BEST FOR CA­SUAL FINE DIN­ING NEW SHELBOURNE SO­CIAL

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Num­ber One Balls­bridge, Shelbourne Road, Balls­bridge, Dublin 4

Tel: (01) 963 9777 shel­bour­ne­so­cial.com

Hav­ing re­cov­ered from a ca­reer-threat­en­ing back in­jury, Dy­lan McGrath is cook­ing up a storm again in this split-level pol­ished wood and plush leather ban­quette es­tab­lish­ment. Buzz-wise, it’s pure Man­hat­tan, chi-chi but not pre­ten­tious with a good mix of lo­cals and ex­pense ac­count types. Whether look­ing to Viet­nam (Fried Steamed Bao Bun with Sticky Smoked

Short Rib & gruyere Cheese) or Italy

(Duck Pap­pa­radelle with Goats Curd & Crispy Sage) for in­spi­ra­tion, this culi­nary glo­be­trot­ter has a knack for get­ting it right. The Hot Curd Bread is some­thing of a sig­na­ture – with Shaved Foie Gras, Prunes Cooked in Brandy, Pine Nuts & Pis­ta­chio it’s head­ing into Miche­lin Star ter­ri­tory – as is the Dou­ble Cheese Royale Wagyu Burger.

Best Dish: Cod in Fer­mented Lemon with Shi­itake Mush­room, Crab Broth & Ginger – € 28

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