Restaurant Reviews from epicurian007

Status: First Timer

Credibility Score:
52.5%

County: Wicklow

No. of Reviews: 2

Member Since: 07 October 2012

Last Visit: 25 October 2012

The Best Restaurant

The Blue Fin Seafood & Grill restaurant

The Grand Hotel, Wicklow Town, Wicklow

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Cuisine:
Breakfast

Price Range:

Good
3 reviews

Reviewed 07th October 2012 ( visited 06th September 2012 )

Having been to this restaurant when it was under former management I was quite curious as to what changes had been made. Although initially concerned by the fact that there was only one other couple dining when we entered, I was pleasantly surprised by the rebranding (inc new name) and new focus on seafood (formerly Italian, despite the fact that this coastal town has other Italian restaurants yet no seafood restaurant, so a good move!). The service was professional yet subtle and attentive, with our waitress, Raminta, surprisingly familiar with the ingredients of every item we selected from the menu! The fillet of beef was promoted as being a speciality from a local butcher and it lived up to its promotion (even though I had initially intended on sampling the seafood!), beautifully seasoned/cooked (M/Rare). In conclusion, this restaurant has clearly benefitted from its reincorporation into the hotel and experienced staff and with a seafood focused menu, albeit with the 'safe' options of chicken and beef, I feel it was long overdue in Wicklow Town. Looking forward to my return.
Most Visited Restaurant

Halpin's Bridge Cafe restaurant

Bridge Street, Wicklow Town, Wicklow

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Cuisine:
Cafe

Price Range:

Great
39 reviews

Reviewed 25th October 2012 ( visited 16th October 2012 )

Cheap and Cheerful, Soup and Sandwiches Nice coffee though!
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Halpin's Bridge Cafe
Bridge Street, Wicklow Town, Wicklow

Cheap and Cheerful, Soup and Sandwiches Nice coffee though!

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The Blue Fin Seafood & Grill
The Grand Hotel, Wicklow Town, Wicklow

Having been to this restaurant when it was under former management I was quite curious as to what changes had been made. Although initially concerned by the fact that there was only one other couple dining when we entered, I was pleasantly surprised by the rebranding (inc new name) and new focus on seafood (formerly Italian, despite the fact that this coastal town has other Italian restaurants yet no seafood restaurant, so a good move!). The service was professional yet subtle and attentive, with our waitress, Raminta, surprisingly familiar with the ingredients of every item we selected from the menu! The fillet of beef was promoted as being a speciality from a local butcher and it lived up to its promotion (even though I had initially intended on sampling the seafood!), beautifully seasoned/cooked (M/Rare). In conclusion, this restaurant has clearly benefitted from its reincorporation into the hotel and experienced staff and with a seafood focused menu, albeit with the 'safe' options of chicken and beef, I feel it was long overdue in Wicklow Town. Looking forward to my return.

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