Restaurant Reviews from julsh
No. of Reviews: 20
Member Since: 30 June 2009
Last Visit: 04 November 2015
Yamamori Noodles restaurant
71-72 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 08th February 2010 ( visited 07th January 2010 )This is one of my favourite restaurants in Dublin (and I wouldn't even list japanese food as one of my favourites, although I do like sushi). I had the veggie bento box (as usual). It is so tasty and provides a good variety of options. I love that they change it regularly so its usually different each time you go. My boyfriend ordered various things off hte sushi menu. He ended up with too much food but the staff offered to pack it up for take away. The restaurant is a bit noisy, but overall a good experience
Tenors Grill Room (Naas) restaurant
Fairgreen Street, Naas, Kildare
Reviewed 08th February 2010 ( visited 14th December 2009 )Myself and a friend visited here for a meal after work. The chicken wings for starters were tasty and the portion was quite big for me. I had the brie tartlet for the main course and it was lovely. The staff were nice. Despite the fact that they were busy they didn't rush us along. Would advise people to book ahead, as they seem to be always packed.
Bijou Bistro & Wine
46/47 Highfield Road, Dublin 6, Rathgar, Dublin
I really liked this restaurant. The food is delicious, but it's a little on the pricey side, so it would fall into the 'treat' category of dining out (although I hear they have a reasonable early bird). Saying that, the portion sizes were good and I was stuffed after sharing a bread platter and having a main course with an additional side. I would definitely return again.
87 Camden St, Camden Street, Dublin
We didn't have high expectations when we visited the frite haus, as we expected takeaway food, but I was really surprised - the food was really delicious and there were some unusual options/flavours (lots of different sauces!) and good beer options. I had the falafel and it was as good as I've tasted. The belgian waffles were unbelieveably good! Great personable service
Jewel in the Crown (South William Street)
5 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Went for dinner with a friend here and was surprised to find that the early bird menu ran until 7.30pm. This menu was really good value and the food was delicious (and good portions as you would expect from an indian). In particular the starters (vegetable samosas and onion bajhis tasted like they were freshly made that day from fresh vegetables.
Kanum Thai Ltd
77 Mespil Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin
I would eat here everyday if I could! The food is really delicious and (depending on what you choose) pretty healthy. It's great to have a lot of vegetarian options. Their vegetable and tofu thai red curry is so good that I have struggled to try anything else on the menu, despite being there many times. However I'm assured that other noodle and curry dishes are just as good.
Zaytoon (Lower Camden Street)
44-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin
I love this place. Their veggie kebab is really delicious, as is the garlic sauce. It's the one 'fast food' place I don't feel guilty about eating in after a night out. Well worth a visit. Also...as nice as the food is at night, it is also pretty decent during the day.
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin
Ananda's is definitely worth a visit if you want to experience indian food other than the standard takeaway. There is a lot of choice on the menu - something to suit most people. I would recommend the sea bass as a main course...it was delicious!! My boyfriend had the lobster and while it was nice it wasn't anything special. Everything we ate was very tasty and we couldn't help but get all three courses. The service was great. The waiter explained every dish as it arrived - it was nice to know exactly what we were eating (as there were quite a mixure of ingredients it was difficult to remember exactly what we had ordered!) Fancy food but decent portion sizes. We were also given poppadums with dips and an amuse bouche while we waited.
The Westbury, Grafton Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I was taken to this restaurant as a treat for my birthday and based on the great service we received it is the type of place that really feels like a treat! I liked everything about this place but the only downside was that not all dishes lived up to the high expectations I had. I had the lobster bisque to start, which was amazing, but for my main my john dorey seemed a little bit overdone and tough. While my desert was tasty, it wasn't really what I expected as the cheesecake aspect wasn't cheesecake but more of a flavoured cheese. Overall a good experience.
The Merrion Inn Bar & Kitchen
188 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin
Nice pub to grab a bite to eat and watch sport at the weekend. The atmosphere is nice enough, if a bit quiet (but there's not a crowd of children running amok!). Service at the bar is quite slow, but the table service is slightly better. The food is tasty - really good chunky chips!!!
South Street Restaurant
Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I really like this place. The food is simple but its delicious - it's the kind of food you just can't stop eating. The portions are huge, I definitely didn't need the starter of garlic bread that I shared with a friend. I had the spinach and ricotta tortellini, which I would definitely order again. My friends all had pasta dishes which they loved. I tried to book a table, but the phone number didn't seem to work. However as it was a Tuesday it was quiet enough when we arrived. It was hard to attract the attention of the waitress and the service was a little on the slow side - annoying if you were in a hurry, but nice if you don't want to be rushed out the door.
20 Merrion Street Upper, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I really enjoyed my visit to this restaurant and I'd recommend it to anyone. We were a group of 5 so we had our own booth which added to the experience. The cocktails we had when we arrived were delicious - I would recommend the 'Flirtini'. We were a little dissapointed with the food - the starter (Confit of Egg) was amazing and the main was not as good in comparsion, but it was still delicious. I had the scallops which were cooked perfectly. My friend had the mushroom ravioli and spinich and she thought it was a bit bland... but that was the only complaint! It's a little more pricy than the usual restaurant fodder, but well worth it for a treat!
The Waterloo Bar
36 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, D04 R6Y6, Ballsbridge, Dublin
Visited the waterloo as they were serving lunch and showing the match on a saturday afternoon. The staff were very friendly and set up a tab for food and drink so we didn't have to pay with each trip to the bar. In fact the service was so good we didn't have to make any trips to the bar! Food portions were really good. I had chicken wings which were okay. My friend had a ceaser salad which she loved and another had a pizza which was average. The chips were really tasty!!! Overall good value pub grub with quite a few options on the menu.
46 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin
Walked in here for dinner after work with a friend. It was very quiet so we had no problem getting a table. Staff were very courteous, particuarly as we waited 20 minutes for another friend before ordering. Ordered off the early bird menu which was reasonably priced with decent sized portions. I had the nasi goreng for my main course - it was tasty but nothing to write home about. Very nice wine selection. Overall a nice place for a mid week meal.
Bits and Pizzas
15 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
The pizzas are great. I went here with my boyfriend and we both had food from the set menu, which was great value. I had the garlic mushrooms and they were amazing! My boyfriend had the mushroom lasagne which seemed strange but was nice. Having breadsticks brought to the table while we waited for our food was lovely. The atmosphere isn't always good but I like going to this restaurant and I'd have no problem recommending it to other people.
71-72 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
This is one of my favourite restaurants in Dublin (and I wouldn't even list japanese food as one of my favourites, although I do like sushi). I had the veggie bento box (as usual). It is so tasty and provides a good variety of options. I love that they change it regularly so its usually different each time you go. My boyfriend ordered various things off hte sushi menu. He ended up with too much food but the staff offered to pack it up for take away. The restaurant is a bit noisy, but overall a good experience
La Banca Ristorante
Main Street, Lucan Village, Lucan, Dublin
The atmosphere in this restaurant is lovely, really laid back - It's almost like sitting in a cafe on holidays. The staff are very nice, even if the service was a little slow (but we were in no hurry). I had the ravioli as my main course. It was very tasty and my fears that it would be a little bland were unfounded. My friend had the sea bass - which was a very large portion and cooked to perfection. We didn't have any starters or desert as we were stuffed!
Tenors Grill Room (Naas)
Fairgreen Street, Naas, Kildare
Myself and a friend visited here for a meal after work. The chicken wings for starters were tasty and the portion was quite big for me. I had the brie tartlet for the main course and it was lovely. The staff were nice. Despite the fact that they were busy they didn't rush us along. Would advise people to book ahead, as they seem to be always packed.
Milano (Temple Bar)
19 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
We had an enjoyable experience in Milanos. The list of starters (including some new ones) was impressive and everyone enjoyed their meal - especially the pizzas. Love the pizzas with the salad in the middle - very tasty and just the right size. The staff were very friendly and interested in feedback from us.
Millstone, A Dublin Restaurant
39 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I really love this restaurant. They have a good choice of courses to suit everyone (and they cater for coeliacs!) The options on the set menu are also decent and the potion sizes are usually good. The only issue we had is the service is extremely slow - particularly if you have 4 people or more at your table
Luigi Malones Restaurant
5/6 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Went to Luigi Malones with a group of friends for food after work one evening. We found that the restaurant was so noisy that we struggled to hear each other. The quality of the food really depends on what you order. My garlic chicken was bland and boring but my friends said the burgers and the lasagne were tasty. Loved the toberlone cheesecake, but it didn't really make up for the disappointing main course. Also be careful with the early bird menu. My friend had a pizza and profiteroles and it was actually cheaper for her to order them separately rather than order the early bird deal.
Da Vincis Restaurant (Leixlip)
Main Street, Leixlip, Kildare
Went here to catch up with some friends that I hadn't seen in a while. THere was a kids party on when we arrived so the waitress kindly seated us away from the noise without being asked. The early bird menu was great value, with loads of options. I had the mediterranean pasta with a cream sauce...and I loved it! Everyone else enjoyed their food too. Service could be described as a bit slow (but very friendly) but as we wanted time to chat it suited us perfectly. I wouldn't hesitate to visit Da Vincis again.