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Seafood Skillet with Chorizo Cream Sauce Recipe from The Merrion Inn #DubPubDishes
S.Pellegrino Announces Shortlist Of Young Chefs For The S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2020 Competition
Discover Fermanagh this Summer – Fermanagh Set To Welcome Even More Visitors In 2019!
The Galmont Hotel & Spa Tipped To Be The Place To Be This Race Week
Revive and Rejuvenate at Killashee Spa
Porterhouse Steak Recipe from The Chop House #DubPubDishes
l’Ecrivain Restaurant Celebrates 30 Years Since It First Opened It’s Doors on July 7th, 1989
Woodland Weddings at Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort – New Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Space
Irish Chef Brian McDermott Wins World’s Best Cookery Book
Introducing: The Stateside Scoop – Aer Lingus announces Sweet Offers on Ice Cream and Flights for 4th of July
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Beguiled By It’s Beauty, Nourished By It’s Bounty - Ballymaloe House Review

Reviews

Ballymaloe House has been occupying a space on our bucket-list culinary map for quite some time now. Having travelled to so many of Ireland’s gastronomic destinations it was high time we included this gourmet getaway to our repertoire. We are all very familiar with the dynasty of Allen women that have brought

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A Resplendent Final Stop For The Orient Express - Glenlo Abbey Hotel Review

Ireland

Situated just outside of Galway City, Glenlo Abbey Hotel in all of its Five Star finesse is picturesquely perched on the edge of Lough Corrib. Walking up the flight of steps to the entrance and being greeted by a top hat wearing, beaming concierge immediately sets the Five Star tone for our stay. Check in is seamless with a reception...

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Quite Frankly Superb Small Plates and Sips and on Camden Street - Frank's Review

Reviews

Small plates can be divisive. There are certainly people who would rather eat with their eyes size-wise, but I will never be one of them. Approaching a meal with an inquisitive hovering fork, sampling as many different creations as your heart desires, is my idea of the perfect meal. It is unquestionably better to have three perfect bites than ten medioc...

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Beguiled By It’s Beauty, Nourished By It’s Bounty - Ballymaloe House Review

Reviews

Ballymaloe House has been occupying a space on our bucket-list culinary map for quite some time now. Having travelled to so many of Ireland’s gastronomic destinations it was high time we included this gourmet getaway to our repertoire. We are all very familiar with the dynasty of Allen women that have brought

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side - The Wilder Townhouse Review

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Standing proudly on Adelaide Road The Wilder Townhouse is just a five minute walk from St. Stephens Green making it the perfect base for a night out in Dublin’s Fair City. A build that reaches back to Victorian times, a striking red brick facade only deepens the sense of history and rich heritage synonymous with the period in which it...

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Classic Elegance and Splendid Flair - InterContinental Dublin Afternoon Tea Review

Afternoon Tea

The origins of the afternoon tea can be traced back to the 18th century and many believe it was thanks to Anna, Duchess of Bedford and lifelong friend of Queen Victoria, that this pleasurable occasion became popular. Her story is evoked on the first page of the afternoon tea menu at the InterContinental Dublin, one of Ireland's finest five star hotels, ...

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The Zero Waste Café Making its Mark on Dun Laoghaire - INK Café Review

Restaurants in Dublin

There are few places as welcoming as Dun Laoghaire on a sunny Sunday afternoon - a stroll through People’s Park markets, ambling down the pier with a Teddy’s ice cream cone in hand - a week of content to follow is practically guaranteed. With that said, the seaside suburb has struggled to step up to the plate restaurant-wise. All of that began to...

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Leisurely Lunching in No. 27 Bar & Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel

Reviews

Marking special occasions for many of us usually revolves around food and if this is wrong we don’t want to be right. Finding a window of time to actually carry out said celebrations can be tricky in what seems to be an ever increasingly busy work week. However, we managed to wrangle a slightly longer lunch last Monday and fit in a nice leisurely lunc...

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Out with the Old and in with the New! - The Old Post Office Blackrock

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Having heard so many Chinese Whispers about this new offering we were eager to get to Blackrock to check out The Old Post Office. New openings are plentiful in Dublin right now, finding time to visit is the only predicament. The ethos of TheTaste.ie has always been if we dine somewhere, old or new and we do not have an enjoyable expe...

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Interviews

Chef John Kelly of Michelin Star Lady Helen Restaurant Interview

Interviews

We are always keen to hear from the people behind the different roles within the food, drink and travel industry. John Kelly, Head Chef in the Michelin Star Lady Helen Restaurant - Mount Juliet Estate agreed to answer some questions to give us all a better insight into the man leading the kitchen team. READ MORE

Meet Chef Paul Quinn of The Eddison Restaurant in Dylan Hotel

News

Chef Paul Quinn heads up the new adventure in the Dylan Hotel. The Eddison is an elegant restaurant inspired by Ireland’s world class food producers. With a contemporary design, the restaurant is bright and airy with an outdoor terrace on either side. Open seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch on Saturday and Sunday Lunch. Eac...

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We Speak to Chef Stephen Gibson as he Celebrates Pichet Turning Ten

Interviews

Pichet turns 10 this month. With that in mind we thought it was high time we heard from the man that has been there since the key was first turned in the door of this much loved Trinity Street eatery. Tell us what inspired you to cook and what age you started? From as young as I can remember I always wanted to cook. My mum used to...

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Competitions

Win a Family Stay in the Five Star Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort for 2 adults and 2 children sharing a family room

Competitions

At the 5 star Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort, nature and luxury meet to create a memorable escape. Nestled in 360 acres of countryside between the Wicklow Mountains and the Irish Sea, yet only thirty minutes from Dublin, Druids Glen provides a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort fe...

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Win a Five Star Sunday Roast for 2 people in the InterContinental Dublin

Competitions

If you want something traditional and comforting to mark the end of the week, we’ve got you covered. After all, Sunday is a day of rest. Enter below to be in with a chance of winning the best Sunday Roast dining experience in Dublin in the award-winning Seasons Restaurant. Choose from a wide selection of dishes featuring the freshe...

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Win Dinner for Two People in the Award Winning Chameleon Restaurant in Temple Bar

Competitions

Chameleon is an award winning Dublin restaurant specialising in set menus and Asian tapas. Established in 1994, Chameleon has become renowned for its warm and intimate atmosphere, excellent service, and outstanding contemporary Indonesian cuisine. Chameleon restaurant has won many prestigious awards including best restaurant in Temple B...

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Features

Pantry Essentials For The Home Cook

Features

I’m sure all home cooks know this scenario, you are engrossed in your favourite cookery program and you are inspired to recreate one of the dishes you have seen your food hero chef make. The next day you go to your larder and try to assemble the ingredients in the recipe only to find (sod’s law)you are missing most of them. You know the ending to th...

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The Perfect Summer Family Friendly Staycations in Ireland

Features

While it can be tempting to plan epic summer trips for the family, there’s something rather lovely about a staycation in Ireland. Brief trips within Ireland can get you and your family far away from the stress of the day-to-day without the stress of airports and flights. We’ve put together a list of family friendly resorts to visit this summer. ...

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The Best Food Shopping Experiences in Dublin

News

We Dubliners have come a long way when it comes to the weekly grocery dash. Gone are the days when Superquinn was considered the height of sophistication, although I am forever grateful to Supervalu for keeping the much loved Superquinn Sausage on the shelves. These days, Dublin is home to some of the most exciting food emporiums and picking up your bar...

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Pretty Edible - Your Guide to Edible Flowers

Features

Oh Instagram, how we love thee so. You gave us so many impossible things to aspire to, yet day by day we return to the shiny screen to torture ourselves with images of the picture perfect. Yes, our homemade concoctions may taste exquisite but translating that to an image is often easier said than done. For those among us who have yet to reach the lofty ...

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The Perfect Dinner Party Guide

News

Let’s set the scenario you’ve invited some guests to dinner, maybe close friends, colleagues or family it doesn’t really matter, the end goal is giving your guests something really good to eat, sure isn’t that the aim of any decent host?  Good food has no barriers and it brings friends, family and would be friends together.  When people are ga...

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Events

 

Drinks

Ten Wines to Up your BBQ Game this Season

Drinks

This summer has had a very slow start but that won't stop us from making the most out of a sunny day, which often includes enjoying food and drinks with friends outside. And while picnics and beer garden pints are both lovely, summer's main al fresco occasion is the barbecue. And whether you're planning or attending one, the right bottle of wine enha...

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Licence to Chill: Light Red Wines to Enjoy your Way this Summer

Drinks

There are several things you must never do to red wine: waste it and mix it with milk come to mind, but putting it in the fridge is definitively not on the list. Of course, by no means I'm suggesting you grab that big, tannic, aged Bordeaux you've been saving for a special occasion and serve it at Gin & Tonic temperature, but let's be honest: a ligh...

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Social Sips

The Perfect Addition to the Street - Bart's on South William Street Review

Bars & Venues

The perfect blend. Bart’s is serving up the most delicious gourmet small plates while bringing South William Street another place to dance into the night. The sun is shining down upon the brightly coloured facade of Bart’s and I am called in by the 70’s disco soundtrack playing into the street. A small number o...

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A Celebration of Poitín and Irish Spirits - Bar 1661 Review
A Celebration of Poitín and Irish Spirits - Bar 1661 Review

Bars & Venues

In 1661, poitín became illegal in Ireland. While the ban was lifted in 1997, the date was chosen to name what is set to be the "global flagship for Irish poitín", as founder Dave Mulligan refers to Bar 1661, located on Green Street and dedicated to craft cocktails that exalt the original uisce beatha, as well as Irish whiskey, gin and other local s...

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The Zero Waste Café Making its Mark on Dun Laoghaire - INK Café Review

Restaurants in Dublin

There are few places as welcoming as Dun Laoghaire on a sunny Sunday afternoon - a stroll through People’s Park markets, ambling down the pier with a Teddy’s ice cream cone in hand - a week of content to follow is practically guaranteed. With that said, the seaside suburb has struggled to step up to the plate restaurant-wise. All of that began to...

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