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  • Member since: 16 Jul 2008
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Rory S. has written 235 reviews

Along with the LUAS this just shows that some things are done well in this city. Could be better with more bikes, or just more bike repositioning runs to distribute them more evenly at certain times. Or maybe that's always a problem that just gets exagerated with scale. Best value tenner you'll spend in Dublin!

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Can find no faults with this place. They're great for having your details on file from previous visits to other Blacktie stores so it makes the whole process easy. A quick measurement of girth and length to check for yearly creep and I was all done. The guy was friendly but to the point - everything was as it should have been, and was ready when it should have been. I think that goes for everyone in the wedding party.

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Only a 3 in my opinion. The food was perfectly fine, but it came in small portions which is obviously the trade-off that they have made to reduce the prices (as the prices are not bad). Not the right decision in my opinion. Our waitress was a bit strange too - she was trying to be friendly and casual but ended up seeming slightly distracted and not interested. Improvement on the previous restaurant here, but needs some smoothing off before its 'there'. I'd try it again in a while...

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Yep - it's a definite goer! The food and prices are pretty good for this area. The menu isn't too extensive which I think usually means that they do what they do well. And they do. Friendly staff and some Japanese eating in the place, another good sign. An appreciated new lunch place.

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Have to say I thought it was grand. Can't see many of the trendy kids heading here, but the coffee's good and the food looks good (didn't have any). Friendly, smiley staff too. Simples.

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I'm not a hardward-shop-going type of person but this place might make me one. Had reason to get something 'hardwareish' recently when I as in the city and this was the only place I knew about, so I tried it out. The owner/manager/till guy was more than helpful with suggestions and kept asking me more questions until he got to the bottom of what I really needed - without him, I probably wouldn't have got the right stuff. One star reduced because it's not the biggest hardware shop in the world, but it is in the city centre so that's not their fault. If you need some hardware/DIY advice, this isn't a bad start....

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Fast, friendly....and unlike PC world, there's a high possibility they will have what you want! Decent location (from my office!) for picking something up if you need a new printer or paper or an external HDD. Lots of little bits and pieces and well layed out...

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Have to agree with Grace. The one I got was hard as rock(ets). Flavour was OK but again nothing too impressive. I like the malts in Eddie Rockets but this wasn't even in the same league. Which is weird.

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I availed of the mother's day offer from Dee and collected on the day. It was a great price and the flowers were absolutely spot on for the job that needed to be done! Ordering online was easy, collection was simple and their attitude was friendly but business like. I like that. No messing around.

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I'll bring a bit of a reality check to this. This is a 3 star cafe, 5 star is waaaay overstating it's place in the pecking order. The coffee's decent, the food's grand and the place is...well...grand aswell. Nothing extraordinary in my opinion.

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Friendly, old-school style barbers shop. Chatty, so not the place to go if you are the quiet harcutting type. Not a bad price, €15 for a dry cut - probably about average at this stage....

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Decent coffee. When i asked for it though, he just rang it up on the till straight away before I could order anything else. So I didn't. Food might be good, I have no idea. Handy while waiting for your NCT next door.

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Had reason to visit this little shop on the Crescent in Monkstown. The owner's knowledge on everything shooting is very good and he's actually interested in what you want to get/do and how he can help with advice etc., which makes a big difference when you're not really sure what you're talking about.

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I went here on Saturday for a late lunch. It's a relaxed atmosphere and the staff were all nice and friendly. The food and service were good too which made for a good spot to spend a few lazy hours. I had their fish and chips in beer batter with pee puree etc and it was fantastic. Coffee was decent too. I will be going back. Soon....

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Cheap rolls. €3 for one meat and two other fillings. No extra charge for butter ;)

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Not a new discovery for me but I've only recently started going regularly, so now's the time to write! I've never been here on an 'off' day. I've never been here on an off hour. The place is always packed, probably helped by the fact that it's tiny - there can only be seating for about 25 people (30 max) so it always seems busy. And for good reason. The sandwiches here are excellent - possibly on the pricey side (€5.95 for a take-away) but they're pretty good, so probably worth it. The ingredients are always fresh so you won't have to make do with stodgy processed meats here. They can take a bit of time to create your sandwich so don't go here if you're in a hurry (again, probably worth it). Deducting a star for the narrow entrance area and the strange queuing system (inside of the shop to outside) which seems to be the cause of confusion every time I'm in...

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4.0 on 09 September 2011
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Was in here recently with a RateMyArea voucher. The food was decent (tasty chicken wings to start and pizza for a main), the place was alive with people (we had to wait 10 mins for a table to come free) and the staff were friendly and accomodating. When it was time to pay the bill they had under-charged us for drinks, but didn't ask for the difference - they just asked how many we'd had (they charged us for 3 instead of 4 beers). It was a nice touch as they seemed more interested to know whether they'd made a mistake rather than looking for the money for the mistake (earned them an extra star!). We offered to pay for the errant drink, but they refused. If only more places had this attitude :)

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Someone brought me here to try it the other day for a lunch takeaway - and I have only one regret. I didn't get enough. They have a load of different panino that I assume are the usual types (parma, rocket, pesto, etc) but I got a slice of pizza instead as it looked so good. I spent most of my lunch trying to decide whether I should walk all the way back to get more. In the end I didn't and it's something I will always regret. Until I go back on Monday for some double-time.... If you are nearby or walking up from the Dart, this is a good pit stop. Next time I'll try the coffee, but it's a proper Italian job so that's probably good too...

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Was in here on a Friday evening recently and have to say the food was good. I started with their famed spicey chicken wings, washed down by some nice German beers (which helped cool the furnace). Then I had a tasty tasty burger for my main. The staff were quick and friendly, and the prices were pretty decent too, so no complaints what-so-ever. All in all, a quick, easy meal in a busy place...simples

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Cheap, cheap sandwiches. Small shop packed with the usual newsie stuff, with the exception of cheap freshly made sandwiches. Not at the gourmet end of the scale, but for the price they can't be beat. Spar on Nassau Street give it a go, but their bottom line isn't in the same ball park. Well it is, but it's not as low... good work Londis. You should be proud. And I will be richer...

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