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“Very disappointing” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mandalay Restaurant - CLOSED

Mandalay Restaurant
Cuisines: Thai, Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: South City Centre
Description: next to the Holiday Inn Express - Dublin Airport and Crown Plaza Dublin Airport
Wiltshire
Level Contributor
53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

Last weekend my wife and I together with some members of our family flew off to Dublin for a few days. The Grand Plaza Hotel in Northwood was great, we had been there before. Nearby is a
Chinese Restaurant called The `Mandalay` which was recommended to us and so we booked for the evening meal. It was a terrible disappointment, the starters were limited and small portions even for starters, although my wife thought the spring rolls the best part of the meal. The service was poor, the order for one of our party was forgotten altogether and finally came up when the rest of us had finished. Our party chose differing main courses and all were disappointed when the dishes were served and tasted. Not seeing anything else I liked on the sweet menu I asked about the Ice Cream I was told that it was excellent Ice Cream, I enquired whether it was powdered Ice
Cream, No I was assured it was a really good soft Ice Cream. When it arrived it was Powdered
Ice Cream and hard out of a scoop, a really cheap supermarket offering which was priced at around 5 euros. I told the waiter it was inedible, they still charged for it and the total bill for 6 of
us was around 40 euros a head...........and they added another 10% on top for service.............
THEY WILL NEVER AGAIN SEE ME

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank demodave1
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  • English first
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English first
Warminster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pricey and not very good”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

Just been to this restaurant we were looking forward to it as it was recommended. What a let down. They forgot one of our parties order and the ice cream was powdery even though they assured us it was quality ice cream. Some of our party were vegetarian but there was not much choice and when we asked about the ingredients they didn't seem too sure if they were meat free. We made a point about the ice cream but they still billed us even though it wasn't eaten and there was a 10 per cent service charge. Would not recommend.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank delia28
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Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
187 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“OK food, poor service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

This Chinese/Malaysian restaurant is always busy, the food is okay, can be tasty and at lunchtime it's good value but the waiting staff are disinterested and bad humoured. They want you to eat quickly and leave.....dont even think of a long lingering lunch here - wont happen. In the evening it is quite expensive, the service is the same (not great) and it's just not worth the effort......go into the city, there's much better food to be had there at better value prices!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank bsfood
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Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

It is very close to the Crown Plaza Hotel Santry and makes a pleasant change from the hotel food. The food here is really very good. I had the banquet and it came with an excellent selection of appetizers and main courses. It was very enjoyable indeed. Service is fast and friendly.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Munster54
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Yeovil
Level Contributor
64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great food, great setting and fantastic toilets”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

We made a reservation and we were greeted by a friendly member of staff, we sat down and placed our order! Great food and service! Staff didn't seem pressured to get us out of the busy Resturant! Would highly recommend! Ow and fantastic toilets!!

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank gloverlover
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