Lobstar, Monkstown

Anytime we have been in Monkstown, we have looked wistfully in the window of Lobstar, never having a booking and it always being busy meant we had to walk on! So this time, we booked ahead, for brunch on St. Patrick’s Day and as it happened it was quiet while we were there, through the early…

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…

Mews Dining at Toto’s Restaurant, Knightsbridge, London

Toto’s is tucked just off Walton Street in Knightsbridge on Lennox Gardens Mews. Recently renovated during Summer 2014 and under new ownership since then, it’s a stunning restaurant space. On our trips to London we generally walk a lot and around this area is our favourite place to wander. We stumbled upon Toto’s Restaurant on our…

Seafood Gastropub ~ Matt the Thresher, Dublin 2

  Having been to Matt the Thresher a few times, we returned again a couple of weeks ago, with my parents, for a mid week dinner & catch up before they headed away on holidays. Luckily we had a table booked as the place was busy enough, we had a nice circular booth in the…

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

It’s been a lovely June, lots of sun, warm weather – makes all the difference! Here on Gin & Griddle there’s been lots going on… 1. June started in London (for work) although I did get to visit the fantastic Burger & Lobster on a free evening – for some amazingly delicious grilled lobster…  …

Burger & Lobster, London

I’ve wanted to try Burger & Lobster for a while now and on a work trip to London, I knew I had one evening free and was determined I was going to get there! Burger & Lobster is now 6 restaurants including the one I visited, on the 5th floor of Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, London….