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…

Harbour Dining at Dockyard No.8, Bray

We find ourselves in in Bray now and again as we have family living there and there’s a few places we like to go for food and drinks. Lately we’ve really enjoyed a couple of visits to Dockyard No.8. With The Harbour Bar right next door for pre / post dinner drinks, it makes for…

Catch 22, Dublin 2

With a day off work, I took the bus into town and spent a couple of hours wandering, browsing and shopping, picking up a couple of nice things in Cos and Brown Thomas and then made my way to Catch 22 to meet for lunch. I’d heard good things and was keen to try it…

Gastropub dining at Arthur Maynes, Donnybrook

Having visited for a drink a while ago I was keen to try Arthur Mayne in Donnybrook for food. An opportunity arose last week somewhat by accident as I had a table booked at a place in town however with the protests taking place though it more sensible to head out of town. Another challenge was…

Farmgate, Midleton, Co. Cork

While we were holidaying in East Cork, we ventured into Midleton one morning. We visited the Jameson Distillery and did the tour and afterwards had a walk through the town to seek out a spot for lunch. I had received some recommendations, and the one that kept coming up again was Farmgate. So in we…

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…

Le Petit Cochon, Sandycove

We have found ourselves in Sandycove a couple of times recently both times eating at Le Petit Cochon, once for dinner and once lunch…both times equally as good…Le Petit Cochon is a lovely little neighbourhood eatery, relaxed, casual and obviously French in style and menu. Inside, I love the neutral colour palette of pale blues…