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Dylan McGrath Unveils Exciting New Bonsai Bento Dining Experience at Bonsai Bar
The Draft House Celebrates Its Third Birthday With an Exciting New Summer Menu
Afternoon Tea With a View – Tipsy Tea Fun is Coming to Belfast This June
Walk The Long Table – You Won’t Want to Miss This New Cork Food Trail
The Best Possible Taste Podcast – Bloom Festival 2018 And More
An Evening With Nigella Lawson is Coming to Dublin and We Can’t Wait
Chef Brian McDermott to Open New Hotel and Eatery Along Donegal’s Stunning Coast
All Aboard! One of Ireland’s Best Gin Bars Has Launched a G&T Cruise
The Liberties in Dublin is Getting a Brand New €50 Million Luxury Hotel
Win Tickets to Taste of Dublin Courtesy of Hugh Jordan
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Top Stories

Six Dishes That Made My Career - Paul Flynn of The Tannery

Interviews

The Tannery in Dungarvan, County Waterford, has gained a reputation as one of Ireland's finest restaurants. With Chef Proprietor Paul Flynn at the helm alongside his wife Máire, The Tannery has been welcoming diners since 1997 and Paul has earned a following as one of the country's best loved chefs. Looking back over his career, from his years as He...

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Luxury Escapes

 

Restaurant Reviews

Is this Dublin's Most Underrated Restaurant? Amuse Restaurant Review

Reviews

Unless you have been living in exile, you'll know that the order of the day in the Dublin dining scene of late has been a move towards more casual, pared back dining - both in bare table decor and on the plate. However, I'm not ashamed to say I am still very partial to the tablecloth and silver service experience fine dining delivers, so long as the pic...

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The Perfect Catch in the Sunny South East - La Cote Wexford Review

Reviews

Having spent nearly every summer in Wexford as a child, the sunny South East has always held a special place in our hearts, whether it be days spent on the beach or nights attempting to sneak into one of the many local bars. Somehow, it’s always been a place that as adults we have somewhat neglected. With that in mind we made a last minute booking ...

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Floating Away on The Wild Atlantic - The Galmont Hotel and Spa Review

Reviews

When it comes to choosing a staycation destination on our fine isle, there is one city which consistently lures me cross country, and of which I never seem to tire. Since cherished childhood holidays spent in Salthill, Galway has held a dear place in my heart and I will head west whatever chance I get. Even when those all too familiar moody grey clou...

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777 Dia de los Muertos
A Fiesta of Fire and Flavour - 777 Restaurant Review

Reviews

In a city with an ever-changing dining landscape, it is always advisable to have a few reliables up your sleeve, guaranteed winners that hit the spot every time - places that would never be considered a gamble. In a way, 777 restaurant is just this, but far from being like your trusty fallback, this uber cool spot manages to keep you on your toes, howev...

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Clontarf Castle Hotel
Clontarf Castle's Lunch in Shining Armour - Knights Bar Review

Reviews

Approaching Clontarf Castle on a dreary Tuesday lunchtime, our mood instantly improved as we caught a glimpse of the spires atop the bricked 12th century castle. The castle is located just 10 minutes north of Dublin city centre and only a stone's throw from the stunning Northern Coastline, including Howth and Malahide. As soon as we opened the loo...

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Wine

Crémant – Indulge in Great Value Alternative Bubbles with a French Accent
Crémant – Indulge in Great Value Alternative Bubbles with a French Accent

Bubbles

The cork has long popped on the days when sparkling wine was regarded as a drink limited to celebration occasions only. Helped greatly by sales of Italy’s Prosecco, whose keen price and fruity flavours delivered the decadence over the last decade but without any guilt of extravagance. In the immediate past, the premium quality sparkling wines outsi...

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Interviews

Chef Peter Byrne
Chef Peter Byrne on 'The Big One' and Taking The Helm at One of Dublin's Best-Loved Restaurants

Interviews

The stellar list of chefs that Peter Byrne has worked with throughout his career is one that has led to his own rise to the top. Now, as he takes over at the helm of the kitchen of one of Dublin’s most-loved restaurants, Hugo’s on Merrion Row, all eyes are on what happens next. "The team in the kitchen is made up of nine people, including myself....

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Competitions

Locks Restaurant
Win a Chef’s Tasting Experience for Two at Locks Restaurant

Competitions

Nestled in Portobello, Locks is a neighbourhood restaurant with one of the most unique dining rooms in Dublin situated on the banks of the Grand canal. They serve their modern seasonal food, using quality sourced ingredients, creativity in every dish, with a focus on flavour. The restaurant is run by a passionate chef team of Conn...

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Travel

The City of Three Cultures - A Day Exploring Spain's Past in The Medieval City of Toledo

City Breaks

The ancient medieval city of Toledo is one of Spain's most magnificent treasures. Known as the 'city of three cultures' during the Middle Ages, it is said that Christians, Muslims and Jews all peacefully coexisted within the city's protective walls. Overlooking the Río Tajo from its dramatic perch, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is located a mere h...

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More News & Reviews

Guiding Lights - Irish Chefs Reveal the Mentors Who Inspired and Shaped Them

Features

Behind every great chef is dedication and passion. Ask any experienced chef, ‘what’s the most important thing you would say to a young person starting out?’ and their answer is generally the same – you have to love it. Young chefs seek inspiration and knowledge to guide them through their careers and that craving is fed by their peers and men...

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Delicious Design: 12 Irish Restaurants & Bars Designed to Impress

Features

The Irish public's appetite for dining out is insatiable. While it's a pastime that's increasingly indulged in, customers expect more bang for their buck; a venue that serves up not just a delicious menu but a tempting design too. Even for those who don't rate a restaurant on how 'Instagrammable' it is, when a well thought out design concept is de...

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Best Designed Irish Restaurants and Bars TheTaste.ie
Meet Ireland's Wine Champions - 18 Sommeliers to Watch

Drinks

There is more than one way to become a sommelier. Some gradually progress into the role after a long career in hospitality, others know from day one (or two) they want to walk wine's way and there are those who after working in completely different fields find their calling. The wine world has a way of luring people with many different backgrounds an...

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A Look Back At Ireland's Most Fabulous Food Festival - Taste Of Dublin

Features

Taste of Dublin, Ireland's most prominent food festival, returns for its 13th year this year, bringing a wealth of flavours, experiences and entertainment to passionate foodies. The popular festival, held in Dublin's picturesque Iveagh Gardens, sees renowned chefs, brands and artisan producers participating in the ultimate foodie festival. Taste of...

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Sea VIew Hotels
A Room With A View - Ireland's Most Scenic Sea View Hotels

Features

As an island, Ireland has the advantage of being completely surrounded by the ocean and this abundance of water gives Ireland some of the most magnificent sea views and coastal scenery in the world. With this in mind, we've put together a list of some of the country's finest luxury hotels with sea views, all of which boast top quality dining as well ...

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How Do Your Habits Compare? - The Results of TheTaste's Dining Out Survey 2018

Features

Here at TheTaste, we pride ourselves on knowing the likes and dislikes of our readers, especially when it comes to dining out. Last month, we asked you, our readers, to give us your opinions about all things food and restaurant related, from tipping and customer service to providing feedback. We divided the survey into categories covering all aspe...

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Bar Reviews

Rolling the Dice at Dublin's Newest Cocktail Spot - The Lucky Duck Bar Review

Reviews

I'm not one to play favourites, but if pushed to answer on my cocktail bar of choice in the city, Peruke & Periwig would near the top of the list every time. A seductress of a spot, not only is the design and ambience alluring, it has a cracking cocktail offering to match. Say what you will about the Press Up group, but they have undoubtedly mast...

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Mary's Bar
Bringing Old School Charm Back To Dublin - Mary's Bar Review

Bars & Venues

Is there any greater pleasure than easing yourself into the weekend by catching up with friends over a perfectly poured pint? How about bundling into the warmth of the pub and watching the world go by? Well that's exactly what we did last Friday. Sitting quietly on Wicklow Street, across from the iconic Brown Thomas, sits Mary's Bar and Hardware, the...

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Coffee & Cafe Review

Meet Your New Brunch Obsession - Meet Me in the Morning Café Review

Reviews

I'm not totally sure I'm quite effortlessly cool enough for Meet Me in the Morning. Exuding that kind of "I woke up like this" vibe, minimalist, mis-matched and pared back, my mainstream millennial tendencies initially kept me from trying the much lauded eatery, but on a recent brunch mission I decided to meet my fears head on. Arriving to a full hou...

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A Sneak Peak Into Ireland's First Adult-Only Café, Coming Soon to Birdhill
A Sneak Peek Into Ireland's First Adults-Only Café, Coming Soon to Birdhill

Drinks

Located in Ireland's tidiest village, The Old Barrack Coffee Roasters is soon to welcome a cafe which will offer a space for adult customers to savour great coffees. As such, the Old Barracks Coffee Cafe will give visitors a chance to unwind and enjoy some me-time in the company of like-minded people away from work and home. Coffee Culture's founder...

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Featured Drink Stories

The New and Soon to Open Irish Whiskey Distilleries you Need to Know About
The New and Soon to Open Irish Whiskey Distilleries you Need to Know About

Drinks

Irish Whiskey was the most widely consumed spirit enjoying global domination in the latter part of the 19th century. There were over 88 licensed distilleries throughout Ireland, making Irish Whiskey the global brand leader of the spirits world. However, if the 19th century was Ireland’s golden era for her golden spirit, by the latter part of the 20...

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Producer Spotlight

Bumblebee Flower Farm
Growing Edible Flowers In Stylish Sustainability - The Bumblebee Flower Farm Story

Producer Spotlights

Bumblebee Flower Farm is a small family run flower farm located in Nowen Hill, West Cork. Set on two and a half acres of land, they grow speciality edible flowers and vegetables, working with the flora and fauna that surrounds them. We spoke to Mags Riordan and Emma Riordan Davies to find out more about this sustainable farm. Mags Riordan and husband...

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Recipes