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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 7

Member Since: 04 September 2008

Last Visit: 05 February 2018

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Lumanti of Nepal restaurant

88 Rathgar Road, South Dublin, Rathgar, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 6

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Cuisine:
Asian Fusion

Price Range:

Great
52 reviews

Reviewed 01st January 2016 ( visited 31st December 2015 )

The Momo dumplings we ordered a day in advance due to demand were worth every bite - simply delicious. My butter chicken melted in my mouth and the sauce, which I mopped up with my garlic naan, was incredibly tasty. The waiters couldn't have done enough for us. I am already planning my next visit.
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Camden Exchange restaurant

73 Camden Street, Camden Street, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Casual Dining

Price Range:

Good
6 reviews

Reviewed 20th July 2015 ( visited 11th July 2015 )

I was here for a friend's birthday one rainy Saturday night. I was surprised at his choice in venue as I got a distinct hipster vibe from the website. Like Dublin needs ANOTHER mock Victorian/Americana themed watering hole. Nonetheless, I am game for a challenge. The appearance of the bar/cafe did not disappoint, for it gave the appearance of a converted warehouse/NYC kitchen (it was formerly a bank). I don't think I have seen so many good-looking and well-dressed people in one space. Now, we're a nicely turned out crowd, but we were easily the ugliest people in the room! Door policy? Possibly not, but there's definitely a conspiracy somewhere. The food was extremely tasty and offered great value for money at a tenner for "Pig", "Cow" or "Chicken" among others and a couple of euro more if you want chips. What you are effectively paying for is a fancy toasted cheese and meat sandwich, but it's a bloody delicious one at that. I ordered the pig and the nicely browned bread was pierced by a straw of crackling. Excellent touch!The most scrumptious toastie I've had in a very long time. The fries were perfect. The sunny blonde waitress with hair half down, half messy plait (not sure what was going on there, but it worked) could not have done enough for us. When I wasn't sure what craft beer I wanted, she brought me a little sample at the end of the glass. It's the little details that make an evening. I made sure to leave a decent tip, for she really deserved it. At the end of the day, this place is not necessarily about the food, more the "scene" and the people who want to be "scene" - see what I did there? But it's no harm. I had a full belly and a good pint and that was enough for me. I highly recommend the place for something different.
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Lumanti of Nepal
88 Rathgar Road, South Dublin, Rathgar, Dublin

The Momo dumplings we ordered a day in advance due to demand were worth every bite - simply delicious. My butter chicken melted in my mouth and the sauce, which I mopped up with my garlic naan, was incredibly tasty. The waiters couldn't have done enough for us. I am already planning my next visit.

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Camden Exchange
73 Camden Street, Camden Street, Dublin

I was here for a friend's birthday one rainy Saturday night. I was surprised at his choice in venue as I got a distinct hipster vibe from the website. Like Dublin needs ANOTHER mock Victorian/Americana themed watering hole. Nonetheless, I am game for a challenge. The appearance of the bar/cafe did not disappoint, for it gave the appearance of a converted warehouse/NYC kitchen (it was formerly a bank). I don't think I have seen so many good-looking and well-dressed people in one space. Now, we're a nicely turned out crowd, but we were easily the ugliest people in the room! Door policy? Possibly not, but there's definitely a conspiracy somewhere. The food was extremely tasty and offered great value for money at a tenner for "Pig", "Cow" or "Chicken" among others and a couple of euro more if you want chips. What you are effectively paying for is a fancy toasted cheese and meat sandwich, but it's a bloody delicious one at that. I ordered the pig and the nicely browned bread was pierced by a straw of crackling. Excellent touch!The most scrumptious toastie I've had in a very long time. The fries were perfect. The sunny blonde waitress with hair half down, half messy plait (not sure what was going on there, but it worked) could not have done enough for us. When I wasn't sure what craft beer I wanted, she brought me a little sample at the end of the glass. It's the little details that make an evening. I made sure to leave a decent tip, for she really deserved it. At the end of the day, this place is not necessarily about the food, more the "scene" and the people who want to be "scene" - see what I did there? But it's no harm. I had a full belly and a good pint and that was enough for me. I highly recommend the place for something different.

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

Going to a restaurant on Valentine's Day can sometimes be disappointing, but La Mere Zou is not one of those places. The atmosphere was relaxed, warm and friendly. There was no rush to make room for the next sitting. My onion soup was a meal in itself - and utterly delicious. Our steak to share was enormous and full of rich flavor with two choices of sauce and dauphinoise potatoes - we probably should have turned up with an empty stomach - we couldn't finish it. The only negative comment I can make is that the white chocolate panacotta was tiny - two mouthfuls and it was gone. We'd have liked more of it as it was very special - lovely texture and wonderfully sweet and tasty. The bordeaux was a lovely accompaniment and we had a cognac to round off the meal. We were in there until closing and would have happily spent the whole evening there.

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Roast
10a Merrion Rd, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

My partner and I dined here last month. It was our third visit and there is a good reason we keep coming back. My chicken liver pâté was very generous and I didn't need to ask for more bread - the waitress came round as if she read my mind. My rib eye was succulent and despite our initial disappointment at all the raspberry cheesecake being sold out, we were very much appeased with the warm chocolate fondant. The staff always take great care of us, the atmosphere is friendly and relaxing, and we leave full and cheerful. Keep up the good work!

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Mandarin House
179 Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

This is my favourite restaurant in Dublin due to the polite staff, no frills comfort and utterly delicious food. I spent the first half of my life living in Hong Kong and this is by far the most authentic cuisine I have tried outside of Asia. First of all, you rarely if ever can find dumplings on a Chinese menu unless you are going for dim sum and even then, you have limited places where you get find it in Dublin. In Mandarin House, you have a good few choices - my favorite is the hot, spicy pork dumplings. I must want you that if you can't take the heat, don't order these. Instead, just ask for the plain crispy dumplings at the front of the menu. The menu itself is quite expansive, full of strange and wonderful dishes, but the really good ones are towards the middle. I would also encourage those whose knowledge of Chinese cuisine outside their local takeaway to look at this section. I recommend the half aromatic duck - shredded duck with steamed pancakes (Asian wraps), vegetables and plum sauce - this is more than enough for two people to share. Order this with plenty of fried noodles, spicy (or plain) pork dumplings, spring rolls and a couple of Tsing Tao each and you have more than enough food for a meal for two. As you enjoy this almighty feast, you will notice that most of the clientele is Chinese - always a good sign. For in my experience, if the natives won't eat their own cuisine, the establishment is catering for people who don't know the difference. The decor of Mandarin House is simple, understated and the staff couldn't do enough for you. I always feel welcome coming in the door. And just when you are stuffed to the gills and the bill arrives, you will instantly feel lighter, because for one huge main, two starters, a couple of sides and two beers each, the bill usually comes to around 50 euro. Where in Dublin would you get it apart from a burger bar? Precisely. People of Dublin - if you want proper Chinese cuisine at its finest, this is it.

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Douglas & Kaldi Terrace Cafe and Restaurant
Level 2, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin

The service as usual was impeccable. We were looked after so well and I was very happy with how we were treated. However - there was a drawback to our visit. There was a special chicken vol-au-vent dish for around 5.95. It sounded delicious, but I was utterly disappointed when it arrived. I had expected to get more than just one small piece on the plate, nearly completely dried out. We sent it straight back - it just wasn't worth nearly six euro. We ordered a croissant with ham and cheese instead, which was lovely as usual. To be honest, I find this establishment a little overpriced for simple items such as sandwiches which one could easily make at home for half the cost, but it is totally worth a visit for the desserts - they are utterly sublime. All in all, despite the vole-au-vent faux pas, we had a lovely time and will definitely return.

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Monsoon (Rathmines)
306-308 Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin

I took my parents here, and we were all impressed. My parents and I are tough judges, as we lived in the Far East for many years and we found this place to be fantastic. The decor was elegant and well spaced out, and the food was the most authenthic I have tasted in a Dublin Indian restaurant. The only negative thing I will say is that Samosas were not on the menu, though they happily made us some, and the price on the menu was a little more expensive than the internet advertised price (maybe it has gone up since they posted themselves on Menupages). The samosas were huge and delicious, the Rogan Josh lean and tasty, but the star dish had to be the Chicken Tikka Masala. Delicious! I noticed it was quiet when we went in, but then it was a Monday night. It gradually started filling up with what seemed like regulars- very good sign. The bill came to just about E100, which is very good for three people plus wine. I would go back!

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