Restaurant Reviews from screwvy

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No. of Reviews: 23

Member Since: 10 May 2011

Last Visit: 14 November 2017

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Salamanca restaurant

1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Spanish

Price Range:

Good
731 reviews

Reviewed 09th February 2017 ( visited 06th February 2017 )

Always enjoy my Salamanca visits. The food is lovely, the service fantastic and it's just a wonderful place to while away some time. The bravas sauce wasn't as good as I remember this time, but maybe it was my odd tastebuds on the day as was feeling a little off.
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Salamanca restaurant

1 St Andrews Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Spanish

Price Range:

Good
731 reviews

Reviewed 09th February 2017 ( visited 06th February 2017 )

Always enjoy my Salamanca visits. The food is lovely, the service fantastic and it's just a wonderful place to while away some time. The bravas sauce wasn't as good as I remember this time, but maybe it was my odd tastebuds on the day as was feeling a little off.
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Ananda
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

Wonderful meal, on the more expensive side for Indian food, but beautifully presented, extremely tasty and superb service. Will be back to try thali!

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

Always enjoy my Salamanca visits. The food is lovely, the service fantastic and it's just a wonderful place to while away some time. The bravas sauce wasn't as good as I remember this time, but maybe it was my odd tastebuds on the day as was feeling a little off.

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The Station @ Molloys
Main Street, Dublin 24,, Tallaght,, Tallaght, Dublin

This was the second time we have visited. The room is gorgeous and the music playing was lovely and not too loud. The prawn tempura starter, house curry and ribs & chicken wings were the stand out dishes. It's a real shame that there's not more people coming in. Maybe some deals could get more people in. There's definitely more gains to be made, but it's a great addition to Tallaght dining.

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Fade Street Social - The GastroBar
4-6 Fade Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Brought a Malaysian colleague to Fade Street Social to try something different. He loves food, but had no idea how to read the menu so I ordered some tapas to share. He kept thinking it was all too posh but ended up being absolutely gobsmacked by them. He couldn't stop raving about the tapas and brought some other colleagues another night. Some of the dishes I would have again, others I wasn't that mad about, but that was personal choice. There should be some more vegetarian options, but the cakes made up for it for our veggie diner.

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Cleaver East By Oliver Dunne
6-8 East Essex Street, , Temple Bar, Dublin 2 , Temple Bar, Dublin

We had a wonderful evening in Cleaver East for a company dinner. The food was absolutely delicious and gorgeously presented. We were a big group, so I understand that it was hard to manage us all, the service was very much appreciated. For such a stunning venue I was surprised to not see it more full. It deserves your visit.

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Bel Cibo (Parkwest)
The Plaza, Parkwest, Perrystown, Dublin

Perfect spot for work lunch. There aren't that many options in Parkwest, but this restaurant blows the others away and is the go to place for dining out around here.

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Red Torch Ginger
14/ 15 Andrew Street , Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We went for the pre-theatre menu as Trocadero was booked out. It was our second time being here. Food was lovely, though I had mains order envy of my husband. We did have to call across the room 3 times though for service, which makes us sound obnoxious, but after our menus were dropped over nobody came to take our order for 10 minutes, and we couldn't catch anyone's eye. Our waitress was lovely though when we caught her!

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Beeftro - Balfe Street
5 Balfe St, City Centre South, Dublin

Steak the way it should be. Plated up, gorgeous sauce, ready to savour. The surroundings are stunning. Our group really enjoyed the evening. Our only quibble would be that the bill took 30 minutes to arrive after requesting though it wasn't that busy a night. Other than that? Superb.

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Avenue by Nick Munier
1 Crow Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Went here with a Taste voucher. It was difficult to get a table in the evening so we went for a 3pm start time for the same menu. We went ordered one of the supplement starters, the scallops, and the soup of the day, which was mushroom. The scallops were the winner, but the soup was extremely wholesome, and since we were sharing we got best of both. We then had the hake, and the steak. Hake doesn't usually make a huge impression, but it was recommended and we were not disappointed. Absolutely loved it and the salad it came with. The steak was beautiful, but I wasn't a huge fan of the pepper relish, though that's a personal taste as my husband lapped it up. The wines were tasty and staff welcoming. There were a few groups of women there, so it seems to be popular with ladies doing lunch. We could hear the conversation of a couple in the window a few tables away very well, which either added or subtracted to the meal as by how amusing their conversation was. ;-)

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Vintage Cocktail Club
15 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin

Simply stunning interior with a lovely homely atmosphere though a hefty bit of opulence thrown in. It's an expensive night out, but excellent fun for something different. We came here for a friend's birthday and it did not disappoint. The cocktails are divine and who the hell would have thought that the brussel sprouts would be a favourite for everyone?!? Get dressed up and make an event of it.

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

Been meaning to try this place for years and only got around to it as a friend gave us a voucher for our wedding present. It won't be long till I'm back! The portions were very large for tapas at dinner. They were absolutely gorgeous, though I would have liked a little sauce on the potatoes with chorizo as that was a bit plain. Overall, an excellent meal and a really throbbing atmosphere.

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Hop House / Kimchi
160 Parnell Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Fantastic Korean food. Fresh, tasty and delivered quickly. Love my Kimchi fix!

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Tikka House
1 Belgard Square West, West Dublin, Tallaght, Dublin

It's unfortunate that more people don't dine in at this restaurant as it affects the atmosphere, but the service in this warm and cosy place was excellent and the quality of the Indian food is my second favorite available in Tallaght. Jhinga Mirchiwala with prawns was lovely when spiced up a bit. The Subz Rasili Chicken was my favourite of our two dishes. Similar sauce to the prawn one, but spicier and there was a bit more veg included in the sauce, which I love. I'll be back again, May get more people in if they do a cinema meal deal.

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

Went for a meal on a voucher. The food was grand enough, but the acoustics in the room made it difficult to chat over the groups booked in and the band playing. The servers seemed a bit over-whelmed and three times I had to get another server to obtain my waitress for a fork, a little extra cooking on my meat (my fault, I ordered it medium rare I think). I liked my food well enough, but my husband thought it was very average. It's a much better atmosphere and I hope things improve for them.

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The Restaurant at Dublin Wine Rooms
1 Burton House, Mayor Square, IFSC, IFSC, Dublin

The food was gorgeous. Every morsel was perfectly cooked. I wasn't that mad on the crab at the start, but that's more a personal taste. My husband had the gnocchi and for mains we had the duck and chicken, which were both divine. As I understand it, the menu we had was seasonal so you'll always get to try something new. The house white wine was really light and refreshing, but a bit pricey. I love the idea of being able to try different wines at your leisure with some credit on a card, so we'll try that next time. And there will be a next time!

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Il Baccaro
Meeting House Square, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

We had an early dinner one Saturday and we were stuffed leaving after some seriously good eating. We had a meat and cheese antipasti to start, both of us had pasta courses and then we shared tge special main of monkfish with parma ham, which my husband loved, but I wasn't mad about. We enjoyed the antipasti, the salad dressing was delicious, my husband's seafood Spaghetti was much nicer than my Pappardelle pasta in a venison ragu. There was just nothing to my main beside meat and quite dry sauce. Of course other pasta dishes may have been more to my taste. All in all it was enjoyable and I was happy to try it, but I've had better and I think it was a little over-priced for what it was.

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

We actually dined here for my birthday in November 2013. It was so good that we're booking it again this year and bringing my new husband's parents. The service is second to none. The staff are not intrusive, but alert and willing to chat to you about whatever you wish. It's a beautiful and intimate little restaurant. You can have a chat with other guests across the room easily if you're so inclined (we and another couple were on the evening in question). Each course was beautifully presented. We loved the slate we received with several different little morsels that open up your taste buds. Was fascinating altogether. Really loved the decor. Each morsel was truly wonderful. I will update after our next visit. Fingers crossed they're still at the same standard. We stayed 5.5 hours the last time round. Expect more of the same on our next visit.

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Il Fico
Dublin Road, Naas, Kildare

Went for dinner here yesterday with my boyfriend. We both ordered from the Early Bird menu and our starters and mains were beautifully executed and presented. The service was superb and the waiter's timing was perfect. I wasn't fond of my apple pie at the end, which was disappointing, but overall the food and value was fantastic I'll be back whenever I pass through Naas.

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

Received a voucher for the tasting menu for Christmas and booked our table. Staff were wonderful, I was a little downhearted at being seated downstairs, however, the atmosphere was wonderful so I didn't mind not being able to people watch. We decided to go with the wine tasting add-on. The choices with each course truly enhanced the flavour. The only misstep was the waitress forgetting to give me my next glass at one stage, however, she offered an additional glass to us both so I'm not going to complain! The food was really wonderful. Each course was wonderfully satisfying and we enjoyed the full menu at our leisure, never feeling rushed. I will return.

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

I have been here only twice before, but the food has always been delicious and the service supreme. Myself and the boyfriend had the Early Bird here before, and as someone else mentioned they do not downsize the portions. I had the trout and my boyfriend the special, which was a pigeon pie. The pie was a wee bit much for him on the day, as it was extremely filling, however, all was gorgeous. I will go again, and this time without so long a time in between!

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Pho Viet Vietnamese Restaurant
162 Parnell Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

There were 9 of us for dinner last Friday so everyone got to try a bit of everything. The Vietnamese Fresh Spring Roles were gorgeous, I will definitely try some more of the starters next time. I was a little disappointed that there wasn't a seafood Pho available, however, I got the Pho Tai Chin Nam (rare steak and flank), which was gorgeous with the additional sauces. Particularly enjoyed one of the girl's dinners who got the Bun Bo Hue (spicy noodle soup with beef & pork). Also tried Ca Ri Bo (Vietnamese beef curry), which didn't have a strong flavour, so I wouldn't order it for myself. The service was wonderful, BYOB was welcome, value for money was fantastic, none of the deserts I wanted were there, so was somewhat disappointed with that, and it could do with some more light upstairs for groups (who can be loud), but really enjoyed and will be back. Some seafood Pho options would be welcome and in general more Vietnamese options in Dublin overall!

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Taste of Brazil
32 Parliament St, Temple bar, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

I do love Brazilian food, but if this was your only experience of it ever then you'd leave severely disappointed. The food was ridiculously stodgy and no amount of cheese, sauce or butter (which I adore) could cover the fact that the food was over-cooked, used too much bread and flower. I could have strapped the steak to my feet instead of shoes. I tried the bean soup, which wasn't the worst, but I just couldn't stomach any of the mains.

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

I love this little place. The decor is lovely, staff are welcoming & genuine. The food is tasty, the portions are big, so I always just get a main. It's BYOB, which is always a big plus for me. They never rush you out the door when you come in with a few friends to eat & enjoy the evening. Every time I've been here has been special. Particularly in the winter months when you're not in the mood of sitting in a pub or someone's house. Truly, one of the best places to be with friends, and make new ones.

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