Mister S, a new barbecue restaurant cooking everything over open fire has opened on Camden Street. It's the second restaurant from Featherblade owners Paul McVeigh and Jamie O'Toole, with Daniel Hannigan, formerly of Richmond and a finalist in the Eurotoques Young Chef Of The Year 2019, installed as head chef. Sous chef is Tim Geeves, who formerly worked at Smokestak in London, widely thought to be one of the best barbecue restaurants in the UK.
Mister S is using predominantly Irish meat, fish and vegetables, with a stellar line up of producers including Andarl Farm for pork, Ridgeway Wagyu for beef, Castlemine Farm for lamb, and Sustainable Seafood Ireland for fish. Prices range from €8 for gambas, bisque butter and flatbread, to €15 for a marinated pork tomahawk. There's also the option of a whole brill with langoustine to share for €34, or daily sharing steaks.
There are tables for two or four, wooden booths, and some window seats which will be ideal for solo diners (or anyone who wants to people watch). There's also a secret long table down the stairs at the back that you'll only see when you go to the toilet. They'll try to keep this for groups where possible so something to bear in mind for your next team outing.
Currently Mister S is only open for dinner from Tuesday - Saturday (lunch will follow over the next few months), and it's walk in only, but before that raises a groan, they're using the same Quidini app that Pi use, so if there's a wait they'll take your name, let you go off for a drink, and text you when your table's ready. We had a sneak peak of the food earlier this week, and think this is one of the most exciting openings of the year to date. Get in fast before everyone finds out about it and it's Chimac-mania all over again. Opening menu below.