Restaurant Reviews from jg229e

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 25

Member Since: 24 July 2012

Last Visit: 13 March 2014

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KC Peaches Cafe & Delicatessen (Nassau Street) restaurant

28/29 Nassau Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code:

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58 reviews

Reviewed 18th February 2013 ( visited 16th February 2013 )

Ate here on Saturday night with 2 friends. The food was good, but not spectacular if I'm honest. We did have a nice evening and people really seem to love this place, however we had an issue with the live music being too loud. We weren't even sat in the same room as the music, and once it started it was a nice addition to the evening, however at one point we could not carry a conversation and the music was so loud that we actually really just wanted to leave! Thankfully the band announced they were taking a break, to our delight we could finish our meal. I love live music and think it's a great addition to ambiance, just not when it's intrusive. There were plenty of people there just to hear the live music, so if that's what you're looking for then I recommend it. However if you're looking for an intimate chat over dinner, Saturday night in this place is probably not the best choice.
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KC Peaches Cafe & Delicatessen (Nassau Street) restaurant

28/29 Nassau Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Cafe

Price Range:

Good
58 reviews

Reviewed 18th February 2013 ( visited 16th February 2013 )

Ate here on Saturday night with 2 friends. The food was good, but not spectacular if I'm honest. We did have a nice evening and people really seem to love this place, however we had an issue with the live music being too loud. We weren't even sat in the same room as the music, and once it started it was a nice addition to the evening, however at one point we could not carry a conversation and the music was so loud that we actually really just wanted to leave! Thankfully the band announced they were taking a break, to our delight we could finish our meal. I love live music and think it's a great addition to ambiance, just not when it's intrusive. There were plenty of people there just to hear the live music, so if that's what you're looking for then I recommend it. However if you're looking for an intimate chat over dinner, Saturday night in this place is probably not the best choice.
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Dillingers
47 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

I like the concept of Dillinger's, and I think it really tried to be different but it could do better. It is a small place but gets very packed, we were seated at the counter. Drink service is slow, I ordered a smoothie which took a good 15 minutes. The frustrating part is since I was sitting at the counter I could see them not making it! I had the Eggs Benedict which was very good, no complaint about the food. I can tell that the place is very popular with groups of 4-6 friends meeting up for a weekend brunch. I was very excited to try this place but not entirely sure if I'd go back.

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The Green Hen
33 Exchequer street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

They have a good 2 or 3 course selection for good value. I did like the ambiance of this place, very Paris Bistro-esque. I had the soup of the day which was a little too over powering (curried Butternut Squash) but tasty all the same. The chicken is what I had for my main course and the basil mash was lovely. Service and drinks are very good as well.

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Paris Bakery and Pastry
18, 19 Moore Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Bread and soups are of high quality, however not impressed with the rest of the menu. The sandwiches are very dry and unappetizing, and the Salade Nicoise was not authentic. Poor value for money, extremely busy and noisy place.

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

This is my second time at Chez Max, I was very eager to go back after my first visit and saw a great deal online so went for it! I've sat both inside and outside and I really loved the ambiance of their outside terrace, even on a cold night it's delightful and warm. The food is delicious and rich, they do a wonderful job on service as well. I also like that I can speak French to the staff! Will definitely go back.

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KC Peaches Cafe & Delicatessen (Nassau Street)
28/29 Nassau Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Ate here on Saturday night with 2 friends. The food was good, but not spectacular if I'm honest. We did have a nice evening and people really seem to love this place, however we had an issue with the live music being too loud. We weren't even sat in the same room as the music, and once it started it was a nice addition to the evening, however at one point we could not carry a conversation and the music was so loud that we actually really just wanted to leave! Thankfully the band announced they were taking a break, to our delight we could finish our meal. I love live music and think it's a great addition to ambiance, just not when it's intrusive. There were plenty of people there just to hear the live music, so if that's what you're looking for then I recommend it. However if you're looking for an intimate chat over dinner, Saturday night in this place is probably not the best choice.

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KC Peaches Cafe & Delicatessen (Nassau Street)
28/29 Nassau Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Ate here on Saturday night with 2 friends. The food was good, but not spectacular if I'm honest. We did have a nice evening and people really seem to love this place, however we had an issue with the live music being too loud. We weren't even sat in the same room as the music, and once it started it was a nice addition to the evening, however at one point we could not carry a conversation and the music was so loud that we actually really just wanted to leave! Thankfully the band announced they were taking a break, to our delight we could finish our meal. I love live music and think it's a great addition to ambiance, just not when it's intrusive. There were plenty of people there just to hear the live music, so if that's what you're looking for then I recommend it. However if you're looking for an intimate chat over dinner, Saturday night in this place is probably not the best choice.

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Rock Lobster (Inactive)
Above Kiely’s Pub, 22-24 Donnybrook Rd, Donnybrook, Dublin

We had a deal to try this restaurant and to be honest I was quite excited. The restaurant itself is very nice ambiance and was quite busy on this day right after Christmas, so it was lively and everyone around us seemed to be enjoying themselves. I really was looking forward to my meal and wanted to like the place, but there were 2 things that stop this from being a raving review. One was the fact that I was still hungry when I left. This isn't necessarily the restauran't fault, but I found the starter beet salad to be scrawny. The other, which was actually the more annoying thing, was the placement of our table. We were sandwiched in next to the wall with tables on all sides of us and a very low hanging lamp which made it not only difficult for us to get out, but for the staff to get in and serve us.

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Dax Restaurant
23 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

The atmosphere is quiet, dark, but it wouldn't be my most loved designed restaurant ever. The food however was excellent, I had the fish that was done with vegetables barigoule and I would eat it again in a heartbeat! Went with a friend to celebrate a birthday, my friend chose the place because they do have a dedicated vegetarian menu. 50 euros each and only one glass of wine was had but you can eat very well there on their fixed menu for cheaper. Service was very attentive.

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Little Jerusalem - Rathmines
3 Wynnefield Road, Dublin 6 , Rathmines, Dublin

What a great little place! It's off the beaten path and tucked away in Rathmines, the inside is small but so full of ambiance, this place is popular, great buzz. I had the fish which was cooked in an excellent sauce, my only let down was they don't have proper arabic garlic sauce! Policy is BYOB

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Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill
31/31 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We had a voucher for this place and it was all of our first time here. Our voucher made it an incredible deal. This place was busy on a Sunday, and is quite large with lovely seating downstairs, but for some reason we were placed at relatively uncomfortable seating upstairs on the mezzanine. The atmosphere is nice, and the food was great, I had the roasted red pepper soup which was done just right, and the monkfish which was a great serving.

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Mak at D6
Fields Terrace, Charleston Rd, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

First time at this restaurant, last week with some family, we were excited to find a place with dim sum. It was quiet, it was a Monday, but despite the quietness, the service became less and less attentive as our meal went on. The staff was prompt with greeting and seating us and taking our orders, but during our mains it was hard to get their attention. The food however was delicious and I have to repeat the fact that it was, especially the dim sum, which can be hard to find in Dublin.

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Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill
51 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

A bit pricey, but what a lovely meal. I had the halibut steak and it was just fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is great and relaxing, and there's quite a nice outside dining area as well if the weather is good! I would be back, but only if I were looking to spend a bit of money: Asparagus starter, halibut main, a side salad and 1 other side dish, 50 euro for one person, no drinks!

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Brasserie Sixty6
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I hadn't been to Brasserie Sixty6 in a couple of years, but I had some friends in town and decided to give it another go. The atmosphere on a Saturday night is great and lively, this is obviously still a really popular restaurant. The service was quick and efficient. One of my friends had a shellfish and nut allergy and the wait staff was very attentive about that. I had the monkfish on a salad, which to be honest since that is a main, the portion could have been a bit more generous, but it tasted lovely. Some of the wait staff has a tendency to hang around and chat, which can be distracting when you're trying to have your own conversation.

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Canal Bank Cafe
146 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

first time trying this restaurant last night as I usually go to their sister restaurant Tribeca in Ranelagh. I was not disappointed! They have all the same great food that Tribeca boasts, and it's a really lovely spot. I went with a group of 8 and the service was great, the food was delicious. Portion sizes are plentiful and we all left happy.

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WILDE
The Westbury, Grafton Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Ate here last night with 2 friends, since 1 had a deal. It's a beautiful restaurant with lovely windows, and we were sat right at the window. The service was great, but I wouldn't call it an overall amazing experience. There were maybe 4 tables in the restaurant and they sat us all next to each other. They should have spaced us out a bit to give everyone more privacy as there was an atmosphere of trying to be quiet as to not disturb the table next to you. This as well is a minor thing but the tables and chair squeaked whenever you moved, which was awkward when it was so quiet! As for the food, one friend had the pasta which looked great. Another friend had steak which was asked for Medium and came out well done. The staff apologized and offered to replace it, and then offered us a drink on the house. I had sea bass which was cooked lovely, but was a skimpy portion.

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The Exchange Restaurant and Cocktail Bar
The Westin Dublin, At College Green, Westmoreland Street, City Centre South, Dublin

I ate here on a Friday evening with a friend. The ambiance is quite nice and the dining area is very comfortable. They have a nice selection of fresh fish to choose from everyday and some good vegetarian options for my friend. The service was a bit slow, but some might call that unintrusive. Only negative point was between us we ordered 2 glasses of wine, yet somehow a 25 euro bottle showed up on our bill. The matter was rectified after informing the manager.

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L'Ecrivain Restaurant
109a Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Went to this restaurant last night with a friend for a special occasion. It was quite busy for a Wednesday evening and we had to wait a bit at the bar for our table, but we had a drink and didn't mind. L'Ecrivain recently had a deal going on which is why I think they were so busy. The food was excellent and there's literally nothing I can fault about the quality of the food. 2 disappointments were a) the tasting menu has to be taken by the whole table and b) our service was not very attentive. We did sit for a good while waiting for our order to be taken - our reservation was at 8:15 and after waiting in the bar + waiting for someone to take our order, we didn't order until 9:15. I did expect a bit of a higher level of service, but having said that the staff were lovely and the food just can't be beat.

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Bella Cuba Restaurant
11 Ballsbridge Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin

I really like this place, it was my second visit there. They make all different gorgeous flavours of daquiris and margaritas, don't forget to try them! Their food is honest and simple. It's a small place, but very friendly and the staff is great.

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The Pig's Ear
4 Nassau Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

The food in this restaurant is unbelievable. I went with 6 people and every single one of loved our entire meal, from starters to dessert. We all were enticed to order dessert once we saw other tables getting them! The cheesecake in a jar is positively amazing. I like how this restaurant is fine dining, but also does very creative things with food. My only piece of negative feedback is the seating could be more comfortable! Other than that, a great culinary experience.

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Koh
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

I love Koh. Whenever someone suggests it, I can never turn it down! Their food is just divine and I love how they are willing to alter any dish to a vegetarian's requirements. Don't forget the cocktails in this place!

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ely gastro bar
Grand Canal Square, (Next to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre), Dublin 2, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

I'm not the biggest fan of this Ely, possibly because I have been there too many times and wish they would change their menu! Since they are so close to the theatre, recently they have begun operating on 'theatre only' menus, or even on a Sunday, a Sunday only menu. I understand the logistics of this, but maybe the place is getting too big and too busy to be good anymore. Their strictness with menus is a bit ridiculous and I find they really limit the choice, depending on what time/day you go there. It's likely I'll eat there again, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

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The Wild Goose Grill
First Floor, Above McSorleys, 1 Sandford Road, Dublin 6 , Ranelagh, Dublin

I went for a work dinner at The Wild Goose Grill and adored it. The food was divine, the service was great, and fantastic wine as well. Great ambiance in this restaurant, however my one qualm was we were 7 people seated at a table for 5, so not all that comfortable, but it was packed for a Wednesday night.

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The Waterloo Bar
36 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, D04 R6Y6, Ballsbridge, Dublin

I ended up at the Waterloo on a Thursday night for an impromptu dinner with a friend. Her meal she said was lovely. I had the carrot and lemongrass soup which was delicious however my main which I took as Mozzarella and tomato salad was disappointing. Straight away it was clear the mozzarella was not fresh. I sent it back and they were very good and apologetic, and took it off the bill.

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Rustic Stone
South George's Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

My second visit to Rustic Stone was even better than the first! This time I was downstairs, which I prefer a bit as it's quieter than the open (and often packed) upstairs. Rustic Stone has a knack for creating flavourful and delish healthy food. I find this restaurant to be refreshingly unique.

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BANG Restaurant & Bar
11 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I've been to Bang twice this year and really enjoyed both visits. The ambiance is quite nice, even if space is a bit limited, it is comfortable and can accomodate parties. The cocktails are particularly delightful. The most recent visit I had a mozzarella starter, which was a bit small, and hake as a main, which was cooked nicely. I'm a fan of this restaurant!

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