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BAD RESTAURANT/PUB REVIEW: Name And Shame,But Back It Up!
 
# 1 : Monday 25-6-2012 @ 18:24
 
 
the older previous one seems to be locked, so i shall reboot

went to Bobos irish burger joint on Camden street with one of our Gairean bretheren and two other mates on Saturday.

the decor was great inside,all the funky cowskin motif etc and good selection.i was famished and half locked (even though it was about 5pm) so was completly in the mood for the food on offer unfortunately,there was a catalogue of errors...

food took an inordinately long time to come.one of our party was completly overlooked for service,which resulted in another of our party being served his food which he duly started to eat the replacement dish too another age to come and was accompanied neither by apology or explaination(neither was the above)
and horror of horrors,despite my burger being extremely expensive and containing many things i specifically selected it to not have (ie lettuce) the bun was freezing (as in icicle) i had to nearly disect the burger and could only eat a quarter of it...

I suppose ive only myself to blame as i had an oppurtunity to complain but as I was a little drunk and wearing an ireland jersey i knew id be classed as some skanky/chancer etc but I would normally be far more vocal.
Two of the other lads with me later told me they also didnt enjoy their meals,but the other Gairean who shall remain nameless thought it great,although he does get a kick out of watching me suffer

for the price,the wait,the percarios wobbly table and the scabby food i shall ne`er darken its doors again, easily the most dissapointing eating experience ive had in a looooong time

http://www.bobos.ie/
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# 2 : Monday 25-6-2012 @ 18:48
 
 
Oscars in Mullingar - I seriously don't know why this place is so f*cking popular! Not a particularly bad restaurant but it's clique, overpriced and unfriendly with tables that are way too close together. I'd go on but I fear a band of torch wielding villagers will congregate on my drive way if I elaborate further.
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# 3 : Monday 25-6-2012 @ 19:32
 
 
BorstalBoy, of course your burger was cold.
If you'd been sober enough to comprehend the menu, you would have noticed that they use iceberg lettuce on their burgers.
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# 4 : Monday 25-6-2012 @ 19:50
 
 
I got a bad steak in Din Ree Carlow back about 2 years ago, wrong colour and taste for freshly cooked steak . I didn't complain because i'm Irish but i should have.
I was surprised because the last time I ate there years ago things were excellent.
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# 5 : Monday 25-6-2012 @ 20:31
 
 
Seven in Stoneybatter.
Its not really bad but the waitress was terrible. When asked what sauce was the pasta in we were told either 'red' or 'white'

My steak i asked for 'very rare' looked like it had come from a nuclear testing site.

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# 6 : Monday 25-6-2012 @ 20:33
 
 
Someone said :
Seven in Stoneybatter.
Its not really bad but the waitress was terrible. When asked what sauce was the pasta in we were told either 'red' or 'white'

My steak i asked for 'very rare' looked like it had come from a nuclear testing site.

Sorry for laughing but I can imagine the look on my face if I was told either Red or White.
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# 7 : Monday 25-6-2012 @ 20:35
 
 
She was very nice, but she needs a different job.
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# 8 : Monday 25-6-2012 @ 23:09
 
 
I agree with BorstalStud about Bobos. I went there once and it was shite. I was so disappointed I convinced myself they were having an off day and returned. It was still shite.

It looks great, it's a recipe for success, but it just doesn't deliver. Pity.
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# 9 : Monday 25-6-2012 @ 23:39
 
 
Someone said :
Oscars in Mullingar - I seriously don't know why this place is so f*cking popular! Not a particularly bad restaurant but it's clique, overpriced and unfriendly with tables that are way too close together. I'd go on but I fear a band of torch wielding villagers will congregate on my drive way if I elaborate further.

Where'd you recommend for good food in Mullingar? I've heard that about Oscars too, though their food seems to be of good quality. I've never eaten there myself.
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# 10 : Monday 25-6-2012 @ 23:40
 
 
Someone said :
I agree with BorstalStud about Bobos. I went there once and it was shite. I was so disappointed I convinced myself they were having an off day and returned. It was still shite.

It looks great, it's a recipe for success, but it just doesn't deliver. Pity.

That's interesting. I've never eaten there. Judging by their website, you'd think they knew what they were at! It's no GBK by the sounds of it!
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# 11 : Monday 25-6-2012 @ 23:52
 
 
Someone said :

i had to nearly disect the burger and could only eat a quarter of it...

What was wrong with the burger, that you had to nearly dissect it?
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# 12 : Tuesday 26-6-2012 @ 00:08
 
 
I went to Little Ceasers, just off Grafton Street (Dublin) a few years ago. It was a friends birthday and so I booked a table a few days in advance. The booking was for four people, so hardly a large group.

When we got to the restaurant, there was a line of people waiting to get in. I didnt really mind waiting as I know most city centre places are busy but the thing was, it clearly was first come, first servied kinda deal because the group both infront and behind us asked at the counter, could they get a table.

The restaurant didnt seem to be bothered if your table had been booked in advance or not and indeed seated each group in the order they came in the door, booked or not.

When we did get seated, after standing and waiting almost an hour, the waitress seemed more interested in chatting with her fellow waitress friend rather than what we might want. It was therefore not a shock when the order came back wrong to our table. When we asked for something as small as another coffee, the waitress rolled her eyes to the heavens and muttered something to her waitress friend. I only found out later, from my friend who was seated on the other side of the table and next to where the waitress was standing, that she said, "you fucking serve them".

I would NEVER go back.
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# 13 : Tuesday 26-6-2012 @ 00:11
 
 
Someone said :
I went to Little Ceasers, just off Grafton Street (Dublin) a few years ago. It was a friends birthday and so I booked a table a few days in advance. The booking was for four people, so hardly a large group.

When we got to the restaurant, there was a line of people waiting to get in. I didnt really mind waiting as I know most city centre places are busy but the thing was, it clearly was first come, first servied kinda deal because the group both infront and behind us asked at the counter, could they get a table.

The restaurant didnt seem to be bothered if your table had been booked in advance or not and indeed seated each group in the order they came in the door, booked or not.

When we did get seated, after standing and waiting almost an hour, the waitress seemed more interested in chatting with her fellow waitress friend rather than what we might want. It was therefore not a shock when the order came back wrong to our table. When we asked for something as small as another coffee, the waitress rolled her eyes to the heavens and muttered something to her waitress friend. I only found out later, from my friend who was seated on the other side of the table and next to where the waitress was standing, that she said, "you fucking serve them".

I would NEVER go back.

Why didn't you insist you had a reservation?
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# 14 : Tuesday 26-6-2012 @ 00:23
 
 
I did, it fell on deaf ears. When they did speak to me all they would say is "Im so sorry, we will have you seated in the next few minutes". Than they would avoid eye contact with you and ignore you, walking past etc. It all made no difference, everyone was seated as they came in the door. Booked or not, you stood and waited.

It was my friends birthday and I could see she was imbarrassed by it all so I said less than I would normally say. I didnt want to wreak her night......even more!!
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# 15 : Tuesday 26-6-2012 @ 00:28
 
 
Someone said :
I did, it fell on deaf ears. When they did speak to me all they would say is "Im so sorry, we will have you seated in the next few minutes". Than they would avoid eye contact with you and ignore you, walking past etc. It all made no difference, everyone was seated as they came in the door. Booked or not, you stood and waited.

It was my friends birthday and I could see she was imbarrassed by it all so I said less than I would normally say. I didnt want to wreak her night......even more!!

I see. That's very bad form. Quite weird even. Could you all have not just moved on to somewhere else (and better)? Did you complain afterwards? Having to wait for an hour is ridiculous, even if it were for the best restaurant in the country!
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