Bite-sized news of the week

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What an incredible December! We are buried by work here at Menupages as the Irish food scene is so active. We always find the time to pick you the tastiest morsels of weekly news. Here are our Bite-sized news of the week! 

A few restaurants closed this November for a lack of property!


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Let’s start with some bad news (or maybe good for us?) Most of the Restaurants in Ireland follow a very strict legislation about food safety and hygiene. However, not everybody is able to comply with it. That is why the Food Safety Authority exists! In fact, during the month of November the organization closed a significant number of establishments. The list include: Legends, located 63 George’s Street Upper in Dun Laoghaire, Ming Court Restaurant in Blanchardstown Centre and Pizza House in Kilmacow, Kilkenny.

Flavour a “Zen Coffee” at Little Bird Café


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South Circular Road and its area is very often the launchpad of many innovations, thanks to a very dynamic atmosphere. It is no surprise The Little Bird Café has hatched in this environment! This place is part of a new fusion between lifestyle and food  as the studio space is dedicated to the practice of Yoga. Their philosophy? “Cool, calm and caffeinated”. There is no room for strains in this relaxing new venture for Yoga Enthusiasts

The Wave of Five Guys Burger and Fries Restaurant Sweeps Belfast off its Feet


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The first Five Guys Burger and Fries restaurant opened in Victoria Square Shopping Centre of Belfast, creating huge queues in front of the venue. So why such a craze? Probably because Five Guys are proposing personal perfection with a large choice of toppings to customise your ideal burger. In addition, the fries looks gorgeous as their are cooked in peanut oil. With such an incredible early response, news of a further 10 Burger Joints across Ireland leaves appetites in anticipation.

Ladurée: From Paris to Dublin


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The Maison Ladurée is probably one of the most “Frenchie” food brands in the world. Since this Wednesday, the famous colorful macaroons of the French patisserie are now available on the streets of Dublin. Looking for an afternoon tea in a cozy spot? One address: Ladurée, at the junction of South William Street and Wicklow Street, go and enjoy their pastries in their newly opened tea room. Sacrebleu!

Eddie Rocket’s new baby: Flash Harry’s


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Blackrock hosts the latest offspring of the Eddie Rocket chain. His name is Flash Harry, they serve pretty much the same thing but still, it looks classier! That’s not to say there have been no changes. There will be a lot of recognisable classics from Dublin’s favourite Diner chain, the biggest difference is the outdoor terrace. With a pool table and a mouth watering cocktail list. A new fairytale New York style Diner.



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