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Lavanda Restaurant

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US$5 - US$36
Mediterranean, European, Fusion, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews lamb shank samosas vanilla cheesecake mash potatoes pasta mediterranean food jameson distillery croatian restaurant croatian red wine smithfield square cozy restaurant honest food no room for dessert small place north side background music washed down
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Reviewed 20 November 2020

Lavanda, great restaurant run by skilled chef Robert. Now they are offering tasty take away toast. Yummy!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 20 May 2020

Had been to this restaurant a few times. This time we decided on a takeaway. The menu is small but the food is fabulous really tasty. The lamb shanks are terrific. You will find it very hard to get food this good at this price....More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

The samosas were a very tasty taster. The lamb shank was perfectly cooked, fell apart into the mash and gravy. The chicken dish was lovely too. The service could not have been better. A very lovely evening

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 25 February 2020

Perfect! Although we were the only couple we felt very comfortable after a warm welcome from our friendly host Robert who is from Croatia. The ribeye steak was one of the best I’ve had and my wife’s confit duck was superb. I had to finish...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 13 February 2020

Went here for Valentines meal the night before, restaurant was empty but couldn’t figure out why! Food was excellent, and service was on the ball! Would definitely recommend the lamb shank!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 24 January 2020

Really good service, excellent food, loved background music...close to Luas smithfield, and 39, 38, 70 Buses

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 1 January 2020 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant and we so happy that we did. Delicious food especially the lamb shank. We enjoyed the pasta as well. We highly recommend this cozy restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 16 December 2019

On a 3 night visit to Dublin, and having read the great reviews, we visited Lavanda and were not disappointed. A small, unpretentious restaurant with a lively atmosphere (full on a Wednesday night) and great food/wine at sensible prices. Although we were staying on the...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 17 November 2019 via mobile

Was staying in Smithfield area and found this Croatian restaurant on a cold Tuesday night in November. I was the only person there as I tucked into the lamb shank washed down with the local Croatian wine Good value for Dublin only 19.50€ for the...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 7 November 2019 via mobile

Have been here many times, always met with a smile and warm Croatian charm! The place is run by lovely couple. Food is consistently good and has a proper homecooked style, delicious lamb shank and rib eye steak on the menu all washed down with...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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6 January 2017|
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Response from kittylovescookings | Property representative |
Yes there are options for everyone. The soups are usually vegan, you have salads, goats cheese tart, vegan pasta arrabbiata, etc. There's a few vegetarian things for lunch too.
14 December 2016|
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Response from theMink | Reviewed this property |
No. licensed bar
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    Lavanda Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5