Reviews

Review of The Burren Storehouse – Published Food & Wine Magazine, November 2016

The Burren Storehouse Lisdoonvarna Co. Clare Tel: +353(0)657074084 www.roadsidetavern.ie   Visiting Lisdoonvarna during the Matchmaking Festival is an experience for the bucket list; the colourful town heaves with waltzing couples, gypsy fortune-tellers and busking fiddlers.  Happily married and with two left feet, we sought refuge in the Burren Storehouse, a recent venture from hospitality super-couple, […]

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Recent Radio Reviews & Interviews: Broadcast Limerick 102FM 2016

A selection of recent radio interviews and reviews, completed with the excellent Limerick 102FM producer / interviewer /editor Sharon Noonan (@queenoforg on Twitter). Restaurants covered include da Vincenzo’s, Azur Restaurant & Kyoto Sushi in Limerick, Ida’s in Dingle, Le Petit Pois in Galway, Brick Lane in Cork and many more besides. You might forgive the ‘ums’ and […]

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Review of Idás, Dingle – Published Food & Wine Magazine, June 2016

Idás John Street Dingle Kerry Tel: +353(066)9150885 www.idasdingle.com   On a recent summer’s evening, with the sun setting over the Atlantic, we visited Idás in Dingle, on a picturesque peninsula in West Kerry.  We chose the tasting menu, entailing six courses for €60 (there’s also a set menu option for €45).  With a Friday night […]

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Review of Azur, Limerick – Published Food & Wine Magazine, May 2016

Azur Restaurant 8 Georges Quay Limerick Tel: +353(61)314994 www.azurrestaurant.ie   There are few pleasures in life more enjoyable than dining beside the water on a gloriously sunny day.  We recently experienced this rare Irish treat, in Limerick.  Azur Restaurant is perched alongside the River Shannon, on George’s Quay in the medieval part of the city, […]

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Review of Le Petit Pois, Galway – Published Food & Wine Magazine, March 2016

Le Petit Pois Victoria Place Galway Tel: +353(91)330 880 http://lepetitpois.ie   Le Petit Pois is a restaurant that doesn’t take itself too seriously.  Tucked down an alleyway in Galway city centre, the old white-washed building is transformed inside: the ceiling is strung with multi-coloured lights and the walls, signs and menus are festooned with colourful […]

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Review of Da Vincenzo, Limerick – Published Food and Wine Magazine, January 2016

Da Vincenzo Food and Wine Hall Shannon Street Limerick Tel: +353(61)460400 www.davincenzo.ie   Styled as a ‘food and wine hall’, Da Vincenzo is a relatively new dining experience in the heart of Limerick.  It is fundamentally an Italian restaurant, spread across the first floor of a large city-centre development.  However, it also encompasses a full […]

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Review of Son of a Bun, Cork – Published Food and Wine Magazine, February 2016

Son of a Bun 29 MacCurtain Street Cork Tel: +353(21)4508738 www.sonofabun.ie   Son of a Bun doesn’t look like a burger joint.  Located on MacCurtain Street in Cork, this new restaurant is beautifully designed.   The airy space reaches all the way up to a pitched roof, bolstered by wide wooden beams.  The décor is one […]

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Review of Zamora, Cork – Published Food and Wine Magazine, October 2015

Zamora 11/12 Academy Street Cork Tel: +353 (21) 2390540 www.zamora.ie   Asking Cork-based friends for lunch recommendations is always an easy exercise – each week seems to bring a new, exciting restaurant to Ireland’s second city.  This time, the chorus spoke as one, resounding with the name ‘Zamora’. Located on Academy Street (just off Patrick […]

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Review of 56 Central, Galway – Published Food and Wine Magazine, August 2015

56 Central 5 Shop Street Galway Tel: +353(091)569511 www.56central.com   Tucked behind a storefront on Galway’s Shop Street, lies a set of stairs.  At the top, the entranceway opens to reveal 56 Central; an expansive, well-lit space with a covered outdoor patio.  The décor is largely upcycled, in an urban industrial style, featuring rusty scaffolding, […]

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Review of Harry’s, Bridgend – Published Food and Wine Magazine September 2015

Harry’s Bridgend Co. Donegal Tel: +353(074)9368544 www.facebook.com/pages/Harrys-Restaurant/287755862602   It’s rare that you’ll find me standing outside a restaurant, phone in hand, double-checking the address, but that’s just what I did upon reaching Harry’s on the Inishowen Peninsula. A grey, nondescript building by a busy road, we weren’t sure we’d found the right place. Stepping inside, […]

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