Restaurant Reviews from sean.c

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Credibility Score:
52.5%

County: Westmeath

No. of Reviews: 9

Member Since: 08 February 2008

Last Visit: 04 August 2013

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Wagamama's Blanchardstown restaurant

Unit 410, First Floor, Blanchardstown Retail Park 2, Dublin 15, Blanchardstown, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 15

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Cuisine:
Cheap Eats

Price Range:

Good
45 reviews

Reviewed 09th February 2013 ( visited 03rd February 2013 )

5 stars all the way. I bring my daughter here and we've always gotten a warm welcome and a healthy dose of noodles - how much fun is it watching a 2yo eating noodles! Good value, pleasant staff, crayons and paper for the little ones, never too busy when we go there (unlike say, Kay's Cafe inside the centre itself).
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Sheries Cafe Bar restaurant

3 Lower Abbey Street, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1

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Cuisine:
Cafe

Price Range:

Average
37 reviews

Reviewed 11th February 2008 ( visited 02nd February 2008 )

Brutal. Brutal. Brutal. I remember this place from a few years ago before it got the makeover. If only the money had been spent on service & food, instead of flashy interiors. The fish & chips were fairly dreadful. The chips were clearly cooked in old oil and left under a hot lamp for a few hours. The fish was slimey and not fresh. The request for half-n-half (half potatoes, half chips) was brusqely turned down. The pork thing wrapped in bacon was gruesome. The accompanying "garden veg" was clearly from frozen and overcooked. The steak sandwich resembled an old boot in texture and taste, and went down the same way. We had to ask for a second Coke 3 times. And it wasn't even busy so they don't have that excuse. All in all we got hit for over €50, possibly the single worst meal I've had in Dublin at the price. Won't be going back there again this side of Redemption day.
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Wagamama's Blanchardstown
Unit 410, First Floor, Blanchardstown Retail Park 2, Dublin 15, Blanchardstown, Dublin

5 stars all the way. I bring my daughter here and we've always gotten a warm welcome and a healthy dose of noodles - how much fun is it watching a 2yo eating noodles! Good value, pleasant staff, crayons and paper for the little ones, never too busy when we go there (unlike say, Kay's Cafe inside the centre itself).

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Foam Cafe
24 Strand Street Great, Italian Quarter, Dublin

Here's a tip - when you cook with wine, you cook with wine. You don't throw in a glassful at the end. The pasta all'matriciana was overcooked and you couldn't taste anything except the wine, the service was atrocious and the staff barely civil. Avoid.

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

After a previous positive experience, I brought my in-laws here to enjoy the ribs and salmon. Unfortunately the ribs were not available and the salmon was off the menu. We settled instead on some Chicken Supremes and Steak Sandwiches. Sorely dissapointed with both dishes. And that's the problem with FXB - they do a few things really well, and everything else is merely mediocre. Enjoyed the Trappist beers though.

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Lemon (Dawson St)
60 Dawson St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This has become an easy favourite simply because of it's location and speed of service. The crepes themselves can be either delicious or so-so, depending entirely on if one has managed to choose a combination that works as a crepe, or not, for example the 'classic' ham & cheese is simple but excellent. Distinctly overpriced, but I'm sure that's partially a result of the great location.

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Wagamama - Stephen's Green
St Stephen's Green Centre, South King St, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Regularly visit this place as my friends quite like it - not so much Asian as Asian-inspired. Service is always really quick (an advantage of the shared tables!) and once seated, one never feels rushed. I can recommend the chicken katsu curry.

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Captain America's Cookhouse And Bar
44 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Captain Americas is a great place if you go with the right expectations - beer, cocktails, American food, and a bit of light fun. No matter how busy it's been, I've never had problems getting a table in short order (they always say "20-30 minutes" and it's always 10 or less, so I reckon it's a deliberate bit of expection-resetting on their part!) The food isn't high cuisine, but it is plentiful, tasty, and relatively cheap. A meal and a few beers won't bust the bank (unlike a lot of other Dublin eateries). The burgers are usually good, and the nachos are fun to eat and share. The Tex-Mex stuff isn't quite as hot as it should be, but that's probably to suit the taste of your average Dubliner. The cocktails can be watery but you can always send it back and ask for more alcohol to be added. Recommended for an easy no-stress dinner before hitting the pubs, or just when you can't be bothered to cook. Great for groups and parties (the pitchers of Manhatten Iced Tea go down a treat!), young people, old people, etc. etc.

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Dobbins Restaurant
15 Stephen Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Found this place on this website and decided to chance it for St. Valentines Night. Booked an early dinner at 6pm to leave enough time to eat and get to the NCH for a concert. Upon arrival we were a bit dubious as we were the only diners, but we were shown to a booth and the attentive service made it feel like I'd booked the entire place for ourselves. Even the lady came by to make the same comment! We started with foie gras for me, and Dublin Bay prawns for my SO, which she loved. Foie gras isn't really my thing but I was feeling posh and it was excellent quality. The glass of white wine was good too. About 7pm the place started filling up, but we didn't notice because we were too busy tucking into our mains; pan-fried monkfish for her, and Wicklow lamb for me. Everything was really well presented and excellently cooked. We topped off with desert - she choose some sort of chocolate orgasm-on-a-plate, and I went for the rhubarb crumble, which was delicious. The coffee wasn't bad neither. An excellent dinner, excellent service, excellent atmosphere, and a reasonable price. As always, the quick and attentive service shone.

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Taco Taco
Unit 19 Epicurean Food Hall, Liffey Street Lower, City Centre North, Dublin

Excellent place, reminds me of LA. Everything here is good (so far)

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Sheries Cafe Bar
3 Lower Abbey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Brutal. Brutal. Brutal. I remember this place from a few years ago before it got the makeover. If only the money had been spent on service & food, instead of flashy interiors. The fish & chips were fairly dreadful. The chips were clearly cooked in old oil and left under a hot lamp for a few hours. The fish was slimey and not fresh. The request for half-n-half (half potatoes, half chips) was brusqely turned down. The pork thing wrapped in bacon was gruesome. The accompanying "garden veg" was clearly from frozen and overcooked. The steak sandwich resembled an old boot in texture and taste, and went down the same way. We had to ask for a second Coke 3 times. And it wasn't even busy so they don't have that excuse. All in all we got hit for over €50, possibly the single worst meal I've had in Dublin at the price. Won't be going back there again this side of Redemption day.

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