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Tanjore Palace - Dublin restaurant

Unit 5, Block D, Tyrrelstown Plaza, Dublin 15, Tyrrelstown, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Indian

Price Range:

Good
21 reviews

Reviewed 16th June 2014 ( visited 13th June 2014 )

Never disappoints. Every time I try something different on the menu I find a new favourite.
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Tanjore Palace - Dublin restaurant

Unit 5, Block D, Tyrrelstown Plaza, Dublin 15, Tyrrelstown, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Indian

Price Range:

Good
21 reviews

Reviewed 16th June 2014 ( visited 13th June 2014 )

Never disappoints. Every time I try something different on the menu I find a new favourite.
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Rustic Stone
South George's Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

This is one restaurant that I have no hesitation giving 5 stars to. I have passed this place a few times and heard good reports so I was excited to try the cuisine that chef Dylan McGrath brought to the city. I had a launch with work recently in Fade Street social and if the tapas there were anything to go by, I knew I was in for a treat. I arrived a few minutes before my husband and decided to go for a drink in the new cocktail bar upstairs. It’s a nice addition to the place and it was fairly full when I got there so for a few drinks there in the evening I think a booking would be necessary. My husband arrived shortly afterwards and we headed downstairs. We had a deal that we bought on Taste.ie which was a four course meal for two and a bottle of wine. Excellent value. We were seated and presented with a menu. Shortly after choosing our food a board of different breads arrived with different dips which were delicious. I usually don’t like eating bread before a meal but I found I couldn’t stop on this occasion. We chose a Malbec wine which was delicious. For starters my husband chose the chicken wings which I have to say tasted amazing and I went for the tempura of salmon. For mains I went for the Tuna, which came with a fennel and orange salad and was delicious. My husband went for the beef. Neither of us spoke for a few moments while we savoured the food. Both came out on a hot stone so you could cook it to your own liking. The sides we chose were the luscious lime salad. Then neither of us could resist the chocolate soup which was rich and very moreish with a lovely presentation. Everything we ate had a gorgeous freshness to it. The menu is clever with keys to healthy eating at the top before you decide what you want to eat. The atmosphere was buzzing. The staff were highly proficient and non-pretentious. There was free Wi-Fi available in the restaurant also which was a nice touch and we also were offered coffee on the house. I am very much looking forward to my next visit to this restaurant which won’t be too long.

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Mulberry Garden
Mulberry Lane, (directly behind the Bang & Olufsen Store), Dublin 4, Donnybrook, Dublin

A small group of us went here for dinner for my mother in laws birthday. Before dinner we had a drink at the bar while our table was getting prepared. The staff were very courteous and very well trained. The food sounded delicious on the menu and the taste matched once it was presented. The wine list is expensive and that would be the only drawback to the restaurant. However, wine is available by the glass. The decor of the restaurant is lovely and am actually looking forward to going back and having a cocktail in the outside garden. Its a place to visit more than once.

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The Bank on College Green
20-22 College Green, City Centre South, Dublin

Am giving this restaurant five stars this time because it is consistently good with good value for money. The pork belly is gorgeous and two of our party had the Cote de Boeuf. I had a small taste and it was gorgeous. Staff as always are so pleasant, especially the lovely Natalie. I am very much looking forward to my next visit already.

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Port House Pintxo
12 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

Always very happy with this restaurant. It's consistently good. We were a table of 10 for a birthday party on Saturday night and pretty much had the downstairs to ourselves. The service was impeccable and the food the same. Tapas is great as you can have as much or as little as you want. The food comes up quickly, however its fresh and the quality is excellent. The toilets here have a very unusual design and always seem to be commented on. All in all, I would highly recommend this place.

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Mayfield Deli & Eatery
Terenure Road North, South Dublin, Terenure, Dublin

My sister passed by this place on many occasions wanting to try it and yesterday we had the opportunity. Myself, my sister and my mother went for brunch. The sun was out and everyone was in good spirits. We were seating without a reservation. Although next time I may make one as its a very popular spot. The food was diverse and everything sounded so delicious. My mother and sister for the eggs benedict and I got the chili beans with black pudding. Everything tasted fabulous and their own home made chutney was delicious. They changed my poached eggs for me no problem as I forgot to ask for them cooked through. The wine was lovely and we are already planning our dinner date there. Very nice idea with the piano player. I found the staff quite pleasant and I can only presume it was the manager very accommodating. Looking forward to trying something different from the menu.

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Tanjore Palace - Dublin
Unit 5, Block D, Tyrrelstown Plaza, Dublin 15, Tyrrelstown, Dublin

Never disappoints. Every time I try something different on the menu I find a new favourite.

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Dada Restaurant
45 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I have been here a few times and am never disappointed. Last night was no exception. The staff are so curteous and the food is well worth waiting for. There is so much to choose from the menu and bring you own wine is an added bonus. Am very much looking forward to my next visit.

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Mother Hubbards (Cashel)
Cork Road, Cashel, Tipperary

A truly awful eating experience. Myself and my sister were on our way to Cork and decided to treat ourselves on the way. We got there just before lunch was about to start so had the breakfast menu. We ordered scrambled eggs on toast each and my sister also ordered the garlic cheese fries. Six slices of toast came out which we were happy to see. This was followed by a place of chips with huge gobs of garlic butter sitting on top and then cheese grated over it. We both then got a plate of scrambled egg each. The egg was clearly just done in a microwave as it was dry, rubbery and hard to swallow. You couldnt eat it with the toast. We managed a few mouthfuls. We tried to eat the chips but the butter had melted leaving the chips swimming in a buttery mess with soggy chips. We ate a few and left most of the food behind us. Not an experience I will repeat. Awful.

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

Twelve of us went there for a 65th birthday dinner. It was a surprise party and the staff made it very memorable. We had the early bird menu which is a very reasonable €20.00 for two courses and tea/coffee included. The food is excellence and great portion sizes. Everyone got something different and we tasted a few different dishes and it was delicious. The staff were very attentive. Full of smiles and compliments. The setting is lovely and we had a table at the back overlooking the river. Top marks all around and will be back again sooner rather than later.

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Bad Ass Cafe
Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Whatever about this place in the past, it is a lovely place to eat now. The décor has totally changed, the staff are very pleasant and the food is lovely and quite reasonably priced. Nice that a glass of wine is full to the top and not just half way. Would certainly recommend the place and a perfect spot for lunch/dinner in the middle of all the chaos on the streets outside.

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Urban Picnic - Market Arcade
South Great Georges Street, City Centre South, Dublin

I stumbled across this little gem one Sunday afternoon when looking for something different for lunch. A nice big window showed inside a long wooden table and busy staff. The menu was varied and its clear that the owner has travelled as he has a few inspirations from different parts of the world. I had the risotto with chicken which was absolutely gorgeous. A nice big portion and actually took some home with me. The other half had the beef medallions and he cut them like butter. Am actually looking forward to my next visit here. The staff were lovely. Very busy but still had time to smile and talk. Its a little indie with nice background music. A definite must to try. :)

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Gourmet Food Parlour Swords
Unit 2 St Fintans, North Street, Swords, Swords, Dublin

I was very happy eating here and would do so again in a heartbeat. The décor reminded me a little of Dunne and Crescendi's if being honest but I love that. The food on the menu was varied and came with specials. There was a lovely deal for a glass of processco and a tapas for 9 euro. The tapas come out and they are quite big so I wouldn't order any more than one/two at a time and then you can order more if you are still hungry. The wine selection is varied and there seems to be something for everyone. The staff I have to mention are very friendly and attentive (but not overly so) and with quick smiles and a wit to match they are a pleasure. Our bill came to a very reasonable 62.00 euro and that included the prosecco deal and a glass of wine each along with our food and breads to start with. Look forward to my next visit.

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Tanjore Palace - Dublin
Unit 5, Block D, Tyrrelstown Plaza, Dublin 15, Tyrrelstown, Dublin

Had an early bird meal with the other half for his birthday. Great value and the food as always was gorgeous. Lovely faint scent of incense when you walk in and Indian music in the background. You just cannot beat the food in the place and the portions are nice and healthy. Lots of love goes into this cooking!

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Belluccis
22-30 Merrion Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Myself and three friends went here on Friday last. Once we got there the place was buzzing. Our reservation was for 8.00pm. When we got there however we were told there was only a reservation for two people. We waited a little while in the pub next door. Once seated we were given menu's. About twenty minutes later we had to stop a waitress to ask if we could order a drink. We gave her our food order too in case we were waiting any longer. We were pretty hungry. Cocktails and a bottle of wine down and our starter had still not arrived. 9.45pm is when our starters arrived which consisted of mozeralla and tomatoes. Hardly worth the time it took. I think the kitchen forgot about us. My husband specifically asked for the calamari without breadcrumbs and they came out with breadcrumbs on them. Another wait for him. After some more time our main meal came out. The food is nice, nothing exceptional. Very basic Italian food. But its done well. The atmosphere in the place is quite buzzy and seems to be a place to hit after Friday in the office. The drinks menu was varied and reasonably priced. The staff were very curteous and very pleasant to deal with. The waitress we had needed to be trained a bit more as while serving wine, two of the party got left out. We got our desserts to go as time was ticking on and we had to meet people afterwards. We had vouchers from menupages.ie and that is really the only way that I would venture here again. It was not an unpleasant experience and I would perhaps visit here again but it wouldnt be top of my list. Very nice staff though, the decor is lovely but for food and service, I will try somewhere new next time.

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Tanjore Palace - Dublin
Unit 5, Block D, Tyrrelstown Plaza, Dublin 15, Tyrrelstown, Dublin

While there was some teething problems when this place opened up, I can honestly say now the food in this place is AMAZING! I am a big fan of Indian Food and have tried a lot of places and this is the most authentic food I have tasted. The staff are great and have a sense of humour. The food is really really amazing. We got a take out so I am unsure as to the atmosphere in the place so that is why I gave it a middle of the road mark (might be unfair). Two thumbs up for this gem. :)

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The Port House
64a South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Wow - how the mighty have fallen. Its been a few months since I went into the Port House. I was in town and felt like treating myself. I arrived at lunch time in the Port House. There was only one other couple there. I looked at the menu (which has changed) and noticed a deal of two dishes and a glass of house white for E10. Service was quick and I ordered a lamb dish which I changed my mind for instead and went for a vegetarian dish and a chicken dish. The wine was brought out which was a in a small glass and barely a third in the glass. When I tasted it, the sharpness and bitterness kind of took me by surprise. I know the house wine is not always the best but this was complete plonk. When the waiter was going by I asked him to taste the wine, that I thought there was something wrong with it to which he replied that he knows the house wine is not good but that's all that was on offer. He did offer to replace the wine and this time there was a bit more in the glass. The food came out in about five minutes. Three dishes instead of the two that I ordered. He had added the lamb dish. Not wanting to make a fuss after the wine episode I accepted the three dishes. Was glad when I did as the lamb dish was the only one that was hot. The cold vegetarian mush which hard vegetables did not go down well and neither did the cold chicken. It was like these dishes were made for someone else and had been sitting there for about ten minutes. Unhappy I asked for the bill and had to pay E14.50 for what was one of the worst lunches I have had in a long time. Such a pity as this was a gem of a little place that I loved. Was going there on Sunday for my birthday with some friends but I think we will try somewhere else.

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Port House Pintxo
12 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

This place is always good value. We went there for my mother's birthday. Downstairs is gorgeous, all lit with candles in a wine cellar. The service is just ok - but the food and atmosphere are lovely. One of my favourite spots.

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