Friday 30 January, 2009 by peter
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I’ve been in a couple of times and really liked it. Had the corned beef (love the crinkley way the cabbage is presented) and their burgers are pretty damn good too. Oh, and those very large 9 quid Mojitos hit the spot!
Agree re the uninspiring crumble.
I was there for the first time last night (on foot of a friend’s recommendation) and will definitely go again. I had the chickpea stew which was hearty and filling (though it could have done with a good dollop of yoghurt as it was a little on the sweet side for my tastes). 2 friends who have eaten there have been a little underwhelmed by the fish and chips (same feeling on the batter to fish ratio), but I’ve had good reports on the other mains. Also liked the portobello mushroom starter and the mojito ice cream (though not together, obviously 🙂 ).
The thing is, for the general buzz there and at the prices they’re charging, who’s going to complain?
We had dinner in Green 19 on Friday Feb 20. We were late, 10pm, starving and they squeezed us in. Not the best table in the house, but when you are starving…! We had a selection of cheeses and Spanish meats with lovely salad and candied walnuts, to start. TService was great. The lamb stew is as everyone else has mentioned, hearty and good. chicken Caesar Salad was fine. Two cocktails and the bill was 50 euros. Not bad for a quick dinner.
Just had dinner there this week for the first time and it was excellent. I had the Pot Roast Chicken and it was great comfort food. Another lovely thing was that they let us sample small scoops of the Mojito icecream for €1.50 each – none of us wanted a full dessert but really wanted to try the icecream, and it was delicious. I think all restaurants should offer the option of tiny desserts, it’s a great idea for those who are too full or have dieters guilt.
It’s getting more difficult to book and I understand why!
Last visit I had the best battered fish I can remember, served with their chips which look a bit weird and overdone but taste the business. That with good mayonnaise on the side and a small salad was superb value. The bill for four was €100 for four and included 2 puds and a bottle of wine plus two extra glasses and the tip.
They’re popular alright! I finally managed to get a table last night after waiting for an hour only to be told that just one of the five things we ordered was available. The previous time I called in pretty early in the evening and they said they had more or less run out of food, but at least that was before we ordered. Is this a regular problem or am I just unlucky?
I love green19, I went with some friends about two months ago(10 in total), we all tried different mains and i have to say each one was delicious!! This place is a real gem, its just a pity its so hard to get a table (tired yesterday they were booked out and already had a really long waiting list. PS: U have to walk in to add ur name on to the waiting list). With bottles of beer for €5 and bottles of wine starting at €10, you just can’t go wrong!!! 😀 The staff were also fantastic. We could do with a few more restaurants like this in Dublin.