Restaurant Reviews from allhailhomer
No. of Reviews: 92
Member Since: 15 June 2007
Last Visit: 26 October 2011
Paul Street, Cork City, Cork
Reviewed 25th October 2007 ( visited 28th July 2007 )Ate here several times before they moved to Paul Street and always had a great meal. Thankfully nothing has changed. The new location is so much bigger to cater for the popularity the place deserves. Great service and great food always. Two thumbs up.
Montys of Kathmandu restaurant
28 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 18th July 2007 ( visited 18th July 2007 )Enjoyed the food but thought it was nothing spectacular. Reasonably priced. Not very impressed with the service. The waiters were reluctant to come take our order. Some of my group were ravenous so they were not impressed. I had to ask 3 times for my glass of wine. I'd had a bad day so it was higher on my list of priorities than food!
7-8 Harry Street Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Grabbed a bowl of soup and a glass of wine here to catch up with a friend. The wine was lovely but the soup was pretty poor. It tasted like pack soup. My friend’s bacon and cabbage went down well so I possibly just made a poor choice. Service was good (we had a lovely waiter who moved us to a more comfortable table for eating) and the bar is lively after work.
27 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
This restaurant has a lovely décor and the service was very attentive, although this would be expected on a quite Saturday afternoon between the lunch time and evening rush. Unfortunately I found the food mediocre at best and not particularly memorable.
Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin
On a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon I enjoyed a glass of wine with friends. I wasn’t hungry enough for pizza but decided on two starters! The bruschetta and salad were lovely and the girls enjoyed their pizzas. The service was great. I realised I should take advantage of the dining facilities in Dundrum more so than the shopping in the future!
Coach Lane Restaurant @ Donaghy's Bar
1-2 Lord Edward Street, Sligo Town, Sligo
Enjoyed a wonderful meal here with a group of friends. Everything tasted wonderful and the portions were huge. Unfortunately the service was not the best. I asked the waitress for a Sauvignon Blanc and was brought a glass of red wine and she didn’t seems to know the difference between the starters and main courses. It was amusing but not ideal.
1 Harbour Road, South Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
After building up a big appetite walking from Dalkey to Dun Laoghaire, we stopped in for the early bird menu, however my other half was tempted by the large steaks on offer on the full menu. The service and food were impeccable with perfect sized portions. For dessert, even a simple selection of sorbets were of impressive quality. A little on the price side but worth every penny in my opinion.
The Church Cafe Bar & Restaurant
Junction of Mary St. & Jervis St., Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin
The bar serves a reasonably priced lunch menu with a good selection. We luckily got there early for lunch on Saturday as when we were leaving there were many waiting on a table. The service was prompt and friendly and the food was lovely.
The Westbury, Grafton Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Held a girlie pre-Christmas night out here. It was very quiet to begin with but thankfully the atmosphere improved as the night went on. Thanks to menu pages we had a voucher for a complimentary bottle of wine. It would have been quite pricey had we not had this. The set menu was slightly limited for my liking but everyone thoroughly enjoyed each of their courses, topped off with mince pies. The set menu was a little on the expensive side since I choose soup and pasta but I could have chosen fois gras and steak so that was my choice. It was worth it for the quality of food and the lovely surroundings.
45 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
My friend and I enjoyed some tasty tapas here before Christmas. The atmosphere was lacking but it was early evening. The food was good and the wine was a little over priced for the quality. All in all, it was a good experience.
Dominick Street, Mullingar, Westmeath
A great lunch menu, efficient service and tasty food on offer here. I will return.
Coppinger Row, off South William St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
The atmosphere is great but I found the lunch menu very overpriced for the portion size and standard of food you receive. It was an incredibly busy Saturday lunchtime when I dined here but the service was very slow when it came to desserts. I was just about to cancel my order as we had to leave when it arrived.
Table @ Brown Thomas
18-21 Patrick Street, Cork City, Cork
Beautiful decor, excellent service and a good menu. A great place to escape and relax in the afternoon.
Luigi Malones Restaurant
5/6 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
The early bird menu is great value. It’s all night on a Monday and obviously draws the crowds as the place was very busy. I still chose the a la carte and was quite disappointed to be told that I could not get a starter size portion of a main course salad on the menu. I mean it’s not that hard to make the same thing but smaller. Despite this the food was nice and the service prompt given that I was part of a large group of people.
Busyfeet & Coco Cafe
41- 42 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin
Enjoyed a lovely lunch here on Sunday. I had a very tasty goat’s cheese salad and the have a good wine selection at reasonable prices for such a central location. A great spot to relax and watch the world go by.
Mauzac Tapas Bar - Closed
Church Road, Greystones, Wicklow
After working up quite an appetite from a long walk along the seafront, we stopped in here for a bite to eat. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the restaurant is very nicely decorated and has the appearance of being brand new. Between two of us we ordered 6 dishes and 5 of them were absolutely amazing and all reasonably priced. The patatas could have done with more sauce but, as my partner pointed out, they did not proclaim to be the patatas bravas I’m used to from other tapas restaurants so I won’t fault Mauzac for this. Great food and service in a lovely restaurant.
Parkgate Street, City Centre North, Dublin
I enjoyed a hearty bowl of soup and a fabulous steak sandwich and wedges here on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The service was great as are the prices. A pint of Hooker for less than €4 made a lovely dining experience even better ;)
Thai Garden Restaurant
Church Avenue, Blanchardstown Village, Dublin 15, Blanchardstown, Dublin
I dined here recently to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I’d heard that the place is very popular and after finally going there I can see why. The service was friendly and there is a very extensive menu. The prices are reasonable. Everyone went for the works and ordered three courses. We were all very happy with our starters and main courses. There is a good variety of desserts. My only gripe is that most seem to be the standard bought in desserts but that is nothing unusual for these types of restaurants and everything was tasty. I’m looking forward to my next visit.
Harry Street, St Stephens Green, Dublin
A lovely place to for a relaxed Sunday lunch. There is a great atmosphere and the service is friendly. My friend had the steak sandwich and although it was the most expensive one she’d ever had it was top notch. I went straight for dessert which was very nice. The place is pricey but good if you feel like a treat.
Di Bella Restaurant (Lucan)
Griffeen Centre, West Dublin, Lucan, Dublin
Brought my family here for Sunday lunch. It was very quite at first but filled up nicely which I was happy to see in a local restaurant. The starters were all good - the usual Italian fare. My main course pasta was lovely but the others had steaks are were not too impressed with the quality. The side dishes were excellent though. Their speciality Orchard Lane potatoes are to die for. Deserts we nice and the service was excellent.
The Strawberry Tree-Brooklodge
The Brooklodge Hotel, Macreddin Village, Aughrim, Wicklow
Stayed the night at BrookLodge for a work function and dined here. The menu is expensive but it is a four course dinner and I felt it was well worth it as every course was well prepared and incredibly fresh and tasty. The service was friendly and efficient and the wine selection was excellent. The hotel surroundings are so secluded and peaceful. I would highly recommend staying the night to enjoy the great food, wine and relaxation.
Fallon and Byrne
11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Entertained some work colleagues visiting from another country here for dinner and all were suitably impressed. The main courses were cooked to perfection and the waitress recommended an excellent wine to accompany our dishes. The cookie knickerbocker glory was a very impressive finish to a wonderful meal.
La Perla @ Lyrath Estate Hotel
Paulstown Road, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny
Dined here with my mother and we decided to push the boat out and go for the 4 courses. The starters were fresh and tasty and the soup was lovely and homey. My mother's steak was cooked to perfection and my chicken was juicy. Desserts were also fantastic. All this was accompanied with excellent service and lovely wine made for a really enjoyable evening.
Wrights Anglers Rest
Strawberry Beds, West Dublin, Dublin 20, Chapelizod, Dublin
Initial impressions were mixed. The restaurant itself is lovely in appearance but when we were seated, our group was given one menu between the four of us! There was one other couple in the restaurant so hardly a menu shortage. After asking for extra menus and being disappointed to be told that many of the lighter options that are on the website menu are not available on a Sunday, things picked up a bit. The seafood chowder and soup were both lovely. There was a bit of a lag before our main courses arrived but they were worth waiting for. Top quality food. We had several different waiting staff. Some staff were incredibly helpful and efficient. Where as others were rather dour and unhelpful. That aside, the afternoon was a reasonably enjoyable dining experience.
City Bar & Grill @ The Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel
1 Ormonde Street, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny
A few of us dined here over the June bank holiday. Our waiter was on the ball to get our order in before a large group who were also about to order which was nice of him. The food was fresh, very tastey and great value for money. We all tried desserts and everyone was happy.
Port House Pintxo
12 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin
A very popular place on Saturday evening and the waiting staff were under pressure but still did their best to be prompt and friendly. The food was gorgeous. We were very hungry so ordered 7 dishes between the two of us and were completely stuffed. Everything was very tasty and great value. The house red was gone for the night when I ordered it at 6.30pm which is my only gripe. The next red wine available by the glass was very pricey so if running out of house red that early on a weekend night is a normal occurrence, a similarly priced equivalent should be on offer.
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin
A great value early bird menu given the standard of food and service. On a Tuesday evening the place was buzzing. From starters to desserts, everything was top quality and melt in the mouth. The fact that the early bird menu changes weekly is a great incentive to return frequently!
80 Aungier Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
This place does amazing steaks - one of the most tender and juicy I've ever tasted. The vegetarian menu is also really good which is surprising for a place known for it's meat. Sampled a fabulous pasta dish in a goats cheese sauce. The staff are very friendly and I found the service excellent. It is pricey but the complimentary Baileys we got at the end perched on the bill book took the sting out of the total! Definitely would recommend for a special occasion.
Peploes Wine Bistro
16 St Stephen's Green, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin
This restaurant is very cosy and intimate and you would never think you were in a basement. The food is cooked to perfection but the portions are very small so don't go there expecting to be full if you are very hungry. The service was excellent and everyone in our group of 8 enjoyed the food and the ambience. It is quite pricey though. If I wasn't being treated on a work night out I may not have been as impressed to be charged what my small portions cost.
Wylam Chinese Restaurant
Victoria Cross, Cork City, Cork
Fantastic food and fabulous service. We were very well looked after. A great spot for a party.
Cactus Jacks (Middle Abbey St)
Millennium Walkway, Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Italian Quarter, Dublin
Went for a quick bite here last night before a gig. Service was very friendly and our food arrived in good time. The chilli cheese nachos were very tasty, The supreme of chicken was beautifully spiced. Unfortunately my boyfriend's fajitas were nothing special. Overall, I think this place is good value for money and the quality of food depends on what you pick I guess as I had no complaints at all.
Herald and Devoy
Osprey Hotel and Spa, Devoy Quarter, Naas, Kildare
Enjoyed a wonderful meal here in the luxurious surroundings after attending a business meeting held in the Osprey. The service and food are to die for. The surprise appetizer and sorbet between courses are a lovely touch and everything I ordered was cooked to perfection. Can't speak to the value for money since it went on the work credit card but would highly recommend anyone to go here so a special occasion.
The Bailey Cafe Bar
Barrack Street,, Wexford, Enniscorthy, Wexford
Had a scrumptious meal here back in January. It was quiet, being only a few days after New Years, but the restaurant is still cozy and welcoming. The service was friendly and quick and all four of us had no complaints on our starters or main courses - except that we were too full for desert! A great spot for a casual dinner.
7-9 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
A group of us went here for a Christmas celebration and everyone had a great time. Our food was slow in arriving due to technical difficulties! but our waiter explained the situation to us and admitted responsibility so honesty is always appreciated. The starters were nice but the main courses were really outstanding. Very fresh and flavoursome. Then followed karaoke! What a laugh. Would definitely recommend this place for something different!!
Queen of Tarts
4 Cork Hill Dame Street, City Centre South, Dublin
Cosy place to meet for a chat and a cuppa. The selection of cakes is fantastic and all look amazing. Lovely service and good value.
Sinergie (Liffey Valley)
The Clarion Hotel, West Dublin, Liffey Valley, Dublin
This is a hotel restaurant so expect lots of kids running around the place, not an intimate dining experience. Having said that the service was incredibly friendly and efficient. Good set menu with a nice variety of dishes and very good value. Good selection in the wine list. No complaints from starters through to dessert except for the mash potatoes served with my main course being on the cold side. Other than that this place gets the thumbs up.
Trinity Street, City Centre South, Dublin
Had never been before the renovations mentioned below or to the other cafe so had nothing to compare to when I stopped in with a friend yesterday. The decor really is lovely. The waiter was incredibly unfriendly - just because I was not ready to order 30 seconds after I sat down.... The cake was great though and my friend really enjoyed her sandwich. I expected it to be much more pricey than it was given the plush surroundings so it's nice to be pleasantly surprised with Dublin prices in this day and age!
Elephant & Castle
18/19 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
No surprise thanks to the reviews below, we had to wait an hour for a table but well worth the wait. Was expecting the wings to be over-hyped but they really are great. A portion between two was more than enough!!Tasty lime and coriander chicken for mains and even though I shouldn't have (as I was already stuffed) I went for dessert - I tried to be healthy though and had a yought, honey, fruit and nut dish which was lovely. Good wine and good service. The praise is well deserved.
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin
A large group of us went here on Saturday night for a birthday. The decor is impressive. Everyone was happy. Loved my Vietnamese chicken salad starter and my friend's Betel leaves was really tasty and very different. My main course Beef Chilli was no better or worse than what I've had in any other Thai restaurant so I was not overly impressed. What I tasted of the desserts was good - I went for a dessert in a glass. A very good cocktail. I thought the bill was very reasonable. None of us left feeling very full, which was a good thing for the night ahead but on another occasion I would have been looking for a snack on the way home. The bar out front was buzzing as we were leaving so would love to return the sample something else from the extensive cocktail menu. They also have little alcoves that are curtained off from the rest which looked great for small groups.
40 Cornmarket Street, Cork City, Cork
A group of us celebrated a birthday here on Saturday. The atmosphere and surrounding are lovely in general except due to the heavy rain there were pots and pans lined along behind our table to catch any leaks and towels everywhere. Fair enough but our attention was not drawn to it and my friends who arrived late did not notice so her suede bag was destroyed. Most were happy with their starters. I have nothing great to say about the Goats Cheese Crostini unfortunately. The bread was soggy not crusty and the cheese was over heated. My pasta main course was tasty but way too oily. I mean a big pool of oil in the bowl. So much for trying to pick a healthy option. Once again, the bread served with it was very soggy. A few of my friends thought their steaks were quite tough. Desserts and cocktails we very good. Have mixed feelings about this place. May try it again down the line.
The Cake Cafe
62 Pleasants Place, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Called in here for lunch on Saturday and loved it. Between two of us we ordered soup, Irish tapas and a sandwich. The soup was on the cold side of lukewarm which was my only complaint. Everything else was lovely and reasonably priced. Couldn't resist the tasty cake selection for afters. Had no problems with the service. Prompt and friendly on a busy Saturday afternoon.
Milano (Clarion Quay)
Unit 6, Excise Walk, Clarion Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre, IFSC, Dublin
Very mediocre meal. Way over priced considering you can buy the same thing from Superquinn and cook it at home in the oven yourself.
41 Wolfe Tone Street, Clonakilty, Cork
A group of us ate here on Saturday night. The food was fantastic and great value for money. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed everything from starters to dessert - we went for the works! The staff varied from a very friendly gentleman to a gruff regimental lady but she got the job done so we won't let her manner get in the way of a great night had by all!
100 Lower Baggot street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
10 of us booked in here for teppanyaki to celebrate my birthday and everyone was impressed and delighted by this novel way of eating. The chef made little jokes and played tricks with all of us which was very amusing. The food was gorgeous. We got some great tips on how to cook succulent, flavour-some dishes by watching closely. I was embarrassed but equally delighted when the chefs brought out some birthday cake and serenaded me at the end. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a different dining experience.
1 Lower Fownes Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Really enjoyed the novelty of sitting on cushions at a low table. The waiter was very helpful in recommending which of the menus would be the best value. The food was great. The portions are small but there are lots of them. I can imagine that a person with a big appetite would be left wanting more but we had no complaints. Thought it was a bit expensive for what you got but seems to be what a dinner for 2 costs in most places in Dublin these days!
The Port House
64a South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
A great spot. Ate here last night with a few friends. The atmosphere is lovely with no lights, only candles. The tapas are very reasonably priced as well as the house wines. We each ordered 3 dishes and were nicely full. Every dish that came to the table was lovely. The waitress could not have been nicer. Will definitely come again.
The Kingswood Country House Restaurant & Bar
Kingswood House, Kingswood, Naas Rd, Kingswood, Dublin
Brought the family here yesterday for Sunday lunch as I enjoyed it so much the first time and I have to say it was even better this time around. My parents would be hard to please but they did not have one complaint. Things improved with each course which was no mean feat as the starters were lovely. A very reasonably priced Sunday lunch menu with a great selection. The food was delicious and the service impeccable.
La Caverna Restaurant & Wine Bar
12 Fownes Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
My boyfriend and I ate here last night and really enjoyed it. Thanks to the tip in one of the reviews below, we requested a table downstairs. The waiter was very friendly and prompt. Thumbs up for our starters - calamari and bruschetta - the latter slightly drowned in balsamic but luckily that suited me fine. I really enjoyed the very generous portion of pasta for main course and my boyfriend's steak, although more well done than medium, was also good. Desserts went down a treat so overall this is a great spot. I would not consider the price range above to be a true reflection given what the bill for 2 people came to but thanks to menupages we had a voucher which took a nice chunk of the total! Although, our order did include the more expensive starter and main course and the wine we chose was a bit pricey so what were we to expect when the bill came.
An Poitin Stil
Naas Road, Rathcoole, Dublin
Ate here for carvery lunch. Good selection, huge portions and tasty. Relaxed and popular lunchtime spot.
22 Ely Place, (Just off St. Stephen’s Green), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
A delightful dining experience. Due to crazy Christmas shopping traffic, our party was an hour late for our booking. The manager made us feel very welcome and we were told we need not worry that we had been told when booking that we needed to vacate the table just over an hour later. The manger suggested we enjoy our starters and main courses and then move to a bar table for dessert. My duck salad starter was lovely. Thumbs up from others in the group on the starters and the main courses. By the time it came to dessert we were told that the following party had been delay so we were welcome to finish the meal at our table at our leisure. Made the desserts even sweeter! Overall, wonderful food and fantastic service. Amazing wine selection.
North Wall Quay, IFSC, City Centre North, Dublin
A group of us ate here over the weekend. Overall, I was very happy. The tomato tartlet starter was fabulous and my stuffed chicken main course was good too but a little cold. Didn't have dessert but those I tasted were all good. A lovely location and good food at reasonable prices. Most of the waiters/waitresses were very friendly but unfortunately our main waitress was not the nicest. Very snappy when asked a second time to bring anything and thought it was poor form to fill everyone's wine glass except for the person who ordered the wine!? I won't let her over shadow the otherwise good dining experience though!
F.X. BUCKLEY Steakhouse Pembroke Street
1A Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Was here with a large group so we had all of upstairs to ourselves which was nice but found the service somewhat lacking. Having been a waitress myself once upon a time I know serving large groups can be stressful but found some of the staff very disinterested and others downright rude. Goes to show when service is already included in the price! Food and wine were good though but from reading the other reviews I expected more
19 O'Connell Street, O'Connell St, Dublin
Called in here for a quick lunch. It was not a pleasant experience. I understand you get what you pay for but their 'homemade soup' was so obviously packet soup and the sandwich filling had seen better days. Would buy a cuppa soup and a sandwich from the corner shop before returning here.
Da Vincis Restaurant (Leixlip)
Main Street, Leixlip, Kildare
The food here is gorgeous. The restaurant is cosey and the staff are lovely. One of the nicest Italian meals I've had in Ireland.
The Front Door
High Street and Cross Street, The Latin Quarter, Galway City, Galway
Only ate here for lunch but I was well impressed with the food, portion sizes and friendly service. Would love to return and start off the night here as it has a buzzing atmosphere.
3 Eyre Street, Woodquay, Galway
Fantastic food at great prices in this lively spot to get you in the mood for a Saturday night on the town!
Vina Mara Restaurant
19 Middle Street, Galway City, Galway
Very disappointed with this restaurant. It's name preceded it all the way across the country (where it was recommended to me). I looked forward to it when an opportunity to visit some friends in Galway arose. While the service was good and the restaurant itself was nice, the food was very poor for the price charge. Ate out in a pub for less than half the price the following night and it was a lot nicer.
FIRE Restaurant and Lounge
Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin
Ate here yesterday evening to celebrate an occasion. The decor is lovely and for the most part the service was good. Even though our choices for starter or main courses we ordered from the a la carte menu were also on the pre-theater menu this was not pointed out to us until I asked for the latter. Had I not known about it I'm sure they would have quite happily charged us the inflated a la carte prices. Both starters - fish cakes and goat's cheese were excellent. Main courses - chicken and steak were nice, not amazing. Desserts were also really nice. Overall I enjoyed this restaurant. Unfortunately, as I was leaving I asked our waitress a question and she was quite rude and unhelpful. Felt the interest was gone once we had left the table and she had gotten her very generous tip. Pity to leave on that note.....
4 Bridge Street, Cork City, Cork
Was taken here for my birthday. The food was gorgeous. The selection on the menu was not extensive for my tastes so was limited in my choice. Rarely order steak but was it amazing. Was spoilt for choice for dessert however, but thankfully the offered a selection of the desserts so I didn't have to choose.
33/34 Princess Street, Cork City, Cork
Not impressed. They seem to have some arrangement with the bar across the road where they send you to go for a drink and wait for your table to be ready. It's happened repeatedly and have heard it from others so not just a coincidence. Food is only OK and overpriced for what you get. I'll be giving the next event that's suggested here a skip!
Ruen Thai Restaurant
71/72 Patrick st (Above Boots Chemist) Cork, Cork City, Cork
Had a work party here where we were provided with a large selection of the main courses to share. Could not fault one. The food was fantastic and the service was great also. Lovely decor. Nothing bad to say!
Adelaide Street, Cork City, Cork
A family favourite. Food never disappoints. However, I've noticed a decline in service over the last few visits e.g. very slow to take your order, having to ask repeatedly for dessert/coffee orders. Please don't get complacent with the service in an otherwise wonderful restaurant guys!
2-5 Winthrop Lane, Winthrop Street, Cork, Cork City, Cork
A very popular restaurant and for a very good reason. Excellent food at great prices. Worth waiting for on a busy weekend lunchtime
Paul Street, Cork City, Cork
Ate here several times before they moved to Paul Street and always had a great meal. Thankfully nothing has changed. The new location is so much bigger to cater for the popularity the place deserves. Great service and great food always. Two thumbs up.
15 Maylor Street, Cork City, Cork
A very high standard Chinese restaurant. A little on the pricey side but worth paying a bit extra for great quality food. It's been a while since I've eaten here but always looking for an opportunity to return.
The Ambassador Restaurant
3 Cook Street, Cork City, Cork
A very high standard Chinese restaurant. A little on the pricey side but worth paying a bit extra for great quality food. It's been a while since I've eaten here but always looking for an opportunity to return.
Four Liars Bistro
The Butter Exchange, Shandon, Cork City, Cork
Great value Sunday lunch. A hit with my picky family as they really do serve wonderful food. Also enjoyed a lovely Valentines Day dinner here. Service was very attentive for the night that was in it and didn't feel rushed out the door as is usually the case in many restaurants on a busy night such as this
Careys Lane, Cork City, Cork
Have eaten here many times. Huge portions of fantastic food. Never had any issue with service. Always some good Mexican music playing in the background to add to the atmosphere.
Bullys Restaurant - CLOSED
40 Paul Street Cork, Cork City, Cork
Nice food at reasonable prices. Unfortunately, they try to jam so many tables in there that you feel like you are sitting with the people at the next table. Not a place for an intimate meal for this reason.
Main Airport Road, Cork City, Cork
Ate here many times for lunch. Massive portions of gorgeous food made it very hard to get motivated to return to work for the afternoon but I wasn't complaining. Great place.
St. Stephen's Green, St Stephens Green, Dublin
Have eaten here a few times and had a very pleasant experience but unfortunately the service last night changed that. The food was fine but our waitress from down under was extremely rude and ruined the dining experience for us. As a result I won't be coming back.
The Chili Club
Anne's Lane, South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Thought the food here was wonderful and the service attentive and pleasant. I will return.
Kudos (Liffey Valley)
Clarion Hotel, Dublin 22, Liffey Valley, Dublin
Have eaten here a few times as it's close to work. Nothing special. Staff not very friendly and the restaurant itself is not very inviting - feels more like a place to pass through quickly. No major complaints about the food but found it better in other Clarion hotels.
TGI Friday (St Stephens Green )
St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Dark dingy restaurant. All of the waiting staff were very disinterested in doing their job. Food was very mediocre.
Captain America's Cookhouse And Bar
44 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Food is OK, as is the service. Can't say anything better I'm afraid but really enjoyed a night out with the girls here so don't want to say anything too bad either.
The Bank on College Green
20-22 College Green, City Centre South, Dublin
Was tempted by the menu while in here for a Sunday afternoon drink with a few friends. Only had a starter which was amazing so I ordered another! Everyone else got main courses which I had to try also and everything was gorgeous and great value for money.
Johnnie Fox's Pub
Glencullen, Dublin Mountains, Glencullen, Dublin
Ate here some time ago on a Sunday evening and was hugely impressed. The food is wonderful, the service is friendly and the surroundings both inside and the view outside are fantastic. Very popular but it's easy to see why.
Wagamama - Stephen's Green
St Stephen's Green Centre, South King St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Loved the food here so much that I bought the cookbook. Great for a cheap and cheerful healthy dinner. One dining companion was not at all impressed with the canteen style dining with people sat closely together on the long benches. There is a get 'em in and out as quickly as possible feel to the place but this is why a long queue moves so fast and it certainly is a different dining experience.
71-72 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Have eaten here many times with very different groups of people and all have loved it. The food is lovely and I have never had cause to complain about the service. There's a reason this place is always so busy.
The Egg Cafe (Avoca Rathcoole)
Naas Road, Rathcoole, Dublin
Enjoyed a lovely lunch with work colleagues here today. The food was lovely - when they say chunky chips, they mean it! The service was pleasant but our meals were slow to arrive despite the fact it was not at all busy when we ordered so maybe not a place for a quick lunch. It was worth waiting for and we were in no rush back. Only sorry we didn't have time to look at what was on sale downstairs but definitely next time.
Arc Cafe Bar
Liffey Vallley Shopping Centre, Fonthill Rd, West Dublin, Liffey Valley, Dublin
Eaten here lots of times. The food does vary in quality but overall they have a good selection of dishes, which are generally very tasty. Nice decor both downstairs and upstairs. Service has always been good. Great for a mid-week treat.
Lemongrass (Liffey Valley)
Arc Bar, Liffey Valley Centre, West Dublin, Lucan, Dublin
Lovely food and wine. Pleasant and attentive service. A good place for a casual dinner. Preferred the old menu but definitely a few things on their current menu that would entice me back to try them.
The Village @ Lyons, Celbridge, Kildare
The surroundings at Lyons estate are absolutely breathtaking. It's worth it to pay a visit here for the setting alone. I found the service very attentive. They've obviously been paying note of previous reviews on this site. My main course and dessert were nice. Afraid that's all I can say. I think the price range given above is a bit misleading. This place is expensive, not by comparison with the other restaurant at the estate, but I did not find the food worth the price charged. A frequent visitor to Cafe la Serre commented that main courses had increased by a few euros since her last visit but she had not seen any improvement in the quality and the menu had not changed and is not very extensive. None the less, it would be a wonderful spot overall to come for a special occasion.
Chapter One Restaurant
18/19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin
Overall, I enjoyed our dining experience here. Everyone was very welcoming. Martin gave us a lovely introduction to the menu and must be psychic as he asked if it was a celebration for my partner's birthday, which it was! The pre-theatre menu is great value compared with evening prices but I did find the portion sizes for starters and main courses a bit ridiculous - I received a minuscule lump of vegetables in the middle of a large plate for my order of a salad of French beans. Very disappointing. My partner's soup was wonderful as were the main courses. The desserts were fantastic and included a special surprise for my partner's birthday. In saying that, I was not as impressed as I expected to be but then the waiting list and the hype associated with Chapter One would raise anyone's expectations a little too high.
Bits and Pizzas
15 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Enjoyed a wonderful meal here in this cosy restaurant. The pizza is amazing and absolutely no faults with the starters and desserts. Excellent service.
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
Have eaten here a few times. Have heard the stories about the appalling service. The first time everything ran like clockwork and the food was great. The second time we did cancel the coffees we'd be waiting on for some time and just asked for the bill but the waitress was extremely apologetic and I could not fault the food. The last time we were asked to move tables as our group was smaller than anticipated and another group was larger than expected. Some of our group were put-out by this but we only had a few glasses of wine to bring with us and the manager gave us a bottle of wine for the inconvenience. Overall, I've had a very positive experience on the three occasions. A shake up of the menu at this stage would be no harm I believe to keep things fresh.
Meeting House Square, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Wonderfully authentic. Fabulous food and wine by the jug at low low prices! A fantastic dining experience. They do good work!
Montys of Kathmandu
28 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Enjoyed the food but thought it was nothing spectacular. Reasonably priced. Not very impressed with the service. The waiters were reluctant to come take our order. Some of my group were ravenous so they were not impressed. I had to ask 3 times for my glass of wine. I'd had a bad day so it was higher on my list of priorities than food!
Siam Thai (Andrews Street)
14/15 Andrews Street, City Centre South, Dublin
Wonderful food and the service was excellent. Was worried the quality of food would not be great when the main courses arrived within about 5 minutes of ordering but it was fantastic. Slightly expensive with rice/noodles at an extra cost but I don't mind paying a bit extra for good food. Also thought the wine list was good and not too expensive.
St Andrew Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Had planned to go to this restaurant for some time but something always came up. Was therefore delighted when this place was chosen for a work night out. Love the old, theatrical feel to the restaurant. Thought the food was superb. We did order a selection of vegetables for the table. They brought us all the side orders on the menu which if I had been paying for myself I may have queried as I don't think these were cheap. The wine was also wonderful. As I didn't pay I can't complain about the price but I may have been reluctant about paying over €20 for a chicken salad had I been there of my own accord. Would recommend it for a special occasion or for the pre-theatre menu, which looks very reasonable.
26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Not a place for a date. Even on a Wednesday evening with a group of girls I found it very noisy but then the intention of the dinner was to catch up so we should have picked a quieter venue. Thought the portion sizes were quite poor but then some were bigger than others so perhaps I was just unlucky. Regarding the service, our waiter kept forgetting our drinks order which after two or three requests got very irritating. Also thought the guy who showed me to my seat was a little over-friendly. Felt decidedly uncomfortable! Won't be rushing back but would like to give the place another chance at some stage.
Diep le Shaker
55 Pembroke Lane, (Off Pembroke Street), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Definitely the nicest restaurant I have ever eaten in. The food is amazing and the service impeccable. The wonderful cocktails are a great alternative for dessert after the generous starter and main course portions. The food is expensive but well worth it especially for a special occasion.
1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. Have eaten here many times. I normally opt for a place I haven't tried before when picking a restaurant but this is one restaurant that always lures me back. Not being able to make a booking may put some people off but if it's a casual evening it is a pleasure to sit with a glass of wine while waiting for a table to become available. A last minute dinner with friends could have been very difficult the Saturday before Christmas and not a table available in any Dublin restaurant when we tried weeks in advance to book. Arrived at Salamanca at 7.30 and were seated immediately. 5 stars all round!
La Banca Ristorante
Main Street, Lucan Village, Lucan, Dublin
Initially I was impressed with my choice of restaurant as I walked in the door. Unfortunately we were led through the pleasant and tastefully decorated dining room downstairs to a dark, drab and cold dining room upstairs, which was empty so obviously lacking in any atmosphere. I thought the food was ok - my starter was very poor (never had bruschetta with a lump of cold buffalo mozzarella on top even in Italy - assumed they would grill it slightly). My main course was ok but a very small portion for what was charged for it. Overall it is very expensive for both wine and food considering what you get. Won't be going back and won't be allowed to pick the restaurant again for a long time!