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“OK Food but not Value for Money” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Oscars

Oscars
Mullingar, Ireland
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Ranked #11 of 52 Restaurants in Mullingar
Price range: $31 - $39
Cuisines: European, Irish
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Ennis, Ireland
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44 restaurant reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“OK Food but not Value for Money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I ate here mid-week with a friend and was not impressed. This restaurant had been recommended to us and the menu looked quite interesting, we ordered a nice wine & we were all set for a good night. Firstly it was quite cold ... I left my coat on all through dinner. We shared a starter of Goat's cheese and were disappointed with the presentation, although it tasted fine. The main courses came with a dish of what turned out to be mashed potato with some chips thrown on the side of it ... hardly the presentation expected for the prices. The mains themselves were fine, my Chicken with mozzarella tasted good - if unexceptional, while the prawns were quite good. We decided to share a desert which we enjoyed & then ordered tea & coffee .... a big mistake. We had been advised the decaffinated coffee would be instant & were ok with that, but the tea was served as a tea bag in a mug, and we were charged €2.75 !! For instant coffee & a tea bag in a mug!!!
Overall the prices are just ridiculous for the standard & while the food was all fine it should have cost at least 20% less than it did ... we wont be returning.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Expensive bar food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Rushed in, rushed out. Poorly executed food ( although promptly served) felt like we where in a canteen with the table lay out. After reading the reviews I expected so much more!! Duck from a packet says it all.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very very tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

my family visited this restaurant whist in a break in mulligar and they were so happy they found it.....they had two ribeyes, a sizzling chicken dish and a garlic chicken dih as their mains along with afew sides....they said the steaks were tender and cooked to their taste and the chicken dishes were succulent and tasty...onli complaint was the side orders were quite small...they shared 2 desserts that were described as moreish and hmmm!!!
They will most certainly be back when in mullingar!!!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Annan, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Food and well presented”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Always a friendly atmosphere, food is first class wherever you go. Whether its a full 3 course spread or just a steak the standard does not waver.
A good choice of wines to compliment the food. You order and the food is there in good time, none of this sitting around waiting.
Recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kinnegad, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“very good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Have been to Oscars a few times in the past 12 months,the food is always top quality ,well presented with a very relaxed atmosphere,a wide range of fine wines are also available .Seems to be one of the most popular eateries in Mullingar, ,no doubt this is down the friendly staff &the food is visibly cooked & prepared within distance of the seating area.In fairness the prices can be a little steep ,but you pay for what you get.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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