Restaurant Reviews from sorchaspud
No. of Reviews: 16
Member Since: 08 October 2007
Last Visit: 07 November 2014
101 Talbot restaurant
Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 1
Reviewed 08th October 2007 ( visited 06th April 2007 )I have eaten here at least 3 times and each time I have had a great meal. They do a great value menu, I think it's 2 courses for around €20 - €25. The food is consistently good and the menu has something for all tastes. It's sort of Irish/European food, you can tell the quality is excellent and it's cooked very well. The place is always busy and the staff are efficient and friendly. This place is a sure bet, I think I'll go back soon.
The Port House restaurant
64a South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2
Reviewed 12th February 2008 ( visited 08th December 2007 )I ate here for lunch during Christmas shopping as the place next door had no tables and I quite like tapas. Overall the food was nice, tasty and of good quality. However, I was there with my little sister who is 13 and upon ordering her a coke the waitress snobbishly told me that this was a wine bar and they don't sell soft drinks. This was at 2pm on a Saturday. We ordered a hot chocolate instead. Also we ordered a fish dish which turned out to be small fish deep fried whole in batter. I would have expected the waitress to have warned us of this as it said nothing about it on the menu, but of course she didn't. Im sure lots of people would have known but we felt a bit disappointed. Our other dishes were nice though. I feel the port house shouldn't forget which city it is in and might try catering to customers wants instead of its own snobbery.
VnV at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Used a voucher here on Sat night. Its in a very modern, stylish setting, with comfortable booths. A little far from the bar I think, which takes away a little from atmosphere. As a coeliac, they were extremely accommodating & said they would modify anything they could for me. Overall the service was fantastic. We had forgotten to print out our voucher & they did it for us at the front desk-very politely. Our waitress recommended a delicious red wine which we thoroughly enjoyed. The food was fresh & tasty, portion sizes a little on the small side, but grand if you're getting 3 courses. I would happily go back, check it out.
El Bahia Moroccan Restaurant
37 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
Had a dealrush voucher+booked a table for a sat night.the place is small but nicely decorated.the service was very friendly,but not overly attentive-the waiter brought me the wrong wine+i couldn\'t get his attention to change it so I ended up drinking it.the food was fresh+tasty.Looking at the full price though I didn\'t feel I would go back and pay 20 for a main-I guess in this climate I expect more for such a price-when i say more i guess i nean-local,seasonal,ethical food,cooked in interesting ways,with a great atmosphere.This was nice if you want fresh,ethnic food but they\'d need to step up their game to charge their current prices.I think they also have an early bird.
Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, South William Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin
This place is just such excellent value. You have a quite a few eating options for a tenner and loads under 15. Their delicious sirloin steak is 14. The food is overall great, cooked to order & presented very well. Aswell as the steak we enjoyed the chilli chicken, seafood pasta, excellent value desserts and tasty wine (they have a rueda as the house white, yum). The service was also good, if not overly swift. Our waiter/the manager was very helpful, our annoying food requests were no trouble (gluten free) and we had a great experience. Please keep it up!
Low Street, Thomastown, Kilkenny
I brought my mum and sister here for Sunday lunch to celebrate my mums birthday. I had the roast chicken of the day, as did my mum. I was very disappointed with it. A small chicken breast, on a bed of mash, with a pitiful amount of carrots and veg.When my main arrived, I immediately asked for more gravy, which did not appear for 20 minutes, by which time I had almost finished, after fretfully looking at the waitress every 5 minutes for the duration of the meal. I had to ask again before it was eventually delivered. Very disappointing.And at €13 for a Sunday roast main, it was terrible value. The waitress made an excuse that the chef had not heard her ordering it, however, she should have noticed that I was still waiting on it. I have to say it completely ruined an already disappointing meal.I was annoyed at having to complain on what should have been a relaxing birthday lunch. In addition, my glass of white wine (Chardonnay) tasted very off and I had a suspicion it was corked. When I complained about my main course, the manager offered me a free dessert-I feel that he should have taken my main off the bill. I shared a dessert, a brownie, with my sister. We both agreed it was dry and tasteless. My sister enjoyed her main of chorizo pasta. I wont be rushing back.
L Mulligan Grocer
18 Stoneybatter, Stoneybatter, Dublin
I had heard that L Mulligans was a foodie haven so I was really looking forward to my visit. When I walked in I decided I wanted to eat in the restaurant part at the back, as opposed to eating at a bar table in the front. I had to ask 4 times to be given a table. The first guy(bar man) told me to ask the waiter, the waiter told me to ask the other waiter, the second waiter didnt know if any of the tables were available & suggested I sit at a bar table, when I insisted on a table in the back he went off. Then I asked a lady who checked the reservations and Finally showed me to a table! You'd swear it was rocket science! I had a starter of mushrooms on toast, which was very tasty, Main of pork belly was very nice but the potatoes were quite cold. When I returned it, the waiter was very courteous and obliging & brought fresh veg (which unfortunately was still not piping hot but was better). He also took one of the mains off the bill, which was really obliging. If it hadnt been for that I think I would have decided not to come back. Maybe some teething problems, definitely worth a return visit for the quality of the food.
King 7 Bar And Restaurant
122 Capel Street, City Centre North, Dublin
This place is excellent value for money. The decor is quite modern & they have fashion TV on all the time so its a bit different from many of the other more traditional places on Capel st/Parnell st. The quality of the food was good, we got the lunch early bird, which was a starter,main & soft drink or dessert for 8 bucks. Excellent value in Dublin. Their early bird is 11 or 12 I think. I had the spring rolls to start which were fresh & crispy, and the chicken satay main which was quite tasty-kind of like good takeaway standard. The boyfriend had chicken curry, which was fine but he had food envy for my satay. Other options on the lunch menu included beef in black bean sauce & a noodle dish. Im definitely coming back & if you want decent food at a great price, check it out!
Eastern Tandoori (Galway)
2 Spanish Parade, Galway City, Galway
I really like this Indian. The food is great, service is decent but not fantastic. I have been back a few times & have never been disappointed. Definitely recommended.
No 1 Bridge St, Galway City, Galway City, Galway
I ordered take away from here, so cant really comment on the atmosphere. The food was very nice, and of good quality-a step above your normal chinese takeaway. The chicken was sliced breast, not that gross rubbery stuff. The chips looked as if they were made from potatoes-which is a change! I recommend the thai green curry, which had a nice selection of veg-it was more like a normal curry than a thai one but was very tasty. I'll definitely be ordering from here again.
105 Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin
I agree with the previous reviewer-I was expecting something great based on the reviews here. Instead it was very average. The chicken was not of great quality, my friend was very disappointed in her szcheuan (sp?) sauce as it was not at all spicey. I ordered prawns with cashew nuts, the prawns were big and plentiful but the sauce was completely flavourless and too thick. The menu is long and confusing with many dishes that sound similar but with no additional explanation as to how they differ. Also, it bugs me when Asian people receive a different menu-are they offering different food to people with more of a clue? I see this practise in many cheaper asian restaurants and I feel like it alienates their Irish customers-why not have 1 menu with English and Chinese translations? Anyway, this place is very average, I wont be back.
Sweet Basil Thai
Lower Rathmines Road, South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin
This place is amazing, it is so cheap yet of such good quality. At 2 courses for €12.95 all night, and for food of this quality, you cannot go wrong. I expected much less and was so surprised when my main course arrived. The decor is ok, not too fancy but comfortable enough-definitely looks more like a restaurant than a takeaway inside. I have eaten here three times now, and each time the food has been delicious. I have paid much more for food that was much inferior. I recommend the spring rolls, the chicken satay skewers, the chicken with cashew nuts, the Thai red curry and the ice cream dessert. The house white and the Thai beer they serve are very decent also. Everytime I have been here there have only been a few other tables in the restaurant-this really surprises me given the great value of the menu. Service is very good, discreet and not over bearing but there when you need something. I highly recommend it and will be back regularly.
13 Dame Court, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin
Ate here a couple of months ago, went with a few of the girls after work for the early bird menu. Service was great and the atmosphere is wonderful-its very plush but not stuck up. I had the mussels to start and the vegetarian burger for a main. Both were very nice. Two of my friends were running a bit late but they didn't rush us-overall very happy and will definitely return.
34-35 South William Street, South William Street, Dublin
I ate here recently for a friends birthday, we went for the all evening value menu which is 2 courses from a set list for €16.95. The food was very nice-fresh and nicely cooked, not greasy and portions were very generous. The service was excellent, though the restaurant was not very busy when we arrived so we were looked after well. The only thing I can fault is that the value menu has no seafood options at all and the options on the value menu are not on the a la carte-which is a bit odd. They brought out a selection of desserts with candles for the birthday girl & added no charge to the bill. Overall I would highly recommend it & its great that the value menu is available apparently all evening.
The Port House
64a South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin
I ate here for lunch during Christmas shopping as the place next door had no tables and I quite like tapas. Overall the food was nice, tasty and of good quality. However, I was there with my little sister who is 13 and upon ordering her a coke the waitress snobbishly told me that this was a wine bar and they don't sell soft drinks. This was at 2pm on a Saturday. We ordered a hot chocolate instead. Also we ordered a fish dish which turned out to be small fish deep fried whole in batter. I would have expected the waitress to have warned us of this as it said nothing about it on the menu, but of course she didn't. Im sure lots of people would have known but we felt a bit disappointed. Our other dishes were nice though. I feel the port house shouldn't forget which city it is in and might try catering to customers wants instead of its own snobbery.
Butterfield Avenue, Rathfarnham Village, Rathfarnham, Dublin
I discovered this place recently and have eaten their takeaway regularly since and I have also been in the restaurant twice. The food quality is the same although they have extra dishes on the takeaway menu. The service is excellent, the staff are very very friendly and helpful, which is very nice but sometimes is a little overwhelming. The food is amazing. They do a buffet which was very generous but I found the dishes too mildly spiced for my liking. However my freinds who can't take spiciness loved it. The dishes on the a la carte were much spicer and everything was delicous. I especially love the chilli cod masala (takeaway menu) and the chicken biryani (which comes with a lentil sauce on the side-yummy!) The chicken is really good quality, the sauces are very nicely flavoured and are not at all greasy, the vegetarian starters combination is so delicous. They make everything there, even their own yoghurt for the lassi drink (which was so delicous). I will definitely be ordering from there again. Try it!
236 Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin 6, Rathmines, Dublin
I ate here last night but my boyfriend & I had mixed reviews of the food. For a starter we had the feta and potato parcels which were delicous. They were served with a sweet chilli sauce which was tasty but the 2 did not complement each other. The cheese did not go so well with the sauce. The boyfriend ordered the burger which was really delicious, maybe the nicest burger he's ever had. I on the other hand, ordered chicken skewers. The chicken and veg were nice but everything was smothered in a thick yoghurty/sour cream sauce which tasted like yoghurt and nothing else. The sauce did not complement the dish in any way, just like the sweet chilli sauce did not complement the starter. The service is ok, we were waiting about 10 minutes for our menus, even though the place wasn't that busy. One of the staff was talking to his friends for ages while we were waiting to order. However, when they did take notice of us, they were ok. The decor is ok a bit soul-less but it does the job. I would go back but next time I'll order the burger.
Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin
I have eaten here at least 3 times and each time I have had a great meal. They do a great value menu, I think it's 2 courses for around €20 - €25. The food is consistently good and the menu has something for all tastes. It's sort of Irish/European food, you can tell the quality is excellent and it's cooked very well. The place is always busy and the staff are efficient and friendly. This place is a sure bet, I think I'll go back soon.