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“Location, Atmosphere, Food - Bang on”
Review of Wrights Dalkey Dispensary - CLOSED

Wrights Dalkey Dispensary
Price range: $7 - $27
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Wrights Dispensary Bistro is ideally located in the centre of Dalkey Village. Sit back and enjoy our menu washed down with any of a variety of wines in our Tapas Wine Bar and Restaurant.Tapas and Wine to warm the cockles of your heart in the romantic historical background of Dalkey. Now you can savour Wrights of Howth on the idyllic coastline of Dalkey. Healthy, delicious food for the brain. The Tapas are light and refreshing giving a Mediterranean touch to Dalkey. Be transported into another world and listen to live music in the quaint candle lit surroundings of our restaurant. Wrights Dispensary Bistro is one of the cosier, more romantic spots in Dalkey.
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Location, Atmosphere, Food - Bang on”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

The atmosphere here is lovely and it's one of the few proper wine bars I now of in this area. They open late and i've only previously been here for late drinks and was always drooling over the menu.

SO we finally got to check it out - The food is a little different - somewhere between traditional tapas and grill.

For starters we had the Scallops (a little small) and the tortilla (yum). Followed by the Flash Grilled Feather steak, which seems to be a specialty. The steak is served medium only and even though I usually like my steak pretty rare but it was amazing with a side of rocket and an incredible spicy tomato salsa. We had the chorizo potatoes on the side (big juicy lumps of chorizo).

For dessert we had the Banofee Pie and the Chocolate Fondant - I have to say this is the BEST banofee pie I've had anywhere.

We had a bottle of Rioja and two espressos to finish and including 12% tip it amounted to about €108.00.

The staff are really friendly and there's a great laid back atmosphere. The clientele ranged from smoochy couples to larger groups.

The DART is just around the corner although it called for a 2 k walk home afterwards to walk off a little of the fullness.

Highly recommend the place.

  • Visited December 2012
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Tasty Sunday dinner”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We arrived at the Dispensary without a booking on a Sunday evening and were warmly welcomed. The choice of food was not expansive or expensive but what we did get was lovely tasting food. My wife had "catch of the day" and I had a chicken and chorizo skewers. The atmosphere was really nice as well, the majority of tables were taken and the comfy setting lending itself well to the food and drink on offer. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2012
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Dublin
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“First Timers”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Very good food, well priced and male waiter was very attentive. Will definitely return to an establishment which gies a very different emphasis to dining in Dalkey. well done!

  • Visited September 2012
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Cork
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229 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“This lively tapas bar style restaurant definitely dispenses good food”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Had brunch here on a Sunday which is available up to 4.00 pm. Ordered the full Irish and wasn't disappointed. It was served on a bowl style plate and was presented well with local sausages and excellent bacon. A hearty breakfast not for the faint hearted. The lunch/evening menu was short with a big emphasis on tapas style dishes. Any dishes I saw at other tables looked good. The decor is unique and makes great quirky use of an existing building with sensitivity. I would imagine it as a great place for a group. The staff were friendly and professional.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Amazeballs”
Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

Went for Sunday brunch and I had a steak sandwich. It was lovely! Totally recommend!!

Very reasonable price wise and had a lovely contemporary feel. Hoping the boyfriend takes me there again sometime :)

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