Restaurant Reviews from kate55775692

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 2

Member Since: 12 August 2015

Last Visit: 04 December 2016

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Brownes Deli and Cafe restaurant

18 Sandymount Green, Dublin 4, Sandymount, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 4

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Cuisine:
Bistro

Price Range:

Good
98 reviews

Reviewed 12th August 2015 ( visited 09th August 2015 )

I normally live Browns but I haven\'t been in a while and had a very dissappointing brunch on Sunday. I ordered poached eggs with sausage, but when the eggs came they were cooked through. So after a good few minutes of trying to get a waitresses attention I sent them back. When they returned the eggs were perfect, but sadly the sausages had obviously been left on the hot plate and had shrivelled up to dry over cooked rocks. Nobody checked back about the eggs or picked up on the fact the I hadn\'t touched the sausages. To be honest I would have been better off cooking at home. It wasn\'t anything like what I\'d expect from a professional kitchen and very very basic.
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Ember restaurant

Milltown Shopping Centre, Milltown Road, Milltown, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Coeliac options

Price Range:

Good
4 reviews

Reviewed 04th December 2016 ( visited 03rd December 2016 )

First the Positive: Can’t fault the food at Ember. It was extremely good and worth every penny. The chef is clearly very talented and the food came out quickly and beautifully presented. Our only comment is that the potatoes were genuinely under cooked on both the fillet steak and monkfish dishes and the squid risotto (which was delicious) really needs to be served with a spoon. The Not so Positive: The front of house however is currently a bit shambolic. We anticipated the staff might still be finding their feet on the second Saturday after opening and we may have to wait a while for our table, but it took 40 minutes to be seated which meant we weren’t eating till after 10:15pm. While waiting we asked for some bread that never came and were offered complimentary drinks which then later appeared on the bill. During the meal we had to reorder wine that never reached us and nobody checked back on our food while we were eating. The restaurant has lots of potential and I could tell the staff were individually all very good, but in the short term at least the restaurant needs a host / maitre d’ to oversee everything. They need someone to make sure the tables are being turned at the correct time, knows which bookings are still to arrive and managing the situation when things are running behind schedule. It’s too much to ask this of the wait staff. Also the staff really should be given sections in the restaurant so the floor staff are responsible for set tables and know where everyone is at. So overall, despite the fab food and lovely staff, the disorder made for a disappointing experience.
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Ember
Milltown Shopping Centre, Milltown Road, Milltown, Dublin

First the Positive: Can’t fault the food at Ember. It was extremely good and worth every penny. The chef is clearly very talented and the food came out quickly and beautifully presented. Our only comment is that the potatoes were genuinely under cooked on both the fillet steak and monkfish dishes and the squid risotto (which was delicious) really needs to be served with a spoon. The Not so Positive: The front of house however is currently a bit shambolic. We anticipated the staff might still be finding their feet on the second Saturday after opening and we may have to wait a while for our table, but it took 40 minutes to be seated which meant we weren’t eating till after 10:15pm. While waiting we asked for some bread that never came and were offered complimentary drinks which then later appeared on the bill. During the meal we had to reorder wine that never reached us and nobody checked back on our food while we were eating. The restaurant has lots of potential and I could tell the staff were individually all very good, but in the short term at least the restaurant needs a host / maitre d’ to oversee everything. They need someone to make sure the tables are being turned at the correct time, knows which bookings are still to arrive and managing the situation when things are running behind schedule. It’s too much to ask this of the wait staff. Also the staff really should be given sections in the restaurant so the floor staff are responsible for set tables and know where everyone is at. So overall, despite the fab food and lovely staff, the disorder made for a disappointing experience.

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Brownes Deli and Cafe
18 Sandymount Green, Dublin 4, Sandymount, Dublin

I normally live Browns but I haven\'t been in a while and had a very dissappointing brunch on Sunday. I ordered poached eggs with sausage, but when the eggs came they were cooked through. So after a good few minutes of trying to get a waitresses attention I sent them back. When they returned the eggs were perfect, but sadly the sausages had obviously been left on the hot plate and had shrivelled up to dry over cooked rocks. Nobody checked back about the eggs or picked up on the fact the I hadn\'t touched the sausages. To be honest I would have been better off cooking at home. It wasn\'t anything like what I\'d expect from a professional kitchen and very very basic.

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