Restaurant Reviews from kakie_celala

Status: Connoisseur

Credibility Score:
52.5%

County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 26

Member Since: 17 May 2009

Last Visit: 12 December 2009

The Best Restaurant

Brewbaker Coffee Shop restaurant

22 South Fredrick Street, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Bakery

Price Range:

Good
21 reviews

Reviewed 27th May 2009 ( visited 25th May 2009 )

Had lunch here on Monday. The place is quite small but there was plenty of room for a big group downstairs. The queue for the sandwich counter was pretty long but moved fairly fast. The food is fresh and delicious, especially the carved ham-yum! The rhubarb tart looked very delicious but I didnt get to try it...may have to go back to see what it's like!
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Bad Ass Cafe restaurant

Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
American

Price Range:

Average
183 reviews

Reviewed 26th May 2009 ( visited 16th March 2009 )

The bad ass cafe is a fun, modern place for casual, american style eating. I particularly enjoyed the little zip lines for sending orders to the kitchen, very fun! Their burgers are tasty and they even had something to satisfy the vegetarians among us! Good value, especially for students. Definately a recommend!
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Eden
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin

I recently visited Eden and enjoyed their christmas menu. As a group of ten we were situated in the upper part of the restaurant which appears to be less atmospheric than the main area. However, we were all impressed with the menu and the quality of the food. The risotto starter was particularly delicious! Service was good and we were served quickly. The meal was a little pricy but for a Christmas menu was probably in line with the standard of the food. I'd go back!

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Spurs Family Restaurant
U42 Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Liffey Valley, Liffey Valley, Dublin

I've been to Spurs many times and have always enjoyed the experience. The spur burger with special sauce is delicious and the onion rings that come with it are also tasty. There can be a bit of a wait for seats and for service though. Not as quick as somewhere in the food court but in my opinion much tastier.

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Samsara - No longer serving food.
36 Dawson Street, Dawson Street, Dublin

A big group of us went here. The atmosphere is good and very much in keeping with the food. The food was tasty but the staff keep trying to force us to order things with didnt want (e.g. rice to go with a noodle dish). They also charged us for drinks we hadnt ordered, although they adjusted the bill when we pointed it out. It was also a little on the expensive side for me. Overall because of the pushy service I probably wont go back.

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Jade Chinese Restaurant
27 Little Mary Street Off Capel street, Dublin 7 , City Centre North, Dublin

Similar to some other reviewers we ate in a pretty empty restaurant. We did eat quite early though so that is not surprising. The staff were very friendly and helpful but managed to avoid being overbearing despite us being their only customers. The food was tasty, especially the prawn toast. Good value too, we were impressed!

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Queen of Tarts
4 Cork Hill Dame Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Queen of Tarts is such a cute little cafe...really cosy too. The tarts are also lovely- both savory and sweet. I especially enjoy the rhubarb! Can be a little on the expensive side thought.

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Zaytoon (Parliament Street)
14/15 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

For fast food that feels a bit healthier than the average this place hits the spot. There is sometimes a little wait for food and when its busy you sometimes have to share a table with others. However, the food is tasty and its a reasonable price. Can be a bit messy to eat but that just adds to the fun of it!

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The Bank on College Green
20-22 College Green, City Centre South, Dublin

The Bank does really classy pubgrub! I've been here several times and the food has always been delicious. The atmosphere is good and the staff are friendly. I've been here with lots of different people and never heard anyone complaining. Great value too.

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

The atmosphere here is nice enough- on the cosy side. But the food is just ok and a little overpriced. The staff are not friendly either. The poor service means I probably wont go back.

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

Have been here several times for lunch. The service can be a little slow but i've usually been with a big group which might explain it. The chilli chicken lunchtime special is delish as is the calzone. Very tasty!

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Shangri-la Malaysian Chinese Restaurant
16 Stoneybatter, North Dublin, Stoneybatter, Dublin

This place is just across the road from me and we were intially delighted to have a chinese so near. We were so disappointed when we visited though. The place is poky and miserable, not much atmosphere. But the main problem was the food. It was not tasty at all. My boyfriend described his meal as chicken in washing up liquid while mine was pretty flavourless. We will not be returning.

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Avoca Cafe (Suffolk Street)
Avoca, 11 Suffolk Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Went to Avoca at lunch when it's quite busy so had to wait a while for a table. The staff were very friendly and helpful. However, i felt the food was way too expensive for lunch. The food was fine but I didn't feel that it was nice enough to warrant the prices. To be honest the food hall is cheaper and tastier.

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Namaste India
88 North King Street, Smithfield, Dublin

There can be a bit of a wait here sometimes as it is quite popular but it really is tasty food! We got bajis which were delish. The byriani was tasty too. Really enjoyable takeaway.

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TGI Friday (St Stephens Green )
St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We ate here a couple of weekends ago and ate from the specials menu. The potatoe starter seemed liked it had been cooked ages before and left to sit. My boyfriend did enjoy the wings however. The burgers were fine but nothing to write home about. The server was friendly but it wasnt particularly fast. The food would have been expensive for what we got if we hadnt chosen to eat from the special menu. That said, the special cocktails were good value and tasty. Probably wont be going back though.

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Wagamama - Stephen's Green
St Stephen's Green Centre, South King St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

The Yasai Yaki Soba and Cha Han here are both delicious. There can be long queues for seats though, especially at busy times, and the communal benches arent ideal for a cosy chat. The food is worth it though and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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Keogh's Cafe
1-2 Trinity Street, City Centre South, Dublin

I visit Keoghs on a regular basis. Its a cosy little space but can get crowded with lots of tables packed into a small space. I love their baked potatoes and salad, and the raspberry scones are to die for! However, I know people who have had the chicken wraps and found the meat in them to be unpleasant. Worth it for the scones though!!

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Eddie Rockets (Parnell Centre)
Parnell Centre, City Centre North, Dublin

Eddies isn't exactly fancy food but it sure is tasty! Their chicken burgers are delish, if a bit difficult to eat. I often get the half and half which is a great idea if you can't decide between chips and onion rings. It aint exactly cheap but worth it for the tasty food.

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Brewbaker Coffee Shop
22 South Fredrick Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Had lunch here on Monday. The place is quite small but there was plenty of room for a big group downstairs. The queue for the sandwich counter was pretty long but moved fairly fast. The food is fresh and delicious, especially the carved ham-yum! The rhubarb tart looked very delicious but I didnt get to try it...may have to go back to see what it's like!

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Bia Bar
The Drury Court Hotel, Stephen Street Lower, City Centre South, Dublin

Bia is a lovely pub for relaxed eating. We were there on a friday and it gets busy with the bar crowd so Id say get there early to eat in comfort. Had a burger which was delish and my friend had the prawns and enjoyed them. Good service and tasty food.

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

We visited the farm as we had heard great things. However, we were quite disappointed on the night. The restaurant is really nice with a cool kitch decor. However, we were very disappointed with the food. I ordered the roast chicken and felt the portion size was very small for the price and the dish was quite uninspiring. The gravy was quite bland also. My partner wasn't impressed by the sea bass either. Overall a real let down.

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen - GBK (South William Street)
14 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We visited this place at the weekend. The outside seats were in high demand with the sunny weather so we ate inside but it was still pleasant and bright. We had a portion of chips and one of onion rings between us. Both were tasty although the garlic mayo that came with the onion rings had big chunks of garlic in it which was a bit upsetting! We both had the plain chicken burgers and I really wish they would have been edible without having to choose between taking a knife and fork to them or getting hands and face completely messy. Burgers should be able to eaten easily with your hands! Apart from a big dollop of salsa that I didnt really enjoy they were also somewhat bland. That said the staff were pleasant and friendly despite being very busy.

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The Cedar Tree
11a St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

The Ceder Tree is a lovely restaurant with interesting exotic feeling decor. I've been twice and the early bird menu in particular is great value although beware the Meringue dessert which appears to be bought in meringue with sauce. The spiced potatoes are really delicious and we enjoyed both Chicken Kafta and Dawood Basha on different occassions. The service is good, quick and friendly too.

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

I've been to Yamamori on many occassions and always enjoyed it. The restaurant is casual and friendly. The wooden benches can be a little uncomfortable if you are there for a long time though. I'm not a fan of sushi generally but think their other offerings are delicious! The Gyoza are delicious and I really enjoyed the Cha Han. However, my partner found the Tatsuta-Age too much on the mushy side. Overall, I love it!

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

The Lotts is a really nice pub with cosy little areas to eat. The service was good and the food came nice and quickly. I had the cod which came with a baked potatoe. Very nice for expect for a very odd citrus butter which came with it. There was some nice live music too which added to the experience.

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Bad Ass Cafe
Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

The bad ass cafe is a fun, modern place for casual, american style eating. I particularly enjoyed the little zip lines for sending orders to the kitchen, very fun! Their burgers are tasty and they even had something to satisfy the vegetarians among us! Good value, especially for students. Definately a recommend!

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

Not the cheapest Chinese in the world but reasonable for the good quality food. I'm a sucker for prawn toast and they do an excellent version! The food really is very tasty and I have gone back on lots of occassions. Service is reasonably quick and friendly too.

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Kudos Restaurant (IFSC)
Clarion Hotel Dublin, IFSC, City Centre North, Dublin

We visited Kudos for the pre-theatre menu prior to a concert. Its not the cosiest of restaurants but the chili chicken chow mein was really delicious and my partner particularly enjoyed the complementary chili flavoured crackers. We are often dissapointed with restaurants but really enjoyed this one. Plus the service was quick and friendly and the food was reasonably priced. Would definately recommend!

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