This is a hidden gem. You wouldn't even know it was here, hidden in a small lane way behind the Ulster Bank in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
It's a great setting with a moderately sized restaurant hidden behind a pretty canopied garden.
They only open Thursday - Saturday and the menu change on a weekly basis. You can either have a three course menu for €40 or a full tasting menu for €60 pp. I imagine for people who've been here, there's a constant temptation to try the latest menu. We had the tasting menu so we got to try everything. I can't pick my favorite although I loved loved loved the fish and chip starter and the pistachio ice-cream.
The food is elegant and very much focused on the quality of the ingredients. Most of the ingredients seem to be sourced in Ireland Every mouthful was...mouthwatering.
We were too full to sample a cocktail in the garden but we will save that for next time.
It was easily of a quality to stand up against more expensive rivals like Chapter One and The Cliff House but the presentation lacks some of the... pretension of either - it's more substance over style.
I can't wait to go back again.
The food was out of this world. I had to refrain for actually licking the plate.
Staff are very attentive but not instructive.
It's a little hidden away so easy to miss.
(Disclosure: I went here with my husband who had been invited by the restaurant to sample the menu. Our meal was comped. This in no way has influenced my review of the restaurant)