Restaurant Reviews from crystalberet

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 13

Member Since: 01 June 2008

Last Visit: 02 January 2016

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The Abbey Tavern, Howth, restaurant

Abbey Street, Howth, Dublin, Area Code: North Co. Dublin

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Cuisine:
Irish

Price Range:

Good
62 reviews

Reviewed 02nd January 2016 ( visited 01st January 2016 )

Wonderful meal with family. Great atmosphere and friendly service. Burger delicious and plentiful. Chicken wings extremely spicy not for the faint hearted. Will definately be returning soon :)
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Wongs of Clontarf restaurant

436 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Clontarf, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 3

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Cuisine:
Asian

Price Range:

Good
97 reviews

Reviewed 07th April 2010 ( visited 01st April 2010 )

I was very disappointed on my visit to this restauraunt. The menu was extensive but unfurtunately they didn't do a chicken curry which is the only thing my partner eats in a chinese restauraunt. I thought this was very strange as every chinese restauraunt i've been to does a chicken curry. My partner had to have three starters instead and the waiter wasn't very apologetic at all, actually he didn't really care. Food was nice when we got it although it was abit cold. Service was slow and staff were unfriendly. I wouldn't reccommend this restauraunt at all for a romantic dinner and I certanely will not be going back in a rush.
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The Bloody Stream Restaurant
Under Howth Dart Station, North Dublin, Howth, Dublin

Went for the tuesday meal deal of rump steak and chips with pepper sauce and onion rings for €10. Absolute bargain and well worth it. My steak was a little under done but the waitress brought it back no prob and a fresh one was cookec for me very promply. Delicious! Will be back next week :)

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The Abbey Tavern, Howth,
Abbey Street, Howth, Dublin

Wonderful meal with family. Great atmosphere and friendly service. Burger delicious and plentiful. Chicken wings extremely spicy not for the faint hearted. Will definately be returning soon :)

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Toto Ristorante Italiano
8 Talbot Street, City Centre North, Dublin

I brought my godchild in for dinner after shopping today as I had walked by this restauraunt many times and always wondered what it would be like. We are both huge fans of pizza so we tried it out. We both went for the €14.95 meal deal which was a starter main course of pizza or pasta and glass of wine so great value. Starters were lovely of garlic bread and minestrone soup. Bread was crispy and delicious. White wine was lovely and cold. For main course my godchild had carbonara and i ordered the pizza. Looked delicious on arrival. Big 12inch pizza and nice portion of carbonara. Carbonara not devine not too creamy but lovely and peppery. Pizza unfortunately was unedible as the tomato sauce was tainted with the taste of burnt garlic and was extremely bitter so i sent it back. I was very disappointed as I was starving and was really looking forward to it. I adore pizza and not one for complaining as you cant really go wrong with pizza. The girl said i could choose something else but there was no apologies. I dont eat pasta and no point getting another pizza as it would have been the same so i asked for the 7oz sirloin steak. That did not come on the menu we got because if you got steak or chicken you did not get a starter so i had to pay now extra fir the soup i had gotten. At this stage i was starving so agreed. Asjed for it medium to well done. Godchild had dessert at this stage of which were all frozen. I was expecting to get a nice tiramisu in an italian restauraunt. Long story short steak came out nearly rare and unedible with milky pepper sauce. Needless to say i didnt bother sending it back as i was too annoyed ay this stage. Ate a few chips and got bill. Waitress asked if my steak was ok and i said no it was too rare. She took it and said nothing so for me that was bad service. I was charged for both meals even though i hadnt eaten either main course plus charged fot a starter because i decided to go for steak. I dont see how someone should be charged for something they havent eaten. No apologies or anything even though it was the chef at fault on both occasions. Needless to say i wont be back and wont be recommending this place to anyone. Extremely dissapointing.

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Dorans at the Beachcomber
179 Howth Road, North Dublin, Killester, Dublin

I booked a table for 2 on a Sunday night at 8.30pm using a voucher but when we arrived we were told that the kitchen closes at 8pm on a Sunday which I find hard to believe especially as it states it opens until 10.30pm Mon-Sun on the website. It was extremely quiet so I'd imagine the chef wanted to go home as we were 5 mins late for our booking. The waitress was lovely and apologetic and the kitchen was "reopened" although I was slightly annoyed at this point having come all the way out to be told such a ridiculous excuse as the booking was reserved during the week and I had also rang the restaurant on the day to check the booking and was not notified that their kitchen closes at 8pm, how absurd for a restaurant! We quickly ordered our main course and a drink, did not bother with starters or deserts, food was nice although steak was slightly overcooked, needless to say I don't think I would return again. Nice atmosphere in the Beachcomber bar downstairs for drinks afterwards.

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Dakota
South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

I dined here with friends after work on a friday, very busy although we had booked a table thankfully. Nice atmosphere, music not too loud so we could talk. Waitress was a bit pushy to take our order, we did not order straight away as we were waiting on someone. When food arrived it was very nice but the portions were a bit on the small side. Soup was lovely but so hot I really scalded my tongue, it was obviously sitting in a big pot for a long time. Nachos were also enjoyable. Very small portion of chips with the burger, about 10 although they were chunky. Waitress never came back to check if everything was o.k or to see if we wanted more drinks. I had to go to bar myself and was waiting about ten minutes before i was served as the barmen were too busy all making cocktails and having a laugh to notice people waiting. I don't think i would return as there is so many nice eateries to choose from in the city, although food is nice.

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

I went here with a few friends after work. We had booked so we weren't waiting. So much to choose from on the menu and great wine list. Staff very friendly and helpful. The starter of the prawn tempura was fab, big juicy fresh prawns full of flavour with lovely dip. Got the beef teriyaki which was cooked beautifully and came with lovely crisp veg.The other girls got the special which was called a bento box or something. Really good value, a few different things in it and all the girls enjoyed it. Red wine was lovely. Great evening, will be back. Also liked the outside area where you could have a cigarette.

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Thunder Road Cafe
Fleet Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

First impression wasn't great. When I entered there was a long cue which I walked past as I had made a booking and was just about to ask a question when someone held their hand up and said "just a sec!" To be so rude to a customer on arrival is unacceptable and no need for it. The person with the clipboard was more helpful and asked me to wait at the bar and I would be called in a few minutes. The waiter was friendly and service was quick. Big portions of hot and spicy drumsticks were lovely as was the potato skins. Husband enjoyed the barbeque ribs for mains although he said the sauce could have been a bit stronger. Beef fajitas were very nice also, meat was very tender and I liked how they asked you the way you wanted your beef cooked. Banoffee was awful. The base was too thick and impossible to cut with the spoon, very hard and had that fridge taste. Cocktails and wine were great. I would go back again but wouldn't be in a rush.

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The Summit Inn
Howth Summit, Howth, Dublin

I visited The Summit Inn for Mothers day with my family, so as expected it was very busy but a wonderful atmosphere. Even though staff were very busy they were still attentive and helpful. The menu was a little limited, although you will no doubt find something on it that you will eat. We weren't waiting long on our order, we had their famous hot & spicy chicken wings and drumsticks which were very hot! but delicious, homemade soup and brie wedges were fab also. The nachos were o.k, it said they came with cheese sauce but they didn't, just melted cheese which left the nachos quite dry underneath. Main courses of scampi, vegetable wrap and chicken ciabatta were also nice, large portions, only complaint is that the ciabatta was a little soggy. Had ferrero roche cheesecake for desert which was gorgeous. I truly enjoyed my day and will definitely be returning again.:)

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Kumar's Taste of Asia
Swan House, Swan Street, Flood Street, Galway City, Galway

Never order takeaway from here. Its a restaurant but also does take out. Looks really nice from outside. Charged restaurant prices. Food was awful. Samosas dry and tasteless. Prawn tandori a disgrace. Prawns were chewy and completely overcooked. Portion sizes are very small for what your paying. Noodles overcooked and slimey. Chicken tikka ok. Food was just inedible. Only enjoyed naan bread. Stay clear.

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Kinara Restaurant
318 Clontarf Road, North Co. Dublin , Clontarf, Dublin

This is a lovely restauraunt,food is amazing but a little pricey I found. Starters were all beautiful and plentiful although we were waiting a very long time for our order to be taken and then waiting for our wine for ages. The staff were ok, not very apologetic on the time we had to wait to be served. I thought my korma was way too creamy and sent it back,I was told that is the way a korma is meant to be, but I have eaten in many indians and it is not a bowl of cream with chicken in it! She took it back and swapped it for something else which she did very rudely. not all staff were like this,there were very nice staff there also. I got monkfish instead and it was fabulous! I would return again as it had a nice ambience and we had a good evening.

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

I love this restauraunt! The food never fails to impress me,although my partner didn't enjoy his meal as much as I did! I had the nachos to start with as usual and they were fab. I had the mixed fajita which were not as good as they usually are,the steak was a little tough. The husband wasn't impressed by the burrito at all. My dessert was beautiful, anything ive had for desert is always lovely,and margaritas wonderful, I will definately return but without my husband next time!

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Wongs of Clontarf
436 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Clontarf, Dublin

I was very disappointed on my visit to this restauraunt. The menu was extensive but unfurtunately they didn't do a chicken curry which is the only thing my partner eats in a chinese restauraunt. I thought this was very strange as every chinese restauraunt i've been to does a chicken curry. My partner had to have three starters instead and the waiter wasn't very apologetic at all, actually he didn't really care. Food was nice when we got it although it was abit cold. Service was slow and staff were unfriendly. I wouldn't reccommend this restauraunt at all for a romantic dinner and I certanely will not be going back in a rush.

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Wrights Findlater Howth Restaurant
Findlater House, North Co. Dublin, Howth, Dublin

First impressions were nice, good atmosphere, comfy sitting area if you get table by the window, if not you were very squashed and it was also very warm, no air con just fans. Make sure you book a table by the window. Food was o.k not the best Ive had but it was enjoyable enough. Fillet steak was nice but a bit dry, pepper sauce was atrocious, like water, inedible! Mash was very tasty, I ordered it instead of the chips. Dessert top notch, cheesecake fab. Service was very friendly, wonderful cocktails. Menu a bit limited if you don't eat fish. I don't think I'd return by choice only because the menu wasn't to my taste but everyone there seemed to be enjoying their dinner, worth a visit if you're a fish lover.

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