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“Good value meal on a very busy Temple Bar evening.”

O'Reillys of Templebar
Ranked #1,758 of 2,701 Restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: O'Reillys of Templebar is a family restaurant in the heart of Templebar just opposite the famous Templebar pub. We serve great traditional Irish food, Irish stew,Fish and chips,Prime Steaks , The full Irish ,and lots more, all cooked fresh to order by our Irish chefs in a cosy atmosphere with attentive service. A great place to start a night out in Dublin town.
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Probably the busiest Saturday evening we have experienced in Temple Bar and most restaurants were full with people waiting for tables. We hadn't booked anywhere to eat as were blissfully unaware that that evening would be extra busy due to the football match earlier that day.
We stumbled upon this restaurant and a board outside offered a special 3 course meal for two at 50euro. They had a table free so we decided to give it a try.
We had a great meal and each course came quickly despite it being so busy. Very tasty food and plenty of it. I chose the lamb steak with all trimmings and other half had bacon and cabbage with parsley sauce etc. Starters and desserts were lovely too.....my starter of loaded potato skins was a meal in itself!
We were pleasantly surprised with this place and would certainly visit again.

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1  Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

it is just the same friendly happy venue that DUBLIN has by the dozen just a pity we had so much to see and not enough time to spend the whole afternoon

1  Thank philip b
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

We chose this restaurant as the menu had dishes we thought we'd like to try... how wrong we were!

To be fair they were busy...but waiting 40 minutes for our meal was annoying, however if the food had been good it would be fine. Sadly it wasn't. The meat was not rare but raw, the potatoes were dry, rubbery and had obviously been microwaved, and the veg was undercooked. An uninspiring experience.

And to top it all off, there was no price list for the drinks...which meant that we ended up with a 7euro pint, that would've cost 4euro in the restaurant next door.

On the plus side, our waiter was a lovely young man, and very friendly.

Thank Curuevo
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Went there several times. Really good for its simple traditional food. Chargrilled salmon and stew were amazing. Waiters are friendly, service is nice. Special offer for Early birds is good enough and fare for its price, but dishes and drinks not on offer are expensive. But actually liked that restaurant for its delicious food.

Thank AnnaLisitsa
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

This place pretends to be a restaurant, but does it in perverse way of charging restaurant prices for mediocre quality pub food. We were attracted to the place by the sign "traditional Irish food" as my colleague wanted to have a stew. I chosen pork belly.
Stew, my colleague said, was good. Pork belly however was overcooked and was primarily a piece of fat. Choice of beer is Heineken and Murphy's... Huh? In Ireland?
On my way to the toilet I noticed that there is a huge bowl sitting on the kitchen floor and the staff was stirring brown liquid in it with industrial grade mixer - I hope it was not food.

Despite other reviewers, service was not slow but rather expedient with food arriving about 10 minutes after it was ordered (the fact that place started to fill up after we arrived and we probably were the first in kitchen queue should have helped).

Bottom line - there is a lot of "Irish restaurants" in Temple bar area, so why wouldn't you pass this one?

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Thank avsm
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