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“Favourite restaurant in Maynooth”

Red Torch Ginger Maynooth
Ranked #3 of 46 Restaurants in Maynooth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $27
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Having dined in Red Torch Ginger Maynooth since it opened in 2016 we have returned many times as a couple, with friends and with family, we have never been disappointed. That's why we keep going back. Eamonn and the team are always very friendly, welcoming and helpful too if it's your first time trying thai food.

The crispy duck starter is very tasty with more than enough for 2 and the prawn chiang mai noodles cooked so fresh and full of crunchy veg. In fact I could pick anything off the menu to eat and know I would not be disappointed. We always choose different meals and taste each others. Combo starter is a great choice to have several tastes if you can't decide.

Kids love it there too and are quite adventureous with their orders. Portions are very generous and beer and wine selection is great. Kids still find room for tasty desserts but I prefer the gorgeous cocktails. Great atmosphere on a lazy Sunday afternoon when Karla is singing and doesn't mind you joining in. We had a great New Years Eve countdown party there with all the kids and entertainment.

I see now they offer private catering and off-peak take aways. With a lovely warm roof top terrace, when the roof is open on a sunny evening it's fabulous. Watch out also for their mid-week offers, early birds, half price wine and competitions. No excuse not to try a cocktail, the 139 and 66 bus stop right outside and train is 5 minute walk. Usually taxis are waiting nearby too.

Hope you enjoy your experience as much as we do.

1  Thank Elaine F
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RedTorchGinger M, General Manager at Red Torch Ginger Maynooth, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Elaine F

Thanks you for your kind words. It makes us very happy that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit.

We look forward to welcoming you all again

kind regards

Eamonn

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

We have eaten here 3 times now and have enjoyed it just as much every time. The food is FAB! So fresh and full of flavour. Nice and spicy too if that what you like. The staff have always been so friendly and there is a great buzz in the restaurant. On my last visit I had the Crispy Duck Salad.. it was divine! So zingly and the duck was perfectly pink with really crispy skin. Heaven.

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RedTorchGinger M, General Manager at Red Torch Ginger Maynooth, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi ciaralee74


Thanks for your recent visit and review

We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back again

Kind regards

Eamonn

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

If your a fan of thai food , Red torch Ginger is for you ! Had prebooked & on arrival was brought swiftly to our table. Menus followed quickly . Great selection on menu to suit all tastes . Choose shredded crispy duck to share , 10/10 , simply fab . For mains tried the chicken stirfri, very tasty & a very generous portion , won't leave here hungry
Great wine selection, choose a very nice chardonnay, well priced . Service at red torch Ginger in always great , staff well trained & curteous. Definitely on for the short list

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RedTorchGinger M, General Manager at Red Torch Ginger Maynooth, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Hi Hogie_10

Thank you so much for your kind review!!!

We do hope to see you again soon

Kind regards

Eamonn

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

First of all the food is excellent and the staff are friendly up to a point. The main problem is that you are give 1 3/4 hours for your meal. We have been three times, twice as a couple and once in a big group. In two of the cases we were having to rush through coffee as the staff were more or less ushering us out of the door. We wanted to book again for a big group but they refused to extend the time so we went elsewhere.

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2  Thank Detta D
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RedTorchGinger M, General Manager at Red Torch Ginger Maynooth, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Hi Detta D Thanks for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed the food and complimented the staff ...up to a point. I feel this is in relation to our seating times and feel your review is vague and a little misleading. We do have a standard seating time of 1hr and 45 minutes for a table of 2 on the early sitting. For bookings of 8PM or after their is no time limit. For table of 4 or more their is a minimum of 2 hrs which gets extended the bigger the group booking. The only time that this becomes shorter is where customers wish to avail of the early bird sitting. This is available up until 6.30 (last booking) 7 days a week. The only requirement for customers availing of the early bird offer is that the table be returned no later than 8.15PM on the busy Friday and Saturday nights for our second seating. If your group wanted to avail of the early bird sitting, they will have been encouraged to arrive earlier than 6.30 to extend the maximum available time on the table which would be no less than 1hr and 45 mins. Sometimes customers will opt for 6.30 knowing that the table will be required back, so they can avail of our early bird offer. A preferred group booking at this time does mean that we have to keep the pace of the sitting moving. We don't "usher" people out the door to the point that they feel uncomfortable as we will already have agreed in advance by confirmation of text message/email or by phone the booking details (including a leave time). If a group organiser has not relayed these details to the rest of the group, I can understand how this may have caused frustration for you. I would just like to reiterate that we are thankful for your custom and would suggest an earlier seating time should you choose to book again on the early bird and want more time, or an evening sitting of 8PM or after where the table will not be requested back Best Wishes Eamonn

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

We were a family group of 12 and we thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. Food is delicious, staff were very nice and attentive.

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2  Thank Philomena D
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RedTorchGinger M, General Manager at Red Torch Ginger Maynooth, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Philomena D

Thank you for your visit and we are so happy that you enjoyed all aspects of your visit so much

We look forward to welcoming you all again

Kind regards

Eamonn

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