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“A hidden gem in Terenure (Dublin 6)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Lovely Food Company

The Lovely Food Company
Ranked #203 of 2,394 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $27
Cuisines: Irish, Cafe, European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: The Lovely Food Co is delighted to bring Gourmet-Cafe Dining to Terenure Dublin. Brought to you by a multi award winning team we focus on the freshest local food, our team prepare in-house daily to deliver an extensive range of fresh homemade products to our customers. Whatever we don’t produce in house is sourced from some of Ireland's upcoming artisan suppliers.Opening Hours Monday 8:30am until 5pm , Tuesday to Friday 8:30am, last orders 9:30pm, Saturday from 10am with last orders at 9:30pm, and Sunday from 10am until 5:00pm.
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“A hidden gem in Terenure (Dublin 6)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

What a great restaurant. Food is top class, service is excellent and very nice place to enjoy breakfast lunch or dinner. Also excellent value for the high quality food.

My favourite picks are
>the BBQ chicken salad with mango and cashew nuts for starter
>Eton mess or Mars bar cheesecake for dessert

For me, the star of the show is the Pork Belly main.. what a dish.. Absolutely amazing!

The Lovely Food Co should be number one on the list for eating out in Dublin!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terenure's hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Great food with a low price, menu with some great choices. Nice free bottle of wine on a wednesday night and confortable tables. Fantastic service that makes you feel like you are part of the family. Highly recommended

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2 Thank Brian_48D_
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Dublin
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent meal, excellent staff, excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We dined at The Lovely Food Company again last night and had a fantastic time. The food was superb, well presented and excellent value, the staff were professional, engaging and added greatly to the ambience.

We are regular customers of The Lovely Food Company since it opened. It is an atmospheric, busy neighbourhood cafe serving good food at great value. The fact that it is so busy is an indication of it's popularity.

We are a family group but also dine here separately and have recommended it to many friends.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Mary N G
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Dublin, Ireland
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Compliments to the chef but not the floor staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Went here for brunch and the food really was "lovely". However, the quality of service left a lot to be desired. Took an age to get menus and the engagement from staff was perfunctory at best. also the table was a little bit dirty when we sat down and we had to clean it ourselves. No attention from the staff and had the feeling that they felt they were so busy all the time that they did not have to bother over-doing it on the service side of things.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank draff0107
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Foodie558, Owner at The Lovely Food Company, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Draff0107

As the owner, im absolute stunned to hear of that your experience with us so disappointing.
Above everything else, myself and Margaret our manager make customer service our number one priority. We have spent considerable time training our staff in this and there is no excuse for our staff not looking after you and your party better than they did.

Having seen your review, I spoke with all the staff that were working to find out what exactly happened. The good weather was unexpected, all our court yard seats were full and we were admittedly understaffed. This is still no excuse for bad service, and I would like the opportunity to invite you back. Would you be so kind as to contact me on my personal email. Paul@lovelyfood.ie
Kind regards,
Paul
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Had breakfast here before and enjoyed it so decided to go back again for lunch. We arrived at 3pm and the place was still busy so we sat outside. Wasn't overly impressed as there was dirty tissues and wrappers on the ground and the tables we not that clean. However we ordered two sandwiches at approx 3.10pm. At 3.55pm
After three other customers that came in after us received their orders we decided to leave. We met with our server on the way out and said we were leaving as we were waiting so long and she merely said sorry there's a lot of orders. I replied that other customers that arrived in after us have received their food and again this was met with a half hearted sorry and then she walked off! Two staff members saw we were waiting and didn't even acknowledge that we were waiting. Instead one walked by and had a cigarette behind a fence that we were sitting at. Overall a very bad experience.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank CDublin23
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