Restaurant Reviews from maireide

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Raymonds Restaurant

Distillery Walk, Midleton, Midleton, Cork

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Cuisine:
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25 reviews

Reviewed 25th August 2010 ( visited 14th August 2010 )

Enjoyed a superb lunch on Saturday, 14th August. Food was delicious, a touch of gourmet as if it was evening dinner, every dish so beautifully presented and garnished. Homemade soups and breads scrumptious and want to compliment them on offering me two half portions when I couldn't decide between their two fine choices. It was likewise for dessert and this extra mile undertaken so willingly and with desire to please at all costs is a huge plus when dining and tasting is for me one of life's greatest pleasures! I loved their fresh fish dishes and such variety of same on the menu.Even though It was very busy service was superb. My husband and myself emerged from it as two very happy campers and can't wait for a return visit.
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Raymonds Restaurant

Distillery Walk, Midleton, Midleton, Cork

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Good
25 reviews

Reviewed 25th August 2010 ( visited 14th August 2010 )

Enjoyed a superb lunch on Saturday, 14th August. Food was delicious, a touch of gourmet as if it was evening dinner, every dish so beautifully presented and garnished. Homemade soups and breads scrumptious and want to compliment them on offering me two half portions when I couldn't decide between their two fine choices. It was likewise for dessert and this extra mile undertaken so willingly and with desire to please at all costs is a huge plus when dining and tasting is for me one of life's greatest pleasures! I loved their fresh fish dishes and such variety of same on the menu.Even though It was very busy service was superb. My husband and myself emerged from it as two very happy campers and can't wait for a return visit.
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Beeches Restaurant
Clonmel Garden Centre, Glenconnor House, Clonmel, Tipperary

Took my two grandchildren, ages 3 and 5 for lunch here today and asked if they could have half an adult portion. It wasn't a problem. Their plates of turkey, REAL HAM, carrots, cabbage, mash and roast potato were piled high and was eaten with gusto. I had same portion myself and really appreciate being able to have a half portion as it leaves room for their many home made mouth watering desserts. The dinners cost €15.95. One would travel far to beat that for value as food was of very high quality and so generous. Staff couldn't be more pleasant. The Polish waiter took the dinners to the children himself to save me carrying a tray. A more accommodating, smiling waiter one couldn't find. The chef gave me the recipe for their scrumptious orange and almond cake and took upon himself to print it out. His cooking is so wholesome, varied, and like all of his staff he goes out of his way to please everybody. There's a lovely, friendly atmosphere here and one's custom is really valued. Thank you all a million times.

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My Thai
The Beacon Hotel, Beacon Court, Dublin 18, Sandyford, Dublin

This was one of those special vouchers which we weren't pleased with. It included a bottle of wine priced at €25.00 per bottle.......... When we added up the cost of our meal for two from the menu it came to €50.00 without tea or coffee so money-wise there was no deal but huge disappointment and the hassle of lugging around this bottle next day as we travelled in public transport. The meal was ordinary run of the mill and didn't have the flavours of other Thai restaurants. My fruit platter was tasteless and contained no Thai addition whatsoever, no sauce, no herb and the mango was of the cheapest variety, black in places and rock hard. Well we didn't feel "so full" at all. We declined the tea and coffee

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Baileys No.42 Restaurant
Baileys Hotel Cashel, Main Street, Cashel, Tipperary

I enjoy this restaurant whenever I visit and never had a disappointing meal there. I love the flavour of their smoked chicken salad and my husband can't pass their fillet steak. Everything is so beautifully presented and great use of herb and garnish. We had a lovely homemade soup with smashing brown bread. The desserts were equally tasty and as always roulades and meringues are homemade. They do an exceptionally gorgeous trifle but they didn't have it on. In the past I enjoyed a parfait like no other in this restaurant. If they are reading this perhaps they might think of putting it back on the menu again! What I really like about this restaurant is that you can wander in off the street as we did and eat upstairs/downstairs depending on availability and really I don't mind where I eat once the food is of high quality and indeed it is just that here. Another plus is the pleasant staff who go extra miles to give you what you want - be it a bit of this or that- whatever request you have they will try to accede to it. I often drop in on a Sunday morning for a portion of dessert or soup to take away and again there is no problem. I like this restaurant. The customer is always number 1

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Nash 19
19 Princes st Cork, Cork City, Cork

I like this restaurant because I get such fine wholesome food with a bit of this and a bit of that and can take anything on the menu away and enjoy Nash's at home next day! What I don't like about is if I don't get there before or after the main lunch time. I' be in a queue out on the street. I know that speaks for itself. I love their salads, soups and desserts but they don't make their delicious fruit crumble often enough!. I'm not a meat eater but when I see the very fine portions being served I weaken and take one away. The staff are so friendly and though they are all so busy they are the essence of what good staff relations should be and how to make a customer feel valued and appreciated. You won't get out of here without a fond farewell and a very genuine THANK You so why would you not want to go back?

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Crawford Gallery Cafe
Emmet Place, Cork City, Cork

This restaurant I cannot avoid anytime I go city shopping in Cork. The main attraction is the homemadeness and wholesomeness of its food. I've enjoyed all its main courses but its their fish cake that does it for me. Now this is served normally with salad leaves but I always ask if they would replace those with the hot veg of the day and there's never a problem. So I end up with a large size fishy fishy cake, delicious creamy mashed potato and two veg- beautifully garnished and tasty tartare sauce. As soup is always delicious and varied - its a must and the freshly-baked brown bread served with it has no equal anywhere. I'm always full to the gills after those two courses but find desserts irresistable. I weaken and my difficulty is always in choosing as they are all so freshly home-cooked and different to your average. The kindness and eager -to -please waitresses will always allow a half portion of one or two if it can be done. Then you sure have a treat. Do try to fish out this magnificient café/restaurant. I don't eat a morsel until next day and it isn't that I feel bloated or unpleasantly full but hunger is at bay for 24hrs and the all those delightful tastes linger........and and my purse is not that much lighter either.

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Buenos Aires Grill
Unit 2 Castle Way, Golden Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

My husband and myself enjoyed one of the finest meals ever in our Capital city - in this restaurant on Wednesday last. The warmth of their welcome, the buzz and energy of the place, staff hopping around with large dishes of food and beaming smiles and all diners happily chirping and savouring - such was the ambience that touched us and excited us as we waited to be seated. We both had fillet steak. It was the largest, most succulent, finger-licking piece of meat that we ever tasted and I doubt if we'll drool over its likes again until we get the opportunity to dine in this restaurant. Its accompaniments were equally delicious - a variety of roast veg. and hand- made chunky wedges of real potatoes. We barely had room for dessert but enjoyed a fruit crumble between us and this was wholesome and home-made. I tire of these bought in frozen ones in so many restaurants. Not here though. One can see the chefs cooking in the kitchen and the meticulousness to detail with every dish. We loved the place and you would too!

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La Lavanda
Main Street, East Village, Douglas, Cork

Three of us dined here on Saturday evening. It was pretty busy but staff were very pleasant and courteous and there was no delay with service. Our salads of chicken and bacon were so generous and flavoursome as was the steak dinner. My only moan and for me it is a big one - Desserts.We saw them in the cabinet. They were the kind you get in so many restaurants nowadays - bought in, manufactured, synthetic. Not good at anytime and p;articularly NOT for an evening meal. Why, oh why does a good manager allow that to happen -the winding up of a very good meal leaving such a sour taste? Endless cookery books out there jumping out at us with mouth-watering desserts which we expect to enjoy when we go for a meal even if there was an extra charge....

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Cornucopia
19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I live in the South Midlands and visit Dublin pretty often. My best day which is over 12years ago now was the day I discovered Cornacuppa restaurant. I was hooked and have remained ensnared ever since. The city caters for all kinds of cuisines and I've tried them all but I love everything about this restaurant. Firstly I feel so assured that what I am eating is wholesome, organic, varied, so tasty, so filling, such good value and served with a smile and with such appreciation for your custom. I try to avoid lunch time as the queues are out on the street which reflects the popularity of the place. Dining there is the highlight of my day /week-end in Dublin and I come armed with tupperware for a few take aways! Their variety of salads has to be seen to be believed and you are offered two with your main meal. If you don't have a main meal their soups and a portion of salas will fill you up for the day. Please don't leave without sampling their apple/fruit crumble. It is like no other. Every morsel of food in this restaurant is delicious, different, has great use of herbs and mostly all are gluten/fat/dairy and sugar free. I could go on and on with my A++ review but one very important note to close with and that is the superb value for money. Every dish is very reasonably priced and costs less if you want it to take away so you can enjoy a meal here from a fiver upwards. I just LOVE it.

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Koh
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

My husband and myself were seeking out a busy restaurant around city centre and adjacent to the Luas when we came upon this delightful restaurant with all kinds of cuisine. The menu choices was extensive but not expensive! As we both love thai we tried out their salads- beef for hubby and I had the crabmeat. Both were delectable and so full of Asian flavours. For a euro we were offered unlimited glasses of sparling water which were a great thirst quencher. Usually thai resraurants don't have much variety in desserts apart from ice cream. Not so here. I enjoyed a mouth-watering mango sorbet which the smiling, helpful waitress assured me was made in the premises and we shared a chocolate brownie which was superb.On the way out the Manager thanked us for our custom and when we told him of how happy we were with our dining experience he immediately gave full credit to his pleasant staff. It was so lovely to hear the praise and positivity about his hard working business. He noticed my Munster rugby jacket and so a chat re rugby and G.A.A ensued. We will certainly return again and would highly recommend this restaurant for all kinds of dining and being reassured of obtaining good value for money.

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Lord Kenmare's Restaurant
18 College Street, Killarney, Killarney, Kerry

My husband and myself had a meal before a show in the Gleneagle last night. We didn't have a booking but were happily accommodated by a very efficient, smiling waitress when we assured her that we only required a pre -show quick bite. Delicious home made breads and jug of iced water immediately graced our window table. We enjoyed the rack of Kerry lamb(and it was KERRY lamb) and fillet steak - well done as requested, beautifully garnished, generous and served with roast veg salad and three kinds of potatoes. One word describes the meal - mouth-watering.I had time to gulp down a chocolate fondant - it was to die for. I regretted having to rush but will certainly be back for more. While we enjoyed the show it was this scrumptious meal which has lingered in our minds today. A negative is hard to find - perhaps more home-made Kerry desserts! A wonderful culinary experience which I would highly recommend and which I hope to delight in again.

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Lily Mai's - Closed
Thomastown, Golden Cashel, Cashel, Tipperary

Fifteen of us had a most enjoyable culinary experience in this restaurant on Friday night. We all thought that the food was very tasty, generous and reasonably priced. I loved the fish cake and steak sandwich and also managed to taste coronation chicken and pork belly - all delicious. The young smiling waitresses were most efficient and pleasant. Soup was very wholesome as was the home-made brown bread. I would have liked a better choice in the desserts. The brown bread ice cream was lovely but very easily chosen! Overall I would rate Lily Mai's very positively and I commend them for serving generous portions of good food at very reasonable prices.

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Lemongrass Restaurant - Clonmel
The Butter Market, Gladstone Street, Clonmel, Tipperary

Enjoyed a superb meal here with my husband and son whose wife had given birth to our first grandchild the day before. We were starving and didn't have a booking so we appreciated their smiling and accommodating service on our arrival. We had a starter of duck spring rolls and thai chicken salad. Delicious. Main courses were green curry, beef stir-fry and I had phad chicken. All had a great abundance of thai flavours produced by four thai chefs who could be seen cooking the dishes.We all loved the food but thought it a little bit expensive when dishes don't have a too- generous portion of meat. We got a take away for our new mother who really relished the tastes. Our thai meal was much more enjoyable than any of the ones we would have tried in our Irish cities from time to time. Therefore if thai food is your thing I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Chez Hans
Cashel Co Tipperary, Cashel, Tipperary

We had our staff night out in this restaurant and went for early bird. It was divine and tremendous value for money. For €34 euro we enjoyed a most sumptuous 3course evening dinner and were full to the gills at the end of the night. We loved the tasty, fresh, wide-choiced food and their readiness to make any alterations to the menu if we so wished - like choosing the vegetables or sauces from a different dish. I've also eaten from their other more- expensive menu which is simply delicious too but you would need 3hours on a thread mill in order to help with the digestion of the richness of all its varied, beautiful food. Don't book it too late or you will be tossing and turning in the sack after! Early bird or late owl, dining here is such a culinary experience. It is worth saving up for it if there's an occasion as it is a restaurant with an old world look but so modern in its presentation, cooking, variety and choice of the best of good food

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Hans Cafe
Moor Lane Cashel Co Tipperary, Cashel, Tipperary

CONSISTENCY is the key word here re delicious food, wide choices in all the courses,smiling,helpful staff, superb value for money.I keep returning to it and have sampled everything on the menu. Each visit is a delightful, culinary experience and has never failed to please in all its areas. I wish its owners would furnish us with a cookery book - food is so gorgeous. I enjoyed wholesome mushroom soup with homemade breads, organic loin of succulent pork on a bed of full-flavoured red cabbage and lots of fresh veg on the above date. Amonst my favoutite meals is their coronation chicken,lamb cutlets and all their fresh seafood dishes. Desserts are irresistible.I love the iced nougat, chock mousse, their rare bread and butter pudding and home-made ice cream. I bring a tupperware in order to take a second one away! Can't do this café justice. My slight grouse would be -is to find a seat at lunch time- it fills up so quickly and also that it doesn't open on Sunday or Monday..

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Juice Vegetarian Restaurant
9 Castle House, South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I love this restaurant with its authentic, varied vegetarian options. I particularly love their wholesome, generous smoothies and sumptous desserts and appreciate the fact that all their meals can be taken away if in a rush. Would love to get the recipe for their passion fruit, mango and orange smoothie! Their sugarfree crumble and chocolate, hazelnut cake are to die for. My only grievance is that the restaurant doesn't open til 12 and when you travel up from the midlands a healthy breakfast in Juice would be such a treat.

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Chapmans Coffee House
Richmond Mill, Emmett Street, Clonmel, Tipperary

I rarely eat in this restaurant but if I go by the buzz of a very busy place where diners fill the dining room at all times during the day and also by the wholesomeness and good value of the food I take away every Saturday one has to deduce that this is a very popular eatery. I take out their paninis, soups and desserts and can't praise them highly enough and love to share with equally passionate people re their food when I get home. It is not the place for a long, lingering lunch or meal but if you are hungry and hanker after honest -to -god home cooking this is your place.

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Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa
Main Street, Clonakilty, Cork

Had breakfast and evening dinner here. Was glad I had evening dinner on the night before the breakfast as you would not be able for any other meal on the same day- it was enormous, so varied, wholesome and full and plenty of everything. I Ioved the generous portion of freshly-cooked halibut - a rare delicacy for breakfast nowadays. Apricot compote, fruit salad and prune compote were just my choice of food! Every diner has to be spoiled with the choices here. The same goes for evening dinner. The presentation of their delightful food is a work of art. So much care is taken to ensuring that your dining experience is a culinary one and one that you will want to keep returning to. My husband and myself regret that it isn't nearer to home!

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Fishy Fishy Restaurant
Crowleys Quay, Kinsale, Kinsale, Cork

This was my first visit to this restaurant and I was so taken with its delightful seafood that I went back for more. It had a reputation for being expensive but it isn't at all. I got their warm chilli mixed seafood salad and for €15.95 it was such a fine, substantial meal and included potato wedges. The taste and flavours were so mouth-watering and tangy. I also added a summer berry trifle and its home-made taste was so refreshing...and again not expensive at €5.95. It is a very, very busy place and expect a bit of a wait before securing a table. But rest assured you won't mind the length of the wait as the food you will be presented with is like no other - pure, fresh from the sea, Simply Delicious!

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Raymonds Restaurant
Distillery Walk, Midleton, Midleton, Cork

Enjoyed a superb lunch on Saturday, 14th August. Food was delicious, a touch of gourmet as if it was evening dinner, every dish so beautifully presented and garnished. Homemade soups and breads scrumptious and want to compliment them on offering me two half portions when I couldn't decide between their two fine choices. It was likewise for dessert and this extra mile undertaken so willingly and with desire to please at all costs is a huge plus when dining and tasting is for me one of life's greatest pleasures! I loved their fresh fish dishes and such variety of same on the menu.Even though It was very busy service was superb. My husband and myself emerged from it as two very happy campers and can't wait for a return visit.

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Fiacri House
Boulerea, Knock, Roscrea, Tipperary

Our favourite restaurant in the country for authentic, mouthwatering home cooking - from the wide selection of starters to the same for so many scrumptious desserts.The owner is a recipient of a Féile Bia National award and traceability is to the fore. As one who have attended the chefs popular cookery classes I know she sources most of her fruit, veg and herbs from her own garden. We love the ambience, the warmth of decor, comfort of the surroundings, the Irish welcome and smiling, attentive staff who will go that extra mile to ensure that your experience will be a culinary delight. To find a negative is difficult - trying to choose from the variety of main courses; having to fast 12hrs in advance to find room for large portions - a delight if in the company of hungry, hard working men! You are assured of getting the best value for money and I've no hesitation in giving it the highest rating possible. In these days of recession there's no skimping here.

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