Vandal Restaurant & Café
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Great food good price. Waited a while for food but happy all the same
I am definitely going back! Super food and service
I'm a regular. I just love this place. Food is excellent, service is perfect and the atmosphere is the best
A nice place with a feeling of an alcove somewhat?! Food was good, I felt the portion was small, my partner did not! I thought the service was slow, bordering on lax, from some members of staff which was disappointing. We’re going to try it again and see if that trend continues. Overall, a pleasant experience.
The service wasn’t great, no communication between kitchen and staff. One of the waiter wasn’t warm and friendly.
Overall we had a really pleasant experience and most of the staff were lovely, as was the food. We encountered one quite unhelpful waiter which left a bit of a bad taste in our mouths. My friend ordered a flat white and when it hadn't turned up approximately 15 minutes later, she asked again and he was quite short with her and unapologetic about the delay. We also had to ask twice to receive an orange juice that had been ordered and a jug of water. The place was busy, so we had not issue with the wait, but the staff member's attitude suggested that we were a bit of an inconvenience to him, which I found off putting and unprofessional. He was rather rude, in my view.
The other staff were all really lovely, the food was delicious and the courtyard had a great atmosphere
Perfect ! Food was amazing especially waffles ;)
Food was great, ambience was ideal and service was perfect. Great Sunday brunch spot.
Lovely relaxing lunch with friends. Very welcoming, relaxed atmosphere , courtyard is fab & very Cosby. Service was very good, great choice of food at very reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend.
I was there at lunchtime on Monday. The food was excellent. I had the Korean fried chicken burger and it was amazing. Highly recommend. Lovely friendly staff, comfortable chairs and great atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
Amazing spot with friendly staff and some of the best brunch food and coffee I've had in Dublin.
This place was very surprising in how good the food was, and I highly recommend doing the bottomless brunch. That being said I will note that as a server I can be a bit more critical of how service should be. The fact that we were greeted by a man that clearly looked like he didn't want to be there was a bit disheartening, but the fact that we were then sat at our table for six people without receiving water or even menus for 10 minutes really put us off to a bad start. Once that issue was rectified it was pretty smooth sailings from there as the food and service were top-notch. I did notice that almost nobody in this restaurant seems to know how to carry a drink tray, as at one point they dropped a few mimosas on the table and started from there to bring them out one by one for six people on a time limit. In the end we had a great time and would definitely come back.
From start to finish our lunch was excellent and I will be recommending it to my work colleagues and friends.
Wouldnt recommend this to anyone. Very clearly early days of restaurant. Teething issues.
My friend was first put a different table to me despite booking.
It took 30 mins and 3 clarifications as to where our coffees were, next came our meal. Again asked three times for for mayonaise.
Great place to go! Nice staff, good food and didn't feel one bit rushed even though we were sitting down for over 3 hours!
The food was lovely when we eventually got it.. I ordered a cup of tea at 13:25... 13:40 still no sign of the tea.
Slow to recommend it for lunch if I am tied to an hour lunch break as service does tend to be slow.!
Had a lovely birthday celebration at Vandal yesterday, the steak was incredible! Couldn't recommend it more.
Very enjoyable.. friendly good service.. a lovely restaurant for brunch..🥞☕🍸.
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.
Wonderful neighbourhood courtyard eaterie with a NYC vibe
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
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.
It always takes ages for the waiter to come and bring the check. Even when trying to order, the service is a bit slow.
Very cool venue and Nice staff. Definitely recommend
Welcome addition to Dublin 8. Great food & service in beautiful surroundings.
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.
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
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!
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.
The food was very poor- avocado toast especially. Service was shaky
Superb meal - great food - nice drinks - good service 🥳
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!
Fantastic spot. Was nice to be indoors but technically outdoors! Friendly staff and the food was heaven.
Great food, great style, great atmosphere. Will 100% back for brunch & lunch.