Restaurant Reviews from helena1984

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52.5%

County: Cork

No. of Reviews: 22

Member Since: 14 September 2008

Last Visit: 25 August 2016

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The Harbour Master Restaurant & Bar

Custom House Dock, I.F.S.C Dublin 1, IFSC, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Good
137 reviews

Reviewed 06th January 2010 ( visited 23rd December 2009 )

Went there for dinner with my friend. This was my second time there and again as before I truly enjoyed food and atmosphere. Nice food, good value, good service..Specials, always packed with mixed crowd..great place to lunch or dine!
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Siam Thai (Andrews Street) restaurant

14/15 Andrews Street, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Thai

Price Range:

Good
233 reviews

Reviewed 03rd January 2010 ( visited 31st December 2009 )

Went there on New Year's eve with my boyfriend and another couple. Had a look at the menu online before hand, food didnt seem pricy and they had fish curry (which is hard to get sometimes even it is on the menu). Arrived there, we were escorted to table quickly, however further service was kinda slow. I ordered cod curry which did not mean to be spicy ( according to chillies on the menu..my dish had none), however it was ver spicy..and ruined it for me. My starter on the other hand was nice - chicken and prawn cakes..never had them before and would certainly have them again. As regards to atmosphere, I expected piano and some singing as they used to do in Siam Thai in Malahide. This one had none. Very Dissappointing! again.. Would not rate this restaurant very high on value for money, as most main dishes were above 20 eur mark..a bit over the top I thought for what it was..My friend had a duck dish and it was excellent however expensive as well..Overall bill came to 100..one bottle of wine incl...cheap one, only 2 desserts and their wine by glass was priced at 7 eur..wouldnt go back there anytime soon, but if I see them chicken and prawn cakes elsewhere would order them..otherwise it was not enough for me to be willing to go back.
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Sash
No. 1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa, Pery Square, Limerick City, Limerick

This was my second time at Perry Sq, I used spa on both ocassions...It is always so relaxing...Girls really look after you..On both ocassions had dinner here and used the bar as well...Elegant, nice and cosy place..Service was one of the best in the country...Starter and Main were fantastic, dessert was a little less enjoyable..I would add more things to the menu..Genache was hard and very very small...Not what I expected and themed with mango sorbet (which was gorgeous, but I did not think went well with genache). Overall , 4.75 stars...Fairytale place in fab location..Highly recommended.

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Dada Restaurant
45 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Been to this place to celbrate women's day..I know..Not everybody knows..But its a big thing for me..and most women from my side of the world..I loved this place.Food was nice..service was excellent and it was ok for value..not the best but far not the worst on that street..I will certainly go back..Harira soup is so good I will have to make it at home some day!

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Alfies
10 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Myself and my partner been circling around south william street and looked at few menus around...Although I like places with long menus and this one had pretty short menu..We decided to go for it as they had 5 euro coctails..And I love cocktails...Anyway, first of all, the girl who was around was neither a waitress or floor help..As she had to go and get someone else to look after us most of the time we were there...She could not take orders, or find us a table..Nevertheless she seemed nice and friendly..It took forever to order drinks ..and then we could not decide on food....We made a choice with little push of the waiter..I did not think I would come back to this place at all after all the delays..But my god the food was not just great..It was out of this world...I could not finish my curry and had to take it home..only to enjoy it the next day...Prawn and chicken wings from the starters are a must try!

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Admiral Restaurant
Q Park, Marlborough Street, City Centre North, Dublin

We have been here numerous times, the most recent being New Years Eve. On all of these visits, we found the atmosphere to be very welcoming and inviting, and promoting inclusion in all events. The food is always very varied, and no matter what you order it is of excellent quality. The service however, can sometimes be a little sub-par, due to the restaurant being understaffed. The people who ARE on the floor however, do their best, considering the pressure they must be under, to cater for the customers they have. As for value, the lunch menu has to be unbeatable in Dublin, considering what you get and the quality of same. Evening menu, while excellent, is a little pricey for the average diner, but like in everything else in life......you get what you pay for.

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Jaipur Restaurant (George's Street)
41 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Went there for my bday dinner last night..Me and bf wanted quality Indian and since there are not too many in d2 area we went here. Atmosphere appeared appealing from outside. I have been here twice before and had ok meals. Anyway, this time it was wrong choice. Service was very average..Their prices are very high and represent no value for money whatsoever. We got table for 2 on the ground floor by the wall and bar, so in addition that it wasnt very comfortable, their phone was ringing and ringing, which was disturbing. Then toilets were upstairs and since I had heals on I had to walk up this high stairs..took me ages every time. Ended up with seafood curry..22.50 and only 2 king prawns, 2 claws and 2 pieces of fish in it..nothing esle..keema nan was like cats supermeat food spread inside bread..So overall, 95 euro for 2 mains, 2 starters and a 20 eur bottle of wine..would never go back and would not reccommed this place to anybody..

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The Lord Edward
23 Christchurch Place, City Centre South, Dublin

Went there last night, wasnt my choice of a restaurant..It is slightly overpirced, food is okay and plenty of seafood to chose from. 10% charge is already included weather service was good or bad...Ours was all right I guess...Wouldnt go back there, purely for that reason and there high prices, but if somebody else is paying give this place a go as its kinda nice and quiet..and believe me you wont bump into anybody you know there! Perfect place for a blind date almost!

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The Market Bar
Fade Street, City Centre South, Dublin

This place is a good place to have a secret date or a blind date..People generally are unaware of this place and even if they are not many like tapas..It is a very unusual atmosphere sucks up the gossip in their tall ceilings..lovely music at the background, food is almost home made ..and u can pick portion size! Relatively cheap..Would recommend for short escape from routine places.

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Yamamori Noodles
71-72 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I must say I like this place...It is stylish, has good food, sushi, which I adore and has perfect location. I was there a few times and would go back, only not many friends I have like Japanese food and my current partner is not fond of it either..Maybe I should go alone..Definately recomended for families, birthdays and other special ocassions, also sunday lunch.

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Independent Pizza Co
28 Drumcondra Rd Lower, Dublin 9, Drumcondra, Dublin

Recently Independent Pizza Company have introduced a new lunch menu which I found very good as it gives me a chance to taste different pizzas without going to too much expense. As this place is around the corner from me and with its new prices I can afford to eat out more. Also their desert menu is good. The only thing I have to say is that they should add pasta to the menu as eating pizza on every visit is kind of boring and for their own sake they are limiting themselves to customers with a certain taste. However, I WOULD recommend a visit here.

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Chandni Restaurant
174 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Ballsbridge, Dublin

I have been to Chandni a couple of times now and would have to say that my enjoyment has gone down, slowly maybe, but has gone down on each visit. On my last visit the service was just not up to scratch and we were left waiting too long for our food and in the end had to enquire about it. Having said this, if this can be addressed the food on offer here is quite good, but with a competitor with VERY VERY good food, wide variety of beer and deserts only a stones throw away, down the street, I know where I will be going until I hear better reviews of Chandni

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Kites
15/17 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

I have to admit that the only time I have been to Kites have been on work lunches and I have thouroughly enjoyed all of them. From the moment you are met at the door and shown to your seat the staff are nothing but polite and helpful and do all they can to ensure that you enjoy your meal and visit. They are quite willing to offer advice on the different ways the dishes are prepared and also happy to vary it a little if so requested. I would highly reccommend a visit to Kites.

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Good World Chinese Restaurant
18 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

My bf asked me if I know any restaurants that do dim sum ..so I found this place..I was in it before..But as Im not fond of chinese food I didnt go there again..So after late shopping we went there for dim sum, which I found good, but expensive..oeverall dinner was good, but I didnt like the atmosphere as we were sitting on top on other people..and I dont find chinese staff very friendly, its just not in their blood.

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Chatham Brasserie
Chatham Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Great place for lunch and dinner, although it does get mega busy.,,Best to book in advance! It is well worth the visit. Food is great, service is friendly and price are competitive..Plus good wine selection and if u ask nicely they will even make u a cocktail ;-) I love this place and especially steak sandwich..yummm. If they had some entertainment for night time I would grade it 5 star.

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The Harbour Master Restaurant & Bar
Custom House Dock, I.F.S.C Dublin 1, IFSC, Dublin

Went there for dinner with my friend. This was my second time there and again as before I truly enjoyed food and atmosphere. Nice food, good value, good service..Specials, always packed with mixed crowd..great place to lunch or dine!

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The Pantry Restaurant
64 Talbot Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Very limited menu..Very expensive, poor quality..and slow service...Wouldnt go back there at all and would advise people to stay away from this place.

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The Porterhouse (North )
Cross Guns Bridge, Glasnevin, Dublin

Im going there sometimes to watch a match and to grub food ...Good selection of beers that you wouldnt get in many places, pizzas are amazing..and you get a lot of food for money..Always good music on and good crowd..Would go there eveyr week if I could.

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Jewel in the Crown (Ballsbridge)
41-43 Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Went there for my graduation dinner..Restaurant wasnt busy, which I liked..4 occupied tables well spaced out..mostly people from my college, but anyway..it was nice to get pivacy..and not to feel alone at the same time. Food was delicious..and very filling...We drank as much as we wanted and even got desserts..Bill totally surprised us..Although the guy who served us could have been a little friendlier..Otherwise would grade this restaurant highly ..and reccommend for others...Any occassion.

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Il Corvo Restaurant
98-100 Upper Drumcondra Road, Dublin 9 , Drumcondra, Dublin

Nice restaurant, good for family get together..I wouldnt reccomend night time meals for couples, possibly for lunch..food is nice..They do good specials on a daily basis..would certainly go back soon...

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Chilli Banana
112 Upper Drumcondra Road, North Dublin, Drumcondra, Dublin

Very nice, clean and stylish place..Staff is very friendly and I liked their traditional dress on waitresses..Food was good, however very dissappointing that we had to pay extra for rice with main course, as their prices are high for main as it is..I would go back there...but prob would pick a dish with noodles or chow mein..

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Milano (Killarney)
Main Street, Killarney, Kerry

Very friendly staff..without trying they made us feel very comfortable. Food wasnt the best of Italian and I didnt eat much of it..Had rissotto for starter which was good and pasta for main..I didnt like their wine at all, and to my surprise i was over 8 eur for a glass...standard one! I wouldnt go back there again any time soon...

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Cucina
Unit 9A, Kings Court, Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

That is the only good place ear cinema to eat..Its a small restaurant but has this warm feeling to it. Price wise wasnt best, but food wise is good. Would defintely go back next time I have a spare hour before a movie!

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Siam Thai (Andrews Street)
14/15 Andrews Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Went there on New Year's eve with my boyfriend and another couple. Had a look at the menu online before hand, food didnt seem pricy and they had fish curry (which is hard to get sometimes even it is on the menu). Arrived there, we were escorted to table quickly, however further service was kinda slow. I ordered cod curry which did not mean to be spicy ( according to chillies on the menu..my dish had none), however it was ver spicy..and ruined it for me. My starter on the other hand was nice - chicken and prawn cakes..never had them before and would certainly have them again. As regards to atmosphere, I expected piano and some singing as they used to do in Siam Thai in Malahide. This one had none. Very Dissappointing! again.. Would not rate this restaurant very high on value for money, as most main dishes were above 20 eur mark..a bit over the top I thought for what it was..My friend had a duck dish and it was excellent however expensive as well..Overall bill came to 100..one bottle of wine incl...cheap one, only 2 desserts and their wine by glass was priced at 7 eur..wouldnt go back there anytime soon, but if I see them chicken and prawn cakes elsewhere would order them..otherwise it was not enough for me to be willing to go back.

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