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Mulino's restaurant

23 Watermill road, North Dublin, Dublin 5, Raheny, Dublin, Area Code:

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Italian

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128 reviews

Reviewed 20th December 2013 ( visited 19th December 2013 )

The starter was a little on the light side (Pork belly starter consisted of three very slim crispy slices on a large plate with a shot glass of what was basically a lager/ale with a cream top). Not sure if very small starter was due to the fact that I had a voucher? I would not have paid the regular price of 9euro for that without feeling fairly hard-done-by. The main was plentiful and very tasty - lovely prawns with a tasty coating however it was more like a thick batter coating and not a crispy tempura as advertised and very little blue cheese dip for the amount of prawns on the plate. The batter was a little on the soggy side for my liking. They did not have any creme brulee left (at 8:20pm) so we just had coffees. Staff could maybe try to be a little bit more cheerful when serving tables. I can understand a lapse of effort if it were busy however with our booking at 7pm, it was not. The guy that served our table did so without a smile even though we were very cheerful with him. It wasn't overly busy but I would go again although maybe not for a little while.
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Mulino's restaurant

23 Watermill road, North Dublin, Dublin 5, Raheny, Dublin, Area Code:

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Cuisine:
Italian

Price Range:

Average
128 reviews

Reviewed 20th December 2013 ( visited 19th December 2013 )

The starter was a little on the light side (Pork belly starter consisted of three very slim crispy slices on a large plate with a shot glass of what was basically a lager/ale with a cream top). Not sure if very small starter was due to the fact that I had a voucher? I would not have paid the regular price of 9euro for that without feeling fairly hard-done-by. The main was plentiful and very tasty - lovely prawns with a tasty coating however it was more like a thick batter coating and not a crispy tempura as advertised and very little blue cheese dip for the amount of prawns on the plate. The batter was a little on the soggy side for my liking. They did not have any creme brulee left (at 8:20pm) so we just had coffees. Staff could maybe try to be a little bit more cheerful when serving tables. I can understand a lapse of effort if it were busy however with our booking at 7pm, it was not. The guy that served our table did so without a smile even though we were very cheerful with him. It wasn't overly busy but I would go again although maybe not for a little while.
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Il Fuoco Café
6 Chatham Court, Chatham Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Really love this restaurant and always come away happy with the experience. On this occasion, my main was a little salty. I told the staff and both the manager and chef came to check back with me and offer a replacement. Very good service as always.

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Brasserie 7
The Capel Building, Capel Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was delicious served on nice hot plates (always a plus). We were a party of three and enjoyed the chicken supreme (rich red wine sauce was a little on the salty side), pork belly and pan-fried Hake mains along with a bottle of wine (pinot grig.) The staff were brilliant and very attentive (refilling wine glasses always a plus). Would definitely return but with such good deals around, they might want to watch the prices of their mains. All in all, a good visit.

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The Fatted Calf
Church St., Athlone, Athlone, Westmeath

I did think the food was a little overpriced (particularly the mains). All three of us ordered the scotch egg dish for starters and the fish platter for mains. Both courses were really enjoyable although the center of our scotch eggs was only lukewarm which I was a little unsure of. I felt I missed the inclusion of the classic white of the egg, feeling there was too much pudding causing it to be overly filling for a starter. I felt the yellow was a little bland (we could not agree if it was an egg yolk or some deconstructed version of - was rather curd like in texture). We each agreed the seafood dish was delicious although the crab claws came out in a separate bowl for the three of us (almost an afterthought). I may not be inclined to make the journey again as although the staff were lovely, the food did not exactly live up to my expectations from previous reviews

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Gallahers Bistro
16A D'Olier Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

When we first arrived, a very non-interested waiter brought us to a tiny table for two people but squeezed next to a group of girls (the place was very quiet and there were lots of empty tables).I asked if we might sit somewhere a little brighter near a window,the waiter looked put out and said fine, "but I'll have to clean the table".Great I said, thank you if its not too much trouble.Shortly after he shrugged at us. I guess that means our table is ready, I said to my friend.We ordered the salmon gravadlax for starters which was disappointing and canape size (3 thin slices of salmon with 2 curled up pieces of pickled cucumber - there was nearly more pickle than salmon).This was not proportionate to the €7 price-tag.I don't believe a pre-theatre menu should mean you get less on your plate.My friend then had the pork belly,which was about three mouthfuls and the rest was fat.She didn't complain but I could tell was disappointed.The pork also listed as coming with spinach.What she got was three wilted leaves of spinach next to the mash. I would've sent it back.I ordered the pan fried cod with crab dressing.Now I like sashimi but this cod was pink and also lukewarm and must have been left waiting while the rest of the order was completed.It should have gone back but as we were heading to the theatre would not have time to wait for another dish.I ate around the worst of it but again was disappointed.The only part with some flavour was the crab dressing.I did complain to the waiter (a different waiter) who was extremely lovely compared to the first and when we asked for our bill he told us "We were quits" - Odd turn of phrase but we were surprised by this gesture.Very good of him.Honestly though, we wont be back.

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Eden Bar and Grill
7 South William Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Really enjoyed our first visit to Eden (but not the last). The value for money is the main draw to this establishment. The food is delicious, pretty as a picture and the staff are very attentive. If they could bring in a BYOW offer, I would probably eat here regularly.

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

The food was delicious and the service second to none. I will definately be visiting again soon. The half star was docked because, as much as I love flowers, the only down-side to our evening was a massive vase full of lillies on the bar which were well in bloom and really overpowering to smell also the stamens had not been taken out and as most people are aware, these buggers can die your clothes if they were to fall on you. As the bar area is rather small, we couldn't wait to be seated to get away from the flowers as the smell was so strong our eyes were swimming.

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

The staff are really great here. They were quick, attentive but not in your face all the time. We had the chicken wings which were lovely and spicy. I ordered the prawn fajitas for mains which smelt and tasted amazing, with lovely little pots of guacamole, salsa an d sour cream. There was a lot of it but would have preferred more than 5 prawns and a little less onions/peppers etc. Don't get me wrong I love my vegetables but I just felt that for prawn fajitas there should have been a few more prawns (it was mostly veg). It meant I could only put about two prawns in each fajita to spread them out. Also there was about two spoonfuls of salsa which I felt was not enough for the amount of food presented. All in all though, it is a lovely restaurant which I would definately return to. The staff were excellent and all had a smile which is what I like to see from a good restaurant.

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Thai Orchid (Dublin)
7 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Whilst I have been to this restaurant before with nothing bad to say and always really tasty food - our recent visit was a little lack luster. The staff were wonderful as always. The atmosphere was lacking but that was only due to the fact that it was pre 8pm and normally quiet for most restaurants. We had the combination starter which was gorgeous, really tasty and definitely something I would have again. The main left us slightly wanting. My fellow diners agreed with me. One had a prawn dish which was extremely salty (prawn with basil and garlic I think). I and another had two different duck dishes. Mine was lovely (duck with three chilli sauces) and his was duck with tamarind (a little too rich for his taste and mine as I tried a bite). My main issue was with the noodles I ordered with the duck. They were extremely chewy and quite sticky/dry and not enjoyable at all. It would make me hesitant to come again. Again, the staff were wonderful but the food needs to pull it's socks up a little. Has been better on previous visits.

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BANG Restaurant & Bar
11 Merrion Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Very nice three course Christmas lunch had. Staff were brilliant. Food was delicious and will definately be back sometime.

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Mulino's
23 Watermill road, North Dublin, Dublin 5, Raheny, Dublin

The starter was a little on the light side (Pork belly starter consisted of three very slim crispy slices on a large plate with a shot glass of what was basically a lager/ale with a cream top). Not sure if very small starter was due to the fact that I had a voucher? I would not have paid the regular price of 9euro for that without feeling fairly hard-done-by. The main was plentiful and very tasty - lovely prawns with a tasty coating however it was more like a thick batter coating and not a crispy tempura as advertised and very little blue cheese dip for the amount of prawns on the plate. The batter was a little on the soggy side for my liking. They did not have any creme brulee left (at 8:20pm) so we just had coffees. Staff could maybe try to be a little bit more cheerful when serving tables. I can understand a lapse of effort if it were busy however with our booking at 7pm, it was not. The guy that served our table did so without a smile even though we were very cheerful with him. It wasn't overly busy but I would go again although maybe not for a little while.

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Mulino's
23 Watermill road, North Dublin, Dublin 5, Raheny, Dublin

The food was delicious. The service a little slow however this was compensated by the man playing piano the whole evening which we thoroughly enjoyed. Will definitely be back.

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