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“Good spot for lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Espresso

Espresso
Parnell Street, Waterford, Ireland
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Ranked #24 of 118 Restaurants in Waterford
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Waterford, Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good spot for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

Went here recently for lunch with a group of colleagues.

Lunch menu was reasonable value with a good selection of dishes. Service was reasonable as well. No complaints.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

two of us visited this restaurant early one evening after work this month. The restaurant was practically empty, two other tables had people at them. As we did not have a long time to eat, we ordered a main course each with two diet cokes.The food arrived quickly and was hot. We thought the food was average to poor quality, it was pretty expensive for what we had - 41 euro for a pizza, lasange, two cokes and some garlic bread. the staff were nice but there are better restaurants in waterford who serve better food at better value.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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18 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Nothing terrible, but nothing terribly nice either.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

I brought a party of 5 here on a recommendation from a staff member, who will never be listened to again. The food was edible, but thats about as far as I'd chance a critique. I tried three courses, and all were about the same standard. 3 of the others in my group had the same opinion, but the last person quite liked it. The atmosphere (it was lunchtime) was dead, and the service was perfunctory. Main courses were pricey, given the fare. Honestly ? It was more like pub grub.

  • Visited December 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2011

Totally unhappy after out visit to Espresso.
went today in the eveving, my boyfriend has soup for starter which was very small, he then had a steak sandwhick, the meat was very fatty and had a slice of cheese on top which looked like it was taken from a pack of easy singles.
my lasgne defentily wasnt homemade,
we were both unhappy with our visit and wont return

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“No value here. Tried it lots of times...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010 via mobile

No value here. Tried it lots of times. Love Italian food but here every dish seems saturated with salt. Service is poor and Items are expensive. This restaurant does quite well due mostly to it's location. Good effort made with decor pity same effort was not made with the food.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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