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De Brúns restaurant

Ashleigh Centre, Main Street, Castleknock, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Brasserie

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Good
106 reviews

Reviewed 29th April 2014 ( visited 14th March 2014 )

This is a real gem of a restaurant which I frequent often as a resident of Castleknock. The steak on the stone is easily the most tender and delicious steak I have ever tasted in my life. There is a real cosy ambiance here and a lively atmosphere at the weekends. The only shortcoming of the restaurant is that service can often be slow but overall, this restaurants delivers a consistently enjoyable experience.
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De Brúns restaurant

Ashleigh Centre, Main Street, Castleknock, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Brasserie

Price Range:

Good
106 reviews

Reviewed 29th April 2014 ( visited 14th March 2014 )

This is a real gem of a restaurant which I frequent often as a resident of Castleknock. The steak on the stone is easily the most tender and delicious steak I have ever tasted in my life. There is a real cosy ambiance here and a lively atmosphere at the weekends. The only shortcoming of the restaurant is that service can often be slow but overall, this restaurants delivers a consistently enjoyable experience.
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Beeftro - Balfe Street
5 Balfe St, City Centre South, Dublin

Beeftro is somewhere I've heard about for a while and when I finally found the time to go I was not disappointed. For starters we had some seriously good chicken wings and the absolutely divine chorizo cheesy bread. That bread is amazing. If you go, get it. In fact if I was passing and had a spare 15minutes I'd go in and get it. For mains we got the burgar (pretty good) and the rump steak and mash (much better). For dessert we had the chocolate brownie and rounded it all off with a bottle of the reasonable house red. All in all its not too pricey and its definitely a good night out. Highly recommend.

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Seagrass of Portobello Bridge
30 South Richmond Street, Dublin 8, Portobello, Dublin

lovely restaurant with an excellent hostess. great service. byob policy made it such an affordable night out and the risotto starters were really good. qould definitely go back

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The Green Hen
33 Exchequer street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

My mother and I went here for lunch recently and were terribly impressed. The atmosphere is authentically french and the service is prompt and helpful. The highlight of the meal was a duck and lentil dish my mother ordered for her main, it was spectacular. I am very eager to return here

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The Vintage Kitchen
7 Poolbeg St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

One of the best and pleasantly surprising restaurant in Dublin right now. This place is serious value for money. For such a small place it's quite an ambitious menu but they completely deliver. Portion sizes are outrageously (never a bad thing in my opinion) and the staff suggest putting together a doggy bag for anything you can't finish (very nice touch, no waste). The seafood chowder was easily the best I have ever had and the chocolate fondant for dessert was delicious beyond belief. Service is excellent and incredibly friendly. Will definitely start frequenting this place as often as I can.

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The Counter Suffolk Street
20 Suffolk Street, City Centre South, Dublin

excellent burgars but a little bit expensive as a place to frequent often. Great selection of toppings and good service

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Neon Asian Street Food
17 Camden Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This place is some of the best Asian food I have ever had. So delicious and great value. Speedy service and the free ice cream afterwards is such a nice touch! Bring your own flake though, worth it. Will be returning several times

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Bunsen
36 Wexford St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Easily the best burgars in Dublin. SO tender and juicy. Top quality stuff, gerat value, will be back

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Amuse Restaurant
22 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

Went here for a bit of a christmas celebration and splashed out and got the 65e tasting menu. It was incredible. 65e sounds steep but this was absolutely worth it. We began with a triple amuse bouche, a celeriac foam, a caviar and avocado mango twirl and kind of onion twirl- amazing. What followed was 5 courses of of varied and unusual deliciousness. A particular highlight were the smokey sweet prawns, they had just a tiny hint of spice. Honestly one of the most delicious dishes I have ever tasted. Service was wonderful, and the house white was outstanding. Would definitely recommend. Top marks.

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De Brúns
Ashleigh Centre, Main Street, Castleknock, Dublin

This is a real gem of a restaurant which I frequent often as a resident of Castleknock. The steak on the stone is easily the most tender and delicious steak I have ever tasted in my life. There is a real cosy ambiance here and a lively atmosphere at the weekends. The only shortcoming of the restaurant is that service can often be slow but overall, this restaurants delivers a consistently enjoyable experience.

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Il Segreto
13a/b Merrion Row, City Centre South, Dublin

I visited this restaurant with my boyfriend early on a thursday evening. I had been drawn to this restaurant because of its beautifully decorated exterior and the interior is much the same. The menu for the early bird was very well balanced and reasonable enough too.I started with the goats cheese salad while my partner had the salmon. Both were ok but nothing spectacular. For the main i had the fish (it was a white fish but i cant remember exactly which) and it was very nice. My boyfriend had the the lamb and was equally satisfied. The service was very prompt as it should be for a pre-theatre menu which was good. All in all, il segreto is a very nice restaurant where the decor and atmosphere really make the experience one to remember.

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

Les Freres Jacques is easily my favourite restaurant in Dublin. I come here very often and both the food and service are exemplary. Being a traditionally French restaurant, all the waiters are French and friendly and charming. The quality of the fish in this place exceeds any restaurant nearby, the sole being a particualr favourite. I once had a carrot puree brulee with scrambled egg and a parmesan twist as a starter that was just so interesting and tasty. The table d'hote menu for four courses at €35 is beyond reasonable and with half price wines on monday and tuesday, its a firm midweek favourite. I cant stress enough the value of this restaurant and the quality of the food.

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Peploes Wine Bistro
16 St Stephen's Green, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin

I have been to Peploes several times for lunch and it has always been an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately I found things to be different recently. The waiting service had to be asked several times to bring water and bread and we had to wait almost ten minutes for butter. Not only this but the restaurant had less than 12 people eating at this point. The sauce that accompanied the Daube of beef for the main, I personally found to be sickeningly sweet and i didnt finish it. I chose not to have a dessert although one of my party said the orange and raspberry cheesecake was very nice. In my opinion Peploes has really gone downhill in both food and service, but it is still a nice spot in a great location for a saturday lunch, personally I think there are now far better restaurants along that street and I would head to one of them before Peploes again.

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Boulevard Cafe
27 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

i ate here on monday night with my boyfriend and was initially very impressed, the interior adn atmosphere of the place is wonderful. unfortunately the food and the service in this restaurant is a let down. we felt far too rushed in ordering our food and for both my starter and main course i was brought the wrong dish (the waiter did not take the time to write down our order and obviously mixed things up). when the food eventually did arrive it was very dissapointing. i had the goats cheese salad for my starter which was just an undercooked lump of cheese placed on top of some tasteless rocket with some onions ont he plate. i had the carbonara pasta for my main and it was wholly underwhelming. i would say that the place is good value in that we got two courses for €17 but i wouldnt say that the food we recieved was even worth that much. i will not be returning here

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Myos Bar
Main Street, Castleknock, Castleknock, Dublin

myos would be my local and since they re-vamped their bar food menu i have been especially pleased. the food is reasonably priced and is quite good. the menu offers a great selection althought most of the time i order the grilled chicken ceasar salad which is delicious. the carvey in myos is also one of the best i have ever sampled although is you go late in the day the meat can sometimes be quite dry.overall this is a great place with friendly service!

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Castello Bruno
Main Street, Castleknock Village, Dublin 15, Castleknock, Dublin

i visit this restaurant quite frequently with my family for a reletively casual night out during the week and not once have i been particularly impressed. the last time i ate here i ordered the goats cheese and rocket salad as a starter which was terribly mediocre but far superior to what my mother and brother recieved. they ordered the stuffed mushrooms which cost €8 and got four tiny breaded mushrooms barely stuffed with anything at all accompanied by a handfull of stale looking lettuce,a dissapointing start. for my main i ordered the steak which was overpriced and came with nothing,side orders had to be purchased separately. that being said,the steak was delicious. my brother ordered a pasta with prawns that wouldnt have been to my taste anyway but he said it was "fine". my mother ordered the beef burgar,as usual, which i find to be unimpressive but the menu doesnt exactly offer that much choice. the service in this place is terrible. it takes such a long time to order anything and often i have been tempted to make a point of leaving without paying the bill because its so difficult to actually ask for it. i come to this place because of the atmosphere and location but for nothing else

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De Brúns
Ashleigh Centre, Main Street, Castleknock, Dublin

for me,this restaurant is a win. the weekday early bird menu or the sometimes offered €15 steak on the stone is great value. i am aware that some of the dishes on this menu are much better than others and you would need to be careful about what you order but the steak on the stone cannot be beat. it comes with three sauces; garlic butter, bearnaise and a pepper sauce. the garlic butter and bearnaise are, to say the least, not good but the pepper sauce is delicious and the steak(which you cook yourself on a hot stone) is tender and tasty. i will say,however, that to dine in this resaurant from the a la carte menu during the weekend would be very expensive and leave the diner feeling unsatisfied for the amount that they have spent. overall it is an above average establishment with supreme steak!

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

i came here for a saturday lunch with my uncle and i have to say it was very pleasant. the food wasnt particularly exceptional but it was reasonably priced. i thought that the wine menu was excellent and had a wide varitey and would definitely return to this restaurant again.

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Mongolian Barbeque
7 Anglesea Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

i have visited this restaur ant many times and i find it to be one of the most unique and pleasant eating experiences in all of dublin. your money goes a long way here and the food is definitely of a very good standard. the fact that you can choose from so much and mix and match all the things you like adds such an element of fun to the meal. the place is not too loud either and can cater for small or large groups. i first ate here in 2005 and have been revisiting the place again and again for the past few years!

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The Barge
Charlemont Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

the food for the sunday lunch was very average. i found the chicken to be very dry although we did eat rather late for a sunday lunch and it had probably spent quite a while on display.the price of teh food is decent enough and is good value for the amount you get.overall i found it to be a pleasant place in which to eat and drink on a sunny sunday afternoon and it is located directly across form the luas stop a charlemont which is also very convenient.

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