Dubliner Laoise, a de­vel­op­ment chef for M&S, shares her home city’s food gems

BBC Good Food - - Update - by Laoise (Lee-sha) Casey @laoisec­ooks

Dublin has some­thing for ev­ery­one, from the best doorstop sand­wiches at

The Pep­per Pot in Pow­er­scourt Cen­tre (pow­er­scourt. ie), to Miche­lin­star din­ing at Chap­ter One (chap­teroner­estau­rant.co.uk).

I love how you are made to feel so wel­come.

My favourite restaurant is Cav­is­tons in Sandy­cove (cav­is­tons. com) is one of the best fish and seafood restau­rants in Dublin. Take the DART (train) along the coast, breathe in that sea air and re­lax. I love their grilled sar­dines with lemon. Sim­ple per­fec­tion.

The best dish I’ve eaten in Dublin is fish and chips. Grow­ing up, we used to have them as a Satur­day night treat. The best part is all the crispy bits at the bot­tom of the bag of chips. My favourite is from Leo Bur­dock (leobur­dock.com)– they've been there over 100 years. My rec­om­men­da­tions on so­cial me­dia are Oisín Rogers (@Mc­moop), who was my first restaurant boss in Lon­don. His late night #fridge­buf­fet tweets are worth tun­ing in for alone; @Gas­tro­gays,a food and travel blog­ging duo who re­cently re­turned home to Ire­land af­ter liv­ing in Lon­don; and lastly French-born Ketty Quigley (@French­food­ieind), who runs the De­li­cious Dublin Tours.

The other places in Dublin I would rec­om­mend to eat are

The Fum­bally (the­fum­bally. ie) – it does a fan­tas­tic Full Ir­ish break­fast; Clan­bras­sil House (clan­bras­sil­house.com), run by head chef Gráinne O’keefe – she’s mak­ing ma­jor waves on the Ir­ish food scene; and I’ve also had my eye on the pop-up events Robin Gill is run­ning in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Air­field, an ur­ban farm in Dun­drum (air­field.ie). His next events are dur­ing the Woola­palooza sheep fes­ti­val on 5 and 6 May.

Air­field Es­tate

Clan­bras­sil House

Ir­ish coffee made ta­ble­side at Chap­ter One

Sweet treats at The Pep­per Pot café

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