Restaurant Reviews from carolinepgray

Status: Connoisseur

Credibility Score:
52.5%

County: Cork

No. of Reviews: 28

Member Since: 04 July 2008

Last Visit: 21 February 2017

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Betty Brosnans Cafe and Photography Gallery restaurant

58 Pearse Street, Clonakilty, Clonakilty, Cork

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Cuisine:
Cafe

Price Range:

Good
3 reviews

Reviewed 30th July 2009 ( visited 08th June 2009 )

seems to be getting a little run down from the last few times i was there, food is ok, nothing great but interesting looking at the photos
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The Commons Inn Bar and Grill restaurant

Commons Road, Cork City, Cork

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Good
5 reviews

Reviewed 29th July 2009 ( visited 05th July 2009 )

i have eaten here a few times and recently went for the sunday carvery here, i found that the food was ok, nothing spectacular, portion sizes were good and the price is standard, i do know however that on special occassions (ie - fathers day) the price goes up by €1 on average per meal. it gets quite busy here as well on a sunday but nice for a relaxing sunday brunch
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Oliver And McGlynn
Menlo Park Hotel Terryland Headford Road, Galway City, Galway

We stayed at this hotel for two nights and the breakfast was not great at all - very small selection and i was not expecting much for the dinner that was included in our package but i was pleasantly surprised. The service was amazing, really attentive staff and a nice relaxed atmosphere, the food was quite gourmet and really tasty, the desserts were to die for and great value, would recommend.

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The Speckled Door Bar & Restaurant
Old Head, Kinsale, Kinsale, Cork

I used to go here all of the time a few years ago and i decided to go there yesterday with my partner, it was a dreary day but the views from the open plan window are lovely and really make this a better than pub grub looking place, the food however was not as good as i remembered. i ordered the fresh fish of the day and received a massive portion, i t was lovely, my partner ordered the beef and it was very gritty and the vegetables are frozen and not fresh. The service however was great but a bit pricey for pub grub.

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Man Friday Restaurant
Scilly, Kinsale, Cork

i keep this place as a "special occasion" place, i love their seafood, it always looks so colourful and tastes amazing, the atmosphere is really nice as well and with attentive staff its a lovely dining experience and worth the drive from cork.

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Dinos Traditional Restaurant & Takeaway
Pier Road Kinsale, Kinsale, Cork

took a spin to Kinsale and decided to stop for chips, i was not impressed at all with Dino's i found the fish to be really greasy and not a big portion either it seemed to be all batter. Service was terrible and expensive for fish and chips

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Cafe Museli
Macroom, Macroom, Cork

its quite hard to find a vegetarian resteraunt and it was a pleaseure to walk in and order something totally veggie, i enjoyed the food, good enough selection and best of all good value. woiuld go again

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Betty Brosnans Cafe and Photography Gallery
58 Pearse Street, Clonakilty, Clonakilty, Cork

seems to be getting a little run down from the last few times i was there, food is ok, nothing great but interesting looking at the photos

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Eddie Rockets (Stillorgan)
Stillorgan Shopping Centre, Stillorgan, Stillorgan, Dublin

Always busy, i love their shakes but i think that everything is a little overpriced for a fast food joint, nice food, fun atmosphere (when you can get a seat)

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Nandos (Dundrum)
Sandyford Road, Dundrum Town Centre, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin

As with most fast food joints you expect a certain thing but this is a little more upmarket and the opiri piri sauces are really good, seems like they use relativly good quality chicken also, downside - menu is a little constricting but reasonable enough

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YO Sushi (Dundrum)
Level 1, Unit 26A, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

great choice of dishes, really fun and you would be surprised at what you would eat, if there is nothing on the belt that you like to made to order food is really good, the only thing i didnt like was the location, everyone stares at you coming down the lifts/escalators.

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The Crystal Bar @ The Beacon Hotel
Beacon Court, Sandyford, Dublin

The food here is actually quite good for bar food but sadly its overpriced as with many things in Dublin, i would reccommend gettign a cocktail though, great to wash down the complimentary nuts you get as well

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My Thai
The Beacon Hotel, Beacon Court, Dublin 18, Sandyford, Dublin

This is actually a really lovely place to eat, the food is excellent, portion sizes are good and the staff extremely efficient but one of the best things is the modern laid back atmosphere.

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Kafkas Restaurant
Blackpool, Cork City, Cork

no frills no fuss just good honest food.

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Gambienis
6/7 Carey's Lane, Cork City, Cork

i love GAMBIENIS, i have eaten here many time, i love getting a window seat, i think that their food is very tasty, ample portion sizes and excellent wait staff, couldnt fault it and their lunchtime menus are great value

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Eddie Rockets (Blackpool)
Unit 9, Blackpool Retail Park, Cork City, Cork City, Cork

i think that Eddie Rockets are quite expensive for what you get, for two people burgers chips and malt shakes will set you back well over €30. The shakes are amazing though so i would recommend getting your shake and eating elsewhere as the food is very average and the service isnt that great.

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Currans Restaurant
Adelaide Street, Cork City, Cork

if its a nice day then head straight for the roof, they have a fab roof garden and its great. The food here is lovely and the service is also very good. Reasonably priced also.

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Cafe Mexicana
Careys Lane, Cork City, Cork

The food here is good but i really think that its overpriced for fajitas and burritos, its quite hard to get a reservation sometimes

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An Spailpín Fánac
27, 28 & 29 South Main Street, Cork City, Cork

Actually from the looks of this place there isnt anything really impressive about it but they do really good doorstep sambos and their murphys is excellent, great value toasties available as well and very friendly staff. Well worth a lazy afternoon relaxing, reading a paper, drinking a pint and enjoying a really good sandwich.

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Soho Bar and Restaurant
77 Grand Parade, Cork City, Cork

went here for lunch midweek, the bar food was lovely, i ordered the baked goats cheese tart with corgette and aubergine and it was lovely, good portion size s well and relatively good value for money, the service was also good.

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The Elm Tree Bar & Restaurant
Glounthaune, Cork City, Cork

i have eaten here for years, even before the makeover and i love the place, i usually get the sunday carvery lunch or the odd time a gourmet sandwich. The carvery is exceptional value and never disappoints, i thought the sandwiches were overpriced. i went for a meal once here and was not impressed compared to their usual food. i got the fish with chunky chips and a pea puree, the fish was very oily and i actually had oil floating on my plate, my partner got the beef fillet and portion was tiny, you get way more on a carvery for half the price. i will still be going back for my sunday lunch though, very well organised and worth waiting for a seat

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Amicus
Paul Street, Cork City, Cork

nice place, the tables are a little close together but great if you are an eavesdropper, not great if you want to say something private, the food is very good and the waiting staff are excellent. good value for money and there is no being rushed out the door. Good wine list also

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Flaminco
88 North Main Street, Cork City, Cork

went here for an anniversary dinner, not as upmarket as other places and its small and cosy and the service is really good but the food is amazing, spent a while in Italy and its really close to authentic italiam food, everything tastes home-made and is so full of flavour, i was so full there was no dessert needed. Price wise - very reasonable for such amazing cuisine.

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The Commons Inn Bar and Grill
Commons Road, Cork City, Cork

i have eaten here a few times and recently went for the sunday carvery here, i found that the food was ok, nothing spectacular, portion sizes were good and the price is standard, i do know however that on special occassions (ie - fathers day) the price goes up by €1 on average per meal. it gets quite busy here as well on a sunday but nice for a relaxing sunday brunch

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Kudos Bar @ The Clarion
Lapps Quay, Cork City, Cork

i love KUDOS i think its got a great selection of food, the service is very good and they are very reasonable. They seem to use a lot of really fresh ingredients and everything that comes out of the kitchen smells amazing. The portion sizes are more than ample and good value for money, very relaxed atmosphere.

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Greenes Restaurant @ Hotel Isaacs
48 MacCurtain Street, By the Waterfall, Cobbled Courtyard Close, Cork City, Cork

the setting of this restaurant is lovely and ideal for a romantic dinner, ther service is very good and the staff are friendly, i ordered the steak well done and i was disappoited at what i received, portion sizes are very small and i felt that because i ordered a well done steak i didnt get as good a cut. Quite expensive.

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Tony's Bistro
69 North Main Street, Cork City, Cork

i have eaten here once, the food is relatively inexpensive for the portion sizes,can get a little overcrowded especially on a saturday morning but the all-day breakfast is a good choice and you won't leave hungry. No frills - good cheap food

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Wagamama (Cork)
4/5 South Main St, Co City, Cork City, Cork

I have eaten here a few times and i love it, they use really fresh ingredients and the seafood is delicious, the lunchtime menu is great value and sometimes they do buy one get one free offers on pigsback which makes it even better. This place is great for a quick meal and the prices are reasonable, i recommend the Gyozo and the Katsu curry.

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Luigi Malones (Cork)
1-2 Emmet Place, Cork City, Cork

Went here for a birthday party of eight people, service was a little slow considering that there was hardly anybody else in the restaurant at 6.30pm. Food portions are of a good size and good value. Great for bigger parties as everyone gets served together and the waiters leave you alone and don't pester you to leave which is great. Overall: an enjoyable experience

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Otter's Restaurant @ Kingsley Hotel
Victoria Cross, Cork City, Cork

Definetly not pub grub, this is cuisine at its finest, seafood is cooked perfectly, steaks are made to order and all i can say is that the ingredients used are outstanding quality, the service is exceptional with friendly attentive staff. Prices are reasonable enough for the quality that you are getting, portion sizes are ample. Excellent for a romantic meal. Overall my favourite restaurant in Cork

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