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De Brúns restaurant

Ashleigh Centre, Main Street, Castleknock, Dublin, Area Code:

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106 reviews

Reviewed 09th March 2015 ( visited 28th February 2015 )

Visited here recently and tried their 2 course & drink for 19.95. I ordered fish cake and hubby ordered pate. 3 golf ball sized fish cakes arrived with load of salad and pate arrived with a load of salad too. Hubby ordered the burger which was ok. I ordered the sweet chili prawns and it arrived more swimming in a sauce that was more like sweet & sour. Asked the waitress if they could bring a spoon of mash with a sausage for my 3 year old son and they charged almost €8 for that! The wines that were included with the meal were nice. Reasonable for what we had, but could be improved.
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De Brúns restaurant

Ashleigh Centre, Main Street, Castleknock, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Brasserie

Price Range:

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106 reviews

Reviewed 09th March 2015 ( visited 28th February 2015 )

Visited here recently and tried their 2 course & drink for 19.95. I ordered fish cake and hubby ordered pate. 3 golf ball sized fish cakes arrived with load of salad and pate arrived with a load of salad too. Hubby ordered the burger which was ok. I ordered the sweet chili prawns and it arrived more swimming in a sauce that was more like sweet & sour. Asked the waitress if they could bring a spoon of mash with a sausage for my 3 year old son and they charged almost €8 for that! The wines that were included with the meal were nice. Reasonable for what we had, but could be improved.
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Unicorn
12b Merrion Court, Merrion Row, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

Visited on a busy/sunny Friday afternoon. Lunch menu available all afternoon. Great value for two courses. Service was extremely slow but it wasn't a problem as we weren't in a rush. Calamari was delicious. Gnocchi beautiful although very filling. Kid goat ragu tasty. Too full for desert. Great place to sit outside when the sun is shining.

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Amuse Restaurant
22 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

Hubby and I tried Amuse on a very quiet Thursday afternoon - there was only one other table taken in the restaurant. The food was amazing and our waitress was very knowledgeable with wine recommendations. Yes the portions are small but with the richness of the food/foams/sauces we weren't complaining. Waitress also brought extra basket of freshly baked bread which was delicious. Definitely one to try again.

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Etto Merrion Row
18 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Extremely knowledgeable friendly staff who were able to make great recommendations on pairing the food with wine. Agree with other reviews that it's quite pricey. We shared a cote du boeuf and at €58 would expect it to come with a few more extras other than side of garlic potatoes. Ox tongue starter was tasty, although I wasn't overly impressed with the hens egg starter. Didn't go for desert and just finished with coffees. Tables extremely close together - too close for comfort as you feel your neighbours are listening to your conversations.

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Mourne Seafood Bar
Millennium Tower, Charlotte Quay, Dublin City Centre, City Centre South, Dublin

Had a beautiful late lunch here with the other half. Restuarant was not very busy. Had delicious seafood cocktail to start but it had far too many mussels in it, would have preferred a bit more crab. The salt & chili squid was divine, not at all rubbery. Mains consisted of the roast hake and pan fried sea bream. Both dishes were a little shy of carbs but the fish was fantastic. Definitely want to go back to try their dinner menu.

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Dorans at the Beachcomber
179 Howth Road, North Dublin, Killester, Dublin

Amazing food...quiet enough as it was early in the evening.

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De Brúns
Ashleigh Centre, Main Street, Castleknock, Dublin

Visited here recently and tried their 2 course & drink for 19.95. I ordered fish cake and hubby ordered pate. 3 golf ball sized fish cakes arrived with load of salad and pate arrived with a load of salad too. Hubby ordered the burger which was ok. I ordered the sweet chili prawns and it arrived more swimming in a sauce that was more like sweet & sour. Asked the waitress if they could bring a spoon of mash with a sausage for my 3 year old son and they charged almost €8 for that! The wines that were included with the meal were nice. Reasonable for what we had, but could be improved.

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Millstone, A Dublin Restaurant
39 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Group of 8 dined there recently and had a great experience. Fantastic value early bird menu. Most people opted for the chowder or portobello mushrooms. The chowder was almost a meal in itself! Mushrooms were garlicy and served on a sour dough toast. For mains, most had the fish & chips or trio of beef. Happy diners all around.

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Brioche
51 Elmwood Avenue Lower, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

Had dinner here recently with my other half and I can only describe the food as amazing. As other reviewers have noted, the tables are quite close together but that didn't bother us or the groups to either side. The wine selection is fantastic and there's something to suit all budgets. We ordered a good few dishes meaning that it did work out expensive, but i felt it was worth it!

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Geisha Asian Restaurant (Ashtown)
73-74 Ashtown Village, Dublin 15, Ashtown, Dublin

Tragic! loved this restaurant when it came first but not sure what's happened it to it lately. the menu has changed, for the worse! the wine selection is limited. starters were good, but main prawn teppantaki main course was a disaster - it had a hard boiled potato in the middle of the dish! The prawns weren't even seasoned with soy or garlic/chili. Won't be returning in a hurry, sadly!

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Ahernes Seafood Bar & Restaurant
163 North Main Street, Youghal, Youghal, Cork

Great experience - beautiful dining room. Delicious breads served while you're waiting for your meal. Starters of scallops and mussels were divine. Main course of turbot was slightly disappointing for the price. The portion sizes were on the small side, but delicious food overall. Service was top class. Definitely worth a visit.

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Skylon Hotel Bar & Grill
Dublin Skylon Hotel, Upper Drumcondra Road, North Dublin, Drumcondra, Dublin

Bar area was extremely busy and the room itself was quite hot. Ordered from the dinner menu - hubby ordered the beef burger and I had the thai chicken green curry. The curry arrived with nan bread and a raita which surprised me! The sauce was quite gloopy although there were nice chunky pieces of chicken in it. Hubby was happy with his burger. Service was slow. Food overall was fine but wouldn't be somewhere I'd rush back to.

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Wrights Anglers Rest
Strawberry Beds, West Dublin, Dublin 20, Chapelizod, Dublin

Had a late lunch with my husband on Saturday afternoon - as the weather was fine, we sat outside. He ordered the fish cakes to start followed by Hake. I ordered the crab from the specials menu and the seafood salad. The fishcakes were small but delicious. The crab was similar to a crab mayonnaise served with one piece of sour dough - it could have done with a second slice. The seafood salad was amazing. Hot pieces of salmon, smoked hake and prawns on dressed leaves. Hubby's hake was equally tasty. We had a bottle of the Italian Pinot Grigio Rose and the bill came to e75. Service was fine. Would go again.

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Dax Restaurant
23 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Went here for a birthday celebration and the food, wine and service were all outstanding. It's pricey, but definitely a contender for a michelin star!

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

I haven't been to this restaurant since Xmas and i'm afraid to say the food standards are slipping. 4 of us had dinner yesterday evening - the restaurant wasn't busy at all. The lamb shanks were dry and served with a steak knife. On previous visits the meat used to fall off the bone. The salmon was completely overdone and served with an awful waxy mashed potato. I hope the kitchen pulls up its socks before it's too late; don't think i'll be rushing back again any time soon. Their wine shop is still great though!

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Zaragoza
South William St., Dublin , South William Street, Dublin

Had a beautiful selection of tapas on a recent visit with my hubby. We shared the mini pork burger, cod with caramelised apple, patatas bravas, paella and monkfish. All dishes were delicious, couldn't find fault with the food or service. Will go again.

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Indie Dhaba
21-26 South Anne Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Called in early on Saturday evening without a reservation and we got a table. Our waitress explained the concept of the restaurant and made some recommendations under each section. Everything that arrived was beautiful! Loved all of the dishes, cannot wait to go back to try some more!

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Damascus Gate
10 Upper Camden Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin

Called in without a reservation on Saturday night and the place was heaving. We were told we could have a table if we waited 10 mins so we did. The tables were all placed very close together. The waiter advised us that it was a BYOW restaurant so hubby popped across the road to get a bottle. We ordered falafel and pastry for starters. For the price i think they could have afforded to put 3 on the plate rather than a measly 2. We both ordered Damascus Gate specialities for mains. Hubby opted for the half chicken and I ordered the fillet of fish. Both were only ok. The fist was just covered in a bland tomato sauce on a bed of plain rice with a slice of aubergine and slice of pepper thrown in. Hubbys chicken was nice but nothing special. Didn't bother ordering deserts. Don't know if i'd rush back, even though the two mains and starters only cost e40.

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777
7 Castle House, South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I've been dying to try this place out for so long! Myself and the hubby landed in on Sunday eve without a reservation and we were offered the seats at the bar which suited us as we were hungy and happy to eat straight away. Out waiter was very friendly and gave us an outline of some of the dishes. We started with 2 margaritas which were strong and expensive! We shared a starter of tostados which were only ok and as other reviewers stated, looked more like they had been assembled rather than cooked. I got the tuna for mains and hubby got the pork flank. Tuna was perfectly cooked. Pork flank was tasty but not a lot of it. We ordered a bottle of house white too. Didn't bother with desert. Overall the bill came to 110 which I felt was very overpriced for what we had. Nice vibe to the place and friendly staff. Maybe next time I'll just sample their tapas!

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Castello Bruno
Main Street, Castleknock Village, Dublin 15, Castleknock, Dublin

Had a late Friday lunch with hubby at Castello Bruno a few weeks ago. We ordered bruscetta and fish cakes to start. Bruscetta was fine...garlicy but a little on the soggy for my liking. Fish cakes were mostly potato and not much in the line of fish inside. For mains, I ordered the Sicilian pasta and hubby ordered seafood pasta dish. Sauce on my pasta was nice, nothing to write home about. Plenty of shellfish in hubbys dish. Pasta was not served al dente. Overall a good experience but not the best Italian meal i've ever tasted.

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San Lorenzos
South Great Georges Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

First time to San Lorenzos was a great experience. Great selection on the menu both from food and wine perspective, although I thought the wines were slighly expensive. Attention from staff and their knowledge of the dishes was superb. Will definitely be back again

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Okra Green Castleknock
Unit 1, Village Shopping Centre, Dublin 15, Castleknock, Dublin

Used my menupages voucher last Saturday night and was pleasantly surprised by the choice on the menu. My marinated crabclaws were delicious, if a little salty. They also left an orange stain on my fingers, probably from the tumeric. Hubbys tandori prawns were perfectly cooked. For mains I had the talapia fish and hubby had one of the chefs recommended beef curries. Both were very flavoursome and were accompanied by naan bread and rice. We also ordered a tasty NZ Sauvignon Blanc to wash it all down. The only disappointment was the house desert that came with the voucher. One scoop of vanilla ice-cream, covered in what seemed like spray cream and strawberry sauce (from a bottle!) Apart from avoiding the desert in the future, i'd definitely go back

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Saagar Indian Restaurant
16 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Used our menupages voucher on Sat evening and the place was deserted. The music in the background seemed to be on repeat and it was the same song playing over and over again! Hubby ordered the tandori selection for starters which were ok - a bit dry. My chicken tikka starter was quite rubbery. For mains we ordered prawns (2 supplement on the voucher). Hubbys dish was supposed to be hot but it wasn't, my medium dish was hotter. Rice and naan were good. When we enquired about desert, they said that they didn't have any - i was looking forward to a traditional Indian icecream! I wouldn't rush back, even with a voucher!

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Nyonya Malaysian Restaurant
76 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Restaurant was quiet enough for a Saturday evening. Hubby ordered chili chicken wings to start and I had the roti canai. 2 pancakes arrived and were a little greasy and the curry sauce looked a little oily, but overall the taste was fine. Hubby thought his starter was fine. For mains we ordered a laksa and a fish curry. The portion size of the fish curry was small enough. The laska had pieces of chicken that were still on the bone along with a handful of prawns. The sauce on this dish again had a layer of oil floating on it. All dishes were tasty but not amazing - however for E34 for the two courses each it was fairly good value!.

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The Green Hen
33 Exchequer street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Went with my hubby for their early bird menu tonight. What fantastic value - he had the terrine followed by the beef bourginon, i had the minestrone soup followed by the roast hake. Food was delicious and very well presented. We ordered 2 glasses of wine and our server came back to ensure we were happy with our choices. We managed to squeeze in deserts - he opted for the creme brulee which was only slighly disappointing but the pavlova was fantastic, cruncy on the outside, chewy on the inside. 3 glasses of wine and an espresso brought the early bird menu to 69...which was well worth it!!

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Il Segreto
13a/b Merrion Row, City Centre South, Dublin

Used our Living Social Deal last weekend and can't believe this was our first visit. Amazing food, great wine, very pleasant staff even though they brought the wrong starters, but we didnt mind. Food is to die for, we had the scallops and salad to start and lobster linguine and monkfish for main. All dishes were faultless. Shared a chocolate tart for desert which was beautiful - very lucious! Would definitely visit again

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The Butcher Grill
92 Ranelagh Village, South Dublin, Ranelagh, Dublin

Went for dinner with the hubby last night. Excellent service, very helpful front of house girl who explained the different aged meats and recommended starters to share and wine. Ordered tuna tostados and they were delicious. Followed that with the Cote de Bouef for 2 which was served with onion rings and smoked beans. Beef was perfectly cooked although i'm not too keen on the marbling! Stiil had delicious taste though! Definitely worth a visit for all the carnivores out there!

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Maximilians Bistro
Superquinn Shopping Centre, Dublin 15, Blanchardstown, Dublin

First visit here yesterday and it won't be the last. What a fantastic restaurant. Very friendly staff, great selection of food and wines at great prices. We were very tempted by their early bird menu but decided on the a la carte instead. I had an amazing crab lasagne, while hubby had seafood spaghetti dish. We were delighted with our choices. Will definitely try it again..

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La Maison
15 Castle Market Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Had an early dinner with the hubby this evening and couldn't fault this gem of a restaurant. Fantastic value, 19.50 for two courses. I had the soup while hubby had mussels in white wine sauce. We both opted for the fish of the day which was a beautiful fillet of hake served with greens and baby potatoes. Not a huge portion but rich all the same. Didnt go for desert but definitely will the next time we return...

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Octopussy Seafood Tapas
7 West Pier, Dublin 13, Howth, Dublin

Having visited the restaurant next door plenty of time, we decided to give Octobpussy a try. Ordered from their great value early bird menu, 2 medium tapas and a glass of house wine for 15! Between us we ordered the spicy crayfish salad, fish tenders, baked scallops and crab on toast. All dishes were delicious. My only gripe would be with the extra portion of patatas bravas we ordered - although there were plenty of them, they were covered in what tasted like a tomato & basil sauce which gave them more of an italian feel rather than spanish. Glasses of house wine were tasty too. Would definitely try it out again

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Kokoro Sushi Bento
19 Lower Liffey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Called into Kokoro for the first time. Was really suprised. Great value for some very tasty bento boxes including a free juice. Would like to go back to try out their big sushi selection.

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King Sitric Fish Restaurant
East Pier, North Co. Dublin, Howth, Dublin

Tried this restaurant for the first time on Saturday night. They have 3 separate menus on offer but we chose from the a la carte which probably wasn't a great idea when the final bill came! I had scallops to start followed by monkfish. Scallops were deliciously soft but the pudding should have been grilled not fried in my opinion as it was too soggy. Hubby had the dublin bay prawns to start which were expensive given the portion size. Follwed that with the fillet of turbot which again was a tiny portion for the price. Mains came with a dish of baby boiled potatoes and some steamed veg. Food was very good but very expensive for what we got. Probably better value to be had with their dinner menu or tasting menus

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Chameleon Restaurant
1 Lower Fownes Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Tried here on Friday night for the first time and was seriously impressed. The menu is based around ricetafels - similar to tapas but indonesian food. I tried the Bali menu which included pork wontons, chicken satay skewer, beef rendang, a spicy salad and rice. Hubby went for the fish menu which included a fish cake, hake in a banana leaf, prawn rice, noodles. The plates seemed endless and each was delicious. We didn't have room for deserts. Staff were very friendly and explained the menu in detail. As the previous reviewer said, it's slightly pricey but still the food is fantastic. We were also in the top room and it's definitely worth asking for a table up there.

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Roast
10a Merrion Rd, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Used our citydeal on Friday night along with a lot of other people by the looks of it. Had starters of chicken livers and seafood chowder. Starters are a bit limiting if you don't like pate/chowder/terrine/smoked salmon Chowder was nice and creamy but too many mussels for my liking. Hubby enjoyed his livers served pink. For mains we had the lamb shank and the rump steak with home fries. The fries were delicious and the steak cooked perfectly. The lamb was falling off the bone and was delicious. We didn't have room for desert. Service was attentive however there was a long gap between starter and main course but we didn't mind because we weren't in a rush. The restaurant got rather hot once the tables began to fill up. Would try it again

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Mitsuba Japanese Restaurant
154 Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Went here for dinner on Friday night and was very impressed. The menu is extensive and hard to choose one thing. They have a separate sushi menu. I ordered Chicken Teriyaki which was a small portion but just what i was looking for. Hubby had the hot beef ramen and it was fairly spicy. We got 2 side orders of gyoza (which were grilled and delicious) and breaded squid rings. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Will definitely be back to try more of their dishes and sushi.

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

Went for dinner on a busy Thursday night. I was a bit disappointed with my hummous - had just come straight out of the fridge therefore difficult to taste anything from it and could have done with more than 5 pitta bread fingers. Hubbys brie tartlet was more successful. For mains i had the fish pie although i found it hard to taste the apple and shallot mash - it just had loads of dill in it. Hubby had the 1/2 roasted chicken with duck fat potatoes. Chicken was tasty but the potatoes could have been crispier. We shared a pear and almond tart which was a real winner. Service was good.

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TGI Friday (Blanchardstown)
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Dublin 15, Blanchardstown, Dublin

Called in on the way to see a movie. The place was fairly busy for a Thurs eve. Had a voucher from another supplier so asked if it was possible to use it - it was for 2 burgers, but waitress said that they had to be from the beef burger section which didn't really make sense as some of the chicken burgers were cheaper! Anyway, burgers arrived on thick bundys. Looked appetising but unfortunately the taste didn't match. They tasted like poor quality burgers and the fries looked like the frozen ones, not hand cut. Service was ok, wouldn't be rushing back.

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

Had dinner on a busy Friday night. Lots to choose from on the menu so asked our very friendly waitress for some advice on the starters / mains. I had the chicken skewes while hubby had the chicken wings. For mains I had the prawn & crab claws but they were not peppery/spicy as indicated on the menu. Sauce was a little acidic and at almost 25 thought it was a little overpriced. Hubby had the monkfish & bean stew, again slightly overpriced given the tiny portion of monkfish. He had to order a separate side dish as it wasn't served with anything. While we were waiting on starters, lovely seed bread arrived on the table which was probably the reason we didn't have room for desert. Would go back again to try something else but felt the seafood dishes were expensive for the portion size.

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Ming Garden (Dublin)
Unit 1-2 Bonnybrook CentreMain Street, Blanchardstown Village, Blanchardstown, Dublin

The restaurant was fairly empty on a Sunday night, except for a few other tables. We were given the lunch special which was valid until 8pm. It seemed fantastic value at 12.99 per person for a soup/appetiser/main/desert. We both had the chicken and corn soup which could have been hotter. I had the spring rolls and hubby had the salt and chili chicken wings - both deep fried so can't really go wrong there. I had the prawn with ginger and spring onion while hubby had cantonese roast duck. Both dishes were served on single dinner plates, no separate bowl of rice. The sauce was so incredibly hot, i suspect it had just been microwaved. Hubbys duck was served dry and probably could have done with a bit of a sauce. He said it was tasty though. We were never offered desert even though it was on the menu although we wouldn't have had room anyway! Good value for a cheap and cheerful dinner, pity about the boppy music going on in the background

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VnV at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Decided to try here for a New Years Eve dinner. There were only a few other occupied tables but that didn't affect our experience. For starters we had snails and scallops. The scallops were amazing and served with a beautiful cauliflower puree. I didn't sample the snails but hubby said they were tasty. For mains we had the steak and duck leg. Steak came with their own cut fries and the duck was served with a squash puree and glazed shallots. We ordered extra side dishes which in hind sight we probably didn't need but the glazed carrots were perfectly cooked and still firm. The mash was buttery. We were too full for deserts. Service was very good and we had a very nice waiter who was only too happy to help out with the wine selection. It's definitely a venue for a treat as it's not cheap but the food is worth it!

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Alexis Bar And Grill
17 / 18 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Having heard some mixed reviews on this restaurant I can't understand why. We had a very enjoyable meal here over the xmas period. We didn't have a reservation but as it was still early in the evening it wasn't a problem. Chose from their set menu which was excellent value - 20 for 2 courses or 25 for 3. We had starters of mushroom risotto and chicken liver pate. The risotto was cooked well but could have done with a tad more seasoning. For mains we had the slow cooked beef and the herb crusted haddock. Beef was so deliciously soft. Haddock was tasty although the crust wasn't all that crusty! Waitress took the plates before the other half had finished swallowing his last morsel but i think she may have been bored as the restaurant was quiet enough. They are only minor issues but would have no problem recommending this restaurant to other diners.

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Il Vicoletto
5 Crow Street (Next to Foggy Dew Pub), Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

This place is simply amazing. Can't believe we only tried it for the first time on Xmas eve. We dropped in without a reservation and got a table with no problem as there were only a few other diners that afternoon. Had starters of bruschetta and starter pasta, both were extremely good. Mains of risotto salsiccia and venison were perfectly cooked. Delicious bottle of iluminati montepulciano and superb service got our xmas break off to a great start. We were too full for deserts but offered some after dinner drinks on the house. Would definitely recommend this place and will definitely be back!

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Hilan Chinese & Korean Restaurant
45 Capel Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Found this restaurant after doing some late night Xmas shopping and was pleasantly surprised. We ordered some dumplings to share which were tasty. Hubby ordered the spicy fish korean dish which was cod and was delicious and definitely had a kick. It was served with a very generous portion of rice. I ordered the Spicy Chicken and Potato Korean soup dish but was told by the waitress about 10 mins later that it wasn't available. Ordered the beef and vegetable in spicy sauce from the korean list again and it wasn't spicy, just a little tangy. Restaurant was very busy for a Monday night but not surprising given their reasonable prices. 1 starter, 2 mains for 28...that's recession proof! Would like to go back to sample their BBQ. Not too much in terms of atmosphere, just a television in the background showing a football match, but wouldn't let that put me off going again!

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Rustic Stone
South George's Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

Had dinner on Saturday night and really enjoyed the experience. We had a very helpful waitress and ordered some breads and dips while browsing the menu. Dips were fab! Had beetroot broth and quails to start. Broth was served cold and was delicious. Quails were served pink. For mains had the halibut with walnut dressing and the sirloin on the stone. Asked for the fish to be cooked by the kitchen and it was divine. The sirloin was very tasty. Got side orders of greens and truffle chips, both were delicious. Too full for desert this time around but the menu looked delish. We had no problems with service and would definitely go back again...

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Le Bon Crubeen
81-82 Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

At here on a cold Sunday night and the place was jammed. We had fish cakes and chowder to start. The chowder was delicious - not too creamy and had plenty of chunks of fish. The fish cakes were ok. They weren't as crisp as I was expecting and had more potato than fish but tasty nonetheless. We had skate and lamb shanks for mains. 2 fine pieces of skate arrived on my plate although there was a little too much butter sauce for me. The fondant potato was a little dry. The lamb shank was falling off the bone, and came with a beautiful gravy and mashed potato. 2 starters/mains and 1 glass of wine came to just over €40 which was great value. Altough we were sitting in a small room off the main dining area, service was very attentive.

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Kinara Kitchen
17 Ranelagh Village, South Dublin, Ranelagh, Dublin

4 of us had dinner here on Friday night. The restaurant was buzzing when we arrived. We took our time going through the menu as there is quite a lot to choose from. For starters we chose the scallops, crab claws and monkfish. The scallops were perfectly cooked but the chili topping wasn't great. The crab claws tasted great but as a previous reviewer said they were tiny. The monkfish was probably the best of the starters. For mains we chose 3 different prawn dishes and a lamb dish. The dishes themselves are small and the sauces were slighly oily but the prawns were enormous. Nan breads were delicious but the servings of rice were again quite small. We didn't have desert, just coffees. The bill came to just over €200 for 4 starters/mains/2 nans/2 rice/2 bottles of wine. Thought it was expensive for what we had. Service was very good and the complimentary popadoms and dips were also a nice touch.

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Burritos & Blues
2 Wexford Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Tasty quesedillas and burritos. Great value .... 15 for 2 dishes, tortilla chips and a water. Would definitely try it again. Pity about the building job happening in the background

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Darwins
80 Aungier Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Having heard plenty of good things about this restaurant, we decided to try out their early bird first. Dropped in without a reservation and were told we could have a table for hour and half which was fine. I had baby calamari with smoked aoili to start and hubby had wild mushroom risotto. Both were delicious but would have preferred mine without the tentacles. For mains I had the hake in buerre blanc and hubby had the sirloin, cooked medium rare. Hake was delicious, drizzled sauce was rich but not too much. Steak was cooked perfectly. Didn't order any side dishes as both mains came with the house potato (creamed). Don't normally go for deserts but decided to pig out!! He ordered the chocolate brownie, which was a tad dry but my rhubarb fool served in a martini glass was lovely and light. Service throughout had been very good but it was a pity one of the waiters whipped away my husbands plate while he was still chewing his last morsel. Same waiter also delivered the bill before we had finished our coffees (we didn't ask for the bill) The lady was very chatty. Will definitely go back for their ala carte...

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Brownes Steakhouse
The Plaza, Blanchardstown Village, Dublin 15, Blanchardstown, Dublin

Having already sampled the steak on the stone in their sister restaurant, we decided to try the burgers in Brownes. He ordered the cashel blue with bacon and I opted for the Cajun Chicken fillet. Checked with the waitress if they came with skinny chips and she confirmed they did - asked if it would be possible to have the chunky chips instead which she said was no problem, but unfortunately the skinny ones arrived. We didn't send them back as we'd waited well over 30 mins for the burgers and were too hungry at that stage. Both burgers were tasty and served on floury baps. The skinny chips were only ok. Nobody came to check if we needed anything else. Price wise, it's reasonable. €30 for 2 burgers, 2 bottles of sparkling water and a glass of wine. Didn't bother with deserts. Service could be improved.

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The Pig's Ear
4 Nassau Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

4 of us had the early bird on Saturday and have to say it's fantastic value! 2 courses for €17.95, 3 courses for €21.95. We had the potted crab and the brawn for starters, both were very good although could have done with an extra melba toast or two...For mains, we tried all 3 dishes, the duck leg, buttered seatrout and barley risotto. The risotto was extremely filling but very good. Trout was on the small side but very tasty with cauliflower champ and the duck was equally good. Cheese plate and raspberry cheesecakes for desert. The cheesecake arrived in a little airtight container and was divine. Service was very attentive.Definitely worth a try...

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Cape Greko (Malahide)
Unit 1 First Floor, New Street, Malahide, Malahide, Dublin

This place has been on my list of places to try and I wonder why I left it so long. Called in last night for their early bird and was very impressed. 2 courses for 18.50. Great selection of starters and there must have been about 15 main courses to choose from. We ordered the calamari and tukey meatballs to start. Calamari was deliciously tender in a crisp batter. Despite earlier reviews, I thought that the turkey meatballs were very flavoursome. 3 generous size bites were served with a delicious tomato based sauce. For mains we had the chicken kebabs and the prawn with olives and spicy tomato sauce. Both dishes were served with a choice of chips/garlic sauteed potatoes or salad. The prawns already came with a rice dish so the extra carbs were probably not needed. Service was very good. Didn't bother with deserts as we were too full! Will definitely try it again...

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Pablo Picante
131 Baggot Street, Dublin 2 , Baggot Street, Dublin

Dropped in on a dreary Sunday afternoon to try one of the burritos i'd heard so much about. Very helpful guy behind the counter explained the difference between the various sauces. I had the chicken and hubby went for the beef. We both picked the medium spicy sauce and there's definitely a kick off it! Burritos were tasty but i got a little bored eating it half way through. Quite stodgy if you get the refried beans - next time i might leave them out. Very reasonably priced.

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

Tried Andersons for brunch yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. Had the ham and emmenthal galette and hubby had the all day breakfast galette. Mine came with a small side salad and tomato relish while his was served with some baby potatoes and relish. Excellent value, really tasty, great coffees. The sweet crepes looked fantastic - will definitely try one of those next time.

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Chez Sara Wine Bar
3 Old Street, North Co. Dublin, Malahide, Dublin

Excellent value restaurant - stopped by for main courses but couldn't resist the free starter/desert with every main served 5.30 - 6.30 on Wed/Thurs. We had the fish specials - Ginger monkfish with asparagus and wild rice and Pan Roasted Sea Bass with beurre blanc. Starters were nice - the scallops were on the small side but tasty nonetheless. Pate seemed to also go down a treat. Basket of freshly sliced baked bread was delish. Will definitely be back to sample more of what they have to offer.

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Taste of Emilia
No. 1 Lower Liffey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Popped in for a glass of wine having heard about this place from a friend. Really cosy little winebar/deli. Huge selection of meats/cheeses on display. Great selection of wine. Shared a bruschetta which was the size of a small pizza & delicious!! Will definitely be visiting this place again!

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Pichet
14/15 Trinity Street, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin

Early bird menu is great value and found it hard to resist but opted for their a la carte menu. Had the crispy hens egg & black pudding to start which was delicious. Hubby had rose veal bolognaise which was amazing - for a starter it had chunks of perfectly cooked veal. For mains I had roasted monkfish which was beautiful. It came with a piece of beef rigatoni which i thought was a strange combination for the monkfish but was very tasty. Hubby had the suckling pig which was devoured - it was served with a gutsy lentil sauce. Finished off with coffee and petit fours. Bill came to 110 including a very nice bottle of wine. Definitely going back!!

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KennysVesey Arms
7 Main StreetLucan, Lucan, Dublin

Quiet Wednesday night, pub wasn't all that busy.Tasty chicken curry - nice butterfly prawns & plenty of them - good pub grub.Pity the waitress forgot the drinks!

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WILDE
The Westbury, Grafton Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Used my menupoints voucher last night. There weren't many people in the restaurant for a Saturday night but it is a hotel restaurant afterall. Crab & prawn cocktail with brown bread and lemon butter was delicious. Hubby had smoked salmon. Although i'm not a vegetarian, i decided to try a veggie main course as i liked the sound of the potato & beetroot rosti with duck egg. It was only ok...nothing exceptional! Definitely should have gone for a steak. Hubby went for pork belly which he enjoyed and said that it was still really moist. Shared a desert of chocolate fondant - was still perfectly gooey inside. Service was good. Huge wine list. Will definitely return to try their steaks as they looked fab!!

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Milano (Grand Canal Harbour)
Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

Tasty pizzas - mare e monti leghera is very tasty. Limited wine selection but it's not the type of place that you'd spend hours over dinner anyway. Hubby had their desert & coffee combo and it's a perfect size sweet treat to finish a meal. Definitely worth a visit if your on the way to a show, looking for something (reasonably) cheap and cheerful.

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Earth & Vine Restaurant at Castleknock Hotel
Castleknock Hotel, Porterstown Road, West Dublin, Castleknock, Dublin

Tried the wine and dine menu for 59 on friday night. choice of 3 starters, mains and deserts incl bottle of good south african wine. shared the mussel starter and it was only ok.i ordered the medallions of beef for a surcharge and opted for medium rare. when they arrived they were more or less cooked through but still juicy.hubby ordered sirloin, medium rare which was cooked to his liking. i ordered icecream selection for desert which was served in a nice brandy basket. hubby ordered creme brulee, which was still not set when it arrived on the table. it was replaced promptly with a chocolate parfait which was full of ice lumps! tea/coffee was never offered even though it was on the menu. food was ok/good for the price but still room for improvement

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Novo
Harry Street, St Stephens Green, Dublin

Very trendy brasserie, comfy chairs, friendliest staff - had all of the signs of a good experience, until some of the dishes arrived. My mug of prawns cocktail was tasty and came on a breadboard with 2 slices of brown bread. His lobster bisque was smooth & creamy. Both opted for burgers for main courses - his Big Blue was going down well, even if the patty was on the small side, it came with juicy tomato & lettuce. My falafel was a bit of a disaster. Large tasteless patty that tasted like deep fried sawdust, very disappointing - totally lacked herbs & spices, no coriander or cumin. Shared a desert of chocolate mousse with coffee & walnut icecream. Mousse didn't taste home-made and had a synthetic taste to it. The icecream had large lumps of ice crystals in it too. Based on the great reviews here, i'm hoping that we just made a few poor choices and will be willing to try it another time.

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Wrights Anglers Rest
Strawberry Beds, West Dublin, Dublin 20, Chapelizod, Dublin

Visited on Bank Holiday Monday - they had Sunday menu available however had run out of the majority of dishes (alternatives were available) Shared the crab claws which were very tasty and quite meaty. I had swordfish, but it came on a curry flavoured sauce with baby boiled potato. Overpowered the fish a bit. Other half had the fish pie - looked great but he couldn't touch it for 10mins as it was boiling hot. 69 including bottle of aussie chardonnay...bit on the pricey side given it's still got a pub grub feel to it.

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Port House Pintxo
12 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

Have usually always enjoyed my visits to Bar Pintxo but Friday was a disappointment. Patatas Bravas were soggy and tasted as if they were reheated. Batter on the calamari was soggy and the calamari was chewy. The colder tapas plates were better than the hot ones. Wine was good however and our waitress was pleasant. Broken light fitting on the toilet floor should be avoided, particularly if you're wearing heels!! Hope that the kitchen staff were just having an off night as it was a favourite!

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House Restaurant
Cliff House Hotel, Middle Road, Ardmore, Ardmore, Waterford

Spent a weekend in the Cliff and had dinner on the first night in the restaurant. It's a michelin star restaurant - food is perfectly presented. Their amuse bouche of pea soup with ham crumb was on the large side - the crumb was very hard! Main courses of monkfish and lamb were perfectly cooked. Deserts of chocolate slice with salt & oil was extremely rich; my rhubarb plate was interesting to say the least and included a candy floss, rhurbarb shot and a rhubarb jelly. 3 courses were 65 each....saucy but worth it as a treat. Fantastic views from the dining room over Ardmore strand

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The Tannery Restaurant
Quay Street, Dungarvan, Waterford

Had their all evening early bird menu. Both of us ordered the Tasting platter which consisted of a beautiful soup, pork rilette, crab brulee and smoked makerel. Choice of 4 main courses - i went for Hake which was perfectly cooked and came with a creamy portion of potato. Hubby went for the bacon which thought was only ok. Deserts were rhubarb creme brulee and a chocolate truffle cake. The cake was light and delicious but the brulee had been slightly overdone, getting to the scrambled egg stage. Wines were reasonably priced and they have a few desert wines on offer also. Service was great - our waitress was very attentive. 3 courses, 1 bottle of wine, 2 glasses of desert wine and 2 vodka tonics to start came to e113.

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The Oar House Fish Restaurant
8 West Pier, North Co. Dublin, Howth, Dublin

Dropped in with no reservation and got a table beside the kitchen on Sunday evening. Ordered 2 tapas dishes each, grilled sardines and crab cakes for me and buffalo prawns and mussels for the hubby. I'm not normally a fan of mussels but these ones would definitely convert me. Big juicy mussels in a rich garlic cream sauce. My crab cakes were delicious. Sardines were good but a bit of hard work. 4 tapas (incl bread) and a side order of fries, carafe of wine all for €45. Great service.

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Rolys Bistro
7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin

5 of us went for Sunday lunch which is fantastic value. You'll definitely roll out of Rolys! We were seated at a table downstairs that could really only take 4 so it was a tight sqeeze. The dining area upstairs seems to be more roomy. Apart from that, food was fabulous. Great selections of wines (also by the glass). Definitely worth a visit.

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Dante (Blanchardstown)
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Dublin 15, Blanchardstown, Dublin

Called in for a quick bite before heading ot the cinema on Saturday night - very friendly waiter. Agree with other reviews that it can lack atmosphere but it's not really a place for a long drawn out meal. Shared the prawn starter - juicy prawns in a delicious garlic and chilli oil served with a mini pizza bread. We both had pizzas, I went for the Picante and it was nicely spicy. Other half had the parma ham & rocket pizza and he said it was also good. Extra thin bases weren't available on Sat night but the bases weren't all that thick anyway. Worth a try on the way to the cinema / Draiocht theatre.

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Deep
12 West Pier, North Co. Dublin, Howth, Dublin

Good selection of dishes for anyone who isn't too keen on fish! I had the seared organic salmon which was beautiful but the stir fried veggies and noodles were a bit soggy. His fish and chips were a big hit. Massive home cut chips and a light crispy battered cod. Food was a bit slow in coming but service and attention was good. Worth a visit on a cold February evening.

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De Brúns
Ashleigh Centre, Main Street, Castleknock, Dublin

I had the early bird and other half chose starter and main from the a la carte. Fantastic value early bird, 2 courses for €15. Mushroom terrine with french toast while scallops on pea/mint puree were cooked perfectly. Fish cakes were equally very tasty and their fish pie has plenty of chunky pieces of salmon, prawn, cod and smoked fish in it. Very attractively priced wines. Live music added to a great meal! Service was great overall although had to wait a while to pay the bill but that wasn't a problem as we weren't in a rush. Will definitely be back.

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

Had a girlie dinner on Saturday night and the food was fab. Lots of very well cooked traditional dishes with a huge wine selection. Although the food was extemely tasty, the main courses were a bit on the high side given the current climate. Starter of dressed crab was amazing - definitely recommend this one!

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Coppinger Row
Coppinger Row, off South William St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Stopped off for a quick bite to eat on a very cold Sunday night. My husband had the Moroccan lamb & chickpea soup which was delicious & very filling for a starter. I had the chili makerel on toast which was tasty but could have done without the explosion of horseradish. His mains of venison sausage with roasted celeraic was again delicious but my butternut squash risotto was very disappointing. Swimming in sauce and grains of risotto were overcooked. Despite this, dishes are very well priced and there's a good selection of wines by the glass. Great idea to have unlimited mineral/sparkling water for e1 per person. Will definitely give it another try but avoid the risotto.

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Toscana City Centre
3 Cork Hill, Dame Street (opposite Dublin Castle), Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

Great restaurant for a party - tasty dishes, reasonably priced wine, great atmosphere.

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

Had dinner in Bisto One last weekend. Couldn't fault it. Good selection of starters and main courses at reasonable prices. Very attentive staff. Worth a visit.

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

Shared the Parmiagana started which was very substantial. Delicious home made pasta - rich sauces. Disappointing that the desert menus never arrived. Service was quite slow..Early Bird looks like great value

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La Banca Ristorante
Main Street, Lucan Village, Lucan, Dublin

Went to La Banca on Saturday night and can say that it was possibly one of the worst meals I have ever had. Ordered the caprese salad and it arrived swimming in balsamic vinegar and covered in rocket - not a leaf of basil in sight. Main courses of penne with prawns & mushroom in sambucca and safron cream was awful. Again pasta was swimming in sauce and was boiling hot it must have been microwaved. Other main course of spinach and rictotta ravioli was a disaster - child size portion and tasteless filling. Skipped deserts. Won't be back!

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Ravi's Kitchen - duplicate
174 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Definitely one of the better sushi restaurants around. Prawn sushi, spicy tuna roll (special of the night), salmon roll and yaki sob noodles along with a tasty Chilean Sauv Blanc came to €60. There's also a great selection of noodles/rice dishes for those who are not fans of sushi/sashimi. Great value, excellent service.

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

Was very disappointed with my visit on Friday. Went with 2 friends and we ordered a few different dishes. Meatballs, chicken wings, patatas bravas, prawns in garlic & chilli. All dishes were ok but wasn't wow'd by them. Their prices have increased too which is surprising in the current climate. Hopefully they were just having a bad night because it used to be a favourite of mine...

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Wallace's Enoteca Delle Langhe
Blooms Lane, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

Great bruschetta, tasty pasta, excellent wine list. Currently doing a special on bottles of Amarone del Valpolicella....fab! Great for a dinner for 2 or girlie night out!

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Chai Yo Sushi Teppanyaki Thai Chinese
100 Lower Baggot street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Group of 8 had dinner at the Teppanyaki table on Friday. Entertaining chef except he got some of our orders mixed up. Food is nice but not amazing. If you're going to the Teppanyaki table, definitely go with a group

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Diep le Shaker
55 Pembroke Lane, (Off Pembroke Street), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

There was a great buzz in the restaurant when we arrived. The restaurant offers a very good evening 'value menu' of 3 courses and a bottle of premium wine for 72.50 per couple. Although there were options to suit everyone on the value menu, I preferred some of the dishes from their A La Carte menu. Our waiter was very accommodating when I asked if it was possible to order a first course from the value menu but a main course from the A La Carte. I chose salt & chili squid to start. I was expecting the usual squid rings but was pleasantly surprised to get deliciously tender squid pieces in a batter. My hubby chose the pork belly which was divine. The skin was perfectly crispy but the meat still remained juicy. For main course I ordered stir fried scallops with garlic and my hubby opted for the green duck curry. Both were perfectly cooked; the scallops were not overcooked, and were still translucent in the centre. Both of our dishes were served with steamed rice. A bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc perfectly complimented the dishes. Service was attentive without being over-powering. During our meal a member of the front of house team asked if we were enjoying our meal which was a nice touch. Definitely a fine dining experience.

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Koh
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

4 of us went for dinner on a Saturday night and had a great meal - no complaints. All dishes were very authentic. Good selection of wines. Skip desert and have one of their cocktails at the bar.

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Bon Appetit
9 James Terrace, Malahide, Dublin, Malahide, Dublin

To celebrate a special occassion we went to Bon Appetit again for their tasting menu and unfortunately I wasn't as impressed as last time - now I am being a bit picky but this is a michelin star restaurant after all. When we sat down, my wine glass still had the remains of someone's lipstick - it was promptly replaced. The toddler at a nearby table running around/crying (at 9pm) was a bit of a distraction but that was not the fault of the restaurant. The amuse bouche was a pea foam with smoked salmon and was delicious; it was followed by red-wine poached egg & asparagus, then apple sorbet, saddle of rabbit & duck quenelle, pre-desert and chocolate parfait for desert. Amazing food although the service was extremely slow;only 2 waiters serving the room, again not what you'd expect from a restaurant of this standard. Tea/Coffee comes with petit fours, but at 13.95 for two, it's a bit excessive. Still worth it for special occassions.

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Pinocchio Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Luas Kiosk, Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

Love this restaurant - very attentive staff, excellent food, daily specials are fantastic. Great selection of Italian wines. Biscotti to die for. Try their vin santo and biscotti. Fab!

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Buenos Aires Grill
Unit 2 Castle Way, Golden Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Was really looking forward to visiting BA Grill having spent some time in Argentina. Was very dissappointed with the experience. Had to send my medium fillet steak back as it was completely cooked through - when the replacement arrived back, it totally raw. Empanadas were only ok - not as nice as the ones in Buenos Aires. They do, however, have some very nice Merlots from Mendoza. Overpriced steaks.

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Carluccio's Caffe
52 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Excellent fixed price menu - 14.95 for two courses. Tasty, juicy milanese di pollo. Hubby had the spicy sausage penne. Great value for what you get.

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Louies Bistro
20 Mountjoy Square East, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Faultless! visited with the other half and were very impressed from the moment we walked through the door. Staff were very attentive and explained dishes in detail. I got the lime & chili prawns to start which were delicious, followed by the monkfish. Dish was perfectly seasoned and deceptively filling. Other half ordered fig tart tatin to start which was tasty & carmelised, followed by portk fillit which was very tasty Ordered deserts even though we were full. Scorched strawberries& blackjack icecream while he ordrered filo aple pie bother fo whiich were divine. Will definitely be back to try their early bird and or sunday lunch deals. N

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Baan Thai (Ballsbridge)
16 Merrion Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

One of the best value lunches in Ballsbridge...starters are 3.50 and mains 8.00 - 8.50 each. all main courses are fab especially the red and green curries & stir fries.

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