Pichet

Price guide: Mid-range

14-15 Trinity Street, Dublin 2

Price guide: Mid-range

Pichet

By Yvonne Kerr , your Dublin expert

I write for Irish Country Magazine, .... Read more
#7 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Dublin
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.9
4.9
Service:
4.8
4.8
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, Celebrity spotting, People watching, Shopping, Sightseeing, Trendiness

Best for Trendiness - Expert review of Pichet

Book far ahead as since Pichet opened last year free tables have been few and far between.

Dubliners are familiar with the street front cafe but the secret hides out the back where tables are intimately set out in a much larger area for a deliciously romantic and/or social experience. You can really hide away in Pichet for a few hours and I love that it's equally impressive during the day or night. It's not rocket science really. Open a new restaurant in a recession, keep the food delicious and simple, the service attentive and the prices low - throw in a celebrity host (Nick Munier from Gordon Ramsey's Hell's Kitchen), top Dublin eatery L'Ecrivain's past chef Stephen Gibson, and you've got, well, Pichet. Bravo. 

Food and drink: 

Yum, fish, steak, pheasant, chicken etc. Local produce, named and accounted for. Great wine by the glass/pichet (jug) or bottle, plus a tasty coffee shop during the day for snacks and coffee.

Recommended dishes: 

My roast halibut main course took the words out of my mouth, literally, beautifully cooked. Try the suckling pig, with crispy crackling - or the cod with a lobster foam. The crispy hen's egg with black pudding starter is faboulas.

Ambience: 

It's convivial and warm, and due to the high demand for tables, Pichet is usually buzzing.

Service: 

Super attentive and friendly. The influence of celebrity host Nick Munier is palpable as excellent service plays an important role alongside great food.

Location: 

It's in the city centre, around the corner from Trinity College and Dame Street.

Price advice: 

On Sundays between 2pm-6.30pm it's two courses for 20 euros or three for 25 euros.

Tables to book: 

Request window tables for people watching.

More information on Pichet :

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bistro, Coffee shop, Restaurant
Food:
Irish, Italian, Seafood, Steak, Traditional
Address:
14-15 Trinity Street, Dublin 2
Telephone:
01 677 1060
Website:
http://www.pichetrestaurant.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 8am-10.30pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 2-9pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
French bistro

Have you been to Pichet ? Would you recommended it?