Restaurant Reviews from buster

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 14

Member Since: 27 August 2007

Last Visit: 18 August 2015

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Jimmy Chungs restaurant

Eden Quay, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code:

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180 reviews

Reviewed 26th August 2009 ( visited 21st August 2009 )

This is just a great venue for any group celebrating any event. Definitely not for the romantic dinner for two outing. It's great - you can almost calculate your bill before you go which is good if you are bringing some friends out for a birthday. You get what you pay for - it won't be the best chinese you've ever had - but it probably won't be the worst either and there is a good choice so everyone should find something they like. Also for a chinese the deserts are pretty good - love the icecream machine - makes you feel like a kid which is never a bad thing. Good fun.
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Jimmy Chungs restaurant

Eden Quay, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Cheap Eats

Price Range:

Good
180 reviews

Reviewed 26th August 2009 ( visited 21st August 2009 )

This is just a great venue for any group celebrating any event. Definitely not for the romantic dinner for two outing. It's great - you can almost calculate your bill before you go which is good if you are bringing some friends out for a birthday. You get what you pay for - it won't be the best chinese you've ever had - but it probably won't be the worst either and there is a good choice so everyone should find something they like. Also for a chinese the deserts are pretty good - love the icecream machine - makes you feel like a kid which is never a bad thing. Good fun.
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Avenue by Nick Munier
1 Crow Street, City Centre South, Dublin

So disappointed. Had a voucher and checked the fine print to make sure we could use it for the early bird. However when we arrived they said we couldn\'t. It said on the voucher \'peruse the a la carte\'. Should have been made clear. Place is nicely decorated. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was average, not worth the prices. Certainly not pichet standard. Won\'t be back.

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

Amused absolutely. Fantastic lunch. I now have a new favourite restaurant. Wonderful. Cest magnifique

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

Great restaurant. Always have a great meal and seriously great value. Love it

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101 Talbot
Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Very disappointed. Checked menu online before I booked but totally different menu in restaurant. Meal cost nearly 100 for two of us with bottle of wine. Decor is dated. Service is too chummy. Steaks were overdone. Just really below par and overpriced.

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La Mere Zou
22 St Stephens Green, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin

Fabulous restaurant - the closest thing to dinner in Paris - while still in Dublin. The venue whilst small is perfectly formed and affords the discerning diner an enjoyable evening. It is a venue for special occasions - would be great if the early bird ran a bit later. Also a lovely spot for lunch. Food is delicious and totally French.

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

We waited 6 weeks to get a table on a Friday night for the pre-theatre menu but it was more than worth the wait. Fantastic food, lovely venue, great service. For starters we had duck terrine, pea soup and goats cheese - all excellent - most special was the egg poached in red wine in the soup. For main courses we had rabbit, liver and salmon all delicious - for the main courses the choices were a bit unusual. For desert - poached meringue or chocolate mousse. The chocolate mousse was superb - would go back just for that. Dinner for 4 with a bottle of wine €220 - still pricey for an early bird and we were chased out at 7.45 but if you can go early well worth it.

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Frankies Italian Bar and Grill
42 Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin

We went for the early bird which was pretty good value but the choice was too limited to make you want to go back again. The service was excellent, I would like to go back and eat off the a la carte menu but it's a bit pricey for the food and the venue. That said it's an ideal location and the service is impressive.

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

I have had breakfast and lunch here recently - I haven't had dinner so can't comment on that. The breakfast menu is really nice - great choices. They have a lovely bread tin - which is a selection of breads and toast with preserves and butter which is a really nice breakfast option. They have italian versions of bacon and eggs or muesli and yogurt for the more health conscious. The restaurant itself is really bright and airy and the service is always friendly and efficient. Place is always busy but that is no doubt due to the excellent service and food. Really good coffee and a great spot for a late breakfast or a leisurely lunch.

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Chez Max (Baggot Street)
133 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Went for lunch here last week - great. Had been for dinner a couple of months ago and had been very impressed. For lunch I had the small mixed platter - really good choices of cheese - best pate I've ever tasted - just a really tasty plate of food. Could be a bit more generous with the bread but that was the only complaint. My companion had Moules and frites - and he too was impressed. Good coffee to finish off a lovely lunch and leaving one looking forward to a return visit.

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Jimmy Chungs
Eden Quay, City Centre North, Dublin

This is just a great venue for any group celebrating any event. Definitely not for the romantic dinner for two outing. It's great - you can almost calculate your bill before you go which is good if you are bringing some friends out for a birthday. You get what you pay for - it won't be the best chinese you've ever had - but it probably won't be the worst either and there is a good choice so everyone should find something they like. Also for a chinese the deserts are pretty good - love the icecream machine - makes you feel like a kid which is never a bad thing. Good fun.

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

Went here for lunch last Friday, love the decor of the restaurant - a lot of thought, effort and money have gone into making this one of the nicest looking restaurants in Dublin. Unfortunately the food and prices didn't live up to the decor - which probably explains why there were only three tables occupied for the whole of lunchtime. They have bento boxes - two of us had those - pretty good but expensive for lunch €14.95 - not the kind of money you could spend on lunch everyday. Also the use of fish sticks for sushi and in the seafood tempura was just wrong in every way possible - whatever savings they made on using them was not worth losing customers. Love japanese food but there are better alternatives out there.

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

Had the early bird menu here on Wednesday night - 3 courses for €23.95. The decor is lovely and the smoking terrace would leave you thinking you were in the med - very stylish. Having said that the menu was a bit limited - two soups, goats cheese or chicken wings for starters. I had the chicken wings - not great. My friend had the chowder which he enjoyed. We had fresh homemade bread and pesto with it which was delicious. We both opted for the steak main course - €2.50 supplement. Not bad. For desert two white chocolate terrines - nice but in a thick custard kind of way. We had a bottle of spanish red - bill total €78.50. Pretty good value - nice room - service not great - choice on menu not great.

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F.X. BUCKLEY Steakhouse Crow Street
2 Crow Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Lovely restaurant - had the value menu for €24.95 - very good value and good choices - had the fish special which was sea bass and it was lovely. The decor is nice - not too bright or dark, service was good, food was tasty and filling.

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The Squealing Pig Bar And Restaurant
The Diamond, Monaghan Town, Monaghan

Had dinner here last night with my mum and husband - it was fantastic. Everything about the restaurant impressed - the decor is lovely quite but still modern, the food was delicious, portions were extremely generous, staff were very upbeat, friendly and professional. They have an excellent offer for tuesdays, wednesdays and thursdays - all night - dinner for two with a bottle of wine for €55 euros. Besides that the menu is very good value and the wine list, although not very long, ticks all the boxes. It's a long time since I have been in such a good restaurant - brilliant. And the word has obviously gone around - restaurant was very busy for a Tuesday - recommend you book. Really looking forward to going there for breakfast on Saturday.

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