*Updated - 6th May '20*
The last few weeks can only be described as a roller-coaster, especially when it comes to the hospitality industry. One minute somewhere's open, then they're closed. Then they're doing takeaway, then they feel forced into stopping because of some bolshy opinions on Twitter on whether it's right or wrong. Then they say screw this, we've got staff and bills to attempt to pay, we're opening again. It's been hard to keep up, but as of today these 16 places are all open for business, for collections only (with a few local delivery exceptions), and they're all operating responsibly so no queues. All going well you shouldn't even have to be in the same air space as anyone else. (Also check out our list of restaurants newly offering delivery, most of which you can collect from too)
Daddy's in Rialto have reopened from 10:00 - 15:00 Wednesday - Saturday serving sandwiches, savoury tarts, cake and of course coffee. The Turkish eggs are available to go, and look out for specials like their 'croissandwich' with O'Neills bacon, Dubliner cheddar and a fried egg.
China Sichuan, Sandyford
After a bit of back and forth China Sichuan are back open again with a limited menu and limited collection slots every evening. It's worth trying to get one though for the wild Irish mushroom fritters with wasabi mayo, or the fresh Irish lobster in ginger & scallion sauce on a bed of noodles. See the menu and how to order here.
Bistro One, Foxrock
Another place that was open, then closed, and is now thankfully open again is Bistro One in Foxrock. The menu changes daily but expect options like Kilkeel crab with brown bread, kohlrabi and radish; duck liver pate with sourdough and brandy prunes, and a shorthorn corned beef brisket bun. They also have a cook at home range with dishes like brisket lasagne, chickpea and aubergine gratin with St Tola goat's curd and wild garlic, and soon to be added - empanadas. Check them out here.
Across the road, Kerb in Foxrock are also back open from 10:30 - 15:30 with their Middle Eastern inspired kebabs to go. Choose from crispy coconut shrimp with mango chutney, dill and curry mayo, or the buttermilk chicken flat with garlic aioli and fermented hot sauce. They also have takeaway coffee, smoothies and treats. See their Instagram page for the menu and order in advance by calling 01 2896735.
The Exchequer on Exchequer Street and in Ranelagh are bring their Sunday roast and prosecco brunch to your home. A roast chicken for four with all the trimmings and a bottle of wine is €59 (beef €69), and a prosecco brunch on Saturday or Sunday is €40. There's also a regular menu featuring tapas, mains and a couple of desserts. See the menu and how to order here.
Old Street, Malahide
Old Street in Malahide launched their takeaway menu this week which will be available from Thursday - Sunday, with dishes like pulled pork croquettes with apple mascarpone, beer battered haddock and chips, and their roast rib of beef on Sundays. They're also offering their 'reserve' wine list at a whopping 50% off, which in some cases makes them cheaper than retail. Call them on 01 8455614 to book a slot and see the most recent menus on their website.
Woodruff in Stepaside have taken a leap into the great unknown with their new 'Woodruff at home' menu. There's dishes like Lambay Island lobster risotto, braised Andarl pork belly and white chocolate and wild gorse flower cheesecake, and you can book a collection time on their website, where you'll also find the latest menu.
Cloud Café, North Strand
The lovely Cloud Café in the North Strand have reopened for takeaway from Wednesday - Sunday from 10:00 - 14:30. The brunch/lunch menu features dishes like their bacon and egg butty on a brioche bun, a free-range chicken sandwich with lemon and thyme aioli and the famous power bowl. They also have daily changing cakes. Orders should be phoned in to 0892204588 and you can see the menu on their Instagram feed.
Monty's, Temple Bar
Temple Bar Nepalese Monty's are offering their full a la carte menu for collection at 20% less than menu prices. Try the momo's with achar (Nepalese dumplings) and the ledo bedo (traditional Nepalese curry). Call them to order on 016704911 or email your order and collection time to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rascals Brewing, Inchicore
Rascals pizzeria and tap room in Inchicore are offering contactless collection on a limited pizza menu and soft drinks from Thursday to Sunday. See the menu and how to order here.
Pickle, Camden Street
Pickle launched their "Pickle @ Home" the week before last, and this week introduced delivery within 5km of the restaurant. It's available seven days a week from 17:00 on Sunday and Tuesday - Thursday, and 16:00 Friday and Saturday. Book a slot through Res Diary or call them on 01 5557755. The menu is available on their website with takeaway prices 15% less than eat in. We love the kid goat mince curry and the dahl bukhara.
Richmond in Portobello have jumped back on the horse with a limited call and collect menu, featuring a single starter, a choice of two mains, one side and a dessert. Prices are very good with a three-course meal coming in at just over €20 each, and there's a well priced wine list too. They're operating Thursday - Saturday from 17:00 - 20:00, and you can order by calling them on 01 4788783. Check their Instagram feed for this week's menu.
The Fumbally, Dublin 8
The Fumbally's Wednesday dinners are back! This time to bring home and assemble yourself, and boy do they look good. It's €15 per person and there's no choice, but last week's meal was spanakopita (McNally spinach and feta filo pie), with almond and apricot bulghar, hummus and McNally organic leaves. There's also a vegan option with soy curd, and dessert of lemon polenta cake with cardamom creme fraiche and pistachios is included. Orders must be emailed to email@example.com before 12:00 on Wednesday and you'll be given a collection time between 18:00 and 19:30.
In definitely the most surprisingly addition to this list, Michelin-starred Liath have launched 'Liath-to-go', at the even more surprising price of €19 per person for two courses (we'd wager people would have paid double). The first week's menu consisted of goat’s cheese and salt-baked beetroot salad, followed by braised short rib with wild garlic and pancetta potatoes and red wine sauce, with the week after's menu featuring mushroom dumplings and pork yuk sung. It's been slowly creeping up in price and this week's is €33 per person, with orders for next week opening tomorrow at 10:00 (Friday 17th April) - fasted finger first. You can read how Marie-Claire Digby from the Irish Times got on with a trial collection here - spoiler: there's a bit of work involved.
Mister S, Camden Street
We almost jumped for joy when we saw that barbecue artistes Mister S had started a new collection service, with a serious amount of food for €22 per person. One of their first menu's contained those burnt end rendang spring rolls, their famous prawns with bisque butter and flatbread, a main of either smoked pork ribs with spiced glaze or beef shortribs with chimichurri, sides of beef fat chips and cauliflower cheese, and dessert of half baked cookie dough with salted caramel mousse. They're only doing 15 orders per day, and you can attempt to get a collection slot on their website. Keep an eye on their social channels for next week's menu and release of slots.
Bread 41, Pearse Street
After a brief pause in activity Bread 41 has reopened for collections (which must be ordered two days in advance here) and limited delivery around Dublin 2. Otherwise you can try your luck at their hatch which opens Tuesday - Friday from 07:00 and Saturday from 08:00 until they sell out. Once everything's gone the doors are shut.
Eathos, Baggot Street
Healthy eating café Eathos are offering collection from both of their Baggot Street sites from 08:00 - 15:00 Monday - Friday. DM them on Instagram with your order, collection time and which location you'd like to collect from, or order via Deliveroo choosing 'click and collect'.
Urbanity in Smithfield have launched 'Urbanity to go', available from 09:00 - 14:00 Monday - Friday. The menu changes daily but so far there's been things like smoothie bowls, breakfast baps and Southern fried chicken burgers. Call them on 01 8747288 to order and keep an eye on their Instagram stories for that day's menu.
Junior's, Beggar's Bush
Junior's has turned into somewhere worthy of a sandwich pilgrimage, with options like the Katz's Deli Hot Reuben (smoked pastrami, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, dill pickle, and Russian dressing on chargrilled ciabatta), and the NY Deli Roll with roast ham, Swiss cheese, tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion and dijonnaise. Call 01 6643648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order and they'll give you a collection time.
3 Leaves, Blackrock
Everyone's favourite Indian 3 Leaves trialed a collection menu on Mother's Day and unsurprisingly the slots booked out immediately. They've now decided to offer it from 17:00 - 20:00 Thursday - Saturday, with the calendar opening each Wednesday at 2pm for the following week. It's been selling out super fast so set your alarm now if you want some of their samosa chaat or beef masala in your life next week.
Cliff Townhouse, St. Stephen's Green
Missing expertly prepared seafood? Cliff Townhouse is offering collection of dishes like prawn tempura with cider and black pepper sauce, crab claws in garlic butter and the Cliff Townhouse fish pie. Sides, desserts and wine are also up for grabs. It's available Friday and Saturday from 17:00 - 21:00, and Sunday from 15:00 - 20:00, and orders can be placed by calling 01 6383939 or email@example.com. You can park outside and staff will bring your order down, place it in your boot and wipe it down afterwards. See the menu here.
After killing it on the collections for a week or so Michael's put things on pause to reassess, then reopened along with "Little Mike's Fish Shack", THEN decided that wasn't working so now are back to just Michael's. Their famous sharing seafood platters are available for collection at €32 a head, as well as a short menu featuring things like wild duck & mushroom arancini with truffle aioli (€10) and Lambay Island crab claws and Dublin Bay prawns in lemon & wild garlic butter with crusty bread - see the full menu on their website. You book an order slot online, pay by card, then just show up at the correct time (no earlier or later unless you want to upset the whole system), and they'll come out and put the food in your boot, wiping the handle clean after. Keep an eye on their social media feeds for updates.
The Chop House, Dublin 4
The Chophouse are serving a concise menu which is available for collection only from their Shelbourne Road location. Famous for their steaks, you too could be the proud owner of an 8oz dry-aged rib-eye, cooked to your liking with all the trimmings for €24. If that's not up your street there's a Hereford beef burger, spicy prawns or crab linguine. It's is a cash free service and you can pay over the phone before collection. Bonus points for giving a €10 restaurant voucher with each dinner order to spend in the restaurant when we have something to celebrate again. Details of today's menu and how to order can be found on their Facebook page.
Mamo in Howth are currently operating ‘The Hatch’, a take away and collection service featuring some restaurant favourites and new dishes designed to take away. Lunch and dinner are available to order daily from 11:30, with that day's menu available on the website. They have ten minute intervals between collections, so if everyone shows at the right time you shouldn't be standing near anyone, and payments can only be made by card through the window. Prices are approximately 20% less than theirs dine in prices so you know where to go for your fix of 'cod chip' (€6), Lambay lobster croquettes with lobster mayo (€6.50) or confit duck salad with beansprouts, roast peanuts and sesame (€8). Find the daily menu on their website.
Gaillot et Gray, Clanbrassil Street
If it’s a wood fired pizza fix that you need to satisfy, Gaillot et Gray on Clanbrassil Street can fill that hole. With collection only pizza available daily from 16:00, now's the time to try that spiced lamb version with mint, caramelised red onion and wild garlic pesto that you've been dreaming about. They also have bread available for collection from 09:00. Call in advance for both. Daily updates and ordering details are available on their Facebook page.
Paulie's, Dublin 4
Paulie's Pizza are operating a takeaway only service, with the full menu available and 50% off drinks. They're even doing Aperol Spritz and Negronis to go. See the menu here and order by calling them on 01 6643658.
Kinara and Kinara Kitchen, Clontarf and Ranelagh
Kinara in Clontarf and Ranelagh have brought in a temporary takeout menu with 15% off menu prices, available Wednesday - Sunday. They're doing starters like Aloo Tiki and Behari Kebab (marinated beef tenderloin cooked over charcoal), and mains like Jalfrezi Jhinga and Bhuna Gosht. Orders can be made from 4pm each day by calling Ranelagh on 014060066, or sending a whatsapp message to 0899619650, or calling Clontarf on 01 8336759 or sending a whatsapp message to 0899610533. If texting send your name and order along with your preferred collection time.
Also part of the Kinara group, Kajal in Malahide is also offering a reduced menu for takeaway with 15% off. We love the Tandoori prawns and the Nehari Gosht (Pakistani beef curry with fresh ginger and coriander). Orders taken by calling 01 8061960 or via whatsapp on 0899523204 between 17:00 and 21:00 Wednesday - Sunday.
Do you know anywhere else great currently offering a collection service? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.