4 New Must-Try Restaurants to Cure the January Blues
What better remedy to the January blues than an incredible meal in one of Dublin’s restaurant scene’s most recent additions?
We were spoilt rotten last year with all of the restaurant openings – from fried chicken heaven in Chimac, to something completely different at Franks Wine Bar. Or the impossibly busy Uno Mas and Mister S that enticed you even more with the impossibility of getting a reservation this side of the decade.
We’ve listed 4 of our favourites that we highly recommend to cure those pesky January blues and shake the cobwebs off your taste-buds that have maybe had one too many turkey sandwiches over the last few weeks and are desperately calling out for something a little different…
The vegetarian and vegan restaurant opened on Chatham Street in the latter half of last year and is firmly taking both vegans and meat-eaters by storm. They pride themselves on using seasonal vegetables and local produce to create adventurous and innovative dishes. They claim that Vegetables are the unsung heroes of Irish food and after trying some of their dishes we can’t help but agree.
Check them out on instagram here.
Stand-out Dish: White Truffle and Forest Mushroom Pate – veggie food at a whole other level.
From the team behind Dublin’s favourite dive bar, riot, comes Capel Street’s newest kid on the block – Krewe. The NOLA inspired bar and eatery promises to bring the dirty south to the northside of Dublin – something that hasn’t been done before. From buttermilk hot fire chicken to cajun blackened cod, Krewe are bringing New Orleans inspired food right into the heart of DublinTown. The team spent time in New Orleans in preparation for the creation of the menu, and with the help of Head Chef Niall Smyth, they created a stellar selection of dishes – each inspired from the flavour of Cajun Creole Cuisine with locally sourced ingredients – we’re sold.
Take a peak at their instagram and tell us you’re not booking straight away – we won’t believe you.
Stand-out Dish: Jambalaya with a side of Dirty Fries – drool.
One of the most anticipated openings of 2019 took place mid-November and anyone who’s managed to get a reservation has been one of few lucky-ones prior to the Christmas rush. Allta is a wine bar located on South Fredrick Street and is one of the most wonderful dining experiences we’ve been lucky enough to enjoy. The restaurant itself is small but decorated beautifully, with a large mural of Patrick T. O’Sullivan a Cromane Bay Oyster Fisherman by the insanely talented folk at Subset Dublin. We recommend going for the ‘Allta Table Menu’ which allows you to taste the majority of the dishes on their menu in a sharing style service- we promise you don’t be disappointed.
You can find them on instagram here.
Stand-out Dish: Øland bread with shiitake miso butter
Last but certainly not least, a little further up on Camden Street, is The Port House Cava. Offering an extensive tapas and pintxo menu, wines and ports as well as a large selection of Catalan sparkling wine, The Port House Cava is a very welcome addition to the buzzing Camden Street area. If you’ve been to any of the other locations then you’ll know that The Port House are the kings of Tapas in Dublin. There’s no where better to be transported to a remote Catalan destination in the centre of Dublin.
Check them out on instagram right here.
Stand-out Dish: Morcilla De Burgos – Grilled Spanish black pudding served with fried quail eggs and piquillo peppers