Tag: Dublin

Review: Canteen, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Review: Canteen, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

Canteen Sometimes it’s difficult for a restaurant to live up to expectations. Difficult but not impossible. I’ve wanted to visit Canteen for a long time. I first heard about it in Catherine Cleary’s review in The Irish Times back in July 2014 (read it here) […]

Assassination Custard, Dublin 8

Assassination Custard, Dublin 8

Assassination Custard It’s been on my radar for a long time. “You have to try this place, it’s amazing” – Emma of Gaillot et Gray (where I worked as a baker) uttered the guts of a year ago. I had been meaning to go when […]

Neon, Dublin

Neon, Dublin

Neon Camden St. Dublin 2 It all started the day before. A trip to the UK with Marc O’Reilly and his wonderful band was showing it’s usual signs of bad luck. Fast ferry – cancelled, the slow one treated us well but put the pressure […]

Cairns Farm, Bellewstown, Co. Meath

Cairns Farm, Bellewstown, Co. Meath

Cairns Farm Back in August Ali and myself took a trip up to Bellewstown, Co. Meath to visit Ali’s cousin Jo-Ann. A relatively recent move into the world of farming has seen herself, husband Brian and two beautiful children, Saoirse and Senan, move from the […]

Marie Louise Tea Rooms

Marie Louise Tea Rooms

Marie Louise Tea Rooms Howth, Co. Dublin On Thursday, sensing some nice weather, Ali and I took a spin to Howth for some fish and chips and a walk along the pier. After doing both and with the rain beginning to fall the want of […]

Review: Jamie’s Italian

Review: Jamie’s Italian

Jamie’s Italian Dundrum, Dublin 16 Last Monday, Ali and I headed for Dundrum to see Asif Kapadia’s brilliant new documentary “Amy” about the life and untimely death of troubled singer Amy Winehouse. We decided to try Jamie’s Italian while there as we had been meaning to […]

Review: Blue Ginger

Review: Blue Ginger

Blue Ginger Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin During a hectic day working in the beautiful town of Dun Laoghaire in South Dublin I decided to sample the wears of Blue Ginger, a cafe and restaurant in the centre of town. I had an hour off and […]