Fodor's Expert Review Chapter One

$$$$ The Northside Irish Fodor's Choice

This wonderful, culture-vulture favorite gets its name from its location, downstairs in the vaulted, stone-wall basement of the Dublin Writers Museum; the natural stone-and-wood setting makes it cozily cavelike. The contemporary French eatery is currently the culinary king of the Northside. W. B. Yeats himself would have loved the Irish guinea hen with white pudding and parsley roo, while Synge probably would have fancied the Dublin version of Proust's madeleine: rich bread-and-butter pudding, a favorite of working-class Irish mothers for generations, here turned into an outrageously filling work of art.

Irish Modern Irish Service Sophisticated Lunch Dinner Pre-Theater Dessert $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

18–19 Parnell Sq.
Dublin, Co. Dublin  Dublin 1, Ireland


Known For:
  • Pretheater crowd
  • Award-winning chef
  • Cozy setting
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch Sat.

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