Restaurant Reviews from RuthE

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Grand Hotel restaurant

Ashe Quay, Fermoy, Cork

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10 reviews

Reviewed 07th May 2014 ( visited 03rd May 2014 )

Called in with family, young staff on duty, a little inattentive and disinterested. 2for1applied, steak was huge but lacked seasoning. Chips were not great. Kids pasta was so overlooked, with poached/steamed chicken that was dry! The tomato sauce needed a little sweetening, ended up asking for gravy(for pasta!) little things need tweaking for this to be great starting with staff!
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The Brook Inn restaurant

Sallybrook, Glanmire, Cork

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Cuisine:
Pub Grub

Price Range:

Good
11 reviews

Reviewed 07th May 2014 ( visited 06th May 2014 )

Service is excellent, very homely! Roast beef sandwich really rare and delicious. The surroundings are a little dark and it makes for difficult eating. The desert menu is fairly sparse not in content , plenty to choose from but nothing you'd want and very overpriced for what they are! Nice spot and will have repeat business but want a bit more!!!
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The Hibernian Hotel
Main Street, Mallow, Cork

Arrived with two hungry toddlers. While it was busy, I was not given any help. The carvers food was fine but I had to leave the kids at table while I paid, got drinks, brought down their dinners. When we sat and ate, I asked a waitress about some chips for kids, and was met with, ' you order them at the till!' That would mean leaving the kids again. The service was appalling.

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Oysters Restaurant (Kilkenny)
Mill st, Thomastown, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

The setting gives a fine dining vibe, white tablecloths etc... An amuse bouche of beetroot with a meatloaf cube was strange!We started with the oysters and shallot vinegar, very good. The scallops were tasty, three beautifully seared scallops with apple.The crab was good, a tabbuoleh was made with quinoa but was moreish.The soft shell crab was deep fried and cold, a pity. It was served with cauliflower purée and pickle, these were delicious. We ordered a small taster of chowder, not what we were expecting, the portion seemed small but was enough, a bowl of cream broth with fried cubes of tuna? and cod floating on top,while it tasted good it wasn't a good interpretation of a chowder! We shared the seafood platter and were initially delighted with what was presented. Oysters, crevettes, langoustines all delicious. The tuna tartar was great, the mackerel tartar was not as nice. The cod mousse was the same that had been served with bread. The disappointment was that many of the mussels had not been debearded and one or two had barnacles attached. The cheese plate was small but good. The server wasn't able to say what the blue was or where the Brie was from. Candied pecan were so tasty! The desert trio was really good, pistachio ice cream, creme brûlée and lemon tart.the peppermint tea was bewleys?! The wine list is good, if a little overpriced, however there is a list of wines priced under €30. The service was prompt but the setting is not relaxed and I was glad to try it but don't think I would come back.

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Douglas Tea Room
Barry's Court House | East Village, Douglas, Cork, Douglas, Cork

This place is so twee! All Laura Ashley print!!The scones are delicious, and coffee is good. Only flaw is tables are a bit cramped and as such is not so buggy friendly! It's a great little spot

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Il Primo and The Silver Key Bar
Ballinlough, Ballinlough, Cork

Called in for lunch, open smoked salmon sandwich. Salmon was fine, brown bread very dry, difficulty with the salads, the coleslaw was awful and scoop of terrible mashed potato salad. Not great. The setting is the bar and is grand the staff are friendly and helpful. Won't be returning.

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Grand Hotel
Ashe Quay, Fermoy, Cork

Called in with family, young staff on duty, a little inattentive and disinterested. 2for1applied, steak was huge but lacked seasoning. Chips were not great. Kids pasta was so overlooked, with poached/steamed chicken that was dry! The tomato sauce needed a little sweetening, ended up asking for gravy(for pasta!) little things need tweaking for this to be great starting with staff!

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The Brook Inn
Sallybrook, Glanmire, Cork

Service is excellent, very homely! Roast beef sandwich really rare and delicious. The surroundings are a little dark and it makes for difficult eating. The desert menu is fairly sparse not in content , plenty to choose from but nothing you'd want and very overpriced for what they are! Nice spot and will have repeat business but want a bit more!!!

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Sage Restaurant
The Courtyard, 8 Main Street, Midleton, Cork

Have had lunch here before and was very impressed. We all sat for sunday lunch this time, with small toddler in tow. The staff are very well meaning but a little distracted. Ther is a good deal on sunday, 2 for/3 for. It would be better value to get a main and desert. The starters while delicious morsels are tasters! The black pudding croquettes were delicious and the charcuterie plate was tasty, you certainly may not be sharing!!! The mains were fantastic. Slow cooked beef /pork. big portions and all was eaten. The wine was good too. it was a pity that little man's dinner took a little longer, I had hoped it may come with starters and keep him satiated but it was a chicken breast and mash freshly prepared. it was eaten quickly! Desert was a lavender crème brulee and was huge... as well as the creamiest brulee I have ever tasted. There is a great ethic to this restaurant (everything sourced within 12 miles) but it is a little over priced for same. However the flavour and the menu is so seasonal and so good it is worth it for a treat!

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Isaacs Restaurant
48 MacCurtain Street, Cork City, Cork City, Cork

Again, this place needs a little overhaul, the tables are uneven and the chairs are uncomfortable. The staff are warm and welcoming, and very helpful, but this doesn't distract from the noise in the dining room. The wist list has some lovely wines, and the house wine is well priced. The food is overpriced. Black pudding salad with apples and mustard was lovely but at €9 it would want to be! The tapas was quite the variety but not everything seemed to come together; cumin spiced chicken , smoked salmon black olive tapenade... Does not a match make! Pheasant was one of the specials, and for was a little dried out, but covered in sauce.. The old favourite fish cakes are still there and my friend just had to have them... But they left her a little cold. The deserts were st emillion which for good reason should never change , fruit crumble with a very stodgy topping, and sticky toffee pudding which was fine. This is the problem, the place is fine, nothing wrong just a little updating and a review of the menu.

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Grand Hotel
Ashe Quay, Fermoy, Cork

Great deal at the moment, two for one! Just brilliant value. The food is simple but delicious, and excellent value. The staff are for the most part excellent and so helpful and friendly. The only blip is the kids menu is mosly chips and nuggets fare, which is a pity! This is a great spot for a bite.

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Isaacs Restaurant
48 MacCurtain Street, Cork City, Cork City, Cork

The chairs are uncomfortable! Called in for lunch with friends, special was beef broth Asian style, it was fine, good flavour noodles and beef tender. Friends duck confit salad looked good, the warm chicken salad looked equally as good. Bread and water came to the table once we were seated. The saint emillion seemed boozier in memory but satiated a sweet fix. The place hasn't changed in many years and clearly a busy lunch trade on Wednesday would suggest that they don't need to, but, I'd love to give it a little revamp! Service is prompt and friendly and if you seek out the specials then you will eat well for value ,

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Fenns Quay Restaurant
Sheares Street, Cork City, Cork

This is a fabulous spot, the food is excellent. There was mix up with our table but this didn't faze the very attentive staff. The wine menu is short but great value and there is a specials board to choose from. The only minor issue is that this particular night the restaurant was cold. Also the toilets are upstairs.which is a little pest while pregnant ! There were two tapas boards to choose from, fish and meat/cheese. Both equally good and really hearty helpings. It's a great spot

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The Brook Inn
Sallybrook, Glanmire, Cork

Called in with small man and dad, no problems with this place just a little dark in places. The service is fine but not overly friendly! Dad had a chicken cordon blue, very tasty and came with delicious side of fresh veg, good value too. I had a Mexican wrap, there was nothing spectacular in this, the mango salsa was minimal, the most filling thing was the chunky chips that it came with. Baby bowls are free to under 2, we ordered spaghetti for small man but he wasn't gone on the sauce! The wrap was overpriced but again little wrong with the place just not overly friendly

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The Brook Inn
Sallybrook, Glanmire, Cork

Called in with small man and dad, no problems with this place just a little dark in places. The service is fine but not overly friendly! Dad had a chicken cordon blue, very tasty and came with delicious side of fresh veg, good value too. I had a Mexican wrap, there was nothing spectacular in this, the mango salsa was minimal, the most filling thing was the chunky chips that it came with. Baby bowls are free to under 2, we ordered spaghetti for small man but he wasn't gone on the sauce! The wrap was overpriced but again little wrong with the place just not overly friendly

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The Brook Inn
Sallybrook, Glanmire, Cork

Called in for lunch . Sis had chicken/spinach quiche. Very nice too. I had a simple toastie. Lovely bread and fine thick slices of real ham. The service was a little slow, but maybe the spread out nature of the bar is more the reasoning for this. The deserts were not hectic, overly sweet. I had brownie and it was stodgy, when ice cream cuts though a desert it is too much!! The malteaser cheesecake was bland with thick butterscotch dripping over, not for me! Over all it was nice, but ordinary. It's a busy spot and caters well for everyone.

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Luigi Malones (Cork)
1-2 Emmet Place, Cork City, Cork

Out with the girls for a lazy luncheon and was surprised at the choice of luigis, that said I was well fed and happy with everything. The only thing is the place seems a little dated and needs a lick of paint. The staff are enthusiastic and helpful. Chicken Caesar salad seemed a small portion but was enough to fill. The penne contadina was tasty and the carbonara is always filling. The lunch deal is simple, €9.95 for lunch with mineral, for 3 extra you get a portion of lunch desert. I had the profiteroles, they being from the freezer, and the chocolate sauce wasn't hectic but all was tasty and made for a chatty lunch. I don't know that I would be choosing here again.

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La Bella Roma
90 North Main Street, Youghal, Cork

Lovely spot! called in for lunch. Staff were exceptionally friendly and very obliging, nothing was a problem and the biscuits that the waitress's aunt makes are delicious. The food was grand, nothing spectacular but tasty and filling. The deserts, well the tiramisu was fab, the chocolate cake wasn't great. The house wine was gorgeous and the half caraff was more than plenty. Overall it was worth calling!

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Bulman Bar & Restaurant
Summercove Kinsale, Kinsale, Cork

Called in for lunch, very busy! always a great sign... Finally got a seat and ordered. I decided on a cup of the chowder while hubby chose a bowl. He also tried the scallop salad and I had the mackerel alà nicoise!! The salad was delicious ,the scallops sweet and perfectly cooked. The mackerel was even better! fresh and tasting of more. Delicious with runny egg and deep black olives. Husband said the pints were good too. As you can see I haven't said much about the chowder, that's because it was not good. a decent amount of white fish, but the wine hadn't ben cooked off and... it just wasn't good. I didn't finish a cup! Other than the "chowder" this was a great spot. Very reasonable prices and the staff are really lovely.

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Electric
41 South Mall, Cork City, Cork

called in today for a bite at the bar, but ended up going up to the restaurant. Excellent deal, €20 for starter and main, glass of wine or dessert. Hubby had lamb tagine to begin, a little bland but a lovely portion and the lamb was very tender. I had the silverside, the brown bread was delicious and the corned beef delicious. I would have been happy with this alone.This is the same silver side served on the boards in the bar in the evening, also delicious. For mains, hubby had steak on flatbread. Unfortunately the bread was a little thick and dense not like flatbread at all.. nice but starter meant expectations were high. I had fish and chips, chips not great, fish was delicious. The only difficulty was the leek/pea puree, didn't like it not my taste but I got no choice as it did take up a lot of the plate!! Salad shoved into a ramekin is a little odd too. We both had a glass of wine, the white not as good as the red. Fantastic value, and service was brilliant we had 16month old with and the staff were most accommodating. Great place.

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The Country Squire Inn
Rathpeacon Mallow Road, Cork City, Cork

Called in for a small bite of lunch. a cup of tea and a toastie is not so much to ask...thick loaf makes for unmelted cheese. chips were not great either, and the surroundings are a little too twee. service not great as there were few around. heard great things was aexpecting something good, oh well!

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Liberty Grill
32 Washington Street, Cork City, Cork

Had lunch here with lil sis, delicious! She had a steack sandwich and it was delicious, the steak is the same marinade that they use for the steak in the salad and it is tender and juicy. it was served on toasted sourdough and i got one slice!! yum! I ordered the special crab salad. full of white meat and unctious. i had a fab glas of Picpoule with it . the service is always great and the food even better. Just fab

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Amicus
Paul Street, Cork City, Cork

The staff accomodated a hen group of 14. Service was excellent for the number. We all chose from the early bird,and everyone ate their fill.Very accomodating for vegetarian/coeliacs/fussy b*%&$es. The house wine was very good for the price.The staff put up with a whole group of gaggling women and they were very heplful. This place is F-ing awesome!!

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The Pepperstack Bistro @ Rosies Bar
Lower Aghada, Aghada, Cork

This place is a real find... while it serves sunday lunches and nothing wrong with that, it has delicious ala carte. Sis had pork and it was fab, if a little too much on the plate. Veg and spuds on the side, just great. I had two starters, saltcod croquette and potted crab was amazing. Prawns were delicious and juicy. I asked for brown bread and it duly came. The staff are young but so nice, and the place is so family friendly. They do a cheap tuesday deal with steak and by all accounts (sis) it is fab. I couln't recommend this place more.

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Jacobs on the Mall
30A South Mall, Cork City, Cork

A large group met for dinner and we all ate from the early bird €27 menu. the choice seemed good but overall the food didn't reach the high expectation. The mussles were in a lovely broth but they tasted overcooked and a little leathery. The salad was sparse looking. the bread on the table was a help and it was delicious. The mains were a let down too, the lamb burger again sparse in stature and the main filler was the side of chips.The thai curry was more peas than chicken all in a thick bowl of coconut milk. The fish and chips was a redemptress and was delicious. The salmon was beautifully cooked but the rice that accompanied it was undercooked, and the chilli pineapple that it came with might have been better if there was any sweetness to the pineapple.Not very good. The steak was delicious but for a €9 supplement we could have ordered from the ala carte. When desert came everyone was feeling hungry for it!? The brownie was fine, the sorbet was great and really refreshing. Hazelnut crunch was gorgeous if a little too much! but he polenta cake, well words fail, it was weird and in a wasy that you would not order it again. We had a bottle of the house red and white at €20 a bottle so not bad, but it wasn't the greatest house selection. Overall it was a disappointing visit, which is a shame as Jacobs has always been excellent?!

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Il Padrino Pizza Pasta House
21 Cook Street, Cork City, Cork

Couldn't be more surprised at the disappointing food we ate here. Table of 6 hungry women, the tapas starter was fine but i ordered seafood pasta, it was tinned tuna and a few mussels and prawns in a non descript red sauce. the wine was lovely!? Never again

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Mad Fish Restaurant @ Cronins Pub
Point Road, Crosshaven, Crosshaven, Cork

Called in for lunch with hubby and babe today... what a delightful surprise. This place is welll known for fish but has a decent menu for those not so partial to the sea. We shared the steamed mussels, and they were delicious, soft and tasty , the cream broth was delicious too. He had a fish and chips, the batter on the fish wa sfab, hint of garlic, and salt, but so tasty. THe chips are good, but they have skins on and were a little tough, nonetheless we ate them all! i orderd the mad fish soup, like a chowder but better, huge chunks of fish, soft sweated veg, cream oh lord! This is a sweet place, olde stylee pub with a big open fire.... The only difficulty was no changing area for babe?! But it is a pub! The staff were great really enthusiastic and so helpful. We're looking forward to visiting the restaurant. Just lovely

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Grand Hotel
Ashe Quay, Fermoy, Cork

called in for dinner, just fantastic. There is an excellent value menu (2 courses for €22) I had the smoked salmon crab tian, big portion but delicious.HE had the black pudding and chicken salad, again a very decent portion and the chicken had a lovely sticky coating, very nice if a little wilted. We both had the rib eye for main, OMG!!! the size of these staeks, just fantastic flavour and cooked perfectly rare as ordered.It all came with a huge portion of chips and tasty garlic/dauphanois potatoes. the house red was lovely. The staff were very helpful and very nice. The only thing that lets the place down is the bar needs a little updating, the dining room is fab but bar needs a little clean up. This was a brilliant value delicious meal.

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The Forge (Fermoy)
Duntaheen Road, Fermoy, Cork

Finally a night out, no early bird.... and that's a shame because that is fantastic value.... wine delicious, staff very attentive.. food....well the flafel were tasty but not excellent, they were supposed to be served with tabbouleh... but cous cous with peppers does not a tabbouleh make!! The prawns were delicious, succulent and sweet... We both ordered steak, sirloin and fillet.The filletwas more tender but the sirloin was delicious. veg they were served with were a little tired looking. Desert was a tiramisu with baileys.. to die for. The bill came to 100, considereing the meal we had is not bad, but i have had the early bird and the value is exceptional... also i had the privilege of paying babysitter on top of dinner so an expensive night to look at my tired husband!!!

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Cafe Bar Deli (Cork)
18 Academy Street, Cork City, Cork

Called in with for bite with husband, he loves the pizza. However we always get the same, and t his is the issue with this place ,its always the same... the specials are nothing special. The service and food has gone down greatly since it opened and this was reflected in the relative lack of buzz, it was a bank holiday sunday on a jazz weekend for the love of God! the place is accommodating if you have small kids but not thinking of family when seating is suggested.. just not great, actually from a spot that i used to relish for a glass of white and a beautiful nicoise i just don't get it anymore.!pity.

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Fenns Quay Restaurant
Sheares Street, Cork City, Cork

The menu is amazing value for the quality of food presented. The staff are friendly, if overly so with suggestions as to how you may like your meat cooked! Nothing was a problem; interchanging sides, holding sauces, extra veg..There was excellent choice of wines and overalll you could stay here all night long.

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Ballymaloe House
Shanagarry Midleton, Midleton, Cork

First time out for myself and hubby following birthof first born... high expectations were not met. There is little faulting the atmosphere and service. Everyone is so soft spoken,helpful and suggestive giving a "discrete" feel, which does sound mad! The menu arrived, and as you would expect it is a real home cooking with refinement But that in itself is an issue, because it is home cooking and there is no theatre just a clean plate! Cold cucumber soup with prawns was light and flavourful but felt like a raita. The walnut and blue cheese and pear was equally as tasty but minimal in presentation and ingredients on the plate! Hubby had beetroot, very nice, then he opted for half hot buttered lobster;€5 supplement! was lovely. We both opted for the beef,for which a fantastic Portuguese red was suggested for the mains, it was delicious.Having no interest in duchess potatoes or veg, i got a lovely clean salad... the cheese board is fantastic with a lovely selection of locally sourced cheeses soft and hard. I asked for some fruit or apple and was presented with an orchard apple quartered! the desert trolly had a chocolate pear tart , lemon meraingue roulade, caramel iceream(tasted of burned sugar) fruit compote. As stated few flaws in a home cooked dinner, beautiful ingredients left to shine... but i somehow still felt disappointed. This dinner for two people came to €196.. 140 of which was dinner...i think its a little excesssive.

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La Lavanda
Main Street, East Village, Douglas, Cork

Ate here with an aunt and cousin. Little baby in buggy cannot sit in high chair just yet but the staff are very helpful. I ordered thesmoked salmon salad, there is nothing wrong with this meal but there is nothing wow about it either, the glass of wine was good but not cheap! Cousin had pasta special and it looked good if a little creamy. Aunt had roast chicken special and again it was good. The food is plentiful and very tasty but again there is nothing wow about it. Deserts were orderd and the chocolate fudge was great, he selection of ice cream was good too. Overalll it's a grand spot with plenty of choice for everyone... there is genuine value too with early birds menus.

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Finnegans Bar and Restaurant
Dublin Rd, Annacotty, Annacotty, Limerick

Called in for a quick bite, ordered a burger. The chips were horrendous, manky frozen things dripping in grease. The burger was big but poor on taste, rubbery cheese with no flavour, limp salad from being under heat lamp. Service wasn't hectic brusque and unhelpful. Chef out in the bar having a chat is not appropriate either. Not calling in again.

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The Tannery Restaurant
Quay Street, Dungarvan, Waterford

We we given the dining room as there was a large goup of us, I cannot fault the service for food,the wine could have been kept flowing a little better. THe food was a shortened menu to accomodate our numbers. The lamb carpaccio while very tasty the overwhelming taste was parmesean, even the beans and broccoli got lost in the taste of the deepfried garlic, the lamb i think was lovely, pity i couldn't taste it. The crab brulee has been going on here for a very long time indeed, and if it's not broke why fix it? well, it's unfortunate that all I remined of was overcooked ommlette with crab, it was lovely but wasn't soft enough. The steak was delicious a great piece of meat, the mushrooms were excellent but the wilted greens were very domneering. The saving grace came in the form of the humble spud, theses were the most delicious potatoes i had/have/will have ever tasted, the butter the spuds, oh Lord! The monkfish was colossal, the romesco sauce was delicious.I didn't taste the duck but it sounded good. The deserts were good, the chocolate tart was phenomenal, the honeycomb just bringing out the saltiness, fab. The cherry and white choc sundae was shrap and sweet and tangy served with a warm madeline with orange overtones. The chees palte looked great. Overall the food got better with course and rising to a crescendo! The wine, not my choice was not hectic, semillion/sauv blanc was harsh and the red wasn't to my taste either, that's not to say they wouldn't suit someone! A good experience but i'm not in rush to get back.

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The Old Oak Pub
113 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City, Cork

called in for a bite to eat with my little sis, town was jammers. Good deal sandwich/wrap and a tea for a €5. However, the salads looked a little tired and there was a nice film forming on the mayo... mmm! I ordered a wrap, half way through the making the guy serving decisder to order down some coleslaw, didn't take off the gloves when using the phone... and continued making my wrap. Didn't put me totally off but knew i wouldn't return! The wrap was served with a little side salad, some greens that by the time made it to the palte were brown. Unfortuante..

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Electric
41 South Mall, Cork City, Cork

Great place for a buzz, so much so that you can't really hear those sitting at the table though?! Starters we pate which was very big, that's the positive! The tempura veg was fine, not overly impressive and the batter a bit greasy. The crab brulee was overcooked and so was overscrambled egg with crab, the parmasean on top was not crisped even though it was the best flavour. shame! For mains the veal was delicious and huge, great flavour with a lovely boxty underneath, summer veg was string beans! The lingiuni was linguini, it is genuinely difficult to say anthing about sundried tomato, olive spinach and feta, it's fine! The Steak was grand, nothing spectacular barrin gthe chips that came in a paper cone, how trendy. The polenta with halloumi, well the halloumi was not cripsy and the buttered kale was overwhelmed by feta, there is a huge amount of salt in halloumi so serving with feta was a little bit difficult, in fact i left most of the halloumi which is a shame. the strawberry roulade was served with a lemon curd drizzled over, i liked it bu the rest thought it too tangy. not hectic. The sauv blanc was lovely. we paid 40 each and so it was good value, it just semms that the more i come here the less i want to.

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Puccino's (Ennis)
41 O'Connell St, Ennis, Ennis, Clare

Called in for a small brunch. Toast and scrambled egg. The egg was the colour and texture of yellow playdough... no seanoning and i couldn't be sure it was egg?! The toast well was thin sliced bread, tea was non offensive.The place wasn't busy,only thre other tables of 2, and the waitress still had to ask where i was sitting to get the bill. €6.75 is a little excessive for the childrens plaything that was placed infront of me. Won't be visiting again.

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Amicus
Paul Street, Cork City, Cork

Visited with a friend,called in for tapas. Shared an anti pasti plate, there was plenty, a good tasting of meats, and fine bread. The olives were delicious. The plate was served with 2 toasted cheese on bread. The goats cheese was lovely but the mozzerella was a little tasteless. There was a small portion of pate, but it didn't look hectic, so we left it. I don't understand what a slice of smoked salmon was doing on a meat and cheese plate. The wine list is relatively expensive considering the cost of their early bird menu. However the new lay out has made all the difference, it seems much bigger and the place is renewed. Finally you can enjoy you dinner without your neighbour sitting on you lap!

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The Rising Tide (Glounthaune)
Glounthaune, Glounthaune, Cork

Called in for late lunch with lil sis, didn't want to spoil dinner so just the toasted sandwiches. The toast was very dry and the cheese not melted fully but great big hunks of ham. They were served with fried spuds, and the overdressed salad, we decided to share a desert, a nd i ordered a tea with the lemon meringue.The tart looked fab, the meringue tasted fine, but the lemon and the pastry was disgusting, there was a lovely vanilla ice cream but a raspberry coulis that wass seriously fermented. the tea was late arriving but the service was good and they did not charge for the desert, the price of the sandwiches was good, and the service from the staff was great.

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Currans Restaurant
Adelaide Street, Cork City, Cork

called in for a very quick lunch with a friend, as it's near the Mercy Hospital. Arrived around 1.35, and the service was fast. the sandwich selection is not great but it will do, the rest of the lunch menu is extensive if a little overpriced. The toasted special came with the choice of salad or chips and feeling very naughty i chose the chips, big mistake, frozen fries over done and woody..uugh. My friend chose the BLT bap, bap really floury but looked dry and was! he chose salad, not great.. cold pata salad that had seen better days, and the colslaw was over mayo'd! The staf were efficient but that 's as much as could be said. The bill came to €16, with tea, a little over priced for the poor lunch received, especially considering the bar food near by.. pity

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The Fishery
The Bridge, Killorglin, Kerry

Three of us arrived in for an evening meal, there had certainly been no need to book, there were two other tables seated, and they were finishing. The decor is dated, , but the service and meal were good enough to make up for that. The menu is a fusion of 1970's and 80's. The bowl of killorglin style pasta was shells with blue cheese and an amount of ham, huge portion. I had the deep fried brie (from frozen?) with a nice salad and the goats cheese which arived on a trimmed slice of toast with sweet chilli sauce?! The mains were big to say the least. the mornay was gorgeous, the beef bourginon was beef! and the steak was well over done for my liking but gigantic! These were all served with very decent sides, veg, chips, mash. The wine list isn't extensive but it is well priced and the house wine is a grand choice. I've visited here in the summer and the palce is rockin, just really quiet here this evening and the food like the place itself could do with a little update!

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Ristorante Rossini
33/34 Princes Street, Cork City, Cork

Called in here for a quick bite with hubby about 6, they were so quick to seat us and put bread and anti pasti on the table while we perused the menus. There is an early bird from 530 to 8.30, and there are three menus to choose from with verying prices. Not particularly hungry I chose from the cheap €14.90 menu, caprese salad was fine the mozzerella was fab, there was green salda with and it wasn't dressed but he table had oil and balsamic, so i was very pleased. I chose a pizza,choice of four toppings, it was fine, a little chewy on the base but good and big! Hubby chose from the expensive menu €23.90, he stared with goats chees, there was three large piece breaded and deep fried, the portion itself was big enough for a main! He also chose steak, seein as i was the early bird and the staek on the ala carte was €21 we weren't expecting much..WOW, the thing was a whole cow, it was huge and chrred to perfection ( not the greatest steak but flavourful enough to ignore!) We had a bottle of the house red, Montepuliciano, it wasn't hectic but good value at €21, you can order a demi carafe also. The satff semmed a little overwhelmed at times and hard to get but.. busy!! The food was fine, and the price cannot be argued with nor the times for the the early bird. The only thing is the place is a little dated, i'd love if it was a little 'lighter and newer'?! if that is the only complaint... not bad!!!

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ECO Douglas Restaurant
1/2 Eastville, Douglas Village, Douglas, Cork

A girly night out, landed us here for an evening meal. The setting is dask and on this warm evening was so sticky and heavy. The tables are jammed and it wasn't easy to get around. This wasn't made better by the size of the plates, all elbows! The menus are decent and they don't change much but, that said they work. we all had a starter, i got the fritto misto, like a bag of revels you never really know what you'll get! battered deep fried smoked haddock, it's an aquired taste! The prawns were delicious, chilli and garlic, fab with some delicious bread. the salads were lovely and well dressed if a little over seasoned. The mains varied, the veg stirfry has been doing well here for years and one of the girls asked for some saladgreat big portions,all good. The burger was nice if a tiny bit dry, good wedges served with and a nice salad. The chicken curry was, different but good, not very hot but thicken with spud. Aubergine/tomato and potato bake was covered in a thick layer of greasy melted cheddar, the tomato was intence and it needed lots of salad. We ordered a fine bottle of Pino Grigio, 22e, very reasonable. we all had coffees and some induldged in some chocolates, which were dissapointing as they wer the Guilan shells,urgh! However a table of 8, we were all served reasonably quickly even if the waitress was a tad brusque, as such a big table service was instantly included, I always have an issue, however we would have included a decent tip. Only complaint was the cramped styling, it's kinda jaded and needs a little revamp.

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Nude Food
86 O'Connell Street, Dungarvan, Waterford

Called in for a lazy luch, just as well we had the time. service, while very good was extremely slow.The menu looks really good and there is loads of choice for vegetarians. Friend had the veggie burger and it was fabulous, served on a bagel, mixture of salads. She also chose the creamy root veg, literally root veg in butter and cream! I ordered the large nicoise, as i was informed the small portion came on a flat plate, while the large in a bowl.The sald was very dissappointing, undressed leaves, in a samll bowl, not worth the 15.50. When we asked for a slice of choclate cake, jokingly asking for a large piece we were told they would have to charge more?! The cake was dry and crumby,needed more than a cup of tea. While the food was not hectic by any means, nor the seervice, the setting is loevly, but i won't be venturing here again, it too bloody expensive.

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The Forge (Fermoy)
Duntaheen Road, Fermoy, Cork

The early bird has a good mix but an early bird should show case the cheaper cuts etc. The starters were small, the breaded prawns were tasty but four little flattened shrimp does not a starter make! The field mushroom was tasty but lacking in some way. I had a glass of white to substitute the desert, easy house white. We both ordered the sirloin, but were very disappointed, I ordered rare adn got medium well, hubbie ordered rare med and got medium well, probably not he fauly of the chef as the steaks were fairly thin.They arrived with a scrap of fried leftover spuds, not impressive. With due respect the host did apologise and give us a drink free. Desert was sticky toffee pudding, it was afine slice but our dinner was spoilt and despite the great service and the very good value, we just weren't in the moood after.

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Terrace Restaurant @ Clayton Whites Hotel
Abbey Street, Co. Wexford, Wexford Town, Wexford

We were on a part of the package for the hotel. The staff were atrocious. we booked dinner for 7.30 an were still waiting to get our order taken by 7.55, this would have been fine if we had some bread to nibble on! The waitress borught the wrong wine and couldn't find tha correct one.The set menu was fine, nothing offensive( bar the cooking) I had caprese salad, the mozzerella was diced?! the tomatoes were bitter from being taken in and out of the fridge, the black olives?? were from a jar,a nd this made the dressing fro the lettuce, olive brine and oil! I asked for some bread and was presented with olive bread that was at the least 2 days old or just terribly stale.The hubby had the gradvlax, it would have been lovely if the salmon hadn't been over powered by the biggest portion of potato salad, The main, hub had seafood cannelloni, very nice but so filling. I chose the tagine of chicken, i was chicken rubbed with some tumeric/corriander/cumin and oven roasted, the sauce that acoompanied this on the plate was the tastiest part of the meal, the cous cous was nice. The desert prefaced with the waitress telling me ther was alcohol in the desert, the bottle of wine on the tale should surely have told her a. i was over 18 and legal to drink or b. no pregnant! I can't explain how awful the food was, the staff didn't have a notion. Never again.

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El Vino @ The Elysian
The Elysian Tower, Eglinton Street, Cork City, Cork

Went here for a meal with a few friends. some of whom were running particularly late, but he staff were lovely, and we ordered a great bottle of white. this is where the positive ends. We ordered a few tapas, the chorizo in red wine jus was a dogs chew toy in rancid red wine. The piquillos, were philidelphia rolled romano peppers, the walnuts were raw and the balsamic reduction was just, well, balsamic vinegar. The prawns in garlic were less than saesoned and the mushrooms were stuffed with a stodgy mess that didn't allow them to cook through. For the price of these little pieces surely it's not too much to expect a little good food. Like i said the wine was lovely, but that didn't detract from the awful overpriced food.

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House Restaurant
Cliff House Hotel, Middle Road, Ardmore, Ardmore, Waterford

There is a great value 3 course bar menu available, and we reserved a table for my lil sis birthday. Unfortunetly we wer late arriving, this didn't seem to make a difference as sis was waiting 5 mins for water and another 5 mins for a diet cork and heineken. We got there 15 mins late, but the table was waiting another 15mins to order. there is only one person to take the orders and it is clear why,most of the staff are apathetic or just plain lazy. There ar two who are wonderful, the bar man and the head waitress. The starter and desert are set, but a melody! there is a taste of dried beef, (very salty,) some cured salmon, delicious (ifyou like salmon!) a rillette of duck, mmm! and soft white chhes with chive and some beetroot. The mains is a choice of cod, stake, or chicken. my hubby had the cod, and delicious it was. The rest of ud had the steak and all agreed it was... fine.The desert was a mix of plum trifle?! a fabe pistachio moouse topped roulade choc brownie and a berry cream. with a lovely vanilla ice cream. The difficulty withe the menu is not the food, all in all it was lovely, but not as fab as the setting, i have had better steaks and better cooked steaks, which is a disappointment. The staff, only the one or two really let this place down, we were given dirty spoons for our desert! there is little atention to detail. For 32.50 for three courses it is good value, but you don't need to travel for the same when you can find it nearer.

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Luigi Malones (Cork)
1-2 Emmet Place, Cork City, Cork

Called in for lunch with a friend, chose here for the convenience and the few vouchers I had to spend! There are plenty of lunhc deals and there is good value in wine. My friend had pasta contadina, grand!?! I had fourseasons pizza, doughier base than use to but fine.The Voigner was the highlight. We chose the profiteroles for desert, really decadent lunch!! but who can eat profiteroles filled with ice cream... Even with the vouchers it was overpriced and so quiet that you couldn't enjoy, won't be visiting here again.

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The Pepperstack Bistro @ Rosies Bar
Lower Aghada, Aghada, Cork

Visited here with lil sis for a bite of lunch. Just couldn't decide, the menu although not so extensive has so much choice. There is a huge amount of fish dishes, and before we even ordered i was drooling at the fish and chips served to the table next to me, and so with little persuasion lil sis chose same! Once we ordered we were presented with a little amuse bouche, an espresso cup of the most delicious tomato and basil soup. I ordered some mussels, a little too filled with breadcrumbs but filled with with butter and and garlic, i asked for some bread,(living the carb dream!) and was presented with the most delicious chilli bread, fabulous, the brown loaf was a little stale.Sis'splate:The delicate haddock in a crispy herbed batter, and 'real' chips. delish!! Ordered a lemon tart between us, the filling wasa gorgeous and the ice cream fab, but he pastry was a little too thick and and far too much of it! However, this did not take from the fantastic lunch, with great service. If this is any indication,I am definitely visiting here for an evening meal!

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

Visited here, alone on tuesday night. Why do waiter seem so worried about lone custmers, the service was excellent, if a little over done! The food is grand. the mozzarella and rice balls were very heavy and the little side salad was covered ina terriible marie rose mayo, just don't know why.I had the pollo diavlo for mains, don't understand the diavlo, not a little bit spicy, only over garlicky, i asked for the side salad without dressing, much better, this could have come with chips but i was too full after the starter. this palce is lovely for a family meal or young lovers on first date, but it is not fine dining, nor does it claim to be, the food is fine the wine list is fine, the service is very good, i'd rather not come again without friends.

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Blue Door Restaurant
Church View, Adare, Limerick

Maybe i was expaecting too much, looking for a diamond in the rough? There is an early bird menu at 24.95 for two courses, but the evening cost us 73. My partner and i bothe had two drinks (2 glasses house white 5.95, and 2 bottles heineken 4.95) The food was mediocre. The goats cheese samosa was lovely but need way more cranberry, the mozzarella and basil tart was fine but the tapanade it was served with was bland. We both had fish, the cod was delicious but a little overcooked and as we had asked for the sauce on the side, the fish seemed very dry.The Salmon was the same, a lillte bland, but for a decent beure blanc. The veg was grand. I think the main issue with this place, is the table/chair size ratio. The tables are small and the place is crowded with furniture, for all this clutter the place is chilly. can't say i'd be running back anytime soon.

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Farmgate Cafe
Old English Market, Princes Street, Cork City, Cork

Despite never knowing if you'll get a table or spot to sit, this place is always busy. I know why... there is nowhere in cork city to get a 'nice cup of tea and some cake'. The food here is delicious but a little over prices. I had a bacon, cheddar and onion toasted sandwich, while there was nothing wrong with the food( ok, the rasher could have been a little crisper) it was only a toasted sandwich and 6.50 is a lot when the side it comes with is a tablespoon of pickled cucumber, and a teaspoon of relish. my friend ordered a 'spicy' chicken baguette, again a little overpriced at 7.50. The service here is superb on the floor, at the till not so friendly. The farmgate is famous for the fab cake, and it never fails... these girls know their stuff and perhaps the cost is drowned out by the tinkling of the ivories across the way. There are never going to be prams and screming children, so maybe a peaceful lunch is worth it, while watching the world of the English Market go by!

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The Poachers Inn Bar & Restaurant
Clonakilty Road, Bandon, Bandon, Cork

A big gang of us arrived for a late dinner. The restaurant doesnt serve until 8pm, which will delay you but the bar serves earlier. We sat and our order was taken swiftly. I had the scallops, ona cauliflower puree, this would have been delicious but for the salad it was served with, it completely overpowered the delicated duet of scallop and cauliflower. The scallops were huge and with the beautifully cooked with coral attached were lovely. (nicer without the salad) My main was very disappointing, i chose steak (quick decision) asked ofr it rare, if it was medium i would have been lucky. i should have gone with the fish pie, it was delicious. the other girls at the table were very pleased with their dinners, i was a little let down, however i would recommend a visit on the way down west.

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Finins
75 Main Street, Midleton, Cork

Just called in here for lunch. Oh dear! Stuck in 1980, not just the menu! Very expensive menu, bowl of mussels, 20e,homemade pate 11.50e, a little OTT, don't you think? I had an open chicken on brown, very mediocre;served with a spoon of coleslaw and potato salad, not hectic,but maybe you get what you pay for here, it was only 7.50e! Sis had the beef, plain roast with oxtail soup, sorry gravy! and a little bowl of veg. The service was good and the waitress was very nice, but she couldn't keep the freezing breeze from the window howling over our table.I asked for mayo and it duly came in a little ramekin, but as we were finished she gave the same pot of mayo to another customer, not promising. I was given a voucher and so had a look at the evening menu,as said earlier 80's on the sheet.If lunch is anything to go by I am not hopeful. On the plus, there is an earlybird, three courses 25e, at least I can spend the rest on wine!

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Milano (Cork)
8 Oliver Plunkett st, Cork City, Cork

Visited here with sis today for a late lunch. The place is always hoppin, and does a tremendous trade, but i can't be certain as to why... There is always a wait to be seated, but the staff are often unsure of the queuing order and this leads to angry people.When we were finally seated, we read the menu eagerly. It is a long menu for pizza, less so for pasta. There is a good choice for starters or mouthfuls. We ordered two pizzas, and the doughballs (for the extra carbs!) My sister had a coke and i ordered a small glass of pinot grigio, although at 6.95 a small glass, it was the best out a poor choice. Our food took forever, i mean ages. and the service was less than efficient. The pizza was fine, a nice chew from the base, but those awful rubbery black olives are really insulting. The doughballs were in a bowl that showed the lack of them! The garlic butter served with them was rock hard form the fridge.The bad service, mediocre food and expensive wine made for a less than brilliant dining experience. Grand for a big crowd, no good for two.

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Grand Hotel
Ashe Quay, Fermoy, Cork

very big portions,unfortunetly very big portions of over cooked, under seasoned food (?!) Service mediocre Not good! won't be returning soon.

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O'Brien Chop House
Main Street, Lismore, Waterford

Went here today with my little sis. We were expecting nothing as we had walked out earlier because the chalk board inside gave a very costly/bleak view of this place. When we got around to check out the lunch menu things started to look up! two courses for 22.50... and good choice. Because we had not reserved a table, we were made to wait at the bar, which would have been fine but for the man behind the bar. When we finally got some attention( not because the place was that busy, but because he was busy doing chores) he was surly and maybe rude. I got a glass of Voigner and sis had some orange. Bread, no water , was brought to the table and was fine. I started with ox tongue with horse radish. delish!! The mains were a typical roast lunch, with choice of lamb, beef or pork. The former two being chosen by our good selves. The beef was sevred with a most delicious yorkshire pud and gravy that was unbelievable. The spud were fantastic duck fat roastie and my god i could have eaten another four or five. The lamb, well it followed that everyhting else had been served on a block of wood, an so came the lamb, cooked perfectly on a bed of cabbage,on a chopping board! Sis went for dessert, a fantastic trifle, with a custard so good it might have beaten the spuds. The wine was good, a simple shiraz,no one gave any advice or suggestion. The price wasn't bad but at same time not good. The food is source locally and is delcious, some of the staff are phenomenal, so happy to help, some even running, one or two are miserable. It is so worth coming back here. I'll be writing the next review this time next week!

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Cornstore
40 Cornmarket Street, Cork City, Cork

Girlie night out here last friday evening. As ever very busy and loud. 6/7 of us sitting down for a bite, We shared the loaf of bread and dips, and it was good. The wine was easy drinking and plenty flowing. The mains were, fine! The red mullet was fab and served witha lovely linguine. The sea bass was lovely. The thai curry was tasty enoughbut a huge portion. The risotto with langostine was delicious if a little too much bite for me! The veggie wild mushroom/ brownbread cake was interesting and although looked small in comparison to all the other plates was really filling. Unfortunetly my pork belly was burned, it was retrurned to teh kitchen and a new one brought out promptly, nothing offered but an apology! The deserts were not as hectic, the rhurbarb compte with lemon posset was tasty but lacked a finesse, served in a jam jar! The Eton mess was really heavy, but not as heavy as the chocolate cake, delicious. Overall the place has a great buzz but.. maybe too much, the staff are lovely when you have their attention,not often. Great spot for a girls night out.. not the place for intimacy!

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Juniper
16 Kent Street, Fermoy, Cork

Visit here with my husband for a romantic meal. We've been here before and have come to expect the usual high standards. The place itself is compact and i just find it uncomfortable when the table is cluttered by the dinner being served. The wine list is very easy and reasonable, also the staff are able to recommend a decent bottle. The price is a factor when reveiwing this place, it is really overpriced. The bread bought to the table is let down by the "i can't believe it's not butter" effect marge.The anti pasto plate was fine! Mostly fish based. Dinner is always good, the steak was overcooked but verygood. The lamb was delicious, but served on a plate of thick syrupy 'jus', a little offputting. Deserts are nice, the baked alaska on a polenta cake was really good, but... And that is the issue as good as it is here there is always a 'but'. This is a lovely place for an occassion. They do a very reasonable lunch menu and the early bird is available, definitely better value than after 8.

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Pearl Brasserie
20 Merrion Street Upper, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

On a trip to Dublin, we reserved a table for the Early bird menu. While it was delicious, there was little choice on the early menu. We were led to our table and given a delcious plate of bread with homemade pesto, the starters were a little on the small side, The prawns were lovely but definitely not enough filling, and they were over powered by a mango coulis. The goats cheese anf walnuts was fantastic and i would happily have ate this for dinner. The supreme of chicken was delicious and unusually, a well sized portion. The duck was great with the most delicious mash and unnecessary puy lentils. we ordered a side of celeraic and potato gratin, but at 4e for each sidedish, it was a little pricy.We splurged with a very overpriced and equally dissappointing desert of macaroon with a raspberry cream/moouse.The wine list was delightful to read, you can't really afford much but you can read it! I was happy to have tried, and just as happy that we tried the earlybird.

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The Blue Haven Hotel and Restaurant
3/4 Pearse Street, Kinsale, Kinsale, Cork

The sun was shining on the day i visited, so i ate outside, unfortunetly the only outside eating area is also the only smoking area. I ordered a quich chicken caesar salad, when it arrived(very promptly) the lettuce was limp from overdressing, the chichken sat on top in little cut strips. The crutons were deep fried and soggy leaving an oily aftertaste down my throat.There were pieces of undercooked chopped streaky bacon to add to my indigestion. This was not a very pleasant experience. The saving grace was the glass of lovely sauvingnon blanc. To cause greater stomach acid, the bill arrived, at 18.95, very steep, considering the bowl not very deep and filled with less than appealing "salad". Not very good at all.

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Raymonds Restaurant
Distillery Walk, Midleton, Midleton, Cork

First time here and have to say worth every penny. ( 2 course 20 euro, add a fiver for three)The early bird was made available to us even though we sat at 7.30. The staff were fabulous, so accommodating, it was my sister's birthday, and they brought out her dessert with a candle and music for the occasion, so cheesy it was brill!. The atmosphere was lacking, in that there were few enough in the restaurant,and it felt cold, even though it wasn't! The food, well the food was inoffensive, nothing that you could complain about, certainly with no flair or flash, just good eating. The starters were... fine, the Caesar salad a little over dressed, the mushroom soup was hearty and delicious, needed a little more seasoning, the potato cake,sorry fish cake, was fine. ( i'll never understand serving something with an Asian theme with pesto???) Sis had chicken for mains, with a mushroom sauce, fairly uninspiring. I had ordered pork, and it came out as a carvery dinner, apple sauce and gravy. The highlight was the boyo's hake, delicious and fresh with a little sauce. Desserts were good, cheese plate was substanstial, the chocolate/hazelnut parfait was heavy but fab, and sis had a hankering for jelly and ice cream, which staff duly organised! Overall this place was great for a 'dinner', but not occasion. brill

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Augustines
Closed, Cork City, Cork

A short notice booking didn't surprise fora tuesday evening,the hubby didn't know what to expect but was so happy. The tasting menu is a real delight, 6 courses for €25. This hasn't changed much since it began at the original Augustines a year ago. The gaspacho of red pepper and tomato is delicious. I probably ate too much of the fab black olive bread but it was was os delicious. The sea bass was fantastic, crispy and served with beautifully fresh beans and pea shoots, the polenta was fine, if there was a tiny bit more fish you wouldn't need the starch accompaniment.The mushroom soup/sauce was a little too salty and served with a parmeasean crisp? The cappuchino/foam on top was milk! but this was lovely.Next followecd pigeon, OMG, it was beautifulrare and juicy, crispy on the outside and served with a fab sausage, light and so flavourful. The fondant potato was divine and the mash holding everthing was gorgeous.A fabulous chees course followed, and the only disappointment was the amount of salad and lack of cheese. The fig chutney was delicious and it was so well suited to the little crisp/chips that were on the plate. The desert plate was the only disappointment of the evening, and this dissapointment is the incorrect word as really it's only a matter of taste! The plate was three little beignets filled with tart apple sauce but rolled in caster sugar, the beautifule fresh grannysmith slices poached lightly,this freshness was muddied by an apple moouse, the wierdest thing i thing i've tried, not unpleasant but not nice either.The wines on offer were reasonably priced from €5 to €7 a glass,good value.The atmosphere is strange, you look out the door and feel you're in a european hotel, inside seems small and comfortable i just can't make my mind up. This is wonderful place for a meal, the tasting menu is just a nice guide the a la carte looks fantastic. I coudn't have enjoyed myself more.

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Fishy Fishy Cafe and Gourmet Store
Guardwell Street, Kinsale, Cork

I had really wanted to visit this place, as had heard just fabulous things... it was a little disappointing. Fish platter, at 23 euro was steep, while lovely, nothing that couldn't have been got at a better price elsewhere in the town of kinsale. The pinot grigio was not very nice.. the plte of mussels were very good, but we had to keep asking for bread. The crab claws were in a very heavy sauce, clawing! not the best of first impressions and not good value.

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The Boardwalk Bar and Grill
Lapps Quay, Cork City, Cork

Popped in for lunch as i was stuck waiting around town after 3. The menu is better on paper than on plate. I chose a beef and chilli wrap, plenty of cold thick chunks of beef and a sweet sickly mayo that had no hint of chilli. On the board, this stated that it came with chips,it didn't, i was told that this was mistake, however i got chips. i felt like somethin sweet for desert, and when i finally got up to get the waitress i ordered a chocolate fool. Thick chocolate flavoured cream that had the consistancy of sudocream, wierd to say the least. I just can't warm to this place the staff are apathetic and the food is mediocre. I'm not going for the third time lucky, never again.

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Oz-Haven
Main Street, Kinsale, Kinsale, Cork

38 women including myself landed here for a hen night. The owner wass just fantastic. he made everyone feel welcome and had no problem adjusting the dishes to our liking. He gave us agreat deal on the wines at the table. The atmosphere was fab, and eveyone had the best evening. I can't recommend this place highly enough. Excellent value.

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Hardwood Restaurant
31 Popes Quay, Cork City, Cork

Ate here with hubby on sat for brunch, delicious! Steak and eggs for him, so big he didn't eat for the day, didn't touch the fried spuds or toast on the plate as he was too stuffed. I had eggs florentine, good stuff, the hollandaise was a little to claggy but overall a delicious meal. It's not just the food here, the staff are just brilliant, so friendly, so accomodating, just brill, nothing is too much! they're fab. I love this place

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El Vino
U11 East Village, Douglas, Cork

My friend and I had an evening meal here. The wine list is fine, good choice the Pinot grigio was not hectic.We ordered two glasses of wine at the end of our meal which were grossly overpriced. The place itself is a fab setting with plenty of low lighting. The food... tapas is a cheap bite to tide you over. This is not tapas! the calamari was overcooked and so very chewy, the patatas bravas were not fab but fine!chorizo was lovely but at 7euro a plate it would want to be.A small paella was grand but no crunchy bottom and two mussels? The deserts didn't fare much better, the crumble was not, and the lemon tart was not light and the pastry was not very crumbly. Our bill came to a rather large 84 euro. While I enjoyed the setting and the company I think this came as a shock. I would come here again though.

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Flemings Restaurant @ Silver Grange House
Silver Grange House, Tivoli, Cork City, Cork

My partner decided on New Years Night to book us in for the evening set menu of five courses, with a canape and champagne reception. 85 Euro The champagne was charged for at 10 euro a glass, with soft drink at 3 euro. The canapes were beautiful( although the prawn crackers were a little dubious) as was the meal, the stting was amazing but I could hear the conversation of our neighbour. A half decent bottle of house wine began at 27.50 which I think is a little ott. The menu came out quickly and we had been kept for a very long period of time eating canapes. I think that Flemmings is a lovely restaurant, but is far too overpriced, for a meal which was rushed and so not digested.If i had been given the time i could have continued eating into the beginning of 2009. I couldn't give a proper review because this was an organised evening, and so all time pressured. I don't know that i could rate an eening like this... Kind of disappointing.

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La Lavanda
Main Street, East Village, Douglas, Cork

Went for a quick, quiet lunch with my sister. The brunch menu, which is served until 3, looks fab. We ordered pizza and they were delicious, crisp base with lovely veg. Only faulting the tomato sauce on my pizza (could have been dolmio). The staff were friendly and very prompt.The only fault of Amicuus is the size of the table means it looks very cluttered, without dishes. The Douglas Amicus is better than the one in Rory Gallagher place, in that you're not sitting on your neighbours lap! Douglas has plenty of space, just not on the tables! Good cheap food, good service.

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