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  • Restaurant Review - Michelin Mulling

    Restaurant Review - Michelin Mulling

    11 September 2019

    We seek them here, we seek them there, but Lucinda O’Sullivan can't help but wonder how many feet the Michelin Guide really has on the ground, as she visited Co. Kilkenny, which already has two Michelin restaurants and plenty of hopefuls.

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

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

    06 September 2019

    With gorgeous panoramic views of the city, and with lots to see and do close by, The Montenotte Hotel in Cork is a fab place to stay. Having had a major revamp a couple of years ago, it’s bright and modern but also plush, tasteful and wonderfully elegant.

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  • Restaurant Review - The East Room

    Restaurant Review - The East Room

    04 September 2019

    Instagram posts from The East Room restaurant on the University of Limerick campus had Lucinda O’Sullivan yearning for a taste. So, with a free afternoon, a friend in tow and a strict 12.30pm booking, she hit the road.

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  • Lucinda's 20 BEST Markets & Food Festivals

    Lucinda's 20 BEST Markets & Food Festivals

    28 August 2019

    From bakers and butchers, jam and cheese producers, beekeepers and more, we're spoiled for choice with the fresh artisanal fare and variety of grab and go eclectic street food being served up. Throw in some live entertainment, and it's a proper day out.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Eatokyo Talbot Street

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Eatokyo Talbot Street

    22 August 2019

    Just off O’Connell Street, in the heart of Dublin city centre, is the fab Eatokyo restaurant on Talbot Street. A sister restaurant of the uber-popular Eatokyo in Temple Bar, this busy buzzy noodle & sushi bar does some of the best Japanese food around.

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  • Lucinda's 20 BEST Gastrobars 2019

    Lucinda's 20 BEST Gastrobars 2019

    21 August 2019

    Once upon a time, all Irish pubs could offer was a 'hang sandwich' or a cheese toastie, but that's no longer the case. From beers and a burgers, to fine contemporary cuisine, or an ocean of fresh fish, there's endless variety at modern Irish gastrobars.

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  • Lucinda's 20 BEST Foodie Views 2019

    Lucinda's 20 BEST Foodie Views 2019

    14 August 2019

    For great grub with stunning scenery, find your way to one of Lucinda's 20 Best Foodie Views for 2019, from Bray, Co. Wicklow to Ballylickey, Co. Cork, to Sherkin Island, Co. Galway and on to Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

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  •  Lucinda's 20 BEST Seafood Spots 2019

    Lucinda's 20 BEST Seafood Spots 2019

    07 August 2019

    Nothing screams summertime like great seafood served up in beautiful sunny surrounds, and, here in Ireland, We're spoiled for choice. If want to know where the best plaices are for 2019, check out Lucinda’s picks for the 20 Best Seafood Spots

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  • Lucinda's 20 BEST Foodie Pitstops along the Wild Atlantic Way 2019

    Lucinda's 20 BEST Foodie Pitstops along the Wild Atlantic Way 2019

    31 July 2019

    There’s something for everyone to enjoy along the Wild Atlantic Way, stretching from Kinsale, to the Inishowen Peninsula. If you want to experience the best food and drink along the way, check out Lucinda's definitive list of the 20 Best Foodie Pitstops.

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  • Lucinda's 20 BEST Trucks & Trailers 2019

    Lucinda's 20 BEST Trucks & Trailers 2019

    24 July 2019

    If you fancy dining on fabulous food, in fun, quirky and often beautiful surroundings, check out Lucinda's definitive guide to the 20 best food trucks and trailers for 2019.

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  • Lucinda's 20 BEST Terraces 2019

    Lucinda's 20 BEST Terraces 2019

    17 July 2019

    For the best of outdoor eating, both in the capital and throughout the country, check out Lucinda's picks for Ireland's 20 Best Terraces 2019.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - La Collina

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - La Collina

    16 July 2019

    Uniting the foodie tribes of Galway, I’d heard nothing but great thing about La Collina, a popular Italian restaurant in Salthill. So, on a weekend escape with pal Rena, it was hot on my agenda.

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  • Restaurant Review - Little Mike's

    Restaurant Review - Little Mike's

    10 July 2019

    Having dined at chef Gareth Smith’s fabulous Michael’s in Mount Merrion many times, Lucinda O’Sullivan was excited to visit his brand new restaurant, the cool and classy Little Mike’s, just a few doors down from its big brother.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - 360 Cookhouse

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - 360 Cookhouse

    09 July 2019

    Connected to King John’s Castle and the beautiful WWI Memorial Wall, the 360 Cookhouse in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford has been grabbing people’s attention. Close to Davitt's Quay, it's in a great location where all the town's foodie action is happening.

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  • Restaurant Review - Old Post Office

    Restaurant Review - Old Post Office

    03 July 2019

    Feverish foodies were buzzing with excitement in anticipation of the opening of a new fine-dining Chinese Restaurant in Blackrock, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. But, with mundane menus and sky-high prices, this one really misses the mark.

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  • Restaurant Review - Volare by Ciamei Cafe

    Restaurant Review - Volare by Ciamei Cafe

    26 June 2019

    With more and more restaurateurs setting up in innovative premises, we now have a wealth of great offbeat spots to check out, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. One such place is the fab Volare by Ciamei Cafe at the Blackrock Market.

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  • Restaurant Review - Capricho @ Bayview Hotel

    Restaurant Review - Capricho @ Bayview Hotel

    19 June 2019

    On a recent jaunt to beautiful Ballycotton in East Cork, Lucinda O’Sullivan was on the hunt for a great Sunday afternoon bite, which she found at the Bayview Hotel. She liked it so much in fact, that she went back for dinner.

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  • Restaurant Review - Aimsir

    Restaurant Review - Aimsir

    12 June 2019

    The once glittering Village at Lyons was never quite the same after the death of Dr. Tony Ryan, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. However, the new Aimsir, with its stunning 18 course menu, may soon bring the sparkle of stars back to Lyons.

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  • Restaurant Review - The Eddison @ The Dylan Hotel

    Restaurant Review - The Eddison @ The Dylan Hotel

    05 June 2019

    The Dylan Hotel, in D4, has been turning heads with its fab and funky decor ever since it opened, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. Now, following some stylish revamps, it can also boast one of the chicest restaurants around, The Eddison.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Johnny's Ranch

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Johnny's Ranch

    04 June 2019

    For great food these days, you don’t have to be sat in the dining room of a five-star hotel, dressed to the nines in-keeping with the white napery, chandeliers and approval of the Maitre d’.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - The Fish Box

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - The Fish Box

    31 May 2019

    Dramatically beautiful, Dingle has long since been a hotspot for holidaymakers and foodies alike, and when it comes to great seafood in this popular seaside town, the Flannery family are legends.

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  • Restaurant Review - Eccles Hotel

    Restaurant Review - Eccles Hotel

    29 May 2019

    Having tried Chef Eddie Attwell’s award-worthy fare a couple of years ago, Lucinda O’Sullivan was delighted to be crossing his path again – this time, at the fabulous, southern-plantation style Eccles Hotel in Glengarrif, Co. Cork.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Plum Tree Bistro

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Plum Tree Bistro

    28 May 2019

    On a recent visit to Co. Carlow, friend Rena and I stopped for a meal at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel’s Plum Tree Bistro. The food at this hotel, on the banks of the Barrow, has always been excellent with great service too, but now, it’s better than ever.

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  • Restaurant Review - 30 Church Street

    Restaurant Review - 30 Church Street

    22 May 2019

    With no new openings for ages, the foodie scene was getting a little stale in Dublin's popular Howth Village, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, who was hoping that the new 30 Church Street would be the answer to her prayers.

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  • Restaurant Review - Circa

    Restaurant Review - Circa

    08 May 2019

    Tired of all the grainy hodgepodge hipster plates, served with a straight face, Lucinda O’Sullivan was delighted to find sophisticated fare at reasonable prices without all the pomp and circumstance at the new Circa in Terenure.

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  • Lucinda's 20 BEST Sunday Lunch Spots 2019

    Lucinda's 20 BEST Sunday Lunch Spots 2019

    01 May 2019

    Has brunch had it’s day? With more and more restaurants switching back to the classic Sunday lunch, Lucinda gives you her best spots for roasts, racks, pud and spuds in 2019.

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  • Restaurant Review - Ramen Kitchen

    Restaurant Review - Ramen Kitchen

    24 April 2019

    There's always a 'new' en vogue cuisine, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, and the latest star to strut the catwalks of our tastebuds is ramen. So, with Stoneybatter's casual-food boom in full swing, she was on her way to the new Ramen Kitchen.

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  • Restaurant Review - Liath

    Restaurant Review - Liath

    17 April 2019

    Liath, the derivative of the former Michelin-starred Heron & Grey in Dublin’s Blackrock Market, is the most significant restaurant opening of 2019, so far, says, Lucinda O’Sullivan — who, naturally, was the first one in the door.

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  • Restaurant Review - Mapas

    Restaurant Review - Mapas

    10 April 2019

    The ever-popular, long-standing Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney is still rolling with the times, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, who was delighted to check in to this fab family hotel to check out their new restaurant, Mapas.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - The Old Spot

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - The Old Spot

    04 April 2019

    The Old Spot, on Bath Avenue in Sandymount, is undoubtedly one of the hottest gastro pubs in the country. The Michelin man clearly agrees; given that it has featured in their ‘Eating out in Pubs’ guide for the past four years.

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  • Restaurant Review - Crudo at Dunne & Crescenzi

    Restaurant Review - Crudo at Dunne & Crescenzi

    03 April 2019

    Eileen Dunne & Stefano Crescenzi have been setting the gold standard for Italian food in Ireland for many years, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, who was excited to see their new Dublin 4 offering, Crudo at Dunne & Crescenzi.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Pizza Yard

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Pizza Yard

    29 March 2019

    Pizza Yard is set in what was the old Sandford Cinema in Ranelagh. A hip hot-spot with trending foodies, I was eager to check it out, but I didn’t realise, that the ‘Yard’ bit of the name meant that the pizzas are sold, like cloth, by the yard.

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  • Restaurant Review - Belli dentro

    Restaurant Review - Belli dentro

    27 March 2019

    With cafes and restaurants opening apace, it looks like things are on the up, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. One such newcomer, is the compact but delightful Belli dentro Caffe in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - Casey's of Baltimore Hotel

    Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - Casey's of Baltimore Hotel

    26 March 2019

    Baltimore is one of the most beautiful villages in West Cork, known for its glamorous summer sailing lifestyle. The family-run Casey’s of Baltimore Hotel, at the heart of the community, is renowned for its food, hospitality, and of course, its location.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Black Cat

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Black Cat

    22 March 2019

    We were in Galway enjoying a day of food, fun and shopping. With the feet walked off us and our appetites growing, we headed out to the main drag in Salthill, where, I’d been told, there was a fab tapas restaurant called Black Cat.

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  • Restaurant Review - The Grill & Bar @ Lyrath Estate Hotel

    Restaurant Review - The Grill & Bar @ Lyrath Estate Hotel

    20 March 2019

    With hotels around the country getting kitted out for the next boom, there are lots of fab revamps to check out, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, who loved the stunning new Grill & Bar at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Henry's Bistro & Winebar

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Henry's Bistro & Winebar

    19 March 2019

    Dermot and Noreen Fetton are two of the most experienced people operating within the hospitality business in Ireland today. Consequently, their Henry’s Bistro & Winebar in Ennis, Co. Clare, was quickly proving a popular draw with local and alike.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - The Foyle Hotel By Chef Brian McDermott

    Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - The Foyle Hotel By Chef Brian McDermott

    14 March 2019

    Owned and operated by popular Irish TV chef and author Brian McDermott, and his wife Brenda, The Foyle Hotel in Moville, Co. Donegal, should be at the top of the list for voyaging foodies on the hunt for the double whammy of great food and accommodation.

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  • Restaurant Review - Bart's

    Restaurant Review - Bart's

    13 March 2019

    With high/low dining taking the world by storm, well-known restaurateur Jay Bourke hasn't missed a beat, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, who loved the simple-but-with-style ethos at his new Bart's bar restaurant on Dublin's South William Street.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Butcher

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Butcher

    12 March 2019

    Butcher in Kilkenny have been making a big name for themselves in foodie circles, not only for the high quality of their food, but also for their fab presentation.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Amaya Fusion

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Amaya Fusion

    07 March 2019

    Anyone who reads my work knows that I love good Indian food. The variety of flavours and textures, and the beauty of the presentation, when its done right, are magic. So, when I come across a really good Indian restaurant, I can’t wait to tell everyone.

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  • Restaurant Review - Grano

    Restaurant Review - Grano

    06 March 2019

    With proprietor Roberto Mungo's winning charm, delicious authentic food, plus a little magic from mamma, Lucinda O’Sullivan had a delightful experience at the new Grano Italian Restaurant on Dublin's Manor Street.

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

    Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - The Galmont Hotel & Spa

    04 March 2019

    Galway is a city that is always alive and vibrant with any number of fabulous festivals from arts to food to film happening throughout the year, and, The Galmont fits the bill perfectly being only a short walk from Eyre Square, the heart of the city.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Gigi

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Gigi

    01 March 2019

    Casari was as urbane and charming as ever when we arrived, shortly after Gigi opened. A number of the red-bricked D6 legal eagle and other professional Italophile types were settling in, sniffing corks and reminiscing on the summer's lease in Tuscany.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - 3 Leaves

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - 3 Leaves

    28 February 2019

    3 Leaves is a fab Indian restaurant situated in the Blackrock Market in Co. Dublin. Highly impressed with my first visit, I've returned since and found the food and atmosphere just as engrossing each time.

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  • Restaurant Review - Capital Cafes

    Restaurant Review - Capital Cafes

    27 February 2019

    With Dublin's cafe culture thriving once more, Lucinda gives you her 12 best cafes for chills, chats and chowing down in the capital.

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  • Restaurant Review - Gigi

    Restaurant Review - Gigi

    20 February 2019

    Already familiar with long-time restaurateur Giorgio Casari's legendary charm, Lucinda O’Sullivan was unsurprised to find the master in his element when she visited his new restaurant, Gigi in Ranelagh.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - The Lobster

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - The Lobster

    15 February 2019

    There are so many beautiful towns and villages to explore along the Wild Atlantic Way, and Waterville,on the amazing and dramatic Ring of Kerry, is one of the best. It’s where the legendary Charlie Chaplin and his family holidayed for many years.

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  • Restaurant Review - Variety Jones

    Restaurant Review - Variety Jones

    13 February 2019

    Fed up with the constant arrivals of samey, corporate-controlled venues, it felt like fate when Lucinda O’Sullivan heard that chef Keelan Higgs' first solo venture, on Thomas Street, Dublin 8, was to be called Variety Jones.

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  • Restaurant Review - Shelbourne Social

    Restaurant Review - Shelbourne Social

    06 February 2019

    With all of the hype surrounding the new Shelbourne Social in D4, 
Lucinda O’Sullivan was expecting a massive Gatsby-style sprawl, not the cool, clubby venue that it is. The menu, however, requires a master’s degree...

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  • Restaurant Review - Uno Mas

    Restaurant Review - Uno Mas

    30 January 2019

    Already a fan of its big brother, the hip hot Etto Restaurant on Merrion Row, Lucinda O’Sullivan, along with lots of other foodies in the know, was excited to see what they were serving up in the new Uno Mas on Dublin's Aungier St.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Kyoto Asian Street Food Clonmel

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - Kyoto Asian Street Food Clonmel

    25 January 2019

    When husband and wife team Maorong Zhuang and LingLing Shi opened Kyoto, a couple of years back, they were Waterford City’s first Japanese restaurant. Since then, they have thrived; delighting diners with an impressive selection of fab Asian eats.

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  • Restaurant Review - Cafe en Seine

    Restaurant Review - Cafe en Seine

    23 January 2019

    Following a massive €4m restoration job, Dublin's Cafe en Seine, has reopened, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. And, with The Ivy just across the street, it looks like the battle for Dawson Street has just begun.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - Roseville House

    Our Latest Great Place To Stay & Eat - Roseville House

    22 January 2019

    The beautiful seaside town of Youghal, in Co. Cork, has long since been a desired destination for tourists. It’s a place of exceptional beauty with so much to see and do; from its historical sites, to its sandy beaches to the bustling tourist town itself.

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  • Restaurant Review - Loretta's

    Restaurant Review - Loretta's

    16 January 2019

    The D7 suburb of Phibsborough has always been a colourful place with plenty of activity, says Lucinda O’Sullivan, who was on her way to Chef Jimmy Wiley's new venture, Loretta's, set in an imposing former bank.

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  • Our Latest Great Place To Eat - The Grapevine Wine & Tapas Bar

    Our Latest Great Place To Eat - The Grapevine Wine & Tapas Bar

    10 January 2019

    The atmosphere at the Grapevine is warm and vibrant – just the place for an evening with the girls or a romantic dinner. They serve food until late and offer a fab selection wine and Irish craft beers.

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  • Restaurant Review - Mak at Zozimus

    Restaurant Review - Mak at Zozimus

    02 January 2019

    Dery Desmond's Zozimus on Anne's Lane had lots of space and a great cocktail menu but the food was lacking, says Lucinda O’Sullivan. However, with the talented chef Jules Mak on board, it's all gotten a lot spicier.

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  • Lucinda's Lookback 2018

    Lucinda's Lookback 2018

    02 January 2019

    The best and worst of Lucinda's year, from Michelin magic and suburb cheffing to dodgy dinners and would-be-greats that totally missed the mark.

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