Restaurant Reviews from Morby

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Credibility Score:
52.5%

County: Galway

No. of Reviews: 8

Member Since: 17 October 2008

Last Visit: 28 February 2014

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White Gables Restaurant

Moycullen Village, Moycullen, Galway

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Good
22 reviews

Reviewed 17th October 2008 ( visited 15th October 2008 )

This is one of my favourite restaurants. It is consistently reliable with very pleasant and competent staff. The portions are huge (The duck in particular!) everything is well executed and prepared. Service is very efficient and friendly. There is a very good selection on the well priced Table D'ote menu. The only complaint I would have is that the menus never change. It would be nice to see some variety with some new additions on the menu, or perhaps some specials every now and then.
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O Grady's On The Pier restaurant

Main Street, Barna, Galway

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Cuisine:
Bistro

Price Range:

Good
20 reviews

Reviewed 17th October 2008 ( visited 30th August 2008 )

O Gradys do very nice food indeed, there's a good selection and also fresh and varied fish. The portions are of decent size and the food is always well prepared and executed.In addition to their evening menu, they also have a nice lunch, and they do a great chowder!The complaints I have with this restaurant are with the staff.Aside from 1 or 2 who are very courteous and efficient,on the whole I have found that the staff are very unhelpful.They always seem to be in a rush to get you to hurry up and leave which does not make for a relaxing and comfortable dining experience.On more than one occasion I have encountered rude waiting staff there,on one occasion upon paying my bill where I purposefully did not leave a tip (Normally I do unless the service was very bad as it was on this occasion) when the waiter had the gall to come up to my table and ask me where my tip for him was!!!When I replied that I wasn't leaving one as I had not been happy with his service he looked very put out and insisted that I should leave a tip as it was the done thing.Needless to say I did not leave him the tip.I have never in all my life had such an encounter.I do not believe it is right that a waiter should challenge a customer in this manner over the issue of tipping. Tipping is entirely at the customers discretion, as it rightly should be. I suggest that O Gradys should look into this with their staff to ensure that this is not happening other customers. It was a very offputting experience for me personally, and as such, as a former regular diner I now no longer choose to dine at O Gradys because of too many incidents like this. Also, I take exception to the way they serve their soft drinks. They do not serve the likes of Coke etc in glass bottles, they come from plastic bottles, which is fine, however when I'm paying full price for my drink I do not expect to share my bottle of coke with someone else. Yes, you heard me right. Upon paying full price for your glass of coke, you only get half the (small!) plastic one.
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Boluisce Seafood Restaurant
Spiddal, Connemara, Spiddal, Galway

I've been here a few times now and the first few times were excellent - great food and large portions however I'm disappointed to say that the last few times I've been it's gone downhill - it's not consistent. I've had some lovely meals here but also I've had some very poor ones. Also the decor is very dated and the chairs/couches are looking very dirty and grubby. I will probably not be back as I've had too many let downs here.

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Park House Restaurant (Galway)
Park House Hotel & Restaurant, Forster Street, Eyre Square, Galway City, Galway

This restaurant does a very good trade a lunch time particularly with business people. Whilst the food is good, it is also a bit on the expensive side as the portions are so small! On more than one occassion I have had to request another slice of meat as what I got was so thin and small and I was told that I would have to pay for another meal in full!!

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KC Blakes Brasserie
Quay Street, Galway City, Galway

I have been here a few times now, the food is normally quite good and the early bird offers good value however it can be rather busy at times and you feel rushed. The tables are too close together.

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Wong Sze
Main Street, Oranmore, Galway

I had the sweet and sour chicken here - It was presented nicely however the chicken itself was extremely dry, tough and chewy, it not no taste very fresh. Also, I thought the E3 charge for chips was a bit excessive.

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

It was my second time to this restaurant - I will not be back. The service was just OK, the food was overpriced, overcooked and bland. I would not recommend.

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O Grady's On The Pier
Main Street, Barna, Galway

O Gradys do very nice food indeed, there's a good selection and also fresh and varied fish. The portions are of decent size and the food is always well prepared and executed.In addition to their evening menu, they also have a nice lunch, and they do a great chowder!The complaints I have with this restaurant are with the staff.Aside from 1 or 2 who are very courteous and efficient,on the whole I have found that the staff are very unhelpful.They always seem to be in a rush to get you to hurry up and leave which does not make for a relaxing and comfortable dining experience.On more than one occasion I have encountered rude waiting staff there,on one occasion upon paying my bill where I purposefully did not leave a tip (Normally I do unless the service was very bad as it was on this occasion) when the waiter had the gall to come up to my table and ask me where my tip for him was!!!When I replied that I wasn't leaving one as I had not been happy with his service he looked very put out and insisted that I should leave a tip as it was the done thing.Needless to say I did not leave him the tip.I have never in all my life had such an encounter.I do not believe it is right that a waiter should challenge a customer in this manner over the issue of tipping. Tipping is entirely at the customers discretion, as it rightly should be. I suggest that O Gradys should look into this with their staff to ensure that this is not happening other customers. It was a very offputting experience for me personally, and as such, as a former regular diner I now no longer choose to dine at O Gradys because of too many incidents like this. Also, I take exception to the way they serve their soft drinks. They do not serve the likes of Coke etc in glass bottles, they come from plastic bottles, which is fine, however when I'm paying full price for my drink I do not expect to share my bottle of coke with someone else. Yes, you heard me right. Upon paying full price for your glass of coke, you only get half the (small!) plastic one.

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White Gables Restaurant
Moycullen Village, Moycullen, Galway

This is one of my favourite restaurants. It is consistently reliable with very pleasant and competent staff. The portions are huge (The duck in particular!) everything is well executed and prepared. Service is very efficient and friendly. There is a very good selection on the well priced Table D'ote menu. The only complaint I would have is that the menus never change. It would be nice to see some variety with some new additions on the menu, or perhaps some specials every now and then.

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Moran's Oyster Cottage
The Weir, Kilcolgan, Kilcolgan, Galway

Vastly Over-rated. I have been to Morans many, many times over the years and it always fails to impress me. I really do think that Moran's are now trading on their old reputation. Yes, the seafood is fresh, but that's it. There's a very poor selection which is very over priced. Portions are small. There's no flair or artistic ability, the most "culinary skill" would appear to be placing a wedge of lemon on your plate. Other than that they are just serving cold seafood on a plate with some lettuce. For a seafood restaurant their chowder is also one of the worst I have had - it appears always be their regular vegetable soup with a few bits of smoked haddock thrown in for good measure. The ambiance is also lacking what with the hard chairs, and icy cold temperatures.

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