Restaurant Reviews from eatsin

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 34

Member Since: 08 January 2007

Last Visit: 14 March 2016

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Havana Tapas Bar restaurant

Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Cheap Eats

Price Range:

Good
188 reviews

Reviewed 05th September 2011 ( visited 31st August 2011 )

Came here for a girlie mid-week dinner. We naively ordered 3 plates each-the portions are huge and 3 between us would have done! The platters were definitely the best option. The food itself was lovely and nicely presented. We split a jug of sangria which, unlike many attempts I have sampled, was not too sweet. There was a couple of mix ups with the orders however but nothing to be bothered about. The poor waitress was clearly run off her feet, most likely due to the group deal voucher that had been on lately. So the restaurant was quite busy for a Wednseday evening. Will return-with a hungrier belly!
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Eatzen Chinese Restaurant

Unit 1, Clonee Village CentreMain Street, Clonee, Clonee, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 15

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Cuisine:
Chinese

Price Range:

Good
40 reviews

Reviewed 17th November 2008 ( visited 22nd September 2008 )

My friend had been raving about this place for months so we finally got to try it when she had her going away meal here. The food was nice, but for the price you pay it's not absolutely brilliant. The service was brill however. They were all very friendly and even asked us to try out some new things they were thinking of introducing.
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Asian Tea House
15 Mary Street, Galway City, Galway

Just as an FYI, this restaurant no longer takes bookings made through menupages. I made a booking 2 weeks in advance and then tried to get in contact with the restaurant to confirm. They also don't check their social media pages. So when I arrived myself and my boyfriend were turned away. The waiter was apologetic but I feel this wasn't good enough. We were told that many groups were making bookings though this site but not showing up. I provided my email address and phone number so at the very least they could check once a week to see who was booking to let them know.

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Pinocchio Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Luas Kiosk, Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

Service was outstanding. We were not left waiting at all on the food. Quiet enough atmosphere but not dead for a rainy Tuesday night.

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El Cordobes Tapas
The Plaza, Blanchardstown, Dublin

Myself and the other half (both poor students) came here for our anniversary/my birthday using the menudeals voucher. Food was great, so we ended up ordering more-I am a sucker for olives breads & dips. The beer battered fish was deemed his favourite. Service was excellent and they didn't mind swapping the 2 glasses of wine and 2 of beer for 4 glasses of wine. A bit out of my area however, but would make the effort to come back.

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Herbstreet
Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 , Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

I came here with my sisters and my guten intolerant mother before a show. Menu is quite limited although the array of tastes you can choose from makes up for it. The home made gluten free bread was definitey an improvement from the shop bought stuff! Staff were polite and aware of the time constraints on the tables of women clearly there for a pre-show bite to eat, so service was quick! Do have a mango bellini if you go!

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Bay Restaurant
369 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3, Clontarf, Dublin

I had won a voucher for free lunch for two here, which was valid for the two-course lunch special during weekdays. I had soup of the moment and the bruschetta. The soup was chickpea and onion-yummy! The bruschetta was a bit too greasey for my liking. It is a pet peeve when restaurants drown your food in dressings/oils. However I was offered the option of a dessert in good will. Nice touch! The other half had the bruschetta to start (on white bread, was less greasy than the brown....) and chicken as the main. He was fully satisfied. I would go back as there were other things off the special menu that i'd like to try.

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La Cave
28 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We had our Christmas lunch here. Is a wee bit small so would be more suited to something a bit more intimate, but they catered for us perfectly. The Christmas lunch menu was fantastic value at €24 for 3 courses and was nicely varied. Service was swift and pleasant. Even when a few of us were lingering over the last of our glasses of wine, we were not made to feel uncomfortable or rushed.

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Dakota
South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

We came here on a busy Friday evening for an engagement celebration for one of the girl at work. There were no tables available when we arrived, but one freed up quickly enough. We got a few of the tasting plates between us. The wings and tortillas were the favourites. Not bad price wise. Would eat here if I came back for cocktails, but wouldn't return exclusively for the food.

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Havana Tapas Bar
Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Came here for a girlie mid-week dinner. We naively ordered 3 plates each-the portions are huge and 3 between us would have done! The platters were definitely the best option. The food itself was lovely and nicely presented. We split a jug of sangria which, unlike many attempts I have sampled, was not too sweet. There was a couple of mix ups with the orders however but nothing to be bothered about. The poor waitress was clearly run off her feet, most likely due to the group deal voucher that had been on lately. So the restaurant was quite busy for a Wednseday evening. Will return-with a hungrier belly!

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Il Caffe di Napoli
41 Westland Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Working 2 minutes from this cafe/restaurant means I sometimes come here for a pick-me-up coffee or an extra nice lunch on pay day. I've yet to sit in and eat though. I usually go for a pasta to take out. Always satisfactory. Nice for a wee treat from the usual sandwich from home.

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Wagamama's Blanchardstown
Unit 410, First Floor, Blanchardstown Retail Park 2, Dublin 15, Blanchardstown, Dublin

Took my 10 year old niece (she's never been one for fussy eating!) here for her birthday last week as we both love the one in Stephen's Green. We shared some ramen and chicken skewers. This was followed by bowls of coconut icecream for desert. Yummy. Will be visiting this one more instead of trekking into the city centre. Service wasn't as prompt as it could have been but we weren't left waiting too long.

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TGI Friday (St Stephens Green )
St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Mostly come here for the cocktails if I'm honest, but have recently started pondering what's on the food menu. Last time we were here we got chicken wings and potato skins to share. Perfect snacky food with some drinks. Bit more than I wanted to pay for what we got, but nothing too pricey. Service was fine.

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Le Bon Crubeen
81-82 Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Came here with 3 work mate for dinner and was impressed by the service of this restaurant. Clearly has an excellent reputation as anyone who didn't have a reservation had to wait....not a common thing on a Tuesday evening! Had the chicken salad with spinach and chickpeas-the charcoaled meat was delish! The others had the steak which was quite sizable and each cooked to perfection. Chocolate brownies and cheesecake finished off the evening and left us with full and happy bellies. Service was flawless. A definite recommendation!

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Eddie Rockets (Parnell Centre)
Parnell Centre, City Centre North, Dublin

Ok place for pre-cinema food. Had the sliders and fries. Enough to fill the hole in my stomach, but not great as a full meal. Bathrooms are in dire need of proper servicing though, which is a bit of a turn off. Waiter was quick to serve and food arrived without much delay.

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Bits and Pizzas
15 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Had a really great experience here. Greeted with a smile and service was swift. I just had the tiger prawns (delish!), but the other half went with the 3 course option-fresh Capri salad, a rich lobster&crab ravioli followed by apple crumble and cream. We shared a small bottle of pinot grigio-perfect! Excellent value, highly recommended. Already making plans to return!

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The Ormond Wine Bar
At Capel Street Bridge, 6 Ormond Quay Upper, City Centre North, Dublin

Been here a few times for wine and tapas. Prices are reasonable and it's never too busy. Great for these tight times!

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

Lunch deal is excellent value. Staff are friendly and accommodating. No complaints from my party of ten!

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Reflection - Café Brasserie @ Dunnes Henry Street
Henry Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Went here quite frequently with my Mam for Saturday morning breakfast. Was great when it first opened but has gone badly downhill. After the last visit, we vow never to return. We ordered one plate of scrambled eggs, 3 slices of toast and 2 teas between the both of us. The egg and toast (minus 1 slice) arrived first. The eggs were sloppy and way too heavy on the butter-inedible. The toast was cold and obviously done at least 30 minutes before it was served. After waiting 20 minutes more for our teas we asked the main waitress, who went off promising to return in 2 minutes. We watched her float around for 10 more minutes. We had to ask another waitress again. Shocking service for a restaurant which was barely a quarter full with plenty of staff.

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Olesya's Wine Bar
18 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I came here last Saturday night with the other half, seeking bread, wine and a cosy atmosphere. All 3 were delivered. We ordered a bottle of wine with the delux platter and the bread&dips. My boyfriend was bowled over by the large platter of cheeses, salami, parma ham, olives and fruit that emerged. I was more impressed by the delicious hummus and fresh bread, still warm from the oven. Service was quick, although it take a few minutes to catch the attention of a server to request more bread. I managed to leave my scarf behind me when we left, but I was stopped down the road by our waiter, who had run to deliver it back. That's service :) In all great way to start the night.

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Spoon Cafe
93 Terenure rd north, Terenure, Dublin

Came here on a rainy Sunday morning for tea and scones. Lovely little cafe, with flowers in milk jugs for that cute, kitsch feeling. The scones were delicious-warm and freshly made. I'm an advocate of good cups of tea, which I found here. €7.70 for 2 teas and 2 scones with jam and butter. Grand value.

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Jaipur Restaurant (George's Street)
41 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Came here with my boyfriend, was a little disappointed by the seating. Everyone was in earshot and felt very "out in the open". Food was excellent however, with large portion sizes. Service was prompt and it was busy enough for a midweek.

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Moloughney's Clontarf
9 Vernon Avenue, North Dublin, Clontarf, Dublin

Second visit here. I love the interior brickwork and subdued lighting. Food was lovely, had the warm salmon nicoise. Waitress was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Would like a second round of the bread though. I believe you can buy some to take home, but after several glasses of a lovely Italian Pinot Grigio it was the last thing on my mind to enquire going out the door!

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Kokoro Sushi Bento
19 Lower Liffey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Very much a take out place. But great value. Free miso soup came with the sushi, which is always bonus. Portion sizes were decent and fresh.

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Boogaloo Burger
28 Lower Abbeygate Street, Galway City, Galway

Went againt the grain and got the greek salad. Was fine, nothing special. The sweet potato fries however....yum! Others got burgers, which were massive. Took a bite from each of them,which made me wish I chosen the naughty decision!

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Kappa-Ya
4 Middle Street, Galway City, Galway

Had a sushi roll and miso soup. Great value. My friend has chicken teryaki-it also went down well. Only bad thing was the sushi selection was limited. Otherwise it was great for a casual dinner!

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Alfies
10 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Came here for work Christmas lunch. Many had the lunch box option, which had great options! However, the portions were scaled down relative to the same option when ordered a la carte. Service was great, even though we stayed past the lunch-dinner divide! I will be back!

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Metro Cafe
43 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

I'm a sucker for good service, and that's what you get here. I had a salad, he had a sandwich. Both hit the spot! Often come here post-lecture for a coffee and a spot of people watching. Love it!

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Woodstock Cafe
156 Phibsboro Road, Phibsboro, Dublin

Best place around for a decent brekkie and cup of tea.Nice spot for chat with a friend over a coffee too. Service is friendly and prices are reasonable!

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Hard Rock Cafe
12 Fleet Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Came here as a group of 20 for lunch recently. Having been in the one in NYC, I was a little deflated by the "not quite rightness" of the place. Service was really quick and efficient, and the food was done perfect. We all ordered sandwiches of differents sorts and we all drooled over each others choices!

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Spurs Family Restaurant
U42 Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Liffey Valley, Liffey Valley, Dublin

Pro: play area to distract the kids. Con: trying to distract them while waiting outside. Pro: baby back ribs. Con: fellow diner's baby back ribs while you stick to your unimaginative Weight watcher friendly option. Pro: handy to drop into pre/post cinema/shopping/ice-skating. Con: again, waiting outside at busy times. Pro: good sized portions. Con: still a bit pricey.

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Eddie Rockets (Phibsboro)
Phibsboro Shopping Centre, North Dublin, Phibsboro, Dublin

Not mad about this place. Go often enough to know better by now. Food is very expensive for what you get, handy though. Especially if your craving something cheesy!

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Eatzen Chinese Restaurant
Unit 1, Clonee Village CentreMain Street, Clonee, Clonee, Dublin

My friend had been raving about this place for months so we finally got to try it when she had her going away meal here. The food was nice, but for the price you pay it's not absolutely brilliant. The service was brill however. They were all very friendly and even asked us to try out some new things they were thinking of introducing.

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The Porterhouse (North )
Cross Guns Bridge, Glasnevin, Dublin

Love love love this place! Often come here for lunch during the weekend. The pizzas are great too with a few drinks! Only downfall is it's hard to get the waitress. Other than that, it's all you want! The Porterhouse North is my second home!

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Luigi Malones Restaurant
5/6 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Really like this place. Have been here several times for birthdays, family dinners and girl's nights out, and it's always a hit with everyone. The last time we were here we had a number of small children with us. We were seated out of the way of other diners and the waiters were excellent at helping keeping them entertained.

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Toscana City Centre
3 Cork Hill, Dame Street (opposite Dublin Castle), Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

Went here for my 21st birthday. We (party of 10) were seated downstairs away from other diners, which was nice. The food was fantastic and the portions are huge. The waiters are friendly but I have to mark their service down slightly as one waiter (must have been new as he looked young and nervous) knocked a glass of wine (rose, so no major damage) over my brother. Very apologetic. We didn't mind but this probably would have resulted in a scene for a fussier diner. Will def return however!

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