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The News You Might Have Missed This Week

- More shock closure news this week from Table Wine, who announced that their last service would be on November 19th. They originally opened as a wine bar serving small plates, before changing to a three course set menu (a sign that maybe things hadn't taken off the way they'd hoped), and now they're calling it a day. No word yet on whether they're going to keep the site, which was formerly Meet Me In The Morning

- Joe's Coffee have also announced they're leaving Arnotts, while toastie makers Griolladh are moving in

- D15 was devasted this week with the news that Bahay have pulled out of their Blanchardstown opening, along with plans to open a permanent spot anywhere. Read their sad post here

- In better news, it's in London, Paris, New York and LA, and now Dublin is getting it's very own Hoxton Hotel. The group have raised finance to start work on the site of the Central Hotel site on Exchequer street, and hope to open in 2024

- Soon to come opening Church and Chambers look like they are not messing around with this signing

- Temple bar got a new Japanese restaurant this week, Daruma, and we're cautiously optimistic

- Taza have opened their second site in Raheny, and considering how difficult it is to get a booking in their Artane location this is great news for the parish

- The first review of Jamie Oliver's Chequer Lane is in and Katy Mc Guinness was not impressed. "The acoustics are dreadful", "a significant number of dishes are already sold out" and in response to you lot on Instagram saying it's the type of place your Mum would probably like, she says: "Well I'm your mum and I'm telling you that she is disappointed."

- Angela Scanlon got a takeaway V-Face this week and ate it on her bed in the five-star Merrion Hotel. It's a yes from us

- James Corden must have wanted the ground to swallow him up this week, after getting banned from Balthazar in New York. Owner Keith McNally labelled him "a tiny cretin of a man" and "the most abusive customer", before un-banning him after Corden called him to apologise. He then got re-banned after giving an interview to a newspaper where he appeared to deny it. We're struggling to keep up. Corden's behaviour sounds pretty bad, but it's also worth noting that McNally is a loose canon and has put some indefensible stuff on social media before, including much about his arch nemesis, Sunday Times food critic Marina O'Loughlin

- The start of the week just got better - Etto is once again open on Monday evenings for the first time since the pandemic

- The alcohol free Virgin Mary bar on Capel Street are experimenting with plant-based mood boosters for their new cocktail menu

- St. Francis Provisions in Kinsale has been added to the Michelin Guide - about time

- In other Kinsale new, Michelin-starred Bastion should probably have invested in some PR advice before posting this thread about charging guests who try to cancel tables at short notice €250. It all kicked off after this article in Cork Beo, when a couple claimed they were charged full price after cancelling when they child had to go to A&E

- The ridiculous reality of the energy crisis broken down by Urru in Bandon