Restaurant Reviews from Stargirl
Status: First Timer
No. of Reviews: 7
Member Since: 22 April 2008
Last Visit: 12 February 2010
No 1 Fade Street, Off Georges's Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 09th September 2008 ( visited 08th August 2008 )Yum Yum, I love this place. Food is good, waiters are freindly and helpful. Just go hungry. Smoking area is nice too, especially if you're with a die hard smoker.
Madina Desi Curry Co restaurant
60 Mary Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code:
Reviewed 25th November 2008 ( visited 25th November 2008 )Service is always a bit haphazard in the place, but the prices make up for it, and the service is normally friendly just slow. Relax and soak it all up. It is the closest thing I have had in Ireland to Indian food, and I love the Dosa's. And the lassis. And you will find chillies in your food, and sometimes lots of them, so look at what your eating rather than gobbling it down.
The Forge Restaurant
Potteragh, Carnaross, Kells, Meath
This place is excellent. Went with a large party for the Sunday lunch menu. Everyone raved about the food, well those that where not to hungover to enjoy it. Monkfish was tasty as was the pate. Tried some of the Pork, and Salmon parcel all where delicious. They vary the menu continuously, depending on what is in season. The staff where pleasant and capable of dealing with all the quirky little requests the 5 pre-teens had. They were also very attentive as there was always jugs of water on the table, but they had the manners to ask before bringing more wine. If the chef and restaurant was in a city, you would not get a seat for treble the price. Its a pity more places cannot take as much pride in their food, quality of ingredients and service as the Forge. My only gripe is the interior is basic, but who really cares when you have such good food.
Siam Thai (Andrews Street)
14/15 Andrews Street, City Centre South, Dublin
The food is good, and reasonably authentic. Went here for a work function, had a number of issues with the staff. One member was accused of not being vegetarian as they eat eggs, but did not want fish sauce in the curry. (they don't want anything killed for them to eat). Another could not choose the veggie starter and fish main, without an argument. The set menu was overpriced. Our waiter, I am guessing was french, and just plain rude. We regularly had to ask for things twice, and when they wanted us to vacate the table they actually took full drinks from us. I would have given the zero, except for one waiter, who attended to us every so often. Hopefully you get lucky and get him, but do not go with a large group on a Friday night. Most of us left upset and angry at the treatment.
Captain America's Cookhouse And Bar
44 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
This place was jammed on a Tuesday night. Predominately 16-24 year old's so loud and busy. Do not go for a romantic meal, not that you should go to a burger joint in the first place. Food was OK. Very large portions. Our steak was overcooked, with a hair in the cheese melt, but the waitress promptly took it away, and returned with a correctly cooked (medium) steak, with comp drinks and a discount on all the meal and drinks purchased. Accidents will happen and I am happy to say the staff where excellent in how they dealt with it. I had the chilli, which was nice, though not very spicy. I like when burgers look like minced beef, but the burgers here where compressed mince probably pre-packaged. Pity when even some pubs in Dublin can give you the kind your mother used to make. Overall it is very like Hard Rock Cafes, so great for groups and parties. Fantastic cocktail menu.
Madina Desi Curry Co
60 Mary Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin
Service is always a bit haphazard in the place, but the prices make up for it, and the service is normally friendly just slow. Relax and soak it all up. It is the closest thing I have had in Ireland to Indian food, and I love the Dosa's. And the lassis. And you will find chillies in your food, and sometimes lots of them, so look at what your eating rather than gobbling it down.
McGowans of Phibsboro
Phibsboro, Phibsboro, Dublin
Overpriced food, and a very boring menu. Steaks & Burgers Meatballs are great but €7.50 for 3, €7.50 for 2 small stuffed mushrooms, and a €13 lasagne with chips and a tiny portion of rocket.
No 1 Fade Street, Off Georges's Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Yum Yum, I love this place. Food is good, waiters are freindly and helpful. Just go hungry. Smoking area is nice too, especially if you're with a die hard smoker.
The Porterhouse (North )
Cross Guns Bridge, Glasnevin, Dublin
Maybe it was a Monday and the regular chef was off, but to have 3 poor dishes served up shows no skill in the kitchen. The bar staff where taking the orders, when you got there attention. For some reason, I was repeatedly ignored, and had to ask another member of the party to order for me. The Irish stew had no potatoes, and 3 pieces of meat. Don't order it if your hungry. And €12!! The goat’s cheese salad was way overpriced for a slab of undercooked goats cheese wrapped in pizza dough, and some lettuce and red onions. The chicken wings had a sauce that tasted like a soup mix with some chili added. Everything about this place is overpriced, including the beers. Will never be back for food.