*Updated - 6th May '20*
It's been the strangest few weeks most of us have ever known. We've watched the restaurants we love evaporate, the majority of hospitality staff in the city (and country) let go, and chances are you yourself have been affected whatever industry you work in. Like you we are counting the days when life returns to normal, but until then what hasn't changed is we still need to eat. Many restaurants are attempting to adapt to this unknown situation we've found ourselves in by offering delivery for the first time (along with collection if you can get there), so the next time you're feeling blue about not being able to go to your favourite restaurant, take a tiny bit of solace in knowing that some of them will come to you. (Please note: this situation is changing daily so we will update this article as and when we can)
Nunki Tea House, Dun Laoghaire
Regional Chinese specialists Nunki Tea House in Dun Laoghaire are open for delivery or collection with a huge menu including specialties that need to be pre-booked 24 hours in advance. You can choose from stewed pork ribs with pickled cabbage; prawns with crab sticks, black fungi and wolfberries, or Nunki's special deep-fried milk custard. See the menu and how to order here.
Coppinger Row/Charlotte Quay
Sister restaurants Coppinger Row and Charlotte Quay have launched their 'at home' menu with dishes from both sites available for delivery, including smoked duck flatbread with grilled peach, crumbed feta and molasses; Coppinger's meatball linguine with salsa verde and parmesan, and lemon polenta cake with set yoghurt and raspberry. They're also doing bottles of pre-mixed cocktails for two (including a Fig Old Fashioned and an Aperol Negroni) for €15. See the menu and how to order here.
Stalwart of the Dublin dining scene Yamamori is now available for delivery or collection from Thursday - Sunday from 17:00 - 21:00. There's sushi and sashimi, yakisoba and katsu curry, ramen and gyoza. See the full menu and how to order here.
Hang Dai, Camden Street
Modern Camden Street Chinese Hang Dai have a new takeaway and delivery menu featuring favourites like their sesame prawn sourdough toast with yuzu mayo and mapo tofu with minced pork, along with their take on classic takeaway dishes like crispy, sticky sweet and sour pork with roasted pineapple and Kentucky fried kung pao chicken with peanuts and chilli. They're also doing a set family meal for €50, with two starters and mains, two kids meals and icebergers for everyone. To order call them on 01 5458888 or head to Deliveroo.
Cocu, Baggot Street
Healthy eating café Cocu on Baggot Street has reopened with a limited lunch menu from chef Holly Dalton and coffee from Cloud Picker. We're liking the sound of the meatball marinara with orzo and the Middle Eastern chicken salad. Find them on Bamboo, Just Eat, Deliveroo and Flipdish, or collect yourself. Open from 12:00 - 16:00 Monday - Friday.
Grove Road, Portobello
Canalside café Grove Road in Portobello, site of possibly the crispiest rashers in the city, are open for collections or takeaway via Deliveroo. They're doing breakfast like granola, sausage rolls and croissants, cakes, juices and coffee, and for collection they're also doing some of their most popular brunch/lunch dishes like the breakfast sandwich and the avocado and feta smash - don't forget to add bacon. Call them on 01 5446639 or find them on Deliveroo here.
Urban Brewing, IFSC
Urban Brewing, the IFSC brewery and restaurant are doing a regularly changing menu for delivery or collection featuring dishes like flatbreads, fish and chips and beer-brined chicken. They're also delivering a wide range of beers, including growlers (just under a litre), of their own brews, and there's some decent wines to be found there too, at equally decent prices. See here and here. Order online at www.urbanbrewing.ie/clickandcollect or call them on 01 5685989. Delivery is free from Dublin 1-8 with a minimum order of €20.
Roly's Bistro, Ballsbridge
Old school Ballsbridge bistro Roly's have moved with the times and are offering a collection and delivery menu, including meals to heat yourself at home. The menu isn't exactly earth-shattering, with options like fish pie, salmon with stir-fried noodles and vegetable and chickpea korma, but possibly one for the person who doesn't like their food "too fancy". Chilled meals, to cook yourself at home, are along with same lines, with things like braised beef and Guinness, chicken korma and lasagne. Call them on 01 6682611 or order on their website.