Restaurant Reviews from mooretallent

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County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 7

Member Since: 05 April 2009

Last Visit: 14 December 2015

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Taste of Everest restaurant

17a Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cheap Eats

Price Range:

Good
53 reviews

Reviewed 12th February 2014 ( visited 11th February 2014 )

Great find! Having spent a lot of time in India I find Indian food in Ireland very drab and same, same with little choice. That is not the case here. This is the restaurant that broke that mold. Excellent food choices at very reasonable prices. Venue wasn't very busy - but then it was Tuesday night & it was snowing outside!! The staff are very polite, friendly and helpful. They know the menu inside out and can help guide you on picking your dishes if you wish. Definitly worth a visit :)
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Addison Lodge restaurant

Opposite Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Carvery

Price Range:

Average
11 reviews

Reviewed 09th August 2015 ( visited 01st August 2015 )

Arrived last Saturday for the carvery as we had a GrabOne voucher and looked forward to trying out this local. The staff were extremely rude when we arrived and told them we had a voucher. They actually made us feel very uncomfortable with their attitude. Given the place was so empty and they weren't rushed off their feet - you would think they could manage to greet customers politely and without attitude. I'm guessing it is the poor customer service that has the venue empty of customers and the reason for the vouchers! Honestly, if they offered us free food & wine - I would not go back their again. We left promptly after our meals despite our original plan to stay after the food for a few drinks. We decided to go to another nearby pub where our custom was appreciated. After mentioning our experience to a few other local people, I learned that the poor attitude of the staff towards their customers - especially from the management - is normal for this venue and the main reason few locals frequent the pub. Very disappointing - but on the bright side, their's plenty of room to improve this venue :)
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Kay’s Food Hall
Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15, Blanchardstown, Dublin

Visited here for breakfast/ lunch with my Dad today. The staff are so slow it is unbelievable - 3 people ahead of me in the sandwich bar q & yet was waiting 20mins to be served. Additional staff popped in behind the counter & then disappeared again. They ignored the q of 12 people waiting to be served. I then joined the q for a hot breakfast & that took 10 minutes to be served - only 2 people being served ahead of me by 2 staff members. Seriously - how did it take so long??! I had to call a staff member over to serve me. Sadly, the sandwich bread had gone a bit stale by the time I got to sit down & eat it! My poor Dad was passing out with the hunger. I would suggest giving this place a miss for food unless you don't mind waiting extraordinary lengths of time to be served.

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Salamanca
1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

The service delivered by all the staff is outstanding - you would think you are in a 5* restaurant. . . .it is that good. There was a busy - yet relaxing atmosphere. Food was lovely. We made it on time for the early bird which is 3 tapas each fr about €17 & a glass of wine for €3 extra. Very reasonably priced which probably one reason that it is so busy! Only criticism is that the tables are very close together. The management & staff make it such a lovely place to dine - we will definitely be back there again! Highly recommended :)

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The Market Bar
Fade Street, City Centre South, Dublin

As a group of 20, we pre-booked a table a few weeks in advance & were assured we could be catered for as a group ordering Sunday brunch. We arrived. The table was great as we were all sitting together at a long table. Water was promptly dropped at the table. 3 people were vegetarians but there was no veggie options on the menu. On the specials board there was a veggie option of an omelette but nobody wanted this for brunch. The waiter was asked to see what the chef could offer as an alternative for vegetarians. The waiter returned to our table & we were abruptly told that all the brunch menu was pre-made & no alternative could be offered. That was the first issue. The vegetarians ordered Eggs Benedict without the meat. My eggs were overcooked & my food was cold. Given the waiters attitude I knew there was no point in complaining. Another 2 orders were forgotten about & despite asking 4 times - arrived 25 minutes after everyone else's food arrived at the table. 2 other dishes had to be sent back. Out of 20 - 12 enjoyed their food and were happy with it. We spoke to the manager at the end to relay the issues and explain why we were so dissatisfied with the service and the food. The manager was as bad as the waiter & was only short of telling us we were making it all up! The manager insisted that 70% of the menu can be adapted for vegetarians. He tried telling us the food is not pre-made. When asked who was lying to us about that - him, the waiter or the chef? He ignored the question . . . .I do think the food is pre-made the day before otherwise the chef could have done something for vegetarians. The service was shockingly bad. The managers attitude and customer service was worse. The food was abysmal, To be fair, I have heard the food in the evening is nice. It's just the venue cannot make a decent brunch & therefore should stop serving it. I'm sad to say - neither me nor my friends will returning there ever again to eat or drink after this experience.

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Hugo's
6 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Was here last night & got the goats cheese salad for starter. It was lovely but nothing spectacular. Same can be said of my main course - I had the plaice & chips. I think this restaurant could have been built up too much by friends so maybe my expectations were too high & I was a little disappointed. Skipped desert but friends got the brownies & they looked amazing! The service was fantastic as was the atmosphere, despite it being a Wednesday night!

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Addison Lodge
Opposite Botanic Gardens, Botanic Road, Glasnevin, Dublin

Arrived last Saturday for the carvery as we had a GrabOne voucher and looked forward to trying out this local. The staff were extremely rude when we arrived and told them we had a voucher. They actually made us feel very uncomfortable with their attitude. Given the place was so empty and they weren't rushed off their feet - you would think they could manage to greet customers politely and without attitude. I'm guessing it is the poor customer service that has the venue empty of customers and the reason for the vouchers! Honestly, if they offered us free food & wine - I would not go back their again. We left promptly after our meals despite our original plan to stay after the food for a few drinks. We decided to go to another nearby pub where our custom was appreciated. After mentioning our experience to a few other local people, I learned that the poor attitude of the staff towards their customers - especially from the management - is normal for this venue and the main reason few locals frequent the pub. Very disappointing - but on the bright side, their's plenty of room to improve this venue :)

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Taste of Everest
17a Lower Baggot St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Great find! Having spent a lot of time in India I find Indian food in Ireland very drab and same, same with little choice. That is not the case here. This is the restaurant that broke that mold. Excellent food choices at very reasonable prices. Venue wasn't very busy - but then it was Tuesday night & it was snowing outside!! The staff are very polite, friendly and helpful. They know the menu inside out and can help guide you on picking your dishes if you wish. Definitly worth a visit :)

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The Bloody Stream Restaurant
Under Howth Dart Station, North Dublin, Howth, Dublin

Very poor food - avoid! After a hike in Howth my friend and I dined here. The restaurant wasn't very busy but there was still an atmosphere. We were shown to a table straight away and given menus. We ordered within 10 minutes of arriving. The staff were pleasant enough. Despite the restaurant not being busy we were waiting 45 minutes on our food. We were delighted when it arrived but that was short lived. I ordered the salmon (€13.95) which was nice. This came with corn on the cob - which was frozen corn pieces as there was no fresh corn delivery that day and they forgot to mention it. It also came with a teaspoon sized portion of coleslaw. My friend ordered fish & chips (€14.95). Again the fish was lovely, but the 'mushy peas' were pureed into a slimy liquid - I'm sorry I didn't take a picture of it to post here as neither of us have ever seen anything like it (nor do we want to again!). We heard the party of 6 beside us complaining about it at their table also. It is worth noting that this restaurant is adding a 10% mandatory service charge on all orders on Saturday & Sunday which is excessive. The food is pricey enough without adding extra onto the bill. A tip is at the diners discretion so we felt that was cheeky of the restaurant. As a good will gesture, the service charge was removed from the bill due to the 'mushy peas'. However, that did not make up for this awful dining experience for which we were not going to pay a service charge for anyway. I'd definitely give this place a miss...there are plenty of other options nearby!

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