Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant review: The Café at Stephen Pearce Pottery Shanagarry, Co Cork

Some months ago, a great comrade, GB, steered me in the direction of what he promised was a mighty fine dining establishment indeed. 

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Restaurant review: Forest and Marcy, Dublin 4

I HAVE no anecdote for you this week, just another tale of a great meal and the best of all complaints — I now have to re-order my ever-expanding list of great places to eat. 

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Restaurant review: Sage, The Courtyard, Midleton, Co Cork

Sage is a select band of Irish restaurants determinedly questing for that elusive modern Irish cuisine in the manner prescribed by Redzepi. 

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Restaurant review: The Exchequer, Dublin 2

 

MEMORY is a strange thing. Stranger still is how our sense of smell is our most powerful memory trigger. 

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Restaurant review: Palmento

Palmento is a delightful and welcoming haven in Douglas.

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Restaurant review: Brioche Restaurant, Dublin 6

Brioche Restaurant, 51a Elmwood Avenue Lower, Ranelagh, Dublin 6; tel: 01-4979163

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Restaurant review: Feed Your Senses

Feed Your Senses (Alimenta Tus Sensidos)  

27 Washington St, Cork;

tel: 021-4274633

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Restaurant review: Boqueria, Dublin 7

 

This is exactly the place you should go to share some food and get some compassion into your system.

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Restaurant review: Twisted, Kinsale, Cork

The problem with being first out of the blocks in a long distance event, particularly when you set off at an impossibly blistering pace, is rivals will eventually catch up. 

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Restaurant review: Locks, Dublin 8

FOR some reason, Irish cities and towns rarely make the best use of their waterways, either ignoring them or turning their backs. 

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Restaurant review: Diva Boutique Café and Bakery, Ballinspittle, Co Cork

 

It is one of the finest lunches enjoyed in many a moon, particularly as we hadn’t anticipated such excellent fare. 

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Restaurant review: Gaillot and Gray, Dublin 2

 

THERE is no such thing as Italian food. This point was confirmed to me recently when an Italian friend handed me vacuum-packed cured sausages as a gift. 

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Restaurant review: The Food Depot Gourmet Street Kitchen, Cork

All over the world, some of the most wonderful dining experiences are to be had from street vendors. 

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Restaurant review: Cavern Wine Bar, Dublin 4

THERE’S a question I get asked a lot — which is more important to you, food or wine?

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Restaurant review: Holy Smoke, Cork

Holy Smoke is the latest such venture, with talented young Kerry chef John Relihan, formerly head chef of Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa restaurant in London, at the helm.

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Restaurant review: Osteria Lucio, Dublin 2

FEW of us eat out for purely sustenance reasons. These days, we do so for pleasure. 

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Restaurant review: Loam, Galway

First, a caveat, for this is one of the most ‘rigorous’ reviews I shall ever submit, having worked in the kitchens of Loam for two days prior to dining. 

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Restaurant review: Pickle's, Dublin 2

In this centenary year, I’ve found myself thinking about British colonialism and whether there is anything good to be said about it. 

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Restaurant review: Les Gourmandises, Cork

Outside of Dublin, it is a while since I’ve ‘worked’ so hard for a Friday night restaurant booking.

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Restaurant review: Klaw, Dublin 1

 

AS you probably know by now we live on a small island with an abundance of high quality seafood, almost all of which we send to France. I blame the church and Paxo.

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Restaurant review: Ali's Kitchen, Cork

As restaurants are to my belly, so bookshops are to my brain, I love both equally and there are even times when one will do the job of the other. 

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