Portlaoise's secret is now unleashed: Monday is half-price night at Relish and if you can plan your visit for that day be advised to make an early table booking since it's mightily busy, all year round. In the upstairs candlelit dining room, plain dressers and cabinets rest on white walls alongside no-fuss wooden tables and chairs. House specials for dinner include chargrilled steak medallions or duck; seared chicken escalope or the Relish gourmet sausage infused with
Guinness and leeks and topped with mash and red wine gravy are menu staples. Comfort food scores high here with eight different choices of gourmet burger. Lunches range from sandwiches and wraps to healthy salads such as walnut and pear.