Restaurant Reviews from RoxieH20

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 14

Member Since: 30 December 2010

Last Visit: 24 January 2016

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Darwins restaurant

80 Aungier Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Coeliac options

Price Range:

Good
326 reviews

Reviewed 02nd July 2012 ( visited 27th June 2012 )

As a member of the Social Committee at my place of work it was my responsibility to choose a venue for a large (57 guests) retirement party. Darwin's was recommended to me by a close friend who had visited the restaurant on a staff night out and was suitably impressed. I emailed the restaurant through the website to enquire about available dates, prices etc.I was very pleased with the competency and professionalism with which my booking was handled and as a result was looking forward to the party. On the night of the meal we all chose from the €23.50 Set Menu. Many of my colleagues commented on the excellent variety of dishes available. Despite catering for such a large group, the service was impeccable, the staff very friendly, helpful and personable and the quality of food was of a very high standard. I, personally, chose the calamari, striploin steak and brownie, which were all delicious. My steak, which I am particular about, was cooked perfectly. Overall I was delighted with the service, food and professionalism of Darwin's staff. As a result I will certainly be returning and recommending it as a wonderful restaurant to celebrate any special occasion!
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Marios (Terenure) restaurant

103 Terenure Road East, Dublin 6, Terenure, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 6

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Cuisine:
Italian

Price Range:

Good
149 reviews

Reviewed 06th January 2011 ( visited 18th December 2010 )

I have visited Marios a number of times with my boyfriend and have been consistently disappointed. Whilst the staff are very accomodating, friendly and helpful I have found the food to be quite mediocre, lacking in originality and sometimes quite bland. I think there is loads of potential here, great location and excellent staff but unfortunately, the food itself just didn't excel
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Brascos Restaurant
Harbour Road, North Co. Dublin, Skerries, Dublin

We visited Brascos for an evening meal using a voucher. The voucher was good value for the food we received but unfortunately I would have been very disappointed if we had paid full price. The presentation and quality of our dishes were average. The service was slow and staggered. Despite living locally I am hesitant to return.

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Bombay House
24 Strand Street, Skerries, Dublin

I visited Bombay House as a party of 4 to try the Sunday Lunch menu. It wasn\'t my first time visiting. I had previously eaten here from the A La Carte, Early Bird and take away menus. On this particular occasion we were the only party in the restaurant. There was no atmosphere and it was cold. But, we knew the food was usually very good. We all ordered from the set lunch menu. 3 of us ordered chicken dishes, one lamb, for our mains. 3 of us received lamb dishes. I was very disappointed as I don\'t particularly like lamb. When I pointed out the error I was asked \"Is the lamb ok or will I change it?\" What a strange way to address the issue. Whether the lamb was ok or not really wasn\'t the point. We had the lamb as I didn\'t want to extend our visit any longer than necessary. We received an apology justified by the fact that one lamb order led to the waitress getting confused!! In an empty restaurant I really couldn\'t justify this. Previously we had poor service when ordering take away and there is never much of an atmosphere in the restaurant. Nothing was deducted from our bill and no complimentary dish/drink was offered as compensation. It\'s a shame that we probably won\'t revisit as the food is good and we live around the corner. Unfortunately there is no excuse for poor service in an empty restaurant.

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Darwins
80 Aungier Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

As a member of the Social Committee at my place of work it was my responsibility to choose a venue for a large (57 guests) retirement party. Darwin's was recommended to me by a close friend who had visited the restaurant on a staff night out and was suitably impressed. I emailed the restaurant through the website to enquire about available dates, prices etc.I was very pleased with the competency and professionalism with which my booking was handled and as a result was looking forward to the party. On the night of the meal we all chose from the €23.50 Set Menu. Many of my colleagues commented on the excellent variety of dishes available. Despite catering for such a large group, the service was impeccable, the staff very friendly, helpful and personable and the quality of food was of a very high standard. I, personally, chose the calamari, striploin steak and brownie, which were all delicious. My steak, which I am particular about, was cooked perfectly. Overall I was delighted with the service, food and professionalism of Darwin's staff. As a result I will certainly be returning and recommending it as a wonderful restaurant to celebrate any special occasion!

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Novo
Harry Street, St Stephens Green, Dublin

I visited Café Novo for the first time on December 28th 2011 after recommendation by a colleague. I booked the table, for 10, on Dec 26th, confirming that the Early Bird menu was available on this date and that a complimentary bottle of prosecco would be included, as advertised on their website. We arrived at a very busy restaurant at approx 6.20pm and were shown to our table promptly. After the entire party had arrived we were each given a complimentary glass of prosecco and handed our menus. We all chose from the Early Bird menu, which was fantastic value and ordered a couple of bottles of wine. I had the fishcakes to start, which were topnotch, followed by the risotto which was cooked to perfection. Another member of the party commented on the quality of the pork. We then ordered dessert and after some confusion and delay the waitress produced a beautiful dessert for another member of the party and I. Overall the food was very well received. My only issue with the night was the delay between courses and confusion among the waiting staff which I would attribute to understaffing. Despite the fact that a member of our party had rang ahead to arrange the birthday dessert there was incredible confusion over this on the night, which was slightly disappointing. However, for the food and general courtesy and professionalism of the staff, I will be returning to Café Novo

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Crackbird
60 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I visited Crackbird for the first time on a Friday night at approximately 10pm. We had not booked a table but were seated promptly. Overall the food was good but the service was nothing short of abysmal. For this reason I doubt I will return, unfortunately.

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Alfies
10 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I visited Alfies on March 17th with 3 friends. How nice, after the hustle and bustle of St Patrick's day events on Dame Street, was it to step into this lovely little gem! The staff were so friendly and accommodating and despite the fact that we had not pre-booked and it was quite busy, we were seated immediately. We all opted for the Aprés work menu which is excellent value-€14.95 for a starter, main course and side, all served together, tapas style. I chose the garlic mushrooms, mini burger and fries. The mushrooms were fab, the portion very generous. I thoroughly enjoyed the burger, especially the homemade onion rings. My only fault would be there was a lack of sauce, perhaps a nice relish would be an addition worth considering and the fries were pretty basic skinny fries so nothing special there. Overall, however, for such a great price, this was forgiven. To top the night off we all opted for some lovely €5 cocktail (which were not only reasonable but thoroughly delicious) as we enjoyed the in-house magician's fabulous card tricks! Alfies is a great find, especially if looking for a fun group night out. I have already reccommended!

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Toscana City Centre
3 Cork Hill, Dame Street (opposite Dublin Castle), Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

One of my favourite places to eat in the city centre. The staff are always very friendly and accomodating. On this occasion I visited on a busy Friday evening with 2 friends. I ordered the bruschetta to start, a firm favourite of mine, followed by the sea bass which was cooked to perfection. All of this was washed down with a delicious bottle of house red. No doubt I'll be back!

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The Happy Pear
Church Road, Greystones, Greystones, Wicklow

On a recent trip to Wicklow I did not expect to find such a quirky little eatery in the quaint town of Greystones. After a long drive from Mayo my boyfriend and I were feeling quite peckish and decided to pop our heads around the door of this funky establishment. Despite the fact that it was pretty busy I found the staff to be very helpful and we were served promptly. The interior has a very laidback, indie kind of feel which is, interestingly, reflected in the style of the clientele!! We opted for the soup and pitta combo and were not disappointed. My first experience of a solely vegetarian eatery. Delicious!

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Woodlands Restaurant @ The Glenview Hotel
Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Delgany, Wicklow

I stayed at the Glenview Hotel with my boyfriend over the weekend of the 21st/22nd January and dined in the Woodlands restaurant on the Saturday night of our stay. The meal was impeccable from start to finish. We ordered the crab tian and prawns to start, followed by fillet steaks cooked to perfection (rare by request) and a berry and apple crumble and meringue for dessert. This was all washed down with a fabulous bottle of Fleurie. Despite the fact that the restaurant was very busy and there was also a birthday party in the neighbouring function room, the service was excellent and the staff very accomodating. I will definitely be recommending The Woodlands!

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Marios (Terenure)
103 Terenure Road East, Dublin 6, Terenure, Dublin

I have visited Marios a number of times with my boyfriend and have been consistently disappointed. Whilst the staff are very accomodating, friendly and helpful I have found the food to be quite mediocre, lacking in originality and sometimes quite bland. I think there is loads of potential here, great location and excellent staff but unfortunately, the food itself just didn't excel

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

Lovely atmospheric eatery with modern decor and friendly and attentive staff. I have visited here on many occasions, both for lunch and early evening meals. The bento boxes are excellent value and always tasty. Another firm favourite is the seafood yaki soba.

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Mongolian Barbeque
7 Anglesea Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

My first visit to The Mongolian Barbeque for my boyfriend's 30th birthday. We were a group of 7 visiting on a Wednesday night and were surprised to find we were alone in the resturaunt! We opted for a mixture of starters, which we selected at and were served to, our table. After this our waiter chatted to us about how we could select our main courses. This was an interesting experience! Whilst I enjoyed the novelty of choosing all the components of your meal and seeing it cooked in front of you, I found it quite tricky choosing ingredients to suit my taste! Overall however the food and wine were enjoyable and the staff friendly, helpful and accomodating! A different and pleasant, experience.

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Saba
26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Visited here recently to celebrate my friend's engagement. We got a lovely platter to start. Even though this wasn't on the menu, the waiter was very helpful in catering for our request. After a mixture of mains we were far too full to attempt any desserts. Not my first visit and won't be my last!

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Millstone, A Dublin Restaurant
39 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

One of my favourite places to eat in Dublin! I have been here many times before and so it was a natural choice for my birthday. I booked a table for 8 close friends and I for 7.30pm. The restaurant was very busy, which I had expected as the early Bird menu is very good value at E23 for a 3 course meal. We opted for a combination of starters including chowder, garlic bread, portabello mushroom and smoked salmon. These did not fail to disappoint. For the mains it was the beef all round, cooked to everyone's liking. I particularly appreciated our waiter's advice on how I might like the beef and was delighted when I took his advice and opted for rare.. delicious. For dessert we ordered some bailey's coffees, a kir royale, an apple crumble and a tiramasu. Was very surprised, at this time, to be presented with a lovely chocolate mousse and a resounding "happy birthday." Convinced it was someone at the table who organised this I was surprised to discover that the waiter had, in fact, overheard us mention it was my birthday. They then presented me with a sambucca to wash it all down. All of this, together with 2 bottles of red and 2 of white set us back a very reasonable E45 per head. I know I won't be the only one to visit again!

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