Yep, there’s one half of the Gastronomics.ie duo in the fabulous Food and Wine magazine again, this time at the Lady Helen Restaurant, Mount Juliet, Kilkenny.
It was a real treat indeed to review the Lady Helen – both in terms of the food and service (both of which were...Read More
has good taste. This extends to style
, interior design
, and, it appears, restaurants.
Like White Friar Grill
, for example, which she chose as the location for a most overdue catch-up a little while ago. Ranked at a very impressive #11 of...Read More
***Update: Deadline Extended to July 13th 2012!***
One of the few benefits of this interminable recession we find ourselves in is a return to simple pleasures. Gone is the conveyor belt of champagne at Ron Black’s, partying like rock stars in Lillies until 5am, and even weekend...Read More
This afternoon, my news source of choice, Twitter, reported that Nick Munier (apparently he has a restaurant called Pichet, but most of us know him as the one with the cool glasses on Masterchef) has banned children from his restaurant. Well, children under 2. And after 6, to be precise.
A little while ago myself and Himself had to make an emergency work-related dash to Galway, which wasn’t entirely unwelcome, given that of all the cities in Ireland, this one is up there with the best when it comes to fun and atmosphere. These attributes also make it very...Read More
The wings. Oh, the wings. That’s what had me in Temple Bar on a chilly Sunday afternoon, weaving my way through street performers on stilts and camera-bearing tourists, trying to push through the throng and into this famous Dublin restaurant, both boyfriend and mother-in-law in tow.
Apparently, they do fantastic...Read More
We felt quite smug with ourselves when we discovered the little gem that is Las Rada Tapas, Naas, Co. Kildare.
This modern tapas bar combines simple, tasty food with the kind of exquisitely relaxed ambience most Michelin-starred restaurants would give their right chef-white-clad arm...Read More
Il Fico, Naas, Co. Kildare
should have been great. It was nicely busy, with reasonably pleasant, if hurried, staff. The décor is full of character and the menu varied. They offer a great value early bird, which we missed, but were more than happy...Read More