Restaurant Reviews from lisalou
Zaytoon (Parliament Street) restaurant
14/15 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 13th January 2007 ( visited 13th January 2007 )They have the best kebabs in Dublin by far, they are just so yummy. I love going in here after a few drinks, I'm always saying I'll go in for lunch some day but haven't managed yet. Anyone I know who has eaten here raves about it I have yet to hear of someone who doesn't like the food. If you haven't tried it yet get a move on!
Victoria Chinese Restaurant & Take Away
4 Main Street, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, Clondalkin, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 22
Reviewed 11th January 2007 ( visited 11th January 2007 )I am a regular at this restaurant, I have to say it's my favourite in the area. The food is always yummy and the staff are very friendly it's a small cosy restaurant great for a romantic meal or for a catch up with friends for a nice evening.
Fire & Salt @ Johnstown Estate Hotel & Spa
Johnstown,, Enfield, Meath
We dined in fire & salt while staying at Johnstown house. For starters we had the sweet potato soup which was absolutely delicious and the pork. For mains we both had steak, I had asked for well done no punk bits and my husband asked for medium rare. His was perfect mine seemed fine so I poured my pepper sauce over and tucked in. I couldn’t eat over half of the steak as it was rare on one half and cooked on other! By the time I realised my husband was almost finished his dinner so I didn’t call them to fix it as I would have had to wait for ages then eat on my own. When the waiter care to clear away the plates he asked what was wrong as I had left the steak and it was all cut up so I explained. He apologised and said I should have called him, I explained why I didn’t that it would have led to such a delay and me eating on my own etc. so we then had coffees and dessert. We thought as they had apologised and accepted that the steak was cooked nowhere near to my request that they may have removed the €5 supplement for my steak. On receiving the bill there was no acknowledgment of the mistake. We didn’t say anything we just won’t return.
73 Camden Street, Camden Street, Dublin
5 of us had our Christmas late lunch/early dinner at 3.30 here.. The staff were lovely and between us we had, chicken wings, flat bread, burger, fish and the chickpea cakes. We all enjoyed our food and it was great value. We will definitely be back
The Italian Corner
23/24 Wellington Quay, Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin
Myself and my boyfriend had an early bird in here friday after work a couple of weeks ago and the food was great. The staff were so nice and friendly and we had a great waitress, she was so helpful and friendly. The early bird is great value €14.95 for 2 courses, we will definitely be going back.
F.X. BUCKLEY Steakhouse Crow Street
2 Crow Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
I had dinner here with my boyfriend last Thursday after work and it was great. They have an early bird offer, 2 courses for €18.50. I had the bruschetta to start very tasty, then the 10 oz sirloin for main and it was perfect. My boyfriend had the soup and the burger and was really happy with his choice. The staff were very friendly, I really enjoyed my visit and would return for the food it was fab. My only gripe was with the music, it was frantic sounding and too loud for dinner music, not relaxing at all and quite intrusive. Other than that perfect!
Chakra by Jaipur
1st Floor, Meridian Point, Church Road, Greystones, Wicklow
I had dinner here with my boyfriend on Easter Sunday night. We got there at 9 thinking we were too late to get dinner but they happily seated us. The service was great they were very friendly and attentive. The restaurant is lovely and very inviting and the food was great but it's very expensive. We only had a main each and were drinking tap water and it cost us €56. I had the murgh ghantoor which was fab and my boyf had the Lamb Rogan Gosht they were each €22. Rice did not come with the dish which surprised me, so we had to pay an additional €3.50 each for rice and we shared a naan bread.
Elephant & Castle
18/19 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
5 of us had dinner here last night, we went out for a few drinks after work and about 10 decided we needed food. It was still really busy but they got us a table and we got 2 baskets of chicken wings which were fab and the portion is huge. They really live up to the legend that is elephant and castle chicken wings! Then we all had burgers and they were really tasty. We washed it all down with a bottle of wine and the bill came to €22 a head which we were happy with
Cactus Jacks (Middle Abbey St)
Millennium Walkway, Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Italian Quarter, Dublin
I have visited here twice and really enjoyed it both times. Last Friday 3 of us had a lovely meal, we had mojitos to get us going then shared the chillie cheese nachos. For mains, 2 of us had chicken fajitas which were really good the other person had the cajun chicken also lovely. We washed this down with a half bottle of wine each! We finished up with coffees and our waiters were great. Including a tip it cost €47 each which we thought was very good value for what we had, how we were looked after and the length of time we spent there.
Brambles Café Bistro
102-104 Terenure Road North, Terenure, Dublin
6 of us had dinner here and the food was great. They sat us in the centre of the restaurant at a lovely round table. The staff were terrific, so friendly, they really looked after us. I had filo pastry with mushroom, brie and spinach for starter, it was fab. For main I had the chicken with potatoe lyonnaise. Everyone really enjoyed their food.
The Village Inn (Clondalkin)
Clondalkin village, Dublin 22, Clondalkin, Dublin
I have eaten here many times and the food is good tasty pub grub. The staff are very friendly and look after you well. There is a good menu available. Well worthe a visit if you're in the area.
The Laurels (Clondalkin)
Main Street, Clondalkin, Dublin
There is a great varied menu and the portions are quite big. It's reasonably priced pub grub. Two of us shared the mixed platter starter for 2 which consisted of soggy greasy onion rings, spring rolls etc won't be having that again, but the rest of our meal was tasty enough to be fair. We asked for water 3 or 4 times from our waitress and she kept forgetting about us! Overall it was pleasant enough though and I would return.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK Temple Bar)
Unit 1, Temple Bar Square, Dublin 2 , Temple Bar, Dublin
Our waitress was great, she was friendly, helpful and bubbly. The restaurant was really cold especially when the doors opened and closed it seem to freeze the whole place. I had the Pesterella burger and it was a tasty burger but I don't think it was worth €11.65. I coudn't believe that chips weren't included in that they were an additional €3.95. Basically a burger and chips costs €16, it was very tasty but not worth the price.
80 Aungier Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I had a lovely dinner here on Saturday nght with 2 friends. One of the girls had eaten here before and said there's be no need for starters as the steaks are quite big. We each had the New York Striploin and it was really good. The staff were very friendly and efficient. I did find it a bit expensive however, we had a main each, a dessert each, 2 of us had 2 glasses of win and the other was on tap water and it was €56 each. I would definitely return but as a treat kind of restaurant as opposed to a regular dinner out type of place.
Siam Thai (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin
2 of us had dinner here on Tuesday evening before going to the theatre. The food was great. We shared the vegetable springrolls to start they were gorgeous. For main I had the Chili and Basil beef which tasted fantastic, it was great. My boyfriend had Chicken Pad Thai which he loved. I thought it was a tad expensive in our current climate. The bill came to €51 for 1 starter and 2 main and we didn't have anything to drink. I would definitely go again though!
The Old Boro Public House & Restaurant
Main Street, Swords, Dublin
5 of us had lunch here one saturday and we were all a little disappointed to be honest. The staff were great and full of banter but the food wasn't. 2 people had chicken burgers and 2 had the beef burgers and 1 had chicken wings. None of the burgers were great really and we thought it a little on the pricey side for pub grub.
Port House Pintxo
12 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin
I met a friend here for dinner and wine and we had a great night. The food is very good and the waiter was very helpful and friendly. The wine was great, so great infact we had too much! The toilets are very quirky! Overall I really enjoyed my visit, it's great for a girlie chat or a romantic dinner, as it's very low key and atmospheric!
3A Talbot Place, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin
3 words, yum yum yum! I love this place. I have had lunch here many times with my work colleagues and never once have we been disappointed. The staff are really friendly and helpful, they always have a bit of banter with you. The food is amazing, really tasty and the portions are very good, it's very reasonably priced and it's always packed which is always a good sign.
Sheries Cafe Bar
3 Lower Abbey Street, City Centre North, Dublin
I ate here for the first time on Monday and won't be returning. I had a chicken wrap with a side salad that had a tasteless indistinguishable dressing splatted on it. According to our server it was supposed to be a honey mustard dressing? It was white and like very runny mayo. For that privilege I paid €11.75. My mother had a Hawaiian panini with chips, it wasn't great but much better than mine and that cost €10.50 because of the bacon scare (it contained ham). 2 sandwiches and 2 soft drinks cost me €28, way too expensive for the bad quality and bad service.
132 Lower Baggot Street, Baggot Street, Dublin
I am a fan of TK Thai. I have had both lunch and dinner here many times and have never been dissappointed. The food is absolutely lovely. A group of 9 us popped here last minute on a friday after work a few weeks ago and had a lovely meal. There were only 3 other people in the restaurant which was surprising to us all.
La Caverna Restaurant & Wine Bar
12 Fownes Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
I've eaten here many times and never been disappointed! The last time being Friday night with 2 friends. To start we had veggie springroll, loaded potatoe skins,and bruschetta all were very tasty. Mains - carbonara, the nicest I have tasted, ravioli, and penne pollo were were all really happy with our food. Our meal came to €90 which was for 3 courses each with a bottle of wine we were delighted, it worked out at €35 each. The restaurant was packed all night. Always a good sign!
24 East Essex Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
I happened upon this restaurant about 9 o'clock on a thursday and we thought we'd try it. We didn't find the staff very friendly at all. The menu seemed quite good so I had the potato skins for starter, they were greasy and soggy, my boyfriend had the chicken wings and they were tasty enough. For main I had the beef and guinness casserole and it was really good and my boyfriend had the green curry, it was a fairly small portion. We weren't overly impressed with our food on the whole and I don't think I would go back again.
The Italian Connection
95 Talbot Street, City Centre North, Dublin
5 of us from work popped in here today on spec for lunch at 1.15 and we were seated in less than 5 minutes. It's always very busy here at lunchtime. The staff are friendly and fast. We all had the lunch special which is a starter and main for €10.95. I had garlic bread and ham, mushroom and pepper pizza as did three others. The other 2 had spaghetti with meatballs. The food is really good and the portions very generous. I would go back here in a heartbeat. We all really enjoyed lunch
8 Talbot Street, City Centre North, Dublin
I had lunch just before Christmas with my mum here and we didn't think very much of it. We both had the Jujeh which sounded nice but in reality wasn't! I wouldn't go back, everywhere else on Talbot Street was packed and there were 4 other diners here that day, we should have known!
97 Ashfield Road, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin
This place is lovely, the staff are all Italian and very friendly. The food is yummy and the atmosphere great. I happened upon here last Sunday we were heading to a different restaurant in Ranelagh but couldn't get a table before 9 so we wandered down the road a little and saw this place. I would definitely go back we really enjoyed our evening.
No 1 Fade Street, Off Georges's Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I finally got here after hearing so many people rave about it. It was definitely worth the wait. I met two friends for dinner an a monday evening and we had a great night. We didn't have starters as we'd heard about big portions sizes. I had the ribeye steak and it was gorgeous, one of the girls had chicken and the other had pork belly, both were equally as gorgeous. The portions were huge. The staff were lovely and we stayed from 6 until about 10.30 nattering and there was no problem with that. The one thing we all thought was how dark it was though, none of us could really see what we were eating, maybe that's why it was so tasty!!!
The Purty Kitchen (Dun Laoghaire)
3-5 Old Dun Laoghaire Road, Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Had lunch here with two friends recently after a chily walk down the pier. The food was great, I had soup and a really tasty hot chicken sandwich. the others had the seafood chowder and one of the other sandwiches and both were really happy. We had soft drinks and coffees and it was very reasonably prices for such good quality food.
8 Quay Street, Galway City, Galway
I had a lovely anniversary weekend in Galway and we had dinner here and had a delicious meal. The restuarant was really busy but we had a nice intimate little table and had a lovely evening. I will eat here again the next time I'm in Galway.
Coolbeg Crossroads, Brittas Bay, Wicklow
I had lunch here sunday before Christmas and it was terrible. We stopped for a sandwich. We both had a toasted BLT which sounded nice on the menu. When it came out the portion was huge, the presentation was nice with salad and crisps on the side. We thought one between two people would have been enough. Then we started to eat and the toast was burnt but it was soggy and cold. Neither of us could eat so we left and I won't be stopping for a sambo there again!
Peploes Wine Bistro
16 St Stephen's Green, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin
We had our girlie Christmas dinner here and it was fab. We had a lovely table and our waitress was friendly despite being rushed off her feet as they were so busy. I had the bruschetta to start and steak for main and I have to say it was delicious. Everyone in the party thoroughly enjoyed their food, we were short of licking our plates clean! It is a tad expensive but to be fair it is really nice. I'm looking forward to returning soon.
Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin
4 of us ate here for the first time after hearing many great things about the place. I always find that when your expectations are high you are let down and this happened to me. I thought it had a great atmosphere and the staff were really friendly. For starter I had humus with raw sliced veg and warm pitta bread and it was very good. For main I had the sirloin steak with green pepper sauce and it really wasn't a good piece of meat. It was like those frozen beefsteaks you get in the supermarket. I believe the monkfish was nice, 2 in the party had it and the other person had the pheasant which was also quite nice. There is a very strange set up with the toilets though, a member of staff has to buzz you in but they don't tell you this. I haven't really made my mind up about this restaurant.
North Wall Quay, IFSC, City Centre North, Dublin
I had lunch here yesterday with a friend and the food was gorgeous. She eats here alot, it was my first time. A waitress greeted us at the door and took our umbrellas and coats, then she seated us and took our drinks order. I had the steak sandwich with the nicest homemade chips I've had for a long time, my friend had the chicken curry. Both really were so tasty, presented really well and the portions are quite big. I think it's also very reasonably priced for the quality and quantity of the food you get. The staff take really good care of you. Will definitely be returning and introducing other people to D One yum yum!!
Unit 6, Village Centre, West Dublin, Clondalkin, Dublin
I have eatern here a number of times and I like the food. THe take out is not nearly as nice for some reason!! Myself and my partner came her for dinner at about 9 on a sunday night and we were the only ones in the restaurant. This has been the case everytime I have eaten here which is really strange and puts you off returning for a while as there is no atmosphere. Two other people came in a while after us. One thing I have always found disgustin about the place is the waiters all sniff alot and very loudly, big hearty sniffs. It's really rude. We both had a starter, main and a glass of houe wine. Our bill came to €58 without service, it's very expensive, way too expensive for the current times. I think I paid my last visit to this restaurant with the sniffing and the expense, it's not worth it
Clonsilla Village, Dublin 15, Clonsilla, Dublin
I had a meal with my boyfriend here last saturday evening and we were pleasantly surprised. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I had the Ravellos salad to start and it was really fresh and really tasty, the dressing was gorgeous. Our mains were lovely too, I had steak he had veal both cooked perfectly, all washed down with some house wine. It was a lovely meal, would go back again.
Milano (Clarion Quay)
Unit 6, Excise Walk, Clarion Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre, IFSC, Dublin
I had lunch with a friend here a few weeks ago, my job has just moved to the area so she was giving me an introduction to the IFSC!! The food was yummy, we both had pizzas (always a good choice). We were enjoying ourselves so much that we decided to have a glass of wine ended up not going back to work and having more wine, and having to go home at 7pm!! Great for a girly catchup!
ely bar & brasserie
CHQ Building, Georges Dock, Dublin 1, City Centre, IFSC, Dublin
We had a work do here last month on a Monday evening and it was lovely. Our waiters were very attentive and very good looking!! The lads were teasing all of us as as we behaved like school girls with the waiters! The layout of the restaurant is fab; it really makes for a special night. There were only two other occupied tables though, in fairness it was only a Monday night. There were 25 of us and everyone really enjoyed their food and had a great evening.
The Dining Room
35 Dawson Street, City Centre South, Dublin
I brought my boyfriend here for dinner last night for his birthday, we were supposed to be in Paris but couldn't go so I thought the next best thing...a nice French restaurant and it was fab. We arrived an hour early to have some of the cocktails I have read about on menu pages before dinner and they were gorgeous. So gorgeous in fact we ended up having 3!! The barman was so lovely and friendly to us. Then we were taken through to the restaurant for dinner and our waiter was fantastic. The staff are so friendly, helpful and professional and I love the decor, it's still very like La Stampa but brighter. The food was amazing, the mussels for starter were really good. I had ribeye steak with bernaise and they put the bernaise in a separate little pot on the plate which I love, there's nothing as bad as your steak being swamped with sauce. My boyfriend had the quail which he said was fab, we had a lovely bottle of house merlot which at €26 was a tad expensive. We had a lovely night, it really was a treat. Will definitely be going back again it really is great for an occasion.
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
I had dinner with 2 friends after work and the food was lovely. We went for the 3 courses for €33. We each had the steak and when the waiter was placing my friends food infront of her she dropped a chip on her. she apologised and said she would replace the chip, we thought she was joking, she came back a few minutes later with one chip on a plate, customers at the tables around us were looking at us and we were so embarrassed! It was hilarious. It worked out very expensive though, two of us were on water and soft drinks and 1 had 2 glases of prosecco and the bill came to €53 each with a tip. The last time I visited was 2007 and back then I thought the food was great but too expensive and said I wouldn't return for a while, I think it will be another while before I return again!!
TGI Friday (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin
I had a surprisingly tasty dinner here the other evening. We were looked after by the same older gentleman who looked after us in Dantes a couple of weeks ago, he is fab. He remembered us and stayed and chatted for a while. I had a bacon and cheeseburger and chips and my boyfriend had steak and chips and we shared a side of onion rings. When it came out they'd put more onion rings with the steak instead of corn on the cob. So they very quickly rectified it and brought out corn and left the extra onion rings with us. Both of us really enjoyed our dinner it was cooked perfectly and was nice and fresh. When it came to paying, he took our drinks and the onion rings off the bill which I thought was a very nice gesture and much appreciated.
Bobo's Gourmet Burgers (Wexford St)
22 Wexford Street (Beside Whelans), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I had a line the stomach before drinking burger here yesterday evening and oh my god! I had the Packie which was gorgeous there was 8 of us we all had something different and they were all yummy!! The chips come out in a mini bucket with a handle and everything, it's really funky. We shared chips between 2, as the burgers are massive, they're so big that it's quite hard bite them. I don't think I'd like to visit with a few drinks though as there would be food everywhere!! I’ll definitely be returning it's well worth the €7.95 per burger.
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin
I had dinner here last night and it was fab. The gentleman and lady who looked after us were so friendly they were great and had a bit of banter with us. For starter my boyfriend had the stuffed mushrooms and loved them, I had the bruschetta pomodoro, which was gorgeous; the bread had been cooked fresh. For main I had the chicken with bacon and mushroom in white wine sauce with tagliatelle and he had the salmon tagliatelle both were lovely, the portions were quite big and it is so reasonably priced. I will definitely be going back. We had 2 drinks each as well and the bill came to €50 including the 5% service charge the restaurant add. We also left a tip because we felt the service was great and wanted to make sure the right people actually got it!
26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I met a friend in Saba for dinner at 6.30 yesterday evening. I rang them after lunch to reserve a table and got one no problem. I've heard lots of people complaining that they couldn't get a reservation so I had my doubts about being successful! I was delighted because I've heard so many good things about the place. The staff are so professional and on the ball, and the restaurant is really cool looking. I was well impressed! I had Bangkok, which is rice noodles with beef, onions, peppers, chillies, spring onions and sweet basil. It was absolutely gorgeous it caught my breath a few times as it was quite spicy which I love. My friend had chicken green curry it was yummy! For dessert I had the fruit platter to put out the fire in my mouth! It was all very reasonable priced we each had a main, dessert, coke, and coffee for €27 each including a tip. I am a fully fledged member of the Saba fan club!
FIRE Restaurant and Lounge
Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin
I was looking for somewhere to eat on Saturday evening about 6 and thought we'd try Fire. There were only 2 of us so luckily they said they could give us a table for an hour. Due to the limited time we decided we'd only have a main. The staff are so friendly and attentive and the restaurant is lovely. I had the corn fed chicken in honey and lime and it was gorgeous and my boyfriend had the veal, which also was lovely, and we shared a side of rocket and Parmesan. We had a bottle of house red and a pre dinner drink and the whole thing came to €98 which we really weren't expecting and that did not include the tip, we had no starter and no dessert/tea or coffee. It was very pricey. I'd love to go back again and have a full meal but it would definitely have to be an occasion! It was fab tho!
23 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
We just had a fabulous lunch here this afternoon. 20 of us from work brought one of our colleagues here for her leaving to have a baby do!! I spoke with Olivier a couple of times prior to today to arrange things and he was so helpful and friendly and the staff are impeccable. The atmosphere and set up in the restaurant is great. The food is really gorgeous, not one person was dissatisfied we all loved our meals. It is a little pricey but it was a great treat and worth it!
Mexico to Rome
23 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
I love Mexico to Rome and have eaten here many times and the early bird special for €13.95 is great value with great choice. 2 of us had dinner here on Wednesday and had the 2 course for €13.95 as usual our food was lovely. There was a 10% service charge on the bill, is this new or have I just not noticed before? I did not leave a tip this time as I will not be forced to double tip. I really dislike establishments that do this as I like to leave my tip and know that the staff who looked after me get the tip, not the restaurant. I won't be returning to Mexico to Rome for this reason, it really angers when restaurants do this.
The Alamo Restaurant
22 Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin
I was here with my boyfriend on Monday after work we both love Mexican. For starters I had the flauta which is a deep fried tortilla filled with chicken, jalapenos and cheese very bold but soo tasty and my boyfriend had the chicken wings...equally as tasty! Based on our starters we were looking forward to our mains. Unfortunately they were not nearly as nice. Firstly the portions were way too big, we didn't even manage half and it's off putting when you're plate is too full. I had the chilli beef taco and he had the beef burrito, both were swimming in water for some reason, which made the tortillas around them soggy. It was as if they had defrosted the beef in the microwave why else would there have been so much water? The food just sat in our stomach for the rest of the night. Our waitress was very pleasant though, but overall I wasn't too impressed.
Bits and Pizzas
15 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Staff were very friendly and helpful. I had chicken wings for starter and they were yummy, my boyfriend had the mushrooms also lovely. For main I had Hawaiian pizza it really was gorgeous, I've read other reviews where people have said the pizzas are yummy, they weren't lying! I got a small side salad to go with and the dressing was amazing. My boyfriend had the prawns and all over the salad with them were pine nuts, he's allergic to nuts!! We explained to the waiter and he said it was no problem and about 10 minutes later they produced a fresh dinner for him. It was great there was no hassle about it like in some places. We both had dessert, I had a really tasty strawberry cheesecake and he had a baileys coffee. We washed the whole thing down with a nice bottle of red wine and the bill came to €80 including our tip. It was very reasonably priced yummy food.
Zaytoon (Lower Camden Street)
44-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin
I had my first sober kebab here yesterday evening (well hangover food!!) I've eaten in the parliament street one many times after a few drinks and have been wanting to try the food sober. I had the chicken shish and it did not disappoint it was as yummy as I hoped! The guy who served us was friendly and polite, the restaurant is really nice and clean and it's quite big. It's great to get fresh fast food not something that's been sitting under a heat lamp for god knows how long.
Captain America's Cookhouse And Bar
44 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I just had lunch here today with a friend from work. We decided we needed a burger (feeling a bit rough from last night!) I haven't been here for years so we decided to give it a go! We were seated promptly by a friendly waiter, he took our order but our burgers arrived about 2 or 3 minutes after ordering which means they couldn't possibly have been fresh. They actually tasted like they may have been thrown in the microwave they were dried out. I had the cheese deluxe and my friend had the cheese and bacon, had they been fresh they would have been yummy!! It cost us €13 per burger and with a drink our lunch was €15 each overpriced for the quality of the food to say the least. Won't be going back for another few years.
4 Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 6W, Terenure, Dublin
I brought my father here last night for his 60th birthday and I couldn't have picked a better place. I choose JD's because it's a steakhouse and my Dad is fussy about a steak it has to be cooked just right and he likes it plain, no garnish or sauce etc. He had sirloin and I've never seen him clear his plate in a restaurant before he loved it. The food was to die for! The stuffed mushrooms are fab for starter as was the pate. I had the sirloin and it was beautiful I like mine well done but not cremated and it was perfectly cooked. The rest of our party had different steaks and one had the JD chicken, which has salmon and prawn with it. All seven plates were short of being licked clean!! I also asked if I could bring a cake with us and the waiter very discreetly took it from me and told me not to worry he knew when to bring it out. After dinner we heard the "Happy Birthday" song coming out in place of the background music and our waiter arrived with the cake and the whole restaurant joined in and sang! It was lovely, we had a great night and I would recommend anyone to try it, the food and service were impeccable. Every table was occupied and that's a Tuesday night. My only criticism is the sound, there are no soft furnishings in the restaurant to absorb noise so all other tables seem overly noisy and can grate on you after a while and we found that we couldn't hear each other at our own table over the noise. Maybe they might get some curtains!!!
8 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Great food, great service and great atmosphere whether it's lunch or dinner. Myself and 2 friends were out for dinner a week before Christmas and the restaurant we booked didn't have a great menu so we left. We tried Gotham expecting a no as we had no booking and they managed to fit us in. That was a great kick off and we had a great night they do lovely pizzas, have a great Caesar salad and a yummy chicken curry, but it is a tad bit expensive for what it is.
3 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
The Friday before Christmas myself and two friends with nowhere booked for dinner were wondering around at 7.30 unable to get a table anywhere. We happened upon Bocca none of us had noticed it before and the waiter there said he could squeeze us in upstairs if we gave the table back in an hour. We reluctantly took it as a last resort the place is so small and we were squashed on to a two person table. The staff were lovely especially our saviour who let us in and the food was really lovely. They do a fab lasagne. So we all enjoyed our meal had a lovely bottle of wine and got away with about €30 each which was so reasonable for what we got. They have quite a big menu so you're spoiled for choice. But it is very cramped, I wouldn't go there with more than two in my party and even then the tables are very small and space limited.
Zaytoon (Parliament Street)
14/15 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
They have the best kebabs in Dublin by far, they are just so yummy. I love going in here after a few drinks, I'm always saying I'll go in for lunch some day but haven't managed yet. Anyone I know who has eaten here raves about it I have yet to hear of someone who doesn't like the food. If you haven't tried it yet get a move on!
The Winding Stair Restaurant
40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin
Absolutely gorgeous. I had dinner here with my boyfriend last night and everything about the place is fantastic. The restaurant is so cosy and we had a table by the window overlooking the river. The staff were so lovely, they couldn't have been more helpful and friendly, they are very attentive. The food came at a lovely pace we had a nice break between our starter and main the atmosphere was so relaxed. We thoroughly enjoyed our night and will definitely be going back and would recommend it to everyone. The menu is great it's fairly small there's a choice of about 5 items in each course and it's lovely ordinary Irish food.
Dundrum Town Centre Dundrum, Dundrum, Dublin
Myself and my boyfriend used to pop in here before the cinema, it’s never that busy and there is a reason for this. The food is ok it's your run of the mill burgers etc, the staff are helpful but the place appears not so clean. The tables always tend to be greasy/sticky and as for the toilets they are a disgrace. Every time I have been there the same one toilet is in working order, not clean but barely usable. The bathroom floor is always awash with water and toilet paper. The other two toilets are always clogged and full to the top with water etc. I was always told to judge any establishment by their toilets, these are the areas you can see, imagine how dirty behind the scenes where you can't see is. So based on the state of their toilets I refuse to eat there. Each time I have been there I have complained about the toilets to a member of staff and they don't seem to care.
Jaipur Restaurant (George's Street)
41 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
I had dinner here on Saturday night for my boyfriends birthday and the food was lovely. I had chicken korma and he had chicken saag and they were both delicious. I have eaten here a few times and it's always very busy and I have never been disappointed.
13 Dame Court, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin
The friendly helpful staff here gave 7 of us a great table downstairs last minute on a busy Wednesday evening leading up to Christmas, this really impressed us. They wanted the table back within an hour and a quarter, which was fine. We all had a main only and some wine, I had the yummiest burger I've had for a long time. Everyone had something different from the menu and loved it. The atmosphere was great and they had no problem with another friend joining us just to have a glass of wine. However from the time we were seated to getting our food we only had 10 minutes to eat it, as they needed the table back so it was very rushed. Then it was €36 a head, which I thought, was very expensive for a burger and a couple of glasses of wine. It was yummy though and I will be going back!
Luigi Malones Restaurant
5/6 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
I really like Luigi's I have never had a bad meal there. They do yummy fajitas here and their sangria is gorgeous. The staff are always lovely and the atmosphere is great. I do think they are a bit overpriced though. We always do our girly dinners here and always have a great night. Defo a good spot!
Dundrum Shopping Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin
I had dinner here last Sunday and I always find with Milano's it's hit and miss. The food was quite nice but it's basically a step up from fast food. I found the restaurant very cold, we were down the back at the big windows and it was dark out but they had the blinds up so most people were shivering. The staff didn't seem to care either way about us, taking our order appeared to be a nuisance to our waitress.
26 Blooms Lane , Lower Ormond Quay, City Centre North, Italian Quarter, Dublin
I didn't enjoy my meal here at all. It took ages to get our table for 4 then after saying how busy they were they sat us downstairs and we were the only people? The staff weren't particularly friendly, the food wasn't great we were all pretty unimpressed with our dinner and the bill was quite expensive for what we had. It wasn't value for money by any stretch of the imagination. Obviously as we were the only people downstairs there was no atmosphere at all. I won't be rushing back there anytime soon.
Hard Rock Cafe
12 Fleet Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
I ate here for the first time Christmas week and have mixed feelings about the place. The food was really nice and we had some lovely cocktails and the bill was very reasonable for 3 people I was expecting it to be much more expensive for what we had. On the downside there is no atmosphere as such like other Hard Rock cafes, we were sitting downstairs and we found it very cold, the music is way too loud we had to shout at each other.
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin
We had our work Christmas party here and had a fab night. The food was beautiful everyone was happy with their meal and there were 28 of us and we all got to eat together no one was left waiting. The staff were lovely they looked after us very well, my only criticism is that we had to keep asking them to top up our glasses they let the wine run dry on the tables too many times after being told to keep it flowing until the end of the meal.
El Bahia Moroccan Restaurant
37 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I ate here with a friend from Morocco a few months back, I thought it would be nice to bring him, as it is the only Moroccan restaurant in Dublin. I had never eaten Moroccan food before and thought it was lovely. My only problem was that the space was quite cramped. He however said the food was very bad and for them to sell it as authentic Moroccan food was a joke.
Chez Max (Palace Street)
1 Palace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I love this little place it is like walking into a small cafe in Paris. I think the staff are very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere terrific. The food is yum and great value there is good choice on the menu but it's still very simple and you can wash it all down with a lovely very reasonably priced bottle of house.
Newlands Cross, Naas Road, West Dublin, Clondalkin, Dublin
I had dinner here with 2 friends last week and we shared a bowl of chicken wings for starter, they were very tasty! We weren't finished when our mains came out and considering there was 3 of us eating a starter for one person we couldn't have been very long eating! So we weren't overy impressed with that. I had the steak sandwich, the others had lasagne and chicken noodles. They were all tasty enough.
F.X. BUCKLEY Steakhouse Pembroke Street
1A Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I brought my father here on father’s day last year and had a very disappointing experience. I was actually very angry. He loves a plain steak with chips and peas, no sauces or garnishing which is why I brought him to Dublin’s most famous steak house. Our waitress scoffed at him for requesting it plain, then they couldn't give him peas they were out so he had just chips. His steak was very overdone and dry and he wouldn't send it back. I couldn't get mushrooms with mine as again they were out, bear in mind this was father’s day and they had opened at 5, we got there at 5.30?? How they had already run out of food is beyond me. The manager came out to talk to friends at the table next to us and sat on a table and cursed his head off as if sitting around a kitchen table with friends. The whole experience was a major let down and the staff were very unprofessional. I won't be going back again.
Diep le Shaker
55 Pembroke Lane, (Off Pembroke Street), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I was taken here for my birthday and had always wanted to go and it lived up to all my expectations. The food was amazing, we had a lovely table upstairs and the staff were so nice and attentive. There is a fab atmosphere here and they have great cocktails especially the Mojitos, will defo be going back.
7 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
I ate here last week and was a little disappointed, as I have heard people raving about it. I love Mexican food but was a little let down by my expectations. I found the mains pretty mediocre but on a positive note the starters were nice! The staff kept forgetting about us and were too casual about things though.
Victoria Chinese Restaurant & Take Away
4 Main Street, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, Clondalkin, Dublin
I am a regular at this restaurant, I have to say it's my favourite in the area. The food is always yummy and the staff are very friendly it's a small cosy restaurant great for a romantic meal or for a catch up with friends for a nice evening.