An Ode to Roast Chicken … with a Recipe for the Leftovers!

If you asked me to pick a favourite food, I’d struggle. There’s so much nice food and so many nice dishes, it’s hard to pick just one. I love pasta, anything with garlic, Indian flavours, bacon, mushrooms on toast, in soup, sauteed, tomatoes sliced with salt and a drizzle of olive oil, my Mum &…

Tasting Menu at One Pico

One Pico is a restaurant we return to time and again, for the food, service and setting, all of which are consistently excellent. There’s a review of One Pico already on Gin & Griddle here so this post is all about the Tasting Menu, in pictures. One Pico offers a 5 Course Surprise Menu at…

Woodfire & Green, Sandyford Industrial Estate

There’s a new lunch spot in town, well by town I mean Sandyford Industrial Estate… and it’s rather nice too. We went for a quick lunch and we will definitely be back soon…   Woodfire & Green Gourmet Kitchen is open for breakfast & lunch Monday to Friday and for Brunch on Saturdays. Luxe and contemporary…

The Saddle Room at The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin 2

Monday of the Halloween bank holiday weekend and we were wandering in town, browsing in the shops with no real plan for the day other than we wanted to have a nice lunch somewhere. We ended up in The Shelbourne Hotel, a little bit by accident as a lot of places were closed but we…

Review ~ Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill, Dawson St.

One of our go-to, favourite restaurants is Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill on Dawson Street. Especially when you can sit on their terrace. It’s a fully covered, heated terrace so is an option year round. You can enjoy great food, wine and watch the world go by, my idea of heaven…

James Street South, Belfast

While we were in Belfast for the weekend, we had what was probably our best meal at James Street South. It was lunch on Friday. We drove from Dublin that morning, dropped our car and bags into The Merchant and hopped in a cab to James Street South for our 1.30pm lunch reservation.

Wanderlust, Dalkey

Once upon a time we lived in Dalkey and Nosh was one of our favourite spots. Shortly after we moved away from Dalkey, it closed. Since then it’s been empty a while, there was a brief interlude when it was The Mermaid and now it’s reopened as Wanderlust. We were keen to visit to try…

Canal Views at Angelinas, Percy Place

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…

Recipe ~ Cannellini Bean Dip

For the first recipe of 2016 – Cannellini Bean Dip. This makes a great alternative to hummus and is a perfect light lunch or snack. It works well with celery sticks, carrots, peppers, pita bread, crackers…

The Best of 2015 – The Top 5

For the final Best of 2015 post I thought I’d mention my favourite restaurants from 2015, new and old, the places I’ve loved trying and returning to this year. 1. One Pico –  a firm favourite for us and easily top of this list, a restaurant we return to time and time again over the years and…

Sunday Lunch at One Pico, Dublin 2

A few weeks ago with the end of Summer nigh and for a Sunday treat we booked lunch for two in One Pico. It had been quite a while since we were last in One Pico although we have been many times over the years. I love the dining room here, it’s easily one of…

Ravine Vineyard, St. Davids Bench

While in Canada this summer we visited Ravine Vineyard a few times, for wine tasting, Lunch and dinner. It offers something a little different to a lot of the other vineyards and wineries in this area – the restaurant is more casual, rustic feeling… we loved it, gorgeous food, great setting, really nice staff.