Restaurant Reviews from Trix
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin, Area Code:
Reviewed 12th July 2010 ( visited 11th July 2010 )Lovely lunch here yesterday. I kept it simple and for my starter I had the veg spring rolls, followed by the green chicken curry for my main. I asked for it spicy and it sure was! Had a few cocktails too as a treat & we had a lovely lunch. This place is fabulous.
Elephant & Castle restaurant
18/19 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 23rd August 2011 ( visited 17th July 2011 )Friend visiting from Australia & hadn't had these in almost 4 years - so we all headed here for a wing fix - they were as good as always & any other table we could see was digging into a basket!
The Kingfisher Restaurant, Guesthouse & Apartments
166 Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin
Comfort food does not get any better than this! Sat down to a huge plateful of chipper chips with loads of vinegar & a lovely cheeseburger, loads of ketchup, and fried onions! The boyfriend had the fish and chips - lovely spot!
Ground Floor & First Floor, 62 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin
Quick bite with a friend in here last night - glass of chilled rose, some dough balls and a big green salad with a tart vingerette on the side - perfect!
236 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6, Rathmines, Dublin
This place is surprisingly airy and spacious inside. Nice menu here, great choices. I went for the breast of chicken burger with chips. I asked to swap the mozzarella cheese for cheddar. The service here is attentive, and prompt. Their house red is a lovely fruity wine, with rich velvet tones, and we enjoyed a glass each. My friend went for the bacon and cheese burger. I was happy enough with my choice, however, the chicken was smothered in a thick red pesto, drowning out any other flavour - all I could taste was the pesto! If I was the chef here, I'd offer the pesto on the side, or leave it altogether. It ruined what would have been a lovely chicken breast burger!
The Thatch Restaurant
The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, Killenard, Laois
In here for lunch on Saturday. It was quiet enough when we arrived with only one person working behind the bar & taking food orders. Nice lunch menu, plenty to choose from, and it’s a lovely spot, the décor was quaint and it had a real country feel to it. We both decided on the soup and toasted sandwich option, priced at a very reasonable €9. The soup came out first, a wonderful creamy vegetable, that alone was very filling! We got a shock however when our toasted ham cheese, tomato and onion sandwich arrived. It came on a huge plate, filled with lots of skinny french fries, a huge side salad & big dollop of coleslaw. Way too much for us! The sandwich itself had 3 slices of bread, massive! As nice as it all was, there was no way we could have finished it all! Excellent value - however, be warned, that it’s a massive portion & that you'd want to be very hungry!
Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin
Nice lunch here - to start we shared the dough balls, then for my main I had a pizza, with pepperoni, peppers and mushrooms. My mate had a pizza with pineapple, ham and peppers. Both were excellent, it was busy too, and as always the service was prompt and friendly. Nice spot, and very reasonable. A recession friendly restaurant!
Siam Thai (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin
If you ask for a spicy dish here you get it! To start, I had the selection of different appetisers, chicken satay ,tempura prawn, etc. Very tasty. For my main I went for the thai green prawn curry, extra hot. It was delicious & I got plenty of prawns, huge juicy ones too. With a few glasses of red, it made for a lovely meal. Great value early bird menu here too.
The Exchange Restaurant and Cocktail Bar
The Westin Dublin, At College Green, Westmoreland Street, City Centre South, Dublin
Lovely meal here on Friday - the early bird menu is great value, at just under €20 for 2 courses. To start, I had the duck terrine with ginger bread, which was nice enough. However, I was jealous of my mates choice of starter, the baked goats cheese. It came in a ceramic dish with a lid along with a side of peach compote & brioche. The goats cheese was melt on the mouth delicious, the flavours wonderful. For my main I had the chicken, again it was excellent. However, my friend had to send back the halibut, as it had not cooked through - we did get a glass of wine for our troubles however! The service here is excellent - a great spot.
Milano (Baggot Street)
1 - 2 Haddington Road, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin
Out with the girls - gang of 10 this time - off to one of our favourite haunts - Milanos. Lovely buzzy atmosphere here even on a Wednesday evening - as ever I stuck to my old reliable, dough balls to start (heaven!) followed by a pizza with ham, mushroom & sweetcorn - delish! I love the thin crispy base & the delicious oozy, stringy cheese - yum! We all came away very happy with our lovely evening & meal. Love Milanos!
Port House Pintxo
12 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin
Really lovely lunch here again on Saturday. To start, we had the bread with tomato and garlic - lovely and crunchy. We then shared the following dishes: The clams, which were lovely, shame we didn’t more, the bravas, the chicken with lemon and garlic, and the chorizo with a rioja sauce. All the dishes were excellent & we washed it down with a fruity rose. Another lovely meal here
The Old Stand
37 Exchequer Street, City Centre South, Dublin
This pub was packed full & almost all the tables were eating. It was a freezing cold day, so we decided to join them! Gorgeous panni (I had chicken, tomato and cheese on mine) with a huge serving of huge chunky chips & a massive side salad - absolutely fab! Gorgeous spot!
Eddie Rockets (Rathmines)
Lower Rathmines Road, South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin
Lovely dinner here for the cinema yesterday! Had the cheese fries (heaven) and the chicken tenders, delicious as ever!!! My boyfriend had the cheese and bacon fries with a classic burger with swiss. We were served quickly, even though it was very busy. Love Eddies so I do
18 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Freezing cold on Saturday, we arrived here at just after 4pm for a late lunch. We got sat, and were then ignored for more than 10 minutes by the staff, and in the end I had to ask for a menu. The waitress was clearly very busy, and eventually we got the menus. Food here was grand, when we eventually got it. We were waiting more than 40 minutes for our mains, when I eventually got the attention of a waitress, we were told that our mains were given to another table. Shocking service here, we were frankly quite afraid to ask for anything, as they were quite rude. I understood that they were under pressure, however there was no need to make your diners feel unwelcome and an annoyance. My experience yesterday really has made me appreciate good service a lot more. We will not be back & would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Shocking shocking service.
109 Lower Rathmines Rd , South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin
The buffalo wings here are really good - only thing that lets them down is the blue cheese dipping sauce that comes with them - which is watery and not great at all. The wings are better without it in fact. Chips are good here too, as are the burgers - great little takeaway
South George's Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin
Enjoyed this visit to the Rustic Stone - The truffle chips are really nice & I enjoyed using the stone to cook my meat - which was very tasty I might add. Nice atmosphere here too & busy, which I like to see. The service is good & they do really good cocktails too!
The Winding Stair Restaurant
40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin
After having such a lovely lunch here a few weeks ago, I was looking forward to my lunch this visit. However, we were left very disappointed. The lunch special was quite limited in its choices this time, and they do seem to be overly fond of beetroot here for some reason (I wouldn't be a big fan myself) To start, I had the beetroot and goats cheese tartlet - bad choice, too much beetroot, huge chunks of it. For my main, the only thing in the menu that I thought I would like was the lamb burger. Ordered that & then told that they had run out of buns - so it was served to me on 2 slices of brown bread - which was hard. My mate had the whiting & it didn't look appetising now I have to say, lank veg & lack lustre looking fish - rather her than me! She didn't like it at all. My "burger" was only ok & the chips were nice. However, it was not great value for money at all this visit - & I hate to say it, but after this bad experience, I won't be back. Dublin has plenty more restaurants to offer!
71-72 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Lovely late lunch in here on Saturday - we headed in after 4pm and the place was hopping! For my starter I had the prawn tempura - which was 5 huge prawns in a lovely light batter - with a nice spicy dipping sauce. For my main I had the chicken katsu curry, which again was lovely. The lunch menu here is really great value - and we'll most definitely be back.
Tinakilly Country House Hotel & Restaurant, Rathnew, Rathnew, Wicklow
We stayed over here on Saturday and had such a lovely time. The dinner was excellent. We ordered from the set menu & to start I had the asparagus salad (without the egg!) and it was very good, with plenty of asparagus. For my main I had the steak & it was cooked to perfection, a huge piece (could barely finish it!) and the veg and potatoes were very good. The service was excellent, the staff lovely and friendly & the room itself was beautiful. We can't wait to go back.
The Pig and Heifer (City Quay)
21-23 City Quay, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Nice lunch here yesterday. Kept it simple and went for a chunky brown bread, stuffed with a delicious serranno ham, with melted ementhal cheese, japelano's, tomato & coleslaw - smothered in their italian dressing. Pretty amazing. And also very filling!
Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin
on a half day from work, so after shopping town came in here laden down with bags, and sank into one of their very comfie sofas. Nice enough menu, and went for the club sandwich. It was really good, came with wedges, which were just ok. Really enjoyed the club it was just what I needed, along with a nice glass of white wine it was a really relaxing hour. I'll definately be back, its a nice friendly place and the service is good.
Eddie Rockets (Blackrock)
Main Street, Blackrock, Blackrock, Dublin
Tea time treats for a Sunday. We were feeling a bit tender from Saturday night & decided we needed a fast food fix. It was very busy, but we managed to get a booth at the back & settled in comfortably. They have a new menu here so we took our time checking it out. I however, being the creature of habit I am decided that I was going to stick to my old reliable! The chicken tenders, cheese fries & a little side of japleneo's (lovely over the cheese fries) and a full fat coca cola. My boyfriend had the bacon and cheese fries, and a classic with cheddar. Service here is very good & we were waiting less than 10 minutes for our feast! The chicken tenders were delicious, crisp & a good sized portion, and I do love the dips you get with them. The cheese fries were heaven in a bowl - sooooo good! We really enjoyed our dinner here & tottered out the door very satisfied! Eddies is pretty fab.
Eddie Rockets (Parnell Centre)
Parnell Centre, City Centre North, Dublin
Piggy heaven! Oh yum - here on Sunday (head just that teeny bit sore!!) and filled my face! Cheese & Bacon fries, check! Cheesey Chicken fillet with swiss, check! Chocolate Malt - check. Happy? Check!
Cafe Kylemore - O’Connell Street
O’Connell Street, City Centre North, Dublin
Was here for lunch yesterday and very pleasantly surprised. It’s a spot for a quick cup of coffee or lunch, and its always busy. I went for their BLT on brown. It arrived after less than 5 minutes, with a good handful of crisps, and a lovely little side salad. The bread was that lovely nutty variety & it was heaped full of crispy bacon, tomato, lettuce, red onion & cheese. As sandwiches go it was pretty good! Along with a glass of diet coke, it was only €6.50 - Great value for what you get. Having avoided this place in the past for a more "trendy" café type place I won't make that mistake again. This chain has seemed to have upped its game as of late and I for one will be back.
137 Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 , South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin
Funky! Like this place - kept it simple again last night and got a cheese burger with pickles and chips with lashings of vinegar and ketchup - busy last night too - lovely spot
Olesya's Wine Bar
18 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
This is a lovely spot for a glass of wine & some nibbles. I'd go here quite a bit, as it’s a favourite spot to meet up amongst my friends. The wine list is excellent, with a huge selection, and the staff are lovely, knowledgeable, and friendly. Four of us had a lovely evening in there recently, drinking a lovely dry spanish white, sharing olives, Tapenade, a selection of irish cheeses, some antipasti, and the crusty bread with the olive oil dip is pretty amazing! There is also a lovely buzz about the place at Christmas time!
Radisson SAS - Cavan
Farnham Estate, Cavan Town, Cavan
We stayed over here last night, and booked a table in the restaurant for dinner at 1930. Its a beautiful dining room, full of natural light and soothing colours. For my starter I went for the cheese souflee, which was really lovely. For my main, i went for the steak & i asked for it to be cooked medium. When it arrived it was more than well done, and very tough. there was no way it was anywhere near medium, so i told the waitress & she huffed off with it, making it very clear she wasn't happy with me sending it back. I had to wait 15 minutes until i got the replacment, and it was even more well done than the first effort. No way was I settling for it, so i told them that I didn't want it, and didn't want anything in replacement. The manager was very helpful, and comped us our bottle of wine, which was good. Still, it wasn't a very good dining experience, and i wont be going back.
8 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Lovely lunch in here on Saturday! Handy spot for a quick bite if you're shopping on Grafton Street. I had a pizza with sweetcorn, ham and mushroom & it was delicious. The place was hopping! Nice vibe here too.
Eddie Rockets (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, Unit K (cinema block), Level 2M, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin
Dinner before the movies. Even on a Tuesday Eddies was jam packed. We got a nice booth & got comfy. I went for chicken tenders and fries, and my friend had the cheese please with swiss and garlic and cheese fries. Our meal arrived quickly, and as ever, was delicious.
Milano (Dawson Street)
38 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
Nice informal dinner here last night. Four of us headed up straight after work. Got sat down straight away - ordered a nice bottle of red. I had the dough balls, as ever they were delish & left me wanting more! Followed by a pizza, with ham, sweetcorn and mushroom. Lovely thin crisp base, loads of gooey, and deliciously melted cheese, thinly sliced mushrooms (a must!) and thin slices of ham, again a must! We had a great night - ordered a second bottle of wine & relaxed over our meal. For the middle of the week it was busy, both with tourists and your after work crowd - which created a nice vibe. The service was very good & quick. Lovely meal & we'll all be back!
Eddie Rockets (O Connell Street)
O' Connell Street, City Centre North, Dublin
The chicken tenders here I think are my favourite item on the menu. Along with the 2 lovely sauces they are such a treat. Also love the cheese fries, nice lunch in here on Saturday - taking a break from shopping in the rain!!!
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin
Lovely lunch here yesterday. I kept it simple and for my starter I had the veg spring rolls, followed by the green chicken curry for my main. I asked for it spicy and it sure was! Had a few cocktails too as a treat & we had a lovely lunch. This place is fabulous.
Millers Pizza Kitchens
50 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin
Wow - this place is most definitely one of the best spots for pizza in Dublin. A gang of us headed here for a mates birthday. It’s a lovely little restaurant. The décor is very cute & whilst the tables are close enough to eachother - you don't feel too cramped. We had a great night here, for a birthday or a celebration night out this place would ideal. I wasn't feeling too adventurous however and stuck to a plain cheese pizza and it was delicious. Everyone was thrilled with their choices, we'll all be back!
Chez Max (Palace Street)
1 Palace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Had the moules and frits here last night. They were very good. I love the décor here, its like being in a small restaurant in Paris. Great little location too, just beside the gates into Dublin Castle. It can be a bit cramped, but theres a lovely atmosphere inside. We enjoyed our meal here very much!
Eddie Rockets (Baggot Street)
33 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 2, Baggot Street, Dublin
Had the nicest club sandwich I've had in a long time here last night. Piled high, crunchy bacon, creamy mayo, succulent grilled chicken - along with a side of crispy fries - I was one happy camper! My mate had the chicken tenders & cheese fries & was equally happy with her meal. Lovely spot, friendly and quick service, one of my favourite places to go if I feel like a pig out!
1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Lovely bite to eat here last night after work. Unplanned & decided to drop in off the street. We shared a bowl of olives, some gorgeous crusty bread, the standard tapas fare of potatas bravas, a gorgeous chorizo sausage stew type dish & battered prawns, which were to die for! It was busy for a Monday night - I noticed a good few tourists availing of the very good value tapas tower. A pleasant evening had by all!
14/15 Trinity Street, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin
Late lunch here on Friday - even at 230PM the dining room was packed & there was a great buzz about the place. We ordered 2 glasses of proseco to sip whilst we read the menu. We got a seat by the window - which I love, watching all the people passing! To start I had the Terraine, which was nice & a good sized portion, with some crunchy bread. For my main I had the chicken & again, it did not disappoint! Lovely breast of chicken, with crunchy golden brown skin, served on a bed of deliciously creamy mash - heaven! My mate had the beef - and we both shared a side of delicious fries. With a lovely bottle of rose, the bill came to just under €80. The service here is second to none, great atmosphere & its certainly a place you can linger over a glass of wine or two without feeling you've over stayed your welcome. One of my favourite spots for lunch in Dublin.
Frankies Italian Bar and Grill
42 Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin
Was here last Friday for a late lunch. Was enticed in by the buffalo wing dish listed on the menu outside! Got a lovely seat right by the window, over looking a very sunny & busy templebar. I ordered my chicken wings & they were ok - but not great. The chips weren't great either. My friend was happy enough with her fish and chips though. The wine list is overpriced though - I put that down to it being in a tourist area.
Farm Restaurant (Dawson Street)
3 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin
You need to be hungry heading here as the portions are massive! I started with the chicken wings & they were really lovely - with the proper buffalo sauce - which so many places here don't do! Then for my main I had the burger & again, it was huge - meaty, tasty and with a nice side of fries & salad. My mate had the chicken pie & to be honest, she wasn't best impressed with it. Instead of being a proper pie, it was more like a stew, with a mean little pastry lid floating in the middle. It was not good & the potatoes in it were hard. The service was OK - but nothing great.
65 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin
Nice lunch here yesterday - the chicken wings were very tasty & plenty spicy & the proper buffalo sauce too. Lovely spot & a great atmosphere - I'll be back!
Thunder Road Cafe
Fleet Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin
Friends birthday on Sat - a gang of us headed to Thunder Road. This place was very busy - A lot of tourists around. We got down to the business of cocktails and general loud ruckus behaviour. The food was good - I had the surprisingly good chicken wings to start followed by the chicken fajitas. HUGE! Couldn't finish them. Had a good laugh + the cocktails are excellent
38 - 40 Parliament Street, City Centre South, Dublin
I love the little dish of roasted potatoes you get here! Had a lovely main course, which was roasted chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce served with a dish of these fab roasted spuds. For my starter I had the goats cheese, which is huge! Great value early bird menu here & it is a nice spot & they have a great wine list.
Thai Orchid (Dublin)
7 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
This is a lovely little haven on Westmoreland Street - stepping in off the hustle and bustle of the busy street into a small, but quaintly decorated restaurant. As is standard now in almost every restaurant in Dublin there is a well appointed early bird menu, which offers up a great selection of starters and main courses. For my starter here I had the spring rolls, followed by a lovely creamy red curry with chicken. The food is excellent & the service is competent and friendly, without being overly intrusive. My only quip would have to be the wine, we had a bottle of their house white & to be honest it wasn't great, nor was it chilled properly. However, the pluses did far outweigh the negatives and we will be back.
15/17 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin
Lovely chinese last night. Started off with salt and chilli prawns to start - a small enough portion, but which were very tasty! For my main I had the house special curry with fried rice & it was very good too - nice and hot & plenty of beef, chicken, duck, pork and prawns! Along with a few glasses of a nice crisp white wine, it made for a lovely meal.
Eddie Rockets (Donnybrook)
Main Street, Dublin 4, Donnybrook, Dublin
Hungover yesterday & fancied an Eddies! A portion of cheese fries, chicken tenders & chocolate malt later, I felt almost human again! Well worth paying the extra for this fabulous fast food
Siam Thai (Andrews Street)
14/15 Andrews Street, City Centre South, Dublin
Good to see this place busy on an early week night. We got sat by a nice table at the window, its great to look out and people watch at the people passing on Andrews Street! To start, I had the selection starter, which included the following: chicken satay, a deep-fried prawn, and a spring roll - delicious! For my main I had the green curry (I asked for it extra hot) with prawns. Again, excellent & it was very spicy! The prawns were huge & juicy, really very good. My mate went for the chicken satay starter & loved it, and for his main he had a stir fry with chicken & ginger - again, he asked for it spicy & was delighted with his choice. Along with a bottle of shiraz, it made for a really good meal. The service here is excellent too, a really lovely restaurant, and good value.
27 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
The portion sizes are a good size here, and its real comfort food too. I had the chicken supreme - which was roasted chicken breast, served on a huge pile of smooth creamy mash. The service is nice and friendly, and they seem to have a lot of regulars, which is always a good sign. Good deals to be had too. I like this restaurant.
The Mint Bar
The Westin Hotel, College Green, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin
Nice lunch here. I had the club sandwich with fries & it was heaven! Such a treat to have every now and again. The service on this visit was good, and quick enough - which is important when you've only got an hour for lunch!
St Andrew Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Trocadero last night. Fancied a steak. Was excellent. It was quiet enough - what with the mass exdudos from town because of the snow and ice. Chips served with it were delish - dipped in the pepper sauce, heaven!
Good World Chinese Restaurant
18 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
Not been here for a while, but a friend fancied a chinese, so we decided to head here! To start, I had the spring rolls, which were your usual run of the mill sort - nothing amazing, but nice enough all the same. My mate had the salt and chicken chilli wings. They were grand, nothing that you would not find in any take away. For my main I went for the house special curry, with fried rice. Again, it was OK, nothing special. There was a mixture of duck, pork, chicken & beef, and some prawns - and a lot of onion! The curry sauce itself wasn't great - not at all spicy unfortunately! My mate went for the chicken curry along with fried rice, again, it was nothing special. I do like the dining room here though I have to say, its like going out for something to eat in the 1980s if that makes sense! The service on this visit was ok - the last time I was here they practically stood over us, waiting to whisk the plate away the moment you put down your fork! Nice wine list too, we shared a lovely bottle of Fleurie - which was reasonably priced. Much improved on my last visit, however, nothing amazing!
12A Wicklow Street, City Centre South, Dublin
The salt and chilli prawns were cold and greasy the side order of curry sauce was bland not at all spicy & the rice was lank and flavourless The service also wasn't great. They tend to stare you out of it here, which can be a bit disconcerting to say the least!
Eddie Rockets (Dame Street)
Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I had a gorgeous chicken caesar salad in here for my lunch yesterday. Even though it was packed with the lunchtime crowd, service was good & I got my salad served up quickly. I was naughty and had a side of fries - they were crispy & very tasty. This place maybe more expensive than other fast food places - but you get what you pay for & its of excellent quality!
Luigi Malones Restaurant
5/6 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Mates birthday & a gang of us headed here. This is a good place for a large group I find. To start, I had the garlic mushrooms, generous serving, they went down well! For my main this time I had a pizza, with ham, mushroom, sweetcorn and some peppers. It was huge & had a lovely thin crispy base, and loads of cheese. We shared a few pitchers of cocktails, and per head it came to €28 quid each. The service here is fast, friendly and efficient. We had a great night!
6/10 Chatham House, Chatham Lane, Off Grafton Street, City Centre South, Dublin
This place was hopping as usual & we got a nice table outside. To start we shared some garlic bread and their stuffed mushrooms. The mushrooms here are fab, full of gooey cheese & the flavours are really great. For my main I had the Isabella Rossellini, and as ever, it was excellent. Huge pizza, lovely thin base & crust & with loads of their fab chilli oil, it was a lovely meal. My friend had the lasagne and really enjoyed her dinner too. Lovely little spot.
13 Dame Court, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin
Didn't think we would need a reservation on a Thursday evening in January - how wrong was I! Got there just at 1820, and was told there was a table, but they would need it back by 1930 - that was fine with us. We got seated downstairs (I love the comfy chairs!) and the place was packed! Both upstairs & downstairs busy. And after the lovely dinner I had I can tell why! The food was just fab. I ordered from the early bird menu - which is 2 courses for €16. For my starter I went for the pitta and dips. Tapenade & pesto. I have recently given up smoking and its like a whole new world taste wise! The dips were fab + I got plenty of warmed pitta bread too. We also got a selection of bread and butter served too - which you don't see in most restaurants these days! For my main I had the roast chicken - which came served on a bed of creamy mash with green beans - perfect comfort food - I cleared my plate! My mate had the calamari followed by the fish pie - huge portion of lovely crisp calamari & I was told the fish pie was delish! Along with a lovely bottle of spanish red, our bill came to €50! I'll definitely be back here - but will book a table in future!
Havana Tapas Bar
Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
Good value lunch menu here, plenty to chose from, and under a tenner! To start, we shared a portion of chicken wings - they were lovely, a light buffalo sauce, and not too greasy. For my main I had the chorizo and cheese quesadilla. Lovely flavours - however, they were a bit mean with the chorizo, I could have done with a lot more! My friend was very happy with her dish, a kinda of chicken soup/stew - the flavours were lovely. Along with a very nice bottle of house red, for €18, the bill came to around €40. Apart from the greasy smell that comes from the kitchen, we enjoyed our lunch here. The food is very good.
Eddie Rockets (Liffey Valley)
Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, West Dublin, Liffey Valley, Dublin
Sunday treats! Before the cinema we headed here for dinner. I had the chicken tenders & cheese fries, with a small side of japelenos I threw on top of the fries (heaven!!) My mate had the cheesy chicken burger with swiss cheese, along with bacon and cheese fries. Along with an ice cold coca cola, it was a fab meal. Service here is good, and quick. Its worth paying that little bit extra for Eddies in my opinion.. There is no finer diner!
7 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
Nice buzzy atmosphere here last night - a group of 8 of us headed for some christmas noms! I had the chicken wings to start - as ever, they were good - I would prefer a buffalo sauce, but these are still good. For my main I had the chicken quesadilla with chips - delish. We all enjoyed our meal and had great fun!
Toscana (Dun Laoghaire)
5 Windsor Terrace, South Co. Dublin , Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Headed to Toscana's in Dun Laoghaire last night. Early bird menu is very good here. One thing I do like about this restaurant is the portion sizes, they are very generous & you always leave there feeling well fed! There is a lovely atmosphere here & the waiters are attentive, but not intrusive. I went for the bruchetta to start & it was lovely. Mate went for the Mushrooms, lovely, different for the usual bread crumbed type you get served over here - in a lovely creamy sauce, very rich! For my main I had the chicken - which was grilled in a lemon sauce, with fries. Really nice, accompanied by a large side salad, which I enjoyed. My dining partner decided to try the carbanara for a change & was pleasantly surprised - they cleared their plate! Another enjoyable meal there I have to say - I'll be back!
La Caverna Restaurant & Wine Bar
12 Fownes Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
pleasantly surprised by dinner here last night. good early bird menu with plenty of choice, had the stuffed mushrooms to start, lovely + came with a nicely presented side salad. my mate had the calamari, got plenty and the batter was lovely and peppery. for my main i had a plain cheese pizza, which was excellent, lovely thin base. my mate had the chicken which came served on a bed of creamy mash with a mushroom sauce, huge portion, and very good. service here is nice and friendly, we will most definatly be back, this place is a little gem. and great value
Toscana City Centre
3 Cork Hill, Dame Street (opposite Dublin Castle), Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin
Nicest pasta dish I've had in ages was in here, a creamy thick tagatelli, with a cream and white wine sauce, with chunky pieces of succulent chicken, and cheeky lashings of parmesan cheese! Not to mention the fabulous suppli I had to start - along with a lovely dry crisp Italian white, it made for a really lovely meal. My boyfriend was pretty happy with his choice too, a juicy steak, cooked just the way he liked it, medium rare, with fries & a nice green salad. Good to see this place busy & they do seem to be doing well in the tourist trade. Nice to see waiters with a bit of a fun personality too!
The Port House
64a South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Three of us met up last night for an after work bite to eat. We got sat in one of those nice tables in the enclave. We shared the following dishes: deep fried prawns with an aioli dip, some breads, and a selection of spanish cheeses, the potato's bravas with a tomato sauce, the chicken with lemon and garlic & a selection of croquettes. All were delicious & we shared a bottle of syrah. On this occasion the service was good. Nice spot for midweek treats!
Fallon and Byrne
11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
In the basement here last night. We had a couple of glasses of a very fine & well priced Shiraz, and shared the cheese platter, and a bowl of olives. When the weather is good, this place is deserted! However, in the winter you’d be hard pressed to get a seat at any time of the evening. Sun or not! I love this place for a glass of wine and some light bites.
The White Lady Restaurant
Kinsale, Co. Cork, Kinsale, Cork
Headed here on Sunday night - we actually wanted to head some place else, but it was lashing rain, so we ran for cover into the White Lady Hotel & restaurant. Firstly - it was incredibly warm inside. The waitress had to open 2 doors & it still felt awful. So uncomfortable. For the mains we both opted for the sirloin steak. It was priced at €24.99, so I had hoped it was really going to be lovely. Big mistake! It was awful. I asked for mine cooked medium rare, with my sauce on the side. It came on a bed of undercooked onions (almost raw) and mushrooms which had shrunk to a teeny tiny size (not good) the chips were those big thick frozen ones (tasted like the oil needed to be changed) I left most of it - partly because it wasn't very good & probably also because I was so warm! Couldn't wait to get back out into the wind and rain!
The Blue Haven Hotel and Restaurant
3/4 Pearse Street, Kinsale, Kinsale, Cork
Top marks! Stayed in the Bluehaven Hotel last weekend - and on Saturday night we dined in the restaurant. Really really good. The service was excellent & food was really lovely. Was brought a lovely big selection of breads & butter to start. I had the duck for my main & it came beautifully presented & was excellent. Couldn't recommend this place highly enough - definitely a high light of my trip down to Kinsale.
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
This place was busy on Saturday, which I was glad to see. To start we shared the chicken skewers, delicious, grilled chicken with a spicy light sauce, cooked perfectly, with a side dish of guacamole. For my main I had the burger - It was OK, I found it a little dry, however. My mate had the chicken - and she loved it - loads of creamy mash, the fab stuffing balls, a nice selection of greens. Along with a very nice bottle of house red, it was enjoyable, apart from my burger! Still though, it would not put me off returning here - nice atmosphere, and great service.
Millstone, A Dublin Restaurant
39 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I was here when this place first opened & we had a lovely evening - the pizza really was lovely, nice atmosphere, great service. Headed back on Saturday for some lunch. Big mistake! Opted for the mushroom starter, which was pretty awful. For my main I had a pizza, the base was burnt & I had to leave most of it. Mate had the fish & chips, which was ok, nothing special. A note - the tables are too small & the chairs are so uncomfortable! The cheezy lad playing the electric keyboard is a big no no too! Such a shame, as this place really was very good when it opened first. Don’t think I'll be rushing back
26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Not been here for a while - as always, the place was packed. To start, I had the tempura vegetables - lovely and light spicy batter & cooked just right. For my main I had the thai green curry, with prawns, along with noodles. My friend had the duck rolls to start & as always, they were excellent. For the main then, it was a red curry with chicken, and rice. We both had a porn star cocktail for desert! Good night.
19 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin
..Beautiful evening last night. We were blessed to get a table upstairs on their sun trapped first floor terrace… heaven! We perused the menu with a pre-dinner mojito, taking our time and enjoying the sunshine! Delighted to see that this place is still doing great business, having been open now a few years. I had the burger with fries, and my mate went for the club sandwich with fries - both dishes were delicious! Great value too. Lovely way to spend a sunny evening in Dublin
37 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Not been here for a while, so we decided to head along for a Monday night treat. I had the garlic bread to start, followed by a pizza, with ham, mushroom and peppers - its was excellent. A nice spot
Town Bar and Grill
21 Kildare Street, City Centre South, Dublin
A gang of 10 of us headed here to celebrate a dear friends birthday. Great spot for a treat! I had the antipasti to start - as ever, delish & a big plateful - good portion. Then for my main I had the chicken.. Again, another favourite, so tasty and the mash it comes served on is divine! The service here is excellent, very knowledgeable and professional I have to say. We'd a great night!
Elephant & Castle
18/19 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Friend visiting from Australia & hadn't had these in almost 4 years - so we all headed here for a wing fix - they were as good as always & any other table we could see was digging into a basket!
Seagrass of Portobello Bridge
30 South Richmond Street, Dublin 8, Portobello, Dublin
Headed to Seagrass for lunch there last Saturday, a 1 pm sitting (as there was a certain rugby match we needed to be sat in front of a tv for!!!). It was our first visit, and as we'd heard wondering things, we were looking forward to it. Great value for lunch at €15 for 2 courses, or €20 for 3. Good selection also. For my starter I went for the anti pasta. Delish & plenty of meat! Mother dearest went for the green salad, also another generous helping, gorgeous salad dressing & a generous sprinking of cheese. For our mains we both went for the chicken & it was just lovely. It was served with a huge portion of gorgoues roast pototoes and a lovely creamy sauce. Only thing that put us off was the staff staring and staring at us - It was really off putting, they watched every morsel we put into our mouths! The food was great, but after the bout of staring - we don't think we'll be back!!