8 Mar 2020

In the Irish Examiner this week Leslie Williams is first in with his take on Amy Austin, the new wine bar from John Farrell (777, Dillinger's, formerly Luna), with 777's Essa Fakhry in the kitchen. He doesn't touch on the somewhat controversial closing of Luna (will be...

1 Mar 2020

It's a double whammy this week for new opening Kitchen 85 on Marlborough Street, who've managed to bag reviews in the Irish Times and the Irish Independent, both predominantly in praise of the Cantonese restaurant from the same owners as M&L Chinese around the corner....

25 Feb 2020

Around this time of the year, we notice a bit of a shift in what’s cropping up on our Instagram feed. While January brings a timeline of salads and vegan food, February tends to be the month when good intentions are shrugged-off, and those heading out between storms ar...

25 Feb 2020

Exciting news - porridge is back. Alright it never went away, but the breakfast staple is experiencing a resurgence on Dublin menus that’s elevating it from a safe and cheap add-on to the star of its very own morning show. Here’s where to find the most colourful and fl...

25 Feb 2020

Brunch at Alma is always a winner, especially if you can get there early and beat the queues. The Choripan Argento (Argentine chorizo on sourdough with aioli, chimichurri, salsa criolla, fried eggs,onions, and sriracha) was packed with flavour. Let’s face it though, w...

24 Feb 2020

Of all of the Irish food traditions, Pancake Tuesday is probably our favourite. We don't need an excuse to eat pancakes/crepes/hot cakes, but we do enjoy the opportunity once a year to gorge on them (breakfast, lunch and dinner totally acceptable, as long as dinner is...

23 Feb 2020

In the Irish Independent this week (which now has a paywall btw so no more free restaurant review content unless you hand over your credit card details), Katy McGuinness *finally* has a good vegan experience at Glas on Chatham Street. This is off the back of giving Bea...

21 Feb 2020

We've long lamented the lack of good (freshly-made) tacos in Dublin, so were pretty excited to hear that there's a taco battle taking place at Eatyard's Jam Park in Swords this weekend. Six taco makers from La Cocina Cuevas, Eatery Park, Fuppin Delish, The Taco Tr...

20 Feb 2020

The Ramen Kitchen in Stoneybatter is closing, just under a year after it opened on Manor Street last March. The (unsurprisingly) ramen focused restaurant had suffered from mixed reviews over its short lifetime, with Catherine Cleary in the Irish Times calling the gyoza...

18 Feb 2020

Amy Austin, the long-awaited wine bar from John Farrell, finally opens on Drury Street this Thursday, with lots of small plates, a single dessert and 16 wines on tap. It's next door to ill-fated Luna which closed last year, and where tiny café Sasha House Petite used t...

16 Feb 2020

In this weekend's Irish Independent Katy McGuinness is paddy last into Allta, but the team are going out on a high as she says their scallop dish will have the Michelin inspectors excited. There's lots to be complimented, including the "perfect-height and super-comfort...

14 Feb 2020

The Stoneybatter food boom continues, with the opening of new pizzeria Stone on Manor Street. It's the first restaurant from owners Cian O'Colmain and Mary O'Mahony, who say they "just love pizza" and saw potential for a Stoneybatter pizzeria. The Dublin 7 neighbourhoo...

11 Feb 2020

Dublin took another battering this weekend; it was frosty, cold, hostile, and made us quite unsettled. Yes, we’re talking about the election. What's going to happen next is anyone's guess, but we don’t think anyone is sad to see the back of the campaign cheese fest. If...

Let's face facts. Valentine's Day is probably (okay definitely) the worst night in the calendar year to set foot in most restaurants. Jacked up prices, more courses than you want on a date night, canoodling couples at every angle, and a strictly enforced time limit on...

11 Feb 2020

If there was a food that was symbolic of the Celtic Tiger era it was the lowly breakfast roll, synonymous with the building boom. Convenience stores and delis across the city saw queues of sturdy construction workers eager to get their hands on the fat-filled Irish del...

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