There's a new place in town for Italian dining and it's called Fiorentina. Housed on the corner of Parliament Street looking out onto Dame Street and across at Dublin City Hall, this fancy Italian restaurant has breathed new life into a room that had become uninspiring and stagnant in its previous incarnations.
Kris Burness is a chef who has worked in restaurant consultancy in Dublin for nearly a decade, being part of the teams that put together spots like Brasserie Du Pont and the renovated Wa...read more
We're sitting outside That's Amore and, if I lean far to the right, beyond the houses and down a street straight ahead of me I can see the sea. Just a sliver. It's not quite The Amalfi Coast veranda viewed restaurant I've been craving, but That's Amore has won my heart (sorry).
We've taken the DART out with my dog Daffodil, following the scent of this authentic Italian serving real food in Monkstown village. It's a tiny place, seating no more than 20 people. When I walk in the door, it reminds ...read more
Sometimes you can tell immediately when you're going to like a place. I step out of the cold January air into a long room across from The Hairy Lemon on Drury Street. It's flanked by a wall of tall warehouse style windows facing a low seating bar that reminds me of a Barcelona cantina, with tables cozily squeezed in the middle and a chipper down the back. Super Miss Sue has opened her doors – even if she isn't quite finished yet.
Super Miss Sue adds to restauranteur John Farrell's set that is...read more
Picture this: you're a family-run restaurant that experiences an unexpected power-cut in the middle of a busy Sunday service just as a party of 40-plus children and their parents descend on you for a family celebration of a christening. Meanwhile, an incognito food critic is visiting to scope you out.
Sound like a kitchen nightmare? This was the daytime reality when I visited Moloughney's of Clontarf. A half hour before we arrived and while the christening party was making their way in, the pow...read more
There are some people without whom Dublin simply wouldn’t be as good. For those of us who love cake, baked beans and illustrated food packaging, Michelle Darmody is one of those people. The driving force behind The Cake Café behind Camden Street, her and her team branched out this year to open a second space in the shape of Slice in Dublin 7.
They’ve set up shop in Darmody’s neighbourhood of Stoneybatter where she has lived for the last ten years. “I really liked the idea of contributi...read more