Henry Street in Dublin is home to several department stores. The place as expected is always busy. It was included in our itinerary not because I wanted to go shopping (we were billeted at The Westbury Hotel in Grafton Street and I had more than enough shopping avenues there) but because I learned about the existence of a Filipino restaurant at Capel Street which is a few blocks away from the shopping street.
Needless to say, we braved the intermittent rain and the crowd. I scored a few pieces (tights and socks) from Marks and Spencer even without the intent to shop. They grabbed my attention, and as expected from a “shoppingista” I didn’t want to pass the chance.
After asking for directions from a couple of Dubliner’s, we found Makati Avenue – the restaurant. No, it was not really me who wanted to go. It was my husband who is now a self-confessed Filipino food addict. He really looked forward to this. What was the big thrill all about? Their buffet! He’s never been to a Filipino restaurant buffet here, that’s why. Was our visit worth our while? Yes and no. Although the food was not really exceptional, customer service was awesome. The warm Filipino hospitality was prevalent and that was good enough for us. I regret not being able to take pictures. I totally forgot about it.