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“Great for pancake lovers” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fafie's Galettes Limited - CLOSED

Fafie's Galettes Limited
Cuisines: French
Description: Traditional French Creperie
Restaurant details
Description: Traditional French Creperie
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great for pancake lovers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

The crepes here were amazing.

The place is very small & cramped. It can be off-putting because there is so much activity when you go in and such a fuss, that if you did not really want to eat pancakes you might just leave, as you can easily get something to eat in the vast array of cafes & restaurants nearby

One fault I had is that the waiter had very little English. Also, the coffee was terrible - probably the worst I've ever had. Also, they did not give the maple syrup separately with the pancakes. It was added during the cooking process, which was very unsatisfactory.

However, there is a great choice of pancakes and pancake fillings; both sweet and savoury & the pancakes are absolutely delicious.

Also the late opening hours is a huge attraction

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Amme14
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8 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
1 review
“Bring back the old management.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

My girlfriend and I have been huge fans of this place for the last 4 years and have always found it to be warm, cosy, very friendly and welcoming, with great food. However, we ate there recently and immediately noticed a colder atmosphere. All those tasteful, personal decorative touches were gone - replaced by generic photos and bright lights. We had booked, and when we arrived we were the only customers, yet nobody greeted us. The menus are the old ones left by the previous owners, but look like they've been put through an industrial dishwasher - shabby is too polite a word to describe them.
The food is the same in name only. Portions are smaller and ingredients taste cheaper.
Halfway through our meal another couple arrived and the staff, rather than greet them, rolled their eyes in disgust.
This really upsets me. Over the last few years I've recommended this place to a lot of friends. I won't do it again.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Eo1n
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Amazing galettes/crepes and very friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2011

I spent an evening in Fafies French Creperie with friends and had the most authentic experience. It was truly like being back in France with the galettes and crepes being so amazing. The staff were so friendly and helpful. I really recommend this place to everyone and will be returning for another ocean sunset galette followed by a breton caramel crepe with ice-cream with a glass of french red wine & french music - to die for!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank jeni r
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Lucan, Ireland
Level Contributor
72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Authentic french creperie”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2011

French owned and managed,
Felt like at home back in France,
Go for good service, food and wine.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Poppy D
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“The Rudest Manager Ever”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2011

Don't ever go to Fafie's French Creperie on Lower Kevin Street..... After treating my son Reuben in a manner that you wouldn't even treat a dog, the Manager Jerome then refused to honour our City Deal and told us to go and get a refund from Groupon after we went all the way into town looking forward to our Crepe and drink as advertised. Good luck with your business in the future Fafie's in this recession.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Barbara S
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