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Last Visit: 15 December 2009

The Best Restaurant

Relish restaurant

5 Bayview, Bettystown, Meath

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Cuisine:
Cafe

Price Range:

Good
63 reviews

Reviewed 14th April 2009 ( visited 03rd April 2009 )

Relish should be renamed Delish! The food here is nothing short of amazing and great value. At only ten euro for a bottle of wine and the amazing early bird specials, the current economic crisis is far far from your mind! The mushroom crostini is a must for any mushroom lover and the bombay chicken will definitely be the ticket for my return!
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The Bull & Castle and F.X. Buckley Steakhouse restaurant

5-7 Lord Edward Street, Christchurch, Dublin 8, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 8

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Cuisine:
Gastro Pub

Price Range:

Good
180 reviews

Reviewed 15th April 2009 ( visited 01st March 2009 )

The finest steaks in town! I used to only eat chicken but the Bull & Castle converted me, thier fillet and rib-eye steak's will keep you coming back for more. I also recomment their bruschetta to start with, the ciabatta is drizzled with oil and the basil and tomatoes are so fresh. Setting in the pub is nice but bear in mind it is just a pub and not a restaurant. Do not let this put you off though if you are a steak lover! Big screens for watching footie as well.
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TGI Friday (St Stephens Green )
St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

TGI's is a mixed bag! The atmosphere is always buzzing and has the feel good factor. The food is pretty good, basic burgers and chips etc but I think definitely above the standard of its competitors. The biggest downfall of TGI's is the cost. We usually have Tesco vouchers which makes it definitely worth it! But when paying full price its a little much. Good news is though that they have recently added a special €15, 2 course menu which is great value! I would recommend for groups as above everything else it is fun wth good cocktails (and now only €5 each)!

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Bistro Bianconi (Ranelagh)
12 Ranelagh Village, Ranelagh, Dublin

Two words. . . Caramelized Onion. WOW!! I challenge anybody to dislike this delicious speciality ingredient. My colleague and I work only a short distance away from BB and we often get a pizza as a treat for lunch on Friday. It is rather pricey but worth it every now and then. Tasty, tasty, tasty!

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Luigi Malones Restaurant
5/6 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Had a nice enough meal here early friday evening. Shared the wings, huuuge portion and very tasty. Both had pizza's which were also very big. We arrived and were seated for about 6.45pm but the early bird menu want offered which was a bit annoying but overall couldnt fault the food or service and the range of food available is impressive.

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The Port House
64a South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

An amazingly tasty menu! Any tapas lover should come here, the setting of the restaurant is like a romantic candle lit cave and the prices are certianly recesion friendly. Cannot wait to return!

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Alfies
10 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Came here for Saturday brunch with my boyfriend and we were both very happy with our food. We opted for the €12 Brunch menu and it was just the right size and very well presented. I had the mushroom soup and chicken kiev with fries. Delicious! Tasted like it was just freshly prepared with care! My boyfriend had the french toast and the rib eye steak with fries (which are very tasty!). For dinner the portion would be a little small but for lunch its just perfect. Including a glass of juice, I was delighted with the price. Alfie's is definitely a winner!

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Port House Pintxo
12 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

Love love love pintxo's! The menu is so tasty, everything should be tried as it is all exquisite. The setting of the restaurant is dark and romantic. As with many tapas bars they dont take reservations and it is slightly frustrating when they overcrowd the restaurant on weekends. I once almost had a girl from supposedly another table sitting on my knee, or at least it felt like that. Ensure that you can get a nice comfortable seat and you will not be disappointed. Also try their equally as fabulous sister restaurant- Port O House on south william st. Enjoy!

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Salamanca
1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Love Salamanca, the only downfall is that they dont take reservations so its disappointing if you arrive at a particularly busy tim (which is often!). For any tapas lover, you must try salamana. The atmosphere is bustly yet comfortable. The maitre'd is always so nice and helpful, the other waiters should take tips! Great selection on the menu, generous enough portions- 2 or 3 dishes per person is more than adequate. Give it a go!

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The Laurels (Clondalkin)
Main Street, Clondalkin, Dublin

Group of us came for nice family dinner and were very pleased with everything. There is an extensive menu to suit all tastes. I had the bruschetta to start which was beautiful. There was no complaints at our table, staff were friedly and service prompt. We also enjoyed some drinks downstairs afterwards.

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Thunder Road Cafe
Fleet Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

Had a bit of a spontaneous visit her last friday. No problem getting a seat for two of us, however we were sat directly under two very very load speakers which made it a bit awkward to have a proper conversation during dinner and was definitely the reason we didnt stay for dessert . I had the chicken quesadilla from the starters with a side of onion rings. I was pleasantly surprised that it was quite tasty, although another minute or two under the grill would have been nice as it got cold a little too fast. The onion rings were very hot and very nice though. my boyfriend got the Thunder Burger which was nice but the chips were a bit sparse and at 16 euro was a bit steep. For any cocktail lovers they have a selection at only 5 euro which is a fantastic price. All in all there are better restaurants in the vicinity at much better prices but if you like the american steakhouse feel then give it a try.

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Nostromo Private Party Venue
25a Lower Leeson Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Perfect for a treat for Friday lunch. Have tried numerous items on the menu and have been pleased with all- the portions are pretty good, a starter could be had! Atmosphere is quite pleasant for lunch as well. Booking as always advisable as it is one of the only decent and affordale restaurants on the street.

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Wagamama - Stephen's Green
St Stephen's Green Centre, South King St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Only been here once but a very pleasant experience. I love the casual informality of wagamam, everybody sits together and the atmosphere is very lively on a bust night, which is most nights! Looking forward to try more. Very friendy staff.

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Saba
26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Saba has a very New York/Sex And The City vibe to it with a great atmosphere. I have been numerous times and the food is nearly always of a very high standard. The portions are very generous and two courses are more than adequate. Dont bother with deserts, hit the great cocktail list instead. My only criticism of saba is that as it is always so busy they always ask you before you sit down will you be able to vacate by such a time!

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Eddie Rockets (Parnell Centre)
Parnell Centre, City Centre North, Dublin

Does exactly what it says on the tin! Play along and pretend your sandy or danny in this authentic american style diner. Hands up who doesnt miss it when they go away for a while? Exactly! Milkshakes are best in the country and the garlic mayo should be illegal.

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Solas (Wexford St)
31 Wexford Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Best cocktails in town, not the usual by the pool cocktails. . . high alcohol cocktails with all the trimmings! Food is perfect for a casual bite to eat after work. Platters are only 12 euro and feed 2-3 people which if coming in groups is absolutely perfect. There is a great variety for everyone and its all in the 10-15 price bracket. Such a relaxed atmosphere though will mean you'll stay on and on for more of the cocktails!!

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The Bull & Castle and F.X. Buckley Steakhouse
5-7 Lord Edward Street, Christchurch, Dublin 8, City Centre South, Dublin

The finest steaks in town! I used to only eat chicken but the Bull & Castle converted me, thier fillet and rib-eye steak's will keep you coming back for more. I also recomment their bruschetta to start with, the ciabatta is drizzled with oil and the basil and tomatoes are so fresh. Setting in the pub is nice but bear in mind it is just a pub and not a restaurant. Do not let this put you off though if you are a steak lover! Big screens for watching footie as well.

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Gotham Cafe
8 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Gotham cafe is always an excellent choice if looking for a quick and affordable bite to eat in town. My personal favourite is the thai vegetable curry. Portions are not on the huge side but as the starters are also scrumptious feel free to indulge. Good wine list as well- I recommend the Guigal Red. Will be visiting again soon.

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MacNean House & Restaurant
Main Street, Blacklion, Cavan

An experience at MacNean's Bistro is like no other, exquisite food and excellent atmosphere, all nestled in the tiny town of Blacklion. It is no wonder we are all trying out every recipe Neven turns out. His pumpkin soup should be famous! Book fast as there is generally a lengthy waiting list and you will see why when you finally get in!

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Relish
5 Bayview, Bettystown, Meath

Relish should be renamed Delish! The food here is nothing short of amazing and great value. At only ten euro for a bottle of wine and the amazing early bird specials, the current economic crisis is far far from your mind! The mushroom crostini is a must for any mushroom lover and the bombay chicken will definitely be the ticket for my return!

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Green Nineteen
19 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin

Visited here twice last week as it was that good! And I intend on going back again this weekend. All main courses are €10 which when you taste the food is unbelievable. There is something on the menu for everyone and I would recommend anyone who likes mushrooms to try the foccacia mushroom starter, amazingly simple but delicious! Bottles beers are only €4 which is practically unheard of these days. Cocktails are slightly more expensive at €9 but are made of all high quality spirits. Its that good that reservations are even needed on a monday evening! Get booking!

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The Market Bar
Fade Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Can never fault the Market Bar. Food is fabulous and so reasonably priced. I have been here numerous times in both small and big groups, they can accomodate for all. There is also a great atmosphere for drinks afterwards. Potato bravas are worth coming for alone!

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