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“Basic but Varid”

National Gallery Cafe
Ranked #1,090 of 2,616 Restaurants in Dublin
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Leicester
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Basic but Varid”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Very good place to have a quick snack if you could find a table and it seemed to be a meeting place for Locals

Visited June 2014
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UK
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142 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Expensive tourist trap”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I admit it, I am addicted to coffee. On arriving in a Dublin to meet a colleague I was early and came to visit some of the excellent exhibitions in the museum. I took the opportunity to have a coffee and a nibble.

Sadly for such a great venue, the coffee shop was both very expensive and underwhelming.

The coffee was ok, the muffin was so so, the service was appalling! The staff behind the counter were more interested in talking among themselves than serving me. The cost was more than 20% dearer than elsewhere.

The cafe seating area is devoid of atmosphere in my opinion, with plastic flowers on the sticky tables.

An unfortunate example of a complacent establishment fleecing visitors by virtue of being attached to a great national attraction.

My advice, go elsewhere for better coffee and certainly better service.

Visited July 2014
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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good value for money for a quick lunch”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

This cafeteria style restaurant is a favourite for the business people in the area and rightly so. Get there early or late to avoid the crowds

Visited March 2014
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Kildare
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Overpriced and underwhelming...”
Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

Recently visited here and was very disappointed with the quality and service .. Ordered chilli salmon and quiche both of which we're served with a selection of salads.. The small portions of uninspiring salad were dwarfed on the plates alongside an over cooked quiche and mushy salmon .. Service was slow and unapologetic despite not being busy.. At the price and given the competition a short stroll away I couldn't recommend this 'gallery cafe' .. The national gallery is however well worth a visit :-)

Visited February 2014
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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350 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
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“Great food in an interesting location”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Enjoyed the visit immensely and after foot slogging it around the gallery a nice sit down with food and drink is very welcoming indeed. Quite busy when I was there but still comfortable enough.

Visited September 2013
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