Restaurant Reviews from abizboah
No. of Reviews: 24
Member Since: 26 May 2009
Last Visit: 30 June 2010
Wallace's Enoteca Delle Langhe restaurant
Blooms Lane, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1
Reviewed 12th June 2009 ( visited 11th June 2009 )I had a very nice evening here with a group of friends. It's not a place to go if you're starving but it's great for light snacks. We ordered a combination of the meat and vegetarian platters and they were delicious. Wine isn't my thing but the others seemed pleased with the selection on offer and with the wine they chose. The staff were also very pleasant and friendly.
Unit 9A, Kings Court, Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code:
Reviewed 26th May 2009 ( visited 13th May 2009 )A lunchtime favourite of mine. It can be a little cramped if it's busy, the service can be mixed and the food is tasty if nothing special but it's worth it for the great value lunch menu of €9.50 for starter, main course and a drink. It's also very handy for a quick bite to eat before going to the cinema.
Farm Restaurant (Dawson Street)
3 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin
I had the early bird here with 4 others on a Sunday afternoon and was pleasantly surprised as I didn't really know what to expect from an organic restaurant. I had the potato and leek soup for starters which I enjoyed but others at my table felt was a bit too salty for their taste. My main was a delicious chicken pie and dessert was a sticky toffee pudding which tasted properly homemade. It caters well to vegetarians and meat-eaters alike and I felt it was very good value so I'd happily go back again.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK Temple Bar)
Unit 1, Temple Bar Square, Dublin 2 , Temple Bar, Dublin
A nice burger restaurant. It's reasonable value, the portions are big and there's a good variety of unusually flavoured burgers on the menu
Cape Greko (Malahide)
Unit 1 First Floor, New Street, Malahide, Malahide, Dublin
I had a meal for 2 here on a rainy Monday evening so it was fairly quiet, but that didn't detract from the pleasant atmosphere. We shared the Meze Platter for starter which was very tasty and larger than I expected. For my main I had the Soutzoukakia, spicy meatballs with potato and gravy, and it was delicious. My partner also enjoyed his Kotopoullo Gemisto, stuffed deep-fried chicken in lemon sauce. We were quite full after that, as the portions are a decent size, but still had room for dessert of profiteroles and traditional baklava. All in all it was a very enjoyable meal and I would recommend Cape Greko if you want to try traditional Greek food.
11 & 11A Upper O'Connell Street, City Centre North, Dublin
I went here for lunch and got the special deal of chicken and black bean sauce plus drink for 7.50 which was brilliant value, tasty and came as a decent sized portion. It was very quiet at that time so hard to fully gauge the atmosphere but it seemed very nice inside and the staff were pleasant.
Ciao Bella Roma
24/25 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
I had a delicious cream pizza here but missed the cut-off time for the early bird so didn't go for a starter as they seemed very expensive. Apart from that I had a very enjoyable meal here, the staff were pleasant and it's nice and cosy inside if a little cramped.
Wongs of Clontarf
436 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Clontarf, Dublin
I ate here in a group of 12 on a busy Saturday night and found the service very poor as a result. The staff seemed slow and disorganised, frequently muddling or forgetting orders and at one point they opened a second bottle of unwanted wine without being asked. Things did improve after the restaurant got a bit quieter and the shaky start was made up for by the food. We went for set menu D which seemed good value and every course was delicious. I would recommend Wong's but suggest going at a quieter time if possible.
34-35 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin
I went here for the early bird menu and was very impressed, there's a nice atmosphere in the restaurant and the staff were very efficient. The food was tasty (I had the Chicken Korma) and came in good sized portions considering it was for a value menu. I'd happily go back here again.
Roma Cafe (Mullingar)
Mount Street, Mullingar, Westmeath
The Roma is cheap and good if you're in the mood for some greasy food but it is essentially a takeaway with seating and functional but friendly service. I had the taco chips which were very nice but the quarter pounder was a bit dry and tasteless compared to other takeaways I've been to so I was disappointed with it.
Mexico to Rome
23 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
A nice little restaurant, it can feel a bit cramped but our waitress was kind enough to move us to another table with more space. The early bird menu is good value and the variety of dishes makes for an interesting meal, I had nachos for my starter and canelloni for my main and enjoyed them both.
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin
I had an enjoyable meal for two here on a Thursday night. It was busy enough so the service was a bit slow but also very friendly. It's fairly standard price-wise and I had the Mixed Satay, Phad Thai and Chocolate Brownie which were all delicious. I found it a bit noisy for conversation and the decor is nothing special but it has some enclosed side rooms which looked like they would be fun for a larger group.
Cactus Jacks (Middle Abbey St)
Millennium Walkway, Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Italian Quarter, Dublin
A nice Mexican restaurant, I went here for lunch recently and had a tasty chicken enchilada which I washed down with a delicious virgin strawberry daquiri. It feels a little on the pricy side but portions are a decent size and the service was quite friendly.
Madina Desi Curry Co
60 Mary Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin
Tasty food at a decent price but I found the decor to be a bit cheap and dirty and the service was quite slow and indifferent.
Main Street, Maynooth, Maynooth, Kildare
A nice but average Indian restaurant, I visited here with a group of friends early on a Saturday evening. It cost me €27 for starter, main and dessert with tap water to drink, so it's not especially good or bad value. The food is tasty, the service was prompt and polite and the place is nicely decorated with music that adds to the atmosphere without being intrusive.
Eddie Rockets (Parnell Centre)
Parnell Centre, City Centre North, Dublin
The food here is tasty enough, the décor is fun and it's handy for a quick bite before the cinema but I think it's a bit overpriced for what it is.
The Kingfisher Restaurant, Guesthouse & Apartments
166 Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin
I've been here a few times for lunch, it's got a decent, varied menu and you get a good-sized meal for the price. The club sandwich is a bit disappointing, all lettuce and cucumber with very little meat, but I've also had omelettes, burgers, chicken fillets and chips here and they've all been very tasty.
The Gallery Restaurant at the Church
Junction of Mary St. & Jervis St., Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin
I ate here in a group of 20 for a business dinner and had a very enjoyable evening. Reactions to the food were mixed at my table but I enjoyed the Crispy Duck Spring Rolls, Chicken Ala Brassa and Banoffi Pie (small as it was). It can be hard to gauge the service in such a large group but the staff seemed pleasant and efficient. The best thing about it is the building itself, being a converted church, especially the interior. The pipe organ and stained glass windows are stunning features and really add to the atmosphere.
Wallace's Enoteca Delle Langhe
Blooms Lane, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin
I had a very nice evening here with a group of friends. It's not a place to go if you're starving but it's great for light snacks. We ordered a combination of the meat and vegetarian platters and they were delicious. Wine isn't my thing but the others seemed pleased with the selection on offer and with the wine they chose. The staff were also very pleasant and friendly.
The Upper Deck duplicate
Harbour Road, Above the Waterside Pub, Howth, Dublin
A tasty Mexican restaurant, I went here with my boyfriend for the early bird menu on a Friday evening. The restaurant is nothing special inside but it was quite busy for that time, with a few families taking advantage of their special family deal. In fact, the staff politely asked if we would mind moving from our original table so they could make up a table for 6, which was no problem. The early bird is good value but the standard menu seems a bit on the pricy side. The food is delicious though and very filling as you'd expect from Mexican. We had the Crispy Potato Skins, BBQ Wings and Chicken Chimichangas, all of which we thoroughly enjoyed.
The Bull & Castle and F.X. Buckley Steakhouse
5-7 Lord Edward Street, Christchurch, Dublin 8, City Centre South, Dublin
A nice place to go for pub food and a drink, with a varied menu and wide range of beers, wines and whiskies. I had the Bangers and Mash which was a little smaller than I expected for the price but absolutely delicious. Service wasn't the best, our waitress took a long time to bring our drinks and when she did she had completely forgotten about one of them. We ended up ordering our next round in advance because we knew it would take so long to come. Overall though I had a very enjoyable evening here and I would recommend it, especially if you do want to sample the drinks as my friend was very impressed with the whiskey selection.
Eden Quay, City Centre North, Dublin
A great value all-you-can-eat Chinese. I've been here a few times since I discovered it and enjoyed it every time. It's very good value, especially if you go at lunchtime when it costs €8.90 a head. The food is varied and much nicer than you might typically expect from an all-you-can-eat buffet. Dessert is a particular highlight with some gorgeous cakes and best of all, the ice cream machine. Highly recommended.
In Cahoots Cafe, Guesthouse & Apartments
166-168 Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin
I often visit here for a quick lunch during the week. It's nice inside and has been newly decorated though it can get a little too crowded at lunchtime. The staff can be a bit too quick off the mark, asking for your order when you've barely looked at the menu, but they are very friendly. The food is quite tasty too (I usually go for one of the paninis) and it's not bad value.
Unit 9A, Kings Court, Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin
A lunchtime favourite of mine. It can be a little cramped if it's busy, the service can be mixed and the food is tasty if nothing special but it's worth it for the great value lunch menu of €9.50 for starter, main course and a drink. It's also very handy for a quick bite to eat before going to the cinema.
Saagar Indian Restaurant (Mullingar)
2 Dublin Bridge, Mullingar, Westmeath
Six of us went here for a family meal and had a very nice time. It has a pleasant, authentic atmosphere and very tasty food. The only niggle would be that the bill was hand-written and we ended up being charged for some of the starters twice. The staff were very apologetic when we pointed it out but make sure to check over your bill before paying. That was the only problem we had though so overall I'd definitely recommend eating here.
The Silver Oak Indian Restaurant
Austin Friar Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Mullingar, Westmeath
Three of us ate here recently for my brother's birthday at a cost €33 a head for starter, main course and dessert (no wine). I had the Vegetarian Patties, Chicken Rainbow and Honey Ice Cream for dessert. The food was quite tasty though the main courses were fairly standard (it reminded us of another nearby Indian Restaurant). The service was prompt and friendly and the atmosphere was pleasant but nothing spectacular. The same could be said of the restaurant as whole, it's won't blow you away but eating there is an enjoyable experience.