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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 5

Member Since: 11 December 2014

Last Visit: 11 December 2014

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Pablo Picante restaurant

131 Baggot Street, Dublin 2 , Baggot Street, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
American

Price Range:

Great
41 reviews

Reviewed 11th December 2014 ( visited 02nd December 2014 )

I have a loyalty card and for good reason. Lunch in Pablo Picante is brilliant. Sometimes I sit in, sometimes to go. Portions, Its like holding a toasty warm new born child in your hands. There is weight to them! Pulled pork and sunny sandiego are my favourite burritos. The flavour and the sheer size of them are worth going for. Gorgeous
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Da Neros Trattoria restaurant

Seamus Ennis Road (Above Xtra Vision) , North Dublin, Dublin 11, Finglas, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Italian

Price Range:

Good
57 reviews

Reviewed 11th December 2014 ( visited 10th December 2014 )

This was the second time I visited the restaurant. Same review applies for both. Arrived on time for our sitting, the restaurant had less than 10 people in. When we said who we were, the staff rushed to set the area booked for our rather large party. We were left standing by the door for 10 minutes while they set the table and laid out 5 semi deflated balloons and 2 banners for the birthday party we were there for. When we were seated, we were left for a long time before the waiter who was quite pleasant asked if we wanted a drink. One member of our party asked did they serve Guinness. He was told yes and given a Can of Guinness and a Budweiser Glass. €5 i believe for the Can of Guinness. I don't care where you buy it but that is some serious markup with no service. There were also a number of other drinks, bottles etc. For Starter, the reports on taste and freshness were pretty good, I had Calamari, which was cooked well. The batter was nice. Completely unseasoned, salt and pepper supplied on the table for this though with the tiniest amount of salad I've ever seen and no lemon. The mayonnaise dip was nice. Im sure wherever its bought from will be happy the jar was fresh on opening. Between first starter on table and last there was a pretty large gap time wise. Considering there was 11 of us and at this stage, 1 other table in the restaurant this wasn't great. For mains, There was mostly pizzas. One girl, who ordered a Margarita Pizza, (Tomato Sauce and Cheese), Was left waiting on hers until everyone else was finished theirs. She was at one point told 3 minutes, but waited 15 minutes, having to eat from others plates. This despite 2 other customers in the restaurant at the time. We didn't order desert. This was the second time here for me and definately the last. Our part in the bill was €70 for 3 bottles of beer, 1 glass of wine, 2 Calamari, 2 pizzas. Which for the overall standard was not worth it.
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Pablo Picante
131 Baggot Street, Dublin 2 , Baggot Street, Dublin

I have a loyalty card and for good reason. Lunch in Pablo Picante is brilliant. Sometimes I sit in, sometimes to go. Portions, Its like holding a toasty warm new born child in your hands. There is weight to them! Pulled pork and sunny sandiego are my favourite burritos. The flavour and the sheer size of them are worth going for. Gorgeous

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The Stage Door
11/12 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Ive been here loads of times. Quirky place, none of the cups and saucers or teapots match, the food is outstanding. I love the soups and the coddle when its on. Soups served in a giant copper mug. Home made bread, absolutely love this place. The decor is mental, from naked men statues, to signed photographs of Robert De Niro. Giant Mirrors and Dolls. My favourite thing in here is the all day breakfast. Thick rashers, sausages, eggs, beans, black and white pudding served on already buttered toast with a pot of tea. Especially on a wet day when you can sit in the window and stare at those less fortunate. Always a winner

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Elephant & Castle
18/19 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This is somewhere I've been a good number of times over the years. Almost always having the famous chicken wings. My only critique is sometimes the staff are a little impersonal, I wouldn't like to say unfriendly because that would be too far. Just the place is so busy and the odd time when you order chicken wings you need to ask for a finger bowl. Other than that, great place.

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Wrights Anglers Rest
Strawberry Beds, West Dublin, Dublin 20, Chapelizod, Dublin

Ive been here a number of times over the past few years and every time have had a fantastic time and great food. For what you get, the standard of the service, the atmosphere. The venue, is beautiful, although a little out of the city, and always busy, be it lunch time or evening. This is somewhere i will continue to return to time and time again.

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Da Neros Trattoria
Seamus Ennis Road (Above Xtra Vision) , North Dublin, Dublin 11, Finglas, Dublin

This was the second time I visited the restaurant. Same review applies for both. Arrived on time for our sitting, the restaurant had less than 10 people in. When we said who we were, the staff rushed to set the area booked for our rather large party. We were left standing by the door for 10 minutes while they set the table and laid out 5 semi deflated balloons and 2 banners for the birthday party we were there for. When we were seated, we were left for a long time before the waiter who was quite pleasant asked if we wanted a drink. One member of our party asked did they serve Guinness. He was told yes and given a Can of Guinness and a Budweiser Glass. €5 i believe for the Can of Guinness. I don't care where you buy it but that is some serious markup with no service. There were also a number of other drinks, bottles etc. For Starter, the reports on taste and freshness were pretty good, I had Calamari, which was cooked well. The batter was nice. Completely unseasoned, salt and pepper supplied on the table for this though with the tiniest amount of salad I've ever seen and no lemon. The mayonnaise dip was nice. Im sure wherever its bought from will be happy the jar was fresh on opening. Between first starter on table and last there was a pretty large gap time wise. Considering there was 11 of us and at this stage, 1 other table in the restaurant this wasn't great. For mains, There was mostly pizzas. One girl, who ordered a Margarita Pizza, (Tomato Sauce and Cheese), Was left waiting on hers until everyone else was finished theirs. She was at one point told 3 minutes, but waited 15 minutes, having to eat from others plates. This despite 2 other customers in the restaurant at the time. We didn't order desert. This was the second time here for me and definately the last. Our part in the bill was €70 for 3 bottles of beer, 1 glass of wine, 2 Calamari, 2 pizzas. Which for the overall standard was not worth it.

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