Urchin – New Bar at The Cliff Townhouse

The Cliff Townhouse have opened a new bar in their basement space on Stephen’s Green. We dropped by at the weekend for a pre-dinner drink. Urchin is bright and light (despite being the basement), contemporary in design with an exposed stone wall along one side. There’s a couple of really cute window tables with stools,…

The Brasserie at The Marker – Dinner & Le Drunch

During our weekend break at The Marker we ate in The Brasserie twice, for dinner on Friday evening and Le Drunch on Sunday afternoon. Both very enjoyable visits with great food, good service and a nice ambiance, particularly on Sunday for Le Drunch. Enter The Brasserie at The Marker through the hotel lobby, left turn when you…

Event ~ The Aldi Christmas Wine Event

Last week we were invited to The Aldi Christmas Wine Event in Farrier & Draper, to sample and taste their Christmas offerings in sparkling, white, red, dessert wine and port. Sparkling Wine There were 5 offerings here. We first tried the Veuve Monsigny Champagne (€19.99), perfect Christmas morning tipple. It’s elegant, quite tart though but…

Union Cafe, Mount Merrion

A sunny warm evening after work and we fancied sitting outside for a bite to eat. Having heard good things about this new spot in Mount Merrion we decided to go there, knowing they had a nice terrace area. Union Cafe is a market, deli, restaurant and bar in Mount Merrion, located in what used to…

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…

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.

Green Man Wines, Terenure, Dublin 6

I love to try new places, and there are lots popping up here and there in Dublin these days. New places are even better when they are as good as Green Man Wines in Terenure. This is my kind of place… great wines, charcuterie, cheeses, olives, breads…with all the focus on the wine, it is…