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See Dublin through the eyes of a proud Dubliner
There are many sides to Dublin and even if you’re visiting for only a few days, you’ll probably see them all. Because of the city’s compact size, prosperity and poverty live side by side, especially around the north inner city. However, most Dubliners take a real pride in their city. With good reason, too, as it has so much to offer, from great shopping to world-class galleries and museums. And, ofcourse, a fantastic pub scene.
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A meal at Chapter One is easily the most accessible, affordable and enjoyable fine-dining experience in Dublin. The dining room is warm and tasteful, service is formal but easy-going, and the food is haute cuisine yet down to earth – plus the restaurant is located near to the Gate Theatre.
As for the cooking, it is nothing short of spectacular. A starter of sea bream might be served with caponata, pungent olive oil and a basquaise red pepper purée; among the mains, squab pigeon might get a white truffle and honey glaze, while hake and langoustine would be partnered by roast fennel, braised squid and a tomato and shellfish sauce.
All followed, perhaps, by poached meringue with ‘amaretto anglaise’ and pistachio. Needless to say, the wine list is excellent, and the list of top-flight local meat, fish and vegetable suppliers speaks for itself.
18-19 Parnell Square,Dublin Writers Museum, 1 Dublin
- 873 2266
- Open 12.30-2.30pm, 6-11pm Tue-Fri; 6-11pm Sat.