Restaurant Reviews from SCRESIDENT
No. of Reviews: 16
Member Since: 28 August 2008
Last Visit: 15 June 2012
The Wild Onion Cafe restaurant
High St, Limerick City, Limerick
Reviewed 28th August 2008 ( visited 23rd August 2008 )This place has a cult following. Go around midday otherwise you won't be able to eat all the food they put in front of you. On a Saturday it is advisable to ring about an hour ahead or you might be queuing for up to an hour. Their omelette with hash browns(homemade) not the nonsense you get in some places and sausage burger thing is the best. Great atmosphere and you'll see the same faces each time you go. It has a deservedly loyal following. One of Limerick's hidden treats. Go!!!
Meal Maza restaurant
The Orchard, Castletroy, Castletroy, Limerick
Reviewed 28th August 2008 ( visited 15th August 2008 )Really a big fan of this place. One of my younger brothers friends who loves Indian food is a big fan so just after Christmas myself and my family and some friends went. We've been back plenty of times since. Decor is awful - but who cares. Menu is very broad and had some stuff i had never heard of and I've been eating curry for years and lived next to Brick Lane in London - i was impressed. Menu is really good value and the food standard was very high. Don't go here for a rosemantic date but do go here for great food at a good price.
3 O'Connell Avenue, Limerick City, Limerick
The feeling of violation is not pleasant. This morning I met with two friends for a quick coffee in Bobby Byrnes. I ordered a double espresso which was adequate. My first time ordering one in Bobby's. On paying I asked how much - €4.40 was the response. €4.40 I enquired? 'Yes' was the response. I asked was there a mistake. I had one double espresso. No. We charge €4.40 for double espresso. I informed the staff member that a double espresso is at most 0.30 to 0.40 cent more expensive than a single espresso you don't simply enter in the till as two x espresso. Oh - we do. So Bobby's Byrnes take the award for the most expensive double espresso i've had in the world. It is around double the price of anywhere else in the city and is at best mediocre. Vote with your feet - AVOID ! ! !
Riverbank Restaurant @ The Absolute Hotel
Absolute Hotel, Limerick City, Limerick
This place is great value now that they are doing a value menu. Had the thai red curry one week and fish n chips a few weeks later. Advisable to book lunch now as it is getting busy due to the word of mouth. One very disappointing thing did happen though. When i paid the water took my change and put it in his tip jar. He didn't acknowledge me he just started chatting to a fellow waiter and when i asked for my change he said 'oh - i thought that was my tip'. Cheeky in the extreme. Apart from that worth a trip i guess.
Cafe Noir - Castletroy
Park Point, Castletroy, Castletroy, Limerick
Great coffee to be had here. Went out for a half hour to see what the 2nd branch of Cafe Noir was like. Had a dessert and a double espresso and so did my mates. All very good. Lots of people were eating main courses out there and the food looked very impressive. Brave decision to put the cafe alongside Travelodge but seems to be working just fine. Definitely worth a trip and next time i'll try a main course.
19 Thomas Street, Limerick City, Limerick
I was treated to dinner at the Cornstore just before Christmas for my birthday and thoroughly enjoyed it. The waitress who served us is excellent at her job. She's very interested and knowledgable about the food/menu in general and is also very chirpy. I enquired about the slowroasted pork belly and it's claim that it was in the oven for 12 hours and she assured me that was the case and highly recommended it. So i opted for that as the main and it was really lovely and nice to see it on the menu. For starters i went for crab claws and they were really excellent and a lovely portion too with plenty of crab claws on the plate. The Argentinian red which was recommended to us at €29 was perfect and to finish we shared a lovely cheese board and i had a port also. Had a great meal and the prices weren't too crazy and were pretty much in or around what you pay in other similar locations around town. One cautionary note - the excellent beer list is very expensive. Bottles of beer range from the cheapest at €5.50 to around €8 which is nuts in the current climate. So surprisingly i didn't opt to try any beer which i would have done if they weren't such a crazy price. Apart from that most other things on the menu are competitively priced but only the beer is a mad price. But dont let that stop you from trying this place.
Unit 3 Newtowmahon, Upper William Street, Limerick, Limerick City, Limerick
Great Service, Nice Place and Good Breakfast. I went here with four or five friends on Saturday morning for a traditional type breakfast (this being my second visit) and was very happy leaving. I had the mini breakfast for the second time and there was more than enough in a mini breakfast for my appetite but most of my friends got the Full Irish and they were all very impressed with the presentation and with the quality of what was on the plate. Good quality black and white pudding, and scrambled eggs that were cooked perfectly. You even get a great coffee included in the price and very nice coffee it is too. Not at all greasy and perfect portions. Haven't tried any of the lunch options but would be happy to since my two Saturday morning breakfast visits were so nice. Go try it!!
49-50 Thomas Street, Limerick City, Limerick
Great place for lunch but also for a dinner toward the weekend. Staff are usually excellent and they never dissappoint with the food. Went there about three months ago for dinner one Saturday evening and was very please. Excellent goats cheese starter followed by a perfectly cooked rare steak. Good bottle of Flurie to wash it down. Go there for lunch any day or a meal as you approach the weekend.
The Sage Cafe
67-68 Catherine Street, Limerick, Limerick City, Limerick
Very good cafe. Great coffee. Usually only have breakfast here on a Saturday morning but have tried it for lunch twice. Only problem with going there for lunch is there is always a queue and eveyone in there seems to be a lady who lunches i.e. takes a full two hours over lunch. If you are going for breakfast make sure you ask for their homemade brown loaf with your brekkie. Accept nothing less. Really excellent but to buy a loaf from the deli counter is €4.95 as far as i can remember - so make sure to eat plenty with your breakfast.
The White House, 2 Glentworth St, Limerick City, Limerick
Was here twice in big groups and both times was disappointed. My advise - avoid anything that says it has coconut milk. They flood the dishes with it. I was told by a friend who'd been and was recommending it to ask for only a small amount of coconut milk as one of her mates friends' meal was destroyed by this overuse of coconut milk. So i said it to the nice lady waitress - and she said no worries - she'd ask the chef to use the coconut milk sparingly - and of course i got a 1.5 pints of coconut milk. The main courses that didn't require coconut milk looked pretty good though and my friends all thought the food was good. But not for me.
Clarion Hotel Limerick, Limerick City, Limerick
Probably the best thai food in Limerick. Great and quick at lunch time or else in the early evening. The staff are usually good too. They don't drown the food in coconut milk which is great so you can taste all the other ingredients. Their Best Ever Curry is always nice but i've never been dissappointed with any main course i've had here. Haven't tried any starters or desserts as it's usually lunch i'm here for. But early evening is equally nice as the Clarion Bar is well stocked with a decent variety of foreign beer. Try it for tasty in-expensive eats!!
Harveys Quay, Limerick City, Limerick
Pizza's are usually pretty good although a tad small. Good thin bases and a good selection. I usually go for the aubergine main course dish which is always lovely. Try the Peroni Gran Riserva beer which is pretty different to most beers. Like the atmosphere here and it's usually busy most nights.
Mayur Tandoori - Closed
2-3 Steamboat Quay, Limerick City, Limerick
One of the best places for sit-down Indian food in Limerick. Doesn't tend to get too busy in the restaurant but does a brisk take-away trade hence a not great atmosphere. But menu has some interesting options and i'd highly recommend a fish dish on the main course with their South Indian Fish Curry a favourite. Most main courses are top quality but i've had one or two that weren't as great as i'd hoped so i stick with the same three or fours mains which i enjoy each time. Value is pretty good too and location is handy for most but remember to put a parking ticket on your car as the local clampers are like hawks!!!
The Orchard, Castletroy, Castletroy, Limerick
Really a big fan of this place. One of my younger brothers friends who loves Indian food is a big fan so just after Christmas myself and my family and some friends went. We've been back plenty of times since. Decor is awful - but who cares. Menu is very broad and had some stuff i had never heard of and I've been eating curry for years and lived next to Brick Lane in London - i was impressed. Menu is really good value and the food standard was very high. Don't go here for a rosemantic date but do go here for great food at a good price.
GBK @ The George
George Boutique Hotel, O'Connell Street, Limerick City, Limerick
Ate here a few times. Twice for lunch and both times we got lunch at around 13.45 after arriving at 13.05 - not good enough at all. Food is drab at best. Had dinner here on one occassion and we nearly walked out on seeing the menu - out of boredom. Very boring menu and we were both hungry. Ended up staying as it was late. Starter was calamari which was overcooked. Steak was pretty good but again overcooked and the cheeseboard was a disaster - a bizzare collection of cooking cheeses. Never seen such a poorly thought out cheeseboard. Only good thing about the cheeseboard was that they gave me a little pot of honey and some good crackers. Don't bother with this place. Oh - and the staff are friendly but poor.
8 Georges Quay, Limerick City, Limerick
We went to Azur a few weeks back on a Thursday night to sample their Early Bird. I had the mussels starter and they were beautiful. I hadn't had thai style mussels in a while and they were tasty gorgeous and a great size portion. My girlfriend had the goats cheese starter with red onion jam and that was also lovely. For mains I then had the sirloin steak and it was very good. I asked for medium rare and it came out exactly as requested. It was served with some vegetable crisps (unusual, interesting and tasty) and on a bed of lovely creamy mash. I also got some fried mushrooms on the side and thoroughly enjoyed the steak. No steak knifes are on the premises which is either a very good decision or a very silly one. And low and behold no steak knife was necessary. Very tender. The desserts, which i usually dont bother with, but given we were at a 3 course Early Bird, were also very good. A selection of homemade ice-cream and sorbets was actually homemade and delicious and so was the cheesecake. Considering the price that was being charged for the Early Bird and the lack of a time restriction on ordering same this was a really nice midweek treat and really excellent value considering the quality of the food on offer. A nice strong espresso finished off a great evening. Very highly recommended. Oh, and some new decor upstairs makes it a lovely venue especially close to the bar counter upstairs away from the street.
Moll Darby's Restaurant
Georges Quay Kings Island, Limerick City, Limerick
Ate here a while ago on the recommendation of a chef i used to work with. He doesn't work there but rated it highly. Myself and the now ex thought the food was good but nothing to get excited about. Bill was pricey for what we got. No specific criticisms other than the portions being a little small but didn't get excited considering the praise we had heard about it.
The Wild Onion Cafe
High St, Limerick City, Limerick
This place has a cult following. Go around midday otherwise you won't be able to eat all the food they put in front of you. On a Saturday it is advisable to ring about an hour ahead or you might be queuing for up to an hour. Their omelette with hash browns(homemade) not the nonsense you get in some places and sausage burger thing is the best. Great atmosphere and you'll see the same faces each time you go. It has a deservedly loyal following. One of Limerick's hidden treats. Go!!!