Restaurant Reviews from dishy
No. of Reviews: 46
Member Since: 25 July 2007
Last Visit: 25 July 2016
Simons Place Coffee Shop restaurant
22 South Great Georges Street, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 27th March 2009 ( visited 21st March 2009 )Lovely cafe, the sanwiches are delicious especially the advocado ones. Very relaxed atmosphere and always has a few posters I would like to steal! Great spot.
Village Bistro at Tonic Bar, Restaurant and Club
5 Temple Road, Blackrock Village, Blackrock, Dublin, Area Code: South Co. Dublin
Reviewed 12th December 2007 ( visited 27th July 2007 )Was taken here for lunch one Friday a couple of weeks ago. Had been before but only for drinks so was curious to see what the food was like. Wasn't hugely hungry so ordered a toasted cheese, ham and tomato sandwich. It arrived a bit burnt and with too much cheese. Also ordered a latte which was nice, so re-ordered another, which took way too long considering it was very quiet and I could see the waiter chatting up at the bar for ages. My friend had pasta which she said was "o.k.". Would have been a fine quick lunch if the waiter had been in any way attentive. Wouldn't bother returning for mediocre food and service
Chez Max (Palace Street)
1 Palace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
The atmosphere in chez max is great, warm, welcoming and relaxed. The moules frites are delicious and a huge portion for the extremely reasonable price. Love this place and have never had anything less than delicious food and superb service.
Ground Floor, Alliance Francaise, 1 Kildare Street, City Centre South, Dublin
This place is great for people watching. The baguettes, coffee and chocolate fondant are divine. Love this place for lunch. Staff very accommodating.
O'Connells Restaurant Donnybrook
135 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, D04 HX46, Donnybrook, Dublin
O'Connells is old fashioned in a comforting way. Two of us had lunch here and the highlights were French Onion soup- very tasty, well seasoned and perfect temperature; potato gratin- deliciously creamy without being cloying and the chocolate mousse- divine. The menu is a little squashed making it hard to read and the service was a little erratic but overall a very pleasant lunch. I would return.
ITSA @ Harvey Nichols
Harvey Nichols, Dundrum Town Centre, Sandyford Road, Dundrum, Dublin
Me and my husband brought the toddler here for an early bird. We had the place pretty much to ourself which was fine for us and our very loud son. We had the burger and chips and the cod and chips. The burger was a generous size and nicely seasoned, the cod was super fresh and the batter was melt in the mouth delicious. The portion of chips was a little on the small side. Service was faultless and its a very handy spot to go to if you want a fast but, not fast food, meal. We'll be back.
The Port House
64a South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Five of us shared a table, and it was cosy and intimate without being squashed. The low lighting is lovely. The food varied from lovely to just ok. We tried the chicken wings, prawns, patatas bravas, chorizo and cheese plate. Good things first, our very efficient waitress exchanged our bottle of white wine, which tasted so sour two of us winced, very quickly and with no argument, for a much nicer white. The prawns and potatos were divine. The cheese plate, for 2, initially arrived with two and a half crackers on it? as soon as we asked we got more crackers but i don't really understand why put so few on to start with, how would two and a half crackers ever be enough? Anyway the cheese was also delicious. We had a lovely evening and were more than happy with how our two minor problems were rectified. One thing we found baffling is why there is not another set of doors between the toilets and the dining room downstairs, you could smell the toilets intermittently through the evening, really off putting if you are seated in a unlucky spot.
7 Castle House, South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
The best Mexican food I've ever eaten. I was with 6 friends and we decided to let the waitress order for us. Good move. She brought us a great mix of both starters and main courses. Everything tasted really fresh and flavourful. Personal highlights the crab tostadas , the ceviche and the sweetcorn. The service was fantastic and for a Tuesday night the place was hopping. Toilet situation is a bit odd and it's not the restaurant for a romantic date but perfect for a group and the food is delicious. Will definitely return. And the margaritas will blow your mind, literally.
Alexis Bar And Grill
17 / 18 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
I like Alexis, the dining room is warm and welcoming, the menu is interesting and the staff are great. For this visit I tried the seafood ravioli which was lovely but quite a stingy portion with just one parcel. Followed this with the roasted ray wing, crushed new potato, prawn croquettes, spinach, lemon butter which was a divine combination and also a generous serving. The dessert, blackberry and almond tart, let the meal down as there was way too much pastry and not enough filling.
The Box Tree
Stepaside Village, South Dublin, Stepaside, Dublin
I was totally charmed by this restaurant. Six of us ate here for a family birthday and everyone came away happy and well fed. Between us we tried the crab starter, caesar salad, pear walnut and blue brie salad: crab was the best of these three; for mains we had rib eye steak, tempura sea bass, atlantic cod and the special of the day roast beef; all were well presented and extremely tasty. Chocolate fondant was the favoured dessert it was delicious and the ginger ice-cream was a lovely spicy accompainment. The dining room is cosy and well spaced, the service was faultless. A really nice evening will definately return. Special mention to the Guinness bread ,sweet and delicious
The Green Hen
33 Exchequer street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
This place is a gem! The decor is gorgeous, especially love the vintage travel posters, and the staff very welcoming. We dined here for our wedding anniversary and it made the night. The food was fantastic. I had the goats cheese salad with beetroot and it was perfect the right balance of different flavours and generously proportioned. The main courses were also very good. I had hake with samphire and vanilla beurre blanc. I was abit hesitant about the vanilla flavour of the sauce but it was subtle and worked very well with the fish. Hub had steak which he fond very tender and cooked just as he requested. Our waitress was helpful and unfailingly smily and polite. We will definately be back and I would highly recommend a visit to all!
47 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin
We had a lovely experience at Dillingers. from the moment we stepped into the restaurant we were warmly welcomed and the service continued to be friendly and polite. The food was hearty and very tasty. I had the welsh rarebit with sausage and it was delicious comfort food. Hub enjoyed a caesar salad with chips. It was a only a quick visit and I'd love to return for a more leisurely meal. The dining room is nice and the decor is cool but it's a little dark.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK South Anne Street)
5 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Best value for money in Dublin for lunch and best tasting burgers. The veggie/Camembert burger is out of this world. Excellent.
Cafe Mimo (Dundrum)
House of Fraiser, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin
After a few visits I've found cafe mimo to be a bit of a mixed bag. It was very busy for this visit but we were seated fairly quickly. I ordered the goats cheese bruschetta and it was a good sized very tasty portion. My mum had the advocado and pancetta salad which arrived minus the pancetta. Once we realised what was missing we tried to get our waiters attention this took awhile, when he eventually came over to us and we explained the error is attitude was, well what do you want me to do? he didn't even say sorry which would have been nice. He begrudingly offered us a free coffee which we gladly accepted. Coffees were fine, when it came time to get the bill our waiter was impossible to get and two other members of staff we asked promptly fell off the face of the earth! In the end we just went to the till to pay.
3-5 Exchequer Street, City Centre South, Dublin
We ate here as part of a group of 20 to celebrate a birthday. The space we were given was very warm and welcoming and nicely laid out, all had plenty of room to move. The food was good and the waitresses made sure every course got to every diner at the same time. Will definately return at a less hectic time to sample the full menu.
Frankies Italian Bar and Grill
42 Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin
Three of us ate here as part of dine in dublin week. We all had the goats cheese salad to start and it was lovely the caramelised walnuts added a lovely crunch. For main I had the rib-eye steak which was very tasty and cooked as requested, the other two had the spinach and ricotta canneloni which didn't excite either of them. It was a bit watery and not cheesy enough. The cheesecake and fudge cake desserts were both generously portioned and very tasty. Coffee was bitter and horrible especially considering Frankies is Italian. The food was decent but unremarkable the staff were lovely and the dining room a wee bit uncomfortable.
Kilmacanogue, Bray, Bray, Wicklow
i've never eating anything that didn't taste great at Avoca. The salads and desserts are particularly delicious. It's not the cheapest place for lunch but everything is super freash, well seasoned and generously portioned (especially the meringue), so you feel nicely full for many hours after eating. Even nicer when you can sit outside
71-72 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
This was my fifth visit to Yamamori and it was much better than all the previous visits, maybe i just ordered the wrong things? This time 8 of us were dining and even though only four of us ordered more than one dish there was still more than enough food to go around the portions are very big. especially the ramen which comes in a mixing bowl! I had deep freid tofu and tasuta-age, chicken in ginger, both were delicious and the veg that accompanied both dishes were cooked to perfection. Everyone at the table enjoyed their food, including my husband who doesn't really like any Asian cuisine, he raved about his stir-fried beef. Service was fine, it's a lovely spot for a group meal and I would return just for the veg!!
The Cake Cafe
62 Pleasants Place, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
What a gem! I had been looking forward to trying this place for a while as i had heard such good things about it, I wasn't disappointed. It is quirky and cute and the food is delicious. I had the goats cheese sandwich on brown bread which was fresh, tasty and filling i also tried my brothers chicken sandwich which was equally delicious. carrot cake and chocolate cake also well worth a taste. Service was a wee bit slow but the place was packed and the staff were very friendly and obilging. Can't wait to go back.
No 2 Quay Street, Galway City, Galway
The food in artisan is delicious, the service however is hit and miss and thats being generous. There was no reception area or any type of welcome. Of the four people who waited our table three of them acted as if we were a nuisance. Requests for drinks and an extra slice of bread were recieved and delivered with barely concealed hostility. The nice decor and tasty food do not make up for the superior unwelcoming attitude of the staff. Will not return.
Oscars Seafood Bistro (Galway)
Lower Dominic Street, Galway City, Galway
Go to Oscars!!! I haven't had such a lovely all round dining experience in a long time. Our waitress was unfailingly polite and friendly the food was just great and all the diners in the restaurant that evening ,recieved a complimentary 'shot' of carrot and orange soup while waiting for their starters- lovely touch. Great place i haven't enough good things to say about it.
Barista's Cafe and Wine Bar
Unit B2, The Forum, Ballymoss Rd, Sandyford, Dublin
I brought my son here for a full Irish breakfast one sunday and I recieved my breakfast free! My son said it was the best breakfast ever especially the white pudding a sauages. I had pancakes with fresh berries and creme fraiche and they were lovely. The service was wonderful and friendly, the dining area is lovely, bright and comfortable and the special offer on sat and sun is fantastic value. Will definetley be back, lovely spot.
The Cedar Tree
11a St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Three of us had dinner here and we all ordered three starters each. Everything arrived together and it was perfect for sharing. All the food was delicious especially the baba ganoush, hummus and tabouleh. Will definately return.
The Counter Dundrum
Pembroke District, (adjacent to the Mill Pond at Town Square), Dundrum, Dublin
My second visit here and it was a big improvement on my first. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The burgers are delicious and good value. Myself and my son shared a 50/50-fries and onion rings and it was still too much for us. Probably because we also had chocolate malts , which are super-filling and not very chocolately. The burgers are worth a return visit or two, yum.
39 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin
Lovely little restaurant, with tasty food. Caprese salad lovely and fresh. Service not great but will still return.
47 Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin
Six of us enjoyed a delicious brunch here. The full Irish was pronounced one of the best ever and the berry pancakes were extremely tasty and a huge portion. Excellent coffee also. Staff very friendly.
13 Dame Court, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin
The early bird is the best bargain going. calamari starter was a huge size and the fish pie was creamy and delicious. The goats cheese main also very tasty but a tiny bit too oily. Lovely dining room and great staff, we were asked by three different staff if everything was ok. Such good value and a lovely evening too.
Simons Place Coffee Shop
22 South Great Georges Street, City Centre South, Dublin
Lovely cafe, the sanwiches are delicious especially the advocado ones. Very relaxed atmosphere and always has a few posters I would like to steal! Great spot.
GBK @ The George
George Boutique Hotel, O'Connell Street, Limerick City, Limerick
We stayed in the hotel and part of the deal included dinner. What we weren't told when booking is that this dinner is from a set menu. Bah! I don't like set menus, and this one was particularly disappointing.Was tempted to go for the 'homemade' burger, but when I asked the waiter about it he confessed they were actually frozen, no thanks. What we eventually ordered was bland and greasy and totally disappointing. Only good point was the service.
Henry Street, Limerick City, Limerick
A lovely restaurant in every way. Food gorgeous, staff faultless and dining room comfortable and welcoming. We had a great experience here with food that satisfied three people with very different tastes and appetities. Loved the whole evening but especially loved the 3 euro desserts, soo tempting and such a good way of doing dessert. Next time I'm in Limerick I will definately return.
Roly Saul The Restaurant
The Mill House, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin
Visited on Sunday night for a family celebration with high hopes. The food was lovely but the service was a huge disappoinment. We had the most ignorant waiter I have ever seen. He threw the bread onto our side platers and made no effort to put it back on the plate or apologise. He didn't ask any of us did we want to order wine and when we asked for more butter he didn't bring any for 15 minutes. I noticed other diners around us were having the same experience. I would go back for the tasty food but I would be hoping it would be on that waiters night off.
Fallon and Byrne
11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I had been looking forward to eating in fallon and byrne for months and I wasn't disappointed. The food was lovely. I ate one of the best steaks I have ever had and the portion size was great. Our waiter was lovely and the dining room is beautiful. The lighting was a tiny bit too dark but that's only a minor moan. I will definately come back again.
No 1 Fade Street, Off Georges's Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
At last I got to eat at L'Gueuleton. We arrived at half six on Thrus eve and got a table immeadiately. It is a lovely warm and welcoming reataurant with perfect lighting and i find the open plan kitchen quite reassuring. The food was divine. The french onion soup was perfect and a very generous portion. The crab with apple and creme fraiche was extremely good and the bread that came with it (rye I think) was delicious. My husband and Ma -in-law, both had steak and chips which were lovely and tasty and of very generous proportions. I was completely charmed by this restaurant , the service was faultless and the food perfect, i can't wait to come back.
6 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Hugo's was my husbands pick for dinner last saturday, and it was a good choice. The dining room is split in two at the front of the restaurant there are high tables and chairs like you would find in a pub. In the other section there are normal height table and chairs. this is where we sat. The walls are red and gold and overall the decor reminded me of an old fashioned restaurant , but in a very good, warm and welcoming way. The service was flawless for the entire evening and the food was even better. I had a very generous portion of goats cheese as a starter with fresh berries and honey. I had the tiger prawns for my main course and they were fresh and tasty and huge. the hollandaise sauce that accompanied them (along with creole rice and some veg) was also divine. My husbands steak was tender and cooked exactly as asked. Hugo's is a perfect place to go on a date especially if you're wine lovers. The portions are very generous and definately value for money.
Dundrum Town Centre Dundrum, Dundrum, Dublin
The only good thing I can say about Bennigans is that our waiter was extremely nice, polite and friendly. The food is beyond bland and I stupidly ordered the winter greens instead of a salad and what I ended up with seemed like it came straight out of a freezer bag with 'green isle' written on it. The veg looked shrivelled and pale and smelt very off putting. Even the chips were horrible. Hub said his steak was fine but it wouldn't be enough to convince me to come back here.
FIRE Restaurant and Lounge
Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin
I loved the dining room at Fire. It is spacious, and beautiful and also warm and inviting. I ate here with a group of 18 for a friends hen night. We ate from the set menu which is quite expensive E56 a head. The food ranged from ok,lovely to delicious. Goats cheese was unsurprisingly the most popular starter and it was good, worked very well with the chesnut honey. Disappeared in seconds. Caesar salad was 'fine' and the french onion soup 'not great'. I had the monkfish with hollandaise sauce and thought it was lovely, others thought it was too dry. Corn-fed chicken and the steak were both pronounced 'Good'. The sticky toffee pudding wasn't sticky enough but still tasty ok. Banana cheesecake tasted very artificial. All told a fairly muted reaction to a meal I thought was going to be amazing. I don't think you get the best from Fire eating from the set menu. I also think its a bit mean to only have mash as a side dish for main courses when the price is E56. The staff were pretty good and quite friendly. I would like to return and try the full menu. Also the bread was devine.
Mao Restaurant (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin
Ate here for sunday lunch. Was suffering a little from the night before and wasn't sure if Asian cuisine would do the job, but I was pleasantly surprised. Both of us ordered the same thing chilli squid and wok fried greens and both tasty delish. The squid was nice and chewy but not rubbery and the chilli dip was just hot enough. The greens were cooked to perfection with lots of tasty pak-choi,which made me feel qite virtuous after the previous night. Service was fine, and the dining room is lovely and bright. Will return for sure.
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin
Two of us dined here before going to the cinema. We were looking for something quick but not fast food and this did the job. We were the only diners there when we arrived at half seven and the service was very prompt and friendly. The place was nearly full by the time our food arrrived and the service continued to be very good, we were asked twice if everything was ok. The food was very nice, with the exceptions of the doughballs which are completely pointless. I had the prawns, which were big and fresh and tasty, and the melon and parma ham. The melon was a tiny bit under ripe but otherwise the dish was tasty and quite generous. My friend ordered the pizza with parma ham, rocket and parmesan, it was tasty and not too heavy. The menu isn't very varied or exciting but the food was tasty and fresh and the service was faultless. Would return.
8 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
had lunch here with my brother and we both ordered the spinach and ricotta tortellini with butternut squash sauce. The sauce was very tasty and the tortellini were a tiny bit bland. Having said that Gotham is a great place for a good value quick meal and the staff are very friendly. Also the garlic bread is extremely good.
Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin
Blah is the best word to descrive Milano's. Popped in last night for a quick bite before the cinema, wish we'd gone somewhere else. Me and hub shared a tasty but very small plate of antipasto and then sat looking at the empty plate for about twenty minutes before our waitress came near us. I had the most lack lustre caesar salad I've ever tasted, the chicken was soggy the sauce way too salty and there were far too many brown bits on the cos lettuce. Hub's Americano pizza wasn't up too much and had a very strange fruity taste. Pizza far too small for E13. Had a lovely glass of the house white. Dining room is nicely spaced but not enticing enough to make up for blah food.
The Market Bar
Fade Street, City Centre South, Dublin
I really enjoy the food here especially the feta salad and the potatos. The olives and breads can be a bit hit and miss and on this visit the olives were very bitter and the bread was stale. The service isn't great either, i asked a waiter for an napkin and he grunted at me in reply and disappeared and never came back, the same waiter also seemed reluctant to clear the finished plates from our already overcrowded table before putting down more food, bit odd. had a nice evening all in all.
65 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin
Tribeca is an old favourite, but this visit was possible one of my best experiances of eating here. Arrived for lunch on Christmas eve to a nice buzzing atmosphere. My self and my husband both ordered salads and fries ( cobb and caesar) both were huge and both were delicious. My son had the chicken wings as he always does and they were as delicious as ever, especially the divine blue cheese dressing. For dessert I had possibly the nicest bread and butter pudding I have ever eaten, it had just the right amount of raisins and suger and came with a honeycomb ice-cream which complimented the pudding perfectly. The lads had hot fudge sundaes which disappeared in a matter of seconds. All three of our waitresses were friendly, helpful and polite. It was aperfect Christmas eve lunch.
Chatham Street, City Centre South, Dublin
A group of 8 of us ate here on Fri night. We were offered two choices of set menu and went for the more expensive one as it included steak. For starter half of us had the caramelised goat cheese salad with beetroot and orange, it was delicious, the cheese was very tasty and the fruit was fresh. the pate starter was not so great, it was a strange consistency and not very tasty. Nearly everyone went for sirloin steak for the main and it was lovely tender and tasty, the side of potato gratin was also tasty and just cheesy enough. The salmon and the turkey and ham mains were less popular, both a bit bland. Dessert was a rich and very tasty chocolate cake which none of us had a hope of finishing. Excellent coffee finished the meal. The waitress was great and the service was faultless, there is a lovely atmosphere in Chatham Brasserie and even though the food was a bit hit and miss I would still definately recommend a visit
Village Bistro at Tonic Bar, Restaurant and Club
5 Temple Road, Blackrock Village, Blackrock, Dublin
Was taken here for lunch one Friday a couple of weeks ago. Had been before but only for drinks so was curious to see what the food was like. Wasn't hugely hungry so ordered a toasted cheese, ham and tomato sandwich. It arrived a bit burnt and with too much cheese. Also ordered a latte which was nice, so re-ordered another, which took way too long considering it was very quiet and I could see the waiter chatting up at the bar for ages. My friend had pasta which she said was "o.k.". Would have been a fine quick lunch if the waiter had been in any way attentive. Wouldn't bother returning for mediocre food and service
Top Floor Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, City Centre South, Dublin
Had lunch here today and it was great. I had the smoked cheese foccacia with bean salad, and carrot salad. Everything was very fresh and very tasty. My sister had the feta cheese and spinach frittata which was also delicious, filling without being too heavy. Very good value, and the staff were lovely, nice bright dining room which didn't feel too crowded even when it was full. Will definately return to try more veggie delights.
11 Fownes street, le Bar, City Centre South, Dublin
I love, love, love Cafe Irie and I visit as often as I can. The staff are lovely and the food while not the cheapest lunchtime fare, is always fresh and tasty. The Veggie Club is a monster sandwich which tastes divine and always hits the spot. Always leave this place with a full tummy and a smile on my face.
Beaufield Mews Restaurant
Woodlands Avenue, Dublin 18 , Stillorgan, Dublin
Myself and my husband had our wedding reception at Beaufield Mews last year and as part of the wedding package we returned last week for our complimentary first anniversary dinner. The food at our wedding was delicious so we were really looking forward to the night. Our table was right next to the kitchen door so it was a little noisy but we were away from the other diners, mostly large family groups, so we had a bit of privacy. We were given the menu only to have it whipped away again five minutes later to be given the "special anniversary dinner menu". This was in fact the table d'hote menu, which was a bit of a disappointment after having seen the a la carte menu. We ordered the steak and the salmon for main, and I had the mozzarella, spinach and parma ham parcel for a starter, it was delicious but tiny. The main courses were both delicious and the accompanying veg was well cooked and tasty if a little boring. We both had the homemade ice cream for dessert, which was extremely tasty. The downside was that every time I ordered a glass of wine our waiter forgot so I had to ask again which is ok if it happens once but it happened three times which was annoying and made me feel like a bit of a dipso!! We had our coffee in the garden, which was just as gorgeous as we had remembered. All in all the staff were friendly if a little pre-occupied with the larger groups of diners, the food was lovely and it was a nice way to spend our anniversary.
120 Ranelagh Road, Ranelagh, Dublin
Having had dinner here twice and throughly enjoyed it we decided to try lunch. I had the mushrooms on toast which is very tasty and creamy without being heavy, I could eat this every day. My husband had the house salad which was huge, but was mainly lettuce, however he enjoyed it. We both had chips which were just right. Only bad thing was that they had the radio playing ( loudly) and ads for harvey norman are kind of distracting when you're trying to enjoy a conversation over lunch!