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Bijou Bistro & Wine restaurant

46/47 Highfield Road, Dublin 6, Rathgar, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 6

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300 reviews

Reviewed 09th March 2011 ( visited 06th January 2011 )

atmosphere was great. Nice mixture of people. Very relaxing evening. Service was excellent - food arrived as ordered (as some changes had been asked and this wasn't a problem). Only problem was that the price is a little bit expensive but everything else was perfect.
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Bijou Bistro & Wine restaurant

46/47 Highfield Road, Dublin 6, Rathgar, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 6

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Cuisine:
Bistro

Price Range:

Good
300 reviews

Reviewed 09th March 2011 ( visited 06th January 2011 )

atmosphere was great. Nice mixture of people. Very relaxing evening. Service was excellent - food arrived as ordered (as some changes had been asked and this wasn't a problem). Only problem was that the price is a little bit expensive but everything else was perfect.
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The Helm Bar & Restaurant
The Harbour, Westport, Mayo

My husband and I ate lunch here as it was the closest place to the Westport House. We had seen the menu the previous night and noticed that the evening prices were more expensive by approximatey €10 at night then during the day so we decided to go elsewhere that evening but to come back for lunch the next day. We just ordered a toasted sandwich and I was left rather disappointed. First of all, I asked for just three fillings but I got an extra one - onions. This is something which might not bother many people but as I can't eat onions at all I was very annoyed. Apart from that we had to ask for the side salad and chips we had ordered and they had forgotten to give us. Food was very nice but it was just a toasted sandwich so it's not exactly something which is difficult to make. To be fair, the people at the table next to us ordered main courses like roast beef and the three of them ate everything which was on their plate without any complaints so I imagine that their food was also good. Good food and atmosphere but service could be improved - they don't seem to manage well with complicated orders. Not in a rush back but would eat there again.

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Mangos Seafood Restaurant
Bridge Street, Westport, Mayo

My husband and I ate an early bird menu. There was a good choice of dishes and it was good value, 2 courses for €19.95. The tables filled up very quickly so if you don't have a reservation then make sure you go early. For starter I ordered the soup of the day - tomato & basil, and it was very tasty and much needed after a wet day. My husband ordered the duck which was simple but tasty. For main course we ordered the chicken and the salmon. The mashed potatoes they were served on and the mushroom sauce with the chicken were very tasty and the salmon was also delicious. Unfortunately, the vegetables which were served with the dishes were not cooked enough for our liking. We were so full that we decided not to order a dessert so can't comment on that. I would definitely recommend this place but just make sure that you either reserve a table or arrive early.

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Cosy Joe's
Bridge Street, Westport, Mayo

My husband and I ate here as the prices were correct. The food was fine - nothing amazing, what could be expected form pub food. Very good service and friendly waitress. Food was served quickly. Nice atmoshpere, good background music - not too loud.

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Kytelers Inn
Kieran Street, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

I've eaten here for lunch on numerous occasions (never for dinner). As a venue for lunch I think it is really good. The last time I went I was with two friends. I went for the Vol au Vents, which were served with generous servings of chips and salad and is my favourite. I once tried something else and was disappointed so I always stick to the vol au vents. One of my friends had the shepherd's pie and the other chose fish and chips. Both of my friends really enjoyed their food. Although we were rather full we were tempted by the desserts! We ordered a death by chocolate, an apple pie and a banoffi pie. I thought the death by chocolate was a little bit dry and therefore needed the cream and ice-cream that came with it. The apple pie was perfect! Nice quantity of apple and not too much pastry – just the right amount. I'm not an expert in banoffi pie so I can't judge it but my friend really liked it. All desserts came with cream and/or ice-cream which was great. The food is simple but good and served reasonably quickly. The dishes are not too adventurous, just simple good pub-food. Service was good and the were staff friendly. The main negative is the price of the food. Unfortunately, over the years the prices have gone up and are a bit pricey considering how they are just simple dishes. However, they are very filling so they are (just about) worth it!! I would definitely recommend this place for lunch (especially the vol au vents!!).

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Cafe Sol
William Street, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

My fiancé and I came here at the start of April to celebrate my birthday. As we have the loyalty card we got a free main course. The last time I came here was only a few days beforehand so I knew that if I wanted to finish my dessert I would have to skip starters so neither I nor my fiancé chose a starter. We were a litte bit hungry though so we were hppy when they came with a selection of bread while we waited for our main course. We also ordered a bottle of rosé which was light and refreshing. I chose the early bird menu and ordered the chicken as a main course and the chocolate brownie for dessert. Both were very filling. My fiancé ordered the steak for his main course and the sticky toffee pudding for dessert. We both enjoyed everything we ate. There were no problems to change the dishes slightly e.g. to have different vegetables or to have the potatoes mashed rather than baby potatoes. Staff were very efficient. We were not rushed during our meal nor were we left waiting for a long time to be served. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for both lunch and evening meals. My advice is to make sure that you book a table to avoid being disappointed as sometimes they can be rather busy (especially at lunch time). Also I would recommend getting the loyalty card as we got steak for free (due to it being my birthday)! It is a very good reward system.

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Ristorante Rinuccini Restaurant
No 1 The Parade, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

I came here one evening with my boyfriend for the Early Bird menu. I was a bit disappointed with the atmosphere but the service was quite good. Unfortunately, I found my main course a bit dry - I went for the chicken in a mushroom sauce. I believe it would have been a lot better if there had been more sauce. I had hoped to ask a waiter for more but they always seemed busy. However, my boyfriend loved his main course (pork) and we both enjoyed our desserts. I chose the chocolate mousse and he chose the ice-cream selection. There was a slight misunderstanding about how many scoops of ice-cream and what flavours were on offer but it was all delicious. We both had a glass of wine as well. All in all we had an enjoyable evening, though I will not be rushing back.

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China Castle
58/59 Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

I came here at the start of January (a cold ay) and was glad that there was plenty of soup to be had. After that I helped myself to the main course (which was a mixture of lots of different things!!). I was a bit concerned about eating mussels which had been left there so I just ate the one - it was nice. This place is never empty and tables are quickly filled and re-filled after people have left though there is never much of a wait for a table. The staff are very efficient and the food is very reasonable considering it´s price. It is not Haute cuisine but it does not try to be either. This place is perfect if you want a bit of everything (of chinese food) and aren´t too concerned about Michelin stars!! I will definitely come back the next time I have cravings for Chinese food!!

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McCloskeys
83 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin

I came here on a Friday after work. I hadn't had any lunch so was looking forward to a bite to eat. I chose the fish and chips as you generally can't go wrong with that. Unfortunately, I was wrong. I did not like the fish at all. I expected it to be in a batter, but it wasn't. The chips were nice and the fish was edible but I would not recommend it. A colleague clever chose the toasted sandwiches. This place is definitely pub grub and not in a good way. I would recommend this place only for drinking not for eating. The fish and chips was not worth 9euros.

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The Marble City Tearooms @ Langtons House Hotel
68 High Street, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

As per usual the place was rather busy though I was still able to chat with my friend without feeling rushed or pressured to leave. I decided to order the Chicken caesar salad this time. There is the option to have it as a starter or as a main course. In my opinion, what is given as the starter is plenty. I was not disappointed at all when it was served in front of me. There was plenty of chicken and it was very fresh and filling. My only query is whether brown bread was supposed to come with it as I didn't get any but thought it was mentioned on the menu. However, it didn't matter as what I had was plenty and I didn't need anymore. My friend ordered the sandwich special and it came with chips. We both enjoyed our food and I am sure that I will return here for lunch in the not so distant future. I would recommend this place for good quality food in comfortable surroundings. However, be careful about when you come as it can often get quite busy.

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Il Padrino Pizza Pasta House
21 Cook Street, Cork City, Cork

I had been to this restaurant a number of times and always enjoyed it. However, the last time I went I was disappointed with the service and the dessert did not taste as good as I remembered it. Firstly, there was a slight delay in finding us a table although the restaurant was not full and we had made a reservation. There was not much of an atmosphere at all, I did not feel relaxed or at ease while I was there. Secondly, There was some confusion in relation to what was actually available on the menu and thirdly, my dessert order was completely forgotten about. My boyfriend was given his dessert and when mine still hadn't arrived a few minutes later I asked for mine again! I then got it a minute later. All in all the food was good but not great and the poor service and lack of atmosphere did not make it an enjoyable evening. Furthermore, we had to remind the waitress to give us the change from the bill!! This, in my opinion, is completely unacceptable. I will not be returning anytime soon.

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Chez Max (Baggot Street)
133 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I would definitely recommend this restaurant. This was my third visit to this restaurant. There were three of us and we all tried something new. We had the onion soup, smoked chicken salad and the goats cheese pastry. We were all very satisfied with what we had, it was my first time to have a chicken salad with pears and it was very nice! For main course, two of us had bavette (with blue cheese and pepper sauce), and the other had rabbit. Again we all enjoyed it. For dessert I had the strawberry tart, my fiance had creme brule and the other person had the apple tart. Overall, I enjoyed this restaurant and will return, so as I can keep trying out some more French dishes!! The atmosphere was buzzing, the food was delicious and I look forward to the next time I return.

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Bijou Bistro & Wine
46/47 Highfield Road, Dublin 6, Rathgar, Dublin

atmosphere was great. Nice mixture of people. Very relaxing evening. Service was excellent - food arrived as ordered (as some changes had been asked and this wasn't a problem). Only problem was that the price is a little bit expensive but everything else was perfect.

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Zuni Restaurant & Townhouse
26 Patrick St, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

Myself and my boyfriend came to this restaurant during the week and it was rather empty so there it was more intimate. This also meant that there was excellent service and we were never left waiting for long as we had other plans and did not want to be left sitting waiting for things. However, I must add that we were not rushed either so it was a very pleasant evening. I ordered the soup for starters - mushroom and leek. It was very nice though maybe a little bit too much pepper for my liking. Nonetheless, I still reccommend it and would order it again. My boyfriend chose a selection of cold meats which he really enjoyed. For the main course I chose the scallops with a sweetcorn risotto. I had never had this before and it was quite nice. My boyfriend chose the pork which was cooked perfectly. We did not have any dessert. All in all the service was excellent and the food was very well cooked. There was a nice tranquil atmosphere. However I found this restaurant to be the most expensive and will not be in a hurry to return.

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La Rivista
22 Parliament Street, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

Very friendly staff, good value for money on set menus. Not an extensive menu. I had gnocchi for the first time, it was good but I wouldn't choose it again. My two dinner companions choose pizza and duck which they both enjoyed. I would not be in a rush to go back as the menu choices are limited.

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Lautrecs Tapas & Wine Bar Kilkenny
9 St Kieran's Street, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

Myself and my boyfriend came here on Valentine's Day. Thankfully the place wasn't too busy and it was a very enjoyable evening. I choose the early bird menu, 2 course. For starters I had the soup of the day - parsnip soup, and the salmon for main course. Both were lovely. My boyfriend had the goat's cheese filo basket for starters which he devoured. He ordered steak for main course which was a little bit pinker than preferred. In hindsight he should have ordered it well done rather than medium. However, he still enjoyed it and ate it all. We were both full after this so no dessert was ordered. Service was excellent and I think the early bird menu is really good value for money and has a great selection. Overall, a very relaxing and pleasant experience.

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Italian Connection (Kilkenny)
38 Parliament Street, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

I came here last Sunday evening with my fiancé and his parents. We had not booked a table but this was not a problem. We were seated immediately and were well looked after during the meal. We decided to not have starters as we were not very hungry. I chose the veal in a mushroom sauce as it is my favourite dish and I was not disappointed. Everyone else chose pizza which they enjoyed. We were reasonable full afterwards to decided to just order two desserts between the four of us. Once I saw that they had chocolate cake I knew that was what I wanted and we were very happy with our choice as it was delicious. It wasn't too heavy but not too light either. We also ordered a bottle of wine, we had hoped to have rose but they were out of stock so we ordered a white wine instead. The only problem was when we went to pay we were charged for both bottles!! Thankfully we realised the mistake before we had left the restaurant. It was a very relaxing evening. Although most tables were occupied it was not very noisy nor did we feel rushed to leave. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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