Zaytoon on Parliament Street reopens today after closing in January for a rebrand and refurbishment. A fixture on the Persian food scene in Dublin since it opened in 2000 (as well as the only acceptable place to get a kebab at 3am), the interior's had a much needed face lift (taking inspiration from the carpet shop the owners previously ran on Dame Street), and there's a newly expanded menu.
Zaytoon 2.0 features more healthy, vegetarian and vegan options, as well as family recipes including a "legendary" lentil soup, and carrot & walnut cake. Other new dishes include saffron ice cream (Zaytoon is the biggest importer of saffron in Ireland), smoked aubergine dip and chicken Kubideh, and five vegan options include stuffed aubergines, falafel and vegetable shish. Everything is made fresh each day, including all of their sauces and doners, and they've committed to Irish meat, free-range eggs and no deep-frying.
The Camden Street branch will be updated next, and Zaytoon has also announced they're coming to Swords in the next few months, with another three other branches to follow (locations TBC). Great news for nightlife lovers across the city.
Zaytoon on Parliament Street reopens at 12:00 today.
14/15 Parliament Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Sun - Thu 12:00 - 04:00, Fri - Sat 12:00 - 15:00.