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Howards Way (Rathgar) restaurant

8 Orwell Road, Dublin 6, Rathgar, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 6

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83 reviews

Reviewed 18th April 2011 ( visited 16th April 2011 )

Went here on Saturday 16th April with my wife, the manager was very friendly & helpful. I had the smoked chicken feta salad for starter which was delicious, my wife had the chicken wings, which she adored. My wife then had the fish special for the main course which she loved, and I had the steak well done and I must say I disagree with the other review here, the steak was superb. I would recommend the skinny fries also. I would advise you to book this place in advance as its always very busy, & why wouldn't it be, the food is top notch and it's great value for money, where else are you going to get Starter, Main Course, Tea/Coffee & a Complimenrtary bottle of wine for €49 for 2 people.
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Howards Way (Rathgar) restaurant

8 Orwell Road, Dublin 6, Rathgar, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 6

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Cuisine:
Breakfast

Price Range:

Good
83 reviews

Reviewed 18th April 2011 ( visited 16th April 2011 )

Went here on Saturday 16th April with my wife, the manager was very friendly & helpful. I had the smoked chicken feta salad for starter which was delicious, my wife had the chicken wings, which she adored. My wife then had the fish special for the main course which she loved, and I had the steak well done and I must say I disagree with the other review here, the steak was superb. I would recommend the skinny fries also. I would advise you to book this place in advance as its always very busy, & why wouldn't it be, the food is top notch and it's great value for money, where else are you going to get Starter, Main Course, Tea/Coffee & a Complimenrtary bottle of wine for €49 for 2 people.
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JJ O'Malleys
Bridge Street, Westport, Westport, Mayo

Went here with 3 other people last Saturday, its a pub with a restaurant upstairs, it was busy downstairs, so they seated us upstairs which was nice, we didn't feel like sitting at the bar. We ordered pints when the waitress took our order & the Guinness duly arrived in plenty of time by the time our food arrived. We all went for burgers, the plain started off around 12 euros, and then they increased in value the more stuff that was added to them. Overall we all enjoyed the place, the toilets were up one flight of stairs, if you wanted another drink, you could go back downstairs, you're in the centre of town there anyway, so when you leave, you'll be spoiled for choice as to where to go. Would definetly recommend it.

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

Heard a lot about this place from a friend who's been raving about the early bird so decided to check it out. 3 courses for 19 euros or 2 courses and a glass of wine for 22 euros. I'm a big wine person myself, so the big plus is the fact that its a Bring Your Own Wine policy with no corkage, in the end I didn't find an off-licenece with a nice bottle so chose from their own menu., I went for the smoked pork, fennel & chicken pie with hummus & rocket for starter, to be honest I wasn't too sure what to pick, so i went for this, I finished it, but wouldn't recommend it, that adage that if you pay for something, you will eat it, holds up. I had the Penne, gorgonzola, spinach & mushroom for the mains, I liked it. Overall the service was superb, the food came out quite quick, but for me choice on the menu wasn't extensive, and even the BYOW policy wouldn't sway me to go back.If you're thinking of going, just check menu 1st but for me, wasn't enough, everything else was fine, imaculate toilets, plenty of room while dining etc & close to town & plenty of pubs in walking distance. I will leave the choice up to you.

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Enoteca
Market Lane, Westport, Mayo

Went here along with 5 other people, the premises is quite spacious & very modern looking. They have an early bird special, 20 euros for 2 courses, we all went for starter and main course, and had a bottle of Peroni, only beer available however they have plenty of different kinds of wine. I had Bruschetta & a pasta dish & was quite happy, didn't think it would fill me but was stuffed afterwards, if you want a pizza you need to go somewhere else, however theres plenty of options available to suit most peoples tastes. The service was good & the waiter was friendly, would recommend this place.

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Riva Restaurant - Harolds Cross
53 Rathgar Avenue, South Dublin, Harolds Cross, Dublin

Myself & my wife visited this place in the 1st week of May. We've been meaning to check it out for a while. We went in for lunch & I must say we were both dissappointed. We went for Italian meats for starter which we shared, I found it quite pricey compared to other restaurants, & not very much in it, also comparing to other restaurants I've been in. My wife had some form of meat balls which she said were way too chewy, and I had the rissotto which I was happy with and was piping hot which was good. We both had a glass of wine each, my wife asked for white, but was never asked if she would like Chardonnay, Savignon Blanc etc (and got some sweet wine which she didn't like) & the bill came to around 50. We've both been in other places, and getting what we got here, we could get elsewhere with a bottle of wine. So price wise, I wasn't happy, very prompt & efficient service though. One thing you notice when you come in the door are their specials on wine on a chalk board above the counter, you'd need to be a millionaire to afford their specials. Don't think we'll be going back.

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Cafe Topolis
37 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Have been in here twice since Christmas, just stumbled upon it, however was well impressed with it, the location is a few doors down from the Front Lounge. Each time, I just went in & got a table quickly enough, if it gets a bit crowded, they have a seating area downstairs, however during the week, after work, it never seems so packed that they have to open it downstairs. They have a nice early bird menu that is weekdays till 6.30pm, I believe 13.95 for a 2 course meal and if you want a glass of wine with this, its only 4 euros. I had the bruschetta which was very nice, done on white bread roll & then went for the rustica pizza. They have a nice selection, so I reckon most people would be happy with this & its very resonable. Would definetely recommned it.

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Howards Way (Rathgar)
8 Orwell Road, Dublin 6, Rathgar, Dublin

Went here on Saturday 16th April with my wife, the manager was very friendly & helpful. I had the smoked chicken feta salad for starter which was delicious, my wife had the chicken wings, which she adored. My wife then had the fish special for the main course which she loved, and I had the steak well done and I must say I disagree with the other review here, the steak was superb. I would recommend the skinny fries also. I would advise you to book this place in advance as its always very busy, & why wouldn't it be, the food is top notch and it's great value for money, where else are you going to get Starter, Main Course, Tea/Coffee & a Complimenrtary bottle of wine for €49 for 2 people.

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Bistro Martello
1 Martello Terrace, South Co. Dublin, Sandycove, Dublin

Went here on a Thursday night & they catered for a party of 10 of us. Myself & another went for the soup, which was potato & leek, which unfortunately for us, seemed to be from a packet & very salty. The rest of the group went for the Portobello Mushroom & one went for the goats chesse dish, which seemed very strong. Main course went for Pollo Nero, hugh dish & very tasty, couldnt finish it, someone else went for Swordfish which they found good. Dessert was the meringue with cream & strawberies, 25 quid a head, with a few 4 euro supplements thrown in and some wine, very reasonable & would defo recommned it.

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Captain America's Cookhouse And Bar
44 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Was out for the night a few Saturdays and myself and 3 friends went inhere beforehand. We had to wait for about 30 mins for a table, however they have a bar with seats so it’s not too bad. Tends to be very busy on Saturday nights though. We didn't have starters or desserts, just went for the main courses and had 2 New York Burgers, and the 2 Steaks. Everyone was happy with the service & food. They serve pitchers of Heineken and have a nice cocktail list, would suit a party of 4 or more.

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Wallace's Torino
9 Grattan Crescent, Dublin 8 , Inchicore, Dublin

Checked this out a few weeks ago. Must say the service and food were top notch. The one thing that will stick in my memory though, is when we couldn't decide on a bottle of red. The guy serving us then decided to open about 4 bottles of red, and after sampling all 4 we decided on the best one. Would defo recommend it, and I agree with prev review, you could very well think we're in Italy, however just don't face the window, and you'll think you are.

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Sheehans Cafe Bar
20-22 le Road, Blackrock, Blackrock, Dublin

Have been here 4-5 times in last 2 years. This is a perfect place to go. If you're going for a quick lunch, they have a pretty extensive menu (can cater for most), the service is fast, and there are plenty of seats, with both a downstairs and upstairs area. Would recommend.

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La Dolce Vita (Kilmainham)
758/760 South Circular Road, South Dublin, Kilmainham, Dublin

Have been in restaurant around 3-4 times, each time there were only 5-6 people in there, however the service is fast, and the selection is good, and the plus side its very reasonably priced. For anyone living in Inchicore, this is only about a 10 minute walk, so is quite handy. For coming further afield, people can park at side of Patriot Pub. Would defo recommend it.

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Daniels
34a Glasthule Road, Sandycove, Dunlaoghaire, Sandycove, Dublin

I've been in this restaurant about 4-5 times in past 2 years, the food is extremely tasty and is prepared and cooked by the chef himself based there, a Donegal man, who likes to come out and chat while you're digging into your main course or dessert. The wine list is quite extensive, the prices may seem a bit pricey, but for the food you're getting, its well worth it. The early bird is about €25, which is very reasonable for what you get. This is approx a 7 min walk from Sandycove Dart station and a 20 min walk from Dalkey. When you're finished, a few pints in the Eagle House are in proper order.

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Milano (Dawson Street)
38 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

I have been going to this restaurant for the past 4 years. For an Italian I find it to be the best value for money in town, the only annoying thing is you can be waiting for a table for a while, normally won't be longer than 20 mins though. The best thing is, its on Dawson Street and you have a choice of pubs outside, from Cafe En Seine to Sam Sara’s to the smallest pub in Dublin - The Dawson Lounge and there’s a taxi rank right outside - what more do you need??

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