Restaurant Reviews from bosker

Status: Connoisseur

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52.5%

County: Wicklow

No. of Reviews: 32

Member Since: 16 December 2006

Last Visit: 11 October 2014

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The Happy Pear restaurant

Church Road, Greystones, Greystones, Wicklow

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54 reviews

Reviewed 11th October 2014 ( visited 25th July 2014 )

Dinner on a Friday evening with a group of friends was a great experience. The food is delicious and plentiful. Service friendly and efficient. The only downside is the noise because it was so busy. Didn't put us off and we will be back.
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The Happy Pear restaurant

Church Road, Greystones, Greystones, Wicklow

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Cuisine:
Casual Dining

Price Range:

Great
54 reviews

Reviewed 11th October 2014 ( visited 25th July 2014 )

Dinner on a Friday evening with a group of friends was a great experience. The food is delicious and plentiful. Service friendly and efficient. The only downside is the noise because it was so busy. Didn't put us off and we will be back.
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The Happy Pear
Church Road, Greystones, Greystones, Wicklow

Dinner on a Friday evening with a group of friends was a great experience. The food is delicious and plentiful. Service friendly and efficient. The only downside is the noise because it was so busy. Didn't put us off and we will be back.

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The Happy Pear
Church Road, Greystones, Greystones, Wicklow

Dinner on a Friday evening with a group of friends was a great experience. The food is delicious and plentiful. Service friendly and efficient. The only downside is the noise because it was so busy. Didn't put us off and we will be back.

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Guinea Pig
17 Railway Road, South Co. Dublin, Dalkey, Dublin

Unfortunately, first impressions upon entering the restaurant were disappointing due to the out-of-date interiors - it is seriously time to redecorate. Service was formally polite but a little rushed. We were placed next to a large party and the noise meant we could barely hear each other talk, which does not lend to a pleasant "romantic" evening when you have to keep repeating yourself and talk louder than is comfortable. Food was good and tasty but simple and nothing exciting. I can understand why this would make it popular with a much older crowd which were in the majority. It was too expensive for an experience that was not totally enjoyable and we would not return.

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

This is the third time we have dined at Locks and have enjoyed every visit. For me the service is the right combination of friendly and professional, and I love the stylish unstuffy atmosphere. The food is delicious and we were especially lucky to take advantage of a menu pages offer. A little entertainment in the early evening is watching the people (and dogs) walking along the canal. We highly recommend and will return – it is not often that we do that with so many restaurants to choose from in Dublin.

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Dockyard No. 8
Bray Harbour, Bray, Bray, Wicklow

Friendly service and great decor. Now open in the evening for wine and light bites. Only drawback is the limited indoor seating. It will be cosy in the winter.

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Carpe Diem
5A Albert Avenue, Bray, Bray, Wicklow

Great friendly italian service. Delicious wine and opens late. I believe you can reserve tables which could be useful as it can get busy.

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Platform Pizza Bar
7 Strand Road, Bray, Co.Wicklow, Bray, Wicklow

After eating here on several occasions, our conclusion is style over substance. Great decor and atmosphere but the service is not consistent - different serving staff, charged for drinks we didn't have and flippant attitude from some servers. Pizzas are disappointing but the childrens menu excellent value. We would visit more often if the food improved.

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

Visited at lunchtime on a Saturday using a living social deals voucher which turned out to be only €2 cheaper than ordering from the regular express menu in-house. The place was very busy and after waiting for some time we stopped a passing waiter to place an order. The orange juice and tea were good but my vegetarian breakfast was very poor tasting and barely lukewarm. Extremely disappointing and gave us no encouragement to return.

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Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill
31/31 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Had dinner with friends and enjoyed good food in a spacious environment. I had mussels for starter which were ok - nothing fantastic, but my lobster salad for main course was quite delicious. Good service and good central location. I recommend and would return.

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L'Ecrivain Restaurant
109a Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Visited for dinner on a Thursday evening with my partner and the restaurant was very full with a great atmosphere. Friendly formal dining experience with a mixture of business and social groups that evening. The food is very good as you would expect as this is a high end restaurant with prices to match. Would require a special occasion to return and justify the cost.

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The Hungry Monk
Church Road, Greystones, Greystones, Wicklow

Dined here on a Friday evening with a group of friends in the original downstairs wine bar. The atmosphere is great and the service very good. The menu is relatively small but everyone enjoyed their food choices and the prices are good value. The new extension did not appear to share the same cosy atmosphere and I would not opt to eat in there if I had a choice in future. I would return and I would recommend.

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

Great location and atmosphere. Had drinks first in the wine bar in the basement but be warned that the only toilets are three floors above (there is an elevator). Food was good but not great and of reasonable value. I would probably return to the wine bar again but not the main restaurant. The wine bar does have a light food menu.

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Ocean Bar & Grill
7 Strand Road, Bray, Bray, Wicklow

Visited this restaurant on a Friday evening with a group of friends. It was very busy that evening and therefore great atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed their food. It is not gourmet style but satisfying and good value for money. I would return and recommend.

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Barracuda
Strand Road, Bray, Wicklow

The location and layout gives this restaurant so much potential. Unfortunately the service fell well short of the mark, and the food was very average and unexciting. The restaurant was also very quiet on the evening that we visited and therefore lacked atmosphere.

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The Bay Restaurant @ Walters
68 Georges Street Upper, South Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

We were fortunate to have dinner here on the 50/50 offer for March on a Friday evening. The restaurant was bursting which created a great buzz to the place, but meant service was a little slow (we didn't mind in the least). The menu is pretty short with an emphasis on seafood and steak - perfect for us, and we were impressed with all the delicious food presented to us. Only the cheese plate I would describe as ok but nothing special. The wine list, like the food, was compact and we enjoyed a very nice bottle of red on "special" that evening. Delightful young waitress who was obviously rushed off her feet but an absolute pleasure with every request. Would we recommend and would we return: YES.

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A. Caviston
1 Westview, Greystones, Wicklow

Without doubt the service here has always been exceptional - extremely friendly and helpful. A favourite morning tea and lunch venue for myself, and a number of people I know who live in or visit Greystones regularly. The additional treat of the lovely produce to buy. Greystones is a lucky to have this in the main street.

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

Went before a show at the Grand Canal Theatre as a party of adults and children, and this is an excellent location to be so close. No surprises on the food front, as we have been customers over many years, however, the antipasta starter was a tasty surprise. The service was unfortunately a little slow but we gave ourselves lots of time. Extremely busy between 6-7.30pm (and very noisy) and you MUST make a booking otherwise you will likely be turned away (if there is a show on that evening).

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Milano (Dun Laoghaire)
1 Harbour Square, Crofton Road, South Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Went for early evening dinner with our young daughter. Restaurant was very busy but we were seated quickly. We had a very pleasant new waiter, so service wasn't quite perfect. The adult pizzas arrived luke warm but our daugther's pizza was so hot she screamed when she bit into her's. We did point this out to a waitress and in turn the manager came to see us, but there was no emotion to his concern, so we were a little disappointed in that. We have been regulars at Milano for a long time, but it is always disappointingly more expensive than it's UK sister company, Pizza Express.

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Mao Restaurant (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

We are regulars at Cafe Mao and consistency is the name of the game regarding the food. We love the lemon sole which is delicious and can highly recommended (childrens portions very good value). However, I'd steer clear of the desserts. Seating is not particularly comfortable and the setting not very exciting in a cafe style. For good quick food before the cinema you cannot go wrong.

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The Fern House Cafe at Avoca Kilmacanogue
Avoca, Kilmacanogue, Wicklow

Had dinner with a group of friends on a Thursday evening. It is such a lovely setting for friends, but also a romantic liaison. The food was very good and service friendly yet attentive. Highly recommend.

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Milano (Baggot Street)
1 - 2 Haddington Road, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin

I had Sunday lunch with my partner and daughter to take advantage of 2 for 1 voucher we received before Christmas. Usual pretty good pizzas, but we were disappointed with the mean slice of cheesecake. A lot of families, some with young children, were in for lunch. So be warned if you are looking for a really quiet post-Sat night venue.

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Hartley's Restaurant
1 Harbour Road, South Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Lovely dinner with a group of friends in June. Nice bar for pre-dinner drinks, good food, great atmostphere and decor, and thankfully no complaints about service. The restaurant was full and advance booking is no doubt necessary. Will definitely return.

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Cavistons Seafood Restaurant
59 Glasthule Road, Glenageary, South Co. Dublin, Sandycove, Dublin

Had a fabulous lunch at Cavistons on a Saturday afternoon. The main courses can be pricey but definitely worth it. The wine is very reasonably priced. Service is prompt and friendly and we recommend the 3.15-5.30pm sitting so you can sit back and savour the experience. We cannot wait to go again.

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Shelby's Brasserie
73 Main Street, Bray, Wicklow

We went for dinner last week with high expectations and were very disappointed. We waited almost 15 minutes before being approached by a waitress, who immediately asked us for our food order without mentioning drinks. As we had waited so long for service, we did order food and drinks. Within the following 18 minutes we received wine, water, starters and main courses. We were astounded and immediately sought the lady at front of house to complain the service was far too quick on delivery of the food. However, she was very busy and by the time she actually got back to us we had sent both our main courses back to the kitchen. The risotto came on a very hot plate but the actual risotto was barely warm. The steak ordered to be cooked medium was cooked on one side and rare on the flip side, however, there was no blood and we can only conclude it was pre-cooked and warmed. It was also covered in sauce, when the replacement came with a small bowl of sauce, so we wondered if the first steak was covered up. The bewildered front of house lady admitted their service was quick and gave us a complimentary drink after our meal. However, we were so disappointed we will not be returning.

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Patrick Guilbaud
21 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

Had a lovely grown-up evening out and dinner at Patrick Guilbaud. At €330 for two it was obviously no cheap night out but we were not surprised. Food excellent (although my black sole a little salty for my taste) and staff slightly over-attentive. With a little coaxing our waiting staff relaxed (just a bit) and chatted with our encouragement. I agree with another reviewer that unfortunately the restaurant did lack atmosphere. A post-dinner drink more than made up for that.

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The Tea Room Restaurant
The Clarence, 6-8 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin

Had a super lunch with a girlfriend here last week - two courses for €26 and worth every penny. Lovely friendly and professional staff, and delicious food. Only downside was the restaurant wasn't very busy at all, and most of the guests were businessmen (nothing wrong with that, but made for a serious atmosphere).

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Hard Rock Cafe
12 Fleet Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Had lunch at the Hard Rock recently and it wasn't very memorable except for the service. Food was very basic but the service was entertaining in the form of a very friendly and chatty waiter, who wasn't busy and used his time to talk with us. Don't visit here for the best burgers and fries.

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Vinos Restaurant & Cafe
Church Road, Greystones, Greystones, Wicklow

We had dinner here on a Wednesday evening and were very pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent (prawns & calamari to start followed by rib-eye steak), and the service was pleasant and attentive after a slow start. It wasn't overly busy which suited us, but I expect privacy would be an issue when it is as the tables are close together. Will definitely go again.

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Campo de' Fiori Bistro Market
1 Albert Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Bray, Wicklow

Had dinner for the first time at the new venue last Friday evening. Much smarter atmosphere. Food was excellent for all of our party of 6 and we had a great evening. Campo continues to be the only restaurant we eat at in Bray. You pay for the quality and some items on the menu are pricely, however, their early evening set menu is fantastic value. Also, check out their wine bar next door - open Wed - Sun evenings. Small plates of food available from the restaurant kitchen.

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Chapter One Restaurant
18/19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Waited a long time for a Saturday night dinner reservation with much anticipation. We enjoyed the food but it wasn't as good as we had been led to believe. Most of all we found the atmosphere very disappointing. Our table was sandwiched between two others so closely we were having dinner with these other guests, and there was obviously no privacy in conversation. Also, we felt the room lacked character and therefore lacked the sense of occasion we had so keenly anticipated. We will not be returning.

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L'Ecrivain Restaurant
109a Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Fabulous food and unpretentious service made for a lovely grown-up evening. Would recommend a booth table if you can reserve one. Shame about the cramped (unpleasant smelling) bar area downstairs. Not cheap but definitely worth treating yourself.

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Le Petit Cochon
Glasthule Road, Sandycove, Dublin

Fabulous meal worthy of the excellent reviews. Pricey but you get what you pay for.

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