I'm the marketing manager with MenuPages.ie, my name is Sandra Egan and I'm interested in your comments - we love feedback be it good or bad.
What alot of you are saying here about MenuPages.ie is not correct . We post every single review to the web site. We have a team of people that read the reviews before they go live and the only time a review won't be published in full is if it is litigious or obsence. So if you identify someone saying "the waitress, with red hair called Mary, was a stupid x and y" we won't be able to post that part of your review. We would be sued it we did. However we do post everything else including the food was crap, service poor etc.
I challenge you all to try it - I wouldn't stick my neck out if this wasn't the case. It is the backbone to the site and why it is so popular.
Just to cover a few other little things in the proceeding comments:
1. Darragh29 - you say restaurants pay us - every single restaurant that appears on the site appears free of charge. So what you say isn't correct. We do allow restaurants the ability to do extra advertising on the site but the starting point is full free listing for all. Otherwise the site wouldn't be comprehensive. There are restaurants that absolutely hate us because of us allowing users say their food is terrible - even people that pay us for extra banner advertising freak about bad reviews. But they stay live, no matter what. We do allow restaurants what we call "the right to reply" but not all take up the offer.
2. MarkNoonan1974 - you are correct - restaurants do get an email saying a review has been posted. However, this is when it is live on our web site - it is an automated system which is just to let them know someone has posted a comment. At the same time, our users get an email saying "your review of xx place has been posted". They don't have chance to moderate it - although I know they would love to in alot of cases
Feel free to let me know anything else that you like (or hate) about the site. We're an Irish business just trying to make our way - my email address in work is firstname.lastname@example.org.