A new shopping experience: Fallon & Byrne

Caroline

Food writer. Broadcaster. Blogger. Author. Married to Eight Degrees Brewing. Member of the Irish Food Writers' Guild, founder of Irish Food Bloggers Association and co-author of Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer & Cider (New Island)

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  1. auds says:

    Last week, post exams and an afternoon’s drinking, a few of us from my class ended up having our dinner in Fallon and Byrne, while waiting for our slot in the Karoake bar nextdoor.While we were there an American friend took a phone call from his mother who asked him where he was – he replied “just having my dinner in a grocery store”. She sounded very shocked and he reassured her that it was a very nice grocery store!It’s very non-shop like – the metal shelves remind me of the back kitchen or something, but it has some really lovely stuff.Hopefully unlike Fresh in Smithfield, they’ll have the turnover to keep the fruit and veg fresh.

  2. Caroline says:

    What was the food like, Auds? I’d be interested to see if their quality control continues through to what they serve. And you’re right about the appearance of F&B – it’s a very non-shop-like shop! Hope your exams went well too.

  3. auds says:

    I had fishcakes and a carrot/parsnip mash – the mash was fab but fishcakes were a bit potato heavy. It was quite reasonable enough I suppose.Some of the others had fancy sandwiches and they really enjoyed them.

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