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THE BURREN SMOKEHOUSE LTD Kincora Road, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare. Tel: 065 707 4432 Fax: 065 707 4303 Email: sales@burrensmokehouse.ie Website: www.burrensmokehouse.ie

12 kms from the Cliffs of Moher. Visitors welcome. Worldwide mail order service. Credit Card facility. And over the 100 year old pub “Roadside Tavern”. Tel: 065 707 4084

NOLANS QUALITY SEAFOOD H.J. Nolan (Dublin) Ltd. Rathdown, Dublin 7. Tel: 01 868 0066 Fax: 01 868 0260

Exporters, importers, distributors of a wide range of seafood products.

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Our mail order department can solve your gift problems. Nolans Smoked Salmon can be purchased on our website.

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TRADITIONAL CHEESE COMPANY LIMITED 244 Holly Road, Western Inustrial Estate, Dublin 12 T: 01 409 0400 F: 01 450 6261 E: info@traditionalcheese.ie

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INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Good Eating Guide 2013-2014 edition, we

trust that the content of the Guide will provide you with details on numerous eateries, from Fine Dining, Casual Dining,

Gourmet Pub Food, to casual Pub food and other eateries throughout Ireland.

Also you will find news pages and the enriching of food with Cooking with Cream.

The Guide will serve as a valuable reference point for eating out in Ireland.

We trust you will find the Guide a benefit and you can also visit the online version at: www.goodeatingguide.ie.

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CONTENTS

How To Use This Guide

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News

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Eastern Delights

The Good Eating Guide Awards 2013 Best Restaurant Best Chef

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Best Wine List

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Best Organic Restaurant

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Best Front of House

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Wild Game / Bright Star /

Dublin Central Dublin North

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Best Newcomer

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Cooking with Cream

Best Ethnic Restaurant

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Dublin South

Best Value Menu

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Kerry

Best Family Restaurant

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Best Seafood Plate

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Best Tourist Venue

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Best Gastro Pub

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Best Wholesome Food

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Best Cocktail Bar

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News

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Restaurants (by County)

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What’s new and what’s changed Antrim

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SYMBOLS USED IN THIS GUIDE

The Good Eating Guide is designed with the end user in mind. The symbols used in the Guide are not designed as a complete list of facilities available in each establishment The Guide is organised in county order and alphabetically within the county with the various establishments are listed.

Below you will find an explanation for the symbols. Restaurant

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Hotel Restaurant

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Dining capacity (Number of people that can be seated) Private dining area Full licence (serve Wine also) Wine licence Accommodation (Accommodation is available on the premises) Breakfast served Vegetarian dishes (Vegetarian dishes available)

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Service charge Wheelchair access Value menu Special Value Menu Available i.e. Early Bird / Pre-Theatre, etc.

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01 289 7750

Where the telephone number appears in red, advance booking is advisable. Telephone numbers used in this guide are applicable when dialling within the Republic of Ireland. When dialling from Northern Ireland , please dial 00 353 + local code (drop the 0). Northern Ireland telephone numbers in this guide are given as local dial numbers and replace 028 with 048.


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AWARDS – Best Restaurant

Overall Winner Earl of Thomond, Dromoland Castle Hotel, Co. Clare

Regional Winner – Leinster Bridge Bar & Bistro Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2

Regional Winner – Munster Gregans Castle Hotel Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

Regional Winner – Connaught Eala Bhan Sligo, Co. Sligo

Regional Winner – Ulster Bushmills Inn Hotel, Bushmills, Co. Antrim

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A fully integrated family owned duck producer supplying the highest quality innovative raw and cooked duck. * Irish family farmed duck and the first choice for quality. * All our products are hand produced, slow cooked to ensure consistency and the highest quality finished produce. * All ducks farmed on the Steele Family Farm. * Unique Silver Hill Breed of Duck, which is known for being flavoursome, succulent, tender and consistent in its quality. For any sales enquiries please email sales@silverhillfoods.com or call our office on +353 (0) 478 7124

Emyvale, Co. Monaghan, Ireland.

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AWARDS – Best Chef

Overall Winner Derry Clarke, L’Ecrivain, Dublin 2

Regional Winner – Leinster Finbar Higgins K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare

Regional Winner – Munster Wade Murphy 1826 Adare, Adare, Co. Limerick

Regional Winner – Ulster Raymond McArdle Restaurant 23 @ The Balmoral, Warrenpoint, Co. Down

Regional Winner – Connaught Stephanie Sammon Bar One, Castelbar, Co. Mayo

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AWARDS

Winner – Best Wine List Shanahan’s on the Green, St Stephens Green, Dublin 2

Winner – Best Newcomer La Rouge, Cabinteely, Co. Dublin

Winner – Best Front of House Deirdre McGlone, Harveys Point, Lough Eske, Co. Donegal

Winner – Best Seafood Plate Wrights Findlater, Howth, Co. Dublin

Best Organic Restaurant The Winding Stair, Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1

Best Ethnic Restaurant Kajjal, Malahide, Co. Dublin


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AWARDS

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Winner – Best Tourist Venue Bewley’s Café & Restaurant, Grafton Street, Dublin 2

Winner – Best Family Friendly Druids Glen Resort, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow

Winner – Best Value Menu Roly’s Bistro, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Winner – Best Wholesome Food Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry, Co. Cork

Best ‘Gastro’ Pub Oliver St. John Gogarty, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Best Cocktail Bar Dylan Hotel, Eastmoreland Place, Dublin 2

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Clodagh’s Kitchen arrives in Blackrock

Clodagh McKenna is a very fortunate lady. She gets to do what she loves every day; cook, design menus and travel – well, maybe not all three every day, but certainly these days. She is about to open her second Clodagh’s Kitchen. This one will be in the reinvigorated Blackrock Shopping Centre in spacious, split-level premises with access from both inside and outside the shopping centre. Aficionados of Clodagh’s Kitchen in Arnotts will recognise some of the same themes in the décor. But Blackrock has that extra something which could be described as Provence meets Donegal – Provence evoked by the colours – three shades of grey and celadon, that characteristic Provençal green, and Donegal by the tweed which alternates with celadon pinstripe on the chairs. White marble tables are dressed with white linen in the evenings – the restaurant will be open for dinner Thursday to Saturday. Downstairs is the black-and-white-tiled wine bar where wines may be enjoyed with a choice of small bites –plates of charcuterie, for example, and the hottest dish to hit this side of the Atlantic, lobster rolls. The wine bar menu is just one of the five Clodagh has developed, covering everything from brunch to Sunday lunch.


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The menus are heavily influenced by some of the quality ingredients that Clodagh has sourced from terrific Irish suppliers, which include vegetables from Wicklow, sea salt from the Beara Peninsula, butter from Glenillen Farm, Co. Cork and apple juice from juice and cider-maker David Llewellyn in Lusk. Clodagh is particularly delighted with the Himalayan-salt-dried beef she has sourced from Peter Hannan in Moira, Co. Down. She’s also in love with St Tola goat’s cheese from Ennistymon, Co. Clare. It was declared to bring something totally different to ravioli filled with the cheese and served with mint pesto; it is moussey, ricotta-like. Although it’s clear that Clodagh is inspired by the south of France and North of Italy in both her cooking and style, she is a big fan of restaurateurs in the US, and keeps her finger on the foodie pulse in New York on her regular visits to the city for her Public Broadcasting Service cookery programme, Clodagh’s Irish Food Trails. A hero is Danny Meyer of The Gramercy Tavern, Union Square Café and other cool NYC establishments with whom she collaborated to open a pop-up restaurant on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day in the Whitney Museum in Manhattan earlier this year. But she doesn’t confine her reconnaissance of the restaurant world to New York. It was on a visit to London that she discovered that lobster rolls were having a moment. The Clodagh’s Kitchen lobster roll features fresh lobster meat from Carlingford on brioche created by master baker Vlad Rannis’s Arun Bakery, Dublin. Busy Clodagh will be running the service in Blackrock but then that’s what she loves doing. And that allows the people of SoCoDu to do what they love, which is to eat her food.

Celebrating 50 years of hospitality Dromoland Castle launched a new Cookbook to celebrate 50 years as a Hotel. The special Dromoland Castle Cookbook contains more than 100 recipes hand-picked by Executive Head Chef, David McCann, who has been leading the kitchens in Dromoland since 1995. David’s style is based on a firm classical base, acquired from David’s training in some of London’s top establishments. The recipes chosen have been amended slightly in order for individuals to easily reproduce them at home.


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From the Far East

Kaizen is a Japanese term which means continuous progress. It’s one that restaurateur Derek Ryan uses a lot and a concept he puts into practice with his Yamamori brand of restaurants. Ryan first practised Kaizen 18 years ago with Yamamori Noodles on South Great George’s Street, and when that was fully established he opened Yamamori Sushi on Ormond Quay and most recently Yamamori Izakaya in the former Bewley’s Oriental Café almost across the street from the original Yamamori. Original is an apt word, as Yamamori was one of the first places to serve Japanese food in Ireland. There was Ayumi Ya in Blackrock, but it was in the suburbs and pricey. Ryan wanted to take the mystery out of Japanese food for the ordinary people of Dublin. It will come as no surprise that Derek looks up to legendary London-based restaurateur Alan Yau who brought us the Wagamama chain and runs highly respected Asian restaurants Hakkasan and Yauatcha in London. With Yamamori Izakaya, Ryan did what he always does; in other words he did something different again. Izakaya is a restaurant but also a bar. Japanese often eat small dishes while they drink – much like the Spanish style of eating tapas to keep them going on a long night out – so Ryan has come up with what he’s called ‘jappas’. Have one or two, or choose a competitively priced deal such as five for €30, ideal for two sharing. There are sushi platters to share and those who just want to have the three-course meal will not be disappointed. Literally, there’s something for everyone. There is definitely something for beer lovers, with a wide selection of Japanese beers available including one or two even the most devoted imported beer aficionados will not have been able to find anywhere else in Ireland such as Hitachino Nipponia. Ryan imports casks of sake and Japanese whiskey – it may be more appropriate to use the Scots spelling, whisky, as Japanese brewers were sent off to Scotland to learn how to make whisky during Japan’s industrial revolution and the fruits of their study mimic the smokiness of Scotch. See, you feel like you learn something about Japanese culture when you go a Yamamori restaurant, if not from the food and the flavours or from the drinks, then certainly from the beautiful Japanese artefacts and artwork that decorate Yamamori Izakaya.


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COUNTY ANTRIM

BENEDICTS OF BELFAST

7 - 21 Bradbury Place, Shaftesbury Square, Belfast BT7 1RQ, Co. Antrim.

Based in the heart of Belfast’s “Golden Mile” Benedicts restaurant, with its modern European cuisine menu, has firmly established itself, over 14 successful years, as a landmark venue, for local diners and those from further afield.

Proprietors: Patrick & Edmund Simpson General Manager: Gary Graham Head Chef: Eamonn Doherty  info@benedictshotel.co.uk  www.benedictshotel.co.uk

 028 90 591 999

LOCATION: Just South of the City Centre - towards Queen’s University Bradbury Place, on the “Golden Mile”. OPENING HOURS: Closed 11/12 July, December 24/25. Breakfast: Mon - Fri: 07.00 - 10.00; Sat & Sun: 07.00 - 10.30; Lunch: Mon - Fri: 12.00 - 14.30; Sat: 12.00 - 16.00; Sun: 12.00 - 17.00 Dinner: Mon - Thurs: 17.00 - 22.00; Fri - Sat: 17.00 - 22.30; Sun: 17.30 - 21.00 BEST DISH: Spiced Monkfish Hot Pot with Pak Choi, Chorizo & fresh Chilli served with scented Basmati Rice.

£££

160

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BUSHMILLS INN HOTEL

European Seafood

9 Dunluce Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim, BT57 8QG, Northern Ireland.

Award Winning AA Rosette Restaurant blending ‘New Irish’ cuisine with the finest North Antrim produce. As much of an institution as the Bushmills Distillery itself, this is the place to come for a real Taste of Ulster cooking. Member of the prestigious Blue Book.

Manager: Alan Walls Head Chef: Gordon McGladdery  mail@bushmillsinn.com  www.bushmillsinn.com

 028 2073 3000

LOCATION: In the centre of Bushmills town. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday & Bank Holidays: Lunch: 12.00 - 17.00; Dinner: 18.00 - 21.30 Sunday: Lunch: 12.30 - 17.00 Dinner: 18.00 - 21.30 BEST DISH Fillet Steak flambeed in Bushmills Whiskey, Dalriada Cullen Skink, Smoked Haddock on new Potatoes with poached Egg and Spring Onions.

£££

130

GF

COUNTIES CAFÉ BAR / RESTAURANT

Modern Irish

@ RAMADA PORTRUSH, 73 Main Street, Portrush, Co. Antrim.

The restaurant & café bar is a well known as the perfect venue to meet with friends for a meal, coffee or beverages in contemporary surroundings. Our innovative menu appeals to a wide range of tastes and our staff offer a warm welcome with a commitment to ensure you enjoy your stay. LOCATION: Main Street, Portrush.

Food & Beverage Manager: Joanne Boyle Head Chef: Hayden Black  info@ramdaportrush.com  www.ramadaportrush.com

 028 7082 6100

OPENING HOURS: Monday - Sunday: 12.15 - 14.15; 17.00 - 21.00

BEST DISH: Sea Bass Fillets Marinated in Soya and lemon Juice, napied with Ginger/Garlic/Chilli en Papiette Noodle and Sesame Seed Salad.

£££

150

GF

European Modern Irish


COUNTY ANTRIM / CARLOW

‘THE RESTAURANT’ @ THE FITZWILLIAM

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Great Victoria Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT2 1BQ.

Our talented Chef has created his menu from the sort of food that he himself likes to eat. This is all about flavour and redefines casual dining. Sumptuous of course, but also wholesome, elegantly simple and uncomplicated. Naturally we use the finest fresh local produce carefully prepared.

Manager: Cian Landers Head Chef: Michael Dargan  enq@fitzwilliamhotelbelfast.com  www.fitzwilliamhotelbelfast.com

 028 9044 2080

LOCATION: Located beside the Grand Opera House in the heart of the city on Great Victoria Street. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Tuesday: 18.30 - 21.30; Wednesday - Saturday: 17.30 - 22.00 Sunday: 18.30 - 21.30 BEST DISH: Glenarm Organic Salmon with a Chilli and Scallion Pomme Mousseline and Sautéed Pamphrey.

£££

150

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Modern Irish European

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FREDERICKS RESTAURANT @ MOUNT WOLSELEY HOTEL Tullow, Co. Carlow.

Proprietor: The Morrissey Family Manager: Andre Henriques Head Chef: David Cuddihy  info@mountwolseley.ie  www.mountwolseley.ie

 059 918 0100

Frederick's Restaurant at the Mount Wolseley Hotel Carlow is bright and airy, serving imaginative cuisine in a stylish, yet relaxed setting. Capitalising on its large windows and Terrace, the ambiance of Frederick’s Restaurant is effortlessly fresh for the extensive Irish Buffet served in the morning, with a buzzing evening atmosphere at dinnertime. Creative dishes are prepared with the freshest of locally sourced produce and meats and are complemented by an expansive wine list from the Wine Cellars. LOCATION: Just one hour from Dublin/ Rosslare/ Waterford. OPENING HOURS: Sun - Thurs: 18.30 - 21.00; Fri & Sat: 18.30 - 21.30 BEST DISH: Cajun Spiced Rump of Slaney Valley Lamb, Rosemary scented Fondant Potato, Asparagus, Celeriac Puree and Minted Yogurt.

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100

GF

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International European


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COUNTY CAVAN

SLIEVE RUSSELL HOTEL Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan.

The Setanta Restaurant has a contemporary style with Italian marble floors & the menu offers a modern selection of world flavours & culinary delights from Irish classics to Italian, Asian & seafood dishes. The Conall Cearnach Restaurant is decorated in a classic style & the menu is sophisticated & refined with a selection of traditional dishes & modern European classics.

LOCATION: Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan. OPENING HOURS: Setanta Restaurant: Lunch: 12.00 - 15.00 Dinner: 18.00 - 21.15. Conall Cearnach Restaurant: Friday - Sunday: 08.00 - 10.30; Dinner: 19.00 - 21.15; Breakfast: Sunday - Thursday 07.00 - 10.00

General Manager: Tony Walker  slieve.reservations@slieverussell.ie  www.slieverussell.ie

 049 952 6444

BEST DISH: Fine food selection from the menus in both our restaurants.

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100

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Steaks Seafood

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EARL OF THOMOND

COUNTY CLARE

@ DROMOLAND CASTLE HOTEL

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Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare.

Located in the 5# Dromoland Castle Hotel, the Earl of Thomond Restaurant offers a relaxed but elegant dining experience. Dinner can be enjoyed in the grandest room in the Castle, adorned with crystal chandeliers and large bay windows overlooking the lake. Excellent seasonal menus with European dishes and a lighter more modern approach.

Restaurant Manager: Tony Frisby Head Chef: David McCann  sales@dromoland.ie  www.dromoland.ie

 061 368 144

LOCATION: Dromoland Castle Hotel, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare. OPENING HOURS: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 07.30 - 10.00 (Summer); 08.00 - 10.00 (Winter) Dinner: 19.00 - 21.30

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BEST DISH: Dishes include, Terrine of Foie Gras “paysanne” Apple Chutney & Toasted Brioche. Roast Quail, Savoy Cabbage, Truffle & Field Mushrooms “en croute”, John Dory, Grilled fillet of Beef, Shallot & Garlic Tart with St. Argur Port Sauce.

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European

THE FIG TREE RESTAURANT @ DROMOLAND CASTLE GOLF CLUB Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare.

With access onto the historical Walled garden the design concept is for a contemporary look with a classical feel decorated with comfort and relaxation in mind. This restaurant tailors it’s menu to a more informal dining experience, maintaining the same standard of gourmet cuisine of the Castle in a more relaxed setting. LOCATION: Dromoland Castle. OPENING HOURS: Winter: 10:00 - 19:00 Spring & Summer: 10:00 - 21:00

Head Chef: Derek McCoy  sales@dromoland.ie  www.dromoland.ie

 061 368 444

BEST DISH: An excellent choice of cuisine to choose from in a relaxed setting.

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GREGANS CASTLE HOTEL Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare.

Gregans Castle is one of the West of Ireland’s premier food destinations. New Chef David Hurley’s modern creative skills, flavours and attention to detail are already drawing the critics to this country house dining room. Local produce features highly on the table d’hote and tasting menus.

Proprietors: Simon Haden / Freddie McMurray Managers: Simon Haden / Freddie McMurray Head Chef: David Hurley  stay@gregans.ie  www.gregans.ie

 065 707 7005

French Modern

GF SC

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LOCATION: On N67, 5 kms south of Ballyvaughan Village. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Sunday & P. Hols.: Lunch: 12.30 - 14.30 Monday - Sunday & P. Hols.: Dinner: 18.00 - 21.00 BEST DISH: Brown Shrimp Ravioli, Lovage, pickled Celery, crispy Potato. Tipperary Rabbit, Lardo, Serrano Ham, Lobster, Carrot, Peas, Mustard mash.

70

GF

Modern Irish European


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COUNTY CORK

BALLYMALOE HOUSE Shanagarry, Co. Cork.

Proprietor / Manager: Allen Family Patron: Myrtle Allen  res@ballymaloe.ie  www.ballymaloe.ie

 021 465 2531

This long established family run restaurant in a lovely, old, traditional country house serving the best home grown and local food available. The wine list has an extensive selection of carefully chosen wines to complement the food. Member of The Blue Book, Good Food Ireland and Georgina Campbell.

LOCATION: Situated on the Midleton Road to Ballycotton – 2 miles beyond Cloyne. OPENING HOURS: Lunch: From 13.00 daily Dinner: From 19.00 Closed 25th & 26th December & Early January BEST DISH: Traditional Roast Duck, Sage and Onion Stuffing with Bramley Apple Sauce.

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120

GF

CASTLEMARTYR RESORT Castlemartyr, Co. Cork.

Manager: Una O’Dowd Head Chef: Kevin Burke  sales@castlemartyrresort.ie  www.castlemartyrresort.ie

 021 421 9000

Modern Irish European

Situated in the Manor House, the Bell Tower Restaurant offers a dining experience you will not forget. The AA Rosette Bell Tower Restaurant overlooks formal Gardens and offers the very best of modern Irish cuisine using the very best local and seasonal produce. All food is prepared by Head Chef Kevin Burke and his team. LOCATION: Castlemartyr is a 20 minute drive from Cork City along the N25 between the East cork towns of Midleton & Youghal. 30 minute drive from Cork International Airport. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 18.30 - 21.00; Friday & Saturday: from 18.00 - 21.00; Sunday & Public Holidays: 12.30 - 15.00; 18.30 - 21.00

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ECO RESTAURANT Douglas, Cork, Co. Cork.

BEST DISH: The menu constantly changes according to the seasons – it is inspired by simple, honest food. Where possible, the menus will reflect local & in-season ingredients drawn from the wonderful & bountiful supply of fresh local food in East Cork.

80

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Modern Irish European

Since opening in 1996 ECO has become famous for it’s great food and friendly staff. An exciting menu of new food ideas from around the world, all prepared with the finest local ingredients. LOCATION: In the heart of Douglas Village a few miles from the city centre.

swProprietor: David Halpin Manager: Kieran Noel Head Chef: Pat Hayes  ecoress@gmail.com  www.eco.ie

 021 489 2522

OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 12.00 - 17.00; 17.00 - 23.00 Sunday & Public Holidays: 13.00 - 21.30 BEST DISH: Cajun Salmon: Deuce of Fresh Salmon Marinated with Cajun Spices topped with a Red Onion and Mango Sauce with Stir-Fried Vegetables and Potato.

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80

GF SC

Moden Irish European


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COUNTY CORK

FISHMARKET RESTAURANT @ THE BLUE HAVEN HOTEL 3/4 Pearse Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork.

The Blue Haven is famous for cuisine & service excellence. The bar is stylish & comfortable, it offers music 7 nights a week during the summer & 5 nights in winter, has a delightful bistro, a menu with superb choices, with an Irish fair & European influences. The Fishmarket Restaurant is stylish, the menu offers classic dishes with a modern twist. Blue Haven Café is a delightful café, serving breakfast & lunch.

Proprietor/Manager: Ciaran Fitzgerald Head Chef: Lee Kennedy  info@bluehavenkinsale.com  www.bluehavencollection.com

 021 477 2209

LOCATION: Kinsale Town Centre. OPENING HOURS: Open 7 Days. Breakfast: 09.00 - 12.00; À la Carte Menu: 12.00 - 22.00 Restaurant: 18.00 - 22.00 Blue Haven Café: 08.00 - 18.00

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BEST DISH: “Fish and Chips” as recommended by Lucinda O’Sullivan. Delicious Fresh Fish dipped in our homemade Beer Batter, served with Golden Fried Chips & a traditional side order of Marrow Fat Peas.

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FLEMINGS RESTAURANT

European Modern Irish

Silvergrange House, Cork, Co. Cork.

A well-appointed Georgian dining-room provides a fine setting for Michael Fleming’s classical and modern French cuisine. Michael’s cooking is invariably excellent, with elegant presentation and service both attentive and knowledgeable. A visit to a classical restaurant like this is a treat.

Proprietors: Mr & Mrs Fleming Manager: Michael Fleming Head Chef: Michael Fleming  info@flemingsrestaurant.ie  www.flemingsrestaurant.ie

 021 482 1621

LOCATION: Main Cork - Dublin Road, at the edge of Cork City. OPENING HOURS: Open for Lunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week Closed 23rd - 26th December BEST DISH: Sauté Foie Gras with Timoleague Black Pudding, Calvados, Apple and Pineau de Charante Sauce.

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FOTA RESTAURANT

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French European

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Fota Island Resort, Fota Island, Cork, Co. Cork.

The delightful Fota Restaurant dining venue has an outdoor terrace for balmy summer evenings and serves a freshly prepared buffet breakfast as well as bistro style hearty evening meals, perfect for those returning from a challenging round of golf or a day exploring the local area. LOCATION: Fota Island Hotel & Spa, Fota Island Resort.

Hotel Manager: John O’Flynn Executive Chef: Craig Coady  reservations@fotaisland.ie  www.fotaisland.ie

 021 488 3700

OPENING HOURS: Saturday: 18.00 - 21.30

BEST DISH: Duo of Pork - Crispy Suckling Pork Belly, Poached Pork Fillet, Apple and Pommes Puree, Buttered Asparagus, Sage and Irish Cider Cream Sauce.

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40

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Brassiere


COUNTY CORK

THE HERON’S COVE B&B & RESTAURANT

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The Harbour, Goleen, West Cork. GPS N 51º 29’ 45.27” W 9º 42’ 32.73”

Oceanside restaurant with fresh fish & wine on the harbour. Specialising in fresh organic local produce, lobster, crab, steaks, lamb and duck. Homemade breads, desserts and ice creams. Near Mizen Head, Ireland’s most south-westerly point. À la Carte Menu. AA Rosette. 2012 - 2 B&B + 1 Dinner €95 pps (Jul - Aug €105 pps).

Proprietor / Manager: Sue Hill Head Chef: Irene Coughlan  suehill@eircom.net  www.heronscove.com  www.heroncove.ie

 028 35225

LOCATION: Turn left in the middle of Goleen village, down to the harbour. OPENING HOURS: April - September: Nightly from 19.00 October - March: By reservation only Bed & Breakfast, Dinner all year round Closed Christmas - New Year 2012 - 4 course menu €27.50 BEST DISH: Dunmanus Bay Scallops panfried served with a Smoked Bacon cream sauce.

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30

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HUNTERS RESTAURANT

Irish Seafood

Upper Cork Street, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork.

Traditional home cooked food, prepared with a modern day flair and served in a friendly and attentive environment by staff who are committed to ensuring your enjoyment.

LOCATION: Exit at Junction 12/13 off the M8 for Mitchelstown. Located on the Main Street, it is the last pub in Mitchelstown on route to Cork and the first pub on route to Dublin. OPENING HOURS: Open 7 days a week Food served all day from 10.30 - 23.00

Proprietor / Head Chef: Robert Mullally  mullallyr@eircom.net

 025 24746

BEST DISH: Best Dish: Pan fried Medallions of Monkfish & fresh Irish Scallops served in a Creamy Prawn Casserole.

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JACOBS ON THE MALL 30A, South Mall, Cork, Co. Cork.

Proprietor: Michelle McCarthy Managers: Michelle McCarthy / Niall Linehan Head Chef: Trisha Lewis  info@jacobsonthemall.com  www.jacobsonthemall.com

 021 425 1530

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International Modern Irish

Jacobs on the Mall is a 130 seater contemporary style restaurant in the heart of Cork City which was formerly the Turkish Baths. We serve modern european food with an emphasis on locally sourced organic free range food. LOCATION: Two doors up from the Bank of Ireland at the beginning of South Mall. OPENING HOURS: Dinner: Monday - Saturday 17.00 - 22.00 Early Bird Menu ���27 Monday - Wednesday all night. Early Bird Menu €27 Thursday - Saturday 17.0 - 18.30 Closed Sunday. Lunch: Thursday - Friday 12.00 - 15.00 BEST DISH: Roast Rack of Duhallow Lamb with Mediterranean vegetables, Baby Spinach Mint Pesto, Balsamic reduction with a Smoked Garlic & Dijon MustardMash.

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European


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COUNTY CORK

JIM EDWARDS

Market Quay, Kinsale, Co. Cork.

We are an Award winning restaurant serving the best of fresh local produce. We provide an extensive Seafood Selection and local lobster being a speciality. Succulent Steaks and organic Lamb are also available. LOCATION: Centre of Kinsale town with outstanding heritage and attractions.

Proprietor: Jim Edwards Proprietor: Liam Edwards Head Chef: Paul O’Callaghan  info@jimedwardskinsale.com  www.jimedwardskinsale.com

 021 477 2541

OPENING HOURS: Open 7 days a week Lunch: 12.00 - 15.00; Dinner: 15.00 - 22.00

BEST DISH: Pan-Seared John Dorey on a bed of Spinach with a roasted nut butter.

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75

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THE PEMBROKE SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL

Seafood Steak

@ THE IMPERIAL HOTEL, South Mall, Cork City, Cork, Co. Cork.

The Pembroke Seafood Bar & Grill offers fine dining in beautiful, spacious elegant surroundings. Seasonal and innovative menus blend Irish and Mediterranean cuisine. Located in the doorstep to Corks finest fish and meat markets, our chefs prepare each meal with the freshest local produce.

Proprietor: John Flynn Manager: Joe Kennedy Head Chefs: Paul McNamee / Alan Carroll  frontdesk@imperialhotelcork.ie  www.flynnhotels.com

 021 427 4040

LOCATION: The Imperial Hotel in Cork City is ideally located 2 mins. from the bus station & the premier shopping commercial district of the city. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 12.00 - 15.00; 18.00 - 21.45 Sunday: 12.30 - 14.30; 18.00 - 21.00 Public Holidays: 18.00 - 21.00 BEST DISH: Pan Roast Monkfish, Sweet Chilli, Coriander & Ginger Butter, Pineapple & Mango Salsa on a bed of locally sourced Root Vegetables.

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THE RISING TIDE

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Seafood French Classical

Glounthaune Village, Cork, Co. Cork.

The Rising Tide - appropriate for its name and location has a nautical theme. Food is modern Irish specialising in Seafood incorporating traditional and new wave fusion fare. All food is locally sourced. LOCATION: The Rising Tide nestles in the secluded village of Glounthaune beside the tidal estuary of the River Lee just 10 minutes East of Cork City on the old Midleton/Waterford Road. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 10.00 - 23.30; Friday - Saturday: 12.30 - 0.30; Sunday: 12.30 - 23.00

Proprietor / Manager: Sandra Murphy

 sandra@therisingtide.ie  www.therisingtide.ie  021 435 3233

BEST DISH: We recommend one of our evening Fish Specials such as John Dory / Turbot / Lobster. But the Beer Battered Fish & Chips is a winner every time.

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80

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Seafood Modern Irish


ROLF’S COUNTRY HOUSE Baltimore, West Cork, Co. Cork.

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@ THE RIVER LEE HOTEL

Western Road, Cork, Co. Cork.

 021 425 2700

À la Carte Classic European/French restaurant with AA Rosette 2013. Chef Johannes Haffner uses as much locally grown and organic produce as possible. All pastries desserts and breads are home made and freshly baked. Our award winning fine dining Restaurant and Wine Bar is located in a 400 year old building. 2 courses €25.50; 3 courses €29.50.

BEST DISH: - Scallops flambé in Cognac & Cream - Loin of Lamb on minted Humus & Rosemary Jus - Crispy Duck on Orange sauce

THE WEIR BISTRO

Proprietor: The Doyle Collection Manager: Ruairi O’Connor Head Chef: Shane O’Sullivan  riverlee@doylecollection.com  www.doylecollection.com

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LOCATION: On Baltimore Hill before village turn left, 200 metres. OPENING HOURS: Closed Monday & Tuesday. Open 5 days a week: Breakfast 8.00 – 11.00, Lunch (summer only) 12.30 – 14.30, Dinner 18.00 – 21.00. March September. October - March by reservation.

Proprietor/Manager: Johannes Haffner Head Chef: Johannes Haffner

 info@rolfscountryhouse.com  www.rolfscountryhouse.com  028 20289

COUNTY CORK

European French

Stunning riverside hotel enjoying views of the weir on the River Lee. The hotel is light and airy and provides a perfect setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner for residents and non residents.

LOCATION: On the banks of the River Lee within 5 minutes walk from UCC, St./ Finbars Cathedral, the City Museum and the Glucksman Art Gallery. OPENING HOURS: Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 07.00 - 10.30. Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12.00 - 14.00. Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 18.00 - 22.00.

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BEST DISH: We are delighted to be able to take full advantage of the local English Market here in Cork and people return for our seared Fillet of Cod with Pine nuts, Raisins and Roasted Garlic.

140

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European

G’s Gourmet Jams Ltd is a family run superior handmade artisan jam business

based in Abbeyleix Co. Laois. This was set up as an alternative farm enterprise in 1999. G’s Gourmet Jams venture has proven to be very successful as the demand for the superior products has grown 30% year on year since its establishment. G’s Gourmet Jams have focused on the premium end of the market, with the maximum fruit content’s Gourmet Jams are traditionally handmade in small quantities and stirred by hand, this gives the products its unique flavour and home made taste. The product ranges include Jams, Marmalades, Jellies, Relishes, and Chutneys & Sauces and are free from artificial colourings, preservatives or citric acid. G’s Gourmet Jams have received many accolades including the Bridgestone & Gold Taste awards, as well as Producer of the year from Good Food Ireland and winner of the Food Award in Laois National Enterprise Award 2009. G’s Gourmet Jams are available in 28g, 120g, 250g, 340g Jars and 1kg & 3kg catering Tubs suitable for all your retail or catering needs. Contact; Helen Gee, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland. Tel: 057 - 873 1058 Fax: 057 - 873 1858 Email: gsgourmetjams@eircom.net Web: www.gsgourmetjams.ie


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COUNTY DERRY

BEECH HILL COUNTRY HOUSE

32 Ardmore Road, Londonderry, BT47 3QP, Co. Londonderry.

Award winning restaurant. Georgina Campbell’s Good Food Guide, John & Sally McKenna Best in Ireland, Irish Restaurants Association Best Hotel Restaurant in County Derry. Excellent wine list, professional service in a relaxed and luxurious environment.

LOCATION: 5 minutes from centre of Londonderry going South off A6 below Altnagelvin Hospital.

Proprietors: Patsy O’Kane / Seamus Donnelly Head Chef: Barry O’Brien  info@beech-hill.com  www.beechhill.com

 028 7134 9279

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OPENING HOURS: Breakfast: 07.00 - 10.00 Lunch: 12.00 - 14.30; Dinner: 18.00 - 21.30

BEST DISH: Head Chef Barry O’Brien uses the freshest local ingredients to create mouth watering seasonal dishes.

100

European

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BROWNS RESTAURANT

1 Bonds Hill, Waterside, Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Browns fine dining is now open over 3 years and is the North West's first champagne lounge. The restaurant harks back to the golden era of the roaring twenties with a prominent Art Deco theme running throughout. The new owners have tinkered little with the interior of the restaurant, but one major change has be the opening of the quaint but opulent champagne lounge.

Proprietor: Ian Orr Manager: Chris Thompson Head Chef: Ian Orr  eat@brownsrestaurant.com  www.brownsrestaurant.com

 028 7134 5180

LOCATION: Waterside, Londonderry. OPENING HOURS: Tuesday - Friday: 12.00 - 15.00; 17.00 - 22.00 Saturday: 17.00 - 22.00 Sunday: 12.00 - 15.00; Closed Monday BEST DISH: Pan Seared Scallops Cauliflower puree, Black Pudding, Oaked Smoked Duck Figs and Pears. Vanilla Pannacotta with poached Rhubarb.

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65

Modern Irish European

GF

2013

2012

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www.goodeatinguide.ie

www.goodeatinguide.ie


COUNTY DONEGAL

BALLYLIFFIN LODGE HOTEL & SPA

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Inishowen, Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal.

Dining at the Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa Hotel Donegal offers exceptional value for money accompanied with great food and quality service. Jacks our new open plan Bar & Restaurant has menus to suit all. Our Award Winning Chefs makes dining a memorable experience. There is something special for all tastes: buffet, breakfasts, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea or light snacks.

Proprietor: Sean Keogh Manager: Margaret McDermott Head Chef: Darren Smyth  info@ballyliffinlodge.com  www.ballyliffinlodge.com

 074 937 8200

HARVEY’S POINT

LOCATION: Inishowen, Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal. OPENING HOURS: Open for Lunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week.

BEST DISH: Roast Rump of Donegal Lamb served with a Broad Bean and Bacon Stew, Dauphinoise Potatoes and Rosemary and Thyme Jus.

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80

Modern Irish European

GF

Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal.

If you enjoy fine food cooked with flair and attention to detail, coupled with a warm Irish welcome, then Harvey’s Point is your destination. The Gysling Family and Team are at your Service. Michelin Guide and Good Food Guide Listed, Good Eating Guide Best Restaurant - Ulster 2010, Good Eating Guide Best Front of House - Ulster - 2011, AA 2 Rosette Award 2003 - 2012. ‘No. 1 Hotel in Ireland’ TripAdvisor Awards 2013.

Proprietors: Deirdre McGlone / Marc Gysling Head Chef: Gavin O’Rourke  stay@harveyspoint.com  www.harveyspoint.com

 074 972 2208

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HARVEY’S POINT

LOCATION: Lough Eske, 6 kms outside Donegal Town. OPENING HOURS: Dinner: 18.30 - 21.30 BEST DISH: Breast & Confit Leg of Pheasant, Polenta, Roast Garlic, Broccoli purée, Spinach & Almond powder.

100

GF

French European

Lough Eske, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal.

The very best of Donegal seafood and produce. An exciting new concept in a dining experience that is fun, trendy, tasty and great value. LOCATION: Donegal Town, Co. Donegal.

Proprietors: Deirdre McGlone / Marc Gysling Manager: Noel Cunnigham Head Chef: Gavin O’Rourke  deirdre@harveyspoint.com  www.harveyspoint.com

 074 97 22208

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OPENING HOURS: Open 7 days a week 12.30 - 21.30 BEST DISH: Char-Grilled Donegal Crab Claws with Garlic Butter & Lemon.

100

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European Modern Irish


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COUNTY DONEGAL

McGRORYS OF CULDAFF Culdaff, Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

LOCATION: In Culdaff Village, 15 minutes from Foyle Ferry and Ballyliffin Golf Club. OPENING HOURS: Food served daily from 12.30 - 21.00.

Manager: Ann McGrory  info@mcgrorys.ie  www.mcgrorys.ie

 074 937 9104

This Award winning Irish Restaurant is one of Donegal’s landmark venues. Home to great Irish food and service, guests can also enjoy great music in the Front Bar in a relaxed atmosphere. Macs Backroom Bar, one of Ireland s finest live music venues plays host to many world class acts As you would expect Seafood is a big part of McGorys menus as well as Steaks which are a speciality.

BEST DISH: Pan fried John Dory with Lemon & Chilli butter and Tempura Oyster.

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OLDE CASTLE BAR & RED HUGH RESTAURANT

Bar Food Local Dishes

Castle Street, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal.

Donegal’s Award Winning Seafood and Steak Pub/Restaurant. LOCATION: Just off the Diamond in Donegal Town. OPENING HOURS: Lunch: From 12.00 - 17.00 Dinner: From 17.00

Proprietors: O’Toole Family  info@oldecastlebar.com  www.oldecastlebar.com

 074 972 1262

BEST DISH: Slow Cooked Inishowen Lamb Shank. Seafood Platter - Local Oysters and wild Mussels, Fresh Crabmeat and Lobster all from Donegal Bay.

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150

GF

SMUGGLERS CREEK INN Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal.

Proprietor: Emily Browne Manager: Mark Rush Head Chef: Deirdre Clinton  info@smugglerscreekinn.com  www.smugglerscreekinn.com

 071 985 2367

Seafood Steaks

Nestled high on a cliff edge overlooking Rossnowlagh beach, Donegal Bay, Smugglers Creek Inn is a world famous multi-award winning Restaurant & Bar with Accommodation. Head Chef, Deirdre Clinton & her team of award-winning chefs, have created an exciting & mouthwatering menu. All dishes are freshly prepared and cook to order. LOCATION: West from Ballyshannon (8 kms) to Rossnowlagh. South of Donegal Town (15 kms) along N15 to Rossnowlagh. OPENING HOURS: Open 7 days a week during summer. Open all Bank Holidays. Open Friday - Sunday during winter.

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BEST DISH: Fresh Mussels, Tea Smoked Duck, Game Terrine, Paupiettes of Lemon Sole, Duo of Venison & Quail, Slow Braised Lamb Shank, Mango & Malibu Creme Brulèe.

85

GF

Modern Irish Seafood


COUNTY DOWN

THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE INN

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Guesthouse & Restaurant, 100 Ballydrain Road, Comber, Co. Down, BT23 6EA.

The Schoolhouse has just reopened after an extensive 7 week refurbishment which has seen the space transformed into a beautiful room. Complete with a new bar/lounge we offer the finest in food, service and atmosphere.

Proprietor / Chef: Will Brown Manager: Sam Vincey  info@theoldschoolhouseinn.com  www.theoldschoolhouseinn.com

 028 9754 1182

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LOCATION: Situated at Castle Espie Comber, just 20 mins from Belfast, beside the beautiful scenery of Strangford Lough, the Old Schoolhouse Inn is a superb place to relax and enjoy your stay in Northern Ireland. OPENING HOURS: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12.00 - 15.00 Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 17.00 - 21.30 Sunday Lunch / Dinner: 12.00 - 20.00 BEST DISH: Steamed Seabass with Crab and Scallop Mousse, Shrimps, Cockles, Mussels, Butter Emulsion - it is William's signature dish.

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60

GF

Modern Irish

@ THE BALMORAL 13 Seaview, Warrenpoint, Co. Down, BT34 3NJ.

Modern feel local neighbourhood restaurant with warm colours and spacious tables. Stunning Sea Views, attentative service from young professional staff. Seasonal cooking from Raymond McArdle 2013 Winner of the Great British Menu Northern Ireland who has projected 23 to International recognition and critical acclaim.

Chef Director: Raymond McArdle Manager: Fiachra Donnelly  info@restaurant23warrenpoint.com  www.restaurant23warrenpoint.com

 028 417 5322

LOCATION: Take the A2 to Warrenpoint from Newry, Warrenpoint Promenade First Floor @ the Balmoral Hotel. OPENING HOURS: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12.30 - 14.30 Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5.30 - 21.00 Sunday & Public Holidays: 12.30 - 20.00

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BEST DISH: Starters: Roast Dived Sea Scallops, Crisp Armagh Bacon, Tomato Chorizo, Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise. Mains: Pig & Fig - Fillet, Braised Shoulder, Ham Hock, Fig Granola.

58

GF

European Modern Irish


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e Wild Game

Michael Healy, the man behind Wild Irish Game

Finding himself without a job when the wild game supplier he worked for failed after just two years in business, Michael Healy went back to the Irish restaurants & hotels who had made up a small portion of the export-focussed former business & offered to supply them with wild game “Til they got another supplier”. Fast forward 20 years & Wild Irish Game Ltd is testament to Healy’s conviction that there was a viable business there & of course to his & his family’s hard work. A couple of factors contributed to Healy’s success: he gradually introduced different meats, describing it as test marketing. When he got an encouraging response, that meat went on the main order list. Secondly, the Healy’s went to some effort to present the products in an attractive way – for convenience they were packed but they worked hard on making the packaging attractive. And finally, from a regulatory point of view, it became a no-no for game to be prepared or hung & sold in a shop selling other produce – fish for example. Proper licensed premises became mandatory & because Healy was ahead of the curve he was able to take advantage of the new rules. The Irish wild game season starts in September or October & usually runs to February, but went on a little longer this year due to the cold weather. It’s a highly

seasonal business so to ensure cash flow all year round, Wild Irish Game supplies kangaroo, wild boar, quail, guinea fowl & Irish corn-fed chicken among other delicacies, some of it obviously imported, others raised in Wicklow. Michael reports his clients, chefs such as Kevin Thornton, Ross Lewis, Derry Clarke, Stephen Gibson at Pichet, Sean Smith at the Cliff Townhouse & Tim Daly at Brook Lodge, love the game season. It gives them the chance to ply their skills on different raw materials; venison, pheasant, rabbit, grouse, pigeon, duck & so on make a welcome change to beef, lamb & chicken. Wild Irish Game also supplies Caviston’s, Donnybrook Fair & some of the Supervalu stores, which are franchised, so the owners have more freedom to source produce independently. The good news is that in this past season, Healy has noticed an upswing in demand for game, perhaps due to the long, cold winter we had, but also an increase in demand for the premium parts rather than the cheaper cuts for stews & goulashes which had become popular in recent years. The Supervalu demand is evidence that home cooks are getting more adventurous with game, which pleases Healy no end. “People think there is some kind of complicated ritual to preparing game” says Healy. “For good quality wild game, there isn’t. We do the ritual – they just have to cook it!”. www.wildirishgame.ie


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Bright Star in the West

Trá Bán is in Strandhill, County Sligo where it overlooks the Strandhill Bay and Blackrock lighthouse. It is fine dining with an Irish twist in the words of owner Anthony Gray. Think Irish smoked salmon sushi or King Prawns Duo, which is a tian of apple, celery, prawn and Marie Rose sauce, topped with crispy fried king prawns wrapped in kattaifi pastry. Lobster is of course the house specialty, here served on a bed of spring onion risotto with sun-dried tomato beurre blanc sauce. Julien Regnères, head chef at Trá Bán, was the RAI Connaught Chef of the Year 2012 and is the winner of a host of other awards. It is not surprising to owners Cédric Roussilhe and Anthony Gray – Regnères trained under master chef Alain Ducasse in Paris and is bringing a certain je ne sais quoi to bear on the fine, natural bounty of the North West. The restaurant uses John Sherlock’s beef, fish from John Flynn, Lissadell shellfish and fresh lobster from Mullaghmore. It seems extraordinary in some ways that two esteemed French chefs – Regnères and Cédric– should end up cooking a few miles apart in County Sligo. Roussilhe took root first and Regnères, his friend, followed him over when he was satisfied that life on the most westerly part of Europe was suiting his Toulousian buddy. Les Français are understandably making a splash, but there is also a culture of nurturing talent. Based at Eala Bhán in Sligo town, Trá Bán’s sister restaurant, young chef Gabriel McSharry from Sligo cooked for the North West regional team at Chef Ireland 2013 at the RDS in February, helping his team pick up a horde of medals including three golds. He has also won a top industry prize for the best Irish stew and back at Trá Bán, Anthony and Cédric hope that they continue to offer their mix of locals, tourists and international pop stars (Westlife’s Shane Filan, Kian Egan and Mark Feehily are regulars) good value for money; quality, locally-produced ingredients and the type of customer service that will uphold their position at the top of the restaurant pecking order in this beautiful part of the world.


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Flavours of the East

Tariq Salahuddin has been in Ireland for 35 years, more time than he has not. He came to Belfast from Bangladesh in 1978 to train to be a commercial pilot, fully intending to go on to America to complete his training and get his licence. A friend persuaded him to invest his America fund in a restaurant business. He couldn’t resist. Tariq now has nine restaurants, four of which are in Belfast, and four of which bear the name Indie Spice – Sandymount, Swords, Naas and Belfast. Tariq’s places quickly showed themselves to be different to what we had come to expect from an Indian restaurant. Certainly by the time the Indie Spice brand came on the scene in the early 2000s, Tariq had honed almost to perfection his own particular version of what people needed on a night out. It was so much more than food; the table, the setting, the view from the table, the décor, the ambiance. In his newest place, Indie Dhaba, in the premises formerly occupied by Charles Guilbaud’s Venu on Anne’s Lane just off Grafton Street, the notion of hospitality has reached his zenith. It will come as no surprise that Tariq looks to London, where Indian tapas have been available for a couple of years, for inspiration. Dhaba means ‘roadside cafe’ and with that name comes the concept of Indian tapas – small plates to be enjoyed not standing on the street or on the hoof as they would be in Nagpur where chef Sanjay Vishwakarma is from but in the

sensory heaven of the spicehued Indie Dhaba. Photos and graphics depicting street food, its cooking and its creators cover the walls. Two chef’s tables have a ringside view of the kitchen, which is open, so that the drama of Sanjay and his team at work is a cabaret to which all diners have a ticket. And what of this street food? Like in India, it’s made to order, but unlike at home, there is a menu. It features around 12 small plates, appetisingly priced from €2.50 for a pappadum bruschetta to €5.50 for Kararai Amchoori Bhindi, crispy, spiced okra with raw mango powder. Puffed wheat is popular in India as a snack but never seems to feature on restaurant menus here. The Dhaba team have infused it with tamarind, coriander and black salt and they’re flying out the door. Large plates and Dhaba plates take main ingredients such as quail, octopus, baby lamb brain, and common ones (chicken, beef and fish) and swathe them in the most amazing robes of flavour. If you’re used to eating in typical Indian restaurants, your eyes and your palate will undergo a joyful re-awakening at Indie Dhaba. Sanjay and his team prepare, dry and roast all the spices and spice mixes that they use. Jars and jars of them line the pass: while waiting for your dhaba dishes to arrive, it might be a fun way to cope with the anticipation to try to name them all. The next challenge would be to taste them all in dhaba dishes; a very pleasant mission indeed.


DUBLIN CENTRAL

BEWLEY’S CAFÉ & RESTAURANT 78 - 79 Grafton Street, Dublin 2.

Proprietor: Campbell Bewley Group Manager: Paul Dwyer Head Chef: Adrienne O’Reilly  gs@bewleys.ie  www.bewleys.com

 01 672 7720

BEST DISH: Renowned for its fresh coffee roasted on the fourth floor of the Café and delicious cakes and pastries made in our in house bakery.

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27 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.

 01 679 2131

Opened in 1927, Bewley’s famous café on Dublin’s Grafton Street boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage and is home to the magnificent stained glass windows from renowned artist Harry Clarke. LOCATION: In the heart of Dublin, Grafton Street. OPENING HOURS: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 08.00 - 11.30; Sunday: 09.00 - 11.30 Lunch/Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 12.00 - 22.00; Thursday: 12.00 - 23.00; Friday & Saturday: 12.30 - 23.00; Sunday & Public Holidays: 12.00 - 22.00

BOULEVARD CAFE

Proprietor: Fintan O’Reilly Head Chef: Fernando Castillo  oreillyfintan@gmail.com  www.boulevardcafe.ie

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350

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Modern European

Boulevard Café is one minutes walk off Grafton Street on Exchequer / Wicklow Street, within the heart of Dublin city centre restaurant & entertainment district. Established in 1996 and has a reputation for offering great European/Med style food in a relaxed, romantic, vibrant setting. Early Bird: 2 Course at €18.95 is renowned to be the best value for quality in the city.

LOCATION: Just off Grafton Street. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Tuesday: 12.00 - 21.00; Wednesday - Thursday: 12.00 - 22.00; Friday - Saturday: 12.00 - 23.00; Sunday & Public Holidays: 12.00 - 21.00 BEST DISH: Pork Belly: Our regulars favourite, slowly roasted marinated in a sticky Balsamic Dressing, Rocket & Pine Nut Salad.

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BRASSERIE SIXTY6

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European Mediterranean

66 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2.

Sixty6 is a stylish and busy restaurant with fantastic surroundings and atmosphere. All our food is cooked to order using only the finest ingredients, that’s why our Rib Eye, our Calamari, our Monkfish and also our Rotisserie Meats all taste so good. The difference is on the plate.

Proprietor: Vincent Melinn Managers: Elaine Nolan / Anthony Nolan Head Chef: Kevin Molloy  bookings @brasseriesixty6.com  www.brasseriesixty6.com

 01 400 5878

LOCATION: Located in the heart of Dublin’s busy restaurant & shopping district, also a stone’s throw from Grafton Street. OPENING HOURS: Mon - Thurs: Lunch: 12.00 - 16.00; Dinner: 16.00 - 22.00. Friday: Lunch: 12.00 - 16.00; Dinner: 16.00 - 23.00. Sat: Brunch: 10.00 - 16.00; Dinner: 16.00 - 23.00. Sun & P. Hols: Brunch: 10.00 - 16.00; Dinner: 16.00 - 22.00 BEST DISH: Chicken Skewer marinated in Yoghurt, Cumin, Chilli and Poppy Seed with Guacamole and Pitta Bread stuffed with sixty6 coleslaw.

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BRIDGE BAR & BISTRO

The Malting Tower, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2.

Nestled under the Grand Canal Railway, Bridge takes its name & distinctive shape from its surroundings. Serving fine dining at bistro prices in a laid back, comfortable & friendly atmosphere it is the perfect venue for wedding parties (down the road from the Registry Office) or any special occasion. We cater for groups up to 90 people.

LOCATION: A few steps away from the Grand Canal Square, Bridge is the perfect venue for a meal when going to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday: 12.00 - 15.00.00; 17.00 - 22.00 Saturday: 17.00 - 22.00 & Open for Lunch on Saturdays & Sundays of Rugby Internationals.

Manager: Martina Fox  reservations@bridgebarandbistro.ie  www.bridgebarandbistro.ie

 01 639 4941

CARLUCCIO’S

BEST DISH: - Prawns Pil Pil. - 32 oz Delmonico Steak.

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52 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

www.facebook.com/carluccios.dawson.street

 01 633 3957

European Seafood

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Our heads, hands and hearts are firmly in the kitchen. It’s the Italian way, and it’s what Carluccio’s is all about. Our aim is to provide great quality, authentic Italian food at sensible prices. We also want to allow informal but excellent service to our customers. We do our best to create a memorable experience in a happy bustling environment. LOCATION: Dawson Street, Dublin 2. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday: 07.30 - 22.30 Saturday: 08.00 - 22.30 Sunday: 09.00 - 22.00

Proprietor: Carluccio’s Ireland Manager: Philip Ryan  info@carluccios.ie



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BEST DISH: RAVIOLI: Homemade delicate ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta, served in the traditional way with butter and sage.

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THE CLIFF TOWNHOUSE

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22 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

One of the most talked about & stylish restaurants in Dublin, The Cliff Townhouse delivers impeccably sourced seafood & Irish meat dishes cooked simply but elegantly. An architectural jewel in the city’s heart, our striking red-brick façade sets the tone for the restaurant’s classic wood-panelled dining room & marble-topped Oyster & Champagne Bar.

LOCATION: Right in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre on St. Stephen’s Green, just a short stroll from the fashionable Grafton Street. OPENING HOURS: Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 days a week.

Head Chef: Sean Smith

 

info@theclifftownhouse.com www.theclifftownhouse.com

 01 638 3939

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BEST DISH: Staples include generous Salads, Eggs Benedict, Galway Oysters, native Lobster, dressed Yawl Bay Crab, wild Sea Trout, posh fish and chips or a 10oz Rib Eye Steak.

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European Seafood


FADE STREET SOCIAL Fade Street, Dublin 2.

Manager: Geoff Graham Head Chef: Dylan McGrath  info@fadestreetsocial.com  www.fadestreetsocial.com

 01 604 0066

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Fade Street Social is an ambitious new project incorporating two restaurants in Dublin under one roof; The Gastro Bar and The Restaurant (Traditional Irish Restaurant), along with a relaxed roof top Wintergarden. Fade Street Social Irish restaurant celebrates Irish food and character. LOCATION: Fade Street OPENING HOURS: Restaurant : Lunch: Monday - Friday 12.30 - 14.30; Dinner: 7 days a week 17.00 - 22.30 Gastro Bar: Lunch: Saturday/Sunday & Bank Hols. from 13.00 & through dinner. Dinner: 7 days from 17.00 - 22.30

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HARD ROCK CAFÉ

BEST DISH: Veal chop for two with Dublin Bay Prawns and Chervil, great creamy Mashed Potatoes with creamed Kale and a Pickled Carrot and Tarragon Salad.

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European

12 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

With musical stars ranging from U2 to Thin Lizzy the city of Dublin fits into the rock culture favoured by the Hard Rock Café. From fantastic memorabilia and cutting edge music to fabulous drinks and great American food and service, Hard Rock Café, Dublin has all that you’re looking for in a Hard Rock experience. The menu includes: Chicken Wings, juicy Irish Steaks, Fajitas and Ribs and probably the best Burgers in town! The Rock Shop is open 7 days from 10.00 selling a fantastic and varied selection of Hardrock Dublin merchandise.

 

OPENING HOURS: Open 7 days: 12.00 noon till late.

sales@hardrock.ie www.hardrock.com

 01 671 7777

INDIE DHABA

BEST DISH: Burgers, Steaks and Brownie to share!

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Anne’s Lane, Anne Street South, Dublin 2.

Indie Dhaba is more than a mere dining experience, so let yourself embark on a complete gastronomic journey 'on a budget', in a stylish surrounding and with a friendly efficient service. “A Tapas style dining to Indian Food”

Proprietor: Tariq Salahuddin Head Chef: Sanjay Vishwakarma  contact@dhaba.ie  www.dhaba.ie

 01 707 9898/9

LOCATION: Anne’s Lane, Anne Street, Dublin 2. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday:12.00 - 15.00; Dinner: 15.00 - 23.30 Saturday: 12.00 - 23.30. Sunday & Public Holidays: 13.00 - 16.00; Dinner: 16.00 - 23.00

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BEST DISH: Chef’s Table Menu - Amuse Bouche, Grilled Rock Oysters, Scallop Moiley, Tangri Chop, Aloo Taka Tak, Tandoori Duck, Nimbura Jhinga, Pathar Ke Paarche, Bharwan Bateyr, Biriyani of the Day, Bread Basket, Dessert, Tea/Coffee - € 45.50 pp

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Indian Tapas


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KOH RESTAURANT & COCKTAIL BAR 6-7 Jervis Street, Millennium Walkway, Dublin 1.

Spacious outdoor terrace; a stylish cocktail lounge with award winning flair cocktail barmen; and an À La Carte Restaurant which prides itself on superb modern Thai/Asian food at reasonable prices. A wine list expertly chosen to match the delicate subtle Asian flavours.

LOCATION: In the heart of Dublin City on the fashionable Millennium Walkway, which runs from the River Liffey to the Jervis Street Luas stop (The Italian Quarter). OPENING HOURS: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12.00 - 17.00 Saturday & Public Holidays: 13.00 - 17.00 Dinner: Mon - Thurs, Sun & P. Hols.: 17.00 - 23.00 Friday & Saturday: 17.00 - Midnight

Proprietors / Managers: Conor Sexton / Conor Kilkenny

 enquiries@koh.ie  www.koh.ie  01 814 6777

BEST DISH: Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Koh Smoked Irish Trout, Rice Paper, Asparagus, Japanese Mayonnaise.

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L’ECRIVAIN RESTAURANT

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Modern Thai Asian Cuisine

109a Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.

l’Ecrivain Restaurant – a Michelin star dining experience at affordable prices. LOCATION: 5 minutes walk from St. Stephen’s Green.

Proprietors: Derry & Sallyanne Clarke Head Chef: Derry Clarke  enquiries@lecrivain.com  www.lecrivain.com

 01 661 1919

LA MÈRE ZOU

OPENING HOURS: Closed Sunday & Public Holidays Lunch: 12.30 - 14.00 Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 18.30 - 22.30

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BEST DISH: Hand Dived Scallops, Smoked Tomatoes & Squid, Black Olive Tuile, Tomato Essence, and Basil Oil. Hereford Beef Assiette Fillet, Braised Ox Cheek, Shredded Tongue, Pickled Vegetable, Marrow Bread Crumb and Smoked Garlic.

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French Modern Irish

22 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

A solidly French restaurant offering Bistro Classics with a modern touch in the heart of Dublin since 1994. Also famous for it’s seasonal menus and a range of fresh Irish seafood.

Proprietor: Eric Tydgadt Manager: Frederic Dreno Head Chef: Graeme Dodrill  info@lamerezou.ie  www.lamerezou.ie

 01 661 6669

LOCATION: St. Stephen’s Green North - a few yards away from the Shelbourne Hotel. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday: Lunch: 12.00 - 15.00 Monday - Saturday: Dinner: From 17.30 Early Bird Menu available every night Closed Sunday & Bank Holidays BEST DISH: Dry aged Beef, Steamed Mussels, fresh fish from local market, French classics, Venison in season.

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French European


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LES FRÈRES JACQUES 74 Dame Street, Dublin 2.

Proprietor: Jean Jacques Caillabet Manager: Sylvain Vallier Head Chef: Richard Reau  info@lesfreresjacques.com  www.lesfreresjacques.com

 01 679 4555

Since 1986 Les Frères Jacques has given customers a true taste of France. Only the best establishments have been selected as Member’s of BIM Seafood Circle & the commitment to quality is signature to Les Frères Jacques. Meat dishes also available. 50% discount Monday & Tuesday on every full bottle of wine from our list.

LOCATION: Beside Olympia Theatre – across from Dublin Castle. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday: Lunch: 12.00 - 14.30 (2/3 Courses €18 / €23); Monday - Saturday: Dinner: 18.00 - 22.00 (Set Dinner Menu 4 Courses €35); Monday - Saturday: Dinner: 18.00 - 19.00 (2/3 Courses €20 / €25). Closed Sunday. BEST DISH: Slowly Pan Fried Black Sole served whole off the bone, Melted Butter, sprinkle of Lemon Juice and Parsley.

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MATT THE THRESHER

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31-32 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin 2.

A stylish city bar located in the heart of Georgian Dublin. Specialising in Seafood, with a superb fresh seafood display. Also serving great Steaks, Burgers and Pies. A warm welcome, with piano at weekends.

Proprietors: Jimmy & Charlotte Lyons Managers: Jimmy & Charlotte Lyons Head Chef: Stephen Caviston  mattsdublin@gmail.com  www.mattthethresher.ie

 01 676 2980

LOCATION: On Pembroke Street, between Baggot Street & Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2. Beside Louis Copeland shop. OPENING HOURS: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12.00 - 17.00 Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 17.00 - 22.00 Sunday & Bank Holidays: 13.00 - 19.45 BEST DISH: Grilled Fish from local waters - steaming Pot of Roaring Water Bay Mussels, Oysters from €9.95 for 6, Dingle Bay Crab Claws + Scampi & Chips.

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THE MORRISON GRILL @ THE MORRISON HOTEL Ormond Quay, Dublin 1.

The Morrison Grill is a new all-day restaurant and dining area, featuring Dublin’s city centres’ first Josper Grill. Its menus combine our dedication to Irish provenance with elements of rustic international cuisine and comforting, American-style dishes. LOCATION: City Centre, on the banks of the River Liffey, steps from the Millennium Bridge in to Temple Bar, on the Jervis St. stop on the Red Luas. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 12.00 - 22.30 Sunday & Public Holidays: 12.30 - 21.00

General Manager: Patrick Joyce  info@morrisonhotel.ie  www.morrisonhotel.ie

 01 887 2400

Seafood

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BEST DISH: The Josper Grill is an indoor barbecue oven & cooks a variety of meat & fish at over 500 degrees, sealing in all the flavours for an incredible taste experience. Try our Tomahawk ‘Ribeye’ Steak!

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OLIVER ST JOHN GOGARTY

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58 - 59 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Gogartys serves exceptionally good bar food, mainly from traditional Irish recipes but also some international flavours and favourites. We also stock a good range of craft Irish beers, ciders and Irish whiskeys.

Proprietor: Martin Keane Manager: Martin Keane Head Chef: Mick Caul  restaurant@gogartys.ie  www.gogartys.ie

 01 671 1822

LOCATION: Centre of Temple Bar, in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre, Corner Fleet St. / Anglesea St. OPENING HOURS: Open 7 days a week Monday - Saturday 10.30 - 23.00; Sunday & Bank Holidays 12.00 - 23.00 BEST DISH: Beef & Guinness Casserole.

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OLIVER ST JOHN GOGARTY RESTAURANT

Traditional Irish

58 - 59 Fleet Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Gogartys Award Winning Restaurant specialises in traditional Irish dishes. We have an extensive menu, but some favourites include Leg of Wicklow Lamb, 20oz Porterhouse Steak, Dingle Crab Claws, Aranmore Oysters, Sole on the Bone, and our signature dish Gogartys Howth Lobster.

Proprietor: Martin Keane Manager: Connie Johnson Head Chef: Mick Caul  restaurant@gogartys.ie  www.gogartys.ie

 01 671 1822

LOCATION: Centre of Temple Bar, in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre, Corner Fleet St. / Anglesea St. OPENING HOURS: Open 7 days a week Monday - Wednesday 17.00 - 23.30; Thursday - Sunday 12.30 - 23.30 BEST DISH: Gogartys Fresh Howth Lobster with Shallots and fresh herbs, with a mustard, fresh cream and Irish Whiskey sauce.

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PEPLOE’S WINE BISTRO

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Traditional Irish

16 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

Stylish and sophisticated, Peploe’s Wine Bar & Bistro is one of Dublin’s most talked about establishments. Serving great food and seriously good wine at reasonable prices.

Proprietor: Barry Canny Manager: Frederic Pelanne Head Chef: Neil Mulholland  reception@peploes.com  www.peploes.com

 01 676 3144

LOCATION: Located on the north side of St. Stephen’s Green, between Kildare Street & Dawson Street. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Sunday: Lunch: 12.00 - 16.00; Dinner: 17.30 - 23.00 Bank Holidays: Dinner: 17.30 - 23.00 BEST DISH: Spiced Duck Salad in compressed Watermelon, Watercress, Walnuts, Oranges & Shallots.

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THE PORT HOUSE

64A South William Street, Dublin 2.

The Port House serves an array of tapas & pintxos as well as an extensive range of fine wines, ports & sherries in this beautiful & solely candle lit wine cavern that has been stripped back to its original features. Lee Sim wanted to create something different in Dublin, a traditional Spanish tapas bar where one can relax, have a glass of wine & some pintxos without having a full three course meal.

Proprietor: Lee Sim Manager: Mary Duggan Head Chef: Marcin Skudlarski  mary@porthouse.ie  www.porthouse.ie

 01 677 0298

LOCATION: Just off Grafton Street, Dublin 2. OPENING HOURS: Sunday - Thursday: 12.00 - 23.30 Friday & Saturday: 12.00 - 00.30

BEST DISH: Plato de Jamón Iberico - Hand Sliced Acorn fed, black hoof - Pat Negra Iberian Ham. Ensalada de Queso de Cabra Con Miel - Mixed Leaves with soft Goats Cheese, Tomatoes and Honey dressing.

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PORT HOUSE PINTXO

Spanish Tapas

12 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Port House Pintxo serves an array of tapas & pintxos as well as an extensive range of fine wines, ports & sherries. This beautiful candle-lit, bodega style tapas bar is spread over the ground floor & basement of the building with a seating capacity for eighty people plus a stunning heated terrace overlooking Meeting House Square with a seating capacity for thirty people. LOCATION: Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Proprietor: Lee Sim Manager: Alastair O’Connor Head Chef: Raul Pobo  pintxo@porthouse.ie  www.porthouse.ie

 01 672 8590

OPENING HOURS: 7 days a week: 12.30 - late

BEST DISH: Vieras a La Gallega - Scallops cooked with Garlic, Onions & Serrano Ham topped with bread crumbs. “Mc Foie” Burger - Mini Beef Burger topped with Foie Gras on Gallican bread.

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RESTAURANT FORTY ONE 41 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

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Spanish Tapas

Restaurant Forty One, one of the most elegant dining rooms in the City, where Award Winning Dishes are served under the Directorship of Head Chef, Graham Neville. Available for private events also.

Restaurant Manager: Jean Baptiste Letinois Head Chef: Graham Neville  info@restaurantfortyone.ie  www.restaurantfortyone.ie

 01 662 0000

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Restaurant Forty One is open to the public for lunch and dinner. LOCATION: On St. Stephen’s Green OPENING HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday: Lunch: 12.30 - 14.30 Dinner: 17.30 - 22.00 BEST DISH: Roast Moulard Duck Breast, York Cabbage, Celeriac, and Poached Cherries.

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RESTAURANT PATRICK GUILBAUD Patrick Guilbaud created his restaurant in 1981. Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud is Ireland’s top restaurant, holder of two Michelin Stars as well as virtually all the the top national and international awards. 21 Upper Merrion Square Dublin 2 Tel: 01 676 4192 Fax: 01 661 0052

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RESTAURANT PATRICK GUILBAUD 21 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2.

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud has been offering the ultimate dining experience for lovers of food since 1981 when Patrick Guilbaud opened Europe’s first purpose built restaurant in Dublin. Since then Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud has continually set the standards by which others are judged and has won every major food award in the world.

Proprietor: Patrick Guilbaud Director: Stephane Robin Head Chef: Guillaume Lebrun  restaurantpatrickguilbaud@eircom.net  www.restaurantpatrickguilbaud.ie

 01 676 4192

RUSTIC STONE

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LOCATION: Next door to Merrion Hotel, opposite Government Buildings. OPENING HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday: Lunch: 12.30 - 14.15; Dinner: 19.00 - 22.15 BEST DISH: Ravioli of Lobster (starter), Challans Duck, Assiette au Chocolat.

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French European

17 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2.

Rustic Stone’s philosophy is simple: Tasty, nutritious, innovative cuisine that is accessible to all. We only uses the best of local produce, sourcing our ingredients from local producers. The exciting concept of stone cooking has been adopted by award winning chef Dylan McGrath. Dylan invites you to enjoy and experience his new concept in cooking, Rustic Stone.

Manager: Alan Hainsworth Head Chef: Dylan McGrath  info@rusticstone.ie  www.rusticstone.ie

 01 707 9596

LOCATION: Corner of Exchequer Street and George’s Street. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 12.00 - 14.30; 17.30 - 22.30 Friday: 12.00 - 14.30; 17.00 - 22.30 Saturday: 13.00 - 22.30; Sunday: 13.00 - 21.00 BEST DISH: Fillet of Beef with Mushrooms and Tarragon, Truffle Chips and Mustard Salad.

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SHANAHAN’S ON THE GREEN

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119 St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2.

American style Steak & Seafood restaurant, attentive service, superb food & wines, & overlooks St. Stephen’s Green. As you enter the Oval Office Bar you’ll be surrounded by historical treasures, such as the original JFK rocking chair from Air Force One. LOCATION: Parallel to the Luas line, beside the College of Surgeons on St. Stephen’s Green. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday: from 17.30; Saturday: from 18.00 Lunch: 12.30 - 14.00. Summer Sundays: May - September from 17.30 Table d’hote Menu €45 Sunday - Friday: 17.30 - 18.45 & during lunch. Special Offer: Table d’hote Menu €45 All Sunday night for parties of 6+.

General Manager: Martin Clegg  management@shanahans.ie  www.shanahans.com

 01 407 0939

BEST DISH: Certified Irish Angus Beef.

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Steaks Seafood


This seat is reserved for the Commander in Chief President John F. Kennedy to be precise. His trademark rocking chair travelled all over the world with him on Air Force One. Today you’ll find his chair behind the bar at Shanahan’s On The Green - in the downstairs lounge, called the Oval Office. This spectacular bar is decorated with memorabilia from sixteen American Presidents with Irish connections. Shanahan’s prides itself on providing Dublin’s finest

“The finest steak I’ve eaten in Ireland. 16ozs of prime Angus, aged till ripe, seared just so, replete with marbling and so flavourful I’ll swear it mooed.” The Sunday Business Post. “My pork was astonishingly rich, succulent and delicious on its own . . . My friend’s steak was just fabulous. Seasoned and seared to some incredible heat on the outside but marvellously pink and tender on the inside. I would go back just to have one myself.” Irish Times. “In my opinion, Shanahan’s is one of the best restaurants in Dublin . . . I would return again just for dessert. The bread and butter pudding made with fresh croissant and butterscotch and served with homemade ice cream was delicious.” Image Magazine.

dining experience - An American Style Steakhouse in a gracious, splendidly restored Georgian setting. The restaurant specialises in serving Certified Irish Angus Beef, and the freshest seafood from the icy North Atlantic. The wine cellar is one of the deepest and most impressive in all of Ireland. Shanahan’s On The Green is fit for a commander in chief . . . and only one seat is permanently reserved.

“Its success is simply explained: the service in this restaurant doesn’t just look after you, it virtually seduces you” The Irish Times Magazine. “The menu is dedicated to the magnificence of the steak . . . a bovine wonder that was a delight beyond measure” City Life (Irish Independent). “From all reports, and my own experience too, Shanahan’s on the Green doesn’t appear to have put a foot wrong since it opened last year” Sunday Independent. “The fresh, flavoursome crab had been wrapped in rosti-style potato casing, light and crisp and delicious. Mixed leaves and a citrus dressing rounded the dish off nicely” Food & Wine Magazine.

SHANAHAN’S ON THE GREEN, 119 ST. STEPHEN’S GREEN, DUBLIN 2. IRELAND. TEL: + 353 - 1 - 407 0939. FAX: + 353 - 1 - 407 0940. OPENING HOURS: MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM 5.30 P.M. SATURDAY FROM 6 P.M. OPEN FRIDAY LUNCH FROM 12.30 P.M. CLOSED SUNDAYS. ALSO AVAILABLE FOR CORPORATE FUNCTIONS, PRIVATE LUNCHES & INTIMATE WEDDINGS. PLEASE ASK ABOUT OUR 4 COURSE TABLE D’HÒTE MENU € 45.


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TGI FRIDAY’S: AMERICAN RESTAURANT & BAR St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 / Temple Bar / Airside, Swords / The Dundrum Town Centre / The Blanchardstown Centre / Victoria Square, Belfast.

T.G.I. Friday’s: American Restaurant & Bar serving authentic American food and drink in a friendly and fun atmosphere: Mouth watering burgers, steaks, pastas, Sizzling Fajitas, Jack Daniel’s Grill Range and a huge range of exotic cocktails makes T.G.I. Friday’s the perfect place to celebrate – Have a drink at the bar, be entertained by T.G.I. Friday’s bar tenders. Have lunch or an evening meal, a night out with the girls, a night out with the lads, or a family gathering, whatever the occasion – T.G.I. Friday’s is the perfect venue. www.fridays.ie

     

01 478 1233 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 01 672 8975 Temple Bar, Dublin 1 01 822 5990 The Blanchardstown Centre 01 840 8525 Airside, Swords 01 298 7299 The Dundrum Town Centre 048 902 49050 Victoria Square - Belfast

THE WINDING STAIR

OPENING HOURS: Open 7 days: Midday till late

BEST DISH: Baby back ribs, Jack Daniel’s Grill Range, Juicy burgers and our fabulous Friday’s Sundae.

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American

40 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1.

The Winding Stair has a truly urban view of the River Liffey and the finest examples of local Irish produce treated with love and respect, a fine and quirky wine list and warm, professional, knowledgeable service.

Proprietor: Elaine Murphy Manager: Elaine Murphy Head Chef: Thomas Kalman  restaurant@winding-stair.com  www.winding-stair.com

 01 872 7320

LOCATION: Northside of the Ha’penny Bridge, beside the Woollen Mills on the first floor. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday & Public Holidays: 12.00 - 17.00; 17.30 - 22.30 Saturday & Sunday: 12.00 - 16.00; 17.30 - 22.30 BEST DISH: Hand Smoked Mourne Haddock, poached in milk & served with grilled Onions & Mount Callan Vintage Irish Cheddar Mash.

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YAMAMORI IZAKAYA BAR

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Modern Irish

Basement, 12/13 Sth. Great Georges Street, Dublin 2.

IZAKAYA BAR @ ORIENTAL CAFE is situated in the original Bewleys building on South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2. The Izakaya is a Japanese style drinking house, serving small Japanese style pub food dishes with great Japanese whiskeys, beers and sake. Come for food or drinks, chill out and listen to some urban lounge deep and soul tunes in a retro easy going atmosphere.

Proprietor: Derek Ryan Manager: Graham Ryan Head Chef: Kevin Li  izakayadublin@googlemail.com  www.yamamoriizakaya.ie

 01 605 8001

LOCATION: City Centre close to Olympia & Gaiety Theatres & Grafton Street shopping area. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Sunday: 17.00 - 01.30 BEST DISH: Home-made Dim Sum and creative Sushi.

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YAMAMORI NOODLES

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71-72 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2.

Yamamori Noodles has been serving authentic Japanese cuisine since 1995. Experts in sushi and other Japanese cuisine, this Dublin restaurant offers best quality Japanese dishes in a friendly and lively atmosphere.

Proprietor: Derek Ryan Manager: Satomi Yaginuma Head Chef: Steino Mveto  info@yamamorinoodles.ie  www.yamamorinoodles.ie

 01 475 5001

LOCATION: Located in the heart of the Dublin on South Great Georges Street, a few steps away from Temple Bar. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Wednesday: 12.15 - 23.00; Thursday - Saturday: 12.15 - 23.30; Sunday: 12.15 - 23.00; Closed Public Holidays.

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YAMAMORI SUSHI

BEST DISH: A menu with enormous variety, from Sushi and Sashimi to Teriyaki, Tempura and Ramen. Our excellent Bento boxes have thousands of variations. Try our home-made desserts as well they are just divine!

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38-39 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin 1.

Open in 2007, Yamamori Sushi offers a unique Japanese dining experience with a vibrant open kitchen and sushi bar. Yamamori Sushi can cater for romantic dinners and large groups too. Attached to the rear of the restaurant is a bamboo garden, ideal for soaking up summer sun.

Proprietor: Derek Ryan Manager: Graham Ryan Head Chef: Marcus Davies  info@yamamorisushi.ie  www.yamamorisushi.ie

 01 872 0003

LOCATION: Located in the heart of Dublin overlooking Ireland’s landmark ‘Halfpenny Bridge’. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Wednesday: 12.15 - 23.00; Thursday - Saturday: 12.15 - 23.30; Sunday & Public Holidays: 16.00 - 23.00

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BEST DISH: Authentic Japanese cuisine including Sushi and Sashimi to Teriyaki, Tempura and Ramen. Our excellent Bento boxes have thousands of variations. The menu also includes heavenly homemade desserts.

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THE BLOODY STREAM

Howth Railway Station, Howth, Co. Dublin.

A warm and welcoming interior with an old-fashioned feel, an open turf-burning fireplace, classic signage and characterful brica-brac stirring memories of a bygone era are just some of the atmospheric features of The Bloody Stream at Howth, one of north Dublin’s most attractive and popular bars, where the byword is hospitality. LOCATION: Howth Railway Station, Howth. OPENING HOURS: Sunday - Wednesday: 12.00 - 20.30 Thursday - Saturday: 12.00 - 21.30

Proprietor: Michael Wright  info@thebloodystream.com  www.thebloodystream.com

 01 839 5076

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BEST DISH: Wrights of Howth Fresh Cod and Chips, Fresh off the boat, deep fried in our traditional Light Beer Batter and garnished with Chips, Side Salad, Mushy Peas and Tartar Sauce.

85

GF

FAHRENHEIT GRILL @ CLONTARF CASTLE HOTEL

Seafood

Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3.

Fahrenheit Grill is regarded as one of the finest restaurants in Dublin. Specialising in Dry Aged Beef and fresh fish with produce that is sourced from exceptional local suppliers to ensure freshness and quality of flavour.

General Manager Hotel: Mark Long Manager: Lorraine Gavigan Head Chef: Val O’Kelly  lgavigan@clontarfcastle.ie  www.clontarfcastle.com

 01 853 4363

LOCATION: Situated just 10 minutes from Dublin City Centre in the original part of the luxurious 12th Century Clontarf Castle Hotel. OPENING HOURS: Breakfast: Monday - Thursday: 06.30 - 10.30; Friday - Sunday: 07.00 - 11.00. Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 17.30 - 22.00; Friday - Saturday: 17.30 - 23.00 Private Bookings available also. BEST DISH: 16 oz Rib Eye Steak on the bone.

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90

GF

Steak Seafood

KAJJAL Sister Restaurants: Kinara - Clontarf 833 6759, Kinara Kitchen - Ranelagh 406 0066 7 The Green, Malahide, Co. Dublin.

Pakistani and Eastern cuisine.

Early Bird and Ethnic Tapas available.

Proprietors: Sean Collender & Shoaib Yunus Manager: Inder Jit Singh Head Chef: Rayman Hossan  info@kajjal.ie  www.kajjal.ie

 01 806 1960

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LOCATION: Centre of Malahide village. OPENING HOURS: Open 7 Days a week: Early Bird: 16.00 - 19.00 Monday - Thursday Lunch: 12.00 - 16.00 Dinner: 17.00 - 23.00

BEST DISH: Nehari Gosht: A very popular dish, eaten daily in the homes of Karachi and Pakistan. Large chunks of Tenderloin Beef in a spiced light curry sauce.

70

Pakistani


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DUBLIN NORTH

KINARA Sister Restaurants: Kajjal - Malahide 806 1960, Kinara Kitchen - Ranelagh 406 0066 318 Clontarf Road, Dublin 3.

Proprietors: Sean Collender & Shoaib Yunus Manager: Khalfan Aziz Head Chef: Arshad Ansari  info@kinara.ie  www.kinara.ie

 01 833 6759

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High class Pakistani restaurant offering original, traditional and organic dishes. Magnificent views of Dublin Bay. Ideal location on the Clontarf Road.Gift vouchers available. LOCATION: Opposite Bull Island on the Clontarf Road. OPENING HOURS: Open 7 Days a week Lunch: Thursday - Sunday 12.00 - 16.00 Dinner: 7 Days a week 17.00 - 23.00 Early Bird: Monday - Thursday with 3 courses 17.00 - 20.00 BEST DISH: Nehari Gosht: A very popular dish, eaten daily in the homes of Karachi and Pakistan. Large chunks of Tenderloin Beef in a spiced light curry sauce.

Pakistani

75

WRIGHTS FINDLATER HOWTH Harbour Road, Howth, Co. Dublin.

A stunning building with spectacular views of Howth Harbour , warm cosy and trendy surroundings makes the Upstairs Restaurant and Bar hugely popular with daily tourists and locals alike. Serving all the best in bar food with an emphasis on fresh seafood specials!

Proprietor: Michael Wright Manager: Ben Russell  info@wrightsfindlaterhowth.ie  www.findlater.ie

 01 832 4488

LOCATION: Harbour Road, Howth. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Sunday: Lunch: From 12.00 Monday - Thursday: Dinner: From 17.00 - 21.00 Friday - Saturday: Dinner: From 17.00 - 22.00 Sunday: Dinner: From 17.00 - 21.00 BEST DISH: Findlaters Fish Pie - Pure heaven with fresh fish landed daily by Wrights of Howth.

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160

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www.goodeatinguide.ie

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COOKING WITH CREAM

Dairy Good News for Home Cooks Now that we’re all emulating Jamie and Nigella, or our own kitchen heroes Donal, Nevin, Catherine or Rachel, the carton of cream in the fridge is no longer a purely summertime occurrence. Curries, casseroles, soups and sauces often owe their luxurious richness to the addition of a little cream. We want to get it just right, so that the dish ends up looking just like the one they made on TV or the picture in the book, and so often, cream gives the dish that ‘just right’ look and, of course, taste. Thanks to a genius innovation at Avonmore, getting the dish just right should no longer cost a thought, so whether it’s a quick pasta dish or a tasty homemade curry, Avonmore Cooking Cream still provides all the creamy goodness that you would expect with less calories. With 50% less fat than standard cream, Avonmore Cooking Cream has a smooth, thick consistency, so chefs need not fret that they are compromising on taste or texture. They aren’t.

We’ve been promised a real summer this year and while the prediction is so far showing no signs of coming to pass, the summer months will bring lots of events and occasions for feeding the troops. For the impromptu or planned alfresco dining, Avonmore’s Fresh Dessert Cream is perfect. Why? Because it’s already been thickened and sweetened. Who wants to bring a hand mixer or whisk to a barbecue or picnic? Just pour Avonmore Fresh Dessert Cream straight from the carton onto the sweet treat and those gathering rain clouds in the distance will no longer trouble you. If there’s a birthday celebration at work and the office kitchen equipment doesn’t stretch to a whisk, Avonmore Fresh Dessert Cream is the answer. Avonmore has a range of cream products which cover the spectrum of culinary requirements: the ever popular Fresh Dessert Cream, Light Cream, the chef’s favourite Double Cream, Freshly Whipped Cream which can be spooned directly over desserts and tangy Sour Cream. There’s an Avonmore cream for every occasion, literally.

Avonmore’s website www.cookwithavonmore.ie and Facebook page www.facebook.com/CookWithAvonmore are full of tips, competitions and of course great recipes for seasonal starters, main courses and desserts. Oliver Dunne of Michelin - starred Malahide restaurant Bon Appétit demonstrates his recipes – and his enthusiasm for Avonmore creams – on the website’s cookery channel. For any occasion Avonmore has it covered, . . . Make your dishes irresistible with Avonmore cream


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DUBLIN SOUTH

BELLUCCIS

ITALIAN RESTAURANT & COCKTAIL BAR

Sweepstake Centre, 22 - 30 Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Our mission here at Belluccis is to be the best Italian restaurant in Dublin. To provide our guests at all times with the best food service and drinks and provide an experience that our guests will want to repeat again and again. LOCATION: Heart of Ballsbridge OPENING HOURS: Breakfast: Monday - Friday 09.00 - 12.00 Afternoon Tea: Monday - Friday 14.00 - 17.00 Lunch: Monday - Friday 12.00 - 14.00 Early Bird: 17.00 - 19.00 Dinner: From 19.00

General Manager: Robbie Fox  info@bellucci.ie  www.bellucci.ie

 01 668 9422

BEST DISH: Tagliatelle di Manzo Al Gurgonzola; Grilled 10oz Rib Eye Steak with a Gurgonzola cheese sauce or bearnaise sauce.

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150

BLOOM WINE BAR & BRASSERIE

GF

Italian

11 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4.

French/European brasserie. Warm and relaxed dining area with informed and friendly service. Dishes are prepared using only highest quality ingredients. Presented in a non fussy style with the aim of maximising the flavour and balance in each dish. Strong emphasis on seasonality. Outdoor terrace and bar for tapas. Carefully selected wines available by bottle or 250ml carafe.

Manager: Páraic Ó hÉannraich Head Chef: Pól Ó hÉannraich  info@bloombrasserie.ie  www.bloombrasserie.ie

 01 668 7170

LOCATION: Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 2. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday: Lunch: 12.00 - 14.30; Dinner: 17.00 - 22.30 Saturday: Dinner: 16.00 - 23.00 Closed Sunday & Public Holidays BEST DISH: See set menu on our Facebook which is updated regularly.

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THE BLUE ORCHID

75

GF SC

European French

The Coach House, Ballinteer Ave., Ballinteer, Co. Dublin.

Sawadee - Welcome to The Blue Orchid Opened in March 2013 & boasts an excellent À la Carte Menu as well as an extensive Teppanyaki menu. Try the Teppanyaki experience at Blue Orchid and enjoy contemporary Thai food in a tranquil setting. Its philosophy is to keep things simple, classic and fresh with a modern twist. Our Executive Chef, Saki is committed to producing wholesome meals and the key to the distinctive taste of each dish lies in the balance of spices and herbs. Early Bird: 3 courses Wed - Sun €16.99 & Sat & Sun 17.00 - 19.00.

Manager: Patti Head Chef: Saki  info@blueorchid.ie  www.blueorchid.ie

 01 296 6113

LOCATION: Beside the Coach House, Ballinter Ave, Ballinteer OPENING HOURS: Wed - Sun & B.Hols 17.00 till late (last orders 22.00) BEST DISH: Everything from the Teppanyaki Menu.

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75

GF

Thai


53

DUBLIN SOUTH

THE BLUE ORCHID

Newtown Park Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Sawadee - Welcome to The Blue Orchid Authentic Thai food is at its best. Dine in, dine out, pick-up & delivery all catered for. A perfect place to experience contemporary Thai food in a tranquil setting. Our philosophy is to keep things simple, classic & fresh with a modern twist. Our Executive Chef, Saki is committed to producing wholesome meals & the key to the distinctive taste of each dish lies in the balance of spices & herbs. Early Bird: 3 courses Mon - Fri €16.99 & Sat & Sun 17.00 - 19.00.

Manager: Nui Head Chef: Saki  info@blueorchid.ie  www.blueorchid.ie

 01 283 6601

LOCATION: Halfway down Newtown Park Avenue, Blackrock. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Sunday 17.00 till late (last orders 22.00) BEST DISH: Stir-fried Beef with Soy sauce, Bell Peppers and Broccoli.

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THE BLUE ORCHID

60

Thai

GF

Stepaside Village, Stepaside, Co. Dublin.

Sawadee - Welcome to The Blue Orchid Authentic Thai food is at its best. Dine in, dine out, pick-up & delivery all catered for. A perfect place to enjoy contemporary Thai food in a tranquil setting. Our philosophy is to keep things simple, classic & fresh with a modern twist. Our Executive Chef, Saki is committed to producing wholesome meals & the key to the distinctive taste of each dish lies in the balance of spices & herbs. Early Bird: 3 courses Mon - Fri €16.99 & Sat & Sun 17.00 - 19.00.

Manager: Sam Head Chef: Saki  info@blueorchid.ie  www.blueorchid.ie

 01 294 8000

LOCATION: In the heart of Stepaside Village. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Sunday 17.00 till late (last orders 22.00) BEST DISH: Penang Curry - a full bodied curry from the heart of Thailand.

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45

GF

CAVISTONS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Thai

59 Glasthule Road, Sandycove, Co. Dublin.

This is purely a fresh seafood restaurant. Straight from the Atlantic waters, our motto is “Let the fish do the talking”. Voted Best Fish Restaurant in Ireland by The Guardian Newspaper. Georgina Campbell 10th Annual Award 2008 for creativity with Irish Fish food.

Proprietor: Peter Caviston Manager: Hannah Moore Head Chef: Noel Cusack  info@cavistons.com  www.cavistons.com

 01 280 9245

LOCATION: Glasthule Village, approx. 300 yards from Glasthule / Sandycove DART Station. Turn right outside station and walk to main junction. OPENING HOURS: Tues - Sat: Sittings: 12.00; 13.30; 15.00 kitchen closes 15.20. Fri & Sat: Dinner: 18.00; 20.15 kitchen closes 20.35. Closed Sunday & Monday. BEST DISH: Whole Black Sole on the Bone Meuinere.

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30

GF

Seafood


54

DUBLIN SOUTH

CHINA SICHUAN

The Forum, Ballymoss Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18.

The China Sichuan is a purpose built restaurant seating approximately 90 people in a relaxed and informal surroundings. Some food critics say – ‘there’s something about the food at the China Sichuan that demands experimentation’. So we invite you to come along and try for yourself. 2 Courses €20.

Proprietor: Kevin Hui Head Chef: Andy Foo  info@china-sichuan.ie  www.china-sichuan.ie

 01 293 5100

LOCATION: Conveniently located within 100 yards of the Stillorgan Luas stop. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday: Lunch: 12.00 - 15.00 Monday - Saturday: Dinner: 17.00 - 22.00 Sunday: 12.00 - 21.00 BEST DISH: Three Pepper Rib Eye Beef.

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80

THE CHOP HOUSE

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Chinese

2 Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Buzzing Brasserie leading towards French style and finished with touches of Chelsea Fulham. Member of Eurotoques. LOCATION: Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

OPENING HOURS: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12.30 - 14.30 Sunday: 14.00 - 17.00 Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 13.00 - 20.00

Proprietor/Chef: Kevin Arundel  info@thechophouse.ie  www.thechophouse.ie

 01 660 2390

BEST DISH: Slow Roast Old Spot Pork Bell Fondue, Potato Apple Compote, Red Wine Jus.

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CLODAGH’S KITCHEN

50

GF

European

Blackrock Centre, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

A Mediterranean style menu, influenced by Clodagh’s time spent in France & Italy has a strong focus on seasonal ingredients & impeccable provenance. The menu sings of – local fish & meats, organic Irish vegetables, farmhouse cheese & much more. Clodagh’s Kitchen the perfect place to escape and unwind at any time of the day. LOCATION: Heart of Blackrock village.

Proprietor: Clodagh McKenna Head Chef: Karl Breen  info@clodaghmckenna.com  www.clodaghmckenna.com

 01 212 2981

OPENING HOURS: Open 7 days a week

BEST DISH: Clodagh loves great Irish produce and the menu sings of this – local fish & meats, organic Irish vegetables, farmhouse cheese and much more.

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85

GF

Mediterranean


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DUBLIN SOUTH

DANTE PIZZA

The Blanchardstown Centre / The Dundrum Town Centre.

Dante Pizza, serving a delicious selection of Pizzas, Pastas, Grills and salads in a relaxed casual atmosphere. So if you want a cosy dinner for two or a larger party - Dante Pizza is an experience that shouldn’t be missed! Now serving a fantastic two course and lunch menu.



LOCATION: Dundrum / Blanchardstown. OPENING HOURS: Lunch time menu available Open Monday to Sunday: Dundrum 13.00 till late Open Monday to Sunday: Blanchardstown 12.00 till late

www.dante.ie

 01 822 3311 The Blanchardstown Centre  01 298 7294 The Dundrum Town Centre

DIEP LE SHAKER

BEST DISH: Fresh Pizzas and exciting Grill range cooked to perfection.

75

Italian

GF SC

55 Pembroke Lane, off Pembroke Street, Dublin 2.

This stunning city centre restaurant has enjoyed international acclaim & rave reviews for it’s wonderful ambience, high-end cocktails & award winning cuisine. Awarded the renowned Thailand Brand & Thai Select awards from the Royal Thai Government. Their Thai Chefs prepare authentic Royal Thai Cuisine using only fresh herbs & spices from Bangkok & the best of Irish Produce. Extensive wine list & one of the best cocktail bars in Dublin. Early Bird Specials.

Directors: Matthew, Matt & Alex Farrell Head Chef: Bradley Stoward  leshaker@diep.net  www.diep.net

 01 661 1829

LOCATION: 55 Pembroke Lane, Off Pembroke Street, Dublin 2. OPENING HOURS: Lunch: Tues - Thurs: 12.00 - 14.30; Fri: 12.00 - 17.00 Dinner: Tues - Wed: 17.00 - 22.30; Thurs - Fri: 17.00 - Late; Saturday: 17.00 - Late BEST DISH: Pla Neung Manow: Whole Steamed Sea Bass infused with Lemongrass and Coriander served with fresh Lime, Galangal, Garlic, Chilli and fish sauce.

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120

Thai

GF SC

DYLAN RESTAURANT @ DYLAN HOTEL Eastmoreland Place, Dublin 2.

Proprietor: Fylan Collection Manager: Gráinne Ross Head Chef: Glenn Murphy  justask@dylan.ie  www.dylan.ie

 01 660 3000

Dylan Restaurant is a showcase of quality Irish produce. A network of over 20 suppliers provide the fresh, healthy ingredients and Chef Glenn Murphy believes in letting the ingredients speak for themselves. A fresh approach to modern Irish cooking. Table D’Hote Menu: Tuesday – Sunday: €39.50; Lunch: Tues – Sun: €24.00; All Day Dining in Dylan Cocktail Bar

LOCATION: Off Upper Baggot Street, 10 mins walk to St. Stephen’s Green. OPENING HOURS: Lunch: Wednesday – Saturday: 12.30 – 14.30 Dinner: Tuesday – Thursday: 18.00 – 22.00; Friday & Saturday: 18.00 – 23.00 Sunday Brunch until 18.00 Sunday Dinner until 21.00

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BEST DISH: Cured Clare Island Organic Salmon, Granny Smith Apple, Red Radish, light Ponzu Mayonnaise. Seared Cannon of Slaney Valley Lamb, Peas, broad Beans & Chanterelle Mushrooms, Wild Garlic Purée, Buttermilk Potato.

70

GF

Modern Irish


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DUBLIN SOUTH

THE GABLES RESTAURANT @ McCABES WINES Foxrock Village, Dublin 18.

Proprietor: Jim & John McCabe Head Chef: Juan Luis Casero  value@mccabeswines.ie  www.mccabeswines.ie

 01 289 2174

An excellent brasserie restaurant & wine bar situated in a Victorian ‘Gable’ building in Foxrock Village. Breakfast, lunch & dinner served 7 days, very popular brunch at weekends & a tapas bar menu also available. Over 200 wines available from McCabes quality range. €19.95 for two courses available all night every night and even better a special Early Bird wine list applies between 17.00 - 19.00 daily with prices as low as €10 per bottle.

LOCATION: Foxrock Village, Dublin 18. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 08.00 - 21.30; Friday: 08.00 - 22.00; Saturday: Brunch: 09.00 - 16.00; Dinner: 17.00 - 22.00 Sunday: Brunch: 10.00 - 16.00; Dinner: 17.00 - 20.00 BEST DISH: A varied menu with something to suit everyone. Lots of interesting daily specials and an award nominated healthy childrens menu.

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European

70

GLEESONS OF BOOTERSTOWN Booterstown Ave., Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Gleesons have added a food corner on the front of their pub/ restaurant & features their homemade meals, desserts, breads & salads to take home. Extensive off licence, Overall Winner National Bar of the Year 2011 & Best Local Bar. Each lounge has been renovated very tastefully, new lunch & evening menus, a new pool room & a morning coffee area that opens at 8 o’clock. LOCATION: Booterstown Ave., Blackrock, a few hundred yards from the DART station. Free customer parking. OPENING HOURS: 12 ’til 10 pm Monday to Saturday. 12 ’til 8 pm Sunday.

Proprietors: John & Ciaran Gleeson  gleesonsofbooterstown@gmail.com  www.gleesons.ie

 01 288 0236/ 0361

BEST DISH: Baked Fillet of Fresh Cod with a Mediterranean Herb Crust and a Caper and Tomato Salsa.

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150

THE GRILL AT THE CASTLE

European

GF

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Co. Dublin.

With its own separate entrance The Grill at the Castle is a lively stylish contemporary restaurant, serving fresh local produce to perfection! Located alongside the Dungeon Bar in the original dungeons of the castle where there is excellent live music most weekends . . . Piano bar, jazz, traditional.

Proprietor: Eithne Fitzpatrick Head Chef: Philip Whittle  syed.rizvi@fitzpatricks.com  www.fitzpatrickcastle.com

 01 230 5400

LOCATION: 20 minutes DART ride from the city centre and within walking distance of Dalkey heritage village. Free parking & WiFi. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 18.00 - 22.00 Sunday / Public Holidays: 15.00 - 21.30 BEST DISH: The Menu showcases a mouth-watering selection of char-grilled Irish Steaks, Seafood and Ribs.

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85

GF

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DUBLIN SOUTH

HARTLEY’S RESTAURANT

1 Harbour Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

hartley's is one of South Dublin's busiest & buzziest restaurants. Housed in the original Kingstown railway station, with beautiful Georgian architecture, high ceilings & a wonderful outside terrace, Hartley’s is a must! The spacious bar offers a full cocktail list, daily cocktail specials, artisan beers, & a well thought out & keenly priced wine list. All Night Early Bird is fantastic value Tuesday - Thursday, 17.30 - 19.30 Fridays & Saturdays, & Sundays till 21.00. LOCATION: Beside Dun Laoghaire DART Station. OPENING HOURS: Tuesday - Thursday: 12.00 - 15.30; 17.30 - 22.00 Friday/Saturday: 12.00 - Late; Sunday: 12.00 - 21.00

Proprietors: Julie Shiels & Kirsty Argyle  info@hartleys.ie  www.hartleys.ie

 01 280 6767

ICE BAR

BEST DISH: Fillet of Halibut with a Parmesan Crust, Sautéed Spinach and Chive Beurre Blanc.

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Irish

100

@ FOUR SEASONS HOTEL DUBLIN

Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge Dublin 4.

ICE effortlessly blends inviting modern design with friendly service and an inspiring list of beer, wine and cocktails and delectable bites to share. A favourite of the after-work crowd for its iconic status and accessible pricing, ICE is also ideally placed for those attending nearby sporting and concert venues. LOCATION: Four Seasons Hotel Dublin. OPENING HOURS: Wednesday & Thursday: 17.00 - 23.30 Friday & Saturday: 17.00 - 01.30 Sunday: 17.00 - 22.00 Closed Monday & Tuesday

Head Chef: Terry White  IceBar@fourseasons.com  www.fourseasons.com/dublin

 01 665 4742

IL SEGRETO

BEST DISH: Beef Burger Sliders - Trio of cheese sliders with french fries!

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13A/13B Merrion Row, Dublin 2.

Proprietors: Giorgio Casari / Jeff Stokes Head Chef: Lorcan Cribbin  ilsegretodublin@gmail.com  www.ilsegretorestaurant.ie

 01 661 8700

30

GF

Casual Bites

Stylish restaurant over 2 levels. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink on the courtyard and then Lorcan Cribbin’s menu will not disappoint! Fully covered and heated outdoor terrace available. Pre Theatre menu available every night from 5.30 till 7pm. LOCATION:Just off St. Stephen’s Green in Merrion Row. Close to all major shopping areas. OPENING HOURS: Closed Monday Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: From 12.30 with a late lunch on Friday till 16.00. Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: From 17.30 - 22.00 BEST D ISH: Pan Roasted Scallops with Mousseline Potato, Garlic and Pancetta.

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80

GF

European


INDIAN SUMMER

DUBLIN SOUTH

(BESIDE THE MILL HOUSE PUB)

59

2 Lower Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin.

Indian Summer opened in Stillorgan in 2004, located next door to the Mill House Pub, this first floor restaurant is a hidden gem. Indian Summer has been a success story upon discovery and with its acclaimed reviews and awards you will not be disappointed. Early Bird Deal: 2 Course €17.95 pp / 3 Course €19.95 pp Sunday - Thursday all night; Friday - Saturday 17.00 - 19.00 LOCATION: Beside the Mill House Pub - Stillorgan. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 17.00 - 23.00 Sunday: 16.00 - 22.30

Proprietor: Varun Dewan  info@indian.ie  www.indian.ie

 01 210 8440

BEST DISH: Kesari Jheenga (Tandoori Prawns).

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KINARA KITCHEN 17 Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

Indian

75

Sister Restaurants: Kinara - Clontarf 833 6759, Kajjal - Malahide 806 1960

Kinara Kitchen opened in Ranelagh village during October 2010 and has added to the great choice of eateries in Ranelagh Village. LOCATION: Opposite Superquinn in Ranelagh Village.

Proprietors: Sean Collender & Shoaib Yunus Manager: Waleed Bhatti Head Chef: Rajendra Mohite  info@kinarakitchen.ie  www.kinarakitchen.ie

 01 406 0066

LA ROUGE

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OPENING HOURS: Open 7 Days a week Early Bird: 16.00- 20.00 Monday - Thursday Lunch: 12.00- 16.00 Dinner: 17.00 - 23.00

BEST DISH: Mughlai Murghi: Breast of Chicken Pieces flavoured with Coconut Milk and Aubergine with chopped Onions and Peppers. Finished with a touch of Ginger.

75

Pakistani Eastern

1 Gabriels Court, Cabinteely, Dublin 18.

Intimate 30 seater grill & wine bar, very warm & cozy. Boudoir decor, red velvet & chandeliers not unlike Maxims of Paris. A very small menu specialising in steaks aged to perfection. Fish dishes change daily. All our products are Irish & sourced locally. Interesting and quirky wine list. Early Bird Menu: Tues - Thurs & Sunday all evening. 2 courses €19.95, 3 courses €22.95. Available for private functions. LOCATION: Old Bray Road to Cabinteely. OPENING HOURS: Tuesday - Sunday: 17.00 till late

Proprietor: Ann Marie Nohl Manager: Audrey Woods  www.larougegrill.ie

 01 275 0127

BEST DISH: 35oz Cote du Beouf on the bone, with Crispy Onions, Bernaise sauce and Sea Salt Chips.

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30

GF

European


60

DUBLIN SOUTH

MAO

The Pavillion, Dun Laoghaire / The Dundrum Town Centre / Chatham Row, Dublin 2.

Mao restaurants have been the top Asian restaurant chain in Dublin for over 20 years. Visit our newly renovated, contemporary restaurants in Dun Laoghaire, Dundrum or Chatham Row and enjoy our extensive Asian Menu full of tempting, traditionally prepared dishes. Savour the flavour with our delicious curries or try a shared platter to get the full Thai experience, not forgetting our Mao Classic dishes. If you fancy making a night of it why not sample some of our feature cocktails. OPENING HOURS: From 10.00 for Teas & Coffees Open 7 days: Lunch: Mon - Fri: 12.00 - 16.00 À La Carte: 7 days from 12.00



www.mymao.ie.ie

  

01 214 8090 The Pavillion, Dun Laoghaire 01 296 2802 Dundrum Town Centre 01 670 4899 Chatham Row

BEST DISH: Singapore Noodles, Malaysian Chicken, Chilli Lime Beef, Pad Thai and Nasi Goreng.

O’CONNELLS IN DONNYBROOK

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Asian

... DISTINCTLY IRISH

133 - 135 Morehampton Road, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

O’Connells Restaurant, a Traditional Bar & Restaurant in the heart of Donnybrook,with it’s separate Belmont Room & Bar for Private Functions. As since 1999, the very best ingredients, local, freerange, organic & wild where possible, simply cooked to enhance flavours. A Catalonian Char-Coal Grill Oven & an Atlantic Seawater Shellfish Tank add to the experience. Now open for Breakfast!

LOCATION: Centre of Donnybrook on the junction of Morehampton Road and Belmont Avenue. Near Burlington, Four Seasons, Herbert Park Hotels. OPENING HOURS: Monday: 17.00 - 21.00 Tuesday - Saturday: 07.00 - 22.00 (Sat from 09.00) Sunday & Public Holidays: 12.30 - 20.00

Proprietor: Tom O’Connell  info@oconnellsdonnybrook.com  www.oconnellsdonnybrook.com

 01 269 6116

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BEST DISH: Catalonian Char-Coal Oven Roasted Free Range Irish Chicken: Butterfly Roasted (carved at your table), Thyme Leaf Bread Stuffing, Grandma O’Connell’s Bread Sauce with Marjoram, Cranberries, Pan-Roasting Gravy.

100

THE PORT HOUSE IBERICOS

GF SC

Distinctly Irish

3/4 Pembroke Cottages, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16.

Bare brick walls, open fires and chandeliers set the intimacy of the restaurant creating a unique and relaxing dining experience for customers. The amalgamation of four cottage structures allows a seating capacity for one hundred and forty people including the secret garden at the rear of the restaurant.

Proprietor: Lee Sim Manager: Hubert De Seroux Head Chef: Agnieszka Szlezak  dundrum@porthouse.ie  www.porthouse.ie

 01 216 6133

LOCATION: Dundrum Town Centre. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Wednedsay: 12.00 - 22.30 Thursday: 12.00 - 23.30; Friday & Saturday: 10.00 - 00.30; Sunday: 10.00 - 22.30

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BEST DISH: Esparragos - Grilled Asparagus with Garlic Mayonnaise. Chorizo Al Vino - Spicy Chorizo cooked with Onions and our house Rioja. Brochetas de Gambas Pil Pil - Prawn Skewers in Pil Pil Sauce.

100

GF

Spanish Tapas


2 The Rear, Lower Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan Co. Dublin (next door to the Mill House Pub)

Telephone: 01 210 8440

The acclaimed Indian Restaurant on the Kilmacud Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, has a wonderful ambience and a great choice on the menu to choose from. Take away and delivery available. Early Bird Deal 2 Course €17.95 pp Early Bird Deal 3 Course €19.95 pp Sunday - Thursday all night Friday & Saturday 5pm to 7pm

“Indian Summer has buzz and atmosphere” Sunday Independent “Indian Summer - putting a bit of heart back on your plate” The Dubliner “A recent meal here was a revelation” Food & Wine Magazine

t: 01 210 8440

e: info@indian.ie

w: www.indian.ie


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DUBLIN SOUTH

ROCK LOBSTER

Over Kiely’s Pub, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Fish and Prime House in elegant surroundings over landmark Dublin 4 Pub Kiely’s.

Proprietor: Niall Sabongi Head Chef: Rob Sabongi  eat@rocklobster.ie  www.rocklobster.ie

 01 202 8585

ROLY’S BISTRO

LOCATION: In the heart of Donnybrook, close to the city centre, adjacent to the 48 acre Herbert Park. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Friday & Public Holidays: Lunch: 12.00 - 16.00 Monday - Thursday: Dinner:: 18.00-21.30 Friday: Dinner: 17.00-22.30 Saturday: 13.00-22.30; Sunday: 1.00-21.00 BEST DISH: A whole split Lobster with shoestring Fries and Salad €20.

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100

Steak Seafood

GF SC

7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Roly’s Bistro is the place to wine & dine, in the heart of Ballsbridge, ample parking & within walking distance of many of Dublin’s hotels. Booking recommended & enjoy the exceptional dishes prepared by Paul Cartwright. We are also offering an exciting new Café & Bakery for Casual dining, 7 days a Week 07.30 - 11.00, No booking required.

Proprietors / Managers: John O’Sullivan, Angela O’Sullivan, Paul Cartwright Head Chef: Paul Cartwright  ireland@rolysbistro.ie  www.rolysbistro.ie

 01 668 2611

LOCATION: Centre of Ballsbridge, just up from Lansdowne Road, close to American Embassy & RDS nearby. OPENING HOURS: Open 7 Days a week 12.00 - 15.00; 18.00 22.00 Closed 25th, 26th, 27th December & Good Friday BEST DISH: Pan-Fried Dublin Bay Prawns with Garlic, Chilli and Ginger Butter.

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250

GF SC

European

TALAVERA RESTAURANT @ RADISSON BLU, ST. HELEN’S HOTEL

Stillorgan Road, Dublin 4.

Head Chef: Giancarlo Anselmi  info.dublin@radissonblu.com  www.radissonblu.ie/sthelenshotel-dublin

 01 218 6000

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Soft candlelight compliments sparkling crystal glasses and cosy open fireplaces in the rich intimate surroundings of our Multi Award Winning talavera Restaurant. Described as ‘Dublin’s finest Italian restaurant’, here you will enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in the most romantic of surroundings, where the food is unsurpassable and the service is memorable. LOCATION: Located in the Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel, just 8 minutes from Dublin City Centre. Free Car Parking. OPENING HOURS: Open 7 Days a Week: 18.00 - 21.30 BEST DISH: Spaghetti allo Scoglio: Spaghetti with mix Seafood (Prawns, Mussels, Squid). À La Carte Menu Table D’Hote Menu from €24.50

100

GF

Italian European


DUBLIN SOUTH

TOSCANA

63

5 Windsor Terrace, Dun Laoghaire Seafront, Co Dublin.

Award Winning Restaurant Toscana specialises in authentic Italian cuisine with emphasis on fresh organic produce from our Wicklow farm. Since opening in 2001 Toscana has established itself as one of Dublin’s finest Italian restaurants. Voted Best Places to Eat in Dublin by Lucinda O’Sullivan. With spectacular sea views a visit to Toscana is a must! Sister Restaurant to Toscana in city centre.

Proprietor: Anthea & Agie Bytyqi Manager: Agie Bytyqi  dunlaoghaire@toscana.ie  www.toscana.ie

 01 230 0890

LOCATION: Seafront, Dun Laoghaire. OPENING HOURS: Open 7 Days a Week: 12.00 till late

BEST DISH: Pollo alla Toscana: Chicken Supreme with Spinach, three Cheeses wrapped in Parma Ham, White Wine & Mustard Cream.

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100

WRIGHTS ANGLERS REST

GF

Italian Mediterranean

Knockmaroon Hill, Strawberry Beds, Lucan, Dublin 20.

The Angler’s Rest prides itself on being a traditional Irish pub, evident in the pot-belly stove that is always smoking, out front, upon arrival. With live traditional Irish music and an extensive menu this award winning pub and restaurant is an ideal stop for locals and tourists alike.

Proprietor: Michael Wright Manager: Oliver Flynn Head Chef: Marchin Ceglarz  info@theanglersrest.ie  www.theanglersrest.ie

 01 820 4351

LOCATION: Knockmarron Hill, Strawberry Beds, Lucan. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Sunday: Lunch: From 12.00 Monday - Thursday: Dinner: From 17.00 - 21.00 Friday - Saturday: Dinner: From 17.00 - 22.00 Sunday: Dinner: From 17.00 - 21.00

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www.golfersguide.ie

BEST DISH: Wrights Fish Pie Fish Pie made with the freshest fish selection coming from Howth pier daily. Cooked with Cherry Tomatoes and Scallions in Dill cream sauce. Topped with Creamed Potatoes and grated Parmesan Crust.

100

GF

Seafood European


64

COUNTY GALWAY

ARTISAN RESTAURANT

2 Quay Street, Galway, Co. Galway.

Galways premier restaurant specialising in Irish contemporary dining with a French twist. Also specialising in local seasonal produce. LOCATION: Quay Street, Galway.

OPENING HOURS: Monday - Sunday & Bank Holidays: 12.00 - 15.00; 17.00 - 23.00

Proprietor: Matt Skeffington Manager: Una Quigley HEAD CHEF: Mark Campbell  artisanrestaurant@gmail.com  www.artisangalway.com

 091 532 655

BEST DISH: Oven Roast Monkfish, Sundried Tomato & Spring Onion crust, Piquillo Pepper & Parmesan Polenta Cake, Smoked Paprika & Tomato Consommè.

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40

GF

Roly’s Bistro

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Modern Irish French

r e s t a u r a n t

7 Ballsbridge Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Tel: 01 - 668 2611/668 0623 www.rolysbistro.ie


COUNTY KERRY

GARDEN ROOM RESTAURANT @ THE MALTON

65

Town Centre, Killarney, Co Kerry.

The Malton's classic Garden Room Restaurant showcases the best tastes of the Kerry countryside, all under the great gilded dome of our original stunning Victorian dining room. Executive Chef Stephen O’Leary and Head Waiter Dora Browne look forward to welcoming you to experience delicious food and exceptional hospitality.

Manager: Dora Browne Executive Chef: Stephen O’Leary  sales@themalton.com  www.themalton.com

 064 663 8000

LOCATION: Town Centre, Killarney. OPENING HOURS: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7.30 am– 10.00 am Saturday & Sundays: 7.30 am– 11.00 am Dinner: 18.30 pm – 21.30 pm daily

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BEST DISH: Kerry Lamb Trio: Rack of Kerry Lamb, Lamb Steak & Kidney Pie & Tagine Fillet of Kerry Lamb, Smoked Potato & Baby Vegetables. Locally sourced Lamb, all Vegetables and Herbs grown in our own poly tunnel & gardens.

80

THE KILLARNEY WINE ROOMS Town Centre, Killarney, Co. Kerry.

GF

@ THE MALTON

European Modern Irish

The Killarney Wine Rooms is Kerry's only walk in wine cellar where you can appreciate an extensive range of wines from the best regions around the world in a stylish, interactive and relaxed atmosphere. Massimo Mirabile, our Head Sommelier, will be only too delighted to share his passion and knowledge of our fine wines and offer great advice on the different characteristics of the wines.

Manager: Massimo Mirabile Executive Chef: Stephen O’Leary  sales@themalton.com  www.themalton.com

 064 663 8000

LOCATION: Town Centre, Killarney. OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday: From 18.30

BEST DISH: Charcuterie and Cheese Board Sharing Platters.

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40

GF

MOLLY DARCY’S TRADITIONAL IRISH PUB Muckross, Killarney, Co. Kerry.

European Modern Irish

This Award winning Irish Restaurant is one of Kerry’s landmark venues. Home to great Irish food and service, guests can also enjoy Free Irish Entertainment Nights from May – October. LOCATION: Molly Darcy’s Traditional Irish Pub is located 4 kms from Killarney Town on the Ring of Kerry in Muckross.

General Manager: Sean O’Driscoll Molly Darcy’s Manager: Ciaran Kelly Head Chef: Mike Hayes  info@muckrosspark.com  www.mollydarcy.ie

 064 662 3400

OPENING HOURS: Food served daily from 12.30 - 21.00.

BEST DISH: Tom Crean Beer Battered Atlantic Fish with Twice Cooked Chips, Pea Puree and Tartar Sauce.

€€€

GF

Bar Food Local Dishes


66

COUNTY KERRY

OUT OF THE BLUE Waterside, Dingle, Co. Kerry.

Proprietor: Tim Mason Manager: Flora Karner Head Chef: Jean-Marie Vaireaux / Eric Maillard  outoftheblue@ireland.com  www.outoftheblue.ie

 066 915 0811

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Multi-award winner and famously acclaimed for its fresh seafood, which is landed just across the street. Although small and rustic, this little gem is nearly always busy, so book early as this is the ultimate seafood shack. A place where love affair’s begin. Motto: “No chips. Nothing frozen. Everything fresh or alive”

LOCATION: Brilliantly situated opposite the pier front of Dingle harbour. With a small deck outside, available on lazy sunny Dingle days. OPENING HOURS: Seasonally mid March through end October. Monday - Sunday Dinner: 17.00 – 22.00 Special Sunday Lunch: 13.00 – 15.30 Closed when no fresh fish available! BEST DISH: Everything, including and always fresh from the sea, langoustines, Blasket Island scallops, crab claws, chilli squid, whole john dory, turbot cutlets, sole on the bone and much much more.

35

GF

THE PUNCHBOWL BAR @ THE MALTON Town Centre, Killarney, Co Kerry.

Seafood Only

The Punchbowl Bar continues the hotel's ethos of serving only imaginative, fresh, local food. Surrounded by soft colours, it's easy to relax in these classic, traditional rooms. Two blazing fires, soft, velvety sofas and friendly service top the experience.

Manager: Mike Hussey Executive Chef: Stephen O’Leary  sales@themalton.com  www.themalton.com

 064 663 8000

LOCATION: Town Centre, Killarney. OPENING HOURS: Normal bar trading times Food served from: 12.00 - 21.30

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BEST DISH: Tiffin Platters - a delicious three course light meal consisting of two savoury annd a sweet selectipon. e.g. Jumbo Prawn Cocktail, Monkfish Scampi & Peas, Strawberries & Cream.

58

GF

ROZZERS RESTAURANT @ KILLEEN HOUSE HOTEL

European Modern Irish

Aghadoe, Lakes of Killarney, Killarney, Co. Kerry.

A truly a must-visit dining experience while in Killarney. Head Chef Paul O'Gorman & his team have carved out an enviable reputation for the sheer quality of the food they produce to a consistently high standard. Geraldine & Michael and all their wonderful staff will go the extra mile to ensure their guests have a memorable night out.

Proprietors: Michael & Geraldine Rosney Head Chef: Paul O’Gorman  charming@indigo.ie  www.killeenhousehotel.com

 064 66 31711

LOCATION: Aghadoe, Killarney OPENING HOURS: Open 7 days a week from 18.30

BEST DISH: Menu changes regularly by our Award Winning Chef of 22 years, Paul O’Gorman.

€€€

35

GF

Modern Irish


COUNTY KILDARE / LEITRIM

THE LEGENDS BAR & RESTAURANT

67

Palmer Clubhouse, The K Club, Staffan, Co. Kildare.

In The Palmer Clubhouse “The Legends Bar & Restaurant” is suitable for all tastes & palates with quick, light & healthy options on The Legends Bar Menu & traditional Irish dining & sumptuous gourmet meals in the Restaurant. With a mixture of Irish & European Cuisine made from fresh local products available on both À la Carte & Table D'hôte menus. A relaxed, family friendly atmosphere overlooking The Palmer Ryder Cup Course.

Manager: David Russell  sales@kclub.ie  www.kclub.ie/legends-bar-&-restaurant

 01 601 7200

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LOCATION: The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 07.00 - 21.30

BEST DISH: Selection of snacks and hot food available throughout the day.

120

THE RIVER ROOM RESTAURANT

GF

Modern Irish European

The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare.

The River Room Restaurant is one of The K Club’s hidden gems. This vibrant yet relaxed Hotel restaurant overlooks the extensive landscaped gardens & the River Liffey and offers formal dining with a casual dining atmosphere in sumptuous surroundings. The menu is traditional in style & will offer some K Club favourites with many ingredients grown on the resort & within the local area.

Manager: Audrey Brophy Head Chef: Finbar Higgins  sales@kclub.ie  www.kclub.ie/river-room-restaurant

 01 601 7200

LOCATION: The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 19.00 - 21.30

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BEST DISH: Selection of Dishes Fillet of Hake, Sweet Potato Puree, Shallot Salad & Carrot Butter Sauce. Pave of Atlantic Cod with Baby Leek, Lump Crab, Crayfish and Bisque Sauce. Irish Sirloin Steak, Truffle Scented Mash, Choron Sauce.

50

GF

COTTAGE RESTAURANT

Modern Irish European

Jamestown, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Proprietor/Chef Sham Hanifa offers modern European & Asian food at this cheerful white washed restaurant on the edge of the pretty village of Jamestown. Awards: Taste of Waterway Award 2012 (Georgina Campbell & Waterway Ireland); Best Chef in Leitrim 2012; Best Restaurant in Leitrim 2011; Best Customer Service in Leitrim 2011/2012; Bridgestone 100 Best Restaurant 2010, 2011, 2012.

Proprietor: Sham Hanifa Manager: Lee Hanifa Head Chef: Sham Hanifa  info@cottagerestaurant.ie  www.cottagerestaurant.ie

 071 96 25933

LOCATION: 3 miles form Carrick-on-Shannon, 500 metres from Carrick/Dublin N4 turn. 1 mile from Jamestown boat dock. OPENING HOURS: Wednesday - Sunday: 17.30 - 22.00; Sunday: 12.00 - 16.00 BEST DISH: Trio of Lamb: Herb crusted Roscommon rack of lamb, Grilled Rump & Pan Seared Lambs Liver, Red Wine Jus.

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75

GF SC

European Fusion


68

COUNTY LIMERICK

1826 ADARE

Main Street, Adare, Co. Limerick.

1826 Adare is Limerick’s latest casual dining restaurant. Award winning Chef Wade Murphy & his wife Elaine strive to serve seasonal, locally sourced food at attractive prices along with friendly & attentive service.

Proprietors: Wade & Elaine Murphy Manager: Elaine Murphy Head Chef: Wade Murphy  info@1826adare.ie  www.1826adare.ie

 061 396 004

LOCATION: A beautiful thatched cottage in the picturesque village of Adare. OPENING HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday: 17.30 - 21.00 Sunday: 13.00 - 20.00 Closed Monday & Tuesday BEST DISH: 36 hour Braised Pork Belly, Celeriac, Apple & Romesco Sauce.

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70

GF

THE WILD GEESE RESTAURANT

Modern Irish

Main Street, Adare, Co. Limerick.

Award-winning Chef David Foley and Julie Randles run this superb restaurant in Adare. The setting is absolutely delightful and worth a lengthy detour. Local produce from small suppliers feature strongly. David has always enjoyed using the best of Irish produce in his own unique style. Top 100 Restaurants Bridgestone Guide 1999 - 2013 and Georgina Campbell 1999 - 2013.

Proprietors: David Foley / Julie Randles Manager: Julie Randles Chef: David Foley  wildgeese@indigo.ie  www.thewild-geese.com

 061 396 451

LOCATION: Main Street Adare, opposite Dunraven Asrms. OPENING HOURS: Tuesday - Saturday: From 18.30 Open for Sunday Lunch.

BEST DISH: Medallions of Monkfish topped with Crabmeat on bed of Spinach, White Wine Sauce.

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60

GF

Modern Irish


COUNTY LOUTH

ADELPHI JADE

69

No. 2, Adelphi Boulevard, Park Avenue, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

Adelphi Jade is a Chinese restaurant in the heart of Dundalk town. The restaurant with its exquisite decor, fine wines and friendly atmosphere, offers the perfect venue for that special night out. LOCATION: In the heart of Dundalk town (Old Adelphi Cinema) - Ample parking. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Thurday: 17.30 - 23.30 Friday & Saturday: 17.30 - 00.30 Sunday: 13.00 - 15.00; 17.30 - 23.30 Closed 25th & 26th December

Proprietor: Michelle Yip Manager: Candy Wan

 042 932 6346/7

GHAN HOUSE

BEST DISH: Cantonese dishes.

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Carlingford, Co. Louth.

Proprietors: Joyce Carroll & Paul Carroll Head Chef: Stephane Le Sourne  info@ghanhouse.com  www.ghanhouse.com

 042 937 3682

JADE GARDEN

100

Seafood

GF

Ghan House is a fully restored Georgian House with acclaimed restaurant, bedrooms & cookery school. It has spectacular views of Carlingford Lough, Slieve Foy & Mountains of Mourne sweeping down to the sea; Dining is at a lesiurely pace . . . you have the table for the whole evening. Best Hotel Restaurant in Co. Louth 2010 & 2011 RAI. Awarded AA Rosette 2011 - 2013. Booking recommended. LOCATION: Village of Carlingford, overlooking the lough just 1 hour from Dublin & Belfast. OPENING HOURS: Dinner: Monday - Sunday & Public Holidays: 19.00 - 21.30. Lunch: Sunday: 13.00 - 15.00 Lunch: Monday - Saturday by prior appointment.

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BEST DISH: The restaurant uses the best local of local produce - Mussels, Oysters & Lobsters from the Lough, local Cooley Lamb & Beef with herbs from our own garden.

60

GF

Modern Irish

24 Park Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

One of Louth’s finest Chinese Restaurants. Comfortable and friendly atmosphere, specialising in Cantonese cuisine. Finalist in Bushmills 2002/3 for Best Ethnic Restaurant. All welcome, including parties. LOCATION: Town Centre. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Thursday: Sittings: 17.30 - 00.00 Friday & Saturday: 17.30 - 01.00 Sunday: 13.00 - 15.00; 17.30 - 23.30 Closed 25th & 26th December

Proprietor: Michelle Yip Manager: Tim Wan

 042 933 0378

BEST DISH: Seafood, Roast Duck Chinese style.

€€€

120

GF

Chinese


70

COUNTY LOUTH

McKEVITTS VILLAGE HOTEL Market Square, Carlingford, Co. Louth.

At McKevitts Hotel we pride ourselves on quality home-cooked meals using all locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. We guarantee a flavour sensation in a homely environment at an affordable price.

Proprietor: Terry McKevitt Manager: Terry McKevitt Head Chef: Rafal Sucholawski  info@mckevitts.net  www.mckevitts.net

 042 93 73116

MING GARDEN

LOCATION: Market Square, in the heart of beautiful medieval Carlingford. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 12.30 - 14.30; 17.30 - 21.00 Friday: 12.30 - 14.30; 17.30 - 21.30 Saturday: 12.30 - 21.30 Sunday: 12.30 - 20.30 Public Holidays: 12.30 - 21.30 BEST DISH: Prawn Tapa: Sizzling Jumbo Prawns with Chilli & Garlic accompanied with fresh baked Cibatta bread.

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90

GF

SC

Bistro

83/84 Trinity Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Warm and intimate restaurant specialising in Cantonese cuisine. Ideal for a unique relaxing experience, parties always welcome and fully licensed. LOCATION: Town Centre, leading to the Slane Road. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 17.00 - 00.00 Friday & Saturday: 17.00 - 00.30 Sunday: 17.00 - 00.00 Closed 25th & 26th December

Proprietor: Michelle Yip Manager: Tony Yip

 041 983 1061

BEST DISH: Aromatic Duck.

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50

GF

Chinese


71

COUNTY MAYO

BAR ONE

Rush Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

Awarded ‘Best Gastro Pub’ in Mayo at the 2011 & 2012 RAI Awards & recognised by Georgina Campbell & Lucinda O’Sullivan, a ‘must’ for those who enjoy superb food & seek value for money. Bar One distinguishes itself by using the freshest seasonal ingredients & is proud to support local farmers & suppliers. Friendly service, relaxed & informal environment, extensive lunch & evening menus. Live music & entertainment every weekend. LOCATION: Bar One is located on Rush Street, adjacent to Linenhall Street & Bridge Street in Castlebar.

Proprietor: Mark Cadden Head Chef: Stephanie Sammon  www.wheretoeat.ie/restaurants/bar-one

 094 903 4800

OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday: Lunch: 12.00 - 17.00 Dinner: 17.00 - 21.00

BEST DISH: Mc Hales farmed Sirloin and Fillet Steak. Homemade Pizza’s featuring local produce:Carrowholly Cheese, Kelly’s Black Pudding, St. Tolas Goat’s Cheese, and McGeoghs air dried Lamb and air dried Beef.

€€€

80

GF

GEORGE V RESTAURANT @ ASHFORD CASTLE Cong, Co. Mayo.

Proprietors: Stanley & Beatrice Tollman Manager: Niall Rochford Head Chef: Stefan Matz  ashford@ashford.ie  www.ashford.ie

 094 954 6003

Irish

Classic formal Dining Restaurant in the unique setting of Ashford Castle. The George V offers a daily changing table d’Hote menu and a seasonal Tasting menu 7 days a week in the main dining room on the Estate and also offers a Sunday Lunch & Lyrics experience seasonally. LOCATION: Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo. OPENING HOURS: 7 days a week, all year round Dinner: 19.00 -21.30 Sunday Lunch: 13.00 14.00

BEST DISH: Roast of the Day served from our Antique Carving trolley.

€€€

GF

THE KITCHEN RESTAURANT @ MOUNT FALCON

European Modern Irish

Foxford Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

They say “the heart of the house is the Kitchen” ... in Mount Falcon The “Kitchen Restaurant” spans across the original kitchen & pantry where guests enjoy first class, fresh, locally produced, quality food in a friendly & intimate environment. Awarded 2 AA Rosettes since 2008 & Executive Head Chef Philippe Farineau achieved Best Chef 2011-2012 & 2013 Best Hotel Restaurant 2011 2012 - 2013 in Connaught along with the 2012 Good Eating Guide.

Proprietor: Alan Maloney Manager: Alan Maloney Executive Head Chef: Philippe Farineau  info@mountfalcon.com  www.mountflacon.com

 096 74472

LOCATION: Mount Falcon, Foxford Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo. OPENING HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday: 18.30 - 21.30; Sunday Tuesday: 18.30 - 21.00; Sunday Lunch: €25 13.00 15.30. Boathole Bar Bistro 7 days from 13.00. BEST DISH: Local Crab Meat, Mount Falcon Organic Vegetable Dressing and Micro Herbs.

€€€

80

GF SC

French


72

COUNTY MAYO

NEPHIN RESTAURANT @ MULRANNY PARK HOTEL Mulranny, Westport, Co. Mayo.

Proprietors: Tom Bohan / Tom Duggan Manager: Dermot Madigan Head Chef: Ollie O’Regan  info@mulrannyparkhotel.ie  www.mulrannyparkhotel.ie

 098 36000

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with spectacular views of Croagh Patrick, the Nephin Restaurant serves world class food in a unique location. Brigestone listed top 100 Restaurants & Top 10 Restaurant Signature Dish 2012. Awarded 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence. Drivers of Mayo’s only food trail the Gourmet Greenway. LOCATION: Mulranny Park Hotel in the village of Mulranny. N59 10 minutes from Newport, 30 minutes Westport, 10 minutes Achill Island. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Sunday: 18.15 - 21.15 BEST DISH: Dish of Clew Bay Scallops, Artichoke Purée, Glazed Pork Belly & Veal Jus.

€€€

100

GF SC

PIER RESTAURANT @ THE ICE HOUSE HOTEL The Quay, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

Proprietor: Pearse Farrell Manager: Ken Bergin Head Chef: Matt Fuller  chill@theicehouse.ie  www.icehousehotel.ie

 096 23500

SAGE

International European

A favourite amongst locals and returning guests alike - with its comfortable banquette seating, interlocking bar, fabulous outdoor riverside terrace, unusual selection of vodkas and long list of wine and cocktails. Pier Restaurant at The Ice House is an ideal place to host parties, enjoy candlelit romantic evenings or simply to wind down to dinner with friends. LOCATION: Located on the pier on the banks of the River Moy in Ballina. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Sunday: Bar menu 12.30 - 21.30; Sunday Lunch: 12.30 - 16.00; Dinner: Monday - Saturday 18.00 - 21.30 BEST DISH: Fillet of Monkfish, Tomato Fondue, Baby Spinach, Gnocchi Mussel & Saffron Sauce.

€€€

85

GF

Modern European

High Street, Westport, Co. Mayo.

Sage is a small gem in the heart of Westport. Our menu is focused on Irish cuisine featuring fresh local fish, meats and organic salads complemented by fine wines and friendly service. LOCATION: In the heart of Westport, up the hill from the clock tower. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Sunday & Public Holidays: From 17.30 - 22.00

Proprietors: Iva Ivanova / Shteryo Yurukov Manager: Iva Ivanova Head Chef: Shteryo Yurukov  info@sagewestport.ie  www.sagewestport.ie

 098 56700

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BEST DISH: West Coast Monkfish with cooked to perfection Pork Belly, Butter Bean, Chorizo & Sage Casserole.

40

GF

Modern Irish Seafood


COUNTY MEATH / OFFALY

CHINA GARDEN RESTAURANT

73

58 Brews Hill, Navan, Co. Meath.

Relaxed friendly atmosphere, Meath’s finest Chinese cuisine at its best. Specialising in Cantonese food. Wonderful selection of wines for your enjoyment and fully licensed. LOCATION: Town Centre, beside O’Mahoney’s football pitch. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Thursday: Sittings: 12.30 - 14.15; 17.30 - 00.00 Friday & Saturday: 12.30 - 14.15; 17.00 - 00.00 Sunday: 17.00 - 00.00 Closed 25th & 26th December

Proprietors/Managers: T & M Yip

 046 902 2621

VANILLA POD

BEST DISH: A great selection of Cantonese dishes.

€€€

90

Chinese

GF

@ THE HEADFORT ARMS HOTEL

Headfort Place, Kells, Co. Meath.

A global mix of modern fusion food encompassing classic Steak dishes, creative seasonal dishes & specialising in local fish dishes. Feile Bia Award. House Cocktails & regular Themed Wine Evenings featured. Recommended by the Bridgestone Guide. Georgina Campbell Guide & Best Restaurant Award. Tom Doorley Top 100 restaurants.

Proprietors: Olivia & Vincent Duff Manager: Lareina Quigley Head Chef: Anthony Byrne  info@headfortarms.ie  www.headfortarms.ie

 046 924 0084

LOCATION: Main Dublin Road in the centre of Kells. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 17.00 - 22.00 Friday - Saturday: 17.00 - 23.00; Sunday: All day from 12.30 - 21.30 Early Bird: Monday - Friday all night; Saturday till 19.00; All day Sunday 12.00 - 21.30 BEST DISH: Duck Thee Ways: Teriyaki Duck Breast, Confit Leg & Shredded Duck Pot with Spiced Apple Compote & Toasted Breads.

€€€

70

KINNITTY CASTLE HOTEL Kinnitty, Birr, Co. Offaly.

Proprietor: Declan Taite Manager: Andrew Lambert Head Chef: Anthony Holland  reception@kinnittycastlehotel.com  www.kinnittycastlehotel.com

 057 91 37318

Modern Irish European

GF

The Slí Dala Restaurant overlooks lovely manicured lawns where Chef Anthony Holland has designed menus featuring seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. With deep red and cream walls, elaborate original fireplace and impressive paintings, this is a delightful room full of drama and grandeur. LOCATION: Nestled at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, just outside the picturesque village of Kinnitty. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday & Public Holidays: 18.30 - 21.00 Sunday: 13.00 - 16.00; 18.30 - 21.00 BEST DISH: Seared Rump of Slieve Bloom Lamb, Spiced Parsnip Purée, Fondant Potato, Baby Ratatouille, Red Wine & Rosemary Jus.

€€€

40

GF SC

International European


74

COUNTY SLIGO

EALA BHAN

Rockwood Parade, Sligo. Co. Sligo.

Best Restaurant RAI 2013 & Best Chef RAI 2013. Eala Bhan is rapidly establishing itself as a must-stop culinary destination of the North West. Specialising in fresh local produce, Eala Bhan menu comprises of meat, seafood and vegetarian options.

Proprietor: Anthony Gray Manager: Anthony Gray Head Chef: Seamus Thompson  trabanstrandhill@gmail.com  www.ealabhan.ie

 071 914 5823

TRÁ BÁN

LOCATION: On Rockwood Parade along the banks of the Garavogue River in the heart of Sligo Town. OPENING HOURS: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12.00 - 15.00 Sunday 12.30 - 15.00 Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 17.00 - 21.30 Sunday 17.30 - 21.30

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Strandhill, Co. Sligo.

Proprietor/Manager: Anthony Gray Head Chef: Julien Regneers  trabanstrandhill@gmail.com  www.trabansligo.ie

 071 912 8402

BEST DISH: Monkfish - Pan fried Fillet of market fresh Monkfish wrapped in a Pancetta served on Roast Aquash Risoitto with Rock Salt and Fennel Cracker, Citrus Basil Oil.

50

GF

European

Trá Bán restaurant in Strandhill Sligo offers the best in fine dining, specialising in fresh Seafood & Steak. Trá Bán menu features dishes which are made with the finest local produce, from both land & sea. Located above The Strand Bar in the heart of Strandhill Village, the family friendly restaurant has spectacular ocean views.

LOCATION: In the heart of the magical village of Strandhill, renowned as one of the best surf spots in Europe with beautiful unspoilt beach views. OPENING HOURS: Closed Monday Tuesday - Sunday & Public Holidays: 17.30 - 21.30 Early Bird available until 19.00.

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BEST DISH: Salmon Sushi €8.50 - Irish Smoked Salmon Sushi Style stuffed with Rice & Crab Meat, rolled in seaweed served with tossed salad and lightly spiced Wasabi Sauce.

65

GF

GF

Organic


75

COUNTY WATERFORD

LA PALMA ON THE MALL

20 The Mall, Waterford City, Waterford.

Situated in a magnificently restored Georgian Townhouse, La Palma boasts the best modern Italian cuisine around, with a stunning array of fresh pasta, seafood and local meats. Affordable and a buzzy atmosphere - also has Waterford’s Premier Cocktail Bar. LOCATION: In Waterford City Centre, right next door to Waterford Crystal. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 17.30 - 21.30 Sunday: 13.00 - 19.00

Head Chef: Dario Cavaliere  info@lapalma.ie  www.lapalma.ie

 051 879 823

MAXIM HOUSE

BEST DISH: Ravioli stuffed with Black Alba Truffles, Thyme Butter, Porcini Cream.

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100

Italian

GF SC

8 O’Connell Street, Waterford, Co. Waterford.

Bushmills Malt 2003 Finalist - Best Ethnic Restaurant outside Dublin. Leading Restaurant Awards 2003 & 2004. We welcome families and reservations accepted. Takeaway foods also available. LOCATION: Beside the Heritage Centre, behind to the quay.

OPENING HOURS: Early Bird: 17.00 - 19.00 Daily Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12.30 - 14.15; Sunday: 13.00 - 15.00 Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 17.30 - 23.30; Friday - Saturday: 17.00 - 00.00

Proprietor / Head Chef: Josephine Kam

 051 875 820

BEST DISH: Chicken Satay, home-made Crispy Duck, Barbecue Spare Rib. Selection of excellent Curry dishes also.

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48

GF

THE STRAND SEAFOOD RESTAURANT Dunmore East, Co. Waterford.

Proprietors / Managers: Mike & Edwina Foyle  thestrandinn@mail.com  www.thestrandinn.com

 051 383 174/161

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Asian

Specialising in locally caught fish, crunchy fresh vegetables, herbs, steaks and homemade deserts with a relaxed atmosphere. Recommended by Guides: Georgina Campbell Guide, Frommers and BIM Seafood Restaurants. Nominated for Best Seafood Experience 2006 by RAI. LOCATION: On the edge of the beach in Dunmore East. OPENING HOURS: Food served: 13.00 - 21.00 Restaurant: 18.30 - 22.00

BEST DISH: Panfried Turbot with Hollandaise Sauce Baked Lobster with Lemon Butter. Panfried Scallops with Chilli & Ginger. Strand Seafood Pie. Roasted Crispy Free-Range Half Duck served with Winter Fruits and a Black-Bean & Ginger sauce.

75

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Seafood European


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COUNTY WATERFORD / WESTMEATH

WATERFORD CASTLE HOTEL & GOLF RESORT The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford City, Co. Waterford.

Warm ambience of The Munster Room Restaurant with it’s 16th Century oak panelled walls and ornate ceiling. Menu designed from locally sourced produce, resident painist, locally acclaimed Head Chef Michael Quinn.

Manager: Derek Coyne Head Chef: Michael Quinn  info@waterfordcastle.com  www.waterfordcastle.com

 051 878 203

LOCATION: Just outside Waterford City, the resort is uniquely situated on it’s own private island, reachable by complimentary car ferry. OPENING HOURS: Early Bird: Sunday - Thursday 18.30 - 19.30 €40 Bar Food: Monday - Sunday 12.00 - 19.00 Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 18.30 - 21.00 Friday & Saturday: 18.30 - 21.15; Sunday & Public Holidays: 18.30 - 20.45

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BEST DISH: Trio of Irish Lamb - Grilled Fillet with Aubergiene Cavier - Roast Loin with Spinach - Braised Shoulder with Parnsnips purèe

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Contemporary Irish French

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LOTUS GARDEN

Austin Friars Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

Top class Chinese restaurant specialising in Cantonese food. Wonderful relaxed atmosphere offering excellent food and friendly service. Perfect location for that special occasion. LOCATION: Beside Town Park opposite Buckley’s Hotel. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 17.00 - 23.30 Friday: Lunch: 12.30 - 14.15; Dinner: 17.00 - 00.00; Saturday: 17.00 - 00.00; Sunday: Lunch: 13.00 - 17.00; Dinner: 17.00 - 23.00 Closed 25th & 26th December

Proprietor: Michelle Yip Manager: Wai Yip

 044 933 2971/2

BEST DISH: Cantonese dishes.

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GF

Chinese


COUNTY WEXFORD

LA MARINE BAR/BISTRO @ KELLY’S RESORT HOTEL & SPA Rosslare, Co. Wexford.

This award winning restaurant is located at the renowned Kelly’s Resort Hotel, Rosslare. Casual French style bar/bistro serving lunch & dinner 7 days a week with daily specials. Early Bird Menu available spring & autumn. Highly recommended by John Mc Kenna, Bridgestone Guide.

Proprietor: Billy Kelly Managers: Sinead O’Reilly / Niamh Murphy Head Chef: Ronan Dunne  info@kellys.ie  www.kellys.ie

 053 913 2114

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MARLFIELD HOUSE

LOCATION: Rosslare Strand approx. 20 kms from Wexford Town, 5 minutes walk from Rosslare Strand railway station. OPENING HOURS: Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 12.30 - 14.15 Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 18.30 - 21.00 BEST DISH: Crispy Duck Confit with little Gem Salad and Romesco Sauce.

70

Modern European

GF

Courtown Road (R742), Gorey, Co. Wexford.

Marlfield is one of Ireland’s finest country houses, its flower filled Conservatory restaurant with frescoed walls overlooks beautiful gardens. Delicious classically based food is grown in its extensive kitchen garden and sourced locally. Enjoy the Garden to the Plate lunch, supper or dinner menu and Sunday Lunch.

Proprietors: The Bowe Family Managers: Margaret & Laura Bowe Head Chef: Ruadhan Furlong  info@marlfieldhouse.ie  www.marlfieldhouse.com

 053 942 1124

LOCATION: One mile outside Gorey on the Courtown Road R742. From the N11, exit 23 follow signs for Courtown & at the Courtown Road Roundabout turn left for Gorey. Marlfield is less than a mile on the left. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Saturday: 19.00 - 21.00 Sunday Lunch: 12.30 - 14.30. Garden to Plate Lunch & Snack: 12.30 to 15.30.

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BEST DISH: Roast Rack of Wexford Lamb, Butternut squash puree, Rosemary roasted celeriac, wilted garden Spinach, Dauphinoise Potato, Madeira jus and pauloise.

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Modern classical


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COUNTY WICKLOW

BRUNEL RESTAURANT @ Rathnew, Co. Wicklow.

At Tinakilly Country House Hotel our guests can expect to enjoy a fine blend of modern and traditional cuisine. With it's 2 AA Rosettes, the Brunel Restaurant is regarded as one of the best restaurants in Wicklow. The Head Chef and his team pride themselves in making our own jams, marmalades, chutneys and delicious freshly baked brown and white breads. Fresh fish, game and Wicklow lamb are sourced from local suppliers.

LOCATION: Rathnew Village, N11/M11 exit at Wicklow/Rathnew exit. OPENING HOURS: Lunch: Sun: 12.30 to 16.00; Mon - Sat: served in the Bar from 12.30 to 14.30; Dinner: Sun - Thurs: 18.30 - 20.30; Fri & Sat: 18.30 - 21.30

Head Chef: Eddie McDermott  info@tinakilly.ie  www.tinakilly.ie

 0404 69274

TINAKILLY HOUSE HOTEL

BEST DISH: Baked Fillet of Prime Irish Beef en Croute, Caramelised Button Onions, red wine Jus.

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90

DRUIDS GLEN RESORT

GF

European

Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow.

A favourite amongst guests and locals alike, with bright spacious vistas over the stunning Druids Glen golf course. Our selection of menus are modern and simple, offering informal, fantastic bistro fare which showcases the very best of locally grown Wicklow produce.

CEO: Richard Collins Restaurant Manager: Jonny Davis Head Chef: Dheeraj Ramgoolam  reception@druidsglenresort.com  www.druidsglenresort.com

 01 287 0800

LOCATION: Just 30 minutes from Dublin City in a breathtaking setting at Druids Glen Resort. OPENING HOURS: Monday - Thursday: 18.00 - 22.00 Friday & Saturday: 17.30 - 22.00; Sunday: 18.00 - 22.00; Public Hols: 17.30 - 22.00 BEST DISH: Pan Fried Sea Beam. Sundried Tomato Mash, Sauteed Leek with a Creamy Chorizo and Prawn Sauce.

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GORDON RAMSAY

90

GF

@ POWERSCOURT

Steak Seafood

The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.

This floor to ceiling glass-fronted restaurant takes full advantage of the Sugar Loaf Mountain views and invites guests to feast on the most delicious local dishes cooked with passion and flair.

Manager: Fabio Serafini Chef De Cuisine: Peter Byrne  powerscourtgordonramsay@ritzcarlton.com  www.ritzcarlton.com/powerscourt

 01 274 8888

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LOCATION: At The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt in the Village of Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. OPENING HOURS: Lunch: Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 13.00 - 15.30 Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday & Public Holidays: 18.00 - 22.00 BEST DISH: Organic Pork Plate - from the Durroc Pig and sourced from local supplier Gold River Farms, this dish incorporates pork loin, belly and sausage and is served with a smoked potato purée.

90

GF

Fine Dining Local Ingredients


McGILLS

COUNTY WICKLOW

@ THE RITZ-CARLTON, POWERSCOURT

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The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt, Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.

Authentic and hospitable Irish Bar, furnished with pieces from some of the finest hostelries in Ireland, offering traditional dishes and a wide variety of beers, spirits and whiskies.

Manager: Séan McGettigan Head Chef: Eric Meloche  powerscourtinquiries@ritzcarlton.com  www.ritzcarlton.com/powerscourt

 01 274 8888

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PIZZAS ’N’ CREAM

LOCATION: At The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt in the Village of Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. OPENING HOURS: Closed Monday & Tuesday Dinner: Wednesday – Friday: 16.00 - 22.00 Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 14.00 - 22.00 BEST DISH: Fish & Chips – Fresh local Cod cooked in Beer Batter and served with hand cut Chips, homemade Tartar Sauce and Green Peas.

80

Traditional Irish Local Ingredients

GF

9b Albert Walk, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Pizzeria and Creperie, established 27 years family friendly, reasonably priced, open 7 days a week, Eat-in, take-away and delivery. 1st Pizzeria to use fresh dough, still the best pizza in Ireland. Full wine licence, garden in rear, home made ice cream. LOCATION: 1 minute from Bray DART station. OPENING HOURS: 7 Days a Week: 12.00 - Late

Director: Andrew Holman Head Chef: Gerard Garvey

 

BEST DISH: Famous for the Best Pizza on the East Coast and home made ice creams, Fresh Pasta, and gourmet Crepes also available.

pizzasncream@gmail.com

www.pizzasncream.ie

 01 286 1606

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RATHSALLAGH HOUSE & GOLF CLUB Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow.

Proprietors: O’Flynn Family Manager: Joe O’Flynn  info@rathsallagh.com  www.rathsallagh.com

 045 403112

Pizzas/Pastas/Crepes

Recently listed as one of the Top 50 Restaurants you have to try (Hot Press Best of Ireland). Rathsallagh is a great venue for traditional Sunday Lunch & winners of numerous awards including the Gold Medal Award for Country House of the Year. A large country house converted from Queen Anne stables in 1798 & set in an oasis of 530 acres of parkland & the Golf course & club house. LOCATION: One hour south of Dublin airport, Dunlavin, Co. Kildare. OPENING HOURS: Clubhouse open all day 7 days a week. Rathsallagh House: Booking Essential Monday - Saturday: 19.00 - 21.00 Sunday: 13.00 - 15.00; 19.00 - 21.00

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BEST DISH: Slow Confit Rump of Lamb , Goat’s cheese and Butter milk Dumpling, Pea Puree, white Beans and Smoked Bacon Salad, home Made Mint jelly, Natural jus.

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THE BURREN SMOKEHOUSE LTD Kincora Road, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare. Tel: 065 707 4432 Fax: 065 707 4303 Email: sales@burrensmokehouse.ie Website: www.burrensmokehouse.ie

12 kms from the Cliffs of Moher. Visitors welcome. Worldwide mail order service. Credit Card facility. And over the 100 year old pub “Roadside Tavern”. Tel: 065 707 4084

NOLANS QUALITY SEAFOOD H.J. Nolan (Dublin) Ltd. Rathdown, Dublin 7. Tel: 01 868 0066 Fax: 01 868 0260

Exporters, importers, distributors of a wide range of seafood products.

Fresh – Frozen – Smoked

Nolan’s Irish salmon is world renowned (available at the duty-free Shannon Airport Shop).

Our mail order department can solve your gift problems. Nolans Smoked Salmon can be purchased on our website.

www.nolanseafoods.com

TRADITIONAL CHEESE COMPANY LIMITED 244 Holly Road, Western Inustrial Estate, Dublin 12 T: 01 409 0400 F: 01 450 6261 E: info@traditionalcheese.ie

Traditional Cheese Company is a major supplier of Quality Irish and Continental Cheese in the Irish Market.


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