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  • Restaurant Review - Slane Castle - The Gandon Room

    Restaurant Review - Slane Castle - The Gandon Room

    23 August 2017

    The Boyneside Slane Castle is an iconic Irish landmark, drawing the world's biggest rock stars, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. Now, with a massive distillery launching this month, and two restaurants open, she just had to check it out.

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  • Lucinda's Top 20 Street Food Stop Offs

    Lucinda's Top 20 Street Food Stop Offs

    16 August 2017

    Lucinda's Top 20 street food spots, markets and food fests, for the greatest grub on the go.

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  • Hot 100 Places To Eat - Part Five

    Hot 100 Places To Eat - Part Five

    09 August 2017

    Part five of Lucinda's Hot 100, here are her Top 20 Grills or finger-lickin' badass bbq in 2017.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Granvilles

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Granvilles

    03 August 2017

    We'd driven by Paul and Leonie Granville’s eponymous family run bar & restaurant on the way into Macroom on many occasions and didn't have time to stop, this time we did.

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  • Hot 100 Places To Eat - Part Four

    Hot 100 Places To Eat - Part Four

    02 August 2017

    Part four of Lucinda's Hot 100, here are her Top 20 Gastro Greats for pubbing and grubbing in style in 2017.

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  • Our Latest Great Place to Eat - Belle's Kitchen

    Our Latest Great Place to Eat - Belle's Kitchen

    27 July 2017

    Just a short walk from the popular beach in Rathmullan, Co. Donegal is Belle’s Kitchen on Pier Road sitting beside its sister biz, the Salt 'n Batter fish and chip shop.

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  • Hot 100 Places To Eat - Part Three

    Hot 100 Places To Eat - Part Three

    26 July 2017

    Part three of Lucinda's Hot 100, here are her Top 20 Hot Coastal Eateries for coast to coast dining in 2017.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - The Westgrove Hotel

    Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - The Westgrove Hotel

    21 July 2017

    If your agenda for the next twelve months includes some time spent exploring Ireland’s Ancient East, then be sure to check out the 4 Star Westgrove Hotel, in Clane, Co. Kildare.

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  • Hot 100 Places To Eat - Part Two

    Hot 100 Places To Eat - Part Two

    19 July 2017

    Part two of Lucinda's Hot 100, here are her Top 20 Sassy Seafood Spots for suckin' and shuckin' in 2017.

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  • Hot 100 Places To Eat - Part One

    Hot 100 Places To Eat - Part One

    12 July 2017

    Part one of Lucinda's Hot 100, here are her Top 20 Terraces for eating and drinking outdoors in Summer 2017.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Quay West

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Quay West

    10 July 2017

    Perfectly situated just opposite Donegal Pier in the county town of the O’Donnell county, is the fab Quay West Restaurant.

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  • Restaurant Review - Poke

    Restaurant Review - Poke

    05 July 2017

    With good seafood, price can often be an issue, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. However, Niall Sabongi has just opened his new sassy seafood shack, Klaw Poke on Capel Street, offering premium poisson at a practical price

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  • Restaurant Review - Roberta's

    Restaurant Review - Roberta's

    28 June 2017

    Roberta's, the latest venture of the ever current Press Up Group, is a surefire hit, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. With a fantastic vibe, great food and an aesthetic that's overflowing with style, book a table at Dublin's latest hotspot.

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  • Restaurant Review - Screebe House

    Restaurant Review - Screebe House

    21 June 2017

    Set across a sprawling estate, Screebe House in Connemara is no ordinary getaway, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. From food to furnishings to facilities and fab service, this one gets five stars across the board.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Michael's Mount Merrion

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Michael's Mount Merrion

    15 June 2017

    If you’re looking for a great spot to wine and dine, be it morning noon or night, in the Dublin suburbs, then look no further than Michael's Mount Merrion.

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  • Restaurant Review - Sivad

    Restaurant Review - Sivad

    14 June 2017

    After years of belly-busting brunches with an ocean of cocktails, Sunday roast lunch has finally made a comeback, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. For a great afternoon bite, without the haute hipster nonsense, check out the Sivad Grill

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort

    Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort

    08 June 2017

    Stunningly situated on the banks of Blessington Lakes and with fab views of the Wicklow Mountains, Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort boasts some of the most spectacular atmospheric scenery that Ireland has to offer.

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  • Restaurant Review - Kernel Bar & Kitchen

    Restaurant Review - Kernel Bar & Kitchen

    07 June 2017

    Having spent almost three decades perfecting her culinary art, Chef Maria Raftery has gone out on her own, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, who couldn't wait to try the new Kernel Bar & Kitchen in the heart of the old city.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - Killarney Riverside Hotel

    Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - Killarney Riverside Hotel

    01 June 2017

    Steeped in Irish history and culture, Killarney has always been a popular spot for tourists. There’s so much to see and do in the surrounding area, from touring the ring of Kerry, to exploring Killarney National Park, to visiting historic sites.

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  • Restaurant Review - Herbert Room at Cahernane House

    Restaurant Review - Herbert Room at Cahernane House

    31 May 2017

    Having loved her past visits to the historic Cahernane House in Killarney, Lucinda O’Sullivan was delighted to be returning to check out the renovations and to try their new chef's fab contemporary cuisine.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Kernel Bar & Kitchen

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Kernel Bar & Kitchen

    30 May 2017

    With 17 years under her belt as Head Chef at Zuni in Kilkenny, Maria Raftery has a fine culinary reputation and following in the city. However, most chefs dream of having their own restaurant, and, when the opportunity arose to do so, Raftery ran with it.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - Mulroy Woods Hotel

    Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - Mulroy Woods Hotel

    25 May 2017

    Stunningly set, in the heart of Donegal’s beautiful scenic countryside, and on the main route of the Wild Atlantic Way, is the lovely Mulroy Woods Hotel close to the village of Milford.

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  • Restaurant Review - Old Street

    Restaurant Review - Old Street

    24 May 2017

    Having exploded with life and culture in the boom, Malahide’s happening reputation had waned, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. Now, Old Street, with its fab new-wave food and design, is bringing the cool edge back to town.

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  • Restaurant Review - Nightmarket

    Restaurant Review - Nightmarket

    17 May 2017

    Being reviewed on the first night of opening might scare the pants off some restaurateurs, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, but, the new Nightmarket in Ranelagh should have nothing to fear besides stampedes of eager diners.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Button & Spoon

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Button & Spoon

    11 May 2017

    As we rolled over another humpback bridge, Sir said tersely, "is it Bridgetown or Brigadoon we’re in search of?" The SatNav had led us on a merry dance, passing shortcuts that would be familiar to locals, but I was on a mission to find Button & Spoon

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  • Restaurant Review - Duende

    Restaurant Review - Duende

    10 May 2017

    An impressive set of pictures, tweeted by the chef of Duende in Drogheda, drew Lucinda O’Sullivan like a moth to a flame. The food and service were good, but the lunchtime menu didn’t exactly set her world alight

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  • Restaurant Review - Dooks

    Restaurant Review - Dooks

    03 May 2017

    Having worked at Ottolenghi's and the Petersham Nurseries, Richard Gleeson returned to the green fields of Tipp to fulfil his dreams, establishing the new Dooks Fine Foods in Fethard, says Lucinda O’Sullivan.

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  • Restaurant Review - Rachel's

    Restaurant Review - Rachel's

    26 April 2017

    The arrival of Rachel Allen's first solo restaurant adventure has been eagerly awaited in Cork, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, who hot-footed it to the rebel city to try the sassy cocktails and high-class menu at the brand new Rachel's

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  • Restaurant Review - Guilbaud's Reborn

    Restaurant Review - Guilbaud's Reborn

    19 April 2017

    There weren’t many Michelin stars floating around Ireland when Patrick Guilbaud showed up, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. Three decades on, his name, and the stars it carries, are synonymous with the best of Irish cuisine.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Stay - Ballyliffin Townhouse

    Our Latest Great Place To Stay - Ballyliffin Townhouse

    13 April 2017

    Topping the National Geographic's 17 for 2017 Cool List, Donegal is officially the coolest place on the planet, not just for its fab scenery and proximety to the Wild Atlantic Way, but for it's warmth & hospitality.

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  • Restaurant Review - Coffee Counter Culture

    Restaurant Review - Coffee Counter Culture

    12 April 2017

    Cafe society has never been more in vogue, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. From high end barista bars to greasy spoons with heaps of personality, everyone that’s anyone has a regular coffee spot nowadays.

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  • Restaurant Review - Cask

    Restaurant Review - Cask

    05 April 2017

    With a somewhat stagnant foodie scene, Cork isn’t the culinary hotspot it once was, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. However, Bryan McCarthy, Head Chef of Greene’s and the new Cask at Hotel Isaacs, is just the man to shake things up.

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  • Restaurant Review - The Bay Tree

    Restaurant Review - The Bay Tree

    29 March 2017

    Innovative Chef Keith Boyle is no stranger to the Waterford dining scene, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, and his new venture, The Bay Tree on Merchants Quay, is a fantastic 3-floor undertaking that’s sure to make a big splash.

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  • Restaurant Review - Thali

    Restaurant Review - Thali

    22 March 2017

    We've had a few scattered Nepalese Restaurants around Dublin over the years, but the new Thali on Popes Quay is Cork's first, says Lucinda O'Sullivan, who couldn't wait to drop in for a bite.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Suesey Street

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Suesey Street

    21 March 2017

    Having loved everything about it when I had first visited, I was finally back on what is one of the best terraces in Dublin, located to the rear of one of the citys fine Georgian houses, Suesey Street - which indeed was the original name for Leeson Street

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - Castle Oaks House Hotel

    Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - Castle Oaks House Hotel

    16 March 2017

    Set on 26 acres of beautifully maintained gardens, which lead onto the banks of the famous River Shannon, as soon as we set foot on the Grounds of the Castle Oaks House Hotel, we knew that we’d picked a winner.

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  • Restaurant Review - Anocht

    Restaurant Review - Anocht

    15 March 2017

    Kilkenny has become a fab foodie destination with artisan producers and Michelin stars aplenty, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. Anocht, at the Kilkenny Design Centre, is the perfect place to try some of the best of modern Ireland.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Dining Room

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Dining Room

    08 March 2017

    On a recent excursion west, we found ourselves overnighting in Castlebar and in search of an evening bite. After 20 minutes or so of humming and hawing, we stumbled across Dining Room, on Bridge Street, and decided to give it a go.

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  • Restaurant Review - 64 Wine

    Restaurant Review - 64 Wine

    02 March 2017

    During the week, 64 Wine is already a bastion of great wines, artisan small plates and sharing boards, says Lucinda O'Sullivan, and now this fabulous wine bar has added a superb repertoire of hot specials to its weekend menu.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Republic Bar & Grill

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Republic Bar & Grill

    02 March 2017

    With a relaxed charm and an effortless, welcoming atmosphere, the Republic Bar & Grill in Ballincollig, Co. Cork, was the perfect respite after a morning and afternoon spent wheeling around the rebel county.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - Charleville Park Hotel

    Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - Charleville Park Hotel

    28 February 2017

    If you’re thinking of heading south-west in search of respite or adventure, then set your sat nav for Charleville, Co. Cork. In the heart of Munster, Charleville is a terrific spot, with plenty of craic to be had, and well worth the pilgrimage.

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  • Restaurant Review - Bagots Hutton

    Restaurant Review - Bagots Hutton

    24 February 2017

    Bagots Hutton, located on the capital's quays, is a fantastic new undertaking, featuring a cafe, bar, restaurant and nightclub, says Lucinda O'Sullivan, who found herself delighted from antipasti right through to dolci.

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  • Restaurant Review - Valentine's Getaways

    Restaurant Review - Valentine's Getaways

    14 February 2017

    With V-Day upon us, lots of folks will be panicking and rethinking the cheap bouquets and ambitious kitchen plans, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. For anyone still twiddling their thumbs, check out her 12 romantic hot spots.

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  • Restaurant Review - Mr. Fox

    Restaurant Review - Mr. Fox

    09 February 2017

    Making a success of a basement restaurant in a not-so-salubrious neighbourhood is a challenge, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. However, this new venture may have just what it takes, with excellent food and retro sweet treats

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  • Restaurant Review - Lobstar

    Restaurant Review - Lobstar

    02 February 2017

    With a host of great eateries already in situ, a newbie has to be pretty damn good to survive in Monkstown, says Lucinda O'Sullivan. Lobstar, the latest to plant its flag, has personality, style and some really good food.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Sivad Grill & Wine Bar

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Sivad Grill & Wine Bar

    01 February 2017

    I love the way dining styles have evolved in Ireland over the years with todays mode of choice being much more casual fare, though painstakingly and expertly prepared, served up with really good imported wines.

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  • Restaurant Review - Dulse

    Restaurant Review - Dulse

    25 January 2017

    With a new name and chef attached, she couldn't wait to get back up to Mulberry's, now Dulse, says Lucinda O'Sullivan, who, after making a beeline out West, discovered that the new chef had already departed.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Whelehans Wines

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Whelehans Wines

    25 January 2017

    When I first visited David Whelehan’s vast new wine emporium in the bleak first days of January 2015, one half of me thought ‘this place is amazing’, while the other half wondered if he wasn’t a bit mad….

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  • Restaurant Review - Ember

    Restaurant Review - Ember

    20 January 2017

    The new Ember Restaurant looked trendy and was serving up some tasty, top-notch fine dining on their opening night, says Lucinda O'Sullivan. Watch this space, it's sure to be deep in hipsters and cool cats in no time.

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  • Restaurant Review - Whelehans Wines

    Restaurant Review - Whelehans Wines

    13 January 2017

    When David Whelehan took on the derelict Silver Tassie pub, she wasn't sure how he'd fare, says Lucinda O'Sullivan, but today his fab Whelehans Wines has brought the world's best wines to Loughlinstown, along with great food.

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  • Restaurant Review - Seasons @ Intercontinental

    Restaurant Review - Seasons @ Intercontinental

    06 January 2017

    The Four Seasons Ballsbridge was a boom-years hub for the who's-who and elite hobnobbers, but it lost its cool before departing in 2014, says Lucinda O'Sullivan. However, the fabulous new Intercontinental Hotel has brought the A-list back.

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  • Lucinda's Lookback on 2016

    Lucinda's Lookback on 2016

    03 January 2017

    After 12 months of the good, the bad and the Donald, Lucinda O'Sullivan, with a rocking Chinese, a Michelin starred market cafe, and the irrepressible Prez, gives you her 12 hottest dining experiences of 2016

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  • Restaurant Review - Ballynahinch Castle

    Restaurant Review - Ballynahinch Castle

    02 January 2017

    Hotel dining has come a long way in a short time, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, and, at the fab Owenmore Restaurant in Ballynahinch Castle, Chef Ultan Cooke’s contemporary cuisine is definitely a contender for best in the west.

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