Restaurant Reviews from scanjenna00

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Last Visit: 25 January 2009

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Cafe Bliss restaurant

4B Montague Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
BYOB

Price Range:

Good
118 reviews

Reviewed 25th September 2007 ( visited 11th September 2007 )

Tucked away on Montague St, my friends raved about this place especially as a place to go after partying on a Saturday night. Cafe Bliss is tiny with approx 10 tables in total. Don't let that put you off, the food is gorgeous & definitely not Dublin prices. I go there for lunch quite frequently as I only work round the corner, very hard to get a table at 1.00pm though. Certainly worth the queue, fantastic service, would recmomend the goats cheese salad & lovely homemade soups. Plus you always get a portion of tasty garlic bread when you sit down. Refreshing to still find well made fresh food at an affordable price.
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Cafe en Seine restaurant

39 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Cafe

Price Range:

Good
114 reviews

Reviewed 25th September 2007 ( visited 06th January 2006 )

Ate lunch at Cafe en Seine with my sister in January. This place is very dark & empty during the day. We ate an ok carvery style lunch, from under hot-plates. Food was usual carvery style, fish & veg, potatoes, meat, veg, potatoes, sandwiches etc. Didn't like the dark atmosphere. Don't think i'll return for food.
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Montys of Kathmandu
28 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Visited last night with one of my friends. Service was excellent & the food was fabulous.

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

Real pub grub with a difference. Best fish & chips I've had in Dublin. Great service & an excellent choice of beers.

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

Great food, friendly service, a little on the expensive side though for what you get. The decor, atmosphere & food totally makes up for that though.

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Harrys Kitchen Restaurant
22, Dawson Street, Dublin

I've just had quick lunch during the week at Harry's, this place is very busy though. Definitely need more floor staff during lunch hours. Wonder would evening dining be more relaxed? Food is standard issue.

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

I like the atmosphere in Boulevard Cafe, very friendly & relaxed. You could sit at your table enjoying a glass of wine & watching the world pass by for hours after you dine. Food is always top notch too.

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Yamamori Sushi, Tengu
38-39 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

I love Sushi & now we can have a change. There is definitely not enough Sushi bars in Dublin! Great fresh food & wicked service. A 1.

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Indian Ocean Dublin
15 Montague Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Have eaten in Indian Ocean twice for lunch with a group from my office. they do a 2 course menu at lunch times for €9.99 which is cheap & cheerful. Lunch ia a bit rushed in 50 minutes but I'm sure an evening meal here would be delightful. Service is attentive & welcoming. Food is tasty too. Great value menus.

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Zaytoon (Parliament Street)
14/15 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

The tastiest kebabs in Dublin, definitely worth a visit, anytime day or night.

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Chai Yo
100 Lower Baggot street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Had a very enjoyable evening here with work colleagues on Valentines day lately. There was approx 10 of us & we ate at the hot plates, where our own personal chef entertained us for the night. Food was freshly cooked right in front of us & the chef involved everyone in both the cooking & some singing afterwards. Food was delicious & a great nights craic was had by all. I'll definitely be back with a group.

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YO Sushi (Dundrum)
Level 1, Unit 26A, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

Had a lovely evening at Yo-Sushi with my friend recently. Food was excellent, service superb. The only thing I can fault is the setting. It's a little bit weird, sitting at a conveyor belt with 2 escalators whizzing past you. I think if it was actually in a unit it would make the experience a whole lot more intimate. The food was excellent, everything was very tasty & fresh. Our waiter was very attentive & they have a little buzzer system in place which you press if you need some assistance. We had 7 plates & a coke between us & we both enjoyed it thouroughly.

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

Had a very enjoyable lunch here yesterday with my colleagues. Service was excellent & food was very tasty. Had a gorgeous vegetable panini which came with a lovely side salad & chips. My colleagues had 2 noodle dishes & a prawn salad. The prawn salad looked & tasty delicious. It was quite busy at 1 o'clock but we were very well served & the food came quickly. Would def go for lunch again.

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The Forge
Moycullen Village, Moycullen, Galway

Have eaten carvery style lunchs at the Forge a few times. Food is always up to scratch. Have never tried the evening menu myself, but am assured by relatives that it is always good. Always very busy at lunch time. Stone work on the outside of the restaurant is impressive.

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Moycullen House Restaurant
Moycullen, Moycullen, Galway

Enjoyed a fabulous meal with family last year in Moycullen house. Situated in a remote part of Galway & hidden behind lots of trees, this family run restaurant is a reall gem. Fabulous seafood, homemade produce & charming service always lend to a great evening/night.

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Milano (Galway)
Middle Street, Galway City, Galway

Excellent pizzeria. Nice atmosphere, well spaced out, every type of pizza imaginable. For a chain of restaurants, I really like Milano's concepts.

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Lynch's Cafe
5 Shop Street, Galway City, Galway

Great for students, serve carvery style mammy dinners in huge portions. Real comfort food.

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Eddie Rockets (Liffey Valley)
Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, West Dublin, Liffey Valley, Dublin

Service always great, but the food is very expensive for what basically is a decorated fast food joint. I go there for the Milkshakes & malts alone.

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McLoughlins Restaurant @ Roganstown Hotel
Roganstown Golf & Country Club, North Co. Dublin, Swords, Dublin

Ate here with work recently. Gorgeous surroundings outside in the grounds. Service was attentive & food was delicious. Our group of 7 all had the salmon, very boring indeed. All agreed it was delicious. Some of my party treated themselves to an evening in the spa & health centre. Roganstown would be an ideal for a weekend away with someone special.

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Tante Zoes
1 Crow Street, Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin

Was at Tante Zoes with a work do recently. The food was divine. Great seafood on the menu, lots of choice for vegetarians, wahoo. I had the blackened salmon & tasted my friends risotto, both were divine. Excellent service from our waiter, a brilliant night had by all. Even the late-comers who only treated themselves to yummy desserts.

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

My boyfriend loves this place, especially the huge Thunder Road burger. Real comfort food. Don't particularly like the menu, as i'm a vegetarian & it doen't really cater for my tastes. Always loud & lots of music on tv screens, with lots of american memorabillia everywhere. I'd say it would be good craic for a work do or a hen night. Def not for a romantic night out though. Portions are also huge.

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F.X. BUCKLEY Steakhouse Crow Street
2 Crow Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Great restaurant if you want to treat yourself & someone special. Smaller than I had imagined. Great seafood & my companion had an excellent steak which are rared on the FXB family farm. Quite busy even though it was a Tuesday night. Our server was excellent throughout the meal & i enjoyed the Sea Bass special which he had recommended.

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Bad Ass Cafe
Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Great service, ideal location, fantastic value. Funky restaurant with a short but quirky menu. Soup is always gorgeous & I love the location as you see all thats going on in Temple Bar.

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The Woolshed Baa & Grill
Parnell Street, The junction of Jervis street and Parnell street., City Centre North, Dublin

Cheap & cheerful before the cinema or on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Not a great selection for my vegetarian tastes, real pub grub & everything comes with chips. comfort food city. Staff very very friendly & efficient. Good atmosphere here.

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The Kingfisher Restaurant, Guesthouse & Apartments
166 Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

A really authentic greasy spoon cafe. Authentic Dubs at the tables too ! Reminds me of somewhere my Granny used to take us for chips & beans when we were younger. Comfort food at its best.

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ely bar & brasserie
CHQ Building, Georges Dock, Dublin 1, City Centre, IFSC, Dublin

I really enjoyed a birthday celebration with friends at Ely Chq. Setting is fabulous beside the docks & we enjoyed a glass of wine in the bar before sitting at our table. We sat downstairs in the vaults, which i thought was very impressive, well laid out, so tables are spaced far apart & everyone has their own privacy. We all skipped starters & concentrated on mains. I had an excellent lobster risotto. So juicy & tasty. Whilst my companions all thoroughly enjoyed their meals. We left all very satisfied & said we all def return whether as a group or individually. Excellent food, superb setting & friendly, efficient service.

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

Staff always smiling, food not great, but milkshakes excellent. As was said in all reviews, don't sit beside the door.

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

Go for the milkshakes & malts if nothing else. Food is overpriced for what you get. But the milkshakes are divine, especially before the cinema on a Sunday evening.

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

i really enjoyed a night in Cactus Jacks lately with my 2 friends. We sat upstairs & i thought the wooden seats & tables were quite funky. Along with the matching wooden menus. Our 2 servers for the night could not do enought to help us. Food is all Mexican themed & i enjoyed the Prawn Fajitias. All 3 of us were stuffed after the huge portions. Friendly staff, tasty food, a cheap night out, will return to Cactus Jacks.

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

Tasty italian food in a great location. staff are always charming & chatty. Food looks good & tastes better. Ideal for a group of friends celebrating something. Ideal for people watching in the hustle & bustle of Dame St. Will return to Tuscana again.

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The Porterhouse (Central)
45-47 Nassau Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Have eaten in the Porterhouse on many ocassions due to its handiness to my place of work. it's always very busy at the weekends. Usual pub grub menu, burgers, steaks etc etc. The food is reasonably priced & well made. Filling before a night out or when you are in desperate need of some comfort food.

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TGI Friday (St Stephens Green )
St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

An over-priced, under served chipper. Food is expensive, tasteless & greasy. Will never return for the food, but maybe for the fish-bowl sized cocktails.

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

I really love this place. I think its the best Tapas bar in Dublin. great service the moment you step in the door from the friendly owner! Always busy & they don't take reservations. Best to pop in & see if there are any tables free, if not, it is definitely worth the wait. Salamanca is great for groups of people, that way you can taste a little of everything. Cheap, tasty food in great surroundings. Go on, try it....

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Pizza Hut
24 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Cheao & cheerful. the lads from work love this place. It really is about how much you can eat & not what you are eating. A chain restaurant, Pizza Hut really is the fast food of the pizza world.

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

Had an evening work social do recently in Nostromos. First time I'd eaten there & will def return. Food was gorgeous & service was excellent. I had the mussells to start & then cod. Both were tasty 7 presented very well. Nice intimate setting & nothing but praise for the food & service from a group of approx 25. Will return to Nostromos.

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

Lots of variety, with Mexican & Italian tastes all rolled into one menu. Dined here with family & we all ordered something different from the menu. I had the Quesidillas, which were tasty & filling. Everyone at my table was happy with their food. Quite a busy little place, with tables everywhere. Good value too.

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Messrs Maguire
O'Connell Bridge, Burgh Quay, City Centre South, Dublin

We had our Christmas pre-party in Messrs Maguires in Dec 2005. They provided us with 6/7 food platters in between beverages. Usual finger food chicken goujons, samossa, king prawns, onion rings, cocktail sausages & a variety of dips. Food was tasty & plentiful. Thought the staff were very helpful all evening.

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Little Caesars Palace Restaurant
1-3 Balfe Street, City Centre South, Dublin

An office lunch time favourite. Have eaten lunch here several times. Find it over-priced for what you receive. Usually stay safe & order soup or salad. Would never come here for an evening meal. Enough said.

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Keogh's Cafe
1-2 Trinity Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Go to Keoghs for delicious scones. Just like your Granny used to make. Always busy but the food will definitely not disappoint. Gorgeous breads & salads. We take turns to do the scone run at work. Yummy.

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Havana Tapas Bar
Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Was disappointed the evening that we ate in Havana, as I had heard many great things about it. We ordered 4 plates of Tapas between 2 of us, but only 3 arrived. We told our very helpful server about the missing plate & assumed he would bring it out when it was ready. Portions were very small & not that tasty. I had a nice glass of sangria & my boyfriend a beer. We were charged for 4 plates upon leaving & had to argue with the girl on the till because she didn't believe we only had received 3. Would be reluctant to return.

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Govindas Restaurant (Merrion Row)
18 Merrion Row, City Centre South, Dublin

Have eaten in the Govindas on Merrion Row only once. The food isn't up to the standard of the other Govinda's on Aungier St. Also Merrion Row is a little more expensive than the Govinda's on Aungier St. Still a nice place to eat, but atmosphere def better in Aungier St cafe.

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Govindas Restaurant (Aungier Street)
4 Aungier Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I love eating in Govindas on Georges st, gorgeous, quick tasty food at an incredibly cheap price. Their rice & potatoes dishes are delicious. Staff are always very friendly & they do a great take-out service as well. Lovely home-made desserts if you have any room left after a huge helping of tasty vegetarian food. Def the best vegetarian grub in Dublin.

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F.X. BUCKLEY Steakhouse Pembroke Street
1A Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Wasn't what I had expected when we walked in first, quite a small dining are but the food & service are 5 star. I started with soup of the day, celeriac soup, absolutely fabulous. My boyfrind had the mussels which were divine. I then had the monkfish which was the def the best monkfish I've ever eaten in Ireland. My boyfriend had one of their signature steaks which he said was fabulous. Great service throughout the night. Will def return.

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FIRE Restaurant and Lounge
Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

I have eaten at Fire twice, once in July 2006 for my birthday with my boyfriend, and again in January 2007 with my sister & co for her birthday. Both times I have thoroughly enjoyed myself. The food at fire is excellent, tasty, presented very well & served by charming waiting staff. good quaity tableware, glassware & table linen complements Fire'sexcellent surroundings in the Old Mansion house. I would recommend both the mussells & the monkfish. The night of my birthday, my boyfriend arranged a surprise dessert to be taken out to our table with a candle in it. I hid my embarrassment whilst all the waiting staff & customers clapped & sang happy birthday. I will definitely return to Fire which I think is one of the best restaurants in Dublin.

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Davy Byrnes
21 Duke Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Great for a lazy Sunday roast, when you are in desperate need of a Mammy dinner with some mashed potatoes. Carvery style comfort food, relaxing atmosphere & service. Always busy.

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Bia Bar
The Drury Court Hotel, Stephen Street Lower, City Centre South, Dublin

Only eating experience I've had at Bia Bar was at a 21st birthday party about 3 years ago. Great night had by all & the platters of food they provided went down a treat. Usual suspects, chicken goujons, onion rings, prawns, garlic mushrooms, samosas & a variety of dips.

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Acapulco Restaurant
7 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Have eaten here many evenings with friends, always a great atmosphere & busy busy busy. Friendly waiting staff & yummy mexican food, make a recipe for a great evening. Inexpensive menu & you can sit & have a few drinks & a laugh after your meal is over. No rushing to give your table away to another party. Thouroughly enjoyed every meal I've eaten in Acapulco.

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Eddie Rockets (Rathmines)
Lower Rathmines Road, South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin

I go to Eddie Rockets for their Malts & Milkshakes yum. So creamy & moreish. Staff are always super friendly & efficient. Good atmosphere & every Eddie Rockets I've ever been in seems to be full. Food is just ok thought €7.00 for a burger without chips, I think is quite expensive. Especially when they are not home-made proper "chips". Enough of my whining about the food, it's def comfort food at it's best. Go for the malts if nothing else.

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Rosie O'Gradys NON PPC
282 Harolds Cross Road, Harolds Cross, Dublin

Ending up eating in Rosie o'Gradys one evening as I have a boyfriend who watches any sport going! Typical pub grub. I had scampi & chips, batter on the scampi wasn't very nice, too heavy. Boyfriend had salmon, which he said was tasty. Probably good for a sandwich or maybe a lazy Sunday roast. Staff very friendly though !

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The Steps Of Rome
1 Bird avenue, Clonskeagh, Clonskeagh, Dublin

Best pizza slices in Dublin. nice crispy bases, friendly service & extremely cheap prices. Like the outdoor seating as well. Great for quick, well made food.

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Yamamori Noodles
71-72 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Tried Yamamori with my boyfriend a few months back, after hearing rave reviews from all of our friends. My boyfiend is a converted sushi fanatic now. Atmosphere & service both excellent, staff were uber friendly. Can't say we enjoyed the food though. I had a Bento box special, anything that was deep fried was oozing with oil & tasteless. Maybe it was just a bad night because it was extremely busy.

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Zaytoon (Lower Camden Street)
44-55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin

Used to live on Harrington St so Zaytoon was a very handy rare treat. Kebabs are huge, very filling. Friendly staff, cheap, cheerful, tasty food & excellent value. Always the odd drunken eejit ordering beside you as well.

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TriBeCa
65 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6, Ranelagh, Dublin

Went to Tribeca one Sunday evening before Christmas with 4 of my friends. Food was good, but not a huge choice for my vegetarian taste buds. My friends enjoyed the signature chicken wings & big beef burgers. I had the pasts arribiatto which was tasty. Our waitress for the evening provided good service but was a little strange to say the least. Myself & my friend both noticed her muttering under her breath whilst clearing the plates. Wouldn't put me off Tribeca, would return for the cosy atmosphere at least.

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Cornucopia
19/20 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Gorgeous soups & breads. Getting quite expensive though for just vegetarian cuisine. Take-aways also available, staff always very helpful. Makes a change from the usual lunchtime sandwich.

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Charlies Four
8 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Hmmm, what can you say about the infamous Charlies chain of Chineses except that you would only be eating a 3 in 1 there at 3.00am on Saturday night on your way home.

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Cafe en Seine
39 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

Ate lunch at Cafe en Seine with my sister in January. This place is very dark & empty during the day. We ate an ok carvery style lunch, from under hot-plates. Food was usual carvery style, fish & veg, potatoes, meat, veg, potatoes, sandwiches etc. Didn't like the dark atmosphere. Don't think i'll return for food.

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Cafe Bliss
4B Montague Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Tucked away on Montague St, my friends raved about this place especially as a place to go after partying on a Saturday night. Cafe Bliss is tiny with approx 10 tables in total. Don't let that put you off, the food is gorgeous & definitely not Dublin prices. I go there for lunch quite frequently as I only work round the corner, very hard to get a table at 1.00pm though. Certainly worth the queue, fantastic service, would recmomend the goats cheese salad & lovely homemade soups. Plus you always get a portion of tasty garlic bread when you sit down. Refreshing to still find well made fresh food at an affordable price.

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Avoca Cafe (Suffolk Street)
Avoca, 11 Suffolk Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Work around the Grafton St area & pop into Avoca frequently. Their scones are second to none. Just like Mammy makes ! Also their multiseed loaves are just delicious. Salad is quite pricey though. yet still delicious. Go for the homemade bread & jams alone.

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

Visited Luigi Malones with my friend at the end of August on a Friday night. Very, very, very busy when we arrived with lots of people standing outside. The hostess at the front desk wasn't very welcoming & we were "told" to sit & wait for our pre-booked table. A smile wouldn't hurt, you are far too brusk & direct for the front desk I'm afraid. The food was gorgeous, especially my Prawn Fajitas, very juicy! And the service was pleasant. The only thing I can ever fault Luigi Malones for is the lack of space between tables. We were wedged in between fellow diners in one of the Tables for 2 on the left hand side as you go in. I woudn't return to Luigi's unless they took at least 4/5 tables out of the dining are & spaced things out a little bit more. We had no option but to eaves drop on both our fellow diners conversations, & them ours. Space things out a bit guys, as i'm sure you're losing cutom over this issue.

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