Restaurant Reviews from Yellowbeard

Status: Connoisseur

Credibility Score:
52.5%

No. of Reviews: 24

Member Since: 04 October 2007

Last Visit: 30 September 2010

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Poppies (Enniskerry) restaurant

The Square, Enniskerry, Enniskerry, Wicklow

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Cuisine:
Cafe

Price Range:

Good
21 reviews

Reviewed 01st July 2008 ( visited 01st June 2008 )

Wonderful eatery. One tiny criticism. Really only an observation is that the menu is a bit short for me. Otherwise, it's a smashing place. Great staff. Good food. Keen prices. Great atmosphere. If you're anywhere near Enniskerry you should 'pop' in, even if it's just for a coffee. Trust me.
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Thai House restaurant

21 Railway Road, South Co. Dublin, Dalkey, Dublin, Area Code: South Co. Dublin

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Cuisine:
Healthy Eating

Price Range:

Good
57 reviews

Reviewed 28th October 2007 ( visited 26th October 2007 )

Ostensibly an oriental restaurant with the trappings of numerous other establishments. The quality of the dishes at The Thai House, although a little pricey, is a cut above the others. Good service, very pleasant atmosphere and exciting menu. Be advised, it is a Thai restaurant so don't expect large portions. Bulk up your meal with the wonderful Jasmine Rice. Singha beer too. Yummy all round.
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Mao Restaurant (Dun Laoghaire)
The Pavillion, South Co, Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

If you like good oriental food in a pleasant atmosphere at sensible prices you will struggle to find better than Mao's. We've been to both the Dun Laoghaire and the Dundrum branches and will be returning regularly. Take advantage of the 2 course lunch with a beer or coffee for €12.95........marvellous

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The Dining Room
35 Dawson Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Excellent food. Presentation, taste ingredient selection, all good. My wife and myself had a wonderful meal here. We were staying in the hotel and the meal was part of the package. The set menu was very versatile and we thoroughly enjoyed a very good meal in fine surroundings.

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The Cedar Tree
11a St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

One of the better "exotic" restaurants in Dublin. Food is varied, yummy and well priced. The staff are friendly and the surroundings are authentic. I thoroughly enjoy eating here and have become a regular visitor.

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Millstone, A Dublin Restaurant
39 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

First time. Visited with an old friend at lunch-time/ afternoon. Decent menu, pleasant service reasonable prices and good coffee. Nice relaxed atmosphere, the staff didn't harrass or rush us in any way. A pleasant afternoon in a pleasant place.

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

We visited on Bank Holiday Monday and were overall fairly pleased. My partner ordered the Gravad Lax but was served normal smoked salmon. This was rectified by a rather insipid waiter/manager who seemed to be hiding his incompetence quite well. The replacement dish was very good. Nice atmosphere and a good dessert. It's not top end cuisine and the floor staff should attempt a little more ability and humility.

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The Oar House Fish Restaurant
8 West Pier, North Co. Dublin, Howth, Dublin

This is a great place to eat. Warm friendly staff. Excellent ingredients very well prepared. Sensible prices. Be warned, if you wish to eat here on Sunday lunchtime, it's wise to book. We travel from Killiney all the way to visit here. Trust me, have a visit. Improve your life. You can't go wrong with the fish 'n' chips with mushy peas!! But the specials board is enticing too.

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Wicklow Arms
Delgany, Delgany, Wicklow

3 of us dropped in Sunday lunchtime. Fairly empty.Realised why. The decor is cold and an acoustic nightmare. Noisy children's screeching rang through the place. My wife ordered the soup which was obviously packet made. Ordered potato skins and it was 1 potato chopped in half and filled, for about €6. Other orders were average at best. Won't be eating there again. Disappointing.

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FXB Monkstown
3a The Crescent Monkstown, South Co. Dublin, Monkstown, Dublin

Dined there yesterday. Ordered chicken. It arrived with a "small blood clot" and had to be returned. I didn't fancy the chicken dish so I then requested the steak as a replacement.Couldn't fault the steak, nor the service.Will return.

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McGills
Powerscourt Estate Enniskerry Ireland, Powerscourt, Wicklow

You're in a big flash hotel so don't expect a cheap meal. What you can expect is modern, tasty and well prepared food served by courteous staff. And, to be fair, the prices are not so bad if you compare them to upstairs. There's a good chance of some entertainment too. Nice comfortable professional place to dine.

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Village Bistro at Tonic Bar, Restaurant and Club
5 Temple Road, Blackrock Village, Blackrock, Dublin

Good varied menu. Pleasant, helpful staff. Food properly prepared. Comfortable surroundings. Prices a touch high. Overall nothing to complain about. Basically, nothing special but I'd go again. It doesn't promise the world and fail to deliver. It does exactly what it says on the tin. Solid.

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Poppies (Enniskerry)
The Square, Enniskerry, Enniskerry, Wicklow

Wonderful eatery. One tiny criticism. Really only an observation is that the menu is a bit short for me. Otherwise, it's a smashing place. Great staff. Good food. Keen prices. Great atmosphere. If you're anywhere near Enniskerry you should 'pop' in, even if it's just for a coffee. Trust me.

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Jacobs Well
Main Street, Rathdrum, Wicklow

We stopped here while out for a Sunday drive. Stuck our heads round the door - packed. Lady (possibly owner/manager) came to our rescue. REALLY friendly staff. Very accomodating. Food was good. Nice variety for a Sunday "Pub Grub" menu. Super home made desserts. Good atmosphere. The locals obviously enjoy the good food.

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Milano (Grand Canal Harbour)
Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

A bit of a "Caff". Food was good.Furniture is a bit 70's flimsy.Service was adequate. According to our waitress they only stock garlic butter, so don't ask for plain old butter.Strange really.Does the chef use garlic butter in the desserts too? It's ok for a quick lunch but not much cop for anything else.

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Dakota
South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

Fairly typical City Centre non specialist pub. Not really a pub, not really a restaurant. Menu is interesting but brief. Food is ok - more appearance than quality or content. Alright for a quick snack and a beer but not somewhere I'd go out of my way to eat or drink.

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Bradys of Shankill
Main Street, Shankill, Dublin

Good Carvery. Good solid carvery with more choice than other places I've been for lunch. It's a nice big pub with plenty of seating and efficient staff. Reasonable prices too. Good pub grub menu too. Nothing out of the ordinary but good all round premises. Can't complain. Will return.

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The Purty Kitchen (Dun Laoghaire)
3-5 Old Dun Laoghaire Road, Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Recommended !! We dined here last evening.Ordered the chowder, calamari, surf & turf and the tuna loin. Everything was perfectly prepared and flavoured. Great atmosphere, good service and reasonable prices. You gotta go !!

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The Crystal Bar @ The Beacon Hotel
Beacon Court, Sandyford, Dublin

A bit upmarket to be called Pub Grub but delicious just the same. Had brunch there and can recommend it. I had smoked salmon and horseradish creme crepes and they were wonderful. The portion was larger than expected too. I believe there's entertainment at lunchtime at the weekends too. Very nice.

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Shelby's Brasserie
73 Main Street, Bray, Wicklow

Had Sunday Lunch here and was very impressed. Excellent food, good pleasant service and a fixed price menu that was exceptionally reasonable. About time Bray got a decent restaurant. To quote Arnie "I'll be back". Very good.

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Thai House
21 Railway Road, South Co. Dublin, Dalkey, Dublin

Ostensibly an oriental restaurant with the trappings of numerous other establishments. The quality of the dishes at The Thai House, although a little pricey, is a cut above the others. Good service, very pleasant atmosphere and exciting menu. Be advised, it is a Thai restaurant so don't expect large portions. Bulk up your meal with the wonderful Jasmine Rice. Singha beer too. Yummy all round.

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PJs Restaurant
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, South Co. Dublin, Killiney, Dublin

High standards. Just what you'd expect in a hotel of this calibre. I had lamb and it was wonderful. Service was excellent. Menu was well thought out. Be aware - it is quite formal and could be imposing for some. Ideal for a romantic evening for two. Not the place for a boisterous meal and booze up. Recommended by me (and my dinner date)!!!

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Dungeon Bar & Grill
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Dublin

I enjoyed it. Good decor, friendly attentive service and a good standard of food. It may be a little overpriced but you are in Killiney.Only fault may be that being attached to the hotel, children are in there later than normal. Though to be honest the children were better behaved than their parents. I'll go again. Soon.

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The Porterhouse (Bray)
Strand Road, Bray, Wicklow

We had a nightmare here once, lost orders, rushed, badly prepared (potentially dangerous) food.Thankfully, the manager requested a second chance, didn't charge us and gave us a token for a replacement meal on another night.It was OK. The quality is a bit hit and miss as is the service.I probably won't go again unless my kids insist.

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

Average. Polite service, average food, nice atmosphere. No complaints really. Unfortunately, it seems to be living about 15 years ago. A bit dull and middle-aged for me. I'll try it again soon and see if there's anything innovative on the menu.

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Beaufield Mews Restaurant
Woodlands Avenue, Dublin 18 , Stillorgan, Dublin

I've only been to this restaurant once - so far - I am reserving it's use for special occassions. It's one of the best restaurant's I've been in for a long time. It's not cheap but you certainly get what you pay for. Fine food. Fine wine and excellent attentive service.A dining pleasure.

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