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“Good, fresh food, good prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Farm Restaurants

Farm Restaurants
Ranked #93 of 2,543 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $44
Cuisines: Irish, European
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: South City Centre
Description: FARM restaurants are Irish owned, family run restaurants in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. We opened Farm, 3 Dawson Street in 2007, near to Trinity College, the Lord Mayor’s Mansion House, Grafton Street, Dáil Éireann (the Irish Parliament) and St. Stephen’s Green. Farm, 133 Upper Leeson Street opened in the Summer of 2012, and is also a short and lovely walk from St Stephen’s Green. Farm 133 Leeson Street is a Georgian building with lovely views of Christ Church, Leeson Park, and close proximity to some of Dublin’s finest residential areas and the beautiful Grand Canal.We love Irish food and ingredients. Our menus take inspirations from some far-flung destinations, but we source locally as many of our ingredients as possible, and a large proportion of our meat, vegetables, and other ingredients are organic – free from GM, artificial additives, fertilisers, growth promoters and herbicides. We believe that this is better for your health, better for the environment, better for farmers, and more delicious! We display certificates from all of our organic produce suppliers. Many gluten-free and vegetarian options are available.We are delighted that many of our customers are regulars – from business-people who want more than a mass-produced salad and sandwich for lunch, to couples lingering over a romantic meal, from families with high-chairs and high-spirits to old-friends re-uniting in Dublin after years apart. All are welcome at Farm restaurants.We are pleased to accept reservations. Farm 133 Upper Leeson Street has a private dining-room available for up to 30 people. Farm Gift Vouchers are welcomed.Farm, 3 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, is open from 11am until 11pm.Farm, 133 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4 open from 11am until 11pm and offers a take-away/delivery menu and, at the weekend, a brunch menu full of favourites.
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“Good, fresh food, good prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Nice, clean, modern looking restaurant. We got there in time for early bird, which was a very reasonable 25 euros for 3 courses. I had a good tomato soup to start, the cottage pie, which was quite good, and a yummy Farmer's Surprise for dessert. It was a bit like an Eton Mess, and was really good. Not fancy at all, but a good meal at a good price.

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“The Farm 3 Dawson St Dublin- Average Fair”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

Our party chose the "Christmas Dinner" set menu for €39.95 (plus 10% service charge!!!). There is a good choice for each course. However, the quantity of food is small for the starter and main course. Other diners seem to fair better on the Al La Cart menu. The bell on each table is certainly a help when trying to attract the attention of staff, a perennial difficulty in almost all restaurants. It must be a universal skill taught in Catering Colleges worldwide: how to avoid responding to customers gesticulations! A pleasant atmosphere prevailed in the restaurant. Meat was somewhat tough.

  • Visited November 2013
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“Nice Place, Nice Food, Nice Staff, Pity About the Chocolate Cake”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Went there last weekend for a meal with friends, we were pre-informed that we would be at the window inside the door, which turned out great because there was loads of space and it almost felt 'private'.

The staff are excellent really, everything happens quickly and our waiter was well up for having a laugh with us too.

We ate off the set menu, delicious Chicken Wings and decent steak (not the best I ever had but certainly very nice) with onion gravy, chunky chips and pee puree (not my thing, and I think we would have preferred a few carrots or something for the money) meant the 'food' bits of the meal were very satisfying.

We had a bottle of Prosecco with our meal which bumped the price up a bit, but we would have been 100& happy to pay the €50 or so each had the deserts been a bit better. I went for chocolate tart, which can best be described as about four bars of cooking chocolate melted together and hardened, with an almost non-existent crust to make it a 'tart'. It was basically unedible, way, way too hard and just far too rich. The other two deserts were ok but nothing special. Where I come from (about five miles away from the restaurant) a tart should be easy to eat, soft and tasty. This tart needed to be served with a kango hammer for anyone actually hoping to cut a piece off to eat.

Overall, 8/10. Could have been more with a few veg on the dinner plate and an edible desert.

  • Visited November 2013
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“Stumbled across it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Saw this restaurant on my walk, happened to be hungry, so as it looked warm inside with comfortable chairs, I went in. The place is lovely and I got a great seat to see the world go by on Leeson street. The food was certainly not as great as the place looks. If you can imagine having a dry burger with bread that was falling appart and tasted like cardboard. I am so dissapointed in my choice and food..should have ordered the breakfast I saw two being delivered and they looked enticing.

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“Flys were free.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

Visited the Dawson Street restaurant last week and booked a table for 5pm as we were heading to the theatre for 7.30. Professional service and we were shown to a table at the back near the kitchen door. Restaurant was only 20% full so we had 3 different waiting staff serve or drinks, order our food and ask us if everything was ok (3 times in 40 mins). Also informed that there was a buzzer on our table to push if we needed anything. Nice enough ambience, with a modern, contemporary feel about the place. We ordered from the early bird menu which did not differ much from the Al A Carte maybe 2-3 extra choices on the A La Carte. Sadly the online menu differed from what you received when seated, so some updating of their website would be helpful. I had the home smoked salmon for starters which was lacking in seasoning but was ok. My partner had the humus which was good. We ordered a nice bottle of French Sauvignon Blanc came in at €27 a bottle of house white was €20.

For mains I had the Chicken supreme which was just average. The stuffing soggy and pale and not good. The meat was of good flavour and was accompanied with a side dish of gravy which was tasty and well made. My partner had the homemade Fish Pie which was too big and disappointing. Way too much cheese, which made the taste salty and the only fish she could find in the pie was salmon. Lots of mashed potato on top bulking it up unnecessarily. Desert was easily the best of the three courses. My partner had apple and blackberry crumble and I had the baileys bread and butter pudding with a very nice crème englaise on the side.

However our enjoyment of the meal was interrupted by the constant landing of what looked like medium sized fruit flys on our food and table. Not normal in November one would have thought.The table behind us had a similar problem, judging by their waving away and splatting of the little pests. We complained to the waiter who told us that the exterminator was supposed to get rid of them the day before, but failed to turn up. He would however be returning tomorrow to finish the job. During our meal with our new winged friends, the restaurant quickly started to fill up with large tables and the overbearing service we had at the start, now quickly faded away to nothing. We asked for the bill twice (different staff), both times it failed to materialise and we were left waiting for over 20 minutes. We pushed the call button 3 times and still no sign of service.

We eventually had to get up and leave the table and present ourselves to what looked like the owner of the business, asking him if he could organise the bill for us, as we had to leave for our show. He called one of the staff, who fixed up the bill and while waiting, asked had we enjoyed our meal, which we then informed him about the fly problem, to which he played totally surprised - in complete contrast to the earlier comments of the waiter re the exterminator. He even went down to our area to check for them. So not happy with the owners failure to recognise our problem. At least the waiter did.

All in all, an average experience let down by the flys, and disrupted service. The person who takes your order should stay with you throughout your meal from start to finish. We counted 4 different staff members who came to our table and in the end, none of them finished the service but it was busy at the time we were leaving at 7pm. The Farm may like to think its better than it is, but sadly while it may talk the talk, it does not walk the walk. There are much better restaurants in Dublin, at a similar price that deliver on what they put on their menus, Darwins on Augnier street being one of them.

  • Visited November 2013
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