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Village Cafe restaurant

Rathmines, Rathmines, Dublin, Area Code:

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63 reviews

Reviewed 23rd August 2012 ( visited 18th August 2012 )

Went here for the first time ina while on Saturday. Was a lovely evening so we sat outside. For starter i had the pate and my partner had the fig's. Both were amazing and really good portion size, the waiter even offered more bread for my pate, which was nice as you usually have to ask in most places. For main as we were quiet full after our starter's we shared the steak with a side of chips. Also amazing. Really happy over all with the experience and value and the staff were also very welcoming.
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Village Cafe restaurant

Rathmines, Rathmines, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Breakfast

Price Range:

Good
63 reviews

Reviewed 23rd August 2012 ( visited 18th August 2012 )

Went here for the first time ina while on Saturday. Was a lovely evening so we sat outside. For starter i had the pate and my partner had the fig's. Both were amazing and really good portion size, the waiter even offered more bread for my pate, which was nice as you usually have to ask in most places. For main as we were quiet full after our starter's we shared the steak with a side of chips. Also amazing. Really happy over all with the experience and value and the staff were also very welcoming.
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Emerald Court
11 Ranelagh, South Dublin, Ranelagh, Dublin

Sat in here, on a very hungover bank holiday. It's one of the most comfy chinese take away's to sit in around where I live. The prices are perfect for what you get and xfactor repeat was on the telly, a perfect hangover cure. I had curry parcels to start...wouldn't get them again just didn't like them. I had the honey chilli crispy chicken main with noodles and my boyfriend had a veggie curry with chips. All the veg was really fresh and the portion size was really big. I would go back again but wouldn't be in a mad rush for it, I prefer other chinese in the area but that's only a personal flavour thing, I would defo reccommend this chinese to other people.

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ely bar & brasserie
CHQ Building, Georges Dock, Dublin 1, City Centre, IFSC, Dublin

I was brought here as a surprise which was lovely. On entry the place looks great, really nice setting. We had a lovely table on a couch in the corner which was really comfy and romantic. Nothing on the menu really popped out at me. But I choose the goats cheese starter and duck for main. The warm bread and butter we got was delicious. The starter arrived so fast...like two minutes after the order was placed which I thought was a but odd. It was ok, tiny portion and only ok. The waitress bringing out the food looked like someone had told her the world would end! The main also arrived really fast and to be honest was quiet cold. The duck was really tender and tasted amazing however the little potato roasties weren't great and they had slices of what seemed like tinned peaches on top...a very odd combo of tastes and I usually love sweet mixed with savoury..it just didn't work though. Also the fennel was too tough to cut with a knife! I had the chocolate dessert which was the highlight it was absolutely scrumptious. I had a cocktail too and it was quiet strong but didn't taste too good. I really enjoyed the experience but don't think I'd go there again. The price did not live up to the quality of taste and the menu selection did not tickle my taste buds!

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Jo'Burger
137 Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 , South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin

This was my second time to visit here. The first time after a few bites into our burgers me and my boyfriend were felt unwell, and spent the rest of the day sick. Strange as I had a veggie burger and him a beef but it over all was a huge turn off as you can imagine! That was about 2 years ago and people are always going on about how great the place is so a few times we have went to give it a second chance, although usually we end up going elsewhere as the tables are benches and as a couple it's not ideal for having a meal while being squished in next to other people and being forced to hear their conversations. On Saturday we were passing by after a few drinks and decided to go in. There was 3 of us so we had a little but more room on the bench. I really enjoyed my burger it was amazing, not the best burger I've ever had but it was really good and I also loved the sauces they had to choose from, all of them were so good. I loved the sweet potato fries but the onion rings were very greasy and a bit disappointing. Over all I will be back, but only at a time when its quiet and I do also think it's way too expensive, chips or fries should be included in the price of the burger. Also I find the staff in the one in town a bit rude, we actually left before we were waiting for a table and were barked at about where to stand while waiting! Also on Saturday they slapped a service charge on our bill, when on the menu it says for parties of 6 or more and they're was only 3 of us. Needles to say, we did not leave a tip!

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Gallahers Bistro
16A D'Olier Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Came here with a grabone voucher. Really enjoyed it. We had one of the booths which was really nice as in some place they won't give one to two people even if it's not that busy. I liked the dim lighting and candles nice and relaxing. I had the mussels for starter they were really good, my boyfriend had the pork belly which was also really good. For main I had the special fish of the day, baked salmon in a pesto cream sauce, it was amazing, I really enjoyed everything, really fresh and everything worked well together. My boyfriend had bacon and cabbage which was also perfect. The staff were lovely and friendly and I really liked that they weren't over baring or our meal didn't feel rushed as many restaurants in dublin can make you feel. Only negatives I have are, the bread served with the mussels was a dried out and the salmon was a tad on the oily side but didn't ruin my enjoyment of the dish. Also I would probably only return for the early bird as for two courses it's cheaper then alot of the mains which makes you think the mains could be cheaper by themselves in the first place.

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Acapulco Restaurant
7 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Just popped in for a quick bite after work. We were sat in the window which was great for people watching but very drafty. The food was nice. We shared the combo platter to start, the tomato salsa is very watery and the calamari very greasy, still ate it all though cause I was starving. I had the chicken skewers for main. They were good, a bit too limey, even though I love lime, their was only 3 sweet potato fries and they were soggy. The mini tortilla wraps were stale or not cooked or something but they did not taste good. The salsa's were nice very fresh but not amazing. Over all it's a nice little place but I don't think I'd return, maybe if it was cheaper I would but do feel it's a few euro's over priced for what it is.

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

First time in the restaurant but have had nibbles kin the wine bar many time always very happy with the quality. I really like the atmosphere in the restaurant, nice lighting and loved the big bar at the end. I had the butternutsquash starter which was amazing as was the warm bread and butter. I had the chicken for main, loved it so tasty and juicy, I did ask for more sauce but only as I liked it so much. My partner had the steak for main which was quiet enjoyable but have had much better steak in Dublin. The cocktails were amazing and the staff great. I would return and reccommed.

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Kafka (Dublin)
236 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6, Rathmines, Dublin

This place used to be a favourite of mine but has really gone downhill. Went recently for the first time in months, where as before would go once a month. Most things had been crossed off the menu and they had a new specials menu. The last few times before I had felt it had gone quiet downhill already, food very oily and sometimes felt a bit sick after with an upset tummy. This time I was very disappointed. I opted for something off the new specials menu. Waited for ages and when it arrived it was ok. The price, portion size and quality did not match. Also no extra's like a bit of bread and butter when your waiting for so long makes all the difference. I think they should re invent themselves. The actual restaurant and staff are great. The staff being the best part, but the food is a huge let down, also maybe an early bird menu or something would be will a draw for people. Hope they do change it up because I would like to return but as for now wait and see what happens.

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The Bleeding Horse
24 Camden Street Upper, Camden Street, Dublin

Really nice pub but awful food. Have drank here many times but never eaten till tonight. Thinking it would be good hangover food. However feel worse now! Meatballs tasted like donkey meat, chicken was like sawdust, chips well over fried in old oil. Was very disappointed. The prices seem like good value but aren't really for what you get. Won't be back for food. However the staff are very nice and it is a cosy place for a few drinks after work or your way into town.

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Buffalo 19
109 Lower Rathmines Rd , South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin

Have had take out from here when passing by before but never sat in. Anything i've had i've liked and it's great value. The place is spotless which is brilliant for a chipper. The milkshakes are amazing too. The staff are friendly. Only things i can fault is some of the sauces aren't the best and they don't always have what you ask for with the milk shakes. But I will return again and again as it really is a nice place.

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

First time here on Sunday and really loved it. The atmosphere was lovely, we were sat at a booth which is perfect when your on a date, the surounds and lighting set a very relaxing mood as do the staff, who were very welcoming and not all over you which I hate. Really laid back which is what I like when having a meal out. The food was amazing, really enjoyed everything. Best dunk I've had in Dublin by far it was of a really high quality. The noodles were amazing too, everything was. I had a cocktail instead of desert and it was also amazing. Will defo be back. The food is expensive so I'd try make it for the early bird next time. Also the house white was awful. But would defo recommend if you enjoy high quality thai food.

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Aussie BBQ
5 South Richmond Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Just popped in on they way home for a quick bite with my boyfriend. Always smells really nice from outside. The seating area at the back is nice, booths are really far back from the table and you cant move the table closer, also was a bit cold in there. The waitress that served us was really friendly. The menu was great really good value for food and drinks. The food comes on big boards and taste great. I had the pulled pork wrap and the chock box has different chicken, all really good and the chips were great too. Only problem and huge turn off was whom I think was the manager or owner, while we were eating he began to shout at a staff member in a store room at the back. The staff member couldn't understand what he was saying, as they didn't have good english. This man shouted in the staff's face the same thing over and over again. In a manner that made me fell completely sick. It is a disgusting was to treat people and should not be allowed. Belittling a person in front of customer's is totally inhumane and because of this I will never give this place my custom again and have informed others to do the same.

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

My first visit here was last night. Really enjoyed the experience. The menu had loads of choice. Everything was so fresh and well prepared and the portions sizes are very generous. Also the wine list had a great selection. The staff were very polite and friendly. My only complaints were as the room is so small and crowded it was way to warm. Even though I really enjoyed the food and the taste, I did notice that there wasn't a huge taste difference in my chicken sweet chilli and my boyfriends duck sweet and sour, both sauces were very dark in colour and tasted slightly burnt, when these sauces would usually be brighter in colour. Only a tiny complaint thought I still really enjoyed and ate everything and I would return.

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TGI Friday (St Stephens Green )
St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Have been to TGI'S loads of times. Not so much recently as I do think it's gone well downhill and is seriously over priced for what it is, but had a voucher for a free JD burger so couldn't say no. The Jack Daniels sauce is the best thing about the place I ask for extra with everything. The 5 euro cocktails don't have much booze in them at all, I did say it to the waitress though so my next one was stronger. The burgers are always good but chips taste like they've been hanging around too long. My partner had the chicken tacos, they were all right. Loads of flies in the place which is a bit off putting and the table was a bit sticky. I really think they should give the place a bit of a revamp, lower the prices and improve the food quality. Could be great, not in a rush back but will probably end up there again.

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Saba To Go
13 Rathgar Road, Rathmines, Dublin

Love saba to go. Get a take away from here a least once a month. Everything I tried is amazing always fresh and full of flavour and really good portion sizes. I usually don't like sweet and sour but the I even love their sweet and sour. Great wine and sake selection too. It's better than the restaurant.

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Saba
26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I live near saba to go and am a huge fan, haven't been to the restaurant in about two years. I had the duck pancakes for starter which were really good and vegetable yellow curry for main, was surprised that the food from saba to go taste way better, thought it would be the other way around! So I was a bit disappointed, it was still quiet good didn't have as much flavour as usual. I had the brownie for desert and it was good but not as yummy as a brownie can be. I wouldn't go here for dinner again I would just get the take out...cheaper too!

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Dillingers
47 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

My first time here, have always wanted to go and I loved it. Great atmosphere, great service, amazing food, cocktails amazing.Can't fault anything. Can't wait to go back. One of best restaurants I've been to in Dublin.

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

Have been here a few times for lunch but was my first time for dinner. I had the 15euro menu antipasta starter and vegetable curry for main. Everything was fine, nothing great, the hummous and goats cheese on the starter were really good but apart from that nothing was hugely enjoyable. I had a taste of a few other mains from the group and still kept the same opinion. The staff are very welcoming and service great and it is always clean. I would recommend for lunch, as the atmosphere is quiet busy and the seating not very comfortable. I wouldn't go for dinner again.

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen - GBK (South William Street)
14 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Have never been a huge fan of GBK thinking it a bit overpriced for burger's especially when you have to pay extra for chips they should be included in the price. It was nice to sit outside on a lovely day. My partner and i ordered chicken bites starter, onion rings, chips and a chicken burger to share. On the menu the onion rings were served with garlic dip and the chicken with two dips, chilli and sour cream. When the food arrived none of the dips arrived, so i asked the waiter for them....which he added onto the bill as extra's! The food was good and tasty i did really enjoy everything. The staff were a bit annoying, as well as charging us extra for the dips that were meant to be included we were asked about 20 times how our food was....which is fine once but when done 20 times it just kept getting in the way of our conversation and eating! I might return but wouldn't be in a huge hurry.

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Solas (Wexford St)
31 Wexford Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Hadn't gone to Solas in about 2 years. Really enjoyed my visit. The place has been done up and looks much brighter and cleaner and the menu has also been revamped which is great as the food their before wasn't the best. I had a chicken salad and was with a large group all having something different. Everyone was really happy with their food as was i and it was also good value. Will defo return for a casual meal and a few drinks.

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Village Cafe
Rathmines, Rathmines, Dublin

Went here for the first time ina while on Saturday. Was a lovely evening so we sat outside. For starter i had the pate and my partner had the fig's. Both were amazing and really good portion size, the waiter even offered more bread for my pate, which was nice as you usually have to ask in most places. For main as we were quiet full after our starter's we shared the steak with a side of chips. Also amazing. Really happy over all with the experience and value and the staff were also very welcoming.

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Camile Thai Rathmines
133 Lower Rathmines Road, South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin

Glad to see a new place opening in rathmines so really looked forward to trying this place out for the first time. It was quiet busy and the stress was showing with the staff which is understandable in a new place. I ordered the curry noodles with green veg, they were very spicy even though the menu indicated they weren't and the only veg was carrot and leek, could have done with a bit more variation. My partner had the duck massaman which was more onion than meat but did taste really good. I'm sure over time their will be improvements. Over all it was very tasty and i will try again for a takeaway or sit in.

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Quattro 4 Pizza
8 Sussex Tce, Sussex Road, City Centre South, Dublin

Went here with a menupages voucher so was good value for three courses. The food was good but nothing special, had chicken wings and prawn cocktail to start both tasty. Ordered a salad and pizza for main, the salad selection was disappointing and boring and the pizza was grand. Dessert also just ok. The place looks great and is clean and comfortable. The service was very very slow. Had to get up to get our own water after waiting about 15mins for a refill. Also asked for dipping sauce for the pizza which never came. Was nice for an evening out but doubt I will return.

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

Used a menupages voucher here for my first visit. The restaurant is really unique and looks very inviting and cosy. It was so busy also all the tables were full and there was also a queue. We were seated upstairs and while we had a nice table by the mirrored wall I would have found sitting else where very cramped. We ordered a veggie and the number 1 rijst tafel. The wine we had while waiting was lovely. A huge quantity of food arrived! Loads of little dishes which is great as I love sampling diffErent things. Overall IT enjoyable nothing really tasty or amazing. For desert we had panna cotta and fried banana, both really good. The staff were great even under all the pressure as it was so busy. The food was interesting but not delicious and the atmosphere was so so. While I enjoyed the experience and I don't think it would be one I'd repeat.

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

Ate here yesterday for the first time in months as I'd OD'd a bit as I work very near by. They menu had changed since last time so I tried the new curry, which was really tasty, tiny bit too spicy for me, but that's my own fault. My partner had the chicken katsu which is great every time. The food here is really tasty and fresh and feels healthy! Only complaint I would make is sometimes the rice seems to have dried out a lot or is too hard, think it could be prepared in a huge vat or something. Staff are always friendly. Great for a quick dinner or with a group, not good for romancing or serious conversations as the bench seating isn't the best for privacy!

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Dakota
South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

Had lunch here yesterday. I had the Chicken pate and Cajun Chicken wrap on the lunch menu deal for 9.95 including tea or coffee. Was great value for such big portions and really tasty. The toast with my pate was stone cold and I asked for no onions which I got, which was a bit disappointing but no big deal. Nice airy and bright bar with comfy seats.Really great for a casual lunch but not a quick bite as the staff are very laid back.

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TGI Friday (St Stephens Green )
St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Go here every now and then when I'm in the mood for burger's and cocktails. The 5 euro cocktails are great and you can get an ok bottle of wine for 13e. Went for food last night for the first time in a good while, while the 15e for two courses menu is really good value, if you fancy anything else it's way over priced. My partner really wanted the ribs which at 24e is way too much for the kind of food it is so he order something else. I had the Jack Daniels chicken sandwich 14e which was really tasty, I love the Jack Daniels sauce and the onion rings and pickles were amazing. I did really enjoy it but do think around a 10er is more it's value. The waitress we had was lovely, really nice and friendly. I do also like the decoration even thought it is a bit dated. It was fairly quiet that night, but was really nice as was just in the mood for relaxing in a quiet corner. Over all the food and cocktail's are really good and I do like going here every now and then, however if they were to lower their prices I would go way more often as I'm sure a lot more people would.

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Eatery 120
120 Ranelagh Road, Ranelagh, Dublin

Went here last night for the first time, we didn't have a booking and when given a table we were told by the three different staff we had to leave the table by half 8 and when taking our order the waiter commented it would be a quick bite. I would have no problem with leaving the table as we didn't have a booking however the constant reminder's did make us feel a little unwelcome. The food was really good I enjoyed every bite. Had the chicken parfait for starter and steak for main. After instead of desert we ordered a cocktail (at 8) once again the waiter told us we would have to leave the table by half 8, our cocktails arrived at 25 past so the waiter said he'd bring us to a table downstairs to finish them, when we followed him downstairs our table had been taken so we had to stand., we decided to sit outside and have another cocktail as they were really good. I gave the waitress 20e when she brought our drinks to pay for them, after 45mins she had not returned with the 6e change so I had to go inside where the hostess gave me my change without having to ask, I got the feeling they were trying to keep it as a tip, which we had already given when paying for our food. Over all I did enjoy the experience and the food, wine and cocktail's were all delicious, the decor is great. However I was unhappy with service the staff weren't very friendly and we were made to feel unwelcome, which is unfair when in an expensive establishment. I would like to go back for the food but am unsure if I will.

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La Caverna Restaurant & Wine Bar
12 Fownes Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Had the menupages voucher for here. Had been once years ago so looked forward to going. Had the brie and mussels to start, was quiet tasty but have had much nicer in cheaper places. For main I had the seafood skewer's and my partner had the garlic chicken. Everything was really tasty, and cooked very well, the garlic potatoes served with my partner's were not good at all though,very watery and not a nice garlic flavour. Overall the food, service and atmosphere is very good, however I would only return for an early bird as I would find it a bit overpriced.

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Russos
18 Dame Street,, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Went here with my partner for the first time Monday and I loved it. Had the antipasto and mussels for starters, was amazing. For main I had the Pollo Ripieno and my partner had the Maiale al Forno both were delicious, brillant flavours and cooked perfectly. The Early Bird menu is great as you can choose anything from the full menu and it's on till 7.30. The wine was also great. Had a lovely experience here and just bought the menupages voucher so i can go back soon!

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Mexico to Rome
23 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Ate here for the first time today. First impression the place seemed a but grubby. Food in the candle and used hand wipes on the floor. Shared the chilli con carne nacho's for starter. Were very tasty, did enjoy them, but not amazing. For main I ordered a starter as none of the main's appealed to me. I had chicken skewer's marinated in tequila. My partner ordered a burger, which the didn't have so he had to order rib's instead. Overall the food was very average. I couldn't taste any tequila but i did enjoy as the mango salsa with the skewer's was fresh and tasty. However the salad was limp in parts and slightly gritty. My partner enjoyed his rib's, but once again they were quiet average. I doubt I'll return but the visit was pleasant , I've had worse!

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Taste Food Company
South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Ate here for the first time last Thursday. Really enjoyed and will return. Sat outside with a few friends for food and drinks. The waitress was really friendly and the menu had loads to choose with good prices. I went for the Mediterranean salad. Loved it, one of the nicest salads I ever had, with loads of flavours and veg, didn't leave me wanting more as some salads do.We shared a bowl of chips which were also great and everyone else really enjoyed their food too. Only criticism was the bread with my salad was a tad on the stale side, everything else was really fresh though. Overall, good service, food, value and relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend for a casual meal.

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Thai Orchid (Dublin)
7 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Went to Thai Orchid last night for the first time in months and as always was really satisfied with the food and service. Me and my partner availed of the early bird menu two course for 18.95. He had chicken satay for starter, sweet and sour for main, i had spring rolls and crispy chicken in honey chilli sauce, on the early bird menu it was crispy beef when i asked if i could have chicken instead it was no problem. All the food was so tasty and of great quality, we left very plate empty. The service is great and the restaurant is always clean and tidy. Love Thai Orchid would recommend to any fan of Thai food.

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Locks Brasserie
No. 1 Windsor Terrace, South Dublin, Portobello, Dublin

Booked in to avail of the 22euro menu, but nothing on it really jumped out at me or my partner or we went of the A La Carte, which was a pity, I do think the selection on the value menu could be a bit better. I went for the asparagus, wow! It was amazing I ate it so slowly and really savoured every bite. My partner went for the beetroot, also really good. Only disappointment, the waitress cleared away the bread basket without asking if were finished, which we weren't only disappointed as the bread was so tasty. For main I had rabbit which looked and tasted amazing, my partner had the steak which was also perfect. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys fancy food and bustling atmosphere. Can't wait to return, however will have to be for a special occasion as it is a bit pricey, perhaps only overpriced by 2-3 euro, would go alot more if the menu was more appetising.

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Eddie Rockets (Rathmines)
Lower Rathmines Road, South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin

Always enjoy Eddies rockets, food is always hot and tasty, this Eddie Rockets is always really clean also which is great. Only problem, one of the waitresses can be quiet unfriendly, I once asked for grilled instead of breaded chicken in the sweet chilli wrap, she told me this couldn't be done, when I asked why, as the fajita wrap has grilled chicken, she stared at me for ages and sighed really loudly then wrote down the order and stormed off, another time i asked for pickles on my footlong which earned me another dirty look and a charge of 1.50! Doesn't take away from the delicious burgers too much though, try the smokestack..it's amazing!

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Little Jerusalem - Rathmines
3 Wynnefield Road, Dublin 6 , Rathmines, Dublin

Love Little Jerusalem. Have eaten here many times, get something different nearly every time as it's all so good I want to try everything! The food is fresh and full of flavour. BYOB is great and the food is also brilliant value. The service and atmosphere is really enjoyable. Can't fault the place and would recommend to all.

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Copan
304 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin

Was delighted when Copan first opened as I live in the area and enjoy eating out and socialising. First time there was very impressed the decor was really cool and the food was amazing, really enjoyed. Went many times after to enjoy the 5euro cocktail menu which is great, also brought friends loads of times and recommended to many. Last time me and my boyfriend went for dinner was hugely disappointed and surprised at how downhill the food has gone, my pasta dish was mainly oil and the vegetables very withered and limp, my boyfriends dish, Shepards pie, was more like soup with tiny bits of mince floating around and the potato was very waxy. Did not enjoy one bit, but as we enjoy the cocktails there frequently chose not to say anything but never eat there again. On a Thursday night recently they had a ladies night where all ladies received 4 coupons for cocktails. I told a group of friends who were excited about the night. As I work late Thursday's they headed in before me, after work I met for boyfriend and one of my friends boyfriends and went for a bite to eat then headed up to Copan to meet the rest of the group. We were refused entry! The explanation being not tonight! All 3 of us were dressed casual, neat and tidy, were completely sober and very shocked. Very politely we asked to see the manager, a man (possibly not the manager) came out and when we asked for an explanation, he backed the door man saying they didn't have to give one. Not only was I offended it was embarrassing, as I had inviting my friends to meet me there, they left quiet annoyed at the situation after I rang to inform them we had been refused entry. I think it is a disgrace that respectable adults would be treated in such a manner, especially when I have given this establishment so much custom. I would encourage people to not bother giving their hard earned money for awful food to a business that looks down on you. I and anyone I know will ever return to Copan.

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Village Cafe
Rathmines, Rathmines, Dublin

Have been to the village many times for brunch, lunch and dinner and always enjoy. The food is always fresh and very tasty, I've always left a clean plate. Also the wine selection is good quality and value. The Early Bird menu is great value and I like that they change the menu every few months, although getting rid of the pate as a starter was a big disappointment for me! The atmosphere is relaxed and casual. However sitting by the door is not a great option, can be quiet cold and the service is very slow, some staff slower and less friendly than others. Have waited a half hour for brunch at a very quiet time, also had only ordered granola!

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