The Best of 2015 – Main Courses

Continuing on, these are our favourite main courses from 2015… 1. Amazing pasta at Toto’s in London… so simple the ravioli filled with buffalo ricotta with fresh tomato sauce was delicious and a super meal to start of 2015 when we visited London in January.

The Boathouse Bistro, Dromquinna Manor, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

This is the stunning setting of The Boathouse Bistro at Dromquinna Manor in Kenmare. Dromquinna has many strings to its bow…40 acres of waterside parkland planted, a manor house dating from the 1890s, luxury camping (or glamping!), private event and dining space as well as the restaurant, The Boathouse Bistro. The boathouse itself dates from…

Fish Shack Cafe, Sandycove

When I saw Fish Shack was getting a permanent home in what used to be The Martello in Sandycove / Dun Laoghaire, I was very excited. Having enjoyed great fish and chips from the shack on the pier we were keen to see what the cafe would offer. So after a walk on the pier and…

Rock Lobster at Harvey Nichols, Dundrum Town Centre

We were regulars to Harvey Nichols First Floor Restaurant and Bar, but its taken a while for us to return to its new life as Rock Lobster. Do try to get a table at the window, great people watching and view over the fountains and Pembroke district area. Inside it’s quite like it was in it’s Harvey Nichols…

A Snapshot of September on Gin & Griddle – Top 5!

Well better late than never here are the highlights from September on Gin & Griddle! 1. Last of the outdoor dining including amazing fish & chips on the pier in Dun Laoghaire courtesy of the Ouzo’s Fish Shack …also dinner on the terrace of Asador… great early bird menu and a wonderful cheese board! 2. There…

Fish & Chips on the Pier – Ouzos Fish Shack, Dun Laoghaire

While we froze through August, September’s been ok, warm (ish) and the return of some of the missing August sunshine has lightened the mood! Launched back in March, the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire is where you will find the Fish Shack, a fantastic idea from Ouzos (Dalkey & Blackrock). I’m not sure how long…