Category: Eating Out

Reviews of restaurants, cafés, wineries and eating trips at home and abroad

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A Thursday night at Ichigo Ichie

Thursday morning. An unexpected babysitting offer for that night. A tweet spotted on chef Takashi Miyazaki’s account to say that there was space for two in his new restaurant Ichigo Ichie. Frantic pyjama-clad emailing. Booking...

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City life: Belfast

A fabulous, feel-good beer festival in a deconsecrated Methodist church. Crunchy whitebait cichetti at Coppi. Instagram-perfect weekend brunches at Established Coffee, that taste even better than they look. Belfast, in 2017, was an exciting, fun, friendly, food-filled city...

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Farewell to Thornton’s Restaurant

“Life’s all about being happy, isn’t it? Happiness is the most important thing.” Kevin Thornton, 2016 In 2008 I spent two days working in the kitchen of Kevin Thornton’s Michelin-starred restaurant on Dublin’s Stephen’s Green. No, not...

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Cork Food Festival 2012

Clear blue skies and sunshine + plenty of good food = lots of happy people at yesterday’s opening of the Cork Food Festival in Fitzgerald’s Park. It’s on until Sunday, with admission a reasonable €12,...

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Basil, bloggers and Italian sunshine

My first encounter with pesto was not a success. It was 1993. I was a student with a recently acquired kitchen, a need to feed myself and an exceptionally useful Christmas present: Nigel Slater’s...