137 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6
The food: Middle Eastern, Fusion

Middle-Eastern-ish diner from Joe Macken, the man behind Crackbird, Skinflint, Jo'Burger and Bear. Hey Donna is on the site of what was the first Jo'Burger, but this time puts vegetables centre stage (although there are plenty of meat options too). Flavours are Ottolenghi-esque with lots of Irish produce name-checked on the menu. Wines on tap and in bottle, homemade lemonades, and a lovely cocktail and beer selection.

CRITIC REVIEWS

Gillian Nelis, The Sunday Business Post

23 Jun 2018

"It may be quite a while since Jo’burger’s founder shook up Dublin’s casual dining scene with his burger place, but he certainly hasn’t lost his touch in the interim. A few more Donnas dotted around the place would be just lovely."

Catherine Cleary, The Irish Times

25 Nov 2017

"It's already several streets ahead of other casual restaurants in this price range. Cheap and properly cheerful Hey Donna is a class act." 8/10.

Tom Doorley, Irish Daily Mail

25 Nov 2017

 

"It was only open a couple of weeks when we visited and it needs, perhaps, a little more time to settle. It’s about big flavours and generosity and we need more of both in contemporary Ireland."

Katy McGuinness, Irish Independent

19 Nov 2017

"...roast cauliflower, which comes with cashew, spiced butter and roasted peppers ... is a full-flavoured powerhouse of a dish that would thrill any vegetarian." Food 8/10. Value 8/10.

Leslie Williams, Irish Examiner

04 Nov 2017

 

"Some fine tender squids on sour-dough toast rivalled the Bavette for our favourite protein, but there was also a shout-out for the citrusy Sumac chicken thighs." Food 7.5/10. Value 8/10.

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Hey Donna

137 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6

Ph: +353 1 4913731

Open: Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00. Sat 10:00 - 16:00, 18:00 - 22:00. Sun 10:00 - 16:00, 18:00 - 21:00.

www.heydonna.ie