126 Leeson Street Upper, Dublin 4
The food: Modern Irish
Forest and Marcy

Some of the most exciting cooking in Dublin from Ciaran Sweeney, head chef at Forest and Marcy, the wine bar and kitchen on Leeson St. The second opening from the husband and wife team behind Forest Avenue, Sandy and John, this seems to have already surpassed its sibling’s lofty achievements. Great wine and proper hospitality from charming staff.


Leslie Williams, Irish Examiner

16 Jul 2016

"I don’t take notes during restaurant reviews but I do sometimes record parts of the meal with my phone so that I can better remember impressions and details. I smiled as I listened back at the number of oohs and ahhs, mixed with expletives, exclamations of the Lord’s name, “taste this!” and “wow”. Food 8.5/10. Value 8/10.

Catherine Cleary, The Irish Times

08 Jul 2016


"The fermented potato bread dish deserves its own plaque on the wall outside, saying “Here lives the perfect plate of Irish food”. Sweeney cooks, blends, salts and then ferments the potatoes for 10 days before whipping them into a thick wedge of potato bread and frying in butter." 8.5/10

Katy McGuinness, Irish Independent

03 Jul 2016

"A quinoa crisp is pure crunch, topped with goat's yoghurt, pickled and fermented carrots, and shavings of fresh summer truffle. It feels bright, light and generous: when did you last get fresh truffle in a dish that costs €4?" Food 9/10. Value 9/10.

Lucinda O'Sullivan, Sunday Independent

05 Jun 2016

"I sat down like a bear, stood up like a purring pussycat. It’s exquisite throughout. Form a queue!"

Gillian Nelis, Sunday Business Post

15 May 2016


"Unpretentious, welcoming and exciting – and with a seriously talented young chef in the kitchen – Forest & Marcy is a delight in every way."

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Forest & Marcy

126 Leeson Street Upper, Dublin 4

Ph: +353 1 6602480

Open: Wed, Thu, Sun 17:00 - 21:30. Fri - Sat 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:30.