Restaurant Reviews from jillbrowne

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 38

Member Since: 22 January 2007

Last Visit: 10 January 2014

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Gotham Cafe restaurant

8 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
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Price Range:

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340 reviews

Reviewed 10th January 2014 ( visited 22nd November 2013 )

Great food and good value. Great place to pop into when shopping in town. Staff v attentive.
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Gotham Cafe restaurant

8 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
American

Price Range:

Good
340 reviews

Reviewed 10th January 2014 ( visited 22nd November 2013 )

Great food and good value. Great place to pop into when shopping in town. Staff v attentive.
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Gotham Cafe
8 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Great food and good value. Great place to pop into when shopping in town. Staff v attentive.

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Homemade by Clodagh @ Arnotts
12 Henry Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Great fresh scones and range of drinks. Self service lay out makes it slow though and seating very cramped with people bumping into you. So food great but seating and layout would need work I think.

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Bewley's Café
Grafton Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Even though it was Christmas Eve and a large queue outside staff were great, food was great and didnt feel rushed or anything. Great experience!

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The Sussex
9 Sussex Terrace, Upper Leeson Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Went here for family meal before Christmas. The set menu was wide and varied. Lovely brown bread, great overall food. Great service and great value for money. We had a great night.

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Peacock Green
25 Leeson St. Lower, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Great scones and cakes also freshly baked, unusual jams, great selection of fresh sandwiches at lunch time, soup etc etc - everything lovely from here. Staff always smiling. Agree with other reviewers you need to get in there early at lunchtime!! - Leeson St branch.

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The Parnell Heritage Pub and Grill
72-74 Parnell Street, O'Connell St, Dublin

Lovely since this has been done up, lovely wines, went in there for a bite to eat after a match in Croke Park, very impressed lovely food, we had one of the salads and the burger, both were great and very tasty. Will definately be back.

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Gotham Cafe
8 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Visited early for an early Sunday meal with some family. Love the wide variety menu here. We ordered the bread balls to start and then pizza and salads for mains. All were lovely and very tasty.

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Salamanca
1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

My first visit too this particular Salamanca after previously being in the one on Parliament St. We went for an early bird pre threatre and the food was great, tasty bites exactly what we wanted.

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Eddie Rockets (Dame Street)
Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Great for after a few drinks in town. Got the mini burgers which were lovely and come with chips underneath them. The others I was with had chicken burgers and nachos which they seemed to enjoy. Overall a pleasureable experience.

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Queen of Tarts (Temple Bar)
3 - 4 Cow's Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin

Visted here last Saturday for a pre Christmas girls lunch catch up. The place was packed but the staff were so nice and fitted us in after only a few minutes wait. We all tried the savoury tarts which were lovely and came with lovely side salad and breads. To follow we had the desserts which were fab the lemon meringue was to die for and the baked cheesecake and victorian sponge also tasted great too. Definately a great lunch and will definately be going back there again.

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Ciao Bella Roma
24/25 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Heard great things about this restaurant and booked it for my friends birthday/ friends get together. We had a large table down stairs to accomodate our large group. Initially it took a while to get served a drink but we just thought that this was because it was v busy and it made it look forward to the food. We skipped the starters as felt they were too expensive for what was there and just went straight for the mains. We ordered steaks, pizza, pasta, meats etc. We expected a wait as we knew there was a large group and some had ordered steaks. After a good wait they brought out some of the courses and food arrived in dribs and drabs. Three or four of the main courses had to be returned and others were cold but people couldnt be bothered sending back. The staff seemed to think we were just being annoying and the wait between people receiving their food people were finished their meal before others had even started theirs. The bill at the end was wrong and needed to be changed and we did ask for a manager but noone came to talk to us. Was a pity as we were looking forward to visiting this restaurant for our celebration.

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK Temple Bar)
Unit 1, Temple Bar Square, Dublin 2 , Temple Bar, Dublin

Visited here on Sunday before a trip down the country. Food was fab - we both had chicken burgers as our main. Was a great deal on with starter, burger and drink for 9 euro which was well worth it as burgers were very tasty and filling. We also got chicken as a starter and a portion chips to share which were lovely. And with free refills on soft drinks and a great atmosphere I will definately be back.

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Bombay Pantry Fairview
38 Philipsburgh Avenue, Fairview, Dublin

As usual lovely food from Bombay, both mains were lovely the buttered chichen and the chicken with the chutney. With lovely tasty rice and naam bread was a perfect meal and well worth every cent. Only slight complaint would be the starter the Tiffin Box for Two which wasnt that appealling and slightly cold. But I think once I stick to the mains Bombay Pantry is the best around.

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The Baggot Inn
143 Lower Baggott Street, Baggot Street, St Stephens Green, Dublin

I visited here for lunch today - there were six of us in total. We ordered chicken burgers, salads, pananni and curry. After a bit of a wait the staff came back and said there were no chicken burgers left, also no lasagne and no salmon. They replaced them with regular burgers. At €9 per main course I dont think that the food was worth the price when you could have good food a lot quicker and cheaper within close enough distance. Staff were very friendly though and attentive and did apologise for the lack of options and also the delay.

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The Tea Room Restaurant
The Clarence, 6-8 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin

Visited this restaurant yesterday for a family lunch after a graduation at the Four Courts. There was a party of 6 and was chosen because it was an accessible location for my 86 year old grandmother who was with us. When arriving at 1.30 there was noone else in the restaurant just us. When initially looking at the lunch menu it seemed quite limited but we continued to order. A number of the party ordered the duck starter - this arrived on hard bread and was mushed together and was cold like it was just out of the fridge it was ineditable. Also the bread that was put on the table was hard like it had been sitting there overnight and not freshly baked as you would expect from such a venue. We exchanged the starters for the soup and salad. The salad was very basic and just a few leaves with the ingredients seated on top. The soup was ok but seemed very thick. For the mains we had burgers x 3, the fish and chips x 2 and the mushroom pasta dish. We had to send the pasta dish back as it was just like the cheese had just been melted on top of the pasta and was all stringy and the member of the party just ended up having a portion of chips. We had asked for the burgers to be well done but were received pink. The food at the Tea Room really ruined a day that was supposed to be a family celebration. We would have got better food in any gastro type pub. The staff were friendly and tried to help but obviously it wasnt their fault and the issue was in the kitchen. Definately not what you would expect in a four star hotel.

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Homemade by Clodagh @ Arnotts
12 Henry Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Was disappointed on my recent visit to Clodaghs. Was really looking forward to this opening as a new restaurant in Arnotts. We initially wanted scones that were advertised as freshly baked with jam and cream but these were sold out and they didnt know when they were being replenised which was pretty bad on a busy Saturday afternoon. In the end we had Chocolate Brownie and a Crossisant as there didnt seem to be much other choice if you didnt want a hot meal. The chocolate brownie was dry and tastless and felt really disappointed by it. Overall it was a really cramped space with the tables very close together. Perhaps after a few weeks it might improve.

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Wallace's Asti
15 Russell Street, Behan Square (just off the North Circular Road at Croke Park), City Centre North, Dublin

Lovely early evening meal with my mum. Really authentic food. Staff always friendly with real attention to deal. Lovely pizzas and cakes. Would really recommend. Perfect for familys, couples or anyone just wants a really good meal at a reasonable price.

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Roasted Bean Coffee Company
53b Talbot Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Nice place, buzzy atmosphere, nice foods, staff friendly and good value for money. Nice scones and sandwiches. Worth going there for a coffee and cake!

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Farm Restaurant (Dawson Street)
3 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

Nice food very tasty and good value. Nice atmosphere in the restaurant.

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The Glaze Bistro @ The Mespil
The Mespil Hotel, Mespil Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Visit here for a sandwich at lunch time regularly and often might have hot dinners on a Friday. Sandwichs are lovely and fresh and they also now make them for takeaway which is great. Staff always friendly. Reasonably priced.

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Moloughney's Clontarf
9 Vernon Avenue, North Dublin, Clontarf, Dublin

Went for lunch here on Saturday with two others. When we arrived it was pretty back, this was about 2.30 but they found us a table on the ground floor. Nice atmosphere. We had the chicken salad, burger and vegetarian lasagne. All were lovely. Lovely chips and accompliments with the burger. Well worth the price for the quality of the food. Had desserts and coffee which were also good. Only critism would be that we did have to wait a while for the food to arrive but when it did was worth it. Staff attentive but left us to chat and put us under no pressure to leave. Will definatly be back again.

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Foam Cafe
24 Strand Street Great, Italian Quarter, Dublin

Had a lunch here with the girls on Sunday. We had a lovely time. The Cafe is so quirky with lovely teacups and pots with lovely big couches upstairs. Lovely atmosphere. I had the open BLT which was so tasty with lovely fresh bread and salad. My friends dishes also looked lovely and from what I saw in the restaurant everything seemed to be the same high standard. Lovely carrot cake for dessert finished off our lovely lunch. The staff put no pressure on us to leave and we were allowed to sit there and chat over our teas. Great place for a catch up. Staff v friendly. Love the quirkyness.

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Munchies Sir J R Quay
Sir John Rogersons Quay, City Centre South, Dublin

Popped in here for a quick sandwich after a meeting in the area. There was quite long queue with not much seating and it seems a little caotic. But sandwich was nice and tasty, reasonably priced and staff were friendly so would visit one of their stores again in the future.

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Havana Tapas Bar
Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Visted here for two friends birthdays. They gave us a lovely quite table down the back and let us stay there, drink and eat without any hassle. Food was lovely and delivered with quick service. The cockails were fab too with jugs of it on special. Overall brillent night definately recommend Havana to anyone.

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The Lotts Cafe Bar
9 Lower Liffey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Visted here for a late lunch last Friday. Had the BLT and my companion had the steak sandwich. Both arrived quickly and were very tasty and were accompanied by lovely chips and salad. Quite good value for money for what you got.

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Kanum Thai Ltd
77 Mespil Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Just visited Kanum for lunch, had the crispy chicken with veg and cashew and rice and water. Worked out with the lunch deal at €9.99. Great value for money as the dish was huge. Extremely tasty. Staff very friendly. Overall great place for food.

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Douglas & Kaldi Rathbourne
1 Ashtown Square, Rathborne Village, West Dublin, Ashtown, Dublin

Visted for a coffee and ended up getting food - we got two of the bagels which were lovely and very tasty and then shared a carrot cake for dessert. It wasnt the best carrot cake ever but sure its hard to find a nice one. Coffees were fine. Think the price though is a bit steep but they still seem to be getting the customers in as it was packed and we were lucky to get a table.

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

Similiar to previous reviews I had been looking forward to going here and had heard so much about it. The menu looked great and myself and my mother ordered the Glamburgers with other family members ordering the steak. That night the service was extremely slow and it was had to get the staffs attention to order, get some waters etc. When it arrived was just the two small minature burgers and four chips - this for a price of nearly €17. We had to get some extra chips as a side. You would have to an extremely tiny eater to not be still hungry when you left. My companion who had the steak thought that even though it tasted good it was nothing special and not worth the money. Overall I think that even though the food tastes good the portion sizes are too small for what you are paying. We were looking forward to going to this restaurant but as a family for a family dinner dont think we would be rushing back there again in a hurry. These days people need value for their €'s spent.

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Andersons Creperie
1A Carlingford Road, Drumcondra, Drumcondra, Dublin

I had not visited this restaurant in a while. Even though the place was buzzing for a rainy Saturday afternoon I friend and I got a table quickly, the waiting staff were very attentive through out. My friend had the galette with Rosette De Lyon French Salami, Emmenthal Cheese, Grilled Peppers, Red Onion And Mixed Herbs Served With Sweet Pepper Relish which she really enjoyed. I had been here previously and had tried the crepes so I had the Croque Monsieur which I would have enjoyed but it was all burnt around the edges which I dont think is acceptable anywhere but especially when it costs €7.95. Overall nice experience but maybe I would try something different the next time.

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Little Caesars (Harcourt Street)
The Harcourt Hotel, 59 Harcourt Street, City Centre South, Dublin

I visited here with some friends before an event in D2 next door. We ordered and the food appeared without to much delay. I had pizza which I thought was great value for €8.50, also the other dishes we got all looked nice. Overall good value for money for a quick bite to eat.

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Peploes Wine Bistro
16 St Stephen's Green, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin

Visted Peploes for the first time last night for a family birthday - there was a group of nine. The atmosphere in the great was lovely a great buzz around the place. We had a large table to the end of the restaurant which meant that even though other customers were around us it was private enough to have our celebration. The staff were very attentive all night. On the food front we all sampled different dishes - a number of us had the brie starter which was lovely, I had a steak for the main course and it was perfect. Dessert was the choclate fontant which was lovely - you cracked it open and out came all the warm choclate perfect! Overall a great night and definately worth going back again

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The Old Orchard Inn
76 Butterfield Avenue, Rathfarnham, Rathfarnham, Dublin

Went here for food on St Patrick's Day as we had decided to visit the pub in the early evening for food a few drinks. Myself and a couple of others ordered the steak sandwich - when it arrived it was tiny for the price we were paying just on a piece of bun it was totally not worth the money paid for it. Overall the food here seems just not up to scratch and seems to be overpriced for the quality you are receiving. The staff were friendly even though it was obviously a busy day for them but it did take us some considerable time to put an order in. I dont think I will be eating here again any time soon.

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

Was here for my birthday a few weeks ago with my mother and a friend but have been here so many times before and keep coming back! We firstly sampled some of the cocktails on the list to start which were great and ordered a selection of the starters which were just enough for a started and very tasty. I had the chicken satay and the sauce was lovely. The mains were also lovely with one of the party ordering the fish which was lovely and I myself had the chicken and cashew nuts which is always great. We finished off with some bannoffi for dessert which was great. That night we ate in the bar area which is lovely, great atmosphere and very relaxing. You are not rushed to leave and the staff are always so helpful and accomodating. I will definately be heading back to Koh as it works for girls nights out, family dinners and just about everything.

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Chai Yo
100 Lower Baggot street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I visted here for lunch again with two friends, we had the curries and the pad thai. The food though I think wasnt as good as when we had been here previously for lunch but the portion sizes were good and the pad thai looked lovely. We will keep trying it again for lunch as the menu is vast and has loads of choice.

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Lunch! Calzone Cafe
63 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

Popped in here for a small meal last Thursday evening with a friend. The waiter was very friendly and found us a table inside the door. He advised my companion on the best burger to have and we duly ordered. I ordered the nachos with chicken. I didnt feel that these were really the best value as the the cheese on top seemed like cheese from "easy singles" or processed cheese and not normal grated chedder. This kind of ruined the nachos for me and there was to much of this proceessed cheese melted on top. My companion also commented that the italian burger while nice was very salty. Overall maybe we just made bad ordering choices and the food coming out to other customers did look good but in my opinion I wouldnt be in a rush back to this restaurant.

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Pacinos
18 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I was here over the bank holiday week with a party of five people. We all felt that the menu had so many tasty options that we couldnt chose. We tried the catch of the day, the pizza, pasta and chicken dishes and all were lovely. Personally I had the pizza which had a lovely small crispy base. We also sampled some desserts bannoffi pie and biscuit cake which were lovely. The dessert cocktails also went down a treat. Overall a great place to get a bite to eat and good value for money.

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

Went to the new restaurant part of the Porter House with the citydeal voucher like many others here. Starter, main & bellini €10. Even thought it was the last night and we didnt have a table booked the staff were really friendly and suggested that we eat in the bar downstairs and that we would still be able to use our vouchers. Food was ok not as nice as the usual pub menu that they have. We had the sticky ribs to start which were not sticky and not that tasty. For mains we had the steak which was a good size for the price and came with chips and the chicken which my companion said was lovely. I'd would go back again to try the full restaurant menu but I think I would return to the bar quicker and its food menu which is much better and tastier.

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Geisha Asian Restaurant (Ashtown)
73-74 Ashtown Village, Dublin 15, Ashtown, Dublin

Always a great local place to pop in for just a main course and a chat. Food is generally good and staff always warm and friendly.

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