Dim Sum, Limerick 2

We were visiting relatives in Limerick last month and took the opportunity to try a few new restaurants over the three days we were staying. On our first night we wanted somewhere near our hotel so we opted for a Chinese restaurant that was only five minutes away. Having checked the menu online I noticed ...

777

There’s been quite a buzz about 777 since it opened on George’s Street and I’d been really looking forward to eating there after reading their menu online. Such is its popularity that even though we booked nearly a month in advance we could still only get a table for 8.30 on a Saturday night; granted ...

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud

We’ve eaten in lots of Dublin’s best restaurants but one place we hadn’t been to was Patrick Guilbaud’s on Merrion Street. The main reason for me was the price of the tasting menu, which is more expensive than the one we had at Gordon Ramsay’s Royal Hospital a few years back. When a menu costs ...

Sichuan House

I’ve become very fond of Sichuan food of late and have been on the lookout for more restaurants that cook this cuisine and I figured the natural place to find them would be either Parnell Street or Capel Street. After a quick Google search, one of the results was the Sichuan House which had got ...

Dinner By Heston Blumenthal

Given the amount of publicity surrounding it at the time, it probably hasn’t escaped your notice that Heston Blumenthal opened a new restaurant called Dinner in the opulent Mandarin Hotel last year. If you’re wondering why the official title seems a bit clunky there’s a good reason, apparently the hotel insisted on attaching Blumenthal’s name ...

San Lorenzo’s

We were walking down George’s Street recently and noticed the vegetarian restaurant Juice had been replaced by a place called San Lorenzo’s. The menu on display in the window read very well and I decided to do a bit of research when I got home to see if it was worth a visit. It turns ...

China Sichuan

I’ve been getting quite interested in Sichuan cuisine lately and have been making some classic dishes from the region at home so I wanted to try the cooking first hand to see how my approximations compared. Obviously a trip to China is out of the question so the next best thing was to try one ...

Chapter One

It’s been around four or five years since I last ate in Chapter One and then it was to avail of their excellent pre-theatre deal which is still running even though many in their place would be tempted to get rid of it upon gaining a Michelin star. The food was excellent on that occasion ...

Pearl Brasserie 2

I found myself walking by Pearl Brasserie when I was in town doing some shopping and as I’d not eaten yet I decided to take the chance to have lunch there as I’d been meaning to visit for quite a while now. It seemed like I was the first customer of the day so getting ...

The Millstone

I first went to the The Millstone about four or five years ago and for some reason have never managed to get back even though the meal I had there that day was very enjoyable. We booked our table for 8.00pm and when we arrived the restaurant was almost completely full; the waiter showed us ...