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“A lucky find”

Millstone Restaurant
Ranked #49 of 2,592 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: Irish, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: South City Centre
Description: Millstone Restaurant is located at the heart of the city centre on Dame street, directly opposite the central bank. Specialising in steaks, they offer 7 different cuts of meat with a great variety of other choices on their a la carte & early bird / set menu. With live background music 7 nights a week, Millstone has this unique ambience, perfect for couples dining by candlelight or for large group of friends using their private mezzanine that can take up to 30 people. Millstone Restaurant also offers an extensive gluten free menu. A great variety of choice and the comfort of knowing that their professional kitchen and waiting staff are highly trained in this area.
Hong Kong, China
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A lucky find”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

I walked in off the street with two friends, just trying to find somewhere to have a Sunday lunch with some Irish food. Overall I think we did pretty well here.

Once we were seated we had a chance to read through the menus (which are oddly inconsistent with the menu items on the signboard outside) and ordered a glass of red. The wine took a long time to arrive since they'd had to fetch it from the cellar (which was apparently a long way away) and it was suboptimally cold, although it warmed up quickly enough.

The menu was a set two/three course affair, and surprisingly good value for money.

To start with I had some portobello mushrooms with cheese and truffle oil, eccentrically served in a big metal spoon, which was fun but made them hard to eat. This was where the restaurant's other eccentricity became apparent: they serve nothing without garnishing it into oblivion. My starter was *covered* in foliage. I identified dill and parsley and I think chives as well, and perhaps some grass from the back lawn. Under all this, however, the mushrooms and cheese were really delicious.

They'd just run out of Irish stew, so I had pork medallions with colcannon, and the other two diners had the roasted lamb belly. All three dishes turned up looking like they needed mowing and moving all the green garnish out of the way took up the first minute or so. Again, it was worth it. The pork was tender, the colcannon was rich and tasty, and it was augmented by some delicious, clove-flavoured Irish black puddings. I heard happy things being said about the lamb as well.

For dessert, being well-fed, all three of us shared a single cheese-plate which was (you guessed it) covered in greenery. The cheeses were well-chosen and all Irish.

So it's a slightly strange restaurant, but not disagreeable, and definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“A Gluten free menu!!”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Chose this restaurant as they have a separate coeliac menu. My gluten free friend was thrilled to have her own menu, with a selection of things to choose from.
Lovely decor, lovely ambiance with an acoustic singer/guitarist. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was good, more gastro-pub style. Creme brulee was runny, but apple tart and apple crumble were good. Sauvignon blanc wine was terrible, very bitter and pricey at almost €6 a glass. Would recommend for the set menu if wanting ok food at ok prices.

  • Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“I always comes back :-)”
Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

I lived in Dublin for 2,5 years and used to go to Millstones twice a month. Whenever I hear people say they are going to Dublin, I always tell them to there. I especially love the Mussels s starter and the Beef with mashed potato for main and if there is place for dessert, please please please try the Profiteroles. They are to die for... I'm coming back to Dublin and Millstones soon :-)

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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“Hot and cramped”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Dissapointed after reading some positive reviews
The heat in the restaurant was awful and, along with the cramped seating, made it an uncomfortable dining experience
The wine was fine and the starters were quite good
The rib eye steaks were a big let down, grey and a bit tough, not what i was expecting
We couldn't wait to get out and will not be returning.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Not perfect, but pretty good”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

With a group of friends, most of us had the set menu and 2 or 3 courses. My starter was by far the best - a seafood mix that came with a fantastic amount of smoked salmon, some smoked mackerel, prawn cocktail and even a spot of caviar on top. For the main course I had the lamb belly, which was maybe not quite as tender or tasty as it could have been, but was still very nice. Other people had pizza, which looked okay too. Nice ambience, and even having the live musician of the evening right next to our table wasn't actually a problem.

  • Visited October 2012
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