Restaurant Reviews from Nokmate

Status: Newbie

Credibility Score:
52.5%

County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 13

Member Since: 05 February 2010

Last Visit: 13 October 2014

The Best Restaurant

Pregos restaurant

Unit 2 Balloyowen Castle Shopping Centre, West Dublin, Lucan, Dublin, Area Code: West Co. Dublin

View on Map

Cuisine:
Casual Dining

Price Range:

Good
74 reviews

Reviewed 16th January 2011 ( visited 02nd December 2010 )

this is a local eatery and has been a favourite for a long time. Before Christmas, I went for the first time since it "refurbished" the upstairs. It's looks better as the mona lisa portraits are gone, though not much can be done about the actual space size, of course. The menu has been reduced, especially the ravioli and pizza sections and a few of the starters dishes are also gone. the waiter said removal of some items were because they weren't popular. Pity, as I liked the ones that are now gone! The service as usual was friendly and efficient. The food quality is still as good.Our bill was, as usual, very reasonable. For the one night we were there, the performing pizza chef from the sister restaurant, Manifesto, arrived and treated us to an impromptu pizza twirling display! The take away/delivery service was poor. Food was cold and chewy and not up to the restaurant standards. We'll be back, but not for the take away/delivery.
Most Visited Restaurant

Pregos restaurant

Unit 2 Balloyowen Castle Shopping Centre, West Dublin, Lucan, Dublin, Area Code: West Co. Dublin

View on Map

Cuisine:
Casual Dining

Price Range:

Good
74 reviews

Reviewed 16th January 2011 ( visited 02nd December 2010 )

this is a local eatery and has been a favourite for a long time. Before Christmas, I went for the first time since it "refurbished" the upstairs. It's looks better as the mona lisa portraits are gone, though not much can be done about the actual space size, of course. The menu has been reduced, especially the ravioli and pizza sections and a few of the starters dishes are also gone. the waiter said removal of some items were because they weren't popular. Pity, as I liked the ones that are now gone! The service as usual was friendly and efficient. The food quality is still as good.Our bill was, as usual, very reasonable. For the one night we were there, the performing pizza chef from the sister restaurant, Manifesto, arrived and treated us to an impromptu pizza twirling display! The take away/delivery service was poor. Food was cold and chewy and not up to the restaurant standards. We'll be back, but not for the take away/delivery.
All reviews
profile_review

YO Sushi Clarendon St
Brown Thomas, Clarendon St, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin

We were there for the Sumo which is €20 all you can eat deal. This is an excellent deal if you are hungry, which we were. We have been here in the past and sometimes the quality of the food can be a little hit and miss. On this occasion the ebi tempura maki was a little dry, probably made the day before and left in the fridge over night and the salmon sashimi could be a little fresher. Other than that, everything else was the usual. Can't complain when on the sumo deal but would expect fresher if paying full price. Once other thing, have the maki portions shrunk or is it my imagination? Slices are sometimes ever so thin these days and there is only 2 anymore.

profile_review

Nyonya Malaysian Restaurant
76 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Been here a couple of times in the past and quite like it. The restaurant is too dark, making it feel a little dingy. A little more light or brighter furnishings is all it will take to lift the ambiance. Service is friendly but a tad amateurish. The food is a good attempt at authentic Malaysian and very tasty and prices are reasonable. All in all, still a great place for informal spicy Malaysian meal.

profile_review

Eddie Rockets (Liffey Valley)
Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, West Dublin, Liffey Valley, Dublin

This is supposed to be an American Diner. Even though the decor is consistent with this theme, their attempt fails because the waiting staff do not pull it off. However, it is still a nice restaurant with friendly service. My favourites are the chilli dog, and buffalo wings.

profile_review

Dante (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

We were here for lunch earlier today. The restaurant is in the cinema complex connected to the Dundrum Shopping Centre. I presume franchisee for Dante also owns the franchise for TGI Friday because the shared the same premises. The had a great Sunday lunch deal which was €12.50 for 2 courses. Kiddies meals were €8.95 which included drink. We had a selection of pastas and pizzas. All were competently cooked. The kids drinks came is complimentary reusable plastic glasses with lids which the.

profile_review

Pattaya Thai and Chinese Restaurant
9th Lock Road, Nangor Road, West Dublin, Clondalkin, Dublin

We were here for lunch before heading over to Lucan for the St. Patrick's Day Parade. This restaurant is large which gives it a roomy and airy feel. Only complain about the decor would be the toilet which requires new sinks and taps. Service is good. The waiting staff are very helpful. If only they had better English. Pattaya is one of the few Chinese restaurants in Dublin which has a separate menu for those who want the real authentic Chinese food. It is also one of the few which serves dim sum at lunch time. We had a selection of dim sum and noodles for lunch. Highlights were the roast pork with crackling Chinese style and the crispy seafood noodles. Remember to ask for the "other" menu if you feel adventurous and would like to try some authentic Chinese food.

profile_review

La Banca Ristorante
Main Street, Lucan Village, Lucan, Dublin

Stopped by this restaurant after the St. Patricks Day parade in Lucan. We had not been here since before Christmas and thought it was time for another try. This place has always had good ambiance and great service and was no different on this occasion. The restaurant was quite full but we were seated and served promptly. The starters, especially the meatballs were good. Both our pasta main courses had tasty great sauces. The Vongole in white wine sauce was really nice and well cooked. Unfortunately but both pastas were let down by the cooking of the pasta. Both were not al dente and were over cooked. I was surprised the Vault in the basement was not open considering it was St. Patrick's night.

profile_review

YO Sushi (Dundrum)
Level 1, Unit 26A, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

We were here for lunch yesterday. The location in an atrium surrounded by walkalators, stairs and balconies does not help the atmosphere and ambience. It was noisy, busy and felt rushed and I bet there is plenty of dust flying around as well. The food was well made but there was very limited variety available. We asked for some of our favourites only to be told they were not available and we were shown the fine print at the bottom of the menu which said "Only available in selected restaurants". Sushi is generally overpriced in Ireland, considering it is actually only Japanese fast food and Yo Sushi is no exception.

profile_review

Kudos (Liffey Valley)
Clarion Hotel, Dublin 22, Liffey Valley, Dublin

We ended up in this restaurant last night after finding out Synergie, the other restaurant here was only open Fridays and Saturdays. First impression on entering was a haphazard chaotic room. Tables and chairs were all over and there were no members of staff on the floor. After 5 minutes, we eventually asked a waitress behind the bar and she got us someone. After that things started to improve. The waitress was friendly and attentive. We were given a choice of a western menu or an Asian menu. We opted for the Asian menu and ordered a selection of starters and main courses. The food was a little too sweet but it was tasty in it's own right, even if it was nowhere near authentic. Best dish of the night was the freshest fresh fruit salad I have tasted in a restaurant.

profile_review

Wagamama's Blanchardstown
Unit 410, First Floor, Blanchardstown Retail Park 2, Dublin 15, Blanchardstown, Dublin

This is not a place for a nice quiet meal but it is good for a quick lunch. The venue is bright and airy being upstairs and surrounded by glass. We were there for lunch and found the sun too bright and requested the blinds be lowered. The toilets are downstairs and required a keycode to gain entry. The menu is the same as all other Wagamamas with a selection of wet and dry noodles, rice and bits. The food is here just like the restaurants in the chain and is nice but nothing to shout about. Had the terriyaki steak soba this time and as usual the steak is overcook but still tasty. Service was the same as the last time I was here. We were served by the manageress while a few junior waitresses were having a great chat at the counter.

profile_review

Il Primo
16 Montague Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

This is my first time in this establishment even though the friend I was with had been there before. You could describe the restaurant as cosy. There is a small bar downstairs. The restaurant is upstairs and is divided into 2 small rooms connected by a very narrow corridor. Food is great and service is good even though it was understaffed and the waiting staff were rushed off their feet a little. Value for money was average. Try the beef stew risotto if it is on.

profile_review

Ming Court Chinese Restaurant
Unit 453 Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, West Dublin, Blanchardstown, Dublin

We used to be regulars in this restaurant, frequenting it almost every other week. We went back yesterday after a break of a couple of months to find most of the old staff gone. The new staff were fine but they lacked the familiarity we had with the old staff which is always nice. The place is looking a little worse for wear and is ready for a bit of sprucing up. The big disappointment for me on this visit was the food which was not up to the usual standards. I hope it is a once off bad day for the chef.

profile_review

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

For years we've overlooked this restaurant. We only decided to come here because this was the only restaurant in the Lucan area participating in the Sunday Independent 20% off vouchers and now we've been back twice in the last 2 weeks. The venue itself is pleasant but nothing special and along the lines of a gastropub. There are 3 separate dining areas with one of the set aside for families with children. This along with a Children eat free policy makes this place very family friendly. The food is above average for pub grub but again nothing special. We have sampled their Roast Duck, Chicken Korma, Chicken Madras, Fish and chips and their Steak pie. All very nice. The portions are fairly big so small eaters may want to give starters a miss. The best thing about this place is the service which is very good. Waiting staff are polite, friendly and attentive.

profile_review

Pregos
Unit 2 Balloyowen Castle Shopping Centre, West Dublin, Lucan, Dublin

this is a local eatery and has been a favourite for a long time. Before Christmas, I went for the first time since it "refurbished" the upstairs. It's looks better as the mona lisa portraits are gone, though not much can be done about the actual space size, of course. The menu has been reduced, especially the ravioli and pizza sections and a few of the starters dishes are also gone. the waiter said removal of some items were because they weren't popular. Pity, as I liked the ones that are now gone! The service as usual was friendly and efficient. The food quality is still as good.Our bill was, as usual, very reasonable. For the one night we were there, the performing pizza chef from the sister restaurant, Manifesto, arrived and treated us to an impromptu pizza twirling display! The take away/delivery service was poor. Food was cold and chewy and not up to the restaurant standards. We'll be back, but not for the take away/delivery.

Copyright © 2020 MenuPages. All rights reserved. [ 0.2465 ]