Went here with the better half and some of the coworkers. My first time experience was not so good. The food was expensive for what you got and the service was a hit and miss. This second time around fare better. The service was good at first but as the night went and as it gotten busier you hardly saw your server. I ordered the Steak sandwich 8oz and it was pretty good. It came blue rare the way I liked it and I had potato soup as the side. It did not look that big but it was satisfying. My better half ordered the Turkey Club sandwich and she mentioned that it was good as well. My coworkers ordered the banger and mash, stew and meat pies (traditional pub fare) and it look tasty but there did not seem very much for the price you pay. I thought the $14 for a steak sandwich and the trimmings was a bit high. Same goes for the Turkey sandwich. It was not overly loud and we had a great time. Would return when we are in the neighborhood.
We were here with a group. Ambiance is not bad. Service as others have mentioned could be better. The waitress never came back to see how the food was or ask if we wanted more drinks. The table shared an order of bruschetta and steak bits with button mushrooms. The appetizers were very good. The bruschetta was very tasty and the serving was a decent size. The steak bits and button mushrooms were also very good. It came with a spicy chipoltie sauce. For an entree I had the Chicken pot pie. It was very difficult to find a piece of chicken in the pie. It was more pie pastry than anything else. Others had the beef stroganoff, prime rib sandwich and coconut shrimp. I heard no comments on the food from anyone so I'm guessing that everyone was just being polite. The waitress never asked if we wanted dessert. Prices are not too expensive but then the quality of the food is pretty poor. It was a very disappointing evening. Our friend fortunately was treating everyone to dinner fortunately because I certainly will not return.
The service here and the kitchen is highly disorganized. They seem to have a manager that at least tries to smooth problems over by offering something complimentary but that should be a last resort. These problems just should not be happening. I'm not quite sure what the problem is? Nepotism? Lack of staff training? Perhaps. Regardless this place attracts patrons, it's consistently busy. I went at lunch and almost all tables were full. It seems to be an oddly Vancouver thing that restaurants seem to assume you have an 1.5hr to 2 hours to enjoy leisurely lunches. Regardeless our server didn't inquire if we were in a rush, and somehow our orders weren't entered into the cue til later. This was a long lunch. However as I was catching up with friends it wasn't that bad. The ambiance is simply beautiful yet comfortable, lots of gleaming wood (oak?), the fabrics chosen for chair seats worked nicely, stone accents, high ceilings. Everything was sparkling clean and it looked brand new even though it's been open for a while. By the time we got our food we were frankly starving so everything did taste good. It wasn't excellent but it was good. Not sure why the other reviewers dinged them on their food so much. The portions were filling. The neighbouring table beside us just had appetizers and those portions were big. I had the mushroom soup with a homemade veggie burger and it was decent. The soup was full of mushrooms. The relish on the veggie burger didn't really work but it wasn't offensive. Next time I would add cheddar. The veggie burger itself was quite large and it actually looked like a meat patty but didn't seem to have soy in it which I liked, it had a earthy savoury note from the mushrooms. For the ambiance the price was fairly decent at lunch, it hovers at around $10-$15. A must try is their homemade ice creams & sorbets. 5 scoops of flavours of your choice come in a waffle bowl, I was sad to see they didn't have Irish cream flavoured ice cream though. I didn't like the lavender creme brulee, as the lavender flavour was far too strong, I would have preferred cardamon creme brulee. Would I return? Definately I loved the ambiance, it was like you were in Ireland but I would just expect to be waiting for food, and the service to be uneven. It was odd when after we finished our meal we had to wait for ages for our server to return to ask us if we wanted dessert, basically whenever we needed our server she had disappeared. Also note that it gets extremely noisy in there. as the high ceilings amplify sound but that just adds to the fun.
I visited here last night again. I used to really enjoy the food here, but I recently returned and had the exact same thing "St. Patricks Chicken Sandwhich" and it was awful. The bun was at least a couple of days old and the salad wasn't mixed greens at all, it was more like the type of garden salad you'd get in a nursing home.
The ambiance is still fantastic, although I'm finding it to be a much, much younger crowd than it used to be. I used to really like going here because the crowd was usually 25+ and there weren't many 19-24 yearolds getting hammered. This appears to have changed.
Perhaps my experience was because it was a Saturday night. I will still return and hope it's better next time.
I've been to dublins on many occasions as I have alot of friends in that area, or they work over there. I find that the more complicated menu items you get (entrees, layered drinks etc) the worse it gets. Otherwise getting a burger or salad is usually pretty tasty but still overpriced. I really dislike how they don't sell pitchers there, especially because I do always go with at least 2 other people. One of my favourite beers (Dead frog lager) happens to be the cheapest, and I find that I get sup par service compared to the people (especially guys) I'm with drinking mgd, guiness or stella. I serve in one of the busiest pubs in vancouver, so I might be a little bit critical but either way I know what I'm talking about. Ive noticed since I first came in january, it has gotten slightly quieter. I even was there around 11pm on a Saturday night when there was no sports going on and There were still a few tables open, which was unheard of before.
Unfortunately, I think that even though the price is set by the demographic, if they don't start lowering their prices they are going into the sinkhole, with the price of gas who needs to pay 6.25 for a pint of domestic?
I finally went to dublin's crossing. It's beautiful inside. The nicest place in cloverdale. Very odd layout though. You'll know what I mnea when you go there.
A friend and I went for lunch.
The menu had lots to choose from. Definately upscale pub food. I ordered the chicken pannini. It had mango chutney, spinach, mayo, the bread was a cheese garlic bread. There is a huge amount of chicken in it. When it first arrived my first thought was "this is a puny sandwich, but it was more than filling, and very delicious. One odd point though: the bottom bun was toasted and warm, but the top was cold. I figure it was made this way as not to burn the cheese that is baked on top.
Although it wasn't busy at all it took about 20 minutes for our food after we ordered. Which seemed like a very long time for lunch. Perhaps there was only one cook? It was a monday so I'm not too upset.
Slow Kitchen aside, our server was very good, frequent checks to make sure everything was fine.
I tried going there on saturday night but it was too busy with a line out the door, complete with velvet rope and bouncer. So I asked the waitress at lunch what the deal was, she said: On friday and saturday nights, don't bother coming after 8:00 its too busy, come around 5:00 on weekends. They don't take reservations at all on weekends, only between monday- thursday. Take this into account when planning a party.
We decided to stop in here for a late lunch. Very nice decor. It took the server a few minutes to notice us, after we sat down. After looking at the menu, I decided on the burger with Stilton cheese, (came with fries) which was very tasty. My friend had the corned beef sandwich, (with salad) also very good. Overall, I'd go back there again, and maybe I would try to leave room for dessert.
I have been at this Pub many times and each time it is outstanding. Ever table is a hind away...great full menu and drink selection second to none. You can also book the top floor for private parties as we did.
One bad thing about this place (Ifeel all reviews should include something) is the live music in the evenings can be a little to loud.
I will continue to go here for luch and dinners...keep up the good work.
I understand that this is a "pub", but there is nobody at the door to greet you, and you are forced to wander through the entire retaurant looking for a place to sit, only to find that either every table is full, or is covered with the remains of the previous guests food.
We made it all the way to the depths of the pub and back before we were offerred a seat at the bar. We were hungry so we decided to stay at the bar. The menu is very interesting, but we soon found out it was very much overpriced for what we received. For the price we paid, the portion sizes were small and the food very average.
It's a neat environment to eat in, but hte service and value were seriously lacking (two things you'd expect to find at a pub).
As we were leaving a young family was coming in and they were told that children are not allowed in the pub. That's fine, I write that only to forewarn any young parents from attempting to take your children there.
This is the only pub/bar I will go to when I visit friends in Surrey.
I've only eaten here on 2 occassions. The first time I had rack of lamb. Despite being small in size, it was prepared well. It appears to have disappeared off the menu since November 2007. More recently in June I had the St. Patricks chicken sandwich with brie. It was very, very good - as was the green salad with almond slices and dried cranberries. This particular sandwich is much much better than the equivalent at Earls, Joeys or Cactus Club and is only $10.
The best part of this bar however is the ambience. You completely forget once you're inside that you're in Surrey/Langley (aside from a few of the clientelle). As mentioned below the interior has been done very nicely in carved wood and the bar is quite impressive. They also have great Irish bands in on weekend nights. It's sort of like going to the Blarney Stone without the annoying UBC kids puking all over the place and a much much nicer venue. They've got all the beers on tap you would expect for an Irish pub - Guinness, Kilkenny, Strongbow, etc.
To sum: The food is reasonable but the real draw is the drinks and weekend ambience.
I've eaten here five times now since moving into the area. Mostly it has been for lunch, but once for a very late dinner. The food has always been very acceptable. The first time I had the Dublin Dash...it was fabulous. That day it was a crab rollup with avocado mayo. Awesome! Another time I tried the calamari which was fine but the tsatsiki could have used a bit more zip. Service was okay, but could be a bit more attentive. I liked the entertainment lineup....not just in the evenings. I'll go again.
Absolutely great service! Awesome food, perfectly made drinks and top notch service by the most GORGEOUS, friendly, outgoing waitresses I have ever seen! The ambiance is fantastic, solid tables and chairs, blinds drawn on a very bright sunny day helped the other patrons enjoy their experience at this very nice pub. The place was packed and that was at lunch time! The bathroom was neat and very clean. I will definately be back many times to this pub and my friends have agreed to make this our meeting place from now on. Highly recommended! 5 ***** job well done!
My wife and I were part of a group that attended a meeting at the Pub.
After not being asked to place a food order after being seated for 20 minutes, we asked if anybody else had ordered (we had shown up a bit late). The waitress said "No" and left. We talked to the people at the table who had already been there for some time and they all said they were hungry and wanting to order.
After not even seeing the waitress for a long period of time, we took a piece of paper and a pen and sent it around the tables for people to write down what they wanted to order. The list was long completed before the waitress finally came to take our orders, and then didn't want the piece of paper. Waiting for drinks was often as long as waiting for the order to be taken, as at one point there were 4 empty glasses on the table for a 20 minute period.
While I am typically happy to tip 20% for great service, I fully intended to tip our waitress 0. She was terrible. I then got my bill to find a 15% gratuity was added to it. Mystery of the terrible service solved. She fully ignored us during the dinner rush to focus on tables where a tip was not guaranteed. Needless to say I am not impressed and will not be returning.
Food was so-so and over-priced for the quality. Ambience is nice but it's a terrible place to go if you want to talk as my throat hurt by the end of the night from all the yelling.
Went to Dublin's recently with some friends because its close by, nice ambiance, etc.
Drinks are a little on the pricey side- would be nice if they would have specials and food is good-but nothing to write home about.
The service was not very friendly- a little snobby, pushy, geez would it hurt you to smile?
The most disappointing thing was that when I checked my credit card statement today I realized she had added a couple bucks onto it for her tip. I put a big 0 with a cross with it (left the tip in cash-even though the service was bad- as a fellow server I felt like I should still leave a decent tip) and she added a couple bucks on..Too bad I didn't keep my part of the receipt, and since its only a couple bucks am not going to make a big deal out of it but I was certainly shocked when I looked today. Guess she needed the extra $2 more than I did! My other experiences here have been pretty good but I doubt I will be going back anytime soon and if I do it will be with CAUTION!
Been here several times and the food and ambiance was great. Service is normal for a pub. I will warn, this is not a place to watch the game as there is almost no TV's. Tey have some great burgers and good cheap breakfast on the weekends!! Any place that has Guiness on tap has my approval!
I have been to the Dublin crossing many times as i live within walking distance. I have found everything on the menu to be over priced especially the food. I paid almost $10 for some wings that tasted like they had been cooked that morning and it was 9pm.
As for the service, even when its quiet, no one comes round to take your order and when you decide they don't deserve a tip and you are using a credit card, they think its okay to write their own tip down when you hand back the signed copy. I will admit i was stupid to not write 0 in the amount but they shouldn't be doing that.
I will probably return for drinks but i will always be writing 0 down or paying in cash.
We have been to this pub many times.
The food is outstanding, delicious and well presented.
Service is very good.
We don't go late at night we usually go during the day and early evening.
They do have good bands but they are loud if you sit near the front.
There is tons of room but I understand that in the evening, tables may be in short supply as it is a very popular place.
One of the many things I like about it is that it is NOT a sports bar!
Dublin Crossing is a beautiful pub. The food is usually delicious although I am disturbed they got rid of the turkey brie croissant. It's a loud traditional pub. I find it irritating that people complain about the noise, or not finding a table. Its a Pub!! To the man who didn't tip his server because of the lack of Debit. How dare you. It isn't her fault that you didn't like the food, or that Dublin Crossing doesn't have debit. Im sure if you'd asked her, she'd like them to have interac. However, after her probably 4-5% tip out to the bar, busser, and kitchen. She just paid $10 of her $8 an hour wage to serve you.
Visiting a friend in the Surrey Langley are this past weekend, my friend suggested we go to his favorite local pub. My first expectations was your run of the mill watering hole. I was pleasantly surprised by this beautifully decorated large open room, that we walked through to find a space to sit in one of the smaller enclaves located near the back of the pub. It felt we had our own little space in this closed in little cottage like area. To say the least my expectations had gotten quite high by this point.
My late afternoon visit was nice, we were greated by our server quite promply and ordered a guinness, of course, and browsed the menu. The menu which had alot of your typical pub foods (it is a pub of course) was specled with promising not your average pub style dishes. I chose the "Lauras favorite grilled chicken entree" which was a lovely free run chicken breast with braised cabbage mashed potatoes a simple just and this blow your mind tomato jam. To say the least i was impressed and my expectations had not been shattered.
After our meal, our wives joined us and convinced us to order some of the deserts, to my surprise the place makes all of its own ice creams... We enjoyed our baked apple crisp with cinnamon ice cream, and our white chocolate brownie. Absolutely delicious.
After our 2 hour long visit we were kindly visited by the manager who spoke to us for a few minutes, asking us about our visit showing nothing but the most professionalism and deepest concern for our visit.
From the unique ambiance to the jems we found on the menu, my wife and I have both desided that our next trip to the lower mainland, we will deffinately be returning.
My only concern was the price of beer which was a little higher than I'm used to in Kelowna, but beyond that I left happy and amazed at this little jem on the Langley Surrey border.
I went to the Dublin Crossing Pub on a Friday night at about 6 pm. I have been there a number of times and have enjoyed the food.There were no tables available except they had at least 4 large tables (Enough to accomodate about 50 people)) reserved and sitting empty. So for about 35 minutes while my party hovered waiting for a table, these tables sat vacant. When the Manager approached me and asked me if anyone has helped me after about 35 minutes of circling I told him how long I had been waiting for a table he replied with a smug smile that I will be waiting a lot longer than that. I was already at my threshold of frustration. I asked how he runs a pub with reserved tables sitting empty while other paying patrons are expected to wait and he swept his arms open like a King observing his kingdom and said with that condescending smile "Like this". He then said that he "only" reserves 30% of the restaurant until 7pm at which point if the party has not arrived, the tables become available. What kind of management keeps 30% of the restaurant sitting empty for up to 2 hours while paying customers are waiting?? I told him that I would certainly be leaving before 7 pm if I did not get a table and he responded with an arrogant reply that is was too bad for me. At that point my party of 4 left. (Ironically, as we stood outside about 2 minutes later, the table that we had been circling exited - we would have had a table. But at that point, anything they served us would have been a bitter pill to swallow.) We drove about 5 minutes down the street to another Tap Room in Langley where we got seated immediateley, the food was fantastic, and the service was attentive. This was such a ridiculous experience I would not recommend the Dublin Crossing Pub (which is actually in the Clayton Area of Surrey, and not in Langley) unless you are prepared for service with a SMUG smile.