Eating out in Dún Laoghaire..Highs and lows

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Re: Eating out in Dún Laoghaire..Highs and lows

Post by Rocker » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:50 am

Micheál wrote:Lunch today at Oliveto in the old Kingston Hotel beside Peekers.
It's an Italian menu.
Excellent food ! I'd even go as far as to say up there with the very best.
and they seem to have done a good job improving the overall look and feel of what I always considered a very tatty premises.

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Sounds yummy. I always thought the kingstown had seen better days!
Love the look of the menu at Oliveto

https://haddingtonhouse.ie/menus/


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Re: Eating out in Dún Laoghaire..Highs and lows

Post by gingertom » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:48 pm

Rocker wrote:
Micheál wrote:Lunch today at Oliveto in the old Kingston Hotel beside Peekers.
It's an Italian menu.
Excellent food ! I'd even go as far as to say up there with the very best.
and they seem to have done a good job improving the overall look and feel of what I always considered a very tatty premises.

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Sounds yummy. I always thought the kingstown had seen better days!
Love the look of the menu at Oliveto

https://haddingtonhouse.ie/menus/
The menu reads with a mouthwatering want! A working lunch sounds good.


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Re: Eating out in Dún Laoghaire..Highs and lows

Post by Rocker » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:14 am

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Micheál wrote:Toscana (on the seafront beside Teddys ) is great for special occasions.

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You recommended this ages ago Micheál but it was only yesterday that we went.A large party of friends including two children had the MOST enjoyable afternoon and early night.
I never like bringing children to a formal restaurant but as it was a three generation gathering they were an integral part. The minute we arrived the waiter was over with colouring pencils coloured drawings and two large jusgs of blackberry coloured water and orange coloured water...just what the children needed...not a beep out of them for the duration. The food was the scrummiest Italian I have ever had. A huge selection at prices that wouldn't break the bank.
Well, yesterday we went to Toscano for the early bird menu. Warm and inviting restaurant in from the bitter wind. The choice was as good as ever though the wine prices are steep and half bottles almost the same price as full bottles! Beers (in bottles) were not inspiring either. Still we enjoyed enormously and had great chats with our friends. They didn't throw us out at 6.30 pm either.


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Post by bugrock » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:51 pm

My family had effin fish n chips. Merry effin Christmas HO, effin Ho Ho!


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Post by Rocker » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:39 pm

You cant beat the old fish and chips Bugs. Especially if you rush home with them and put the chips in two slices of buttered bread!!Ho Ho Ho to you too and Happy Christmas too.. dnc1 dnc1 wuu dnc2


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Post by Sinead » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:35 pm

had fish and chips in The Ritz this afternoon. They have a small seated area, it was great, left nothing.

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Post by gingertom » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:29 pm

Love the Ritz and the Miami too.........both have the expertise on chips and the ultimate fresh cod! I had some food from Kyoto on Patrick Street which was so tasty. Great restaurants in the Town, especially from our new citizens. Take the Curry Garden........Jewel in the Crown........these guys provide such delicious and reasonably priced food. Well done to them.


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Post by Rocker » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:12 pm

Just reading this today gingertom. Don't know the Curry Garden or the Jewel in the Crown are they town centre? I had a take away from the Bombay Pantry at the roundabout in Glenageary the other evening and got an early special chicken korma, rice and bhaji for less than a tenner.


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Post by gingertom » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:30 pm

Hi Rocker, sorry for the delay in replying. The Curry Garden is at Anglsea Buildings on Upper Georges St and the Jewel in the Crown is at 54 Upper Georges St. Very tasty Indian meals are on offer from both. If you want an alternative to the wonderful chippers such as the Ritz or the Miami......look no further.


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Re: Eating out in Dún Laoghaire..Highs and lows

Post by JohnDolan » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:16 am

Any recommendations on a restaurant / cafe that serves a nice Brunch today?



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Re: Eating out in Dún Laoghaire..Highs and lows

Post by Rocker » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:14 am

JohnDolan wrote:
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Any recommendations on a restaurant / cafe that serves a nice Brunch today?
I'm a bit late looking in this morning. But we usually go to Weatherspoons before 12.00 they have the cheapest breakfast around. Weatherspoons in blackrock is my favourite as it is quiet and we get to read the papers after breakfast and rest around until about 1pm.


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Re: Eating out in Dún Laoghaire..Highs and lows

Post by Rocker » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:00 am

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Rocker wrote:I felt this was a high for Dún Laoghaire...the other day I was in Wetherspoons and i suddenly noticed a group of diners who live in Malahide (aquaintences of mine). I asked them why they had come all the way over from Malahide....first...over 66 free travel and second affordable drink and grub at Wetherspoons. They also walked and shopped around the town wuu wuu
Jeez.....I wouldn't let the cat eat in wetherspoons icon_pale what they served me was muck !
I have defended Wetherspoons since they came to Blackrock but, have to say we wandered in to the Dún Laoghaire one after the matinee in the Pavilion and the place was a disappointment. It was 6.45p.m and full to the rafters of young people drinking jugs of bright coloured stuff. Ther were children around and the food was pretty awful. We left most of it. Maybe dancer was correct after all. It is sad because it is a great location. I was also sad to see heavy bouncers on the doors!


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Post by Toss » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:22 pm

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I have defended Wetherspoons since they came to Blackrock but, have to say we wandered in to the Dún Laoghaire one after the matinee in the Pavilion and the place was a disappointment. It was 6.45p.m and full to the rafters of young people drinking jugs of bright coloured stuff. Ther were children around and the food was pretty awful. We left most of it. Maybe dancer was correct after all. It is sad because it is a great location. I was also sad to see heavy bouncers on the doors!
Wetherspoons are all about promotions and profits, cheap beer and salty fast food. They do not employ chefs as their food is all pre-prep'd and just heated and served. It is designed to cater for people on a budget with a quantity over quality approach and it works for them. They are about to open a new bar in Camden St opposite the Bleeding Horse https://www.irishmirror.ie/whats-on/foo ... g-12430004 so they are here to stay..... to each their own, I would be more inclined to eat in Monto's Steakhouse beside that new venue (great value and bring your own wine with no corkage).


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Post by Rocker » Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:55 pm

Looks like a good tip Toss, we will be on the Luas to have a look at that. I like the BYOW.


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Post by Rocker » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:28 pm

JohnDolan wrote:
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Any recommendations on a restaurant / cafe that serves a nice Brunch today?
Where did you end up for that breakfast John?


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Post by Toss » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:54 am

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Looks like a good tip Toss, we will be on the Luas to have a look at that. I like the BYOW.
I should have said that it is a busy spot and can be noisey as they cater for parties, but as far as I'm concerned, that adds to the atmosphere. The ground floor is a bit more reserved as downstairs is the party area and usually more entertaining if you like to listen nerdvb . The food is good and the servings are far from mean, the two course set menu is great value at €23.50 pp and you certainly wont walk away hungry. Staff are on the ball and busy busy busy ..... always a good sign, so enjoy.


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Re: Eating out in Dún Laoghaire..Highs and lows

Post by Dancer » Tue May 21, 2019 7:54 pm

The old post office in Blackrock is set to open as a Chinese Restaurant.
I’m not a fan of Chinese cuisine but the decor looks fab .
https://www.allthefood.ie/single-post/2 ... sting-Menu


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Post by Toss » Wed May 22, 2019 9:37 pm

Dancer wrote:
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The old post office in Blackrock is set to open as a Chinese Restaurant.
I’m not a fan of Chinese cuisine but the decor looks fab .
https://www.allthefood.ie/single-post/2 ... sting-Menu

Obviously its going to be THE place to be seen with prices like that and they have Manager Paul Malone who we are told 'has a background in five-star hotels like the Four Seasons, and more recently The Marker and The Iveagh Garden Hotel' .... clearly he was far too good for such venues.

Sounds like pretentious name-dropping hell to me !


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Post by Rocker » Wed May 22, 2019 9:55 pm

Sounds like pretentious name-dropping hell to me ! and to me too Toss.
The other nightmare will be parking. Unless they use the supermarket car park and the area down at the railway station.

It will be nice to have a "high end" restaurant but just hearing today about Jamie Oliver's places makes me wonder if people are now not eating out that much.

I am not your average punter as I do lunch or early bird specials or pigsback or any special offer!! who shouted "live in your ear"??


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Post by Jemser » Mon May 27, 2019 12:51 am

Big shout out to Toss here about Monto"s Steakhouse on Camden Street, which he recommended here sometime ago. Visited on Sunday evening and was very impressed with the food, service and general ambiance. It was almost full with what seemed to be regular customers, the bring your own wine policy with no corkage fee is a great asset and the food was very well priced. Thanks Toss for the tip, I shall be returning. thummbs


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Post by Toss » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:09 pm

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Had a fantastic meal last night in D2 at http://boeuf.ie/ ..... its a very small steakhouse that will appeal to carnivores. I had the prawn starter and New York striploin for main course, both excellent with super sauces that complimented the meal perfectly. Its not cheap, but we will be back.

Ps tip: ask to sit outside as it gets very hot inside with the kitchen at full tilt.


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Post by Rocker » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:19 am

Toss wrote:
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Had a fantastic meal last night in D2 at http://boeuf.ie/ ..... its a very small steakhouse that will appeal to carnivores. I had the prawn starter and New York striploin for main course, both excellent with super sauces that complimented the meal perfectly. Its not cheap, but we will be back.

Ps tip: ask to sit outside as it gets very hot inside with the kitchen at full tilt.
Thanks Toss, that sounds great.

We met some younger people the other night for an early bird in 50/50 in Templeogue. Food was great, small amount of free parking at rear. Busy with families and a bit hot but, I'd say in the winter it is ideal. Great early bird price.


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Post by Rocker » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:47 pm

All this talk of food made us hop on the DART and head for Dalkey. We had looked in the window of the 1909 restaurant but never eaten there. Lo and behold there is a set lunch menu very reasonable. We opted to the lot The food was gorgeous.
http://1909.ie/menus/lunch-set-menu/. We were more than surprised when some people arrived with children but then we discovered that they had a kid's menu which portion is so big that two children could share one portion all for less than a tenner . Everything was cooked while we waited. We will be back.


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