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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

  • 360 Cookhouse

    360 Cookhouse

    Connected to King John’s Castle and the beautiful WWI Memorial Wall, the 360 Cookhouse in Du... 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Belle's Kitchen

    Belle's Kitchen

    Just a short walk from the popular beach in Rathmullan, Co. Donegal is Belle’s Kitchen on Pi... 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

  • 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

  • Brasserie On The Corner

    Brasserie On The Corner

    The City of the Tribes has some really fantastic eateries and restaurants these days, and one of t... more

  • Butcher

    Butcher

    Butcher in Kilkenny have been making a big name for themselves in foodie circles, not only for the... more

  • Butler & Barry

    Butler & Barry

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

  • Button & Spoon

    Button & Spoon

    Button & Spoon on Church Lane in Wexford Town has been a busy buzzy success ever since it firs... more

  • Cafe Carleton

    Cafe Carleton

    Having put the pedal to metal, for a day of shopping at Newbridge Silverware in Co. Kildare, frien... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cinnamon Garden

    Cinnamon Garden

    Anyone who reads my articles regularly will know, I’m a die-hard Indian food fan, and, while... more

  • Cirillo's

    Cirillo's

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

  • Crave

    Crave

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

  • Croi

    Croi

    I have always loved a getaway in Tralee. From the beautiful scenery that surrounds It, to the atmo... 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

  • 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

  • Dunne & Crescenzi - Blackrock

    Dunne & Crescenzi - Blackrock

    When Eileen Dunne and Stefano Crescenzi first opened their Italian deli La Vista in Sutton in 1995... 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

  • 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

    EAT@Massimo

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

  • Eden Cafe

    Eden Cafe

    Airy and contemporary, with splashes of colour emphasising and enchancing the minimalist decor, an... more

  • Everett's

    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

  • Farmgate Restaurant & Country Store:

    Farmgate Restaurant & Country Store:

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

  • Fennelly's of Callan

    Fennelly's of Callan

    Always on the lookout for great places to eat, we were on our way back up to Dublin from Waterford... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gallagher's Boxty House

    Gallagher's Boxty House

    I’d been hearing all sorts of great things about the long-standing Gallagher’s Boxty H... 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

  • Gigi

    Gigi

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

  • Granvilles Bar & Grill

    Granvilles Bar & Grill

    Racking up the miles really builds an appetite, a feeling I am all too familiar with as I trek aro... 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

    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

  • 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

  • Harpers @ Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

    Harpers @ Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

    If you’re planning a trip to Kilkenny, in the near future, then be sure to plan a trip to Ha... more

  • Harpers Restaurant @ Mulroy Woods Hotel

    Harpers Restaurant @ Mulroy Woods Hotel

    Beautifully situated amid the best of Donegal’s natural splendour is the Mulroy Woods Hotel ... 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

  • Henry's Bistro & Winebar

    Henry's Bistro & Winebar

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

  • Hooked

    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

  • 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

    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

  • Johnny's Ranch

    Johnny's Ranch

    For great food these days, you don’t have to be sat in the dining room of a five-star hotel,... 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

    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

  • Kites Restaurant

    Kites Restaurant

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

  • Klaw

    Klaw

    Restaurateur and chef Niall Sabongi has brought Dublin some of the best fishy food around, and now... 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 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 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 Collina

    La Collina

    Uniting the foodie tribes of Galway, I’d heard nothing but great thing about La Collina, a p... 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 Piazza

    La Piazza

    Located on Gorey’s Main Street, this popular Italian Restaurant always seems to have a buzz ... 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

  • Le Bon Crubeen

    Le Bon Crubeen

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

  • Le Perroquet

    Le Perroquet

    Le Perroquet bar and restaurant on Upper Leeson Street, which has TV celeb Nick Munier to the fore... 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

  • Lignum

    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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • Masala - Indian Food To Go - Blanchardstown

    Masala - Indian Food To Go - Blanchardstown

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

  • Mercantile

    Mercantile

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

  • Michael's Mount Merrion

    Michael's Mount Merrion

    If you’re looking for a great spot to wine and dine, be it morning noon or night, in the Dub... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Nightmarket

    Nightmarket

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

  • NoLIta

    NoLIta

    I love the notion of good restaurant-style food being served in casual surroundings, so do many ot... 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

  • 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

  • Opium

    Opium

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

  • 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

  • Peachtree East

    Peachtree East

    Since it opened, Peachtree East has quickly picked up a loyal following of impressed patrons who c... 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

    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

    With all the eclectic cuisines now in Dublin, we lack one element that’s done very well else... 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

  • Pizza Yard

    Pizza Yard

    Pizza Yard is set in what was, back in the day, the old Sandford Cinema in Ranelagh. A hip hot-spo... 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

  • 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

  • Ramblers Bar & Restaurant @ The Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel

    Ramblers Bar & Restaurant @ The Nesbitt Arms Boutique Hotel

    If you’re off exploring the Wild Atlantic Way and in search of repast, then the Ramblers Bar... more

  • Ramen Kitchen

    Ramen Kitchen

    Right now, its all about ramen, and, if you’re not enthusing about it, the social media food... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sakura Japanese Restaurant

    Sakura Japanese Restaurant

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

  • Sash

    Sash

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 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 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 Foyle Hotel by Chef Brian McDermott

    The Foyle Hotel by Chef Brian McDermott

    For a fab foodie getaway, check out the The Foyle Hotel By Chef Brian McDermott in Moville, Co. Do... 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 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 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 Lobster

    The Lobster

    There are so many beautiful towns and villages to explore along the Wild Atlantic Way, and Watervi... 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 Montenotte Hotel

    The Montenotte Hotel

    The Panorama Bistro & Terrace, at The Montenotte Hotel in Cork, boasts one of the best views a... more

  • The Old Spot

    The Old Spot

    The Old Spot, on Bath Avenue in Sandymount, is undoubtedly one of the hottest gastro pubs in the c... 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 Restaurant

    The Pier Restaurant

    Like a lot of people, I love visiting the gorgeous seaside town of Kilkee in Co. Clare. It’s... 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 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 Riddler Restaurant

    The Riddler Restaurant

    Close to Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin 8 is The Riddler, a large cafe/restaurant, which has qui... 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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

    Vermilion

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

  • Whelehans Wines

    Whelehans Wines

    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

  • 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

  • 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