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Restaurant Review - Shock and Haugh

Restaurant Review - Shock and Haugh

Wednesday 16 November 2022

My first-night visit to Anna Haugh’s pop-up in Dublin’s five-star Conrad hotel in Dublin 2 was a strange experience. Disturbing in a sense, because I’d been really looking forward to it, and, frankly, was kind of shocked by its failings. I’d had all the PR blurb but already admired this Tallaght-born chef’s success across the water. Haugh has her own restaurant, Myrtle, in Chelsea and is a regular on Saturday Kitchen and now she’s a judge on MasterChef: The Professionals.

All that goes out the window, however, when you’re sitting in an unlit booth, staring at breakfast tables set up for the morning service, with rain literally dripping down on your head. We were offered the chance to move from under the leaking glass roof, but declined a middle-of-the-floor table.

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First Published In The Sunday Independent