Restaurant Reviews from lildevil

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 28

Member Since: 10 April 2010

Last Visit: 25 May 2014

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Thai Spice restaurant

3A Talbot Place, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1

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Cuisine:
Thai

Price Range:

Good
293 reviews

Reviewed 24th January 2014 ( visited 23rd January 2014 )

Another great dining experience, really amazing food and friendly staff! Only minor issue was that they cut the duck spring rolls in half...Not a fan of this!
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Thai Spice restaurant

3A Talbot Place, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1

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Cuisine:
Thai

Price Range:

Good
293 reviews

Reviewed 24th January 2014 ( visited 23rd January 2014 )

Another great dining experience, really amazing food and friendly staff! Only minor issue was that they cut the duck spring rolls in half...Not a fan of this!
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The Cellar Restaurant
The Merrion Hotel, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Ate here with a group for a special occasion and it was a nice experience. The table had the 'house menu' which is 3 courses for €39.95 incl tea/coffee. To start I chose the crab broth which was lovely and fresh, slightly lacking on the crab flavour in the broth itself. For main the Pork Chop with black pudding sausage roll was delicious very nice plate of food well balanced. For large groups they do vegetables and potatoes for the table which were really nicely cooked. Dessert was the least favourite course of the evening unfortunately. I had the passionfruit parfait with coconut sorbet which was nice but nothing spectacular at all. Having dined here for lunch before I was quite disappointed with the fact they offer the same dessert on the evening menu...something which should be reconsidered. The waiter looking after our table was lovely but one guest was constantly forgotten about when wine was being served. The bread brought to the table looked extremely appetising but the brown bread was very dry. Two slight issues but they affected the overall enjoyment of the night. The manager on the night didn't come across to the group as being as friendly as the waiting staff we encountered, maybe he was having an 'off night' but surely you should lead by example. Overall a good experience, but left feeling slightly disappointed.

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Fontana Cafe Restaurant
21 Camden Street Lower, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Ate here with my girlfriend on a Thursday afternoon and there was a few bodies in the café but there was no atmosphere whatsoever. I had the steak sandwich which at €6.95 was good value but the hand cut chips served with it weren't great at all. My gf had the soup which was meant to carrot and coconut but there was no evidence of any coconut. Overall it was an ok lunch but nothing special.

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Bibi's Cafe
14b emorville avenue, South Circular, Dublin

Having heard alot of things about bibi's my girlfriend and I decided you finally check it out as we've finally moved into the area. I love the location and setting of the cafe but it is a bit out of the way! We both ordered eggs florentine off the brunch menu. It looked good on the plate but it was such a disappointment...the eggs were completely overcooked and underseasoned. The hollandaise was good, and spinach nicely sauteed, but the main component was such a let down. The waitresses seemed uninterested and spent most of their time chatting about their social lives rather than checking on customers. I tried to get there attention for some water but i eventually gave up...It was completely over priced for what we had and we were never asked how anything was. Service definitely needs to be improved!!

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Honest to Goodnes
12 Dame Court, Dame Street, Dublin

Absolutely love H2G...The service is always friendly and efficient, while the food is always delicious. You can't go wrong with any choice. If you haven't been you need to get down here!

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Alfies
10 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Dined here with a friend at around 2 p.m. and the place was buzzing. Such a great atmosphere to walk in to and we were greeted by friendly staff, each member of the team we walked by said hello (good job guys!). We ate off the set lunch menu which is unreal value a €10 for 3 dishes and a soft drink...I had soup, steak sambo and fries, while she chose meatballs, chicken penne and mash. All dishes were unreal!!Only minor point was getting a coke instead of the sprite ordered but that's forgivable! Great cocktails too!

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The Counter Suffolk Street
20 Suffolk Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Had lunch with a friend here and was surprised how quiet it was. They offer a great value lunch deal for €9.95 (any signature burger, single fries and soft drink). I had the counter burger which was really good and my friend had a veggie option which also looked good. Service was friendly but one point to improve on is the table should not be cleared until ALL guests have finished eating.

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The Bell and Pot
Mercer Street (beside travelodge), Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, St Stephens Green, Dublin

My girlfriend and I dined here on sunday afternoon... It's a nicely decorated establishment and the menu was great. Service was a tad slow as we had to wait to be given menus and a table that entered after us were served before us (slightly annoying) However the breakfast was delicious, great coffee and the fact that we had a voucher meant we didnt have a bill to pay at the end. I definitely recommend this little gem and I can't wait to get back and try lunch!

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Neon Asian Street Food
17 Camden Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Amazing food...Best pad thai in Dublin! Green curry wasn't hot enough despite it being denoted with 3 chillis on the heat scale...Great atmosphere and AMAZING value for money!

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Thai Spice
3A Talbot Place, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin

Another great dining experience, really amazing food and friendly staff! Only minor issue was that they cut the duck spring rolls in half...Not a fan of this!

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Thai Spice
3A Talbot Place, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin

Dined with my girlfriend having purchased a menupages voucher and it was AMAZING. Food, service and value was great. The restaurant was buzzing and had no issue with accepting our reservation at short notice, staff are extremely friendly. Highly recommend this place to everyone. Can't wait to return.

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Bear
35 South William Street, Dublin 2, South William Street, Dublin

Had lunch with a friend and I had a minute steak sandwich on sourdough and it was bland and overcooked. Love the space but don't think I'd go back for lunch...service was very slow for a not busy lunchtime!

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The Pepper Pot Cafe
Powerscourt Town House, 1st Floor, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I absolutely love this place...My girlfriend and I frequent here at least once a week!Absolutely love the range of food and cakes (chocolate biscuit and lemon meringue at the weekend) are must haves!! Staff are friendly and helpful and are always smiling....This is a must visit for anyone who hasn't been here.

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Carlo's Restaurant
63-64 O'Connell Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Dined here with my parents and availed of their early bird menu 2 courses for €14 (Amazing value) we all had stuffed mushroom to start very tasty and nicely sized. For mains I had confit duck which was melt in the mouth, delicious, the cod was slightly overcooked but enjoyed as was the chicken. It was quite early evening and the restaurant wasn't busy, service was great and we had an extremely friendly waitress.

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Boqueria
6 Bridge Street, Cork City, Cork

The perfect place to enjoy good food and wine in a relaxed environment. Ideal for starting or ending a romantic night out. The staff are so friendly and the food is unbelievable...Crispy pig cheeks are unreal, definitely a must! Cant wait to get back again

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

Amazing food, friendly service and chilled out atmosphere. Love the new drinks menu and offers excellent value for money!

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Cafe Paradiso
16 Lancaster Quay, Cork City, Cork

Had a booking for 9pm on a Saturday Evening and the restaurant was busy on arrival, we were immediately seated at a table of our choice and were given menus and some nibbles (which were amazing). Having ordered approximately 5-10 minutes after being seated, our wine a Sicilian White arrived along with a second plate of nibbles, nearly 55minutes later our starters came, I had a goats cheese and beetroot tart and she the baby aubergine, both very tasty. Having completed starters we changed wine to a Riesling (Slovakian?) which was so insipid, extremely acidic and undrinkable and should be taken off the wine-list (avoid at all costs)! We had another 45minute wait on main courses which arrived just before 11 p.m. not ideal AT ALL....She ordered the sweet chilli glazed tofu with asian greens and I the courgette flowers both executed perfectly. Side of chips also very good.... For dessert we had the Crozier blue cheese, dates & crackers and dark chocolate silk cake. Both very good (chocolate cake very rich especially at 11:15 at night). The food here is EXCELLENT and enjoyed all of it and the €40 3 course menu is well worth it. The only issue we had was the speed (or lack) of service, and nobody checked back on the table, and the wine being served without a wine cooler, in a restaurant that hot and which seemed to lack air conditioning is not acceptable.

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Matt The Thresher Seafood Bar and Grill
31/31 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Ate here on Valentines night with my girlfriend and what an experience. Themenu had just changed that day and it read well and as a fish lover I was spoilt for choice with the daily specials. We had a bottle of picpoul de pinet an amazing french white at a very reasonable €26. i ordered mussels to start while she had pheasant+apricot terrine both delicious the only disappointment was the garlic baguette with the mussels. Mains arrived and the lady had a fish pie served with a salad while I had monfish served with mashed potato, samphire and a delicious sauce. Both mains were delicious. We finished ur meal with two espresso. Service was attentive while unintrusive and our waiter was very helpful in describing dishes to us and offering suggestions. Total bill came to under €100 offering great value. Will definitely return and will be bringing more friends, colleagues and clients. This is a MUST try restaurant.

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L'Officina by Dunne And Crescenzi (Dundrum)
Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

Met a friend for lunch on a Friday and found the restaurant almost empty. We sat outside as it was a nice day but service was slow (snail pace slow) with only a handful of tables inside it was strange to be left sitting for 10minutes without been given menus! Food was ok, the antipasto mista was nice however it was accompanied by two rock hard pieces of ciabatta, the rigatoni looked good. Wasn't overly impressed but would try it again in the future.

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Odessa
13 Dame Court, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

Having purchased a menupages voucher I used it with a couple of friends. When we first entered we were sent upstairs from reception and were left standing in the doorway until we finally got the attention of a member of floor staff. Having not seen each other in a while we asked for a few more minutes to look at the menu and we then had to get the attention of our waitress to order drinks and having received these we were left waiting for 15minutes before our order was finally taken. Another 30minutes passed before our mains arrived and the burgers were good not cooked as desired but had good flavour, accompanying relish was too sweet for the meat. Desserts were ok crumble lacked fruit it was literally a dish of crumble topping, marshmallow with chocolate mousse was really rubbery (should be re-tried) and the banana sticky toffee pudding lacked a banana flavour. The main let down was the service, never asked if everything was ok, poor table service and not attentive at all. I think when you have to look for a waitress to take your order after 20minutes illustrates lack of professionalism and reflects poorly on the restaurant. All staff members seem to be uninterested in diners from reception through to floor staff, not an appropriate vibe to be giving off. Overall food was ok, service was awful, may return but service needs to improve drastically.

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The Restaurant at Dublin Wine Rooms
1 Burton House, Mayor Square, IFSC, IFSC, Dublin

Being quite a frequent visitor to this restaurant and having built a relationship with one particular member of staff, we arrived on a Friday lunch time without a reservation looking forna table of 4. We arrived and were greeted with a warm, friendly smile and personally addressed (a nice touch especially as it was an impromtu meeting with clients).Our jackets and coats were hung up and we were seated in the back part of the restaurant which offered some privacy for us. Unfortunately however there was no atmosphere at all. The music was quite distracting as it was a mix of fast and slow tempo songs and at some stages we found it hard to hear each other so we had to ask for it to be turned down. We ordered drinks a very nice bottle of Albarino and some tap water for the table. The menu is simple, yet caters for everyone. I had the pork belly which was delicious, however could have benefited from more sauce. The steak and salmon both looked good, the spinach salad was extremely dissapointing as it was a bowl of spinach leaves dressed in an awful dressing with a couple of cherry tomatoes and some pine-nuts,We then had coffees and one bread and butter pudding (disappointing as it was very heavy and stodgy). Service throughout was excellent any questions we had were answered and recomendations for wine were offered,wine and water was topped up and we were checked on, However on leaving I was extremely disappointed to hear that the guy we had built a relationship with was finishing up, we will be missed. Also check out the menu downsatirs before eating upstairs as there was more of an atmosphere and also you can have the retaurant menu downstairs!

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Bar Italia (IFSC)
Lower Mayor Street, Custom House Square, IFSC, City Centre North, Dublin

Ate here last night with my girlfriend upon entering we were left waiting for nearly 5 minutes at the door.Not a good start!we ordered 2 pizzas which were nice...the waitress was nice slow to get the prosecco (which was vile) and completely over-priced at €36 a bottle!!She opted for the ice-cream which was nice and I ordered the tiramisu which was nice but I cant understand why they sprinkled sugar to the top of it?? Would i return? only for the ice-cream! NOT a good experience...

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Il Vignardo
Beresford Hotel, 21 Store Street, City Centre North, IFSC, Dublin

Ate with with 3 friends on Friday night and we availed of the early bird (4 courses for €20) a real bargain in the city centre!Atmosphere was absolutely buzzing and the service was great. Food is absolutely fantastic and if you haven't eaten here you MUST!definitely will be back pizzas and pastas are divine.A star find!

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Chatham Brasserie
Chatham Street, City Centre South, Dublin

We happened to stumble upon this restaurant while wandering around the south side of the city. It was nicely busy and the atmosphere was buzzing perfect for a sunny Saturday afternoon. We ate off the brunch menu which offered a limited yet varied choice. I opted for the eggs Benedict and she had the omelette with smoked cheddar and mushrooms both accompanied with roster wedges. Presentation was good and it looked delicious and was tasty but I was disappointed with my eggs. They should have been softly poached with a runny yolk however they were overcooked and hard in the middle. To accompany brunch we had a bottle of frizzante reasonably priced at €26 and she had a strawberry daiquiri. Very enjoyable experience and probably will return to check the eggs Benedict again as its a classic brunch dish. Service was good but loses points for not allowing to taste the wine and no member of staff said thank you or goodbye upon leaving the restaurant.Only small things but a thank you goes a long way!

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101 Talbot
Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

My girlfriend and I ate here last night and upon arrival there was a good crowd of people in the restaurant. The staff and service were mixed depending on which member of staff was looking after you it went from below average to brilliant. We had the earlybird menu and food was fantastic, I started with the Venison terrine and she had the soup, gently spiced and lovely. Mains were delicious aswel, opting for the chicken and celeriac rosti with goats cheese.Both delicious. Wine the pinot grigio was ok nothing to shout about but service of the wine was unbelievably bad. After ordering it, our waitress immediately opened the bottle and poured directly without offering to taste, in my opinion a massive mistake. Excellent value for money and probably will return as the food was the best thing about the restaurant.Compliments to the chef/s!

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La Cuvee @ Eno Wine Bar
1 Burton Hall, Mayor Square, IFSC, City Centre North, Dublin

I ate here with 3 friends last night absolutely fantastic!!service was faultless and the wine and food delicious. We ordered the new zealand summer house sauvingon blanc and it was so nice we ordered another bottle. The ribeye was cooked to perfection and the tuna and sea bream delicous, our clean plates said it all. There was a great atmosphere in the restaurant and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. This restaurant is a definate must!!

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Cactus Jacks (Middle Abbey St)
Millennium Walkway, Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Italian Quarter, Dublin

I dined here with a colleague and we enjoyed the 3 course €19.95 menu. It offered great value for money and both food and service were great. Fajitas are a must!

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Jaipur Restaurant (George's Street)
41 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

3 friends and I ate here and had an ok meal. Having 2 starters, four mains and 2 rice between us the meal came to approx €112, ridiculous for the amount and quality of dishes. Service was the best thing about Jaipur. The food is extremely overpriced for what it is. Won't be returning here unfortunately.

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Fallon and Byrne
11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Having visited the restaurant with my girlfriend during Dine in Dublin week, I was not surprised to find a good atmosphere. Having started in the wine cellar the staff were extremely accommodating for us as we were running slightly late for our booking. The food was fantastic, absolutely faultless and service was impeccable. The only small quibble we found was that we were quite close to the table next to us considering their was space to move either us or them. An absolute must for anyone who appreciates, amazing food, wine and service. I will definitely be back.

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