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Siam Thai (Andrews Street) restaurant

14/15 Andrews Street, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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233 reviews

Reviewed 30th August 2012 ( visited 29th August 2012 )

Went here last night with my friend. We opted for the early bird menu (2 courses with tea/coffee €22), I got jumbo prawns with mango salad for starters and Ginger dish with beef for mains. Both yum! What I really liked also is that the portions were just right - not massive and not tiny either. The service was fab also, very prompt.
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Siam Thai (Andrews Street) restaurant

14/15 Andrews Street, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Thai

Price Range:

Good
233 reviews

Reviewed 30th August 2012 ( visited 29th August 2012 )

Went here last night with my friend. We opted for the early bird menu (2 courses with tea/coffee €22), I got jumbo prawns with mango salad for starters and Ginger dish with beef for mains. Both yum! What I really liked also is that the portions were just right - not massive and not tiny either. The service was fab also, very prompt.
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The Square Ball
45 Hogan Pl, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Ate here while watching the Ireland v France game - got the chicken wings and chips, very tasty!

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Thai House
21 Railway Road, South Co. Dublin, Dalkey, Dublin

Really nice place - great food and service! Will definitely return.

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Il Vignardo
Beresford Hotel, 21 Store Street, City Centre North, IFSC, Dublin

Ate here for lunch on Friday - we had pre ordered food, however it was pretty obvious it hadn't been communicated to the kitchen as we were still waiting half an hour later for our food! Apart from that, the atmosphere was buzzing and it's great value (€8.99 for pizza or pasta)

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L'Ecrivain Restaurant
109a Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Nice enough place, we were seated upstairs and it was freezing though. Service was good. Value was not - extortionate service charge added to our bill (we only a party of TWO) which added another €30 onto our bill. Portions were small. Was nice to try it given all the hype but wouldn't return.

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Thornton's Restaurant
1st, The Fitzwilliam Hotel, 128 St Stephen's Green, City Centre South, Dublin

Went here to celebrate hubbys birthday. Our first time in a Michelin star restaurant, however we have had nicer meals in other restaurants - the food was lovely but we weren't blown away. Service was very good, apart from the fact they got our bill wrong....twice!!

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The Italian Connection
95 Talbot Street, City Centre North, Dublin

This place was buzzing on a Saturday night, but we got a table easily without booking. Someone else mentioned this below, the tables are REALLY clsoe together and when another couple sits beside you, you might as well be a foursome out together! So didn't really like that. Had mozzarella and tomato for starters, while it was a bit too big for a starter (shoudl have been listed in mains!!) it was so tasty! I had the penne with prawns in spicy sauce for mains, which was absolutely delicious! The service was very fast, and polite, can't fault it! Will definitely be back!

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101 Talbot
Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

I've always wanted to try this place, so was excited to finally come here! We opted for the €30 menu. It was buzzing when we came in which was a great start! I had the hummus to start with, which was yum! Very filling though...had the lamb for mains and while it was lovely, I wish I'd gotten the monkfish like my partner, as it was beautiful - out of this world! The chocolate brownie was a lovely way to finish it off :) The service was good, albeit one waiter a little abrupt. But it was very fast! A great dining experience!

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Milano (Clarion Quay)
Unit 6, Excise Walk, Clarion Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre, IFSC, Dublin

Was very quiet when we came in for lunch, but then again restaurants on weekends around the IFSC usually are. We all opted for pizza, and my La Reine one was delicious! Service was swift, the only gripe I would have that drinks are quite expensive.

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Shan Restaurant
6 Crow Streetle Bar, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

This place was very quiet for a Saturday night @ 8pm but maybe it's one of those hidden gems no one knows about...loved it! We shared a chicken tikka starter and I had prawn bhuna for mains...I get this alot in Indians, and I have to say it was one of the nicest ones I've ever had, with a very generous helping of prawns! Partner had the mixed curry which was also really tasty...and the house wine we shared was also lovely! Service was prompt, and efficient - we will definitely be back!

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Koh
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

Went here last night and top notch as usual! I had the 3 Gyoza to start with and then Prawn Phad thai - the early bird is €17.50 for 2 courses or €20 for 3, which is great value! My friend had the chicken satay, for which the waitress offered to substitute peanut sauce for chilli sauce as my friend is allergic to nuts, so she was delighted. Atmosphere was brilliant, very busy! and the service was friendly & prompt.

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Siam Thai (Andrews Street)
14/15 Andrews Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Went here last night with my friend. We opted for the early bird menu (2 courses with tea/coffee €22), I got jumbo prawns with mango salad for starters and Ginger dish with beef for mains. Both yum! What I really liked also is that the portions were just right - not massive and not tiny either. The service was fab also, very prompt.

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Village Bistro at Tonic Bar, Restaurant and Club
5 Temple Road, Blackrock Village, Blackrock, Dublin

Went here with my friend yesterday and the food is AMAZING! You have to try the King prawn and crab claw linguine (except we got it with penne instead)...it was mouth-wateringly delicious...my only complaint is that there wasn't enough seafood! 4 prawns and 2 crab claws within a HUGE plateful of pasta is most definitely not enough...add a few more & I will so be back :) Service was friendly if a little slow - after sitting down for about 15 mins we had to eventually go up to the bar and order!

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Il Vicoletto
5 Crow Street (Next to Foggy Dew Pub), Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Meant to come here for ages and finally did last Sunday...the restaurant itself is really cosy and cute! Atmosphere was good, nice crowd for a Sunday evening. Service was great - very friendly. Had the bruschetta for starters - and wow, it was the nicest one I've ever had! Just divine. For mains I had the linguine with clams, which was also gorgeous...so tasty, and had the cheeses for dessert. I really enjoyed here, and will most definitely be back!

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Russos
18 Dame Street,, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Went here Saturday night with a few friends, I was really looking forward to it due to the great feedback on here! The food was nice, the service was pretty appalling though, My friend had to ask for an OJ at least 3 times, we also had to ask for water 3 times, the wine was poured without waiting for us to taste, and one male member of staff in particular was extremely abrupt. The price was great, 2 courses for €19.95 and allowed to pick anything from a la carte, but unfortunately I won't be ina hurry to return here.

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

Went here and had the early bird. My partner opted for the pork belly starter and the duck for mains. I had the bruschetta and tiger prawns with penne. Had a lovely bottle of red to wash it down, was all delicious and good value also @ €17 for 2 courses! We were the first ones in there (was around 5:30pm) but the place soon filled up!

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The Larder Restaurant
8 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

5 of us went in here on a whim as there was a great deal on the board outside - €10 steak! Weren't expecting much for 10 euro, but it was absolutely delicious, melt in your mouth, with a very tasty side salad and chips. We were the only ones in the restaurant but that may have been because it was half 9 on a Sunday evening! Would definitely come back :)

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Fillies Bar & Restaurant
Leopardstown Racecourse, Leopardstown, Dublin

Absolutely loved it here....the food is amazing! We got the prawn tails and black pudding for starters....so delicious! I got the steak for mains which was melt-in-the-mouth....my partner got the lamb which he thought was ok but a little fatty. The only downside with both our mains was the potato gratin that came as a side....it was pretty bad and tasted nothing like potato gratin! Luckily mine came with basil mash anyway, which was gorgeous.. Service was impeccable, staff extremely polite and efficient...

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Dunne And Crescenzi (South Frederick Street)
14-16 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

The place was bustling @ 6pm on a Monday, which was a good omen! Our food was delicious, as was the bottle of Chianti we had to wash it down with. Will definitely return!

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The Italian Corner
23/24 Wellington Quay, Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

The Italian corner had a great little deal - 3 course for €20, and even better, you could pick anything off the A La Carte (the only supplement is with the steak)! I really enjoyed my mozzarella salad and pizza - was delicious! Service was good, and would return!

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Pasta Fresca
2-4 Chatham Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Went here as apparently it's the "best Italian in Dublin" (can't remember where, but I definitely read it somewhere).. The food was fine, service was fine...but it's nowhere near the best! And I also found it a bit expensive....

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The Quays Irish Restaurant
10-12 Temple Bar Square, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Went here with partner & friend, we had bangers and mash, steak and burger, The steak was aboloutely lovely, so tender and although it didn't come with any sauce, it didn't need it as it was so juicy. Good comments also about the bangers and the burger! Only things were the price of guinness is atrocious in there (€5,50 a pint!!!!), my friend got the wrong dish served @ first, and we were charged full price for one dish @ the end when it should have been the special lunch price.

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Buskers Bar
Fleet Street , Temple Bar, Dublin

Ate here while watching the rugby - I had the burger and my partner had the steak. We both really enjoyed it, great food @ a reasonable enough price. The atmosphere wasn't great, which I don't understand as it's a great bar with a massive screen!

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Thai Spice
3A Talbot Place, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin

Returned for our 2nd visit, and it was even better than the first! We opted for the platter for 2 for starters, which was lovely, I then had prawns in black pepper sauce which was gorgeous - my other half had green curry with fish (he found it slightly too hot for his taste though) We also had a bottle of a deliciously fruity red, and the service was faultless - we had a very attentive waitress. the bill was a very reasonable €66 - they also have a great meal deal for 2, 2 starters, 2 mains and bottle of wine for €39 which we are definitely going to avail of sometime!

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Maloti
34-35 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

Went here on a Thursday night - not many there when we arrived but started filling up shortly. Service was quite prompt, with a nice break in between courses. My samosa starter was delicious, however my partner wasn't impressed with his prawns - he didn't like them at all. I had prawns for mains, they were lovely, but I only got 4!! For €19, I would expect a bit more than that - and I have got more in other restaurants, plus for cheaper. All in all, an "OK" place to eat....nothing mind-blowing!

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Koh
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

When we got here we were waiting ages for a table though so had a drink at the bar...and when we finally did go through to restaurant, it was pretty much empty so no idea why we were kept waiting! However, the food more than made up for this - it was absolutely delicious! Wasn't the cheapest though...slightly above average - was worth it though!

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Siam Thai (Andrews Street)
14/15 Andrews Street, City Centre South, Dublin

I love this place, even if its a little on the pricey side! The place was buzzing on a Thursday night, which made for a great atmosphere. I opted for the dim sum to start, which were delicious, but at €9, a tad expensive. For mains I got the beef on oyster sauce which was gorgeous! The beef was nice and tender and came accompanied with plenty of mushrooms and veg. We got a nice bottle of red also, although, again for €25 it could have been nicer - I've had better in other restaurants for cheaper. Service was great, staff very polite, although we weren;t brought water so we had to ask for some. Would definitely come back here!

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Saagar Indian Restaurant
16 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Viisted here on Saturday night - slightly put off by most of the comments here about "hovering waiters" but we decided to go for it, and in fact didn't have this problem at all - we were asked twice if everything was ok. We also weren't offered water @ the start and had to ask them to bring some. Food was lovely, and quite reasonably priced - along with a €25 bottle of red, the bill came to €80 for 2 starters and 2 mains. Would return!

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The Kings Head
15 High Street, Galway City, Galway

Visited here on a day trip to Galway - I opted for the beef-burger which was lovely. and got a mountain of chips with it! My boyfriend got the steak with a pint deal for €16. at the start the steak was very fatty, but then got to the middle and enjoyed the rest of it! Atmosphere was great, as it was around lunchtime.

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Browns Restaurant
Alcock and Brown Hotel Clifden, Connemara, Galway

Visited here with my partner and really enjoyed. Was quite cold in there, as heating was broken though! we were the only 2 in there for a while, but then a large group came in which livened up the atmosphere. The food here can't be faulted, absolutely gorgeous - I had scallops for starters, and they were melt-in-the-mouth delicious! I then had the striploin steak which was accompanied by veg and mash in the nicest sauce - the steak also had a lovely "smokey" flavour as it was chargrilled. My partner got the smoked salmon and prawns, and loved it. He got sea bass for mains which was also lovely. the service was very friendly and efficient also!

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Mandarin House
179 Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

The excellent value of the set menu (€16.80 for a 2 course meal with glass of wine) enticed us in here - we both got spring rolls for starters which were nice, wasn't too keen on the sauce though! I got the beef for mains, and while very tasty, meat was slightly chewy..nevertheless still enjoyed, and the portions are massive so couldn't finish!! Nice enough...although I've been in much nicer places with better quality food..

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Cactus Jacks (Middle Abbey St)
Millennium Walkway, Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Italian Quarter, Dublin

opted for the 19.95 3 course with free glass of wine...great value! The calamari to start with was delicious, as was the Latino burger. My b/f loved the cheese nachos and declared the fajitas he ate the nicest he'd ever had! Dessert was also lovely, and the staff were friendly and very swift-will definitely return!

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MV Cill Airne Boat Bar & Restaurant
MV Cill Airne, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, IFSC, Dublin

This is in a lovely location! Not much of an atmosphere as there weren't many ppl there, but didn't stop us enjoying the food - I had the burger which was delicious and my boyfriend had the steak - while he did enjoy it, he had asked for rare, but was served medium-well done - also didn't really think it was worth €21.

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Noble House
17 Dame Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Got the 3 course early bird for €16.80 which was quite good value. (starter, main and tea/coffee) Got Spring rolls for starters, nice but came with no sauce!! Had to rob some of the sauce that my boyfriend got with his combo starter :) I got beef in blavk bean sauce for mains, and it was delicious, so tasty! with a bottle of wine, bill came to 58 - not bad at all! staff v friendly and helpful, and a very nice setting-will be back!

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Darwins
80 Aungier Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

went here with my boyfriend last night and really enjoyed it. He got risotto and black pudding for starters, whch he loved, and I got the mozzarella - literally melt in your mouth! He got rib eye steak for mains which was lovely, I got veal surf n turf, which was also delicious! Bit expensive, so wouldn't be coming here too often.

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Botticelli
3 Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin

Got the early bird 2 courses for 13.95. I got mixed salad for starters, which was really nice and so tasty I didn't even need a dressing! He got the crostini which he also enjoyed. The pizza I got for mains was delicious, as was his fettucine bolognaise. Service was fine, not that friendly though. Atmosphere was rubbish - there were about 4 other diners there.

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Jewel in the Crown (South William Street)
5 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Opted for the early bird @ 15.95 for 3 courses (2 courses really, I think it's a bit rich to have rice/chips as a course! but on well) It was reasonably busy, quite a small restaurant. I opted for samosa for starters which was delicious. I got Prawn Korma for mains, which wa aboslutely gorgeous, and really mild which is exactly what I like. The prawns could have beena bit bigger though! Unfortunately my boyfriend wasn't quite so pleased with his mains, lamb biriyani. He found the lamb tough, and an overall bland dish. service was good and prompt.

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Toto Ristorante Italiano
8 Talbot Street, City Centre North, Dublin

We were browsing around for a good deal and came across Toto's - a 2 course meal with a bottle of wine for €35 a couple seemed a steal! Inside, it is quite nice, I wish they had closed the door though! Waitress was friendly and attentive. We both opted for the bacon & veg soup to start...was nice apart from bacon being a bit fatty.. He got lamb and beef minced up together on skewers for mains, and I went for the penne primevera...both lovely, although didn't completely fill us up!!Got a lovely bottle of Chardonnay with it. would come again!

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Sabor Brazil
71a Camden Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

One word- WOW. This is easily the nicest restaurant I have EVER been in, and the best service I've ever had. Given the fact that it's so tucked away might explain how quiet it was (only 2 other couples there) but I absolutely loved it! I ordered the minced beef with tomato anf onion in courgette for starters - absolutely delicious! I opted for seafood risotto for mains, which was beautiful also - although couldn't finish it as I was so stuffed! We got the mixed plate for dessert which included choc truffles, and....that's all I can remember because I was so impressed by them!! Gorgeous. We then received a complimtary creme de monthe each, and at the next table, the lady was proposed to, so it was a free cocktail for everyone (all 6 of us :)) Our waiter was so friendly and efficient, telling us about each dish, and topping up our wine at the right moments! For such a fabulous restaurant, you would expect to pay through the nose - but more good news! The dearest mains is €18! Gorgeous place, most efficient service ever, and value for money -I will definitely be back!

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O'Mearas
Portumna, Portumna, Galway

Went here for a confirmation with a group of people. I thought the food was really nice, there was a choice of beef or poached salmon, and while the salmon got rave reviews by all who had it, the people who had the beef didn't seem to like it as much (I had the beef, but thought it was lovely!) Was good value for 23.95 (4 courses), and the service was ok, albeit not overly friendly.

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Independent Pizza Co
28 Drumcondra Rd Lower, Dublin 9, Drumcondra, Dublin

The food here is aboslutely gorgeous - I had the nicest bruschetta ever - smothered in juicy tomatoes which was mouth watering. Got the large pizza special to share with my boyfriend, which was again, delicious. Will be back!

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Manna Chinese Restaurant
138 Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Love this place! Went here with my friend, and had the sweetcorn and chicken soup and prawns in oyster sauce. The prawns were big and juicy and got lots of them-possibly the nicest I've ever had! Service was swift...only qualm is they leave down your main course when its ready, regardless of whether you're finished the starter or not! Absolute bargain though - 2 courses for 9.99 - I'll be back!

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Penang
11 & 11A Upper O'Connell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

so my last review was quite good....however I was pretty disappointed by my latest visit. Starter was fine. However my main (prawn curry) was somehow really spicy but yet really bland! and the rice was pretty horrible, all dry and stuck together. My partner agreed the same about his green chicken curry, very bland and not tasty at all! v disappointed....won't be back.

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Toscana City Centre
3 Cork Hill, Dame Street (opposite Dublin Castle), Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

Had only been here a week ago, but decided to go again for Sunday lunch with my boyfriend. As usual, food was flawless - their mozzarella and tomato salad is to die for! And the tricolour spinach & funghi penne was also delicious, defintely nicest pasta I have ever had! The choc fudge cake finished it off nicely :) There weren't many people there but I guess it was only 3pm on a Sunday!

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Carlo's Restaurant
63-64 O'Connell Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

dined here yesterday and took advantage of the menupages voucher for the free bottle of wine! We both had the early bird 3 course meal for 16.50 - excellent value. The food was lovely, had garlic mushrooms for starters, although only got 4, was expecting a few more than that :) The salad with them consisted of lettuce only, would have been nice to see a few tomatoes. We both had steak for mains, was delicious, as were the baby potatoes served with them! The chocolate cake truly deserves applause - absolutely heaven!!

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Dax Restaurant
23 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Treated my boyfriend to a meal here for his birthday, I have to say, it was exceptional, from the delicious food to the friendly and efficient service. It was pretty packed, which made for a buzzing atmosphere. The only qualm really was the price of the food...I got 3 scallops for starters, which were €17! Although tasted lovely, don't think it's worth that. They also add a 12.5% service charge onto the bill automatically, which I don't agree with at all. (even though ther service was indeed impeccable) But, apart the high price of the food, I really can't rave enough about it - my boyfriend had the suckling pig for starters and that was just "WOW" - it came with black pudding which literally melted in the mouth. For mains I had the wild mushroom risotto which was divine - so creamy! He had the beef which came with potato gratin - which he loved! He polished off the potato gratin in minutes, and when the waiter came down to check if everything was ok, my boyfriend commended the potato - and the waiter gave him some more :) We ordered the chese plate to share for dessert - again, MOST of the cheeses were delicious - there was one which was a bit too strong for our liking though!! All in all, loved dining here...but would only come back for a special occassion - not the cheapest in the world!

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My Thai
The Beacon Hotel, Beacon Court, Dublin 18, Sandyford, Dublin

Went here for a meal with my partner, and loved it. There was a nice ambience, not too busy, not too quiet. The food was absolutely delicious, as was the fruity Chardonnay that we opted for. I had the warm beef salad to start with, along with the prawn dish for mains. Both were amazing, and I would go so far as to say the prawns were the nicest I've ever tasted! My partner had the combo platter for starters which included prawns, beef, chicken and he really enjoyed it. He had the steak for mains, which he thought was ok, but not the tenderest. For dessert, I had the Chocolate ganache pudding...highly recommended for chocolate lovers everywhere! To die for. Some bad points are that it's sooo far out of town-and very hard to find in Sandyford - we didn't know it was part of the Beacon Hospital, so we were searching for ages, had to ask directions eventually! The meal was also quite expensive, with the bill coming to over 80 euros AFTER a €20 discount being applied. But all in all, I did love the food here, and the service was good - so I would come back!

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Frankies Italian Bar and Grill
42 Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin

Opted for the Early Bird menu here on a Sunday which was 14.95 for 2 courses. Was absolutely dead in there, we were the only diners for about half an hour! The restaurant itself is really lovely though, nicely laid out, and the staff are very friendly. The food itself was nothing to write home about, I had the buffalo mozzarrella for starters, however I've had a lot nicer elsewhere! I got the American burger for mains, it was nice, but I was expecting salad with it as well as fries...usually most restaurants serve both, but I just got fries. All in all, it's nice enough, but nothing special!

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Cucina
Unit 9A, Kings Court, Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

The excellent value early bird enticed us to come in here - 9.99 for 2 courses with a tea/coffee or soft drink. Brilliant! I opted for the side salad and the vegetarian pizza...both delicious! Staff were extremely friendly and the service was prompt. will definitely be back!

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Bard's Den Restaurant & Pub
Letterfrack Village, Beside the Connemara National Park, Connemara, Galway

Have came here a few times, and have never been disappointed! Top-notch food and service - most recently had the Chicken Kiev with "lashings of garlic butter" - was delicious!!

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The Forge
Moycullen Village, Moycullen, Galway

Was here as part of a wedding party. The food was really nice - I had the steak sandwich, and it was delcious! and the staff were very friendly - only complaint was I was left waiting for ages while everyone else tucked into their meal, they seemed to have forgotten about me! They did apologize profusely though! Other than that, a really nice place with good food and nice staff :)

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

Visited here for Valentines, however the Valentines special was a bit of a rip off, so opted for the A La Carte instead. When we first came in, the host asked our name and then just....left. We didn't know whether to sit down or stay standing as we weren't told how long w'd be waiting. We sat down in the end after waiting around 5 minutes. The waiter who showed us to our table then said we had to be vacated by 9:30! (we arrived for 8) Fair enough if we had just turned up, but as we made a reservation I think this was very cheeky... The restaurant itself is OK. But waaaaaaay too crammed. They have as many tables in there as they can fit. It was quite uncomfortable as we were practically on top of other people! Couldn't really talk properly. The service after that was good. Our starters arrived quickly (although maybe a bit too quickly - a sign that food is pre-cooked?), and mains were also swift enough. The food was lovely though...I had calamari for starters and Tiger prawn pasta for mains...my partner had the gambas for starters and he couldn't rave enough about the steak he got for mains! I couls see why-I had a taste and it was literally melt-in-the-mouth! Delicious. Dessert was also good - I had the Chocolate Nemesis, mmmm. However, it is very expensive, with the bill coming to €98 incl bottle of wine. While the food was great, the place is just too crammed together, too expensive, and service is just OK. Don't think I would return!

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Mexico to Rome
23 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

My boyfriend and I ate here yesterday after being convinced by the amazing value of the early bird poster outside - 2 coourse meal with a glass of wine for 8.95! This is without doubt the best-value recession-friendly menu I have come across yet. It was reasonably busy (surprised it wasn't heaving due to the price!). We were shown to a table but were waiting for over 5 minutes to be handed menus. I got the brushetta for starters, and burger and salad for mains. Both were delicious, as was the glass of white I opted for. The only thing the place loses points for really, was that the waiter wasn't that friendly...quite abrupt, no "thank you, goodbye" when leaving... But I wouldn't let that put me off, I'll be back for another lunch very soon :)

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

Went here for an early bird - 2 courses and tea/coffee for €18. Had prawn rolls/chicken satay for starters, which were lovely, and had beef in oyster sauce for mains, which was delicious also! Washed down with a gorgeous bottle of house red, this was definitely a satisfying meal. Given it was 6:30 on a Monday, there was only 1 other person dining when we went in first! so not a buzzing atmosphere. Staff very polite, and this will remain to be one of my favourite restaurants!

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Fitzsimons
21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar , Temple Bar, Dublin

We went here to watch the Ireland vs France match and decided to have a bite to eat while there. I got the classic burger, which was yummy, although the bun was cold, but didn't really bother me. My friend got the steak which was DIVINE (I know cos I stole some!) We then got the choc fudge cake for dessert which was also lovely - service was good, apart from the fact we were a long time waiting to order desserts. but this could be forgiven seeing as it was quite busy!! With 2 pints, 1 tea the bill came to €44 - not too shabby!

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Jaipur Restaurant (George's Street)
41 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

went for a meal here with my boyfriend on saturday night. Few minutes waiting for a table, but they have a nice waiting area with couches etc. Restaurant itself was very nice, with a very cosy atmosphere, and staff friendly. For starters we got a selection of meats which was very pricey @ €14, and there wasn't much of it either! Main course - I had Prawn Jal frezi, which was nice, he had a lamb dish, which he enjoyed immensely. I had the chocolate tart for dessert which was delicious! However, at €8 it's very steep. While we both enjoyed our meals, we did agree that it was not very remarkable given the high price of everything - especially dessert for 8 euro?!! I just can't seem to fathom how they can even justify that! Certainly not a recession-friendly restaurant!

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

Well it's about my billionth time in Saba - never get sick of it, because the atmosphere is always brilliant and the service is so good. Went here for early bird with 2 friends - and my only gripe is that they seem to serve much smaller portions than if you were ordering off A La Carte. (for the mains anway) - in fact, I was still slightly hungry afterwards! Apart from this, loved it!

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The Oar House Fish Restaurant
8 West Pier, North Co. Dublin, Howth, Dublin

The food is here is gorgeous! I went for the shellfish soup and the Pasta with Tiger prawns - no complaints whatsoever, absolutely delicious! Had chocolate cassise for dessert which was also yum! Price is average enough - not too cheap or not too dear. Disappointed that the Early Bird doesn't apply to Sundays. Service was average - very slow in clearing away our starter plates, and we had to ask for the bill twice. We were also at least 10 minutes waiting to order dessert! But because of the food - I will definitely be back!

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Milano (Temple Bar)
19 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

I love Milano!! Had Tomato & mozzarella salad for starters, absolutely divine. The Rustichella pizza for mains was also delicious...and don't get me started on their Choc fudge cake...I always have it when I eat there and it seems to get nicer every time! For 2 people the bill came to €45...not too shabby! Only place where it loses points is the service - had to ask for more water THREE seperate times!

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Ananda
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

Ate here for the 2nd time in the past 2 years - and was as impressed as the last time I was there! We had Sunday lunch which was a fantastic deal of €15 for 2 courses. I had the lamb for starters, and the prawn jalfrezi for mains - prawns were big & juicy, so delicious! It wasn't heaving in there, there were a few people there though. Service was mixed - while all the while very efficient, we had a couple of different waiters, some were friendly, others not so much! But a very enjoyable dining experience & can't wait to return!

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Jimmy Chungs
Eden Quay, City Centre North, Dublin

I LOVE this place! Best Chinese buffet in Dublin. The staff are extremely friendly and attentive - unusual for a buffet style restaurant! The place itself is fabulously decorated, and plenty of room. The food is fantastic, particularly the chicken balls...yum!! :) And the price is very reasonable too - 12.90 (lunch)! You also get a voucher each time you visit - once you collect 5, you get a free lunch! Can't get better value than that :)

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Flanagan’s Restaurant
61 Upper O'Connell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

First time in here, wasn't that impressed. Table was tiny, like one of those little round ones you sit at in a bar. Waitress had a terrible manner, she barely grunted when leaving our dinner down, and taking plates away. We weren't asked if we wanted dessert. The food was ok, nothing to shout about though. Don't think I'd come back!

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Diwali Indian Restaurant
Unit 1, Castle House, South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Wonderful meal @ Diwali yet again! Unfortunately we had just missed the early bird so went for the A La Carte - hubby was served the wrong dish, but he didn't complain & really enjoyed it. I got prawn bhuna which was delicious :) And of course the complimentary Baileys or Sambuca you get at the end is a bonus!

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The Heritage Restaurant
The Royal Hotel & Merrill Leisure Club, Main Street, Bray, Wicklow

Attended Valentine's Ball here...atmosphere not great, mostly older people, not really a place for a young couple! Food: Garlic mushrooms very hard to eat, very dry, almost as if they had been pre-cooked and left in the kitchen for ages...However my Vegetarian parcel for mains was lovely, cooked to perfection...was disappointed that me or my partner weren't offered veg though! Dessert, like the starter, was really hard and difficult to cut, again, it was like it was left out for ages. Service was poor enough...wine wasn't poured for us, and there wasn't enough time to relax between courses...everything came pretty much one after another! We weren't offered any drinks - had to wait until our starters came over to ask. pretty poor experience really.

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Orchard Court Chinese
36c Main Street, Bray, Wicklow

Best Chinese restaurant I've ever beein in! Ordered from the Early Bird 3 course menu for 18.90 (bargain!). Got the chicken and sweetcorn soup for starters, which was so tasty. I opted for the Prawn Sichuan for mains - now, I wasn't too sure what sichuan means, but I love prawns so I just thought it'd be ok - however, the waitress told me it was a hot and spicy dish, and given that I hate spicy food, I appreciated that big time!! She recommended a different prawn dish that would suit my tastes better-and that it did! Overall, service fantastic, food fantastic, and will definitely return!

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Eddie Rockets (O Connell Street)
O' Connell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

We've eaten here a few times now, and we've never been disappointed with the food - my normal meal of choice is the Classic Burger with cheese chips, and my other half the Cheezy Chicken with chilli fries. Table service is fine, nothing special. Only complaint is it's pretty overpriced for fast food!

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