Restaurant Reviews from dancingqueen85

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 22

Member Since: 17 June 2011

Last Visit: 22 April 2014

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Millstone, A Dublin Restaurant

39 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Reviewed 30th October 2012 ( visited 28th October 2012 )

Having eaten brunch here previously, my expectations were high towards their early bird menu. I was part of a table of approx 18 people, including children and a small baby. The staff were excellent, accommodating, efficient and friendly throughout our boisterous meal and I was very impressed at the food quality, at such a busy time on a bank holiday Sunday. I had the garlic bread to start, there was a lot of it! It was tasty, roasting hot and fresh. Main course was slow roasted lamb belly, beautiful flavour and accompanied with minted potatoes and vegetables. I did enjoy this, though I felt a jus instead of a standard gravy would have been nice on the plate! Dessert was creme brulee - outstanding! My partner had the mussels to start, the sauce was beautiful, spicy and full flavoured. His beef was amazingly rare and literally melted in the mouth! I would recommend and come back again!
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Millstone, A Dublin Restaurant

39 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Casual Dining

Price Range:

Good
355 reviews

Reviewed 30th October 2012 ( visited 28th October 2012 )

Having eaten brunch here previously, my expectations were high towards their early bird menu. I was part of a table of approx 18 people, including children and a small baby. The staff were excellent, accommodating, efficient and friendly throughout our boisterous meal and I was very impressed at the food quality, at such a busy time on a bank holiday Sunday. I had the garlic bread to start, there was a lot of it! It was tasty, roasting hot and fresh. Main course was slow roasted lamb belly, beautiful flavour and accompanied with minted potatoes and vegetables. I did enjoy this, though I felt a jus instead of a standard gravy would have been nice on the plate! Dessert was creme brulee - outstanding! My partner had the mussels to start, the sauce was beautiful, spicy and full flavoured. His beef was amazingly rare and literally melted in the mouth! I would recommend and come back again!
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Millstone, A Dublin Restaurant
39 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Having eaten brunch here previously, my expectations were high towards their early bird menu. I was part of a table of approx 18 people, including children and a small baby. The staff were excellent, accommodating, efficient and friendly throughout our boisterous meal and I was very impressed at the food quality, at such a busy time on a bank holiday Sunday. I had the garlic bread to start, there was a lot of it! It was tasty, roasting hot and fresh. Main course was slow roasted lamb belly, beautiful flavour and accompanied with minted potatoes and vegetables. I did enjoy this, though I felt a jus instead of a standard gravy would have been nice on the plate! Dessert was creme brulee - outstanding! My partner had the mussels to start, the sauce was beautiful, spicy and full flavoured. His beef was amazingly rare and literally melted in the mouth! I would recommend and come back again!

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK South Anne Street)
5 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Ate here with a group, including a child, after the Heineken Cup final... The staff are very attentive, and explain everything fully before you look at the menu... it is good to feel attended to when you are eating out! The food was beautiful - love the chunky chips, and the price is very good for what you're getting. Highly recommend and will come back here without doubt.

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Bleecker Street Cafe Bar
68 Upper Dorset St, City Centre North, Dublin

I live near here, so often pop in for a drink :) Had a nice meal here, fish and chips, cooked really well and my boyfriend had a burger. Like the cosy atmosphere here, and it will continue to be a regular haunt as long as I'm living so close!!!

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Locks Brasserie
No. 1 Windsor Terrace, South Dublin, Portobello, Dublin

I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday before the Leinster game! I have to say I was so impressed with the level of service we received from walking in the door, to walking out the door! We ordered a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio and sat beside the bar for a few mins until a table was ready. We ate upstairs, in a quiet room overlooking the canal. Boyf had to start, the moules in lobster bisque and I had the pea soup, so incredibly tasty and beautifully served & presented. For main course, I had the chicken and boyf had the plaice... again, presentation was outstanding, and taste was even more so. I am looking forward to coming back here for lunch again soon.

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Jimmy Chungs
Eden Quay, City Centre North, Dublin

As always, can't fault the quality of food and service @ Jimmy Chungs! Speaks for itself

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

Today we visited here, my boyfriend and I, for brunch. Upon entry; we found the atmosphere very relaxing and there was great music playing.. just what was required for a rainy bank holiday Monday! I ordered a "Cool Passion"; a non alcoholic juice cocktail. It was delicious, and fabulously presented. My boyfriend had an orange juice.. so tasty! Can't figure out if it was different types of oranges or not. We ordered french toast with bacon and maple syrup, for me and eggs benedict for my boyfriend. I was quite surprised at the presentation of my french toast. It was stacked and sprinkled with chives. Just brilliant :) My boyfriend's eggs were cooked beautifully, really impressed. Definitely will be back for an evening meal.

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Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill
51 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

Having eaten here before, I didn't have steak. My what a steak! Beautifully cooked and seasoned with a Bearnaise sauce to die for. My boyfriend chose the sauce with l'escargot, also beautiful. Worth the money, but not such comfortable surroundings.

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

This comfortable hidden gem was a fantastic for a midweek meal. We chose the Early Bird menu, 3 courses for approx €21. The staff are friendly and helpful, without being overbearing. To start I had the lamb kebab, which came out sizzling and was utterly delicious, seasoned with coriander. My boyfriend had the lentil soup, which was warming and comforting on a rainy night. For mains, I chose Chicken Pahadi with Naan bread and my boyfriend Lamb with Cauliflower and rice. Both were extremely tasty and we shared each other's. The meat tender, and the bread and rice plentiful. For dessert, Nepali icecream (I think papaya flavour) We chose the house red, a steal at €16 and a glass of dessert wine to finish it off. Thorougly enjoyable meal, will be back.

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The Port House
64a South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Well, my first time here. I just love the darkness and the romantic feeling in this place, it's so cosy and cute. We were served quickly and the menu is great, too much to choose from! We order the foie gras (my first time to try and oh my, incredible!) tomato salad, bread topped with tomatoes and olive oil, lemon and garlic chicken skewers, baby squid, potatoes with mojo sauce and lamb stew. Everything was so tasty and even though we ordered so much, we didn't have too much! A bottle of white wine finished off the choice, and we enjoyed that also. A great experience, and I can't wait to come back. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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

Had been meaning to dine here for quite some time, booked it last minute through menupages and used up a voucher for the main course. Quite impressed with the level of service from the very friendly, helpful but not overbearing staff. To start, we ordered two glasses of house wine, one red and one white. I loved getting a bread board and knife to cut our own bread - this is fun! I had the meatballs with tomato ragout (incredible) and my boyfriend went for the bred and hummus/tabouleh/tapenade. Both were beautiful. Meatballs so tender and sauce was the tastiest I have had. Main courses were slow roasted lamb, very tasty and tender and the duck, also tasty and tender. 2 different salads accompanied our main courses, with blood orange for the duck main. Delish. The potatoes were fab. We shared a bottle of Grenache, and a dessert, Eton mess. The ice cream was clearly homemade, with so much strawberry flavour. Zingy! All in all, thoroughly enjoyed my night here. We got two complimentary cocktails to round off the night, which were nicely presented and much appreciated. Will become a regular to Brasserie Sixty6!!

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Busyfeet & Coco Cafe
41- 42 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

Had a quick lunch here at the weekend.. It seems very quiet inside, but busy outside, there are a lot of similar places in the same area. Ordered the chicken tandoori sandwich, without mayo but it arrived with. Had to send it back, never like when that happens but it was quickly rectified. The sandwich was much too large for me, to be honest, a lot of chicken and lettuce and not much else. Weak tea and leaky teapots, also not impressed with that. It's ok, if you aren't fussy and don't mind a quick slap up sambo but it wasn't my favourite in the area.

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Queen of Tarts (Temple Bar)
3 - 4 Cow's Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin

Had to queue for a cake and a coffee at this delightful establishment on Saturday last, the staff were very pleasant and efficient and I was instantly impressed with that! I had a cappucino, and the Victorian Sponge Cake which was to die for. Fresh cream and strawberries made this light fluffy cake absolutely mouth watering. My boyfriend ordered a cappucino and the chocolate, pear and almond tart. A bit heavy for my tastes, but full of flavour and also very tasty. Love this place, and may become a regular during the Saturday market in Templebar!

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

Love the atmosphere in this restaurant upon entry. Ordered a medium mixed crostini, which wasn't very flavoursome, quite bland in fact and a mixed plate of meats and cheeses. The meats I quite enjoyed, I am not a cheese eater myself but my boyfriend loved the cheeses. The wine was beautifull I had Rose and my boyfriend had the Riesling. Both good choices. Would come back again.

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The Man O'War Bar & Restaurant
Courtlough, Balbriggan, Balbriggan, Dublin

came here with friends yesterday, they are regulars to the pub! I had a half portion (too much craziness at the weekend!) of the roast beef dinner. The beef was nice, not dried out with tasty gravy on top. The waitress was happy to bring me a jug of gravy on request also. Nice mash, carrots (although frozen) and brocolli and cauliflower. There were roasts too, which I think were actually roasted and not deep fried. Good value for money, and can dine al fresco which is nice on a sunny evening like yesterday :) Enjoyable.

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The Lotts Cafe Bar
9 Lower Liffey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Quick burgers purchased here on Saturday night.. drink here regularly enough so thought we would chance it. My boyfriend ordered a lamb burger and I ordered a beef burger. Both were quite dry, mine especially. The chips were very oily also. On the lamb burger, the peppers still had the middle left in them - not appetising or appealing on the plate Quite disappointed with the place to be honest! It was late in the day but still, wouldn't pay €11 for a burger here again

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La Bucca Ashbourne
Frederick Street, Ashbourne, Ashbourne, Meath

My first time here, even though have lived in Ashbourne for a long time! Booked a table for 9pm and it was hopping when my boyfriend and I arrived. We were seated quickly, a nice comfortable couch with cushions for me to relax on :) We ordered 2 glasses of Prosecco to start, delicious! I had garlic bread to start, and my boyfriend had the prawns - they were very tasty with oil, chillis and garlic and doughballs for dipping! Main courses up next; Rib eye for himself (rare and cooked as asked) and the Hawaiian chicken burger for me, Chicken was very tender and tasty, really enjoyed it! We had a bottle of Crianza with the meal and ordered one dessert which I couldn't finish, it was massive! Overall, a great night out, fantastic atmosphere in the restaurant and good food. Hope to get back soon!

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The Oval Bar
78 Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Popped in here for a quick bite on Obama day! I had a lovely chicken curry with chips, which was very tasty and well presented. The staff are friendly, and it didn't feel as awkward as it usually does, to eat my dinner up at the bar! Boyfriend had a steak sandwich. Wasn't the best cooked or quality of steak but it was good value for money. Will eat here again

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The Market Bar
Fade Street, City Centre South, Dublin

I just love the atmosphere in this place.. It was my first time to have Tapas. Beautifully kept original features make it a nice place to sit and eat, however it is very noisy! Unfortunately, the wine was corked but the waitress was very nice and brought us another bottle straight away. We had the dips & bread, which were very nice.. combination of dips was good and I loved the hummus especially. Meatballs, Patatas Bravas, and chicken and chorizo skewers to follow.. all quite tasty though I did think we ordered too many tomato based sauces! I found the food quite heavy, tasty though. will try again perhaps with something a bit lighter next time.

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Thai Orchid (Dublin)
7 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

My boyfriend took me here on Friday for a quick bite. On entering, the feeling in the restuarant is cosy, and friendly. The staff are very nice and made us feel welcome instantly. To start I had veg spring rolls, which were very fresh and tasty. My boyfriend had dumpings, equally fresh and tasty. Main course was chicken and cashew nuts.. a nice combination of veg on the dish, and it was tasty. The chicken wasn't overcooked at all, very moist. My boyfriend had duck tamarind and it was beautiful- very tender and a really nice sauce with crispy noodles underneath. We had a nice bottle of Cotes du Rhone. All in all, I enjoyed the experience from start to finish, a well priced establishment, I will definitely be coming back.

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Elephant & Castle
18/19 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

My first time at the famous Elephant & Castle lived up to my expectations! Chicken wings to die for, and a huge salad that I couldn't finish, (nor could my eating companion finish his!) Staff were friendly and efficient. Definitely be back to try more of the menu soon!

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China Castle
58/59 Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Extremely good value for money. Staff are friendly and efficient, especially with such a quick customer turnaround. Love eating here during the week

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La Mere Zou
22 St Stephens Green, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin

Had a fantastic meal here last week. Greeted by lovely friendly staff, a fantastic atmosphere and delicious food. Will be back soon

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