The Wilds, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

On our way to Monart we decided to stop for lunch nearby in Enniscorthy. A little internet research found The Wilds; it looked perfect. Along with the cafe and deli, The Wilds is also a design and craft store. When we visited at the end of November, The Wilds was only new, and the design…

Oliveto at The Haddington, Dun Laoghaire

Overlooking the bay and Dun Laoghaire Pier, Oliveto  is an Italian bar and restaurant in The Haddington Hotel. Originally located nearby in The Pavilion, it moved to what was then The Kingston Hotel a few years ago. Recently Oliveto has taken over the running and operation of the entire hotel hence the rebrand to The Haddington,…

The Best of 2015 – Starters

I thought it would be nice to round up 2015 with a few ‘best of’ posts. Starting with starters (obviously!) – these are the dishes we loved, that looked great and tasted great. 1. Pint of Prawns at Taco Taco, served with sriracha mayo, warm tortillas, iceberg & lemon. These prawns, so big and tasty, were…

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…

China Sichuan, Sandyford

Having visited China Sichuan many times over the years, from it’s old location in Stillorgan to its newer restaurant, nearby in Sandyford. China Sichuan has a reputation for great Chinese food and it delivers on this front every time. Sichuan Cuisine is from the Sichuan province in Southwestern China – famous for its strong and bold…