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Fallon and Byrne restaurant

11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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483 reviews

Reviewed 27th July 2009 ( visited 08th July 2009 )

The wine bar at the basement is such a cosy barn style bar hidden below.A colleague had kept on going on about the corkage being a euro on monday night and it being a gem, I was only compelled to try this place.Granted the good company, my drink escort and I enjoyed our wine over our boards of cheese and spread of cured meat.Although I must say I wasnt impressed with the food,the wine and atmosphere made up for the lack in the food department.The menu was restricted and is different from the deli above and needless to say the restaurant as they dont cross cover.Sadly, it does close relatively early at 10.Reality emerges that we have work the following day!!A nice break to soften monday blues though.
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Fallon and Byrne restaurant

11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

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Cuisine:
Casual Dining

Price Range:

Good
483 reviews

Reviewed 27th July 2009 ( visited 08th July 2009 )

The wine bar at the basement is such a cosy barn style bar hidden below.A colleague had kept on going on about the corkage being a euro on monday night and it being a gem, I was only compelled to try this place.Granted the good company, my drink escort and I enjoyed our wine over our boards of cheese and spread of cured meat.Although I must say I wasnt impressed with the food,the wine and atmosphere made up for the lack in the food department.The menu was restricted and is different from the deli above and needless to say the restaurant as they dont cross cover.Sadly, it does close relatively early at 10.Reality emerges that we have work the following day!!A nice break to soften monday blues though.
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Eatery 120
120 Ranelagh Road, Ranelagh, Dublin

This quaint cosy restaurant has such a warmth,homey touch that makes you feel like Alice in wonderland bewitched by the warm interior. Accuse me for not making prior reservations but I had decency of arriving early to enquire for a table. I was thrilled to be ushered upstairs only to find a corner table that was enclosed with bookshelves of books. Alas the bookshelves of books was deceiving wallpaper accompanied with chandeliers above for the exquisite touch. All of us went for the value e20 meal which gave about 3-4 choices for both starter and mains. My goat cheese came sandwiched with beetroot slices.Both balanced well.Moving on, for mains-both the ladies went for the pork roast. In all fairness, the pork roast could have been slightly more crisp and crunchy.That would have varied the texture and made it more appealing. The boys went for chargrilled steak and were pleased with their dishes. Ending the meal with a sweet touch, I simply couldnt decide on desserts so I settled for ice cream which was highly predictable.However, I did dig into the apple crumble my mate was tucking into and golly that has got to be the one of the best I 've had for a while. Definitely value for money.

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Cortina’s Mexican Restaurant
The Pembroke District, Dundrum Town Centre, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin

It was a bright and breezy afternoon, my mate and I were out for lunch.I was being a picky diner as I wanted something tasty, light and full of ambience.We drifted towards the back of the dundrum town centre which has a row of restaurants.I wasnt up for mexican but both the sight of a salsa sampler and ambience made up my mind quickly.Strangely,the salsa sampler wasnt on the menu but I ordered it because the other table had it on theirs.It was simply majestic.There were nearly 16 dips and refillable tortillas which tasted homemade.The waiter patiently introduced each salsa which turned out to be quite a mouthful.Individually they were refreshing,minty and spicy.Divine! teasing all the 5 type of tastebuds we have.We shared a salmon main and creviche which could have been bolder in flavour and punchful with piquant flavours.To wash down the food, I had a virgin mojito which was just perfect.A girl cant ask for more on a lazy saturday afternoon out.

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Salamanca Fusion
38 - 40 Parliament Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Was feeling all glum, so my mate and me decided to head out here for dinner.We had virgin mojitos for a weird reason.I could have guzzled a bottle of wine but the mojitos proved tasty.There were improvised with strawberry puree which was a nice change on the palate.I wasnt feeling hungry but we ordered 3 mains-paella(good comfort food) which was bursting with chunks of chorizo,monkfish kebab and fried whitebait which was pleasantly accompanied with yoghurt.I was most fond of the fish kebab which was al dente.Despite feeling in the pits-I retained my discerning tastebuds.This place whips up great tapas.Hope to be back in the near future.

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Milano (Clarion Quay)
Unit 6, Excise Walk, Clarion Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre, IFSC, Dublin

The large paned windows gives you a glimpse of the restaurant.This place is crowded with tourist.My pangs for quadro formaggio brought me to milanos.I had the most sinful and tasty quaddro formagio in the west of ireland and was hoping that milanos could help recreate the experience.Was out with friends.Between 3 of us-we had 2 pizzas.Beef topping and quadro.Quadro was not one of the classics but was on the footnotes of the menu.The chef was more than happy to accomodate orders that werent listed on the menu.Despite it not being as hearty as my introductory pizza, they did some fair justice on a slightly more sparing pizza.I must state my disdain as they mixed the cheese and sprinkled it across.Good for sharing but it was harder to appreciate the different taste.

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK Temple Bar)
Unit 1, Temple Bar Square, Dublin 2 , Temple Bar, Dublin

My burger cravings and the fiver voucher drew me back to this famous franchise.Feeling rather washed out of beef-I went straight for the chicken selection.For a peculiar reason I went for the camembert chicken with cranberry sauce.I must mentioned my disappointment that all of their chicken burgers are breaded and deep fried making them less attractive.A choice of grilled should be an option.Anyways, starving-i scoffed down most of my burger but found it a tad sweet over savoury because of the generous portions of cranberry despite having had this burger several times in the past.Meanwhile my mate enjoyed every bit of his burger.Kudos for him.Atmosphere was sublimed.Relatively speaking,the other branch off Grafton street has a nicer buzz.

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Da Tang Noodle House
2 Middle Street Mews, Galway City, Galway

Another cafe which carried the bridgestone emblem.I must state my observation on visiting Galwat is that most restaurants in the city are privileged to be awarded the bridgestone emblem.Moving on, my mate was keen on introducing this cafe which he frequents each time he visits Galway.The interior was extremely cosy.The walls are adorned with pictures and there was a buddha statue with a sunhat.The interior is charming and they do have a good selection of drinks with forte tea that appears like a tea leave that has sprouted.I was ecstatic and imagined the cafe would promise a good meal.I was most enthusiastic and ordered da hong soup with ravioli pork and stir fried noodles with chicken and prawn.To my disdain-the soup was tasteless and thickened with cornstarch.There were 'ravioli' which had no pork filling and was mainly flour.I couldnt stomach the starter and left it aside.Then came the mains-to my alarm the pan fried noodles werent pan fried.The noodles were plain noodles that were blanched accompanied with chicken and prawns that were stir fried.Still bland in taste.My other 2 mates had more decent meals with crispy duck and a sweet and sour sauce.It reminded me of food in China which was more bland in nature.I suppose I'm more accustomed to the South east Asia palate which emphasizes more on spice.Despite my reservations on this cafe-I must state there was a steady stream of customers-perhaps frequent diners.Of note the food is slightly healthier than the usual chinese takeaway.

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Wa Cafe
New Dock Street, Galway City, Galway

Bridgestone stone emblem adorns the wall as you enter the door of this cafe promising a standard of level.A friend had brought us through a tiny maze to get us to this cafe which he stumbled upon chance.The cafe was tiny and cosy.Menu was short and simple.We went for the bento box which allowed us to have 2 choices of chicken/pork/salmon and tofu.The bento box was presented in an orderly fashion and made it visually more appetising however portions were tiny especially the meat dishes though I must state that the triangular rice packs were substantial.A change from a kebab stop however it wouldnt rate high on my choice in terms of taste.

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WILDE
The Westbury, Grafton Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

The changing of jobs, end of exams and a bet made dinner a reason to celebrate.This place is a true gem tucked above the cacophony of noise from the pubs.I must say this restaurant was exclusive and spiffy making the entrance a bit of an experience with waiters sitting you down and tucking you.Next mission to complete-was to peruse through the menu.There were about 5 choices for startes,mains and desserts.Quite a selection I may state as they were considerate for the carnivorous in us-pork,beef rib eyed,poultry and fish for the more delicate.I simply loved the selection.For starters-I went for goats tart which was accompanied by apricot chutney and raspberry coulis.All flavours werent overpowering but complemented each other.Spot on.My mate went for the carpacio-then again was so delicately and skillfully sliced.It simply melted away in the mouth.As for mains, I went for the roasted pork-sizes were substantial as the waiter had warned me.Still I tucked in happily minding the layers of fat which only made it more succulent.To my surprise, I actually found the chunk of pork quite lean.Nonetheless every mouth was moreish.My mate had the rib eye steak and it was HUGE-I had seen miniscule sizes of rib eye but this was the state of alaska on a plate.I adored the brown sauce that accompanied his steak.If I were to nit pick-I must state that the chips he got were pretty soggy and didnt have the crispy factor. Washing down our food with mouthfuls of white wine-I must comment on their staff.They were but the most attentive staff that nearly religiously were hovering around the table if you emptied your glass quick enough.Then again the restaurant on a tuesday night was pretty scarce with only 1 other table visibly occupied. All sweet things come to an end-feeling summery I went for the orange lime tart which was a hybrid of creme brulee.It had crusted caramelised sugar on the top.Mate had tiramisu with coffee sorbet-just brilliant.An experience to savour!!

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The Larder Restaurant
8 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This cosy cafe has been around for ages.I had heard just about enough rave reviews to lure me to this place.I had passed this cafe several times on rainy days and I must say the cakes had caught my eye.However today I felt savoury and was out with friends for brunch.However I must highlight that the cakes looked divine especially the carrot cake and had some difficulty in decision making.The cafe was chic and cosy.SImply the right size.Service was prompt and they had a very good value 2 course lunch going at e10.95.There were approximately 3 choices for the starters and 3 for the mains.For starters,I went for the hummous,olives and bread.I must state that the hummous was simply divine.Not too thick or creamy.The consistency was just perfect and was nicely accompanied with olives and bread.As for mains-most of us went for the lamb burger.The meat patty was succulent and tasty>being a discerning burger person.I wished they had offered a variation for the toppings rather than tomato relish only.They should have done cucumber raita.However I cant fault the place.For the price,place and service.The experience was simply memorable and definitely highly valuable.

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Odessa
13 Dame Court, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

After all the hype about this place, I must say I was utterly disappointed.Service and ambience ticked the right columns.Service was prompt while the restaurant had a retro appeal but golly, their brunch was not quite palatable.In terms of display it did look somewhat appealing.But my Benedict's egg was not runny but was practically a hard boil egg masked with hollandaise sauce while their french bread was dry and hard.I could hear myself knocking the bread on the table.It was served with a blop of blueberries compote which was tasteless glop with cream and maple syrup.Even the maple syrup couldnt be the saving grace despite drenching the french toast.I wont be wandering back there.

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

This nondescript restaurant is such a true gem.Its like alladin finding a snazzy,romantic spot in the caves.A mate was having his farewell there.Iwas amazed that they could accomodate approximately 25 people on the mezannine level.Tapas was great with the various assortment and service was prompt.The churros was made on order.It was piping hot(palatable hot) and served with chocolate dipping sauce that was hit the right consistency.Will be back at some stage.

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Le Bon Crubeen
81-82 Talbot Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Friends were visiting from England.I had just read about enough reviews on this place to pique my interest.7 of us trooped out to this cosy spot on talbot street.Its much further down from the spire.The ambience didnt deviate much from the usual gastropub though it was spacious and roomy.The restaurant was pretty occupied for a monday night but not too noisy for chatting.I was perusing the menu and was a tad disappointed that they didnt have the lamb shank as advertised on menupages-perhaps their weekly specials varies quite a bit.However I must emphasize that all their mains were around the e12-13 mark which was brilliant.I went for the sea bream and rusti vegetables which were a sizeable portion.Down with a cold, I wouldnt have been a good judge for taste but I had happy campers throughout the table.Those with steak orders were happily chomping away.They cooked their steaks with precision tailoring to orders.I distinctly saw a rare steak across the table and my mate said it was tender and succulent.As for dessert, I had bailey's bread and butter pudding which had tonnes of raisins and vanilla custard.Once again, I must say portions were big but it varies between orders.Was definitely a recession friendly meal with good value.

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

After a hard day at work, I decided to reward myself.What better way than to treat one self to dinner.My mate and I headed into town to Salamanca.My mates had been raving about this place for ages now so I was dying to try out this place.Smack on, it was ladies night on Monday and they was live music which definitely turned the atmosphere up a notch.The place was practically full but it wasmeasy enough to get a table without booking in advance.I was too lazy to peruse the menu and was drawn with the special platter for 2 which came with an assortment of chicken breast and prawns on skewers,meatballs,cheese and salami and smoked salmon on half a bed of salsa salad.I must say that the combination was tasty though the chicken breast was tough and dry.The salad portion was too petite and should have been increased.Instead of chicken breast-they could have substituted it with chicken thigh as it is more tender and moist.I'm not a great fan of the salami.It was paired of with cheese which I thought was a mistake.On the menu it was supposed to be mango and cheese.Unless it was inadvertently left out.2 Strong flavours wouldnt match.All in all, this visit has piqued my interest to return to explore more of the ala carte menu.Dinner rounded to e20 per person without drinks.

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Ming Court Chinese Restaurant
Unit 453 Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, West Dublin, Blanchardstown, Dublin

Was at Farmleigh browsing through the Hatama festival stalls.However the queues were miles long.So my mates and I packed into the car and headed to Ming Court for some good ol comfort food.Instead of just ordering purely dim sum, we had a variety of dishes and dim sum as sides.This is my 2nd visit to Ming Court which to our surprise had a bustling crowd with a mixture of families and friends dining.I had my eye on their polo bun-which is a custard crusted topped bun with char siu filling.Sadly, they had ran out and we were left without any.I must say we reached late at about 2pm.In general,being famished.The food served ticked the right boxes for a typical chinese restaurant.Definitely a notch above the run of mill.

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Munchies (South William Street)
South William St, City Centre South, Dublin

This joint has such a communal feel with the high table and chairs.Not to leave out,the flower arrangement in the middle.Enough said about the decor.The sandwiches in this place are simply gorgeous.Instead of the mundane butter spread, you can appeal to the pesto and tomato spread.Buffet style, sandwiches are custom made as requested.I simply love catering from munchies though.Once I sampled their lovely,tiny cupcakes.There were simply scrumptious and decadent.Momentarily I elevated to heaven on wings as i sinked my mouth into the cupcakes.Petite portions I like to imagine, as I'm embarrassed to say that I wolfed down nearly 4 cupcakes.Pity, this joint doesnt carry a large selection of cupcakes.They really should increase the bakery section here.

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

Prompt service and good location.However menu needs to be updated.The menu on menupages is dissimilar from the restaurant.I was somewhat disappointed that the salmon didnt come on a bed of rissoto but a pile of spuds.Elegant and neatly piled like a structure it looked but taste wise, wasnt extraordinary.Lunch deals are amazing with most mains around e10.They offer green thai curry-very much varied and contemporary menu compared to the usual european fare.Was a nice change and interior was rustic and cosy.

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El Bahia Moroccan Restaurant
37 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Being practically a virgin to moroccan food,apart from baklavas which are found in most farmers market, I had never tasted food from tangines before..SO I pounced on the idea of dining at El bahia.For starters the 4 course menu going for e20 isnt such a deal considering the mains didnt list a single tangine and didnt look authentic.So my mate and I made a passe.Our eyes darted to the tangines immediately.There were a selection of savoury and sweet(with dates,prunes).I Chose the Marrakesh with root vegetables which were tenderly stewed and tasty.I love the concept of the tangine that seals in the taste and doesnt allow it to escape during the cooking process.I must mention my disdain with the portions though as the tangines were not accompanied with couscous.That was a side order.Service to add was not the best either.I had to wave them down on multiple occasions to gain their attention.Didnt tip but my mates who went insisted on tipping!!Prices were on the higher end.We shared the filo pastry dessert with dates and almonds as a filling.It was served as 2 wrapped cigars that were piping hot.Nice for a change but I werent be hopping mad over a 2nd experience too quickly.They do have smaller rooms for occasions.

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

After dinner, we wanted to end the night with a sweet note.Lemon didnt disappoint. All 4 of us found ourselves at the footsteps of lemon.I must say I have such a great weakness for their sweet crepes that I have nearly ignored the fact that they do whip up savoury versions.I suppose my sweet tooth does most of the action.Anyways, had the choc ice.If there was a word to describe crepe,it was al dente.Just the right texture and spongy..not overly.It had a decadent layer of milk buttons with a scoop of vanilla ice cream as a accompaniment.Writing this literally makes me salivate and I'm contemplating my next trip back.Friends had sticky crepe while the other had fresh fruit on hers.I was too happy in my world till I forgot to ask about theirs though all seemed happy transported into light years a way.On the pricey side considering its just crepe but well worth experience.They should come up with specials!!hint!HINT!

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Imperial Chinese
12A Wicklow Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Sundays are meant for lazing about or basking under the sun rather than toiling in the kitchen for a decent meal.My mate and I packed off for Imperial hoping for a decent meal.I had been hankering for roast duck for a while.So there I was perusing over the menu-since my mate was too lazy to lift his finger.With the help of the waitress I ordered the duck and stuffed vegetables with black bean sauce.The latter was reflection of home cooked chinese food though I must lament the duck didnt thrill me.It wasnt crispy and was extremely fat.There really wasnt much meat and the dish didnt leave much of an impression.Their menu could do with a bit of tweaking.

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Good World Chinese Restaurant
18 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

This restaurant is such an establishment for good chinese comfort food.Joined friends late for their dinner. They had already started tucking into the peking duck which came on a bed of rice crackers,braised tofu and vegetables.I must highlight that they do good yin yang milk teas especially served with ice. Delightful to know u have such food to your convenience.

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Swai Restaurant
Unit B, The Campshires, North Wall Quay, City Centre North, Dublin

Prime location for a restaurant.Just along the docklands.This swanky glass restaurant piqued my interest.Was surprised to see it crowded at lunch today.Since they do buffets during lunch for a mere e12.50 only it was bursting to the seams.Taking a glimpse,the buffet spread-had a decent selection of dishes from satay, prawn,beef,crackers amongst the choices. Being slightly more discerning with our choice we chose mains from the a la carte section.Helpful though rather strange-the waiter told us not to order any fish dishes as they were time consuming and that we had to bear in mind that the kitchen was busy dishing out the buffet.So my mate chose the nasi lemak while I went for the char koay teow.Truth be told-they were prawns and sizeable succulent scallops in my plate.However I felt it was rather bland in taste.My friend did enjoy tucking into her nasi lemak hence did justice by finishing most of it.Service was prompt and good.I have no qualms on that.I must add on the special collection of kitsch ornaments of malaysia they had on display like the petronas twin towers.Good memories of home though.

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Bahay Kubo
14 Bath Avenue, Sandymount, Sandymount, Dublin

Was coaxed out of the city centre to join a company dinner in this restaurant. I had never heard of it until today.Its just around the corner from grand canal dock and pretty inconspicious considering its on the 1st floor and the signage was non descript especially dark at night. I must say it was a pleasant surprise though.Arrived at aprroximately 830pm.The band was playing an upbeat number and kept on going throughout the night..and the current offer of e20 of a 2 course meal was brilliant.The quality of the food was pretty impressive.Claw crabs to start with used proper crab meat, spring rolls were tasty. For mains-there was an assortment of dished to pick from-green thai curry,beef stir fried and prawns..All were simply scrumptious.There was crowd celebrating a 60th. Very much upbeat...Would recommend it to friends..Hope to be back in the near future.

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Casa Pasta (Howth)
12 Harbour Road, Howth, Dublin

Spot on. Depicts the epitome of casual dining in the local neighbourhood.The interior is cosy and warm-one of the highlights would be the crayons that are served at the table.They didnt discriminate us by our ages and golly did we have a fun time drawing our own ideal houses and psychoanalyzing it down to every fine detail.Moving back to the menu they serve a mixture of italian and fusion food.Feeling rather full-i skipped starters but did have a go at the buffalo wings my mate ordered.It wasnt anything to shout about but decent.For mains, I had crispy duck which came on a bed of stewed vegetables.The duck was simply crisp and was accompanied with plum sauce which was simply yum.The rice that came along was rather dry and hard to eat.However the meal was satisfying granted company was good.Would definitely be back.Heard rave reviews on their green thai curry which was removed from the menu.Pity really!!

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Les Freres Jacques
74 Dame Street, Dublin City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Merci beacuop!!Fine dining as it should be!!Had dinner with colleagues last night and we had our fair share of wine pairing with our courses of meal.There were 5 of at dinner.Most of us selected from the ala carte menu and must say they didnt disappoint.Unlike most posh restaurants that serve petite servings as a gimmick to drink more they gave reasonable portions.I had one of the best white wines there.French wine I must advocate though they did have a wine list from Australia.I had vol au ent pastry with scallop and prawn which was light and crispy on the batter and matched tastefully with a creamy sauce.Moving on,for mains I had monkfish with bolognaise sauce.To my surprise, they served complimentary sides like cauliflower gratin,potatoes and broccoli.My other mates ordered fish with chocolate sauce.I tend not to mix savoury with moreish but was told that it was up to mark.Service was most prompt however we were slightly raucous and probably the last of the troops to leave the restaurant.The waiters were most discreet when they flickered and flashed the lights.We took the q promptly!!

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Siam Thai (Andrews Street)
14/15 Andrews Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Had a dinner with colleagues last night.I must admit the last time I had lunch here I wasnt blown away.But yesterday changed my perspective of this restaurant.We had a good going number of nearly 20 people last night.We had a snug place on the basement but I must say that service was most brisk.For starters I managed to cajole sitting next to me to share a peking duck which was pretty impressive.The wrap was so delicate,slight and thin,All the finely jullienned vegetables were a great accompaniment.I have been sampled a good few peking suck at several restaurants and this was spot on.For mains, I had the sweet sour cod fish with mango salad which was simply perfect.I had a tad too much wine in my system to fully enjoy the courses.Lastly, desserts lacked the authentic thai touch however I heard satisfaction sounds throughout while I enjoyed my bailey's bombe.Its was ice cream with a small treat of bailey's in the middle.Took me a while to get there.Definitely enjoyed my night out!

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La Maison
15 Castle Market Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

La Maison has been around for aeons.I have seen it moving with time with their relatively new facelift.Besides getting the late brunch here, I frequent this place for their macaroons which cost nearly e2 per piece, which I fret are extremely petite in size.They have changed their dining experience with take to go counter.I simply love their savoury pastries and onion soup.Fits the bill for a lazy lunch.

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The Cake Cafe
62 Pleasants Place, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

The rave reviews on this cafe is simply phenomenal.I had set out to visit this cafe on several occasions but simply failed because this gem is hidden from public eyes.Its nearly impossible to find.Accessible either through the daintree (bookshop) building or the back alley.I finally stumbled upon this cafe when I was chanced myself at the daintree card shop.This place transports you away from city living into a quaint lil spot with bamboo shoots lining the wall.Brilliant spot for coffee and drinks-outdoors,weather permitting.Downpoints would be that it doesnt open on sundays and there isnt a good display of the cakes.More of ordering from the menu.

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The Egg Cafe (Avoca Rathcoole)
Naas Road, Rathcoole, Dublin

This cafe never fails to whip up hearty soups that are simply soul food.Best for stormy and windy weather.I enjoy the selection of soups,savoury breads and salads tremendously.Easy with the calories,so I like to imagine.Lastly,the desserts are to die for...Will be back!!

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Hilan Chinese & Korean Restaurant
45 Capel Street, City Centre North, Dublin

It was a stormy night and we were scuttling around for a decent meal and stumbled upon Hilan.The display of food from the menu looked intriguing.One tiny notch up from other ethnic shops in Parnell, this korean/chinese restaurant whips up delicious food.I was introducing my mate to hotpot and both of us had plenty of fun trying to cook our food.Between both of us the bill came up to e50 with 3 bottles of Tsing Tao beer.I must say their beer choice are somewhat limited though.Its recession friendly and of the best korean restaurants around!

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Ming Garden (Dublin)
Unit 1-2 Bonnybrook CentreMain Street, Blanchardstown Village, Blanchardstown, Dublin

Just went there for dinner.It was such a pleasant experience altogether.They offer free parking tickets to drivers so dont be a jiffy to pay for parking.Send someone up to get the parking ticket. Like most authentic chinese restaurants they asked us whether we wanted the chinese or westernised chinese menu.Now this is only to suit the palate of the locals with dishes they are more familiar with;ie sweet and sour dishes and other stir fries.While perusing their menu we were warmly greeted with a bowl of pork rib and melon soup which was warm and hearty to start.As there were 3 of us-we ordered a dish each-Seafood noodles, spicy aubergine with minced meat and lamb with beancurd.Two out of three dishes were tastefully placed on a candlelit stand which kept the food warm.All 3 dishes were well cooked and had the thumbs up.To finish off the meal, they gave us complimentary fruits and a bowl of green pea soup each.I must say they were most attentive to us throughout the meal and kept on topping up our chinese tea.Definitely one to be recommended to others.Will be back for more of the good food.

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Fallon and Byrne
11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

The wine bar at the basement is such a cosy barn style bar hidden below.A colleague had kept on going on about the corkage being a euro on monday night and it being a gem, I was only compelled to try this place.Granted the good company, my drink escort and I enjoyed our wine over our boards of cheese and spread of cured meat.Although I must say I wasnt impressed with the food,the wine and atmosphere made up for the lack in the food department.The menu was restricted and is different from the deli above and needless to say the restaurant as they dont cross cover.Sadly, it does close relatively early at 10.Reality emerges that we have work the following day!!A nice break to soften monday blues though.

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Fallon and Byrne
11-17 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

A year later after trying their wine cellar in the basement. I find myself visiting the restaurant above.With the fantastic deal on menupages-it was hard to resist the temptation.I had heard from friends that this restaurant was above the notch so I was eager.My mate ordered the sirloin steak while I opted for the halibut.Service was prompt and the ambience was not snooty as I imagined.There were a mix of family tables,couples and friends.The restaurant was lively and vibrant.Alas, when our meals came.I must compliment that both are mains arrived simultaneously.My heart sank when my dish was plonked in front of me.My halibut main which cost e27 was such a dainty portion.Could have been a starter size I must state.No doubt,the halibut was cooked rightly though a tad bland.It was served on a bed of pesto flavoured noodles which didnt tickle the tastebuds sadly.My mate did enjoy his sirlon steak and his bernaise sauce was decent.With my paltry dish size, I kept on reaching out for his chip bowl which did suffice for the 2 of us.Wont be in a rush to come back.

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Dunne And Crescenzi (South Frederick Street)
14-16 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Finished a meeting just around the block, so my mate and I eyed Dunne and crescenzi.We had been here for lunch on multiple occasions but dinner was a 1st.We were slightly startled to see that this place was teeming with a good crowd on a mid week night.The restaurant was nearly full.Between 3 of us, we shared a starter-bruschetta with mozarella cheese and beefy tomatoes,mains and 2 desserts-tiramisu and chocolate almond cake.Both of us had the ink squid pasta with seafood each while my friends partner had a steak.I must state that the portions were rather small and the squid ink pasta lacked the wow factor.Tiramisu didnt fail to satisfy. A good portion of the homemade stuff was comfort food indeed.However the bill for food and 2 drinks amounted to e90.I found that rather pricey given the current climate.Perhaps, they should come up for evening specials and uniform the specials between the different outlets.

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Tamara Restaurant
Unit 11/18 Belgard Square, Tallaght Town Centre, West Dublin, Tallaght, Dublin

Authentic Thai!!Went there for a quick lunch..Lunch set was a steal at e12.50. I ordered moneybags for starters which was similar to fish cake texture but crisp on the outside.I was somewhat disappointed with my main- pad thai though as it turned out soggy and wasnt piquant enough for my liking.My lunch partner had a huge serving of beef curry which was majestically served in a porcelain boat.The chinaware was typical thai which was a nice change from the contemporary approach allowing you to make believe you're in Thailand for a second...

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YO Sushi Clarendon St
Brown Thomas, Clarendon St, Dublin , City Centre South, Dublin

Yo sushi has finally arrived in town after the much anticipated wait!!I To claim its stake!! The vibrant staff that greet u from the door to your seat gives u a good feel vibe.They have an extensive menu to select from though they dont serve any generous ala carte portions.They specialize in petite portions of food.The prices arent easy on the purse but with the current 33% off the total menu-it helps!!I had a soft shell crab california and duck california.Both were freshly made to order.Both were a just about right though I thought the duck california could have substituted the spring onion with cucumber which would have been more refreshing on the palate.I like the springs of life-the option of still or fresh water at your own dispense.With e1 u can avail to the unlimited supply of either or.. or green tea..Was certainly delighted with the experience and will be back for more!!*squeals in delight*

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Novo
Harry Street, St Stephens Green, Dublin

Brilliant service,divine burgers,strategic location,posh ambience.I cant ask for more.Lost my bet,so I had to treat my mate to some good ol comfort book.Brought him here for burger mania.He simply loved the burgers here.He went for the full works as that is given anybody would love it.I was slightly more adventurous and went for the blue cheese burger which was simply yum.The blue cheese which has a savoury taste definitely made the burger more scrumptious.Sadly, they covered the plasma screen with a ginormous picture for some peculiar reason.Perhaps come couples werent paying each other sufficient attention.

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The Counter Dundrum
Pembroke District, (adjacent to the Mill Pond at Town Square), Dundrum, Dublin

There was so much hyped about the custom built version burger.I was taking my mum on a burger trail since she is a burger lover!A US diner smacked in Dundrum! We tracked all the way out of town for a bite of this.I was greeted with disappointed though.There only offered beef,chicken and turkey!!What happened to a slab of succulent lamb??Choosing the healthy option of turkey patty!I didnt quite half enjoy my burger though their deep fried onion rings were sinfully good!!

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L'Gueuleton
No 1 Fade Street, Off Georges's Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Deserving of the top 10 restaurants in terms of food and service.Mammy was over for a visit and so I brought her over to sample great home cooked french cuisine.Away with the petite servings.This place ticks all the boxes.I had the cod which simply melted in your mouth.Mum had crackling pork which was good but the skin wasnt crisp enough.I must expressed my disappointment with the rise of pricing.The onion soup has increased to an alarming e8.90!!! that makes it rather steep as a starter and with this current climate!!Certainly doesnt have my vote on that stake!However they still whip up good food!!Mum was still thrilled and satisfied!

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Half Moon Crepe Company
Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin

This isnt exactly a new kid on the bloc.Its been around for several years now.Along with the mushrooming of crepe places.This joint has more reasonable pricing and has a fusion touch whipping satay based crepes.Being smack in temple bar, its makes it just that bit more convenient.

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen - GBK (South William Street)
14 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This place has nearly become a regular diner for me and friends.Sadly the last time I went they had stopped having the fiver promotion.They have replaced it with a tenner-burger and side dish.Burgers are pretty much unchanged.They have a vast selection.Love their chicken and camembert burger with cranberry relish...simply yum.such comfort food you can count on..

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Millstone, A Dublin Restaurant
39 Dame Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Being smacked on Dame street.This cosy lil restaurant has been a mainstay for a while now.This is my second visit to this place.I had perused the menu on my last visit and was somewhat intrigued with the selection of exotic meat-wild boar burger,kangoroo meat!!The pizzas werent the standard affair either.Little did I know that this was a sister restaurant of Miller's on Baggot street.I loved Miller's pizzas.Despite their delectable menu I settled on their specialty that being pizzas .There were a group of 5 of us.Some of the starters were simply masterpieces of art.Their pesto garlic bread looked like the leaning pisa with the french bread stacked up high on top of each other with a couple of sprigs tossed around.Another friend has goats cheese.However I found that a tad overpowering to my liking.For mains I had their seafood pizza with fresh herb dough.There was a rather long wait for the food.However between the good company,good wine, keyboardist(i must emphasized).The wait was tolerable if time is not an issue.Will be back to try their greek pizza.

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DIG IN
19 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2, Camden Street, Dublin

After all the rave reviews and with the current climate!My friend had her 21st birthday bash here!We had a large crowd of nearly 15 ppl.They accomodated us on the 2nd level. Ambience wise the place was swanky and mains were priced at a cheap tenner.Food was tasty alright!!More salt then ever.I found it rather painful having to mouth such huge amounts of salt.Wasnt the least pleased with the meal.However service and ambience did compensate for the lack of good food!

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Milano (Temple Bar)
19 East Essex Street, Dublin 2, City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Needed a quick bite while waiting for an appointment so my mate and I scooted to Milanos.This wasnt my 1st visit but I was piqued by their new lighter version of a pizza which pretty much has a hole in the centre replaced by salad hence making it a more healthy option.Service was prompt and our order took 15mins max.Pizzas werent sensationally moreish but was freshly made and baked.Surprisingly despite the hole in the center, I still found the pizza pretty feeling.I went for the pollo (chicken variation).Perhaps the salami would have agreed with my tastebuds more alas striking a heathly option has its compromises.

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The Winding Stair Restaurant
40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin

Third time lucky!!Despite the credit crunch this place is often fully booked for dinner.I had been turned down twice when i was dared to go without reservations.Anyways, thought I sneak in today at lunch time.Pleasantly surprised, there was room despite the lack of a reservation.My friend who was so mesmerised by the food went back for dinner only after lunching in this place on the same day.So I was excited to nestle in for lunch.I had already made my mind before studying the menu. Since I was feeling slightly peckish only,I opted for the seafood chowder.My other 2 friends went for the same option too. It was accompanied with treacle bread which was tasty. However I must comment that though the soup was tasty I was annoyed it was served lukewarm. The staff were somewhat snotty too.I skipped mains and went straight to dessert.The ginger pear cake was a petite serving and was drenched with syrup. A tad too sweet but would suit 'sweet tooths'.I had wafts and glances of the mains and I must say my interest is piqued and will be back.

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Brasserie Sixty6
66/67 Great South Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

To celebrate my friend's job offer we pounce on brasserie sixty6 offer. I had a pleasantly surprising text stating the 2 for 1 offer.I must say its been a while since I had such a satisfying meal. I had the barbary stuffed breast duck that came along with butternut squash mash that was exquisite.My friend was happy with his ribeye steak that came along with the most tasty side potato chips.To get the ball rolling they served complimentary poppyseed bread that was scrumptious.The drinks list is simply extensive too!!will definitely return to check the rest of the dinner menu.

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The Church Cafe Bar & Restaurant
Junction of Mary St. & Jervis St., Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

A bunch of us had a day with nature and brought back a ravenous appetite with us.Passing the church,the smell of the BBQ wafting in the air brought us like the pied piper.We decided to sit outdoors.However we were restricted to the BBQ menu as we went al fresco.On and forwards,we queued up like a beeline with plates and had free access to a buffet of salads.Cold noodle salad was bland and salad leaves were slightly oxidised but service was brisk.The boys had their burger whipped up in the speed of lightning.I had lean irish sausages.Only later we discovered that we paid the price of efficient timing in exchange of rare meat patties.However the whole dining experience had good ambience and spot on location.

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

Lunch deals here are spectacular!!Have been there on numerous occasions because friends simply cant resist the offer of having large portions and quality food.Went there just Sunday gone and had the curry udon noodles which was served in a huge claypot!!it was piping hot and had all the right garnishings of tofu,chicken and vegetables.The restaurant can be pretty flexible accomodating adjustments to the usual menu such as change of meat..

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Brambles Cafe
National Library Of Ireland, Kildare Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Must say I havent actually gone to brambles in the kildare library!!But I tried the one at Jervis!!there seems to be a brambles franchise mushrooming at every corner.There is always such long queues and the display of cakes is extremely eye catching.Anyways, was catching up with a friend over lunch and we gave into the temptations of brambles.I tried the savoury roulade which was rolled my thin film of egg and had the best sun blushed tomatoes, salmon and spinach all wrapped in.I had 2 sides- refreshing salads to go with the meal. The food was simply tasty and I will definitely be back for more.

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

My colleagues and I were meeting up from work and a mate wanted something different from the norm.So creole food came into mind.Having paid a visit to tante zoes a year ago, I thought I'll make another re-visit since I hadnt manage to try their specialties being jumbo and jambalaya.There was a group of 4 and 2 ordered jambalayas and 2 ordered gumbos.I must state my disappointment.Despite the fact that the gumbos tasted home cooked-portions were tiny and I had to fish around for my seafood.There were minute clams swimming around with more rice in the soup.As for desserts,I got the pecan pie which was up to mark.It was accompanied with a scoop of ice cream which was complementary.However the bill was rather alarming at e112 without alcohol.Prices have been pitched wrongly and I must comment they should be more intuitive towards the current climate.

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The Porterhouse (Parliament Street)
Parliament Street le Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin

Depicts the typical Irish pub! and stocks beer from around the globe.The ambience is cosy and toasty which is accompanied with good ol irish music to entertain.However prices of drinks can be rather steep..Food is good in general..

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The Boxty House
20-21 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Boxty's is synonymous with Irish food hence it has become a favourite pitt stop when a friend visit from abroad.I was only there last night along with 4 other friends.ALl of us were busy tucking into their boxty pancakes and bacon.I must comment that their portions vary with the boxty's being a tad petite while the bacon was extremely generous in portion.The ambience of the restaurant is quaint and cosy which depicts the typical irish setting..

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Madina Desi Curry Co
60 Mary Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Authentic Indian food!! Cant find another place that would beat this jaunt that serves dosas!! Their weak attempt with the chandelier and bright colours of the interior give it a casual appeal. Food is extremely tasty. Highly recommend the butter chicken!!

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Bonga Korean BBQ
52 Capel Street, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Dublin

Sunday brunches are always an affair to linger over.A friend was excited about his new discovery and was keen to introduce us to BOnga..Though it was a walk from the other side of the quays. We were somewhat pleasantly surprised with the delectable choice of food served at the buffet.Amongst the scrumptious dishes served were crunchy tempura,seafood;squid,fish,stir-fried beef and noodles.All the food were tasty and not nauseatingly MSG laden.Definitely value for money.They had karaoke facilities for those interested. A good jaunt.Definitely will recommend along to others!!

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Paulas Restaurant
15 Capel Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Brought a friend out for dinner. Wanted to try a new diner.Since Gospoda received so many raving reviews,I figured I had to try the entrees.The location is extremely strategic.Its an extremely cosy place though servings were a tad small.The poultry category had a wide selection however I was craving for seafood.I had the rainbow trout which was fairly petite.It came accompanied with almond sauce with a tinge of alcohol.Prices are the standard fare for dinner out in town.Perhaps the lunch menu would be more appealing

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Jo'Burger
137 Rathmines Road, Dublin 6 , South Dublin, Rathmines, Dublin

This jaunt is bursting at its seams on the weekends..the food never fails to satisfy the hungry.Simply love the sweet potatoes as a side dish.I tried the peach chutney lamb patty on this occasion and must say I found the slight piquant,almost citrus taste refreshing on the palate.Last but not least, the selection of drinks were good for pairing with the food.I had my first koppenbery pear cider here and have been hooked since..

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

Had dinner with my friend on a week day. Both of us tried the gambas Pilpil which is highly recommended as a Chef's special. Portions looked scanty!! Alas, King prawns are dear. The dish itself was tasty having been drenched with oil. All in all, I wanted to try a new place. However it didn't score high points..

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Koh
6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

A new kid on the block we were dying to sample the cuisine.So we were in for a treat and had a friend's birthday party here!!we had about 20 people.We had to book early as they were double booked.The food was extremely fresh.Portions were somewhat moderate.If you're feling peckish be prepared to order more.Prices are reasonable and surprise,surprise they didnt charge service charge despite such a HUGE group!MEnu consist of typical Thai food from sweet curries such as massaman to the usual pad thai.cocktails and mocktails were a refreshing addition to the meal.

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Deep
12 West Pier, North Co. Dublin, Howth, Dublin

Howth is such a lovely place to unwind from the hustle bustle of the city.While shopping for seafood,my friends and I stumbled upon this restaurant which had a catchy menu on the window display.The interior is modern and posh.However I must express my disdain that quite a few items on the menu had run out at an early lunch hour.Being wedged by fishmongers that are packed to the brim with seafood,this does not reflect well on the restaurant. Moving on, the seafood platter was simply gorgeous with a variety of smoked fish and battered prawns with a side helping of salad.The soda bread served as an accompaniment was the best I have tasted so far.Meanwhile the plaice was as expected.Chicken wings were extremely tasty too. We simply didnt have enough room for dessert,but the molten chocolate cake looked irresistible.Will be back!!

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Mandarin House
179 Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

A firm favourite with friends. We frequent this place as if it was granny's house. Portions are a tad petite but extremely tasty and delicious. Most dishes quite never fail to deliver. Although the restaurant can be quite cramped, the basement makes up for it. The only other downside is that rice, a staple dish that comes as an accompaniment along with dishes, is slow to be served. However the rest is faultless.

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China House (Parnell Street)
180 Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Portions are extremely small! Ordered a duck dish the last time and have learnt my lesson since. It was full of bones and had not much meat. Feels like a run of the mill restaurant. Prices are somewhat more affordable at the expense of the quality and taste of food. Loads of MSG!! Big deterant!!

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Carluccio's Caffe
52 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Strolling along Grafton street, my mate and I were feeling peckish!! Feeling rather sluggish we didnt want to stray far from the allures of Grafton and trotted straight into carluccio's for brunch.I had a brekkie roll which had salami and boiled eggs embroiled with pastry.It was washed down with a nice cuppa of tea.My mate had rissoto which was to her liking.Location, choices and ambience- Carluccios has it all!!!

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The Purty Kitchen (Dun Laoghaire)
3-5 Old Dun Laoghaire Road, Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

A visit to the coast has to finish with a seafood feast. Having heard rave reviews about Purty kitchen, I decided to bring my group of friends here. For starters, the seafood chowder was a big letdown, it was full of potatoes and tasteless compared to its counterpart in Boston. The scallops with salad stood out from the rest. The scallops were succulent and fresh in taste while the salad made a brilliant accompaniment. Last but not least, the seafood platter was refreshing with a choice of salmon trout, scampi, prawns, oyster and smoked salmon. Prices were relatively steep with a gastro pub ambiance. However all in all, it was a worthwhile visit and would probably be on my list when I'm at Dun Laoghaire for my next visit.

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

Eye catching diner!The casual ambience of this diner from passing simply got my attention.I pounce on the opportunity when friends came to visit.Although its a buffet style as you order and pay at the till.Food is extremely fresh with a fairly wide selection of lamb and fish for kebab. Food cant get any fresher too!!The houmous they whip up is simply sensational and leaves you satiated!!

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Ukiyo
7-9 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

The last time I was here was several years back and had heard a good few reviews of this place since.The menu was revamped.I must say I was surprised that this place was buzzing with live on a monday night.There were only 2 waiters between the tables and the karaoke on the basement level.One of the waiter was new on the job-so that didnt help.For starters, we shared tuna carpacio which was finesse.The slices were so delicate we had great difficulty picking it up with chopsticks and the wasabi mayonnaise complemented it well.For mains, I was disappointed that they ran out of unagi-so we opted for the salmon teriyaki which was accompanied by sweet teriyaki sauce.Tasty but not spectacular.As for the karaoke session-there was a THICK compilation of songs.However not all the songs were detected on the playlist and the mikes were mostly faulty.In fairness-the waiter did spend a fair amount of time fixing the problem.

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Gotham Cafe
8 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This restaurant is often packed to its brim!! Had an impromtu meeting with friends for dinner so we had no prior reservations. So we decided to give Gotham a go. Extremely strategic location and prompt service. However it's really a place for a quick fix. Pizzas have are slightly different from the norm with wall street pizzas that have an assortment of toppings and chinese duck for a change.

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Jade Chinese Restaurant
27 Little Mary Street Off Capel street, Dublin 7 , City Centre North, Dublin

We had a great 21 birthday bash for about 30 people.We booked a room with karaoke facilities.I must admit there was no ambience and the rooms were somewhat crammed but it was good craic having people sing their lungs out and having a good laugh.We had hotpot which is a favourite dish in China.We had the sichuan version which has two different broths-mala and chicken stock.The latter more suited for the chilli timids.It was simply sensational.Being a chinese,it was the 1st time I was introduced to the mala version which bowled me over.They had a peanut sauce as an accompaniment which gave that special touch.Servings were generous and the marbled meat simply added extra flavour at the expense of our arteries.But whats a celebration without the sinful touch!! restaurant folk were most accomodating with our request though a tad slow on the service!!

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

Ambience is simply idyllic and washes the hustle and bustle of Dublin away. The decor is bright and airy. Menu is very similar to the branch in George's Street. Bento boxes are sizeable and are a good deal for hungry ones. A favourite restaurant for friends, we meet on a regular basis at Yamamori. Noodles are to be ogled!! They are served in huge portions with heaps of ingredients like barbecued meat, prawns and vegetables. Simply making it a balanced meal. Though the 10% charge to a small group of 4 is a slight drawback.

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Cafe Moda
192 Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin

This joint is a perfect spot for lounging around either for a drink at night for a brunch when you're feeling peckish in the morning.Best for a lazy sunday lunch.They serve full irish fry ups.

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Millers Pizza Kitchens
50 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4, City Centre South, Dublin

Went to Miller's for a friends birthday and it was a pleasant surprise. Though well famed for its pizzas the pasta is simply sensational. The pizzas are like full blown dishes; thai seafood with fried noodles served on top of pizza bases flavoured with coriander and lime. However the place is rather cramped with tables practically next to each other. Would recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Cafe Manila
74 Middle Abbey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

This is a new kid on the block! Business is definitely flourishing well as it boasts in serving authentic Filipino food. Though catchy in appearance from the outside, this restaurant is more for a quick meal as its buffet style where by most mains are under e10. They are quite substantial as they are usually served with rice and have various types of soups which pique the tastebuds. To end the meal, there's a selection of desserts (ice shaven) to choose from.Though it may look rather foreign it's all about the taste wise it cant be faulted much..

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

I had just enough menupoints to redeem at cactus jack so I took the opportunity to bring my friend out for dinner since her birthday was around the corner.Golly, the specials going on for lunch and dinner are simply sensational.For a mere e10-there is a 2 course lunch deal while for e19.95 gives you a 3 course meal and wine/drink.Service was prompt and most attentive.Both me and my mate took the prawn chimchiminaga prawns and enjoyed the succulent prawns.Despite the generous portions and deals I'm pleased that they did not compromise size for quality.Will definitely be back for more.

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Mao Restaurant (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 14, Dundrum, Dublin

Chairman Mao's picture greets you as you enter this restaurant. He appears extremely realistic as if watching over your every move, which wears of once you get distracted by the menu. It has a bright and airy ambience, which makes it ideal for families. The menu has a wide range from Malaysian to Indonesian. Mostly Asian and hardly any authentic Peking food contrary to the name The portions are huge and be wary of the number of chilli icons.5 chillies is extremely hot and spicy and may warrant you to down an entire jug of cold water. For lunch I ordered the lamb curry, which was extremely pleasant to my liking. The curries are somewhat different as they are naturally sweetened using roots like sweet potatoes and butternut squash, which balances out to be a vegetable too. I have been told that the nasi goreng-equivalent of, Malay fried rice is simply mouth watering. Though I did not order that dish then, a mere waft of the dish made me want to return to the restaurant simply for that.

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

My love affair started aeons back when I first step foot in London.Since then, I have made religious trips back and globe trotted it to Dublin.I must say I had never really exhausted their menu cause I had always ordered noodles or cha han.I rarely strayed.Alas, I decided a change on this occasion.I tried the fusion rice dish with prawns and light green curry which was bursting with fresh flavours with vegetables and cilantro.Despite enjoying the dish I must state this isnt an authentic Japanese dish but kudos for making a more varied menu.On the sides, we had duck gyozas which were exceedingly tasty till the extent we didnt need any dips.Remains a good place for a fast bite but my preference would be the stir fry noodles.

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Queen of Tarts
4 Cork Hill Dame Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Cafe reviews and awards this place will make anyone drawn to this place including yours truly. I must say I simply love the window display of pastries. The cafe itself is tiny yet cosy. However I was disappointed with the pastries as they were dry and did not live up to expectations.

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Elephant & Castle
18/19 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

With all the hype going on about the chicken wings, I had to try this place! Portions are sizeable though they have shrunk a considerable amount according to a friend who frequents the place. Anyhow, portions are still huge by large. As for taste it did not fail to tease the taste buds. Like most American diners-they have a varied selection of burgers which were scrumptious!! Definitely a relax place to catch up with a friend.

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Shangri-la Malaysian Chinese Restaurant
16 Stoneybatter, North Dublin, Stoneybatter, Dublin

Such a fancy name-Shangrila. The restaurant is extremely cramp and serves as a takeaway more than a dine in restaurant. As for service, the waitress is extremely chirpy but the food is consistently greasy.

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IFI Cafe Bar
6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin

Charming, cosy place smacked in the hustle bustle of temple bar. This diner offers exceptionally value for money food and does it job. The pasta dishes are surprisingly scrumptious I must advocate. However the disappointing bit is that most dishes are beef and not much alternative to different types of meat.

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Lemon Jelly Cafe
Millennium Walkway, Jervis Street, Italian Quarter, Dublin

Despite staying together,my flatmate and I barely see each other hence we decided to meet in town for tea.She suggested lemon jelly as the location was strategic and she was feeling peckish.It has been a while since I last visited this place.I had a simple crepe with banana and ice cream.I must say it felt rather naked without any dressing,be it chocolate or fruit coulis.I must state my disdain in the pricing.Crepes are pretty much snack food and a plain crepe was a whopping e7.Yes, they have the minimalist which is plain crepe and e5.Still not justified.They could make better attempts to make it more appealing to the purse.

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Han Yang Korean BBQ Restaurant
103 Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

MUST TRY!! The variety of a la carte dishes are quite phenomenal and this is probably one of the best Korean restaurants in Dublin. They serve authentic Korean food, which is hard to come by. From the chewy noodles to the wholesome thick sauce noodles to the Korean barbeque. It’s a culture experience altogether having the barbeque stove in the middle of the table and definitely a conversational piece. You’ll be entertained all night long!

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Eddie Rockets (Baggot Street)
33 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 2, Baggot Street, Dublin

Eddies make such good comfort food that its hard not to return though they are more expensive than the usual fare. The milkshakes are simply a delight to have, coming in huge portions enough for 2 people. While I must confess I have never tried other items apart from the burgers, I must say that their burger patties taste a whole lot better than most burger joints.

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Dandelion
St. Stephen's Green, St Stephens Green, Dublin

My friends and I paid a trip Dandelion after exams. The dishes came in cute, funky dishes but the food varied. One of us ordered Thai green curry and rice. However the rice was not cooked well. Worry not because when we made a complaint to the waiters, they gave my friend a new bowl of cooked rice and actually minus it from the bill. The service and ambience makes it worth coming back. Food suffices for the mon-eccentrics.

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

Typical Chinese diner? Not quite! The food here varies..Depending on the order. Like most of the other Charlie’s the dishes taste similar though on one particular occasion when my family ordered Singaporean noodles it was extremely salty and some of the Malaysian dishes are a tad watered down but nothing a homegrown would not pick up. It still does it job! Lunch offers going at e8 are value for money..

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

I have made numerous trips to Captain America’s and this diner lives up to the much expectations of an all American diner. There is a wide selection of burgers but the one thing I like is the flexibility of the kitchen. Being semi-health conscious and a die hard fan of fries I could have half portions of both fries and salad, which did the trick for me. Milkshakes are simply irresistible. They are neither too thick nor icy. Just the right consistency. Definitely very much a family restaurant from the TV sets down to the badges they give out when you pay the bill.

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

Avoca cafe has both food to go service on the basement level and a full blown restaurant on the top. The ambience is nothing spectacular but the food has a different feel to it. Food offered here have a home cooked feel version of a mother toiling over the stove. The soups are light and tasty for a light lunch. I simply love the butternut squash soup and bread that accompanies it. As for dessert, the carrot cake, which taste slightly moreish with the cheese icing simply does it for me..Most mains are above a tenner but if you are into something heavier they are worth a try.

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

This restaurant has such garish colours that it easily catches attention. It has wooden benches and has a cosy ambience. The Mexican food here comes in sizeable portions and is very much run of the mill. However the fried ice cream is extremely innovative, DE-LI-CIOUS and is probably the only restaurant in Dublin that does it!!

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

Was in the neighbourhood waiting for a friend.However the weather was not permitting me to meander around the shops.I ran for refuge as the drops of rain became heavier.Cafe en seine was just down the road.I must say while I was contemplating tea-the pastries were limited but the cookies and tarts did piqued my interest and would draw me back.After ordering.I quickly sat myself in the enchanting centre of cafe en seine underneath the stain glass ceilling amidst the palms.It was as if I had been transported back to the 60s.While waiting for my tea-I was enthralled to read of the history of the building and the transformation it underwent.It was just the perfect spot to unwind after work.There I was sipping my tea -people watching.A man was there after work having a drink at the bar,ladies were having their afternoon chat while couples came in for an aperitif.Brilliant spot with good ambience-enough to accomodate a flat screen that doesnt claim stake of the room and quiet enough for an afternoon read.

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