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By Sarah O Toole Fancy a nice staycation in the sunny south east? Well, look no further than the Pembroke Hotel in Kilkenny. Located in the city centre it is an ideal destination to soak up the culture and do a spot of shopping. The hotel gives off a laid-back atmosphere and boasts an excellent selection of wines and...

HX46 A casual Asian café with an urban vibe is the best way describe HX46. The décor is simple and completely untraditional in appearance to other Asian restaurants. The reviews on this café are full of high praise and complements highlighting its amazing quality food. The dishes are well priced between €5.50 and...

By Sarah O’Toole Every now and again us girls love to get away from life, whether it’s a break from the kids or just for a long overdue catch-up, a weekend away with the girls is a must. Our lovely little country is the home of some fantastic girly hotel and spa breaks that just hit the spot. Here are a few of the...

By Sarah O’Toole Set in the idyllic village of Birdhill, Co. Tipperary, Matt the Thresher has been providing award-winning food since 1987, most recently scooping the Good Eating Guide’s Best Munster Gastro Pub award. Eoghan Toner, the manager at Matt the Threshers spoke to MenuPages about what it takes to achieve...

By Sarah O’Toole Ireland is full of hidden treasures and is home to many beautiful boutique hotels throughout the country. Here are our top five picks. The Maryborough Hotel and Spa This 4-star luxury hotel combines an old world mansion with a modern extension in Douglas, Cork. Bellini’s Restaurant has received two AA...

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...

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...

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...

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...

By Charlotte Okonji Rustic Stone, the Georges Street restaurant which manages to make healthy, nutritious food as visually appealing as it is mouth-wateringly delicious, is also the site of Bar Rustic: Dublin’s newest late night lounge bar, serving classy cocktails with a side of live music.  Last night, the...