* Updated 19th September to include menu details
Spitalfields, the much awaited "pub with a restaurant" from the owners of The Pig's Ear will open this Thursday at 5pm, with lunch and dinner served six days a week. Owned by chef Stephen McAllister and wife Andrea Hussey, with Declan Maxwell (ex-Luna) in place as manager, they're describing the food as "traditional, classical restaurant cooking in a pub setting", with dishes like devilled eggs, grilled bread with anchovies, and beef cheek and bone marrow parker house rolls.
Spitalfields was formerly home to Shanahan's pub, and takes its name from the street just behind it. Since whispers started circulating about it at the start of the summer, we've heard comparisons to Michelin-starred pub The Harwood Arms in London time and time again, and the idea from the get go seems to have been high quality food in a casual setting. There's seating downstairs at the bar where the open kitchen is, and the main restaurant is upstairs on the first floor.
Spitalfields opens its doors at 5pm this Thursday, and will serve lunch and dinner from Monday - Saturday (no Sunday roast, sorry), but the pub will be open all day serving a snack menu. Opening night menu below, and it looks good.
25 The Coombe, The Liberties, Dublin 8
Open: Mon - Sat from 12pm