Restaurant Reviews from meganmay

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 21

Member Since: 15 May 2008

Last Visit: 26 September 2011

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Milano (Temple Bar) restaurant

19 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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209 reviews

Reviewed 07th June 2008 ( visited 06th June 2008 )

FAMILY RESTAURANT - what a find. The staff are fantastic. The girls loved their dough balls with garlic butter starters, adored the pasta and dessert and even got free bambinocinnos to finish - fantastic. We will definitely return as a family, and the adult pizzas were great. Fabulous atmosphere. Well done Milanos
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Milano (Temple Bar) restaurant

19 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Cheap Eats

Price Range:

Good
209 reviews

Reviewed 07th June 2008 ( visited 06th June 2008 )

FAMILY RESTAURANT - what a find. The staff are fantastic. The girls loved their dough balls with garlic butter starters, adored the pasta and dessert and even got free bambinocinnos to finish - fantastic. We will definitely return as a family, and the adult pizzas were great. Fabulous atmosphere. Well done Milanos
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Brasserie Sixty6
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

One of the best meals I've had in a long time. Hats off to this wonderful restaurant. From the moment we entered we were treated brilliantly. My starter of seared scallops was delicious, and husband's crab mayonaise was divine. I followed with a spicy monkfish in barlotti beans and chorizo - so good. Hubby had prawns and crab claws for main - so good. The vegatables we had on the side were perfectly cooked and yummy. Sorry I didn't go for dessert but we were stuffed, but did manage some delicious irish coffees - well made. The range of flavours offered on the menu are amazing so I'm just going to have to return to enjoy some more food soon!

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Rustic Stone
South George's Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

great looking menu and service was good, but quite honestly I think the portion sizes are too small for what you are paying, and I am not a big eater! We asked for a portion of truffle chips to go with our steaks and we got 6 chips on a skewer! so, 3 each - ridiculous. I had a starter which was smaller than the bit appetizer my husband ordered. I was so annoyed as we were both looking forward to this experience, but I felt left down. Can't say I will return, it all seems a bit of a gimmick.

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The Dining Room
35 Dawson Street, City Centre South, Dublin

First time at this restaurant, I remember it when it was La Stampa and I used to love the atmosphere and the decor. Now that has been stripped back and to be honest the place is lacking for it. Seemed a bit cold. Food was decent, I had a wonderful earthy mushroom soup to start followed by a roast chicken delicious duck fat roasted potatoes - YUM. My husband's fillet of beef was served with homecut chips, but we both agreed that they were of the frozen variety - NOT GOOD! Waiting staff were very attentive and friendly. For what we got though I thought it was quite pricey - not sure if I'd return.

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Shanahan’s on the Green
119 St. Stephens Green, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin

went to celebrate a special occasion, first time and hope it won't be my last! Had a couple of drinks first in the very busy Oval Office and then up to the main floor. Started with a wonderful starter of scallops - huge portion, succulent and full of favour, followed by the petit filet with a topping of fois gras - perfect! My husband had the smoked salmon plate to start and the larger filet mignon, again done to perfection. We had a wonderful but pricey red, and paid the extra for the veg. - really, could do with just including in the price of the meal! The bread at the start was fantastic also. I was so full I could only manage half of the petit filet and a cup of tea! Wonderful, but very expensive.

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Bon Appetit
9 James Terrace, Malahide, Dublin, Malahide, Dublin

went on friday night with my husband. Only ok really. My tomato and pecorino tart for starters was a tad dry, although my husband did love his salmon starter. I ordered sole for main course and again a little chewy and dry. Hubbie's fillet of beef was ok, not amazing even though it was very pricey. Now since i had ordered the starter from the set menu but the main from the a la carte i was charged a one euro supplement! What in the name of God is that all about? Also, my husband was given very good hand cut chips with his dish, but my sole which came also with chips were of the skinny oven variety that you can buy in the local supermarket. So, 2 drinks to start, 2 starters, 2 mains, tea and one irish coffee came to 146 euro - too expensive for the quality we got! Can't see myself returning to be honest.

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Il Sorriso Restaurant
New Street, North Co. Dublin, Malahide, Dublin

Rip off! Brought my two kids here for meal. No kids menu - why, oh why in this country are families ripped off? My pasta arrabiatta was dried pasta that I can buy myself in the shop, add some tinned tomatoes, garlic, onion and chilli but paid top dollar for it. My daughters garlic bread starter was burned at the edges. They both had ice cream dessert. Please - the pistachio ice cream is so not! Sure, it was green but that was about it for association with what should be a great ice cream. Total let down. Won't be going back.

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Sabor Brazil
71a Camden Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

My first time in Sabor, but will not be my last. My husband and I enjoyed one of the best restaurants in Dublin EVER. The food was just delicious. I never had Brazillian before. The ambiance and atmosphere are fantastic and the service was the best I've ever enjoyed in this city, and among the best we've enjoyed in the world. Honestly we would compare it to the service we enjoyed a number of years ago in Le Cinq in Paris. This is a hidden gem in the city. Not only is it one of the best for dates, but I look forward to returning with a group of friends also. Well done Sabor, you've won us over.

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Al Boschetto
2 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Dried pasta not cooked very well. Side salad with just olive oil, had to go looking for some balsamic myself! Mushroom cream sauce was dried out on top of my dish so obviously heated up. come on folks, just because leinster were playing later is no excuse for such shoddy service and food. Will not return!

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One Pico Restaurant
5-6 Molesworth Place, Schoolhouse Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Very nice. Had a wonderfuly creamy langoustine risotto for starters, followed by fillet of beef and a very memorable creme brulee with orange ice cream for desert. Hubby had a salad to start - not great, aged beef which was good, but homemade chips were not up to much. His choc pudding was wonderful though. The sommelier was great and advised us well. I'd return, expensive though as are all Dublin restaurants - they all need to get real!

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Toscana City Centre
3 Cork Hill, Dame Street (opposite Dublin Castle), Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

great place - will definitely return. My friend and I went for early bird as we were going to see Jack L in the Olympia. Enjoyed a lovely minestrone soup to begin with, my friend had wonderful creamy garlicky mushrooms. We both had the chiken wtih tagliatelle in a creamy pesto - really good, followed by a shared desert of ice cream, espresson, latte, 2 glasses of wine and two bottles of water - all for €54!! Best value ever in an Irish restaurant. Waiter was a hoot - a real character and we were made to feel most welcome. A real find.

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The Oar House Fish Restaurant
8 West Pier, North Co. Dublin, Howth, Dublin

ok - mind you it was a wet windy wednesday night. Was pretty cold to begin with, had to keep our jackets on, not a good thing. The starter of prawns on a skewer with a blue cheese dip was so/so. The blue cheese was largely missing from the dip. Hubbie and I both opted for the fish and chips which were fine. That was it! I imagine on a weekend when the place was busy it would be a nice place to visit. Not sure if I'd go back in a hurry, but still, as with most irish restaurants - way overpriced

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Siam Thai (Malahide)
1 The Green, North Dublin, Malahide, Dublin

brought my two kids here on saturday for early bird and was one of the tastiest meals I've had! Superb value for money too. Starters, (non- shell fish) are a fiver - great value for early bird. I had a green curry with beef for main and it was perfect. One child had a yellow curry with jumbo prawns and potato cubes - sublime, while other had crispy roast duck on crispy noodles and tamarind sauce - faultless. They both managed to tuck into enormous and decadent deserts too - delicious. Three contented and well fed ladies went home that night vowing to return!

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Chapter One Restaurant
18/19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

fantastic yet again. Only quibble is that as a party of two the alcove area away from the main dining rooms is not too atmospheric and kind of out of the way! Food was wonderful, and the staff are the best in the city. Will return, but next time going to ask for a table in the main rooms

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Giovanni’s Pizzeria Restaurant
3-4 Townyard Lane, Malahide, Dublin

Nice place for a family meal. The desserts were not great though - premade ice cream confections taken straight from the packet - not good! Bruschetta was a slice of white bread with some tomatoes and herbs piled on top - need to change this folks. Pasta was good and the girls enjoyed their meals. Won't rock your world, but a good venue for little ones.

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Pearl Brasserie
20 Merrion Street Upper, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

My favourite place to eat, but a tad dissapointing on Friday night! Had to ask to be seated 20 mins after our appointed time, then during the meal we had to ask twice for the POP music to be turned down as it was directly over my head. I'm not sure I ever noticed that before, I do like the artist Pink but not up loud while trying to have a quiet meal with my husband. On the third request they finally turned the music off and did appologise at the end of the night. Food was great, as always, but for such a great place with great food it really was marred by the atmosphere. If I do go back I'm going to check first that the music will be off, or else some very soft jazz in the background, rock and pop just don't suit this venue.

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Les Freres Jacques
74 Dame Street, Dublin City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Have eaten here twice and really enjoyed it. Food is wonderful, staff are great and it's good value for money when you are getting top rate cuisine. Not at all pretentious for a French restaurant which I appreciated. You can see a lot of return customers, always a good sign. Will definitly go back again.

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Milano (Temple Bar)
19 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

FAMILY RESTAURANT - what a find. The staff are fantastic. The girls loved their dough balls with garlic butter starters, adored the pasta and dessert and even got free bambinocinnos to finish - fantastic. We will definitely return as a family, and the adult pizzas were great. Fabulous atmosphere. Well done Milanos

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Cafe Topolis
37 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Went last night with my two young gilrs, (8 & 6) and husband and we were abused by the rudest manager I've ever met. We had made our reservations for a table but when we arrived we were put down stairs to an empty room while upstairs was booming. It smelled of disinfectant, so when I went back up to enquire about a move I was treated to a torrade of abuse by the young manager. In the end I asked who was the customer and he told me he didn't care!! Charming!

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Kajjal
7 The Green, North Co. Dublin, Malahide, Dublin

Fantastic - a real gem to Malahide. The food is scrumptious and the atmosphere is really great. Hard now to get a booking so do it in advance. Will return again and again for sure.

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Patrick Guilbaud
21 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

The best by far in this city. Prices are crazy but the food - oh the food! And the service is impeccable. I've eaten here three times, twice with my husband and once last year for a birthday lunch with my six year old daughter. They treated her like a Princess - she enjoyed the same food as the adults and adored it down to the cheese trolley and petite fours at the end of a three hour marathon! A special place in Dublin. Treat yourself

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L'Ecrivain Restaurant
109a Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This is one venue I will not be returning to. Totally overpriced for the service we got. My husband and I were placed in the poky corner of the mezzanine area and the service was rubbish. Only bright spark was the wine service - very nice lady and good craic.

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