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“Excellent food at reasonable prices” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Whitehorses

Whitehorses
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Ardmore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, European, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
ireland
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent food at reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

We really enjoyed our meal here. We had black sole - huge portions and wonderfully fresh and steak - again very good. The desserts were fantastic - the rhubarb crumble tasted almost like my mother's did - and she was an excellent cook. The service was good and the wine selection was also good. The restaurant was full on a gloomy sunday in December which says everything. My only criticism was the ambiance. The restaurant is decorated like a day time coffee shop which it clearly is not as the food is so good. Although the owners do not need to do anything as the food speaks for itself, a little money on updating the furniture and surroundings would make this place truly special.

Visited December 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ireland
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87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Food Fab, Service Questionable, Over-priced”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

Dined here one evening with family. I had pre-booked the table as it can be quite a busy place, we got a lovely table & the atmosphere was homely and cosy. One of the owners came to show us the menu which was literally thrown at us with no smile on her face & no friendly chat.

I was surprised at the price of the starters some were €12.00, we placed our orders & within minutes the starters arrived. For the main we all ordered steaks & one of us had asked for their steak to be cooked well done however, when it arrived it was pink in the middle with blood running out & they asked for it to be cooked more. This was done but unfortunately we had all but finished when their steak came out which left one person eating on their own which was not much good. One point I would like to make is the temperature of the plates they were way too hot you would get a nasty burn if you touched them. The desserts were beautiful such a choice.

All in all we had a lovely evening, the food was scrumptious but we felt the customer service and the prices leaves this place down.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful atmosphere & excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

Great service, excellent menu, excellent cook, unbelievable chef & desserts gorgeous. Beautiful restaurant.

Visited July 2013
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Ireland
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Country Style Food with Dublin Prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

We love going to the White Horses from time to time. It is family run and the food is wholesome and freshly prepared. The service is very unsophisticated as you would expect in a small country village restaurant and the food is prepared in simple rustic style. The portions are generous and the tastes are delicious. Our favorites are the steaks and the chicken dishes. The prawns main course is always poor value, very few prawns and very high prices. Having said that the deserts are wonderful and probably keep the punters coming. The lunch menu is the best value as the dinner menu prices are like upmarket Dublin for the same food you'd get at the lunch. Can't understand why they haven't got into cheaper versions of the menu or early birds but I suppose the folks who go to the Cliff House are not fazed by the prices here. We did notice some Americans who though ti was over priced and just had a started and desert each. Lovely place to come to on a SUnday afternoon in the Summer but make sure you book ahead of time

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Really good seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

We had an amazing meal here recently. We were staying in a nearby hotel on our honeymoon and were lucky enough to be given a voucher for this restaurant as a wedding present. We went on a Friday evening and the food was fab. The grilled mussels for starter was really good and both our mains, black sole and dublin bay prawns, were exceptional. They serve really big portions and the vegetable sides were great, the creamed beetroot was especially good. This place has a lovely rustic feel to it and whilst the service might not have been the best i've ever had the food more than makes up for it.

Visited October 2013
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