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La Belle Fontaine

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85 Marlborough St., Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

Nice pleasant meal very tasty great value very friendly staff. We had the Lamb which came with fresh veg we ordered a glass of white wine with this it was a very good wine in a very generous glass at only 4.50 euro very good value. This would be an ideal place to take a break from the shopping and... More 

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Westport, Mayo, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

This place really is as bad as every other review says, and worse! The maroon rugs on the floor were filthy. If that wasn't enough, the flags, the bunting, plastic tablecloths and flowers, were tacky, and this is before we get to the owner. He was flummoxed by the concept of not having our voucher printed on paper. He wouldn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

I have to disagree with all the bad comments the other visitors made. Ok I never ate there but I had coffee and the people working in the bar were very kind and really nice to talk to. The 2 lovely ladies working in the bar made my stay very warming and the locals that drink and dine in there... More 

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Thank geofferinho
Dublin
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

This is not a restaurant, it is a cafe, and it is a low budget cafe. Menu is poor. Food is woeful. Decor is tasteless, chequered bunting, red paper chain, tinsel shamrock, many assorted prints. You get what you pay for. Prices are low. One thing - staff are friendly and are kind to some of the unfortunates that appear... More 

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Ireland
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

La Belle Fontaine, a fancy name for a restaurant but it didn't live up to our expectations. I have been passing by this restaurant on a regular basis but somehow it didn't appeal to me, But this day happened when I didn't want to walk far from my appointment, We were starving and unfortunately I didn't check TripAdvisor , so... More 

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cork,ireland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

We were meet with a friendly welcome. Decor is a bit overbearing ie deep red. We had a coupon.The waiter said there was no menu and our choice was from the following week starters:soup,wings or prawns. Main: lamb,salmon or steak. However i saw other diners having breaded fish and stew. The soup and wings were ok. The steak was so... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

After visiting three restaurants to check menu, the lady at this one assured me they had what we wanted. Then went we went to order, after buying the wine, we were informed that none of these were available that night. We foolishly decided to stay and order some other dishes which were poorly prepared (for example vegetables totally over cooked... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

Brought here by a work colleague as a quick pitstop. The menu looked appealing although I was a bit put off by the surroundings not clean, and I wondered about the kitchen. I ordered swordfish and friend onion soup both awful, terrible. Avoid. Couldn't eat and my colleague apologised to me!

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Thank Murray007
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

I went to this restaurant as I got a voucher. The restaurant does not worth even the half of the price nor one euro! Very cheap decoration of the place (probably from the 2€ store) and annoying loud music. The food was very bad cooked. I was really shocked when I saw the cook bringing the dishes to the waiter... More 

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2 Thank AlejandroM M
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

My worst experience ever, seriously. We had a voucher... Owner? invited us in old dirty sweater. Got a special menu & were told that unfortunatelly Scallops and Sword Fish are not available. . Both his and a waitress English very poor. Basket of bread served with dirty napkins on a dirty table. There was one other couple at the time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 85 Marlborough St., Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?