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Chapter One Restaurant

18/19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1

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Cuisine:
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Reviewed 13th January 2010 ( visited 12th January 2010 )

Booked a table for two with no fuss, just three hours before dining - sleet in January has it's upside! Lovely service, with plenty of genuine warmth and humour from the staff. I chose the mushroom soup to start, John Dory for main course, and apple fondant for desert. The wine waiter urged me to change from my original selection - he worried that my choice was possibly too sweet - a nice touch, and carried out quite generously, but I kind of wished I'd stuck to my original selection. Still, it's nice to have an expert offer an opinion - I certainly have very little experience of the largish selection of wines they have available. The soup was very special, and contained ceps wrapped in pasta. Very very tasty. The John Dory was very beautifully presented, and delicately cooked. A side dish of shrimp risotto was exquisite - served in a little saucepan, so it doesn't overwhelm the delicate John Dory. The apple fondant was accompanied by a small dollop of home made ice cream, with a miniscule hint of cinnamon - to be honest, I could have withstood a more robust dusting. Steep prices will unfortunately mean this is an occasional treat, rather than a weekly visit, alas. Really enjoyable evening throughout, and nice staff on hand at all times.
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Chapter One Restaurant

18/19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Great
311 reviews

Reviewed 13th January 2010 ( visited 12th January 2010 )

Booked a table for two with no fuss, just three hours before dining - sleet in January has it's upside! Lovely service, with plenty of genuine warmth and humour from the staff. I chose the mushroom soup to start, John Dory for main course, and apple fondant for desert. The wine waiter urged me to change from my original selection - he worried that my choice was possibly too sweet - a nice touch, and carried out quite generously, but I kind of wished I'd stuck to my original selection. Still, it's nice to have an expert offer an opinion - I certainly have very little experience of the largish selection of wines they have available. The soup was very special, and contained ceps wrapped in pasta. Very very tasty. The John Dory was very beautifully presented, and delicately cooked. A side dish of shrimp risotto was exquisite - served in a little saucepan, so it doesn't overwhelm the delicate John Dory. The apple fondant was accompanied by a small dollop of home made ice cream, with a miniscule hint of cinnamon - to be honest, I could have withstood a more robust dusting. Steep prices will unfortunately mean this is an occasional treat, rather than a weekly visit, alas. Really enjoyable evening throughout, and nice staff on hand at all times.
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Chapter One Restaurant
18/19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Booked a table for two with no fuss, just three hours before dining - sleet in January has it's upside! Lovely service, with plenty of genuine warmth and humour from the staff. I chose the mushroom soup to start, John Dory for main course, and apple fondant for desert. The wine waiter urged me to change from my original selection - he worried that my choice was possibly too sweet - a nice touch, and carried out quite generously, but I kind of wished I'd stuck to my original selection. Still, it's nice to have an expert offer an opinion - I certainly have very little experience of the largish selection of wines they have available. The soup was very special, and contained ceps wrapped in pasta. Very very tasty. The John Dory was very beautifully presented, and delicately cooked. A side dish of shrimp risotto was exquisite - served in a little saucepan, so it doesn't overwhelm the delicate John Dory. The apple fondant was accompanied by a small dollop of home made ice cream, with a miniscule hint of cinnamon - to be honest, I could have withstood a more robust dusting. Steep prices will unfortunately mean this is an occasional treat, rather than a weekly visit, alas. Really enjoyable evening throughout, and nice staff on hand at all times.

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Oystercatcher Bistro
Market Square Carlingford, Carlingford, Louth

Small, clean and central. Friendly staff. The decor is lovely - understated and minimal, giving the place a bright and airy feel, despite the small size. Service was fine, and the food very tasty. I had the grilled goats cheese to start - nicely presented with a small salad and a beetroot mash. John Dory for the main course, with a light covering of sauce. Accompanied by cheese potatoes, cabbage and turnip. Glass of house white poured with a generous hand! Could do with nice coffee selection. Would go again without hesitation.

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