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Mango Tree

I frequently travel to Thailand and love the Thai people. I love Thai food. I live around the corner from this place; what could be more perfect? Sadly, the food at the Mango Tree is so ordinary it is an insult to call it Thai.

I went to the Tree after it first opened with great anticipation, and was hugely disappointed by the dishes that bore little resemblence to the wonderful flavours I associate good Thai Cuisine. I have had better warm up Thai food from Supermarkets.

I vowed never to return, but broke that promise when some friends called to say they were eating there (on the 50% deal) and would I care to join them for a drink. I sampled some of their food and it was no better than before. If anything it was marginally worse than before.

I really wish I had a great Thai restaurant on my doorstep. Unfortunately I have to travel further afield for decent Thai cuisine. I suggest you dont waste your time and money here and try your luck elsewhere.

Saturday, October 24, 2009
Overall rating 2 stars
Food 0 | Service 1 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 0

J Sheekey

Ate there recently for the first time. One of the most enjoyable meals I have had in a very long time.

Delicious dublin bay prawns followed by perfectly cooked sole. Stunning food.

I gather as per some reviews service can be slow - we were there on a pre-theatre sitting on a saturday nignt - restaurant full but service prompt and attentive.

Quite expensive but worth every penny.

Saturday, October 24, 2009
Overall rating 9 stars
Food 10 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 7

The Goring Dining Room

I am fortunate enough to live close by the Goring, and am therefore a regular visitor. It is a well run privately owned family hotel.

I have dined in the bar, on the terrace and also in the main dining room (recently refurbished by Lord Lindley). I have yet to be disappointed with the traditional british fare on offer.

The Beef Wellington is the best I have ever tasted. You can accompany this with reasonably priced (for a hotel) wine from their extensive cellar. I have always encountered impeccable service.

I see one review on here ranked the food as a zero after admitting walking out without eating - go figure! All I can say is give this place a try; based on my regular experiences there, you will not be disappointed

Sunday, September 23, 2007
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 6

The Punjab

I an an avid fan of Indian food and have been to this restaurant several times in recent years following a recommendation from a friend. I was not disappointed. I have thoroughly enjoyed many of the main courses, including several which are grandpa's special recipie and unique to the premises.

Thats not just mere advertising 'puff'; the restaurant has been in the same family ownership since the 1950's. My one criticism is that the choice of starters are a little on the limited side, but I usually ask them to let me have a smaller portion of one of the main course kebab dishes instead.

In summary, there are better Indian restaurants out there but this one in my opinion ranks pretty highly.

Sunday, September 23, 2007
Overall rating 7 stars
Food 8 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 6

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