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“Why cant all restaurants do this ?”
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Rory's Bistro
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
dublin,ireland
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Why cant all restaurants do this ?”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Been here several times both as part of a group and as a couple. We have seen most of the menu. Menu is very good. Giant Burger meals, excellent duck, really good pork or lamb, everything better than expected.
The quality of the food, and its presentation, is excellent. No obvious sign of a freezer or microwave here !
The dining room is very comfortable and calm.
€50-€60 gets two starters, two mains and a bottle of wine. Early Bird even less. Considering the quality and portion size this is very good value.
Located next to Boomers Lounge & Bar, No. 13 Bus stops outside.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank dubtrabteen
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English first
Dublin
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I live close to this restaurant and I've now been a few times. Each time the food has been excellent. Its not fine dining or tiny portions, it's fresh, wholesome food cooked well and presented beautifully in (really) good portion sizes, in fact sometimes too big for me. I have ordered the steak on a stone more than once and have learned to order it with just salad as it can come with portions of chips or mash and always with a big plate of onion rings which I can never eat! A particular word about the desserts which always look so fabulous that you don't want to ruin them by eating them, but they also taste as nice as they look, and I'm not a dessert person. They could do with a cheeseboard on the dessert menu as it might encourage people who are enjoying the red wine to linger longer (and order another bottle!).
The staff are very friendly and attentive without being overbearing. We had a messy night one evening where both a steak and then some wine ended up on the floor and the staff couldn't have handled it better. On busier evenings it may be hard to catch their attention to pay the bill but we just went to the till. The interior is a pleasant surprise, modern and open-plan and spacious. They have also recently started doing early bird and other special menus which is a great sign that they are listening to and catering for their customers.

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank bellaEIRE
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Dublin
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised!”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Two friends and I visited Rory's on a meal deal over the weekend and we're pleasantly surprised. The exterior doesn't do the interior justice and you could easily walk by without giving it a second glance, but once inside the interior is spacious, bright and modern in decoration and there's a nice buzz in the place. We were all happy with each course ordered, the menu was varied which is always good. I went for chicken liver paté served with toasts and a cranberry preserve, delicious, followed by a steak on the stone (a little tough and first but relaxed as it cooked, i would have thought the more rare should be more tender but not with the steaks here!) This was served with a deliciously creamy pepper sauce and a hearty portion of thick cut fries. We finished off with a Eton mess, this could have been refined somewhat or served in a more fitting / delicate glass, and there was no need for the shortbread and extra ice cream!! Service is a little brusque, with vine glasses cleared and table wiped without being asked if we wanted anymore and hard to get someone's attention to ask for bill etc... that's the only negative really about here. It's not fine dining, but it's certainly hearty, welcoming and very good value for money and I would recommend onward.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank NOO2009
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