Restaurant Reviews from Naine

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Last Visit: 28 January 2018

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L'Gueuleton restaurant

No 1 Fade Street, Off Georges's Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
French

Price Range:

Good
362 reviews

Reviewed 07th March 2008 ( visited 06th March 2008 )

I think it's cramped because of how they have the tables for 2, was here with 4people and had a great seat and nice and comfortable. If you can get there at 6 when they open and put your name down then you won't be disappointed. Had the snails which were a good size and a good sharing starter for all. Mains were Beef Bourguignon, confit of Duck and Pork belly. The Bourguignon was the best, would have liked a bit more meat on the pork belly but tasted lovely. The Duck was nice and loads of red cabbage. Ask for extra portion of potato for one of the Bourguignon, you could tell they were yesterdays roast potatoes, as they had that very tough skin on them .Good thing we weren't charged for them. Desserts home made, creme caramel very good, apple crumble good if you like a bit of a bite from the apples came with ice cream when cream would be more better, banoffi charlotte very good, White chocolate cheesecake very good. Total €145 with white wine. Love that they change their menu, so if you go regularly it has something new on iy.
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Flanagan’s Restaurant

61 Upper O'Connell Street, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1

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Cuisine:
Breakfast

Price Range:

Good
75 reviews

Reviewed 04th September 2007 ( visited 04th September 2007 )

I call this place one of those cheap and cheerful, that's the food not the service. The special menu is great value if you're not fussy about what you eat. Pizzas are great size and not too bad. The waitresses don't look happy at all here. The decor is quite gloomy, I think it's the lighting and the harley-davidson. It's a bit big for a small room. I don't expect much of the place when I go and that is what I get.
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Morrisseys Seafood Bar & Grill
Doonbeg Village, Doonbeg, Clare

I really liked this place, so unexpected from the outside. Food was amazing the best crab claws in a long time. No complaints on the food, great tastes but portions were actually a bit big, considering you get 2sides with the mains. Our waitress was horrendously bad, when she brought the wine she just plonked it on the table not an offer of a taste or even a chilled container to keep it cool. she took one of the orders down wrong, and no offer of compensation like a drink while she waited. We were finished by the time she received her main. I had fish pie, lovely mashed potato on top. Also ordered was fish cake and fish and chips. I will return but hope we don't get the same waitress. The Carrigholt crab claws were just amazing, lovely chilling dressing on the dish. Was well feed by the time the mains came.

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Havana Tapas Bar
Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Haven't been here for awhile but will remember when in town next. They have a good lunch menu and there's a special €9.95 deal of Soup or Hummus & Nachos, Sandwich or Wrap and tea and any type of coffee. There is a nice choice and they had 2soups available. Soup was nice, as well as the hummus & nachos which came with a slice of tomato bread. Mains were Paella, Serrano Ham & Cheese Quesadilla and smoked salmon and cream chees sandwich. The salad with these was really nice. Good espresso was had at the end. Nice spot for just coffee and cake as well.

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

Was only there for the first time for lunch and it was pretty. We ordered from the Special menu and the selection was nice and varied, with the full dessert menu available for the special lunch 2course or 3course meal. I felt the service a bit slow considering for lunch but will make a point of getting there at 1, but the waitress did promptly brought the dessert at the end. Oxtongue on rye bread was had for starters, love seeing this on menus. Mains was the Lambs liver and Corn Beef, both perfectly cooked, maybe the lambs liver could have been more pink but good taste from the gravy and smoked bacon. Dessert was Chocolate slice with hazelnut praline and Gathabawn lemon curd ice-cream, divine. Will come back just for that. No wine was had, but list looked good, though only one affordable priced glass.

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Dom Breslin's Bar & Restaurant
Pier 1, Quay Street, Donegal Town, Donegal

Was in here on the way to Glenties, over New Years. We ordered from the menu and I think I got the best order. Nice piece of bacon in a nice baguette, with tasty chips. No horseradish but got some from the nice waitress. Not busy, so service was fast. No other complaints from my hungry companions, soup and sandwich combo were good and hearty. Great spot just on the way in to Donegal Town, overlooking the quay. Will know for next time.

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The House
4 Main Street, West Dublin, Howth, Dublin

Had a lovely meal here on a quite night.Service was good, as it wasn't busy but they weren't over every minute either bugging us. Had the Conamara ham and the Bluebell Falls for starter, both had great flavours and presented nicely. The House is a good spot with plenty of space. Mains were Monkfish and Lamb. Both good, desserts were chocolate brownie with malt ice cream. Can't wait to go again.

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The Porterhouse (Parliament Street)
Parliament Street le Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin

I have liked the atmosphere in the Porterhouse pubs day or night. Their burgers are good with a varied mix of fillings. A note to everyone the Italian burger, they have on their menu Roquette, this is not the cheese which I mistook it for and got the green salad leaves. Pretty disappointed but next time I will know.I only have ever really seen the salad leaves spelt Rocket. Will return and get something else next time.

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Busyfeet & Coco Cafe
41- 42 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

Have passed this place loads of times and have been tempted to go in but has always been jammers. So decided to head in no matter what. Got a table straight away, this place is very compact so either talk really quiet or as loud so the person your with can hear you. I had the soup of the day and the Ham and mature sandwich. Both were really good. Loads of fresh flavours. The prices would be a bit high for what I usually spend but I suppose once it tastes really good and service is good I'm happy. I'd prefer to come here when it's quieter though.

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Kokoro Sushi Bento
19 Lower Liffey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Really like the varied selection of sushi here.Handy to pick up and bring home. Haven't tried their hot food as I'm always happy to get a good selection of the reasonable sushi on offer. When in town next will try something else.

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Chez Hans
Cashel Co Tipperary, Cashel, Tipperary

I had heard good things about this place so had my lunch stop here on the way to Kerry.Had a small wait which I was kind of expecting.The menu is small but varied, with some interesting dishes.I just had a main as I wanted to get back on the road quick enough.Had a special which was a salmon fishcake, with chorizo & pepper couscous and it had the cutest little espresso cup of seafood chowder on the side.Have to say the tastes were amazing. It was worth the wait, as I was wait a bit long for the course.Prices are a bit high for the area and I think that is because of being so close to the Rock of Cashel.Not alot of tourists just locals in the restaurant.Will visit again only as a treat.

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Ashtons GastroPub
11 Vergemount, Clonskeagh Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin

Their menu is expensive for at the end of the day it is a pub. Had a very nice aubergine dish but over price they have a burger that is cheaper. I'd come here if I was treating myself but the bar itself is good and quite for meetings.

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

I really like the interior of this place, pity we were only people eating there. It looks like you could miss the place when walking by. The menu is Morrocan, no influence of andalusian at all, unless they mean the moorish influences is a better way to describe it.We had mussels for starter which were really tasty but would have helped with some bread of sorts.Mains was a veg couscous and the duck and chicken filo pastry main. Both were gorgeous I would return just for the duck and chicken beautiful flavours, had a great half bottle of rioja as well. Coffee could have been warmer went cold too quick but loved the spices and all

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK South Anne Street)
5 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This was the perfect spot to come after watching the rugby.They have some really good burger combinations, i had the chorizo, rocket and sweet potato. The chicken pieces start comes with a really nice sour cream and sweet chilli sauce dip.Really good.Had a South Africa cider which was interesting, will try again.The service was really good and our waitress gave us the full info at the start, as some of my group who had been here before never got this which is a bit disappointing.Will return again.

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Scotts Bar & Restaurant
116 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City, Cork

Had some ok breaded plaice here on a Sunday afternoon, could have been crispier, maybe under the carvery lights too long. Get free tea or coffee with hot main, which is a nice touch. Good spot to watch sport and chill with a drink. A bit price really for what i got, €11.50 for plaice, with small salad and chips, €11 for lasagne salad and 2scoops of mash. Will go again as a last resort if hungry.

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Cafe Mexicana
Careys Lane, Cork City, Cork

Really enjoyed myself here. Had the seafood enchilada, really fresh and well packed with prawns and mussels. Sangria was really good and strong. Nachos were good, a bit on the dry side, cheese not over melted. Look forward to coming back when back in Cork city. Good portions for all mains.

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McHugh’s Wine & Dine Restaurant
59 St. Assam's Park, Dublin 5, Raheny, Dublin

I felt this place had nothing special to offer, menu seemed a bit date or something that just didn't make it stand out. Mains were 2 risotto and 2 fish. Risotto was too much bit to it, but the addition of the rocket was nice. I know I was here when it was open just a couple of weeks so maybe now with some customer feedback I hope it may have improved. The house white was very nice actually, i'm usually a red wine drinker. The starters were very nice had the goats cheese & walnut salad, nice combination. I will return and give it another chance.

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Tante Zoes
1 Crow Street, Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin

I'd really like to go back here and give it a proper review. Was here for christmas party so it was a set menu and because of timing we were rushed through, even the waiters removing plates not finished. Good cocktails had while waiting and very good wine selection. Had lovely crispy calamari for starter, steak for main with Marchand De Vin sauce. Dessert was very sweet and very nice. Hope to head back soon

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Kielys of Donnybrook
22 Donnybrook Road, Donnybrook, Dublin

First time in here, looked well Christmas decorations being put up and the fire on. Great cosy feel to the place. Menu is good and varied, decided on the Chicken Pitta and chicken gougons. The Chickn Pitta had massive chiunks and chicken and great mexican spices in side and cheese on top. I think I'd just go there for this, so satisfying. Chicken gougons were good and plenty. Looks like a great place to sit back and watch a match, I'm sure there is a good crowd in here on a rubgy match day.

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Siam Thai (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin

Nothing particularly blew me away. Was here for lunch with 4other people so all around it was good. For lunch prices it was expensive even after adding your rice or whatever side you take, which i find a bit cheeky in restaurants. Food was pleasant, had the Massaman curry would have liked more variety of veg. won't rush back but would consider it again.

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Wagamama - Stephen's Green
St Stephen's Green Centre, South King St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Was here for the first time last night. It is a bit tight but I suppose they are trying to get as many people in, but don't have a private conversation. Had the Chicken Itameru as haven't had coconut milk for a while so opted for that, very nice. Will love to try something else next time. Have to say loved the plum wine, would go back just for that, The Wasabi fudge cake was just gorgeous eat very slowly and enjoy the chocolate mousse.

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TriBeCa
65 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

I wasn't paying but the value seemed good for lunch. The sauce on the chicken wings isn't appetising, too vinegary. Loads of wings in the basket and the nachos were good, a lot more sauces on top than nachos. Not from the area but if I was I'd go back to taste what else was on the menu. Good chips, the burger was just OK I have had better.

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Jimmy Chungs
Eden Quay, City Centre North, Dublin

I found the food here really boring and poor selection. Majority of food is meat. The only vegetarian selections is some of the starters. It looks like just take away quality food, or even worst. Over sweet and don't expect to return. The desserts selection is good, banana and pineapple fritters and a ice cream machine, yum. If i return i hope it is an improvement.

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The Bull & Castle and F.X. Buckley Steakhouse
5-7 Lord Edward Street, Christchurch, Dublin 8, City Centre South, Dublin

What a great lunch menu. Huge servings of stew and haddock and chips for €10. Love the way they do their chips with the skins left on. Paninis really tasty, had chicken and brie, southern fried chicken wrap (could have been a bit more crispy) and spicy beef wrap. A really nice portion of salad and chips comes with these. Will try the Mars bar dessert next time. A bit tight on space if your in a group, seating squeezed together. But will definitely return again.

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The Grand Central Cafe Bar
O'Connell Street, O'Connell St, Dublin

I've eaten here a couple of times over the years and find the food just as it is, Pub Grub. Nothing to rave about, just keeps the hunger away. My boyfriend does like their Penne Chicken and Broccoli. We had the combo platter which had tasty nachos and some cheesy bits. They could do with maybe some small meatballs on the plate. Don't think it is worth €22 though.

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Wrights Findlater Howth Restaurant
Findlater House, North Co. Dublin, Howth, Dublin

I was in here with a friend on Friday night. THIS IS A WARNING. If you order a bottle of wine and the wine comes down with the cork already pulled out, send it back. This happened to us on Friday, we said about the wine not being opened in front of us to another waitress who said she had seen the wine being opened, as the waitress who served us wasn't strong enough to pull the cork. She took it back anyways and then one of the male staff, I think a manager came down with a new bottle - IT WAS A SCREW CAP. Couldn't believe it. Never liked the place anyways because it has no atmosphere, my friend likes it. With all the mixed reviews here, there a definitely better places in Howth to eat and drink.

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Mix Asian Fusion Restaurant
Unit 7, First Floor, Corballis Shopping Centre, Ratoath, Meath

No atmosphere in this place at all. It's also a take away which I think does more busier than the actually restaurant. The food is poor quality. I got a curry from the specials something like Maman curry, had coconut milk in it. The sauce and veg were fine, but the butterfly prawns were like rubber bands. Oily egg fried rice. Boyfriend got a Thai curry, again nothing exciting it could have come from a container. I hate service people stretching across to fill water or drinks; there was space around us to do it from the other side. Couldn't wait to get out of there and won't be back.

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Mao Restaurant (Chatham Row)
2-3 Chatham Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I ate here because where i wanted to go wasn't open til 3 because of the parade so was disappointed. I had the thai green curry which was packed with veg and it was a nice portion. We were outside so we had the sunshine to heat us. When i was eating i heard one of the servers, he looked like a manager possibly, saying to a group of people that they could only have alcohol drinks if they ordered food, like a couple of starters. That is a bit of a ridiculous policy when they serve coffees without the need to but food. Not really in the rush to go back as i can find cheaper better options in town.

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

I loved this place despite the hen party that arrived. They should have a separate place for large groups or tell people booking that there will be a large group, we were. Good selection for all tastes. Had the antipasti plate which is good to start off. Mains Duck and Veal, both good portions, possibly with extra veg as the duck only had potatoes but the veal had loads on the plate with liver and loin. The Italian house red was suggested and was perfect. Dessert was a fig and frangipane tart, wanted to try this because of the amaretto ice cream very disappointing. Will go for the lunch menu next for value.

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L'Gueuleton
No 1 Fade Street, Off Georges's Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I think it's cramped because of how they have the tables for 2, was here with 4people and had a great seat and nice and comfortable. If you can get there at 6 when they open and put your name down then you won't be disappointed. Had the snails which were a good size and a good sharing starter for all. Mains were Beef Bourguignon, confit of Duck and Pork belly. The Bourguignon was the best, would have liked a bit more meat on the pork belly but tasted lovely. The Duck was nice and loads of red cabbage. Ask for extra portion of potato for one of the Bourguignon, you could tell they were yesterdays roast potatoes, as they had that very tough skin on them .Good thing we weren't charged for them. Desserts home made, creme caramel very good, apple crumble good if you like a bit of a bite from the apples came with ice cream when cream would be more better, banoffi charlotte very good, White chocolate cheesecake very good. Total €145 with white wine. Love that they change their menu, so if you go regularly it has something new on iy.

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Aqua Restaurant
1 West Pier, Howth, Dublin 13, Howth, Dublin

Went here due to the Early Bird deal they have for €65 with wine. I had the goats cheese and beetroot salad, which was very good and the serving of seafood chowder was a good size. Mains were the steak and fish and chips. The steak was perfect and the veg served were good portions, as well as the beans that the steak lie on. The fish and chips could have had more than the whole 5 blocks of chips, even a side of veg would be good, but other than that, ample size of fish.1 dessert of pannacotta had, pity there was no chocolate dessert selection, there was also a strudel or a crumble dessert available. The white wine served was actually very good, a Sauvignon Blanc from Argentina. Not bad for €65. Would love to try their main menu next time.

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Madina Desi Curry Co
60 Mary Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

What a great place. Nice and inviting. Seems to be a place for Indian families to come altogether.The best pilau rice i have ever had. The menu looks great. Lovely big pieces of meat, watch the bones. Had the Karahi, lovely spices, went really with the rice. Rice is extra, which is normal at most indians, but it is a massive portion so sharing is no problem. Will definitely come again and work my way through the menu, once i know what everthing is.

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The Linden Tree @ Carton House
Maynooth, Co Kildare, Maynooth, Kildare

It has been a while since i was here but was very enjoyable. We had the set menu, as it was inclusive of the room price. Great selection really. I had soup for starter which was good, it was roasted pepper soup. Mains were Duck and Sea bass. Both good portions. Only problem was it was freezing in the room. The staff were informed by plenty of people and we were told it was up to full. They need to section areas off possible so that the heat is contain better. Great deal for Room and dinner. Breakfast here is great as well. A definite treat that is so affordable. Lovely Spa and leisure area.

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Elephant & Castle
18/19 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Recommend the Fillet Steak Sandwich with Goat Cheese, Sundried Tomatoes and Jalapeno Mayonnaise €13.50. Good size and great steak, goats cheese is gorgeous with this. Chicken wings went down very well. You know you can ask for half portions of chicken wings, and ask for the sauce they put on the wings on the side. I know it's never the same without the sauce in them. Will try again to get a table soon.

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IFI Cafe Bar
6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin

Got into IFI to try out their new evening menus. Chicken burgers, Beef burger and some tapas were ordered. To make it worthwhile for the tapas better to order a couple, size is a bit small for €5 really. The portion of chicken liver pate is good but not really on the meatballs, prawns were ordered and was a reasonable size. You can be a bit hit or miss on the service, generally quite good but depending who takes your order, as there is one waitress I find to not really care. They need to extent their wine selection they only have 1 white and 1 red, french wine, but still drinkable.

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Luigi Malones Restaurant
5/6 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

I have had the same standard of food at a much cheaper price but i suppose that's Temple Bar for you. We both had the Surf and Turf and have to say I think I'd get it every time now when I return because it was so good. Lovely juice king prawns and great big steak. Everything on the plate was good, nice mushrooms, onions. The homecut chips are actually wedges. Had it medium/rare and that's what I got, I love the juices. Sorry to say I'm not raving about the toblerone cheesecake, did nothing for me. Nice big cappuccino to finish it off. 2mains, Spanish bottle red wine, 1 dessert & 1 coffee €90. Thank god I had my menupoints voucher. I will return and take advantage of their mid week or lunch deals.

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The Porterhouse (Central)
45-47 Nassau Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Don't expect this place to be quiet at anytime. It is a pity as it is a great place with loads of space. They need to make sure the back is only for food as they have a good menu and need to provide a place for people to enjoy it. Sausage and Mash was lovely, just need a bit more mash please. House Italian white nice not to dry. Had the chocolate fudge brownie, prefer it a bit warm but ok. Nothing to rave about, just nice comfort food.

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O'Connell's Bar & Restaurant
30 Bachelors Walk (Beside O'Connell Bridge), City Centre North, Dublin

I like it here because of its location and it is a good spot to watch football. The seats downstairs is the best for watching the football and eating. Cajun chicken panini is great. They used to have chips with mince and cheese on top, heaven would go more often if they still had it.

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Yamamori Noodles
71-72 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Was here on Saturday for a birthday.I was in the place and automatically prefer the new Yamamori on the quays.It was packed,which isn't bad. It was just too warm, no air, limited space and felt cramped with the low ceilings. I always love the sushi nigiri selection, love the mackeral, great taste. We had the Suki Yaki, Chicken Ramen and Yamamori Yaki Soba. The tofu was great in the Suki Yaki, but the beef was a bit tough. The egg for dipping is quite different and would try it again. I don't understand though why places get away with charging €7 for desserts, thought they did look generous sizes but i would be hard pushed to order one. I'd prefer to stay northside next time.

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Arc Cafe Bar
Liffey Vallley Shopping Centre, Fonthill Rd, West Dublin, Liffey Valley, Dublin

This is a lovely place and it is great being in Liffey Valley but a distance from the shopping centre which is a pity. The inside is lovely and at the back is gorgeous with all the windows, pity about the view though. The selection on the lunch menu was good. Everyone had good reviews from the steak sandwich to the pasta to the curry, which was the best. Not overly busy and staff were attentive. Will drop in again for a long lunch when at the shopping centre again.

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Indian Ocean Dublin
15 Montague Street, City Centre South, Dublin

I just can't wait to go back here and I know when already. Was here last night and looking forward to the early bird. I lovely going into restaurants where they have a huge menu which as an Indian they have here. Great menu deals all week, lunch for €9.99, pre-theatre €12.99 - main & glass of wine, early bird €20 til 7.30pm, Sunday buffet €12 1-4pm all you can eat. There was 3 of us, so for starters had the stuffed peppers and the shami kebab, all happy. Mains Mixed Biryani and Sylheti Curry Lamb. All great, but not mind blowing flavours but still enjoyed. In the early bird there is poppadoms, starter, main, a drink of any choice(including beer) and tea/coffee to finish for €20. Waiters were very pleasant and service professional. Ask for recommendations, they are very informative.

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An Crúiscín Lán Restaurant
Spiddal, Co Galway, Spiddal, Galway

I didn't think much of here and neither did my boyfriend. Service was non existent and quality poor. Maybe it was a bad day, as it was busy. I had seafood chowder and it was too watery and just not the best. I'd probably come again and get something else on the menu.

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O'Dowd's Seafood Bar and Restaurant
Roundstone, Connemara, Galway

I love coming in here when in Roundstone. Chowder is the best, especially when it is chilly outside, nice and chunky and great brown bread. The selection of the food is great, but the seafood is the best. Nice and fresh from the harbour

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Forde's Restaurant ( Crescent Quay)
Crescent Quay, Wexford, Wexford Town, Wexford

I had a lovely time here. We had booked for 8pm as they didn't need the table back, and was informed of this when booking. We arrived early and were happily seated there and then. The staff are good, but too many serving the one table. Love the way the plates are brought out with the dome covers and then lifted simultaneously. The pork steak with the walnut & apple stufing was good, not overly impressed with the seafood salad, but enjoyed it never the less. They must have too many walnuts in the kitchen as there was a chocolate & nut terrine dessert which we had, with walnuts in it. It was ok but I think walnuts are too overpowering with the chocolate. Wine list varied and house red is good, there is a selection. Saw their early bird which looks good, with a good selection and very reasonable. For 1 starter, 2 mains, 1 dessert & bottle of wine €77, is pretty good. They should rethink their music though.

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Woodstock Cafe
156 Phibsboro Road, Phibsboro, Dublin

I love this place. There's loads of space but it is always packed which is a good thing. I remember the breakfast being better value but it still tastes great. Dessert selection looks great. Dinner and lunch here are great. Open til 8pm is great even for a evening bite before the pub. Nice warm place, will continue coming back

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Kennedys Food Store
5 Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin

This is a great very small place and uses most of the available space which can be a squeeze. Had the lamb burgers with chive creme fraiche which was really nice, but the burger had been there for so long that it was dry and they really shouldn't put the cheese on the burgers til it is being actually served. The curry looked good and the lasagne was ok. Portions were ok, just don't come here starving. Desserts looked great and nice. Service was a bit slow but nice. Will come here during the day when food is more fresher.

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Wallace's Enoteca Delle Langhe
Blooms Lane, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

Decided to come here after having a bite to eat for a bottle of wine. It was busy enough but not crowded. Since it was a cool evening we decided to sit outside. They have a small wine list and then inside on the walls they have a selection of red wines from different regions in Italy. Wasn't looking at the whites, so I don't know what their selection was like. The staff are informative and friendly. Will definitely come back for the food and the wine next time. There was a quite crowd outside, so it is nice and chilled, enjoy the wine and company.

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Dante (Blanchardstown)
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Dublin 15, Blanchardstown, Dublin

I was only here for a main course and had the pasta Pollo dish. It was just ok, I think the red onions were unnecessary; maybe something like shallots would suit the dish. Loads of chicken and mushrooms. Don't get the garlic bread. It was like a small bap size bread with hardly any garlic on top. I do love strong garlic bread, this was just a bit dough for me. Will return to have a full meal. Didn't think much of the Carbonara either. It's one of those normal run of the mill Italian restaurants. Nothing special maybe I’ll be surprised when I return.

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Yamamori Sushi, Tengu
38-39 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Being a novice to proper sushi, I have had cheap imitations, I was looking forward to being adventurious. The selection is huge and everything is well described on the menu. The Bento boxes are great deals and a cheap way to taste a bit of everything, there was chicken coated in breadcrumbs deep fried which were gorgeous, great taste from the coating. Had the Nami Moriawase, it would be great if the 4 pieces of sashimi were all different instead of getting 2 of the same. I know it's chef's choice, maybe I can request different raw fish next time. Great Sake as well, nice way to finish a great meal.

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Il Fornaio (Raheny)
55 Kilbarrack Road, Dublin 5, Raheny, Dublin

Living locally i have been here a couple of times and enjoy the basics that they offer. It's nothing fancy and certainly not worth the prices. Was charged E5 for an extra portion of spaghetti. Not impressed. Their pizzas and fresh breads are worth getting. The Ravioli alla salsa di noci is good, was here before and the ravioli filling was a bit dry,the next time it was perfect. I think it is a hit or miss. Nice for the location if you don't want to go into town.

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Chameleon Restaurant
1 Lower Fownes Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

I ate here over a year ago and loved the variety, as well as the other 3 people with me. We decided to go with the Vegetarian and Seafood Rijst Tafel, Everything was so well seasoned and loved the spices. The Ikan Bakar Colo Colo, Grilled fish with tomato sambal wrapped in banana leaf was amazing, the taste was fresh and spicy. Everyone had enough to eat, had a nice bottle of wine and herbal teas to finish the meal. On a very wet night it was nice and cosy. Downstairs feels a bit cramped, don't know what upstairs is like. But hope to return again. Their early bird looks good.

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Fahrenheit Grill
Clontarf Castle Hotel, Castle Avenue, North Dublin, Clontarf, Dublin

Was here as a group so we had a set menu. So we didn't have much choice on the whole menu. The soup they served was turnip soup which didn't get a great response from the people who had it, it was too pureed, which is probably personal preference. Crab cakes and Aged Parma ham were beautifully presented. Mains were good and the sirloin beef was perfect cooked as everyone requested how they liked it, me medium rare and it was just as i liked it with a bit of the juices. Service was prompt and professional. We were sitted in the alcove and made for perfect area for a large party without being intrusive to the main dining room. Will definitely recommend for a romantic meal also.

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Messrs Maguire
O'Connell Bridge, Burgh Quay, City Centre South, Dublin

I have been in here a couple of times in the past year and it has gone downhill. I remember eating here about 2years ago and it was much better. They had chunky chips then instead of french fries now, which i hate. Carvery has a good selection. Also their chicken wings used to be great but again nothing much to talk about. I think their menu has a couple of good things still like the Guinness stew.

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Flanagan’s Restaurant
61 Upper O'Connell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

I call this place one of those cheap and cheerful, that's the food not the service. The special menu is great value if you're not fussy about what you eat. Pizzas are great size and not too bad. The waitresses don't look happy at all here. The decor is quite gloomy, I think it's the lighting and the harley-davidson. It's a bit big for a small room. I don't expect much of the place when I go and that is what I get.

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Christophe's
Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

I have been eating at Christophe's since it opened. I love their salads, great selection and price, even if they have increased their price over the years but it good value for the size. That actually depends on who serves you. I love their sweet chilli mayo potatoes, devine with sour cream. Their new breakfast roll looks great, will have to try the sausages sometime. The staff are really friendly and will bring your order to your table if they are busy.

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Taco Taco
Unit 19 Epicurean Food Hall, Liffey Street Lower, City Centre North, Dublin

This is my stable place to eat when shopping. I love their nachos with chorizo, loads of jalapeno peppers and cheese. I have gotten their burritos, quesadilla and i'm never disappointed. And even their Sincronizada are great. Will have to make a lunch stop there tomorrow i think.

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Govindas Restaurant (Abbey Street)
83 Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

I love coming here for the wide selection and quality. The value is great and you certainly feel great after the great feed you get for €7.50. You can have a taste of everything and still the same price. Their salads don't look the best and not a great selection, but I could be wrong - I have never tried them. Love the little sweets they have. Will have to head here with friends in the evening and get a huge plate and spread all the goodness. Thumbs up to all.

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El Bahia Moroccan Restaurant
37 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I was here not too long ago now, in the past 2 months. I had hoped to reserve a table for 2 but was told that they don't take reservations for less than 2 people. So when I got there I was asked by the manager on duty if I had a reservation and told me they were booked up. Looking around, it looked like they had put parties of 2 people at tables of 4 which is not the way to get customers. When we were told that there was a table I expected to be told they needed it back by a particular time and that it would be a small table, nothing said. At this stage the manager had been rude to us and I was going to have a horrid meal. We were stuck in a room upstairs, no heating except a small fan heater. All I liked was the food. Service was non-existent. Don't expect anything great. But my rabbit tagine was really good.

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The Summit Inn
Howth Summit, Howth, Dublin

I love coming up to The Summit for a drink by the fire when it is on or sitting out the front. Great sun catch. I always love getting scampi out in Howth but don't like the packaged stuff they sell in the shops, even when some had previously sold their own. I had scampi here and my boyfriend had the steak sandwich. When it says Steak sandwich it is a bit off putting, they actually serve it in those really horrible soft rolls that sticks to the roof of your mouth. I'd recommend them changing to nice crispy baguettes and drop the price. At €11.95 you do expect a large baguette not a small sandwich roll. Scampi were cooked well, crisp with a small salad and chips for €9.95. The Nachos actually look good. It is more a place for a drink then a bit to eat. Head down to the harbour for better food

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South William
52 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

I was just here for lunch with work and I have to review straight way. The list of pies is just right amount from Chicken & Mushroom, Bacon & Cabbage, Beetroot, Goats cheese & puy lentil, Guinness braised beef shin, Duck & Red cabbage, Chilli-bean, Avocado & Cheddar. They even have Apple Pie, which I’ll have to try next time. If you are going here for lunch be early, pies take 15minutes to cook, so when there are 6 of you and then 8 other customers there is going to be a delay which was annoying because your stuck for time, but worth the wait. I had the Lamb Moussaka, so good. They serve a nice mixed salad on the side. Definitely be back. Nice for after shopping.

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The Oar House Fish Restaurant
8 West Pier, North Co. Dublin, Howth, Dublin

I was here on a Friday night and the place was very busy. No tables but luckily there was a no show. The fresh of the food is amazing, which it should be and the selection the best I have seen in Howth in a great affordable restaurant. The Spanish style anchovies were divine and olives, which is a great accompaniment. The skewered sizzling prawns were a medium portion, but the taste made up amount. Wine selection for all pockets. This place doesn't break the bank. Mains ranging from €11 upwards, tapas from €5 upwards. A definite spot that can be a great regular visit.

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