Restaurant Reviews from yummyscrummy

Status: Guru

Credibility Score:
52.5%

County: Dublin

No. of Reviews: 91

Member Since: 11 June 2008

Last Visit: 16 March 2015

The Best Restaurant

Rustic Stone restaurant

South George's Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin, Area Code:

View on Map

Cuisine:
European

Price Range:

Good
529 reviews

Reviewed 31st October 2014 ( visited 18th October 2014 )

Dined here for lunch using a deal voucher. We had the raw tasting plate to share for starter and then the beef rolls and the tuna. I am not really a huge fan of cooking on the stone as I find the fish can stick to it but the tuna was delicious. My favourite part however was the accompanying side salads, they were AMAZING and bursting with freshness and flavour. Delicious.
Most Visited Restaurant

FIRE Restaurant and Lounge

Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin, Area Code: Dublin 2

View on Map

Cuisine:
Fine Dining

Price Range:

Good
566 reviews

Reviewed 04th December 2014 ( visited 07th November 2014 )

This was my second time dining here with a large work party and I daresay my last. It is some time since I left my last review of dry overcooked fish so I decided to go in with an open mind. The restaurant is so vast that it lacks any real atmosphere despite quite a pretty setting. The service was good and the bread brought to share was delicious. For started I opted for a goats cheese and beetroot salad which was really tasty. For main I opted for the prawns which brought a hefty €10 supplement (€5 if ordered as a starter) The description stated they were cooked with chorizo. I love chorizo and the strong flavour it brings so I was less than impressed that I could taste nothing but butter. In fact I went so far as to pick a tiny piece of grey meat out of the oil/butter to smell it and taste it by itself to see if indeed it really was chorizo. I believe it was but the quality could only be questionable if there was literally no flavour from it. In fact I would be dubious as to whether the prawns were even fresh as opposed to frozen. Either way they were rubbery. I do not understand how a dozen or so prawns and a slice of brown bread could warrant such a supplement. I estimate half the table ordered the prawns as either a starter or a main and every single person was disappointed. I feel I got off better than the people who ordered for starter though as theirs were completely stuck to the bottom of their serving dish. I just don't think a restaurant this size can churn out quality food. A big thumbs down.
All reviews
profile_review

Cliff Townhouse
22 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, St Stephens Green, Dublin

Dined her with a friend for Saturday lunch. It was our first time to try here and we thought the setting was beautiful. Fresh and airy on a gorgeous Spring day. We both had the black pudding and apple to start which was delicious. It had a light fluffy texture and was presented in many ways using ravioli and an apple fritter among others. For mains I opted for the cod which was served on a bed of risotto. It was delicous but the garlic sauce that was dotted around the edge was pungent and left me feeling greasy. My friend opted for the duck which she said was nice but didn't go particularly well with the barley accompaniment. The wine was expensive by the glass. The cheapest being almost €10 but I would return.

profile_review

Musashi Noodles and Sushi Bar
15 Capel Street, Dublin 1 , City Centre North, Dublin

I absolutely love this place and can't fault it. All I will say is make a reservation as it is ALWAYS busy. Because of this the food is always perfectly fresh and delicious. The Ebi tempura are so light and the gyoza are the best I have had. Staff are really friendly and attentive without being overbearing. A firm favorite dining establishment for me.

profile_review

FIRE Restaurant and Lounge
Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

This was my second time dining here with a large work party and I daresay my last. It is some time since I left my last review of dry overcooked fish so I decided to go in with an open mind. The restaurant is so vast that it lacks any real atmosphere despite quite a pretty setting. The service was good and the bread brought to share was delicious. For started I opted for a goats cheese and beetroot salad which was really tasty. For main I opted for the prawns which brought a hefty €10 supplement (€5 if ordered as a starter) The description stated they were cooked with chorizo. I love chorizo and the strong flavour it brings so I was less than impressed that I could taste nothing but butter. In fact I went so far as to pick a tiny piece of grey meat out of the oil/butter to smell it and taste it by itself to see if indeed it really was chorizo. I believe it was but the quality could only be questionable if there was literally no flavour from it. In fact I would be dubious as to whether the prawns were even fresh as opposed to frozen. Either way they were rubbery. I do not understand how a dozen or so prawns and a slice of brown bread could warrant such a supplement. I estimate half the table ordered the prawns as either a starter or a main and every single person was disappointed. I feel I got off better than the people who ordered for starter though as theirs were completely stuck to the bottom of their serving dish. I just don't think a restaurant this size can churn out quality food. A big thumbs down.

profile_review

Musashi Noodles and Sushi (IFSC)
Unit 2 Burton Hall, Custom House Square, Mayor St, IFSC, Dublin

I am a huge fan of Musashi capel street but decided to dine in the IFSC for it's close proximity to the 3 arena. We had no booking but were seated immediately. In fact it was the busiest I've ever seen the restaurant. The service was a little slow in terms of brining our drinks but the food was amazing as ever and excellent value comparatively to other sushi restaurants in town. We had salmon and avocado nori maki, tuna and avocado norimaki, ebi tempura (batter is light and delicious) and ebi gyoza. My order rarely changes! Highly recommended.

profile_review

San Lorenzos
South Great Georges Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

I've championed San Lorenzo for a long time, becoming quite a regular for dinner but my latest experience was not good. We booked a table for brunch for 12.30 pm. We had to queue on the street for 15 min as our table was not ready. I do not mind this, it's good to see business is doing well. We each ordered a Bellini before our food. We then preceded to order 2 crab cakes, 1 French toast and 1 breakfast. Our food came and when we were half way through I had to ask for our drinks. We were told there was a queue at the bar. As we could see the bar from where we were sitting it was clear the bar man had simply forgot. This is fine but just apologise to the customer. On the food front I felt so let down. The home fries were clearly overcooked (all 3 portions) and both them and the crab cakes tasted like they were cooked in oil which should have been changed many days ago. I felt embarrassed as I had raved about how good this place was. I hope that my belief in this will be restored when I return some time.

profile_review

Neon Asian Street Food
17 Camden Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

I love this place for a casual bite. There were no tables available so they called us when one was free. We shared the Vietnamese corn cakes to start which were delicious. My friend had the neon17 special noodles and I had the Penang curry. For under €40 total including wine, tip, food, and not forgetting our ice cream, I call that serious value for really great food.

profile_review

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK South Anne Street)
5 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

It had been a long time since I ate at GBK but found myself in the area and in need of a bite. My partner got the wings which he said were tasty followed by a beef classic. I opted for the falafel which I am fairly sure used to contain 4 falafel balls and now seems to have shrunk to 3.... Overall, underwhelmed.

profile_review

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

I had a bad experience here many years ago but recently decided to give it another go and it has since become my new favourite place to brunch. It poses unbeatable value for money. The portions are more than generous for the price and the menu has great variety. The Mexican eggs are my firm favourite. Delicious!

profile_review

Rustic Stone
South George's Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

Dined here for lunch using a deal voucher. We had the raw tasting plate to share for starter and then the beef rolls and the tuna. I am not really a huge fan of cooking on the stone as I find the fish can stick to it but the tuna was delicious. My favourite part however was the accompanying side salads, they were AMAZING and bursting with freshness and flavour. Delicious.

profile_review

Cafe Topolis
37 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

What can I say - old reliable! I can't fault this place, I think they have the best pizza in the city. As always I had the contadina with chilli and my partner the Americana. We love this place for a casual bite.

profile_review

Fade Street Social - The Restaurant
Drury Street , City Centre South, Dublin

Dined here for lunch on a voucher for the flatbreads and 2 glasses of wine. I had read a review which implied the flat bread portins were small so I was more than pleasantly suprised, perfect size for a lunch time bite. The toppings were really unusual. I opted for pumpkin and pork and my partner the chorizo and squid. The latter was definitely a winner! Would return.

profile_review

Isabel's Restaurant
112 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

We dined here using a menupages deal voucher. First impressions were of a dark yet cosy atmosphere, perfect for an autumn evening but I'm not sure would lend itself well to a warm summer day. The tables were placed very close together. Our booking was for 8.30pm yet the starter I chose was already gone before we arrived. We weren't informed of this when we were seated. Instead I opted for the goats cheese and beetroot which was absolutely delicious and presented beautifully. My partner had the chorizo which was so tender and came served as a generous portion. For mains I opted for the hake and my partner the fish and chips. The portions were a little small but we were more than satisfied. The service seemed a little disjointed yet friendly. We would return.

profile_review

The Peacock Restaurant @ Finnstown Country House
Newcastle Road, West Co. Dublin, Lucan, Dublin

Dined here as we were staying in the hotel and a 3 course meal was offered as part of our package. In saying that 35euro is not bad value for a 3 course meal anyway. For starter I had deep fried brie. It was tasty and the berry compote complimented it nicely. My boyfriend had the prawn and crab which was served with smoked salmon on the top and he said it was delicious. For mains I had a duo of salmon and hake. As I am allergic to prawns I was allowed to choose another sauce in place of the prawn bisque. The waitress was very young and said that I could any of the sauces which accompanied other dishes e.g. creamy peppercorn sauce which generally accompanies steak. Obviously this would have been far too over powering for fish so I settled on a creamy garlic sauce. My boyfriend opted for the steak which he really enjoyed and we were both served vegetables on the side, carrots, brocolli, cauliflower and baby boiled potatoes. For dessert I had the lemon tart which was really good and my boyfriend the Tiramisu. Overall we really enjoyed our night and would look forward to eating here again if we were ever staying the hotel. A really nice touch was the lady playing piano while we ate. Lovely background music!

profile_review

FIRE Restaurant and Lounge
Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

Dined here with a large group from work. I had never been before but heard good reports. For starters I opted for the goats cheese. Most people ordered the prawns which looked and sounded absoloutely delicious. I was told they did not disappoint. For mains I had the cod which was really over cooked. It was dry and did not break up when touched by the fork. Most of the others had steak and I wondered had my fish been stuck under a hot lamp while waiting to cook at steaks to specification. Also it was served on a bed of mash with a few green beans hidden under the fish so basically all you could see was white, not exactly appetising. Come to think of it I saw no evidence of hollandaise sauce either which it is supposed to be served with. For dessert I had the lemon tart which was really delicious and worked very well as I was quite full at this stage. I tasted some of the raspberry and white chocolate cheese cake, it was also very good but I found the chocolate delice to be far too rich. The restaurant itself is in a beautiful setting but the high ceiling leads the accoustics to have quite an echo and also the music was very loud so it was hard to have a conversation.

profile_review

7 (Seven) Social Restaurant
76 Benburb Street, Smithfield, City Centre North, Dublin

Had really wanted to try this place for a while now but they have stopped doing lunch on Saturdays. Eventually when I had a day off I got to try it out with a friend. We both opted for the soup and sandwich option which I think at 10euro is pretty good value, as good as you would get anywhere else and all this food is made fresh on a daily basis. The soup was tomato and basil which I thought lacked a bit in flavour. Sandwiches are served on delicious bread which is almost oily, like good Italian bread. I had the paprika peppers and sweet pickle sandwich which was really tasty and my friend had the chicken which she said was very good. We finished our food at 2.45pm. The restaurant closes at 3 for lunch time trading. We were asked would we like coffee or dessert but got the distinct feeling they may rather we didnt! Looking forward to trying the evening dinner menu sometime.

profile_review

El Toro Bravo
27 South Richmond Street, Portobello, Dublin

Dined here using a voucher. The voucher was for 4 glasses of wine and 4 tapas. We were informed we could have a bottle of red or white and 4 apperitivos. 3 of us opted for the croquetas and one pan con jamon. We each ordered a different croqueta, mushroom, jamon and blue cheese. When they arrived at first my boyfriend thought he was accidently eating my mushroom one. On closer inspection we realised that all 3 types of croquetas looked the exact same on the inside (a mushroom colour) without much flavour. After a while we ordered some more wine and decided to try some more dishes. Meatballs, the lamb stew, seafood paella, calamari and the pan con tomato. After waiting almost 40 minutes from the time we ordered we nodded at the waiter who signalled that we had not been forgotten and our food arrived soon after. Calamari was nice and the batter was light. I was told the seafood paella was really good as was the lamb stew but this was only served with one tiny piece of bread. Some more on a side plate would have been nice to mop up the sauce. The pan con tomato was tasty but not what I imagined. The tomato was almost had a paste type texture. The most disappointing dish was the meatballs which looked really processed like a tin of meatballs. they had that shiny appearance and the meat did not fall apart. You could cut them into tiny cubes without them breaking up. The place itself is quite nice and I was really suprised by the extensive seating area downstairs which was packed also. Would probably return if I was in the area but only for a glass of wine.

profile_review

40Foot Bar&Grill;
Pavillion Centre, Royal Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Dined here with friends after doing a charity walk. There was a good crowd given that it was St Patricks Day and Ireland were playing in the rugby. Nothing was really jumping out at me from the menu. I was suprised it was so limited in terms of fresh fish like calamari or muscles, neither of which appeared. Our waitress was not very pleasant to say the least nevertheless we ordered 2 chicken louisiana, 1 battered hake and chunky chips and 1 portion of chicken wings and chowder. I was told that the chicken wings were tasty but the chowder was quite gloopy and floury therefore slightly flavourless. The chicken louisiana looked really delicious and I was told had a nice spicy kick to it. I liked the way the shoe string fries were served in mini buckets. The fish looked overdone and dry but was actually moist and tasty in the middle. All in all nice pub grub but I have had better. May return

profile_review

harbor bar and grill
dun laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Was caught in Dun Laoighre craving calamari and not knowing the area very well this was the first place I found which served it. I really wanted a comfortable sofa area but all were taken. The waitress was friendly and advised they would be willing to serve to the front of the bar also. We opted to a table however in the main dining area which was a little draughty as I was under a vent. I ordered the calamari and my boyfriend the soup and sandwich option. I ordered a glass of wine and was informed that all they had was a sauvignon blanc or a shiraz. Just as well I drink sauvignon! The calamari was ok, a little stringy but the salad it was served with was as limp as a dead squid itself. It was also quite brown and discoloured. A chilli mayo was served on the side which was tasty but straight from a bottle I would imagine. My boyfriends vegetable soup was quite nice but the bread in the sandwich was not fresh and had the feeling that air had got at it. Atmosphere wise it is just a pub and I can't abide people that cannot control their children and allow them to jump all over the sofas while other customers dine. Given the option again I wouldn't return.

profile_review

Rathsallagh House
Dunlavin, Dunlavin, Wicklow

I literally cannot fault this place. This has to be the best meal I have ever had in Ireland. Service is exceptional and the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, as does the entire house. For starters I had the crab and avocado which was absoloutely divine. Flavours complimented each other so well and the crab was not over powered in any way. My boyfriend had the prawn cocktail which was beautifully presented in a beef tomato. For mains I had the mushroom risotto and my boyfriend the beef. He can be a bit fussy when it comes to beef and generally there are slivers of fat etc left on the plate afterwards. This time however he ate every single morsel and said it was as good as it gets. I really wanted to have some cheese for dessert as it is presented on a beautiful trolley but I was simply too full. My boyfriend had the chocolate lava pudding which again he ate every crumb of. Something else which I think is brilliant about this place is that you can pick any bottle of wine under €40 and only order a half bottle. This was really great as my boyfriend could enjoy some red with his beef without having to get a whole bottle. I cannot wait to return to this place, simply stunning.

profile_review

Rolys Bistro
7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Dublin, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Having wished to dine somewhere else but finding it closed we decided to opt for Roly's. I had always been somewhat intrigued by this place and wanted to dine here due to the reputation it has. We took our seats at the tail end of the lunch menu. I decided on the goat's cheese tart and my boyfriend on the B.L.T. We shared a bottle of sauvignon blanc. While everything was really tasty I didn't think there was anything remarkable about it. Service was average. I would visit again if I was in the locality but would not go out of my way to get there in the first place.

profile_review

Buenos Aires Grill
Unit 2 Castle Way, Golden Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Having just travelled around Argentina we decided we must purchase the deal for this restaurant when it appeared on Menupages. For starters I had the muscles which were really good. Very tasty and plentiful. My boyfriend opted for the empanadas which had become a firm favourite with us during our travels. For mains I had the tempura of monkfish. I just do not know why you would cover delicious monkfish in batter, While the batter was really light I soon got sick of it and proceeded to remove it from all my remaining pieces of fish. The noodles it was served with were very dry and very uninteresting. For mains my boyfriend had the fillet steak which was nice but nothing exceptional. Considering this restaurant models itself on a Buenos Aires steak house I think he expected more. It is quiet characterless, slightly like a hotel restaurant and the lighting was quite harsh. Would maybe return but only if another deal presented itself.

profile_review

Buenos Aires Grill
Unit 2 Castle Way, Golden Lane, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Having just travelled around Argentina we decided we must purchase the deal for this restaurant when it appeared on Menupages. For starters I had the muscles which were really good. Very tasty and plentiful. My boyfriend opted for the empanadas which had become a firm favourite with us during our travels. For mains I had the tempura of monkfish. I just do not know why you would cover delicious monkfish in batter, While the batter was really light I soon got sick of it and proceeded to remove it from all my remaining pieces of fish. The noodles it was served with were very dry and very uninteresting. For mains my boyfriend had the fillet steak which was nice but nothing exceptional. Considering this restaurant models itself on a Buenos Aires steak house I think he expected more. It is quiet characterless, slightly like a hotel restaurant and the lighting was quite harsh. Would maybe return but only if another deal presented itself.

profile_review

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

I have been dining at Milano's quite a bit recently. Taking advantage of the offers they email me which at the minute is 25 per cent off your food bill. A great saving. Myself and 4 friends shared starters of dough balls and a Bruschetta. For mains we all opted for pizzas which ranged from the Padana Leggera, Il Padrino and Pollo Ad Astro. All of which were delicious. I like Milano's as basically you know what you are going to get but I do think the harsh lighting and the chairs lead to a canteen style dining experience. Also no pizza cutterls came with our pizza so we just used the knives and forks. I know the Leggera pizzas which are served on a black slate board usually come with a pizza cutter. Not a big issue however and would return

profile_review

Rustic Stone
South George's Street, Dublin, City Centre South, Dublin

Had really wanted to try here for quite some time. A party of four, we arrived approx 12.45pm and were glad to find it was not too busy. By 2.00pm the queue was out the door! 2 of us shared a bottle of sauvignon blanc while one opted to drink red by the glass but we discovered this was a rather expensive option to take. We ordered 2 crab mayonaise on toast between the 4 of us. The portions were really small but it was absoloutely delicious. For mains we had a penne pesto, a mini glam burger with polenta chips and then some selections from the RAW menu. I tasted one of the polenta chips and they were really really good. I opted for the tuna and sweet pickled peppers. While it was very good I tasted some of my friends sushi style tuna and I preferred that. I also sampled the monkfish which I really enjoyed but found the avocado slightly overpowering for the dish. What we really loved though was the 2 huge side dishes which accompanied the RAW menu, a delicious quiona salad and also a bean salad. We left feeling really satisfied but not in any way uncomfortably full. Good food, good atmospere, will definitely return. Soon I hope

profile_review

Cucina
Unit 9A, Kings Court, Parnell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Dined here after some Christmas shopping. We decided to go for the set meal option which worked out much cheaper. I did think that it is a little misleading that this is on the very back page of the menu booklet so many people would just order off the a la carte menu without even realising it was an option. I had bruschetta followed by a pizza and my boyfriend had chicken wings also followed by a pizza. Service was good but I did find it a little draughty beside the window even though it was closed. Would return if wanted food and was in that area, other than that I feel there are better Italians in the city centre costing the same.

profile_review

Maia Restaurant
47 Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4, Ballsbridge, Dublin

Tried out Maia using a menupages voucher I had purchased. The first time we turned up it was closed due to renovations. This was my own fault however as I had not called before hand to confirm a booking. The next Saturday we arrived and were seated quickly without reservation. Staff were really friendly and accomodating when I substitued a topping on the pizza to make it vegetarian. My boyfriend had the chicken wings and fries. The waiter forgot my glass of wine and had to be reminded some time later however this was a small oversight. I would definitely return for some chilled out lunch time dining.

profile_review

Howards Way (Rathgar)
8 Orwell Road, Dublin 6, Rathgar, Dublin

Dined here for the first time and I have to say I was really impressed. 2 courses for 2 people and a bottle of wine for €25. Not bad! I opted for the bruschetta for starters which was lovely if a little heavy on the mozzarella. I would have preferred a little more tomato instead but the salad leaves which garnished the dish had a lovely dressing and were delicious. My partner had the chicken wings which I was informed were really good and the portion huge. For mains I had the sea bass on a bed of mash with a crab crumb and he had the Thai Red Chicken Curry. Its unusual and really nice to be asked how hot you want your dish when it is not a specialised Thai restaurant as most places opt for the inoffensive and often bland to the tastebuds mild variety. The fish was delicious and presented beautifully. The thai curry was also really good I was told but impossible to finish after the big portion of wings. The place was really busy on a Sunday evening without feeling cramped or overcrowded. Would return.

profile_review

Boojum
Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1, City Centre North, Italian Quarter, Dublin

This place is really popular and we hit it at just the right time as 5 minutes later the queue was out the door which shows their popularity! I had the vegetarian fajita and my friend had chickn burrito. We both also sampled a blue moon beer. Great range of beers and food made fresh to order. Great for a relaxed bite in town if you dont want something too formal

profile_review

Wrights Cafe Bar
The Plaza, Swords, Swords, Dublin

Without doubt the most appauling service I have had in a very long time. So much so we counted out the money to the exact cent and left no tip. In fact even then I felt hard done by. 3 of us ate here. 2 of us opted for the cod and chips (which we were then informed was hake) and 1 opted for the salmon special. The food took AGES to arrive and the chips were only luke warm which led me to believe it was sitting a while. The salmon was served with prawns in the sauce which was not stated on the menu and I was thankful that I had opted for the fish and chips as having a serious allergy to prawns this could have been disasterous. After finishing our meal the waitress apologised that she had never brought the side of veg which was supposed to accompany the salmon. She asked would my friend like it now or some chips, she declined. I ordered a second drink, 15 minutes later I reminded her of said second drink and asked to see dessert menus. The drink arrived but no order was taken. 20 minutes later we were approached and asked if we wanted to order dessert. Having wasted the best part of an evening in a place because the service was so poor we declined and went elsewhere. Would not return

profile_review

Siam Thai (Malahide)
1 The Green, North Dublin, Malahide, Dublin

Dined here for the first time with quite a large group of friends, some of whom are regulars. For starters I had the cod which was delicious and main course a red curry which I asked to be made as spicy as a green but I dont believe it was. The food was delicious however. My friends dined on spring rolls, chicken satay, phad thai and chicken in chilli and basil to name but a few. Everyone agreed the food was really good and we were really full. Entertainment was provided by two Thai girls singing current songs and they were brilliant. It added to a lovely atmosphere. The only problem was the service. On a number of occassions I tried to grab different waitresses attention. One was chatting to the table beside us for a good 15 minutes on 2 separate occassions when it was clear I was struggling to order something. Eventually I just went to the bar and ordered the wine and coffees that we needed. On a positive note the staff were very obliging in letting us bring a birthday cake which was presented when we requested. Good food all in all and I would return.

profile_review

Toscana City Centre
3 Cork Hill, Dame Street (opposite Dublin Castle), Dublin City Centre, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

This was my first time dining in Toscana and I just thought it was about time I gave the 2 courses for €10 lunch a go. I was not disappointed. There is a really great selection on the menu for a set special. Both myself and my friend both opted for the Bruschetta which, being one of my firm favourite starters did not fail to impress. Was absoloutely delicious. I then opted for the vegetable risotto while she had a pizza with 3 toppings of her choice. We sat for quite some time after our food with some wine and I could tell that it was going to be really busy that evening as the tables were filling up fast. The only downside was that they were carrying out some maintenance drilling of walls while we were there but apart from that I really enjoyed it. Would definitely return

profile_review

Jade Garden (Dundalk)
Park st, Dundalk, Louth

Dined here as part of a large group of 16 people. We booked a really long time in advance so we were disappointed to find on the night that we were seated at 2 seperate tables of 8. I have dined here before as part of a large group and never had this experience. We ate from the set menu and while there was no vegetarian option available the staff were accomodating in my requests. The spring rolls were actually quite tasty given that I am not a huge fan in general. For mains I had tofu in the hot sauce with cashew nuts. It was fine, but definitely nothing to rave about. The pavalova at the end saved the day for me even though I am not a dessert person at all, however it was strange that mine it seemed was served with ice cream while everyone else got cream?! Service was ok but the other table were completely finished desserts while ours did not arrive for another good 10 minutes. Also the waitress seemed quite put out when we asked for a seperate drinks bill. I think everyone agreed the food was fine but nothing spectacular. I am not a huge fan of the place and wouldnt be in a hurry to go back.

profile_review

Octopussy Seafood Tapas
7 West Pier, Dublin 13, Howth, Dublin

Dined here with a friend while visiting the Prawn Festival. While lingering outside we asked for a menu and were told we would be looked after shortly. No menu arrived and so we decided to try our luck next door instead. It was booked up till 7pm and so we returned to Octopussy. We found ourselves some high stools facing out towards the pier and sat down. After trying desperately to get the attention of the waitress for almost 10 minutes I decided to go up to the counter and order. I was told that someone would be with me shortly. After watching the waitress running to and fro for another 5 minutes or so I finally caught her attention and asked to order. She seemed some what put out by this. We ordered a portion of salt and chilli squid, patatas bravas, a prawn skewer and muslces. Subsequently informed muscles were unavailable and the waitress was unable to tell me if the crab was served cold or hot so I opted for the asian style sea bass. Our table was not cleaned from the previous customers for another 10 or so minutes. Food arrived in dribs and drabs, which is fine, it is tapas. Food was delicious, particularly the squid rings. The only exception was my sea bass which was somewhat questionable.Completely lacking in flavour and I do believe was not sea bass at all but the fried whiting fillets also available on the menu. I was told when I checked that it was sea bass yet the fish was taken off the bill at the end so I really do think an error was made and then compensated for. The pinot grigio was not good either. Perhaps the service was just so dire because of the day that was in it. Would be willing to return again and hopefully sample the muscles this time.

profile_review

Caffe Noto
79 Thomas Street, South Circular, Dublin

Decided to have breakfast here on St Patricks Day to avoid the mayhem of town. I have been here many times and find it such an interesting location to people watch from the comfort of your high stool. The cafe staff are really friendly and the coffee is good. I had yougurt fruit and granola while my friend had a chesse and ham sandwich on tomato bread. Lovely decor with the bare brick walls and the sofa is a nice touch. The only problem I would have is that while the toilets are clean they are a little dingy looking but all in all a really nice place to stop for a coffee and possible a cake or sandwich!

profile_review

Riva Brasserie (Dundalk)
3 Earl Street, Dundalk, Dundalk, Louth

I find this place really reliable for a nice quick bite to eat. The restaurant has been renovated since I was last there and the decor is very nice. I had my firm favourite, riva pasta which consists of tagliatelle, sundried tomatoes, spinach and goats cheese. Its is very tasty. My friend had the cream of vegetable soup which was served with delicious brown bread and also a chicen tikka wrap. I think the sandwiches being served on little wooden boards is a really nice touch. Will return

profile_review

Alfies
10 South William Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Dined here with two friends for the lunch special. 3 dishes for 10 euro. We each had the goats chesse salad which was delicious. For the other 2 tapas style dishes I had a baked potato and garlic mushrooms. The mushrooms were delicious if a little oily. 3 courses and a soft drink really cannot be argued with. Service was prompt and friendly and while the place was full it did not feel cramped or over crowded. Would definitely return

profile_review

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

Delighted to see the 10 euro menu is back having made a brief disappearance over the festive season. For starters we had some garlic mushrooms which were really tasty but I thought a portion of 4 a little small. I had my usual falaffel burger which I always enjoy and my friend had the BBQ which I was told was very tasty. I think the 10 euro deal is really good value and will definitely avail of it again in the future.

profile_review

The Steps Of Rome
1 Bird avenue, Clonskeagh, Clonskeagh, Dublin

Dined here with a friend using a voucher we had acquired for 2 slices of pizza and a glass of wine. I was intrigued by the unusual pizza options and opted for one slice of the funghi and one slice of the basilico while my friend opted for 2 slices of the salame. All the pizzas were really tasty and really good size. I found the base to be a little dry and airy, almost like a frozen pizza base which is the only thing that put me off. Staff were really friendly but forgot to bring me some chilli flakes. Having said that would definitley return especially on a nice summers day to sit outside again. It was really nice with the bustle of grafton street just a few steps away.

profile_review

Frankies Italian Bar and Grill
42 Temple Bar Square, Temple Bar, Dublin

Dined here with a friend as part of the early bird special which was 2 courses for €15. Unfortunately there seemed to be no vegetarian option as part of the set menu but the waitress was very accomodating in allowing me to order the spinach and ricotta canelloni. We both opted for the calamari to start. The alioli was very strong tasting and only a little was needed to flavour the calamari. The calamari itsself was not great. Very chewy and a bit greasy. I found myself wishing I had opted for either the salad caprese or the goats cheese starter. Also only 4 small pieces of calamari were served. For mains I had the canelloni which was delicious, if a little sparse on the pasta side. The was plenty of rich tomato sauce to accompany it but I found myself wanting some bread or something to mop it up. My friend had the burger which he said was very good. I found one of the waiters a quite overbearing which made him seem almost insincere. The tables are very close together but I was impressed enough by my experience that I would return.

profile_review

Cafe Bar H
Grand Canal Plaza, Dublin 2, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

Dined here with a friend on a Friday night. Was glad that the couple seated beside us were just about to leave as it is indeed very cramped for space. We shared 2 large bottles of Estrella beer which went really nice with our food. I was disappointed to find there were NO salads left, even though it was 9 pm but gave them the benefit of the doubt that maybe they had a particularly busy run before a show that evening. In saying that though should it not be fairly easy to rustle up a salad? I had the hake which was delicious and ordered a portion of patata bravis. My friend ordered the meatballs which came with patata bravis included and to start we shared a calamari. The calamari was some of the best I ever tasted. The mains were all served at different times and we had to ask for the second portion of patata bravis which we were informed would come soon. Surely the idea of tapas is to taste all dishes at the same time. I found that waiter to be a little curt. On the whole the food was delicious altough the tomato sauces were all suspiciously similar even though were stated to contain various ingredients. The only fault I could find is that the bravis seemed to be reheated and slightly soggy served with minimal amount of sauce. I would return but hope my salad request could be accomodated this time and also that the table beside me would be free for the duration of my meal!

profile_review

The Ivy @ Dunboyne Castle
Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa, Dunboyne, Dunboyne, Meath

Dined here on the early bird special as we were staying in the hotel. 2 courses for 20 euro or 3 for 25. We both had the potatoe and spinach soup to start which was lovely and creamy if a little on the cold side. The bowls were not very well filled but as a starter this was not really an issue. Also nice accompaniment of brown bread and rolls. For mains I had the spinach and ricotta tortellini which was the only vegetarian option but the mushroom sauce was very very rich.My friend had the sirloin which I was told was delicious but while he asked for medium rare this was definitely leaning alot more heavily towards the rare side. We shared a bottle of pinot grigio but he asked for a glass of red to accompany his meat....we were waiting on this for a very long time and the meal was almost half finished by the time it arrived. The main concern I would have is that I found not one but two hairs in my dinner. I didnt say it to staff at the time but left it on my comment card upon check out.

profile_review

Taste of Emilia
No. 1 Lower Liffey Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Had wanted to visit here for some time. Lovely little place with a good selection of wines. We ordered a bruschetta to share and 2 glasses of wine each in total. I was not really keen on the base of the bruschetta, it was almost like a frozen pizza base but I would definitely return to sip some wine. The only fault I would have is that the waiter forgot to bring our wine until we reminded them but staff were so pleasant this would not be an issue. Would definitely return.

profile_review

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

Came here with a friend for a Saturday morning breakfast. We were seated quickly but the waitress was not very pleasant which I then remembered was also my previous experience of this place. I had poached eggs on toast while my friend had a full breakfast. Staff were accomodating when I asked for brown bread instead. Found the place to be a little draughty but all in all a nice breakfast was had and I would return again.

profile_review

Courtyard Restaurant @ Summerhill House
Enniskerry, Enniskerry, Wicklow

Dined here as part of an inclusive overnight package we had. When we arrived at the hotel we were originally told there was no space in the restaurant that night (even though we had been told to take the dinner package in the over night option). Having declined bar food we were told we could have restaurant food in the bar. When we arrived in the bar to order somehow there were many free tables in the restaurant and were moved in there. Staff were friendly but there seemed to be lack of communication as we were asked by different staff members if we had ordered. Food was nice but was too quick to appear giving the impression that it is not as fresh as you would hope and instead sitting waiting for perspective customers to order it. Mash was quite dry and the wine was not that year listed on the menu. A pleasant evening but I probably would not dine here again if it was not included in the overnight stay price

profile_review

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

Beautiful Sunday afternoon and we decided to take advantage by eating outdoors. I had dined here once previously for a Christmas party. I think the menu is quite varied from light snacks to full main courses so there really is something for everyone. I had the individual portion of the vegetarian antipasti plate and my friend had the salami panini which I was informed was good. Different to your normal run of the mill panini as it is made with foccacia bread. Both of us were nicely full afterwards. Service was good except the waiter asked if I would like black pepper but forgot to return with it, not a big deal. Would return, especially for a relaxed bite to eat outdoors in the centre of town.

profile_review

Bailey Bar @ Trim Castle Hotel
Castle St, Trim, Meath

Having spent the night in the hotel we had champagne afternoon tea included. I had found the staff to be lovely all weekend and we were assured when we arrived the day previous that it would be ok to have our afternoon tea the following day but when I asked one waitress in particular she was not very friendly or helpful when I asked should we take a seat. We enjoyed our afternoon tea. While I would not normally have a sweet tooth the desserts definitely surpassed the sandwiches which were bland and unimaginative. They basically consisted of dry salad and the one small smoked salmon on brown bread did not seem very fresh. Having said this the carvery dinner which was available in the bar looked and smelled delicious and considering how full the place was I think people probably return on a regular basis for this.

profile_review

La Scala (Trim)
Emmett House, Finnegan's Way, Trim, Meath

Having never been to Trim previously we were unsure where to dine but chose La Scala because of its close proximity to our accomodation. There was an offer available 2 courses for 18euro which we availed of. I had the bruschetta which was beautiful and then the sea bass but I felt the 6 euro supplement was hefty. My friend had the chicken wings followed by the burger as there was no steak left. This was a bit disappointing. All in all a pleasant evening was had but I would probably try somewhere else if we were to return to the town.

profile_review

Graingers
51 Talbot Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Reliable enough for a quick bite at lunch time. Have been many times although our order never changes, chicken tikka panini and a vegetarian panini with chips. If its not broken, dont fix it. This time however the cheese in the panini was not the usual smoked variety, just cheddar. Was pleasant all the same and the service is always prompt. Will return no doubt

profile_review

Pacinos
18 Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Having really enjoyed my previous experience here I decided to use my menu points on the buy one pizza get one free offer. To start we shared a house bruschetta which while smaller than the last time was tastier because like the menu said it contained pesto this time (last time it did not). For mains I again had the Michaelangleo pizza minus the meat but with added jalapenos. My friend had a chicken pizza which I was informed was very tasty. Staff are really friendly and helpful which really is one of the high points for me with this place. I cant fault them at all. Would return.

profile_review

No 32 Restaurant
32 Chapel Street, Dundalk, Louth

Went here for a family occassion. We were seated upstair which was actually really nice and had almost a homely atmosphere. We were offered two menus, al la carte and early bird. 3 courses for 22 euro really can not be argued with. 2 of us opted for the asian salmon and one goats cheese panacotta. For mains we had steak, hake and chicken. All of which was delicious and cooked to perfection. I didnt really want dessert so was delighted with the option of an irish coffee. The others had pecan and maple pudding which was suprisingly light and beautiful. Chocolate crunch cake served with a hot shot was also divine. Would definitely return

profile_review

The Exchequer
3-5 Exchequer Street, City Centre South, Dublin

Went here for a late lunch last week. One of our party had previously dined here and recommended the duck salad. As a vegetarian I opted for the goats cheese salad. We picked a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. The waitress explained that they had just completed a wine tasting course and gave us a sample of the wine we chose to compare against another. While the other bottle was 7euro more expensive this was insignificant as there were four of us and the difference in quality was quite apparent. We all really enjoyed our afternoon. The only fault I would have is that the goats cheese salad was in fact 3 croquette shaped pieces of cheese with a very sparse spread of leaves so it was not really a substantial salad, more a warm cheese board of sorts. Would definitely return though.

profile_review

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

Decided to pop in here for a quick bite to eat on Saturday lunch time. The restaurant wasn't too busy and we were seated quickly. My boyfriend had the chicken skewers which come highly rated by all my friends. I opted for the calamari. The chicken skewers are a really nice dish and I think represent great value for money. The flavours on the plate all work so well together. I tasted a little of the pitta filled with the beetroot and raisin coleslaw and it was very tasty. My calamari was cooked really well and served with sliced tomato and a curried mayonaise. I felt the mayonaise was a little overpowering for the calamari. While I did really enjoy the calamari I just wished there was something else going on on the plate. Even if a small side salad was available as a side order I would have got it. I realise it is listed as a starter on the menu but so are the chicken skewers and I feel they are a more rounded lunch. Love this place though and will definitely return.

profile_review

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

This was my first time dining here although I have been wondering about it for some time. For some reason the impression I had of the place was completely different from what it was actually like. It is very informal, almost cafe like but has a warm atmosphere and we were greeted politely by the staff. I was using a voucher that I had acquired which allowed for a main course and glass or house wine each. I opted for the goats cheese and thyme tart which was very tasty and good portion size. My friend opted for the chicked but upon arrival promptly picked out a hair from the very top of the potatoes as soon as the waitress left the table. He did not wish to cause a fuss and so ate it. We both agreed the food was really nice and tasty, even if the extra portion of hair was not exactly what we would have hoped for. Possibly a little expensive for what you get but a nice place all the same.

profile_review

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

Dined here with a friend. Service was prompt and friendly. She opted for the chicken fajitas which she said were really good. I love the smell and the visual of the sizzling hot plate. I had 3 tapas, patatas bravas, quesadillas and calamares. The batter was delicious and light. I would return but while the tapas are nice I think you can get nicer for the same price so I would opt for the lunch menu of 3 tapas for 10 euro in future.

profile_review

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill
51 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, Dawson Street, Dublin

This was my first experience dining in this restaurant. Decor is nice and the fire features outside are very attractive. We were seated promptly but I was glad the party beside us were almost finished as the tables were a little close. We settled on tuna and fillet steak as our main courses. The tuna came with a side order of your choice. I chose the creamed spinach but I have to say it was a little bland. I feel that weighing it at the guts of a hundred euro for 2 mains, a bottle of wine and a single glass of wine this place really is quite over priced although the service and food are good.

profile_review

Wallace's Enoteca Delle Langhe
Blooms Lane, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

I have been in this place many many times but mosly for wine. Decided it was high time to sample their food again when I dined here the other day. There are new menus with the daily specials still included. I chose the salmon tortellini and my friend had a beef pasta dish. I love the way you can see the chef preparing your food as you order so you know it is fresh and prepared as required. Both dishes were tasty however, and this is a personal taste, I often find the inside of tortellini to be a little dry for my liking. This was nothing to do with the dish or how good it was. I had the pinot grigio and my friend the barbeira which complimented our meals very nicely. The bill was a little higher than I expected but I think that was more to do with the fact that I lost track of how many glasses of wine I actually had! Really like this place and would definitely return.

profile_review

Saba
26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

Really wanted to try this place for a long time but I called last year and was told they would have a table in 2weeks time...I didnt try again until this night! Was very dubious as we had no reservation but was told we could have a table in the bar area within a few minutes. We ordered vegetable tempura to share followed by green monkfish curry (devine) and a stir fry. Bill came to 76 euro in total but wine always bumps the price up. Would definitely return, was delicious!

profile_review

Port House Pintxo
12 Eustace Street, Dublin 2, Temple Bar, Dublin

First time I have visited this place and while I did enjoy it, it was not as appealing to me as The Port House. The atmosphere is less intimate and the service not as good. Took a really long time to catch anyones attention to bring the bill and had to ask twice for dessert menus as they obviously forgot the first time we asked even though it was not very busy at the time. Food was nice althhough the paella tasted a bit like savory rice from a packet. Love the goats cheese and aubergine sandwich though. The wine bumps the price up by quite a bit.

profile_review

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

Without doubt one of my favourite restaurants. Lovely atmosphere. I decided to opt for the red lentil and tofu curry. I thought the watiress to be a little curt when I ask if it was served with rice. The curry itself was really thick, delicious almost soup consistency. Beautiful flavours and lovely and filling. My partner was delighted to hear that the special for the night was fish and chips as he has been devastated since they removed it from the menu. Will definitely return, it never fails to impress me

profile_review

Wallace's Taverna
24 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1, City Centre, Italian Quarter, Dublin

Dined here with a friend on the early bird menu which was 2 starter 2 mains and a bottle of wine for 50 euro. Food was nice. Starter of bruchetta was very generous portion, mains of pasta arrabiata was not as big as you would expect. Red wine was ok, it was a set bottle with the deal. The main problem I had was that although the restaurant was not busy 3 tables were seated beside each other. The table next to us was so close we were practically involved in each others conversation!

profile_review

Eddie Rockets (O Connell Street)
O' Connell Street, City Centre North, Dublin

I am not the greatest fan of eddie rockets anyway but my latest experience left me somewhat baffled. 7 of us grabbed a late night bite to eat. I decided to have the atomic burger but as a vegetarian I asked for it to be swapped for a veggie patty. I was told this could not be done. I couldnt understand it and eventually asked to speak to the manager. The manager said I could have the burger but would have to pay for each topping individually and therefore it would be a whopping 11 euro! I stated I was willing to pay the 7.50 which was the equivilant price to the beef burger. Only when we asked was there any way to resolve this without us all leaving was I granted my veggie atomic burger at the regular price. Ridiculous fuss to make over swapping a patty. Obviously when they saw how much business the 7 of us were giving them they changed their mind. Money talks.

profile_review

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

Visited here for the first time with a friend. The lunch menu on a Sunday is great value at 12.50 but we decided we would prefer to dine on tapas. The only problem is deciding what to have as they all sound so delicious. We shared the calamari, garlic mushrooms and goats cheese and seperately ordered the seafood medeley and the tuna. Tuna was delicious and extremely tender. All the food was delicious in fact however I did feel it was slightly on the pricey side for tapas with most dishes starting at 10 euro. The bill came to 80 euro but we did have a bottle of wine which bumped up the price a bit. I would return but not as cheap as I expected

profile_review

The Grand Central Cafe Bar
O'Connell Street, O'Connell St, Dublin

Have eaten here on numerous occassions. Always find its a safe bet when in town over a few drinks. We sat in one of the booth compartments which made eating a little tricky as table was higher than seat. Found it quite hard to get waitresses attention all day for food and drinks. This is the first time I had the enchiladas.While they were tasty, I did feel more tomato sauce could be given on top. They also had brocolli inside, not really a vegetable used frequently in mexican cooking! I thought maybe they should be served with a small portion of chips rather than side garnish as I was still a little peckish!

profile_review

MV Cill Airne Boat Bar & Restaurant
MV Cill Airne, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, IFSC, Dublin

This place is great even if purely for the novelty factor of being aboard a boat. Had previously tasted platters at a party which took place on board which were off a very high standard and so decided to have some sunday lunch on board. We both opted for the thai fish cakes starter portion which were tasty. The 3 times cooked chips were ok, nice and chunky but a little greasy and I wasn't very impressed with the bread basket which consisted of 2 varieties, 1 of which I did not like. Overall though a very enjoyable afternoon and I would return

profile_review

Master Deery's
Market Street, Monaghan Town, Monaghan

Visited here for the first time as part of a very large group. Food was really delicious. As a group of 24 it was to be expected there may be a few problems with our order especially on a busy Saturday night but the staff were so kind and helpful and compensated adequately for the late arrival of two meals. Side dishes were shared among us and the the portions were big enough for everyone. Would definitly return not only because the food was so good but the service was really outstanding. They really went out of thier way to make sure we enjoyed ourselves.

profile_review

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK Swords)
Pavillion Shopping Centre, Malahide Road, Swords, Dublin

Visited here for a quick bite to eat following an appointment. Decided upon the goats cheese burger which was delicious and the staff were very helpful and obliging in providing me with extra salad instead of a burger bun. Would definitly return to this franchise or another as there was quite alot of variety and many items on the menu appealed to me.

profile_review

Busker Brownes
Cross Street, Galway City, Galway

Dined here with a friend for lunch. I had the warm goats cheese salad which was delicious and fresh while my friend had the chicken wrap. Was nice place and a good choice considering neither of us are from the area and were unsure where was good to eat. Would return

profile_review

Park House Restaurant (Galway)
Park House Hotel & Restaurant, Forster Street, Eyre Square, Galway City, Galway

Visited here for the first time with a friend. Great location right beside the train station. Ideal if you want a proper veg dinner. I opted for the fillets of whiting and recieved 3 large fillets! My friend opted for the chicken curry. Both dishes came with a side of mashed potato which was delicious and creamy and also a mixture of mashed carrots and parsnips (also delicious) and mixture of peas and sweetcorn (wasnt so keen on these frozen veg). Good value and the service was incredibly quick considering the place was really really busy. Would return

profile_review

Milano (Galway)
Middle Street, Galway City, Galway

I had never before visited this branch of Milanos but being a firm favorite of mine I was sure it would not disappoint. It was really busy for a Wednesday night but the restaurant has a good seated waiting area where it is possible to order drinks which then can be brought to the table. This made the wait alot more relaxed and enjoyable. The party of 4 shared 2 brushettas. These were very tasty but as I thought before with Milano's they don't offer enough tomato. I dined on the Padana pizza, as always. Staff were very accomodating when asked if it were possible to get the Margarita Leggera on a normal base and even offered to place the salad on top as it would normally appear on the Leggera. To finish 3 of us had the chocolate glory and 1 of us had profiteroles. In hindsight it was far too heavy after having half a starter and a main. The only negative thing I would say about Milano's is that I find the wine list quite expensive in comparison to other Italian restaurants.

profile_review

Milano (Galway)
Middle Street, Galway City, Galway

I had never before visited this branch of Milanos but being a firm favorite of mine I was sure it would not disappoint. It was really busy for a Wednesday night but the restaurant has a good seated waiting area where it is possible to order drinks which then can be brought to the table. This made the wait alot more relaxed and enjoyable. The party of 4 shared 2 brushettas. These were very tasty but as I thought before with Milano's they don't offer enough tomato. I dined on the Padana pizza, as always. Staff were very accomodating when asked if it were possible to get the Margarita Leggera on a normal base and even offered to place the salad on top as it would normally appear on the Leggera. To finish 3 of us had the chocolate glory and 1 of us had profiteroles. In hindsight it was far too heavy after having half a starter and a main. The only negative thing I would say about Milano's is that I find the wine list quite expensive in comparison to other Italian restaurants.

profile_review

The Front Door
High Street and Cross Street, The Latin Quarter, Galway City, Galway

While having a drink here with a friend we decided to sample some food as the smells coming from other customers dishes were so good! We decided to share the pizza meal deal which consisted of quite a large pizza (2 toppings) side of chicken wings and a beer for €14. Really good value and the staff were very obliging when we asked if it was possible to change the wings to garlic bread as one of us is vegetarian. Lovely pub for drinks or food. Would definitly return

profile_review

Eddie Rockets (Dundrum)
Dundrum Town Centre, Unit K (cinema block), Level 2M, South Dublin, Dundrum, Dublin

I wouldnt be a big fan of eddie rockets, think it is generally over rated but visited here with 2 friends. I had the Moby Dick and cheese fries. While the food was tasty as far as fast food goes its nothing to rave about really. Good food for a day when you feel fast food is the way to go

profile_review

Il Caffe di Napoli
41 Westland Row, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This is the first time I visited this place and to be honest I had no idea it was any more than a coffee shop until a friend told me. It was early so very quiet in the downstairs section but the decor was lovely and I think would be a lovely atmosphere if a few more customers were present. We both dined on pizza which was really good. The base was delicious and thin and the ricotta pizza had a lovely buttery taste to it. Would return

profile_review

Rathmullan House
Main Street, Rathmullan, Donegal

Visited Rathmullan House for a friends wedding recently. We were staying a few days and so ate here a few times. The snacks/food available from the bar are really gorgeous but you are paying Dublin prices. The seafood chowder was excellent and the staff were helpful in finding out exact ingredients as a member of the party had allergies. Food at the wedding was second to none. The most divine mashed potato I have ever had and I still do not know how they managed to cook over 100 steaks to perfection and to everyones specific taste. The following day soup and sandwiches from the bar cannot be argued with for a bit of comfort food. Looking forward to visiting again already!

profile_review

Luigi Malones Restaurant
5/6 Cecilia Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin

Visited here with 2 friends to celebrate a birthday and spend our menupoints voucher. I had been a couple of times previous and while I always found it fine and had something to suit everyone I was never blown away by the place. On this occassion however I found that the service in particular was excellent. We shared garlic mushrooms and bruchetta which were gorgeous and then dined on steak fajitas and calzone. All in all a brilliant night of wine and dining was had and I would definitly return again soon.

profile_review

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

Dined here using a menupages voucher. The room is very nice, I had never been upstairs before. Service was good and we were seated quickly. I opted for the vegetarian nut burger and my boyfriend had the beef burger. Both of which were really tasty. The smoked applewood cheese gave it a really nice flavour. Both burgers were served with a huge bowl of chips. for dessert I had the apple and blackberry crumble with whiskey ice cream and my boyfriend had the selection of ice cream and sorbets. It was really tasty but to be honest I was so incredibly full I could not enjoy it properly. As neither of us could finish the chips maybe a smaller portion should be served and reflected in the price. The olive bread which we were served was also a nice touch and the Savignon Blanc sold by the glass was very good.

profile_review

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

For me Milano's does exactly what it says on the tin. You know what you are going to get. There is great value to be had also with all the various promotions from Milano themselves and also the O2 treats. We dined using the O2 treats which meant we got our mains half price. I opted for the Padana Leggera as always and my boyfriend had the Pollo Ad Astra both of which were delicious. The Padana was topped a little more heavily than usual but definitely no complaints from me on that front. The only gripe I have with this place is the price of the wine. I think a 250ml glass of wine priced at 9.40 is a little punchy in these economic times and I dare say the wine is not of a high enough quality that four glasses should cost almost 40euro. Saying all that I will be back again no doubt.

profile_review

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

Went here with a couple of friends for brunch. It was really busy, which is fine, but the tables were really cramped. The also set us at a table designed for 2 but there were 3 of us which made it very difficult to fit everything on when the food EVENTUALLY. We were waiting approx 10 minutes to order and then a further 35 minutes at least for our food. The food was nice but nothing special, don't think I would return.

profile_review

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

Ate here with a large group. Service was very good. I had the mussels which were delicious in a cajun sauce. For mains I had the butternut squash curry which while it was really tasty was a little on the cold side. Others had fish cakes which were also delicious. Staff are really accomodating and have no problem with you sitting over wine. Will definitly return

profile_review

The Greenroom Restaurant at Seafield Hotel & Spa Resort
Ballymoney, Ballymoney Wexford, Wexford

Stayed with some friends in the hotel and due to its remote location ate here also. I found the hotel in general to be less well looked after than when we previously stayed. We decided to dine in the bar but were not very impressed with what was being offered and so asked to see the restaurant menu. We asked 3 times........and eventually got a menu. We chose or dishes. 3 of which were from restaurant menu and one from bar menu. Our order was taken but about 5 minutes afterwards we were told we could not order restaurant food in the bar. Fair enough...lets chose again. We then ordered a bottle of white and were informed that "this will be gone in 3 glasses, no point me getting you an ice bucket." We were filled 3 obscenely big glasses of white and the remainder of the wine was left on the window sill. The hotel is has a dark and gothic feel but on this visit I thought the poor lighting actually helped to hide that the place could do with a good clean. Breakfast was pleasant, but really just a standard hotel breakfast. For the price you pay I 'm not sure if this place is worth it.

profile_review

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

Had passed this place many times and heard good reports so finally decided to go for lunch last week. I had the Veg Tostata and my friend had the Chicken Burrito. Both were really tasty although I would have preferred it to be a little more spicy. Food was presented nicely and nice size portions. Would visit again.

profile_review

Queen of Tarts (Temple Bar)
3 - 4 Cow's Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin

Myself and my work colleagues are regular customers here given its city centre location. I have been here a number of times recently and have to say each time I cannot fault the soup. It is always delicious, homely and comforting no matter which flavour it is. I have also started asking for just an accompaniment of brown bread as it is absoloutly delicious. I dined here on Monday however and was disappointed to find that the spinach tart I had been dreaming about all day was not available. I decided upon the potato and cheese tart and have to say I was rather disappointed. It was more like a potato gratin than a tart and was predominantly just potato and nothing else. Also the tarts are usually served with some nice side salads but this time I got 3 florets of brocolli, 4 little cubes of feta and a plate full of not very appetising lettuce leaves. I wouldnt opt for this again if my first option was not available. Also service was very slow. I had to ask twice for my coffee after my food and even then it was another good 10 minutes arriving. This wont stop me returning however.

profile_review

King 7 Bar And Restaurant
122 Capel Street, City Centre North, Dublin

Came here for a work function last Friday. Like the atmosphere of a private room but did get very hot due to the padded walls and the air conditioning wasnt working properly. Not a great choice on the kareoke machine but the food was nice. Staff were accomodating by making the thai red curry as a vegetarian option but the service was quite slow and every cocktail we ordered seemed to be unavailable!

profile_review

Rosso
5 Roden Place, Dundalk, Dundalk, Louth

I love this place. The express menu at 25.50 euro per person for a 3 course meal is outstanding value. The staff are so friendly and helpful and I was delighted to find out that the dishes are prepared on an individual basis which allowed me to omit an ingredient from my starter. I opted for the chowder while my friends had the prawn caesar salad and the chicken and mushroom risotto. All of which were delicious. We all had the salmon which was accompanied by a beautiful salad and was so tender and cooked to perfection that it literlly fell apart in your mouth. Finished off with almond tarts and apple and rhubarb crumble which was delicious in inself but a little heavy after indulging on the other courses!

profile_review

Punjab House
61 Park st, Dundalk, Dundalk, Louth

This place is usually a firm favourite with myself and my friends although we had not been in some time. It was very quiet (only one other table occupied) but a pleasant enough atmosphere until they switched off the music. We had many dishes , sag aloo, bombay aloo, popadoms, dahl, vindaloo, madras and patia. All of which were delicious but by the time we were finishing our meal and second bottle of wine the staff had their coats on. This made us feel very uncomfortable and a bit disappointed considering the amount of custom we have given the place in the past few years.

profile_review

Dakota
South William Street, South William Street, Dublin

Had brunch here on Sunday and was presented with possibly the best vegetarian breakfast I have ever had in Dublin city. Service was a little slow and the door which was constantly left open by other patrons was really really annoying as it was very cold! Would return for the fry up though!

profile_review

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

I am always raving about this place but for some reason had never been with my boyfriend so when we found ourselves in a taxi in the lashing rain trying to decide on somewhere to eat we decided on The Port House. When we went in we were informed that there would be no table for about half an hour. It was 9.30pm already but we really couldnt face going back out in the rain and the waitress was really friendly so we seated ourselves in the waiting area and ordered a bottle of the Orchidea Sauvignon Blanc. I think 25euro for a really good bottle of wine in a restaurant is pretty good, often the mark up can be alot more. After a while we were seated and our order taken. I had my usual...goats cheese salad, calamari and patatas bravas. My boyfriend had the meatballs and the bravas also. As a huge fan of bravas he can be hard to please but he agreed that they were really good. All the food was spot on and I couldnt fault it in any way. We had such an enjoyable night and will definitley return again soon.

profile_review

Havana Tapas Bar
Georges Street, Dublin 2 , City Centre South, Dublin

Dined here with a large group of friends for a late lunch. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and no problem with us sitting for many many hours drinking as opposed to eating. We had a late lunch. While I did not sample them the prawns looked, and were said to be delicious. I had the vegetarian lunch but I was a little disappointed with the size of my slice of spanish omelette. I thought it would be much more substantial. There seemed to be some confusion between the meatball dishes ordered on the different menus e.g. a meatball lunch or just meatballs. Everyone was satisfied with what they recieved anyway and a pleasant night was had by all. Would return

profile_review

Cafe Topolis
37 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, City Centre South, Dublin

This has been a firm favourite of mine for years and I brought my friend to let them see what the hype was. Sadly I cant say it was quite as delicious as it normally is and I cant quite put my finger on why. To start we shared calamari which was delicious and the batter lovely and light. For mains we both opted for pizza which just wasnt as good as it usually is. I think maybe there was not quite enough sauce on the base. I will still return though as I have had so many delicious meals here over the years

profile_review

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

I have visited Yamamori a number of times but my latest experience was not as good as usual. We ordered spicy tuna norimaki to share which was good. We both opted for the salad and drink option however my first two choices of sea bass or mackerel were unavailable. I eventually settled on the tofu burger. The burger itself was quite nice but there was a very oily dressing on the salad which actually made the tomatoes inedible. I have had positive experiences here before so I won't allow my latest visit to deter me!

profile_review

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

I have only recently realised that Koh offer a very reasonably priced lunch menu. I opted for my usual Thai red curry. What I love about this place is that while it is not listed as an option on the staff have no problem adding tofu to the vegetable curry. My friend had the light bites which consisted of Tom Yam Goong soup, wrapped Prawns and vegetable samoosas. I'm not sure she was as impressed as me but I love this place and know I will definitely return.

Copyright © 2020 MenuPages. All rights reserved. [ 0.2779 ]