Everyone who grew up around south-east Dublin will remember Blake’s restaurant in Stillorgan. It was the local default restaurant: You’d go there for your communion, confirmation, or birthday.
Green’s restaurant at the Leopardstown Inn is just a few minutes away. When my dad is dragged out for dinner, this is usually his default restaurant, the first place he’ll suggest. It serves very simple bistro (Irish-European) food: pan fried sea bass, steaks, chicken supreme and so on.
Mum was there recently for the early bird menu but has vowed not to return. Here’s what she had to say about Green’s:
Green’s are charging €28 for two courses and a complimentary drink which to me is way over priced. The food is not consistently good and very middle of the road. The staff are lovely though and most helpful, while the decor is good.
It’s not a place I would recommend anyone to go to as the quality of the food varies so much you’re lucky if you hit a good night. This time I was lucky: I had a reasonably nice minute steak with very good house fries. When it’s good it’s can be very good, but in today’s economic climate they need to lower their prices. Two courses at €28 is not worth it.