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  • 101 Talbot

    101 Talbot

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – restaurants do not survive in what i... more

  • 3 Leaves Indian Cuisine

    3 Leaves Indian Cuisine

    From the Marche Saint-Germain in Paris to the Time Out Market in Lisbon to Manchester’s Altr... more

  • Alfama


    With a wave of new restaurants opening, I was in the mood for a taste of Portugal, so I made my wa... more

  • An Sugan

    An Sugan

    Clonakilty is a fantastic town, full of colour and atmosphere, from its long narrow streets lined ... more

  • Ananda Indian Restaurant

    Ananda Indian Restaurant

    Each year there are a few key restaurant openings that are awaited with anticipation, and Ananda a... more

  • Aqua Restaurant

    Aqua Restaurant

    Being brought up on the North side of Dublin, I have always had a particular affection for Howth a... more

  • Ard na Sidhe Country House

    Ard na Sidhe Country House

    One of the most intriguingly beautiful areas in Ireland is tucked away off the beaten track  ... more

  • Armelle's Kitchen

    Armelle's Kitchen

    I first met Scotsman Kenny Rorie in a Co. Dublin market when, attracted by the fantastic pattiseri... more

  • Asian Tea House Restaurant

    Asian Tea House Restaurant

    Galway, the City of the Tribes, is always an exciting place to visit. Its ancient streets are vibr... more

  • Bar Italia

    Bar Italia

    When I went to live in London many years ago, I couldn’t get over how many great little genu... more

  • Basilico Italian Restaurant

    Basilico Italian Restaurant

    What you get at Paolo Sabatini and Fabiano Mulas’ Basilico Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria... more

  • Benny & Co.

    Benny & Co.

    We were ‘on the road again’, as Willie Nelson would say, eagerly ticking off names on ... more

  • Bia Beo @ Menlo Park Hotel

    Bia Beo @ Menlo Park Hotel

    Whether adventuring along the Wild Atlantic Way, on a romantic getaway, or bringing the family Wes... more

  • Black Cat

    Black Cat

    Awaking to a forecast of sunny skies, early one friday morning, we hopped in the car to grab a wee... more

  • Blackrock Cottage

    Blackrock Cottage

    Needless to say, as I was nearly blown away while taking pictures of the iconic Blackrock Diving T... more

  • Blue Haven Hotel

    Blue Haven Hotel

    I was at the very first Kinsale Gourmet Festival in the mid 70’s when it was a fledgling eve... more

  • Brabazon Restaurant at Tankardstown

    Brabazon Restaurant at Tankardstown

    Tankardstown House is a most exquisite Georgian House set on a private estate just two miles from ... more

  • Brambles @ National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

    Brambles @ National Museum of Ireland - Country Life

    It may have started with one small cafe, but 20 premises later, Brambles has become a household na... more

  • Brambles Bistro Terenure

    Brambles Bistro Terenure

    Brambles is a well know family owned group of some 20 excellent daytime cafes in high profile Shop... more

  • Butler & Barry

    Butler & Barry

    The Victorian Promenade in Bray, Co. Wicklow, is one of the finest in Europe. It attracts people f... more

  • Cahernane House Hotel

    Cahernane House Hotel

    Set on the doorstep of the Lakes of Killarney, with breath taking views of the mountains beyond, i... more

  • Casey's Bistro at Brook Lane Hotel

    Casey's Bistro at Brook Lane Hotel

    The Brook Lane Hotel, which is the only 4 Star boutique hotel in Kenmare, adds an urban chic dimen... more

  • Castle Leslie Estate

    Castle Leslie Estate

    Tracing your ancestors and Who Do You Think You are is huge business these days but most people pr... more

  • Cavistons Seafood Restaurant

    Cavistons Seafood Restaurant

    Cavistons Food Emporium in the seaside village of Sandycove is a legend in SoCoDu, having been fou... more

  • Chakra by Jaipur

    Chakra by Jaipur

    I don’t very often get time to luxuriate in Spas however, the last time I did, a beautiful s... more

  • Chandpur Indian Restaurant

    Chandpur Indian Restaurant

    Some of my very favourite places to go are Indian restaurants. I’ve always loved good Indian... more

  • Chapter 16

    Chapter 16

    On a recent excursion to the south, Brendan and I were in Kildare town looking for an early evenin... more

  • Chapter One

    Chapter One

    Ross Lewis had been delighting diners with superb food at his iconic Michelin starred Chapter One ... more

  • Charleville Park Hotel

    Charleville Park Hotel

    When wandering out west, or indeed planning a special occasion, then be sure to check out the fab ... more

  • China Sichuan

    China Sichuan

    They may be serving lobster now virtually as a fast food, in rolls or with chips, but it really is... more

  • Cirillo's


     In 1977, Emilio Cirillo took over Nico’s, one of Dublin's oldest Italian restauran... more

  • Cluck Chicken

    Cluck Chicken

    Cluck Chicken is the brilliant brainwave of Chef Ian Ussher who has worked at the highest level in... more

  • Coal


    I’m not used to dining tout seule at the best of times, not to mention on the sidewalk, as o... more

  • Connemara Greenway Cafe & Restaurant

    Connemara Greenway Cafe & Restaurant

    On a late summer afternoon, whilst adventuring along the Wild Atlantic Way, we came across the won... more

  • Conyngham Arms

    Conyngham Arms

    Right in the heart of the historic village of Slane, Co. Meath you will find the Conyngham Arms Ho... more

  • Cox's Steakhouse

    Cox's Steakhouse

    Off the beaten track, in the picturesque village of Dromod in Co.Leitrim, is Cox’s Steakhous... more

  • Crave


    At the tail end of a day trip with pal Bayveen, we decided that, having shopped so hard, we deserv... more

  • Crudo Restaurant

    Crudo Restaurant

    Crudo is a fresh concept in contemporary dining from Sean Crescenzi and James McCarthy who have ex... more

  • Daata Tandoori - Bray

    Daata Tandoori - Bray

    As most of my readers know, I absolutely love good Indian, Pakastani or other Asian food, and, whe... more

  • Daata Tandoori - Greystones

    Daata Tandoori - Greystones

    With a certain sameness to brunches all over the country – the old Eggs Benny and Prosecco c... more

  • Davy Byrne's

    Davy Byrne's

    In every city in the world there are iconic bars and restaurants to be visited and, when it comes ... more

  • Dax Restaurant

    Dax Restaurant

    One of the best restaurants in Dublin is tucked away discreetly in the heart of Dublin’s Geo... more

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

    On a recent excursion west, we found ourselves overnighting in Castlebar and in search of an eveni... more

  • Diwali Camden Street

    Diwali Camden Street

    A sister restaurant to the ever popular Diwali Indian & Nepalese restaurant on Dublin's So... more

  • Diwali South Great George's Street

    Diwali South Great George's Street

    I remember years ago finding great authentic Asian and South East Asian restaurants in Amsterdam a... more

  • Dooley's Seafood & Steakhouse Restaurant

    Dooley's Seafood & Steakhouse Restaurant

    Sitting on the terrace of Dooley’s Seafood & Steakhouse in Waterville, looking out over ... more

  • Dunne & Crescenzi - City Centre

    Dunne & Crescenzi - City Centre

    Eileen Dunne & Stefano Crescenzi are the couple who raised the level of casual Italian dining ... more

  • Eala Bhan

    Eala Bhan

    Some people just have the knack of getting things right and that can certainly be said of the team... more

  • Eastern Tandoori Galway

    Eastern Tandoori Galway

    On a recent cross-country sojourn, we stopped for dinner at the Eastern Tandoori Restaurant in Gal... more

  • Eastern Tandoori Loughrea

    Eastern Tandoori Loughrea

    As many of you may know, I’m partial to Indian food, and when I find somewhere good, which s... more

  • Eathos


    Providing thoughtful food and great coffee using high quality wholesome ingredients is the ethos a... more

  • Eatokyo - Talbot Street

    Eatokyo - Talbot Street

    Just off O’Connell Street, in the heart of Dublin city centre, is the fab Eatokyo restaurant... more

  • Eatokyo - Temple Bar

    Eatokyo - Temple Bar

    I’ve had a lot of bad food dished up in the name of Japan in recent years, from soggy tempur... more

  • Everett's


    When it’s a choice between flavour or presentation, flavour wins every time. Too often, I... more

  • Fallon & Byrne

    Fallon & Byrne

    It takes real guts and endeavour to set up a business the size and proportion of Fallon & Byrn... more

  • Fellini's Pizza Pasta

    Fellini's Pizza Pasta

    Twirling my fork languorously through long strings of fettuccine on my first visit, and popping th... more

  • Fia Rua @ Tulfarris Hotel

    Fia Rua @ Tulfarris Hotel

    Set in one of the most beautiful and stunning locations in the country, the Tulfarris Hotel & ... more

  • Fire Steakhouse & Bar

    Fire Steakhouse & Bar

    Competition in Dublin’s dining scene has never been hotter and, amongst the dining destinati... more

  • Fish & Bean

    Fish & Bean

    When it comes to seafood you won’t find any better man behind the stove than Dave Mullan. To... more

  • Forbes Street by Gareth Mullins

    Forbes Street by Gareth Mullins

    Overlooking the water at Grand Canal Quay, the superb 5 Star Anantara The Marker boasts perhaps th... more

  • Fota Restaurant at Fota Island Hotel & Spa

    Fota Restaurant at Fota Island Hotel & Spa

    Fota Island just east of Cork City is one of the most beautiful places in Ireland. It is best know... more

  • FXB Pembroke Street

    FXB Pembroke Street

    FXB Steak & Seafood Restaurant FXB Pembroke Street was the first FXB restaurant and is the fla... more

  • FXB Victualler & Grocer

    FXB Victualler & Grocer

    Part of the stellar F.X. Buckley Collection, this fantastic victualler and grocer in the heart of ... more

  • Garinish Restaurant at Eccles Hotel

    Garinish Restaurant at Eccles Hotel

    If you’re after some really great food, whilst touring the Wild Atlantic Way, then don&rsquo... more

  • Gaslight Brasserie @ The Hardiman

    Gaslight Brasserie @ The Hardiman

    The city of Galway is famous as a hub for visitors of all kinds, with thousands flocking to the ci... more

  • Gigi


    Down the ages, from Casanova to Rudolph Valentino to Sophia Loren, no other nationality has laid o... more

  • Girl and the Goose

    Girl and the Goose

    Tucked away, up a steep staircase, in the very heart of D4, is a hidden gem. “Who is Michael... more

  • Gourmet Food Parlour Dun Laoghaire

    Gourmet Food Parlour Dun Laoghaire

    The first Gourmet Food Parlour, on Cumberland Street in Dun Laoghaire, opened in 2006, and the loc... more

  • Gourmet Food Parlour Malahide

    Gourmet Food Parlour Malahide

    Lorraine Heskin and Lorraine Byrne are two young ladies with a passion for delicious food of which... more

  • Gourmet Food Parlour Swords

    Gourmet Food Parlour Swords

    The first Gourmet Food Parlour on Cumberland Street in Dun Laoghaire, opened in 2006, and the loca... more

  • Gourmet Food Parlour The Grange

    Gourmet Food Parlour The Grange

    They first Gourmet Food Parlour, on Cumberland Street in Dun Laoghaire, opened in 2006, and the lo... more

  • Greene's Restaurant at Hotel Isaacs Cork

    Greene's Restaurant at Hotel Isaacs Cork

    Greene’s is a terrific brasserie style restaurant with a great buzz and atmosphere and with ... more

  • Guinea Pig

    Guinea Pig

    The Guinea Pig has actually been in business for over 60 years and has become renowned for its fab... more

  • Hakkahan


    Hakkahan is an absolute delight serving tremendous Chinese food in an informal diner setting but a... more

  • Haldi By Manish

    Haldi By Manish

    Located in the charming seaside commuter town of Rush in North County Dublin, the fab Indian Resta... more

  • Hannigans at the International Hotel

    Hannigans at the International Hotel

    If you’re down Kerry way, perhaps touring the Ring or enjoying the splendour of Killarney Na... more

  • Harbor House

    Harbor House

    I was passing through Dun Laoghaire with ‘the fashionista’ on a particularly fine Sund... more

  • Harrow


    Opening in 2022 in what was formerly the long standing Gaby’s restaurant on Killarney’... more

  • Harry's on the River

    Harry's on the River

    Limerick is a great City which has come on in leaps and bounds in the area of food and sleek accom... more

  • Hen's Teeth

    Hen's Teeth

    If you’re looking for a breath of fresh air, in the culinary realm, I recommend checking out... more

  • Hilliard's Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

    Hilliard's Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

    On a recent ‘safari’ of Killarney restaurants and hotels, I went to visit Hilliard&rsq... more

  • Hooked


    Walking into Hooked I was dazzled by all the funky decorative features of this new Sligo establish... more

  • Horse and Jockey Hotel

    Horse and Jockey Hotel

    Horse and Jockey is the rather unusual name of a village and prominent crossroads, close to Thurle... more

  • House of Plates

    House of Plates

    Tapas and small plate dining has taken the foodie world by storm, and, when it's done right, i... more

  • Hungry Bear

    Hungry Bear

    Having spent the morning exploring the shops of Gorey, a town which is known as a shopping destina... more

  • Ian's Kitchen

    Ian's Kitchen

    Having people queue up outside your door while waiting for a table is but the stuff of dreams for ... more

  • Inch Country House & Restaurant

    Inch Country House & Restaurant

    Eamonn de Valera was President when I was a child. A very old man at that stage, he was almost bli... more

  • Interlude


    Dungarvan, in Co.Waterford has always been one of my favorite places to visit. It’s a beauti... more

  • Jaipur Restaurant (Dalkey)

    Jaipur Restaurant (Dalkey)

    Restaurant Critics believe it or not are human and have to have a few places where they can go for... more

  • Jaipur Restaurant (Malahide)

    Jaipur Restaurant (Malahide)

    Malahide is a North County Dublin Town which up to a few years ago was very much an exclusive quie... more

  • Jim Edwards Restaurant

    Jim Edwards Restaurant

    Kinsale is the wonderful world famous town renowned for its food, beautiful little streets, and wo... more

  • Jules Restaurant

    Jules Restaurant

    Co. Meath has so much to offer for the visitor, be it for the weekend, a day trip, or as a great c... more

  • Kathmandu Kitchen

    Kathmandu Kitchen

    Joanna Lumley attracted a lot of publicity for the State of Nepal in recent times when she took up... more

  • Keenan's


    Luckily you don’t have to be a ‘ Toad of Toad Hall’ mucking around on the river ... more

  • Kelly's Cafe

    Kelly's Cafe

    Kelly’s Hotel & Resort has made their name, over the years, with food, hospitality and t... more

  • Kilkenny Design Craft Centre

    Kilkenny Design Craft Centre

    I spend a lot of time on the road and obviously when travelling one does need to know of decent pl... more

  • KIS Pizza & Coffee Bar

    KIS Pizza & Coffee Bar

    Offering the perfect balance of caffeine and calzone, this superb pizza & coffee bar in Crossm... more

  • Kitchen 28

    Kitchen 28

    A fab gourmet deli and café, which also offers takeaway and delivery, at the Bulford Busine... more

  • Kites Restaurant

    Kites Restaurant

    Kites Restaurant caused a real flutter amongst the social and foodie set when it first opened its ... more

  • Kyoto Asian Street Food Clonmel

    Kyoto Asian Street Food Clonmel

    When husband and wife team Maorong Zhuang and LingLing Shi opened Kyoto, a couple of years back, t... more

  • Kyoto Asian Street Food Kilkenny

    Kyoto Asian Street Food Kilkenny

    Kilkenny is a fantastic city, in which I’ve spent quite a bit of time tracing my own family ... more

  • Kyoto Asian Street Food Waterford

    Kyoto Asian Street Food Waterford

    Lunch is a serious matter for the French, who start thinking about it from 11.30am. So, if you are... more

  • L'Officina Dundrum

    L'Officina Dundrum

    Eileen Dunne & Stefano Crescenzi are the couple who raised the level of casual Italian dining ... more

  • L'Officina Kildare

    L'Officina Kildare

    I for one was more than glad to find that Eileen Dunne & Stefano Crescenzi had a branch of the... more

  • La Bella Donna

    La Bella Donna

    On a recent visit to Donegal, I discovered La Bella Donna, an Italian restaurant on Bridge Street ... more

  • La Cote Seafood Restaurant

    La Cote Seafood Restaurant

    La Cote Seafood Restaurant in Wexford has been delighting patrons with a fine dining experience th... more

  • Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet

    Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet

    Mount Juliet, to my mind, is the quintessential country house and I never fail to be impressed by ... more

  • Larry & Nora's

    Larry & Nora's

    Larry & Nora’s Public House & Garden in Navan is the perfect haven to while away the... more

  • Lemon Leaf Cafe

    Lemon Leaf Cafe

    As a part time resident of Kinsale for many many years I guess I can claim to know the restaurant ... more

  • Lignum


    We had set the sat nav for Bullaun, a small village near Loughrea, Co. Galway, in search of Lignum... more

  • Lil's at Avalon House Hotel

    Lil's at Avalon House Hotel

    A meal at Lil’s restaurant, at the four-star Avalon House Hotel, is not to be missed. As wit... more

  • Limerick Strand - River Restaurant & Terrace Cafe

    Limerick Strand - River Restaurant & Terrace Cafe

    The Limerick Strand Hotel is a spanking new sleek hotel which was developed in 2007 on the site of... more

  • Lock 13 Gastropub

    Lock 13 Gastropub

    Making my way back from an afternoon of retail therapy in the Kildare outlet, myself and a pal hea... more

  • MacNean House & Restaurant

    MacNean House & Restaurant

    Neven Maguire is far more than one of Ireland’s best-known chefs, more importantly, he is on... more

  • Maddens Bridge Bar & Restaurant

    Maddens Bridge Bar & Restaurant

    Maddens Bridge Bar & Restaurant in Bundoran, Co. Donegal, has one of the most beautiful settin... more

  • Man Friday

    Man Friday

    Man Friday Restaurant is undoubtedly one of Kinsale’s most famous and popular restaurants, a... more

  • Mannion's


    On the hunt for great food and drink, I’m up and down the country week in week out, and the ... more

  • Mapas at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

    Mapas at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

    Fitzpatrick Killiney Castle perched high on a hill with views down over Dun Laoghaire and Dublin B... more

  • Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill

    Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill

    The sometime enfant terrible of the kitchen, Marco Pierre White, has expanded his empire by openin... more

  • Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill

    Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill

    The original enfant terrible celebrity Superchef, MarCo.Pierre White, collaborated with the Fitzer... more

  • Marinas Grill at The Galmont Hotel & Spa

    Marinas Grill at The Galmont Hotel & Spa

    The Galmont Hotel, a short distance from Eyre Square and with wonderful romantic views out over Ga... more

  • Mary Barry's Seafood Bar & Restaurant

    Mary Barry's Seafood Bar & Restaurant

    As you enter the pretty village of Kilmore in Co. Wexford, you can't miss the suberb Mary Barr... more

  • Masala - Indian Food To Go - Killiney

    Masala - Indian Food To Go - Killiney

    Our passion for spicy food is ever-growing and the notion of the old bog standard Indian Takeaway ... more

  • McLaughlin's Restaurant @ The Castletroy Park Hotel

    McLaughlin's Restaurant @ The Castletroy Park Hotel

    The four star Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick is home to a most attractive restaurant, McLa... more

  • Mikey Ryan's Bar & Kitchen

    Mikey Ryan's Bar & Kitchen

    Cashel has always been a magnet for visitors to our shores, including HM Queen Elizabeth II, and n... more

  • Mimosa Bar De Tapas

    Mimosa Bar De Tapas

    Tucked away in a side street of Carlow Town is the popular Mimosa Bar De Tapas, a bastion of tasty... more

  • MIZU Modern Japanese Cuisine

    MIZU Modern Japanese Cuisine

    I’d been fortunate enough, on a recent visit south, to be in Killarney just in time to try t... more

  • Murph's Gastro Pub

    Murph's Gastro Pub

    The family run Murph’s Gastro Pub at the Derragarra Inn in the pretty country locale of Butl... more

  • Nan Chinese

    Nan Chinese

    Celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit, I decided to check out NAN Chinese fine dining Res... more

  • Newgrange Cafe & Tearooms

    Newgrange Cafe & Tearooms

    Newgrange is probably one of the busiest tourist stops in Ireland being a must see for most touris... more

  • Newpark Hotel

    Newpark Hotel

    For great food and drink in a stunning setting, look no further than the Newpark Hotel on the Cast... more

  • Nightmarket


    Conor Sexton has long been involved in the Thai food game, having previously been partner in some ... more

  • No 35

    No 35

    Kenmare has a really special place in tourism in Ireland, it is pretty, friendly, offers a myriad ... more

  • No.1 Pery Square

    No.1 Pery Square

    Take one great Georgian Quarter, a great Georgian House, a lady with a great eye for style, detail... more

  • O'Neills Pub Suffolk Street

    O'Neills Pub Suffolk Street

    O’Neill’s Pub has been a licensed premises for over 300 years so I guess you can say t... more

  • Oak Fire Pizza Clonakilty

    Oak Fire Pizza Clonakilty

    Way back in 2009, the guys from Oak Fire Pizza started out their biz in their converted cow box pi... more

  • Oak Room Restaurant

    Oak Room Restaurant

    The Oak Room Restaurant in Cavan is a great spot to dine. The Chef Proprietor here is Norbert Neyl... more

  • Old Lodge Gastro Pub

    Old Lodge Gastro Pub

    Part of the superb Shannon Springs Hotel in Co. Clare the award-winning Old Lodge Gastro pub is a ... more

  • Olde Post Inn, The

    Olde Post Inn, The

    There is a sweet little Auberge de Terroir in Normandy with a half dozen bedrooms, which we discov... more

  • Olive Tree Kitchen

    Olive Tree Kitchen

    Nestled at the gateway to Connemara, 10 minutes from Galway City on the main Galway Clifden Road, ... more

  • Osaka Japanese & Korean BBQ

    Osaka Japanese & Korean BBQ

    A sister property to the fab Osaka Ramen & Bento restaurant in Ennis, Co. Clare, and with the ... more

  • Osaka Ramen & Bento

    Osaka Ramen & Bento

    In recent years, Ireland has been swept by the ramen wave, with Asian street food becoming an inst... more

  • Osaka Tuam

    Osaka Tuam

    Osaka in Tuam Co. Galway is the third link in this highly successful Japanese restaurant chain, wh... more

  • Osteria Lucio

    Osteria Lucio

    Located on Clanwilliam Terrace, is the fab Osteria Lucio, the latest venture of the popular restau... more

  • Oxhorn


    Located close to Baggot Street Bridge in what was formerly the Keshk Cafe at a strip of shops... more

  • Park Restaurant, The

    Park Restaurant, The

    Park Restaurant The Park House Hotel has a fantastic location just where you want to be for all th... more

  • Pearl Brasserie

    Pearl Brasserie

    When I first visited Sebastien Masi and Kirsten Batt’s Pearl Brasserie in 2000 it was a star... more

  • Peploe's


    Very few restaurants have the honour of ever being recognized as an institution in Dublin society,... more

  • Pickle Restaurant

    Pickle Restaurant

    There isn’t a culinary accolade in this country that Sunil Ghai hasn’t achieved. Over ... more

  • Pink Salt

    Pink Salt

    The Victorian seaside town of Bray, Co. Wicklow, is a tad shy on good eateries, so when I heard th... more

  • Plum Tree Bistro

    Plum Tree Bistro

    On a recent visit to Co. Carlow, friend Rena and I stopped for a meal at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel... more

  • POTA Café

    POTA Café

    Diarmuid Ó Mathúna opened his terrific bi-lingual POTA café in summer 2020 in... more

  • Pullman Restaurant @ The Glenlo Abbey Hotel

    Pullman Restaurant @ The Glenlo Abbey Hotel

    If you’re in search of a fun and unusual atmosphere in which to dine, then look no further t... more

  • Quay West

    Quay West

    Perfectly situated just opposite Donegal Pier in the county town of the O’Donnell county, is... more

  • Raha Indian Cuisine

    Raha Indian Cuisine

    Located at Townparks, in the heart of Dundalk, Raha Indian Cuisine is well worth a visit. The d&ea... more

  • Rasam Indian Restaurant

    Rasam Indian Restaurant

    WHERE I'D EAT MY LAST MEAL - The menu at Rasam gives an introduction to the food and way of li... more

  • Renvyle House Hotel

    Renvyle House Hotel

    Renvyle House Hotel is one of the most successful hotels in Ireland. Read more about it and its hi... more

  • Ristorante Rinuccini

    Ristorante Rinuccini

    Rinccini Giovanni Battista Rinuccini, Archbisop and Prince of Fermo, was not only a Nobleman but s... more

  • Roly's Bistro

    Roly's Bistro

    Roly’s Bistro hit the ground running in 1992 and it hasn’t stopped since. It was what ... more

  • Rongcheng


    When Rongcheng in Blackrock first opened its doors, I went along to see what was happening and unf... more

  • Rozzers Restaurant @ Killeen House Hotel

    Rozzers Restaurant @ Killeen House Hotel

    Part of the picturesque Killeen House Hotel at Aghadoe in Killarney, Co. Kerry, Rozzers Restaurant... more

  • Russborough Tea Rooms

    Russborough Tea Rooms

    Russborough House, in Blessington, Co. Wicklow,  is one of the finest stately homes in Irelan... more

  • Ryan's Restaurant by FX Buckley

    Ryan's Restaurant by FX Buckley

    Ryan's of Parkgate Street is one of Dublin's legendary Victorian pubs with its wonderful c... more

  • Saba Baggot Street

    Saba Baggot Street

    Some people don’t like Indian food, some people don’t like Chinese food but pretty wel... more

  • Saba South William Street

    Saba South William Street

    Paul Cadden opened his first Saba Thai & Vietnamese restaurant on Clarendon Street in 2006, a ... more

  • Sakura Japanese Restaurant

    Sakura Japanese Restaurant

    Set on the well-known McCurtain Street in Cork City, Sakura Japanese Restaurant has earned rave re... more

  • Sanjay's Kitchen

    Sanjay's Kitchen

    Set on Market Square in the beautiful historic town of Birr, Co Offaly, a superb array of varied I... more

  • Seasons Restaurant @ InterContinental Dublin

    Seasons Restaurant @ InterContinental Dublin

    Set in the stunning 5-Star InterContinental Dublin, and serving up 5-Star fine dining in a stylish... more

  • Shanahan's On The Green

    Shanahan's On The Green

    Perhaps Dublin’s poshest steakhouse, the superb Shanahan’s on the Green, caused quite ... more

  • Signal Restaurant, The

    Signal Restaurant, The

    As the name suggests, this charming hotel was converted from a former railway station in the 1980&... more

  • Solas Tapas Bar

    Solas Tapas Bar

    Made in 1969, the movie Ryan's Daughter made Dingle famous. Fifty years later, Dingle is a pla... more

  • SOLE Seafood & Grill

    SOLE Seafood & Grill

    There’s something of the old days about SOLE Seafood & Grill, on Dublin’s South Wi... more

  • Southern Spices

    Southern Spices

    Southern Spices is a fab South Indian restaurant in a large clean cut casual kitchen style space. ... more

  • Suesey Street

    Suesey Street

    Having loved everything about it when I had first visited, I was finally back on what is one of th... more

  • Tābú Tapas

    Tābú Tapas

    Easily accessible from the M9, the fabulous Tābú Tapas on Marsh’s Street, Thomas... more

  • Tamra Thai

    Tamra Thai

    Whizzing along the busy N11, it’s easy to forget that just a stone’s throw to your lef... more

  • Tango Street Food

    Tango Street Food

    Located on the Muckross Road in Dromhale, Killarney, Tango Street Food is Ireland’s first an... more

  • TAPA


    Tapas seemed to take Ireland, and indeed the world, by storm some years back, and it has only beco... more

  • Tapau House

    Tapau House

    Serving delicious authentic Bangkok-style Thai food in the heart of Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Tapau Hou... more



    I was on my way into Cork, for a bit of a southern safari of Irish food and drink, when I decided ... more

  • The Baths At Clontarf

    The Baths At Clontarf

    With beach-hut doors, deck-chair fabric covering the seats, brass-topped tables with nautical scre... more

  • The Boathouse Bistro

    The Boathouse Bistro

    Set in an original 19thC boathouse overlooking the rippling waters of Kenmare Bay, when it comes t... more

  • The Brasserie Bar & Restaurant at The Europe Hotel & Resort

    The Brasserie Bar & Restaurant at The Europe Hotel & Resort

    The Brasserie Restaurant is the more casual dining option at the fab Europe Hotel & Resort. Op... more

  • The Brewery Tap

    The Brewery Tap

    A superb and buzzing traditional pub on O’Connor Square in Tullamore, The Brewery Tap is als... more

  • The Club Bar & Brasserie

    The Club Bar & Brasserie

    The Commodore Hotel in Cobh, Co. Cork is the perfect base for visiting this popular historical sea... more

  • The Coach House

    The Coach House

    The Coach House at Roundwood, Co. Wicklow, is a picture perfect classic Irish Inn, offering restau... more

  • The Curry House

    The Curry House

    I love good Indian food, but unfortunately good Indian food can be hard to find, with lots of oper... more

  • The Dough Bros

    The Dough Bros

    Nowadays, the Dough Bros pizzas are legendary amongst the hip crowd in Galway, but it all began wi... more

  • The Eddison at the Dylan

    The Eddison at the Dylan

    When the 5-Star Dylan Boutique Hotel opened in D4’s Eastmoreland Place, in the former Nurses... more

  • The Enclosure at Arkle

    The Enclosure at Arkle

    Set in the fabulous 4 Star Glenroyal Hotel & Leisure Club in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, The Enclos... more

  • The Enniskerry Inn

    The Enniskerry Inn

    Coming back from a day out in Wexford, myself and one of the gals were more than a tad peckish and... more

  • The Fish Box

    The Fish Box

    Dramatically beautiful, Dingle has long since been a hotspot for holidaymakers and foodies alike, ... more

  • The Grapevine Wine & Tapas Bar

    The Grapevine Wine & Tapas Bar

    On a girly day out to Kilkenny recently, friend Bayveen and I found ourselves famished and feveris... more

  • The Grill & Bar @ The Lyrath Estate Hotel

    The Grill & Bar @ The Lyrath Estate Hotel

    Kilkenny is a hot destination when it comes to restaurants and foods and The Grill & Bar at th... more

  • The Grill Restaurant at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

    The Grill Restaurant at The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens

    Included in the €18m revamp of The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is their fabulous, spanking bra... more

  • The Kitchen Restaurant @ The Glasshouse

    The Kitchen Restaurant @ The Glasshouse

    Since first opening, The Glasshouse Hotel has settled in to being the most popular venue in Sligo ... more

  • The Locke Gastro Pub

    The Locke Gastro Pub

    Between culture and cuisine, visitors to Limerick are spoiled for choice these days, with a fantas... more

  • The Marine

    The Marine

    The Marine Links Hotel & Restaurant has been a Ballybunion mainstay since it was first establi... more

  • The Old Quarter Pub, Cafe & Townhouse

    The Old Quarter Pub, Cafe & Townhouse

    Perfectly situated, right at the heart of Limerick City Centre, the supurb Old Quarter Café... more

  • The Old Stand

    The Old Stand

    In Ireland directions are always given by way of a pub of a church – and more frequently a p... more

  • The Panorama Restaurant at The Europe Hotel & Resort

    The Panorama Restaurant at The Europe Hotel & Resort

    The Panorama Restaurant, at The Europe Hotel & Resort is aptly named because you have amazing ... more

  • The Pavilion at University of Limerick

    The Pavilion at University of Limerick

    The Pavilion, at the University of Limerick is one of the best multi purpose venues in Ireland. Wo... more

  • The Pier Cafe

    The Pier Cafe

    Tramore has long been one of Ireland’s favourite holiday destinations. Known for its wonderf... more

  • The Rafter Dempsey's

    The Rafter Dempsey's

    Following a day spent indulging in some girlish retail therapy in the city of my ancestors, Kilken... more

  • The Red Bank Restaurant

    The Red Bank Restaurant

    You can expect modern Irish cuisine, with eclectic twists, and a warm welcome at the superb family... more

  • The Restaurant at Harvey's Point

    The Restaurant at Harvey's Point

    Its hard not to be gobsmacked at the sight of the snowcapped Blue Stack Mountains as seen from Har... more

  • The Rockpool Restaurant @ Kinsale Hotel & Spa

    The Rockpool Restaurant @ Kinsale Hotel & Spa

    Beautifully situated, just outside of the town, in Ireland’s beloved gourmet capital of Kins... more

  • The Saddle Room @ The Shelbourne

    The Saddle Room @ The Shelbourne

    The 5-star Shelbourne Hotel on St. Stephen’s Green is at the heart of Dublin city, known far... more

  • The Savoy Hotel

    The Savoy Hotel

    If you’re soon to be en route to the Buttermilk County, and you’re looking for great f... more

  • The Seafood Cafe

    The Seafood Cafe

    You would have to go a long way to find a man as passionate about seafood as chef and restaurateur... more

  • The Selkie

    The Selkie

    A delightful amalgam of modern and classic styles both in terms of the fare and indeed the decor, ... more

  • The Stables Brasserie at Sheen Falls Lodge

    The Stables Brasserie at Sheen Falls Lodge

    Sheen Falls Lodge has been the darling of the millennials for a number of years now, and the recen... more

  • The Strand Cahore

    The Strand Cahore

    Just an hour from Dublin, in a picturesque coastal setting close to Gorey, The Strand Cahore offer... more

  • The Strand Inn

    The Strand Inn

    I don’t know anybody who doesn’t love Dunmore East, that sweet little fishing village ... more

  • The Supper Club

    The Supper Club

    Kinsale has always been a beacon of great food and hospitality, drawing patrons countrywide and be... more

  • The Tan Yard Restaurant

    The Tan Yard Restaurant

    Part of the fabulous four star Killarney Plaza Hotel located right on the doorstep of Killarney Na... more

  • The Terrace @ Summerhill House Hotel

    The Terrace @ Summerhill House Hotel

    A beacon of classic grandeur set amidst the beauty of one of Ireland’s most scenic locales, ... more

  • The Towers Bar & Restaurant

    The Towers Bar & Restaurant

    The Towers Bar & Restaurant in Westport, Co. Mayo is a fantastic spot at any time of day with ... more

  • The Weir Bistro

    The Weir Bistro

    I remember many years ago, when my better half was in the Theatrical business, having to get up at... more

  • The White Horse

    The White Horse

    Set in the busy buzzy town of Ballincollig in Co. Cork, The White Horse Gastropub is a longstandin... more

  • Toddies Restaurant & Bulman Bar

    Toddies Restaurant & Bulman Bar

    Toddie’s is named after one of Ireland’s legendary urbane Hoteliers, the late Toddie O... more

  • Toscana Restaurant

    Toscana Restaurant

    “Funny thing," I said to my son, Ian, in Toscana Italian restaurant and pizzeria. "... more

  • Trieste Cafe & Wine Bar

    Trieste Cafe & Wine Bar

    Tucked away on Buttermilk Walk, just off the main drag in Galway, Kate and Barry Donovan’s T... more

  • Truffles Restaurant & Wine Bar

    Truffles Restaurant & Wine Bar

    Having a 'black and amber' heritage, I am always delighted to see the culinary scene in Ki... more

  • Trump International Hotel

    Trump International Hotel

    As a Canadian friend said to me, the remote rugged beauty of Co. Clare is the real Ireland; it&rsq... more

  • Vermilion


    It’s hard to beat good Indian food. The fantastic palate of spices employed by Indian cuisin... more

  • Walker 1781

    Walker 1781

    Having previously operated Luna Italian restaurant in Dromahair, Co. Leitrim, and other award-winn... more

  • White Horses

    White Horses

    The legendary French gastronome, Brillat-Savarin, described a top gastronomic experience as being ... more

  • Wild and Native Seafood Restaurant

    Wild and Native Seafood Restaurant

    Set on the Strand Road in Rosslare, Wild & Native Restaurant & Wine Bar, which has proved ... more

  • Wilde @ The Westbury

    Wilde @ The Westbury

    The plush five-star Westbury Hotel, located just off Grafton Street, is one of the great meeting p... more

  • Wilde's at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

    Wilde's at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

    Set on ten acres overlooking the stunning Lough Corrib in the heart of Quiet Man country, a
... more

  • Yang's Chinese Restaurant

    Yang's Chinese Restaurant

    Boasting beautiful views of the water from the comfort of an attractive traditional Chinese style ... more

  • Yew Tree Restaurant @ Muckross Park

    Yew Tree Restaurant @ Muckross Park

    We were en route to the Dingle Food & Wine Festival and jogging along on the “toytown&rd... more

  • Zita's @ Caisleáin Óir

    Zita's @ Caisleáin Óir

    With gorgeous views over Annagry bay on the Wild Atlantic Way, and a relaxed contemporary atmosphe... more