200 Word Review: ETTO on Merrion Row

Etto. A restaurant that I had heard many whispers about, but never had the chance to visit. Sitting at the bar, myself and my partner glanced over the menu and gave each other a knowing glance – this looked very promising. It was the first time that both of us weren’t seated at a table,…

200 Words: Ha Noi Ha Noi on Capel Street

The rain poured down so hard that I almost slipped off the footpath – I needed something hot, and fast. Hanoi Hanoi on Dublin’s Capel Street is one of the latest Vietnamese restaurants to crop up in the city and being one who’s obsessed with noodle soup, I had to give it a lash. Unassuming…

200 Words: East Side Tavern on Leeson Street

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…

200 Words: Musashi Noodles and Sushi Bar on Capel Street

A complete sucker for sashimi, this week I had a Japanese food craving that needed to be tackled. Musashi, with its grey exterior and simple design, is tucked away on Capel Street and easy to pass by in favour of the more popular competition. I hadn’t been back in three years, but I’m glad I…

200 Words: Whitefriar Grill

The Whitefriar Grill – what can I say? Seldom have I had such an enjoyable experience from start-to-finish. In the mood for a fun night out, my partner and I were greeted by a lovely waiter who proceeded to hand us a light Prosecco tipple while they prepared a table. Jam-packed with an air of…

200 Words: Rathmines’ Manifesto

The flames from the oven caught our eye from the front of the restaurant. They had always intrigued us but we’d never gotten the opportunity to head in – until today. On quick glance of Manifesto in Rathmines you wouldn’t think much. The exterior is a dark, gloomy brown, but the chance of eating a…

200 Words: Ranelagh’s TriBeCa

When you bite in, the taste of charred meat comes flooding into your mouth. Mixed with a zing of rocket and nutty Parmesan, it was heaven. Finally, a burger I was able to hold in both hands. TriBeCa has been on my list for a while now. Full but not at all claustrophobic, mirrors in…

Review: Pride in local food from Sage Restaurant in Midleton

Tucked away off Main Street in Midleton is a restaurant that prides itself on sourcing local food from within a 12 Mile radius. A party of three, we headed in from the rain for a meal that we hoped would give us the burst of energy that we so desperately needed. Sage Restaurant Main Street,…

Review: Lunch without personality from Wuff in Dublin

For months myself and my other half had been trying to dine out in Wuff in Dublin 7 – not because it was booked out, but because every time we thought it was open, it wasn’t – our own faults I might add! So when we finally got the opportunity to head there, we have…