101 Talbot is a Dublin institution. I don't recall exactly what year . I first visited , but it must be over 20 years ago. The food is always good, and sometimes very good.
The staff are always friendly and helpful. Also , there is nothing anodyne about them, you can see their individuality , they are not cookie-cutter servers, they all have strong personalities, and all treat you the customer like you are important.
The last time I visited it was with my wife and daughter, previously I would visit with friends, and many years ago in the impecunious early adult years my girlfriend(now wife) would have dined romantic evenings there.
The clientele of 101 are generally friendly and if you are a solo traveler/diner there is a good chance that you might be invited by others to join a table. (The etiquette is that no intrusive questions will be asked, and you can always decline)
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