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Top Stories

Derry Clarke
The 7 Dishes That Made My Career: Chef Derry Clarke Shares His Most Memorable Meals

Features

"It’s funny, when I look back at my career and all the dishes, if only I had of kept a record of all the good ones, wrote down the recipes and photographed them, I’d have an amazing repertoire," muses Derry Clarke as we sit down in his Michelin starred restaurant L'Ecrivain, on Dublin's Lower Baggot Street. And while to our loss Derry, one of the...

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Hotel & Luxury Escapes

Savour an Exclusive Luxury Overnight Escape to Cliff at Lyons with Dinner for Two in the Orangery for €260

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Cliff at Lyons is an idyllic country estate steeped in history, tucked away in scenic Co. Kildare. The sister property of Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore and Cliff Townhouse, St. Stephen's Green, Cliff at Lyons is a luxury haven in picture perfect surroundings. Lush green grounds are dotted with original feature buildings across the estate with a collection ...

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Restaurant Reviews

Santry Just Got a Serious Food Upgrade - Gourmet Food Parlour Review

Reviews

10 years ago two best friends took a big risk, making the jump from private catering to opening their first restaurant, statistics show most will fail within their first five years, not for these savvy entrepreneurs though as three weeks ago Lorraine Heskins and Lorraine Byrne opened their fifth Gourmet Food Parlour in Santry. The dynamic duo are we...

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This New Opening in Slane is Well Worth a Detour - Inside Out

Reviews

We’ve more than a few happy memories of whiling away our angsty teenage years in Slane village, seen as the hub for rock and roll royalty with all the best gigs being hosted at Slane Castle, it was always a beacon for too cool for school kids trying to avert security and hop over the wall for a glimpse of Axl Rose. Fast forward twenty years and Gun...

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A Thai Temple to Worship in Ranelagh - Nightmarket Brunch Restaurant Review

Reviews

Ranelagh is widely considered to be a little foodie gem, and rightfully so - you can indulge in everything from Swiss fondue at Edelweiss and some of the best steaks in the city in Butcher Grill or throw a chicken wing feast in Tribeca. I love living in this little corner of D6, and it definitely comes alive during the weekend witching hours of brunch t...

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The King of Cool in the Heart of Belfast - Bullitt Hotel Review

Reviews

"Doors open, so they are" quips a mischievous lift intercom voice with true Nordie twang as we arrive on the third floor of Belfast's newest hotel, Bullitt, and head towards our 'Comfy Room'. Size matters, and in a city hotel right at the heart of the bustling Northern Irish Capital, it certainly is at a premium, but the Beannchor group's most recent 43...

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House Limerick Breakfast Review
The Home of one of the Best Breakfasts in Limerick – House Limerick Breakfast Review

Reviews

I love nothing more than a leisurely breakfast with good food. We are constantly told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but for many - this writer included - it usually means a quick bowl of cereal in the morning or a couple of slices of toast hurriedly eaten in the car as I rush to get the children to school on time in the morning. I...

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Rachel's Front
Elevating Traditional Irish Food to New Heights - Rachel's Cork Review

Reviews

The media buzz around the opening of Rachel Allen’s first ever restaurant venture, Rachel's, in Cork City could not have been missed. For many, it came as a surprise. Why Cork and not Dublin? For others, it was seen as a boon for Cork; a vote of confidence in the City’s voracious dining out scene. Rachel herself was grand marshal for Cork’s St Pat...

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Wine

Wonderful White Rioja Wines to Discover the Region's Light Side
Wonderful White Rioja Wines to Discover the Region's Light Side

Drinks

Three is the magic number in northern Spain’s Rioja wine region. Three types of wine are produced: red (Tinto), pink (Rosado) and white (Blanco). Three grape varieties may be used and blended to make their white wine: Viura (sometimes called Macabeo), for a lemon and green apple crisp character; Malvasía for a richer nutty aroma and Garnacha Blanca f...

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Interviews

Graham Ryan Yamamori
Meet the New Face of Dublin's Oldest Japanese Restaurant - Graham Ryan, General Manager at Yamamori

Interviews

Arriving at Yamamori Sushi on Ormond Quay at the tail end of a busy lunch rush straight away I spot new general manager Graham Ryan, in the zone as he deals with a mix of suits from the Four Courts, young professionals from nearby creative industries soaking up the sunshine in the bamboo garden and families stopping in to recuperate after a shopping...

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Taste Reader Offers

Osteria Lucio
Exclusive Offer: 4 Course Dinner and a Carafe Wine for Two People at Ross Lewis' Osteria Lucio for only €65

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The story of food is the story of friendship. When you combine Irish conviviality with the irrepressible Italian nature, it’s always going to be a good thing. Chefs Ross Lewis and Luciano Tona have been friends through Michelin starred food, and tall tales, for many years. At READ MORE

L'Ecrivain
Savour the Summer This July with a Seasonal Dinner for Two People at Michelin Starred l’Ecrivain Restaurant for only €75

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Summer has arrived, and with it a wealth of beautiful seasonal produce, to celebrate l'Ecrivain are delighted to offer TheTaste readers our wonderful Seasonal Menu for only €75 for two people. We look forward to seeing you - Derry, Sallyanne & all the Team @ l’Ecrivain.   Today's offer is your chance to dine in l'Ecri...

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Competitions

Win a Chance to Dine Free for a Year with the #BMWTheTaste Tour

Competitions

As life is nothing without taste, BMW Ireland is partnering with TheTaste to allow one lucky food lover to dine free for a year by nominating their local culinary gem. In association with BMW Ireland, TheTaste Team will expand and embark on an all-Ireland voyage of discovery to unearth the hidden treasures around the country in TheTaste BMW 1 Series ...

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Travel

Iceland Feature
From Hákarl to Kleinur - 10 Essential Dishes to Try in Iceland

Travel

Iceland, the land of fire and ice, where everything is about nature and where everywhere you look at, your eyes are amazed. Iceland is also a place to be discovered food side, given the fact it’s one of the European countries able to sustain itself and to provide raw materials to other countries. Considering you can fly from Dublin to Reykjavik dai...

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More News & Reviews

Ice cream recipe
Three Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream - The Fuss Free Summer Staple You Need in Your Life

Features

It's funny how three magical little words can put a smile on someone's face, no matter how hard their day has been...want ice cream? The cool and creamy treat that can defeat all ills, believe it or not, can be yours without cautionary tales of curdled custard or a clunky counter top churner, with just three simple ingredients. Of course, as a fan of...

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The People's Republic of Caffeine - Six of the Best Cafes in Cork City

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The second city’s coffee scene has been building momentum in the last few years-now there’s no excuse not to find yourself a great cup of joe when you’re Leeside. The Rebel City even has its own Indie coffee festival in January, with cupping workshops, meet-the-roaster events and live music in some great small cafes around town. Here’s jus...

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Impress Your Barista With 7 Unusual Coffee Orders

Drinks

Ah coffee. The nectar of the gods at best, bitter fuel to survive the morning struggle at worst. It can't be denied that we've all taken a more involved interest in our daily fix in recent years, possibly due to our collective compulsion to snap and post anything vaguely aesthetically pleasing - I'm talking to you latte art - on Instagram. But there ...

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TheTaste BBQ Recipe Collection for Sizzling Summer Feasts

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Consider yourself a BBQ aficionado and the host with the most when it comes to cooking on coals? Get ready to outdo yourself, shake things up and expand your repertoire with our guide to grilled heaven. Whether you're a classic burger and sides kind of griller or you love nothing more than a luxurious surf and turf, we have the perfect recipe for you...

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Unmissable Catches - 10 of the Best Seafood Restaurants with Coastal Views

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I'm not sure there is anything that screams summer as much as a sublime seafood dinner overlooking a rugged coastline, and in Ireland we are spoiled for choice in both departments. The following restaurants all offer the same blend of summer sumptuousness - sheer views across the sea in which your dinner was swimming mere hours before. Seafood bars s...

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Your Summer Secret Weapon - Fantastic Butchers and Fishmongers for BBQ Season

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It is that time of year again folks, keeping one eye on the weather whilst cautiously gathering the ingredients for a BBQ that you hope won't be rained out at the last minute. Whether you're into steak or lobster, burgers or sausages, we have compiled a list of some of the finest butchers and fishmongers across the country, supplying premium meat and se...

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Butchers and Fishmongers Feature
Best Ice Cream Parlours
Ireland's Hottest Scoops - 15 of Ireland's Best Ice Cream Parlours

Features

In 2015 The New York Times ran a story titled 'In Ireland, Milk Chocolate Reigns' And while as the title suggests there was a focus on our home grown chocolatiers, praise was equally lauded upon the source of our decadent dairy: the 1.1 million grass-fed cows in Ireland. Though perhaps it's time the American periodical paid another visit, because the...

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7 Unexpected BBQ Friendly Wines to Bring Thrill to your Grill

Drinks

There are many predictable occurrences at a BBQ; the sausages will disappear before they are officially served, the alpha dad will soon establish a friendly dominance over the flame, someone will be slagged over their (in)ability to keep the fire alive and if there's any dog among the guests, it will make sure not a crumb is left on the floor. Bread ...

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5 Unexpected BBQ Friendly Wines to Bring Thrill to your Grill
15 of the Best Beer Gardens in Ireland to Visit this Summer

Drinks

Summer has arrived and while we are not guaranteed sunshine that doesn't stop us from wishing for a week of bliss. There is something about being in a beer garden on a sunny day that puts everyone in a great mood. If (or when, for the optimists) the moment comes, you cannot waste precious time deciding where to go for a drink in the sun. So, we hav...

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Bar Reviews

Blue Bar, Skerries
This Seaside Bar is a Must Visit on a Sunny Day: Blue Bar, Skerries – Bar Review

Bars & Venues

On the very rare occasion of a blue sky summers day in Ireland you will likely observe a particular phenomenon where people flock at the earliest possible chance towards the sea. It happens without fail each year, with traffic backed up and dart lines swelled with would-be revelers on their way to tackle the Howth hill walk or grab some Teddy’s ice-cr...

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Cafe Review

Legit Coffee Co
Where Hipster Meets Howya - Legit Coffee Co. Review

Reviews

Just minutes away from Dublin's city centre, you'll find the Liberties. Here history and character meets innovation and opportunities, as old inner city Dublin converges with new media and tech hubs and some of Dublin’s top visitor attractions. Taking a turn off Thomas Street, at the stalls selling value size washing detergents and catering boxes o...

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Quirky to the Bone: The Dog House Blues Tea Rooms, Howth - Bar Review [June Edition]
Quirky to the Bone: The Dog House Blues Tea Rooms, Howth - Review

Bars & Venues

The Dog House Blues Tea Rooms in Howth is unapologetically unusual: a sign showing a dog-headed gentleman smoking a cigar and a large statue of the front half of a shark are the first things you see before entering its fairy light lit heated outdoors area where a mix and match of garden furniture, wooden tables and even a double bed accommodate visito...

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Featured Drink Stories

Get your 5 a day this summer with these fruity beers
Get your 5 a Day this Summer with these Fruity Beers

Craft Beer

As we officially arrive into the summer months it’s time to cross our fingers for some sunshine and update our beer choices to match what will hopefully be some fine weather. Nothing says summer in terms of flavour more than some delicious, ripe, perfectly in season fruit. So pack your stouts away with your winter coats and try out some of these tasty...

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Producer Spotlight

Sceal Bakery
Proving Real Bread is the Way Forward - Shane Palmer and Charlotte Leonard Kane of Scéal Bakery

Features

If the only fairytale you know that includes a baking reference is the bread crumb strewn story of Hansel and Gretel, then let me spin you another yarn. Once upon a time two young aspiring chefs met on their very first day of culinary college, and from that moment their paths were intertwined. For the next few years they crossed the globe gatherin...

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The Proof is in the Pudding - The Rosscarbery Recipes Black Pudding Story

Features

Is it possible to have a Full Irish without black and white pudding? As a huge fan of one of our country's foremost delicacies, the measure of our national breakfast, for me, is the quality of the pudding and the provenance on the plate. You can travel around Ireland and have a different line up of producers crafting each key ingredient depending on whi...

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Cookbook Review

Skinny Salads by Kathryn Bruton - Cookbook Review

Cookbook Reviews

An Irish food stylist taking the London scene by storm, mark my words you will be hearing the name Kathryn Bruton a hell of a lot more in the coming years. As is so often the case in the food world, Kathryn took the flickering beginnings of a culinary career and set them alight in one of the world's brightest burning food beacon cities, inhaling ev...

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Recipes