This week's critic reviews
Klaw The Seafood Café is having a good week with both Katy McGuinness in the Independent and Catherine Cleary in the Times giving it the thumbs up. Katy loved the gambas which she called 'wipe-the-plate good', while Catherine calls it 'Sabongi’s best place yet'.
While in the Sunday Independent, Lucinda O'Sullivan isn't let down by the change of ownership at Guinea Pig in Dalkey, saying "I think the Guinea Pig diners will be more than happy - it will certainly be on my regular visiting list." Jérôme Fernandes recently took over from long time chef-owner Mervyn Stewart. (article not currently online)
Outside Dublin, Gillian Nelis in The Sunday Business Post enjoyed the majority of her Sunday lunch in Two Cooks in Kildare, except for a bit of overcooked beef, but her pork was "cooked beautifully" and the dessert was worth travelling for. In the Irish Examiner, Joe McNamee is impressed with the food provenance at Bao Boi in Cork, and finds the vegan option made from Ballyhoura mushrooms "easily the match of its subsequent carnivorous competitors".