Archive for: 2016

By Charlotte Okonji Platform 61, Dublin’s best kept secret, is ready to welcome the city’s revellers this festive season with a menu that will have you believing that Christmas has indeed come early. Located below street level on Dublin’s restaurant-laden South William Street, Platform 61 is a paragon of understated...

Two of Grafton Streets most beloved and prestigious names, The Westbury and Boodles, have joined forces to create The Pink Diamond, the last word in elegant, luxurious cocktails.   Made using only the most refined ingredients, the Boodles Pink Diamond combines Blackwater Strawberry Gin, Dolin Chambreyzette, and Dom...

By Charlotte Okonji. Bon Appetit, the first of Oliver Dunne’s acclaimed trio of restaurants, recently launched their new Tapas and Cocktail menu just in time for the party season, and I was lucky enough to sample a taste on what’s offer… Located in a classically beautiful Georgian Townhouse in Malahide, Bon Appetit...

Drop Dead Twice, the Dublin bar which introduced the BYOC (bring your own cocktail) concept to our fair shores have just announced the launch of their Afternoon Tea… and as you would expect, it’s an Afternoon Tea with a twist! A major part of the festive season is the fact that you can throw caution to the wind, and...

Two giants of the Irish trad scene, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, are reuniting next week for an evening of traditional Irish music, flavoured with a taste of Eastern Europe. Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny, two of the greats of the Irish music scene, are coming together to perform their final Dublin gig of 2016 next...

The party season is nearly upon us, so before it’s too late, get your hands on the best value New Year’s party package in the city. Clontarf’s Vikings Steakhouse have just made their Viking Meat Feast even more irresistible. Now you and up to 17 of your carnivorous chums will have the chance to spend the evening...

By Charlotte Okonji Sunday the 20th of November saw the conclusion of the second annual Bite Food Festival, and I was lucky enough to be there to review some of the best of Ireland’s artisan food and drink producers. After a successful weekend, Sunday evening saw the crème de la crème of the country’s artisan...

This week sees the opening of the latest Butlers Chocolate café, in Dublin 22’s retail mecca, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. Having recently undertaken a €26 million investment which will see a number of household name brands join the already successful mix of retail and leisure outlets, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre...

Today, November the 18th, Dublin based band Oddsocks release their highly anticipated and progressive new album, The Sound Of The City. Featuring funk-pop & soul performances, and the strong influence of producer Rian Trench (Solar Bears), this record portrays a defined new direction for the band. Synth-lead, groove...

By Charlotte Okonji Friday the 11th of November saw the launch of Midnight in Nightown, Magistorium’s ode to the dirty Dublin of bygone days.  One of the most eagerly anticipated arrivals on Dublin’s nightlife scene this year was undoubtedly that of Magistorium. Since its initial launch earlier this month, the South...