- 18 Oct 18
From Michelin starred feasts to Brazilian rice patties, Dublin’s best food is to be found north of the Liffey. Your culinary tour guide: Stuart Clark
Letters of complaint should be addressed to the editor if I’m wrong, but having eat my way round it, I’m pretty certain that D1 is the only part of the capital where in close proximity you’ll find Michelin starred fine dining (Chapter One on Parnell Square); a subterranean world food plaza (Moore Street Mall); a mini-Chinatown (Parnell Street); a gastrobrewery (Urban Brewing); a walkway devoted to la cucina tipica (The Italian Quarter on Blooms Lane); a secret Korean lunch-box restaurant cohabiting with the Super Asia Foodmart (Brothers Dosirak on Capel Street); a purveyor of baked goods whose coconut macaroons and almond biscuits both bagged coveted Good Taste Awards (Panem on Ormond Quay); the country’s first Brazilian street food joint (Coxinharia on King Street North); and an authentic southern Indian dosa house (Madina Desi Curry BBQ on Mary Street). And that really is just for starters… Here are ten (it could easily be 50!) exceedingly good places in Dublin to eat…
With the Gate, Abbey and Peacock all nearby, this is the perfect pre- and post-theatre restaurant. We always agonise over whether to have the Beer Battered Fish & Chips or the Artichoke Tortellini with Herb Cream, Spinach & Shaved Parmesan, which is a riot of vibrant Mediterranean flavours.
Niall Sabongi has crossed the Liffey to set up PoKé, which derives its name from the raw fish salad beloved of Hawaiians. The Lunch Bowl, which has sunomono cucumber, edamame, nori, salty pineapple, samphire, pickled ginger, kimchi and Macadamia nut among its range of toppings, positively screams ‘ocean’.