This Cosy French-Inspired Restaurant Has Just Opened in Monkstown

The Crescent in Monkstown has long been known as the Golden Mile, and a new addition to this strip of restaurants and cafés in the South Dublin town adds yet another string to its bow. Bresson is the new kid on the block, and is seeking to bring fine dining to the seaside suburb.

The faces behind this exciting new spot, a cosy French bistro with a modern edge, are familiar in the food industry, Conor Kavanagh and chef and restaurateur Temple Garner.

Garner also owns brunch hotspot San Lorenzos in Dublin City centre and was the founding partner and Head Chef at Town Bar & Grill, as well as opening Ranelagh favourite Dillinger’s with John Farrell in 2009.

Kavanagh is a popular front of house personality who has previously looked after diners in eateries such as the highly regarded Old Spot in Dublin 4.

Together, they are bringing a new concept to Monkstown with Bresson and plan to offer menus which are “a celebration of classic dishes and traditional methods brought to a modern palate.”

Tempting options include Gallic inspired dishes such as Pied de Couchons, Rabbit Fricassé, Duck a l’Orange and Cote de Veau, crafted with a mix of well sourced Irish ingredients and premium French produce.

Bresson will be serving lunch Thursday to Sunday, with two courses for €29 and three for €35, with an early bird of menu offered Tuesday to Thursday with the same price point. A full a la carte menu will be offered for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday.

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