Category: Restaurant reviews

Gourmet Food Parlour in Dun Laoghaire is well worth a visit

This week my old college friend and I took the Dart southside. We were having lunch at the Dun Laoghaire branch of the Gourmet Food Parlour. Their other six branches are in Dublin and Salthill Galway.  Walking into this modern and vibrant restaurant I noticed the tables were not...

Sprezzatura where no main course costs more than €10

So far my old college friend and I have had three good meals this year, all in diverse restaurants. This week’s restaurant Sprezzatura would prove to be just as interesting and diverse. As Sprezzatura has been getting a lot of coverage online, I felt we should pay it a...

F.X.Buckley Parkgate Street

This week my lunch companion and I decided to visit, F.X. Buckley a Dublin food institution. F.X. Buckley started off 6 generations ago as butchers and by the 1980s they diversified by opening their first steakhouse. Thirty three years later, they now own five steakhouses and three bars which...

Krewe where the dirty south moves to the northside

Capel Street is fast becoming Dublin’s food quarter and its latest addition is by the r.i.o.t. bar owner Conor McCrohan and his business partner Michael Monaghan. Their new venture Krewe is a brand new NOLA (New Orleans Louisiana) inspired bar and restaurant that opened last December. You might be...

MacKenzie’s

The restaurant scene in Dublin is being dominated by the Press Up Entertainment Group and the chances are that you will end up in one of their restaurants. Having eaten in 7 of their restaurants, I was looking forward to visiting their latest restaurant, Mackenzie’s based near me in...