Restaurant Reviews from eamonn86

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52.5%

County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 13

Member Since: 28 July 2010

Last Visit: 31 July 2014

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Boojum restaurant

Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Italian Quarter, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Casual Dining

Price Range:

Great
87 reviews

Reviewed 09th September 2010 ( visited 21st August 2010 )

This place is a must. I've eaten here with everyone from my collage friends to my grandparents. The food is amazing and if possible the staff are better. I recommend the shredded beef with pinto beans and salsa roja (careful hot) but seriously it's all good. In the mood for a beer grab a Negra Modelo with some lime (Yum), If not have a Margarita or a soft drink. This place is the definition of service with a smile.
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Buenos Aires Grill restaurant

Unit 2 Castle Way, Golden Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Argentinean

Price Range:

Good
466 reviews

Reviewed 22nd November 2010 ( visited 04th November 2010 )

Went here with 7 other mates for a meal out. We knew what we were going for: Steaks!! and on this front we were not disappointed. Between us we had everything from the 8oz fillet to the 20oz T-bone. Everyone was more than satisfied with their choice. As mentioned in another review they cook'em rare. Ask for it well done and it will come out medium (as it should be in my opinion but if you really don't like it pink I'd suggest you make it known). If I were to go again I would skip the starters and desert and just splash out on the steak (maybe split one of the meals for 2). Apart from the food the staff were very helpful and attentive despite a busy evening and the the atmosphere was a good mix of welcoming and relaxed.
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The Brew Dock
1 Amiens Street, City Centre North, Dublin

This is my new local! I live just up the road in fairview / north strand so it is very convenient to get to and I have been for pints and a game of jenga many times (They have connect 4 as well). Not only that but it is literaly a stones throw from connolly station, bus aras, and the IFSC. Only recently did I try the food Menu and I was more than impressed. The value is great even before the 2 for one main courses on a Saturday and amazing after that. Food is simple and tasty, mostly simple bar food as you would expect but often with interesting twists and always prepared with care. In addition the staff is always friendly and willing to help with beer / food pairings. Hontestly you can't go wrong!

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Ciao Bella Roma
24/25 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Went here with the family for my little brothers birthday. Staff were brilliant all night and the atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable despite being a busy evening. The table split 3 starters which was more than enough for the 7 of us. The mains were fresh and well prepared. None of us had a complaint and I particularly recommend the spaghetti and clams. There was bread in abundance and we were all stuffed walking out the door. Good value and defiantly worth a visit.

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Kim Chi Hop House
160 Parnell Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

I've been her twice now and enjoyed it both times. All the food is well prepared and served quickly. I would love to see a larger Korean style menu but the option of having suchi and Japanese is also tempting so honestly can't complain. Go here in a mood for adventure and you will have a great time get anything as long as you try some soju and kimchi. I did not expect to find korean food this good in Dublin and will be going back not least of all because it's good and cheap.

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The Alamo Restaurant
22 Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin

On the surface this place seems reasonable in price and atmosphere. Standard Tex-Mex menu with average prices for this part of town. I suppose you could easily walk out of here having a reasonable meal and nothing special. My specific experience was somewhat less pleasant. I went here with my vegetarian GF, she had the vegetarian burger and I had the nachos with chilli. A request for no tomato on the burger was ignored, then when we sent it back they merely picked the tomato off (missing a big slice that was left in the middle) and returned it to us after quite a long time with geese now soaking through the lower bun onto the plate at this stage it was inedible. I finished my nachos quickly, it was more like a bowl of chilli with a few chips floating in it. Then we promptly left. I know I'm not eating here again and would not recommend it to others. You might get lucky but why would you gamble?

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Against the Grain
11 Wexford St, City Centre South, Dublin

In a word "yes." Given the opportunity you should try this place out. The selection of beer is wide and great tasting. The bar staff are well informed about the various different brews on offer and always willing to recommend something. I'm a particular fan of the rotating taps: a cask, a Siera Nevada, and a couple which will boast Irish or Scottish micro-brew. Always something new. In terms of value I particularly like that you can get a glass of beer for exactly half the price of a pint which is just common sense if you ask me. I can't speak for the food yet though I'm sure I'll try in future.

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Tante Zoes
1 Crow Street, Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin

I had a mixed experience here. First the food was ideal. I had the butternut squash curry starter and a jambalaya. The flavor was huge but not over powering and with enough spice to warm you from the inside. Great on a cold wet night like the one we had that night. Unfortunately the service we got was mixed, we were seated at a small table which felt cramped even for 2 and a little awkward to eat. It didn't help being by a big group who it seemed were getting ready for a night on the town and with little regard for their volume. While the host was friendly, the waiter just went through the motions. A smile or even a bit of advice on the menu would have gone a long way. all in all I would go again and recommend that anyone give it a try. There is plenty of non-spicy food there as well so don't be scared by that and it's different to any other meal I've had in Dublin.

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Buenos Aires Grill
Unit 2 Castle Way, Golden Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Went here with 7 other mates for a meal out. We knew what we were going for: Steaks!! and on this front we were not disappointed. Between us we had everything from the 8oz fillet to the 20oz T-bone. Everyone was more than satisfied with their choice. As mentioned in another review they cook'em rare. Ask for it well done and it will come out medium (as it should be in my opinion but if you really don't like it pink I'd suggest you make it known). If I were to go again I would skip the starters and desert and just splash out on the steak (maybe split one of the meals for 2). Apart from the food the staff were very helpful and attentive despite a busy evening and the the atmosphere was a good mix of welcoming and relaxed.

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Chilli Banana
112 Upper Drumcondra Road, North Dublin, Drumcondra, Dublin

Just got take away from here tonight. I moved to the area months ago and have been meaning to go in ever since. While I wasn't there for long I can say that the atmosphere is as others have described, comfortable, relaxed, interesting. I can also say that the service was welcoming and efficient. While the prices look a bit steep at first you defiantly get your moneys worth. I had the mixed seafood red curry and my eyes nearly fell out of my head when I put it on a plate. Brimming with, scallops, mussels, and squid, and then a few prawns and crab claws to top it off. I'm a hard man to fill but I was stuffed when I got through with this and I enjoyed every bite. I'll be going back to sit down soon. Thoroughly recommended.

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Independent Pizza Co
28 Drumcondra Rd Lower, Dublin 9, Drumcondra, Dublin

Went Here for lunch with a Co-worker. I entered with high hopes having heard good things. I was not disappointed. Having said that, neither was I blown away. The pizza itself was very good I admit (it beat any take away I've had) but it was just missing something. Same with the overall experience. The Service was good but not exceptional, the layout was clean and comfortable but lacked personality. For a place that sounds so unique I was just hoping for a little eccentricity. I would still recommend it to anyone looking for a good pizza at a half decent price.

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Andersons Foodhall & Café
3 The Rise, Glasnevin, Glasnevin, Dublin

Delicious. Great little spot for a Crepe and a Coffee. I had one of the 2 vegetarian option crepes - Lovely and fresh. From a certain perspective I think the prices could be a little lower for what you get but a the same time I'm more than willing to pay it for the relaxed atmosphere and good service. Defiantly Recommended.

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Boojum
Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Italian Quarter, Dublin

This place is a must. I've eaten here with everyone from my collage friends to my grandparents. The food is amazing and if possible the staff are better. I recommend the shredded beef with pinto beans and salsa roja (careful hot) but seriously it's all good. In the mood for a beer grab a Negra Modelo with some lime (Yum), If not have a Margarita or a soft drink. This place is the definition of service with a smile.

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Govindas Restaurant (Abbey Street)
83 Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Difficult to fault this place. I have been twice now and ordered the special plate (bit of everything for €8.50!!). I have a huge appetite but both time I walked out stuffed. Everything is delicious!! Staff are friendly, welcoming and patient, more than happy to explain the dishes (personally I'm happy to trust that it'll be delicious at this stage).

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The Bull & Castle and F.X. Buckley Steakhouse
5-7 Lord Edward Street, Christchurch, Dublin 8, City Centre South, Dublin

I've been here several times purely for the beer hall. They have a great selection of both Irish micro-brew and beers from the continent, even a few American brews. The service and atmosphere suit me down to the ground relaxed & friendly but never to the detriment of service. I haven't eaten here yet so cannot speak to the food but I have high expectations.

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