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“Coeliac/vegeatarian delicious!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chameleon Restaurant

Chameleon Restaurant
1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)
+353 1 6710362
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Ranked #20 of 1,884 Restaurants in Dublin
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian, Tapas, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: South City Centre
Description: Chameleon in Temple Bar is an intimate, ambient restaurant that specialises in Indonesian rice-table. Rice table (or rijst-tafel) is when the diner is served an array of sumptuous different dishes, at the same time, from confit of pork belly with star anise to free range chicken satay to our delicious desserts, all made in-house! Its almost like Indonesian tapas!Since opening in 1994, its owners, husband and wife team, Carol & Kevin have made a point in using as much locally sourced Irish produce as possible, including only using free range Irish chicken and locally caught, seasonal Irish fish.Chameleon is ideal for a romantic get together or indeed, for your birthday party or Christmas party, as they can cater for groups of up to 40 in our private dining rooms.Winning may awards over the years in 2013 the Chameleon was voted Best World Cuisine in Ireland by the highly acclaimed Restaurants Association of Ireland
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“Coeliac/vegeatarian delicious!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

I am coeliac/vegetarian and this resturant has been here for years and years. Brought my very carnivore/ Bali fluent partner.. We both loved the food/ atmosphere/ service.. An oasis in Dublin!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Flavour to savour , great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

A lovely place to eat delicious food. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff.Not cheap but worth every penny. Generous servings .

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carol W, Owner at Chameleon Restaurant, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thank you very much for your review and the 5 stars, just to let you know we also have the Spice Bar Asian Tapas menu on the ground floor, you can have the same dishes but individually, very handy if you just want to pop in for a bite and a beer.
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“Great food. Great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Food is absolutely delicious. Good value. Good atmosphere. The Staff are very friendly and very helpful. Especially one girl in particular called Nicky (i think she could have been the manager) Best service iv ever had actually. Cant wait to go back!!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Very different....in a good way.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was found by me about three years ago by accident, there were 6 of us in temple bar looking for a good place to eat, we had the tasting menu, lots of interesting dishes, really nice, really sensational from a taste point of view, service was great too, been back about 5 times since, love it, but much better with a group of people as you get more dishes, great little place ....................... ......................... ..................................

Visited April 2013
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“Nice food....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Dined here recently with group of friends.
Table wasn't ready when we got there but we were accommodated at small bar downstairs with some drinks by a very helpful/ knowledgable bar lady.

Upstairs in the seating area is a bit small but probably adds to atmosphere. Didn't fancy sitting on the floor with all the cushions ( wouldn't have been able to get back up :))

Menus are a little bit complicated but are explained by the waitress, we did have one group member who had been there before and explained them too, if being really honest I think the waitress just added more to our confusion of ordering.

Once ordering done, food arrived, nearly all good food, except the small chicken wings( quite bland), great fish options, prawns were really tasty.

Food did all arrive at different times like tapas, all placed wherever there was room on the table so no one was really sure who ordered what or what belonged to whom. We all tucked in either way.
Didn't get to taste all options, but majority looked nice.

Only let down of the night was desserts- 7€ for piece of chocolate cake thatnot one of our group liked. The ice cream assortments want down very well.

The beers and ciders they sell are lovely, really light.

Good central restaurant, clean restrooms (only one ), but pricey. We paid approx 57€ each for main, 3/4 of us had desserts and 2-3 drinks each. But have to remember we were smack central of temple bar so all prices are relative.

I would like to try the restaurant again, I think it would be perfect when going with a partner or small group (we had 8, and was too much)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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