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“avoid” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Olesya's Wine Bar

Olesya's Wine Bar
18 Exchequer Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
01 672 4087
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Ranked #496 of 1,843 Restaurants in Dublin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South City Centre
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“avoid”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

went here a few times and ordered the cured meat platter which was usually nice. however, the last time i was here we got obviously old salami ... tasting bad and had this weird colour.. after talking to the waiter/manager we were told this was the way the salami is suppose to be. I told him that we had this before and never got such bad salami... the excuse was its supposed to be like that and thats it.... try and avoid ... there are better places

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

As a couple we were attracted to Olesya's with the 2 course set menu. The food was delicious and the service was very good (attentive and welcoming). Our starters (beetroot carpaccio, mushroom risotto) and main courses (maple glazed duck, slow roasted pork belly) were excellent. We are looking forward to returning in the future.

Visited April 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

visited here randomly at about 9.30pm on a tuesday evening. very cosy little place and the waitress, tomara i think was her name was very hospitable and welcoming. we stayed for a 3 course dinner and a bottle of wine. the salad starter was nice and what is expected. mains were also ok although the grilled chicken was quite dry and seemed more like southern fried chicken and could do with a few vegs in there for a bit of colour and variety! the dessert was great, toblerone cake and crepes - both delicious. overall the wine was good, service great and a great atmosphere. the food was average but would definately go back anyways.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Very nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stopped in for a glass of wine after having had a disappointing meal elsewhere and were pleasantly surprised by this place. Lovely decor, very peaceful and cozy. We ended up having a bottle of Lebanese wine (who knew?!) and it was fantastic. The person working suggested we try it and we were not disappointed. They have a fantastic selection of wines. We had a peek at the menu and it looked quite nice. The prices are not cheap however this is one of those special occasion restaurants that you go to when you want the meal & wine to be perfect. If we lived in Dublin, this would be our restaurant for those special times in our life.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a lovely meal here for his birthday.
The service was very good and the atmosphere was warm and friendly. The wine selection was extensive and caters for all tastes and budgets. We enjoyed a very generous and very tasty meat and cheese platter whch was perfectly complimented by the delicious wine. I'm looking forward to my next visit already!

Visited November 2012
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