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“Very much overrated”

The River Restaurant
Ranked #95 of 319 Restaurants in Limerick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$44
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The River Restaurant at the Limerick Strand Hotel offers a truly special dining experience overlooking the magnificent River Shannon. An emphasis on fresh, seasonal produce all of our food is traceable and where possible we use locally sourced produce. Our team, the menus, the setting and above all the food ensure that The River Restaurant is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Limerick. Tom Flavin Executive Chef awarded 'Best Chef Limerick' at the Irish Restaurant Awards 2013 & 2014. Best Breakfast 2014, Hotel Catagory 2014 Georgina Campbell Awards.
Reviewed 11 September 2011

I picked this restaurant on basis on positive reviews in Tripadvisor.
I'm no gourmet -but this was very disappointing. Starter of vegetable soup tasted and looked like a puree of cabbage , and was tepid- yuck!. Our two main courses (chicken and fish) were also on the tepid/cold side and unappetising.
Staff were lovely but we ended up being served by there different waiters during the meal, and had to wait nearly 15 mins after our main course before someone came to ask if we wanted dessert.
All in all a major let down.

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Reviewed 11 August 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Limerick Strand Hotel and ate in the River Restaurant Limerick and there's only one word to discribe the food EXCELLENT.The views where lovely looking on to the River Shannon and the lights of Limerick at night.I would recommend this restaurant to everybody and to those of you living in Limerick your sooo luckly to have the River Restaurant at the limerick Strand Hotel.

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Thank maryf66
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

I recently had the pleasure of booking a reception for the afters of my Grandson Christening at the Strand Hotel. The organistaion of this event was extremly straight forward and organised in a professional manner. The management and staff exceeded our expectations for the service and their courteous manner; all our needs were catered for. The restaurant provided a buffet style arrangement with a large selection of top quality food that suited all tastes nothing was left to chance. In these troubled times the cost becomes a issue but to my surprise it was on par if not better than others Hotels in the area. I would hightly recommend the Strand Hotel.

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Thank AmpedAF
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Reviewed 5 August 2011

The food in the River Restaurant was delicious and elegantly served by a very attentive, friendly waitstaff. It was all overseen by a delightful, conscientious manager in a lovely restaurant atmosphere. It couldn't have been better!

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Thank Buffy03
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LimerickStrandHotel, Manager at The River Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2011

Dear Buffy03,

We are pleased to learn of your recent visit to The River Restaurant. Thank you for your kind words and we are delighted that we were able to provide you with a memorable dining experience.

We look forward to your next visit.

Warm regards

Brendan O'Connor
Deputy General Manager

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Reviewed 4 August 2011

Really good restaurant, good choice of food and good value for the quality. Management and Service excellent, couldn't do enough. Were very helpful in accommodating a four year old child. Really nice food. Would highly recommend it.

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Thank jodIreland
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LimerickStrandHotel, Manager at The River Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2011

Dear jodIreland,

Thank you for dining with us at the River Restaurant. I am please to learn that you had a pleasurable dining experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm Regards

Brendan O'Connor

Deputy General Manager

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