on this Friday nite: hardly a table left. Our Maitre d' and waiter were very nice and friendly-unlike the last two times I have dined there so all good !!!I will be back again and again!

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Milano (Dawson Street)
38 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I've been to Milano many times before and I really appreciate the new layout of the venue in Dawson street: There used to be loads of tables, so that diners will be very close one to another and the acoustics was quite bad: All changed now!!For the best: large sofas with plenty of room, comfort and intimacy. The food’s nice as always but a tad pricey-especially the drinks, so look out on their website for discounts.

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VnV at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

The venue is really nice and I was pleasantly surprised by the number of fellow diners. The food was nice but inconsistent in terms of prices/sizes: big starters but not enough for the main...Big and pricey coffees and well-priced deserts. Overall, a very nice experience but the food could have done with more spices, sauce.

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The Dog House Blue's Tea Room
The Dart Station, Howth, Dublin

I was also very impressed with the service, staff and food; the pizzas are really nice- a bit more filling will be welcome though. The coffees are really good; this was my 3rd time there-1st time eating- but will deffo be back!

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Paris Bakery and Pastry
18, 19 Moore Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Overall disappointed. Firstly, I attempted to book a table on line for 12.30 pm on a Saturday...That was refused and suggested to come at 3 pm instead....When I arrived at 12.30 pm, there were still some tables left...Anyway, the staff isn't very smiley-even borderline rude for some of them- but at least unlike other comments, we didn't have to wait for hours. We were promptly served a glass of water and 5-10 minutes later our mains...Very disappointed by my pan bagnat though: so much bread/ dough...and little filling-although surprised it was fresh tuna- and no seasoning at all :-( The coffee and deserts fare way better though. I might go back but for coffee and deserts as most of my friends who've been there do...

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KC Peaches Pearse Street
Unit 10A Trinity Enterprise Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 , Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

The place was almost empty on a miserable Tuesday night. I had booked a table-and nice touch, there was a nice printed sheet with my name and booking details:-) The girl at the counter was lovely and served us huge portions. I believe this is more a day place...Although they do an offer : after 5 pm, a main and a glass of one is 9.50€: very good value. The food is ok but more pub/canteen food in regards to the mains; the salads and soups look very nice so will deffo try it for lunch next time!

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Preston House
Main Street, Abbeyleix, Laois

We were staying in the guesthouse as part of a "deal package". We had a 7 course tasting menu-with the accompanying wines for my fellow diner: the restaurant was busy and most people had the tasting menu; it was too much and the sauces were too rich for my taste but overall, lovely food, presentation, service, good portions, etc...We will be back but with an empty belly!

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The Italian Corner
23/24 Wellington Quay, Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

4th time eating there and the food is not disappointing: after reading reviews, I went for a pizza for a change and it was indeed very good; the house red wine was also very good...Just a pity the staff-especially the waitress-is so rude....

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The Bell and Pot
Mercer Street (beside travelodge), Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, St Stephens Green, Dublin

2nd time there and what a disappointment!I ordered the same sandwich as the previous time but it didn't come as a wrap so that there was more bread than filling :-( My friend ordered white bread and the waiter came back wih brown bread...I really think it went downhill, what a pity but I won't be back!

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Sseduced Raw Food
20 Cecelia St, Temple Bar, Dublin

Very busy place and quite small, so better book to avoid disappointment! I agree with the other comments, meat eaters will enjoy the food; I was actually very surprised not to see any greens or salad on my plate...The lovely waitress kindly explained it is on purpose there's hardly any vegs…It then shows the variety of food you can have even as a vegan. I went for the tasting course :Nice but I wish I had seen more veggies and less bread! I will give it another try I for sure!

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Golden Spice Indian Restaurant
15 Montague St, Dublin 2, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

very good service,nice food and for once I was not sick after eating Indian food!!!The lunch menu could be bigger though.I also wish they had a coffee machine,but deffo much better than the other tenants before!

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Milano (Clarion Quay)
Unit 6, Excise Walk, Clarion Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre, IFSC, Dublin

It was very busy on a Monday evening but the staff was really efficient and quick. I have been in Milano many times before and I like the fact the menu changes quite regularly-new pasta, pizza or salad. My partner and I both tried a "new" pizza: really, really nice. We also got a voucher for a free pizza in January; what's not to like?

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Westgate Design Restaurant
22a North Main Street, Wexford Town, Wexford

It was a very busy Saturday afternoon and the place was buzzing.The staff was very nice,nice settings and the food was really,really nice and fresh! I had a huge veggie wrap for 5.50€,you can't beat that!Will deffo be back!

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Guernika Pintxos & Tapas Bar
39 Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

2nd time I've been here and it has improved since the first time...Still no toilet appaer in the ladies' though:D.There's a new chef and the food is definitely much better.The sangria was lovely and light and the portions bigger than the first time.A must visit if you want to share food with friends!

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Rotana Cafe Restaurant
31 South Richmond Street, Dublin 2, Portobello, Dublin

It was a very cold Friday for lunch and at 12.30 we were the only table; the menu is quite extensive: good for vegetarians and meat eater but no fish though! The portions are ok: a starter and a main course are just what one needs. It was a bit cold and smelly(meat) in the restaurant, that's a pity!

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Murrays Bar & Grill
33-34 O'Connell St Upper, O'Connell St, Dublin

It was very busy on an early Saturday evening and we were warmly welcomed-but to avoid disappointment best to book as there was hardly any tables left!There's a good mix of tourists and local people which create a good atmosphere;the staff is very nice,service very quick and even our"Faulty Towers Manuel like waiter" make the experience very pleasant.The food was lovely: good size burgers and plenty of options on the menu; I have eaten here before a couple of years ago and I was really amazed by the food;the chef is deffo not the same as I didn't get the "wahh factor" but still very good pub food.Will deffo be back!

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Smyth & Gray's Restaurant
1A Crow Street, Temple Bar, Dublin

It was very, very warm in the place on a busy Thursday evening. The furniture is the same as former Tante Zoe but the decor has changed and the place looks quite nice and cosy.The service was quite good.The food was ok but I didn't get the "wahh factor" ...nor did my fellow diner. My provencale mussels (starter)were more spicy than "provencale" which I didn't mind; but I got no bread nor cold water bowl, nor spoon to help eat my dish, a pity:-( Other customers had some bread but not the diners on a deal)...A shame in my opinion...The wine was good: light and fruity and my friend's meat was lovely. The mains dishes are quite small in terms of side…A pity when you consider most of the dishes are around 20€. I might go back but there's definitely room for improvement!

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YO Sushi Clarendon St
Brown Thomas, Clarendon St, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin

The place was very busy at noon on a Saturday and you could see it was mostly regulars.It was my 1st time there and the staff was very friendly,service etc...The food was yummy and I enjoyed the fact there was ginger,soya sauce,etc..in front of you.The only minus is the price:40€ for 6 small plates,2 miso soups and 2 waters...Even if the latters are "as much as you want",it is quite dear:-(

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Peacock Green
25 Leeson St. Lower, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

It was very busy on a Saturday afternoon and we were lucky to get seats;it was actually in the other branch in Lord Edward street: there is an amazing selection of teas so tea lovers be aware!!! I just a (decent)coffee and cake but the sandwiches look delicious so will deffo be back to bite into one of them!

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Kokoro Sushi Bento
19 Lower Liffey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

The sushis were really good-but quite expensive I agree with other reviewers. The hot food looks ok but as it was 7pm I knew the food has been there for a few hours and didn't want to try it!

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Caffe Italiano
7 Crow Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

The place was fairly empty on a Thursday evening but the waitress was very nice and the room very cosy. I was disappointed with the food: The seafood carpaccio was bland and acid and the prawn and courgette pasta had only 3 small prawns…And was a bit tasteless.There was no decaff coffee any more so that I finished my meal with a dull tea:-(

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Ukiyo
7-9 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

It was fairly busy for a Wednesday evening and good atmosphere as there was a large group of Trinitiy singing in the karaoke rooms-We couldn't hear them from the restaurant though;-). I was a tad disappointed with the seabream but my friend was absolutely delighted with her tuna loin-deffo recommanded!There was no side and we thought at 20€ a main,it was a bit of a scam to have to order a side.We asked for noodles-as there was none on the menu-and they were aboslutely gorgeous:why don't they put it as a side instead of pak choi and so on?!?

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Johnnie Fox's Pub
Glencullen, Dublin Mountains, Glencullen, Dublin

I have been there many times; once for the evening show and a few times for lunch.As I had visitors over,it's the place to go.I remember the food to be overrated but this proves me wrong!The food was lovely and not as expensive as I remembered.the decor is fantastic, a deffo must see fro tourists!

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The Harbour Master Restaurant & Bar
Custom House Dock, I.F.S.C Dublin 1, IFSC, Dublin

It was very busy on a Saturday evening and the atmosphere was good.The service was freindly, the food was really nice; deffo worth a visit!

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The Hairy Lemon Traditional Pub & Restaurant
Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We were greeted by a very,very friendly waiter who even got a postcard for our tourist friends.The menu is quite extensive with big coeliac and veggie meals as well as loads of traditional Irish dishes: there's sthg for everyone!I have been there a few times and notice the menus change regularly -a good thing as the key dishes are always on the menu burgers,seafood showder,etc...A very good spot for both local and tourists!

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The Bell and Pot
Mercer Street (beside travelodge), Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, St Stephens Green, Dublin

The setting is really nice, ie the china, seats,it,etc...The place was not even half full but the friendly waitresses took ages to come and take our orders...I had to ask for water twice and our coffee/tea came before our combo/soup.The soup- aubergine was tasteless on the not good side- but the sandwiches were lovely and huge.All in all, a very mixed review as there is deffo some potential, the place is not understaffed so maybe we didn't come on a good (soup) day?Will give it another try!

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PHX Bistro
12 Ellis Quay, Ellis House, Smithfield, Dublin 7, City Centre North, Dublin

I went there for a 3rd time and it was quite empty on the Tuesday after the October Bank Holiday week end.The sole waitress was very nice-as they all are there!I had the cod and orzo with creme fraiche: very nice and good portion but quite heavy I must say! My 2 fellow diners really enjoyed their first time dining here. I might try the 5 course Christmas menu that is only 29€ including the steak! Be aware!

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Schooners @ McKevitts Village Hotel
Market Square, Carlingford, Carlingford, Louth

I have been there many times for lunch,especially after a walk in the lovely mountains.Unfortunately, I alsmost always take the same dish as it is too good!!!The seafood showder is the best ever!!!I have only managed once to order sthg else: veggie coucous and this was also outstanding!The chef is definitely not the usual pub one and I will recommand it amongst all the restaurants in Carlingford!

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Gallahers Bistro
16A D'Olier Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

It was very busy (and noisy)on that Friday evening- 2 large tables-but overall a shortage of kitchen staff : we had to wait 30 minutes for our starters and about 40 minutes for the mai :-( We had a voucher and as well as that 2 starters only cost 10€,that was appreciated.The steak and fish were overcooked and 20€ for a small piece of cod and a bit of mash is so overpriced!I don't think I will go back!

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Guernika Pintxos & Tapas Bar
39 Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

So many things to complain about!!! Just to say a few: no toilet paper in the bathroom, we were not served dishes at the same time-I know it's tapas but we were not sharing!!! didn't have the house red wine, very dark and cold and worst paella ever!IOn the positive side, the staff is quite nice( but quite young and looking quite unexperienced) and my partner had a lovely lunch especially the black pudding that was outstanding!I might go back (for diner this time)to see if it has improved as there is some potential but please, please put some bloody spices in the paella!!!!

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Toscana City Centre
3 Cork Hill, Dame Street (opposite Dublin Castle), Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

Buzzy place even for an early bird...Strange I never spotted it before! The food is really good, good value but for the drinks;-) The service is friendly and efficient,will deffo be back!

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ITSA @ Harvey Nichols
Harvey Nichols, Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Road, Dundrum, Dublin

I went to Harvey Nichols again but this time on the 1st floor.Diner was part of a package for "Perfect girls night out"-25€ for a makeup class, glass of bubbly and 2 course meal and cocktail.There a few other group of girls like us so the place was buzzy( or else it can be quite empty and boring indeed). Unfortunately, the menu was exactly the same as my previous venue-what a pity!

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Morrison Grill
The Morrison, Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

It was busier than I thought it would be on a Wednesday night; the food was nice but unfortunately we got a a limited menu-It was a special offer and I enquired beforehand to make sure the full menu would be available... Hence the staff rating as I had to repeat several times to our 2 waitresses that I didn't have a voucher but a special offer. I might be back, not sure...

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Soulful Bistro
46 Manor Street, North Dublin , Stoneybatter, Dublin

It is a very agreable place-for brunch/lunch but wouldn't be too sure about diner.The food was nice,the service was excellent but for one waitress: I ordered a white coffee and the waitress said:" a latte?"and I said no "a white americano please"...She obviously didn't know what it was so I-kindly-told her it was just coffee and hot milk ....She then started grinning and very sarcatically repeated "ok,coffee with HOT milk"...the she started staring at me,looking at me in the eyes with a grin on her face for a few minutes...I was so bad at ease I wanted to leave...When she came to bring the coffees, she declared:"Coffee and HOT milk" and asked my fellow diner if he also wanted some HOT milk.As I couldn't believe my ears, she asked me-still looking me in the eyes- if I was ok... I'm not sure I will go back then, which is a pity as the owner was very nice( unlike a review I just read!!)

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PHX Bistro
12 Ellis Quay, Ellis House, Smithfield, Dublin 7, City Centre North, Dublin

It was my second time going there and it keeps on improving; the waitresses are extremely nice,the food is yummy,what a little gem!I have already booked another table to make 2 friends discover it;-)

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The Galleon Licensed Cafe & Restaurant
Salthill, Salthill, Galway

I had a lovely fresh seafood platter -at 11.95€....Sure in Dublin I would have paid twice for that!We were 4 and everybody had only praise except for the chicken salad that was way too small...for 12.50€...We thought it was a starter as it was really small,a pity as otherwise the whole experience was faultless!

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Oslo Microbrewery & Gastro Bar
Salthill,, Salthill, Galway

I have been there last year when in Salthill and it is still very good; the menu hasn't changed much and unfortunately, at 9.30pm all the daily dishes were gone-which is a good sign I suppose!Deffo a place to visit on a Friday nite!

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The Western Restaurant
35 Prospect Hill, Just off Eyre Square, Galway City, Galway

I had a voucher for 2 steaks hence the reason I along with 3 other diners went there.The atmosphere is the one of a hotel restaurant but as for the food, it is really nice,same goes for the wine and the prices are really reasonable.The portions are generous, the food is nicely served and a bit adventurous, I will deffo go back!!!

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Al Vesuvio
73 Mespil Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

We had a lovely meal there: lovely starters, very good pizza dough, good coffees, decent prices.We were there very early so couldn't really rate the atmosphere but great location. The lovely staff add to the food experience so I will deffo be back!

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The Italian Corner
23/24 Wellington Quay, Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

It was my 3rd time eating there-and my pasta was lovely and bigger portion than the 1st time I had diner there :-) The only downside was that we were beside the service area and for about 10 minutes I couldn't talk to my partner because of the banging of the cutlery...What a pity!

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Chez Max (Baggot Street)
133 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I have been numerous times "Chez Max" especially at lunch time and I won't go back...The lunch menu has changed and they don't do any more the "tartines" that were excellent and generous portions.As nothing else appealed to me, I had the "plat du jour" -a seafood vol-au-vent-which was the size of a starter:-( There was no vegs,nor salad nor chips which would have made it a meal.I'm afraid I won't go back for some time...

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Dax Cafe Bar
23 Pembroke Street Upper, City Centre South, Dublin

It was my 3rd time in Dax and the last one I believe.We had a 50€ voucher and I thought that will be to much,heum...The dip and bread are priced at 6€ and then the tapas are btw 7/8€ ...And they are SO small...We had 4 of them plus the bread and dips,2 glasses of wine ( 7/8€) and a beer; the bill was 57€ and my partner had a sambo 2 hours later as he was starving....No wonder...It is a total disgrace to charge that amount for such tiny portions, never again!

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The Italian Corner
23/24 Wellington Quay, Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

I've been to the Italian Corner before for dinner-it was very good but small portions of pasta; the brunch however is excellent and the portions are big enough so will deffo recommend it!Our waitress wasn't the nicest but thankfully the other ones were much nicer!

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Chez Max (Baggot Street)
133 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I am a regular lunch customer but not so much for diner as I think it's too overrated.I went there with 3 friends and at 6.45 pm the Early Bird was still available which was welcome.The starters were ok, my mussels were then very nice and plentiful whereas my friends fared less well with the chicken and beef bourguignon-too salty was the main complain.My main complain was the price of the aperitives: 10.50€ for a kir royal and 8.50€ for a crement....That is outrageous!!Pity but I will go back over and over for lunch but deffo not for diner...

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ITSA @ Harvey Nichols
Harvey Nichols, Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Road, Dundrum, Dublin

I went there on a Tuesday evening: at 6.45 pm,the place was empty but by 8ish it was quite busy: women only I think! We had the summer diner menu: 20€ each plus a (lovely and refreshing cocktail).The menu is quite short and simple but there's something for everyone,incl. vegetarians. The portions were so big my friend asked for a take away desert: The waitress was very nice and came back with lovely Harvey Nichols bag ( BT'S style). Note that there's a service charge of 10% .I was a bit taken aback by the prices of wine and coffees, beware!

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PHX Bistro
12 Ellis Quay, Ellis House, Smithfield, Dublin 7, City Centre North, Dublin

Lovely experience in D7! When we arrived-at 7.30 pm on a Friday evening-there were 3/4 tables occupied but by the time we left-9ish the small venue was full.Although I believe loads of diners got a voucher like us. There were only Dubliners, no tourists and mostly couples but 2 tables of 4 friends. We started with the Gambas Pil Pil to share and they were delicious-more bread would have been welcome:-).I then had the hake which was good but I would have liked more spices/pepper on it.Himself for the burger which was delicious,filling but a bit too much sauce according to him!We finished with 2 excellent coffees: 1 nice decaff and a good esxpresso. I forgot to mention we had the house red and the house white wine and I think that's one of the best house white I've ever had! What a change from the usual plunk one gets when ordering house wine! We will deffo be back!

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Primavera Restaurant
7 High Street, Ennis, Clare

I booked a table after reading lovely reviews of this little "gem". I really liked the girlie décor: cosy and warm but was disppointed to see only 2 tables of 2 German women on a Saturday nite;we were all one beside the others so that was weird. Anyway, our waitress was nice and efficient. My king prawn salad as a starter was really nice and fresh and I was looking forward to my seafood pizza....What a disaster!! I'm not fussy about pizza:Unlike some people I don't mind if the dough is thick or thin, but this was purely bread dough with no olive oil or herbs or any seasoning; the tomato base was almost non-existent and the seafood was frozen: that was the worst pizza ever!! The wine,desert and coffees fared much better so if you go to Primavera, please order pasta or king prawns but do not order pizza unless the chef makes a BIG effort to improve it!

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