Frankie’s Bar and Grill – Dublin

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Situated in the lively Temple Bar area is Frankie Dettori’s and Marco Pierre White’s restaurant. This Italian restaurant was a little dark when we entered but I think that we got accustomed to the lighting.

The waiter recommended a pineapple and coconut non-alcoholic cocktail and this did not disappoint. It was quite a rich drink but a great start to the meal!

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The aubergine parmigiana was a few slices of aubergine baked with cheese and a tomato sauce. The aubergine was sliced lengthways which meant that it was quite a tasty substantial meal. A great side dish was the spinach with chilli and garlic. The spinach was cooked perfectly and it was not spicy, which is what I preferred.

We made sure that we had room for dessert! The New York cheesecake was very fresh and it was big enough to for two people. The biscuit base was quite thick which made the cheesecake even more yummy! The tiramisu was presented in a martini glass and you could taste the quality ingredients.

The walls are decorated with cartoon like pictures of various people! The staff were really friendly and when we asked if we could have a different table to the one we were originally seated at, they happily let us move. They also didn’t rush us when it was closing time for the restaurant. The service was efficient and the staff knew the menu well!

Frankie’s Bar and Grill, 42 Temple Bar Square, Dublin 2,

Rating: ★★★★☆

4 Comments Add yours

  1. rachel says:

    we ate here in august 2010. My husband had calamari for his starter which he said was the best calamari he had ever eaten. Unfortunately the meal seemed to go down hill from there, the main meal i had was lasagne which i could bearly call lasagne, it was presented in a field of green so you couldnt actually see the lasagne, then when you scraped the salad off the top it was basically lasagne sheets, very dry and hardly any mince. My husband had the steak sandwich, the steak was very tough and not very appetising. Honestly the worst meal we had in dublin. Very disappointed to say as we had been looking forward to going the whole time we were in dublin but i can honestly say we wont be back to this restuarant again.

  2. mandy says:

    We ate here July 2010 and was disappointed. We had the Goats cheese and Calamari for starters and we both enjoyed them. For the mains I had the Lasagne. I have never had one like it before. It had hardly any sauce or mince, it was really just pasta and that was dry and chewy. like I said iv never been presented with a Lasagne quite like it before. Maybe because we were the last customers and they just served up what was left I just dont know. My husband had the steak which was cold and really not much more to say about his meal when the meat is cold it just spoils the rest of the meal. Hence we did not have a dessert but to be honest they were locking up around us so felt we had out stayed our welcome. It was 9.30, we hadnt been in there an hour. We were in Ireland for 5 days and this is one thing we wanted to do whilst there was to eat here and went out of our way to find it. There are so many good places to eat in Dublin. We only had one let down during the 5 days we were there and it was here.

  3. TonyM says:

    Great value – excellent food and service in a really good environment. One of the best hamburgers I have aver tasted! Recommended.

  4. cat says:

    had a really good meal here

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