Vandal Restaurant & Café

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16 reviews
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€30 and under
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Vandal is a neighbourhood restaurant and café serving all day brunch, with our own playful twist on the modern classics.
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant great surroundings,
I have had breakfast here on a couple of occasions at it was excellent. Lunch menu and selection was a little less impressive. Good basis food though nothing to complain about at all.

1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful neighbourhood courtyard eaterie with a NYC vibe

1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I booked at table by email for 4 people last Monday at 2pm. We arrived and we waited for about 3 minutes and nobody came over to look after, even though a waitress passed by twice without saying any word. We decided to walked in and sat down at a table which it did not say reserved. We waited for another 3 minutes, 2 waitresses passed by without saying anything again. I decided to call one of them when I saw him again and asked him if we could see the menu as the waitress did not offer it for us.

I asked the waitress how many falafels I would get in my dish and he did not have a clue what a falafel was, so I explained to him what it was, what it was made off, how did it look like etc etc and then I said to him do not worry asking how many I would get.

Another of the members of the family asked him for another thing I can not remember which it was in the menu and he said that he did not know, anyway he asked in the kitchen and came back.

The 4 lunches, I believe, took more than 20 minutes to arrive at the table. The restaurant was not busy at all, when we arrived there were only 4 people having lunch, then a lady came on her own, and after when we were having ours a couple arrived.

When we finished, I called the waitress again for the dessert menu. He said that he would go on his break but someone else would take the order. After a couple of minutes, we called a girl and we told her that we wanted one americano and a brownie, nothing else. She said that the kitchen was closes. What? She went to the kitchen and then came back and took the order.

When the person finished her americano and brownie, I asked the waitress for the bill. It was broken down in 2 parts, the total and the taxes. I was confused, as I did not know if the taxes were included already or not, so I called the same waitress who finished his break, asked him if the taxes were included or not, and he said that he did not know. He went and asked somebody, came back and explained to me that

1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fabulous - vegan breakfast. There was a bit of a mix up with the order but they went out of their way to sort it and were very gracious about looking after the bill. Can't wait to go back.

1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It always takes ages for the waiter to come and bring the check. Even when trying to order, the service is a bit slow.

2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very cool venue and Nice staff. Definitely recommend

4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcome addition to Dublin 8. Great food & service in beautiful surroundings.

1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Certainly a very aesthetically pleasing cafe. I would think a little style over substance but will give the benefit of the doubt, newly opened etc.

1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Best baked eggs I have ever had. Service extremely slow but I think this was due to being seated out front and the main restaurant is in the back.
Great value and friendly staff.
Caters to coeliacs

1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great accessible menu, something for everyone, fantastic space, the library area for a business meeting is perfect! Couldn't ask for much more although believe they will develop into something bigger...they're definitely the most popular spot to come around in this area for a while! Always busy!

1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I'm saying yes but with a few reservations. Three of us went for brunch - one friend had avacado on toast which she was happy with, another had pancakes which she wasn't happy with as the portion was so small. I had the skillet fry and was VERY disappointed with it - the rashers, sausages and pudding had all been cooked hours earlier and kept warm (or maybe microwaved to reheat). This is something I expect in a cheap cafe not a brunch spot charging significantly higher prices.
The building is gorgeous and the staff are friendly, however I don't know if I'll be buying anything more than coffee there in the future.

1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was very poor- avocado toast especially. Service was shaky

3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal - great food - nice drinks - good service 🥳

3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the space... Cool enclosed courtyard & vintage library space.
We just had lunch but it was excellent. I went for the fish&chips - couldn’t fault it.

Exciting little restaurant!

5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic spot. Was nice to be indoors but technically outdoors! Friendly staff and the food was heaven.

1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great style, great atmosphere. Will 100% back for brunch & lunch.