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Potager Skerries Review

Potager Skerries Review – An Exquisite Culinary Experience

Potager located in the coastal village of Skerries is, in our view, one of the best restaurants in North County Dublin. Potager Restaurant is the creation of former Chapter One Head Chef Cathal Leonard and partner Sarah Ryan.  The restaurant which opened in 2019, wasn’t long trading before being hit with the challenges of the …

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Don’t Side Step This Sophisticated New South Dublin Spot – Woodruff Restaurant Review

Is it worth getting a taxi? Designated dining trips, from super Circa in Terenure to polished Potager in Skerries, are all subject to this taxi test, all the more difficult to satisfy on a rainy Friday night when staying in feels infinitely cosier. These are the kind of restaurants where foot fall will fail to …

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Medieval Banquet

Enchanting Dining in a Regal Blue Book Gem – The Barton Room at Barberstown Castle Restaurant Review

Summer is dead and gone, and if any part of me was lamenting the transition to autumn, it evaporated the second we arrived at Barberstown Castle for a recent Friday night indulgence. Although we had only travelled half an hour outside the city, pulling up to the majestic property felt like stepping in to another …

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Going the Extra Mile at Two Mile House – The Brown Bear Restaurant Review

Let’s state the obvious from the outset, Dublin is a fertile hunting ground for a great dinner. I’m always delighted to discover new gems close to home, but it feels all the more rewarding when you unearth something wonderful outside of your own neck of the woods. Off the beaten track but probably not far …

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This Gastropub Hits All the Right Spots – The Old Spot Restaurant Review

The word Michelin conjures up a galaxy of misconceptions in many cases, an assumption of pretension and expectation of minuscule plated artwork prevails for many. However, while the Guide is most famous for recognising a constellation of high-end starred venues, it is also in the business of celebrating those eateries which are well worth a …

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A New North-Side Neighbourhood Gem – Gourmet Food Parlour Santry

Chances are, you’re already familiar with Gourmet Food Parlour. After ten successful years, what began as a petite tapas bar in Dun Laoighaire is now a collection of eateries dotted across Dublin, meaning you’re never too far away from a “GFP”. The latest addition to the empire popped up in Santry earlier this year and …

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A True Highlight on the Galway Food Scene – Brasserie on the Corner Review

Eglington Street: Post a letter, gawk in the window at the MAC counter, or Carbon for the shift to forget. That’s what Eglington street means to many. It was a surprise to me (and also embarrassing) that a real brasserie – you know those Balthazar-type cozy places with a red hue from leather studded seats, …

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Sharing Plates You Won’t Want to Share – Host Ranelagh Review

I’ll admit it. As a Ranelagh resident, I was beginning to feel like the advent of neighbourhood restaurants offering superb ingredients-driven cooking at reasonable prices had passed us by. Looking to the likes of Bastible and now Clanbrassil House in Dublin 8, Craft in Harold’s Cross and reflecting on the loss of Brioche, almost like …

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This Funky Mexican Spot Will Have You Craving Mondays – Oxaca Dundrum Review

If there’s one habit I need to try to kick, it has to be my propensity to treat bi-weekly trips to Dundrum Town Centre as my birthright. My bank account and general well-being would definitely benefit from taking up a different hobby. Admitting you have a problem is the first step to overcoming it they …

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Cooking with Wisdom in the West – Sage Westport Restaurant Review

It’s impossible not to fall in love with Westport with its quaint meandering streets and brightly coloured shop fronts. Westport is also renowned for the quality of its restaurants many of which, given the town’s proximity to the coast, specialise in seafood. One restaurant that I have been meaning to visit for quite a while …

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A Thai Temple to Worship in Ranelagh – Nightmarket Brunch Restaurant Review

Ranelagh is widely considered to be a little foodie gem, and rightfully so – you can indulge in everything from Swiss fondue at Edelweiss and some of the best steaks in the city in Butcher Grill or throw a chicken wing feast in Tribeca. I love living in this little corner of D6, and it …

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House Limerick Breakfast Review

The Home of one of the Best Breakfasts in Limerick – House Limerick Breakfast Review

I love nothing more than a leisurely breakfast with good food. We are constantly told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but for many – this writer included – it usually means a quick bowl of cereal in the morning or a couple of slices of toast hurriedly eaten in the …

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Rachel's Front

Elevating Traditional Irish Food to New Heights – Rachel’s Cork Review

The media buzz around the opening of Rachel Allen’s first ever restaurant venture, Rachel’s, in Cork City could not have been missed. For many, it came as a surprise. Why Cork and not Dublin? For others, it was seen as a boon for Cork; a vote of confidence in the City’s voracious dining out scene. …

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