I though it would be helpful to all non Dubs and perhaps a few true ones to highlight some favorite spots in the city. Quite a few customers from out of town have asked for dinner recommendations of late. This is a whimsical list that is completely personal. I am sure I have forgotten to include some greats....
L'Gueuleton - I love it so much I got married there - www.lgueuleton.com
The Hop House – great Korean – Kimchi Parnell Street
M and L - an adventure in Schezwan Cusine – 13 Cathedral Street
Rothan Cafe - on Portabello bridge – great mezza plate - www.rotanacafe.ie
Coppinger row - good cocktails and hearty food - www.coppingerrow.com
CrackBird – fun and vibrant with buckets of chicken - @crackBIRDdublin
Peploes - on the Green - www.peploes.com
Thorntons canape bar – a real treat - www.thorntonsrestaurant.com
Chapter 1 - always flawless - www.chapteronerestaurant.com
Stages Head – Dame Court
Long Hall – Georges Street
Hogans – Georges Street
Bernard Shaw - http://m.bodytonicmusic.com/thebernardshaw
Panti Bar - www.pantibar.com
Kellys Hotel – quiet and intimate - www.kellysdublin.com
Liberary Bar - in the Central Hotel - www.centralhoteldublin.com
Walshes - Stoneybatter – Manor Street
Here is a link to all the films taken at MAD Foodcamp in Copenhagen over the Summer. It was organised by Rene Redzepi of Noma and brought together great visionaries in the food world.
It is well worth taking the time to watch some of them.
I had some great meals over the course of my stay most notiably in Pate Pate in the old MeatPacking district (www.patepate.dk) and in Van Stranden Wine Bar sitting on deck chairs overlooking the canal (www.vedstranden10.dk)
I was not lucky enough to eat at Noma but I did get a guided tour by one of their lovely chefs. I snapped a few photographs while there.