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Pablo Picante - Clarendon Market restaurant

4 Clarendon Market, Between Clarendon Row & South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code:

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12 reviews

Reviewed 30th December 2013 ( visited 21st December 2013 )

I used to be a huge fan of this place but in my opinion it has gone downhill in the last 6 months. I had one poor meal there but decided to give it one more chance as I really did like it so much. However the next meal wasn't much better, barely any pork in my cali carnitas, I had to eat more than a quarter to find any at all and when I did it was in a big dry lump, there was no soft, shredded, slow-cooked loveliness to be had. There were a couple more of these dry lumps of pork in the burrito but they were few and far between and it tasted nothing like it used to. The picante salsa was bland and the whole thing was cold and sodden. Such a pity as they really used to be the best in town. Staff were friendly as always.
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Pablo Picante - Clarendon Market restaurant

4 Clarendon Market, Between Clarendon Row & South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Mexican

Price Range:

Good
12 reviews

Reviewed 30th December 2013 ( visited 21st December 2013 )

I used to be a huge fan of this place but in my opinion it has gone downhill in the last 6 months. I had one poor meal there but decided to give it one more chance as I really did like it so much. However the next meal wasn't much better, barely any pork in my cali carnitas, I had to eat more than a quarter to find any at all and when I did it was in a big dry lump, there was no soft, shredded, slow-cooked loveliness to be had. There were a couple more of these dry lumps of pork in the burrito but they were few and far between and it tasted nothing like it used to. The picante salsa was bland and the whole thing was cold and sodden. Such a pity as they really used to be the best in town. Staff were friendly as always.
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Pablo Picante - Clarendon Market
4 Clarendon Market, Between Clarendon Row & South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I used to be a huge fan of this place but in my opinion it has gone downhill in the last 6 months. I had one poor meal there but decided to give it one more chance as I really did like it so much. However the next meal wasn't much better, barely any pork in my cali carnitas, I had to eat more than a quarter to find any at all and when I did it was in a big dry lump, there was no soft, shredded, slow-cooked loveliness to be had. There were a couple more of these dry lumps of pork in the burrito but they were few and far between and it tasted nothing like it used to. The picante salsa was bland and the whole thing was cold and sodden. Such a pity as they really used to be the best in town. Staff were friendly as always.

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Fallon and Byrne
11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Booked in for dinner for Dine in Dublin week. The restaurant is a beautiful space above the food hall, lots of light, room and a nice atmosphere. We ordered a couple of their amazing cocktails (Dusk in Eden and an Old Fashioned) and also nibbled on beautiful fresh tomato and fennel bread which was still warm from the oven. There was a great selection of dishes on our menu, something for everyone. I also glanced at the a la carte and again I think most people would be happy with what was on offer. To start we had steak tartare and caesar salad. Both without fault and delicious. For mains we had the braised Lamb shoulder and Chicken with braised short-rib cannelloni. The braised short rib really was the star of the show even though everything else was excellent. It was meltingly tender and really savoury and tasty. I could have polished off a whole plate on it's own! They also have a fantastic selection of wines by the glass and we ordered a Pinot Grigio and a Syrah/Grenache to accompany our mains. For dessert we had Mississippi Mud Pie and a Bread and Butter pudding. Service was a delight, again I couldn't find fault and we left feeling very full and very happy. For anyone thinking about trying it I can definitely recommend. Our menu was €30 a head so with drinks included came to €94. Extremely good value for what we had consumed. We will definitely be back so see what else Fallon and Byrne has to offer.

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Lovepasta
Vault 4 Old Harcourt Station Building, Park Place, Upper Hatch St, City Centre South, Dublin

We ate here on a Friday using a Menupages voucher. It's very informal so despite the fact that we had to book a table to use the voucher there's nobody there to greet or seat you so we presented ourselves at the counter. The restaurant itself is quite big, so at least everyone is not sitting on top of one another. It's clean and modern. We perused the menu, it was the normal menu, they hadn't printed up a separate sheet for the menupages deal so when we went to order we were told pizza or pasta, but then there were some pasta's you couldn't have. Again when I asked for a particular wine there were also some you couldn't have. The voucher stated that sides were included but they weren't offered to us so really just printing a separate voucher menu would save a lot of time and confusion. To start we had the Antipasto for 2 which was beautifully presented, really tasty and perfect for 2. For main course himself had the Meaty Treat pizza which was delicious and I had the penne with chicken. The pasta was nicely cooked but the white wine sauce was just salty bechamel, it wasn't nice so I didn't eat much of it. We also had a glass of Sauv. Blanc and a beer all for €19.90 with our voucher. Would I return, yes, the meal was great for the most part, staff are lovely and value wise it was excellent. Well worth a visit!

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BANG Restaurant & Bar
11 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We ate here on a Saturday night. On arrival we were greeted or should I say tolerated by a less than friendly owner. Less than a great start but as soon as we were handed over to a hostess to be seated the service improved 100% and continued in that vein for the rest of the evening. We were shown to a table in the corner downstairs which I thought were the best seats on that level. While perusing the menu we had some delicious warm brown bread to eat. I really loved the fact that they decanted our bottle of red wine, it really can make such a difference. To start we had the crispy hen's egg and the tomato soup. The soup came with two mini arancini which really made the dish. Small portions but both starters were delicious. For mains we both ordered the Rib eye. We ordered them medium as rare they can be quite fatty. My partners steak was much better than mine, mine had quite alot of fat. They were both tasty though and the bearnaise and fries that came with them were excellent. However I do think at €30 each they were overpriced. After our mains we were too full for anything else so we just finished our wine and ordered the bill. All in everything came to €111.50 but luckily we had a €20 voucher. Food was good, wine was good and the service at the table was excellent but I just wasn't very excited about Bang and unless we had another voucher I don't think I liked it enough to come back.

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TRAX Brasserie
Friary Road, Naas, Kildare

I'd just like to start by saying how utterly impressed I was with this restaurant. Good food and service are difficult to find but this place has both in spades. We dined here as we were attending a function in Naas and I had heard really good things about Trax. There were 2 menus to choose from, one had 2 courses for €19 and the other was slightly more expensive. They also had a list of specials. While we waited we nibbled on some excellent breads. To start I had warm goats cheese with apple fondue and himself had the chicken wings. Both dishes were beautifully presented and delicious. For mains I had the sirloin steak, perfectly medium rare and that came with fries that I couldn't stop eating! Himself had the pork belly and although the fat hadn't been rendered quite as much as he would of liked he polished the whole lot off. Declaring himself too full for dessert I ordered the lemon meringue pie but sadly only got to eat half because having tasted it my lovely partner ended up matching me spoon for spoon. The bill came to an amazing €61.10 which also included 2 glasses of Pinot Grigio and one 7UP. Service was also excellent, could not fault anything about our whole meal and it's not often I say that. We will definitely be back!

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The Fatted Calf
Church St., Athlone, Athlone, Westmeath

We popped in here for lunch as we were staying in a local hotel. Unfortunately we were booked in at the hotel for dinner later on that evening so could only have a light meal in The Fatted Calf. We were seated by a lovely waitress. The menu looks amazing and has lots of choice. We settled on the pulled pork terrine and a roast beef sandwich which comes served with either chips or the soup of the day and also . We nibbled on some lovely breads while we waited. The pork was succulent and tasty and the beef was nice and rare. The tomato and red pepper soup was also delicious. We would have liked to have come back the next day but as it was Mother's Day they were fully booked up which was no surprise. Our bill including 2 cokes came to €24. Such a pity we don't live closer but if we ever find ourselves in Glasson again we will be sure to returm.

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One Pico Restaurant
5-6 Molesworth Place, Schoolhouse Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We had been meaning to eat here for a while so when a special occasion arose we booked in to eat on a Sunday evening. Given the time of year the restaurant was pretty quiet but as the interior is nice and cosy we didn't really notice the lack of other diners. We ordered from the €39 set Sunday Dinner menu. 5 choices for starters, main and dessert meant that there was plenty of choice. While we read the menu we nibbled on some really lovely fresh bread, tomato and parsley, black olive and also walnut and raisin. To start we had beetroot and goats cheese and also monkfish on puy lentils. Both dishes were absolutely faultless. For mains we had fillet steak and cod. Both dishes again presented well but both proteins lacked seasoning. To accompany the steak I ordered some pommes frites which at €3.95 for a small dish were really expensive given the excellent value the rest of the menu demonstrated. Desserts were lemon tart and hot chocolate fondant, again both perfect. Service was attentive and excellent. Our bill including wine came to €117. We will definitely be back to see what else One Pico offers.

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Urban Picnic - Market Arcade
South Great Georges Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Stopped in on the spur of the moment for a bite to eat. I'm sure it can get very packed in here at lunch but thankfully we ate just after 2pm so only a few others there. The menu is simple but has something to suit everyone. We had a Tuna Melt and some kind of chicken curry with rice noodles. Both dishes were really well presented and extremely tasty, generous portions too. Service was a little on the slow side but the food was definitely worth waiting for. The bill including a cappuccino came to €18.50 I was very happy to have discovered this little gem and will be sure to return.

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Yamamori Izakaya
12/13 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I had purchased the 4 course meal for 2 with free cocktail on arrival for €35 Menupages voucher so we decided to use it early on a Friday evening. The restaurant was really full but we were seated promptly and the 2 guitars that we were carrying were stowed safely behind the bar. The staff really could not have been nicer or more efficient during our meal. To start we had the Lemon Chicken Tsukune, the Pork Belly salad and a congee each, one with roast chicken and the other with pork belly. All dishes were beautifully presented and really tasty. My only gripe was that some of the pork belly in my congee was a bit fatty and that texture coupled with the congee put me off a little. For mains I had the Rib-eye steak which came cooked as I ordered and was really good. However the breaded onion with it were soggy and the salad wasn't dressed. My partner ordered the Seafood with Black Bean sauce with Salad and Rice and that arrived without the sauce (!!) and also without the rice. He was pretty full by then anyway so the dish he was actually given of steamed seafood and salad was enough. Desserts of Banoffi pie and Chocolate Opera Cake were lovely also. All in all a good meal however the mains let it down. We didn't complain seeing as we'd gotten all the above with a cocktail for just 17.50 each which seemed like amazing value. We will be back to try the Dim Sum another time.

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Pablo Picante - Clarendon Market
4 Clarendon Market, Between Clarendon Row & South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I absolutely love this place and have been known to travel into town with no other plan other than to get a burrito from here. They are addictive! Lots of choice and the food is always fresh and extremely tasty. They also have a nice selection of beers and the service is prompt and very friendly. I always leave happy and would highly recommend.

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juju
The Johnstown Inn, Johnstown, Naas, Kildare

We called in here for a bite to eat on a Friday evening at 7pm. I'm not sure what I was expecting. I had previously recommended this place to my parents following some good reviews on here and they had a lovely meal. The restaurant section seems to be closed and so we ate in the bar as we were told it was the same menu. The menu is pretty short but there seems to be something for everyone. There's also an impressive array of beers to be sampled. We ordered our food and were given 2 small slices of red pepper bread between us to nibble on. To be honest they could have kept it, the bread was so underdone it was practically still dough. It was pretty much empty in the bar but started to get busier as we got our starters of Caeser Salad and Pork Ribs. The ribs weren't really ribs but thick slices of Pork Belly but tasty nonetheless. The BBQ sauce that went with them was dressed up Hoisin but again very tasty. My salad was a disaster. Large whole leaves of Romaine and slices of tough chicken made for difficult eating as it was served in a tiny bowl that made cutting anything impossible and most of it ended up on the table. I gave up after about 10 minutes but did say it to my waitress as she took my 3/4 full bowl away. The main courses of sirloin steak and fish and chips were much much better. The steak was perfectly cooked and was the fish and everything that came with them was delicious. When we went to pay the bill they'd knocked my salad off it which I thought was a nice touch. Friendly service and great mains were the highlights and we'll be back to try eating here again.

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Maddens Bridge Bar
West End, Bundoran, Donegal

We visited here on a bank holiday Monday evening. Downstairs was very busy so we went straight upstairs where we were greeted and seated by a lovely waitress. The menu has plenty of choice. To start we had the Barbecue Spare Ribs and the Smoked Salmon Ravioli. The ribs were tender, meaty and very tasty. The ravioli were delicious and I really enjoyed them. For mains we had fillet and rib-eye steak and these came with chips and salad. The steaks were perfectly cooked, my fillet was definitely larger than 5oz and the chips to go with them were really nice and we couldn't stop eating them. The bill including a glass or wine and a pint came to €61 which I thought was excellent value for what we'd eaten. I would have no problem coming back.

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Hogan's Cafe Bistro
Main St, Celbridge, Kildare

Have eaten here a couple of times before and if anything I think it's getting better! We were just in time for the early bird so I ordered from that menu and himself ordered from the a la carte. We had Bruschetta and Chicken Wings to start, both done really well and Fillet Steak, Cod and chips for mains. The Steak was perfectly cooked, mushroom sauce was tasty and the onions rings that came with it are the best I have ever had, anywhere! I don't even like onion rings but I could have eaten my own body-weight in these ones. The only little let down was the cod, he said it was watery and didn't really taste of much but the chips and mushy peas that came with it were excellent. We were too full to have dessert. The total for all the above, a coke and a nice glass of house red came to €40.40, a steal! We also had very attentive and efficient service from the super friendly waitress.

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Vinos Restaurant & Cafe
Church Road, Greystones, Greystones, Wicklow

We stopped in here early on a Sunday evening. Nothing on the early bird menu really grabbed us so we ordered from the main menu. We were brought some bread and we ordered some water. 10 minutes came and went and still no water despite all the tables around us getting their drinks so we had to order again from another waitress. My calamari were delicious, crispy, tender and accompanied by a roasted garlic aioli. My partners chicken wings were also good and had a lovely asian flavour to them. For mains I had the lasagne al forno which wasn't the most flavourful lasagne I've ever had. It came with a nice green salad. My partner ordered pasta with chicken, broccoli, sun-dired tomato and pine nuts. The pine nuts were nowhere to be seen and the whole dish just lacked flavour. A bad ending to to a meal that started out well. Total bill came to €49.50 including a large bottle of still water. Would I go back? If only having a starter then maybe.

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Mayur Restaurant
Main Street, Portlaoise, Laois

This restaurant does takeaway food as well so for my partners birthday we ordered some food for collection. Staff here are lovely and friendly. When I arrived I was offered tea or coffee as it was so cold out. Service was fast and my food was ready quickly. Unfortunately when we got home we discovered one of the starters missing despite the fact that it had been read back over the phone. It wasn't on the bill though so at least we didn't pay for it. Starters of spinach parcels, spinach fritters and tandoori chicken were delicious. Mains of Balti, Jalfrezi and Goan fish curry were equally good. I would defintely try this place for a sit down meal as if their takeaway is this good you can be such you'll get a lovely meal in house.

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Lemongrass (Liffey Valley)
Arc Bar, Liffey Valley Centre, West Dublin, Lucan, Dublin

We've visited this restaurant a few times in the past and have always been extremely happy but on our last visit we were disappointed. The set menu is excellent value, starters are €5, mains €10 and dessert €5. The place was half full of families as it was the bank holiday Monday and so the service was really slow. To start I had the spicy Tomato Soup and himself had the Chicken Sate. Both tasted really good but the soup was a much smaller portion than in the past. Mains were Nasi Goreng and Roast Pork in Hoisin which we always order. The Nasi Goreng was perfect but my pork was very fatty and had alot of gristle which is not usual for this restaurant. Bill came to €30 so incredible value but a pity that the service and quality was not up to it's usual standards.

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Skelligs Chocolate Cafe
Opposite Quills, Killarney, Kerry

We were meeting a friend for lunch and a chocolate cafe sounded like just the place I'd want to be! Nice and new inside with a large counter containing their lovely chocolates at the back. Staff are also very welcoming. We ordered a goats cheese salad, a caeser salad and a toasted sandwich. All three were excellent, particularly the salads, best I've had in a long time. We also bought a few chocolates to keep us going on the road home. Total bill including the chocolates and a cola came to just €27 for the 3 of us. Brilliant value and I'll definitely return next time I'm in Killarney.

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Circle Of Friends
High st, Inistioge, Inistioge, Kilkenny

Stopped here for lunch on our way to New Ross. Nice homely place to sit down and read the papers while you eat. Ordered the soup and two toasties. Soup was dire, tasted like cabbage water with alot of pepper in. Toasties on the other hand were good. Lovely staff.

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Jim Edwards
Short Quay, Kinsale, Cork

We had lunch here on a Monday afternoon and I can honestly say it was probably the worst food I've ever gotten in a bar. Absolutely shocking. We ordered the spicy chicken wings and a smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel. It took 45 minutes for them to deliver to us the most disappointing meal of our holiday. Burnt bland wings with the tips still on and a little pot of gravy(?) and some brown bread to accompany them. My bagel was stale and also charred. I scraped off the smoked salmon and cream cheese and just ate those. Would never go back.

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Bulman Bar & Restaurant
Summercove Kinsale, Kinsale, Cork

Had a quick lunch in the bar here one Tuesday afternoon. Between us we had the chowder, goats cheese salad and a portion of chips. Chowder and chips all lovely, salad didn't really work for me. Would definitely come here again, nice little spot.

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O Grady's On The Pier
Main Street, Barna, Galway

We ate here on a Sunday evening. We'd popped in for lunch the day before and it was so good that we booked a table for the following night. This place is so pretty and we sat upstairs looking out over an angry sea, all warm and snug inside. There is plenty of choice on the menu for both fish and non-fish eaters. We were served some delicious bread by our lovely waitress. To start I had the deep fried brie and my parter had some kind of crab dish. Both excellent! For mains I had the duo of brill and sea-bass and himself had the king scallops on shrimp risotto. Both cooked to perfection and delicious. We shared a dessert of a cold raspberry souffle with our coffees. Again it was perfect. This place is quite pricey but the location, service and food all make it worthwhile. I would highly recommend it.

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Fishy Fishy Restaurant
Crowleys Quay, Kinsale, Kinsale, Cork

Maybe I build these kinds of places up in my head too much but after my recent visit to Fishy Fishy I left feeling rather disappointed by the whole experience. We had a table booked for 7pm on a Tuesday evening and the place was jammed. We stood waiting to be seated for a couple of minutes while staff whizzed around us. Finally a waiter muttered that someone would be with us soon and eventually we got our table right beside the waiters station downstairs. The dining room up-stairs seems a bit less chaotic so if it's a romantic meal you're after then request it when you book. We were served some nice bread to nibble on while we perused our menus. It came with a lovely hummus and also butter that clearly hadn't seen a fridge anytime in the recent past. We were also served a jug of warm tap-water with no ice. Just little things but really you're paying enough to eat here so they shouldn't be overlooked. As we were on holiday for a week and eating out every night I can say that no other restaurant forgot to chill the butter or ice the water. We ordered the chilli seafood salad and scampi to start and the crab crumble and haddock tempura and chips for mains. My partner nipped to the toilet and just as he rejoined me our starters were placed on the table! My salad was delicious but my partner got 8 scampi for the grand price of €13.50. They were good but not that good. Mains again were out very quickly, too quickly! My haddock tempura was fine, as good as I've had it in Japanese restaurants and my partner was happy with his crumble. We finished eating exactly 40 minutes after we arrived and it had become clear to us that Fishy Fishy is an exercise in turning tables as fast as possible. We don't normally have dessert but to try to keep the night going we ordered tiramisu, sticky toffee pudding and a couple of coffees. Total bill including 2 drinks but not including service came to €99.50. Service was brisk but aloof and I can't say that I'd return.

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Canal Cafe
Lyons Road, Celbridge, Kildare, Celbridge, Kildare

We ate here at lunchtime on Friday and were waiting about 30 mins to be seated. It's not a huge place, seats about 30 at a push I'd say. The staff were all really lovely and friendly. I know the place was packed but the noise levels seemed to be extremely high and I found it hard to hear what my partner was saying even though he was only sitting opposite me. To eat I ordered the eggs florentine and himself had the charcuterie plate. The eggs came with toast but when I asked if they had any gluten-free or wheat-free bread the answer was no and so I just had 2 poached eggs on spinach with some butter over the top which at €9 was a bit rich. The charcuterie plate was enough for one and the bread that came with it was lovely according to my partner. However they'd left the plastic on the outside of the slices of chorizio which I thought showed poor attention to detail as you didn't notice until the meat was in your mouth and you were forced to fish the plastic out. We also had a freshly squeezed oj and a gorgeous lemonade to drink. The menu has plenty of choice for brunch/lunch but I'd like to see a few more salad choices and some wheat-free bread available.

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Herald and Devoy
Osprey Hotel and Spa, Devoy Quarter, Naas, Kildare

Having booked this table 4 weeks in advance I was disappointed to arrive and be told that all the window seats were pre-booked so if you want a window seat here then be sure to mention it when booking. We waited quite a while for our starters, over 30 minutes in fact but in between we received an amuse bouche of cream cheese and parma ham which was quite tasty. The breads that came to the table were varied and delicious and I really enjoyed the accompanying pesto. To start I had the smoked salmon roulade and my partner had some kind of spicy shrimp dish with rice. Both starters were pleasant enough but quiet expensive for what you got so the amuse bouche that we had already eaten and sorbet that followed are definitely needed to justify the price. The lemon and vodka sorbet was to die for. For mains we both ordered the sirloin steak, mine med. rare and his rare. The steak was not the best I've ever had, overdone at one end but nice and juicy at the other. It came with duchess potatoes and a selection of veg. I think I had been expecting alot more from this meal given recent excellent reviews. All waiting staff were friendly and efficient. Our meal without wine but including 2 coffees came to €95.

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Nandos (Dundrum)
Sandyford Road, Dundrum Town Centre, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin

We were in the locality and decided to try here as we love their sauces. It's pretty much just an expensive fast food place as you go in, have a look at the menu, go up to the counter to order, get your napkins, cutlery and condiments and return to your table to wait for your food. It was pretty quiet and we got our food quickly. We shared the hummous to start which was delicious and then there was half chicken for himself and a chicken wrap for me. This food along with 4 sides and 2 cokes came to €43! The food was okay but definitely not worth that. It's a novelty, worth trying once if you like the sauces but if not then I'd give it a miss.

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L'Officina by Dunne & Crescenzi (Kildare)
Kildare Chic Outlet Shopping Village, Kildare, Kildare Town, Kildare

We were shopping in the Village and decided to try this place for lunch. There was quite a long queue as it was lunch-time when we got there but we were seated quickly. A very friendly waiter took our order and to start we shared the tomato bruschetta. Ripe, well flavoured tomatoes and good bread made this dish a success. For mains we both had the goats cheese salad which was also delicious. To drink we had one hot chocolate which wasn't the best I've ever had but not the worst either and a bottle of lemon iced-tea. Total bill came to just under €35. I'm pretty sure service wasn't added but I will be double checking the next time. All in all it's a nice place to get a quick bite to eat.

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Autobahn
73-77 Glasnevin Avenue, Dublin 11, Glasnevin, Dublin

3 of us grabbed a quick bite here before a table quiz upstairs. There are quite a few options on the menu but it still took a while for something to grab my attention. I had a hankering for Chicken Kiev after seeing it on the menu listed here but it's not on the actual pub menu. I settled for Supreme of Chicken Breast with Garlic butter. A portion of garlic mushrooms, a chicken chow mein with cashews and scampi and chips completed our order. The mushrooms were good but the garlic mayo that came with them had large pieces of raw garlic. The mains arrived and I have to say that they were all beautifully presented. My fellow diners were happy with their dishes. Mine looked the part but didn't really taste of much. I generally don't salt my food but when I found myself reaching for the salt cellar for a 3rd third I was horrified. It didn't taste of anything and even mounds of salt made no difference. Our bill including a round of drinks came to €55 for 3. Service was fast and friendly. Hard to beat for value but I would order differently the next time.

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Milano (Dawson Street)
38 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

We came here for a quick bite to eat on a Thursday at 6pm. There were only a couple of tables occupied when we arrived but the place was heaving by the time we left. To start we ordered the tomato and mozzarella salad and the bruschetta con funghi. The tomato salad was delicious. Ripe, room temp. tomatoes and a nice milky mozzarella. The bruschetta wasn't as successful, nicely presented but bland. For mains I had the Gustosa from the Leggera range which comes with the centre removed and replaced with salad and himself had the Diavolo with extra ham. My pizza was delicious and I also felt like I was choosing the healthy option. The Diavolo however was a let down. My partner loves spicy food but this pizza did not live up to it's name, no kick out of it at all. To my mind there's no point in calling a pizza Diavolo unless it's going to do what it says on the box and so he was disappointed for the second time in this meal. 2 Peroni beers brought the bill to €56.

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

We ate here as part of the Dine in Dublin week. As we arrived in the Conrad there was a great buzz about the place and we thought it must be packed. Sadly it was a large group of people in Alfies that soon headed off to the NCH. Alex was empty except for 3 small groups. With plenty of good tables to spare we were seated right beside the waiters station meaning lots of noise and bustle over the course of our meal as other waiters cleared tables or chatted to eachother. We ordered a couple of drinks and had a look at both the 'Dine in Dublin' and also the A la carte for comparison sake. I have to say that the A la carte didn't really tempt me and I'm not sure what I would have ordered had it been the only menu. Getting back to the Dine in Dublin menu we ordered the Charcuterie plate and the Gnocchi to start and the Rib-eye for mains. We also nibbled on some lovely bread served with 2 flavoured butters, sun-dried tomato and pesto. The charcuterie plate came with a really good hummus, crostini, chorizo and a slice of pork belly. My gnocchi was okay, it was a bit bland but the lovely tomato sauce, basil oil dressing and parmesan flakes really lifted the dish. Our steaks arrived perfectly cooked and with a duo of celeriac and green beans. We also had a side of chunky chips. For dessert I had the chocolate Marquise and himself had the creme brulee which he declared delicious! The Marquise was too big a portion to finish but tasty all the same. A pot of weak coffee finished the meal. As we left the restaurant was still quiet. The table of four who sat beside us as we were leaving commented that it had been much busier last year. Our meal came to €66 in total which I thought was fantastic value for what we'd eaten. Okay it is a hotel restaurant and you never quite get away from that fact but the food was good value and the staff were nice and friendly.

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The Hollywood Inn
Hollywood, Hollywood, Wicklow

We stopped here on our way back from Glendalough on a Sunday afternoon. The amount of cars outside seemed to suggest that this would be a place we'd find excellent pub-grub which is what we were after. Inside was pretty empty and we chose a table ourselves. Our friendly waitress brought us a couple of menus and we chose the chicken wings and goats cheese crostini to start and the sirloin and cottage pie special for mains. The starters were decent. The goats cheese was delicious. The wings however were a little on the soggy side and covered in bought-in BBQ sauce. The mains however dissapointed. There was a strange smell from both dishes when they were set down. The Steak was unlike any I've ever been served, grey and anaemic under some char lines on the outside. Almost as if it had been braised. The cottage pie was a mess, like a big bowl of baby food although it tasted okay. Some really bad chips accompanied these dishes. All of this plus 2 Lucozades came to nearly €62. Definitely on the expensive side for what we had.

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The Porterhouse (Bray)
Strand Road, Bray, Wicklow

We stopped here for lunch after a stroll down the beachfront. Plenty of room outside on a lovely sunny day. After about 10 minutes a waitress finally arrived to take our order which she didn't write down. After she left I commented to my partner that I knew she would forget something and about 5 minutes later she arrived back and asked if we would like to order some drinks. We pointed out that we had already ordered 2 cokes from her 5 minutes before and away she went again. To start we had the suicide wings between us. Wings were slightly on the overdone side but that is preferable to them being soggy. The sauce was strange, not overly spicy, sickly sweet and tasted like there was a healthy dose tomato ketchup in there. The wings weren't separated either making them messy and difficult to eat. The portion was massive and we didn't finish them. Then a different waitress arrived with our burgers and another portion of chicken wings. Who was to blame, kitchen or our former waitress? I'm not sure but they had to be taken away. My Classic burger was good, the beef was well flavoured and the chips were nice. My partner's burger with mushroom was equally good but a bit dry. All in all it was average, I can't say I'll be in a hurry to return.

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Shanahan’s on the Green
119 St. Stephens Green, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin

Highly recommended! I was taken here by my partner for a birthday treat and all I can say is that it was easily the best birthday present I have ever received! At Shanahan's you are treated as a friend, not a customer. As soon as we walked through the door we were warmly welcomed and brought down to the Oval Office for a pre-dinner drink as we were early. We had the best Bloody Mary I've tasted for a long long time and an Appletini that didn't quite measure up to the aforementioned Bloody Mary. In the warm comfortable surroundings of the bar we perused our menus, relaxed and chatted with the super friendly staff. Finally it was time for dinner and we were led upstairs. As we weren't in the mood for wine we ordered 2 more excellent Bloody Marys and chose the small Caeser Salad and a crab and potato dish to start. We were also served some excellent bread. It was warm, crusty and delicious. My salad was exquisite, the portion was huge. My partners crab and potato rosti dish was not quite as successful, it was a bit over-coloured in places and he could taste burnt potato which overpowered the crab. For our mains I had the sirloin and he had rib-eye. Both cooked to perfection and perfectly delicious. Our sides consisted of fabulous onion rings, fries and oven roasted cherry tomatoes. We could have easily done without the fries. To finish we were brought complimentary petit fours and champagne as my partner had mentioned my birthday when booking. Such a lovely touch and really appreciated. Our lovely waitress was a star all night but her french male counterpart was a bit standoffish. Overall, dining at Shanahans is an experience I would recommend to anyone, I cannot wait to return.

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Greene's Restaurant
Main Street, Maynooth, Kildare

We stopped in here on the way home from a wedding the night before. We were tired, hungry and so in need of something nice to eat. I'd heard about this place and had been meaning to try it for some time. After a warm welcome we were seated in the empty restaurant. As it was only coming up on 1pm I was somewhat surprised. My partner made a trip to the bathroom which was so tiny he barely fit in. To start he had the chicken wings and I had a greek salad. Both were excellent, fresh ingredients and very tasty. For mains I had the sirloin and himself had the fillet steak. Both came with mash and deep fried leeks and we got an extra portion of fries to share. The mushroom sauce that also came with the steaks was so tasty and moreish. Both steaks could have benefited from some proper resting but they were tasty and excellent value. Throughout the meal the service was attentive but not intrusive and by the time we'd finished eating the place was full! 2 courses each came to a total of €61. Great food, great place, we'll definitely be back.

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The Grapevine Cafe Wine & Tapas Bar
6 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

We had a quiet lunch here on a Saturday afternoon. It's a really nice comfy spot to sit, relax and listen to some good music. The service was excellent and the guy who took our orders was nice and friendly and seems to be in his element dealing with customers. For the afternoon there is a smaller Tapas and Crepe menu and then there's a larger Tapas menu in the evening. However one of the dishes we really wanted was on the evening menu and we were accommodated without any fuss. Our lunch consisted of a greek salad, whitebait, calamari and chorizo, potato and green chilli. All dishes were amazing, really fresh and well cooked. We were given a basket of beautiful bread to mop up the juices. All this and a pint of Coke came to €26. We're not local to Kilkenny but we'll definitely be back for lunch here.

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Campagne
5 The Arches, Gashouse Lane, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

2 of us ate here on a Saturday evening. The restaurant is well laid out and even though it was full to bursting the atmosphere or excellent service didn't suffer. While we perused our menus we nibbled on some beautiful bread. I hoped this was a sign of good things to come as I had been really looking forward to this meal. To start I had the goats cheese and beetroot salad and my partner had the scallops and chicken wings. Both dishes were excellent. A very young goats cheese just melted in the mouth and all the flavours of the dish including rocket, apple and hazelnut worked really well. My partner was amazed to find his wings deboned but still holding their shape and he loved the lightly spiced pumpkin puree that came with the dish. For main course we both ordered the fillet steak. Upon taking his first mouthful my partner declared this to be the best meal of his life, I had to agree. Both steaks were perfectly cooked and came with a staggering array of vegetables including a mushroom duxelle, celeriac, carrot, cabbage and pomme puree. For dessert we both had the cheese board and 2 very good coffees. In total we paid €128 for all of this and a bottle of house red. Fantastic value! If you've been meaning to try this place then I'd urge you to book a table now, it's amazing.

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Cafe Bliss
4B Montague Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We ate here at about 7pm on a Tuesday evening and the place was busy. The early bird menu is fantastic value at €9.95 for starter, mains and tea/coffee. To start we ordered the lamb kebabs and the soup. We also asked for a glass of red wine and a Tiger beer. The wine was lovely but the beer was delivered already poured in a pint glass with 2 inches of head. My soup was fine and the brown bread with it was very tasty but the addition of two very soggy croutons did nothing for the dish. My partner really enjoyed his lamb kebabs. For mains I had the spicy Italian sausage with red pepper penne and himself had the Cod in batter with chips and a side salad. Again his dish was good but mine was bland, the sausage wasn't great and then I found a hair. It's a bugbear of mine, I believe anyone working in a kitchen should wear a hairnet. I sent the dish back but as we were pressed for time and service was very slow I didn't order another as offered. They didn't charge for this dish and also knocked a couple of quid off the bill. I will try this place again as my partner loved it, hopefully it'll be better next time.

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Da Mario
Maynooth Road, Celbridge, Kildare

We visited here for the first time early on a Thursday evening. As there was only one other table occupied in the whole place we were given plenty of good service from a lovely waiter. To start I had the Caprese salad and my partner had the Bruschetta. Both were fine, nothing amazing but nothing spectacular either and way overpriced. For mains I had the Lasagne and he had the Fettuccine alla Cacciatora. We also ordered a side of salad and chips. Both dishes came served on cold plates. Again my dish was ok, edible but nothing I'd come back for and his was a bit confused, wishy washy sauce, very garlicky mushrooms and not much chicken at all. The side salad was probably the best part of the meal, fresh and well dressed. €4 for a small portion of chips is a joke. Indeed looking at the full menu on menupages.ie I see that the price on most side and starter dishes have increased by 50c and the larger ones by €1. Our bill including 2 cokes came to €52.50 which I personally thought was at least €10 too much. This pleace really needs to have a look at it's ideas if it's to keep new custom.

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Zaytoon (Parliament Street)
14/15 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Grabbed a quick bite to eat here before a show and I have to say that I prefer Zaytoon on Camden St. The kebabs are delicious there's no denying that, not mad about their hummous though, it's very bland and has no lemon zing about it. Service was fast but when he asked what drink I wanted I said 'Water' and he point blank ignored me and lobbed out a can of coke. We were happily eating our kebabs when a group of 5 young thugs came in and started harrassing the customers. This went on for about 5 mins before we finished and quickly left, despite having at least 5 burly men working there they did nothing about this which I thought was poor.

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Tenors Grill Room (Naas)
Fairgreen Street, Naas, Kildare

We ate here at 5.30pm on a Sunday evening. Despite having rang early on the Friday this was the only table I could get so if you'd like to eat here then book well in advance. When we walked through the doors we were ignored by the waiter drying glasses behind the bar until we approached him and asked to be seated. The restaurant is comfortable and nicely decorated, better than I was expecting after a visit to a similarly priced restaurant in Dublin. The menu has something for everyone and a list of specials which cost a little more than the standard €10 list. To start I order the fish cakes and himself ordered the garlic mushrooms. The mushrooms were nice and crispy and the garlic mayo accompanying them was well flavoured. My fish cakes turn out to be one massive slab of fish cake which I wasn't mad about. It had plenty of fish in it but it was just a bit bland and hard going despite having pawned off over a third of it to my partner. The lemon mayo with it had no discernable taste of lemon. For mains I ordered the 8oz Angus steak and he ordered the lamb cutlets, both off the specials menu and coming in at €18 and €16 respectively. The steak came on a bed of mash, fried onions and mushrooms and also came with a portion of chips. All cooked perfectly and really delicious. His dish came with white beans, thyme jus and a side of veg. Again all cooked well except the lamb which was overdone and bland. We also sampled a portion of cheese and garlic gratin which hit the spot. We glanced at our watches to find that only 30mins had passed. We were pretty full at this stage but had decided to try a dessert. The waitress dropped off our coffees but then neglected to come back to take our dessert order. After the very swift service at the start of the meal it took a long time to call the waitress over to get the bill. I would visit again, maybe later in the evening as the many screaming babies did nothing for the already busy and noisy atmosphere.

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The Queens Bar & Steakroom
12 Castle Street, Dalkey, Dalkey, Dublin

We stopped in here for a spot of lunch after a nice walk on the beach. The service was good but there was an awful lot of staff and not alot of customers so we were lucky. To start we had a large basket of chicken wings between us. The wings were nice and crispy, sauce was good and the blue cheese dip was well flavoured but too runny to stick to the wings or celery. After that himself had the lamb burger which comes with a choice of two toppings and I had the club sandwich. The burger was good despite coming with the topping he hadn't ordered and the club sandwich was okay, a bit heavy. I like my clubs to contain chicken and lettuce, bacon and tomato. I'm not sure where the addition of melted cheese comes into it but it's just too much. The garlic mayo with the chips was beautiful. The pepper sauce with the lamb burger was again way too runny to actually stick to anything. All that including 2 cokes came to €40.

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Spurs Family Restaurant
U42 Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Liffey Valley, Liffey Valley, Dublin

We popped in here for a bite to eat before the cinema. We normally go somewhere else and I was pretty sure I'd heard bad things about Spurs but we said we'd give it a go. Big mistake! The staff are efficient and friendly but that's the only good thing. The menu prices on the menu here are alot cheaper than what you'll pay in the restaurant. We were charged €7.95 for what was suppposed to be a 1/2 lb of prawns. The dish came out looking meagre and pathetic. We actually sniggered at what was set before us. 7 slug like prawns (not even really prawns, inside the texture was like minced prawn) sitting in a bowl with a container of blue cheese sauce (out of a bottle) and half a stick of celery! Half a stick!!! I ordered the Enchilada (it is only 1 small Enchilada and it's €16.75 not €13.75) for main course and something had gone horribly wrong. It tasted like spiced up sweet and sour sauce out of a jar. I got a whole teaspoon of guacamole with it. My partner had the 7oz steak and half rack of ribs for €27.95 not €18.95 on the menupages menu. The steak was so tough he was sawing away at it with his steak knife and he said it all just tasted of nothing. When we left we met two people eyeing up the menu outside, I really wanted to tell them to go somewhere else, hope they had a better meal than ours. Never again.

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Ristorante Rinuccini Restaurant
No 1 The Parade, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

We were in Kilkenny for the day and fancied a nice place to eat so we booked Rinuccinis. Inside is warm and inviting and the staff are friendly and efficient. As our table was for 5.30 we were among the first patrons there and we had their full attention. I ordered from the Early Bird menu which is good value and my partner ordered from the a la carte. To start we had the house salad and the stuffed bresaola. Both dishes were good. For mains I had the fillet of beef and he had the pollo ai Funghi. My steak was to die for and even though I'd ordered it medium rare and it came rare I couldn't complain, it was delicious. His chicken was bland so he'll order differently next time. The side of pasta we had was perfectly al dente and tasty. I couldn't fit dessert but himself had the cheeseboard which was presented beautifully with crackers, celery, grapes and chutney. The restaurant was very busy by this stage and it took a while for our coffess and bill to arrive. The bill including 2 cokes, a cappuchino and a double espresso came to €78 which was fantastic value. We'll definitely eat here again.

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Kytelers Inn
Kieran Street, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

We ate here for lunch on a Saturday. It was pretty empty compared to the place across the road which was jointed. I wasn't too hungry so ordered a toasted special and himself had the chicken vol-au-vents. His meal was tasty and for €11.50 wasn't bad value. My sandwich was just okay, not very tasty and at €5.95 a bit on the expensive side. Service was fast and friendly.

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Avenue Cafe & Restaurant
Main Street, Maynooth, Kildare

We were in Maynooth for a function and decided to stop into Avenue for a bite to eat before it. Now I haven't always had the best experiences in Avenue but my partner loves their chicken wings and who am I to stand between a man and his wings? So we arrived on a very busy Friday evening without a booking and were accomodated with a lovely table upstairs. Staff were really friendly and attentive. We ordered from the early bird menu and to start we both had the deep fried brie with cranberry relish. The cheese was lovely but the relish didn't do a whole pile for me. Portion was gigantic though! For mains he had the fish and chips and I had bangers and mash. Again massive portions, I couldn't finish. Fish was done well, bangers could have done with a little more delicious jus as there was just so much food on the plate! All of this with a glass of house white and a beer came to €52 which I thought was decent enough value. I have to say that having only dined in Avenue for lunch in the past this dinner service was completely different. It seemed much more professional and we were very happy with our meal. I have been converted and will come for dinner again.

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Da Vincis Restaurant (Leixlip)
Main Street, Leixlip, Kildare

We decided to go here on the spur of the moment for a bit of Sunday lunch. It had been recommended to me by 2 seperate groups of friends so I thought why not? We arrived at 1pm and being Fathers Day the restaurant had a couple of families with small children in it but nowhere near full. We ordered the garlic mushrooms and the goats cheese bruschetta to start. The mushrooms were oily and there was no discernable taste of garlic from the little pot of mayo accompanying them. For €8.25 I got three small pieces of ciabatta with a sliver of goats cheese, 2 thin strips of bacon and one whole sundried tomato on each. Complete rip-off! For mains I did something I never do and ordered a pizza. It'll be the last time. The base was soggy and the topping came straight out of a jar and was overloaded with cheap cheese. My partners steak was okay, a bit overcooked, he said the pepper sauce was the best he'd had in a while but for €23.95 I'd expect nothing less. His veg was terrible though, yellow broccoli. By now the restaurant was starting to fill with more families and so we were left sitting with our finished plates in front of us for 10 mins. We finally had to call over a waitress and demand the bill. Overall a very disappointing meal.

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Green Nineteen
19 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin

We visited here on the bank holiday Monday evening and got a table for 6 without any hassle even though the place seemed full enough. To start we shared a selection of meats, cheeses and pinchos. They were okay although probably not as good as the selections you get in the Market Bar. The main course selection is very wintery and could do with lightening up for the summer. I ordered the bangers and mash and my partner had the pot roast chicken. Neither of us were very impressed, €10 for two small sauages and a little mash did seem like quite alot. The chicken was one tiny chicken breast, two tiny potatoes and a little root veg. Our friends fared much better with the burgers and sandwiches. I was so looking forward to coming here but I won't be back. The restaurant was grimy, floor was flithy and one of the two toilets on the ground floor was out of order.

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Elephant & Castle
18/19 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Popped in for lunch as himself had a craving for their chicken wings. We'd said that we wouldn't go back after the last time, the wings were greasy and sickly but we decided to give them one more chance. He had the wings and a portion of chips. I toyed with choosing a burger but in the end I decided that I wasn't hungry enough and went with the hummus. However when I saw the size of the burgers ordered at the tables to the side of me I needn't have worried, they were miniscule. Tiny little patties. The hummus was good, really good. But for €6 I expected more than half a pitta and 6 crudites. €4 for a small portion of chips was a complete rip off. The wings were better than last time but all the bones were broken which is something that annoys me. The limeade however is divine! On the whole though we've decided that we won't return. Plenty of better value for better food to be had elsewhere.

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Cactus Jacks (Middle Abbey St)
Millennium Walkway, Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Italian Quarter, Dublin

We went for lunch here on a Wednesday afternoon. Got slightly worried as we arrived, there were only two other tables occupied, I don't like seeing empty restaurants at lunchtime. The waiter was very friendly and between us we chose the nachos, calamari, a burrito for himself and the enchiladas for me. The food is not authentic mexican but it's hot, tasty and there's lots of it. The only gripe we had about the whole experience was the chilli in the burrito was very overpowered by the dark chocolate in the sauce. There was way too much of it and as a result my partner couldn't finish his meal. The bill for all of the above and a bottle of Heineken came to €42.10 without service which I think is great value for what we got.

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The Orgialla Restaurant @ Oriel House
Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Cork

We were seated in a half empty restaurant beside a table that had clearly had young children at it. The surface was covered in food and there were large lumps of half eaten food lying on the floor beside us. Not a very appetising start. It took 15 minutes before we were offered any water and bread. After 20 our orders were finally taken. The package menu has a wide choice of food and looked very promising. After another 10 minutes waiting the Maitre D' came to the table and apologised for the delay, said the kitchen was busy and the food would be out in 10 or 15 minutes. So we waited. I had the fishcakes without the creme fraiche that was mentioned on the menu and my partner had the chowder which came in a teeny tiny bowl and was watery. For mains I had chicken stuffed with asparagus and he had the lamb shank. The chicken was fine but the shank was just fat and gristle and pretty inedible. For dessert I ordered the ice-cream which was poorly made, bland and more ice than cream. He had the cheese board which turned out to be 2 x 4 varieties of sweaty cheap cheese. This was accompanied by all of 2 cream crackers and some tired looking grapes. No tea or coffee was offered to us. So it took over 2 hours in all for this meal. We noticed an awful lot of half full plates going back to the kitcken and the poor couple beside us sat for 25 minutes with their finished dinner in front of them and nobody to clear the plates. When we went up to sign the bill as we'd had a drink with dinner we complained to the Maitre D' who just apologised but did nothing about it. He said it was due to it being Good Friday night and people coming down from rooms and ordering starters so they could have a drink. In my opinion the staff are just not up to scratch, yes they are all lovely people but they're not well trained and not well presented. It was equally bad at breakfast the next morning. Never again.

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK Liffey Valley)
Unit 40B, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, West Dublin, Liffey Valley, Dublin

We were looking for somewhere to eat and happened upon this place. The waiting staff were pleasant but the food was awful. I ordered the Mexican and himself ordered the Blue Cheese burger. We ordered a portion of fries and a portion of coleslaw. The burgers themselves are impossible to eat as they're stacked so tall. I actually had to go looking for the patty it was so small and it was burned too and tasted horrible. No sign of the refried beans it mentioned on the menu, kidney beans instead. His burger had so much bland sauce on it that it kept squirting out the sides whenever he tried to eat it. The prices are ridiculous, over €10 for a burned burger and over €3 for a tiny portion of fries and the same for horrible coleslaw. Won't be going back.

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Luigi Malones Restaurant
5/6 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

I came here to spend my €25 Menupages voucher, thank you Menupages! It was Friday evening and the place was absolutely jam-packed and very noisy. I ordered from the set early-bird menu and my partner ordered from the a la carte. We had a bottle of house Rose which we enjoyed. To start he had the chicken wings and I had the calamari. Both good, wings could have done with an extra 60 seconds in the fryer and the marinara sauce with the calamari would benefit from being served hot. For mains I'd ordered the entrecote and he had the surf and turf consisting of fillet mignon with a skewer of prawns. Both dishes arrived but his was missing the prawns and so he had to send it back. Mine was just okay, definitely a step down from the starters, steak was quite fatty and poorly seasoned, mushrooms and onions looked like they'd been boiled, not fried. After about 10 mins his plate came back and the waitress apologised profusely which is not something you often get in a restaurant. His steak and prawns were nice but again the sides looked and tasted boiled. After this we asked for the bill which had an extra fillet steak added to it at a cost of €27.90. We queried it and eventually got the correct bill. Last time I was here my major problem was the service and this time it seems not much has changed. I do appreciate that it is an exceptionally busy restaurant but really, more staff are needed.

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Taco Taco
Unit 19 Epicurean Food Hall, Liffey Street Lower, City Centre North, Dublin

Where better to go for breakfast when you have the mother of all hangovers?? Taco Taco of course! Crawled in here one Sunday morning absolutely dying and in desperate need of food. We ordered a beef burrito each and we weren't waiting long. They were so good, pack with minced beef, rice, lettuce, salsa and spices. Absolutely beautiful and just what you need to get you over the night before. A bargain to boot.

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Little Caesars Pizza (City Centre)
5 Balfe Street, Near Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I returned to Little Caesers with a friend for lunch. It was busy but not so busy that we couldn't get a table. Service was fast and our waiter was friendly. To start she had the soup of the day. It was a big portion and she enjoyed it. I ordered the mushrooms which were nice and crispy on the outside and juicy in the middle. I seemed to remember them being better the last time though. For mains we both ordered lasagne, hers with chips, mine with salad. The lasagne was fine but the salad was drenched with olive oil and hard to eat. All this came to €34 which wasn't that bad value for the food we got and we both left feeling full and happy. I've been here twice now for lunch and found it fine but neither visit has made me want to come for dinner.

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Yamamori Sushi, Tengu
38-39 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

I really love this place and we eat here regularly. On our last visit though the service was not as good as normal. Why some waiters insist on not writing down your order and then have to come back and recheck I'll never know. Anyway, after he'd finally got our order right we had smoked salmon and cream cheese norimaki and a spicy tuna temaki, both gorgeous! For mains himself had the Yaki Soba and I'd the Katsu curry. Both really well done and tasty although the Yaki Soba portion was a bit on the small side. You also have to try their strawberry Mojitos, they are gorgeous. All of this and a pint of Heinekin cos just just over €50, brilliant value.

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