Reviews

Small Plates at Ubh, Newbridge

Small Plates at Ubh, Newbridge

Small Plates at Ubh It’s a miserable September evening in Newbridge. A light, hazy rain has been falling all day but I’ve been looking forward to the evening. Ubh has had a few tapas/small plates nights at this stage but I’ve never been able to […]

Review: The County Fair, Tallaght

Review: The County Fair, Tallaght

The County Fare “Where is this place?” I’m thinking aloud. I’m on my own in the car with Google Maps insisting that I turn right into what looks like a small industrial estate. I don’t know Tallaght so I assume that my app has lost […]

Review: The Market Kitchen, Newbridge

Review: The Market Kitchen, Newbridge

Lunch at The Market Kitchen “They are doing really great stuff over there,” David at The Wine Buff has been raving about The Market Kitchen for months. Located in Michael Murphy’s Home Furnishings shop, it is right in the eye line of my favourite wine […]

Review: Harte’s, Kildare Town

Review: Harte’s, Kildare Town

Harte’s of Kildare “What have you done to him??!” Katie is not happy. It’s my birthday and we are sitting around the table eating. Shane takes a sip of wine (a Monte Tombole Valpolicella Superiore) and observes how spicy it is. His plate is filled […]

Tenerife – Restaurant Recommendations

Tenerife – Restaurant Recommendations

Tenerife Restaurant Recommendations During our recent holiday in Tenerife (blog post here), it would be fair to say we ate like royalty. Restaurants are exceptionally reasonable and, barring the odd mediocre meal, pretty good quality. Here are three of my favourites: Sal Negra, Los Cristianos […]

Review: Hey Donna, Rathmines, Co. Dublin

Review: Hey Donna, Rathmines, Co. Dublin

Hey Donna February – how is it the end of February?! I tend to hibernate for the first couple of months of the year. After the madness of Christmas (at work and at home), it’s nice to ease slowly back into things before finally coming […]

Review: The Fatted Calf, Athlone

Review: The Fatted Calf, Athlone

The Fatted Calf “Oh it’s lovely but make sure you book it……” my Mother is always full of restaurant recommendations whenever Ali and I head away for a few days. Sometimes her recommendations work out a treat but there have been a couple of occasions […]

Review: Etto, Merrion Row, Dublin 2

Review: Etto, Merrion Row, Dublin 2

Etto We’ve decided to head to the big smoke for the day. After the best part of a week lazing about and stuffing ourselves with all sorts of goodies, the time has come for even just the tiniest bit of exercise. Initially the plan is […]

Review: L’Ostrica Ubriaca, Lecce, Italy

Review: L’Ostrica Ubriaca, Lecce, Italy

L’Ostrica Ubriaca It’s our first evening in Lecce. Having just completed a ten hour journey, we’re tired and in no mood to walk into the city. Luckily our host, Stefania has recommended a few restaurants, one of which is just around the corner. After a […]

Review: Sha-Roe Bistro, Clonegal, Co. Carlow

Review: Sha-Roe Bistro, Clonegal, Co. Carlow

Sha-Roe Bistro It’s a miserable Sunday afternoon. It’s almost as if somebody flicked a switch on September 1st and it suddenly became Winter. We are just one week back from our holiday in Puglia and we couldn’t be further from sunny Lecce as we motor down the […]