Food and drink
This is a showcase for the best of Irish food, with lots of organic ingredients and seafood. A cute blackboard (again from its café days) offers wine specials.
Try the bacon, cabbage and parsley sauce (on the lunch menu), an Irish classic, done to perfection!
It’s cosy! If it’s complete privacy you’re after, or a serious discussion, this isn’t the place for you, but I love the relaxed intimacy of the modest dining room and there's a chatty din when it's full creating a congenial feel.
The staff are relaxed and not the most efficient, but super-friendly.
Hidden on the ‘wrong’ side of the Liffey (Northside!), it's up two flights of twisting, narrow stairs.
A new lunch menu offers excellent value; 17.85 euros for two courses or 22.95 euros for three. A pre-theatre menu before 8pm offers two courses for 25 euros and three for 30 euros.
Tables to book
By the window for views of the River Liffey, especially for the night lights.
- Culture vultures
- First-time travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- People watching
- No fuss
- Design and architecture