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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

  • Absolute Bar & Grill

    Absolute Bar & Grill

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

  • Acorn Restaurant @ Castle Oaks House Hotel

    Acorn Restaurant @ Castle Oaks House Hotel

    For some of the best fine dining around, check out the Acorn Restaurant at the Castle Oaks House H... 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

  • Aniar


    Rene Redzepi’s Noma Restaurant in Copenhagen has dazzled and inspired chefs as no other. It ... more

  • Aprile Restaurant

    Aprile Restaurant

    Situated on the Lower Kilmacud Road, opposite the Stillorgan Shopping Centre in Dublin, you will f... 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

  • AROI


    Street food is the thing people talk about when they return from the Far East.  Those morsels... 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

  • Baan Sujittra

    Baan Sujittra

    The level of choice in this country, when it comes to varied cuisine, has really taken leaps and b... more

  • Bakestone


    As an inveterate shopper who drags the better half around every store and retail outlet in the cou... more

  • Bang Restaurant

    Bang Restaurant

    Located in the hub of what is known as Dublin’s Golden Mile, on Merrion Row just off St Step... 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

  • Belleek Castle

    Belleek Castle

    Belleek Castle in Co. Mayo is a wonderful and truly unique destination. A visit there is like step... 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

  • Blairs Inn

    Blairs Inn

    When it comes to Blairs Inn at Cloghroe, just outside Blarney in Co. Cork, it has it all in spades... 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

  • Bobby Byrne's

    Bobby Byrne's

    The gastro pub has taken Ireland by storm these last few years, marrying really well prepared and ... 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

  • Brasserie & Panorama Restaurants at The Europe Hotel Killarney

    Brasserie & Panorama Restaurants at The Europe Hotel Killarney

    When the 5 Star Hotel Europe opened in Killarney many years ago there was a tremenduous fuss - it ... more

  • Button & Spoon

    Button & Spoon

    As we rolled over another humpback bridge, Sir said tersely, "is it Bridgetown or Brigadoon w... more

  • Cafe en Seine

    Cafe en Seine

    After all the hard work of shopping up and down Grafton Street, Café en Seine was the perfe... more

  • Cafe Noir - Maison du Cafe et des Patisseries

    Cafe Noir - Maison du Cafe et des Patisseries

    Pat O’Sullivan has created one of the most dynamic Café/Restaurant chains in Limerick... 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

  • Cava Bodega

    Cava Bodega

    There is no doubt but the colour, vibrancy, drama and romance of Spain has held a huge attraction ... 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

  • Chameleon Indonesian Restaurant

    Chameleon Indonesian Restaurant

    My first introduction to Indonesian food was some thirty years ago in Amsterdam when I was immedia... 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 Restaurant

    Chapter One Restaurant

    One of Ireland’s greatest restaurant success stories has to be Chapter One. It was a bit lik... 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

  • Chop House

    Chop House

    Kevin Arundel has created his own mix of France and a Chelsea Gastropub at his Chop House at a D4 ... more

  • Cirillo's


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

  • Clancy's Bar & Restaurant

    Clancy's Bar & Restaurant

    One of the great new additions to the seaside town of Youghal in East Cork is Clancy’s Bar &... more

  • Collins Bar

    Collins Bar

    The gastro pub revolution has seen a dramatic change in the way in which we view pub grub in this ... 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

  • Corfu Greek Restaurant

    Corfu Greek Restaurant

    The sight of two olive trees and a perky canopy blowing in the wind tunnel that was Parliament Str... 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

  • Cream Room Curry House

    Cream Room Curry House

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

  • dela Restaurant

    dela Restaurant

    The City of the Tribes is always an exciting place to visit with events and festivals happening it... more

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

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

  • Diwali Indian & Nepalese Restaurant

    Diwali Indian & Nepalese Restaurant

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

  • Dungeon Bar & Grill at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

    Dungeon Bar & Grill at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

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

  • Dunne & Crescenzi - Sandymount

    Dunne & Crescenzi - Sandymount

    Eileen Dunne and her husband Stefano Crescenzi didn’t start out their careers in the foodie ... 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

  • East Side Tavern

    East Side Tavern

    East Side Tavern is set in what was once O’Dwyer’s pub on the corner of Leeson Street ... 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

  • EAT@Massimo


    The colourful couple who really raised the foodie profile of Galway have now taken on the Gastropu... more

  • Eatokyo Japanese Restaurant

    Eatokyo Japanese Restaurant

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

  • Fallon & Byrne

    Fallon & Byrne

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

  • Farmgate Restaurant & Country Store:

    Farmgate Restaurant & Country Store:

    We all know the expression “out of little acorns mighty oak trees grow” – and th... more

  • Farmhill Cafe & Restaurant

    Farmhill Cafe & Restaurant

    There’s nothing like having a really good reliable neighbourhood restaurant on your doorstep... 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

  • Fínín's Restaurant & Bar

    Fínín's Restaurant & Bar

    Finin’s People often say to me “where do you eat when you are not working?” I su... more

  • Fire Restaurant and Lounge

    Fire Restaurant and Lounge

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

  • French Table, The

    French Table, The

    I am very partial to French food and once I get a whisper of a new French eatery I am off like a s... more

  • FXB Grill @ Ryans of Parkgate St.

    FXB Grill @ Ryans of Parkgate St.

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

  • FXB Pembroke Street

    FXB Pembroke Street

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

  • Galileo's


    It was a lovely bright Sunday morning, spring was in the air, the daffodils were peaking through a... more

  • Gibson Hotel

    Gibson Hotel

    There is a new Executive Head Chef, Chris Duffy, at the Gibson Hotel, who has been working very ha... more

  • gigi's at the G

    gigi's at the G

    Le Tout Irelande never mind Le Tout Galway was all agog when it emerged that Philip Treacy, probab... 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

  • Global Village Restaurant

    Global Village Restaurant

    The girls all look is if they are part of the cast on a James Bond movie, said my better half. No,... more

  • Gourmet Food Parlour Dun Laoghaire

    Gourmet Food Parlour Dun Laoghaire

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

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

  • Gourmet Food Parlour The Grange

    Gourmet Food Parlour The Grange

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

  • Green Man Wines

    Green Man Wines

    There’s something very civilised about having a nibble, on a balmy summer evening, surrounde... more

  • Greene's Restaurant at Hotel Isaacs Cork

    Greene's Restaurant at Hotel Isaacs Cork

    French Chef, Fred Deformeaux, is back in Greene’s Restaurant at Hotel Isaac's in Cork. This... more

  • Guinea Pig, The   -  Fish Restaurant

    Guinea Pig, The - Fish Restaurant

    Mervyn Stewart’s famous Guinea Pig Restaurant in Dalkey, Co.Dublin, is one of the longest st... more

  • Henry's Bar & Restaurant

    Henry's Bar & Restaurant

    Located in one of the most beautifully scenic settings that our country has to offer, Henry’... 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

  • Hylands Burren Hotel

    Hylands Burren Hotel

    The Hylands Burren Hotel in Co. Clare, which has been around since the 18th century, has gotten a ... more

  • I Monelli

    I Monelli

    I Monelli Restaurant, overlooking the Grand Canal at Portobello is an absolute haven of fabulous, ... 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

  • Indie Spice - Sandymount

    Indie Spice - Sandymount

    I have a passion for Indian food, the spices, the aromas, and the colours, which are rarely seen t... 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

  • Kaya Thai

    Kaya Thai

    Thai food has taken Ireland by storm in recent years with upscale, traditional, casual and even st... 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

  • Kenz


    “It’s always been our dream to open a restaurant”, said Samir Hachadi of the new... 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

  • Kites Restaurant

    Kites Restaurant

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

  • Koh Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

    Koh Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

    Take 2 guys, take a sleek cocktail lounge, take a beautiful urban restaurant, take cracking Asian ... more

  • Kyoto Asian Street Food

    Kyoto Asian Street Food

    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

  • La Cucina

    La Cucina

    The bar for good food and service in Dublin City has been raised so high in these past few years t... more

  • La Perla @ The Lyrath Estate Hotel

    La Perla @ The Lyrath Estate Hotel

    At the Lyrath Estate Hotel, there is a fantastic assortment of choices when it comes to sating tho... more

  • La Reserve Brasserie

    La Reserve Brasserie

    Ranelagh may well be over-run with eateries of varying standards, but the addition of La Reserve B... more

  • Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet

    Lady Helen Restaurant at Mount Juliet

    The Lady Helen Room is one of the most beautiful and gracious dining rooms in the country.  T... more

  • Le Bon Crubeen

    Le Bon Crubeen

    Dublin’s Talbot Street would never have ranked highly in the gourmet dining stakes, not even... more

  • Le Plancha

    Le Plancha

    “It’s amazing what a lick of paint can do to a place”, I said to my friend Mary,... 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 resta... 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

  • Lord Baker's Restaurant

    Lord Baker's Restaurant

    To be a succesful restaurant or pub in the town of Dingle, Co.Kerry one has to be something pretty... more

  • Lyons Cafe

    Lyons Cafe

    Sligo is a very busy town traffic wise and if you are not in the know when it comes to where to he... 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

  • Man Friday

    Man Friday

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

  • Marcel's Restaurant

    Marcel's Restaurant

    Having reviewed Marcel’s in its original location on Mary’s Road and really liked its ... 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

  • Masala - Indian Food To Go

    Masala - Indian Food To Go

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

  • Masterson's Steakhouse & Wine Bar

    Masterson's Steakhouse & Wine Bar

    When I was a kid Swords was a small town where we would often go on the ‘Sunday Drive’... 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

  • Mercantile


    Right in the heart of Dublin City, the fabulous Mercantile Hotel has become a buzzing local hub of... 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

  • Mykonos Taverna

    Mykonos Taverna

    The notion of a lovely al fresco summer supper had certainly appealed, but the artic weather on th... 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

  • Nine Market Street

    Nine Market Street

    Kinsale is, and always has been, one of my favorite places in the world to be. Besides the histori... more

  • No 35

    No 35

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

  • O'Connell's in Donnybrook

    O'Connell's in Donnybrook

    The well known restaurateur, Tom O’Connell, who was previously in Ballsbridge, came up with ... more

  • O'Connor's Seafood Restaurant

    O'Connor's Seafood Restaurant

    There has been a restaurant on the site of O’Connor’s Seafood Restaurant in Bantry for... 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

  • 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

  • One Pico

    One Pico

    I first wrote about Eamon O’Reilly’s cooking when in 1997, aged just 25, he opened his... more

  • Opium


    Opium Asian Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, has been hot and happening since the day it opened its We... more

  • Osteria Lucio

    Osteria Lucio

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

  • Oyster Grill Restaurant @ Hotel Meyrick

    Oyster Grill Restaurant @ Hotel Meyrick

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

  • Pichet Restaurant

    Pichet Restaurant

    Since hitting the ground running in 2009, the fab Pichet has gone from strength to strength, keepi... more

  • Pickle Restaurant

    Pickle Restaurant

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

  • Pielow's Restaurant

    Pielow's Restaurant

    Pielow's is a discreetly located smallish restaurant in a first floor premises in Cabinteely v... more

  • Pier 26 Restaurant

    Pier 26 Restaurant

    Ballycotton, in Co. Cork is renowned for its fishing. An extremely charming and picturesque villag... 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

  • Randaddy's Cafe & Restaurant

    Randaddy's Cafe & Restaurant

    Isn’t Randaddy’s just the perfect name for a café restaurant in the home of Ire... 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

  • Rasoi - Indian To Go

    Rasoi - Indian To Go

    We’re all used to grabbing a takeaway now and then, when we’re too tired to keep up wi... 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

  • Republic Bar & Grill

    Republic Bar & Grill

    With a relaxed charm and an effortless, welcoming atmosphere, the Republic Bar & Grill in Ball... more

  • Riba


    On a cold winters evening, with the wind blowing hard and the rain falling even harder, we were on... 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

  • Russborough Tea Rooms

    Russborough Tea Rooms

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

    Saba Clarendon Street

    When Thai food was first becoming popular in Ireland, a man wrote to me from London telling me tha... more

  • Sash


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

  • Seafield Restaurant at Seafield Hotel

    Seafield Restaurant at Seafield Hotel

    The Seafield Restaurant at the Seafield Hotel in Ballymoney, Co. Wexford, is a beautiful location ... more

  • Seapoint Restaurant

    Seapoint Restaurant

    Seapoint Café Bar Restaurant The Monkstown mob were out in force when the new Seapoint Caf&... 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

  • Signal Restaurant, The

    Signal Restaurant, The

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

  • Siri


    Siri Indian Cuisine is one of a new breed of fantastic venues that is supplying the very best of r... more

  • Sister Sadie

    Sister Sadie

    One of the most popular spots to go brunching in Dublin, right now, is Sister Sadie on Harrington ... more

  • Sivad Grill & Wine Bar

    Sivad Grill & Wine Bar

    I love the way dining styles have evolved in Ireland over the years with todays mode of choice bei... more

  • Soder & Ko

    Soder & Ko

    We’ve had the gastropub and now it’s the gastroclub. I love the notion of good restaur... 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

  • Talavera Italian Restaurant

    Talavera Italian Restaurant

    The 5 Star Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel is not only a Great Place to Stay but it also hous... more

  • Tavern at the Dylan

    Tavern at the Dylan

    The Dylan, has followed the trend of international high-end hotels by deformalizing their restaura... more

  • Temptations Restaurant

    Temptations Restaurant

    The town of Westport is famous as a busy, buzzing tourist community that draws in vistors from aro... more

  • Texas Steakout

    Texas Steakout

    We all love a good steak and, when I say a good steak, I mean a good steak.  We want it juicy... more

  • The Ballymore Inn

    The Ballymore Inn

    It’s almost twenty years since the word Gastropub was used to describe The Eagle Pub in Lond... more

  • The Bare Food Company

    The Bare Food Company

    It seems like only yesterday that people were blown away by the convenience of a box of ‘Mic... more

  • The Church Bar & Restaurant

    The Church Bar & Restaurant

    Perhaps one of the most distinct and unique spots to dine in Dublin, The Church Restaurant at the ... more

  • The Cloister Restaurant

    The Cloister Restaurant

    Dermot and Noreen Fetton are two of the most experienced people operating within the hospitality b... more

  • The Clonskeagh House

    The Clonskeagh House

    "Flavour is clearly the goal here”, I said to my friend Rena, as we drooled over our st... more

  • The Dunloe

    The Dunloe

    There are more hotels in Killarney than in any other town in the country, and some fabulous hotels... more

  • The Fisherman Seafood Bar & Grill

    The Fisherman Seafood Bar & Grill

    With cool, retro-modern décor, (wood and open brick meet chrome) and stunning views out ove... more

  • The Four Winds & Second Wind Bar & Eatery

    The Four Winds & Second Wind Bar & Eatery

    I spend a lot of time on the road looking at restaurants and hotels and when it comes to lunchtime... more

  • The Green Hen

    The Green Hen

    I'm rather partial to French food at all levels, which is why I love the whole extravagant Fre... more

  • The Greenhouse

    The Greenhouse

    Long long ago the legendary Dick Whittington left his rural homestead for London, with his cat, to... 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 Monastery Inn

    The Monastery Inn

    We spend a lot of time on the road travelling around the country and consequently always on the lo... more

  • The Mystic Celt

    The Mystic Celt

    In recent years, there has been a huge resurgence in people’s desire for fresh, locally sour... 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 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 Purple Onion

    The Purple Onion

    Being a Taurean myself, I love colourful people who love art, and who love food, and who love wine... 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 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 Tavern Bar & Restaurant

    The Tavern Bar & Restaurant

    My younger son loves to climb Croagh Patrick every year – in his bare feet may I add. He sta... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Vanilla Pod Eatery, The

    Vanilla Pod Eatery, The

    Eggs Benedict is one of my favourite breakfast treats and nobody knows this better than Kate O&rsq... more

  • Veda Indian Restaurant

    Veda Indian Restaurant

    Believe it or not, one of the hazards of being a food critic is that every time you sit down to re... more

  • Vermilion


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

  • Vista


    There are lots of great restaurants in Kinsale, but very few have such a setting as Vista.  B... more

  • Whelehans Winebar

    Whelehans Winebar

    When I first visited David Whelehan’s vast new wine emporium in the bleak first days of Janu... more

  • White Horses

    White Horses

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

  • 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