5 great classy restaurants in Dublin
1) Liath Restaurant
When Michelin-starred Heron & Grey folded in early 2019, one half of the duo, Damien Grey, decided to stay on, rebuild and rebrand with a new focus. Two months later, Liath was in business and has earned two Michelin stars in the meantime. Choose from a 5 or 8-course tasting menu and book well in advance. Prepare for an experience to remember.
2) One Pico
One Pico offers beautiful food often made up of extraordinary combinations bursting with flavour, presented in a unique way, with an unusual twist. For example, how about: duck and foie gras infused with truffle, pumpkin risotto and mussels or sika deer with an assortment of freshly picked veg and fruit. Exquisite.
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3) Forest Avenue
The husband-and-wife team who used to run the succesful French restaurant L’Ecrivain now welcome you to this warm neighbourhood dining room, where they serve local seasonal ingredients in extremely creative and somewhat decadent combinations. Rumour has it that the originality of the menu will inevitably be awarded with a Michelin star.
4) Pearl Brasserie
An award-winning restaurant deep in Georgian Dublin, Pearl Brasserie takes modern French cuisine to a whole other level. With its ever-changing and hugely inventive menu and its cosy, stylish and romantic interior, it’s the perfect venue for semi-private group functions or a quiet candlelit dinner for two.
5) Chapter One
Head chef Mickael Viljanen quit the two-starred Michelin restaurant The Greenhouse in 2021 and joined this rival venture, now boasting two stars itself. Chapter One is all about modern European cooking in a warm, inviting, and stylish setting. Dinner incorporates a range of influences and comes with a selection of paired wines if you wish to indulge. The three-course 65-euro lunch is incredible value for money and one of the best meals you’ll eat all year.
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