Restaurant Reviews from rockstar
Fallon and Byrne restaurant
11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 20th February 2011 ( visited 12th February 2011 )A fantasticly large dining room full of light which floods in through the many windows along one side plus a rather cool bar at the end of the room, a bit different than other restaurants, had a very tasty lunch here food was very very good, not too pricey but it was only lunch. The staff were very friendly but not overly so, just right and the wine list is superb, but the prices do start to get a bit steep towards the end. Having had dinner here before, i prefered the lunch as it was less formal and less busy, the only down side is the treak to the toilet.
Wagamama - Stephen's Green restaurant
St Stephen's Green Centre, South King St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 08th June 2010 ( visited 01st June 2010 )I have eaten at this restaurant quite a few times but wont be eating there again. Wagamamas have a no booking policy, but when i arrived on a quiet monday lunchtime no line of people, sometimes there is, and very few customers inside, yet our waiter placed us right beside a young family, as there was plenty of free table spaces we moved, then we were asked by the same waiter we could not sit there as they were booked. we left soonafter. This upset us as we really enjoy the food here, its healthy, cheap and i never had a bad thing to say about the place untill now. I wont be returning.
Tani Japanese Restaurant
93 Terenure Road North, South Dublin, Terenure, Dublin
Walking by and just popped in, had two kids on tow, no problem. Staff super friendly and sushi/sashimi super fresh. Would love to go back for an evening meal.
Fallon and Byrne
11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
A fantasticly large dining room full of light which floods in through the many windows along one side plus a rather cool bar at the end of the room, a bit different than other restaurants, had a very tasty lunch here food was very very good, not too pricey but it was only lunch. The staff were very friendly but not overly so, just right and the wine list is superb, but the prices do start to get a bit steep towards the end. Having had dinner here before, i prefered the lunch as it was less formal and less busy, the only down side is the treak to the toilet.
34-35 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin
I have eaten here a few times and regard it as one of the best indian restaurants in dublin, the last time was just for a quick lunch on a quiet sunday, service was very prompt as you would expect and the food great, however i did find a hair in my food which does happen and the food was taken away without any fuss and i was given the option to have a new dish prepared, i declined as was not in the mood for eating after my experence and asked for the bill, when it arrived i was not charged fof the dish but had been charged for the rice which had also been taken away, although there was nothing wrong with it i felt i should not of been charged for it as i did not eat it, even though this would not put me off coming back, like i said i think its one of the best indian restaurants in dublin.
New Millennium Chinese Restaurant
51 South King Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I really only come to this place for some dim sums, as an irish person you are never given the dim sum menu you always have to ask for it. All dishes are around five euro and there are plenty to choose from but the steamed ones are best, service is very quick but i find it to be a little rude sometimes, one one occasion when i tried the chicken feet almost every member of staff mostly young females came by our table to have a look and left giggling, it was a little uncomfortable sitting there and feeling like the centre of attention,
3-5 Exchequer Street, City Centre South, Dublin
This place is realy a pub not a restaruant, the area you dine in is at the back and out of the way, however there is still a noisy pub complete with a DJ only a few yards away and the night we were there it was full and the aircon if they have one at all was either not working or not on, it was very overheated. As its a pub the beer and cocktail list are extensive as and you will find some great beers here that you wont find in many other bars in dublin, the cocktails list is also extensive but one of our party orderd a virgin cocktail and said it was the worst they ever had. The food is good but overpriced for what you get and any place that will charge you for bread really is taking advantage and does not warrent a return trip, the bill came in at just short of 200 euro for four with no wine and a few beers, so not value for money in these times.
Dunne And Crescenzi (South Frederick Street)
14-16 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Great food but very poor service, ate here on a quiet saturday early evening, arrived at half five and given a table immediately but it took twenty mins for them to take our order, salads for starters were great with a lovley dressing but at ten euro for a few salad leaves and one piece of parma a tad expensive, mains were around fifteen, seafood spaghetti was lovley squid ink pasta with plenty of clams, mussles and prawns. Bread was never served before the meal and if orded there was a charge. When the plates were removed we asked for the dessert menu, they arrived prompt, but another twenty min wait for orders to be taken, again when we were finished another twenty min wait to pay the bill, i dont think they would of noticed had we got up and left without paying. Overall the service when we got it was friendly but very very slow.
7-9 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I havent eaten here for ages, so while passing with a friend the other day in need of lunch it was decided to pop in again. The place is only small but bright and airy, with floor to celing windows all round, in a corner building. Tofu salad was orderd by both of us and was clean and crisp with plenty of tofu, and a large portion for the price. When asked if salmon could be subitutied for eel in a maki roll,as one of the party was pregnant we were told it could not be done, as eel was on the menu and having had eel futomaki in other places i thought this odd, squid was orderd in its place, but was just squid rings deep fried, like what you would find in many other places and not very good, the aubergine was too heavily seasoned and also not great. As we only orderd two starters each and some tea it wasnt expensive, i have had lovley evenings here before, but was just a little let down this time, it wont put me off returning however.
The Birdcage Cafe
Avoca Rathcoole, Naas Road, Rathcoole, Dublin
Popped in here for lunch as we had a long drive down the N7 and beyond. The place is selfservice, canteen style and the food is overpriced for what you get, quiche and nutroast is what we both decided on and each meal came with a choice of three salads, the main part of the meal was good, not great but good, the salads were just ok, the worst being the beetroot, this was from a jar, pickled, not fresh and left a bad acidic aftertaste, and at thirteen euro too expensive, After we had some cake and tea, if you dont want your tea to go cold, or your cake to sit around while you eat your mains this means two trips, not too bad in all, but at five euro for a pot of tea and fivefifty for each portion of cake the prices are yet again inflated, pavlova was large, heavy on cream and short on fruit, the other cake small, too small for a fiver. A great place for kids, there were many, and the staff friendly and many also, but far too expensive, at these prices you expect to be waited on.
Michie Sushi (Ranelagh)
11 Chelmsford Lane, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin
I have eaten sushi in a lot of restaurants in dublin and can safely say this is the best i have found so far, and i dont think it will be beaten for some time yet, if ever. Its only a small place and off the beaten track up a lane but boy is it good. The chirashi sushi with a fine collection of the freshest tuna, seabass, mackerel salmom eel and more on a bed of sushi rice was the highlight of the meal, the fire dragon roll with eel, avocado and sticky spiced sauce was very good. We also had dengaku tofu, beautyful crispy, soft tofu served with aubergine, wich was spot on, tori karage and some steamed goyza (dumplings) also arrived at our table all within minuites of each other, just as we orderd. Our server was a delightfull friendly japanesse girl resplended in a geiko outfit, all staff were very friendly and a great athmosphere, its only a little place, six tables, but i left into the early evening with fond memories of edo.
The Halfway House
Walkinstown Road, Walkinstown, Dublin
I dont usually have pub grub, but as i was here with friends in the bar i tried the food as it was a long day and i needed to eat, As pub grub goes it very good, as far as price its up there with some of the better restaurants, this wouldnt be too bad if the decor and athmosphere was also up there with the prices but it wasnt. Far too many of the footballshirt/tracksuit brigade in the place to really have an enjoyable meal. like i said the prices are far too high to eat in a place like this at twentyfive euro for a steak and then an extra five for a side dish you would be lucky to get out for under fifty euro a head without wine. Therefore we opted for the fish dishes both very good, the halibuit i had was fresh and really well cooked, the mackrel i am told was good also but at sixteen euro for one of the cheepest fishes you can but i thought it was a bit much. We didnt hang around for coffe or desserts.
Manna Chinese Restaurant
138 Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin
If you happen to be irish or european when you sit down to order you will be given the set menu for either seven or ten euro, please ignore this it is food you will find in every takeaway in every county across the land, if this happens ask for the main menu, around fifteen pages of authentic chineese food and all delicious, the prices have come down recently so mains are either six or eight euro, we orderd lots as usual, the deep fried whole seabass with chili was my highlight and the aubergine my partners, the japanese tofo and green beans with pork also very tasty, with rice and tea it came in at under thirty euro and plenty leftovers to take home. I have eaten in most of the restaurants in this aera and this is one of the best, and the most value for money.
ely bar & brasserie
CHQ Building, Georges Dock, Dublin 1, City Centre, IFSC, Dublin
What you are really paying for here is the fantastic atmosphere, popped in here without planning to do and found a gem of a place, got a table in the vaults, beautifully lit as there is no natural lite and very stylish decor. The food was great but just a little too expensive, statrers were oysters, and a salad, the oysters were big juicy monsters the salad just ok, for mains the steak was truly great, just like what you get at the steakhouse on the the gren and the fish dish my wife had was also first class, after adding on a couple of side dishes and a bottle wine (one of the cheeper ones) and without desserts or coffee the bill was around 140 euro, and that is the onlt negative thing i can say as the service was very attentive as as good as any i have recived in some of the capitals best restaurants. Great place for a special occasion.
94-96 Terenure Road, Dublin 6 , Terenure, Dublin
I picked up a take a way here last weekend, great value if you choose thir meal deal for two, just under thirty euro. The side dish of dal was smooth, not too spicy and as good as any i have eaten in india. the mains of lamb chettinad was perfectly spiced ( not too hot ) and lots and lots of lamb, the second a chicken dish called Murg shahajahani was a light creamy dish with succulent pieces of chicken. The nann although a little on the small side was a little shy on the garlic, i would of liked it to have a lot more, the rice was a good basmati rie, although it was a meal for two we had so much leftovers it did us for a lunch the following day. I plan to visit the restaurant very soon.
Farm Restaurant (Dawson Street)
3 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin
Had lunch here today, a group of three of us, we all had the thai salad very good, lots of fresh veg and enjoyed by all. The mains options are very heavy on chicken, two of our group had a chicken dish, and both very happy with it, i went for the burger, a lovley fresh burger in a soft bun, but the relish was the outstandig part of the dish, it came with some lovley chips which were more like mini roast potatoes, lovley, and the portion size was very big so it was hard for me to finish. We all had coffee and because of the voucher offer the final bill came in under seventy euro.
71-72 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Yamamori is a very child friendly restaurant, a group of four adults and one infant had lunch here and as we were shown to our seats we noticed several other groups/couples with babys. The food is very fresh and maind all around a tenner, never anything to complain about there, at the moment mon to thur you recieve a free tea or coffee, including latte, espresso or speciality teas with your dessert all at just under eight euro, wich is great value. we spent three hours here and never felt rushed at any time.
The Pig's Ear
4 Nassau Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin
I have eaten here before but a group of six of us who had the early bird menu, great value at only twenty three euro for three a course meal,and only a few choices for each course as you would expect, with most choices being a slightly smaller version than whats on the al la carte menu, most had the pork brawn a delicious starter served with some lovely home made bread, the potted crab also went down very well. For mains the risotto was orderd by most, served in, and eaten from a small le cruset pan at you table it was one of the best risottos i have had in dublin, desserts were a selcction of cheese, ice cream and cheesecake, all were orderd and all were finished, although we only had a two hour slot, we never felt rushed and managed to enjoy a couple of bottles of wine during our meal, and coffees at the end, a delightfull place to eat.
1 Lower Fownes Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Ate her again last weekend, i usually come her in a group of people as its great to order diffrent set menus and share, one this occasion their were oniy two, I had the rijist tafel which was all fish and my partner one which was more meat heavy, both had plenty of food per person, maybe too much for some but you wont leave hungry from the chameleon, the standout dishes being the pork comfit, very tender black bacon (from fermanagh) the beef rendang and the hake, which comes wrapped in a banana leaf. All your dishes arrive at the same time and you dont have to wait too long either, all of which are explaned in detail by the freindly staff,which is handy because there can be a lot, and for a small restaurant they have a great wine list at affordable prices, just what we need in these hard times. I will be back again in 2011.
Wagamama - Stephen's Green
St Stephen's Green Centre, South King St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I have eaten at this restaurant quite a few times but wont be eating there again. Wagamamas have a no booking policy, but when i arrived on a quiet monday lunchtime no line of people, sometimes there is, and very few customers inside, yet our waiter placed us right beside a young family, as there was plenty of free table spaces we moved, then we were asked by the same waiter we could not sit there as they were booked. we left soonafter. This upset us as we really enjoy the food here, its healthy, cheap and i never had a bad thing to say about the place untill now. I wont be returning.