Restaurant Reviews from nmjk22

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County: Kildare

No. of Reviews: 21

Member Since: 24 August 2010

Last Visit: 15 July 2016

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Fallons Cafe and Bar restaurant

Main Street, Kilcullen, Kildare

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Good
48 reviews

Reviewed 19th February 2015 ( visited 17th February 2015 )

We had an impromptu family dinner here the other night. I always like the cosy atmosphere and the open fire of Fallon's. The staff are always very friendly and helpful and the food is always great quality. I had the crab to start which was tasty and juicy. The Prawn skewers were also good. For mains we had the korma with saffron rice. This was lovely and warming on a cold night. I had the chicken which was moist and tender. The only slight negative for me would be the price. A little on the pricey side but I suppose you have to pay that for quality food. I will definitely return here soon.
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The Upper Deck (Galway) restaurant

Shannon Oaks Hotel and Country Club, Portumna, Co Galway, Portumna, Galway

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Cuisine:
Cheap Eats

Price Range:

Good
8 reviews

Reviewed 19th March 2015 ( visited 17th March 2015 )

The food here was lovely. We had mussels and fishcake to start, both very tasty. For mains there was seabass and a lamb. The lamb was very tender. Dessert were also good. Chocolate cake and crumble were great comfort foods. The staff were friendly but the service was slow due to understaffing. The atmosphere was nice and warming. I would come again
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Wild Honey Inn
Kincora Road, Lisdoonvarna, Clare

We stayed here at the weekend. Luckily we had booked a table as it was very busy. The atmosphere is lovely. Really tastefully decorated to give you a warm welcome. The service was good but slow. they may have been a bit under staffed. We did have a long wait for the food but it was worth it in the end. The scallops were beautifully presented and melted in the mouth. The dory looked great and also tasted great. The pineapple dessert was very refreshing. I would definitely come again.

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Viva
27 Richmond Street South, Portobello, City Centre South, Dublin

Really great service from the two guys very friendly and efficient. Food was great quality and delicious and the great value. Would definitely come again

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Blue Ginger Cafe
5 Upp George's St, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Nice place. Done up like a cafe. Food tasted good and was good value. The staff were helpful and attentive

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Sawadee Thai
94 Terenure Road East, Dublin 6, Dublin 6w, Terenure, Dublin

For starters we had Calamari and duck spring rolls. The duck was supposed to come with plum sauce but it came with sweet chilli. For mains we had the ginger beef and the coconut beef. Both quite tasty. The staff were friendly but hard to flag down. The atmosphere is that of a generic thai place. Overall it was a nice meal and not too expensive

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La Mere Zou
22 St Stephens Green, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin

Great food. Great service and lovely atmosphere. Was a bit pricey but we did have a voucher. The sardines and Toulouse sausage were expertly cooked. The hake was amazing so tender and tasty. The lemon posset was great to cleanse the pallet. The staff were very friendly and attentive. I wasn't overly full which was great for a mid day lunch. The decor is nice and bright for a basement. I would definetly come again.

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The Upper Deck (Galway)
Shannon Oaks Hotel and Country Club, Portumna, Co Galway, Portumna, Galway

The food here was lovely. We had mussels and fishcake to start, both very tasty. For mains there was seabass and a lamb. The lamb was very tender. Dessert were also good. Chocolate cake and crumble were great comfort foods. The staff were friendly but the service was slow due to understaffing. The atmosphere was nice and warming. I would come again

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The Upper Deck (Galway)
Shannon Oaks Hotel and Country Club, Portumna, Co Galway, Portumna, Galway

The food here was lovely. We had mussels and fishcake to start, both very tasty. For mains there was seabass and a lamb. The lamb was very tender. Dessert were also good. Chocolate cake and crumble were great comfort foods. The staff were friendly but the service was slow due to understaffing. The atmosphere was nice and warming. I would come again

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Unicorn
12b Merrion Court, Merrion Row, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

Had a lovely lunch here. Had a voucher so limited menu but food was good. Minestrone soup was very tasty. Succulent chicken for mains. The atomophere was nice but a bit crowded. Service was efficient. No banter. Overall quite nice and may return

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Fallons Cafe and Bar
Main Street, Kilcullen, Kildare

We had an impromptu family dinner here the other night. I always like the cosy atmosphere and the open fire of Fallon's. The staff are always very friendly and helpful and the food is always great quality. I had the crab to start which was tasty and juicy. The Prawn skewers were also good. For mains we had the korma with saffron rice. This was lovely and warming on a cold night. I had the chicken which was moist and tender. The only slight negative for me would be the price. A little on the pricey side but I suppose you have to pay that for quality food. I will definitely return here soon.

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JD's Steakhouse
4 Rathfarnham Road, Dublin 6W, Terenure, Dublin

We dined here using a menupages voucher. The voucher we bought allowed us to have three courses from the a la carte menu for a reasonable price. After a little mix up as to which menu we were to order from everything ran smoothly. I had succulent prawn to start. Very tasty. My partner had the pate which was very smooth and nutritious. For mains we had the T-bone steak which was great. Cooked medium for me and blue for my partner. Very juicy and perfectly cooked. The banoffee was lovely as was the apple pie. A little disappointed that they had run out of the chocolate mousse. The atmosphere was warm and cosy. The wine was stored in the ceiling which made for a nice decorative touch. The staff were very friendly and attentive. We got some good banter going.I would definetly come back again.

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The Blazin Grill Steakhouse and Seafood
Belgard Square, Dublin 24, Tallaght, Dublin

I got a voucher for this place from another voucher company. When we arrived we were shown the a la carte menu. Then we were asked did we mention voucher at booking which we did and were told we had to order off the early bird menu. There was no steak on this menu (except miinute) and there was no restriction written on the voucher. So we were dissapointed to start. The food itself was only ok. Had mediocre fish cakes and minute steak.There wasnt much of an atmosphere very busy modern building with lots of windows but no real decor. The staff were friendly to begin with but it did take me about 20 mins to flag down a server for the bill at the end. Overall it was a Muh experience. I wouldn't come back in a rush

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Jacques Restaurant
Phoenix Street, Cork City, Cork

I dined here with my partner. The online booking didnt seem to work so I just dropped in at lunch time to book for dinner. The staff were very friendly and polite. When you walk in from Oliver Plunkett St your first impression is that its a small cafe but as you walk in further it extends back to the street behind. The tables were festively decorated and had a nice art deco feel to them, The atmosphere is nice and chilled. The service was very effiecient and we were told they needed the table for 8.45 and we booked it for half six so we had plenty of time. The food was very good. I had the calamari which was nicley spiced. My partner had the carpachio which was lovely and resreshing. We both went for fish for mains. Cod and Monkfish. The cod was lovley but the Monkfish was melt in your mouth good! We both had the salted caramel tart which was really tasty and much better than most restaurant desserts. I would definetly go again the next time I'm in cork.

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The Table - Portobello
2 Portobello Rd, Dublin, Portobello, Dublin

The food was lovely. We had a prawns and ceviche to start the prawns were warm and in nourishing sauce. The ceviche was refreshing but possibly not the best choice for a cold winters night. The service was a bit on the slow side with just one server and one maitre D. The atmosphere was nice and cosy and great views of the canal. The mains were hake and duck. My partner asked for rare duck which it wasnt but it was still succulent. The hake came with creamy mash and sweet tomato sauce with peas. It tasted delicious. For dessert we shared a chocolate truffle cake with pineapple. Was nice and warm. Overall we enjoyed the experience. Possibly a little bit on the pricey side if you didn't have the voucher but great food and great atmosphere.

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The Ballymore Inn
Main Street, Ballymore Eustace, Kildare

We celebrated a family birthday here. The Sunday Lunch menu was plenty for us and relatively good value. The atmosphere is a bit noisy and like that of a foodhall but I suppose they needed to fit more tables. The food is lovely. Can't really fault it! I had a lovely crab mayonnaise to start with salsa. It melted in the mouth. My dad had bacon soup which he liked. For mains Mum and Dad had made to order roast beef. It was very tender. I had the goats cheese and red pepper pizza which was very tasty. My sister had a lovely plaice.We were quite full so for dessert we had two crumbles with ice-cream. It was lovely. The staff were very attentive but a bit rushed. I think we had new waitress as I asked did they have herbal teas, she replied by saying yes and left the table until it came time to bring the tea. Overall I would highly recommend this place .

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The Hot Stove
38 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin

I booked this restaurant for a friend who was leaving the country. When I booked they asked me if it was for a special occasion I told them and thought nothing more of it. The restaurant is sparsely decorated but looks elegant and fresh. The lovely sash windows look out into a small courtyard. I thought the service was quick and effiecient . We were there on a Tuesday and it was a pre-theatre menu so it was quiet. The amuse bouche was gazpacho which was perfect for the warm day. To start I had a pork croquette which was small but tasty and my friend had a mozzarella salad. For mains my friend had the lamb which was really tender and I had the ray wings which was also very tender and tasty. The dessert were again small but rich in flavours. My friend had a chocolate truffle and I can't remember what I had. When dessert was finished we got a surprise from the chef . It was a plate with the word " farewell" spelt with chocolate sauce and some chocolate mousse. The staff are very attentive and pleasant. I would recommend this restaurant to others.

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The Blackboard Bistro
The Basement, 4 Clare Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Myself and two friends went here last night. The atmosphere is quite nice considering it is in a basement. It doesn't feel dark or cramped. The decor is rich reds. We had the Early Bird Special which was 3 courses for 25 Euro. Its similar to the set menu which is 3 courses for 30 Euro. Quite reasonably priced. When we got the menu's we noticed that twe had different menus. I must say I was looking forward to the quail starter as it had been recommended to me by my friend. unfortunately that was the wrong menu! So I had the smoked haddock soup.It was weird to have a fish soup that wasnt chowder but it was really tasty.MY friend had the calimari. I was expecting it to be battered. I think my friend thought it was ok but a bit tasteless. For mains we had chicken and duck. The duck was really tasty and moist. The Chicken was good too. We were impressed with presentation as the duck came with a cup of potatoes and the chicken came with a round vegetable mix of courgettes. The desserts were equally well displayed with the sorbet in a tall wine glass, the mouse in a cup, the ice cream in a shot glass and the Affogato in a coffee cup. They all tasted great. The service overall was very good. Both of the waiting staff did ask a lot if we were enjoying ourselves. Overall it was a nice evening with good food, service, value and atmosphere

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Chatham Brasserie
Chatham Street, City Centre South, Dublin

I dined here with my two friends on a Thursday evening. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. We were immediately shown to a quite area of the restaurant as a large group had booked the main area. It was nice and cosy and quite so we could talk. Two of us decided to go for the special deal menu (It was something to do with dinning in Dublin). It was 4 courses for 30 euro. My friend went for the butternut squash and goats cheese. It looked and tasted good. I went for the smoked haddock risotto and poached egg. It was unusual to have a risotto starter but it tasted lovely. One friend just opted for a main course of chicken salad which I also had and the other had rainbow trout. The salad was quite different to your typical chicken salad as it contained orange pieces and pomegranate but tasted quite nice. It was a bit dry so more dressing would have mad it nicer. The rainbow trout was good also. The service was effficient and not too quick. The waitresses were nice and helpful. Overall it was a good experience and good value. The manager kept telling us it was great value and that normally it cost a lot more. I wouldn't say it was great value but it was reasonable. I would reccommend this place for a night out with friends.

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Angus Joe's Steak House
Main Street, Naas, Kildare

I treated the family to a meal here. The restaurant was modernly styled. It retained much of the decor from the prevoius proprietors (a burger restaurant). I had a baked cheese dish to start which was lovely and Dad had a jumbo shrimp cocktail. We all had burgers for the main. They were simple enough for the price you pay. Not much salad or sauces in the bun but still good. Some of the main dishes on the menu were quite expensive but there was agood selection of steaks, burgers, asian and continental food. The dessert I had was raspberry fool which looked like it had been bought in but tasted nice. The service was just right not too fast not too slow and the staff were very helpful. I would reccomend it to anyone who would like a nice simple meal at a reasonable price.

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Fallons Cafe and Bar
Main Street, Kilcullen, Kildare

I often come here for lunch on a Saturday to meet my friend. The atmophere is nice and cosy with a large open fire with traditional stonework. We had the open sandwich and the cup of soup option. There are only 3 open sandwichs on the menu with this option but the ones they have are lovely. I had the salmon and my friend had the chicken and stuffing. I was expecting the soup to be a small portion but it was just the right size and tasted wholesome. We shared a dessert of sticky toffee pudding and homemade vanilla icecream which was great and not too filling. We should have had one each! The service is always good and efficient. I think it was good value for lunch but some of the mains seemed pricey.Overall I would reccomend this to anyone passing Kilcullen.

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Tenors Grill Room (Naas)
Fairgreen Street, Naas, Kildare

I visited Tenors with a friend for dinner. It was busy for a Wednesday night I was glad I had made a reservation. The online reservation I made via there website had not gone through so I had to ring them a coulpe of hours before we arrived to confirm. The atmosphere was busy and a little loud as the tables are all quite close to eachother. The decor is nice and modern. We ordered garlic bread to share for starters. This was on the menu as a side dish but they gave us extra bread and charged us for a starter. I ordered the pad thai noodles with prawn. For me it was a bit too spicy but for others it may be fine. My friend had the cajun chicken burger which was nice but lacking a bit in toppings and sauces. To cool my mouth down I ordered the banoffi ice cream. That was lovely and not too filling. The service was very quick and efficient with little time between courese but I felt like they were trying to rush us out as we only spent an hour and bit there for 3 courses. Tenors is good value for money with most starters and desserts 5Euro and most mains were 10Euro.I would recommend it for a week night dinner. I'd say it would be pretty busy at the weekend.

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Jacks Bar & Dining Area @ Killashee House Hotel
Killashee, Naas, Kildare

We visited Jack's for lunch. When you walk in first you notice how dark the whole area is. The decor looks like its been thrown together from leftovers from previous hotels. A bit of day light might have been nice. The food was average. Nothing to rave about. We had the chicken curry which was bland as was the pasta. The pasta was suposed to have chicken but it was hard to find. It was also greasy for some reason. The service was quite slow even though it wasn't that busy. The waiters were polite and helpful once you got there attention but it didn't seem to be managed well. The food was a bit pricey for what you get. It seemed like we were paying for the lavish decor.

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