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“Best food I've had in years”

The Wild Goose Grill
Ranked #337 of 2,638 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Went to this restaurant for the first time recently. Truly superb on all fronts.

Everything about this restaurant is fantastic - the staff are absolutely charming, the owner/manager is a true professional with an attitude that combines genuine appreciation for your custom with simply wanting to ensure that each and every customer has a lovely evening.

We had the early bird which runs all night on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Such good value.
I had tempura of sole to start which was lovely and chicken for my main course. The chicken was cooked to absolute perfection.

It isn't often that you feel the need to rave about a restaurant and unfortunately so many of them can best be described as "good, nothing special." The Wild Goose however is special and certainly worth a visit, or many visits!

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We don't live nearby and what a pity as we would make this one of our regulars. There are excellent value early birds to be had as well as the a la carte.

Lovely relaxed, refined atmosphere and a warm and friendly greeting from the owner/manager.

We both had one of the best starters we have had....three crab dumplings. The fusion of flavours was fantastic with the crab, often bland, paired with zesty lemon and celeriac. I could have eaten a dozen!

Mains of perfectly cooked sea trout and a first for me... neck of pork, marinated, char grilled and absolutely tender, moist and delicious. I usually get dry overcooked pork but this was different. I loved the charred flavours from a roasting hot griddle plate, all too often the food is cooked on too cool a grill and this changes the flavour completely.

These were very good dishes indeed from a very good and inventive chef and kitchen.

Tasty crème brulee and a pear/chocolate tart for me rounded off a very, very good meal.

A Jazz band was starting as we, regrettably, had to leave.

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1  Thank Harleyclarkey
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Our party of 4 were unanimously in agreement as to the great food, great ambience & great service. Scallops, Crab, Hake & Goose washed down with a plentiful supply of Chablis Premier

What a great Thursday night in a very busy restaurant. Booking essential.

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Thank Gerry C
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We had read the reviews of this restaurant and were looking forward to our visit to the Wild Goose Grill. Upon arrival we were greeted by a very friendly girl who showed us to our table. Starters are priced from around 12/15 euros,and the main course that I selected(rib eye) came in at a cool €28. The starters were well presented however they did not impress as far as flavour was concerned. My rib eye was served with dauphinoise potatoes, the square portion was served in a round saucepan and was dried out. The shallot on the plate could have been cooked a bit more and the accompanying mushroom sauce could have been warmer. We had asked for a jug of water when we arrived, however we had to ask staff to remplenish our empty glasses. All of this taking place in the space of 1 hour. We decided not to order desert or coffee and left The Wild Goose never to return. This restaurant has huge potential however it would need to be reminded that there are lots of fine restaurants in Dublin and that overpriced restaurants with shoddy service will not survive the test of time.

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2  Thank Tom F
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

After 3/4 visits and loving each one I decided to choose the wild goose grill for a recent family/friend celebration. I was not disappointed. We were a group of 24 and each guest louder than the other!!! However, the staff more than proved themselves and more importantly the food was excellent. We began with prosecco followed by a delicious lunch with all tastes catered for.......that was said by all guests...... Our table was booked for 1.30 and we were still insitu at 4pm. As host, I spoke with Sheerin (manager)re our extended lunch. Rather than Sheerin getting annoyed with our very extended stay he calmly suggested we retire to nearby bar!!!!!!!! Which we did........brilliant idea but none of us are under the age of 25 ....next day......our own fault!!! Thank you to all at the wild goose grill.....I very much look forward to my return

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Thank Dilly1253
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