Restaurant Reviews from WillersC

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 9

Member Since: 24 May 2011

Last Visit: 20 June 2011

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Paulie's Pizza restaurant

58 Grand Canal Street, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 4

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Cuisine:
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Good
45 reviews

Reviewed 30th May 2011 ( visited 27th May 2011 )

Great pizza! I simply love their Juniors Pizza. The butternut squash sauce instead of tomato sauce is simply addictive. I hate queueing though, so find it a bit of a pain trying to get a table in here. Even if you book a table, there is no guarantee that you'll get seated when you want (i.e. on Friday I booked for 8, I finally got a call at 8.45 that my table was ready). The pasta is pretty good too. The desserts are surprisingly good too, if you have room at the end of your meal.
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Paulie's Pizza restaurant

58 Grand Canal Street, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 4

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Cuisine:
Cafe

Price Range:

Good
45 reviews

Reviewed 30th May 2011 ( visited 27th May 2011 )

Great pizza! I simply love their Juniors Pizza. The butternut squash sauce instead of tomato sauce is simply addictive. I hate queueing though, so find it a bit of a pain trying to get a table in here. Even if you book a table, there is no guarantee that you'll get seated when you want (i.e. on Friday I booked for 8, I finally got a call at 8.45 that my table was ready). The pasta is pretty good too. The desserts are surprisingly good too, if you have room at the end of your meal.
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Pablo Picante
131 Baggot Street, Dublin 2 , Baggot Street, Dublin

Great place for a quick lunch. I had the Cali Carnitas, which was really delicious and very filling. The pork was really delicious and the burrito had a nice balance between meat, rice, salad and spice. Definitely one to check out!

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Kanum Thai Ltd
77 Mespil Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Sometimes the food in Kanum can be variable, but when it's on it's on! The massaman curry is very homely and comforting and the green curry is simply delicious! I quite like sitting in for a quick, informal bite from time to time but mostly just pick up and bring it home. I grabbed a massaman and phad thai on Saturday and am happy to report that it was on top form. Great food, great value!

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Cafe Bar H
Grand Canal Plaza, Dublin 2, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

I really want to like H and I hope it does well as this part of town could really do with a Cafe Bar like this. The menu in theory looks exciting but the food doesn't quite hit the mark. The service, however, is appalling. Even though the place wasn't that busy, the service was excruciatingly slow. 3 Staff stood at the bar, chatting to each other, polishing glasses and staring into space rather than serving customers. The more senior the staff, the less they seemed to do. At the end I ended up going to the bar to order more drinks as I got sick of waiting to be served each time.

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Paulie's Pizza
58 Grand Canal Street, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin

Great pizza! I simply love their Juniors Pizza. The butternut squash sauce instead of tomato sauce is simply addictive. I hate queueing though, so find it a bit of a pain trying to get a table in here. Even if you book a table, there is no guarantee that you'll get seated when you want (i.e. on Friday I booked for 8, I finally got a call at 8.45 that my table was ready). The pasta is pretty good too. The desserts are surprisingly good too, if you have room at the end of your meal.

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Thornton's Restaurant
1st, The Fitzwilliam Hotel, 128 St Stephen's Green, City Centre South, Dublin

Thorntons has to be the best fine dining restaurant in Dublin. The quality of the ingredients and the generous use of them differentiates Thorntons from their nearest competitors. My most recent meal in Thortons featured lightly smoked mackerel, foie gras rolled in black truffles, Toby Beef (Kevins own Irish Kobe beef) and even gold leaf on a valrona chocolate dessert. I really like the dining space, sitting over Stephens Green and find the staff to traverse that fine line between attentive without being overbearing seamlessly. On this occasion we also brought our own wine (as it was a special occasion) for a reasonable corkage fee. This enabled us to really celebrate in style and enjoy the excellent food with really excellent wines. The staff handled this request with great subtlety and class and treated the wines as if they had been selected from their own cellars.

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ely bar & brasserie
CHQ Building, Georges Dock, Dublin 1, City Centre, IFSC, Dublin

Ely Bar & Brasserie is consitantly my favourite out of the 3 Ely Winebars in Dublin. We recently visited for a quick meal prior to heading to the Abbey Theatre for a showing of Pygmalion. The service was excellent. I ordered a bottle of wine of the list, but when the waiting staff showed me the wine, it didn’t match the wine on the list. After a little bit of confusion the sommelier came over and apologised for the mislabelling on the list and offered my a couple of alternative bottles with a little discount. This was an excellently handled situation. The food was very good, I had Roast cod and my partner had the Steak Frites. Both dishes were generously portioned and very well prepared. The winelist in Ely is easily the best in the city and if you know what to look for there are some serious bargains to be found. We ate upstairs for this meal and the view out over the IFSC is great fun, although a little quiet on a Saturday evening. The dining space downstairs is really spectacular and a great place to settle into a few fine bottles. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to do that soon.

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ely gastro bar
Grand Canal Square, (Next to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre), Dublin 2, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

Generally I am a big fan of the Ely Wine bars around Dublin, but this visit will mean that I probably won't go to the Ely Gastro Bar again, until I hear it improves. I really like the space that this place occupies and have had great meals here in the past (not for over a year now though). The service on the day was appalling. Service was slow, and waiters kept mixing up peoples orders. 2 waiters also stood behind our table ( in the middle of a packed outdoor area) and started complaining about some of the customers. This is simply not good enough. The food (Fish & Chips, and Chicken Sandwich & Chips), was of a very poor quality. The Ketchup, delivered to the table (after numerous requests), was ridiculously hot (as it had been sitting in the sun all day). Needless to say, wegot out of there as quickly as possible without finishing our food. Unfortunately this still wasn’t as quickly as we wanted due to the slow service.

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Juniors
2 Bath Avenue, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

I had a great meal last night in Juniors with my girlfriend. The place was thronged (on a Monday evening) and had a great atmosphere as a result. The food (which is normally excellent) was simply divine. A burrata (creamy buffalo milk cheese, not quite mozerella), strawberry, tomato and basil salad was a revelation for starter and 2 fish (Hake and Sea Bass) mains were to die for. Juniors is firing on all cylinders at the moment. Get in there while you can!

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Seasons Cafe, Deli and Homewares
11 Strand St, Skerries, Dublin

I've been a fan of seasons ever since I discovered it a few years back. Once I heard that Seasons was going to be opening up in the evenings with a new chef and menu I was delighted. I visited on the second night that it was open, and was not disappointed with the result. The serving staff were still being trained but that didn't hurt the level of service in the slightest, as it was as friendly and charming as ever. The ‘sanderlings’ room, upstairs, is a wonderful dining space, with both views out to sea and back over the town. The evening that we were here, the Sun was beaming and it felt as if we were in Cape Cod. There was some lovely relaxed jazz (John Coltrane?) playing in the background which created a nice atmosphere. The food was truly excellent, even better than the usual great food available through the deli during the day. I had the Ras Al Hanout Salmon Salad for a starter and was blown away by the quality. My dining partner had the twice cooked egg, which was also a cracking dish. For mains I enjoyed the crab claws & langoustines, which was a huge bowl of juicy fresh prawns and crab claws with a dipping sauce to die for. My partner had the spiced mackerel, which she said was absolutely delicious. We ordered a few sides, to try them out and the nectarines with gorgonzola & walnuts were one of the tastiest things I have tasted in a long time. We were stuffed at this stage, so opted to share a dessert of chocolate fondant with organic ice-cream and balsamic cherries. It tasted so good, we were tempted to order another one but just about decided that we didn’t have room in the end. Coffees, as usual for seasons, were delicious. One of my favourite things about Seasons new evening menu is the fact that they offer corkage for a very reasonable €8/bottle. Along with the well priced food, this ensures that the bill doesn’t hurt too much in the end.

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