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“Great Lunch Venue” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Urban Picnic

Urban Picnic
30 Market Arcade | South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
087 9775822
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Ranked #290 of 1,995 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Lunch Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Have gone here any time I happen to be in the Market Arcade. Today I had a great beef sandwich! Food always top notch. Only Think I don't love is the Bench seating. However I think it works very well for the Lunch market they are going for. Highly recommend for quality Lunch.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Limerick
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great for lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

The soup is always reliable and the accompanying bread is very good indeed. The steak ciabatta is sublime and so are the noodle dishes. Great spot.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow
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“Superb!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Had bite o lunch at this place, lovely atmos, lovely freshly cooked food! superb value.

Visited June 2012
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Dublin
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Nice, but not as good as it was!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

I've been the Urban Picnic many times. As a central location, it's been perfect for early morning breakfast meetings. However, over time its allure has diminished somewhat.

The menu, if perhaps a little limited, is tasty and on par with costs of similar venues. Ingredients are fresh and the coffee's good. However, the service has seen something of a downward trend. When first I arrived the owner/chef always made time for at least a quick chat. On the last two occasions he stood po faced behind the counter without any pleasantries whatsoever. The staff, always nice and friendly, have lacked a certain professionalism. Having the wait 10 minutes for a cup of tea AFTER your breakfast has already arrived isn't the best. And despite numerous reminders, a glass of water was never produced.

Times are tough for many out there, there is no doubt. But this is a customer-centric area and everyone needs to have their smiley faces on. Failure to do so will invite people to look elsewhere.

The review for the last visit would have been a very generous 2 stars. However, based on previous experiences, I'm giving an overall review or 3. But Urban Picnic needs to work on its front of house appeal.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Surprising little gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

A surprising oasis of original cooking in George's Street arcade. The menu is limited and you share a big wooden table with strangers, which seems to be in vogue in recessionary Ireland. Dishes are well prepared and interesting, with a definite French-fusion slant. Good value for money too.

Visited December 2011
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