East Side Tavern on Leeson Street, though decorated with dark tones, manages to pull off a homely feel.
The downstairs bar has a magnificent display of liquors stacked high on its shelves and the upstairs hosts a restaurant with a modern twist.
Spaghetti marinara made its way to my table and despite my request to remove one vital ingredient (I’m not a chili person!), it still tasted wonderful.
Feeling in the mood for something unusual, my eyes wandered to the rather curious “carrot sorbet”.
Dipping the liquorice wand into the coconut yoghurt and twirling it around the sorbet and ground nuts; I was astonished.
It was satisfaction on a plate, and I was finally delighted to taste a dessert that excited me with texture.
Service was swift and top-notch and I got the impression that they really cared for the customer.
Come again? That carrot sorbet needs to be tried again.