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“Gorgeous Meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of DONOVANS

DONOVANS
1212 Main Street, Midleton 06405, Ireland
(203) 488-5573
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Ranked #8 of 47 Restaurants in Midleton
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Ireland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

I went during the week for the Early Bird Menu for €25 and it was one of the nicest meals we have had out in a long time.
I had the Monkfish Scampi for Starter. This was served in a shell with Pea Puree and a gorgeous dressing.
I had the Duck for main course. This was served on a bed of champ with red cabbage. There was also Broccoli, Carrot and Parsnip Mash and a herbed potato.
I had the Raspberry and Chocolate Tartlet served with a raspberry coulis for dessert and it was divine.
There was tea or coffee served with this.
This was a fantastic menu for an Early Bird. It is served Tuesday to Friday until 7.30pm and I will definitely go back there with my husband soon so he can try it out.

  • Visited April 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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  • English first
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English first
Midleton, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Just superb - great value, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Went to Donovan's last week, had a great evening. Arrived at 7:15 so got the early bird which was fantastic value at €25 for 3 courses and coffee. Early bird menu was still offering great choice and also handwritten, like the ala carte. Certainly we were not restricted in our choices. Starters were pate (up with the best we have ever tasted, melt in the mouth stuff) and a wonderful goat’s cheese tartlet on salad. I had lamb which was very good and my better half had duck - again faultless. Finally I had a wonderful cappuccino cup for desert followed by great coffees. Pat, the owner was very friendly and the place was full. (on a Tuesday night) up to 8.30. House merlot was lovely, there was no rush on us to get out, great atmosphere, very relaxed and great food. Keep up the good work!

  • Visited March 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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cork
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10 restaurant reviews
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“Only ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Was very cold the night we went in,got a pork dish in a pastry and it was awful,i just pushed it around my plate. Another time i got scampi and it looked like chicken nuggets with a bit of salad ,i won't be back

Visited November 2011
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Cork, Ireland
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Expensive but worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Excellent food from local ingredients. Expensive but worth every penny. Good for special occasions.

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Ireland
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“WOW”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Non pretentious and with food with such high standards this is rare.
The hand written menu although a little out dated I loved the authenticity !
Service was fantastic , the manager/owner and a waitress looked afte 10 of us so well !

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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