Restaurant Reviews from alser

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52.5%

County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 8

Member Since: 19 November 2008

Last Visit: 09 April 2014

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Nandos (Dundrum) restaurant

Sandyford Road, Dundrum Town Centre, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Casual Dining

Price Range:

Good
198 reviews

Reviewed 16th December 2008 ( visited 16th December 2008 )

I went here not really knowing what to expect. After always eating in Milanos in Dundrum Town Centre I wanted something different so my mum and I wandered in here before doing a spot of Christmas shopping. I have to say, it was a lovely and enjoyable meal. The staff were very friendly and nice - but not in your face. The food was delish, particularly the corn on the cob. We had the hummous to share to start with warm pitta bread and a dash of Peri Peri sauce. Chicken pitta and Veggie pittas for mains, ratatouille, corn on the cob and chips for sides, 2 deserts, 1 coffee and 2 bottles of beer and it came to under €50 - very good value. The food is bursting with flavour and the restaurant has a lovely relaxed casual atmosphere, a real haven from the madness of Dundrum Town Centre a week before Christmas! Would definitely recommend!
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Mulligan's of Sandymount restaurant

86 Sandymount Road Dublin 4, Sandymount, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Cheap Eats

Price Range:

Good
7 reviews

Reviewed 19th November 2008 ( visited 19th November 2008 )

Was delighted to find that Mulligans served Cafe Java sandwiches and food as had wanted to go to Cafe Java originally but there were no tables free! Lovely sandwiches and soups, nice atmosphere, lovely staff, particularly the bar man, would recommend it!
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Mexico to Rome
23 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Love the way that Mexico to Rome has you going via Spain or Asia. Whichever route you take, it's a guaranteed delicious ride.

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Odessa
13 Dame Court, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

Came to Odessa to avail of the Early Bird menu, when we arrived the restaurant seemed to be buzzing but we were shown downstairs to a much quieter room, it was probably a nicer room but lacking a bit in atmosphere as was quite quiet. Also, we got seated just beside the toilets, I know someone has to sit there but when the place was half empty it seemed bizarre they would seat us there! Menu is great, would like to back and try brunch sometime, the early bird is great value but they have some nice dishes not on the early bird that would be nice to try. Tables are very low and you are sitting in arm chairs, is quite cool. They have lovely round tables, great for groups as it is always annoying being at a long table in a group. All in all a great experience, I had the roast chicken and my boyfriend had the duck and they were both absolutely delicious.

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Salamanca
1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Had heard great things about this place and was not disappointed. Lovely food, would particularly recommend the Avocado Salad and the chicken and pepper puff pastry dish, service was exactly how you want it to be, attentive staff but not in your face and leave you to your own devices when you want, but never far away if you need something. They let us linger over the end of our wine before ordering dessert. Good value for money too, 1 Catalan bread (amazing - highly recommend), 4 main dishes, an ice cream, a Bailey's and a bottle of wine and the bill came to €70. Unfortunately no live music while we were there but gives us an excuse to go back again!

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

I have been here a couple of times and always enjoyed it. However after my last visit I will not be going back anytime soon. I can handle it if some of the staff aren't up to standard but when the manager is as rude and incompetent as he was last week then it is something else. Firstly he didn't listen to our order properly and brought the wrong dishes - twice. 3 of us asked for a small glass of wine (all asked at separate times) and while we did comment it was quite a large glass for a 'small' it wasn't a pleasant surprise when we went up to pay (the service was so slow we had to walk up to the till for our bill) we had been charged for 3 large glasses of wine. When this was queried his response was simply 'But you drank large glasses so you pay for large glasses'. I wouldn't mind if he had mis-heard once, but 3 separate times made us think it was a bit of a scam. He (grudgingly) eventually said he would take off one of the glasses from the bill only to re-do the bill, hand it back to us and it was exact same as before - still with 3 large glasses of wine on there! (€9 for a large glass of Rose is crazy). We could not have been bothered arguing any more as we felt the whole meal had been a battle and at this stage we just wanted to leave. Food is good but after the appalling service it's just not worth it. Also, works out quite expensive if you are hungry as you would need at least 3, if not 4 dishes and at €3 - €5 a pop it can add up. Would not recommend which is a pity because lovely interior and great atmosphere but not worth the AWFUL SERVICE and sheer rudeness from the maitre d.

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Eden Bar & Lounge
Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin

Is my local watering hole and am loving it since it got done up a few years ago. Great pub grub although can be a bit manic on a Sunday... prefer the a la carte menu. Wine a bit expensive but great atmosphere and great for a Christmas drink. Would recommend.

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Brownes Deli and Cafe
18 Sandymount Green, Dublin 4, Sandymount, Dublin

Work in Sandymount so have often popped in for a soup or a wrap. The soups are amazing, different flavours and full of taste. Their wraps are also very good, if not a little expensive. Nice to sit in but also do takeaway if there is no seats (which often there isn't). Overall a nice place for lunch now and again but a bit expensive to be eating in every day.

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Nandos (Dundrum)
Sandyford Road, Dundrum Town Centre, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin

I went here not really knowing what to expect. After always eating in Milanos in Dundrum Town Centre I wanted something different so my mum and I wandered in here before doing a spot of Christmas shopping. I have to say, it was a lovely and enjoyable meal. The staff were very friendly and nice - but not in your face. The food was delish, particularly the corn on the cob. We had the hummous to share to start with warm pitta bread and a dash of Peri Peri sauce. Chicken pitta and Veggie pittas for mains, ratatouille, corn on the cob and chips for sides, 2 deserts, 1 coffee and 2 bottles of beer and it came to under €50 - very good value. The food is bursting with flavour and the restaurant has a lovely relaxed casual atmosphere, a real haven from the madness of Dundrum Town Centre a week before Christmas! Would definitely recommend!

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Mulligan's of Sandymount
86 Sandymount Road Dublin 4, Sandymount, Dublin

Was delighted to find that Mulligans served Cafe Java sandwiches and food as had wanted to go to Cafe Java originally but there were no tables free! Lovely sandwiches and soups, nice atmosphere, lovely staff, particularly the bar man, would recommend it!

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