I am a huge fan of this place and have been going here for years. It is just perfect for every type of occasion, I have been here on a first date, on an anniversary, with my parents, with my in-laws and with friends, it seems to cater for all. The atmosphere here is perfect, it is so cosy and relaxed and welcoming. The staff are fantastic and just let you get on with things, very helpful but not in your face or always hovering around. Last time I was here there was an amazing guitar player singing away entertaining the guests.
The early bird menu is super and such great value but the main reason I come here is because of the food. It is delicious and good proper fill you up portions, I always leave here stuffed, but always leave room for dessert because they are gorgeous here, especially the apple crumble.
Another reason I love this place so much is the excellent vegetarian choices on the menu, we are well catered for with interesting and tasty choices, not a boring pasta dish in site, but instead creative soups, giant stuffed portobello mushrooms and what they cannot do with goats cheese I don't know, as every goats cheese dish I have tried here has been divine. I even had a main dish with tofu and chocolate sticks, now you don't find that very often in Dublin.
I have never had a bad experience here and everybody whom I have brought here has fallen in love with it and come back for more. I am sure you will too.
Crème brûlée is delicious, smooth and even the cream is tasty :)
It might seem odd to write a review of this place when I've only been there twice and ordered the same item both times, but I must say their butternut squash soup is one of the best I've had in Dublin - and it's a great value at €4.50! My friend and I have been here twice and both walked out the door feeling full from just the soup alone (and the 2 pieces of bread it comes with). See photo.
Service has been very nice both times. I've only been there midday so cannot comment on service or atmosphere for dinner, although the other reviews sound nice.
Would recommend the place to a friend and will probably go back myself.
Try the soup!
I got the vegetarian lasagna which was good but not as good as my Mam's take on it - I will make it for you someday.
The guy playing the keyboard was a fun tacky touch, good singer... He pretty much made it through most of the Beatles tunes by the time we finished our meal.
I thought it was a tad pricey even though I wasn't paying. Roughly €15 and that did not include sides.
Service was great but I felt we were asked too many times was everything OK and whether we wanted dessert etc.
Would I go back? I don't know the building and atmosphere is nice but I feel I can get better value and bigger portions in other places.
The Millstone restaurant is a sister restaurant of Miller's Pizza Kitchen on Baggot Street, so they have the same great pizzas and much more besides. The restaurant itself is funky, with piped music coming out the door as you walk by on the street. It's very cool inside with an almost French feel to the old building.
I was here for Valentine's dinner with some friends and we had a great meal. Lots of fun, roses from the waiters, and fantastic food. They have a much larger menu than Miller's which includes steaks and more seafood. Pizza's just slightly cheaper than Baggot Street (€16-18) but other main courses are expensive. Sides are separate too. We were really fussed over and had a lovely night. Keep it in mind for dinner in town.
We went here last Thursday night.
I had the prawn cocktail to start, which was huge, and came with 3 large crab claws. Unfortunately the crab claws seemed to have been badly frozen, as they were pretty tasteless and had been soaked in lemon juice. I was pretty happy with it though. My boyfriend had the butternut squash soup which he said was very nice.
I had the vegetarian mushroom tart, which again, was nice enough if not for the fact that the mushooms (the most important part) had been soaked in balsamic vinaigrette which overpowered any other flavours including the mushrooms themselves.
My boyfriend has a thai curry pizza which was very tasty though. I think I'd get a pizza if I went here again.
I do think that I'll return - I think that I just made a couple of bad choices with my meal. The cocktails we had were very good.
There was music as well - a guy on an electric piano playing very cheesy music :)
At around €90 for 3 courses for 2 people and a bottle, this isn't the most expensive of places, but it's not cheap either. There was a guy playing the guitar, which wasn't too loud and added something a bit different to the place. The waiter was very attentive and we were never waiting long to be served. The food itself was very good, and I would definitely return for an Early Bird offer or something similar.
Lunch here is very good, and it is a great little spot. I wasn't aware of it until I saw it from the higher floors of the Central Bank building during a visit.
I have the seabass, which came with excellent crushed potatoes and very tasty sauce, its €10 incl a soft drink.
I'd love to go back in the evening and try their pizzas!
I was very impressed with Millstone... this was one of the best meals I had while I was in Dublin. I ordered cheesy garlic bread for an appetizer. The presentation was great and the bread was very, very good. For my entree, I got a surf and turf style meal, which was a filet with shrimp and lobster claws. The filet was super tall, yet still cooked perfectly medium rare (not an easy task). The shrimp was also really good. The only weak part of the meal were the lobster claws, which lacked flavor until I dumped them in the garlic butter.
Overall it was an amazing meal in a very nice restaurant. I have two minor complaints. First, they don't give free refills on pop. That's just lame, especially for a nicer restaurant. Second, the live music was like a poor man's Wesley Willis (look it up) playing this super cheesy electric keyboard. Kind of goofy.
A group I was with had a little dinner party here while they had their Christmas menu. The restaurant is very warm and friendly, and I didn't think it felt nearly as stuffy as I had originally thought it would. The food was very good and came in pretty good portion sizes. Not too much to make you sick, but enough to fill you. It was a little tight in spots because it's not the biggest of places but it was definitely a place I wouldn't be opposed to going to again.
The place was really nice. It was very comfortable and not super busy and the wait staff was very prompt. The food was great, the drinks were delicious and they had live music!
The 2 course dinner specials are a pretty good deal - but expect to pay about 20 euro each, not including drinks. We came in because the piano player/singer was belting out the House of the Rising Sun and the music was piped out to the street. Great music and singing and the food was good but not great. It does come in a very nice presentation though and the service was outstanding. Fish and chips were good. Me3dallions of beef were okay but my wife liked them and she was the one who ordered them. I only "tried" them.
I was in Dublin for two nights and I went here twice, enough said. Buuuut I will tell you a little bit more. Food was delicious. It was almost a year ago that I went, I don't remember exactly what it was but there was this sauce that I so badly wanted them to bottle and sell so I could put it on everything. Service was also good. But the space was a little tight and prices were a tad high, especially when considering the conversion.However, if given the chance, I would go back.
excellent distinct food a little pricey but totally worth it, one of my favourite places to eat in co dublin
I think that I have walked past Millstone many times and never noticed it before! My partner and I were strolling down Dame Street looking for somewhere nice but not expensive to have dinner and we stumbled across Millstone. We were in time for their early bird special and the menu selection was good; showcasing a wide selection of their menu options. The establishment its self was lovely- furnished with antiques and candles the mood was lovely even before a guartarist began to play! We were impressed with Millstone, the lovely atmosphere and great food. We left satisfied and romanced.
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