Restaurant Reviews from slickpickle

Status: Newbie

Credibility Score:
52.5%

County: Tipperary

No. of Reviews: 13

Member Since: 03 February 2008

Last Visit: 17 July 2009

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Jola's Restaurant

18/19 Lower O'Connell Street, Kinsale, Cork

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Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Good
19 reviews

Reviewed 04th June 2009 ( visited 01st June 2009 )

After reading the recent reviews, I had a total different experience at Jola's. For starters the vodka list was extensive and I had the Rose Belinni which was excellent. The staff was very attentive, even though I was dining alone. In fact, Jola herself served the entree and stayed to chat for a few minutes. I found the atmosphere to be very cozy and warm, especially with the roaring fire. The most memorable part of the meal was all of the flavors in each dish. Taking a step away from tradiitonal Irish food and infusing flavors was very bold. I did notice that the traditional Irish side of veg and potatoes did accompany my meal, but hey when in Ireland, you must expect to eat as the Irish do. This is a definite stop on my next trip. Thanks Jola!
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Tom Skinnys Pizza Parlour restaurant

3 Printers Centre Market Street, Clonmel, Tipperary

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Cuisine:
Casual Dining

Price Range:

Average
11 reviews

Reviewed 03rd February 2008 ( visited 01st February 2008 )

Agree with the pizza dough (gluten free please) The toppings are good though, spicy sausage is my favorite. Milk shakes could be thicker, but are still tasty.
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Mitchell's Restaurant
Market Street, Clifden, Galway

Had high hopes when we reviewed the menu. They seated us in the upstairs area. Being a Sunday, the evening meal was being had by several families which had small children, which unfortunately took away from the atmosphere. Tried the clam chowder, but not a clam to be found! Another dissapointment. The main course of fish and beef was fine, but nothing special. For the price, the value was only on par. Service was both good and bad. Refilled water glasses and removed dishes from the table, but did not acquite themselves to ensuring we were satisfied with the meal. Perhaps they were overwhelmed by the half full restuarant! The real critique is that, given the chance, I would not return.

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The Port House
64a South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Had dinner here with my parents, their first time in Dublin. Excellent service, top marks! The seating was tight but made it work. So many mouth watering choices on the menu. Picked 6 tapas for 3 people and it was more than enough food. Favorites were the paella and the selection of cheeses. Excellent house wines complemented our selections. Atmosphere was terrific with candlaboras everywhere.

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Kytelers Inn
Kieran Street, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

Had lunch. Guinness was good. Food was OK. Atmosphere and a picture with my lady, priceless!

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Galileo Cafe Clonmel
4 Gladstone Street, Clonmel, Tipperary

I have eaten here many times. Pizza and calzones are very good. The other menu items are not that great. BYO wine bottle and they will uncork it for you. They don't have nice wine crystal however, which cheapens the ambiance. Very small space for tables and tight quarters. Better to order ahead and take out and find a more appealing location to feast on a good pizze pie.

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The Tannery Restaurant
Quay Street, Dungarvan, Waterford

I have eaten here several times before and I am finding that the quality and consistency is top marks every time. Had the double beef (beef cheek) this time and it was cooked to perfection. The sauces are the specialty. Save room for dessert because it is worth the wait. Wine menu is good enough and you don't have to spend a lot to find a nice compliment. One of my favorite restuarants in Dungarven.

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Jola's Restaurant
18/19 Lower O'Connell Street, Kinsale, Cork

After reading the recent reviews, I had a total different experience at Jola's. For starters the vodka list was extensive and I had the Rose Belinni which was excellent. The staff was very attentive, even though I was dining alone. In fact, Jola herself served the entree and stayed to chat for a few minutes. I found the atmosphere to be very cozy and warm, especially with the roaring fire. The most memorable part of the meal was all of the flavors in each dish. Taking a step away from tradiitonal Irish food and infusing flavors was very bold. I did notice that the traditional Irish side of veg and potatoes did accompany my meal, but hey when in Ireland, you must expect to eat as the Irish do. This is a definite stop on my next trip. Thanks Jola!

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Chez Hans
Cashel Co Tipperary, Cashel, Tipperary

Excellent experience across the board. The fish is fresh and cooked perfectly. The fowl is wild caught (careful to find the bullet). The desserts are so good, their best seller is the sampler. Fantastic wine list.

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Befani's Mediterranean & Tapas Restaurant
6 Sarsfield Street, Clonmel, Tipperary

Think of this as a place you would take your wife or girlfriend. Fancy dishes with right sized portions. The lamb shank is the best. I am sure it is done well elsewhere in Tip. but for my money, I will eat it here.

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The Park Hotel
Poppyfields, Clonmel, Clonmel, Tipperary

Very good menu. Nice wine selection. Starters and desserts are masterpieces. They make a great cappuccino too. The steak is actually cooked to American liking. Try a margharita from the bar, you will certainly want to have more than 1.

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Red Onion
8-9 Parnell Street, Clonmel, Clonmel, Tipperary

Now called Zum Zum. Excellent dishes, very tasty. Excellent service. Generally is not busy due to the fact that you have to go upstairs off the street.

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Tom Skinnys Pizza Parlour
3 Printers Centre Market Street, Clonmel, Tipperary

Agree with the pizza dough (gluten free please) The toppings are good though, spicy sausage is my favorite. Milk shakes could be thicker, but are still tasty.

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Hotel Minella
Colevile Road, Clonmel, Tipperary

Lovely atmosphere. Can be a little drafty depending on where you take your lunch. Lunch menu is the better value. Dinner is good, but the seasoning and taste could stand to be revived.

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Chapmans Coffee House
Richmond Mill, Emmett Street, Clonmel, Tipperary

Best for scones and coffee in the morning, or take a lovely sandwhich from their extensive menu (changes all the time).

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