Since Lucky Tortoise first brought Dim Sum to Ranelagh in 2017, first in The Hill pub, then in Hobart's café, we've been waiting for them to secure a permanent site of their own, so were very happy to hear that they're almost there - great news for Dublin's 'cheap eats' scene. In the meantime the team have taken over the kitchen at Berlin D2 bringing a new "Eat With Your Hands" menu to Dame Lane, and due to "a mountain of emails", they're bringing Lucky Tortoise back for three nights next week, with a 'Lucky Tortoise Summer Party'.
From Thursday 26th - Saturday 28th July they'll be serving classic Lucky Tortoise dim sum like Okonomiyaki and Prawn Siu Mai as well as new dishes that will be on the menu in their new location. They're also doing a Lucky Tortoise brunch menu on Saturday, will be trying out cocktails from their new drinks menu, and they'll have live music and DJs over the three days.
If you miss the summer party, you can try the "Eat With Your Hands" menu seven days a week at Berlin D2 from 16:00 - 21:30. The new menu takes inspiration from several cuisines and includes dishes like Vietnamese mussels, Korean spiced chicken and crab and scallion sushi rolls with soy wasabi remoulade. They don't take reservations and you order at a counter, so good if you're in a hurry or just want something low fuss.
You can book a spot at the Lucky Tortoise Summer Party by emailing email@example.com, but the Saturday brunch is no reservations. The regular bar food menu at Berlin D2 is walk in only and available seven days a week.
"Eat with your hands" at Berlin D2
14-15 Dame Lane, Dublin 2
Mon - Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Lucky Tortoise Summer Party - Thu 26th - Fri 27th July, 16:00 - 21:00. Sat 28th July 12:00 - 16:00, 17:00 - 21:00