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

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:05 pm
by Dancer
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 !

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

PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:37 pm
by Rocker
:lol: :lol: great to have you back Dancer....where there is muck there is luck :lol: :lol:

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

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:19 am
by Dancer
Hi Rocker hellllo in this case , I think ...where there's muck there's dysentery dontknow

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

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:00 am
by Rocker
Dancer wrote:Hi Rocker hellllo in this case , I think ...where there's muck there's dysentery dontknow

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:28 am
by Rocker
Micheál wrote:Toscana (on the seafront beside Teddys ) is great for special occasions.

M.


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.

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

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:06 am
by Dancer
I love Italian food . Must pop in to Toscana if I'm passing .
Myself and a friend stopped off at Cassoni's in Bray a few weeks ago .
The fish and chips were sooo tasty and the staff are lovely - very attentive !

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

PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:46 pm
by Toss
I had the pleasure of eating in Neven Maguire's Mac Nean House in Blacklion, Co Cavan on a special occasion recenty ..... and it was an absolute treat.
We had the prestige tasting menu for €85 and it was worth every cent. Its very very rare that I would promote such a price as great value, but it was. No doubt some of you have already tried it, but for anyone looking for a special treat I would put it top of my list. Its all about the food as opposed to some of the fake ass kissing for the needy nora's that goes on in the likes of Chapter One and Shanahans etc. The attention to detail in each serving is amazing and the taste sensation is second to none, take a bow Mr Maguire as you have restored an old cynics faith in good 'Irish' resturants.
wuu wuu

Bon vivant indeed eh rocker ;) :D

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

PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:55 pm
by Micheál
Toss wrote:[...] We had the prestige tasting menu for €85 and it was worth every cent. [...]


Hmm. Did the €85 cover transport and accommodation in the Brefini Outback ?

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

PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:46 pm
by Toss
Micheál wrote:
Toss wrote:[...] We had the prestige tasting menu for €85 and it was worth every cent. [...]


Hmm. Did the €85 cover transport and accommodation in the Brefini Outback ?


As you can well guess Michael, it did not.

However rest assured my diesel cost was less than a one way taxi to D1 and the BnB was less than the meal. I have no complaints as the experience and memories far outweighed the cost.

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

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:52 pm
by Rocker
Thanks for that Toss. Was never there but, a friend went for her 70th and can't stop talking about the experience. I love Nevin's cookery programmes on the telly. He is down to earth and practical.

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

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:10 pm
by Toss
Rocker wrote:Thanks for that Toss. Was never there but, a friend went for her 70th and can't stop talking about the experience. I love Nevin's cookery programmes on the telly. He is down to earth and practical.


Go on, go for it ...... I'll borrow my sisters bike and bring you up on the crossbar :lol:

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

PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:52 pm
by Rocker
Toss wrote:
Rocker wrote:Thanks for that Toss. Was never there but, a friend went for her 70th and can't stop talking about the experience. I love Nevin's cookery programmes on the telly. He is down to earth and practical.


Go on, go for it ...... I'll borrow my sisters bike and bring you up on the crossbar :lol:


Oh Toss I don't know what I'd enjoy the most...the meal or the go on the crossbar :roll: :roll:

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

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:48 pm
by Strum
Rocker wrote: Oh Toss I don't know what I'd enjoy the most...the meal or the go on the crossbar :roll: :roll:




His Sister's Bike Rocker. Think about it. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:29 pm
by Rocker
Strum wrote:
Rocker wrote: Oh Toss I don't know what I'd enjoy the most...the meal or the go on the crossbar :roll: :roll:




His Sister's Bike Rocker. Think about it. :lol: :lol: :lol:


:oops: :oops: :oops: Oh trust me :oops: :oops: :oops:

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

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:34 pm
by Rocker
Well just back from a great evening at McLoughlins upstairs known as Bistro 73 run by Phelim Byrne. Gosh it was good Tacos but wow. We went a little over the top with bottles of wine and loads of beer but it could have been done reasonable. Well worth a visit and we will be back.

http://phelimbyrne.ie/website/bistro73- ... haire.html

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

PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:33 pm
by Strum
Rocker wrote: :oops: :oops: :oops: Oh trust me :oops: :oops: :oops:



Dreadful that Toss fella Rocker. evillaugh

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

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:58 am
by bugrock
The mental image is killing me!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:49 am
by Rocker
bugrock wrote:The mental image is killing me!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Oh Mammy...they are laughing at me from the other side of the world :oops: :oops:

I'm going to be more wary of that Toss in future :twisted:
My day will come for retaliation :twisted: :twisted:

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

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:55 am
by Toss
I dont know why you are all getting excited ....... its only an old chopper. :roll:

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

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:24 pm
by Strum
Toss wrote:I dont know why you are all getting excited ....... its only an old chopper. :roll:




:lol: :lol: :lol:

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

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:39 pm
by Dancer
Toss wrote:I dont know why you are all getting excited ....... its only an old chopper. :roll:


I knew dat ! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:31 am
by Rocker
well...do you all remember before we got that bike out I was tellin yis how great McLoughlins upstairs is??..Bistro 73...check it out.

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

PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:59 pm
by Strum
Rocker wrote:well...do you all remember before we got that bike out I was tellin yis how great McLoughlins upstairs is??..Bistro 73...check it out.





Fantastic menu Rocker. I might check that out on Thursday night. ;)

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

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:10 pm
by Rocker
Visited Café Q on Georges Street today for lunch ( where Totterdells used to be). Very inviting. Spotless. Great staff and we had a soup and sandwiches. Decent bowl of vegetable soup with chicken pieces and a chicken, stuffing and mayo sandwich to die for all for €7.95. We were delighted.

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

PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:37 pm
by Micheál
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.

M.