Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant review: UpDown BBQ Grill Restaurant

Perhaps it was last year’s broaching of the summit, hitting 50 and then the subsequent vertiginous tumble down the far slopes and into the ‘Valley of Dotage’ or maybe it was the recent passings of Bowie and Wogan, two great if very differing iconoclasts of a long-gone youthful landscape, but this reviewer appears to have taken rather a nostalgic turn of late.

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Brilliant, cleansing bread soda

Valerie O’Connor gets spring cleaning with simple ingredients like lemon, vinegar, tea tree oil, and lavender.

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Restaurant review: Bastible, Dublin 8

Bastible, 111 South Circular Road, Dublin 8; tel: 01-4737409; www.bastible.com 

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Restaurant review: Bad Boys BBQ and The White Rabbit Bar & BBQ, Cork

Bad Boys BBQ and The White Rabbit Bar & BBQ, 30 MacCurtain St, Cork, 021 4503706, www.badboysbbq.ie 

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Restaurant review: The Parlour Cafe, Cork

The Parlour Cafe, 51 Cornmarket Street, Cork, (021) 4279287. www.parlourcafe.ie 

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Restaurant review: Fish Shop, Dublin

Fish Shop, 6 Queen Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7. Tel: 01 4308594

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Restaurant review: Idá’s, Dingle

Idá’s, John Street, Dingle; 066 915 0885, www.facebook.com/IdasRestaurant 

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Restaurant review: Well-bread city dining at Etto in Dublin

“WHO’S getting the bread?” I once sat in the kitchen of a house in the French Mediterranean city of Montpellier and heard this question asked four times in the space of an hour by different members of the same family.

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Restaurant review: Kai Café & Restaurant, Galway

Kai Café & Restaurant, 20, Sea Road, Galway; Tel: 091-526003, kaicaferestaurant.com; Instagram: @Kai_Galway

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Restaurant review: Miyazaki, Cork

Miyazaki, 1A, Evergreen Street, Cork; tel: 021-4312716   

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Restaurant review: Luna

Luna, Drury St, Dublin 2; tel: 01-6799009;
www.supermisssue.com  

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Restaurant review: Salt, Victoria Road, Cork,

Salt, Victoria Road, Cork, 021 2390430  

saltcork.ie, bookings are not taken    

 

 

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Restaurant review: Sodor & Ko

Sodor & Ko, 64 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2, tel: 01-4781590   

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Restaurant review: Son of a Bun, Cork

Son of a Bun, 29 MacCurtain St, Cork, 021 450 8738.    

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Restaurant review: Taste at Rustic, Dublin 2

Taste at Rustic, 17 South Great George’s St, Dublin 2; tel: 01-7079596, www.tasteatrustic.com 

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Restaurant review: Luigi Malones, Cork

THE last time Steve Jobs — the fourth anniversary of the Apple founder’s death has just passed — spoke in public the dying man described his vision for a new Apple headquarters. 

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Restaurant review: The Pier Head, Co Galway

THERE is much to be said for Ireland’s recent network of commuter and tourist-friendly motorways — they swish you from doorstep to doorstep in so much less time than when you had to slowly go through every town from here to there and back again. 

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Restaurant review: The Garden Room Restaurant, Malton Hotel, Killarney

THE Garden Room Restaurant in Killarney’s Malton Hotel is a magnificent setting even if it is a perfect example of the styles, ambitions and the gilded ostentation of another time.

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Restaurant review: Jules Restaurant, Dublin 2

ONCE upon a time, there used to be a restaurant in Dublin by the name of Les Frère Jacques, an establishment overseen for almost 30 years by Jean Jacques Caillabet.

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Restaurant review: Orchid Restaurant, Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork

THROUGH the dimming twilight, it is Dearly Beloved (DB) who first spots the serried ranks of vintage Rolls Royces lined up at Hayfield Manor. 

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