Restaurant Reviews from neal

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Member Since: 28 August 2007

Last Visit: 04 May 2019

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Camden Kitchen restaurant

3A Camden Market, Grantham Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin, Area Code:

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55 reviews

Reviewed 16th December 2016 ( visited 02nd December 2016 )

First time in Camden Kitchen for dinner, had been a couple of times for lunch and was impressed. The dinner menu didn't disappoint, only slight grumble would be portion sizes - I ended up ordering the cheese plate to finish but an extra sweet dessert, and was by no means stuffed. Bit draughty near the door - if booking ask for a table away from the door.
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Camden Kitchen restaurant

3A Camden Market, Grantham Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Brunch

Price Range:

Good
55 reviews

Reviewed 16th December 2016 ( visited 02nd December 2016 )

First time in Camden Kitchen for dinner, had been a couple of times for lunch and was impressed. The dinner menu didn't disappoint, only slight grumble would be portion sizes - I ended up ordering the cheese plate to finish but an extra sweet dessert, and was by no means stuffed. Bit draughty near the door - if booking ask for a table away from the door.
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JD's Steakhouse
4 Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 6W, Terenure, Dublin

Starters and desserts were below par, the mains were ok but overall not a great experience, and few small issues with the service - on their own they would have been fine but combined left a sour taste when leaving. Won\'t be back

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Vermilion
94-96 Terenure Road, Dublin 6 , Terenure, Dublin

Food was good for the most part (although I ordered the spiciest chicken dish on the menu and it was very mild, no heat in it really). Price is a bit much for what you get.

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Wishbone
16 Montague St, Dublin South, Dublin

Very good wings, decent price, thumbs up!

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Camden Kitchen
3A Camden Market, Grantham Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin

First time in Camden Kitchen for dinner, had been a couple of times for lunch and was impressed. The dinner menu didn't disappoint, only slight grumble would be portion sizes - I ended up ordering the cheese plate to finish but an extra sweet dessert, and was by no means stuffed. Bit draughty near the door - if booking ask for a table away from the door.

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Nandos (Dundrum)
Sandyford Road, Dundrum Town Centre, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin

Small portion sizes but overall we were happy enough.

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Opium
26 Wexford St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Had another fantastic meal on Saturday evening - delicious food, really tasty cocktails (recommend the Old Fashioned!), and a lovely atmosphere.

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Brasserie Sixty6
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Very pleased with the lunch in Brasserie Sixty6 yesterday. Maybe a little overpriced, but the portion sizes were massive - bit too much for a lunch. All in all though - very good and will go back

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Diep le Shaker
55 Pembroke Lane, (Off Pembroke Street), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Had a lovely evening in Diep last night - the food was delicious as usual. Pork and Prawn Dumplings for starters in particular were amazing. The atmosphere was very nice - we stayed for an extra glass of wine because we were enjoying the live music!

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Camden Kitchen
3A Camden Market, Grantham Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin

Was treated to a lovely meal in Camden Kitchen on Wednesday evening for my birthday. It's a nice little place, they take the food seriously and it shows. To start we shared the black pudding potato cake - it was delicious, a layer of parma ham, then the cake, with a poached egg on top and some leaves round the side. It would be a huge starter for one person, but perfect for two. For the mains she had the chicken breast and I had the pork rib, both lovely. Finished off with a dark chocolate fondant, shared. Overall would definitely recommend this place - the quality of food was excellent, but think they may struggle a little as in today's market with their prices

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Brasserie Sixty6
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

First thing that caught us at Brasserie Sixty6 was the service - start to finish the team were excellent. The food was good - although not amazing, and we both felt it was a overpriced - we had chicken wings to start which were over a tenner each, and steaks which were nearly 30 euro. Overall we had a nice meal, but felt the prices need to be adjusted downwards. Thanks

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Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill
51 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

Some friends of ours were very generous to give my partner a voucher for Marco Pierre White's, so we went along on a Sunday evening for a lovely meal. From start to finish the service was excellent, and the food delicious. I had the Beetroot and Goats Cheese Salad to start, she had the Asparagus - both lovely. Next was a fillet steak each, mine with Pepper Classic, hers with Bordelaise sauce. Couldn't fault either. Had a lovely glass of Valpolicella each. Altogether it came to a bit over a hundred euro, and even though the food was beautiful I felt it was a little overpriced.

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Howards Way (Churchtown)
11 Braemor Road, South Dublin, Churchtown, Dublin

Had a nice lunch in Howards Way recently, there were 3 of us dining. I went for the Steak N Mash, was nice but a little on the small side for me - the other 2 dishes were considerably larger. The first was the Open Chicken Sandwich, the other a Chicken fajita wrap type thing which came with 2 salads. Howard's Way is alway dependable for quality though, and the all day breakfasts at the weekend are legendary. Would definitely recommend for those.

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TriBeCa
65 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

Dropped into Tribeca last night without a reservation - they were pretty busy and we were initially told they wouldn't be able to have us, a different girl checked and asked if we'd like a table that would have to vacate in an hour and a quarter, so we took it. Just had the chicken wings and fries, delicious as usual.

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Wongs of Ranelagh
7 Sandyford Road, Ranelagh, Ranelagh, Dublin

Visited Wongs last night for the first time, and was a little let down as I had been expecting more. She had the sesame prawn toast to start, lacked any real flavour and the sweet and sour sauce served with it was more like ketchup. I had the salt and pepper squid, which was rubbery. She had duck pancakes for the main, they were ok. I had the cantonese roast duck, which was passable, again I was expecting a little more. In terms of value it's not worth it, we would have been better off getting a takeaway from the local chinese.

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Montys of Kathmandu
28 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Booked through MenuPages and went for meal for 5 people last Saturday evening. We were looking for something a little different, but a lot of Monty's stuff you'd see on most Indian restaurants - I know Nepal is not a million miles away so can't really complain. The food was good - nobody had a bad word to say about anything they ordered. The Squid for starters were particularly good, various curries and lamb dishes were had for the mains - all good.

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O'Connor's Seafood Restaurant
The Square, Bantry, Cork

Had a wonderful meal in O'Connors last Saturday. We were celebrating, and I'd booked it through menu pages requesting a quiet corner. On arrival we were led to the booth at the back, and made feel very welcome from start to finish. We ordered some champagne, and they brought a dish of strawberries and cream to go with it which was a nice touch. The meal itself was just amazing, chowder to start and then lobster for me, was my first time having it but won't be the last! Overall a great experience and would definitely recommend

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L'Gueuleton
No 1 Fade Street, Off Georges's Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Enjoyed a nice meal here last Thursday evening, we were lucky to be seated straight away after walking in. The service was good, ordered a bottle of Minervois which was nice after it had time to breathe, it was a little sharp at first. She had the French Onion soup to start - was very tasty but a little too much cheese in it. I had the scallops, they were very tasty but a little on the small side. I've since been told there are 2 types of scallops and these were the small ones... For the mains she had Moules Frites, was only ok compared to whenever we've had it away, my Ribeye steak was nice. Overall it was a nice meal in a nice setting, but was left just a little underawed - my expectations were probably too high.

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

Strolled into Koh @ around 7pm on the Bank Holiday monday, nice atmosphere in the place and we just took a table outside seeing it was such a nice day. It was busy enough but not full, but I couldn't fault the service and it was the only concern having read the previous reviews. We had the peking duck to start, lovely. She had the yellow chicken curry for the main and I had the seafood laksa. Both very happy with the meal, would have no problems going back to Koh.

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Scent Garden Restaurant
1st Floor Scholars Pub, Ballycullen Road, Tallaght, Tallaght, Dublin

Decent quality chinese restaurent in the Scholar's pub in Firhouse

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La Peniche @ RIASC
Barge Riasc, Mespil Road Jetty, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

A large group of us went to La Peniche on Saturday evening. We had a set menu with 4 choices for starters / mains and 2 for dessert. The food was good and the service was excellent, from start to finish. Would have no problem revisiting La Peniche

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The Tea Room Restaurant
The Clarence, 6-8 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin

What can I say other than this was a fantastic experience - from start to finish the service was top drawer. We had a glass of champagne on arrival (courtesy of the MenuPages voucher - thanks!), we then ordered and were given first a board of various breads and some black olive tapenade, then a shot glass of soup and a Dublin Bay prawn in filo pastry, both delicious. The starters arrived - she had the Asparagus and I had the Scallops, excellent. For the mains she had the Beef and I went with the Duck, they were very good and the mint mushy peas with the duck were delicious. For a dessert we shared a Bailey's coffee and the Chocolate Sphere - the presentation was excellent - the waiter pours hot chocolate sauce over the sphere to melt it - looks very good but to be honest the taste didn't live up to it. The menu pages voucher says you get the cheaper of 1 of the mains free, if you both have 3 courses - because the Baileys coffee wasn't strictly a main they withheld the discount, but after I politely asked about it they were all smiles and gave it. Our waiters were excellent - it's very rare that service like that is so perfect - the balance between good attention while not being over-fussy was just right.

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Bijou Bistro & Wine
46/47 Highfield Road, Dublin 6, Rathgar, Dublin

Went with a party of 4 on a Friday evening, we had a reservation and it was just as well - the place was thronged with people. From start to finish you couldn't fault the food though, very nice. Not cheap, but I suppose you pay for what you get. Would definitely recommend Bijou.

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Baan Thai (Ballsbridge)
16 Merrion Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

I'd heard that this place was good, so I was very let down. We didn't have a reservation so were shunted up the stairs to the attic, which was quite cold. I ordered the Spicy Prawn Coconut Soup, she had the Prawn Cakes. Both average at best. For the mains she had the Lamb Panang Curry, was the better of the 2, I had the Chicken with Roast Sweet Chili Sauce, which was disappointing. Based on the whole experience, I wouldn't waste my money here again.

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Siam Thai (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin

I was part of a gang of 12 friends that enjoyed a meal in Siam Thai in Dundrum last Sunday afternoon. The food was very good, I had the Wan Ton to start and Chicken with Garlic + Pepper for the main (very Chinesey sounding more than Thai, but not cooked as syrupy), but both very good. Most ordered the thai curries and everybody was happy, apart from 1 friend who didn't receive any main course at all, despite ordering it and asking where it was after not getting it with the rest of us. After a mix up with the starters, overall the service wasn't great but that would be the only complaint with the place. The decor and setting is quite nice as well

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Maloti
34-35 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

Myself and 3 friends went for dinner in Maloti on a busy Saturday evening. We had a reservation, I had booked for 5, there was only 4 of us and we were originally seated at a table for 8, but moved before we had ordered to a table for 4. After that it was all smooth sailing! We all had starters - I had the fish skewers, which came with a kind of coriander pesto garnish, big fan of coriander and I thought this was smashing, fish was done to perfection! I had some Sag Aloo, Pilau Rice and Lamb Dhansak for my main, was very tasty. I usually order Dhansak if it's my first time in an Indian (as it's my favourite dish), and while this one was tasty it wasn't the best I've ever eaten. All 4 of us were more than happy with the meal though, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food. We finished off with an espresso, and they brought us complimentary Sambucas. We had 2 bottles of wine, and at 167 in total it was reasonable for the quality of food we were getting. Will definitely be back to Maloti very soon

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The Dropping Well
Classon's Bridge, Milltown, Milltown, Dublin

Great for a pint + a bit of grub, The Dropping Well has a fairly large catchment area with very little competition in the area.

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The Vaults
(Under Connolly Station) IFSC, City Centre North, Dublin

I would try to avoid this place if at all possible. I was there for a work Christmas party meal last Saturday evening, despite the food + service we did manage to have a good time, but you can be anywhere really with the right people and enjoy yourself. The food was very poor I thought - I had the beef for my main and it arrived cold, not how anyone wants to eat a medium cooked fillet! Another guy's at the table was hot, so it wasn't supposed to be served cold. We were a large enough group, 49 people, it was empty enough until later on when the club started so they should have been able to cope. The maitre D was quite rude, and did absolutely nothing to ensure we enjoyed our night. In fact he went against it, refusing to switch the TV over for a half hour in one of the bars that was empty, because it would 'attract the wrong type of crowd'. He obviously prefers no crowd instead, best of luck with that!

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Toscana (Dun Laoghaire)
5 Windsor Terrace, South Co. Dublin , Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

This was our 2nd time eating in Toscana, and were again very impressed. The table was booked for 4pm on Sunday afternoon, during the lull in between the lunch and evening rushes. The service was excellent from start to finish. To start we had Garlic Mushrooms (x2) and Sfere di Carne, both of which were excellent. For the mains we had the Pollo alla Milanese, Lasagne, Tagliatelle alla Toscana and Spaghetti Carbonara, all of which were very good, washed down with a nice red - Primitivo. I would have no problem recommending Toscana, and will definitely be back.

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Dax Restaurant
23 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I was treated to a meal in Dax last Friday courtesy of the other half. I'd never heard of the place but was very impressed. The staff were very pleasant and there was a nice ambiance. For our starters she had the prawns which really were melt in the mouth, and I had the salmon. For mains she went for the chicken, which was presented very well and was tasty, but chicken is chicken really. I had John Dory - cooked to perfection. We shared a Warm Chocolate Fondant with ice-cream to finish, again very tasty. Overall we were both very satisfied leaving.

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