Restaurant Reviews from Kittykats

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 22

Member Since: 27 June 2012

Last Visit: 30 October 2015

The Best Restaurant

Kai cafe and restaurant restaurant

20 Sea Road, Galway, Galway City, Galway

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18 reviews

Reviewed 27th July 2014 ( visited 22nd July 2014 )

Small restaurant but beautiful; always great! delicious food combinations and friendly and informed service.
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The Vintage Kitchen restaurant

7 Poolbeg St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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59 reviews

Reviewed 25th June 2014 ( visited 24th June 2014 )

Very tasty food and good presentation; small but imaginative menu; friendly and helpful service; amazing what they can deliver from such a small kithcen and restaurant. Tables can be very close together, but perhaps that can be part of the charm - depending on who is at the neighbouring table.
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Sister Sadie
46 Harrington Street, Portobello, Dublin

There was something missing - cant really put my finger on it. Colourful, wholesome food, but overall the experience just didnt work. Ate here with 3 work colleagues and each of us was disappointed. I had the pulled pork sandwich which was mediocre and not well suited to the coleslaw served with it. Menu has interesting and enticing food choices but is hard to read, tables are too small, and overall it is overpriced. it should work, but it just doesn't for some reason. this was my second visit - but don't think I'll bother to return.


Farm Restaurant (Leeson St)
133 Upper Leeson St, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin

Interesting menu and combinations but lacked flavour. We didn't have a booking and Hostess made more of a deal than necessary before finding us a table in a not very busy restaurant. Food was wholesome, colourful and I'm sure healthy, but was it tasty? Not really. Would I return? Might give it a second chance if I was in the area, but otherwise probably not.


Noshington Cafe
1A Washington Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Nice neighbourhood cafe and restaurant. Stopped off for a quick bite early on Saturday evening. Food was delish - colourful and fresh. I had the chicken wrap with a side order of a butternut squash salad. The wrap was ok but the salad lovely. Service was lovely - relaxed and friendly from waitress (although another staff member behind counter didnt make any attempt at customer service). All in all, a nice neighbourhood cafe - I noted people dropping in to get salads etc to take away. Wish I lived closer - will definitely return.


The Fumbally
Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8, City Centre South, Dublin

Visited for breakfast early on Saturday morning and loved it (even though it is sooo right-on and hipster I didn't want to love it). Had the Green eggs and ham (chorizo) on brioche toast - it really hit the spot. Nice atmosphere, the communal tables work, and the salads looked fresh and interesting. Will definitely return for lunch another day - although the whole (large) dogs walking about freely was too much.


Paulie's Pizza
58 Grand Canal Street, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin

Nice little spot, in what has become a more lively area than I remember it. Looks small but has plenty of room upstairs. Menu was interesting but we all got pizza - any were quite happy with them - although they looked more impressive than they tasted (I had the Greek and it was a little tasteless)


The Westbury Hotel, The Westbury Mall, Balfe Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Had lunch with family on Tuesday. Slightly disappointing - food was ok only service fine, setting quite nice.


The Winding Stair Restaurant
40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin

This was my second visit - and it was good. Interesting location, nice buzz about the restaurant, and professional service. Food was good but expected better based on previous visit. Had the pre-theatre menu - with the cheese and pear salad (which was ok - not that well balanced maybe overall) and then the smoked pork chop (tasty but fatty). My fellow diners has the ‘smokies’ with smoked haddock, the Potted Dingle Bay crab and seafood chowder and were very pleased. Will visit again happily but maybe choose more wisely.


KC Peaches Wine Cave Nassau St
28-29 Nassau St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Had a pleasant evening here recently - lovely wine, great choices, very informed and charming service. Pity the basement space feels like a basement.


12b Merrion Court, Merrion Row, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

Disappointing lunch here recently with family. Staff were helpful and friendly, food was mediocre and not particularly good value. Aside from us there was only one other table full - the buzzing atmosphere of the past was absent.


Cucina Italiana
17 St Anthonys Place, Killarney, Kerry

Lovely food, charming and efficient service. Maybe a bit expensive, and seating was cramped. Overall however, a pleasant evening and we were all quite pleased.


Martines Restaurant & Wine Bar
21 Quay Street, Galway, Galway City, Galway

Managed to get a table outside of a busy Martine's wine bar last week. Didnt stay for a full meal but had a couple of glasses of wine and shared a cheeseboard. Staff were very pleasant and we enjoyed our early evening stop off, with full view of an atmospheric Quay Street (great buzz generally, but with added flavour of the Galway Arts festival). Must go back to sample full menu.


Kai cafe and restaurant
20 Sea Road, Galway, Galway City, Galway

Small restaurant but beautiful; always great! delicious food combinations and friendly and informed service.


Donnelly's of Barna
Barna, Barna, Galway

Decent pub grub (mainly fish), nice portions, and nice country pub atmosphere. Popular with tourists and locals alike.


McGettigans Cookhouse and Bar
Amiens Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Had a very nice evening here recently. Food menu was quite extensive - I had Stonebass which I'd never had before on herb flavoured mash (I think) which was quite good (although the ratatouille which was to accompany it was disappointing). The service was professional and friendly. The biggest impression made on me was the decor which was really impressive and fresh, with a fine cosy (generous seating, fairy-lights, cushions, etc) beer garden out the back. Overall, it is a place I would recommend checking it out if you are in this neck of the woods, although it was a bit quiet the night I was there..


Brasserie Sixty6
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Disappointing quality considering the prices. Calamari was tough and chewy. Service was pleasant.


The Vintage Kitchen
7 Poolbeg St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Very tasty food and good presentation; small but imaginative menu; friendly and helpful service; amazing what they can deliver from such a small kithcen and restaurant. Tables can be very close together, but perhaps that can be part of the charm - depending on who is at the neighbouring table.


Fishy Fishy Restaurant
Crowleys Quay, Kinsale, Kinsale, Cork

Was a bit apprehensive about dining here as the phone booking didn't inspire confidence, nor did the website. However, it didn't disappoint - food was very good, service friendly and helpful.


38 Dominick Street, Galway City, Galway

Lovely atmosphere, lovely setting, good location, food - quite good - great value - recommended.


Fade Street Social - The GastroBar
4-6 Fade Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Food was tasty & presentation was very impressive. Ate here with a group of 5 and between us we sampled quite a bit of the tapas menu. I was happy with most of the choices - prawn tempura, fries with parmesan and onion sauce, crab toast, sliced steak and mini squid. (Although I wouldn't order the lobster hot-dog again). Portions were a bit small. Also, there should be no charge for popcorn chicken (tasty, but there was minimal chicken).


Super Miss Sue
Units 2-3 Drury Street Car Park, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

Pretty decent location. Decor good too but lacking atmosphere despite being full (maybe a bit too industrial / warehouse- y though liked the windows). My food was good - the Gambas on Sourdough bread, but friends was only mediocre (battered cod and chips). Too much like an upmarket take away to justify the prices and the wine prices were over the top. Waitress was very helpful and nice, but wont be returning.


Town Bar and Grill
21 Kildare Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Went for a family lunch here on Saturday and was very disappointed. We were greeted nicely, but the atmosphere was dead - there were only 2 other tables occupied, and for some reason there was an inordinate delay in getting our food. Each course took an age and while the food was very good when it eventually arrived, the side order of fries was not up to standard and resembled frozen chips or pub grub. Annoyingly, our water was filled unnecessarily every time someone took a sip. Have been before and have been much more impressed, it was unfortunate that this visit was so disappointing.


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

We'd been here many times before and had been very impressed. However, this evening was a major disappointment. When we arrived, the host didnt do more than grunt at us so it wasnt clear to us whether they had a table for us or not, but as it turned out they did. The food was definitely not as good as we had remembered the calamari were stodgy - no salt or lemon, and the rest of the dishes were mediocre. Our table involved one of us sitting in an alcove, which had some pipes or taps or something that dripped on us! Neither the waitress or the host reacted or acknowledged the problem when we mentioned it!

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