Restaurant Reviews from dlrirl

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 3

Member Since: 08 December 2011

Last Visit: 08 December 2011

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Le Plancha restaurant

1A Monkstown Crescent, South Co. Dublin, Monkstown, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Great
26 reviews

Reviewed 08th December 2011 ( visited 04th December 2011 )

Myself and girlfriend popped into Le Plancha last Sunday as it has only recently opened & looked very inviting. The interior is decorated well and has a very warm feel to it, with spanish guitar playing in the background which sets the atmosphere appropriately as the food influences are Irish~Iberian. We were given the early evening menu of which there were only around 5 options to choose from for both the starters and mains, there was also a special on, that was included in the early evening price. After some deliberation we ordered the Charcuterie Plate to share, I ordered the Sirloin Steak with chilli butter and my better half chose the special which was Hake Fritas with Sea Salt Chipped Potatoes and Peas. The starter arrived in 5 minutes and was one of the best looking charcuterie plates I have seen, it included cured beef, ham hock and other selections of ham with an apple~citrus salsa, baby artichokes and some home made breads. We agreed it was beautiful, especially the cured beef which was devine. I was a bit partial to the ham hock with the apple~citrus sauce so I might have scoffed most of that...oooppss!! Once the starter was polished off we then received our mains in about 5-10 minutes. Once again, presentation was beautiful, my medium steak was cooked to perfection and it was presented on a wooden board with the sea salt potatoes in a mini chip pan with grilled onions & mushrooms on the side. My girlfriends Hake was equally well presented. I'm delighted to report that not only did the food look beautiful & appetising but the taste didn't disappoint either. We finished off with a selection of ice-creams as we were stuffed, apparently these were homemade as well and where a lovely end to a beautiful meal. The price was very reasonable for what was a better meal than we've had in much more established pricier restaurants. To say I'm recommending it is an understatement, I can't wait to return again. Best of luck to the restaurant!!
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Le Plancha restaurant

1A Monkstown Crescent, South Co. Dublin, Monkstown, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Great
26 reviews

Reviewed 08th December 2011 ( visited 04th December 2011 )

Myself and girlfriend popped into Le Plancha last Sunday as it has only recently opened & looked very inviting. The interior is decorated well and has a very warm feel to it, with spanish guitar playing in the background which sets the atmosphere appropriately as the food influences are Irish~Iberian. We were given the early evening menu of which there were only around 5 options to choose from for both the starters and mains, there was also a special on, that was included in the early evening price. After some deliberation we ordered the Charcuterie Plate to share, I ordered the Sirloin Steak with chilli butter and my better half chose the special which was Hake Fritas with Sea Salt Chipped Potatoes and Peas. The starter arrived in 5 minutes and was one of the best looking charcuterie plates I have seen, it included cured beef, ham hock and other selections of ham with an apple~citrus salsa, baby artichokes and some home made breads. We agreed it was beautiful, especially the cured beef which was devine. I was a bit partial to the ham hock with the apple~citrus sauce so I might have scoffed most of that...oooppss!! Once the starter was polished off we then received our mains in about 5-10 minutes. Once again, presentation was beautiful, my medium steak was cooked to perfection and it was presented on a wooden board with the sea salt potatoes in a mini chip pan with grilled onions & mushrooms on the side. My girlfriends Hake was equally well presented. I'm delighted to report that not only did the food look beautiful & appetising but the taste didn't disappoint either. We finished off with a selection of ice-creams as we were stuffed, apparently these were homemade as well and where a lovely end to a beautiful meal. The price was very reasonable for what was a better meal than we've had in much more established pricier restaurants. To say I'm recommending it is an understatement, I can't wait to return again. Best of luck to the restaurant!!
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Las Tapas
Old Bray Road,, Cabinteely Village, South Dublin, Cabinteely, Dublin

I have been to Las Tapas about 5/6 times at this stage, last time being at the start of November. After our first time the four of us that went were very impressed the food was lovely and the staff were very friendly and attentive and this trend continued for the next 9-12 months. However, the last few times I've been the quality of both food and service have slipped. Each tapas dish is €5-€6 which isn't a lot but the portion sizes seem to be getting smaller and smaller. Service is variable depending on the member of staff you get but generally you are required to remind them of dishes you have not yet received. This was very evident when a group of 12 went back in June, we must have been missing 8 dishes at the end of the night which we had to make a bit of a fuss to get. I'm a local so I hate writing a negative review but hopefully this can help the restaurant to get back to the great standards it had when it opened. I'd give it a try again because they may have been just having a bad night when I was there, as peoples opinions of this place can be vastly different depending on when they went and who was in the kitchen on the night. On a plus side the wine is always lovely :)

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Mimosa Wine and Tapas Bar
College Street, Carlow town, Carlow

Myself and the better half were staying in the Killerig Hotel last Thursday and popped into Carlow for a bite to eat, to be honest we didn't know where to go and got a bit of a steer from the taxi man who told us about Mimosa. We arrived and got a table immediately although the waiter did tell us that if they got busy as we were at a table for 4 we might have to move...eh I think not...only reason why I'm marking down the service 1 point!! That said the service and food were great and there is a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. I was intrigued by the chilli chocolate beef and ordered it although I must say when it came I had to get rid of the chocolate, my tastebuds obviously aren't sofisticated enough to appreciated the balance, apart from that it must be one of the best tapas restaurants I've been too...thanks for a great night guys!!

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Le Plancha
1A Monkstown Crescent, South Co. Dublin, Monkstown, Dublin

Myself and girlfriend popped into Le Plancha last Sunday as it has only recently opened & looked very inviting. The interior is decorated well and has a very warm feel to it, with spanish guitar playing in the background which sets the atmosphere appropriately as the food influences are Irish~Iberian. We were given the early evening menu of which there were only around 5 options to choose from for both the starters and mains, there was also a special on, that was included in the early evening price. After some deliberation we ordered the Charcuterie Plate to share, I ordered the Sirloin Steak with chilli butter and my better half chose the special which was Hake Fritas with Sea Salt Chipped Potatoes and Peas. The starter arrived in 5 minutes and was one of the best looking charcuterie plates I have seen, it included cured beef, ham hock and other selections of ham with an apple~citrus salsa, baby artichokes and some home made breads. We agreed it was beautiful, especially the cured beef which was devine. I was a bit partial to the ham hock with the apple~citrus sauce so I might have scoffed most of that...oooppss!! Once the starter was polished off we then received our mains in about 5-10 minutes. Once again, presentation was beautiful, my medium steak was cooked to perfection and it was presented on a wooden board with the sea salt potatoes in a mini chip pan with grilled onions & mushrooms on the side. My girlfriends Hake was equally well presented. I'm delighted to report that not only did the food look beautiful & appetising but the taste didn't disappoint either. We finished off with a selection of ice-creams as we were stuffed, apparently these were homemade as well and where a lovely end to a beautiful meal. The price was very reasonable for what was a better meal than we've had in much more established pricier restaurants. To say I'm recommending it is an understatement, I can't wait to return again. Best of luck to the restaurant!!

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