1 Sep 2020

The days are getting shorter, darker and colder, and inevitably our diets are going to start shifting from brightly coloured salads, sandwiches and tarts to all things warming and rib-sticking, but lets not wish our lives away. In this transitional period pork is poppi...

1 Sep 2020

*Updated 1st September 2020*

Restaurants have reopened and we're high on life, but some people are still understandably cautious about being trapped in an enclosed space with others for an extended period of time. We know that your chances of catching Covid-19 are great...

18 Aug 2020

Life is a struggle right now. Our former joie de vivre to get up and run out the door at the first sign of new food on the scene is being severely dampened by virus anxiety, mask-wearing and a general lack of enthusiasm for leaving the house and venturing out into the...

5 Aug 2020

Never one to let a global pandemic get them down, this week sees new openings from established restaurateurs and newbies alike...

Hush, Rathmines

Hush is the latest opening from chef Jules Mak, who also owns Mak at D6 in Ranelagh. During lockdown they experimented with a...

21 Jul 2020

*Updated 21st July 2020*

Restaurants have reopened and we're high on life, but some people are still understandably cautious about being trapped in an enclosed space with others for an extended period of time. We know that your chances of catching Covid-19 are greatly r...

21 Jul 2020

Restaurants were officially allowed to reopen three weeks ago, but many have decided it's just not viable to open their doors yet with such reduced capacity due to social distancing. Others have taken a bit longer to get up and running and figure out how to make their...

7 Jul 2020

And they keep on coming. Here's five more openings we think you should know about this week...

Canteen At The Marlin

After starting in Blackrock market to rapturous praise, then moving to Celbridge, Canteen are now back in the capital at The Marlin Hotel near St. Stephen...

27 Jun 2020

Yes you read that right. Activity is a foot in the city once again. Some have been borne from the lockdown, others were already in the planning, and ain't no pandemic gonna stop them from coming to fruition. Consider these the first green shoots since March, and consid...

23 Jun 2020

At times it felt like it would never happen, but as of Monday 29th June restaurants are allowed to reopen, under what feels like daily changing guidelines. The rules still appear to be 2m between tables, or 1m if you can boot them out in 90 minutes (yes that makes as l...

3 Jun 2020

One of the biggest bummers about the current situation has been not being able to celebrate those special occasions in restaurants, with family, with friends and all the beers. We can't fix that (although every few weeks there's another sliver of relief), but in the me...

28 May 2020

It's fair to say that the only thing keeping us sane right now is the weather, and eating all the food (no change there really). So it's the perfect time to combine both with an outdoor picnic (ideally with three other people now that the reins have loosened slightly)....

13 May 2020

Only 41% of ATF readers say they will eat out as much as they did before once restaurants are allowed to reopen, with 22% saying they don't know. The results are part of a readers' survey we carried out this week on how people feel about going out to eat again, and wha...

13 May 2020

Uno Mas on Aungier Street and Host in Ranelagh have topped a poll of restaurants Dubliners most want to return to once they reopen, with Alma in Portbello the most missed café amongst 2,000 respondents.

 Uno Mas, Aungier Street (Shantanu Starick)

 Host, Ranelag...

6 May 2020

*Updated - 6th May '20*

It's been the strangest few weeks most of us have ever known. We've watched the restaurants we love evaporate, the majority of hospitality staff in the city (and country) let go, and chances are you yourself have been affected whatever industry y...

11 Apr 2020

Allta, Niall Davidson's city centre wine bar and restaurant, barely had four months of trading pre-lockdown, but the buzz was showing no sign of slowing down, so we're sure a lot of people will be very excited to hear that from midday today you can order an 'Allta box'...

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