Restaurant Reviews from ajdomican

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No. of Reviews: 35

Member Since: 17 November 2006

Last Visit: 28 August 2013

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101 Talbot restaurant

Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1

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Cuisine:
Casual Dining

Price Range:

Good
309 reviews

Reviewed 22nd October 2009 ( visited 21st October 2009 )

Went here last night on a wet and windy day. They were doing a great early bird for 21.95. I had the Pumpkin, Cashel blue cheese and broccoli tart for the starter and it was delicious. Very well seasoned and flavoured. For the mains I had the Parsnip & hazelnut cakes with asparagus spears and red pepper & tomato sauce. It comes with a side salad also. The portions here are very good and the food is of a very good quality. The menu early bird or full menu is of a very good selection. They have a decent wine list that is good value as well. Service was top notch
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Wagamama - Stephen's Green restaurant

St Stephen's Green Centre, South King St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Casual Dining

Price Range:

Good
549 reviews

Reviewed 06th March 2007 ( visited 06th March 2007 )

I have always loved Wagamama. In fact I have never heard a bad thing about it. The staff are great and the food is spot on for the price!
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Pearl Brasserie
20 Merrion Street Upper, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Yesterday I dined in the Pearl. It was by far the best restaurant I have ever dined in Dublin I would highly recommend having an aperitif before your dining experience. For my starter I had Home Smoked Duck Magret with Honey Goats Cheese, Beetroot Salad and for my mains I had the Roasted Loin of Venison Bourguigon Style with Savoy Cabbage, Cherry Sauce, and Mini Venison Pie. Both courses tasted like flavours were dancing in my mouth. The wine list is vast and perfectly chosen. The service is exquisite. A real dining experience!!!

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Da Neros Trattoria
Seamus Ennis Road (Above Xtra Vision) , North Dublin, Dublin 11, Finglas, Dublin

Yesterday I visited this restaurant in a work group on a recommendation. I was not disappointed. The food was of a good quality and the portion size was very good. They have an open plan kitchen which is great. The have a lunch value menu priced at 7.95 for two courses. Service was fast, friendly and efficient. A nice place in finglas village.

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101 Talbot
Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Went here last night on a wet and windy day. They were doing a great early bird for 21.95. I had the Pumpkin, Cashel blue cheese and broccoli tart for the starter and it was delicious. Very well seasoned and flavoured. For the mains I had the Parsnip & hazelnut cakes with asparagus spears and red pepper & tomato sauce. It comes with a side salad also. The portions here are very good and the food is of a very good quality. The menu early bird or full menu is of a very good selection. They have a decent wine list that is good value as well. Service was top notch

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK Swords)
Pavillion Shopping Centre, Malahide Road, Swords, Dublin

It’s a burger joint. Plain and simple. Good selection of burgers. Some interesting choices of toppings. I wouldn’t rate this as a restaurant but as a fast food outlet it provides a decent quick bite

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The Port House
64a South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I went here last night for dinner and was very hungry on entering and leaving. I love tapas and the food here is of a very good standard but the portions are not the best. Great value but I would nearly rather pay more to feel full. Only for a light bite I would recommend this restaurant

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Forchetta Italian Grill & Restaurant
Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown, Blanchardstown Town Centre, West Dublin, Blanchardstown, Dublin

This restaurant was very good. The food was of very good quality and the service was excellent. I had the Caprese salad to start and had the sea bass for mains. I must really rave about the tiramisu it was one of the best I have sever tasted. The décor is red and lots of querks in the place. Blanch does not have a vast choice for places but I would def recommend here

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Farm Restaurant (Dawson Street)
3 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

The farm has a nice varied menu but that’s about the only good thing I can say about it. Portion sizes were bad. The duck looked pitiful on the plate with a few meagre veg surrounding it and a small scattering of rice. We arrived at 8pm and didn’t get out until 11.It was quiet, there were a max 20 people and it took an hour a course. Worst service I have ever experience in my life. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. If it takes an hour for a pear and walnut salad your going very wrong!!!

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West Restaurant @ The Twelve Hotel
The Twelve, Bearna Village, Galway City, Galway

This restaurant is fantastic. The wine list and vast and great value. 12 houses wine by the glass and the full list accomadates all budgets. They are doing a fantastic deal at the moment 2 courses and a cocktail for 20 Euro or 3 courses and cocktail for 25. The food is of a very high standard and the seem to use very fresh ingredients. I will be raving about this restaurant for a long time to come.

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The Winding Stair Restaurant
40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin

I ate here last night. The food in the winding stair is good. its small loud restaurant. I didnt mind that, however the menu is quite large and some combos are bizarre. Chorizo in the chowder just seems usual. There are very few starters for less than 10 Euro. We had a table of three one glass of wine 3 starters 3 main 3 dessert 160 with tip. Service was nice and attentive. But I wont be back in a rush with the price.

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

Customer burgers are a good concept. They are plenty of over priced burger joints and gladly this is not one, Good juicy meat and very filling always share a 50/50 a side which is one half onion rings and half fries. Only thing I don’t like here is the service dicey at best!!

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The Cheese Pantry
104 Drumcondra Road Upper, North Dublin, Drumcondra, Dublin

I went here Sunday and it was great sport for a tasty brunch. I had the chicken Caesar salad. The menu is quite simple. They have some nice wines you can buy and some great olive oil and cheeses to buy and take away. Service was grand nice and attentive.

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Eden
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin

I visited Eden on Saturday and found it an enjoyable experience. For starters I had the Crab salad with beetroot it was really delicious and for main I had duck which was cooked to perfection. The service was very good. This is a very open plan restaurant it also had a very open kitchen downstairs. We were seated right beside the kitchen. The concept of why people pay for a chefs table is bizarre. You have no real privacy so if you don’t like the food you’re not going to risk it with the chef beside you. Good wine selection with varied price and taste range.

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Chez Max (Palace Street)
1 Palace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This is a very authentic French restaurant. I had the Aumoniere de Crottin de Chavignol (goats cheese and tomatoes wrapped in filo pastry), for the starter and I had the Magret de Canard, Gratin Dauphinois Sauce Vin Rouge(Roast Duck Breast, Potato Gratin, Red Wine Sauce)for my mains. The food was of very good quality and the service was spot on. We got a table outside, Friday pre floods thank god, but it was too warm with the gas heaters on. Everybody asked for them to be switched off. I think we all lost about a stone with the heat. Only negative but beware of that! Decent wine selection also.

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Wallace's Taverna
24 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

I cannot fault the food of this restaurant. But the service was appalling. Starters arrived promptly but main course of two simple small pasta dishes took an hour. I’m just glad I wasn’t starving. What was worse out waitress seemed to notice and kept on asking us had we not received our meals but she did not resolve the problem, we had drank a whole bottle of wine before the food. We had to ask three times for water. We were too merry to care at the time from the wine but wont be back. Good food rubbish service!!!

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Bobo's Gourmet Burgers (Wexford St)
22 Wexford Street (Beside Whelans), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Bobo’s is great. A tiny bit more price than Eddie rockets but 50 times more quality. Good staff and good service.

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Namaste India
88 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin

This is my local Indian and it is a real gem. I have had some good and some not so good meals in here. But very few bad and I will stress that. The quality of the food here is better than some restaurants which tend to be average and tasteless. Give it a try if around d7

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Good World Chinese Restaurant
18 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Went here yesterday after a Chinese friend convinced me to go here. I was a little curious and she got the proper Chinese menu and not the rubbish that we westerners eat. (Which the Chinese don’t). I can’t say I was a massive fan of jellyfish but great to try something new. Their pork and duck were good but still it all had msg very bad. Rolling around not sleeping with indigestion is never good. I wish most Chinese restaurants would take after places like koh where no msg is used!!!! At least the service was friendly.

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Nancy Hands Bar & Restaurant (Near Dublin Zoo)
30-32 Parkgate Street, Parkgate Street, Dublin

Went here yesterday. This is my local. Food is average. Typical pub grub, nothing award winning. The menu has changed slightly. Does the job. A little overpriced on some of the options on the menu. Upstairs they have some wine bar and their selection is decent.

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Brasserie Sixty6
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

We went for food here yesterday. The portion size was very generous. Maybe a little too large (shock). It is rustic bistro style food that I suppose can be considered Americanised. Nice big menu though to choose from. There is a half decent wine selection. Our waitress was very efficient and attentive. It was an enjoyable night.

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The Larder Restaurant
8 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This restaurant is worth a visit. Clean and simple menu. Service was good. Friendly staff. Didn’t try the desserts so I'll be back out of curiosity.

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Elephant & Castle
18/19 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

What an overrated kip this place was. Honestly I went last night at 6pm for a table for two and the next table was 7:40. But out of hearing great things about this place I went off for drinks and came back. When we arrived for that time we were waiting another half an hour for a table what a disgrace! This place prides its self on chicken wings. I tasted them they were fine. A restaurant selling chicken wings is glorified pub food! The main I had was the shrimp with cous cous. The portion size was miserable but the dessert was enjoyable. But I would never go back here again. Pretentious arrogance!

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L'Gueuleton
No 1 Fade Street, Off Georges's Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This restaurant is outstanding. The food is of very high quality and cooked to perfection. The desserts are homemade and they have a vast wine slection. For my starter I had the country style duck terrine and for my main i had the toulouse sausages. The portions are good size. This is def one of my favourites in Dublin. Highly recommended

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Hole In The Wall Phoenix Park
Blackhorse Avenue, Navan Road, Dublin

I went to this restaurant last Thursday. As I was one of their pub customers for years I was very curious to try the restaurant. The wine list is vast. There was very little mark up on some of the wines compared to most places. Anyways the home made bread was delicious; it went well the soup I had. I had the duck for main course medium well done but it was very delicious. Portions are goods but I would recommend getting a side order with the main. The menu is small which can ensure good quality food. Luckily in this case they were spot on. The dessert menu was very limited but that’s the only criticism I would have!

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Mao Restaurant (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

Went to Café Mao Yesterday for dinner. They have a very good early bird offer. 3 courses for less than 20 euro. . I had the pumpkin spring rolls to start. Not bad flavour for this type of dish. I had the tamarind prawns for mains. I like spicy food in general and you definitely get .Service was efficent and friendly. The early bird is very good value.

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L'Officina by Dunne And Crescenzi (Dundrum)
Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

I was impressed by this restaurant. Went to brunch here. If you go after the shops close or at lunch/brunch you have a better chance of getting get table straight away than in any restaurant along here in Dundrum. The food is fresh and has an authentic Italian menu. In fact it was fresher than a few places I have visited in Rome. I had the penne pasta which had garlic and chilli in it. Coffee was average. Good service and good value for food.

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Fallon and Byrne
11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Visited Fallon and Byrne last Friday. We arrived at 8 o’clock and had pre-booked. After 9, this restaurant, like any on a Friday, is black. The staff were very friendly and attentive. At one point of the night the manger even introduced himself which was nice. For a starter I ordered the onion and truffle soup. A great rich soup packed with flavour. I really enjoyed the lamb that I ordered it was perfectly cooked. My friend ordered the hake which was also delicious. The wine list is plentiful and caters for all. The only criticism I would have is that the deserts were not up to par with the rest of their food. Overall this was truly enjoyable experience!

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The Market Bar
Fade Street, City Centre South, Dublin

This was my first time in the restaurant in the market bar. I had been trying to get a table here for a while and to no real success (the queue was just too long). Sunday however we went in and were seated within minutes. We decided to get the small dishes, which are large enough portions. It’s best to try a bit of everything. I can say it was worth the wait. Good food and inexpensive!

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Seven
73 Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin

This restaurant is good. Food is inexpensive and of good quality. Menu is changed every few weeks. Just make sure to book before this is a small restaurant.

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Yamamori Sushi, Tengu
38-39 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

I never liked the yama on Georges street. This place however is brilliant. The food is cooked open plan so you can see what the chef is up to. The portions of the food are excellent. I ordered the Ramen, which comes in a massive bowl (really should be for 2 people). Food is really well priced. I thought being a Japanese restaurant they would not do deserts but even though they shouldn’t they do and they are magnificent. The service in here is great. They don’t have the silly policy of only dealing with the person who originally took your order. Who ever is nearest to the table will take more drinks or orders and someone else will bring the food. Highly recommended.

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Andersons Creperie
1A Carlingford Road, Drumcondra, Drumcondra, Dublin

Andersons is a gem. It is prob the best place to get a Galette. I’m totally addicted. Why am I telling other people about here? I want it all to myself!

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Shangri-la Malaysian Chinese Restaurant
16 Stoneybatter, North Dublin, Stoneybatter, Dublin

This is a farce that they call this a, “restaurant” this is my local take-away. The take away food is half decent; in fact it’s better quality then the “restaurant”. The family in here always occupies about two tables and you feel like you should not be there. You could maybe sit in here after a drunken night out. But it would not be in any way a definition of a restaurant.

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Yamamori Noodles
71-72 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Yes the food in here is good. But you always have to put your name on a list for a table, which you’re waiting about 45 mins for. Its always busy but if you don’t go in a group your banging elbows with every dog and his dinner!

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Milano (Temple Bar)
19 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

The food in here is average. But I must say it’s the worst service we ever received in the world! We were half an hour just trying to pay the bill.

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

I have been to this restaurant three or four times. It’s a bit small inside but that creates an atmosphere. The belly dancers are a good touch. Great food.

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Wagamama - Stephen's Green
St Stephen's Green Centre, South King St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I have always loved Wagamama. In fact I have never heard a bad thing about it. The staff are great and the food is spot on for the price!

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