Not even the Coronavirus can slow down Dublin openings, and these are three we're particularly looking forward to visiting once the doors are open.
As if getting one pasta bar where every dish is under a tenner wasn't exciting enough, now there's another one on the way. Fasta Pasta will open under the vaults in Connolly station in April, with all of the pasta made in house and everything available to eat in or take away. Owner (and A&E doctor) Noel Reilly is the man behind it (along with his brother), blaming a disaster medicine course in Northern Italy for making him fall in love with fresh pasta, and returning at every opportunity to learn more about making it. He says he wants to make it accessible and affordable, with everything costing less than €10 and ready in less than five minutes. We for one cannot wait for this to open. Follow them on Instagram here.
There's much excitement about Póg coming to Harbour Road in Howth next month, adding to their Tara Street and Batchelor's Walk locations. The palace to pancakes and all things healthy/brightly coloured is due to open at the end of April, and will substantially improve the Northside's brunch/lunch game with their flavour-popping food combos that make you feel like you've done something nice for your body. Get planning what you're going to order here.
We were gutted with a capital G when we heard Nutbutter was closing a few months ago, so relieved with a capital R to hear they're coming back just around the corner. The new site is on Gallery Quay facing onto Grand Canal Dock and promises to bring back all of their most loved dishes, like the topped toast, grain bowls and PB & J porridge. We're counting the days. Read more about Nutbutter here.