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  • Restaurant Review - Voici

    Restaurant Review - Voici

    16 May 2018

    With summery thoughts of warm French weather, continental cuisine and wonderful wining, Lucinda O’Sullivan went in search of a little 'oh la la', and found it at Voici, a new French style winebar on Dublin's Rathgar Road.

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  • Restaurant Review - Livin la vida mocha!

    Restaurant Review - Livin la vida mocha!

    09 May 2018

    Ireland’s coffee culture has changed massively in the last few years, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. Nowadays, it's more than a cup of mud and a scone – whether it’s drag shows, puzzling decors or toasties in a shipping container.

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  • Restaurant Review - Rasam

    Restaurant Review - Rasam

    02 May 2018

    For the past 15 years, Niseeth Tak has been breaking boundaries and setting new standards at his fab Rasam Indian restaurant in Glasthule, Co. Dublin, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, who couldn't wait to try his latest menus.

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  • Restaurant Review - The Baths At Clontarf

    Restaurant Review - The Baths At Clontarf

    25 April 2018

    Having driven by the disused and dishevelled Clontarf Baths a thousand times over the years, Lucinda O’Sullivan was delighted by the fab renovations and the top-notch food on offer at this elegant new restaurant.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - The Marine

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - The Marine

    24 April 2018

    The Marine Links Hotel & Restaurant has been a Ballybunion mainstay since it was first established in 1922. Today it’s the domain of hoteliers/restaurateurs Derek Nagle and Anthony & Elaine Bennett who’ve brought this classic hotel into the 21st century.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - The Rafter Dempsey's

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - The Rafter Dempsey's

    19 April 2018

    Following a day spent indulging in some girlish retail therapy in the city of my ancestors, Kilkenny, my pal Rena and I were both famished and on the hunt for something good to eat.

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  • Restaurant Review - Sole

    Restaurant Review - Sole

    18 April 2018

    With the same partners behind it as the fab FIRE at the Mansion House, Lucinda O’Sullivan couldn't wait to test the waters at the brand new SOLE Seafood & Grill, which has just set up shop on Dublin's South William Street.

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  • Restaurant Review - Old Town

    Restaurant Review - Old Town

    11 April 2018

    We used to have some great Chinese restaurants, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, but these days they're few and far between. So, having been tipped to Old Town on Dublin's Capel Street, she went in search of her dream Chinese.

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  • Restaurant Review - Elle's at the Iveagh Garden Hotel

    Restaurant Review - Elle's at the Iveagh Garden Hotel

    04 April 2018

    With a huge €40 million having been injected into the new Iveagh Garden Hotel on Dublin's Harcourt Street, Lucinda O’Sullivan was eager to try their new bistro, Elle's. Unfortunately, poor service made for a poor experience.

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  • Restaurant Review - 3 Leaves

    Restaurant Review - 3 Leaves

    28 March 2018

    Having loved it the first time around, Lucinda O’Sullivan was delighted to be returning to 3 Leaves, an Indian restaurant at the Blackrock Market in Co. Dublin, which, since her visit, has grown in both size and popularity

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  • Restaurant Review - Ashford Castle

    Restaurant Review - Ashford Castle

    21 March 2018

    With an influx of visitors to our shores for St. Patrick’s Day, the start of the tourist season, Lucinda O’Sullivan checks out the spectacular Ashford Castle, in Quiet Man country, at Cong, Co. Mayo.

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  • Restaurant Review - Bun Cha

    Restaurant Review - Bun Cha

    14 March 2018

    With a promising online presence and very inviting pics, Lucinda O’Sullivan couldn't wait to try the new Bun Cha Vietnamese street food eatery on Dublin's Moore Street. However, from start to finish, this one was a trainwreck.

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  • Restaurant Review - Glovers Alley

    Restaurant Review - Glovers Alley

    07 March 2018

    A visit to the the new Glovers Alley at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin, left Lucinda O’Sullivan in two minds. The overly-precious atmosphere did nothing for her, but Chef Andy McFadden's food is a cut above.

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  • Restaurant Review - Bresson

    Restaurant Review - Bresson

    28 February 2018

    With a track record for hot hip city restaurants, Temple Garner is a man who knows what the people want, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, and with his latest venture, Bresson in Monkstown, he's brought his best to the burbs.

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

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

    22 February 2018

    Beautifully situated in the heart of Killarney, only 100m from the Golden Gates entrance to the Demense and Killarney National park, is the fabulous 4-star International Hotel. For anyone looking to go exploring in the Kingdom, it is the perfect base.

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  • Restaurant Review - 20 Best Romantic Spots

    Restaurant Review - 20 Best Romantic Spots

    21 February 2018

    There are many great hotels and restaurants out there, says Lucinda O'Sullivan, all with unique style and flair, whether it's dinner aboard Orient Express carriages, Indonesian rijstaffel by the Liffey or even a secluded getaway in a private castle.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Brasserie On The Corner

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Brasserie On The Corner

    15 February 2018

    The City of the Tribes has some really fantastic eateries and restaurants these days, and one of their best is undoubtedly Brasserie on the Corner. With a lovely atmosphere, plenty of buzz, excellent service and some really good food, It’s tough to beat.

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  • Restaurant Review - Osteria 99

    Restaurant Review - Osteria 99

    14 February 2018

    Osteria 99 is the latest restaurant to set up shop in Monkstown, Co. Dublin, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. But, with a neutral atmosphere and an unclear motif, they need to kick things up a notch to compete in this busy, foodie locale.

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  • Restaurant Review - La Brasserie

    Restaurant Review - La Brasserie

    08 February 2018

    Maynooth is no longer just a destination for priests and students, instead, it has become a thoroughly modern town, writes Lucinda O'Sullivan, and it's now home to the blingtastic and excellent La Brasserie

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

    Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

    06 February 2018

    Perfectly located in the centre of the Marble City, close to popular attractions like Kilkenny Castle, the Smithwick’s experience and a host of great shops and restaurants, is the fabulous Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Butler & Barry

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Butler & Barry

    01 February 2018

    The Victorian Promenade in Bray, Co. Wicklow, is one of the finest in Europe. It attracts people from all over the country, and at weekends, and especially Sundays, it is always buzzing with life.

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  • Restaurant Review - The Guinea Pig

    Restaurant Review - The Guinea Pig

    31 January 2018

    Mervyn Stewart has ridden off into the sunset after more than four decades at the much-loved Guinea Pig restaurant, say Lucinda O’Sullivan. However, new chef patron Jerome Fernandes knows a thing or two about great food.

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

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

    30 January 2018

    Fancy finding yourself in the lap of luxury, surrounded by great shopping and a fab theatre district? Then the Savoy Hotel in Limerick should be at the head of your list. From top to bottom, the Savoy exudes glamour and charm.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - The Seafood Cafe

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - The Seafood Cafe

    26 January 2018

    You would have to go a long way to find a man as passionate about seafood as chef and restaurateur Niall Sabongi. And he has brought the fruits of the sea to Dublin city centre in a cool, casual way that reminds me of the Mercado San Miguel in Madrid.

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  • Restaurant Review - Idas Restaurant

    Restaurant Review - Idas Restaurant

    24 January 2018

    Kevin Murphy wanted to celebrate the Dingle Peninsula with a culinary adventure that hadn’t been seen before, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, However, despite amazing food and a brilliant team, Idas restaurant has closed its doors.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Hooked

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Hooked

    23 January 2018

    Walking into Hooked I was dazzled by all the funky decorative features of this new Sligo establishment: the wooden boat on the ceiling, the punning mural along one wall, and my favourite, the Father Jack snug.

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  • Restaurant Review - The Great Southern Hotel Killarney

    Restaurant Review - The Great Southern Hotel Killarney

    17 January 2018

    There’s excitement in the Kingdom, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, with the historical and beloved Great Southern Hotel Killarney, which has been The Malton for a number of years, being restored to it’s former glory and name.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Croi

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Croi

    16 January 2018

    I have always loved a getaway in Tralee. From the beautiful scenery that surrounds It, to the atmosphere and ethos of the town itself, the Kingdom has always been one of my favourite destinations to escape to.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Klaw Poke

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Klaw Poke

    05 January 2018

    With good seafood, price can often be an issue. However, Niall Sabongi's sassy seafood shack, Klaw Poke on Capel Street, offers premium poisson at a practical price.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Mikey Ryan's Bar & Kitchen

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Mikey Ryan's Bar & Kitchen

    03 January 2018

    Cashel has always been a magnet for visitors to our shores, including HM Queen Elizabeth II, and now there’s a place that is, as the Michelin man might say, ‘worth a detour’.

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