Restaurant Reviews from Mr Star

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52.5%

County: Wexford

No. of Reviews: 2

Member Since: 22 May 2011

Last Visit: 29 May 2011

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Rustic Stone restaurant

South George's Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Good
529 reviews

Reviewed 29th May 2011 ( visited 02nd April 2011 )

Really liked this restaurant - mostly. Could only get a table for half six so although pretty full it wasn't as buzzy as it probably gets a bit later on. We ordered a big portion of the chicken wings to start and they were tremendous and it was a good-sized portion. For the mains we had the fillet of beef with mushrooms and tarragon and the tuna steak. The staff were very knowledgeable and showed us how to slice the meat and fish up on the stone and cook it. he accompaniments for both were fabulous and the steak was melt in the mouth. We had ordered sides of truffle chips, pesto chips and the cocunut cauliflower and it meant the table was pretty crowded with everything on it. The cooking process on the stone and the way the sides were served made it all a bit complicated and some of the things got a bit cold while we fiddled around which was a pity. So in short, although I loved all the flavours and food, I would probably not go for something that had to be cooked on a stone again. Which maybe means this isn't the restaurant for me! It also works out pretty expensive -especially considering the fiddliness of it all - so it wouldn't be somewhere I'd pop into regularly for dinner anyway. With just a couple of glasses of prosecco it was over €100 with service. Great to see a restaurant trying something different though and big kudos for the healthy eating options :) Oh would be great to see some chicken on the menu too - I'm sure they'd say it's a farming issue but at the prices they charge they should be able to offer free-range or organic
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Rustic Stone restaurant

South George's Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Good
529 reviews

Reviewed 29th May 2011 ( visited 02nd April 2011 )

Really liked this restaurant - mostly. Could only get a table for half six so although pretty full it wasn't as buzzy as it probably gets a bit later on. We ordered a big portion of the chicken wings to start and they were tremendous and it was a good-sized portion. For the mains we had the fillet of beef with mushrooms and tarragon and the tuna steak. The staff were very knowledgeable and showed us how to slice the meat and fish up on the stone and cook it. he accompaniments for both were fabulous and the steak was melt in the mouth. We had ordered sides of truffle chips, pesto chips and the cocunut cauliflower and it meant the table was pretty crowded with everything on it. The cooking process on the stone and the way the sides were served made it all a bit complicated and some of the things got a bit cold while we fiddled around which was a pity. So in short, although I loved all the flavours and food, I would probably not go for something that had to be cooked on a stone again. Which maybe means this isn't the restaurant for me! It also works out pretty expensive -especially considering the fiddliness of it all - so it wouldn't be somewhere I'd pop into regularly for dinner anyway. With just a couple of glasses of prosecco it was over €100 with service. Great to see a restaurant trying something different though and big kudos for the healthy eating options :) Oh would be great to see some chicken on the menu too - I'm sure they'd say it's a farming issue but at the prices they charge they should be able to offer free-range or organic
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Rustic Stone
South George's Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

Really liked this restaurant - mostly. Could only get a table for half six so although pretty full it wasn't as buzzy as it probably gets a bit later on. We ordered a big portion of the chicken wings to start and they were tremendous and it was a good-sized portion. For the mains we had the fillet of beef with mushrooms and tarragon and the tuna steak. The staff were very knowledgeable and showed us how to slice the meat and fish up on the stone and cook it. he accompaniments for both were fabulous and the steak was melt in the mouth. We had ordered sides of truffle chips, pesto chips and the cocunut cauliflower and it meant the table was pretty crowded with everything on it. The cooking process on the stone and the way the sides were served made it all a bit complicated and some of the things got a bit cold while we fiddled around which was a pity. So in short, although I loved all the flavours and food, I would probably not go for something that had to be cooked on a stone again. Which maybe means this isn't the restaurant for me! It also works out pretty expensive -especially considering the fiddliness of it all - so it wouldn't be somewhere I'd pop into regularly for dinner anyway. With just a couple of glasses of prosecco it was over €100 with service. Great to see a restaurant trying something different though and big kudos for the healthy eating options :) Oh would be great to see some chicken on the menu too - I'm sure they'd say it's a farming issue but at the prices they charge they should be able to offer free-range or organic

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The Cake Cafe
62 Pleasants Place, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Visited the Cake Cafe on Saturday for first time having heard loads about it. First impressions were good: small, buzzy room with plenty of staff working. We ordered the porridge with fruit, which was delicious and very good value at €4, and the baked beans on toast, which were homemade and tasty. There is a slightly manic element to the place, probably owing to the squished room and the many staff and customers. It would be churlish to criticise them for this though. What is not churlish is to criticise the cakes. We got a selection to bring to a friend's house and all were disappointing. For somewhere called the Cake Cafe to sell cakes that are neither light nor moist is beyond disappointing. We tried four different varieties and all were dry and uninspiring. One would almost think they had been baked the day before, which I hope is not the case. The tasty and well-priced cooked food almost makes up for the lack of comfort and space but the uninspiring cakes are a step too far.

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