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Antica Venezia restaurant

97 Ashfield Road, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 6

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Cuisine:
Italian

Price Range:

Good
88 reviews

Reviewed 28th October 2012 ( visited 12th October 2012 )

Excellent little Italian restaurant - well deserving of all the five star reviews on Manupages. I purchased the Menupages deal and went to Antica Venezia for the first time a couple of weeks ago with three others. From the word go, the staff were excellent - very attentive, friendly and efficient, but not at all intrusive. The menu though fairly small, has all of the Italian classics on it and each and every plate of food we received was delicious. The wine list is very good and priced fairly, We ordered the Gavi which was excellent. Although my voucher was for two starters, two mains etc, when the bill arrived, they had taken the two more expensive main courses against the voucher which was very generous. All four of us aggreed that we will definitely return here for decent Italian food in a charming atmosphere.
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Dillingers restaurant

47 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 6

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Cuisine:
American

Price Range:

Good
119 reviews

Reviewed 01st October 2012 ( visited 28th September 2012 )

We were really looking forward to our visit to Dillingers having heard some good reports. We were there early on Friday evening and unfortunately we did not have a good experience at all. Two of our three starters were barely warm and lacking in flavour. All three of us ordered the rib eye steak, each of us requesting it cooked to our taste (medium, medium well and well done) but when they arrived, they were all cooked "well done" - there really was NO difference between them. They were served on a wooden board which I thought was very strange, given that wood is so difficult to clean and juices from food would surely be seeping through. The food itself was average and to be honest, we all agreed that we've had better bar food for a fraction of the price. Overall, Dillingers will not be on any of our "return" lists as it is average in terms of food, and far too pricey for what it is. A huge disappointment.
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Siam Thai (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin

Visited here with three friends after work on a Thursday night. We went for the early bird which strangely finishes at 6.45pm and is not great value! The menu had plenty of options but several had supplements. What we ordered was tasty, although nothing extraordinary. The wine by the glass is way overpriced and we found the service fairly poor. Our waitress was not a bit pleasant and it seemed to be an inconvenience when we requested anything (including our bill!). There was a trainee waiter who delivered one of our courses and he was very cheery and friendly. Overall, good food but seriously overpriced compared to better Thai restaurants in Dublin and mediocre service. Won't be rushing back!

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

Four of us went to Salamanca on Saturday night at 7.30pm. The place was buzzing when we arrived and continued to be busy all night. Because they were so busy the service was a little slow but we weren't in a rush so that wasn't really an issue. We ordered two tapas each which was more than enough. Some of the dishes were not very hot but overall the food was good. Very tasty patatas bravas, and the chicken paella being our favourites. Another dish we ordered was the meatballs which because they were almost cold, were not very enjoyable. The prawns with chorizo were a big hit for those who tried them. Very good wine list too and fairly priced. The restaurant itself is very crowded and tables are placed too close together for any kind of private conversations, but good if you're looking for lively atmosphere. The staff were all very pleasant but as the place was so packed, they were a little slow to get around the tables. Overall, a good experience and we would go back - but most likely when they were not as full.

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Baan Thai (Leopardstown)
Central Park, Block P, Dublin 18, Leopardstown, Dublin

I hadn't been to Baan Thai for a few years and went on Saturday night with 6 others. We were really looking forward to it having read some good reviews. Sadly though, we didn't have a great experience. The place was cold despite being quite busy and one of our party had to keep a coat on as the breeze from an overhead fan was so strong. The service was very hit and miss too - 6 out of 7 starters arrived and we asked for the remaining one. Five minutes later they arrived with something we hadn't ordered. Eventually the correct oe came but by then, the six others had finished theirs. The food itself was very nice - lovely flavours and good sized portions. The prices are far too high though (we were ordering off the á la carte menu as there was no choice at the time we were there). The staff were not pleasant and service was inconsistent. Overall, and despite the nice food, we all agreed that it's too pricey for what it is, the service was poor so we won't be returning.

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Punjabi By Nature Indian Restaurants & Takeaway
15 Ranelagh Village, South Dublin, Ranelagh, Dublin

No frills here, but decent service and good food. We arrived just after 7.30 and the Early Bird had just finished but our waiter offered it to us anyway which was a nice bonus. The food is really tasty - starters on the large side so one between two would be plenty. All the usual dishes are on the menu and none of them disappointed. Would definitely return for the tasty food, great value and pleasant service.

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

Very nice Indian food and good service. The restaurant itself badly needs a makeover though - the decor is extremely dated and tired. The staff were helpful in explaining the menu - there are some unfamiliar Nepalese dishes and they explained them very well. They also serve the old reliables like Korma, Tikka Massala etc but we opted for some of the Nepalese ones which were delicious. The waiter brought along some complimentary Naan breads with our food which was a nice touch. All in all, excellent, good value food in non-glamorous surroundings!

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Alfies Byrne's
Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Paid a short visit here before a concert on Saturday night for a bite to eat and found a table straightaway. The menu is quite limited but for bar food, perfectly fine. My sister and I both ordered the tempura cod with chips and we shared a bottle of Pinot Grigio. The wine list is very expensive - the only Savignon blanc we saw on it was €50! The service was quite good and the staff very pleasant. Our food was delivered fairly quickly and was delicious. The cod was very fresh and the batter light and crispy and not a bit greasy. The same with the chips - not greasy at all. It's pricey enough for bar food but I have paid similar prices elsewhere and the quality wouldn't match this. Overall, a nice little spot, and we would definitely return if we were in this area.

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The Vanilla Pod Eatery
The Iveagh Mall, The Park, South Dublin, Carrickmines, Dublin

I have been to Vanilla Pod many times for brunch and more recently for lunch. The food is delicious every time and the staff are always very friendly. The breakfast/brunch menu is fabulous but I almost always sway towards the French Toast with bacon. The portion sizes are generous and the variety on the menu is good - great place even if you just want a scone and coffee. Lunch was fabulous too - the burger is so tasty! Everything is cooked to order which means it's always lovely and fresh. The service can sometimes be a little slow as it's always very busy, particularly at weekends but if you're not in a hurry, just relax and enjoy it! I'm definitely keeping this on my "regular" list!

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Tigers - Closed
35 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

We visited Tiger's a few times in the past but hadn't been there for about a year until this time. There were four people in our party and when we went in first, there were very few others in the restaurant which was unusual as town was busy. However, the place filled up a little more during our visit. We all ordered starters and main courses. The quality of the food was excellent - melt in the mouth beef and very fresh chicken in the main courses. I had the red curry and despite the portions being on the big side, I had to finish it. It was delicious! The staff were very friendly and effeicient. We all agreed that will definitely go back.

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Mirchi
9 Townyard Lane, North Co. Dublin, Malahide, Dublin

Six of us visited Mirchi on New Year's Eve. The food was absolutely delicious and service very good. We each had a starter and main course and shared two or three side dishes. We could not find fault with any of the food we received. It was so flavoursome and very fresh. The wine list is good too and fairly priced. Mirchi is a great little restaurant and we will definitely return. They deserve to do well.

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Antica Venezia
97 Ashfield Road, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

Excellent little Italian restaurant - well deserving of all the five star reviews on Manupages. I purchased the Menupages deal and went to Antica Venezia for the first time a couple of weeks ago with three others. From the word go, the staff were excellent - very attentive, friendly and efficient, but not at all intrusive. The menu though fairly small, has all of the Italian classics on it and each and every plate of food we received was delicious. The wine list is very good and priced fairly, We ordered the Gavi which was excellent. Although my voucher was for two starters, two mains etc, when the bill arrived, they had taken the two more expensive main courses against the voucher which was very generous. All four of us aggreed that we will definitely return here for decent Italian food in a charming atmosphere.

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Dillingers
47 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

We were really looking forward to our visit to Dillingers having heard some good reports. We were there early on Friday evening and unfortunately we did not have a good experience at all. Two of our three starters were barely warm and lacking in flavour. All three of us ordered the rib eye steak, each of us requesting it cooked to our taste (medium, medium well and well done) but when they arrived, they were all cooked "well done" - there really was NO difference between them. They were served on a wooden board which I thought was very strange, given that wood is so difficult to clean and juices from food would surely be seeping through. The food itself was average and to be honest, we all agreed that we've had better bar food for a fraction of the price. Overall, Dillingers will not be on any of our "return" lists as it is average in terms of food, and far too pricey for what it is. A huge disappointment.

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