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3 to Try - Al Fresco Dining

3 to Try - Al Fresco Dining

Tuesday 18 August 2015

Three to try... Al Fresco Fab


People’s Park,

Dun Laoghaire,

Co Dublin

Tel: (01) 230-3300

Style: This pretty, glass-sided Victorian pavilion is perfect for summer suppers

Price: A la carte, €7.95-€26.95. Fixed-price dinner menu Sun-Thurs, one/two/three 1/2/3 courses €19/€24/€29

Try: Roasted monkfish with leeks, pearl onions, brown shrimp and beurre blanc, €24.95

Drinks: Wine from €24. Bubbles, port and cocktails


Coolbawn, Midleton, Co Cork

Tel: (021) 463-2771

Style: Marog and Sally O’Brien have added a garden room to their fabulous Farmgate. Enjoy the vino and Ballycotton shellfish, and Should raindrops dare to fall, the sliding roof will roll into action

Price: A la carte, €5-€30. Early evening shellfish platter for two in the wine bar or garden room2, €30

Try: Roast loin of spring lamb, summer vegetables, €26

Drinks: Wine from €22. Full licence, bottled beers


The Malting Tower, Clanwilliam Terrace, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2

Tel: (01) 662-4199

Style: Bag a terrace table at Ross Lewis’s new citified Italian eatery. Nibble on cicchetti and follow up with fresh pasta, wood-fired pizzas or house specials

Price: €5-€22.50. Pre-Theatre two-course for two2, €40

Try: Chitarra vongole spaghetti, clams, garlic and chilli tomato, €19

Drinks: Wine from €25

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