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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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