Restaurant Reviews from punch_f
26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 27th April 2008 ( visited 01st March 2008 )I brought my girlfriend here on our first date and it worked out perfectly. I tried to book on a Tuesday for a table on a Saturday night but they had nothing - the lady on the phone told me to come about 9 and they could fit me into the walk-in tables. I was cautious but went for it anyway. When we arrived the manager told us we were about fifth in line for a table and to have a drink at the bar. We had a cocktail each and were surprised when we were shown to a nice table down in the main restaurant area after about 10 minutes. The room is nicely decorated with pictures of Honda 50s adorning the walls, and the atmosphere was loud and lively for a restaurant - nice for a first date in case there's a chance of awkward silences! It puts everyone at ease. The lady had a very tasty starter of grilled asparagus with chunky fresh mango salsa and I had the unusual but incredible deep fried soft shell crab. I would highly recommend this as something different! For mains she had perfectly char grilled chicken breast with tender noodles and I had the Hake cooked in banana leaf with red curry sauce. I was extremely satisfied with my choice and would return at any time for this dish again. The curry was mild but very tasty and the fish was succulent and fresh. For dessert we opted for another cocktail each which were well made with fresh ingredients. The damage came to €115 which included 4 great cocktails, a €27 bottle of wine, 2 starters and 2 mains. Will definitely return for the tastiness and freshness of the food, the good service and great atmosphere.
Speaker Connolly restaurant
Firhouse Road, Tallaght, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 24
Reviewed 28th April 2008 ( visited 25th April 2008 )Found this place very good - a nice twist on pub grub as it was much better quality than what you would get anywhere else in this genre of food. The chef seems to be adventurous and the food is well presented. Our waitress was friendly and fast, and the place wasn't as busy as on a Friday afternoon. Specials seem to be good and the lasagna with baked potato was also very good. Would call again if in the area.
Chez Max (Baggot Street)
133 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
I loved the original Chez Max when I ate there over a year ago, and I wasn't disappointed with this one either when I ate here before Christmas. We had a work night out and got teh early bird. The atmosphere was busy and the room has excellent decor, this restaurant also has one of the nicest gardens/terraces in Dublin! The Onion Soup to start wasn't as flavoursome as I remembered from last time but still good. I had the chicken fillet (one of my least favourite cuts of meat) with mushroom sauce for mains and was pleasantly surprised at how tasty it was. Some cheese to finish went down well with the end of our wine. Service was good but I would fault the Early Bird menu for only having a choice of 3 mains. Also, there is not much wime to choose from for under €30 a bottle. I would still return for a guaranteed good quality meal.
Foleys Bar - Queen Maebhs Restaurant
1 Merrion Row, City Centre South, Dublin
I had lunch here with a few colleagues before Christmas, the waitress was very friendly and attentive and although I wasn't expecting much from the food it was a lot better than expected. A couple of us got pies served with mash and peas - they were good quality but a bit dry. One of the girls got the minute steak which was actually big enough and very good. The menu seems to be extensive enough for pub grub and I'm looking forward to trying out some more pies! I have also heard good reports aobout the fish and chips to take away. The atmosphere wasn't great but it was after lunch on the day everyone had finished for Christmas and gone shopping!
10 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I had the lunch menu here a few times and the deal was amazing, unfortunately now one of your dishes in the choice has to be fries/potato etc and not another meat dish. It is still good value and the choice is good and food quality very fresh and tasty. The fish cakes are flavoursome as is the thai curry, the pasta, or any of the dishes I've tried for that matter! Portion size is definately enough for your three dishes that all come at once on a long plate. Service is good for a busy lunchtime and I can't really complain about the value. I have not had an evening meal here yet but would like to try it out.
19 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin
This place is no longer a well kept secret, making aquiring a table very difficult at times! The atmosphere is always great, whether its lunchtime or evening, and I have never been disappointed with the quality of the food. The sandwiches are always good and served with really nice fries, and the salads are also very tasty for a small bite. The last time I was here I had the pork belly which was amazing for the quality. The creamy mash and cabbage accompanied it perfectly and the portion size was decent. My better half had the portabello mushroom on foccacia which was served with salad and was really top notch. This is a great place for a quick and cheap bite - it amazes me how they can charge so little for such top quality food when you could pay a lot more for a horrible carvery in any pub.
1 Lower Fownes Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
This is typical Temple Bar - RIP OFF! A group of 12/13 of us booked the upstairs room for a friends going away party and I was very disappointed. The seating arrangements were gimmicky - you've to sit as if you're on the floor on a raised platform with nowhere to put your legs, its very awkward and hard to eat at the table if you're tall in any way tall. We had ordered our individual menus in advance because there were so many of us and the food wasn't great, a bit bland apart from the pork belly. The worst part was that there was so little of it - my friends and I weren't even half full when we realized that that was it - all the food had come out. It seemed like they tried to fill us up with big bowls of rice or noodles and there was only tiny portions of meat - one chicken satay skewer was a course for example followed by half a watery chicken breast in a bland coconut sauce for another. The waitress came to clear the plates and offered us more when we said we were still hungry which is fair enough, but the chefs should know how to portion a meal even if they can't create a good taste! We eventually left full (helped by loads of rice and noodles) and paid around €850 for the pleasure of it, this included some drinks but overall I don't think I've ever been ripped off as much in a Dublin restaurant. I will not be returning nor will my friends, and anyone who does must have low standards or bland taste buds.
Dunne And Crescenzi (South Frederick Street)
14-16 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I went here on a sunday evening with my girlfriend and was impressed with the true Italian menu. Lots of options and nice small dishes, cheeses etc if you only want a small bite. The Gnocchi was good but I think I should have gotten a pasta dish as the gnocchi was a bit too filling and the mint made it hard to eat the whole dish. The Italian Sausage and bean dish was well flavoured and hearty. I would choose something different next time I go but will return for a decent Italian experience.
Milano (Temple Bar)
19 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
I love the pizzas here. But the service leaves a lot to be desired. The last two times I was here I ordered the olives and sundried tomatoes as starters and they never came. Twice in a row! This should never even happen once. I do go back for the great freshly made pizzas though, the sweet sausage and cajun chicken are delicious as toppings, and the larger thinner bases are the ones to go for. Atmosphere is OK, full of kids at weekends during the day but that's to be expected.
22 Ely Place, (Just off St. Stephen’s Green), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
This place is unique. The atmosphere in the basement is great and alwaws seems to be busy, it's great to go in to have a glass of wine or two at the high tables. I've eaten in here a couple of times - the burger is excellent and the cheeseboard is impressive and holds a great mixture of tastes. Staff are friendly and well trained, they know a lot about the extensive wine list and recommend well depending on your budget. The wine doesn't have as big a mark up as most places in the city which is a nice touch. Prosecco is cheap and tasty! Perfect place for a cozy date or a catch up with friends. Sometimes the food is a bit overpriced for what it is, the standard is good but not excellent.
34-35 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin
I've eaten here once and was impressed with the bright room witht comfortable and clean décor. The service was very friendly and memorable for it, the waiters and hosts have a sense of pride for the restaurant and the food. All the dishes looked good, the Lamb Zafrani Pasanda was excellent and the starters were also great although I've forgotten what we had, it's been a while! If I'm in the mood for Indian I will certainly be going back here, if it's good enough for Paolo Tullio it's good enough for me!
Lunch! Calzone Cafe
63 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin
The dishes are small but cheap, a perfect place for a small bite during the day. I've never actually had a calzone in here but they do look good, albeit small. The paninis are tasty and there is a good secection and mixture of flavours in them. Salads also look great, and the better half enjoyed her chicken and sweet chilli one. Service is prompt, but the terrace can be cramped and hard to get a seat in. The busy atmosphere on this bustling street makes it a popular and appealing stop for food.
9 Grattan Crescent, Dublin 8 , Inchicore, Dublin
A delightful little Italian restaurant in a place that badly needs cafés and restaurants to lift the atmosphere. The prices here are unbelievably cheap for the pasta dishes, and the wine is also reasonable. The room is nice and dark with a cosy atmosphere and service is good. The food won't blow you away, but is good for the price you pay. Torino's was great for when I was spending a lot of time in the area but is not somewhere you would travel out of town for.
Milano (Grand Canal Harbour)
Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin
I have yet to find a difference between any of the Milano's restaurants. They all have a very very good pizza. The toppings are fresh and tasty, and the light crispy crusts are devine. The new menu offers a thinner than usual crust and some interesting toppings on the pizzas, I usually go for them. Staff are usually good, though the waiter I had recently in the Cork city branch wasn't great. The Grand Canal Harbour and Temple Bar branches are nice restaurants with a great atmosphere, you could visit for any occassion, with friends, in a group or with a date.
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
I ate here a couple of times and have yet to be disappointed. The food is a little overpriced for what it is though, and also the menu is small meaning it is hard to satisy a group of people. The monkfish and ribeye steak were great, and the Chirstmas menu is usually very good, I love the festive beetroot coleslaw they do. The roast chicken that they usually do is always a popular dish and one one I'd like to try. Will be visiting again over Chriatmas.
(Under Connolly Station) IFSC, City Centre North, Dublin
The venue is great and the location is good for trade, but as previous reviewers said, the service can be bad at times. This doesn't stand out in my memories of this place though, all I remember is the lunch being very nice and tasty. I had a chicken salsa bap whch was so so good, and the wedges were perfect too. The pizza also looks great. We were waiting a while for our food though, but this wouldnt put me off visiting again for lunch if I'm in the area.
65 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin
The food in here is so satisfying. The lunch menu is great - the burgers and buttermilk chicken are great, as are the chicken wings. I ate here once at night for a larger meal and although it was great, I thought I'd have a heart attack after it! I did have greasy food though. The calamari looks great and I look forward to trying it. Service is decent but tables are a bit cramped at times. Early booking is advisable!
1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I had been meaning to try this place for so long, and I finally did a few weeks ago with my girlfriend. I wasn't disappointed. We had to wait about 40 mins for a table but didn't mind, we went up the street for a drink. When we got in, the place was very busy but had a great buzzy atmosphere. The tables were a bit close together but it didn't bother us. The menu is huge, and there is so much selection of flavours with meats and sauces to keep any palate satisfied. It took us a while to choose our dishes but we werent disappointed when they arrived. The patatas Bravas could have been better but all the other meat/vegetable dishes we had were amazing. We had enough food to stuff ourselves and a decent bottle of wine and the bill only came to over €70, I really can't wait to visit again!
8 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I had a casual bite here with an ex after a days shopping, and the food was of a high standard although the service wasn't. The food wasn't memorable but satisfying if you are looking for somewhere close to Grafton St for a bite at short notice. The Thai Green curry was nice and the pizza is apparently good quality too. Wouldn't rule out another visit.
Hilan Chinese & Korean Restaurant
45 Capel Street, City Centre North, Dublin
This place is probably not for a romantic first date but it is a clean and bight room, with Koreans chomping down the oriental dishes which can only be a good sign. The option of cooking your own barbeque is good for a group or just for the novelty of it, but can be annoying if you are starving and have to wait for the food to cook. The a la carte options seem to be the best for the real asian style of cooking and dishes that make this place feel authentic and good quality. Looking forward to visiting again when the craving requires.
Wongs of Ranelagh
7 Sandyford Road, Ranelagh, Ranelagh, Dublin
I ate here once with a friend and was impressed with the room, the service and atmosphere. There were a lot of groups at big circular tables who all seemed to be having a great time. The food is a bit overpriced but top quality Chinese cuisine. The staff are excellent and very friendly and helpful. If I wanted to have a good Chinese and spend a bit of money on it I would definitely visit here again.
Independent Pizza Co
28 Drumcondra Rd Lower, Dublin 9, Drumcondra, Dublin
I haven't been here in a while but I use to go for lunch here sometimes when I worked in the area. The pizza is great and cheap, and the staff are excellent. The resturant itself is bright, spacious and clean. Everyone I know that has eaten here has given it good reports, so the pizza seems to be consistantly good. Can't wait to get back here and try it out again!
The Porterhouse (Central)
45-47 Nassau Street, City Centre South, Dublin
As a pub, I find this place too big and busy, a bit impersonal really. I would visit for some high standard pub food though, the chicken wings are very good and come at a variety of different levels of spiciness. The burgers are usually good, although you're doing well if you have more then 10 chips on your plate alongside it. For instant satisfaction, I always go for the steak and cheese pizza, which I can't get enough of. The base is thin and crispy and is balanced just right with toppings for maximum enjoyment and flavour. Would recommend for good, cheap food. The vast array of beers available is now just a gimmick in my opinion.
Elephant & Castle
18/19 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
This must be one of Dublin busiest restaurants. It seems to be busy every evening. The food is a little overpriced and some dishes taste a bit odd, eg the pear salad which I had a few months ago. The dressing was far too stroong and took away from all of the other flavours of the dish. The chicken wings however are something special, although I have tasted similar if not better ones in two other establishments in the city. The burgers are consistintly good and the large menu has a lot of choice to suit a group and leave everyone happy going home. Looking forward to eating here again, there are so many dishes I want to try!
Zaytoon (Parliament Street)
14/15 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
If you feel the need for this kind of food (usually after a feed of pints) then this place is the best I have come across. The kebabs are so tasty, fresh and good, you don't feel bad about eating them until the garlic is still in your breath the next day. Definitely worth it at the time though. I have walked a good distance at night to get to one of these.
Luigi Malones Restaurant
5/6 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
I have eaten here a few times and have always found it good. It is always busy and can be noisy, but is nice for an informal or relaxed dinner date. The chicken wings are a good as you'll get in the city, and my favorite main course would have to be the baby back ribs. They are very tasty and cooked to perfection with a nice barbecue flavour. Fajitas are apparently very good also. The crab looks so tasty, I want to try it next time I go!
12 Quay Street, Galway City, Galway
I ate here a few years ago and I found it fine, don't know how it is now but I had a really good pasta and mussels dish. There was also a really nice dessert with ice-cream and white chocolate, and I remember the waitress being particularly nice and friendly. Wouldn't mind trying it again sometime, the menu has a lot to choose from.
Ken's - Closed
1st Floor, Bridge Street, Gort, Galway
This new enough Chinese is in a fantastic newly renovated setting and there us a very warm welcome from management when you arrive. The food is a bit more expensive than other Chinese restaurants but worth it for the quality, as well as the great service and setting. Would definitely recommend visiting here if passing through.
Moran's Oyster Cottage
The Weir, Kilcolgan, Kilcolgan, Galway
This place is great for good fresh seafood, in an ideal setting. Lovely to sit outside during the summer. The chowder was very good for starters and I followed with prawns and crab meat. This place is very well known for its good reputation and I would definitely recommend if in the area. Service is good also.
11 Quay Street, Galway City, Galway
I had lunch in here a couple of times, the last time I went there I wasn't impressed at all with the dry tasteless vegetables and fatty lamb. I usually don't like carverys anyway, but this one was just bad. Can be a good pub to drink in at night, but I wont be eating here again.
La Salsa (Galway)
6 Mainguard Street, Galway City, Galway
I ate here loads of times and was never disappointed. The food is fast, but simple and tasty. Love the chicken quesidilla and the burritos are great too. The taco fries are also very good, as well as the nachos. Would defo keep going back here for a quick bite to eat in a nice, bright and colourful atmosphere. it's been too long!
Kilberry, Navan, Navan, Meath
A good carvery, even though I don't usually like that type of food. The waitresses were very nice and friendly, and the pub itself is well decorated with a good atmosphere. Would visit again for handiness if in the area.
The Halls, Quay Street, Galway City, Galway
I have eaten here numerous times and have always been pleased. The Sweet Chili Chicken Pizza is great and so is the antipasto plate for starters. The room has a good atmosphere and is well decorated. My ex had enchiladas which I wouldn't rate but I wouldn't get anything other than pizza here as they never disappoint with such a lovely crunchy crust and good balance of toppings. Service is always pleasant and efficient.
8 Oliver Plunkett st, Cork City, Cork
Milanos pizza is always good and fresh too, but compared to other Milanos restaurants I thought this place was too big and bright. There were also a huge amount of noisy kids here for a Sunday evening/night, which doesn't really add to the atmosphere. The food was good, however, the nibbles to start of olives, sun blushed tomatoes and nuts were very tasty and the pizzas as good as ever. Our waiter wasn't the fastest though. Nice to visit here for a quick bite.
The Brick Oven
Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry, Cork
I ate here a few weeks ago with my girlfriend, it looked busy so we thought we'd try it. I didn't like the furniture and the floor of the room, they made it look like a cheap diner. The lighting was also too bright. I liked the French Onion Soup for starters, then I got tuna steak for mains which was a bit tough. I also asked for loads of garlic on it which I didn't get. The tuna was served with loads of iceberg lettuce and peppers which unfortunately made my dish look like pub grub more than restaurant food. My girlfriends sea bass was the same, it would have looked and gone down better if it was even served on its own with some simple veg as the fish was nice and very fresh. Don't think I'd go here again if I was in Bantry.
Bobo's Gourmet Burgers (Wexford St)
22 Wexford Street (Beside Whelans), Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I like the burgers in here but I would pick other gourmet burger joints ahead of it. The patty doesn't seem to be big enough so the toppings and the bun take over, also the bun falls apart very easily. I also found that the fries are tasteless - I'm not sure if its the oil they're fried in or what. The milkshakes are good and you will certainly be full leaving here! Also I have heard good things about their breakfasts. Staff are nice and friendly.
Northwood Demense, North Dublin, Santry, Dublin
I really liked the food in here and the surroundings are also beautiful. The decor of the room and the atmosphere suited the cuisine and the staff were friendly in my experience. Thought it was a bit expensive for a restaurant in the suburbs as a previous reviewer did, but it was some of the best cuisine of its type that I have had. The chicken satay was very good.
The Market Bar
Fade Street, City Centre South, Dublin
I love this bar for a casual drink to meet friends, and I have also often eaten the delicious tapas that they serve. The calamari and the patatas bravas are really good, so is the fish pie and meatballs. Even small dishes like the bread with dips is delicious. The food is cheap, the service good, and the hustle and bustle of the bar adds to the atmosphere. The lack of music is also good as you can hear your friends speak!
No 1 Fade Street, Off Georges's Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Great French food, rich and tasty. I brought my girlfriend here for her birthday last week and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was pleasant and attentive, the setting was appropriately dark and romantic, and the food was very, very good. I had the delicious French Onion Soup to start and the lady had the Prawn bisque. They were both amazing. For mains I had a perfectly cooked rib eye steak with fries and it was the best I've had in a while. The better half had the seabass which was served with French beans, asparagus and new potatoes. It was very good also. The desserts were also nice, cheesecake comes recommended. There is a big deal made out of this place, and I can see why. It deserves it. The richness of the food is great, I had to lie down after it, I could feel my arteries clogging!
Johnnie Fox's Pub
Glencullen, Dublin Mountains, Glencullen, Dublin
I called in here with two colleagues a few months ago for lunch and was expecting big things after hearing so much about this place. The decor is great - all the stereotypes of an Irish pub rolled into one. The menu is mostly seafood, and there aren't many alternatives for people who don't eat it. I ordered the smoked salmon tagliatelle and the portion that came out was very small - I was still hungry after it which is very disappointing for the price of it. I wanted to get a coffee afterwards but I couldn't because the service was so slow, even when we wanted to get our bill we couldn't see a waitress to get her attention so we had to go up to the bar to find someone. Overall small, overpriced portions and bad service. I won't be returning here for food unless I'm really stuck.
1A Carlingford Road, Drumcondra, Drumcondra, Dublin
Beautiful buckwheat creperie, the galettes are just delicious and full of beautiful fresh fillings. Ideal for lunch if you're in the area. Not many people know about this place but it really is worth a visit.
137 Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 , South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin
One of my favorite places to eat, hands down! Love the informal seating, the food is top class. I've only ever had the beef patties - the toppings might sound a bit odd but they go well together! The brie and bacon one is good, as is the apple and smoked applewood cheese one. Side of bush fries goes down very well. Great atmosphere, helped with the live dj at night time. Only fault is the one time when the chef go the orders reversed and we were waiting about 30 mins for out food, but all is forgiven! Will keep returning for the best gourmet burgers in town...
71-72 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Been here a few times with friends, very nice food and a huge menu to chose from! The sushi is particularly nice and some dishes which I also enjoyed include the Vegetables Tempura and the beef teriyaki. The banoffi is probably the best I have tasted. Service and atmosphere always good. Nice cheap place to eat if you are in the mood for Japanese cuisine.
Firhouse Road, Tallaght, Dublin
Found this place very good - a nice twist on pub grub as it was much better quality than what you would get anywhere else in this genre of food. The chef seems to be adventurous and the food is well presented. Our waitress was friendly and fast, and the place wasn't as busy as on a Friday afternoon. Specials seem to be good and the lasagna with baked potato was also very good. Would call again if in the area.
The Port House
64a South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
This is a delightful tapas restaurant, perfect for a romantic date. It's like walking into a dark cave, and it’s only lit with candles which add to its unique atmosphere. We had to wait for an hour for a table on a Friday night but had a drink across the road to kill the time. The wait was worth it, we had a beautiful bottle of red wine and a selection of dishes, hot and cold. The fois gras was particularly amazing, a small portion but incredible taste. We also had a charcuterie plate which was great and the deep fried calamari and prawns were also good, but a bit greasy compared to the other food. The staff were friendly and efficient and the bill was very reasonable, I can't wait to return for another romantic and cosy night!
St Andrew Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I went here on a Sunday with my girlfriend after hearing great reviews, and I can second the well deserved reputation. The greeting was pleasant and the waiter was classy, friendly and efficient. I had deep fried brie for starters which was delicious, and for mains I had the famous cannelloni which had a great, homely taste. The decor is great and you just know that this place has been around for years. Signed photos of theatre stars line the walls and the seats, carpeted floors and lamps keep up the theatre feel. Definitely one to visit at some stage, pre-theatre is better value.
26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I brought my girlfriend here on our first date and it worked out perfectly. I tried to book on a Tuesday for a table on a Saturday night but they had nothing - the lady on the phone told me to come about 9 and they could fit me into the walk-in tables. I was cautious but went for it anyway. When we arrived the manager told us we were about fifth in line for a table and to have a drink at the bar. We had a cocktail each and were surprised when we were shown to a nice table down in the main restaurant area after about 10 minutes. The room is nicely decorated with pictures of Honda 50s adorning the walls, and the atmosphere was loud and lively for a restaurant - nice for a first date in case there's a chance of awkward silences! It puts everyone at ease. The lady had a very tasty starter of grilled asparagus with chunky fresh mango salsa and I had the unusual but incredible deep fried soft shell crab. I would highly recommend this as something different! For mains she had perfectly char grilled chicken breast with tender noodles and I had the Hake cooked in banana leaf with red curry sauce. I was extremely satisfied with my choice and would return at any time for this dish again. The curry was mild but very tasty and the fish was succulent and fresh. For dessert we opted for another cocktail each which were well made with fresh ingredients. The damage came to €115 which included 4 great cocktails, a €27 bottle of wine, 2 starters and 2 mains. Will definitely return for the tastiness and freshness of the food, the good service and great atmosphere.
Chez Max (Palace Street)
1 Palace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Brought my girlfriend here last night after wanting to go for months, and I wasn't disappointed. Two members of staff greeted us on arrival and gave us menus as we sat and waited 3 minutes for our table - we had booked but called to inform that we would be 15 minutes late. The menu looks great - printed like an old French newspaper. The interior is small but feels and looks just like a restaurant in Paris, the tables were very close together but it does add to the atmosphere. Some French people were dining beside us, and the staff were all French so this added to the Parisian experience! To the most important bit - the food. My lady friend ordered the Frogs Legs for starters and I, the French Onion Soup. The Frogs Legs were a first for both of us, and we loved them, tender meat in a garlic butter sauce. The soup was perfect and was served with croutons and mozzarella cheese to add to it - very tasty. We both had the lamb shank for mains which was perfectly cooked with succulent, tender meat falling off the bone. There was a lot of meat with it and it was complimented well with gratin potatoes, French beans and gravy. For dessert my date had a heavy but moist and tasty chocolate cake and I had one of the best Creme Brulées that I've tasted, along with a nice aromatic coffee. The bill came to €100 which included a €36 bottle of Bordeaux Red, two starters, two mains, two desserts and a coffee. Staff were very friendly again on our departure. Will definitely be revisiting for a bit of Paris without the flight!