Four new openings to feast your eyes on this week, and more in the works...
The "coffee lovers not coffee snobs" have just opened their fourth site on George's Street, and had all the press yesterday over their announcement that they've gone cash free. The jury's out but they reckon it's going to speed up service for everyone and make their staff more efficient. Coffee, pastries and treats can be paid for by contactless, apple pay or the Bear Market digital loyalty card. So futuristic.
The Carrot's Tail
Another week, another vegan eatery, this time in Rathmines. The Carrot's Tail, set up by couple Yeniree and Sebastian, opened at the end of last week and is selling vegan meatball subs, 'zalmon' bagels and vegan cheese, from cheesemaker Little Green Leaf in Cork.
30 Church Street
The former Big Blue/Boqueria building on Church Street in Howth has been been taken over by the restaurant group that own Mulberry Garden in Donnybrook and Brookwood on Baggot Street. 30 Church Street opened last week serving seafood, steak and pizza, with some great sea views.
New health food café and restaurant As One opened yesterday in the Grant Thornton building on City Quay (just down from Tara Street station), and is promising food from scratch to improve your well-being and gut health. There's a big focus on Irish ingredients, a strong 'food-to-go' offering, and sustainability-based business practices, like compostible packaging and a move towards zero waste.
Ones to watch
- We're eagerly anticipating the opening of John Farrell's new wine bar on Drury Street, due to open at some point this month
- And there's another wine bar coming - even more excitement. Little Mike's is coming to Mount Merrion from the dream team behind Michael's, and you just know it's going to be the southside hangout of summer 2019
- Fine dining is coming to Skerries, with Potager due to open at the end of the month
- The Townhouse Leisure Group (Farrier & Draper, La Cucina, The Green Hen) will open Le Perroquet on Leeson Street at some point this month, featuring "French inspired dishes with an Irish twist"
- Dawson Street's getting a new spot for Sushi as Maneki are moving into the old Dolce Sicily site
More when we get it.