Restaurant Reviews from Rootvegetable

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 13

Member Since: 03 July 2014

Last Visit: 27 September 2014

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Il Vicoletto restaurant

5 Crow Street (Next to Foggy Dew Pub), Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Ethnic

Price Range:

Good
100 reviews

Reviewed 03rd July 2014 ( visited 12th June 2014 )

I've been here a number of times and it's one of my favourite restaurants in Dublin. I really love it. You get the sense that you're having an authentic Italian experience here from the warm, welcoming staff and the classic Italian decor to the delicious wine and amazing food. I always go for the Fish of the Day which never ever disappoints. The Calamari is so crispy and piping hot and delicious. Other favourites are the melanzane parmigiana, beef carpaccio and a pasta with a ragu that has been slowly cooking for 24 hours. It's not cheap but the early bird menu is good value. I can't recommend this place highly enough and I will keep coming back.
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Pitt Bros Smoked BBQ restaurant

Unit 1, Wicklow House, Georges St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
American

Price Range:

Good
40 reviews

Reviewed 03rd July 2014 ( visited 02nd July 2014 )

My first time to Pitt Bros and a few things I really liked about it. As much as it can make it feel a bit like a fast food joint, going up, ordering and paying at the beginning just makes eating out in big groups so straightforward and easy. No worrying about the bill at the end and correct change etc. Not a whole lot on the menu but I guess people going to a bbq joint know they want meat so no complaints there! I got the half chicken with beans and corn on the cob. Chicken was tasty but a fair bit of dissection to do to get at the meat. Picked at a friends' pulled pork and it was also really tasty. Beans and corn were both really good. Menu could do with adding a salad as a side. Serve yourself ice cream for dessert always a winner! This place is pretty good value and I would seriously recommend it for a bit of hearty hangover grub!
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The Italian Corner
23/24 Wellington Quay, Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

I had bought a Groupon voucher for this place so I took a friend. We Got a pasta dish each and a glass of wine each. The pasta dishes were really tasty and very big portions. Wine wasn't great. The service was quite amateur - we had to wait a long time to catch anyone's attention for things like water or cutlery and we waited about 20 - 25 minutes for the bill. The atmosphere is not great - it has no soul or character and feels like a chain restaurant but I was pleasantly surprised by the food. I probably wouldn't go here unless I had another voucher for a good deal.

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Il Vicoletto
5 Crow Street (Next to Foggy Dew Pub), Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

I've been here a number of times and it's one of my favourite restaurants in Dublin. I really love it. You get the sense that you're having an authentic Italian experience here from the warm, welcoming staff and the classic Italian decor to the delicious wine and amazing food. I always go for the Fish of the Day which never ever disappoints. The Calamari is so crispy and piping hot and delicious. Other favourites are the melanzane parmigiana, beef carpaccio and a pasta with a ragu that has been slowly cooking for 24 hours. It's not cheap but the early bird menu is good value. I can't recommend this place highly enough and I will keep coming back.

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DIG IN
19 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin

Probably not somewhere you'd take someone you're desperately trying to impress but this is a great spot for casual and affordable dining. It's great value with most main courses being in and around a tenner. The menu isn't the most exciting thing you'll come across but it's got something for everyone, including the health conscious, and there are also some tasty cocktails to sip on if it's nice out and you want to bask in the sun on the balcony/roof terrace with something chilled. I like it here and I'm sure I'll be back.

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Whitefriar Grill
16 Aungier Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I've been here twice, once for brunch, once for dinner. The brunch was actually incredible, I could have happily ordered anything on the menu it all looked so delicious and a table of 5 of us were all delighted with our meals and the service. I came back again about a month later for mid-week dinner. There's a great offer €55 for 3 courses for two with a bottle of house wine (Sunday to Wednesday) which is great value. The food was good but I felt maybe just lacking something.... a bit bland? no "oh my god this is delicious" factor? That said it was tasty and there were good reasonably healthy options on the menu which I liked and again the service was fantastic. I would come back for brunch and I would pay early bird or special deal offers but probably wouldn't be inclined to say it's worth it on the nights when it's full price!

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Zaragoza
South William St., Dublin , South William Street, Dublin

I've eaten here twice now and when I came back the second time it really confirmed what I had thought before hand - that this is racked among the nicest tapas places I've eaten in Dublin. I am not one for a "chain" feeling restaurant and I sort of felt this place lacked atmosphere or character when I came here the first time but I was so pleasantly surprised by the food and the service that I was won over. I love tapas and I eat out a lot and I've got to give this place praise for the really tasty dishes, the great staff, lovely wine selection and the fact that the food is brought out to you piping hot which always scores brownie points for me!

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The Pepper Pot Cafe
Powerscourt Town House, 1st Floor, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I really like this place for brunch or a weekend lunch. It's always busy so fairly tricky to get a table without a bit of a wait but the food is really good and you can tell the ingredients are decent quality and that a bit of thought has gone into the menu and the specials. Staff are lovely and friendly. Reasonable value too!

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Pitt Bros Smoked BBQ
Unit 1, Wicklow House, Georges St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

My first time to Pitt Bros and a few things I really liked about it. As much as it can make it feel a bit like a fast food joint, going up, ordering and paying at the beginning just makes eating out in big groups so straightforward and easy. No worrying about the bill at the end and correct change etc. Not a whole lot on the menu but I guess people going to a bbq joint know they want meat so no complaints there! I got the half chicken with beans and corn on the cob. Chicken was tasty but a fair bit of dissection to do to get at the meat. Picked at a friends' pulled pork and it was also really tasty. Beans and corn were both really good. Menu could do with adding a salad as a side. Serve yourself ice cream for dessert always a winner! This place is pretty good value and I would seriously recommend it for a bit of hearty hangover grub!

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Coppinger Row
Coppinger Row, off South William St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I ate brunch here with a relatively big group so I can understand that's a pain for service but the staff were really attentive and friendly and put up with us well. To be honest I was a bit disappointed with the food and thought it was a bit underwhelming and pricey. The cocktails were really tasty and imaginative but, again, a bit overpriced. I think there are places that do a better brunch for better value so although this was decent I probably won't be back.

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Super Miss Sue
Units 2-3 Drury Street Car Park, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

I read rave reviews about this place so I was really excited to try it. I brought my parents here for dinner and we got a grilled fish platter to share, with a few sides. It was nice fish, obviously fresh and the sides were good but I'm inclined to say that overall the meal was just "grand" and the prices were fairly outrageous for such an underwhelming meal. Wine was also really overpriced.I don't think this restaurant can continue to expect to get away with those prices unless it can offer a little more wow factor.

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Tani Japanese Restaurant
93 Terenure Road North, South Dublin, Terenure, Dublin

This place is such a great addition to Terenure! The staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was great and there are a whole lot of dishes on the menu that I'd love to come back and try another time! My only criticism is that it is a little bit pricey as sushi goes but the good fresh ingredients and the delicious fresh-tasting dishes would make me inclined to say it's worth it!

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Brother Hubbard
153 capel st, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

I just want to start off by praising the staff here, they were absolutely lovely. Overheard an interaction between the manager/owner and our waiter and there was such mutual respect and kindness it was so endearing. We ordered a pulled pork sambo, which lives up to its reputation as best sandwich in Dublin, and soup. Both come with a generous side of a salad so we weren't left hungry. Coffee is really tasty and the Moroccan iced tea I tried this time was really refreshing for a sunny afternoon. There are so many things on the menu that I want to try, I can't wait to come back.

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Hilan Chinese & Korean Restaurant
45 Capel Street, City Centre North, Dublin

I've been wanting to try here for ages because I know it's really popular but I was so disappointed. First off, stale prawn crackers and a flat beer. We ordered sizzling beef in oyster sauce and crispy pork and prawns. I don't know if it's because we're Irish and they had tamed it down, but the food was so bland, really missing some spice! The sauce was also quite heavy, sticky and thick. We did have some pork dumplings to start and they were decent. I guess on a positive note, the portion sizes are seriously generous. We really had a big appetite going in and couldn't nearly finish our food. I would still consider going back to try the hotpot, I hope it's their redeeming dish!

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The Fumbally
Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8, City Centre South, Dublin

I've been waiting for a day off work so that I could come here for some grub and today was the day! The atmosphere is lovely and I love the layout/decor. The service was good, but some staff were friendlier than others! Between two, we shared a Salad plate and a special, which was a mexican chicken dish and a couple of coffees. The salad plate had three salads, 2 out of 3 were really yum. The special was really creative and absolutely delicious! I just wish this place was open later than 5/5.30 and on Sundays, I'd be a regular if it was!

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