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Monsoon (Stillorgan) restaurant

4-5 The Hill, Stillorgan, Stillorgan, Dublin, Area Code: South Co. Dublin

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Cuisine:
Indian

Price Range:

Good
38 reviews

Reviewed 23rd April 2007 ( visited 23rd April 2007 )

Never eaten in the restaurant, but the takeaway food is superb. It's so fresh and tasty and the staff are the most polite people I have ever encountered. Highly recommended.
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The Gables restaurant

McCabes Wines, The Gables, 1 Torquay Road, Dublin 18 , Foxrock, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 18

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Cuisine:
Bistro

Price Range:

Good
243 reviews

Reviewed 23rd April 2007 ( visited 23rd April 2007 )

Ate here recently and loved it - good food, we were delighted with every course we got. Great selection of wine, and very good coffee (not always a given in Dublin, unfortunately). Got great service. The bill was a surprise, much less than I thought it would be given the area. Will definitely be back.
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Mao Restaurant (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

The "value menu" at 2 courses for 18.95 isn't bad. They've dropped the prices on many of their main courses, that said, they were too high to begin with. The quality of the food and presentation is noticeably worse since they cheapened up; food is a bit thrown on the plate, and the nice options they had like whole sea bass are just gone off the menu. Big portions and tasty, but if you drop the price and the quality drops too, you're not really any better off in the end.

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Sorrell’s Restaurant at the Green Isle Hotel
Newlands Cross, West Dublin, Clondalkin, Dublin

Very tasty food, and good value for money. The kids menu is great too, went down very well. The place was buzzy for midweek. Overall, a very nice place to drop in for dinner, and it's cheap enough that you can do it on a whim. Will be back.

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Gotham Cafe
8 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Good cheap casual food, the guacamole is lovely, pizzas are good and the salads are huge. Great to drop into for lunch, haven't eaten there in the evening but the menu looks great. Would recommend!

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Ananda
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

Ate here last week in a group of 5. The location is bizarre - into the cinema entrance of the shopping centre, up 2 escalators and then it's hidden away in a corner. The room is nice and the menu is quite extensive. Between us we ordered a good variety of dishes. I had a duck tasting for starter, which was a very cold slice of a terrine or parfait, and a dry piece of duck covered in spices. It wasn't great, and the portion was tiny. For main I had a seafood curry which was fine, but not fabulous. There wasn't much fish in it either, for the price paid. And considering the price paid I don't like to have to pay separately for plain steamed rice! We shared a portion of ice cream and a portion of sorbet which were very good. With 2 glasses of wine between the lot of us, the bill came to 50 euros each which was very expensive considering I went home hungry. Very disappointing. p.s. service was annoying, in your face one minute, then impossible to find when they forgot 2 portions of rice.

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La Cuvee @ Eno Wine Bar
1 Burton Hall, Mayor Square, IFSC, City Centre North, Dublin

Good buzzy atmosphere at lunchtime, but a bit pricy. Decent tasty food though, and a great wine list. Nice for a special occasion.

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Rock Glen Country House Hotel
Clifden, Clifden, Galway

We were staying in the hotel so it was handy to eat in the restaurant on the first night. The food was nice, but quite fussy. I would have preferred it served quickly instead of letting it cool down while they sprinkled parsley all over. And the veg served with the main course looked like it came from a packet of stir fry mix - I would not usually expect peppers and beansprouts to be served with rack of lamb and mash... The desserts at 8.95 are over-priced, for 2 scoops of ice cream that's ridiculous. On the other hand a bottle of the delicious house red wine is a steal at 21.95. It was rammed full at the weekend though so it seems popular!

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Mitchell's Restaurant
Market Street, Clifden, Galway

Ate lunch here last weekend. Service was quite brusque but the food was very tasty. Quite expensive for lunch, but nice for a treat.

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Off The Square Restaurant
Main Street, Clifden, Galway

Had a great meal here last weekend. The food is very fresh and not overly fussy. Had mussels to start and sea bass with pea mash. Shared dessert, which was a molten chocolate pudding, yum. With 2 starters, 2 mains, 1 dessert, wine and coffe, bill came in under 80euros which was very reasonable given the quality of food. Would definitely recommend, but make sure you book in advance at weekends.

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

Good brunch, nice buzzy room. But it's getting very difficult to get a table for brunch at the weekends, the queues are getting longer (we were told there'd be a 2 hour wait last weekend...) so I'd recommend getting in early.

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Courtyard Restaurant
Carnegie Court Hotel, North Street, Swords, Swords, Dublin

Ate here as part of a group of 9 for dinner. Everyone enjoyed the food - the steaks in particular were excellent.

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Town Bar and Grill
21 Kildare Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Had lunch here on Saturday and couldn't fault it in any way. Service was excellent, food was stunning and the lunch prices are great value. Had read mixed reviews before especially on the portion sizes but we were full after 2 courses. Can't wait to get back here for dinner and would highly recommend.

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Milano (Dundrum)
Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

We've ended up here several times recently on impulse. Sometimes have to queue for a table but not for long and it's not something we mind if we haven't booked. Good choice of pizzas and lovely starters, decent wine. Lovely desserts and coffee (the figs and coffee combination is great for dessert). Very reasonable prices and great attentive service. Not really somewhere for a romantic meal but good buzzy atmosphere to drop in for food.

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Monsoon (Stillorgan)
4-5 The Hill, Stillorgan, Stillorgan, Dublin

Never eaten in the restaurant, but the takeaway food is superb. It's so fresh and tasty and the staff are the most polite people I have ever encountered. Highly recommended.

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The Gables
McCabes Wines, The Gables, 1 Torquay Road, Dublin 18 , Foxrock, Dublin

Ate here recently and loved it - good food, we were delighted with every course we got. Great selection of wine, and very good coffee (not always a given in Dublin, unfortunately). Got great service. The bill was a surprise, much less than I thought it would be given the area. Will definitely be back.

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

After waiting an hour and 15 minutes for our food at brunch yesterday it turned out to be great. I had mushrooms and spinach on toast with hollandaise sauce and potato chunks, which was delicious. Others had the full breakfast in a skillet (pronounced great), rotisserie chicken with mash (delicious) and steak with (poached) eggs, guacamole and potato chunks (mixed reaction, eggs were overdone apparently). A latte took 25 minutes to arrive; the waitress shrugged and said there was only one person making the coffee. Then came dessert. 2 ordered dessert, 2 coffees. One dessert arrived (baked berry cheesecake, lovely). 10 minutes later I asked the waitress to check that the other dessert was still coming. It was "in the system, so it will arrive". 5 minutes later it appeared. 10 minutes after that the rest of us got our coffee. When the manager/supervisor brought us our bill, I pointed out that service had been appallingly slow. I said it didn't seem to be the waitress's fault; the delay seemed to come from the kitchen. Her answer? "Oh well everyone arrived at once, I don't know if you've ever worked in a restaurant yourself, but you know what it's like". No, I do not know what it's like. I would expect a restaurant to be able to handle a full sitting, and there were quite a few empty tables so even that wasn't a good reason. Had the waitress or the supervisor at any time said they would be a delay, or apologised for the delay when they brought our food, we would have left a lot happier. As it was, although the food was good I don't think any of us will be back in a hurry.

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