Restaurant Reviews from carberry

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 48

Member Since: 15 February 2009

Last Visit: 17 October 2013

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Itsa @ Arnotts (Bagel Store) restaurant

Arnotts, Abbey Street, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1

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Cuisine:
Casual Dining

Price Range:

Good
11 reviews

Reviewed 11th December 2009 ( visited 24th November 2009 )

I first went here in October and have been back several times since. They have a great deal of bagel and coffee for 6 euro. They bagels are yummy - definitely the best in town. Tables are usually available even during lunchtime rush.
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Milano (Dawson Street) restaurant

38 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Cheap Eats

Price Range:

Good
261 reviews

Reviewed 16th February 2009 ( visited 01st December 2008 )

Good for casual dining. Always busy. Definitely one of the best Milano branches. Theo Randall pizzas are extra special.
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Keogh's Cafe
1-2 Trinity Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Great place for a quick pit stop. Scones are probably the best in Dublin. Also great quiche, salads etc.

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Foam Cafe
24 Strand Street Great, Italian Quarter, Dublin

Fab new cafe on the northside. Excellent food and relaxed atmosphere. The staff are a bit lost but they are only getting off the ground so I would excuse that. Go check it out!

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Little Caesars (Harcourt Street)
The Harcourt Hotel, 59 Harcourt Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Pleasant enough experience. The food was average and reasonably priced. The staff were attentive. Unfortunately we were given a table by the door even though we booked over a week in advance. Ok if you are in the area but the branches in the city centre are better.

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Lemon Jelly Cafe
Millennium Walkway, Jervis Street, Italian Quarter, Dublin

A pleasant surprise. I went here for lunch not expecting much but was very happy leaving. A good selection on the menu and reasonably priced.

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Reflection - Café Brasserie @ Dunnes Henry Street
Henry Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Probably the best place to stop for lunch in the Henry St area. They have a great lunch special - delux sambo & a drink for €4.95 - just the job!

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Bite of Life
55 Patrick st Dublin 8, City Centre South, Dublin

Charming little cafe with fabulous ciabattas. The food is a bit pricier than other places but it is worth every penny. The staff are very friendly. Worth a detour to sample their wears.

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The Larder Restaurant
8 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Reasonable food at a reasonable price. Some good mid week specials.

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

So glad this branch of Burritos & Blues has opened close to city centre. Excellent burritos and a great price.

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Soup Dragon
168 Capel Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Fantastic food. I tried the vegetable curry soup and the berry crumble - both fab. Space is limited so be prepared to take away.

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Lemon (South William St)
66 South William St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Lemon is a small crepe that serves up delicious varieties of the standard crepe. Would recommend for a tasty snack.

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Cobalt Cafe
16 North Great Georges St, City Centre North, Dublin

This is a great location but a little hard to find. The decor is unusual - modern furniture in a Georgian building with a few antiques throw in. The staff are very friendly and there was a good buzz about the place. The food was average but well presented. The coffee was poor but that is something that could easily be sorted.

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

This was my first visit to the upstairs restaurant and I was suitably impressed. I was in a large group and this can often mean poor service or cold meals but this was not the case here. The food was excellent and a bit different which makes a nice change. It is a bit pricy but if you want a nice meal I would recommend it.

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The Gingerman
40 Fenian Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Agree with the previous reviewer - the food for the lunch special is very average for €4.95 it is cheap and decent enough. Great pub for pints after work. Staff are very friendly and make it feel like its your local even if your from out of town.

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

Excellent place for light bites and a glass of wine. Graze your way through the menu - all the dishes we had were fab. Totally recommend!

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Cafe Topolis
37 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Have been here for lunch many times and always came away satisfied with their lunch specials. Most recently I was here in the evening and had their early bird. Everyone was happy with their choice so would recommend. Service was a bit laid back but we weren't in a hurry so can't complain.

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Ciao Bella Roma
24/25 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Great value lunch menu and the food is good too. The real deal!

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

Great place for lunch or in the evening. Fab food and very reasonable prices. Excellent wine list.

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Juno's Cafe
26 Parkgate Street, Parkgate Street, Dublin

This place is one of the few cafes in the Parkgate St area. The service is average at best. The food is fine but is pricey for what you get.

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W Ryans
Parkgate Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Great pub food at lunchtime or after work. The service is a little slow when they are busy but the food is worth the wait and it is reasonable value.

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Les Freres Jacques
74 Dame Street, Dublin City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

We went here for an early bird and it was quite busy even though it was a Tuesday. The early bird menu seemed good value at first glance, with a wide selection of choices. However, on closer inspection we noticed that there were only about 4 choices at the early bird price as the rest all had supplements (some quite substantial). That said the food was good and the service was friendly.

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Caffe Noto
79 Thomas Street, South Circular, Dublin

Great place for lunch or to hang out with friends for coffee at the weekend. The staff are really friendly. There is a good selection of bakery items and cakes if you have a sweet tooth.

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Nancy Hands Bar & Restaurant (Near Dublin Zoo)
30-32 Parkgate Street, Parkgate Street, Dublin

Good value option for pub food if you are in the area. The fish and chips is generally good. A good place to line the stomach before a few beers after work.

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Eamon Reas
25 Parkgate Street, City Centre South, Dublin

This is another one of my regular office lunch haunts. Typical Irish pub food. Their toasted sandwich special with chips on the side is the most popular item. Basic but solid is how I would describe the experience!

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

The Tea Room is now offering a lunch special menu @ €10. The food is good quality so this is excellent value. Probably not the place for a big group as it is quite quiet but perfect for a nice lunch in you are in town shopping.

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

We wnet here for an early bird and were really pleased. There was a good selection on the early bird menu. There were four of us so we sampled almost every on the menu and had no complaints. At 24euro for 3 courses it was really good value.

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

This is a great place for lunch or coffee if you are in the Grafton Street area. Typical Italian fare. Can't decide between coffee and hot chocolate? Go for the Bicerin - it is espresso coffee, hot chocolate and cream each served in its own little jug for you to mix yourself. Yum!

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Avoca Cafe (Suffolk Street)
Avoca, 11 Suffolk Street, City Centre South, Dublin

This visit was to the basement cafe - a casual, self-service affair but the same, excellent quality food as the upstairs restaurant. Thoroughly recommend this option if you are in a hurry or just want to make your selection by sight, since all the food is displayed is a glass cabinet. They also do take away. Yum!

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Itsa @ Arnotts (Bagel Store)
Arnotts, Abbey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

I first went here in October and have been back several times since. They have a great deal of bagel and coffee for 6 euro. They bagels are yummy - definitely the best in town. Tables are usually available even during lunchtime rush.

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Itsa @ IMMA
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin

I work in this area and this is one of the favourite office lunch places. The bagels are fab. Their hot food it good too. You can usually get a seat immediately and it is counter service so no waiting.

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Chesterfields Restaurant
Ashling Hotel Dublin, City Centre South , Parkgate Street, Dublin

I come here regularly for lunch and have always been satisfied. It is the only decent place to eat near Heuston Station. The food is good quality, no nonsence and not too hard on the pocket.

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

This place is aweful. The only redeeming feature is that the food is not bad. Otherwise, the service is really slow - 50 minutes before we got food to the table. The atmosphere is not existent - loud music, probably to drown out the noise of the bored children. There are lots of other really decent independent restaurants in the area so why bother with this over commercialised nightmare.

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

Returned here after a long absense and I wasn't disappointed. The food is good, the service is fast and the price is reasonable. What more could you want!

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Milano (Clarion Quay)
Unit 6, Excise Walk, Clarion Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre, IFSC, Dublin

I was here in Dec and again today and the service was really poor on both ocassions. The food was up to the usual Milano standard and the new Leggero pizza is excellent.

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Milano (Temple Bar)
19 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Great pizza, good service. This branch can be very busy so don't wait until you are starving to go there else you could be disappointed!

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

We had our Christmas meal here and it was fantastic. Odessa just gets better and better. In January they will be offering a new value menu and I will definitely be back to check that out.

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Cactus Jacks (Middle Abbey St)
Millennium Walkway, Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Italian Quarter, Dublin

Great value lunch deal - main course from the a la carte plus tea or coffee for €10. Plus the quality of the food was excellent. Go for it!

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FIRE Restaurant and Lounge
Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

We went here last night for a meal as party of my hen party. We had the early bird and everybody enjoyed it. It is a great restaurant for large groups as the high ceilings absorb the noise.

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Leon Brasserie
Trinity Street, City Centre South, Dublin

I was here today for coffee and a pastry. The pastries are amazing!

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

I love this place. The food is excellent and it has a good atmosphere. It is a bit pricey for what you get but I think that it is worth it.

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The Gallery Restaurant at the Church
Junction of Mary St. & Jervis St., Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

This location is extremely noisy. The food was fine but way overpriced. Have a drink in the bar and go elsewhere to eat.

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Botticelli Ice Cream
3 Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin

Probably the best ice cream in Dublin. What better recommendation!

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Yamamori Sushi, Tengu
38-39 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

I have eaten here many times and can totally recommend it. Great food, fast service and reasonable price.

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

The location of this branch of Milano is a bit out of the way but the setting is worth the journey. I will definitely return here in the summer.

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Milano (Dawson Street)
38 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Good for casual dining. Always busy. Definitely one of the best Milano branches. Theo Randall pizzas are extra special.

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The Steps Of Rome
1 Bird avenue, Clonskeagh, Clonskeagh, Dublin

I was back here for a slice & a glass of wine as usual. Still the same traditional Italian pizza place it always was. If you come here expecting a relaxed and lengthy meal you might be dissappointed but if you come for a cheap, cheerful bite you will leave with a smile!

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Olesya's Wine Bar
18 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I was here with a friend for a glass of wine and nibbles on a Thursday and was very happy with both our choice of wine and food. I would recommend it for relaxed dining or drinks and nibbles.

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One Pico Restaurant
5-6 Molesworth Place, Schoolhouse Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We went here for the lunch special on Valentine's Day. They had upped the price from 19.95 to 29.95 but they did not mention this when I was booking ( I had specifically asked if the lunch special menu was on for that day). That aside the food was great. Portions small as you would expect for this kind of place. A nice treat for a Saturday afternoon.

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

Really funky place. Excellent food. We had a nice booth to ourselves which was perfect for our girly night out. The cocktails are great too.

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