Restaurant Reviews from finconnA
No. of Reviews: 27
Member Since: 07 October 2014
Last Visit: 08 November 2014
7 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 02nd November 2014 ( visited 01st November 2014 )easy place to return to: mood AND food is excellent, service was quick and prices perfectly poised. homemade nachos starters shared; then the burritos in town. add a few bottled beers. followed by 'grogans'...an excellent night out!!
Il Fornaio (Raheny) restaurant
55 Kilbarrack Road, Dublin 5, Raheny, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 5
Reviewed 17th October 2014 ( visited 03rd October 2014 )i wasn't sure of this place at first – anonymous brick building nestled in a suburban setting, a pharmacy and an off licence either side of it. interior is a curio too – in a good sense: the walls are covered with italian imports: olive oil, fine wines, pestos and fresh pasta, all for sale. a display counter runs almost the length of the interior, full of inviting concoctions – cakes and salads, italian delicacies. i am now on my twentieth visit! their food is the easy explanation!! best pizza in ireland? possibly? probably. they also do pasta dishes – and a wonderful lasagne. busy place – so service can be slow; albeit sometimes with no explanation. NB their bruschetta mozzorella is delicious!! fresh bread made in store (apparently in the north-of-naples tradition) served with a tasty parma ham/mini-salad garnishing. so they have a branch in the IFSC – next time i am in town (solo mio or with pals) i will be checking it out
9 James Terrace, Malahide, Dublin, Malahide, Dublin
we went to eat in the restaurant - but on impulse dodged into the tapas bar instead. brilliant evening, excellent staff and service. four of us piled into sweet potato fries, seafood croquettes with lemon mayo, barbary duck springrolls, fivemiletown goats cheese panna cotta with sweet basil mousse and pine nut praline; and the sauteed prawns – all for forty bucks! fantastic. next time we'll go to to the restaurant: lot's of stuff going on here...posh nosh on the forf side – word of mouth!
Les Freres Jacques
74 Dame Street, Dublin City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
a quick lunchtime visit - a small fillet steak with a herb salsa and potato gratin, two coffees. in and out with a minimum of fuss - and a sigh of satisfaction
52-55 Drury St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
urban warfare exterior, love the interior – with great food to boot! we ordered a starter and main course to be served at the same time: cured ham and melon; and – as we had never eaten bunny before – the sauted leg and loin of rabbit. then a luxurious dessert of blood orange and campari cake with hazelnut icecream. by two! perfect place to bilocate then...
Coppinger Row, off South William St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
classic off-grafton street bar come restaurant. i had stuffed aubergine to start, then the sirloin steak with fries. and two beers. ok food, maybe pricey – deffo a central location!
Dunne And Crescenzi (South Frederick Street)
14-16 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
nice little part of the city, we met for up for a quick meal before meeting people later. we wolfed down some starters: she the bruschetta al pomodoro, me the minestrone. then shared a platter of parma ham and buffalo mozz - all washed down with a bottle of red wine. 50 euro including coffee? no problem
Fallon and Byrne
11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
feeling peckish and with time to kill before meeting a friend last month. so i chose the restaurant option in fallon and byrne's three story emporium. grilled goats cheese starter to start; followed by perfectly pan fried sea bream with delicious sides and fries. minimum of fuss and left entirely happy. will be back very soon - because their burgers look absolutely fantastic. salivation -
6 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
funky location, central city advantage - although we were too early for the live jazz! we shared the charcuterie meats board - and then, with gusto, ate their fillet of wild atlantic plaice, made by the lemon buerre; AND their free range chicken breast. throw in a small salad and a bottle of wine and we were happy to pay (and tip) the extras. feel good factor
7 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
easy place to return to: mood AND food is excellent, service was quick and prices perfectly poised. homemade nachos starters shared; then the burritos in town. add a few bottled beers. followed by 'grogans'...an excellent night out!!
Gilbert & Wright Dun Laoghaire
128 Lwr Georges St, Dun Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
well worked out venue, cool place to be seen; wonderful decor. ok snackery if you don't mind the con-fusion wait; BUT if you are into your cocktails – this is THE place
King Sitric Fish Restaurant
East Pier, North Co. Dublin, Howth, Dublin
sitric is king – if you like your fish then you've come to the right pier review...if you know what i mean. fab cafe bar options available; but if you want 'aromantic' meal for two here is the full on restaurant experience. we had the chowder and the oysters with a bottle of wine – and stayed on for coffee and desserts. thanks for the wonderful evening
The Upper Deck duplicate
Harbour Road, Above the Waterside Pub, Howth, Dublin
mexican food is one of my favourites so i was all over this place from the starters! quesedilla followed by a mexi-burger and the macho nachos - add a couple of drinks and we were well satiated! el paso rocks
The Bloody Stream Restaurant
Under Howth Dart Station, North Dublin, Howth, Dublin
right beneath Howth DART station – which can be really really convenient! yes, it is a pub – but very tasty restaurant options (eg the steak!!) if you don't want to go further up Howth peninsula! cosy atmosphere, possibly one of the best outdoor/smoking areas on the north side!
Wrights Findlater Howth Restaurant
Findlater House, North Co. Dublin, Howth, Dublin
top food at reasonable prices. big helpings of everything. downstairs is a neat pub, big windows out onto the street going by. great evening vibe. we were there for the food tho, upstairs. we shared the pate starter and then got stuffed on the main courses: she the pan fried chicken supreme – i the pan fried hake and delish creamy mash. nice place to start and end your night
The Dog House Blue's Tea Room
The Dart Station, Howth, Dublin
great place to meet with pals and eat – especially if you like the al fresco experience. interesting interior decor, nice for lounging. friendly staff – kid'friendly and right beside howth DART station. the four of us got garlic bread, salad, pizzas, drinks and coffee for just under 90 euro. we love the dog house
Finnegan's of Dalkey
Sorrento road, Dalkey, Dublin
Solid Irish pub credentials – famous too, not least because of that 'Obama' visit. A limited menu but then this establishment knows exactly who their customers are...literally (ahem). I went for the chowder starter – almost de riguer if you're just a-visiting; and then demolished the smoked salmon with crab meat salad. I then lounged around for a few drinks as I had another purpose to the journey: on game nights Finnegans will honour its rugby pub traditions...so if you're a Leinster supporter (which I am) you won't mind. In fact I was there for Leinster v Munster and even though the blues were losing badly the atmosphere was great! When I inevitably revisit it will be to look for celebrities and the wonderful nosh.
The Queens Bar & Steakroom
12 Castle Street, Dalkey, Dalkey, Dublin
We took the dart from Howth to meet friends here for Germany v Ireland. There was a fair crowd in given it was a Tuesday night so when the equaliser went in the whole place went berserk. No distractions from the food though: my chicken wings starter was bang on, my scampi main course was delicious. The shared bill came in at about 35 each - including drinks. The DART home to the north side was an enjoyed trip for two. Thoroughly enjoyed the south side midweek pub grub experience.
The Steps Of Rome
1 Bird avenue, Clonskeagh, Clonskeagh, Dublin
great place to grab a quick bite and an espresso. they always have a few slices of their rectangular pizza ready to eat there and on the spot. as per usual i wasn't in a hurry and realised 20 minutes later that i was munching a second slice (and enjoying the people watching!). a charming little slice of italia albeit just off the stephen's green end of grafton street. perfect
Swords Pavilions, Swords, Dublin
here is the perfect pre-cinema budget meal haunt (if you are going to the movies in swords, of course!). it's got some great kiddy options too (they're called nandinos!). first time for us so after some initial confusion with ordering and seating arrangements...we paid – and then wolfed down some delicious food: dips to share and then perfectly cooked holoumi cheese served in pitta bread with mushroom or salad. there are several sauce options – just help yourself from the ''condiments'' counter! because you've already paid, leave when you want!
3a The Crescent Monkstown, South Co. Dublin, Monkstown, Dublin
the hallmark of a good eatery is return custom: several visits later and i cannot recommend it more. there is a signature FX upstairs, with a superior menu – and it is (deservedly) busy busy busy. their fillet stake is to die for – even vegetarians will be tempted! make a reservation to make sure of a table! on the ground flooor everything is more...grounded: yes it is a pub...and yes it is a different kitchen (and a more reasonably priced menu)...BUT the food is uberpubgrub – some of the best in town imo! usually we get a table straight away but sometimes you might have to wait – not a problem in the always a-buzz bar: simply put, i have run out of fingers to count how many times we've enjoyed ourselves in this establishment
Il Caffe di Napoli
41 Westland Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
where did this charming up/down italian delistaurant come from? it almost took me by surprise! perfect for coffee and snacking upstairs; with full on restaurant downstairs. second recent visit on a Thursday night and it was busy busy upstairs - but nice and relaxed downstairs. this place is perfect for pre-movie/ pre-gig bites as it is 50yrd from pearse street DART station. well-presented food, friendly and helpful staff; no delays! have since recommended it to friends...and now via menupages.ie
13 Dame Court, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin
''breakfast at odessa on sundays''...there are no other words – except that you can get it all day; well almost...we accidentally wondered in one sunday and...well – everybody was there!! and it was 1pm in the day!! cue coffees and quesadillas all-round then – or their especially-prepped superior 'keenan-kennedy' pork and chive sausages. anyone for eggs benedict? delicious food i'd say. best way to start your day in the city – and too hard on the wallet...thank you odessa – our return is imminent
Blue Cafe Bar
Harbour Road Skerries, Skerries, Dublin
i liked 'blue' because of the their select beer options...and de food: from my salt and chilli squid starter to my chilled 'duvel' beer; from my delish homemade cheese burger to the autumnal harbour view. visitation rights? no reservations necessary – we just turned up and enjoyed ourselves. sure, sometimes there's a queue - but the high turnover meant we weren't long waiting for our table. instead we relaxed on the balconied smoking area with perfect margaritas, basking in the sunset. starters don't come better than that! one more memory: the prices didn't hurt – and the generous helpings also fit the bill...
Il Fornaio (Raheny)
55 Kilbarrack Road, Dublin 5, Raheny, Dublin
i wasn't sure of this place at first – anonymous brick building nestled in a suburban setting, a pharmacy and an off licence either side of it. interior is a curio too – in a good sense: the walls are covered with italian imports: olive oil, fine wines, pestos and fresh pasta, all for sale. a display counter runs almost the length of the interior, full of inviting concoctions – cakes and salads, italian delicacies. i am now on my twentieth visit! their food is the easy explanation!! best pizza in ireland? possibly? probably. they also do pasta dishes – and a wonderful lasagne. busy place – so service can be slow; albeit sometimes with no explanation. NB their bruschetta mozzorella is delicious!! fresh bread made in store (apparently in the north-of-naples tradition) served with a tasty parma ham/mini-salad garnishing. so they have a branch in the IFSC – next time i am in town (solo mio or with pals) i will be checking it out
18-19 Glasthule Road, South Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
best indian restaurant on the south side imho; best smoking area too! busy saturday night visit but plenty of room so no push for an unbooked late late table for 4. superb starters as always, top notch mains - presentation is awesome: every dish is...photgenic! when the food arrives the waiters politely explain each dish! so we felt guilty devouring every morsel. special mention for their super 'paneer methi malai' - one of THE nicest things i have EVER eaten! ever-so-slightly-pricey but it is worth every cent (especially if you are an early bird!)
1 Harbour Road, South Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
parking was easy – a huge advantage in a crowded part of the city. the elderly stone building perched at the edge of the harbour converts readily, indeed impressively, to it's new function. inside the ceilings are 20ft high so, along with the mirrors and huge arched windows, lend an impression of space and breezy atmosphere to the eating area. on arrival we were whisked (willingly) to the bar for cocktails – on this occasion we yummed six perfectly presented mojitos. we had kids with us so were relieved to see happy meal options on the menu. chilli and black sesameed squid, and goats cheese salad starters were perfect – and our char-grilled chicken and then beer battered cod mains were delicious; and guarantee a return visit soon
Stoop Your Head
Harbour Road, Skerries, Skerries, Dublin
lovely evening, great food - very convivial atmos. our pre-dinner bloody mary's were perfect. and our starters were bliss: we shared the pate and toast; and then their legendary chowder. mains were equally impressive (warm goats' cheese salad; and the chilli with a couple of sides) - delicious and plenty of it! enjoyed the evening immensely - have to say ta stoops!