• food,  Reviews

    Fallon & Byrne Dun Laoghaire

    You’ve got to love Fallon & Byrne, Ireland’s oasis for the seasoned epicurean, they have fruit and veg you will never have heard of before…like Mouli…had no idea what that was- now I know it’s a vegetable used a lot in Asian cooking.. it also seems to be the only place you can get a Dragonfruit in Dublin.. Moving swiftly on, F&B have been copied by other businesses around the country but never equalled, upstairs in the Exchequer St location, is a function room and an elegant continental style restaurant with crisp white linens. The People’s park restaurant opened in the old Victorian tea room building which used to be…

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    Late At Pichet Launch

    Continuing on a cocktail theme this week, I was invited along to Pichet last weekend for the launch of their new ‘Late at Pichet’ nights. Pichet is, like Marcel’s, part of the Merchantile Group, I mentioned before that any venues owned by the Merchantile, usually ooze panache and class, Pichet DEFINITELY hits that status. Situated around the corner from Dublin’s French Quarter, in Trinity St, you’ll find Pichet, a stunning bistro style restaurant which has recently undergone a serious makeover from it’s instantly recognisable royal blue leather chairs and monochrome tiled floor to lavish burnt orange and crisp white linens. Even the fascade looks completely different, it’s more luxurious and…

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    Review: Marcel’s Of Merrion Row, Dublin

    I booked Marcel’s as a Valentine’s treat for himself,  it’s no secret that I’m a Frencophile, I simply adore anything with a French theme.. Marcel’s a French inspired restaurant, on Merrion Row in Dublin and is part of the Merchantile group, sister businesses include Pichet, Opium, The Green Hen, Le Petit Parisien and others. Next door, you will also find an old style trad bar to enjoy a creamy pint or Ricard /Pernod after your meal or simply enjoy a pub lunch on a Sunday. You arrive under the archway into a sort of Middle Eastern Garden, among the bustling Metropolis that is, Dublin City. A sense of quiet and…