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“Mediocre fare, poor value for money”
Review of Locks

Locks
Ranked #75 of 2,926 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 25 - USD 40
Cuisines: Irish, Contemporary
Description: Locks at One Windsor Terrace is a new restaurant along the spectacular setting of the canal in Portobello, Dublin 8. The menu is modern Irish with a focus on top quality food at an affordable price.
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Description: Locks at One Windsor Terrace is a new restaurant along the spectacular setting of the canal in Portobello, Dublin 8. The menu is modern Irish with a focus on top quality food at an affordable price.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

My host was enthusiastic about Locks because of a 9/10 review by the Irish Times reviewer. To be honest we were both a bit sceptical because we have found her to be totally unreliable in the past. Arriving 8pm on a Thursday we noted the friendly welcome and a table with plenty of room; the place is gratifyingly uncluttered and comfortable. The service was a bit tardy and it was after we had ordered that we discovered tha. T bread was EXTRA and came with what looked and tasted like smoked lard.
That strange smoky theme carried through into my starter - poached sea trout in a smoked scallop infusion - from which I could still get an after-taste halfway through my main course. My host had the quail starter and pronounced it “fairly good”
I had brill for mains, he had mutton. Neither of us was impressed with this food; it was uninspired, bland fare masquerading as something more in keeping with the hefty menu pricing - around €12 for starters, nudging €30 for mains.
It’s great to have Locks back but for my money it’s no better than mediocre and very poor value.

1  Thank John S
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

We were treated to a wonderful meal here last week. It was out first time here but will not be our last.Everything was 100% Staff were professional but friendly especially the female staff. Lovely warn welcoming fire- beautiful location - Amazing food- great flavours simple menu

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1  Thank MsCork2017
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent, so tasty food.
Waiting staff were friendly, polite & efficient. Special family occasion & this restaurant came up trumps. Definitely recommend it.

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

All four of us had a stunning lunch on a recent visit. Seatrout, Roasted Onion squash velouté and scallop starters were excellent. Mains of cod, pheasant and salt baked celeriac were equally fabulous. Those who had the cranberry fool raved about it - certainly the cherry blossom foam/ sorbet on top was very clever. Milk chocolate and hazelnut tart was very good. Service was good. But the food shines in this restaurant.

2  Thank DublinWelcomesAll
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Came almost by chance and what a find. The trout starter was sublime and the chowder main was a delight. Lucky I saved some room for the exceptional cheeses in the photo. Highly recommended

1  Thank Peter H
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