Restaurant Reviews from Rockster88
Busyfeet & Coco Cafe restaurant
41- 42 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 09th December 2009 ( visited 06th December 2009 )Always come here for soup, it's FANTASTIC every time and definitely an affordable place. The coffees and teas are also lovely and the atmosphere is really cosy with great service.
Eddie Rockets (Terenure) restaurant
Terenure Road East, South Dublin, Terenure, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 6
Reviewed 02nd April 2007 ( visited 02nd April 2007 )Nice to have a place to sit down that's open late. Garlic and cheese fries always hit the spot and though the ice cream lacks somewhat, the brownies certainly define delicious. Reasonable value and ok service too.
Rathmines, Rathmines, Dublin
Five stars for this place. Had a lovely breakfast here with a friend. He got the full irish and sang its praises for the day and I had scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. It was absolutely fabulous. Great portions, great service and great atmosphere! will return.
YO Sushi (Dundrum)
Level 1, Unit 26A, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin
The portions are horrifically small. Some sushi pieces are over 5 euro on their own! I was also horrified when I was told that tap water was a euro. Such a joke. Also, who wants to eat in the corridor of a busy shopping centre anyway? No comfort or privacy here. Better places in Dundrum.
Brambles Cafe - Dundrum
Level 2, Dundrum, Dublin
Stopped here for coffee and a panini and wasn't hugely impressed. Flavours were very basic and prices were very high for what you get...
208 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6, Rathmines, Dublin
I can't recommend this place highly ENOUGH! A little pricey but really extraordinary pizza. Also, they give you free bread to munch on while you wait for your meal. I was told the tiramisu was amazing, and I don't even LIKE tiramisu but this place has me craving more....
Port House Pintxo
12 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin
Went here for a girl's night out/ work christmas party and had a blast. Great atmosphere, fantastic food and wonderful service! Would definitely come back, especially with the early bird.
Millstone, A Dublin Restaurant
39 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Had dinner here after a friend reccommended it. Thought the atmosphere was lovely and warm and the service was good. I had the lasagne and my friend had the vegetarian calzone and we both really liked them, though nothing to go nuts over. A little expensive for my liking, but still a good meal.
3 Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin
Not too much of an atmosphere in here when my friend and I had a late lunch. Didn't like the chairs or tables, it was very like a cheap cafe. Had the 9 euro something lunch menu that gives 2 courses and tea/coffee. We boths started with the minestrone soup which was ok, but quite oily, and I had the salmon pasta which was rather... awful. The whole thing was SO salty and I really had to dig for the hugely sparse flakes of salmon. My friend, on the other hand enjoyed her arribiata. Service was adequate as well. I do however think there are a million nicer places for lunch.
The Boxty House
20-21 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Dropped in here late one night after noticing a "2 for 1" offer on boxties and stews. Having never tried a boxty before, my friend and I went in. Really nice atmoshphere, busy, and our server was lovely. I had the gammon boxty (because they were OUT of the chicken one..) and it was really fatty and to be honest, not very enjoyable. My friend seemed to enjoy her vegetarian one though. Had the offer not been 2 for 1, I'd call this bad value, but I guess it was ok for half price food.
Rotana Cafe Restaurant
31 South Richmond Street, Dublin 2, Portobello, Dublin
Mixed feelings on this place. Had a truly sensational humous plate with the most gorgeous, fresh, warm pitta bread. The service, though decent, was nothing to yell about and I did have problems with the atmosphere. It's very cold and bare. All in all, great food at a great value! Probably just could be nicer places to eat that food...
10 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Went here for a birthday dinner. The atmosphere was really nice; such a cosy, classy place! Service suffered a bit, possibly because it was a busy Friday night, but appetizers arrived before our drinks. Food was delicious, everyone was impressed, I had the roast chicken and it was amazing- the goats cheese salad was also fantastic. We brought a cake for the birthday girl but weren't allowed to eat it on the premises for some made up reason so that was pretty disappointing. Still, might return for the 10 euro lunch!
Avoca Cafe (Suffolk Street)
Avoca, 11 Suffolk Street, City Centre South, Dublin
Absolutely LOVE lunch in Avoca's cafe. They have the most delicious soups changed daily. Had a really amazing apple and squash soup or something random like that. They also have fantastic baked goods. Everything is really wholesome, but at the same time, flavoured in a unique way.
Zaytoon (Lower Camden Street)
44-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin
This place has the best kebabs in the world. It's open SOOO late so it's the perfect post-night-out binge spot. Really affordable too.
7-9 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Had the lunch special- soup and rice for 6 euro and it was lovely. Great atmosphere and service- will have to come back for karaoke!
Queen of Tarts (Temple Bar)
3 - 4 Cow's Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin
Had a really nice soup lunch here. It's refreshing to really taste fresh vegetables delicately prepared, the bread was absolutely gorgeous as well and served warm. My friend said their coffee was excellent as well. Didn't get a chance to try their amazing collection of cakes but will definitely be back!
Douglas & Kaldi Terrace Cafe and Restaurant
Level 2, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin
Dined here last night with the boyfriend, and while the food was acceptable (even though the chips WEREN'T thick cut or homemade as advertised), the service was absolutely atrocious. While our orders were taken prompty and out food delivered in good time, when our plates were cleared we asked our server for more water and the dessert menus. After 15 minutes, we were tired of waiting and asked someone else, who brought them over in seconds. We then waited 20 minutes to MAKE our dessert order, it was ridiculous. We had to flag someone down that wasn't our server to take the order. I don't know what our server was doing but he definitely wasn't making us happy. I always tip, even in dire situations, but not checking on us once in 35 minutes after we ASKED for something? We didn't leave him a cent.
94 Terenure Road East, Dublin 6, Dublin 6w, Terenure, Dublin
had the most fabulous king prawn stir fry here- it was DELICIOUS. Really liked the atmosphere and found the service very efficient. Prices were alright too.
The Steps Of Rome
1 Bird avenue, Clonskeagh, Clonskeagh, Dublin
Great food and a great value lunch menu, nice interiors and good service. Definitely one of the more authentic Italians in the city- shame its so tucked away!
Busyfeet & Coco Cafe
41- 42 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin
Always come here for soup, it's FANTASTIC every time and definitely an affordable place. The coffees and teas are also lovely and the atmosphere is really cosy with great service.
Harrington Street, City Centre South, Dublin
Just had a cappuccino here but really liked the place! Nice coffee, and nice location, just outside of the city centre.
1 Fagans Lane, Maynooth, Kildare
Nice cafe, they do great breakfasts, great soup, and great smoothies- all really fresh. Reasonably priced as well. However, I've been served here several times in a very rude way....
1-2 Portobello Road, Portobello, Dublin
Was here with a party of 15 or so for a birthday and we all opted for the set menu. The food was PHENOMENAL. I was full after my soup starter but managed to demolish my whole mushroom risotto because it was so nice! Also had a lovely panna cotta and a latte- I think it was around 30 euro for all that but definitely worth it! Our server had trouble with the large group though, she made a lot of little mistakes.
Samsara - No longer serving food.
36 Dawson Street, Dawson Street, Dublin
Really enjoyed the atmosphere here on a Saturday night and absolutely LOVED the decor. Service was impeccable and the food was lovely, I had a beautiful sea bass, and the prices were very reasonable. Will return!
Milano (Baggot Street)
1 - 2 Haddington Road, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin
This is the nicest layout for milano- love the outdoor terrace. However, on my last trip, we were left sitting outside, the only table, for 25 minutes or so and no one came to take our order! We came back in and were seated inside, with little apology. Once we recieved our food, my friend, having ordered a vegetarian pizza, found a piece of pepperoni on it. We weren't pleased... it took forever to get a server's attention but she did get a free dessert to make up for it. General carelessness though, what a shame.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK Liffey Valley)
Unit 40B, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, West Dublin, Liffey Valley, Dublin
Just the same as the other GBK's- nice for cheap eats in Liffey Valley though when the five euro burger deal is on. In love with the Kiwi Burger, and they did it exceptionally juicy here! The vegetarian range is also great.
Toscana City Centre
3 Cork Hill, Dame Street (opposite Dublin Castle), Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin
I had the most delicious vegetarian pizza here, so flavoursome, and my friend had the tiger prawn dish and loved everything about it except the price. Really nice restaurant, with really fresh ingredients, I'd return!
Newlands Cross, Naas Road, West Dublin, Clondalkin, Dublin
No complaints about the service or the atmosphere- it's a nice restaurant! The food was mediocre at best. I had a rather bland lasagne and my friend didn't seem to be in love with her chicken salad either... little bit expensive for average stuff.
The Counter Dundrum
Pembroke District, (adjacent to the Mill Pond at Town Square), Dundrum, Dublin
Dropped into this place because it reminded me of the BEST BURGER PLACE IN THE WORLD, in San Diego. Foodwise, it compared well. I love that the food is sourced and prepared with TLC- gotta love places that make an effort with hormone and antibiotic free meat. Truly delicious, good quality food. I had the vegetarian burger and it's was exceptional, my boyfriend built his own and praised it for hours. Little expensive but oh so tasty. Will be back!
58/59 Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Dublin
This place is only ok, at best. The food is nice, but only because it's so very greasy. They don't have as wide a selection as other buffets, and their dessert is either fruit salad or some swiss roll from a supermarket shelf so it's less than appealing.... Also, downstairs smells like a dirty bathroom... all the time. Staff aren't terribly friendly either. Still, good value if you don't have high standards...
19 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin
I love this place. It's less than 5 minutes from my house and the food is TO DIE FOR. What's really exceptional is you can splash out here, even without early birds and 2 for 1 vouchers it's still lighter on your wallet when the bill comes. I LOVE the chicken supreme and the portobello mushroom starter. This is gourmet food, in a trendy atmosphere, for practically home-cooking prices.
8 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Had barely even heard of this place before so I wasn't expecting anything amazing, but I had one of the best pizzas I've had in Dublin here! The early bird menu is exceptional value for such huge portions.
Clock House, Maynooth, Maynooth, Kildare
Great carvery here, the portions are HUGE. You wouldn't need to eat for the rest of the week. Laid back family atmosphere, really like this place!
O'Neill's Bar Maynooth
Main Street, Maynooth, Kildare
My favourite place for pub grub. They do really huge servings of all the best comfort food! Lovely lasagne and delicious chips here. Great service and great atmosphere.
Main Street, Maynooth, Kildare
It's lovely to find a restaurant that really ticks all of the boxes. The atmosphere in this place is always buzzing, the service is the best I've ever received, and there is no price they could charge me that wouldn't still be amazing value for the sheer artwork created in the kitchen. This place also really knows how to handle fish, try the salmon, it'd convert any vegetarian.
Avenue Cafe & Restaurant
Main Street, Maynooth, Kildare
Great value lunch menu, good service and nice atmosphere. Had an omelette there though, which, however decent, was not worth the 9 euro... it's never any harm to throw a bit of taste in to a dish every now and again.
The Cake Cafe
62 Pleasants Place, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Gradually working my way through all the cakes in this place. My friend suggested it to me once and it was about a YEAR before we actually went! So glad it's right around the corner from me now, it's such a great place to have cake and coffee. The cupcakes are divine and the carrot cake is BEAUTIFUL.
Luigi Malones Restaurant
5/6 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Went here with the menupages 25 euro voucher, so I'm so happy we didn't really have to pay for what we got... I had the lasagne, it was 90% oil and 0% taste. I love lasagne and I'm always so disappointed to get a bad one. The accompanying salad was also bland. My friend had the jambalaya- also oily and tasteless. Service was... hard to get. We waited some 15 minutes to order, and then spent 20 minutes trying to get someone's attention for the bill! Only positive thing is the Toblerone cheesecake was actually a joy.
19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I love this place. I can't understand why I go here so rarely- must be my meat cravings diverting me elsewhere. Had one particularly great binge here though. Had a tomato and feta quiche, potato salad and a blueberry cheesecake type thing, also tried the fresh apple and melon juice. Everything was so wonderfully fresh, such wholesome, healthy food- it's lovely to not be greated by a mouthful of oil with every bite. My boyfriend had an amazing squash and fennel rigatoni and a gluten free brownie- also wow. There really should be more places like this.
First Floor Bar & Brasserie @ Harvey Nichols
Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Road, Dundrum, Dublin
Pricey indeed! However, they really know how to give you the 5 star treatment. The atmosphere was lovely and sophisticated with excellent service and the food presentation was remarkable. My vegetarian risotto was one of the most delicious things I've ever tasted, absolutely savoured every bite! Wish I'd stayed for dessert...
1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Finally got a chance to check out Salamanca, as I am CRAZY for tapas. This place was the bomb. Best fried shrimp I've had in a Dublin restaurant and really authentic Paella. Will be back!
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK South Anne Street)
5 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
This is my favorite gourmet burger kitchen- it's the classiest off them all. The temple bar one is too bare and south william st is too small. Service here is great too and burgers come out fast and hot! Had the veggie & camembert one and it was fantastic, so flavoursome. LOVE the 5 euro burgers.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen - GBK (South William Street)
14 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Five euro burger deal reeled me in. Such good value, it seriously keeps you full for the whole day! The kiwi burger is sensational. Pineapple, egg, beetroot and cheese on a burger- what a combination. Only complaint was the service was slow, no one took our order for 15 minutes.
192 Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin
I've been coming going to Cafe Moda for about 3 years now, and it has gone seriously downhill. Though a lovely atmosphere and comfy inside, they have jacked up the prices considerably and it doesn't stay open half as late as it used to. Food is too pricy for what you get, everything is only ok. The cake selection has always been decent however. In addition, the staff aren't particularly welcoming. I used to adore this place, but it's just not worthy of being a favourite any more.
1-2 Trinity Street, City Centre South, Dublin
I visit this place often. Whether I'm sitting in for a lasagne or passing by and grabbing a scone, the food is really top notch. Leek and potato soup here is the best in the city, and I would say the same for the scones. First thing in the morning, piping hot raspberries encased in a warm, soft, crumbly dough- couldn't think of anything finer. I would agree with others in saying that service here is less than friendly, none of the staff seem to actively enjoy their job- still, it's good value for money, great food and a lovely atmosphere.
The Restaurant @ Marks and Spencer
Marks and Spencer, Grafton Street, City Centre South, Dublin
Been here a few times and generally enjoy it. Lovely tomato soup, lovely lasagne, great desserts and good prices. The menu has a nice variety and both the lunch and christmas menus are good value- also, the restaurant has a comfortable atmopshere, very open plan. However, service is absolutely apalling. You're lucky to get your order in at all! If you've got the time to be ignored for 15 or 20 minutes at a time then it's worth it.
Lemongrass (Liffey Valley)
Arc Bar, Liffey Valley Centre, West Dublin, Lucan, Dublin
I'd have to say, the only thing that I enjoyed in this place was the food. It is definitely asian at its finest, however, service, atmosphere and prices did not impress me. I don't think I'll be frequenting...
Yamamori Sushi, Tengu
38-39 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin
I was very impressed by this place. Authentic food of outstanding quality at very reasonable prices. I had yaki udon which was lovely, and another visit I enjoyed the chicken ramen while a friend commented on her beef teriyaki being outstanding. Good service, a great atmosphere, and healthy eating at its best!
137 Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 , South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin
Been here several times now, and I have to say, it is absolutely my new favourite restaurant! The burgers are so big they literally serve them in a LOAF as a bun. I've tasted the fish, the chicken, the sweet potato-mushroom-red onion veggie burger and the beef patty- all equally amazing so you'll never be disappointed. Also had a delicious chicken salad with apple and herbs. The sweet potato fries are unreal, they're incredible. With speedy service, a late-night in-house DJ and world class food, this is the place to eat.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK Temple Bar)
Unit 1, Temple Bar Square, Dublin 2 , Temple Bar, Dublin
Really, you are paying far more than you should be in this place. After 3 visits and no improvement, I'm not returning. Apart from the good service, I cannot find a thing to like about the place. My burgers, of all descriptions, have always been swimming in grease. The beef is fatty and poor quality and even the vegetarian options suffer- I had to squeeze my portobello mushrooms in a napkin to remove the unwanted oil. All in all, nasty and overpriced.
Leinster Street, Maynooth, Maynooth, Kildare
Service is almost non-existent, and you really do wait a good while for your food but its definitely worth it. Very reasonable price for HUGE portions of delicious food! I had chicken with bacon, mushrooms and cream sauce with mashed potatoes and veg and it was incredible, so filling and it feels like healthy and wholesome! Also tried the lasagna and vegetarian lasagna, both gorgeous.
The Bistro @ Glenroyal Hotel
Straffan Road, Maynooth, Maynooth, Kildare
VERY overpriced for pub grub. I think they're very poorly staffed as the waiter/esses are FLYING around the place! Limited choice for vegetarians. Really comfortable place, feels classy!
The Studio Cafe
54 Rathfarnham Village, Rathfarnham, Rathfarnham, Dublin
I'd walked past this place so many times thinking it looked really nice and finally wandered in with a friend one day. It was actually completely empty, which was good for service, but you kind of feel like you're watched. I just had a margarita pizza, and it was fairly good quality- not mind blowing or anything, but good value for money! Really relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
Eddie Rockets (Rathfarnham)
Unit 2, Nutgrove Shopping Centre, South Dublin, Rathfarnham, Dublin
Dirty booths, dirty tables, dirty food- there is positively nothing pleasant about this place. Definitely one of the worst Eddie Rocket's in the city. Value simply doesn't exist here and portions are far from generous! Compliments to the milkshakes and malts (especially oreo), I have to give them that much!
Little Caesars of Rathfarnham
Rathfarnham Orchard, Butterfield Ave, South Dublin, Rathfarnham, Dublin
I eat here quite alot- the food has maintained an excellent standard over the years and is good value compared to other Italian restaurants- the portions are sufficient so you're full without overdoing it and I really do enjoy the pizzas, a very authentic taste! Service can be a bit... absent, and on a busy night you really feel like you're on top of the other tables. Other than that, a nice vibe and a consistently delicious aroma circulates.
24 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I have to say, every time I go in here I make a complete MESS of myself. The buffet lunch is the only way to go here. Unlimited pizza, pasta and salad for 9 euro! Because its so busy, new pizzas are constantly coming out piping hot so you'll never be disappointed. Also, unlimited ice cream for 4 euro if you can manage! Must be great for kids, as you can dress up the sundaes with sweets and syrups yourself, however, us big kids enjoy it just as much it seems!
11 Fownes street, le Bar, City Centre South, Dublin
No better place to go for lunch. If you can get a table that is! Quite a small cafe with a huge turnover means there can sometimes be a bit of a wait- however, its well worth it. Best fresh sandwiches in town, and the brownies are so good they should be illegal.
Top Floor Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, City Centre South, Dublin
A fantastic place for Dublin's vegetarians. I'm not vegetarian myself but the food here is so flavorsome it doesn't matter! The vegetarian lasagne is the way to go, and I also had a very heavy, filling, pea soup which was divine. Great value, great atmosphere and great food!
Ciao Bella Roma
24/25 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Really great place. Great food (amazing lasagne), great service, great value and lovely atmosphere! The lunch special really is a bargain.
Frango's World Cuisine
Level 3, Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Road, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin
Really unique place, a huge dining area with a huge variety of tastes! Something for everyone basically. The made to order pastas are very good quality and exceptional value, and the pub-grub style food is really succulent, good gravy I have to say! The sandwiches and smoothies are also good standard. Very open and relaxed atmosphere, you never feel like someone's watching you.
Pizza Hut (Dundrum)
Unit CSA, 2M Dundrum Town Centre, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin
The pizzas here are definitely good. I love the thick doughy base and the gratuitous amounts of cheese!! Pasta however, not great. Salads even worse. Service is reasonable but I don't like the decor of the restaurant, its like a child's playhouse, only colder and messier.
Captain America's Cookhouse and Bar (Tallaght)
Unit A3 Tallaght Cross Dublin 24, Tallaght, Dublin
A fantastic experience. A interesting take on the vintage 70s style of Captain America's on Grafton st- everything is so modern and flashy! Definitely great decor. The service was very friendly and efficient and the large portions are definitely very good value for money, the steak sandwich is fantastic.
Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin
Milano's all over Dublin impress me and this one was no different. World class pizza every time. My only warning is that the menu is limited, if you don't like pizza, this might not be the place for you, and though there are a few great pastas and salads, the tastes are limited. Staff in this particular branch need to smile more!
Cafe Mimo (Dundrum)
House of Fraiser, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin
I was surprised that a daytime restaurant would be so busy but it appeared to be a popular place. When I saw a long queue waiting to be seated on a Friday afternoon I assumed I must be waiting for something worthwhile. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating but I was just not impressed with the food quality, it was extremely average and slightly disappointing. I might think twice before returning again.
16 Montague Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
The night I went here, all I experienced was slow service of overpriced food and I felt like I was eating in a small warehouse, boxes everywhere! There is hardly any order to this restaurant. The staff seem ill-informed and ill-prepared. Good, authentic Italian food was a relief but not worth it for the atmosphere at all.
Bijou Bistro & Wine
46/47 Highfield Road, Dublin 6, Rathgar, Dublin
Excellent, succulent food. It is clear that anything less than perfection in food is not an option. A great menu that has something to everyone’s taste and a great wine list. The wait staff are all very professional but seem far too up tight and a little snotty. It is almost unwelcoming. This restaurant gets very busy and sometimes it can be hard to get a table right away.
Howards Way (Churchtown)
11 Braemor Road, South Dublin, Churchtown, Dublin
Great food and great service, everything speedy and well-run. Just a couple of downsides, on a busy night you cannot hear a thing you're saying as the tables are all so close together and the low ceiling doesn't allow for sound to dissipate as well as it should, also, the portions are quite small.
St. Stephen's Green, St Stephens Green, Dublin
When I walked in here some weeks ago, I thought I was going into a pub of some sort. It was so dark you'd almost consider whipping out a flashlight. In a group of three we all ordered burgers and the burger was barely cooked with one, burnt with another, and served with cold fries on mine. It was the kind of joke that people don't laugh at. Don't waste your time or money here.
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
Service sometimes needs a pick-up but the restaurant has a great buzzing atmosphere, wide variety of seriously intense foods and overall its very good value for the sizes of the portions. Definitely worth a visit for the chips alone! Desserts are lovely too.
Wongs of Ranelagh
7 Sandyford Road, Ranelagh, Ranelagh, Dublin
A lovely restaurant. I would have to say 4 stars at least. A very romantic atmosphere and the food are fresh and hot for the whole meal. Definitely a great date restaurant! Best shrimp I've had in years.
7 Anglesea Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
A unique idea, and hard to find a restaurant like it in Dublin, so I would definitely recommend going once, for the experience. But the lack of taste, and the pricing, certainly wouldn't bring you back to this mediocre food.
71-72 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I wouldn't go as far as to call this place amazing, it is definitely very good, and one of the few places to find tasty, authentic sushi in a comfortable sit-in environment. I just think it’s a bit crowded and a bit overpriced but if that doesn't bother you then yes, the food is recommended and the service is top-notch.
Eddie Rockets (Tallaght)
The Square, Shopping Centre Tallaght, West Dublin, Tallaght, Dublin
Maybe it’s just the locality, but this has to be the worst Eddie Rockets in town. I ate there on Friday night and almost wanted to put a napkin down on my seat for fear of what I might catch. They appeared understaffed and our waitress didn't really seem to know what she was doing. She served the 2 of us before a group of 4 who had been clearly ready to order from the instant we came in, 10 minutes earlier. The fries were nasty, to say the least. I don't think the oil had been changed all of March. The environment was hostile and uncomfortable, needless to say, we didn't feel we ought to make our stay a long one.
Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin
First time I went in here I was genuinely surprised! So many couches and so much room. It has to be one of the cosiest places I've ever been in. The hot beverages are lovely and the soup of the day is always pleasing. The prices are very cheap for the locality and the staff are absolutely charming. Definitely somewhere you'd want to check out.
Eddie Rockets (Rathmines)
Lower Rathmines Road, South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin
I always wind up here at 4am on the weekends for a malt and some southern fried chicken tenders. The food a bit overpriced, to be honest, and not amazing, but greasy enough to give you the oily fix you want after a night out. The seats are cushy and they don't seem to kick you out, no matter if you only order a side of fries, great for cold rainy nights of blistered feet. However, my boyfriend cannot eat there without feeling nauseous.
Mao Restaurant (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin
A kooky place of funky decor and a great outdoor seating plan. The food is high quality and the service is excellent. The only downsides are that it's always busy and the food is costly.
51 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Ate here with my boyfriend and let me tell you, I have never seen such a poor seating plan in my life. The tables are literally on top of each other and the poor waitresses have to actually squeeze through the tiny gaps in tables, disrupting people's meals I would imagine. The food was average. Nothing special or memorable and it was incredibly slow. None of the three courses were particularly good. Normally the meal can be saved if the dessert is good but the strawberry tart was disgusting, soggy and bland. We weren't even offered a dessert menu after the mains were taken away and left a further 20 minutes before we could get someone's attention again. We weren't too happy when we got a look at the bill either! If you want good Italian and good service, then this isn't the place for you.
103 Terenure Road East, Dublin 6, Terenure, Dublin
Excellent value for excellent pizzas and excellent service. A really comfortable place, the large group of us dining felt no rush at all and had a very relaxed night out. Definitely a great place to sit and chat.
Hard Rock Cafe
12 Fleet Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Went to the Hard Rock Cafe in Temple Bar after having had a great time in the one in Amsterdam. We were initially impressed by the good service and I ordered what I had in Amsterdam, which was delicious there, only to have a mediocre, cold, chewy version of it returned to me. The burgers were heavily overcooked and even the sundaes didn't live up to my expectations. A bit of a scarring experience, certainly needs a lot of work to live up to the international standards.
Unit 6 Woodstown Shopping Centre, Ballycullen Road, Knocklyon, Firhouse, Dublin
Great as a takeaway, not the most comfortable place to sit in. The chicken fried rice and chow mein dishes are lovely and great value for the portion sizes. Good for a local Chinese if you don't feel like cooking.
Cafe en Seine
39 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin
The most amazing decor I have ever seen in a cafe/restaurant. It is truly breathtaking. The food is rather nice, with decent prices and decent service though I have encountered the staff to be a bit rude at times. A great place for lunch, and a relaxing chat.
Milano (Dawson Street)
38 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
Went in a group of five for the first time and was very impressed. The service was polite and excellent. The vegetable crisps are lovely and the mushroom ravioli was fantastic. The ice cream is top notch and the prices were extremely reasonable. I have paid far more for half the quality. If you want guaranteed good Italian, Milano's is the way to go.
Milano (Temple Bar)
19 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
I found my dream salad in Milano's, Bosco is simply amazing. I went with a group of 15 on a Saturday night and they were very accommodating and sure to keep our glasses filled. Everything came out quickly and perfectly, 3 courses without a single flaw. Many I was with had pizzas, which were practically devoured in seconds. The ice creams are lovely as well with truly Italian cappuccinos. It was a great evening and I will certainly be back often!
Eddie Rockets (Terenure)
Terenure Road East, South Dublin, Terenure, Dublin
Nice to have a place to sit down that's open late. Garlic and cheese fries always hit the spot and though the ice cream lacks somewhat, the brownies certainly define delicious. Reasonable value and ok service too.
Captain America's Cookhouse And Bar
44 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I've been going here consistently for years and I am never disappointed. The staff and lively and friendly, the music is great and the atmosphere is always buzzing. The food comes out hot, fast and tasty. They recently changed the burgers so now they're chargrilled and absolutely delicious. Great steaks here and as for deserts, the brownie, meringue sundae and chocolate cake are gorgeous. Plus, they do the best oreo milkshakes I've ever had. Portions are huge so it's great value for money. Definitely love this place!
Dundrum Town Centre Dundrum, Dundrum, Dublin
Decent restaurant would be the best way to describe it. Though I've been several times with my boyfriend because we found 2 dishes that we both very much enjoy and the seating is comfortable. However, the service is one of the most appalling I've seen. Often we are left 20 minutes without so much as a greeting. My food (usually the Chicken Tortellini) has come out cold once or twice but usually we're waiting so long that we hardly care to ask for a remake and just ask to have it heated up which brings the taste back. Desserts aren't work a look at all. Overall pricey and overrated.
Bad Ass Cafe
Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
A kooky atmosphere and delicious pizzas at very reasonable prices. Definitely comfortable and casual dining with excellent, helpful staff.
TGI Friday (St Stephens Green )
St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
The service is definitely exceptional and the food is full of flavour, a great atmosphere to the place and definitely the best branch in Dublin. Food a little slow, but worth it for the potato skins!
Elephant & Castle
18/19 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Though good food, such a busy restaurant makes you feel very rushed. You can tell the waiting staff want you in and out as quickly as possible. Crab cakes were amazing starters and the sundaes are to die for. Main courses I feel a little overpriced, especially the salads.