Restaurant Reviews from grogalor

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Millstone, A Dublin Restaurant

39 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Casual Dining

Price Range:

Good
355 reviews

Reviewed 10th August 2009 ( visited 08th August 2009 )

I'm a really big fan of their other restaurant Millers on Baggot st so when I found that Millstone had coeliac options i was really keen to try it. It honestly did not disappoint. I'm not a coeliac but my friend who i was going to lunch with is. She finds it very difficult to find restaurants that really understand the condition. This is definitely not the case here. As soon as she explained her dietery needs the waiter immediately produced a large seperate menu all gluten free. One of the best things was that the menu was much the same as the regular one so she wasnt missing out on anything. We shared the lemon grass steak skewers (coeliac option) for starters, it made me sorry i hadnt ordered steak for main. The my friend had the lamb which she really loved and I had the meat lasagna. My only complaint was that one corner of the lasagna got burnt so that you couldnt eat that part, it was so big though i was barely able to eat half so didnt really mind. We had a glass of wine each with our meal, I had a lovely white and my friend got a really nice red Merlot. She even commented that her coffee at the end of the meal did not disappoint. All in all a goo experience,nice staff and will definitely be back soon.
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Rolys Bistro restaurant

7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 4

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Cuisine:
Bistro

Price Range:

Great
1913 reviews

Reviewed 31st August 2009 ( visited 28th August 2009 )

Disappointing to be honest, they only thing that is bringing the rating on this review up is the fact that the food & wine were good. I brought my boyfriend here to celebrate his birthday on a Friday night, there wasn’t an empty table in the place but we got a lovely one in the corner. After a bit of a wait we ordered our meal and as the starter was coming I got the glass of wine I had ordered. I had the chicken Won Tons for starter and my partner had the Caesar salad. The won tons were yummy and can’t really knock the salad, it was nice enough. After a long wait we got our main, I had the beef and my partner had the lamb special, both were really good but my steak was so big I had to let him finish. I normally like my steak pinkish in the middle so from past experience I ordered it medium as they have a tendency to overcook it here. The medium steak came out medium well which is how I like it so couldn’t complain. The food was lovely here but the service was beyond bad, I honestly don’t really blame the staff but more so the management, for such a busy place they don’t have nearly enough people. We never saw the same person twice and because they were all frantically running around it kind of put you on edge. We waited so long with the desserts menu that I eventually gave up and asked for the bill. Needless to say it was the only time they were prompt. My final complaint and this is one thing I really think tells you a lot about a place is the state of the bathroom. There were no hand towels; only 1 toilet had paper left and very little of that I can say, something I heard another person comment about as we were leaving. The sink had makeup marks all over it & there was a nappy in a plastic bag left on top of the sanitary disposal unit. I checked the cleaning sheet & the last time it was marked was 5:30, the time I was in there was 10:00. I honestly don’t think I’ll be going back; there are restaurants in Dublin with food as nice and 10 times better service
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Kinara Restaurant
318 Clontarf Road, North Co. Dublin , Clontarf, Dublin

Absolutely amazing experience at Kinara. My husband is coeliac and we often find that we spend the first 10 minutes going through menus with waiters to pick out the things he can eat, definitely not the case with Kinara, as we ordered our meal we mentioned he was coeliac and it was no issue what so ever just a quick point to 1 or 2 things he couldnt have rather than having to pick apart the menu. The bar area where you wait before going to your table was really lovely and the upstairs restaurant area had a really nice atmosphere. All the food we got was so delicious, I had the Biryani for main and I found it to be amazingly spot on, its the most authentic Biryani I've tasted since I was in India. My husband loved every bit of his food and the best part was that we were able to share everything because it was all safe. The staff were also really nice and helpful so overall a great experience and we will definitely be back soon.

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Trattoria Magnetti
12 Quay Street, Galway City, Galway

Had a massive craving on the day for Italian food and they did not disappoint. I have to say I really enjoyed this restaurant and am only sorry that its not in Dublin because then i would be able to go all the time. The staff were really lovely even though they were very busy and seemed to be under a bit of pressure. A very good sign when we went in was that nearly all the tables were full. We shared a starter of the normal bruschetta with olive oil, tomatoes and basil, very tasty. I then had a lovely pasta dish done in a tomato sauce, absolutely perfect and my partner had the lasagna. Once he was done with his he tucked into my pasta as the portion was so big, not that I was complaining. We didnt have dessert as we were so full so just opted for tea. With my meal i also had a really nice glass of Pinot grigio. Although they were very busy there was never the rushed feeling that they wanted you out to give the table to someone else which was much appreciated. When the bill came i was really surprised at the amazing value for money, defo go back next time I'm in Galway

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Rolys Bistro
7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Disappointing to be honest, they only thing that is bringing the rating on this review up is the fact that the food & wine were good. I brought my boyfriend here to celebrate his birthday on a Friday night, there wasn’t an empty table in the place but we got a lovely one in the corner. After a bit of a wait we ordered our meal and as the starter was coming I got the glass of wine I had ordered. I had the chicken Won Tons for starter and my partner had the Caesar salad. The won tons were yummy and can’t really knock the salad, it was nice enough. After a long wait we got our main, I had the beef and my partner had the lamb special, both were really good but my steak was so big I had to let him finish. I normally like my steak pinkish in the middle so from past experience I ordered it medium as they have a tendency to overcook it here. The medium steak came out medium well which is how I like it so couldn’t complain. The food was lovely here but the service was beyond bad, I honestly don’t really blame the staff but more so the management, for such a busy place they don’t have nearly enough people. We never saw the same person twice and because they were all frantically running around it kind of put you on edge. We waited so long with the desserts menu that I eventually gave up and asked for the bill. Needless to say it was the only time they were prompt. My final complaint and this is one thing I really think tells you a lot about a place is the state of the bathroom. There were no hand towels; only 1 toilet had paper left and very little of that I can say, something I heard another person comment about as we were leaving. The sink had makeup marks all over it & there was a nappy in a plastic bag left on top of the sanitary disposal unit. I checked the cleaning sheet & the last time it was marked was 5:30, the time I was in there was 10:00. I honestly don’t think I’ll be going back; there are restaurants in Dublin with food as nice and 10 times better service

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

I'm a really big fan of their other restaurant Millers on Baggot st so when I found that Millstone had coeliac options i was really keen to try it. It honestly did not disappoint. I'm not a coeliac but my friend who i was going to lunch with is. She finds it very difficult to find restaurants that really understand the condition. This is definitely not the case here. As soon as she explained her dietery needs the waiter immediately produced a large seperate menu all gluten free. One of the best things was that the menu was much the same as the regular one so she wasnt missing out on anything. We shared the lemon grass steak skewers (coeliac option) for starters, it made me sorry i hadnt ordered steak for main. The my friend had the lamb which she really loved and I had the meat lasagna. My only complaint was that one corner of the lasagna got burnt so that you couldnt eat that part, it was so big though i was barely able to eat half so didnt really mind. We had a glass of wine each with our meal, I had a lovely white and my friend got a really nice red Merlot. She even commented that her coffee at the end of the meal did not disappoint. All in all a goo experience,nice staff and will definitely be back soon.

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