Four of us booked in to the Café part of Rolys on a Sunday evening as my Dad had eaten in the restaurant previously and enjoyed it. We opted for the Café for a more informal dining experience as we knew we'd have been out and about in Dublin all day. I believe the menu is less extensive than the restaurant menu but that's not a bad thing, easier to make a decision!
I wouldn't normally opt for bread to start but when we walked in the smell of freshly baked break was all around a smelled fantastic so decided to go for it - was really not disappointed in my choice when I was served a selection of 4 warm breads with olive oil, balsamic and pesto to dip. Could easily have eaten a loaf it was that lovely! The soup also got rave reviews alongside the antipasti platter.
For main I had the Dublin Bay Scampi. Genuinely the best Scampi I have ever had, tasted so fresh and meaty and was a very generous portion with some nice tartar sauce. The fish pie also looked and apparently tasted fantastic.
For dessert you can pick to have various small portions of the fresh cakes that the bakery makes which was a great idea. We had 6 between us and they were all fantastic - you get a reasonable size amount but small enough that you can try the others! Would whole heartedly recommend all of them but the malteaser mousse was the favourite.
Overall this was a great dining experience and also very reasonable for the quality of the food. If I were in Ballsbridge again I would not hesitate to return.
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