Gotham Cafe has been on South Anne St for donkey’s years and has always maintained a strong level of popularity. The new website MummyMaps recommended Gotham as a good place for kids, so I suggested it when two friends and I decided to take our little girls for Saturday lunch. It has an extensive menu, with the focus mostly being pasta, pizzas and diner food.
I’ve eaten in Gotham a few times over the years and have always found it fine, but our lunch on Saturday was disappointing and I don’t think I’ll be bothering to go back there.
The adults had pizza and salad, and the little ones had pizza, pasta and bangers and mash from the kids’ menu.
What was good about it?
The service is good; very quick and friendly, and they were very nice when apple juice was spilled and that kind of thing.
What was bad about it?
- My ‘Tribeca’ pizza (Thai prawns, roasted sweet peppers, courgette) only had about two prawns, chopped up and spread across the pizza. The other pizza was bland. The Cobb salad was “fine, but nothing special”.
- The kids’ pizza and bangers and mash were fine, but the chicken pasta was just boiled pasta and chopped chicken – no sauce of any kind.
- The kids’ portions were unneccesarily large and too expensive at €7-€8 each. They could easily halve the portions and the price, making it a much more attractive option for families.
Our bill came to €66 for three mains, three kids’ portions and only three drinks. We were all a little underwhelmed by the food and it’s also very noisy and hot in the cafe. I think there’s better options for families out there.
Starters in Gotham are all around the €7 mark, mains are €12-€16. They’re running an offer in March: a free glass wine or beer with each main course on Mondays and Tuesdays.