19 Jan 2020

In this weekend's Sunday Independent, Lucinda O'Sullivan ponders whether Niall Davidson's new wine bar Allta is "too cool", saying she felt "a tad uncomfortable" there. It all got off to a rocky start when they couldn't source an unopened bottle of water for her (they...

18 Jan 2020

Flip, a new vegan and vegetarian burger bar from the owners of Blazing Salads, has opened in George's Street Arcade. Father Joe along with daughters Pamela and Lorraine Fitzmaurice, say their burgers have been so popular at festivals, and they've had so many requests f...

14 Jan 2020

2020 has gone off with a bang in the restaurant industry, with several high profile closures in the first few days, and plenty more rumours about who's next. There were also several closures in December, and between rising council rates, impending VAT bills and the thr...

14 Jan 2020

Dry January, Veganuary, Ginuary - there’s no shortage of bandwagons to jump on this month. While we’re not big on bandwagons (with the obvious exception of Ginuary), we do love food in all forms, so happily flex between meat-based and veggie/vegan meals, but this week...

14 Jan 2020

Remember that feeling in mid-December when every purchase seemed like a good idea, and even if it wasn’t we happily convinced ourselves that it was grand because January (AKA responsibility) was a very long time away? Well, here we are - new month, new year, new decade...

14 Jan 2020

We’re two weeks out from the debauchery that was December and New Year's and the overarching theme of the month is the ephemeral but prevailing 'Dry January'. It's a concept some seek longingly after the overindulgence of the holiday season, while others lean on i...

14 Jan 2020

A pretty disappointing week for food, so thankful for this beautiful plate of Annagassan smoked salmon and Clogherhead crab at Dax for the launch of this year's Irish Restaurant Awards. As lovely to eat as it was to look at - Lisa.

A low point came in the form of the pi...

12 Jan 2020

Some timely reviews this week, with two critics upping the veg post-Christmas, and another celebrating Chinese New Year. No such dietary restrictions with the others, although Niall Toner probably wishes there had been, then maybe he could have avoided this week's "mes...

5 Jan 2020

The first restaurant reviews of 2020 and it's all kicked off over barbecued meat and a stark difference of opinions. In the Irish Times it's been a very disappointing weekend for Mister S as Catherine Cleary pummels them, saying "the menu reads well but eats blandly to...

30 Dec 2019

2019 was the year of great food in Dublin. For the most part it was very easy to think of somewhere to eat, and sidestep the fear of a disappointing experience, or a meal that wasn't worth writing about. Every month seemed to bring a new opening more exciting than the...

30 Dec 2019

It's been a year of endless new openings, nowhere near as many closings as predicted (although the first few months of 2020 could be interesting), and a constant build of excitement about just how good the Dublin dining scene is getting. These were our most read storie...

29 Dec 2019

In what must be a record year for new openings in Dublin, even Christmas isn’t putting the brakes on things. Here's the deets on some December openings you might have missed...

Little Dumpling
 

Little Dumpling opened on Mary Street Little in mid-December in what was bri...

We see you. You're still full from Christmas dinner, you've barely moved in three days, yet you still can't put down the chocolates. You're officially done with turkey and ham sandwiches and even the cheese board has lost its shine, but you're not emotionally ready to...

26 Dec 2019

There’s an awful lot of cooking at Christmas time. Whether eating at home or to bring to family and friends, you're probably going to spend a considerable amount of time over the stove (regardless of whether or not you want to). So on those days when it’s not absolutel...

24 Dec 2019

Forgot someone? Last minute gift scramble brought on by too many pre-Christmas nights out (read: too many pre-Christmas hangovers)? Everyone has to eat, so a restaurant gift voucher is the perfect emergency present - especially when you can download it online and not e...

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