Restaurant Reviews from goty2001

Status: First Timer

Credibility Score:
52.5%

County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 9

Member Since: 25 September 2012

Last Visit: 17 September 2014

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Shanai Indian Cuisine restaurant

Old Bray Road, South Dublin, Cabinteely, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 18

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Cuisine:
Indian

Price Range:

Good
32 reviews

Reviewed 03rd December 2012 ( visited 01st December 2012 )

4 people ate starters, mains, coffee, 3 bottles wine, two rounds of after drinks - and all for 145 euros? And terrific & tasty food. Fantastic value. Nice service. Quiet, not full, but deserves to be. We'll be back, often.
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Jamie's Italian restaurant

Pembroke District, Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin 14 , Dundrum, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Italian

Price Range:

Average
117 reviews

Reviewed 05th August 2014 ( visited 04th August 2014 )

I'm not generally a fan of franchised celeb chef places, and wasn't expecting much here on my first visit last night. But what a pleasant surprise. From the breads (fresh, crusty) through the pasta, squid (proper little octupus, not frozen breadcrumbed rings) and the special fish baked with veg .. everything was really tasty. The house white - better than 40-euro-per-bottle options you'd get in many places. And the service was really good ...timing, professionalism, and friendliness was top notch. Seemed to be to be inspired by Sicilian cooking - not a bad facsimile, to be fair, given the size etc. Place is on the noisy side, so not for quiet romantics, maybe. Delighted to add another option in Dundrum (alongside Ananda) where, unfortunately, there are too many mediocre or plain bad eateries.
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8A Brasserie
8A The Crescent, Monkstown, Monkstown, Dublin

Nice food, good service, prices getting more competitive, i think they'll establish a clientele and should be able to make a go at it. It's the best restaurant in the village.

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The Global Village
Upper Main Street, Dingle, Kerry

Went here based only on the reviews/awards posted in its window - I hadn't heard of it before. It was full when we first enquired but we didn't mind waiting until 9.00. And it was sure worth it. It is simply one of the best restaurants I have ever been in. It gets the balance right between being inventive, tasty, and satisfying. Nothing pretentious at all. I had the oysters to start - served on ice with red wine vinegar & shallots to drizzle... plus tabasco. Just perfect. The Crab (trio of..) starter was equally good and surprisingly plentiful, considering it's contents. The main course, a special of brill on baby vegetables and polenta cakes, was sublime. A half-carafe of lovrly house white washed it down perfectly before we shared their tasting dessert - 6 little spoon-size portions of lovely stuff,,,,why can't all restaurants do this sort of dessert. Service was up there with the food, friendly and very confident and assured. The bill was a bit above your average restaurant, but good value for this quality. Can't say when I'll be in Dingle again, but this will definitely be on the menu whenever than is. I can't fault a single thing, so it's all fives, I'm afraid.

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Jamie's Italian
Pembroke District, Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin 14 , Dundrum, Dublin

I'm not generally a fan of franchised celeb chef places, and wasn't expecting much here on my first visit last night. But what a pleasant surprise. From the breads (fresh, crusty) through the pasta, squid (proper little octupus, not frozen breadcrumbed rings) and the special fish baked with veg .. everything was really tasty. The house white - better than 40-euro-per-bottle options you'd get in many places. And the service was really good ...timing, professionalism, and friendliness was top notch. Seemed to be to be inspired by Sicilian cooking - not a bad facsimile, to be fair, given the size etc. Place is on the noisy side, so not for quiet romantics, maybe. Delighted to add another option in Dundrum (alongside Ananda) where, unfortunately, there are too many mediocre or plain bad eateries.

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Monsoon (Stillorgan)
4-5 The Hill, Stillorgan, Stillorgan, Dublin

Having ignored this place for years, finally tried in on a cold Sunday night. What a find - really cosy, great food (veggie in my case), Not full, but take-out seemed busy. Will be back.

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Jaipur Restaurant (Dalkey)
21 Castle Street, South Co. Dublin, Dalkey, Dublin

Was here for a vegetarian meal on a recent Friday night and was really delighted with the food - amongst the tastiest veggie food I've ever had. Place was buzzing. Look forward to going back.

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Shanai Indian Cuisine
Old Bray Road, South Dublin, Cabinteely, Dublin

4 people ate starters, mains, coffee, 3 bottles wine, two rounds of after drinks - and all for 145 euros? And terrific & tasty food. Fantastic value. Nice service. Quiet, not full, but deserves to be. We'll be back, often.

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Ananda
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

Visited on a Thursday evening, not packed but moderately busy - the atmosphere wasn't anything special. Ordered the Ananda Mahsahari Thaali (Vegetarian) option : 27 euros. It was nice, couldn't really fault the quality of the food, but bloody expensive for a vegetarian option - smallish starter portions of potatoes, dal, spinach and spicy lentils with rice & nan bread. Maybe other items are worth it but not this one in my opinion - I'd have said it felt more like a 16 euros dish. Wine was nice and the markup on that menu seemed reasonable enough.

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Blue Orchid Blackrock
Newpark Centre, Newtown Park Avenue, South Co. Dublin, Blackrock, Dublin

All the good comments about the food and value in other reviews are true. I just want to mention the service - the friendliest neighbourhood rersaurant I've had the pleasure of visting. Often. 5 stars all the way.

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Weafer & Cooper
71 to 73 Glasthule Road, South Co. Dublin , Glasthule, Dublin

Ordered the chunky soup special, which arrived more like a consomme - not a single chunk in sight. And paltry serving of bread. There was no argument when I complained, and it was replaced by beans on toast which were OK (very limited meatless choices). But describing something on a blackboard as chunky soup, when it is nothing of the sort, just shows carelessness, or contempt, considering there was no attempt made to correct the description even with the error acknowledged. Other orders were ordinary, and not good value. At these prices, and with this lack of care, I won't be back.

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