101 Setanta Place, Dublin 2
The food: Pasta, Small Plates
Niall Davison’s ‘wine bar with handmade food’ was one of the most anticipated openings of 2019, and didn’t disappoint when the doors finally opened. Small plates, pasta and wine are the order of the day, with the crab bigoli, chicken liver scarpinocc and BBQ lamb with seaweed pappardelle reaching cult status within days. Don’t miss the bread and shiitake miso butter either, and the scallops with hazelnuts and gooseberry beurre blanc are likely to be one of the best things you eat this year.