Restaurant Reviews from ailrugby

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Member Since: 03 February 2010

Last Visit: 09 May 2012

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Bistro One restaurant

3 Brighton Road, Foxrock Village, South Dublin, Foxrock, Dublin, Area Code: South Co. Dublin

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Cuisine:
Bistro

Price Range:

Good
76 reviews

Reviewed 23rd February 2010 ( visited 12th February 2010 )

This was my first visit to Bistro One even though I live locally and have heard good things. The service was impeccable all evening. The atmosphere was wonderful and there was a real community feel to it (it seemed like alot of groups knew one another). My girlfriend and I both had the paté stater which was very tasty (and plentiful). I had a fish special which was perfect and my girlfriend had the fish pie which she described afterwards as the nicest she has ever had. She had been told there were mussels in the pie but there turned out to be none but she still raved about it. We shared a fondant and pistachio ice cream dessert which was again very nice, although the ice cream tasted more of vanilla we thought. We also had a very nice Italian red wine. Overall it was a very good experience with delicious food but slightly on the expensive side (but I had a voucher so I wasn't too bothered)!
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Bistro One restaurant

3 Brighton Road, Foxrock Village, South Dublin, Foxrock, Dublin, Area Code: South Co. Dublin

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Cuisine:
Bistro

Price Range:

Good
76 reviews

Reviewed 23rd February 2010 ( visited 12th February 2010 )

This was my first visit to Bistro One even though I live locally and have heard good things. The service was impeccable all evening. The atmosphere was wonderful and there was a real community feel to it (it seemed like alot of groups knew one another). My girlfriend and I both had the paté stater which was very tasty (and plentiful). I had a fish special which was perfect and my girlfriend had the fish pie which she described afterwards as the nicest she has ever had. She had been told there were mussels in the pie but there turned out to be none but she still raved about it. We shared a fondant and pistachio ice cream dessert which was again very nice, although the ice cream tasted more of vanilla we thought. We also had a very nice Italian red wine. Overall it was a very good experience with delicious food but slightly on the expensive side (but I had a voucher so I wasn't too bothered)!
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Chameleon Restaurant
1 Lower Fownes Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

It's been a number of years since I last ate here and I forgot how good it is. I'd also forgotten how the menu works but the waitress explained everything perfectly. My date and I opted for the Vegetarian and the Fish Rijst-Tafel with the intention of sharing. The amount of food that arrived was far more than we were capable of so I'd recommend coming here with a serious hunger built up! I should also mention that quantity was not a substitute for quality, everything we had was delicious. In particular I loved the Perkedel and the spring roll from the vegetarian menu, the crab cake and the squid from the fish menu. It will definitely not be so long until I'm back the next time.

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Da Vinci's
31 Deansgrange Road, Deansgrange, Dublin

I've had a couple of takeaway pizzas from Alexis in the past few weeks, the Diavolo and the Parma. Both were very tasty however the bases were a bit soft and chewy but that may have something to do with the time spent in the box. Otherwise I'm very pleased with the pizzas which are a massive step up from the "fast food" places.

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

Came here without a reservation on a Friday night (albeit quite early) and were seated in a great table in the middle of the restaurant. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. However the service was very slow (but not necessarily bad). We had a show to go to and just about made it so I wouldn't recommend eating here if you're tight for time.

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The Counter Dundrum
Pembroke District, (adjacent to the Mill Pond at Town Square), Dundrum, Dublin

Great place for a really tasty burger made exactly how you want it. My girlfriend and I shared a 2/3 chicken burger and it came out with two fillets so we were easily able to each take one and a bun. We also shared the 50/50 fries, the portion of these was easily enough for the both of us but I was disappointed with the quality of the chips, they weren't freshly made and were only a slight step above a fast food place. If they improved the chips this would be the place place in town for a burger.

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

A group of us had food in the bar section of the Queens after a walk in the mountains. It was very busy with the rugby on and there was a nice buzz in the place. I had a steak sandwich. It was cooked prefectly and came with plenty of mushrooms and onions and a nice enough peppercorn sause. Everyone else in the group seemed delighted with theirs too. It's a little on the expensive side for pub fare. The service was impeccable.

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Itsa @ Dun Laoghaire (Bagel Store)
The Pavilion, Royal Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

I eat here regularly because Itsa are by far the best bagel store in Dublin (or anywhere that I've been for that matter). The bagels and ingredients are always as fresh as can be. It's a little on the costly side but the loyalty card gives you a free bagel after you buy ten which is good for the repeat customer.

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

I had dinner in the downstairs part of the restaurant on a Wednesday and the place was packed. The atmosphere was nice, and more restaurant than 'pub'. I had the Sirloin Steak with Pepper Sauce and it was delicious and perfectly cooked. The sauce might have done with being a little thicker (more to my taste) but it was very nice. I also tried a beer special which I don't remember the name of but which had a "hint of banana" and it was surpringly nice. The service was excellent throughout.

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Delizia
4 The Mart, Leopardstown Road, South Dublin, Sandyford, Dublin

I came here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. I had the Da Mo Panino which was very good value as it consisted of three segments instead of the usual 2. It was very tasty too. Falling down points were the service and atmosphere. There were only 4 other customers in the place but I had to go up to the counter for the glass of water I'd asked for twice already. Also, the stone/tile shop next door seemed to be going alot of their stonecutting on the path outside which created a loud racket in the café.

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Bistro One
3 Brighton Road, Foxrock Village, South Dublin, Foxrock, Dublin

This was my first visit to Bistro One even though I live locally and have heard good things. The service was impeccable all evening. The atmosphere was wonderful and there was a real community feel to it (it seemed like alot of groups knew one another). My girlfriend and I both had the paté stater which was very tasty (and plentiful). I had a fish special which was perfect and my girlfriend had the fish pie which she described afterwards as the nicest she has ever had. She had been told there were mussels in the pie but there turned out to be none but she still raved about it. We shared a fondant and pistachio ice cream dessert which was again very nice, although the ice cream tasted more of vanilla we thought. We also had a very nice Italian red wine. Overall it was a very good experience with delicious food but slightly on the expensive side (but I had a voucher so I wasn't too bothered)!

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