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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:01 am 
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Going to kd lang in the NCH tomorrow night. Any suggestions for a pre concert dinner venue would be most welcome. Mrs L has suggested The Unicorn for reasons of nostalgia, so I’d appreciate any thoughts on what it’s like now.


Walk further down to Etto


Only been there once but it was fantastic.


Sister restaurant Uno Mass on Aungier St is excellent as well. Etto goes for a more Italian theme while Uno Mass is more Spanish in style.


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Looking for recommendations near Herbert Park for dinner on Sunday lads. Only in Ireland for three, maybe four days, and have to meet the inlaws at least once.

At the Ballsbridge end there's Rolys - safe secure and won't break the bank; and The Lobster Pot Old fashioned French, better food, a lot pricier; and then Kites - one of the oldest and best chinese in Dublin. All very nice restaurants.

I'd probably go for one at the Donnybrook end - Avalon, above Donnybrook Fair.

Very good, and very very underated.

Choice really depends on what you like and how much you want to spend.

http://rolysbistro.ie/

http://www.thelobsterpot.ie/

https://www.kitesrestaurant.ie

http://www.avalonrestaurant.ie/


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camroc1 wrote:
Stjudes wrote:
Looking for recommendations near Herbert Park for dinner on Sunday lads. Only in Ireland for three, maybe four days, and have to meet the inlaws at least once.

At the Ballsbridge end there's Rolys - safe secure and won't break the bank; and The Lobster Pot Old fashioned French, better food, a lot pricier; and then Kites - one of the oldest and best chinese in Dublin. All very nice restaurants.

I'd probably go for one at the Donnybrook end - Avalon, above Donnybrook Fair.

Very good, and very very underated.

Choice really depends on what you like and how much you want to spend.

http://rolysbistro.ie/

http://www.thelobsterpot.ie/

https://www.kitesrestaurant.ie

http://www.avalonrestaurant.ie/


Whats the Indian in Ballsbridge like?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:07 am 
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Liathroidigloine wrote:
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Stjudes wrote:
Looking for recommendations near Herbert Park for dinner on Sunday lads. Only in Ireland for three, maybe four days, and have to meet the inlaws at least once.

At the Ballsbridge end there's Rolys - safe secure and won't break the bank; and The Lobster Pot Old fashioned French, better food, a lot pricier; and then Kites - one of the oldest and best chinese in Dublin. All very nice restaurants.

I'd probably go for one at the Donnybrook end - Avalon, above Donnybrook Fair.

Very good, and very very underated.

Choice really depends on what you like and how much you want to spend.

http://rolysbistro.ie/

http://www.thelobsterpot.ie/

https://www.kitesrestaurant.ie

http://www.avalonrestaurant.ie/


Whats the Indian in Ballsbridge like?

Not eaten there, believe it or not - we tend to go to Kinara Kitchen, or Pickle if we want subcontinental food.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:08 am 
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Liathroidigloine wrote:
camroc1 wrote:
Stjudes wrote:
Looking for recommendations near Herbert Park for dinner on Sunday lads. Only in Ireland for three, maybe four days, and have to meet the inlaws at least once.

At the Ballsbridge end there's Rolys - safe secure and won't break the bank; and The Lobster Pot Old fashioned French, better food, a lot pricier; and then Kites - one of the oldest and best chinese in Dublin. All very nice restaurants.

I'd probably go for one at the Donnybrook end - Avalon, above Donnybrook Fair.

Very good, and very very underated.

Choice really depends on what you like and how much you want to spend.

http://rolysbistro.ie/

http://www.thelobsterpot.ie/

https://www.kitesrestaurant.ie

http://www.avalonrestaurant.ie/


Whats the Indian in Ballsbridge like?


Which one?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:27 am 
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So not much has changed in the 15 years since I was knocking around there. I should mention which would be most welcoming for 6 month old. I used to curse people who brought kids to restaurants.

Just seen camroc's post. Cheers for that


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iarmhiman wrote:
Liathroidigloine wrote:
camroc1 wrote:
Stjudes wrote:
Looking for recommendations near Herbert Park for dinner on Sunday lads. Only in Ireland for three, maybe four days, and have to meet the inlaws at least once.

At the Ballsbridge end there's Rolys - safe secure and won't break the bank; and The Lobster Pot Old fashioned French, better food, a lot pricier; and then Kites - one of the oldest and best chinese in Dublin. All very nice restaurants.

I'd probably go for one at the Donnybrook end - Avalon, above Donnybrook Fair.

Very good, and very very underated.

Choice really depends on what you like and how much you want to spend.

http://rolysbistro.ie/

http://www.thelobsterpot.ie/

https://www.kitesrestaurant.ie

http://www.avalonrestaurant.ie/


Whats the Indian in Ballsbridge like?


Which one?


The one up beside the Embassy Grill.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:20 pm 
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Stjudes wrote:
Looking for recommendations near Herbert Park for dinner on Sunday lads. Only in Ireland for three, maybe four days, and have to meet the inlaws at least once.


I’ve never had a bad night in Roly’s. Great old fashioned bistro with lively atmosphere. There’s a reason why it’s still so popular after all these years


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Liathroidigloine wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
Liathroidigloine wrote:
camroc1 wrote:
Stjudes wrote:
Looking for recommendations near Herbert Park for dinner on Sunday lads. Only in Ireland for three, maybe four days, and have to meet the inlaws at least once.

At the Ballsbridge end there's Rolys - safe secure and won't break the bank; and The Lobster Pot Old fashioned French, better food, a lot pricier; and then Kites - one of the oldest and best chinese in Dublin. All very nice restaurants.

I'd probably go for one at the Donnybrook end - Avalon, above Donnybrook Fair.

Very good, and very very underated.

Choice really depends on what you like and how much you want to spend.

http://rolysbistro.ie/

http://www.thelobsterpot.ie/

https://www.kitesrestaurant.ie

http://www.avalonrestaurant.ie/


Whats the Indian in Ballsbridge like?


Which one?


The one up beside the Embassy Grill.


Jewel in the crown? It’s bang average


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:32 pm 
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jewel in the crown is grand, it better then it looks from the outside but its opposite ballsbride motors not near the embassy grill.

there is the new Dylan McGrath place further down from Jewel in the crown no idea what it is like though


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jewel in the crown is grand, it better then it looks from the outside but its opposite ballsbride motors not near the embassy grill.

there is the new Dylan McGrath place further down from Jewel in the crown no idea what it is like though

Expensive for what you get.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:58 pm 
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The one beside Embassy Grill is not Jewel in the Crown.

It's Ravis Kitchen and it's good from what I can remember


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Anyone dined in Shanahan’s lately? Haven’t been there in 7/8 years but thinking of booking it for a night out next month if it’s still as good as ever

Edit : or recommendations for another steakhouse if you think they’re better


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Conspicuous wrote:
Anyone dined in Shanahan’s lately? Haven’t been there in 7/8 years but thinking of booking it for a night out next month if it’s still as good as ever

Edit : or recommendations for another steakhouse if you think they’re better


I really like Marco Pierre White on Dawson Street.
Also, not that I've been, but mates of mine love going to the Butcher Grill in Ranelagh


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Had my nicest rib eye ever in the Butcher's Grill.


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Conspicuous wrote:
Anyone dined in Shanahan’s lately? Haven’t been there in 7/8 years but thinking of booking it for a night out next month if it’s still as good as ever

Edit : or recommendations for another steakhouse if you think they’re better


I had the big bone-in ribeye at Shanahans last year and it was fairly immense to be honest. Sat downstairs in the bar where its slightly less arseholey and had it with fries, onion strings and a decent bottle of Argentinian malbec.


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The family of Lorcanoworms would like to announce he is making a good recovery from malnutrition suffered while forlornly seeking sustenance in Glendalough.


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Duff Paddy wrote:
Stjudes wrote:
Looking for recommendations near Herbert Park for dinner on Sunday lads. Only in Ireland for three, maybe four days, and have to meet the inlaws at least once.


I’ve never had a bad night in Roly’s. Great old fashioned bistro with lively atmosphere. There’s a reason why it’s still so popular after all these years


wasn't impressed last time I went there with service - and I rarely notice unless its really bad or good ; couple of staff asked me what I wanted for dessert, after dinner drink or something, I said I hadn't decided yet....was literally reprimanded for not turning the menu a certain way to indicate I wasn't ready ! ignored it and chatted on, another one came up and did the same thing 3 minutes later, kind of laughed at the fella....it was bizarre


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Duff Paddy wrote:
Stjudes wrote:
Looking for recommendations near Herbert Park for dinner on Sunday lads. Only in Ireland for three, maybe four days, and have to meet the inlaws at least once.


I’ve never had a bad night in Roly’s. Great old fashioned bistro with lively atmosphere. There’s a reason why it’s still so popular after all these years


wasn't impressed last time I went there with service - and I rarely notice unless its really bad or good ; couple of staff asked me what I wanted for dessert, after dinner drink or something, I said I hadn't decided yet....was literally reprimanded for not turning the menu a certain way to indicate I wasn't ready ! ignored it and chatted on, another one came up and did the same thing 3 minutes later, kind of laughed at the fella....it was bizarre


Chubby country lad with roundly face? I had to slap him down about his wine advice once :lol:


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Duff Paddy wrote:
ticketlessinseattle wrote:
Duff Paddy wrote:
Stjudes wrote:
Looking for recommendations near Herbert Park for dinner on Sunday lads. Only in Ireland for three, maybe four days, and have to meet the inlaws at least once.


I’ve never had a bad night in Roly’s. Great old fashioned bistro with lively atmosphere. There’s a reason why it’s still so popular after all these years


wasn't impressed last time I went there with service - and I rarely notice unless its really bad or good ; couple of staff asked me what I wanted for dessert, after dinner drink or something, I said I hadn't decided yet....was literally reprimanded for not turning the menu a certain way to indicate I wasn't ready ! ignored it and chatted on, another one came up and did the same thing 3 minutes later, kind of laughed at the fella....it was bizarre


Chubby country lad with roundly face? I had to slap him down about his wine advice once :lol:


actually it was a skinny young fella followed by a a young lady ; neither of them Irish fwiw ; doubt either of them would be giving much advice on wine beyond red for .....white for....its kinda coming back to me apparently you turn the drinks/dessert menu facing up or down depending on if you're ready to order - never heard of it before - I did get into a "chat" with 1st fella about it which is why the 2nd one was sent over I think to re-engage - closest I've felt to Larry David in a Curb your enthusiasm sketch ;


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Ate in Laylas, the rooftop restaurant in the Devlin in Ranelagh last week.

The food is typical PressUp group, - nothing wrong with it at all, but expensive for what you get. The room however is magnificant with floor to ceiling panoramic views from the mountains all around to the port. It's worth visiting for the room alone.


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Ate in Laylas, the rooftop restaurant in the Devlin in Ranelagh last week.

The food is typical PressUp group, - nothing wrong with it at all, but expensive for what you get. The room however is magnificant with floor to ceiling panoramic views from the mountains all around to the port. It's worth visiting for the room alone.


It's a bit of a sad indictment that you can get that view from, what, a 5th/6th floor in Ranelagh, though.


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Conspicuous wrote:
Anyone dined in Shanahan’s lately? Haven’t been there in 7/8 years but thinking of booking it for a night out next month if it’s still as good as ever

Edit : or recommendations for another steakhouse if you think they’re better

Was there recently and it's still Shanahans-tastic.


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Had my nicest rib eye ever in the Butcher's Grill.

His empire might be in trouble, given the demise of SMS and the very quick closure of Luna. Bit of a worry, because I fúcking love that place.


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Govindas on abbey st has cockroach infestation x(

Used to love that place


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Govindas on abbey st has cockroach infestation x(

Used to love that place

Feck, I go to the one on George's St every week. That one okay?

Went to Host in Ranelagh at the weekend. Was decent.


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iarmhiman wrote:
Govindas on abbey st has cockroach infestation x(

Used to love that place


As I told my (veggie) eldest - sure they had to be sneaking in their protein from somewhere.

Fcuk me, vegetarians are a tetchy shower all the same.


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Govindas on abbey st has cockroach infestation x(

Used to love that place

Feck, I go to the one on George's St every week. That one okay?

Went to Host in Ranelagh at the weekend. Was decent.


Host is good yeah. Run by an ex Mary’s bloke. It’s like a more affordable version of Forest and Marcy. Obviously the food isn’t in the same league but neither are the prices. I think Host hits the right note as a casual neighbourhood quality restaurant. Seats aren’t very comfortable though, I’m probably even a bit old for it. Reminds me of Canteen in Celbridge - formerly Blackrock - incredible food but I’m f**ked if I’m sitting in their trendy school chairs for the evening.


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iarmhiman wrote:
Govindas on abbey st has cockroach infestation x(

Used to love that place


As I told my (veggie) eldest - sure they had to be sneaking in their protein from somewhere.

Fcuk me, vegetarians are a tetchy shower all the same.

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Ate in the Clanbrassil House (Lil Brother of Bastible) over the weekend.

Enjoyed it very much I must say.


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Ate in the Clanbrassil House (Lil Brother of Bastible) over the weekend.

Enjoyed it very much I must say.

It's a great spot. Ate in Bastible again recently and it really is phenomenal. Surprised they haven't got a Michelin star yet.


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Nolanator wrote:
redderneck wrote:
iarmhiman wrote:
Govindas on abbey st has cockroach infestation x(

Used to love that place


As I told my (veggie) eldest - sure they had to be sneaking in their protein from somewhere.

Fcuk me, vegetarians are a tetchy shower all the same.

:lol:
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Strangely no.

Christ help the young fella who ends up setting his cap at her. She'd have been fasttracked on the Auschwitz Graduate Employment scheme.


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Anybody eaten here?

(I presume Duff P has? )

Appreciate a review please.

http://manifestorestaurant.ie/


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Is that the pizza place in Rathmines?

Heard good things but never been


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Anybody eaten here?

(I presume Duff P has? )

Appreciate a review please.

http://manifestorestaurant.ie/


Haven't been in years but yeah, nice place. More neighbourhood restaurant than destination one but I suppose that depends how big into pizza you are!


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Anyone eaten here?

https://doolally.ie/

Another Pickle type Indian restaurant.

Hearing good things.

Across from Bernard Shaw pub


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Yep.

Just read about it winning some award.

The non pizza food looks like I’d enjoy it also.

50 odd pages on the wine list also.

8)


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Anyone eaten here?

https://doolally.ie/

Another Pickle type Indian restaurant.

Hearing good things.

Across from Bernard Shaw pub


Haven’t heard of it till you gave me the tip.

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Grano in Stoneybatter is nice. Rustic Italian, small menu done well. It's quiite small though and can be hard to get a booking.


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Grano in Stoneybatter is nice. Rustic Italian, small menu done well. It's quiite small though and can be hard to get a booking.

Brilliant spot.

Hard to get in for lunch though, let alone dinner. One of the best bolognese/ragu I've had in Dublin.

On a different note, Bernard Shaw is shutting down, couldn't get a new lease apparently.


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