Restaurant Reviews from Nifhloc2
No. of Reviews: 43
Member Since: 28 July 2008
Last Visit: 16 September 2013
39 Castlewood Avenue, South Dublin , Rathmines, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 6
Reviewed 05th February 2010 ( visited 04th February 2010 )I came here last night without booking and got seated at the cooking area, which is always fun to watch. Me and my Mr. got the veggie sushi platter, which is always good, but last night was better than usual. The sushi was really unusual and just so tasty. We got miso to start and some of the yummy potato chip things on the side. The meal came to 30 euro between us, we didn't order drinks, so good value. The server was helpful and chatty. Have been many times before and will keep coming again and again! I just saw there on the specials that we should have gotten a free bottle of vino, but we didn't know/ didn't ask/ weren't offered it. Oh well!
Coppinger Row restaurant
Coppinger Row, off South William St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 26th November 2009 ( visited 20th November 2009 )Went here last friday at around 6, had the aubergine and lentil starter as a main. It nice enough, I tried making it myself on sunday evening, adding some feta which was nicer than the parmesan it came with. Had a nice glass of red and we had bread while we were waiting. My friend had the butternut squash risotto which was very nice. The ambiance was nice and cosy, will go again.
10 Terenure Road, Rathgar, Dublin , Rathgar, Dublin
I ate dinner here yesterday, had main of goat's cheese ravioli - which was really a work of art, the presentation was so gorgeous - the pasta was pink and tasted quite nice. My mother had squid ink pasta with monkfish - which again was just beautifully presented. We shared a desert of chocolate mousse, which again looked too good to eat! The added elements of white chocolate sauce and pistachio were delicious but the mousse itself was only okay. I'd come back for the pasta.
Beckett & Bull
53 Rathgar Avenue, Rathgar, Dublin
I went here for brunch at the weekend and had delicious eggs Florentine - which were really well cooked and served with tasty spinach and tomatoes. My friend had eggs with fish cakes - which she enjoyed, however there was bits of chorizo in the fish cakes, and as someone who doesn't eat red meat, she was annoyed that they hadn't mentioned this on the menu. She had eaten most of them before realising (they were quite small), she mentioned it to the waitress, who was sorry but, nothing was really done about it. We shared pancakes at the end with fruit and syrup - a big portion of pancakes, but not enough syrup. I'll definitely be back for the eggs, and to try out the dinner menu.
Dux & Co.
51 Wellington Quay (By Ha'Penny Bridge), City Centre South, Dublin
I went her with 8 people for a birthday a couple of weeks ago. When we rang to book, we were asked to chose four mains, from which we all had to pick from on the night, which we thought was a bit strange, but went along with it. On the night, we were a bit late to be seated, but were allowed to open up our BYOB in the waiting area, which was good. The décor is really cool, there are two swings down the back, loud wallpaper and glass the whole way around the restaurant so you can watch the passers-by, some interesting characters to say the least. The service wasn't particularly fast, but that was fine, because we weren't in a rush. To start the waiter suggested some tasting plates, so we each paid 6 quid and got four big plates of meat, cheeses and mixed tapas-style food, which was the highlight of the meal for me. Everything was delicious (well the meat looked nice, but I don't eat meat). The general consensus on the mains was that they were okay, mine was the mushroom veggie burger and it was tasty, I'd have it again. We didn't have deserts, coffees were decent. The BYOB was great, they do charge 4quid corkage, but it's still a good deal. We were there quite late and really had a great time. Would absolutely go again with a bottle of wine and those tasting plates.
37 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Had a really nice dinner here last Saturday, starter of brushetta, which was big enough to share, had capers on it and was really quite tasty. For main I had creamy spinach tortellini, which was nice enough. The house red was decent as was the coffee. All moderately priced with great service, only negative would be that I think they brought the courses out too quickly.
12/13 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I just ate lunch here and it was really good. The service was amazing, all of the staff are really friendly and attentive. The food was great value, for 8.50 I got a large bowl of miso to start and a tofu and aubergine salad with a huge bowl of sweet potato slices for main. The salad was delicious, great flavours of grapefruit. The tofu could have been a bit warmer, but the aubergine was delicious. The sweet potato was my favourite, salt and peppery with a yummy dip on the side. The decor is really interesting too, gorgeous wooden tables, nice paintings etc. Will be back again for sure.
Juice Vegetarian Restaurant
9 Castle House, South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I came here for lunch last week and was pleasantly surprised! There was a great deal on, two courses for under 9 euro. I didn't have time to get a starter, even though they looked really good, so got a yummy apple juice instead. For my main, I got a bean casserole, which was quite spicy and really tasty, lovey brown rice came with it. The waitress was lovely and all in all I will definitely be back!
Havana Tapas Bar
Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
I ate here yesterday evening with three friends and in general we were all a bit disappointed with the food. I had the veggie platter, the tortilla was quite bland and the patatas bravas were not properly cooked and not tasty at all. My friend ended up sending her patatas back and changing her order. The waitress was friendly, but overall none of us would return....
Seagrass of Portobello Bridge
30 South Richmond Street, Dublin 8, Portobello, Dublin
I came here with a large group of ladies before xmas and we were really well accommodated. The food was nice, we had the set menu, which is reasonable priced. The best thing was the BYOB policy, which really brought the price of our meal down. I would definitely go here again.
Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin
I ate here yesterday, it's a great pre-theatre choice. My main was Roast field mushrooms, Wicklow blue cheese and leeks wrapped in filo pastry, served with a spinach & white wine cream sauce, was tasty but so unbelievably salty I could hardly finish it, which was a real shame. The desert was really good though, a mango parfait with lime and coconut marshmallow. I would still come again, as the first time I visited it was really tasty, but I was a bit disappointed this time around.
The Cedar Tree
11a St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I came here for the early bird, which is really well priced. I got the falafel to start which was quite nice. I had the Maghmour for main, served with a small portion of rice. It was tasty enough, but i've tasted better. The baklava was really good for the desert a nice little portion. The staff were friendly and the place started filling up from about 6.30 onwards. I might eat here again, but there is another place in town that I prefer for this kind of food, although it's not as central.
Luigi Malones Restaurant
5/6 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
For some reason i've never gone to this place because I just didn't think it looked nice, thought the menu was over priced but I was pleasantly surprised. We had the nachos to start, which were big enough for too and really tasty, loads of toppings too. I had the Red Lentil & Butter Bean Balti for my main, and it was so tasty, really huge portion too. My Mr. had the calzone, which was also massive and tasty. All in all I'd come again, I still think it's a small bit overpriced, but it's worth it I suppose. Server was really nice too.
45 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I came here for Mother's day, we all got the early bird; starter, main and mint tea for €20. It's a small bit pricey for an early bird but definitely worth it, because the food was scrumptious! I got the Harira to start, which is a huge bowl of lentil soup, it was so delicious. My main was the lemon tagine, with beans, courgettes and some other things, there were so many flavours in it and the portion was huge. The mint tea at the end was a nice finishing touch. The atmosphere inside is really cosy, would be idea for a couple. My brother got the Moroccan coffee to finish and it was absolutely gorgeous, kind of spicy flavour to it. I will definitely come again.
Milano (Grand Canal Harbour)
Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin
I came here yesterday for a quick lunch with my 'two main meals for €15 euro' in hand. I have been going to Milano a lot lately because of the vouchers. It's the kind of place that, for me, is too expensive at regular prices for what it is. I ordered a pizza that isn't on the menu here. It had three types of mushrooms, truffle oil and courgettes. I have to say it was really really tasty. The sauce, cheese, toppings, everything was cooked to perfection. My friend had a salad, we both had water, so a nice cheap lunch for around 8 euro!
The Egg Cafe (Avoca Rathcoole)
Naas Road, Rathcoole, Dublin
This is a disappointing mark for Avoca considering the food was very good. However, I came here for lunch with a large group and there was a few things not up to scratch. The service was really slow which meant we waited quite a long time for our mains. Apart from tha,t the place was just so hot, we were all quite uncomfortable and in the end just wanted to get out of there as quick as possible. On the plus side the food was great. I had the salad as a main which was really tasty. There were so many ingredients which worked really well together. So often restaurants seem to be giving really poor salads with small portions of cheese etc. so Avoca was really impressive. I would definitely come again and just hope the temperature was under control!
3 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I came here for some dinner with a friend. I got the pasta primavera, which was very tasty. The sauce was great and there was a good selection of vegetables. My friend enjoyed hers too. I thought it was lacking in atmosphere, the tables were quite close together and it was very cold. I would try to be seated upstairs next time, as the front door let in a lot of cold air. I would come again and try avail of the pasta/ pizza offer.
The Chop House Gastro Pub
2 Shelbourne Road, City Centre South, Dublin
I just went here for lunch with a group of six. I have to say that we were all very impressed. The staff are accommodating and the manager is very friendly. We all ordered the open sambos, some got the soup/sambo for 9.50, others got just the sambo for 7.50 and we got chips for the table. I had a sambo with emmental, a tasty sauce, fried egg and rocket on top which was really really delicious (It would usually come with ham but i asked for it without). The sambos are served on lovely little boards. The chips are great. Would have prefered if there was a vegetarian option for the sambos, but i suppose it is a meat place. Will definitely be going again.
Wallace's Enoteca Delle Langhe
Blooms Lane, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin
I feel like I would be writing a completely different review if I had come here for a bottle of wine and nibbles, however that’s not why I came, it was for dinner and a drink with my Mam. The place is causal, nicely lit and there was a nice atmosphere. It was a bit cold though and I had to wear my jacket until our meal arrived. We started with breads and dips. I would say I liked half of them. We got a yummy hummous and red pesto, a mediocre olive tapenade and a strange green pesto (the only one we didn’t finish). The bread that came with it was plentiful and crusty, the dips small. We waited a good while for the main. My Mam got seafood ravioli which was nicely presented and she enjoyed it. I ordered penne with tomato sauce and aubergine. I was really disappointed, I’m not one to leave food on a plate but I did with this, it was just so boring. I had to put a lot of pepper on it, but in the end it was just something I could easily make a home with a tin of tomatoes and some small bits of aubergine. To make matter worse, I didn’t like the glass of red I got, neither did my Mam. I looked around at the other customers who were chatting, playing chess and eating what looked like lovely nibbles and I realised that this was not the place for a dinner. I should have know as there were only three main courses on the menu. I might try this place again for wine and sides, but not for a main unless the selection was more interesting.
7-9 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I came here for a birthday party on Saturday. There was ten of us and we were seated in the middle of the restaurant, which was fine, apart from the air that interrupted me about twenty times during my meal as smokers/ customers came in and out. The staff we very nice and attentive throughout the meal, apart from at the end we certainly had the feeling that we were being rushed on. I started with Nasu Miso, which was half a baked aubergine with a sweet miso sauce. The aubergine was fine, small bit burnt at the edges. The sauce on the other hand was really not to my taste. I removed it and then was basically left with half an aubergine to eat. For main I ordered Bi Bim Bap, which was a selection of vegetables on rice with a fried egg over the top. It came with two types of sauce on the side. Although a very simple dish, it was really tasty, I would definitely order it again as a really healthy option. I would come again, the Karoke is great fun!
Thai Orchid (Dublin)
7 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I came here before the theatre with my friend. I availed of the early bird and got veggie spring rolls to start, which were very tasty. My friend got a prawn soup which she thought was delicious. She also really enjoyed her main, prawn curry. For my main I ordered mixed vegetable and cashew nuts with rice. The soya sauce was very thick and a small bit over powering. There was a good mix of vegetables, however it really lacked something. The menu was disappointing for vegetarians to say the least. The meal came to 68 euro (we had a bottle of red wine too), which i think was a small bit on the pricey side. If i went again I would ask for tofu or something to spice up the boring veggie meals.
Govindas Restaurant (Abbey Street)
83 Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Dublin
This place is perfect for cheap, tasty, veggie food. I came here with my friend before the theatre as we didn't have too much time. I got a huge plate of mixed salad for five euro, which was really healthy, didn't have sauces etc. on it and had great variety. My friend got the medium plate of hot food, which for 8.50 is huge and just so tasty and varied. The atmosphere is quite and relaxing, the chairs could be a bit more comfortable, but that's my only negative remark.
Bits and Pizzas
15 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
I went here last night with my €30 menupages voucher in hand expecting some sort of a catch. However I was pleasantly surprised. We were allowed order from the special menu, two courses for under €16, which I had thought wouldn’t be allowed. We were given complimentary breadsticks and a red pesto type dip while we were waiting. I ordered the spinach and mushroom mini lasagne to start and my Mr. got the garlic mushrooms. Both were really tasty and big for a starter. We got the goat’s cheese, rocket and spicy peppers pizza and the vegetarian pizza for mains. The goat’s cheese pizza was absolutely gorgeous and the veggie was nice but not as good. I had a red Shiraz which was really tasty. All in all the meal came to €45 euro so with our voucher it was a really good deal. The waiter was so nice, attentive and helpful, it was the first time in ages I left a big tip. Would definitely visit again if I was out around Dunlaoghaire.
26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I ate in Sabba recently with a group of six girls. The interior is really great and the place was packed so had a busy atmosphere. We started with some cocktails which were strong and tasty, also had some well priced wine. The service was good, the host very accommodating, however there was something lacking with my food. I got a vegetable, tofu dish served with a big-ish bowl of rice between three. There were only tiny pieces of tofu and not enough veggies for my liking. Also the soy sauce was much too overbearing. I have spent quite a bit of time in Thailand and favour the more delicate flavours that the dishes there seemed to have. I ate the whole dish because I was hungry, but I wouldn’t order it again. My friends who ordered curries were happy, another friend ordered Pad Thai and wasn’t that impressed. I’ve heard such good things about this place that I would try it again, but wasn’t overly impressed with the food.
19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I came here yesterday around 7pm. I got the pasta special which was under 8euro. It was creamy aubergine and was so tasty! Had a latte which was also nice. The place is really cosy and has a really good selection. The other dishes are slightly pricier but they come with side salads. WIll definitely be returning here, nice to see a place dedicated to the veggies!
5 Gallery Quay, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin
I went here for lunch today. I have been before and always enjoyed the mozzarella, rocket and tomato sambo, but today the bread was stale and tasteless...was a bit disappointed. On the plus side though the staff are very friendly and any time i have had the little cakes they have been yummy! Will try it again and hope the bread is fresh!
Solas (Wexford St)
31 Wexford Street, City Centre South, Dublin
I used to come here for lunch when I was in college and always thought it was fine, so my friend and I wanted to have a drink and some food on friday and decided to give it another try. It wasn’t as dark as I remember which was good and it was quite lively. I ordered the veggie burrito which came with chips and salad. Was okay, nothing special, the burrito didn’t close, it was served just folded over with rice and a tomatoey sauce which made it difficult to eat. I didn’t think there was any beans, veg etc just tasted like the rice and sauce. The chips were really nice and it was very big, but overall nothing too impressive. I suppose for the price it was adequate. My friend got a salad with prawns which she thought was too oily. Our waitress seemed very unhappy to say the least, think she was having a bad day. Might come again for the chips or cheap food with a drink, but wouldn’t be suggesting it to anyone.
Coppinger Row, off South William St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Went here last friday at around 6, had the aubergine and lentil starter as a main. It nice enough, I tried making it myself on sunday evening, adding some feta which was nicer than the parmesan it came with. Had a nice glass of red and we had bread while we were waiting. My friend had the butternut squash risotto which was very nice. The ambiance was nice and cosy, will go again.
The Long Stone
Townsend Street, City Centre South, Dublin
I went here yesterday for a quick bite before the cinema (The Screen, which is perfect distance from it). I ordered the veggie omlette which came with chips and salad. It was really tasty, massive portion and all for 9 euro something. The chips were really nice and chunky, service was friendly. My friend for a toastie which also came with chips and salad which she enjoyed too. It's a great place for some better than usual pub grub at a good price. Would go again.
10 Lower Kilmacud Road, SET MENU ALL NIGHT MONDAY TO FRIDAY, Stillorgan, Dublin
I came here for the third time after working late. I just wanted a quick bite to eat and that's what i got. I ordered the mushroom risotto from the early bird menu even though it was 9pm. It really was so tasty, I practically licked the plate. It came promptly, the waiter was nice. Bit on the pricey side for a quick meal but I couldn't fault the taste. The only thing that I dislike about this place is the interior design. I dislike it the more I go. However the food is yum, so will definitely be back.
Milano (Temple Bar)
19 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Things started badly with Milano temple bar. They wouldn’t take my booking, but ensured that I would more than likely get a table…if that’s not a way to drive away customers I don’t know what is. Seeing as both my friends wanted to go there, we went and got a table….confused. The place was drafty and seemed quite cramped. I ordered an overpriced glass of red wine, that was fine, but nearly 9euro and not worth that price. We all ordered different salads, I got the goat’s cheese and olives one that is meant to come with chicken, but I switched it for avocado as the only other veggie salad wasn’t what I wanted. It came with a misereable amount of goat’s cheese, a few olives, enough avocado (credit where credit is due) and so much leaves that I had to leave half. The dressing was bitter and tiny. I must learn from this and never get a salad from here again, I keep thinking they will improve but they never do. For nearly 14 euro it’s just not worth it, in comparrison to other places where the salads are yum and full of cheese or whatever ingredients you need and not just plumped up with leaves. Not impressed.
Farm Restaurant (Dawson Street)
3 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin
Me and my Mr. went here yesterday for the first time and I have to say I was really impressed. The décor is interesting with all the little pics of the animals and we were sitting in a quiet little corner. We started with the aubergine hummous with olive tapenade and I have to say I found the tapenade to be tastier that the hummous, I think I missed the chickpea. We got the goat’s cheese tartlets and portobello mushrooms stuffed with spicey couscous and smoked gubeen. Both were really, really gorgeous! We were very impressed. They come served with a nice little side salad with beans and baslsamic dressing. For desert we shared the bread and butter pudding with custard and a sprinkling of fruit which again was really tasty. To wash it all down we had the cheapest red wine on the menu which was nice too. The bill came to around 65 euro. The only negitive thing I would say is that we would have liked to get the early bird but the vegetarian selection was not good, one meal only of mixed veg and rice…However the veggie selection on the main menu was great. The staff were attentive throughout and overall it was a really nice meal, will definitely be returning.
The Waterside Bar & Bistro
Ninth Lock, West Dublin, Clondalkin, Dublin
I came here for a birthday meal and was very impressed! I got the veggie pasta, which was plentiful, tasty and good value. The waitress was great too, very chatty and attentive.
La Caverna Restaurant & Wine Bar
12 Fownes Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
We were enticed in by the big sign saying ‘2 for 1 on pizza and pasta’. However, the special is a farce! My Mr. and I ordered one pizza and one pasta (hoping to get one free), however because the third guest was having soup and since we weren’t ordering drinks the special was unavailable. Not very impressed, we decided not to cause a fuss. I ordered a veggie pasta in a creamy garlic sauce with sautéed broccoli and sundried tomato, it was very tasty. However it was €17. I don’t think I have ever in my life paid that much for veggie pasta, I think it was crazy. My Mr. got veggie pizza, which was nice and our guest had soup which was also nice. However what ruined the meal was the behaviour of the staff towards another diner. She and her sister had ordered two meals (also hoping to get the two for one), then we overheard that their boyfriends arrived but weren’t eating, I think they ordered drinks or something. When the bill came the girls were told they couldn’t avail of the offer because everyone at the table wasn’t getting a main. The way the girl was treated was really awful. At one point we started backing her up because it was clear that she was being treated unfairly. The whole restaurant could hear the argument and the customer service was just terrible. In the end they left, without getting the offer. Then we overheard one of the staff saying a derogatory comment about Irish people! Needless to say we were shocked. All in all the experience was not very pleasant, there was an uncomfortable atmosphere and the sign on the window was unfair and misleading. A cheap trick to get people into the restaurant. The terms and conditions were written in small underneath, but in my opinion it was not implied that everyone at the table must order a main. 2 for 1’ implies two meals for the price of one, not ‘1 meal free when everyone is ordering a main meal and a drink’. Our waitress was fine, the food too was good, but the price, atmosphere and customer service ruined it.
Wagamama - Stephen's Green
St Stephen's Green Centre, South King St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I went here last night with a friend and we both got the set menu for I think sixteen or seventeen euro. I go yasai gyoza to start, which was okay, nothing special, then the Yasai Yaki Soba for the main, which was a huge portion and very tasty. The desert was a white chocolate and ginger cheesecake which was delicious, the combination was yummy. As always the service was good, the place was bustling and a nice meal was had.
Casa Pasta (Clontarf)
55 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Clontarf, Dublin
There is a lot on the menu that looked nice and I think maybe I chose a bad dish. I got the veggie noodles. It was okay and there was a lot of it. But it was 14/15 euro if I remember correctly which I think is just too expensive for what it was. My Mr got the veggie pizza which was nice too, but fell apart when it was sliced, still tasty though. I think it is an alright place to go, the food around us looked nice and the waitresses were very friendly but my dish was not worth what I got.
11 Fownes street, le Bar, City Centre South, Dublin
I love this place for lunch, really good sambos that are massive and tasty, but this review is about their hot chocolate. I would say best hot chocolate in town. It's so creamy with loads of mini marshmallows on top and served perfectly with a small flake. I've started going here on a rainy day for my hot chocolate fix. The atmosphere is chilled out and the waitress is really lovely!
The Gasworks Bar
Grand Canal Street Upper, Ballsbridge, Dublin
I’m really not a fan of this place, have come her for lunch a few times. The sandwhich bar really doesn’t have a good selection for a veggie sambo/ wrap. I’ve gotten the hot food once or twice, but it’s overpriced for the pub grub you get at around 12 euro. However many people I work with think it's grand for lunch.
2 Bath Avenue, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin
I come here for lunch quite a bit as I work around the corner. It is always full to capacity. I’ve stayed to eat whenever I can get a seat, but usually get take away. I get the soup and side salad or salad main. It’s really good value and you definitely get enough to eat. Both soup and salads are just gorgeous, the couscous is the best I’ve had in a long time!
The Millenium Tower, Charlotte Quay, Ringsend, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin
I came here after work on Friday last, it was really sunny and the place was already quite full. We ordered two of the goat's cheese crostinis and my friend got a side salad. We also got nice bottle of white wine for 21euro. The crostinis were gorgeous and my friend's side salad was massive and really tasty. More friends arrived we ordered drinks and then some garlic bread etc. which took very long to arrive. The bill came and the total was 12.50...clearly a mistake had been made. I went up to the till to explain and it really was a mess! Service really wasn't that great, however it was busy. Would come here again, the setting alone is great for after work drinks when the sun is shining.
1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I came here with my Dad after work. It was very busy for 6.30. The interior is really nice. We had garlic bread, the aubergine and feta dish, the fish skewers and the patattas. Between us we had plenty of food and the bill came to less than 30euro which was really good value. I will definitely return!
Cafe en Seine
39 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin
I went here for some wine after dinner last night. I have only been a few times on a night out, so it was lovely to see the interior in brighter lights. The decor is just great. I had two glasses of the Chablis, moderately priced at 7.50. I think it's worth the extra 50 cent to sit in such a nice place. The place was pretty busy too. We didn't have food, but the platters from the people beside us smelt divine!
52 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
I booked a table for five yesterday, it was refreshingly cool on arrival, we were seated besdie the window. Service was quick. We got a bottle of the second cheapest white and it was quite tasty, also started with the breads, which wasn’t really enough for four let alone five, but that is understandable, we should have gotten two. The olive oil dip was yum. three others got salads- tuna for one and goat’s cheese for the other two, all lookled nice. I heard no complaints from the salad eaters!. The fifth person got the lemon and chicken risotto and she wasn’t mad about it. I had a taste and thought it was lovely. I got the pasta con fughi and it was really tasty. The only thing I would say is that there was too much oil on the pasta for my liking, also the risotto had quite a bit of oil sitting at the side. A third of a bottle of wine, pasta main, piece of bread came to 20 euro without tip, so pretty good value I though!
39 Castlewood Avenue, South Dublin , Rathmines, Dublin
I came here last night without booking and got seated at the cooking area, which is always fun to watch. Me and my Mr. got the veggie sushi platter, which is always good, but last night was better than usual. The sushi was really unusual and just so tasty. We got miso to start and some of the yummy potato chip things on the side. The meal came to 30 euro between us, we didn't order drinks, so good value. The server was helpful and chatty. Have been many times before and will keep coming again and again! I just saw there on the specials that we should have gotten a free bottle of vino, but we didn't know/ didn't ask/ weren't offered it. Oh well!
11B Vernon Avenue, North Dublin, Clontarf, Dublin
I had dinner in Tibor's a couple of weeks ago and it was the best meal out I have had in ages. I started with the wild mushroom risotto which was perfection, I have never tasted risotto like it. For my main I had the veggie burger which was perfectly cooked and had a really homemade taste. For dessert we ordered a selection, and I tasted the sorbet, summer berry pudding and the cheese board-the desserts were divine and the cheeseboard had a nicely chosen selection. The waiter was charming and friendly, had a great knowledge of the wine list. After the meal we had a few cocktails which were tasty, strong enough and well presented. All in all, I would definitely return to Tibor's- friendly staff, great food and sophisticated surroundings. I can't praise it enough! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!