Eat & Drink

By Mark Keane When you think of Christmas time, you think of Santa, reindeer, roast turkey, presents, and of course chocolate, lots of chocolate. The original purveyors of happiness, Butlers Chocolate, have all your chocolate needs covered this Christmas. It’s easy to get lost in dreams of cocoa beans, Bailey’s...

  Text and Photos by Manon Gustave If you needed any further proof of Dublin’s ever-evolving restaurant renaissance, Camden Street is it.  Between Kebabs, Bib Gourmanders,  pizzerias and hipster-burger joints appears the always popular Frite Haus. The friendly Frite Haus team offer many Belgian edible delights and...

By Mark Keane We look into our crystal ball to predict the next big trends for 2016. Be one step ahead of your friends next year with the following ideas.  1. The continued rise of doughnuts The world has been plagued with a lot of terrible doughnuts for such a long time. The tide is finally beginning to turn with...

By Mark Keane …Continuing our countdown! 9. White Hag: Christmas Ale It seems new breweries are opening up around Ireland every month. One that came out of the blue, guns blazing, was White Hag from Sligo. At their first Irish beer festival, they launched “Black Boar”, a 10.2% imperial oatmeal stout to critical...

By Mark Keane …Continuing our countdown! 5. Galway Bay Brewery: Dark Saison and a salted caramel Wee Heavy The dark saison is described by Galway Bay Brewery as a 5.5% amber sour that has been primary fermented with Lactobacillus then fully fermented with Brettanomyces. Basically that means this beer could be very...

By Mark Keane Looking for something new to drink this Christmas, put aside the wine and grab yourself a glass of port instead. We have compiled a list of the best places for port in Dublin. However, a glass of port would not be complete without munching on a mince pie or two. We’ve braved the pastry shops of Dublin to...

Photos by Manon Gustave Menupages are delighted to announce that Dublin’s finest boutique hotel is offering you the chance to dine at their critically acclaimed Asian fusion restaurant East this January to March (full details below). The restaurant is neatly tucked away in the IFSC along the banks of the river Liffey...

Photos and text by Manon Gustave Camden and Harcourt Street are easily two of the most popular streets of the city, and it’s no coincidence that there’s a huge array of new pubs and restaurants opening the area.  Montague Street is a tiny alley connecting the two axes. As a place of passage, there is no better spot to...

 By Mark Keane From the former premises of the Yes Equality Dun Laoghaire headquarters, comes an aspiring new cafe serving organic and fair-trade coffee, called Curious Monkey Coffee Co. It’s the brainchild of Evan and Carai, two food loving baristas who felt George’s Street in Dun Laoghaire could do with some of...

by Manon Gustave If your find yourself wandering around Baggot Street this Christmas and your belly rumbles, it would be a mistake to pass by Tavern. This Restaurant, which is part of the Dylan Hotel is ruled by the young and talented Mark Bodie who is entering his second Christmas in the kitchens at Tavern....