Restaurant Reviews from cclinch

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 20

Member Since: 31 August 2010

Last Visit: 06 January 2015

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Diep le Shaker restaurant

55 Pembroke Lane, (Off Pembroke Street), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Asian Fusion

Price Range:

Good
386 reviews

Reviewed 31st August 2010 ( visited 20th August 2010 )

I would disagree with a lot of the previous previews of this restaurant and think that they are somewhat harsh. While the food is not very spicy and is a different take on most thai restaurants, the food is great quality and very well prepared. The restaurant lacks any memorable style, but the food definitely left a good impression. I would particularly recommend the spicy rice dishes, the lueng toem in particular. While not recommended for a special occasion, it is great value for a low budget night out of a mid-week treat.
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Montys of Kathmandu restaurant

28 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Coeliac options

Price Range:

Good
199 reviews

Reviewed 01st September 2010 ( visited 09th July 2010 )

Went to Monty's as I had not tried nepalese food before and thought that, if anything, I would get an enjoyable new experience. However, this was one of the more expensive and least enjoyable meals I have eaten in Dublin. Myself and my other half shared the starter plate for 2, a usual favourite of mine as involves a bit of variety and can be quite fun. However, this lacked any sort of invention or flare. For main, I chose the jumbo prawns, another favourite of mine. I'm not sure about the physical size of the nepalese, but they must be tiny if they are calling the prawns jumbo. The variety of spices and sauces used blended into quite a bland sauce and what I was presented with quite a generic main, not unlike a bad indian. Adding an unremarkable atmosphere and average service to the poor quality of the meal made the 110 euro price tag on a meal for 2 seem somewhat excessive. You won't be repulsed by the food, but with the variety of restuarants in Dublin your money could be spent much more wisely elsewhere.
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Brasserie Sixty6
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

One of my favourite restaurants. The restaurant is very well done and the staff very friendly. I shared a seafood platter with my girlfriend and thoroughly enjoyed everything on the plate. The food and wine is also reasonably priced.

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

Amazing restaurant for a special occasion. Exceptional menu if you are in to adventurous food. I got the ox tongue to start, which was accompanied by beautiful sweetbreads. For main I got pheasant, which was beautifully seasoned and cooked. Each of the 4 people present ordered a different dessert and each of them was spectacular, both in look and taste. At 37 50 for 4 courses it was worth it just to look at the presentation of the food, although it also tasted great. Highly recommended.

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Seapoint Restaurant
4 The Crescent, Monkstown, Dublin, Monkstown, Dublin

Simple but nice decor, polite and helpful staff and amazing food. Would definitely recommend it. Complimentary selection of bread given before the meal was lovely. Had the mussels to start, which werent the best ive ever had, but were nice and I appreciated the unusual sauce. Had the pork for main, which I wouldnt usually order because I'm not the biggest fan generally, but it was amazing. My girlfriend had the duck which was equally nice. The only bad part of the meal were the chips, which were not terrible but didnt live up to the high quality of the other dishes. Overall, very nice!

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Kanum Thai
16 Orwell Rd, Dublin 4, Rathgar, Dublin

While they haven't quite decided whether this is a takeaway or a sit own restaurant, I was quite happy with the meal. You have to go to the till to order, and eat sat on benches, but you are allowed to bring your own drink which makes things a bit cheaper, and the quality of the food was quite high. I got the crab cakes to start (which was mainly pork so not sure why they were called crab cakes) but they were quite nice. I got the pad thai for main, and this was delicious. Good quality ingredients, incl. very nice butterfly prawns, and very tasty. For the price I paid (less than 20 for 2 courses) it was very good.

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Cafe Bliss
4B Montague Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Best early bird deal in town. Get a starter main course and tea/coffee for 10 euro, and can bring your own drink, so ends up being very cheap. The menu is quite basic, made up of e.g. salad, currys, wraps etc, but everything is done very well. I got samosa's to start, which were very nice, and a chicken wrap and chips for my main, which was much nicer than I expected. The restaurant is small but clean and friendly.

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

Have gone here a few times, most recently last friday with my girlfriend. The atmosphere is good as it is always busy and has a good mix of people. The food is great too, although limited to pizza, pasta and salad. I got the diavolo pizza, which was tasty (although not very spicy). However, as it was so busy my girlfriends first choice was sold out and she had to choose again while the waiter stared at her making recommendations while she read. Milanooffers.ie gives great offers all the time, such as 2 for 1 pizzas, which is great value for good food.

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

Ate here with my girlfriends family on saturday and was delighted with the meal. We got the selection of starters as an appetizer, and was very happy with it. Great selection of interesting and tasty foods. I got the 16 oz rib eye for main which was not only huge but was one of the better cuts of meat i've gotten in a restaurant. The veal surf and turf was also amazing and would recommend it as a less filling option, as the smaller fillet steaks were not as tasty as the rib eye. The restaurant was very well done and the waitress was very nice, despite giving nearly everyone the wrong food. Highly recommended.

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The Winding Stair Restaurant
40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin

went here with my girlfriend for the early bird menu. The restaurant is minimalistically done but quite nice, and while the staff weren't the friendliest they were quite efficient. The early bird menu is quite limited, and probably not the best for fussy eaters, but I found it very tasty. I had the haloumi to start and rabbit for my main, both tasted great. The menu is written in chalk so presumably changes quite a bit. While not the cheapest place to eat, the food is worth what you pay.

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Wallace's Torino
9 Grattan Crescent, Dublin 8 , Inchicore, Dublin

best restaurant in the area. nicely decorated and good service. However, as it is a bit out of town it was pretty quiet. The antipasti was huge, could barely eat my main. the pastas were all great but would avoid the salad, which has a maximum of one lettuce leaf and are not mixed. However, it is much better than you would expect for the price and location.

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

best mexican i have had in a while, and definitely in dublin. The restaurant looks quite uncomfortably but its actually quite cosy, especially on the balcony. Had a big plate of nachos to start and a burrito for main and both were great. exactly what you would expect from a good mexican, quality food, great atmosphere and good price.

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The Dining Room
35 Dawson Street, City Centre South, Dublin

possibly the best meal I have had in dublin. The restaurant is well decorated, has great atmosphere and the staff and very polite and helpful. The 25 euro early bird is the best value you will get in Dublin. Had the foie gras to start and rabbit for main, and both were beautifully presented and tasted great. Would definitely recommend the restaurant and hope to return soon.

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

heard great things about this restaurant but didnt live up to the hype. While the modern interior was quite well done, there were very few other customers leading to quite a dull atmosphere, and despite the few other tables it was hard to get the waitresses attention, who were quite dismissive when they eventually got around to taking our order. Myself and my partner both ordered burgers so didnt really test the range of the chef, but was disappointed with my choice. Poor quality meat and toppings, and a side of tasteless chips made the meal quite forgettable. OK place to go for a lunch, but not recommended for a night out, especially if the quality of food is a major factor.

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Montys of Kathmandu
28 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Went to Monty's as I had not tried nepalese food before and thought that, if anything, I would get an enjoyable new experience. However, this was one of the more expensive and least enjoyable meals I have eaten in Dublin. Myself and my other half shared the starter plate for 2, a usual favourite of mine as involves a bit of variety and can be quite fun. However, this lacked any sort of invention or flare. For main, I chose the jumbo prawns, another favourite of mine. I'm not sure about the physical size of the nepalese, but they must be tiny if they are calling the prawns jumbo. The variety of spices and sauces used blended into quite a bland sauce and what I was presented with quite a generic main, not unlike a bad indian. Adding an unremarkable atmosphere and average service to the poor quality of the meal made the 110 euro price tag on a meal for 2 seem somewhat excessive. You won't be repulsed by the food, but with the variety of restuarants in Dublin your money could be spent much more wisely elsewhere.

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

Chose to go here as my girlfriend had gotten a voucher for a free meal from work, and not having to pay for the meal was the highlight of the night. Being tempe bar, the restaurant was quite busy, and it is also quite well done, resulting in an average atmosphere. The service was OK. They were quite non-existent but due to the small size of the restaurant it was quite easy to get their attention. The food was decent, not great but edible. I got the calamari to start. It is hard to be blown away by calamari, and I certainly wasn't. As the restaurant is known for its steaks, I decided to get one of the more expensive ones to get the most from my experience. at 25 euro, the 12 oz rib eye was not great value for money. an average steak with very standard pepper sauce. I would have been quite happy with it if cost abot 15 euro, but at 25 I was expecting much better. An OK meal but nothing amazing, and definitely not recommended for someone who doesnt have the money to overpay and not regret it.

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Zaytoon (Lower Camden Street)
44-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin

I wouldn't recommend this for a fancy night out, as the place is dark, dirty and the service leaves a lot to be desired. However, if you have had a few drinks and are looking for a kebab there is no better place in Ireland. The chicken sheesh is a must, consisting of a generous portion of beautifully marinated chicken pieces, placed in a doughy wrap and topped with toppings to your liking. It is quite expensive for a kebab, but if you are willing to pay 10 euro for what is essentially fast food, you won't be disappointed.

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Novo
Harry Street, St Stephens Green, Dublin

i went here for a mid-week dinner after work, therefore the atmosphere was somewhat lacking. However, the service was great and the food quite decent. I got the mussels to start, which were nothing to write home about but still enjoyable. For main I got the beer battered hake, which was well cooked, and the chips were delicious. Its reasonable price and great location, as a part of the Westbury, just off Grafton street, made this a better than average meal and a very enjoyable evening.

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

This is a great meal for parties that include fussy eaters, or people who enjoy tasty hearty meals that are less refined than fine dining establishments. I have eaten almost everything on their rarely amended menu, and nearly everything has been enjoyable. They have great lunch and early bird menus. and also have a very advantageous loyalty card for those that frequent it often, with money and drink vouchers given at almost every visit. At my most recent visit I have the massive nachos plate to start, and the espenados for main. It is hard to go wrong with nachos, and the quantity in luigis cannot be faulted unless you are the type that has to eat what is in front of you but does not have the apetite to back it up. The espenados come out on embarassingly big skewers, hanging from a raised wire. For those that don't mind other people looking at what they are doing it is a very enjoyable meal, and one of the tastiest on the menu, particularly for carnivores as it involves the consumption of large amounts of meat. The fries that come with the meal are very tasty, but McDonalds-esque in their look, which isn't to everyone's taste. The atmosphee is good, as it is generally quite busy, and while fairly minimal in decor, there is little to complain about in the clean and spacious surroundings. If you are thinking of visiting, consider signing up to menupages reviews as 3000 points will get you a 25 euro voucher, plenty for a very enjoyable meal (for one).

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The Church Cafe Bar & Restaurant
Junction of Mary St. & Jervis St., Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

The setting is lovely and the atmosphere is quite good, but that is the most you can expect from this restaurant. You should only eat here if you are on a night out and plan on having a few drinks, because it is primarily a pub. It serves pub food, which is better than your average local, but far worse than most restaurants solely dedicated to serving food. I went here with 5 of my friends after having a few pints in other pubs first. It was ideal for what we were looking for, a quick relaxed meal in an good lively atmosphere to keep the party going. I would definitely not recommend it for a first date looking to impress, but a nice relaxing meal with friends at a good price. I got burger and chips, which were of a standard above any chipper, but far from gourmet. However, if food is not a big issue and you are just looking for a cheap and cheerful way to fill your stomach, well recommended.

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Diep le Shaker
55 Pembroke Lane, (Off Pembroke Street), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I would disagree with a lot of the previous previews of this restaurant and think that they are somewhat harsh. While the food is not very spicy and is a different take on most thai restaurants, the food is great quality and very well prepared. The restaurant lacks any memorable style, but the food definitely left a good impression. I would particularly recommend the spicy rice dishes, the lueng toem in particular. While not recommended for a special occasion, it is great value for a low budget night out of a mid-week treat.

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

One of the better meals I have had in Dublin. Visited after a couple of drinks for an unplanned bite to eat, and, after deciding on this busy restaurant, we had to wait before being seated in a quite uncomfortably small table. However, despite this, the atmosphere was great, it was well decorated and the staff were great. I got the singapore noodles, which had great quality ingredients for an asian restaurant and would happily recommend it. My other half had the green chicken curry, which tasted great.

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