Emma Bowe & Piotr Kalkowski
76 Benburb Street, Smithfield, Dublin 7,
Telephone: +353 (0)1 672-9080
There are people who just have the knack of creating a really good eatery and make it seem like it is no bother. They dish up really good food that has flavour a...
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Mon - Fri
12.00 - 15.00
18.00 - 22.00
A La Carte:
Dinner Mains €14.00
Lunch Sambos €6/€7
Sunday Lunch: No
Children’s Menu: No
Number of Covers: 22
Wheelchair Facilities: Limited see Below
Toilets - NO
Credit Cards: Yes
Convenient: for DART and The Lighthouse Cinema.
About The Restaurant
There are people who just have the knack of creating a really good eatery and make it seem like it is no bother. They dish up really good food that has flavour and taste, is satisfying and filling, good and delicious, in an atmosphere that is friendly and welcoming. You know it involves a lot of hard work and slog but they never give you that impression. I always say good cooks are born, not made, and so it is with Emma from Donegal, and Piotr from Poland. In a very short space of time they had the choosy denizens of the Four Courts queuing up for their fantastic daily variety of hot sandwiches. What will it be today, they salivated? Will it be roast lamb, or will it be pork belly with homemade apple sauce served on a large hot ciabatta. Think of gorgeous succulent spiced shredded duck with homemade plum chutney, or maybe charred chicken, celeriac and pear slaw with yogurt dressing. It will never be dull and that too is the secret of their success. Their secret recipe pork meatballs with ‘Sloppy Giuseppe sauce’ and melted Emmental cheese is comfort food at its best. They do a great sandwich and soup combo, the homemade soup of course changes daily, and they also do a sandwich and two salad combo.
Their evening menu offers tremendous value and dishes change all the time. Starters include a jar of King prawns with Jameson Marie Rose sauce, whilst smoked salmon is with beetroot, rocket and lime salad, and a Vodka crème fraiche. Celeriac and pear remoulade is with cured meats whilst you can also have an antipasti plate in two sizes, for one person or two, to share. They do a great rabbit and rosemary ragu with spaghetti and Grana Padano shavings whilst roast chicken leg is with a butterbean and chorizo medley, and whipped avocado cream. Pan fried Galway mackerel is sautéed with baby new potatoes and served with a salad of parsley, pinenuts and Feta. Their sausage and mash combo has delicious pork and leek sausages and a Rioja red onion jam, and tarragon sour cream. Mussels with pancetta, parsley and sundried tomato linguine are delicious as is cumin roasted butternut squash, chickpeas and wilted spinach with couscous. They also do a lovely candied walnut, beetroot and goats cheese salad with a plum dressing. I just love their sweet sour combinations.
Leave room for desserts and think of things like Mascarpone Banoffee, or Rooibos tea infused chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream, or white chocolate cheesecake with sloe gin soaked raspberries – and the prices are just great.
They have a well chosen wine list with something for every pocket. They have Litre and 500 ml carafes at great prices and all wines are available by the glass.
Seven Social is a rare gem.
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