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The National Wax Museum - Admission Ticket
"Enjoy an experience of sight sound and entertainmentThe National Wax Museum Plus is an exciting interactive visitor attraction located in the heart of Dublin's city centre Temple Bar district and just off Dame Street. The museum is housed over four floors and 13000 square feet in a historic Foster Place landmark building previously the home for Ireland's gold store and arms at the turn of the last century!The museum is an outstanding original visitor attraction and has been designed to deliver an interactive experience taking you on a journey through Irish cultur an enchanting children's zone of discovery Ireland's only dedicated tribute to our top scientific inventors a Green Screen video room
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The Chameleon: Best place to eat in Dublin!

From the website:
The Chameleon restaurant is an intimate and ambient restaurant, serving contemporary Indonesian cuisine. Opened in 1994 Chameleon has gone on to win many prestigious awards including best restaurant in Temple Bar, it has also been featured in the Bridgestone Guide's - "Best Restaurants in Ireland" every year since opening and has been included in "100 best in Dublin 2009".
The Chameleon restaurant is one that myself and my husband have been to many times, and I have gone with girlfriends as well. It’s somewhere that is a little special because its not like the run of the mill places to eat. The place is small, but intimate. Downstairs is the normal table set up, and is very cosy with lights twinkling in the window. Upstairs is different, they have a mixture of normal tables, and then they have raised platforms that you sit at on cushions (i.e. no chairs). They also have a little intimate room to the back which is open on one side to the main room, and is geared towards a small party of people. From memory, I think there could be a curtain that you can close, in order to have a more private meal.

Favorite Dish Food wise, I don’t think there was anything that I tried that I didn’t like.
Even their cabbage was really good, and I’m not a fan of cabbage normally.
All the dishes are ordered in various sizes of “Rijst-tafels”, and as a guide they advise on the menu how many people these will suit.
The dishes then come out all at once, and the first time you eat there, it seems like they have very small amounts on them, but combined, they make a very filling and satisfying meal. Delicious!

This is from the website:
The Chameleon restaurant specialises in Rijst-tafel
(rice table), a combination of many exotic and authentic
dishes and an excellent introduction to Indonesian cuisine.

The staff are all very welcoming, approachable and friendly.

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Sweensie
Apr 16, 2009

Chameleon: Indonesian

Went here last weekend with some friends. The ambience is wonderful. The waiters are gorgeous and very friendly. You can have up to 9 different dishes (Rijst Tafel) including rice, noodles chicken, beef, pork, fish and vegtables. All l can say is l am going back. The waiters will explain everything to you and make suggestions. You sit on cushions listen to nice music with low lights. The Opium room has become legendary over the years. It is decorated with specially imported Opium tables and Balinees Batiks. Sitting on cushions enjoying indonesian food. It can be very romantic if you wanted to treat yourself and partner. However you can go with your friends so its not for couples only.
The restaurant has won Best Restaurant in Temple bar and other awards. Vegetarians also catered for. They also have an al carte menu. A bit pricy but worth it for special occassions. Expect to pay around 30 to 50 euro each for 9 dishes. Drinks not included. A bottle of organic wine will set you back around 24 euro.

Favorite Dish I wanted to taste everything on the menu and was surprised at the way they cooked the cabbage which suprised me even more that they had cabbage on the menu. The whole 9 dishes were delicious. To die for dessert, try the pecan pie and or the banana dish.

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IrishFem
Oct 20, 2006

Chameleon Indonesian...

Chameleon Indonesian Restaurant.
We had Indonesian food in the Nederlands and really loved it so we wanted to try it again. This restaurant was referred to us and we thought we would have a look at the menu. It was nearly difficult to see it with all the Egon Ronay and other awards covering the walls! That was enough for us so we decided to try it - we were not disappointed. Total cost was around IRP43 for 2 dinners, drinks and 1 dessert. Friendly service and nice music, too.

Favorite Dish We ordered two different set menus which each had 4 dishes plus an Indonesian salad, rice and noodles. All was delicious and there was plenty of it.

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Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Getting to Chameleon

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1 Lower Fownes Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

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  • Sunday 17:00 to 22:00
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 17:00 to 23:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 to 23:00
  • Thursday 17:00 to 23:00
  • Friday 17:00 to 23:00
  • Saturday 17:00 to 23:00

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