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“Fabulous meal and great value”

Temptations Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 88 Restaurants in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous meal and great value”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Westport is our favourite place in Ireland and on this visit we decided to try the number one, recommended restaurant on Trip Advisor for Westport. Temptations did not disappoint! From the moment we walked in, we were made feel welcome. The food was fantastic. We had four courses and also amuse boucher between courses. The South African Chef has developed a very interesting menu, something quite special and unique.
The meal cost just under 30 euro per person, which represented excellent value.
May I commend the restaurant service, we had a very enjoyable evening and experienced service you would expect in a 5 star venue. Well done Temptations and hopefully, your wonderful menu and service will continue to serve you well. We would highly recommend this restaurant for a relaxed, thoroughly enjoyable dinner in casual surroundings.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank JudithAC11
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Colette M, Front Office Manager at Temptations Restaurant, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Thank you JudithM2011 for taking the time to share your experience at Temptations Restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and thank you for your high recommendations. We hope you will consider Temptations Restaurant again on your next visit to Westport, Warm regards, Colette Moran, Front of House Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
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“Exceptionally Temptatious !!!”
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

This place is marvelous !!! We dirextly ordered main course and were wondering if thy was enought - but they did the rest - Little complimentary treats and appetizers before main were not only mouth watering but surprising too! It started with usual bread rolls and butter, then came a goat cheese fried nibble with basil garnishing and olive oil sprinkle; then came the lemon mint sorbet which was really tempting - main course was also beyond expectations !! Truly Temptatious as the name suggest :-)

Would make it the first spot on next visit to Westport !!!

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1 Thank ZeeshanChughtai
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Colette M, Front Office Manager at Temptations Restaurant, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
hank you Zeeshanchugtai for taking the time to share your experience at Temptations Restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and thank you for your high recommendations. We hope you will consider Temptations Restaurant again on your next visit to Westport,
Warm regards, Colette Moran, Front of House Manager
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Arrived on a sat night looking forward to a good meal with my family, having dined at other restaurants in Westport and noting that this was rated No 1, I anticipated a cracking meal.

Starters, 4 of us dining, I ordered the crap cake, it was tasty but I found two pieces of shell in mine, two others had the scallops and were disappointed, rubbery and bland the soup was good.

we were then given a sorbet and one of the diners found a shard of hard plastic in his, I brought it to their attention and they were very apologetic and offered to replace the sorbets we declined.

Main courses, i had the beef blade and it was tasty but a bit on the dry side, the portion was very small, we had brocolli and cauli as veg which in my opinion wasnt cooked, I realise that some chefs like their veg al dente , but i felt that they were too hard. The deer was good but very small portions as well the waitress had to be prompted to ask how he would like the deer cooked. The duck was tasty but over cooked and the cod was well it was cod, a very basic fish dish.

One comment at the table was that the mains were warm as opposed to hot. At this stage the manager appeared and asked how was our meal. I told him of our concerns and he appeared to take them on board. I expressed that as this was the no 1 rated place that I expected a top quality meal and that all we got was average as well as the crab shell, plastic shard and under cooked veg that it made for a disappointing evening.

We declined the drink on the house that we were offered as we were driving and we were not in the mood for anything else, we got our bill which had a 25% discount, paid and left.

I must note that when we got home I was still peckish. Funnily enough on reading poor reviews on here I mentioned to my wife that the the people who gave poor reviews must be looking out for things to moan about. I can assure you that we went to this restaurant expecting at least as good if not better then the other less well rated restaurants in westport, what we got was something that fell well short of a good pub dinner.

The rating of Terrible is based on the fact that this is the top rated restaurant , it would be poor to average for a mid table ranked eatery.

we went out to have a good night and some fine dining, we ended up with neither.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Shelflife68
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Colette M, General Manager at Temptations Restaurant, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Dear Shelflife68, thank you very much for your comments and feedback. The manager on the night took your comments on board and spoke to the Head Chef with regard to the points you raised. Normally this is an area where we exceed in, with regard to the quality of food and customer service standards and I was disappointed on this occasion, that we did not meet your expectations.
Kind regards,
Francis Breslin, General Manager
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Tampa
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“Delightful meal, excellent service”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

The night before St. Patrick's Day was very busy in Westport. Many of the restaurants we tried were booked up, but remarkably we were able to get a table at Temptations. The wait staff and hostess were excellent and so friendly. The food was very good (salmon and venison) and it was clear that this restaurant was a great place for special occasions.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank KACYTampa
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Colette M, Front Office Manager at Temptations Restaurant, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you KACYTampa for taking the time to share your experience at Temptations Restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and thank you for your high recommendations.
We hope you will consider Temptations Restaurant again on your next visit to Westport,
Warm regards, Colette Moran, Front of House Manager
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County Galway, Ireland
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“Best restaurant experience in a long time!”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Had a wonderful meal here on Tuesday the 5th of March. We found the restaurant on trip advisor and had also received many recommendations from our friends as we all regularly stay in Westport for breaks. What impressed us about the experience were the service, food and price. The staff were all very helpful and friendly and obviously knew the importance of customer service. You felt valued and welcome by them all. The food was really good. Myself and my husband had the venison. It was melt in the mouth. The little surprises that arrived at your table were a lovely touch - we got to try sweet potato sorbet, it was unusual but we loved it! We had four courses for only €29.95. It's so great to have a memorable experience in these times without breaking the bank. We also loved the chandeliers and the colour changing lights! Thanks all for a great night. We look forward to our next visit!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank LocalIreland
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Colette M, Front Office Manager at Temptations Restaurant, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you LocalIreland for taking the time to share your experience at Temptations Restaurant.
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and ambiance, and thank you for your high recommendations.
We hope you will consider Temptations Restaurant again on your next visit to Westport!
Warm regards,
Colette Moran, Front of House Manager
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