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Koh restaurant

6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Asian Fusion

Price Range:

Good
536 reviews

Reviewed 16th October 2015 ( visited 14th October 2015 )

The restaurant was packed on a Wednesday and no wonder with such good value on the early bird - 2 courses available for 19.50. The food was tasty and there was enough of a selection. Tables are a little jammed in and we were slow to be seated even with a reservation. But the cocktails were fab – worth a visit for the Citrus flower alone!
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Koh restaurant

6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Asian Fusion

Price Range:

Good
536 reviews

Reviewed 16th October 2015 ( visited 14th October 2015 )

The restaurant was packed on a Wednesday and no wonder with such good value on the early bird - 2 courses available for 19.50. The food was tasty and there was enough of a selection. Tables are a little jammed in and we were slow to be seated even with a reservation. But the cocktails were fab – worth a visit for the Citrus flower alone!
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Forest Avenue
8 Sussex Terrace, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin

Long awaited trip to Forest Avenue for Saturday brunch. The five course surprise tasting menu was superb. Every course was beautifully presented, delicious and just the right portion size to comfortably finish. Service was warm and friendly and at 26euro for 5 courses, unbelievable value. Highly recommended!

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Las Tapas de Lola
12 Wexford St., City Centre South, Dublin

My first time in Las Tapas de Lola. We were greeted with a small glass of complimentary red wine & lemon, very refreshing. Among the tapas dishes we tried, I think the stand out were the marinated pig cheeks, yum. The octopus portion was quite large, enough for two people while conversely the croquettes, while tasty, were tiny (3 per portion). For dessert, we had lovely, sugary churros which were still warm on arrival. The service was warm and friendly but one niggle is the constant reminder of the time limit on the table (when booking, when confirming and on arrival!) but it would not put me off returning.

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Fish Shack Cafe - Parliament Street
2 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

We visited the Fish Shack on a busy Saturday evening. We had tried to book and were told they do not take bookings but they would be able to accommodate us on the night. We turned up to find the queue out the door. 25 minutes later we took a seat which was quite cramped and kind of stuck on the end of another table for 4. The waitresses had a hard time trying to serve the table beside us without knocking in to us each time. On the plus side, the food was amazing. A shared seafood platter followed by grilled lobster with a lemon butter - yum! The service was also friendly and helpful. I just wish they would take a booking!

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Herbstreet
Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 , Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

I visited Herbstreet before a show on a Sunday evening. I ordered the octopus salad and was presented with a beautiful, vibrant plate of food, with a generous portion of octopus which tasted just as good as it looked. Very pleasantly surprised. Burger & chips and chicken wings were nice and service was also very friendly. Worth a visit for the octopus dish alone

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Banyi Japanese Dining
4 Bedford Row, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

It was my first time in Banyi and my expectations were high based on reviews I had read. First impressions were good, we had an excellent greeting which flowed through to the friendly and efficient service throughout. We had a four course meal, which was excellent value and included a cocktail. Highlights for me were the gyoza and crispy tofu starters, the lowlight perhaps the fish cake croquettes which were a tad overdone and dense. The Matcha fondant with red bean ice-cream was a new one for me, I've had the chocolate version many times so was interested to see how this would compare. It was cooked perfectly and the ice cream was a great match - yum. I would recommend a vist

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

Darwins has long been a favourite of mine and still is after my latest visit. Lovely warm greeting, followed by attentive service throughout. And great value to be had on a Monday with the Pre-Theatre running all night.

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

We visited the Pop-up Pichet in East Side Tavern as the main restaurant is undergoing a refurbishment. I think they did well with the pop-up space however it was very dark and I did notice a few people taking out their phones to read the menu. A bit more light wouldn't hurt! Thankfully the food is still the same quality, beautifully presented and delicious. I especially loved the sea bream on the night and the crispy hens egg is still a favourite

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Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne
6-8 East Essex Street, , Temple Bar, Dublin 2 , Temple Bar, Dublin

I ate at Cleaver East on a Friday evening so the restaurant was quite busy with a lively atmosphere. I couldn't fault the food, everything I had was perfectly put together and tasted delicious. I did find the service a bit aloof however. We didn't exactly receive a friendly greeting and found the service quite standoffish. Having said that, it wouldn't put me off going back to try more of the menu

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Osteria Lucio
The Malting Tower, Clanwilliam Terrace, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

We visited Osteria Lucio before a show in the Bord Gais. The restaurant itself has a great atmosphere and I love the setting under the bridge. The service was friendly and welcoming from the start and throughout. We chose from both the pre-theatre (two courses for two people @45 euro) and the a la carte and thoroughly enjoyed the food. The braised beef cheek and wood-fired pizzas being the stand out for me. All in all, an enjoyable experience and a great option before a show in the Bord Gais

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Jamie's Italian
Pembroke District, Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin 14 , Dundrum, Dublin

After a bit of shopping we popped into Jamie’s Italian for a late lunch. The restaurant was busy but we managed to get a table. The food was ok - wild rabbit taglioni was very tasty but I’ve had nicer pavolas and the polenta chips could definitely have benefited with a dip as they were very dry. Portion sizes are small but suited me for lunch. Service was also only "ok" - our greeting was very lack lustre but the table service was much better.

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La Cave
28 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We went for an early bird on a Saturday evening without a reservation. We were given a table and told, they needed it back in an hour and a half which was fine. However we were completely rushed through our meal. So much so that we had ordered, eaten our starters and were given our main all in 10 minutes. The starter plates were cleared and mains arrived in practically the same movement. To say we felt rushed is an understatement. Which is a shame because the food was actually delicious.

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

We had the six course tasting menu on a busy Friday night. I could not fault the food, it was all delicious, presented beautifully with perfect portion sizes to allow you to enjoy all 6 courses. Service was also excellent especially as it was busy - we were never waiting long. Highly recommended

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

The restaurant was packed on a Wednesday and no wonder with such good value on the early bird - 2 courses available for 19.50. The food was tasty and there was enough of a selection. Tables are a little jammed in and we were slow to be seated even with a reservation. But the cocktails were fab – worth a visit for the Citrus flower alone!

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

Having enjoyed dinner previously at Fire, I was keen to return to try the Sunday Roast. Again I was not disappointed. We went for the Roast Rib of Beef for main which is presented to you before its brought back to the kitchen to be carved. Its then served with gorgeous roast potatoes, veg and gravy. Starters were also delicious, especially the crab claws. The staff were all very friendly and the lunch is good value at EUR 30 for two courses considering there is enough to wrap up and take away with you! My only niggle is the wine selection - they could perhaps do with having a few value options. Cheapest I found is 25e with most 30e and up.

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Taste at Rustic
17 South Great George St., City Centre South, Dublin

I was really looking forward to trying Taste at Rustic for the first time but was left very disappointed. My food choices were a real let down. I had the Seabream and Shitake “stew” which consisted of 6 very thin slices of seabream in literally a tablespoon of “stew”. Seriously – a tablespoon. And I usually am in favour of small portions so I can enjoy a full three courses but that was ridiculous. My duck main was tough and fatty. On the plus side, my boyfriend’s choice of prawns for starter and dexter beef for main were both delicious. The service was also all over the place – when we received one starter well in advance of the other we were told – sometimes the starters are served at different times - really? I didn’t realise we were in a tapas bar. Couple that with forgotten requests and a half hour wait to receive even a glass of wine in the beginning I was really disappointed with the evening for the amount of money we spent.

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Eden Bar and Grill
7 South William Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Had a lovely dining experience in Eden on a Tuesday evening. Friendly welcome with a jug of water brought to the table without having to ask for it, which is always nice. The food was delicious especially the crispy duck egg starter. And there was great value with the early bird running all night, 2 courses for EUR20. Plan to come back to try the brunch, hopefully on a sunny day so we can sit outside to enjoy the food and the people watching!

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

We visited Dax for lunch mid-week. The waiting staff were welcoming and friendly throughout. I could not fault the food - Rabbit sausage to start, gurnard for main and roulade for dessert. All beautifully presented, delicious and portion sizes just right to allow you to enjoy 3 courses. Would recommend

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Avenue by Nick Munier
1 Crow Street, City Centre South, Dublin

We dined in Avenue on a Friday night so there was a nice lively atmosphere in the restaurant. The service staff were friendly and efficient throughout and we were greeted by Nick Murnier at one stage which was a nice touch. I enjoyed the food, especially the onglet steak - such a tasty cut, and the parfait starter was delicious. I opted for the donuts for dessert and while I liked the cinnamon dusting I did find them a tad dry. We were also given a basket of delicious fresh bread when we arrived which I always appreciate! Recommended!

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Soder + Ko
64 South Great Georges St, City Centre South, Dublin

Great atmosphere with good music, not too loud for conversation. Service on greeting was a little hit and miss but service from the waiting staff at the table was great - friendly and efficient. The food is the best part - beautifully presented decent tapas size portions. The beef with sticky rice and quail egg yolk being a stand-out for me. The pork dim sum and scallop ceviche also delicious. The cocktails and the wine list were the only let down - a bit on the pricey side. Overall, definitely worth a visit and I'll be back to try more of the menu

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Fiorentina
40 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

I dined at Fiorentina on a busy Friday night. The food was delicious - crab risotto, succulent pork belly and creamy mash - Yum. This was the good point but for me it was completely let down by the service. I don't think we received one smile the entire night. Huge gap between receiving one main course and the other. We were missing sides, our glasses were not refilled and water had to be requested twice. I know the restaurant was busy but a simple smile or explanation goes a long way. It has put me off a return visit which is a shame as i really did enjoy the food.

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Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne
6-8 East Essex Street, , Temple Bar, Dublin 2 , Temple Bar, Dublin

I had wanted to try Cleaver East for awhile and finally got the chance in late January. The food was so good! The standouts for me being the prawn dumplings and the cod; but everything I tasted was delicious to be fair. And while I had heard the portion sizes are on the small side, they were just right for me. Enough to be able to enjoy a 3 course without having to be rolled out! The service was great, we were left to enjoy drinks after our meal and were not rushed (although this must be because they were not too busy). All in all, worth it for a special occasion.

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Fade Street Social - The GastroBar
4-6 Fade Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Fade St is always a winner for me. I had 2 for 1 tapas courtesy of their January email offer coupled with a free cocktail in the lovely bar upstairs. Gorgeous food at excellent value, how can you complain?!

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

I had previously enjoyed the brunch at San Lorenzo's but having read the dinner menu while i was there, I was keen to come back and sample it. The atmosphere was not great but since it was the first Tuesday in January, what can you expect? On the plus side the food was delicious. I had the sardine puttanesca to start the the scallops for main, yum! Worth a visit

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

I had been finding Brasserie 66 a bit hit and miss lately but on this occasion I was glad to find it back to its best. The service was great and the food delicious. Great all around.

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Suesey Street
26 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Had Sunday lunch at Brasserie Le Pont last weekend. Top marks for service and the lovely relaxed atmosphere. I could not fault the food either. Delicious black pudding with poached egg starter followed by duck leg which just fell off the bone and creamy garlic mash. Finished off with melting chocolate pot... yum! Definitely worth a visit

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

The food at Acapulco is really tasty, with big portions and presented well. There's a good atmosphere and great value to be found on the early bird menu. The only negative we had was the slightly frosty service but perhaps the waiter was having an off night.

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Bobo's Gourmet Burgers (Dame St)
50-51 Dame St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Having read some mixed reviews about Bobo’s I wasn’t expecting too much, so I was pleasantly surprised about the quality of my burger. It was big and juicy on a lovely fresh bun, with plenty of toppings. I also tried the chicken goujons but wasn’t such a fan - I found them a bit dry and overdone. The service was friendly enough even though nearly all the tables were full and they seemed a bit under pressure. I would probably go back to try another burger but would give the sides a miss – the burgers are so big anyway that you probably wouldn’t need them

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

We went to San Lorenzo’s on Saturday afternoon after hearing lots about the brunch and I have to say, it lived up to the hype for me. We had a lovely smiley greeting which set the tone for the rest of the meal. There was so much choice on the menu; I found it very hard to choose! I finally went for the crab cakes with poached eggs and grilled asparagus - delicious. And quite a big portion, you won’t leave hungry. In terms of value, I think it is on par with other places in the city centre but the menu choices, quality of food and friendly service give it an edge.

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

Darwins is one of my favourite restaurants in Dublin. The food is excellent and the service is always so welcoming and friendly. On my last visit I had the lamb dish which was cooked perfectly and so delicious. It can be a bit pricey but completely worth it for a special occasion. I can’t wait to go back.

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Fade Street Social - The Restaurant
Drury Street , City Centre South, Dublin

Being a big fan of both Rustic Stone and the Gastro Bar at Fade St Social I had high hopes for the Restaurant part. We went for the lunch menu and were the only people there for most of the meal hence the low atmosphere score, but this is probably more to the time we chose to visit. The restaurant itself is decorated nicely, and there is a great view of the kitchen which I always like, kind of like getting a little show! We both had the beef, mine was gorgeous but my partners had a lot of fat unfortunately. But I have to say, I’ve never had nicer mash. It was so creamy and delicious that I could have had a bowl of it and been happy! All in all, I would like to go back, to try more of the menu and to see how it picks up in the evening.

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

My first time at Maximillian's Bistro but I'm sure it won’t be my last! We ate on a Wednesday night and the restaurant was mostly full, which was a good sign to me. We were greeted warmly from the start and the service remained friendly throughout. The food is delicious and presented beautifully. I could not fault it. And I sampled from every plate at the table, just to make sure! Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable experience that I am sure to repeat.

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Wings Gourmet Burger
Unit C, 46/49, Opposite Gresham Hotel, O'Connell St, Dublin

Visitied Wings on a Friday night with a deal for one starter portion of wings and two burgers and fries for €17, really good value. It was very quiet when we arrived with only a couple of tables occupied so no atmosphere. For the food, i think there are much better wings to be had elsewhere in town, the ones we got were teeny tiny. But the burgers were very tasty indeed with lots of choice on the menu. The fries were also very good (both skinny and thick cut). The service was friendly but we got the burgers as we were still eating the wings which is annoying. The table was crammed with plates and I felt rushed. All in all, it is the tasty burgers and fries that will bring me back for another try.

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Dakota
South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

Dropped into Dakota for lunch one Saturday afternoon in town. The food was ok, nothing special but fine for a quick lunch. The service was friendly and it was not too expensive. What I was not impressed with, was the large hole in our the seat of our booth, covered up with cushions! If there is a crater in the seat then maybe a little warning to the people about to sit there would be good? Just a thought!

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

Had a nice meal here on bank holiday Monday with a couple of friends. We were in early evening so there was no real atmosphere to speak of but the food was tasty, especially the chargrilled prawn starter. Also. because the early hour we were able to avail of the earlybird menu which is good value at €17.50 for 2 courses. I'd be interested to go back at a later time to see if the atmosphere would pick up and also to sample some of the cocktails on the menu!

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

I really enjoyed my meal here in Rustic Stone. The food was amazing, I had the salt cod brandad and the tuna on the stone. Just delicious. We had various sides on the table, my favourites being the polenta chips and of course the truffle chips! Yum. We felt really looked after during our meal by the waiters, who also made a special effort to with a birthday girl in our group who received a special birthday plate. While it can be on the expensive side I think it is worth it for the quality of the food and service but there are also some cheaper options available on the menu. I can’t wait to return and would recommend to anyone who appreciates good food and service

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DIG IN
19 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin

It was my first visit to green 19 and I was impressed. I had a chickpea burger which I enjoyed. There is homemade ketchup on the tables in cute little jars and I also had a homemade ginger beer which was delicious. The service was good and it didn’t break the bank. All in all, an enjoyable experience

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

Port House Pintxos is always a winner for me. The food is delicious every time. The atmosphere is great and there is good value to be had. Never disappointed here.

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Ashbourne House Hotel
Fredrick Street, Ashbourne, Ashbourne, Meath

I went for a Carvery in the Ashbourne House hotel on a Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately I did not enjoy the experience at all. I went for the Beef and mushroom pie which looked like it had been sitting there awhile. Then down to the vegetables, I asked for a “small bit” of cabbage; which the waiter serving took to mean a huge spoonful thrown backhand over everything else on the plate. I know it’s a carvery so the presentation is not going to be amazing but the food was literally flung onto the plate, awful! The hotel is very family friendly but this means you have to dodge very small children running and screaming around the room as you try to find a seat. The only saving grace is I did not have to pay much for what I got, but I’d rather pay more for better quality.

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Rococo Restaurant @ Knightsbrook
Knightsbrook Hotel Spa & Golf Resort, Dublin Road, Trim, Meath

We visited Rococo on a Sunday night during a stay at the Knightsbrook hotel. We ate from a limited menu included with our hotel package. Unfortunately I was very disappointed with the food. I had a black pudding potato hash for a starter. For me the black pudding was completely lost in the potato and overpowered by the wholegrain mustard dressing. The chicken main was dry and the accompanying vegetable sides went completely untouched. The new potatoes were shrivelled and grey and the carrots were turning a black tinge. The baked vanilla cheesecake was nice but not enough to make up for the rest. Disappointing experience for me

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Fade Street Social - The GastroBar
4-6 Fade Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

We had tapas in the gastro bar area. I had high hopes for the food having pre-read the menu and luckily I was not disappointed! Between two of us us we had 7 dishes which was more than enough. The standouts for me were the whole soft shell crab and the Chinese pork belly, both absolutely delicious. We also had the parmesan skinny fries as a sort of side dish but could not get enough of them, amazing! I had heard bad reports about the service but for us there was no problem. The atmosphere was nice and laid back. I will definitely be back to sample more of the menu.

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Whitefriar Grill
16 Aungier Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Really enjoyed the food here at Whitefriar Grill. I had the stuffed quail for starters and the monkfish and scallops for mains. Both were delicious. There is also a good value early bird available which some of our table went for. The service was friendly and the atmosphere was nice and relaxed. Great all round!

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Samphire
The Waterside House Hotel, Near Swords, Donabate, Donabate, Dublin

I was looking forward to my visit to Samphire because of the great reviews I have read and am delighted to say I was not disappointed! The food is amazing. I had risotto for starters and pheasant for mains, both delicious with quite generous portions. We were also given bread (cute little loaves) before our meal with olive pesto and butter which I couldn’t resist. The service was by far the best we’ve had in a while. Our waiter (Tibor!) gave excellent recommendations and was both friendly and courteous. There is also a great sea view if you’re lucky enough to get a window table. The only downside for us was the lack of atmosphere but this may be down to the quite night we were there. Would highly recommend

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Crackbird
60 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

If you like chicken you'll love Crackbird. Two of us decided to split a full soy garlic chicken, with potato salad and beans. There was more than enough and we ended up taking some away. The chicken was really tasty if just a tad on the greasy side, the sides were delicious and the ginger lime drinks gorgeous, really refreshing. I also really liked the laid back vibe of the place and the staff were all friendly and helpful with choices. I will be back to sample more of the tasty chicken!

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Pho Viet Vietnamese Restaurant
162 Parnell Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Delicious food. I especially enjoyed the spicy noodle soup with beef and pork. The staff were polite and there is great value to be had. Two courses for two people, no drinks, came to EUR 26! Worth a visit

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Sseduced Raw Food
20 Cecelia St, Temple Bar, Dublin

Went for the six course tasting menu at Sseduced purely out of curiosity to try vegan food. We arrived at 3 on a Saturday and it was full, but not for long. The service was haphazard from the start. Our first course was mixed up, it took 50 minutes to get water (after asking 4 times and finally having to get up and try to get it ourselves!) Two other tables left without getting any food due to the long wait. We made it through 4 out of the 6 courses before we gave up! The 4 courses we did have, while nice, did not blow me away. I did feel sorry for the waitress because she just seemed to be apologising the whole time. It was a shame because I was looking forward to the experience. Perhaps they were just having a bad day, but would I return? Probably not.

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Kitchen
3 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

One of my favourites in Dublin. The staff are really lovely, the food is delicious and there’s always a nice relaxed atmosphere. I most recently tried the five spice pork skewers and the Indian Paneer cheese casserole; both of which I really enjoyed. They didn’t have our wine choice on the night and so were recommended a great alternative. And although it was priced higher, they offered it to us at the lower price of our first choice; a nice touch. Sure to be back again!

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

I often come to Odessa for Brunch at the weekend and really enjoy it, however I was disappointed with the experience I had for dinner on a Friday evening. I was part of a group of 10 and we arrived at 8. I had the mezze plate for starters and fish pie for mains. The mezze plate was ok but the fish pie was pretty bad. I expected a nice creamy filling but it was very dry with barely any sauce. There was also a really long wait for the starters to arrive and then again for the mains, all the while we were asked if we wanted to buy more wine. By the time we had finished our meal (had no desserts), we had been waiting so long that we were the only people left in the restaurant. It’s a shame, because I actually really enjoy the brunch here, but definitely won’t be back for dinner in a hurry.

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Dall' Italiano
Harts Corner, North Dublin, Glasnevin, Dublin

First time to try this restaurant last nite. Its a lovely little place, with friendly staff. I had a chicken and mushroom risotto which was a special on the night but the menu, while small, offers a good selection of proper Italian food. They also have some Italian products for sale. Its not the fanciest of places but perfect place to drop in and have a quick local bite

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Mi Thai
87B Manor Street, Dublin 1 , Stoneybatter, Dublin

The food in Mi Thai is delicious. I especially enjoyed the Tom Yum spicy and sour soup for starters and the steamed seabass is really tasty. However, I visited Mi Thai with a menupages deal and agree with previous posters that you are treated differently because of it. This is disappointing. We also had trouble with the bill which had to be adjusted twice, ending the night on a sour note. All in all, great food let down by the service.

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PHX Bistro
12 Ellis Quay, Ellis House, Smithfield, Dublin 7, City Centre North, Dublin

I found the food at PHX Bistro to be very tasty, I had the grilled cod for mains and my friend opted for the burger, both went down well. The restaurant itself was about half full which isn’t bad for early on a Tuesday night, and the service was really very friendly and efficient. Personally, I would prefer a restaurant more central in town and found PHX a bit too out of the way, but it would be a great spot if you lived locally or don't mind the walk down!

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

I really enjoyed my meal at Farm.The food was lovely and the service was friendly. I like that the food is all organinc with lots of healthy and vegetarian options. The only downside for me is that it can be a bit on the pricey side. But still worth a try.

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

Visited Buenos Aires Grill with a Menupages deal, for a Surf and Turf platter for 2 with a glass of wine. The spicy prawns and pork ribs were nice, the Dorado and barracuda we “ok” but worst of all was the steak. Poor quality, very fatty and way overdone. I couldn’t eat it. I was excited to try this platter but came away decidedly underwhelmed. I’m only glad I tried it with the menupages deal because I would not want to pay full price for what we ate.

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Brasserie 7
The Capel Building, Capel Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

I visited Brasserie 7 with a menupages voucher on a Friday evening. I was impressed by the man playing piano near the entrance; it gave a nice relaxed atmosphere to the restaurant. For the food I had the smoked duck salad for starters and the trio of pork for the main. The salad was a bit light on the duck and the figs, but it was tasty. The pork was fantastic. With the voucher we had, it was great value and worth a visit.

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

I was disappointed to have missed out on the recent BBQ special in Brassiere 66 so was delighted to receive a text saying it was back for the weekend. Two of us went in the try it on Sunday afternoon. There were only a few other tables occupied at this stage so the atmosphere was quiet. We opted to share the chicken wings to start, which were really good and were accompanied by two yummy dipping sauces. The BBQ special, Beef fillet tail and lobster tempura was presented beautifully. The beef cooked to perfection, the tempura batter on the lobster claw really light and a wasabi mayonnaise that had a nice kick to it. I’m sure I’ll be back to sample more of the menu, perhaps at a later time of day to see it the atmosphere picks up.

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

Went to Salamanca on a busy Saturday night. Between two of us we ordered 5 dishes, pork belly, chorizo and chick pea stew, chargrilled tuna, grilled cod and patatas bravas. I couldn’t fault any of the dishes with the chorizo stew and pork belly being the stand outs of the night for me. The portion sizes are generous and we struggled to finish all five. We also tried some delicious cocktails and free Cava (courtesy of booking through Menupages). The service was polite and friendly. The atmosphere was lively, but tables are packed closely together so it is a struggle to weave through without knocking into chairs and tables. All in all an enjoyable experience which I’m sure I’ll be repeating in the future!

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Kathmandu Kitchen Nepalese & Indian Restaurant
18 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I visited Kathmandu Kitchen with a Menupages voucher on a Thursday evening. I ordered a soup for the starter and the seafood sizzler for main. I’ve never had soup in a Indian/Nepalese restaurant but would highly recommend this one. It was delicious. The seafood sizzler was generous in portion and included prawns, crab, scallops and fish. The staff were very nice and polite and with the voucher, it was extremely good value. I will be back to work my way through the menu, with or without a voucher deal!

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KC Peaches Cafe & Delicatessen (Nassau Street)
28/29 Nassau Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I visited KC Peaches for brunch on a Saturday afternoon. The staff we’re really friendly on arrival and throughout. I loved the downstairs decor and atmosphere. One niggle I had was that the seats against the wall have no back support at all so it wasn’t the most comfortable. I ordered the Moroccan baked eggs, they were really delicious with lovely bread and toast accompaniment. My partner had the Winter hash but was a little disappointed as he expected more of a hash cake instead of just alot of loose potatoes topped with egg. Although perhaps this is just personal preference. I will be back to try some more of this menu, both brunch and evening.

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Luigi Malones Restaurant
5/6 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

I visited Luigi Malone’s on a Tuesday night. We were greeted and shown to our table by an unsmiling and unfriendly member of staff, and informed we could avail of the “Late Bird” menu, two courses for EUR 21.95. However after checking the full menu, we realised it would actually work out cheaper to have the same food options from the main menu! The food itself was a big disappointment; I had the wings and the tequila chicken fettuccine. The wings were very dry and the pasta was bland and pretty tasteless. It took an age to get the attention of a waitress to get the bill, only to find we were charged the Late Bird prices even though we had not ordered from it. Needless to say, I won’t be back

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Sinnotts
South King Street, City Centre South, Dublin

I came here on a Sunday evening for a bite to eat and a couple of drinks. I ordered the Beer battered fish with potato wedges. The fish was super greasy and came with garlic mayo instead of the promised tartare sauce. The wedges were only ok. I was pretty disappointed because I came here for lunch often in the past when I worked in the area and always came out fully satisfied. I do genuinely like this pub but I think in the future I will stick to the excellent carvery in the afternoons and steer clear of the evening menu

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

I loved this restaurant. I chose from the Set Menu for 39 euro per person. I had the red mullet for starters and the scallops and pork belly for mains. It was all so perfect, taste, presentation, portion size. I finished off with the chocolate fondant which was melt in the mouth. Gorgeous. The atmosphere was great, and the staff were very polite and efficient. Overall an excellent experience

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The Market Bar
Fade Street, City Centre South, Dublin

As I'd never been here before, I was a little taken aback by Market Bar. Its very spacious inside with great decor. I ordered the calamari and the choizo and chickpea stew, both delicious! I also tasted the pollack and the meatballs, very tasty. The service was a bit hit and miss, it took awhile to get the bill and drinks and the atmosphere was only ok. If it was just about the food I would give 5 out of 5, and just for that I would definitely be back for more.

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

I've wanted to come to chapter one for a long time and i'm so glad I did! Myself and a friend went for the early bird menu. I had the white pudding boudin with potato pancake to start which was very tasty. I then had the rabbit with veal stuffing for mains, and the warm chocolate mousse for dessert. I loved every last bite. The food was like art on a plate. And at €37.50 for the 3 courses, it was money well spent. The service was also very polite and friendly. There was free bread on the table when we sat down which I always find a nice extra touch. Excellent experience overall and I will definitely want to return.

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The Avon BAR
The Avon, Burgage, Blessington, Blessington, Wicklow

I visited Il Lago while staying over in the Avon Ri hotel over valentines weekend. I was pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. The food and service are top quality. I had the crab cake to start and the roast duck for the main course. Both delicious and well presented. Portion sizes are just right. The service is very friendly and efficient. I would have no hesitation in returning in the furure

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Wongs of Ranelagh
7 Sandyford Road, Ranelagh, Ranelagh, Dublin

I ate at wongs as part of a large work function so I was lucky enough to sample a lot of the menu. My favourite was the duck with pancakes starter, absolutely delicious. The beef in the main was melt in the mouth, scallops perfectly cooked, sea bass deliciously seasoned.. I could go on! As it was a work function, they were footing the bill which I was very glad about as I found Wongs to be on the pricey side. The service was efficient but I wouldn't call it friendly exactly. Based purely on the food, Wongs would get 5 stars from me but I will have to save my pennies before my next visit!

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An Poitin Stil
Naas Road, Rathcoole, Dublin

We came here on New Year’s Eve not really knowing what to expect having previously visited restaurants on this date to find a limited 'Christmas' menu and rushed service. However we were very pleasantly surprised with an poitin stil. We had the full menu to choose from. I had the seafood chowder for starters and the lamb shank for mains. The chowder was creamy with plenty of fish, mussels and prawns. The lamb shank was cooked to perfection with the meat just falling off the bone. Delicious! I even managed to fit in a pavlova for dessert which was gorgeous, crispy meringue outside with a gooey, chewy centre with lots of fresh fruit and cream. Value-wise we got two 3 course meals plus a bottle of wine for 80 euro which I think is good for the quality of food you’re getting. The staff were all very friendly which only added to the lovely atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!

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Johnstown Inn
Johnstown, Naas, Kildare

We came to the johnstown inn on a Wednesday afternoon on a whim. Sadly it was a mistake I won't be repeating. The only good point was the smoked salmon starter but it couldn't make up for the rest of the experience. I ordered the lasagne which came out covered in tomato sauce that had formed a nasty skin on top. The pasta sheets were so overcooked that they had turned to mush. It was accompanied by a handful of tasteless frozen chips. How hard is it to peel a few potatoes!? The waitress seemed not to notice that the dishes appeared untouched when she returned to collect the plates and never asked if we enjoyed our meal. The whole experience left a sour taste in my mouth and I will never be back

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The Grand Central Cafe Bar
O'Connell Street, O'Connell St, Dublin

I came here on a Wednesday evening for food and a couple of drinks. I had the scampi and fries and the chocolate brownie for dessert. The scampi were average; nothing special. The chocolate brownie was ordered warmed but came out cold. The service was friendly enough but there was an extra €10 on the bill by mistake. In fairness, it was taken off and apologies were given when it was pointed out. I think its a bit pricey for what u get, €14 for a few scampi and fries plus €6 for the brownie. Considering the good deals to be had in town these days, i think there's better value to be had for nicer food elsewhere.

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Jack O'Rourkes
Main Street, Blackrock, Dublin

Had lunch at Jack O'Rourkes. Sorry to day, I wasn't too impressed. The atmosphere is lacking, the food is poor and the prices are too high. On the plus side we had a nice waitress. But i won't be rushing back in the near future

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Dew Drop Inn
(Centre of) Kill Village, Naas, Naas, Kildare

Three words. Hot. Rock. Steak. Try it, you will not regret it! I've never had a steak like it. Add friendly, efficient service and a relaxed atmosphere and it made for a very enjoyable sunday afternoon, worth repeating.

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L'Gueuleton
No 1 Fade Street, Off Georges's Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I loved this place. I had the pork belly and the chocolate fondant. Both were absolutely delicious. Theres a great atmosphere and a friendly service. Definitely recommended!

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Tante Zoes
1 Crow Street, Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin

I loved this restaurant. I had the dooky gumbo for starters and the ostrich for mains. Both were delicious, good sized portions. The service was excellent, the waitress was attentive and very friendly. Its not exactly cheap but i think its definitely worth it for the quality of food you get. I'm dying to go back and sample more of the menu!

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

I've been to Koh a couple of times now, for monday night madness with half price cocktails and on a busy saturday nite. Didn't leave disappointed either time. I've had chicken satay, and thai seafood won tons for starters; chicken cahew nut and bbq pork for mains, all delicious, couldnt fault them. The service was also very friendly. Try the toberlone cocktail, it is exactly as described, dessert in a glass!!

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Imperial Chinese
12A Wicklow Street, City Centre South, Dublin

I came here early on a friday evening so it was pretty empty with only 2 other tables occupied. There may have been a better atmosphere had it been a bit more busy however by the time we left no other people had arrived. The food itself was tasty, I had chicken satay to start and curry for mains, no complaints there. They also give you complimentary prawn crawkers when you arrive which is nice! We went for the early bird menu which runs til 10 or 11 and so at 20 euro it was a good deal.

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

I went for the early bird menu on a Wednesday evening. At €16 it is extremely good value compared to other restaurants around town. The food was delicious, loved the calamari starter and the fish pie. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed, the service was friendly. Can't wait to go back and sample some more of the menu!

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Da Neros Trattoria
Seamus Ennis Road (Above Xtra Vision) , North Dublin, Dublin 11, Finglas, Dublin

I ate here on a Sunday afternoon which meant it was a bit on the quiet side. I had the meatballs to start which I found nice enough but I thought could have had a touch more flavour to them. The pasta with smoked salmon and capers for the main was very tasty but i was disappointed with the chocolate meringue desert, it was very mushy with not alot of meringue involved. The service was friendly enough however when the waitress asked what pasta I wanted with my main and didnt know the difference between them, I thought that was a bit funny for an italian restaurant! On the whole i would probably return as it is a convenient local for me, and the atmosphere might pick up during a busier time.

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Luigi Malones Restaurant
5/6 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

We went to luigi malones for the early bird menu which we found to be excellent value. We went for the option to have a bottle of wine for 5 euro with any main meal from the menu. I had the seafood bake which was very tasty with plenty of seafood packed in. My friend had the calzone which she found to have a bit too much cheese. Service was friendly and polite. Good spot for a quick pre theatre bite.

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

I ate here on a busy Saturday night as part of a group of 6. Everyone found the food tasty enough and the atmosphere was right for a fun saturday night meal. However the big drawback was all the waiting around. There was a 30 minute wait for the starter followed by an hour for the main meal with no apology or explanation. If you want a quick meal before heading out for the night I'd reccommend you go somewhere else

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Il Posto
10 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Came here early on a Sunday evening for the early bird meal. I went with the pork & proscuitto terrine to start and the Chicken with risotto for the main. Both were absolutely delicious, the risotto especially; it was cooked perfectly. I also had a taste of the mini meatballs and the pork & rosemary main. I would have been equally satisfied if I had chosen them. Also at the beginning of the meal a basket of fresh bread and butter was brought to the table, no extra charge. The delicious food, coupled with the friendly and efficient staff made for a very enjoyable experience. And at €54 for 2 starters, 2 mains and a half bottle of wine... you couldn't ask for more!

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

I ate here early on a Sunday evening so it wasn’t too packed but still had a nice atmosphere. I ordered the Paella de la Casa which actually came in a pretty big portion, which was surprising for tapas. I also tried the scallops and shared a portion of garlic bread. The food is tasty, the paella especially. It came with a lot of seafood and meat. However, if you, like me, tend not to be able to finish your food (no matter how much you want to!), be prepared for the waiting staff to make you feel guilty about it. I don't appreciate having to explain why I couldn't finish that last scallop! Other than that, it was an enjoyable experience.

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Kudos Restaurant (IFSC)
Clarion Hotel Dublin, IFSC, City Centre North, Dublin

I ate in Kudos as part of a large group for a work function. Although we knew we would have to pick from a smaller set menu, we were very surprised and disappointed to find no Thai food to choose from! Leek and potato soup? Supreme of chicken wrapped in parma ham? Hardly the Thai food we were expecting! Having said that, the food served was very tasty and well presented. So I’m sure I will return to sample the Thai food on another occasion…

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Good World Chinese Restaurant
18 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I would not be in a rush to return to this restaurant. I found the food to be mediocre at best. The beef in my dish was of a poor quality which is very disappointing. You can certainly get much better quality and tastier Chinese food in the city. The restaurant is also in dire need of a make-over, the decor was pretty shabby and outdated. Also, i was in a party of two and found the table too large for a comfortable conversation. On the plus side, the service was polite (although hardly friendly)

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

love love love this place! i'm slowly workin my way through the menu and have not been disappointed so far, the atmosphere always good, service friendly and not alot of damage on the wallet front. Its a little gem!

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Dante (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

This place is great for a cheap and cheerful evening. The food is good and the service polite and friendly. I had the pollo pasta which came in a decent portion size and was very nice. I also tasted the pizza which I found very tasty. All in all a good evening to be had without having to push the boat out

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The Brock Inn
Ashbourne Road, The Ward, Dublin

This is one of my favourite places to go for good hearty pub grub. But be warned, the portions are HUGE, i never get a starter and can still never finish the main... hardly something to complain about tho!!

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Botticelli
3 Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin

I went for the special on the night which was cannelloni while my friend went with the pizza, both were nothing to write home about. But the ice cream makes up for everything!! I'd recommend skipping the restaurant part and opting for the ice cream in the ice cream parlour, delicious!

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La Bucca Ashbourne
Frederick Street, Ashbourne, Ashbourne, Meath

Nice atmosphere, good quality food perhaps a little on the pricey side. Waiting staff all friendly and polite. I had the Beef and Aspargus in a blue cheese and white wine sauce which i enjoyed but the best part of the meal was the tiramisu, delicious!

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

I really enjoyed the food here but found the service a bit tricky. My food arrived well before my friend's did and there was a long long wait for the bill. I also found the cafeteria style seating arrangements a bit tight and uncomfortable. All in all, i would definitely return for the food, but perhaps on a sunday afternoon rather than for a night out.

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

The food here is average at best. My opted for the baby back ribs while my friend ordered the steak. The ribs had a nice sauce but the steak was ordered medium rare and arrived well done. It is also completely overpriced. I doubt I'd return unless I was stuck.

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Independent Pizza Co
28 Drumcondra Rd Lower, Dublin 9, Drumcondra, Dublin

Having heard rave reviews from friends about the pizza here i decided i would get takeaway from here instead of the usual pizza delivery. I was a bit disappointed (probably because i expected it to be the best pizza ever as friends had testified!). Having said that, the pizza was nice and i wouldn't rule out returning to eat in the restaurant if i wanted a nice cheap and cheerful evening.

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Rasam
18-19 Glasthule Road, South Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Indian food wouldn't be my favourite kind of food but this restaurant would easily convert you! The food is delicious, the service is excellent, definitely worth a visit!

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The Porterhouse (North )
Cross Guns Bridge, Glasnevin, Dublin

I have eaten in the porterhouse on a few occasions, usually opting for a pizza (good) or a burger (average) but on this occasion I tried the Salmon Parcel. I will not be trying it again!! there was so much garlic I couldn't eat it. On the plus side, the atmosphere is always good and there is a good selection of drinks/cocktails. I will just stick to the pizza in future!

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Noble House
17 Dame Street, City Centre South, Dublin

This was my 2nd visit to Noble House and i was not dissappointed. Although it was pretty early on a Wednesday night, most tables were full and there was a good atmosphere. I tried the Shredded Crispy Beef with Chilli which was delicious!! The service was friendly and polite. Overall a good experience.

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

I visited this restaurant for the 2nd time last night and came away very satisfied. I love the uniqueness of the pizzas, I went with the blacked Cajun pizza, which was delicious! The service is very friendly and overall it was a very enjoyable experience. I will be back again soon!

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Chez Max (Palace Street)
1 Palace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

After reading some very good reviews of this restaurant I was looking forward to trying it out for myself, and I was not disappointed! The food was excellent. I ordered the striploin steak and it was cooked perfectly. My friend went with the beef bourguignon, also very tasty. One drawback for me would be the closeness of the tables which would make it hard to have a private conversation without feeling like you’re talking to the whole restaurant! Luckily for us, it wasn’t so busy on the Sunday evening we went so it wasn’t a problem. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends.

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

Found this restaurant while walking through Temple Bar and found the idea of a mix of both Mexican and Italian food interesting. However first impressions were not good as we waited by the door to be seated while two waiters stood by having a chat and seemed annoyed that we were interrupting! We didn’t have a reservation but as there were several empty tables we would have thought they would be glad of the custom. The food did not fare much better than the service. I ordered from the Mexican side of the menu while my friend opted for Italian. We both found the food bland and unexciting and opted to have dessert elsewhere. Perhaps instead of attempting two cuisines they should first try to master one. Will not be returning.

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