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Jul 25, 2012 09:07 AM

Old school Dublin

I appreciate this question maybe paradoxical but my sisters and I are taking my father(born and raised Dubliner whose idea of a great meal is grilled fillet of plaice, roast potatoes and peas) on a return trip to Dublin and I was wondering if someone can recommend a couple of great old school restaurants.
In the past, we've had mixed success at the Guinea Pig in Dalkey.
Thanks in advance

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  1. Hi Hart50,
    Daniels restaurant in Sandycove might be what you are looking for foodwise. It's nice old fashioned food correctly prepared and cooked. It's not a luxurious room and can sometimes be fairly empty (it doesn't attract an "in" crowd!).
    I can't think of anywhere else offhand, but will think about it.

    1. Two other options:
      Cavistons in Glasthule - open for lunch only, and just serves seafood. You would need to book in advance.
      Roly's Bistro in Ballsbridge may be exactly what you're looking for. The food is tasty but unadventurous and the room is quite nice.

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      1. re: BrianGilligan

        Thanks very much BG!
        One further question. My father came across "The Lobster Pot", any thoughts?


        1. re: Hart50

          I've never been, so can't really comment on the food. It's only a few doors away from Rolys (mentioned above), and both are very close to the city centre, so could be convenient depending on where you are staying.