17 Railway Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
The food: Seafood
Long running seafood restaurant in Dalkey recently taken over by Jérôme Fernandes, who also runs La Réserve bistro in Ranelagh with his wife Joanne. For 42 years previous, Mervyn Stewart was running things, and was famous for serving Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson and Princess Grace amongst others, so Jerome has big shoes to fill. The dining room needs some serious updating (hopefully 2018 will be the year) but the food has continued to live up to expectations, and the Dalkey regulars don't seem too perturbed by the change.