I’ve watched 55 Percy Place grow from a hole in the ground to what it is now, over the last year or so as I passed it on the route from Luas to office a couple of days a week. Seeing that a restaurant was opening, I was excited to find out who was going in there and when I could visit…Angelinas did not disappoint!
From the other side of the canal you could see the restaurant coming together, all the copper and red leather of the booths lining the windows. It looked wonderful from what I could see so I booked Angelinas for a Christmas lunch with work colleagues. Since then I’ve revisited and enjoyed it each time.
Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, Italian flavours and inspiration dominates. My initial visit was on the lunch menu, although that lunch went til after 9pm as we moved to the bar and carried on with cocktails! And the second time I was there was for dinner so I’ve tried lots of thing on their menu. This post is a collection of some of the dishes I’ve tried and enjoyed at Angelinas.
At lunch we shared a few starters and breads … Avocado & Nduja toast (€9), Caprese Salad (inside a tomato!) (€8.25), Truffle Polenta Croquettes (€7.95) – all gorgeous. I don’t normally like polenta – it’s a bit bland but served like this, it was perfection and I’d happily return just for those.
Wood fired oven pizza from the classic Pepperoni (€13) to the more unusual creations like BBQ Smoked Pork, Pickled Cider Apples & onion Jam(€15) and Pulled Lamb, Courgette, Rocket, Ricotta, Pesto (€15).
Steak (€15.50) was cooked perfectly medium rare and topped with avocado at lunch and served with a chips
Beautiful fish too at Angelinas, a hake dish at lunch (€15.95) with pasta as well as scallops, sea bream, monkfish all feature on their menus. And at dinner, a simple roast chicken dish was a real standout!
We tried both pasta dishes on the dinner menu now – Orechiette, Fennel Pork, Swiss Chard, Paremsan & Fennel (€13.50) and Agnolotti, Chilli, Sweetcorn, Ricotta, Black Pepper & Parmesan (€12.50)- both thoroughly enjoyed but the Angnolotti edged it, with the creamy sweetcorn and ricotta and a lovely balance of flavours.
Burrata toast made a great starter (if a little pricey at €10) and was ordered on both visit
The Broccoli gratin side is a thing of beauty (€3.95) and Parmesan fries (€3.95) to share were also ordered.
Clearly on both visits we were there with groups being able to try so many of the dishes and a few cocktails. There’s a wonderful Rioja on their wine list, Hacienda Lopez de Haro (€42) and Prosecco (€29 / bottle) is well priced and was a great way to start a Christmas lunch, served with raspberries too!
I really like Angelinas, it’s got a nice feel and ambiance. Service was a little hit and miss at times, but it was still relatively new so finding it’s feet no doubt. Some items are a little pricier than you would expect but then others are not so it probably balances out. The food is great and I’ll definitely return.
They have a very special setting right on the canal, I predict their terrace is going to be one of the most sought after summer spots in Dublin.