Restaurant Reviews from neeciered
38 Dominick Street, Galway City, Galway
Reviewed 28th May 2012 ( visited 11th March 2012 )Myself and my boyfriend ate here in March on a friend's recommendation and we're very glad we did. The place is excellent. The atmosphere as soon as you walk in to the place is very relaxed and fun while the staff are very attentive and very french. The menu is simple which is great for me because I find it very hard to make decisions! The set starter was an amuse bouche of soup and a selection of other tasty treats. We got the steak and the fish (can't remember what the fish of the day was) which were both yummy. Not massive portions but plenty to fill you up and leave you satisfied. There was a choice of sides too and we got the gratin dauphinois and the ratatouille which were both delish and perfect accompaniment to our meal. Two thumbs up. We'll definitely be back
PHX Bistro restaurant
12 Ellis Quay, Ellis House, Smithfield, Dublin 7, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 7
Reviewed 09th April 2014 ( visited 24th March 2014 )I am a regular in this place. Absolutely love their food. The menu isn't too big so decisions aren't difficult and they always have lovely specials on. I'm usually there mid week so it is a bit quiet which is a shame because it's a lovely little place and the music they play is a really good mix and is pretty low key. The house wine is a bargain at 10 for a carafe (which is handy when you're not on for a whole bottle!) and everything on the menu is great value. The waitress that usually serves us is really good and very pleasant and friendly and attentive in a relaxed way so you're being looked after but nobody is too much in your face. I recommend this place to all my friends
55 Percy Place, Ballsbridge, Dublin
Had brunch here before Christmas and it was pretty disappointing. The place is nice and bustling and there's plenty of room if you need to bring a buggy but the food was disappointing. If your meal is part of a section on the menu called "Sourdough Avocado Toasts" then you'd expect a lot more than just a thin scraping of avocado mousse on the bread. I would have expected slices or at least it to be thick enough on there that it's the main ingredient in the dish and not a barely noticable smear like butter. They might as well not have put any on it at all for how much was there. It's pretty expensive at 15 euro for that too and wasn't all that tasty. On the plus side the staff were really attentive and pleasant.
324 Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin
Went here for a late lunch. Nice simple menu with plenty of choice. I had the sardines which were very tasty and my boyfriend had the sole. The sole was a bit soggy and oily so was a little bit disappointing but tasted nice nonetheless. The sides were delish. We shared the batata harra and the sweet potato mash and long stem broccoli which were a tasty accompaniment to the fish. Service was a little slow and disorganised but we'll forgive that as they hadn't been open for long. The real star of the show was the sticky toffee pudding we had for dessert. Melt in the mouth and the butterscotch sauce...nom!. I'll be back again
60 Glasnevin Hill, Glasnevin, Dublin
Had brunch here at the weekend. Was a bit quiet but I suppose that's to be expected given it's a little bit out of the way and is expensive. We had a small portion of chicken wings and some nachos which were generously portioned and really delicious. The wings were proper buffalo tasty and the blue cheese dip was blue cheesy enough. The nachos were so fresh and tasty I'm still thinking about them but they'd want to be at 15 euro. Background music and service was excellent. They could do with taking a few euro off each item on the menu as it's priced itself out of places that many would go to regularly. They've McMahon's down the road offering delicious gourmet sandwiches for less than 7 euro so I'm not sure I'd be walking the extra few hundred meters up the hill on a regular basis but if I'm treating myself for a special occasion then I will come back.
318 Clontarf Road, North Co. Dublin , Clontarf, Dublin
This is such a nice restaurant. I had been here once already so I was very excited that we were going back again. It's definitely a place to go for a real treat. The food is exceptional the staff are excellent and the atmosphere is perfect. They have a fabulous cocktail menu too for some pre or post dinner tipples. Love it
16 Aungier Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
Yum Yum Yum. I love this place. I had been here before for brunch which was really delicious and they were happy to accommodate the 9 year old in our party with something bespoke as she wan't keen on the menu choices. Myself and 3 friends went here last Friday and due to bad traffic and one of the girls' car breaking down we were 45 minutes late for our booking. I called as soon as we knew we'd be late and even though they were fully booked (and we were to originally vacate the table by 9) they rearranged their seating for the night so we could still have enough time for the full dinner. The staff were excellent and when we arrived in a fluster they put us right at ease and told us to relax and enjoy that it was no problem. We all loved our food. I had mussels to start (delicious chorizo sauce) and the sea bream for my main (really delicious and not too rich). We all had an espresso cocktail for dessert which was fab and is great when you can't fit another course in but still want a treat! All in all I'd really recommend this place and I can't wait to go back
71a Camden Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I really loved this place. You're not just going there for a meal, you're going there for a 6 hour dining experience where the staff are ridiculously attentive and the food is balanced perfectly. I'm not going to give any more away. If you're treating someone for an anniversary or birthday I'd recommend you bring them here.
12 Ellis Quay, Ellis House, Smithfield, Dublin 7, City Centre North, Dublin
I am a regular in this place. Absolutely love their food. The menu isn't too big so decisions aren't difficult and they always have lovely specials on. I'm usually there mid week so it is a bit quiet which is a shame because it's a lovely little place and the music they play is a really good mix and is pretty low key. The house wine is a bargain at 10 for a carafe (which is handy when you're not on for a whole bottle!) and everything on the menu is great value. The waitress that usually serves us is really good and very pleasant and friendly and attentive in a relaxed way so you're being looked after but nobody is too much in your face. I recommend this place to all my friends
7 Castle House, South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I ate here with 2 friends on Friday for the first time and it definitely won't be the last. We're not big on decision making so got a huge tapas selection of 2-3 starters each and one main to share. Everything was amazing. My personal favourites were the chorizo taquitos and the sopas and the ceviche was lovely and fresh to follow the spicy chorizo. The corn on the cob is really delicious. All this would have come to about 30euro each if we hadn't been temped by the cocktails! Yummy margheritas (frozen ones are delish). We got three each so the bill was about 65 each including tip. Definitely worth it for a tasty meal and relaxed drinks in a cool and friendly atmosphere.
The Capel Building, Capel Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin
My boyfriend and I ate here last Wednesday. I knew the place was quite large and didn't expect there to be much of a crowd in there so I wasn't expecting an atmosphere. There were actually quite a lot of people in but was still a bit disappointed with the atmosphere. There is far too much space not being used here in my opinion as it feels like you're in a hotel foyer or something. We both ordered from the dinner menu and were pleased with the food for the price. I had the pork belly to start which was served with an apple sorbet. Nice idea and was very tasty once it warmed up enough to be able to eat. I had the rib eye for my main which was cooked properly and was tasty (wasn't overly keen on the butter it was served with) and the whole plate (including the salad) had a bit too much oil on it for my liking. My boyfriend had the mackerel and the duck which were both tasty. So all in all it was a tasty meal for a good price.
Oscars Seafood Bistro (Galway)
Lower Dominic Street, Galway City, Galway
Delicious seafood! I went here last week with a couple of friends and was very impressed. The menu all looked delicious and they had a huge selection of specials which made the decision that much harder! We had the starter selection to share. There were pickled mussels in this selection which weren't so nice but the rest of the selection was all delicious especially the croquette and the oysters. I chose the monkfish which was cooked to perfection. It came out surrounding a cake of mashed roast potatoes with chorizo and there were loads of different, very tasty vegetables on the huge plate. The others had hake with cheesy polenta cakes and gurnard with champ which were also served with a yummy veg selection. We couldn't stop there (even though we probably should have) so we had deserts also. I had the creme brulee which was served with rhubarb and was very well presented and really delicious. The others got chocolate pudding and ice cream which were both yummy. The only negative I would say is the decor. They could do with changing the furniture as it isn't the most practical. There are big ugly couches (possibly trying to be moulin rouge style) that block the view out the window from the window seat. Their chairs are also quite big and the place we had at the window was quite squashed so I had to do some strange maneuvers to get in and out of my chair! Other than that I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for really good quality seafood and yummy desserts too
38 Dominick Street, Galway City, Galway
Myself and my boyfriend ate here in March on a friend's recommendation and we're very glad we did. The place is excellent. The atmosphere as soon as you walk in to the place is very relaxed and fun while the staff are very attentive and very french. The menu is simple which is great for me because I find it very hard to make decisions! The set starter was an amuse bouche of soup and a selection of other tasty treats. We got the steak and the fish (can't remember what the fish of the day was) which were both yummy. Not massive portions but plenty to fill you up and leave you satisfied. There was a choice of sides too and we got the gratin dauphinois and the ratatouille which were both delish and perfect accompaniment to our meal. Two thumbs up. We'll definitely be back
L Mulligan Grocer
18 Stoneybatter, Stoneybatter, Dublin
I eat here pretty regularly. They've got a lovely menu with good wholesome ingredients. The portions are just the right size to satisfy without having you over stuffed and they're priced accordingly. They've got a huge selection of tasty beers to go with your meal and the staff are always more than happy to suggest something that might be to your taste and to give you a taster of the draft beers if you can't make your mind up. Everything on the menu is delicious in my opinion. They change it up a bit so you get something new the next time you're in. I don't get starters in here too often but have had the scotch egg and the mussels which were both yummy. Mains I've had are the lamb burger (it's got goat's cheese and a yummy beetroot coleslaw and I don't normally like beetroot), Pork belly (nom!), Stuffed portobello mushroom (delish! Loads of nice things on the plate including a duck egg in breadcrumbs-gooey on the inside and crisp on the outside-a feat of tasty science!), Steak (nice size, tasty and cooked to order) and the haddock and chips (yummy chips and delish mushy peas! I'll be back again and again and recommend it to everyone
7 (Seven) Social Restaurant
76 Benburb Street, Smithfield, City Centre North, Dublin
Decided to try this place having heard good reports about their lunches. I went there with a couple of friends and a child for an evening meal. The atmosphere was relaxed and staff were helpful asking if we wanted anything changed with the dish to suit our young diner. I went for the chicken supreme which was nice enough. The chorizo was chopped up very small so you would hardly notice you were eating it which was a bit disappointing. There was also some red onions in a vinegar reduction that was far too vinegary and I had to leave it on the plate. One of us got a butternut squash cous cous dish which had way too much cumin in it but was still nice too. Someone else had the mackerel which was delicious and I would recommend this dish if they have it on the menu still. The child in our group had the pork and apple sausage and mash which wasn't great. The sausage was nice but if I had made the mash at home myself I would have been disappointed with it. It was watery and had a little too much pepper in it. I don't think the chef was tasting any of the dishes that were going out. Anyway the menu in this place reads well and if the other dishes were seasoned properly it would have been a lot nicer. It's got a nice relaxed feel about the place but for the price I probably won't be rushing back but would like to see it improve a little.
87B Manor Street, Dublin 1 , Stoneybatter, Dublin
I have eaten here twice in the last week! That'll give you an indication of my opinion of the place. I know thai food is hard to get wrong but these guys have definitely got it right. Small unassuming place with a laid back relaxed atmosphere (music supplied by Frank Sinatra and the like), friendly helpful staff, tasty food (I've had the Pad Penang and Mussamun curries and have tasted the Pad Thai and the Gang Dang. I'll definitely be back to try out the rest of the menu.