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Oscars Restaurant

21 Oliver Plunkett Street, Mullingar, Westmeath

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Cuisine:
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Good
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Reviewed 05th October 2009 ( visited 19th August 2009 )

We ate here while staying down in Mullingar for a few days, after it was recommended to us by a friend from Mullingar. I have to say it didn't disappoint. Food was lovely. Staff were very friendly and professional. The manager even came over to chat to us for a few minutes while we waited for our starters. The only thing I regret is that we didn't get to try any of the desserts which looked lovely, because we were all so full after our starters and main. The meal although not cheap, was very good value as we enjoyed it so much. If you are going to Oscars, I wuld recommend booking ahead. As although we went on a Wednesday evening, the place was packed and we had to book a table for an hours time. Although it was well worth the wait.
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Oscars Restaurant

21 Oliver Plunkett Street, Mullingar, Westmeath

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Good
20 reviews

Reviewed 05th October 2009 ( visited 19th August 2009 )

We ate here while staying down in Mullingar for a few days, after it was recommended to us by a friend from Mullingar. I have to say it didn't disappoint. Food was lovely. Staff were very friendly and professional. The manager even came over to chat to us for a few minutes while we waited for our starters. The only thing I regret is that we didn't get to try any of the desserts which looked lovely, because we were all so full after our starters and main. The meal although not cheap, was very good value as we enjoyed it so much. If you are going to Oscars, I wuld recommend booking ahead. As although we went on a Wednesday evening, the place was packed and we had to book a table for an hours time. Although it was well worth the wait.
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Neon Asian Street Food
17 Camden Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I have eaten here on a few occasions. Food is always really nice. I usually go for the Mekong Duck which is nice and spicy. Usually very busy for lunch. So get there early or be prepared for a little wait. I like the touch of the doggy Bags left out to take away your left overs as portion size is very good. Overall it does a great value lunch, which is prepared fairly quickly. I look forward to my next visit.

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The Vanilla Pod Eatery
The Iveagh Mall, The Park, South Dublin, Carrickmines, Dublin

I ate here during a Saturday lunchtime. I have eaten here on many occasions for lunch and breakfast. Menu is very nice with lots to choose from and the staff are always very friendly and accommodating. On this occasion I had tried the fish stew. Which although the fish was lovely and tasty the stew was overly salty for my tastes.

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The Alamo Restaurant@ The Riverside Park Hotel
The Promenade, Enniscorthy, Wexford

I ate in the Alamo with my partner and kids for dinner. Restaurant had a nice atmosphere on entering and as it was mid-term, the restaurant was full. The menu has plenty of choices, with good options for the kids. Our food was very tasty with good sized portions. Service was very good with the waiting staff being very pleasant, even though they were very busy with a full restaurant. My only complaint would be that when our bill came, even though we had paid for 2 meals as part of our stay. The cost wasn't discounted from the bill and we had to ask the waitress to have this taken off. This took a while to get it sorted. Overall the food was nice, if a little expensive.

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Frite Haus
87 Camden St, Camden Street, Dublin

I had lunch here with a friend over Christmas. We each had a burger and chips. I have to say it was one of the nicest burgers that I have had in a long time and proper fries worthy of actually putting some Salt and Vinegar on. If I had any complaint, I would say that it service was a little slow, although it in the week leading up to Christmas, so they may have been short staffed. Overall really tasty, good value and pleasant staff. I look forward to my next visit.

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Langkawi
46 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin

I ate in here with a large group on a work night out. We had, had a few drinks before entering so everyone was in fine spirits when we arrived. The atmosphere on arrival was very nice atmosphere and staff were very welcoming. Food was very tasty and as some one who likes spicy food it was right up my street. Service was very good and with a large group keeping everyone's drinks topped up was important, which they did. I would definitely return for both food and service..

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Bloom Brasserie & Wine Bar
11 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin

I ate in here for lunch with a group of 11 for a work function. The dining area is really nicely laid out and has an elegant feel to it. From the moment we arrived the waiting staff were fantastic. Given we had a slightly larger group, there were no delays and everyone was served at the same time, with drinks refils always to hand when requested. We all had mains and desserts and it's safe to say everyone enjoyed their food. I had the steak frites and it was extremely tasty. The apple crumble for dessert, while on appearances it did look on the small side. Was just the right size to finish off your meal. While I can't really comment on price, as I didn't pick up the tab, everyone left happy after a really enjoyable meal.

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KC Peaches Wine Cave Nassau St
28-29 Nassau St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I ate here with my partner after work from the A La Carte menu. On entering the atmosphere of the restaurant is nice and calming after the hustle and bustle of the outside street and roadworks. Staff where very welcoming and attentive. Food was really good. Only minor complaints would be limited variety for my partner who is vegatarian and my main of fillet of steak, that whilst the steak was delicious and cooked just as requested, mash and vegatables were very small portion. Leaving me eating the steak unaccompanied by any veg by the end. Luckily the desserts made up for any shortfall with the main. I would certainly go back but would hope portioning would improve.

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Boojum (Kevin St)
Unit 4 College Court, Kevin Street Lower, City Centre South, Dublin

I have eaten in here a few times and I have always left happy. Staff are friendly and always a busy atmosphere in here. As someone who likes their food hot, it's definetly one of my favourites. Great value for money

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Jamie's Italian
Pembroke District, Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin 14 , Dundrum, Dublin

I went her with my partner for my birthday recently. There was a queue at the door. However given the friendly greeting and the atmosphere in the restaurant we decided to stay. Wait was only 20 minutes. The restaurant itself has a nice layout to it. With the kicthens in view. Music whilst loud was overly intrusive. We had a selection of nibbles to start. I particularly liked the mushrooms. For my main I had wild rabbit, which was really tasty. The lemon in the sauce went with it really well. My partner had a pizza, which she thought was really tasty. For Dessert I had the cheesecake, which was a very large portion. Service was good and our waiter was very pleasant. However we were left waiting for our mixers for our drinks from time to time. Overall enjoyable if a bit on the pricey side. I would go back but it would have to be for an early bird or set menu.

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Opium
26 Wexford St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Has lunch in Opium with a friend. Menu was very good for lunch with plenty of options to suit both of us. I had crab cakes to start, which were nice and tasty. My main of Chili Beef was delicious and I could easily have had anther portion of it. Nice atmosphere. Music was a bit off putting at first but once you are sat down and having your lunch and a chat it blends into the background. Nice classy feel to the dining area. Service was very good, without being intrusive. Starters at €5 and mains at €10. I found this to be very good value. You could certianly just have a main at lunch and be full. Will definitely be returning.

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Il Primo
16 Montague Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I ate in Il Primo for our company's Christmas Night out. I had been really looking forward to it and although the menu wasn't entirely to my taste, It was an opportunity to try some new things. For the starter I went for the Porkbelly. Which was the one thing I was sure I would enjoy. Thinking it would be something substantial and who doesn't enjoy crispy pork. What I got was 3 slices of fatty cold cut pork, similar to Denny ham. With a covered of mixed leaves. To say I was disappointed was an understatement. For my main I had the Guiney Fowl with Savoy Cabbage. Savoy cabbage was lovely. However the Guiney fowl was too dry with no real sauce accompanying it other than that of the savoy cabbage. Dessert options were very limited for me. But I decided to try the Panna cotta. It reminded me of one of those set yogurts we used to have as kids. Although I enjoyed them. Can't really complain about the service. Staff were nice and friendly if a little forgetful when bringing refills of drinks. Overall a big disappointment and one I won't be revisiting again.

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Alex Restaurant
Conrad Hotel, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I ate lunch in the Alex Restaurant in the Conrad with work a few weeks ago. Given the plush surroundings of the hotel I had high expectations and I have to say was not disappointed. The food and service were top class. My main of lamb with horse radish mash, is I have to say one of the tastiest meals I have had in recent times. Given that the set menu was €25 per head from what I can remember, it's not cheap for lunch but given the quality of the food it is definitely worth it. I'll be looking for an excuse to return as soon as possible.

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Charlies Four
8 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

As someone who thinks that generally the food in Chinese Restaurants is overpriced for what you pay in relation to what you pay for a take away of the same food. I always find that you can never go wrong in Charlies. With this Charlies being my favourite. The food is always lovely and tasty, with quick service and polite staff. Great value for money and perfect for when you want some good proper food but haven't got a couple of hours in which to eat it.

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Charles Brinsley Restaurant @ Bloomfield House Hotel
Belvedere, Mullingar, Westmeath

I ate in this restaurant, while staying in the Bloomfield House Hotel for a few days. The Meal was part of our accomdation deal, so we ate from the residents menu. There was a decent range to choose from and we all found something to our liking. Food was really tasty, with decent sized portions and loads of really fresh veg served on the side. Desserts were nice and tasty. The staff were very friendly and understanding as I think we were the last eating in the restaurant at the time but they never made us feel rushed or hurried. I can't comment on price, as it was built into our accomdation but if I was down in Mulingar again I would happily eat there.

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Oscars Restaurant
21 Oliver Plunkett Street, Mullingar, Westmeath

We ate here while staying down in Mullingar for a few days, after it was recommended to us by a friend from Mullingar. I have to say it didn't disappoint. Food was lovely. Staff were very friendly and professional. The manager even came over to chat to us for a few minutes while we waited for our starters. The only thing I regret is that we didn't get to try any of the desserts which looked lovely, because we were all so full after our starters and main. The meal although not cheap, was very good value as we enjoyed it so much. If you are going to Oscars, I wuld recommend booking ahead. As although we went on a Wednesday evening, the place was packed and we had to book a table for an hours time. Although it was well worth the wait.

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Mexico to Rome
23 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Ate in here with my girlfriend on Saturday evening.As it was early Saturday evening we just walked in off the street and didn't have a booking. I went for the early bird and my girlfriend ordered from the a le carte menu. We both had nacho's to start and they were really tasty. I had the 4oz Rib Eye Steak with salad as my main. The steak was quite plain tasting and there was no real taste other than olive oil off the salad. My girlfriend had a vegetarian pasta dish which she thought was nice. The main problem was where we were sitting, which was right infront of the door, so everytime the door was opened we got blown out of it and it was a bit disruptive, with people waiting to be seated right by our table. I would go back again, I would just order something different as a main. Good value for money, overall.

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The Goat Bar & Grill
Goatstown House, Goatstown, Goatstown, Dublin

I ate in the Goat on a Sunday afternoon. Although I had been in a few times before I had never actually had anything to eat before. The food was good hearty carvery style fare. Although my girlfriend was dissapointed that there was no vegetarian option. I had the roast beef. Which was really tasty and the portion was really decent with a nice amount of veg with it. The desserts are particularily good and more like you would get in a fancy restaurant, than on a bar food menu. Although not cheap it was value for money, given how nice it was.

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Bits and Pizzas
15 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

I had eaten in Bits & Pizza's once before and I have to say I wasn't that impressed with what I had eaten. But from anyone I had spoken to, it certainly seemed that I was the exception and not the rule. So I decided to give it one more go and booked a table for myself and my girlfriend. I have to say I really enjoyed the meal I had. We ate early on a Saturday evening, so the restaurant was quiet enough at this time. The staff were very friendly and attentive, without being overbearing, which can sometimes happened when eating in a restaurant that is not that busy. The food was really tasty and the portions were just right. We had starters, mains (with a couple of sides) and dessert, which came to just a little over €60. Which I definitely thought was value for money. I will definitely be calling in again.

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Koh
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

I have eaten in Koh on three seperate ocassions now and I have to say I have never been dissapointed with the food. The food is both tasty and well portioned and the overall experience of eating there is very good. I have to mention in particular the service, which I have always found to be really friendly without ever intruding on your meal. If there was to be one draw back I would have to say it would be the background music which is playing from the bar, although this is not too much of a distraction when eating if you proceed to the bar it can become a little irratating. Although in saying that a few of their coctails wil soon have you forgetting about it. For those of you who like spice I wiould recommend the Mango & Chilli cocktail.

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Little Caesars (Harcourt Street)
The Harcourt Hotel, 59 Harcourt Street, City Centre South, Dublin

This is a favourite of mine for lunch. The food is very tasty and reasonable priced. Unlike some other lunchtime menu's, which can leave you still hungry for more the portions are big and filling. The meatball starter is delicious. I would eat a bowl full of the tomato sauce that accompanies them on its own. My main would normally be the Pizza du Chef covered with some of their chillie oil. Unfortunately for those of you with a sweet tooth, the dessert menu isn't great. But I'm usually full by that stage, so wouldn't be thinking of dessert anyway. The restaurant can tend to be very loud due to how busy it normally gets (booking ahead for a table is recommended) but this is only small setback to the fine food.

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Indian Ocean Dublin
15 Montague Street, City Centre South, Dublin

I had originally eaten in this restaurant when it first opened about a year or two ago. A group from work went down during lunch. We had arrived at 12.45 and were still waiting for our main course at 2.00. There were about ten in our group that day but there were only a small other number of patrons in the restaurant, so would not expect to be waiting that long. After that experience I hadn't thought about going back. However after reading the reviews on this website I thought I would give it another go. And I have to say that the other reviews were spot on. I went today with a couple of friends for lunch. The set lunch menu has plenty of options with about 8 options for starter and the same again for main. I went with the hot & spicy chicken to start. Which was really nice and plenty of chicken too.For the main I went with Chillie Garlic Chicken Massala. Which was really tasty. The chillie's were not for the faint hearted and it was a welcome change from some of the mild dishes served in Indian restaurants at lunchtime as supposedly spicy. The service was really good, with the staff friendly and efficent.All this for €10 a head. Most importantly at lunchtime we were in and out in an hour, without ever feeling rushed. I'll definitely be eating here again

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Bakers Corner
Kill Avenue, Kill O’The Grange, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

I have eaten in Bakers Corner on numerous ocassions. The food is good decent tasty pub grub. They also do a carvery but I much prefer to order from the pub grub menu. The staff are friendly and unless the pub is overly busy, you are usually not waiting too long for your food. They do a good early bird special Monday to Friday, which you get a starter, main and a drink of your choice for €14.95. Which is well worth the price in these recession times. One thing to be aware of is that if there happens to be a big football match on or other sporting event, things can get a bit hectic so might not suit if your looking for a bit to eat and some relaxing chat.

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