Calling itself an “eating house” was right on the money, because you’ll over-order here and still lick the plates clean. In a well-restored old mill building with great views of the Ha’appeny Bridge, we hope the outdoor terrace remains as hospitable in winter. Curried crab claws are delicious, the ham hock, baby potato, black pudding and poached egg is a steal for ¤14.
7 Castle House, South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2, 777.ie ¤¤ dishes come in starter and main sizes, so you might actually have to move in if you want to work your way through them all.
PLATFORM PIZZA BAR
7 Strand Rd, Bray, Co. Wicklow, 01-538 4000, platformpizzabar.ie ¤
bourguignon. A great spot.
6 Main Street, Kinsale, Co. Cork, 021-470 9636, firstname.lastname@example.org ¤¤¤ It’s against the law to visit Kinsale and not eat at least six kinds of seafood (this may not be true). But if you’re in a seafood town, you might as well splash out – and Finn’s is a perfect spot for a splurge. Run by husband and wife John and Julie Finn, this unassuming restaurant serves a great range of fresh seafood. The baked stuffed local lobster with toasted oat and herb crust in a crab and lime dressing is outstanding. for. At lunchtime, the grilled Five Mile Town goats cheese salad is a winner. And you absolutely have to stay for dessert.
36 Upper Abbeygate Street, Galway, 091-565 976, facebook.com/ BiteclubStreetfood ¤